Tell the SEC to Expose the Hidden Influence of Corporate Money

The 1% want us to believe that corporations are people and money is speech. But we know better.

Right now, corporations are spending money on political campaigns and lobbyists to defund Social Security, cut education budgets, and deregulate Wall Street. In fact, some corporations spend more on politics than they do on taxes. And they are allowed to do it in secret.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the federal agency charged with preventing corporate abuse, can stop big corporations from using our retirement savings and shareholders’ investments as their secret political war chest.

Send YOUR message NOW! Tell the SEC to require corporations to disclose their political spending.

 

Please complete the form to the right to send a comment to the SEC.

You can use the suggested language below, or write your own comment.

Please Note: Your comment and any other information you provide below will be displayed publicly on the SEC’s website or on www.regulations.gov.

 

Sample letter:

I am outraged that the Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped the rule requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose their political spending from the unified agenda.

Please return the rule to the unified agenda and complete the rule in 2014.

After the Supreme Court’s appalling Citizens United ruling, followed by 2012’s flood of election spending, bringing corporate “dark money” into the light should be a high priority for an agency charged with looking out for the interests of investors.

Giving CEOs the green light to use retirement savings and investments as a political war chest for partisan interests like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is exactly the wrong thing to do.

Both shareholders and the public must be fully informed as to how much corporations spend on politics and which candidates are being promoted or attacked. Disclosures should be posted promptly on the SEC’s web site.

Thank you for considering my comment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you.