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
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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