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?