Corporate Political Spending in the News

Huffington Post, July 31, 2014
Corporations Have Found Yet Another (Secret) Way To Help Get Politicians Elected

The Hill, July 23, 2014
DISCLOSE Act crucial to transparency of federal election spending

Huffington Post, July 22, 2014
What You Don’t Know May Well Hurt You — Dark Money

The Guardian, June 30, 2014
Amid security and protests, Duke shareholders re-elect current directors

The Hill, June 27, 2014
Citizens United demands disclosure law

AFL-CIO Now, June 27, 2014
Shareholders to Sallie Mae: Disclose Your Lobbying Activity

Charlotte Observer, May 12, 2014
Amid security and protests, Duke shareholders re-elect current directors

Rock River Times, May 6, 2014
Kraft Foods faces pressure to keep money out of politics

The New Republic, May 4, 2014
Mary Jo White Doesn’t Scare Anybody: Obama’s SEC chief has whiffed on regulating corporations

Charlotte Business Journal, May 1, 2014
Duke Energy meeting draws protests to Charlotte

NPR, April 25, 2014
Pay-To-Play Laws Celebrate 20th Anniversary

New York Post, April 21, 2014
NYC comptroller questions oil firm’s political giving

The Hill, April 18, 2014
Supreme Court boosts shareholders’ right to information

Bloomberg, April 11, 2014
SEC’s Mary Jo White Defies Political Meddling in Year One

Sunlight Foundation, April 9, 2014
How the FCC is expanding transparency

GreenBiz, March 27, 2014
Why companies must be transparent about political spending

New York Times, March 18, 2014
A Campaign Inquiry in Utah Is the Watchdogs’ Worst Case

Triple Pundit, March 14, 2014
Record Number of Social and Environmental Shareholder Resolutions Filed in 2014

The Republic, March 14, 2014
Missouri secretary of state calls for SEC to require businesses report political spending

WMNF, Feb. 28, 2014
Money in politics: legal experts contemplate the four years since Citizens United ruling

Lessig Blog, Feb. 28, 2014
Keynote from Symposium at Stetson Law School

Investment News, March 2, 2014
Corporate First Amendment rights belong to the shareholders

Salem News, Feb. 20, 2014
Column: Shining a light on secret money in politics

Huffington Post, Jan. 21, 2014
The Unfulflled Promise of Citizens United

Politico, Jan. 21, 2014
Citizens United, 4 years later

Open Secrets, Jan. 21, 2014
Four Years After Citizens United: The Fallout

Center for Public Integrity, Jan. 16, 2014
Top U.S. corporations funneled $185 million to political nonprofits

Buzzfeed, Jan. 15, 2014
15 WTF moments in Citizens United political spending

U.S. News and World Report, Dec. 30, 2013
The SEC’s Corporate Disclosure Rule Goes Missing

Huffington Post, Dec. 17, 2013
It’s Time to Shine a Light on Dark Money

Reuters, Dec. 16, 2013
Why shield corporations from disclosing political spending?

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Dec. 13, 2013
SEC’s Non-Decision Decision on Corporate Political Activity a Policy and Political Mistake

Constitution Daily, Dec. 10, 2013
Constitution Check: Do stockholders need a veto over corporate campaign spending?

The Daily Beast, Dec. 5, 2013
Political Corporate Contributions Won’t Be Aired in Daylight

CBS, Dec. 5, 2013
SEC keeps curtain closed on political donations by public companies

Hispanic Business Times, Dec. 4, 2013
Meng Blasts SEC for Not Requiring Corporations to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders

New York Times, Dec. 4, 2013
Keeping Shareholders in the Dark

Open Secrets Blog, Dec. 3, 2013
SEC Drops Political Spending Disclosure from 2014 Agenda

Politico, Dec. 3, 2013
SEC political spending snub upsets Democrats

Wall Street Journal, Dec. 3, 2013
Campaign-Finance Reformers Criticize SEC Move

Reuters, Dec. 3, 2013
SEC Chair White touts benefits of shareholder activism

The Nation, Dec. 3, 2013
The End of Dark Money?

Chicago Tribune, Dec. 3, 2013
SEC Chair White touts benefits of shareholder activism

Huffington Post Live, Dec. 3, 2013
Dark Money: No Stopping It

Huffington Post, Dec. 2, 2013
Corporate ‘Dark Money’ To Get Free Pass After SEC Drops Disclosure Proposal

The Hill, Dec. 2, 2013
SEC backs off corporate giving regs

USA Today, Dec. 2, 2013
SEC puts corporate political disclosure on back burner

The Washington Post, Nov. 30, 2013
SEC drops disclosure of corporate political spending from its priority list

Wall Street Journal, Nov. 12, 2013
Petition for Disclosure on Political Spending Gains Support

Salon, Nov. 3, 2013
Memo to SEC: Make corporations disclose political contributions!

Huffington Post, October 30, 2013
Elizabeth Warren: ‘No Excuse’ For Corporations To Keep Their Political Spending Secret

Reuters, October 30, 2013
U.S. senators Menendez, Warren press SEC over political spending

Huffington Post, October 30, 2013
Why Both Shareholders and Companies Should Support Political Spending Transparency

Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2013
Shareholders in the dark about ‘dark money’

CLS Blue Sky Blog, October 30, 2013
Addressing Congress on the Need for Transparency in Corporate Political Spending

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 29, 2013
Make elections transparent: Corporations should have to disclose political spending

Common Blog, October 29, 2013
Let’s see what’s under the hood

Sunlight Foundation, October 29, 2013
SEC Poised to Improve Political Spending Transparency

Corporate Governance, October 28, 2013
Political Disclosure and Corporate America

Citizen Vox, October 23, 2013
It’s not a coincidence

Corporate Secretary, October 10, 2013
Political disclosures: reaching the tipping point

The New York Times, October 6, 2013
Interest Groups Will Spend to Influence Politicians

The Hill, October 2, 2013
Time for corporations to disclose political donations

The Hill, Sept. 25, 2013
25 Regulations to Watch

The Hill, August 20, 2013
SEC disclosure rule on political spending needed

Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2013
Letter to the Editor: The Other Targeting Scandal

The Huffington Post, August 8, 2013
Citizens United ‘Dark Money’ Could Be Revealed By States, NYC Public Advocate Report Finds

UPI, August 4, 2013
Taking the cuffs off political money

CitizenVox, July 30, 2013
The U.S. Chamber hits $1 billion lobbying milestone

The Center for Public Integrity, July 25, 2013
More corporations revealing ‘dark money’ donations

Bloomberg Business Week, July 24, 2013
Business Leaders Say U.S. Political Giving Is ‘Pay to Play’

Directors and Boards, July, 2013
Political spending: Big risk for boards

The Nation, July 5, 2013
America’s Most Dynamic (Yet Under-Covered) Movement: Overturning ‘Citizens United’

Reuters, June 24, 2013
SEC should force companies to disclose their political spending

Yahoo Finance, June 17, 2013
It’s Time for the SEC to Regulate Political Spending By Public Companies

Truthout, June 7, 2013
Consumer Groups, Shareholders Call for Google to Leave US Chamber of Commerce, Disclose Political Spending

Politico, June 7, 2013
Eric Schneiderman targets political nonprofits

Corporate Counsel, June 4, 2013
Harvard Prof. Says SEC Can Require Political Donation Info

Politico, May 31, 2013
Sallie Mae vote on lobbying disclosure fails

Center for Public Integrity, May 29, 2013
Chevron shareholders reject ban on political spending, activists see move as step toward ‘turning of the tide’

San Jose Mercury News, May 29, 2013
Chevron touts strong year, skeptics question company’s environmental record

San Ramon Express, May 29, 2013
Protesters rally against money in politics, environmental impact at Chevron headquarters

Huffington Post, May 28, 2013
Corporate Political Spending Targeted In Shareholder Meetings

NBC News, May 16, 2013
White to Republicans: SEC not writing political spending rule

Voxxi, May 11, 2013
Campaign contribution disclosure, the perfect storm at the SEC

HuffPost Live, April 30, 2013
Video: Show Me The Donations!

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation , April 28, 2013
Responding to Objections to Shining Light on Corporate Political Spending (5): The Claim that Shareholder Proposals Requesting Disclosure Do Not Receive Majority Support

UP with Steve Kornacki, April 28, 2013
Video: Rare chance to make corporations disclose secret political spending

Sacramento Bee, April 28, 2013
Editorial: SEC could lead on disclosure of campaign funds

NPR, April 27, 2013
Plan Would Force Public Companies To Reveal Political Giving

Bloomberg, April 25, 2013
Shareholders Force Firms to Reveal Secret Political Funds
Video: Lifting the Veil on Corporate Political Spending

BillMoyers.com, April 25, 2013
SEC May Require Corporations to Disclose Political Donations

Bozeman Daily Chronical, April 24, 2013
Guest column: Secret political spending stacks the deck against small businesses

The New York Times, April 24, 2013
Corporate Donations and the S.E.C.

The New York Times, April 23. 2013
S.E.C. Is Asked to Require Disclosure of Donations
Video: The Fight Over Political Donations

Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 18, 2013
EQT changes focus to drilling to capitalize on Marcellus shale

Pittsburgh Tribune Review, April 18, 2013
EQT changes focus to drilling to capitalize on Marcellus shale

Bloomberg, April 16, 2013
SEC: More than 500,000 Calls for Corporate Spending Disclosure

Huffington Post, April 16, 2013
SEC Petition For Corporate Political Spending Rule Reaches Half-Million Comments

The Hill, April 16, 2013
Watchdogs press new SEC chairwoman to expose corporate cash in politics

Capitol Confidential, April 16, 2013
DiNapoli: SEC should mandate disclosure

Pittsburgh Post Gazette, April 15
Shareholders take on fracking: Why do gas companies spend so much on politicians?

NPR, April 12, 2013
Thousands Petition SEC To Disclose Corporate Political Spending

Lansing Star, April 12, 2013
Eighteen Political Spending Agreements Reached

Pensions and Investments, April 9, 2013
5 companies agree to disclose political spending after prodding from DiNapoli

Newsday, April 8, 2013
Editorial: Mary Jo White can put light on corporate political spending

USAToday, April 5, 2013
Companies face pressure on political spending

IVN, March 26, 2013
Pressure Mounts On SEC for Corporate Disclosure of Political Spending

New York Times, March 20, 2013
Companies: Show Us the Money/a>

Northwest Public Radio, March 19, 2013
Starbucks Shareholders Want Ban On Political Contributions

Politico, March 21, 2013
Starbucks Keeps PAC Option Alive:

Seattle Times, March 18, 2013
Consumer groups ask Starbucks to stop political spending

Public News Service, March 19, 2013
Groups ask Starbucks to Stay Out of Politics

Reuters, March 20, 2013
Starbucks shareholders reject political giving ban

Puget Sound Business Journal, March 20, 2013
Starbucks looking for love on the grocery aisle, shareholders learn at annual meeting

Yahoo! Finance, March 15, 2013
This Is Starbucks’ Moment to Lead on Campaign Spending Reform

Slate, March 12, 2013
Where the Sun Don’t Shine

Daily Beast, March 11, 2013
Remembering CREEP, and the High Political Price of Easy Money

New York Times, March 8, 2013
Cuomo Voices Mixed Optimism for Chances of Campaign Finance Proposals

Salon, March 5, 2013
Campaign finance reform in the age of Citizens United

Roll Call, March 5, 2013
K Street Files: FEC Complaint Targets Chevron, GOP Group

Huffington Post, March 5, 2013
Chevron Super PAC Contribution Complaint Raises Its Own Questions

Nonprofit Quarterly, Feb. 25, 2013
Supreme Court Won’t Nix Ban on Corporate Money to Candidates

Politico, Feb. 25, 2013

Washington Post, Feb. 25, 2013
Supreme Court lets ban stand on direct corporate campaign donation

Reuters, Feb. 22, 2013
New York fund withdraws political spending lawsuit against Qualcomm

ProPublica, Feb. 20, 2013
IRS Should Bar Dark Money Groups From Funding Political Ads, Lawsuit Says

New York Times, Feb. 19, 2013
Campaign Donations and Political Corruption

Insider Monkey, Feb. 18, 2013
How Much are Google Inc. and Apple Inc. Spending on Political Efforts?

MarketWatch, Feb. 7, 2013
Shareholders question corporate political spending

Politico, Feb. 5, 2013
Disclosure is hardly un-American

Lexology, Jan. 16, 2013
Chamber of Commerce criticizes rulemaking petition on corporate political disclosure

All Voices, Jan. 11, 2013
Campaign finance reform may have found a formidable ally – the SEC

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2013
Advocates cheer SEC consideration of corporate disclosure rule

The Nation, Jan. 8, 2013
Will the SEC Force More Campaign Finance Disclosure?

Politico, Jan. 8, 2013
Campaign finance fight lands at the SEC’s door

Bloomberg, Jan. 8, 2013
Political Disclosure on SEC Agenda

Mother Jones, Jan. 8, 2013
SEC Could Require Corporations to Disclose Their Dark Money

Huffington Post, Jan. 8, 2013
Corporate Political Spending Pushes SEC To Consider Disclosure Rule

Thompson Reuters, Jan. 8, 2013
Backers of corporate political disclosure cheered by SEC notice

Nation of Change, Jan. 8, 2013
US to take a closer look at flood of corporate political spending

The Hill, Jan. 8, 2013
Campaign reformers applaud action on corporate giving rule

Roll Call, Jan. 8, 2013
Coalition Presses for Rules on Corporate Political Spending

CitizenVox, Jan. 8, 2013
SEC Moves to Shine a Light on Corporate Political Spending

Open Secrets Blog, Jan. 8, 2013
Club For Growth and the Hell No Caucus, SEC Takes Up Campaign Finance and More

Kansas City Star, Jan. 8, 2013
Advocates cheer SEC consideration of corporate disclosure rule

Economic Times, Jan. 8, 2013
Backers of corporate political disclosure cheered by US notice

Inter Press Service, Jan. 8, 2013
U.S. to Take Closer Look at Flood of Corporate Political Spending

FireDogLake, Jan. 8, 2013
SEC Moves to Require That Corporations Disclose All Political Spending

Bloomberg, Jan. 7, 2013
Political-Disclosure Rule Seekers See Hopeful Sign on SEC Agenda

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Dec. 14, 2012
Meaningful Corporate Political Disclosure

Center for Public Integrity, Dec. 12, 2012
GOP gov’s group raises $100 million in mostly losing effort

USAToday, Dec. 12, 2012
Mystery company the largest corporate donor of 2012

New York Times, Dec. 11, 2012
Attorney General Seeks to Force Disclosure of More Political Donors

Huffington Post, Nov. 26, 2012
Universities Should Demand Corporate Political Spending Transparency

Daily Kos, Nov. 23, 2012
Opening a Second Front against Citizens United

Citizen Vox, Nov. 20, 2012
Shareholder Resolutions for Political Spending Enjoy Significant Support

The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 19, 2012
Put Your Endowment Money Where Your Mission Is

New York Times, Deal Book, Nov. 14, 2012
Letting Shareholders Know How Their Money Is Spent

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, Nov. 9, 2012
The SEC is Now Actively Considering the Rulemaking Petition on Corporate Political Spending

Wall Street Journal, Nov. 8, 2012
SEC Staff Considers Proposal on Corporate Political Donations

Financial Times, Nov. 8, 2012
Rove’s discomfort shows super-Pac failings

Washington Post, Nov. 7, 2012
For U.S. Chamber of Commerce, election was a money-loser

Between the Lines, Nov. 7, 2012
In Wake of Record-Breaking Spending in 2012 Election Campaign, Public May be Ready to Demand Reform

New York Times, Nov. 6, 2012
Get What You Pay For? Not Always

Journal Sentinel, Nov. 4, 2012
Outside spending on U.S. Senate race hits record $45.7 million

IVN, Nov. 3, 2012
California Independent Expenditure Laws post Citizens United

Corporate Counsel, Nov. 1, 2012
Survey: Wide Support for More Disclosure by Corporate Political Donors

Roll Call, Oct. 31, 2012
Rules of the Game: Lessons Learned From First Post-Citizens United Presidential Race

The Nation, Oct. 26, 2012
Is a ‘Citizens United’ Democracy a Democracy At All?

Salon, Oct. 25, 2012
Everyone hates Citizens United: A new poll shows the vast majority of Americans think there’s too much money in politics

National Journal, Oct. 25, 2012
New Poll: Americans Disapprove of Corporate Money in Politics

The Hill, Oct. 25, 2012
Poll: Majority wants corporate money out of politics

Citizen Vox, Oct. 25, 2012
“Celebration” at the U.S. Chamber protests dark money

Huffington Post, Oct. 24, 2012
Outside Groups, Super PACs Flood Senate Races With Cash From Undisclosed Donors

The Business Journals, Oct. 24, 2012
U.S. Chamber dominates election spending by business groups

Portland Press Herald, Oct. 20, 2012
Child-care provider from Falmouth calls on chamber to reveal donors

Kennebec Journal, Oct. 20, 2012
Child-care provider from Falmouth calls on chamber to reveal donors

National Journal, Oct. 19, 2012
Passive-Aggressive Birthday Wishes to the Chamber

Washington Post, Oct. 19, 2012
Corporate donors fuel Chamber of Commerce’s political power

Morning Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2012
Rally targets U.S. Chamber political spending in Maine, nation

Kennebec Journal, Oct. 19, 2012
Rally targets U.S. Chamber political spending in Maine, nation

Roll Call, Oct. 19, 2012
Liberal Groups Protest U.S. Chamber’s Election Spending

Corporate Crime Reporter, Oct. 19, 2012
Groups Call on Chamber to Open Up

People for the American Way, Oct. 17, 2012
Chamber of Commerce – Big Spenders in the 2012 Elections

Public Citizen, Oct. 19, 2012
New Report: Here’s What Nearly 30 Corporations Gave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Last Year

Public Citizen, Oct. 19, 2012
One Hundred Years of Secrets and Lies: National groups, small business representatives call on U.S. Chamber of Commerce to disclose the sources of funds behind its dark money electoral advertising

USA Today, Oct. 7, 2012
Column: Two steps forward, two steps back

The Hill, Oct. 5, 2012
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Doing bidding for big business

The Hill, Sept. 30, 2012
‘Dark money’ flowing back to issue ads

The Missoulian, Sept. 29, 2012
Citizens United decision affecting states’ uniqueness, speakers at UM say

Center for Political Accountability, Sept. 25, 2012
Corporate Disclosure Expands as Political Spending Surges, New CPA-Zicklin Index Reveals

Demos, Policy Shop, Sept. 24, 2012
Citizens United, Shareholder Protection, and “the Silence of the Funds”

Washington Post, Sept. 17, 2012
Outside campaign spending draws wide concern

Bloomberg, Sept. 5, 2012
New Campaign to Get SEC to Require Corporate Disclosure

Roll Call, Sept. 5, 2012
Reform Advocates Take to Subways to Force SEC Disclosure Rule

Hartford Courant, Aug. 31, 2012
Aetna Pressured To Disclose Lobbying Funds

Bloomberg Businessweek, Aug. 30, 2012
Union Investors Demand Aetna Disclose Political Donations

PR Newswire, Aug. 30, 2012
Investor Group Reacts to Aetna Political Contributions Report, Says Lack of Disclosure Underscores Need for Greater Transparency in Corporate Political and Lobbying Expenditures

FOX News Tampa Bay, August 29, 2012
What do they want in return?

Bloomberg, August 28, 2012
Sprint Joins GE in Leaving Policy Group Backing Voter-ID Laws

ProPublica, August 20, 2012
From Citizens United to Super PACs: A Campaign Finance Reading Guide

Politico, August 17, 2012
Conservative groups change tactics to keep donors secret

Opposing Views, August 13, 2012
State of Corporate Reform: What’s Good and What’s Bad

ProPublica, August 13, 2012
Two Dark Money Groups Outspending All Super PACs Combined

Bloomberg, August 10, 2012
WellPoint CEO Faces Ire of Investor Who Says She Must Go

Washington Post, August 8, 2012
Scotts Miracle-Gro goes out on a limb with political donation

Huffington Post, August 7, 2012
Why You Should Be Sick of Secret Health Insurer Politicking

Bloomberg, August 2, 2012
Companies Wary of Political Spending Two Years After Court Rules

The Nation, July 18, 2012
Are Republicans Secretly Anxious About Opposing Campaign Finance Reform?

USA Today, July 18, 2012
Column: Protect democracy from corporate cash tsunami

Roll Call, July 18, 2012
DISCLOSE Act Advocates Vow to Press On After Senate Defeat

Politico, July 18, 2012
Poll: No unlimited political spending

The Huffington Post, July 18, 2012
Romney, the Senate GOP and the Right-Wing Secrecy Machine

Disclosure Vote Leaves Trail of Broken Republican Vows
The Main Street Alliance, July 16, 2012
Secrecy is Not a Small Business Value. Pass the DISCLOSE Act.

Demos, July 16, 2012
Pass the DISCLOSE Act Now

Politico, July 16, 2012
Mitch McConnell dead wrong on DISCLOSE Act

The Huffington Post, July 16, 2012
The DISCLOSE Act and the Public’s Right to Know

The Hill, July 16, 2012
Citizens United is bad for business, too

Sunlight Foundation, July 16, 2012
Newspapers across the country endorse the DISCLOSE Act

Sunlight Foundation, July 16, 2012
Dark Money in the 2012 Election (so far)

Common Blog, July 16, 2012
Cloture for DISCLOSE: American Citizens Deserve It

Common Blog, July 16, 2012
Rules of the Game: Debate Over Corporate Spending Spans Parallel Universes

Common Blog, July 16, 2012
DISCLOSE Act 2012: If You Have Nothing to Hide, You Don’t Hide

Alternet, July 16, 2012
Pass the DISCLOSE Act! Why the Senate Needs to Unmask Secret Political Donors

Citizen Voz, July 16, 2012
“Ignorance is Freedom”

Citizen Vox, July 16, 2012
The People Want to Know

American Constitution Society, July 16, 2012
Brinks Trucks in the Campaign

Sunlight Foundation, July 12-13, 2012
What You Should Know About the DISCLOSE Act Series
Part 1: What is the DISCLOSE Act?
Part 2: How does the DISCLOSE Act Shine a light on Super PACs and Dark Money?
Part 3: Does the DISCLOSE Act favor unions?
Part 4: Is the DISCLOSE Act Constitutional?

Roll Call, July 9, 2012
Rules of the Game: Debate Over Corporate Spending Spans Parallel Universes

The New York Times, July 7, 2012
Tax-Exempt Groups Shield Political Gifts of Businesses

Corporate Counsel, July 1, 2012
The Great Debate

Bloomberg Businessweek, June 26, 2012
Corporate Campaign Spending Rights Affirmed by High Court

iWatch News, June 26, 2012
Supreme Court Rejects Montana’s Election Spending Law

The Detroit News, June 26, 2012
Justices reject Montana limits to campaign spending

Bloomberg, June 25, 2012
Supreme Court Doubles the Money

Bloomberg Businessweek, June 14, 2012
Corporate Cash in State Elections Gets U.S. High Court Scrutiny

Common Cause, June 13, 2012
Shareholders Telling Target: We Expect More

U.S. PIRG, June 13, 2012
Why Target is Still a Target

Citizen Vox, June 13, 2012
Target Should Know Better

Green Century Funds, June 12, 2012
Shareholders to Target: “Preserve Shareholder Value – Stop Political Spending”

Corporate Reform Coalition, June 6, 2012
Post-Citizens United, Some States Shine More Light on Campaign Spending Than Others

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, June 1, 2012
2012 Proxy Season Political Spending Shareholder Resolutions

Politico, May 31, 2012
Citizens: Speech, no consequences

The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2012
ALEC Is a Lobby, Not a Charity

Washington Post, May 30, 2012
Chamber says it will evade disclosure ruling by tweaking ads

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, May 22, 2012
Rulemaking Petition on Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending Attracts Massive Support from over 250,000 Comments Filed with the SEC

The Washington Post, May 21, 2012
More shareholders call on companies to disclose their political spending

Huffington Post , May 21, 2012
An Investor Perspective: WellPoint’s Political Disclosure Controversy

The Chicago Tribune , May 18, 2012
Political advocacy piques shareholders’ interest

Huffington Post, May 18, 2012
For Democracy with Integrity, Students Take Action

Care2, May 17, 2012
WellPoint Refuses Further Disclosure of Toxic Political Spending

Slate, May 16, 2012
Is Campaign Disclosure Heading Back to the Supreme Court?

Mother Jones, May 16, 2012
The Chamber of Commerce’s Dark Money Days May Be Over

Sunlight Foundation, May 15, 2012
Courts See the Light on Transparency

Election Law Blog, May 15, 2012
Breaking News: Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit Denies Stay in van Hollen Campaign Disclosure Case on 2-1 Vote; Sets Sept.Argument Date

Huffington Post, May 14, 2012
‘Tis the Season of the Shareholders

Citizen Vox, May 10, 2012
Despite Shareholder Pressure, Corporate Money Spigot Gushes Away

Guernica, May 9, 2012
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: America Doesn’t Need Another CREEP

Sunlight Foundation, May 9, 2012
Shareholders: The Next Transparency Advocates

The Daily Beast, May 7, 2012
Shareholders United

Policy Shop, May 7, 2012
Asking for Trouble: 3M Again Under Fire for Political Giving

The Huffington Post, May 5, 2012
Bank of America Targeted By Protesters And Investors As SEC Weighs Political Spending Rule

The Huffington Post, May 2, 2012
178,000 Letters For Corporate Disclosure

Corporate Reform Coalition Press Release, May 2, 2012
Corporate Reform Coalition Breaks Record for Comments Sent to Securities and Exchange Commission on Corporate Political Spending, (PDF)

The Huffington Post, May 1, 2012
America Tells the Securities Exchange Commission to Mandate Disclosure of Corporate Political Activity

The Huffington Post, April 27, 2012
FCC Brings Sunlight to Elections, But the SEC Needs to Help, Too

MPR News, April 26, 2012
Some shareholders call for companies to disclose political giving

The Washington Post, April 24, 2012
Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors

University of Kansas Press Release, April 24, 2012
Corporate political donations do not boost stock performance, KU professor says

Bill Moyers, April 25, 2012
FCC Political Ad Vote Comes Down to the Wire

Roll Call, April 24, 2012
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Faces Changing Times

U.S. PIRG, April 23, 2012
Who Owns Big Oil? We Do!

Politico, April 21, 2012
RNC at a Crossroads

iWatch News, April 20, 2012
Crossroads Political Machine Funded Mostly By Secret Donors

USA Today, April 20, 2012
Corporations give to pro-Romney super PAC

WSJ Market Watch, April 19, 2012
More boardrooms targeted for political spending

The Washington Post, April 19, 2012
Five Myths About Super PACs

Democracy 21, April 16, 2012
Democracy 21 Statement on Rove-Backed Tax-Exempt “Social Welfare” Organization, Crossroads GPS, Which Reportedly Received a $10 Million Secret Contribution for Obama Attack Ads

The New Republic, April 15, 2012
A Surprisingly Effective New Path to Neutralizing the Political Influence of Big Business

The Washington Post, April 12, 2012
Trayvon Martin shooting spurs protests against companies with ties to legislative group

Roll Call, April 9, 2012
FEC Ruling Leaves Ad Uncertainty

Policy Shop, April 6, 2012
Corporations Under Pressure To Curb Political Spending

Mother Jones, April 6, 2012
This Week in Dark Money

AlterNet, April 5, 2012
U.S. Chamber, Major Corporations Build Secret Attack Ad Machine

Green Century Funds, April 5, 2012
Standing up to Corporate Cash: The Investor Case Against Corporate Campaign Spending

USA Today, April 3, 2012
Column: Shareholders Should Know About Political Donations

The New Republic, March 29, 2012
States vs. Plutocrats

Citizen Vox, March 28 , 2012
Spending Spotlight

ThinkProgress, March 27, 2012
State Legislatures May Be Next Battleground For Post-Citizens United Shareholder Protection Proposals

The CT Mirror, March 27, 2012
Advocates: Malloy plan ‘betrays spirit’ of reforms

West Hartford News, March 26, 2012
Connecticut legislators set focus on campaign finance reform; look to increase transparency

The Nation, March 26, 2012
Two SEC Commissioners Could Dramatically Change Campaign Finance

Huffington Post, March 26, 2012
Citizens United Reform, Requiring Corporations To Disclose Political Spending, Sought From SEC

ENews Park Forest, March 26, 2012
Groups Urge Securities and Exchange Commission to Require Disclosure of Political Spending

Care2, March 26, 2012
Rally At the SEC Against Secret Money In Politics

Huffington Post, March 25, 2012
Could Connecticut Be the First to Get Serious About Shareholders Rights Post-Citizens United?

New York Times, March 21, 2012
Money Makes the Campaigns Go Round, and Round

Demos – Policy Shop, March 20, 2012
Big Money in Politics Makes U.S. Economy “Fundamentally Unsound”

Harvard Law and Policy Review, March 20, 2012
The WSJ’s Anonymous Defense of Anonymous Corporate Political Spending

Roll Call, March 20, 2012
Rules of the Game: Bad News for Nation’s Nonprofits

People For The American Way, March 19, 2012
Whether Supporting Incumbents or Challengers, Super PACs Put Big Money in Charge

The Hill, March 12, 2012
Liberal groups vow to expose corporate money in campaigns

Huffington Post, March 9, 2012
IRS May Make Political Groups Pay Dearly for Keeping Donors Secret — And Out Them

Coverage of “No Corporate Money, No Secret Money” Launch, March 12, 2012

Huffington Post, March 8, 2012
IRS May Make Political Groups Pay Dearly for Keeping Donors Secret — And Out Them

Politico, March 8, 2012
Corporations don’t pony up for super PACs

Roll Call, March 8, 2012
IRS Oversight Reignites Tea Party Ire

Huffington Post, March 7, 2012
Why Republicans Weren’t Excited on Super PAC Tuesday

Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2012
Secret donors to ‘C4s’ play behind-the-scenes politics

The Star-Ledger, Feb. 27, 2012
Let shareholders vote on corporate political spending

The Nation, Feb. 24, 2012
SEC Commissioner Backs More Disclosure on Political Spending

Reuters, Feb. 24, 2012
SEC’s Aguilar seeks political spending disclosures

Bloomberg Business Week, Feb. 23, 2012
Montana Corporate Election Spending Ban Halted by High Court

Alternet, Feb. 23, 2012
6 Pathetic Right-Wing Attempts to Defend the Indefensible Citizens United (Debunked)

New York State Comptroller, Feb. 23, 2012
New York State Pension Fund Reaches Agreement with Three California Companies on Political Spending Disclosure

Demos, Feb 23, 2012
Top 25 Businesses Contributing to Super PACs 2011

Washington Post, Feb. 22, 2012
$1 million donors prop up presidential candidates as new super committees gain power

Think Progress, Feb. 21, 2012
David Koch Admits Plans To Buy Public Support And, Possibly, An Election

Washington Post, Feb 21, 2012
Super PAC donors revealed: Who are the power players in the GOP primary?

Politico, Feb 21, 2012
Democratic senators want super PAC crackdown

Washington Post, Feb 19, 2012
Ending secret money in politics

Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2012
Two justices suggest Citizens United ruling should be reconsidered in Montana case

Washington Post, Feb. 17, 2012
New York State Pension Fund Reaches Agreement with Three California Companies on Political Spending Disclosure

Politico, Feb 16, 2012
Dems target non-profits, cite Karl Rove

Politico, Feb 15, 2012
Campaign hits corporation donation

Business Green, Feb 15, 2012
Will Heartland Institute scandal force transparency on corporate donors?

Boston.com, Feb 15, 2012
Ruling allows major political donors to hide identities

Huffington Post, Feb. 15, 2012
Citizens United Part II: Montana Supreme Court Collides With U.S. Supreme Court

Corporate Reform Coalition, Feb 14, 2012
Hearing Request: Corporate Governance Solutions to Citizens United

New York Times, Feb 12, 2012
Sunlight on Secret Donations

The Examiner, Feb. 10, 2012
D.C. attorney general gives legal OK to corporate contributions ban

Denver Business Journal, Feb 10, 2012
Shareholders demand info about political contributions

Democratic Underground, Feb 9, 2012
Common Cause: SEC has the authority to reveal secret corporate money used to influence elections

Concord Monitor, Feb 8, 2012
Corporations keep their distance from super PACs

Huffington Post, Feb. 8, 2012
How Super PACs Are Auctioning Our Democracy to the Highest Bidder, and How We Can Fight Back

Citizen Vox, Feb. 8, 2012
Your money, your vote

Politico, Feb. 8, 2012
AT&T shareholders demand answers

Washington Post, Feb. 2, 2012
Corporations are sending more contributions to super PACs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 22, 2012
Corporate political spending targeted

TruthOut, Jan. 21, 2012
Citizens United: A Tsunami of Secret Corporate Campaign Cash is Drowning Our Democracy

Social Funds, Jan. 20, 2012
On Second Anniversary of Citizens United, Coalition Calls on SEC to Mandate Disclosure

GFS News, Jan. 20, 2012
Senators urge SEC on political spending

Blue Oregon, Jan. 20, 2012
Ted Wheeler calls for reforming corporate disclosure of political donations

Nightly Business Report, Jan. 19, 2012
Are Your Investments Supporting Candidates through Super-PACs?

Alternet, Jan. 19, 2012
The Uphill Battle Against Citizens United: Tricky Legal Terrain and No Easy Fixes

StatesmanJournal.com, Jan. 19, 2012
Wheeler presses for additional corporate disclosures of political activity

NorthJersey.com, Jan. 19, 2012
Menendez: SEC should require corporations to disclose political spending

Politicker NJ, Jan. 19, 2012
New Jersey senators join fellow lawmakers in calling for corporate disclosure of political spending

Huffington Post, Jan. 19, 2012
Citizens United Fallout: Coalition Asks SEC To Order Corporate Disclosure Of Political Spending

Washington Post, Jan. 18, 2012
The Influence Industry: Activist groups want to undo ruling that led to ‘super PAC’ frenzy

Corporate Counsel, Jan. 18, 2012
Shareholder Resolutions Urge BoA, 3M, Target to Forgo Political Spending

MercuryNews.com, Jan. 18, 2012
California could be model for ‘super PAC’ disclosure

Huffington Post, Jan. 18, 2012
Mandate Transparency on the Anniversary

Citizen Vox, Jan. 18, 2012
Activists and Investors Team Up to Take on Citizens United

Public Citizen, Jan. 18, 2012
Press Call: On the Anniversary of the Citizens United Decision, Investors, Lawmaker Press SEC to Mandate Disclosure of Corporate Political Spending

Roll Call, Jan. 17, 2012
Activists Mount Anniversary Push to Undo Citizens United

Star Tribune, Jan. 17, 2012
Proposals aim to curb political donations

Sustainable Business.com, Jan. 17, 2012
Largest Corporations Asked to Stop Making Political Contributions

Pioneer Press, Jan. 17, 2012
Target, 3M asked to end political contributions

Nonprofit Quarterly, Jan. 11, 2012
Time to Revive Democracy in the U.S.: Tell Shareholders How Their Dollars Are Used in Politics

Thomson Reuters News and Insight, Jan. 9, 2012
Could the SEC please give democracy a hand?

Coffee Party Nation, Jan. 8, 2012
Unions vs. Corporations: Rules Concerning the Expenditure of Treasury Money on Political Spending

The Nonprofit Quarterly, Jan. 5, 2012
Occupy Shareholders Engaging with Shareholder Resolutions? It’s Happening

Huffington Post, Jan. 3, 2012
Double Barrel Blast From Big Sky Country: Montana Rejects Citizens United

iWatch News, Jan. 2, 2012
‘Super PACs’ spend $13 million on early primaries, Romney top beneficiary

Billings Gazette, December 30, 2011
Supreme Court upholds state ban on corporation spending

GMI, December 21, 2011
Corporate Political Spending After Citizens United

Citizen Vox, December 20, 2011
The SEC’s Teeth

Election Law Blog, December 19, 2011
“Corporate Politics, Governance, and Value Before and After Citizens United”

Politico, December 12, 2011
Who is paying for political ads?

CBS News, December 10, 2011
Unlimited campaign cash fuels “Super PACs”

Campaign Legal Center, December 9, 2011
A Failed Campaign Finance System

Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending, December 8, 2011
Company Rankings

Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending, December 8, 2011
CAPS Holiday Shopping Guide

MotherJones, December 8, 2011
Timeline: The Best Government Money Can Buy

Corpgov.net, December 7, 2011
Colgate & IBM Lead; Amazon, Berkshire, Cisco, Nike, Sprint, & Disney Lag

Election Law Blog, December 6, 2011
A Madisonian Case for Disclosure

Attorney Recruiter Sites, December 6, 2011
Transparency Advocates Look to the SEC to Accomplish What Congress, The White House, and the IRS Have Not

Truthout, December 3, 2011
Fundraising Addiction and the Private-Money Corruption Machine

The Hill, December 2, 2011
Outside groups raking in the cash

The Valley Breeze Newspapers, November 30, 2011
Campaign Finance: Our Next Crisis

Citizen Vox, November 28, 2011
Where do “Black Friday” revenues go?

Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2011
Political Disclosure Won’t Inhibit Corporate Speech

Social Funds, November 22, 2011
Wall Street Journal Op-ed Attacks Corporate Disclosure of Political Spending

WisconsinWatch.org, November 22, 2011
New study tracks independent spending

Huffington Post, November 22, 2011
Campaign Finance Reform – Now More Than Ever

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, November 20, 2011
Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism in 2011

Business Law Professor Blog, November 19, 2011
New Report on the S&P 500′s Corporate Governance of Political Expenditures

Corpgov.net, November 17, 2011
Maryland First to Address Citizens United

Corpgov.net, November 17, 2011
ISS Updates Proxy Voting Guidelines

ConcurringOpinions.com, November 16, 2011
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: American Corporate Political Transparency Is 44 Years Behind the UK

UPI.com, November 13, 2011
Unveiling secret corporate political money

Law.com, November 11, 2011
A Year from the Big Election, Companies Turn to Political Spending

PoLawTics, November 8, 2011
The Battles Over Corporate Political Disclosure Move to the SEC

Citizen Vox, November 3, 2011
Advocates Seek New Avenues For Corporate Accountability

Reuters, Oct. 28, 2011
More companies shed light on political spending

Washington Post, October, 26, 2011
The Influence Industry: Judicial elections, corporate policies give glimpse into 2012

Truthout, October, 24, 2011
New Hampshire Poll Shows Both Sides of the Aisle Agree on Something

Huffington Post, October 20, 2011
Occupy Corporate Political Spending

Wall Street Journal, October, 20, 2011
House Democrats Urge SEC To Require Disclosure of Campaign Donations

Roll Call, October, 12, 2011
Fighting for Corporate Disclosure

Huffington Post, September 25, 2011
A Growing Consensus on What to Do About Citizens United

The Washington Post, September 6, 2011
Fulfilling the promise of ‘Citizens United’

The Washington Post, August 31, 2011
SEC proposal would disclose political donations by public companies

The New York Times, August 9, 2011
Serving Shareholders and Democracy

Roll Call, August 4, 2011
Give Shareholders Say on Corporate Money

Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 18, 2011
Do you know where your money is going?

Hartford Courant, July 14, 2011
You Vote with Your Wallet as Much as the Ballot Box

Northjersey.com, July, 14, 2011
Senator wants shareholders to have a say

Politicalnews.me, July 14, 2011
Menendez Introduces Shareholder Protection Act

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, July 14, 2011
The Re-Introduction of the Shareholder Protection Act

Huffington Post, July 13, 2011
Congressional Democrats Seek Corporate Disclosure Post-Citizens United

Talking Points Memo, July 13, 2011
Dems: If Corporate Donations Are Free Speech, Let Shareholders Speak Too

Minyanville.com, July 13, 2011
Should Shareholders Have a Say in Corporate Campaign Spending?

Business Ethics, July 13, 2011
11 Reasons Why We Need the Shareholder Protection Act

The Hill, July 12, 2011
Spider-Man, Stephen Colbert and the Shareholder Protection Act

Sunlight Foundation, June 21, 2011
Transparency Provisions in the Shareholder Protection Act Important to Disclose Corporate Political Expenditures

Brennan Center for Justice, June 15, 2011
Elected Officials Demand Accountability For Shareholders

Associated Press, June 8, 2011
Target ups dividend; shareholders talk politics

Ethical Corporation, June 2, 2011
Analysis: US political spending – SEC hints at more donation transparency

Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, May 15, 2011
SEC Strengthens Shareholders’ Role In Corporate Political Speech Decisions

Charlotte Observer, May 15, 2011
BofA, others shouldn’t spend shareholder money on politics

New York Times, May 14, 2011
The Supreme Court Had Its Say. Now Let Shareholders Decide.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune, May 13, 2011
Shareholder advocacy groups lift veil on political contributions

California Watch, May 6, 2011
Shareholders push for transparency in political spending

POLITICO, April 19, 2011
Obama administration considers moves to limit anonymous donations

BNET, April 6, 2011
Shareholders United: SEC Rules That Political-Spending Proposal Must Go to a Vote

Advocate.com, March 24, 2011
Citizens Get United

The Hill, March 16, 2011
License to spend

Business Ethics, October 21, 2010
Citizens United: Waking a Sleeping Giant

New York Times, September 18, 2010
Editorial, The Secret Election

Washington Post, July 27, 2010
Editorial, It’s the Senate’s turn to pass the Disclose Act

theParetoCommons, September 4, 2010
It’s Our Money, and We’ll Pry if We Want To

New York Times, April 19, 2010
Editorial, The Court, Money and Politics

Think Progress, April 1, 2010
Reform Is Needed To Stop Us From Going Down The Rabbit Hole Of Corporate Spending

Forbes, March 29, 2010
That’s My Money You’re Using

Washington Post, March 18, 2010
A way for corporations to contribute to political campaigns and preserve democracy at the same time

Roll Call, March 16, 2010
Shareholder Consent is Key in Political Spending

Washington Post, March 13, 2010
States can limit corporate and union spending on elections

Roll Call, March 11, 2010
Congress Must Pass Shareholder Protection Act

U.S. News & World Report, March 9, 2010
To Fix the Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision, Copy the Brits

The Huffington Post, March 8, 2010
In The Public Interest: Shareholder Roles & Rights in the Brave New Post-Citizens United World

New York Times, February 17, 2010
Editorial, A Welcome, if Partial, Fix

Philadelphia Inquirer, January 25, 2010
Corporate blunder Congress must address the Supreme Court’s ruling that corporations, just like people, can make political donations

Boston Globe, January 23, 2010
Editorial, Corporations aren’t people, don’t merit special protections

Los Angeles Times, January 22, 2010
Editorial, The 1st Amendment and corporate campaigning

New York Times, January 21, 2010
Editorial, The Court’s Blow to Democracy

 

 

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