Corporate Cash Is Infesting the Democratic and Republican National Conventions

Tell the Parties: Disclose Immediately and Ban All Corporate Contributions for Future Conventions

 

Both the Republicans and Democratic parties have set up “host committees” or other nonprofit groups to accept corporate and special interest contributions. Both are likely to keep the full list of sponsors secret for as long as they can — well after the conventions.

These conventions should be about celebrating party members and nominating candidates, not selling influence to profit-hungry corporations and special interests.

Add your name below to urge the Democrats and Republicans to disclose the host committee donors and ban all corporate contributions for future conventions.

 

We, the undersigned, call on the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention to disclose immediately the sources of their funds and ban all corporate giving to host committees in the next election.

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Expose the Sponsors

Though neither party is disclosing its full list of corporate sponsors, some sponsors of a nonprofit group set up by the DNC’s host committee have been revealed thanks to investigative reporting. The RNC host committee lists some corporate sponsors on its website. Below is a list of the corporate sponsors we know about:

Republican convention (August 27 to 30 in Tampa, Fla.)

  • American Petroleum Institute
  • American Natural Gas Alliance
  • Florida Blue (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Bright House Networks
  • Chevron
  • Coca-Cola
  • CSX
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Florida Realtors
  • Ford
  • Google
  • Harris
  • Microsoft
  • Mosaic
  • Progress Energy
  • Publix
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
  • Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Altria)
  • St. Pete Clearwater
  • Tampa Bay & Co.
  • TECO Energy
  • UPS
  • Walmart
  • WellCare
  • Wells Fargo
  • Xerox

Democratic convention (September 4 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C.)

  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Coca-Cola
  • Duke Energy
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Wells Fargo

If you are attending either convention and you notice corporate-sponsored events, let us know. Take a picture of any corporate logos you see and email them to action@citizen.org.

Illegal Activity

When corporate lobbyists schmooze with lawmakers at the conventions, they sometimes cross the line of what’s legal. Find out what lobbyists and lawmakers aren’t allowed to do, and help watch for illegal activity at the conventions.

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36319 Tue Sep 18 20:53:40 EDT 2012 les roberts
36318 Tue Sep 18 19:20:56 EDT 2012 Dana Stickney
36317 Tue Sep 18 18:30:03 EDT 2012 Lou Block
36316 Tue Sep 18 16:40:43 EDT 2012 Angela Watson
36315 Tue Sep 18 16:02:42 EDT 2012 Paul Slapinski
36314 Tue Sep 18 14:03:06 EDT 2012 Jimmy Sheff
36313 Tue Sep 18 13:23:34 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36312 Tue Sep 18 08:00:43 EDT 2012 Mabel Leon
36311 Tue Sep 18 07:12:24 EDT 2012 Cassandra Deming
36310 Tue Sep 18 07:06:43 EDT 2012 Becky Fernette
36309 Tue Sep 18 00:50:12 EDT 2012 Mark
36308 Mon Sep 17 23:31:17 EDT 2012 William Stout The one party system.
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36307 Mon Sep 17 22:27:38 EDT 2012 M.G. Carbone
36306 Mon Sep 17 22:06:36 EDT 2012 Michelle Reed
36305 Mon Sep 17 19:58:20 EDT 2012 Marie Logan
36304 Mon Sep 17 19:17:58 EDT 2012 dinmani savla
36303 Mon Sep 17 17:36:55 EDT 2012 Stephen Copeland
36302 Mon Sep 17 16:56:51 EDT 2012 Pamela Johnston
36301 Mon Sep 17 16:40:29 EDT 2012 Barry Spielvogel
36300 Mon Sep 17 16:04:04 EDT 2012 Dawn Kimble
36299 Mon Sep 17 14:33:37 EDT 2012 Toney
36298 Mon Sep 17 13:58:00 EDT 2012 Anonymous enough just remember your an AMERICAN, DON'T LOSE YOUR FOUCUS
36297 Mon Sep 17 11:35:13 EDT 2012 Rebecca Kahn
36296 Mon Sep 17 07:27:31 EDT 2012 Natalie Hanson
36295 Mon Sep 17 02:32:46 EDT 2012 Joyce Valdez
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