Tell Google: More Transparency on Political Spending, Less U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Sign on to our letter asking Google to fully disclose its political spending and end its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce


We know Google has supported some good policies in the past — from green energy to internet privacy — but without knowing where its political dollars are going, it’s next to impossible to know if Google is undermining the very causes it promotes.

Google is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a dark money juggernaut that spent more than $35 million in the 2012 elections. The U.S. Chamber also supports regressive policies such as fracking and the kind of financial deregulation that led to the economic meltdown of 2008.

Google tells us it’s a different kind of company — but hiding political donations and giving to the U.S. Chamber isn’t innovative, it’s just more of the same.

If Google is serious about its principles, it should adopt a policy to (1) fully disclose its political spending and it should (2) end its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

We’ve written a letter to Google’s founders asking them to take these two important steps. Read the letter and add your name below.


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Read our Google Consumer Petition calling on the company to:

  1. Agree to disclose of direct and indirect corporate political spending, and
  2. Withdraw from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


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Number Date Name Add a Comment
22741 4 weeks ago Anonymous
22740 4 weeks ago George Sme I could use Bing Yahoo or Duckduckgo.
22739 4 weeks ago Rebecca Lieberman We expect better!
22738 1 month ago Karen Moskowitz
22737 1 month ago Lisa Dutton Google must step up to a higher standard of transparency and privacy protection, or risk serious backlash from a public unwilling to submit to this kind of shadowy, nefarious power-gathering. I am ...
22736 2 months ago Erin McElroy
22735 2 months ago Matthew Filler
22734 2 months ago Diane Steele
22733 2 months ago Anonymous
22732 2 months ago Anonymous
22731 2 months ago TinaMarie King
22730 2 months ago Larry J. Jones Maybe once this organization stood for good business practices and fair dealing, that no longer seems to be the case. I urge you to abandon them until they return to those policies. Thank you
22729 2 months ago Michelle Shocked Please publish a list of ALL Google's Third Party benefactors? It's important to help understand how pervasive the censorship and the silence of it's critics. Those who speak out pay a very high pri...
22728 2 months ago David Small
22727 2 months ago Anonymous
22726 3 months ago Jill Baugh
22725 3 months ago Hans von Briesen
22724 3 months ago Julia Williams
22723 3 months ago Anonymous
22722 4 months ago Sarah Reynolds
22721 4 months ago Susan Courrejou You've already heard all the reasons from Public Citizen. I have read the letter, and agree with it all. Please disclose direct and indirect corporate political spending, and withdraw from the U.S...
22720 5 months ago jona morrison
22719 6 months ago Kevin Silas
22718 6 months ago Joel Meltzer
22717 6 months ago Eliot Schickler
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