NEW ASBC POLL FINDS BUSINESS SUPPORT FOR MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

New ASBC Poll Finds Business Support For Minimum Wage Increase In 2014, ASBC commissioned scientific polling of 555 small business owners nationwide. A poll report just released with Business for a Fair Minimum Wage showed that a clear majority – 61 percent – of small business owners support an increase …

Voting Rights Act in Jeopardy? Supreme Court Hints at Rollback

“We at Ethical Markets are shocked at this out-of-control Supreme Court , even hearing this case of Alabama v. the Voting Rights Act .  This Roberts Court’s appalling record of  legislating from the bench , as in their Citizens United decision in 2010 ,  must be condemned . We  especially …

Story of Stuff presents THE STORY OF CITIZENS UNITED V. FEC

February 14, 2013: Editor’s note – two years later – even more relevant!  R.S., Ethical Markets On March 1, 2011, The Story of Stuff Project released The Story of Citizens United v. FEC, an exploration of the crisis of corporate influence in American democracy. Watch the new, 8-minute movie at …

TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY

TRANSFORMING FINANCE STILL TOP PRIORITY By Hazel Henderson © 2013, first published on CSRWire Feb. 8, 2013   Despite incremental reforms: the Dodd-Frank Act in the USA, Basel III and the 0.1% financial transaction tax now approved by EU finance ministers, the global financial casino is still playing.  Financial lobbying still seeks to …

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica: Solar Ship Could Deliver Medicine To Remotest Areas

Cleantech News from CleanTechnica Solar Ship Could Deliver Medicine To Remotest AreasTime To Overturn Citizens UnitedWhy Solar PV Without Subsidies Is A No-Brainer (UBS Study Part 2)California Gets SEIA’s Praise, Arizona Gets SEIA’s CondemnationHow NREL Influences New High Performance BuildingsHUGE: V3Solar Spin Cell = 8 Cents/kWh (CleanTechnica Exclusive)Washington DC Once …

Stamping Money out of Politics: A Stamp Stampede

  Stamping Money out of Politics: A Stamp Stampede By Martha Shaw For CSRWire January 15, 2013 It’s impossible to say how many dollar bills stamped in red with Stamp Stampede messages to end political bribery have been introduced into circulation so far. But, if it’s any indication, I got one as change at New YorkPenn Station over the …

Tell the SEC: Don’t let corporations hide their political spending

The U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous Citizens United v. FEC ruling has allowed corporate CEOs to unleash a torrent of secret corporate spending into our political system. Indefensibly, CEOs are able to keep both the public and their own shareholders in the dark about the use of company funds for political …

RESTORING DEMOCRACY: THE ROLE OF MONEY AND POLITICS

RESTORING DEMOCRACY: THE ROLE OF MONEY AND POLITICS A Roundtable The eyes of the nation will be on Denver the week of October 3rd as the University of Denver hosts the first presidential debate. Join the American Sustainable Business Council, Americans for Campaign Reform and Common Cause for a roundtable …

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 …