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.
|Number||Date||Name||Add a Comment|
|36244||Thu Sep 13 20:17:38 EDT 2012||Joseph Ponisciak|
|36243||Thu Sep 13 19:26:06 EDT 2012||John Chandler|
|36242||Thu Sep 13 18:32:34 EDT 2012||Edward LeBlanc|
|36241||Thu Sep 13 16:14:42 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|36240||Thu Sep 13 14:35:40 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|36239||Thu Sep 13 14:14:17 EDT 2012||Jinger Pulkrabek|
|36238||Thu Sep 13 13:08:38 EDT 2012||Nancy Mildren|
|36237||Thu Sep 13 12:56:00 EDT 2012||Loretta Bodiford|
|36236||Thu Sep 13 03:12:59 EDT 2012||Ana Alvarez|
|36235||Thu Sep 13 00:53:33 EDT 2012||Cindy Scalf|
|36234||Thu Sep 13 00:05:26 EDT 2012||Michael||Democracy is for people. Corporations are NOT people.|
|36233||Wed Sep 12 23:57:34 EDT 2012||Stephanie McCarren|
|36232||Wed Sep 12 23:55:13 EDT 2012||Alexander Saletrik|
|36231||Wed Sep 12 21:03:53 EDT 2012||Douglas Woersching|
|36230||Wed Sep 12 20:19:53 EDT 2012||Nicole De Nardis|
|36229||Wed Sep 12 20:05:16 EDT 2012||Dennis Hill|
|36228||Wed Sep 12 19:59:02 EDT 2012||Joanne Haughton|
|36227||Wed Sep 12 19:34:57 EDT 2012||Victoria Rhys|
|36226||Wed Sep 12 19:31:11 EDT 2012||june siebert|
|36225||Wed Sep 12 18:27:27 EDT 2012||Karen D. Felts|
|36224||Wed Sep 12 17:41:33 EDT 2012||Desmon McMahan|
|36223||Wed Sep 12 17:32:05 EDT 2012||Anne Johnson|
|36222||Wed Sep 12 14:43:37 EDT 2012||Christopher Holleman||Our Democracy is in danger from a hostile buyout of our Government.
If we don't stop this corruption, we will have a Government of the corporations, by the corporations, for the corporations.
|36221||Wed Sep 12 14:31:15 EDT 2012||erin|
|36220||Wed Sep 12 12:36:58 EDT 2012||Jill Kon|
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