For Immediate Release
Blair Bowie, Democracy Advocate, U.S. PIRG
Throwing Down the Gauntlet Against Corporate Influence in Elections
Major Announcement from New Coalition of Public Interest, Consumer Watchdog, Labor, and Progressive Groups to Detail Campaign Targeting Companies that Use Corporate Profits and Secretly Spend to Influence Elections
WHO: Common Cause, Public Citizen, New York Public Advocate and New York City Pension Fund trustee Bill DeBlasio, Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending (CAPS), Service Employees International Union, MoveOn.org, Americans United for Change, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S.PIRG), USAction, Sierra Club, Campaign for America's Future, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, National People's Action, Progress NOW, Every Child Matters, Health Care for America Now, Occupy Wall Street .
WHERE: SEIU headquarters, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC
WHEN: Monday, March 12 at 11:00 am ET
FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever
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U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitols across the country, we take on the special interests on issues, such as product safety,political corruption, prescription drugs and voting rights,where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.