Bill de Blasio is New York City's Public Advocate. For the prior eight years, de Blasio served in the New York City Council where he fought to make City Hall more responsive and accountable to New Yorkers.
To take advantage of Citizens United while shielding themselves from accountability, corporate interests have begun steering election funding through nonprofits and trade associations.
Goldman Sachs has agreed not to take advantage of Citizens United to spend corporate money in elections. Will other companies follow suit?
In the face of a Supreme Court
decision that eliminates crucial checks on corporate political
spending nationwide, we must demand greater accountability and
transparency around how corporations spend money in elections across the country.