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Forum Post: Tell the SEC to Follow the money and publish the findings.

Posted 6 years ago on March 21, 2012, 3:59 p.m. EST by DKAtoday (33474) from Coon Rapids, MN
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Dear Dan,

Did you know that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has the authority to pull back the curtain on the secret corporate money that the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling has unleashed into our elections?

As the federal agency with the job of protecting investors from corporate abuse, the SEC would be well within its authority to require that all publicly traded corporations disclose how they're spending money in an attempt to tilt the elections.

But the SEC isn't going to act without pressure. And that's where you come in.

Let's show the SEC that consumers and shareholders oppose secret corporate political spending.

Tell the SEC to require corporations to disclose how they spend their money in politics.

With our allies, we have the chance to make this the most commented-on rule in the SEC's history. Legal scholars, public interest organizations and other experts have started weighing in. But grassroots pressure can make the difference!

Whether you're a consumer or an investor, the money we put into corporations should not be used as a political weapon for the corporate agenda.

It doesn't have to be this way. We can take back our democracy.

Tell the SEC: Shine a light on corporate spending in elections.

Requiring publicly traded corporations to disclose how they're trying to influence elections is a first step that can make a big difference in 2012. Let's make sure that we can hold accountable the corporations that funnel money into Super PACs and other groups attempting to tilt the election without disclosing who they are.

Thanks for all you do,

Calvin Sloan, Field Organizer



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[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (33474) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

3/21/2012 watch a replay of the PBS News Hour. Very good segments. One on special education. A short ending segment on how Texas towns are coping with Global warming drought conditions - like bottling rain water and digging trenches to pipe water from neighboring areas. Another republican and democrat speaking about the stalled governmental process.