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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176-200 of 36444 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
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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