President Barack Obama can require that federal contractors disclose their political spending if he chooses to act in line with his own rhetoric.
Click here to ask him to do so.
Currently, corporations that receive government contracts can secretly funnel untold sums into elections to help elect (and re-elect) the very same lawmakers responsible for awarding those contracts.
The top five U.S. government contractors are Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman. This is not just a question of wasting money, but also of shaping foreign policy.
Of course, corporations must be stripped of the power to buy elections at all, but compelling them to make that spending public will be a useful step in that direction.
The president can and should sign an executive order, immediately, requiring federal contractors to disclose their political spending. Click here to ask him to do so.
With the 2016 election heating up, it will become politically difficult for Obama to issue any executive orders if he waits too much longer. He needs to get this done before it's too late.
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