Concern # 1: Corporations as People

Corporations are not People

For each category of concern we provide a list of issues, sample messages and the mailing address of the corporate CEOs
who need to be encouraged to Give a Ratz Ass about the damage they cause.
Drink the water, write the message, mail the bottle. Give a Ratz Ass!

Issues
Citizens United Allows Corporations to be treated as people when giving money to political campaigns.
Citizens United
1006 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
USA
INFO: Sunlight Foundation
NEWS: Democrats learning to love Citizens United
Political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections. While corporations or unions may not give money directly to campaigns, they may seek to persuade the voting public through other means, including ads, especially where these ads were not broadcast.
Monsanto Monsanto gets special protection.
Monsanto
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63167
USA
INFO: March Against Monsanto
NEWS: Monsanto blamed for disappearance of monarch butterflies
Does the Monsanto Protection Act create a 'precedent-setting limitation on judicial review of genetically-engineered crops'?
Tax Breaks Corporations get tax breaks while citizens struggle to pay their share.
Internal Revenue Service
1111 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20224
USA
INFO: Reclaim Democracy
NEWS: Corporate Rate is lowest in decades
Reform the tax laws so that corporations have fewer special tax havens.
Lobbying Corporations influence our elected representatives.
Corn Refiners Association
1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 950
Washington, DC 20006
USA
INFO: Sunlight Foundation
NEWS: Lobbyists ride free in Florida
Restrict lobbyists.
Lobbying Corporations influence our elected representatives.
Corn Refiners Association
1701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Suite 950
Washington, DC 20006
USA
INFO: Sunlight Foundation
NEWS: Soft lobbying war between sugar, corn syrup
Restrict lobbyists.
Lobbying Corporations influence our elected representatives.
Congressman Jim McDermontt
WA -7 1035 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
USA
INFO: Sunlight Foundation
NEWS: Lobbyists ride free in Florida
Restrict lobbyists.
Lobbying Corporations influence our elected representatives.
Congressman Jim McDermontt
WA -7 1035 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
USA
INFO: Sunlight Foundation
NEWS: Soft lobbying war between sugar, corn syrup
Restrict lobbyists.
1872 Mining Law Gives away public land for the profit of a few.
Western Mining Alliance
PO Box 33218
Reno, NV 89533-3218
USA
INFO: Earthworks
NEWS: A Law whose time has passed
Stop giving away our public land for $5 and acre and allowing mining companies "best use" status.
PACs Money in politics affects us all.
Department of Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220
USA
INFO: Open Secrets
NEWS: The Rise of Vanity SUper PACs
Citizen involvement, not coporate money, should influence out political process.