Picture this: a lawmaker helps influence the awarding of a government contract to a huge corporation. The corporation turns around and spends millions to help re-elect the same lawmaker -- all without disclosing a single cent. Sounds illegal, right? Think again.
This secret spending is possible thanks to a loophole in election law. But here’s the good news: President Obama can close that loophole with the stroke of a pen.
Join Other 98% and our friends at Public Citizen: urge President Obama to require government contractors to disclose all their campaign spending.
Corporate contractors are getting rich off your tax dollars -- and they don’t have to disclose a single cent of the money they spend on electing (or re-electing) the same lawmakers that help influence who those contracts are awarded to in the first place.
It doesn’t have to be this way. With a single executive order, the president can require every single government contractor - Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Merck, Haliburton, the whole nine yards - to disclose every cent they spend to help elect or defeat politicians.
Let’s make it happen: urge the President to issue an executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.
President Obama has said time and time again that he wants to do something about the influence of dark money in politics. This is his chance.
Thank you for everything you do to make this movement real.
The Other 98%
The Other 98%