LAS VEGAS SUN:
Unions expand voter turnout effort thanks to Citizens United
UNIONS ARE ABLE TO CREATE LARGER TURNOUT
The call to issue those reminders
has ballooned the size of the local unions’ground game. SEIU officials say they are targeting “tens of thousands” of doors beyond
their 18,000-strong membership and have logged over 100,000 door knocks.
CIII: Shareholder Activism weakens Corporate Control
Yet the real pressure points, or at least the most consistent ones, are likelier tobe felt among
shareholders who may be upset over negative consumer opiniontriggered by a donation, or who are themselves directly opposed to a particulardonation.
, about which we’ve written so frequently
[which] is thus a salient countervailing force against the oligarchictrendspurportedly unleashed by
And corporations know it, as themounting number of voluntary disclosures clearly suggests.
Consider the Center for Political Accountability
itself as a barometer of theactivist sea change.
According to its
reports, shareholders working withCPA have filed a total of 51 resolutions in 2012
Of those, 13 led to agreementswith the company.
For example, theNew York State Pension Funds
Safeway, Kroger, CSX Corp.,Sempra Energy,R.R.
Donnelley & Sons, and Reynolds American.Trillium Asset Management
“reached agreements” with
Halliburton, Chubb Corp, andState Street Corp.
The list goes on, encompassing both individual shareholders and other