Senator Mitch McConnell and his buddies signed our democracy’s death warrant.
By blocking passage of the DISCLOSE Act, GOP lawmakers (and their corporate sponsors) erased American’s last defence against a flood of unlimited Dark Money - public transparency.
Big Money wants to buy the 2012 elections in secret. To escape accountability for their political spending, Wall Street corporations and super-rich donors like the Koch Brothers are pumping upwards of $900 million dollars into shadowy tax-exempt nonprofit groups that can spend unlimited money influencing elections without having to reveal a single donor.*
Let’s face it - our bought Congress no longer represents the will of the people. 88% of American votersthink that “all campaign contributions and expenditures should be publicly disclosed.”* And they are right. In the words of Bill Moyers, “three things don’t go together: money, secrecy, democracy."*
Dark Money has got to go. If Congress will not act to save American democracy - we will. It’s time to take the demand for disclosure directly to the worst of the 1%, and insist they immediately release all records of any anonymous political expenditures. The Koch Brothers of the world think we don’t know or care what they’re up to: add your name to the petition and show them they’re wrong.
If they fail to respond to our simple demand by September 28th, we will bring it to their doorsteps and make it impossible to ignore through the largest American civil disobedience campaign of the 21st century.
We need at least 10,000 people to sign on to this call before September 28th so the deep patriots who will risk arrest to ensure our voice is heard - that day, and in the weeks to follow - will know a growing movement has got their back!
Petition Text: As concerned Americans committed to the integrity of our democracy, we call on Wall Street and all corporations, trade associations and 501(c)4 nonprofits to immediately and fully disclose to the public the amount, source, and destination of any and all anonymous or unreported political expenditures.