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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Number Date Name Add a Comment
36419 Sat Oct 13 08:07:06 EDT 2012 John Hall
36418 Sat Oct 13 06:04:49 EDT 2012 Albert Wassell
36417 Fri Oct 12 15:43:58 EDT 2012 Ruth Houser
36416 Thu Oct 11 21:51:01 EDT 2012 miriam adame
36415 Wed Oct 10 13:27:06 EDT 2012 Karen Miller
36414 Wed Oct 10 01:40:30 EDT 2012 Lorraine Unger
36413 Tue Oct 09 11:32:46 EDT 2012 Lori Gilio
36412 Tue Oct 09 08:49:47 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36411 Mon Oct 08 23:32:43 EDT 2012 Karen Lovaglio
36410 Sun Oct 07 22:07:02 EDT 2012 Thomas V . Connor
36409 Sun Oct 07 19:56:23 EDT 2012 Jim Tappon
36408 Sun Oct 07 05:36:12 EDT 2012 Paul
36407 Sat Oct 06 05:07:35 EDT 2012 Carley Broder
36406 Fri Oct 05 14:07:20 EDT 2012 Anonymous
36405 Thu Oct 04 14:55:27 EDT 2012 Wm. R. Livingtone
36404 Wed Oct 03 14:20:21 EDT 2012 Lois Ingram
36403 Wed Oct 03 13:17:58 EDT 2012 Karen Thaw Transparency is necessary for financing to be successful and also protect our democracy
36402 Wed Oct 03 12:45:55 EDT 2012 Karen Thaw We want transparency in financing. Citizens United won't stand.
36401 Tue Oct 02 22:47:46 EDT 2012 James Citizen
36400 Tue Oct 02 22:30:17 EDT 2012 Jen Smith
36399 Tue Oct 02 22:29:49 EDT 2012 Jen Smith
36398 Tue Oct 02 22:29:48 EDT 2012 Jen Smith
36397 Tue Oct 02 22:07:17 EDT 2012 Bryan Brock
36396 Tue Oct 02 16:33:35 EDT 2012 reita NEWKIRK
36395 Tue Oct 02 16:01:31 EDT 2012 Lori Gilio
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