VIDEO: Disclosing Conflict Minerals
August 26, 2015
Last week, the D.C. Circuit Court overturned a SEC rule requiring companies to disclose whether they use conflict minerals, arguing that it infringed on corporations' First Amendment rights. I went on the Big Picture with Thom Hartmann to discuss what this means in the larger fight for a transparent and open government.
New Polls Shows Overwhelming Majority of Americans Support Money in Politics Solutions
June 2, 2015
A poll released by The New York Times and CBS News today shows that more than 80% of Americans support fundamental change or a complete overhaul of the way political campaigns are funded. The survey found majorities of both Republicans and Democrats favor strong campaign finance reforms, including:
Disclosure Voted Down Along Party Lines
May 20, 2015
In a party line vote, Republicans on the House Communications and Technology subcommittee defeated legislation that would have forced the secret sponsors of broadcast political ads into the open.
Top Federal Contractors Disclosed Political Spending Tripled Over the Last Decade. But What About Their Undisclosed Spending?
March 11, 2015
As President Obama faces more calls to sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their dark money political spending, the top federal contractors continue to dump big money in U.S. elections.
We’ll Hold Governor Cuomo Accountable
February 2, 2015
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today his support for important ethics and campaign finance changes proposed by Common Cause New York and other public interest allies in the wake of the arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.