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Business for Democracy and ASBC Lead Effort to Overturn Citizens United v. FEC

The Business for Democracy Campaign, which the American Sustainable Business Council is spearheading in partnership with Free Speech for People is tackling the compelling issue of corporate contributions to political campaigns.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision on January 21, 2010 allows corporations to spend unlimited funds to support or oppose candidates for political office, overturning campaign finance laws in place for decades. The Business for Democracy campaign is an initiative of business leaders and their companies who believe this ruling is in direct conflict with American democratic principles and a serious threat to good government. The campaign supports the four members of the Supreme Court and the 80 percent of Americans who disagree with the decision (Washington Post poll, Feb. 17, 2010).

If you'd like your business to join this effort, you can sign the statement of support here or here.

Half of Global Survey Respondents Urge Aggressive GHG Emission Cut Target by Japan

Ahead of the Copenhagen climate conference (COP 15, in December 2009) Japan for Sustainability (JFS)—an NGO that provides
environmental information from Japan to 191 countries—today announced the findings of its international web survey of opinions from the around world, regarding Japan’s soon-to-be-decided medium-term targets for global warming prevention measures.
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