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Fri May 18, 2012, 05:31 PM

$25,000 to First Whistle-blower who turns-in Corporate secret donator to influence 2012 election [View all]

$25,000 Offered to First Employee to Blow the Whistle on Corporate Employer’s Secret Use of Corporate Treasury Money to Affect the Upcoming Election


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Washington DC – A large coalition of public interest, government reform, consumer, labor, grassroots and progressive organizations today announced a major national campaign to target corporations that use corporate treasury funds to influence the fall election, especially contributing to shadowy Super PACs or to 501c4s that run ads but are not legally obligated to disclose their donors. Groups include: Common Cause, Public Citizen, Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending (CAPS), Service Employees International Union, MoveOn.org, Americans United for Change, Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Public Campaign Action Fund, Campaign for America's Future, National People's Action, Progress NOW, Every Child Matters, Health Care for America Now, Occupy Wall Street, and USAction. *SEE BELOW RELEASE FOR MORE DETAILS ON GROUPS’ PLANS.

“It’s bad enough for multi-millionaires to have such power in selecting our President,” said Bill de Blasio, New York City Public Advocate, “but the idea that when a consumer buys a pair of shoes, a TV or gasoline that part of their money should be used by a corporation to support a political candidate is simply unacceptable.”

"The American public has had enough," said Bob Edgar of Common Cause. "'We the people' will not stand idly by while the country's major corporations use their massive wealth to buy our Democracy. We will do all we can to expose the corporate spending that threatens to drown out voters' voices."

Speaking at a press conference convened at the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), de Blasio said, “We are putting every CEO in America on notice: if you choose to use corporate treasury funds to make donations to Super PACs or c4 organizations that are attempting to influence the upcoming election, you should inform your board before you do that you will be subjecting your firm to substantial potential economic risk”.

I looked all over and couldn't find anything on this in MainStream media except for a very small piece in the los Angeles Times. NOt something the corporate media is interested in telling people about. If people are going to find out about this is will only be through word of mouth or personal emails. (I guess in the future we will have to discuss stuff like this quietly in a room with the radio playing very loud).

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