Business for Democracy, opposed to Citizens United decision.
Recently Changing The Game worked with the Coffee Party and Movement For The People in an effort to foster a transpartisan coalition to address the Citizens United decision and other aspects of “corporatocracy” (influence of money in politics). This mention of Business for Democracy came by way of the Social Venture Network newsletter. It will be interesting to see if a substantial number of businesses will sign on and in general which conservative organizations might take a similar stand against the Citizens United ruling. Walt
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision of January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited money to support or oppose candidates
for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades.
This website is an initiative of companies and business leaders who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. We stand with the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Postpoll, Feb. 17, 2010).
We invite all for-profit companies who share our concern about the Citizens United decision — from Mom and Pop stores to the largest multi-nationals — to join in signing the following statement:
Who’s Behind This?
Business for Democracy is an initiative of business leaders who have come together to speak out in opposition to the Citizens United decision. Administrative and financial backing for the launch was provided by Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. The ongoing campaign and national outreach will be managed by the American Sustainable Business Council.
To contact us directly with questions about the campaign, please contact us atBusinessForDemocracy@gmail.com
Not a business leader but want to join the movement?
Visit Public Citizen’s Don’t Get Rolled campaign.
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