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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.

Thank You for Endorsing Clean Energy Victory Bonds

We at Ethical Markets  fully support these Clean Energy Victory  Bonds , and happy to see this  Progress! – Hazel Henderson, Editor

This week, the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2012 will be introduced in the House of Representatives!  Representative Filner (CA) is the lead sponsor of the bill and as of today the original co-sponsors include: Representative Carnahan (MO), Representative Carson (IN), Representative Cicilline (RI), Representative Clay (MO), Representative Hinchey (NY), Representative Johnson (GA), Representative Kucinich (OH), Representative Pingree (ME), Representative Quigley (IL), and Representative Rothman (NJ).

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