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.
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|36219||Wed Sep 12 12:22:13 EDT 2012||Lori Gembka|
|36218||Wed Sep 12 12:14:12 EDT 2012||Jeannette Patrie|
|36217||Wed Sep 12 11:30:28 EDT 2012||Lee LeFaivre|
|36216||Wed Sep 12 09:54:27 EDT 2012||Jan Crean MD|
|36215||Wed Sep 12 09:07:45 EDT 2012||A. Wolf|
|36214||Wed Sep 12 02:21:11 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|36213||Wed Sep 12 02:18:27 EDT 2012||Lois Johnson-Hamerman|
|36212||Wed Sep 12 01:33:40 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|36211||Wed Sep 12 01:24:39 EDT 2012||Scott Sherwood|
|36210||Wed Sep 12 01:12:16 EDT 2012||Matthew Cloner|
|36209||Wed Sep 12 01:02:46 EDT 2012||Nicole Westre|
|36208||Wed Sep 12 00:00:48 EDT 2012||Lynda Ragsdale|
|36207||Tue Sep 11 23:57:18 EDT 2012||Brian Krahmer|
|36206||Tue Sep 11 23:48:57 EDT 2012||Connie Roux|
|36205||Tue Sep 11 22:37:59 EDT 2012||Dennis Hall|
|36204||Tue Sep 11 21:05:37 EDT 2012||Walter Moore|
|36203||Tue Sep 11 20:39:20 EDT 2012||curtis|
|36202||Tue Sep 11 19:42:35 EDT 2012||Bill Cunningham|
|36201||Tue Sep 11 18:47:54 EDT 2012||Christina Fermin|
|36200||Tue Sep 11 18:33:22 EDT 2012||Keith Gordon|
|36199||Tue Sep 11 17:51:38 EDT 2012||John Russell|
|36198||Tue Sep 11 17:41:53 EDT 2012||Dagmar Nilsen|
|36197||Tue Sep 11 17:28:33 EDT 2012||Patricia Gawith|
|36196||Tue Sep 11 17:15:15 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|36195||Tue Sep 11 16:56:13 EDT 2012||Barbara Hills|
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