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.
|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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