Tell Congressman Mike Capuano: Don't Accept Cash from Citigroup!
  • Petitioned Rep. Michael Capuano

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Rep. Michael Capuano

Tell Congressman Mike Capuano: Don't Accept Cash from Citigroup!

    1. Mike Connolly
    2. Petition by

      Mike Connolly

      Cambridge, MA

Congressman Mike Capuano is recognized as a progressive hero in the United States House of Representatives -- but he recently accepted $5,000 from lobbyists for Citigroup, Inc.

As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, it is a conflict of interest for Congressman Capuano to accept campaign cash from one of the big banks that he is charged with regulating.

Moreover, as someone who has expressed support for Occupy Boston and the Occupy Wall Street movement, it doesn't make sense for Congressman Capuano to accept money from Wall Street lobbyists.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that Congressman Capuano has never faced an electoral challenge in his thirteen-year Congressional career -- so there's really no need for him to hold on to this cash. He should return the money to Citigroup -- because doing so would set a better example for our democracy!

Source: www.opensecrets.org

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    • Peter White MASHPEE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      ALL PAC and corporate funds are legal bribery and We the People (the 99%) must reject any candidate who accepts them!

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    • Dan Garrett HAMDEN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      don't be a scum like most Republicans

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    • Mac D'Alessandro MILTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      In a time during which our democracy faces its greatest threat from the influence of corporate money and the wealthiest among us, it matters, now even more than ever, the sources of contributions to our elected officials.

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    • Timothy McKenna JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Taking the money just makes me know democracy is broken. Try to put this in perspective. Things have to change in money politics and the power of the financial sector has to be reduced.

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    • M. Anonymous BOSTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      Conflict of interest--not good.

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