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Shareholder Activism

Holding corporations accountable

2011 Political Contributions &
Lobbying Proxy Chart

Shareholders are holding companies accountable for their political contributions and lobbying. If you own stock in one of the companies listed below, be sure to vote your proxies in favor of transparency. Our ally, Moxy Vote, makes it easy. Click through to Moxy Vote here, or on any linked companies below to register with Moxy Vote and vote your proxies.

(Thanks to As You Sow, Ceres, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Investor Environmental Health Network, Investor Network on Climate Risk, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for assistance in compiling these charts.)

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION DATE
     
3M Co. Report on potential impacts of political spending MAY 10
Amazon Report on political spending MAY 25
AT&T Report on political spending APRIL 29
Bank of America Report on lobbying MAY 11
Charles Schwab Report on political spending MAY 17
Citigroup Report on political spending APRIL 21
ExxonMobil Report on political spending and lobbying MAY 25
Goldman Sachs Report on political spending MAY 6
Massey Energy Report on political spending DATE TBD
Raytheon Report on lobbying MAY 26
Sears Holding Report on political spending MAY 3
Sprint Nextel Report on political spending MAY 10
Target Report on political spending/potential impacts JUNE 8
Wal-Mart Report on political spending JUNE 3
Wells Fargo Report on political spending MAY 3
     

 

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NOTE: Shareholder Votes on Executive Compensation
Will Be Held at All Publicly Held Companies

As required by the financial reform legislation passed in 2010, beginning in 2011 all companies must hold an advisory shareholder vote on the frequency with which shareowners vote on the compensation of CEOs and senior executives. These resolutions are commonly known as "say on pay" resolutions and will offer shareowners the option of voting on executive compensation every year, every two years, or every three years. Green America urges all investors to vote in favor of annual votes on executive compensation to encourage greater oversight of the highest salaries within corporations. Investors may then choose whether to vote against, abstain, or support specific compensation packages, understanding the role that excessive executive pay played in creating the nation's financial crisis.

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