Tell the SEC: We Need Full Disclosure Now!

 In January 2010, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that opened the floodgates for increased corporate influence in our elections. This decision, Citizens United v. FEC, rolled back long-standing restrictions on corporate spending in elections, allowing corporations, trade associations and non-profits to spend unlimited, and often undisclosed, amounts of money directly on elections.As we mark … Continue reading Tell the SEC: We Need Full Disclosure Now!

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Occupy the Courts! Occupy the Corps!

  This weekend: join Occupy Wall Street, Move to Amend and Public Citizen for two days of action against corporate personhood. We hope to see you there!   Friday, January 20 Schedule changes due to permit denial for 500 Pearl! 5pm - Gather at Liberty Plaza (AKA Zuccotti park) 5:30 - March to Foley Square 6-7pm - … Continue reading Occupy the Courts! Occupy the Corps!

NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2012 CONTACT: Mary Tek, Coordinator 212-341-9509 / nyccprogresscaucus@gmail.com City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People NEW YORK, NY -- The Progressive Caucus of the City Council commends today’s passage of a resolution opposing the United States Supreme Court Citizens United decision, which gave corporations the same First Amendment … Continue reading NY City Council Passes Resolution Declaring that Corporations Are Not People