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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.

Business Summit for a Sustainable Economy

New speakers are confirmed for the White House meetings and panels including; Richard Kaufman, Sr. Advisor to Energy Secretary Chu; Shelly Poticha, Director of Sustainable Housing and Communities; Dr. David Michaels, Director of OSHA; Jeanne Hulit, SBA; Jonathan Greenblatt, Director of White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Engagement; and more are being confirmed daily.

Invitations have been sent to Labor Secretary Solis, Energy Secretary Chu, Commerce Secretary Bryson, EPA Administrator Jackson and Agriculture Secretary Vilsak; several of whom will address us.

Be a part of the 125 innovative, triple bottom line business leaders from across the country who will meet with senior Administration officials and Congressional leaders. We’ll map out a dynamic long-term policy agenda and discuss strategies to create good jobs and rebuild America.

The two and a half-day program with ASBC includes:

June 11th – An evening reception at a beautiful Capitol Hill residence with special guests from the White House and Congress.

June 12th – Full-day program at the White House featuring presentations and interactive panel discussions with senior Administration officials. Lunch will be provided as well as an optional tour*.? Register by June 5th to ensure Security Clearance.

June 13th – ASBC holds its third annual strategy and planning session (hosted by K&L Gates LLP). After lunch, participants will head to Capitol Hill to make office visits.

Space is limited.  REGISTRATION CLOSES 5pm JUNE 5th
Please register now to give voice to create a more sustainable economy.

Participation Fee:
ASBC Partners: $75
ASBC Business Supporters: $125
Non-ASBC Partners or Business: $450

Accommodations:
ASBC has reserved a block of rooms at Club Quarters in downtown Washington, DC. Please contact Gavin Brown if you would like to reserve a room. This block of rooms is extremely limited contact Gavin today to reserve your spot.

Act today as there are only about 10 rooms left.

Contact Richard Eidlin via email or phone at 303-478-0131 for more information about this event. Feel free to download the PDF Flyer to distribute to your membership. ASBC partner organizations are encouraged to invite their memberships, who are eligible to particiapate at the rate of $125.

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