Where Is Mary Jo White?

The SEC Chair Is the Superhero We Need to Save Washington from the Dark Money Menace

Dark money monsters are on the loose, slinging blobs of corporate cash.

Frantic investors ask, “Who can rescue us from this dark money menace?”

In the crowd, a woman recalls a rumor: The chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has special powers to curb corporate political spending.

Public Citizen has launched a fun ad campaign with Avaaz and the Corporate Reform Coalition to address a very serious problem of secret corporate political spending.

More than 1 million investors and activists have called on the SEC to rein in corporate dark money, but the agency, which is supposed to stand up for investor rights, so far has failed to act — even as corporate dark money already threatens to inundate the 2016 elections.

This is a job for Mary Jo White.



SEC chair Mary Jo White, you are the hero we need. As the leader of the federal agency charged with protecting investors from corporate abuse, you can fight the dark money monsters attacking our democracy by requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose their political spending. Don’t let corporations use our savings to buy dirty political favors!

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