Amgen announces withdrawal from ALEC

Dear Colleagues: As you know, in the aftermath of the 2010 U.S Supreme Court Citizens United decision, concerned investors and advocates have participated in hundreds of discussions with companies about best disclosure practices for political spending and lobbying. In these engagements we have highlighted our belief that a company’s public …

Summary & Analysis of Results of 2012 Lobbying Disclosure Resolutions

June 20, 2012 Summary & Analysis of Results of 2012 Lobbying Disclosure Resolutions Shareholder votes for lobbying disclosure resolutions indicated strong support in the second year since first being introduced in 2011. Shareholders filed resolutions at 38 corporations asking them to report on federal and state lobbying expenditures, including indirect …

Johnson & Johnson is leaving ALEC thanks to your activism.

Johnson & Johnson is leaving ALEC thanks to your activism. Dear Friend, Yesterday afternoon news broke that Johnson & Johnson is ending its membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This is huge, and it wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of CREDO activists like you. Over 2,200 …

Disclosure of Payments for Federal and State Lobbying, Trade Associations and ALEC

Shareholder Initiative: More than 40 investors filed shareholder resolutions at 40 corporations asking them to report on lobbying expenditures, including indirect funding of lobbying through trade associations. 22 of these proposals are expected to go to a vote at annual stockholder meetings in Spring 2012. What the proposal asks for: …