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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|36269||Sat Sep 15 15:26:27 EDT 2012||Debra Chevillot|
|36268||Sat Sep 15 11:50:57 EDT 2012||Alon Rand|
|36267||Sat Sep 15 09:48:49 EDT 2012||Hans-Peter Heinrich|
|36266||Sat Sep 15 03:05:04 EDT 2012||Stephanie Stout|
|36265||Sat Sep 15 01:08:07 EDT 2012||Tom Kaimakides|
|36264||Fri Sep 14 22:48:40 EDT 2012||Bev DeSomber|
|36263||Fri Sep 14 22:48:15 EDT 2012||Rosemary Porter||I don't want my taxes I worked hard for and my government servants to go to the highest bidder!!|
|36262||Fri Sep 14 22:46:09 EDT 2012||Rosemary Porter|
|36261||Fri Sep 14 22:37:53 EDT 2012||J Linden|
|36260||Fri Sep 14 21:28:56 EDT 2012||Darrell Williams||Transparency is a big word with a much bigger meaning and purpose. Lets do it, TRANSPARENCY NOW.|
|36259||Fri Sep 14 21:20:20 EDT 2012||Laura E. Montgomery|
|36258||Fri Sep 14 21:11:12 EDT 2012||E B|
|36257||Fri Sep 14 21:03:34 EDT 2012||Christopher Morrow||It's time for transparency on who's influencing our elections!|
|36256||Fri Sep 14 20:51:03 EDT 2012||Barbara Mauk|
|36255||Fri Sep 14 19:41:08 EDT 2012||Kyle Chidester|
|36254||Fri Sep 14 19:23:58 EDT 2012||Nancy Post|
|36253||Fri Sep 14 18:26:27 EDT 2012||Marion Hulen|
|36252||Fri Sep 14 17:45:58 EDT 2012||Val Laurent|
|36251||Fri Sep 14 16:44:58 EDT 2012||Bonnie Loewenstein|
|36250||Fri Sep 14 12:22:16 EDT 2012||joel levine|
|36249||Fri Sep 14 10:52:16 EDT 2012||Steven Burrows|
|36248||Fri Sep 14 08:51:29 EDT 2012||Michael Moretti|
|36247||Fri Sep 14 04:57:48 EDT 2012||Dennis DeMarinis|
|36246||Fri Sep 14 00:34:21 EDT 2012||John guros|
|36245||Thu Sep 13 20:29:59 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
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