Sign the petition to tell Google:
More Transparency on Political Spending, Less U.S. Chamber of Commerce
We know Google has supported some good policies in the past — from green energy to internet freedoms — but without knowing where its political dollars are going, it’s next to impossible to know if Google is undermining the very causes it promotes.
Google is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a dark money juggernaut that spent more than $35 million in the 2012 elections. The U.S. Chamber also supports regressive policies such as fracking and the kind of financial deregulation that led to the economic meltdown of 2008.
Google tells us it’s a different kind of company — but hiding political donations and giving to the U.S. Chamber isn’t innovative, it’s just more of the same.
If Google is serious about its principles, it should adopt a policy to (1) fully disclose its political spending and it should (2) end its membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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Join the campaign to tell the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
Disclose Your Donors and Work for Reforms That Will Benefit All Americans
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce exercises undue influence over our democratic system. Its lobbying, outsized spending on political campaigns, lack of transparency about its membership and retrograde positions against climate science, workers’ rights, financial safeguards, consumer access to courts and taxation for the benefit of the disadvantaged are damaging to the fabric of our country and the world.
While it claims to represent small businesses, the U.S. Chamber largely represents big corporations that game the system for their own enrichment. We call on the U.S. Chamber to disclose its donors and stop pushing politics that harm Main Street and the majority of Americans.
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