Why Corporate Political Spending Matters
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.