"Wake Up S.E.C" Rally: Washington DC CALL TO ACTION: 3/26
March 26 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
On Monday March 26, a bi-partisan group of organizations and public figures, including the Common Cause, Coalition for Accountability in Political Spending (CAPS), US Public Interest Research Group and Public Citizen will mobilize outside the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Headquarters to demand immediate action to confront the rise of secret corporate spending in our elections. With just three votes, the Commissioners of the S.E.C have the power to require all publicly-traded corporations to disclose their political spending. One of the three, Commissioner Luis Aguilar said stated publicly that, “investors are not receiving adequate disclosure, and as the investor’s advocate, the commission should act swiftly to rectify the situation.” That means only one more vote is needed move forward with openness and accountability and push back against secrecy and potential corruption. WHEN: Monday March 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM WHERE: U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Headquarters 100 F St NE Washington, DC 20549 The action, called “Wake Up S.E.C.,” will center around a giant clock symbolizing that time is running out for the SEC to act. Bob Edgar and other public advocates will demand an on-the-spot meeting with SEC Chair Mary Schapiro, who has failed to respond to the S.E.C 7-month old rule making petition on corporate political disclosure. More than 65,000 people, including members of the Corporate Reform Coalition, have already submitted letters to the S.E.C. in support of these crucial reforms.