Stop Secret Corporate Influence
The Supreme Court recently reaffirmed its controversial Citizens United decision, allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections. This Citizens United decision, coupled with loopholes in current law, means that currently there's no requirement that corporations report their unlimited political spending.
How are we supposed to hold corporations and elected officials accountable when we don't have information about which companies are pulling the strings when it comes to global warming, or clean energy, or other critical science policy issues?
The DISCLOSE Act would require corporations and other private groups to disclose their political spending to their shareholders and the public—increasing transparency and making them publicly accountable for their actions.
Please urge your congressional representative to co-sponsor this critical legislation today.
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Learn more about how corporations have influenced the U.S. dialogue on climate science and policy. Read more about how corporations corrupt science at the public's expense. A summary or the full text of the DISCLOSE Act is also available.
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