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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|27375||Sat Aug 03 12:43:00 EDT 2013||Bruce Hlodnicki||Stockholders should sue the corporate board and the CEO for malfeasance for diverting company funds/profits for political purposes!
Does CALPERS own any Chevron stock?
|27374||Fri Aug 02 14:16:46 EDT 2013||Lynne Banta|
|27373||Wed Jul 31 13:58:23 EDT 2013||Phil Dunihue|
|27372||Mon Jul 29 17:57:00 EDT 2013||Lisa LeBlanc|
|27371||Thu Jul 25 23:21:38 EDT 2013||Alex|
|27370||Thu Jul 25 17:23:44 EDT 2013||steve gundlach|
|27369||Thu Jul 25 13:03:41 EDT 2013||SHAKEERAH LONG|
|27368||Thu Jul 25 11:42:52 EDT 2013||Anonymous|
|27367||Tue Jul 23 10:22:59 EDT 2013||JOHN C. RUSSO|
|27366||Sun Jul 21 22:59:27 EDT 2013||kevin orme|
|27365||Sat Jul 20 20:37:09 EDT 2013||Denise Recalde|
|27364||Sat Jul 20 13:02:44 EDT 2013||Matt Clark|
|27363||Fri Jul 19 03:48:20 EDT 2013||DK Bolen|
|27362||Sun Jul 14 09:14:17 EDT 2013||gretchen pfuetze|
|27361||Wed Jul 10 11:01:26 EDT 2013||Bo Baggs|
|27360||Sun Jul 07 19:47:42 EDT 2013||Lynne Banta|
|27359||Sat Jul 06 19:00:21 EDT 2013||Marjorie Steakley|
|27358||Sat Jul 06 11:11:23 EDT 2013||Frances Harbert|
|27357||Wed Jul 03 14:58:34 EDT 2013||Jon Nelson|
|27356||Mon Jul 01 21:20:32 EDT 2013||Erica Freeman|
|27355||Sun Jun 30 12:43:08 EDT 2013||PAUL DEMASI||Citizens United ruling is a gross injustice to DEMOCRACY!|
|27354||Sun Jun 30 12:38:35 EDT 2013||Ray Bellamy|
|27353||Fri Jun 28 00:39:02 EDT 2013||Cindy|
|27352||Thu Jun 27 10:10:02 EDT 2013||Henry Fortmuller|
|27351||Wed Jun 26 22:42:32 EDT 2013||Ellen Fox|
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