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 email@example.com.
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.
|Number||Date||Name||Add a Comment|
|36294||Mon Sep 17 02:28:48 EDT 2012||Joyce Valdez|
|36293||Mon Sep 17 02:28:29 EDT 2012||Art Hanson Hanson|
|36292||Mon Sep 17 01:14:09 EDT 2012||Tamara Matz|
|36291||Sun Sep 16 19:25:51 EDT 2012||Kris Metzker|
|36290||Sun Sep 16 16:45:11 EDT 2012||David Brodkey|
|36289||Sun Sep 16 15:06:50 EDT 2012||Steven Kranowski|
|36288||Sun Sep 16 14:23:41 EDT 2012||Sandra Gordon|
|36287||Sun Sep 16 14:23:39 EDT 2012||Sandra Gordon|
|36286||Sun Sep 16 13:32:55 EDT 2012||Don Story|
|36285||Sun Sep 16 13:17:34 EDT 2012||Sue Reedy|
|36284||Sun Sep 16 09:07:51 EDT 2012||Susan Leibowitz|
|36283||Sun Sep 16 07:17:39 EDT 2012||Richard Crozier|
|36282||Sun Sep 16 06:26:12 EDT 2012||Natalie Hanson|
|36281||Sun Sep 16 05:12:07 EDT 2012||Art Hanson Hanson|
|36280||Sun Sep 16 02:29:31 EDT 2012||Lorraine Unger|
|36279||Sat Sep 15 23:24:14 EDT 2012||Paula Landua||204 -->203Transparency is something that is lacking big in our United States Government and it is unfortunately an open back door for corporate take over and a skinning alive of a majority of the private citizens.|
|36278||Sat Sep 15 21:07:35 EDT 2012||Mary McEnery|
|36277||Sat Sep 15 20:00:31 EDT 2012||Russ Brady|
|36276||Sat Sep 15 19:32:48 EDT 2012||Nile Nugnez|
|36275||Sat Sep 15 18:44:01 EDT 2012||Sally Sheck|
|36274||Sat Sep 15 18:09:11 EDT 2012||Robert Barrette|
|36273||Sat Sep 15 17:27:21 EDT 2012||Todd|
|36272||Sat Sep 15 17:16:04 EDT 2012||William Heckler|
|36271||Sat Sep 15 16:08:17 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|36270||Sat Sep 15 15:53:43 EDT 2012||Patrick D. Lesher|
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