4th March, 2013 - Posted by Hillary V Lehr - 4 Comments
This April Fool’s day, prank with purpose.
These door hangers are a little funny, but the corrosive influence of money in politics is no laughing matter.
Sign up to send a door hanger today.
Take a stand in the spirit of April Fool’s day. It takes less than a minute to sign up. You can select for us to email your door hanger directly to your Senator and Representative, or we can mail it to you so you can send it directly to your elected official.
Why Tell Corporate Lobbyists ‘Do Not Disturb’ Democracy?
- Since 2007, nearly $20 billion has been spent on lobbying government.
- The vast majority of lobbying spending is at the behest of corporations which can afford to lobby for policies that protect and expend profits and minimize even the most essential regulations, often at the expense of the well-being of constituents, our economy and our environment.
- Nearly a third of that $20 billion spent lobbying is from just three sectors: Wall Street, Dirty Energy (Oil & Gas) Industries, and the Defense Sector, which spent $2.7 billion, $2.3 billion, and $821 million lobbying, respectively.
Calculated another way, Dirty Trinity has spent $2,252 per minute, every minute, for the past five years to influence *your* elected officials.
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Posted on: March 4, 2013
Filed under: Elect Democracy