Dear Mr. President: Clean Up Dark Money in Elections
On April 2, Americans delivered more than 550,000 petitions and rallied in 30 states to urge President Obama to sign an executive order requiring government contractors to disclose their political spending.
- On April 2, a diverse coalition of public interest organizations rallied in front of the White House to urge President Obama to sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to fully disclose their spending to influence elections. They delivered more than 550,000 petition signatures in favor of the executive order to the White House. They were joined in solidarity with concerned citizens around the country who hosted 60 other rallies in 30 states. And five U.S. Senators sent a letter to the President urging him to sign the executive order.
- In California:
- CALPIRG, California Common Cause and the Money Out Voters In Coalition hosted a roundtable discussion on money in politics with Rep. Ted Lieu.
- In Florida:
- In Iowa, "Holding signs that said “Democracy is not for sale,” a small but vocal group gathered Thursday in front of the federal courthouse in Davenport to support an executive order President Barack Obama could sign that would require federal contractors to disclose campaign contributions."
- In Louisiana:
- In Maine:
- In Maryland, Maryland PIRG hosted a roundtable discussion on money in politics with Rep. John Sarbanes and Rep. Chris Van Hollen.