Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tag: Super PAC

Money talks, big time

Polls show that an overwhelming majority of Americans support stricter laws to prevent wealth from hijacking politics and want the Citizens United ruling overturned.

With the Super Bowl around the corner, NFL money blitzes Washington

A massive, culturally significant business can’t afford to stay on the sidelines of American politics and rather than waiting on a Hail Mary pass, the NFL takes control of their fate through lobbying and its PAC.

2017 financials of the Koch’s dark money network

The Koch network may be changing its face and money flow, but it appears to be still just as powerful as ever.

1,200+ US officials and candidates have rejected fossil fuel cash

"Taking the pledge means that a politician and their campaign will adopt a policy to not knowingly accept any contributions over $200 from the PACs, executives, or front groups of fossil fuel companies – companies whose primary business is the extraction, processing, distribution, or sale of oil, gas, or coal."

The rise of shadow parties

A Brennan Center analysis shows both Republicans and Democrats have found a new way to set up super PACs and rake in dark money, further weakening our campaign finance system.

DNC takes donations from fossil fuel industry contrary to original resolution...

This is “an absolute failure by the DNC.”

Bernie Sanders Raises More Donations than Every GOP Presidential Candidate

According to the FEC and other reports, Bernie Sanders has raised more grassroots support by refusing to "pander to billionaire donors" than any of his GOP running mates. Goes to show you political contributions don't have to come from a handful of deranged billionaires.

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Cheap renewables could make 90% of proposed gas power plants — and many pipelines...

Within 26 years, virtually all gas power plants will be economically obsolete in many states.

Dangerous levels of plastic found in children’s bodies finds new study

"It can't be that every fourth child between three and five years old is so heavily burdened with chemicals that long-term damage cannot safely be ruled out."

Over 800 climate strikes planned in U.S. on September 20th; Global Climate Strikes to...

5 days ahead of strikes, Activists of all ages, labor groups, faith leaders, businesses gear up for youth-led climate strikes in intergenerational demand for climate action

What George Carlin taught us about media propaganda by omission

George Carlin’s quip reminds us to demand the other score: the horrific cost of our unequal and unsustainable status quo.

Germany poised to spend nearly $50 billion on climate protections

The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.