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Jan 21, 2014

Fwd: Put an end to Citizens United's secret spending



Dear MoveOn member,

We're the organization Demos, and we started a petition to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which says:

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) must not condone secret corporate political spending. The SEC has the power to do what so many Americans demand: require public corporations to disclose all political spending. 

Put the public disclosure rule back on the SEC 2014 agenda now! 

Citizens United opened the door for corporations to inject unlimited money into our politicsbut the Supreme Court assumed it would all be disclosed to shareholders and the public. Instead, there's been an explosion of dark money in our elections. Without a disclosure rule from the SEC, corporations can spend entirely behind closed doors.

Senator Elizabeth Warren says that secret corporate political spending is "fundamentally wrong. It undercuts the basic notions of corporate democracy, and ultimately all of democracy."

Stand with Senator Warrendemand that the SEC require disclosure of secret corporate political spending.

A record-breaking 660,000 comments have called for the SEC to act to require disclosure of corporate political spending. But SEC Chairwoman Mary Jo White rejected these appeals and removed the rule from the SEC's 2014 agenda. She's getting pressure from powerful business groups that prefer to use shareholder money to exert political power without any accountability. 

It is up to us to let the SEC know we need the corporate political disclosure rule back on their agenda. It's time to stop secret corporate political spending now, before even more dark corporate money floods our elections.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks!

–Demos

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