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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1-25 of 22722 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
22722 3 weeks ago Sarah Reynolds
22721 4 weeks 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 2 months ago jona morrison
22719 3 months ago Kevin Silas
22718 3 months ago Joel Meltzer
22717 3 months ago Eliot Schickler
22716 4 months ago marlowe steege more ctransparency on political spendinmg ho us chamber of commerice membership
22715 6 months ago Natalia Margolis
22714 8 months ago Caitlin Basta
22713 9 months ago Patti Batcheldwe
22712 9 months ago Thaddeus Szostak
22711 9 months ago Peter Gutterman
22710 9 months ago Sherry Bender
22709 9 months ago Jerome Comeau
22708 10 months ago bob bastian looks like its yahoo time!
22707 10 months ago Don Fewell
22706 10 months ago Carle Johnson The Chamber of Commerce is EVIL, time to pick better friends. Consider aligning yourselves with Green America ~ truly an organization with vision and clout!!
22705 10 months ago Diantha McBride
22704 10 months ago Peter Bent
22703 10 months ago Sonia
22702 10 months ago Diane Steen-H. I've been using Yahoo as much as possible, ever since I heard Google did this, and tell others whenever the opportunity arises.
22701 10 months ago Anonymous
22700 10 months ago Rael Nidess, M.D. Your Chamber membership & your NSA collusion make me suspect that 'Don't be Evil' is more a marketing ploy than an ethos for Google.
22699 10 months ago Karl Heinemann
22698 10 months ago Robert DiGiovanni Why is it so difficult to understand that you should never act against your own beliefs - unless, of course, your stated beliefs and true beliefs are not the same.
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