Corporate Governance

Real Clear Religion: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking (In the News)

By Robert Sirico Another report, this one from the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based First Amendment advocacy group, deftly reveals the activists’ questionable strategies, funding and end game. The Center notes that many of these social justice activists couch their resolutions in language advocating the best interests of the company’s shareholders. Not surprisingly, CCP […]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Quotes CCP

Wall Street Journal: Good News in the Proxy Wars (In the News)

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board writes: Mr. Freed works with political investor groups like Walden Asset Management and Trillium that own shares but whose real purpose is to put proposals on the proxy ballot. The proposals are backed by the AFL-CIO and SEIU, which want to shut down political competition from business groups. Also providing public harassment […]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News

CCP Comments on Constitutional Issues with Minnesota House File 2662

Full PDF available at this link. Re: Constitutional Issues with House File 2662 Dear Chairman Simon, Vice Chairwoman Halverson, and Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments concerning House File 2662, which is currently being considered by the House Elections Committee. Specifically, I write […]

Filed Under: Blog, Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Comments, Corporate Governance State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, State, State Comments and Testimony, Minnesota

Acton Institute: ICCR’s 2013 Proxy Follies

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Filed Under: Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog

Acton Institute: ICCR Working Inside Progressive Bubble

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Filed Under: Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog

Action Institute: Religious Shareholders Want to Shut Down Political Debate

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Filed Under: Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog

In the News: Forbes: A Cheer For SEC Chairman Mary Jo White And Good Government

Forbes: A Cheer For SEC Chairman Mary Jo White And Good Government By Bradley A. Smith The campaign to have the SEC regulate corporate political activity was a partisan boondoggle from start to finish. Hundreds of thousands of form letters urging the SEC to regulate corporate political spending, most raging about the Supreme Court decision […]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Published Articles

Blatant Partisanship and Outright Misinformation: Public Citizen’s Press Conference

Yesterday’s Public Citizen event calling for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promulgate a rule forcing corporations to disclose their political spending was a disappointing mixture of blatant partisanship and outright misinformation. Headlined by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) – for the first twenty minutes or so – Public Citizen’s panel […]

Filed Under: Blog, Communications, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, campaign finance, campaign finance reform, corporate contributions, corporate disclosure, corporate governance, corporate speech, First Amendment, IRS and the Tea Party, money in politics, proxy, public citizen

Failure to Learn from Scandal

Activists continue pushing for non-expert agencies to regulate speech For Release: October 30, 2013   Contact: Joe Trotter   Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) The Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating released a statement on this afternoon’s Public Citizen press briefing: “The effort to make the IRS into a campaign finance law enforcement agency created one of the worst scandals in […]

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Analysis of Recent Claims by Anti-Corporate Speech Activists

This afternoon Public Citizen will hold a press briefing on the recent push by pro-regulation activists to force the Securities and Exchange Commission into regulating corporate political speech disclosure.  Here is an analysis of some of their recent claims: Sens. Menendez and Warren are misleading the public when they cite over 600,000 submitted comment letters […]

Filed Under: Blog, Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog