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|
|36369||Tue Sep 25 12:48:31 EDT 2012||jamie mcdaniel|
|36368||Tue Sep 25 11:30:43 EDT 2012||Phil Branca|
|36367||Tue Sep 25 03:47:43 EDT 2012||Donald Plunk|
|36366||Mon Sep 24 22:44:23 EDT 2012||Danny Dyche||Mussolini's definition of fascism is a merger of state and corporate power.|
|36365||Mon Sep 24 20:24:50 EDT 2012||Betty Abadia|
|36364||Mon Sep 24 16:14:38 EDT 2012||Margie Mallen|
|36363||Mon Sep 24 13:47:48 EDT 2012||David Cotner|
|36362||Mon Sep 24 12:44:30 EDT 2012||Nancy Chismar|
|36361||Mon Sep 24 06:22:58 EDT 2012||Diane Karkhanis|
|36360||Sun Sep 23 16:22:35 EDT 2012||V ZARATE|
|36359||Sun Sep 23 13:55:06 EDT 2012||Keri|
|36358||Sun Sep 23 12:36:20 EDT 2012||Nina Z.|
|36357||Sun Sep 23 12:34:33 EDT 2012||Nina|
|36356||Sun Sep 23 12:32:40 EDT 2012||Shelley Coss||American is being destroyed and Congress just dosn't care.|
|36355||Sun Sep 23 10:57:42 EDT 2012||Michael Price|
|36354||Sat Sep 22 21:02:27 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
|36353||Sat Sep 22 20:42:23 EDT 2012||Gary Bridges||Get rid of corporate contributions|
|36352||Sat Sep 22 18:48:53 EDT 2012||Steven Kranowski|
|36351||Sat Sep 22 18:20:44 EDT 2012||Carol Patton|
|36350||Sat Sep 22 13:05:08 EDT 2012||Erik McMillan||Democracy, not plutocracy|
|36349||Sat Sep 22 02:44:36 EDT 2012||Olga Strickland|
|36348||Fri Sep 21 18:20:28 EDT 2012||Kevin Silas|
|36347||Fri Sep 21 17:31:31 EDT 2012||E B||We need full disclosure!|
|36346||Fri Sep 21 15:12:00 EDT 2012||Anonymous||Take the Lobbiest OUT of Washington and give it back to Represenatives that work for the working people.|
|36345||Fri Sep 21 14:27:48 EDT 2012||Anonymous|
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