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Demand President Obama Require Federal Contractors To Disclose their Political Spending

Currently, corporations that receive government contracts can secretly funnel untold sums into elections to help elect (and re-elect) the very same lawmakers responsible for awarding those contracts. It’s outrageous.

Companies like Lockheed Martin, Verizon, and even subsidiaries of Koch Industries are awash in taxpayer money they receive from federal contracts. And you can bet that the amount of money they plan to spend to influence the upcoming elections is staggering.

All this secret spending was unleashed by Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United, but short of overturning those decisions, there’s something that President Obama can do about this RIGHT NOW.

The president can and should sign an executive order, immediately, requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending.

With the 2016 election heating up, it will become politically difficult for Obama to issue any executive orders if he waits too much longer. He needs to get this done before it’s too late.

By making this political spending public, these corporations can be held accountable to how they influence politics with our taxpayer money, and help end pay-to-play contracting.

Mr. President:
Sign an urgent executive order without delay requiring companies that receive taxpayer money from federal contracts to disclose their political spending.

American Family Voices
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