An article from the Center for Public Integrity reports that Chevron Corp. shareholders recently rejected a resolution seeking to prohibit the company from using corporate funds for political activities. Chevron’s statement reads: "Chevron’s participation in the political process is an important means of protecting the interests of the Company and its stockholders." Read the full story here.
In light of the tremendous victory in Los Angeles, where 77% of voters chose ‘Yes’ to overturn Citizens United, The Nation Magazine cites our "The Other Scandal" http://TheOtherScandal.com/ campaign with Common Cause as an effort to expand the discussion on the real issue behind the IRS scandal: the lack of rules and regulations governing money in politics. Click for the full story.
Everyone agrees that the IRS screwed up — but as Chris Hayes of MSNBC makes clear in this video, the real, underlying problem is that the Citizens United decision took our system of fair-play rules that kept tax-exempt groups out of our elections and "blew it out of the water." Watch this video and join us together with Common Cause to demand that Congress focus on the core problem: Citizens United! More
A new letter to the editor from our ally at the American Independent Business Alliance asks, "What’s ‘Pro’ business" in light of a recent article from the New York Times that cites that the Citizens United ruling as benefiting American businesses.
Great to see another state taking initiative to amend the Citizens United ruling! When Angelenos go to the polls next week to choose the next mayor of Los Angeles, they also will become the largest electorate so far to vote on a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. The ballot measure, Prop. More
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes explained this week how the Citizens United ruling lead to the current IRS scandal. Watch it in this clip courtesy of MSNBC.
Free Speech For People helped organize this event today in Concord, New Hampshire, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Coalition for Open Democracy.
In the latest move by corporations to claim constitutional rights that properly belong only to actual, living, breathing people,
"A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule requiring most private sector employers to post a notice informing employees of their right to unionize."
…according to an article in Wednesday’s New York Times, which goes on to note that:
The Sunday New York Times has a great write-up on a new study showng a pervasive pro-corporate bias on the part of the Roberts Court.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
Corporations Find a Friend in the Supreme Court
By Adam Liptak, May 4th, 2013
Friday, May 3