Businesses and Shareholders Shouldn’t Be Misled by the CPA-Zicklin Index

Today, the Center for Political Accountability (CPA), in conjunction with the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, released the 2015 installment of their annual Index of Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability, a metric that purports to rank corporations’ disclosure policies for political and issue-related speech. We have said of past versions of the CPA-Zicklin Index […]

Filed Under: Blog, Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, CPA-Zicklin Index, David Primo, Shareholder Value

Companies Should Ignore the CPA-Zicklin Index

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today denounced this year’s fifth annual CPA-Zicklin Index released by the Center for Political Accountability (CPA). The CPA-Zicklin Index is a deceptive tool used to sell more and more companies on the idea of corporate ‘transparency’ with the partisan goal of removing these voices from the […]

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CCP Brief: Delusions about Dysfunction at the FEC

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit dedicated to defending political free speech and assembly, released a new issue brief today addressing allegations that the Federal Election Commission is “dysfunctional” and does not work as intended. Among the points made in the brief: The FEC’s structure is intentionally bipartisan due […]

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Delusions about “Dysfunction”: Understanding the Federal Election Commission

Supporters of more regulation of political speech increasingly seek to discredit the Federal Election Commission (FEC) – the agency with exclusive civil enforcement of federal campaign finance laws. The purpose of these attacks is twofold: first, to pressure other federal agencies, such as the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Federal […]

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Comments to Texas Ethics Commission Regarding August 7, 2015 Revisions to Proposed Tex. Admin. Code § 20.1(20)

BY EMAIL ( Texas Ethics Commission Attn.: Ms. Natalia Luna Ashley P.O. Box 12070 Austin, TX 78711-2070 Re: August 7, 2015 Revisions to Proposed Tex. Admin. Code § 20.1(20) (“Principal Purpose”) Dear Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”)[1] submits these comments in response to the revisions the Texas Ethics Commission (the “Commission”) made at […]

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Amending Maine’s ‘Clean’ Election Act Will Still Produce More Broken Promises for Mainers

Due to the efforts of proponents of tax-financed campaign schemes – sometimes euphemistically referred to as “clean elections” programs by their advocates – Maine residents will once again have the opportunity to cast a vote this November on how campaigns are regulated in their state. As reported by Paul Blumenthal in The Huffington Post, the […]

Filed Under: Blog, Tax Financed Campaigns Press Release/In the News/Blog, Huffington Post, Maine Clean Election Act, Maine, New York

CCP files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to take campaign finance case

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to defending First Amendment rights to political speech and assembly, today announced that it filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of Yamada v. Snipes. In the case, A-1 A-Lectrician, Inc., an electrical construction company, paid for […]

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Amicus Brief: Yamada v. Snipes in Support of Petitioner

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Is Corporate Political Activity Controversial? New Polling Emphatically Says No.

If the government is considering a law that would damage your business, how would you respond? According to a new poll from the Public Affairs Council (PAC), an overwhelming majority of Americans would attempt to persuade elected officials to change the law to protect their company. These findings challenge the common assertion that Americans don’t […]

Filed Under: Blog, Lobbying, Other Resources – Corporate Governance, Public Affairs Council, Lobbying, Lobbying, Poll

Missouri citizen faces $1,000 fine simply for talking about government policies

Jefferson City, Missouri – On September 3, the Missouri Ethics Commission voted to issue a preliminary order that puts Missouri citizens at risk of fines and criminal prosecution when they speak with lawmakers about public policy. Under that preliminary order, individuals need not be paid by an organization before they can be forced to register as […]

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