Why Corporate Political Spending Matters
In 2010, Citizens United removed limits on corporate spending to influence elections. Today, corporations are leading contributors in congressional and down-ballot races, where even a small amount of money can have a big impact. This includes hard-to-track contributions made through trade associations and other groups.
With great influence comes great responsibility. When companies are open about how they use shareholders’ money to influence elections, they protect shareholder value, build public trust, and safeguard our democracy.
TrackYourCompany is a project of the Center for Political Accountability, created by Caitlin Moniz and Nanyamka Springer. Since 2003, the Center has spearheaded a campaign for corporate political disclosure and accountability. Visit our site to learn more.