Momentum Builds for #NoSecretMoney Executive Order
On December 16, activists rallied in front of the White House and brought one
million signatures, collected by Public Citizen and over 50 groups, to be delivered to President Barack Obama calling on
him to curb money in elections by issuing an executive order requiring
federal contractors to disclose their political spending. This executive order
would make a major difference in fighting the flood of secret money into
elections since the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010.
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A Push Towards an Executive Order: President Obama Could Take the First Step Towards Stopping Secret Corporate Election Spending
Over 50 rallies were held across the country on April 2, 2015, calling on President Barack Obama to take the first step to stop the flow of undisclosed corporate funds into our elections. Ever since the Citizens United ruling, there has been a staggering increase in the amount of election spending by anonymous sources.
If the president were to enact the executive order, corporations contracting with the U.S. government would be required to publicly disclose all of their spending in our elections. The public has a right to know if federal contractors are trying to buy influence and win special favors. Sign the petition calling on President Obama to take action.
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