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At the beginning of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that amplified the power of our country’s already powerful corporations. This decision, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, rolled back long-standing restrictions on corporate spending in elections, allowing companies, trade associations, and other non-profit groups to spend unlimited amounts of money directly on electioneering advertisements. Companies now have far more leeway to spend directly from their corporate treasury without disclosure to their shareholders, consumers, or the general public.
Find out how the largest corporations in the United States have responded to Citizens United. Roll your cursor over each corporation for further details on its spending policies and ways to reach out and demand that companies which can still use treasury money in elections reform their spending policies.
Pledged to Keep Corporate Treasury Money Out Of Elections:
These companies have policies that protect voters from unrestricted corporate election spending in spite of the rollbacks created by Citizens United. They have adopted policies of refraining from spending money directly from their company treasury on politics.
Has Not Pledged to Keep Corporate Treasury Money Out Of Elections:
These companies’ policies do not address the rollbacks created by Citizens United. They have no policy prohibiting spending their treasury funds on politics.
Prepared to Spend Corporate Money in Elections:
These companies have taken steps demonstrating that they will not protect voters from unrestricted corporate election spending in spite of the rollbacks created by Citizens United. They are prepared to spend without limits and without disclosure in our elections.
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