Money in Politics

Around the world, company management may give company money to politicians through any number of 'dark money' channels. Such a use of company assets may interfere with investor's interests, and corrupt societal checks and balances.



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A Trump Administration Plan that Could Boost Corporate ‘Dark Money’ in Elections

The Trump administration is pushing a proposal that could change how much untraceable " dark mone...

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Seattle’s upcoming election is inundated with tech money — and it’s not just Amazon

The tech industry is taking an unprecedented interest in Seattle's upcoming election, spending bi...

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Corporate Action on Climate Change Has to Include Lobbying

Executive Summary The climate crisis is upon us, and there's no time to wait for voluntary corpor...

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Facebook Employees Dissent Over Political Campaign Ads

In an open letter, the social network's employees said letting politicians post false claims in a...

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Tech Firms Ramp Up Lobbying as Antitrust Scrutiny Grows

Big Tech is hard to miss these days in Washington. So is its money. Lobbying expenditures by Face...

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Some Philly companies disclose political contributions. Others don’t. Here’s the score.

"Comcast prohibits donations to 501c4s, and that's important," Freed said, since those entities t...

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After skepticism, U.S. Chamber of Commerce forms climate change task force

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday it was forming a climate change task force to better...

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These Companies Promised to Be Socially Responsible, But They Are Pushing ALEC’s Right-Wing Agenda

Last week, nearly two hundred corporate executives endorsed a "statement on the purpose of a corp...

3 months, 1 week

Reality Bites: Fossil Fuel Companies Face Climate Liability Claims After Decades of Denial

Fossil fuel companies knew they were damaging the planet-and spent millions to mislead the public...

4 months

On Monday, Canada declared a Climate Emergency. On Tuesday, it approved another oil pipeline.

June 18 at 4:52 PM Canadian Prime Minister Justine Trudeau is an icon of progressive politics who...

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Disclose Corporate Political Activity

Fossil fuel companies exert a great deal of influence over climate and energy policy at the federal, state, local and international levels – yet much

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Exxon Mobil Corpo...
Lobbying

Minimal lobbying disclosure among major corporations prevents shareholders from knowing whether companies advocate covertly for the same issues they c

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Chevron Corporation
Climate Deception and Accountability

Major fossil fuel companies have known for decades that their products—oil, natural gas, and coal—cause global warming. Their own scientists told them

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Exxon Mobil Corpo...
Exxon: Disclose your Lobbying

Exxon should be more transparent about corporate lobbying expenditures designed to influence legislation and regulation

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AT&T Inc.
AT&T: Disclose Your Lobbying

AT&T should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

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International Bus...
IBM: Disclose Your Lobbying

IBM should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

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Verizon Communica...
Verizon: Report on Lobbying

Verizon should disclose lobbying activities and expenditures to ensure its lobbying is consistent with its expressed goals and shareholder interests

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AbbVie Inc.
Abbvie Should Disclose its Lobbying Expenditures

AbbVie should disclose lobbying activities so shareholders can assess which are consistent with the company's expressed goals.

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United Parcel Ser...
UPS: Disclose Your Lobbying

UPS should be more transparent about its lobbying expenditures

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Oracle Corporation
Oracle: Report on Lobbying

Oracle should disclose its lobbying activities and expenditures

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