WE DID IT! On Wednesday May 27th, local teams from across the country took to streets, the bridges, the parking structures, and the downtown high-rises of their cities and communities to unfurl big, beautiful banners with a clear message to President Obama: stop the dark money corruption of our democracy.
Americans overwhelmingly agree on two things: that there is way too much corporate money in politics and that we as citizens have a right to know where that money is coming from, especially when it’s influencing which companies are being rewarded withour tax dollars.
Well right now, corporations receiving government contracts are able to funnel untold sums of campaign cash to those same members of congress who are responsible for - you guessed it - rewarding those corporations with billions of dollars in lucrative government contracts. And they're able to do this in complete secrecy.
So not only are corporations deliberately corrupting our democracy for their own narrow self-interest, but they're able to do so with total anonymity, without disclosure and without accountability.
Luckily there's a silver lining here: President Obama can issue an executive order to require federal government contractors to disclose all of their political spending, and he can do so right now, without congressional approval.
But if we know anything about history it's that "power concedes nothing without a demand." Now is our time to take action and make our demand. Here's what you can do right now: