Hold Chevron Accountable
Sign the Petition to Tell Chevron to Stop Meddling in Our Elections
At the peak of the 2012 elections, Chevron dumped $2.5 million into a super PAC devoted solely to running negative ads against Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Chevron's super PAC spending, enabled by the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United ruling, will further entrench politicians who deny the existence of climate change and refuse to cut corporate welfare. Such political positions create the conditions for Chevron’s record profits, even as they destroy the conditions for life on Earth.
Chevron must be held accountable.
Demand that Chevron keep its corporate profits out of the people’s politics.
Sign the Petition to Chevron:
We, the undersigned, call on Chevron Corporation to refrain from using its vast wealth to distort our democracy.
Chevron’s political spending is a clear attempt at distorting the legislative process so Chevron and other corporate polluters can recklessly pursue profit, regardless of the consequences to people and the planet.
Our government’s policies should be influenced primarily by human needs, not corporate greed. Chevron’s corporate money seeks only to corrupt, and therefore has no place within, our political discourse.
Public Citizen has filed a complaint calling on the Federal Election Commission to hold Chevron accountable for making, and Congressional Leadership Fund from receiving, an apparently illegal contribution. Read Public Citizen’s FEC complaint and related report on super PAC spending.
Chevron’s $2.5 million donation appears to be illegal, despite the Supreme Court’s abominable Citizens United ruling, because Chevron is a federal contractor. Chevron has received government contracts worth hundreds of millions since 2000. Laws to prevent corruption in the federal contracting process prohibit contractors like Chevron from directly or indirectly supporting candidates for elected office.
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|27400||Sun Jun 07 15:15:49 EDT 2015||Pat Brooks|
|27399||Mon Jun 01 12:12:37 EDT 2015||Sharon Hunter-Smith|
|27398||Fri May 29 11:51:49 EDT 2015||Virginia Cowles|
|27397||Sat May 02 11:18:42 EDT 2015||Karen Nowlan|
|27396||Fri May 01 15:25:21 EDT 2015||Stephen Underwood|
|27395||Fri May 01 12:22:43 EDT 2015||Nancy Cook Cook||It's time to take back our democracy. FEC, enforce the law. Chevron, follow the law.|
|27394||Thu Sep 19 21:07:49 EDT 2013||Lucia Reed|
|27393||Wed Sep 18 21:56:17 EDT 2013||Elizabeth Rassweiler||Allowing unlimited contributions by corporations from their treasury without even informing shareholders is inviting extreme CORRUPTION. Corporations are not, in fact, people. Protect our democracy from More....|
|27392||Sun Sep 15 12:13:39 EDT 2013||Lee Hutchings|
|27391||Sat Sep 14 16:17:40 EDT 2013||Terry Gruzebeck|
|27390||Fri Sep 13 21:27:21 EDT 2013||JOHN C. RUSSO|
|27389||Fri Sep 13 16:09:14 EDT 2013||Lynne Banta|
|27388||Fri Sep 13 14:54:08 EDT 2013||Rudy Stefenel|
|27387||Wed Sep 11 11:05:39 EDT 2013||margaret Gould|
|27386||Sat Aug 31 16:18:59 EDT 2013||Lynne Banta|
|27385||Thu Aug 29 20:57:13 EDT 2013||Anonymous||People pay various taxes which help fund elections, the roads we travel on to go to elections,the people administering the elections, etc, and we need more nonelitest, strongly adversarial to the rightwingers, More....|
|27384||Sat Aug 24 12:50:02 EDT 2013||Bruce Hlodnicki|
|27383||Fri Aug 23 22:05:29 EDT 2013||Sharon Gucker|
|27382||Wed Aug 21 15:47:07 EDT 2013||Lynne Banta|
|27381||Tue Aug 20 15:52:54 EDT 2013||Ruth Lake|
|27380||Sun Aug 18 13:39:30 EDT 2013||James DeGroot||The right is trying to steal our democracy and bring us back to the days of the robber barons. They use every issue to divide and conquer the electorate.|
|27379||Mon Aug 12 00:27:41 EDT 2013||Marc Woersching|
|27378||Thu Aug 08 22:34:01 EDT 2013||A Marshall|
|27377||Mon Aug 05 12:59:00 EDT 2013||Thomas V Connor|
|27376||Sat Aug 03 20:53:27 EDT 2013||Shiu Hung|
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