When Citizens United became the law, I was sickened by it. Corporations are not people. More over, the obscene amount of money that can be funneled into a campaign by a few right-wing luminaries is not democracy; it’s a travesty. That’s why I’m adding my name to the petition to make sure the Koch brothers, Karl Rove and others like them adhere to this new ruling and disclose where their money comes from. Here’s the story. Read it, sign the petition and then pass it on to everyone you know.
Something big happened in Richmond last week — and a couple millionaires and billionaires are hoping you didn’t notice.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed last week that groups like the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity and Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS should have to disclose exactly who’s behind the millions of dollars they’re spending to influence this election.
They’re going to try to avoid this for as long as they can. After all, they have a vested interest in being able to spend millions anonymously to influence our elections — many of the corporations and individuals funding their organizations don’t want their agendas to receive scrutiny from the press or the public.
We can make sure they don’t get away with hiding these donors — or their agendas. But it’s going to take a lot of us standing up, putting our foot down, and saying “Hell no.”
We’ve put together a petition demanding that these secret front groups disclose for the country exactly who their donors are. Do what these guys won’t do: Let the country know exactly what you stand for by adding your name today.
Ask yourself: Don’t we all have a right to know exactly which corporations and individuals are spending millions in attack ads to influence elections — and what their agendas are?
If you agree, add your name today:
- THE $71 MILLION PLAN: Kochs, Rove & Casino Billionaire Team Up To Beat Dems (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- Obama goes to war with GOP secret money – Campaign Finance – Salon.com (mbcalyn.com)
- Disclosure For Kochs, Rove Comes Closer (huffingtonpost.com)
- Obama’s Lawyer Demands Information on Group’s Donors (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Campaign Finance Disclosure Decision Means Rove, Koch Brothers, And Others Could Suddenly Have To Disclose Donors (brandtstandard.com)
- Appellate Court Refuses to Block Ruling That Electioneering Non-Profits Must Disclose Donors (bradblog.com)
- Koch Brothers, Chamber of Commerce Face Possible Campaign Donation Disclosure After Ruling (the2012scenario.com)
- You: Adelson Donations to Hit $71 Million (thedailybeast.com)