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2012 Political Spending Proxy Chart

Shareholders are holding companies accountable for their political contributions. 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. (We'll be adding links for voting as they become available through Moxy Vote.)

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


COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION DATE
     
3M Co. End political spending MAY 8
Bank of America End political spending MAY 9
Comcast Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) MAY 30
Ford Motor Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) MAY 10
Hershey Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) MAY 1
JP Morgan Chase Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) MAY 15
Kroger Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) JUNE 20
Lowes Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) MAY 31
Southern Company Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) MAY 23
Sprint Nextel Report on political contributions and expenditures (direct and indirect) MAY 14
Target End political spending JUNE 12
     

 

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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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