For Immediate Release
Mary Boyle, (202) 736-5770
Broad Coalition Urges Prompt Action by President Obama on Draft Executive Order to Reveal Secret Political Spending by Government Contractors
WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. groups representing more than 30 organizations will hold a press conference on Capitol Hill in support of a draft White House executive order to require disclosure of secret political spending by government contractors. The organizations are urging President Obama to promptly sign the executive order and will unveil a citizens’ petition and letter to be delivered to the White House.
The press conference will address the vast amount of disinformation leveled at the draft executive order since it was leaked last month to opponents of the executive order.
What: Press Conference and release of citizens petition in support of proposed White House executive order to reveal secret political spending of government contractors.
When: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 4
Where: 441 Cannon House Office Building (1st St. & Independence Ave, SE).
Campaign Legal Center
Other groups supporting the executive order:
Center for Corporate Policy
Center for Media and Democracy
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Corporate Ethics International/Business Ethics Network
Democracy for America
League of Women Voters of the United States
Michigan Campaign Finance Network
National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC)
Ohio Citizen Action’s Money in Politics Project
Oregon State Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG)
People for the American Way
Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
Sanford Lewis, Counsel, Investor Environmental Health Network
Social Equity Group
Union of Concerned Scientists
Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.