Tell the Chamber of Commerce to Stop Sucking Our Democracy Dry
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Tom Donohue

Tell the Chamber of Commerce to Stop Sucking Our Democracy Dry

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Christine O’Donnell might not be a witch, but Thomas J. Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a vampire. Under his leadership, the Chamber is sucking the life out of our electoral system.

Just before Halloween, we decided to protest outside Mr. Donohue's office so that we could tell him stop playing tricks by treating right-wing candidates to millions of dollars to pay for their vicious and misleading attack ads. BusinessWeek ran their cover story this month on Donohue's dirty deeds and the article's opening paragraph described our efforts that day quite well.

Greg Sargent at the Washington Post and Glenn Greenwald at Salon both have incisive looks at the secret money funding the onslaught of attack ads mounted by Donohue’s Chamber and other groups, such as American Crossroads founded by his fellow bloodsucker, Karl Rove. We can practically hear Donohue and Rove cackling maniacally over the misinformation and falsehoods in the ads they’ve spawned—distortions that helped the Republicans (with the Tea Party) regain control of Congress. Bwaahahhaahhaa!

The recent Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited corporate funding of electoral ads helped Donohue sharpen his fangs. Don’t let the vampires at the Chamber suck the blood out of our democracy.

Sign and share this petition today. Tell Mr. Donohue to take his fangs out of our democracy.

To:
Tom Donohue, CEO, US Chamber of Commerce
Dear Tom Donohue,

The turn that the Chamber of Commerce has taken under your leadership has been for the worst. I stand with millions of Americans when I call for you and the Chamber to butt out of our elections. Stop spending millions on attack ads. Do the right thing and stop sucking our democracy dry.

Thank you,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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