For Immediate Release Broad Coalition Urges Action by Obama on Disclosure of Political Spending by Government Contractors

Posted on May 3, 2011

Broad Coalition Urges Prompt Action by President Obama on Draft Executive Order to Reveal Secret Political Spending by Government Contractors

On Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. groups representing more than 30 organizations will hold a press conference on Capitol Hill in support of a draft White House executive order to require disclosure of secret political spending by government contractors. The organizations are urging President Obama to promptly sign the executive order and will unveil a citizens' petition and letter to be delivered to the White House.

The press conference will address the vast amount of disinformation leveled at the draft executive order since it was leaked last month to opponents of the executive order.

What: Press Conference and release of citizens petition in support of proposed White House executive order to reveal secret political spending of government contractors.

When: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4

Where: 441 Cannon House Office Building (1st St. & Independence Ave, SE).

Presenters: Campaign Legal Center

Common Cause

Democracy 21

Public Citizen

Other groups supporting the executive order: Center for Corporate Policy

Center for Media and Democracy

Citizen Works

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

Consumer Watchdog

Corporate Ethics International/Business Ethics Network

Democracy for America

Democracy Matters


League of Women Voters of the United States

Michigan Campaign Finance Network

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)

Ohio Citizen Action's Money in Politics Project

OMB Watch

Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG)

People for the American Way

Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

Public Campaign

Sanford Lewis, Counsel, Investor Environmental Health Network


Social Equity Group

Union of Concerned Scientists


Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

Wisconsin Voices

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Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Money in Politics

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