Money in politics

Small Businesses Reject Role of Money in Politics; View Citizens United Decision as Bad for Business

Publisher: 
The American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority
Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

On Jan. 21, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in its Citizens United decision that corporations are free to spend unlimited sums of money in elections. According to opinion polling released by the American Sustainable Business Council, Main Street Alliance and Small Business Majority, two-thirds of small business owners see this decision as bad for small business. The poll also shows small business owners overwhelmingly believe corporations have been given too much freedom to spend money that directly influences political campaigns.

Small Business Owners Feel Disadvantaged When it Comes to the Electoral Process, Support Significant Reforms

Publisher: 
Small Business Majority
Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Small Business Majority's scientific opinion polling shows small business owners often feel disadvantaged by large corporations and the electoral system overall. They believe our current campaign finance system puts large corporations at a competitive advantage and support significant reforms to level the playing field between small employers and large corporations.