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
- Darden Restaurants
- Florida Realtors
- Progress Energy
- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
- Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (Altria)
- St. Pete Clearwater
- Tampa Bay & Co.
- TECO Energy
- Wells Fargo
Democratic convention (September 4 to 6 in Charlotte, N.C.)
- Bank of America
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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