Our democracy thrives on a robust system of checks and balances, but over the past decade, the scales have been tipped in favor of a small group of very wealthy individuals.
Now, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is trying to make it harder for shareholders to sound the alarm on emerging issues that impact not only the corporations they own, but how companies interact with our communities and the planet.
For example, years before Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft killed hundreds of people, the company’s shareholders filed proposals asking for transparency about the company’s lobbying—citing concerns about the its influence over regulators. Under the new rules, shareholders’ efforts to hold Boeing’s management accountable—and other corporations trying to wield influence in politics—could be stopped in their tracks.
Make sure the SEC does not move forward with this dangerous proposal.
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