Summary & Analysis of Results of 2012 Lobbying Disclosure Resolutions

kristy SRI/ESG News

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 …

Corporate Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Expenditures

kristy SRI/ESG News

April 2012 Corporate Disclosure of Lobbying Activities and Expenditures A Progress Report on the 2012 Proxy Season In 2011, the AFSCME Employee Pension Plan filed eight shareholder proposals asking for companies to disclose their lobbying activities. The proposal did well as a first year proposal, averaging more than 24% at …

50 Attorneys General vs. Citizens United

kristy SRI/ESG News

Two years ago, the Supreme Court decided that big corporations and the super rich have a “right” to spend unlimited amounts of money in our elections. The Justices that supported this ridiculous decision just expected states to fall in line behind the ruling and abandon their campaign finance laws, but …

Decentralized Global Rebellion: G8 On The Run; Occupy News Roundup; American Police State; Move To Amend

kristy Global Citizen

This Is NOT What Democracy Looks Like! Criminalizing First Amendment Rights If laws like the new Trespass Bill (HR 347) had been in effect during the Civil Rights movement, there would have been no March on Washington. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow activists would have been rendered criminals. …

Overturning ‘Citizens United’ Isn’t Enough! Lawrence Lessig on the Campaign Finance Racket (Video)

kristy SRI/ESG News

Overturning the Citizens United ruling “terrifies” Lessig because “it imagines somehow that on January 20, 2010 ? the day before Citizens United was decided ? our democracy was fine and Citizens United broke it. But of course, the democracy was already broken.” Lessig elaborated on how to get back on …

Money and Democracy Update

kristy SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen

Issue #97 ? February 17, 2012 ?Money and Democracy Update? is Public Citizen?s weekly e-newsletter about the intersection of money and politics. It is part of our ongoing campaign to track the results of ? and ultimately overturn ? the U.S. Supreme Court?s reckless decision in Citizens United v. Federal …

Citizens United & Money in Politics

kristy Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

ASBC Newsletter January 2o12 Dear ASBC Community, As we take a running jump into 2012, we already see that there are a growing number of indicators illustrating the growing importance of the different business voice that ASBC, its member organizations and many businesses bring to the national dialogue about the …

This weekend near you: A chance to help Get Money Out

Ethical Markets Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks

This Saturday will be historic for all the wrong reasons. It’s the second anniversary of Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that paved the way for billionaires and special interests to spend unlimited money on super PACs—the same so-called independent organizations that have spent twice as much money in the presidential …