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  1. Kane
    June 10, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    thanks Rick…

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  2. Money and Democracy update: FEC chair loves disclsoure, Target CEO embattled, more « CitizenVox
    June 10, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

    […] by shareholder questions Opponents of corporate money’s corrupting influence in politics made their presence known loud and clear during Target Corporation’s annual shareholder meeting this week in Pittsburgh. Read a […]

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  3. Erna Luering
    June 10, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

    Well, that does it for me and Target. There’s nothing I need or want from a company that will stab me or my candidate in the back to further its own agenda. Open and transparent opposition to a cause is one thing; but this underhanded sneakiness turns me off — as a citizen and as a consumer.

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  4. Trish Purcell
    June 10, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    This is an effective way to fight against the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court but only if it is done repeatedly and consistently. If corporations like Target aren’t convinced that their shareholders and customers are going to hold them accountable on an ongoing basis, they will just shrug it off. They really don’t care what the people think as long as it doesn’t hit their bottom line. But consistently asking questions puts them on the spot and spreads the word which eventually develops into bad publicity and that can hit their bottom line. Keep up the good work!

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  5. Jim Souter
    June 10, 2011 @ 10:39 pm

    How does one shop in todays world? There are crooks, bigots and social Darwinists in control of those corporations that control our lives.I would hope your organization would enlighten the world about these idiots.

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  6. Deb Arnason
    June 10, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    We need a constitutional amendment. No more PAY-TO-PLAY POLITICS! Help organize at http://www.businessfordemocracy.com and http://www.freespeechforpeople.org. Be sure to see http://storyofstuff.org/citizensunited. Personally, I have seen it WORK to boycott stores that buy off politicians, support candidates who will fix laws in their favor and waste $ on lobbyists, then have to charge more accordingly. Besides, I will not buy from them if they support candidates I think are destroying our democracy (small d), esp like Target with far right favoritism. There are other stores!

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  7. Janet
    June 11, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    Great job Rick! Thank you so much for all that you are doing!!

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  8. Raymond
    June 11, 2011 @ 9:58 am

    It is imperative that we hold the corporations feet to the fire to disclose who and where their donations are coming from, as well as the shell organizations like Freedomworks and Americans for Prosperity, funded by right wing operatives who, in order to get around the FEC campaign limit they simply call themselves a SuperPAC. The difference between a PAC and a super pAC is just a comment on the FEC application.

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  9. Raymond
    June 11, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    These dumbass captcha requiremnts in order to post a comment is such waste of my time. It took 6 times for me to post a comment, and the damn entry was exactly what I entered, but yet it gave me an error message. WRF!!!

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  10. Kram Selab
    June 11, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    The corporation has a fiduciary responsibility to give ALL of the profits back to the shareholders. Shareholders can no longer be “absentee” owners. They have to show up at meetings, and demand that all profits be returned to shareholders, or they will sell said shares and drive company into ground.

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  11. MJ Raichyk
    June 11, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    Interesting tactic. When we tried a couple of times to get an issue on the shareholders’ balloting, just a couple of years ago, they raised all sorts of illogical and nonsensical objections which they then submitted to the vainglorious SEC as their reason for eliminating our proposed shareholder proposal.

    The lapdog SEC, like all the other government ‘watchdogs’ ignored logic and seconded the nonsense. Bottomline, forget that route.

    We saw other examples in the citations of support used by P&G, where the Sisters of Notre Dame had similarly been denied proper access to this route. Clearly, they have now found a better route. Congratulations.

    To see the logic of P&G’s guilt in lying to the pet-loving public, the first draft of the proposal is still at CACM-ResearchServices.net and shows that they know that their kibble products for cats cause diabetes and early death for pets. They consider shareholders who have found such management failures to be nuisances to be stifled using government lapdog support.

    Media is the answer.

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  12. Dave
    June 19, 2011 @ 2:24 am

    Gregg is such a coward. I wish he return calls or anyone with Target in Kansas. And just pay their snow removal bills. Quit stealing my money and giving it away pay your bills first!!!!! B

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