• Getting Corporations Out of Government

    Corporate capture of our public institutions is one of the biggest threats to democracy and to the protection of human rights.

When corporations have outsized influence over legislative and regulatory bodies, courts, and elections, they can successfully evade accountability and manipulate the State into putting corporate profits ahead of the public interest. The results of corporate capture are devastating.

For instance, important environmental protections have been gutted to benefit the fossil fuel industry and key labor protections reversed to allow companies to benefit at workers’ expense. It is imperative that we monitor and push back against the corporate capture of our democratic institutions.

News & Features

  • Capitol, Inc. Campaign
  • Fighting Corporate Capture
  • Senator Whitehouse and Colleagues urge POTUS to Require Disclosure of Political Spending by Federal Contractors
  • Secret Spending by the weapons industry is making us less safe
  • Lawmakers urge President Biden to sign executive order mandating federal contractors to disclose political spending

Capitol, Inc. Campaign

Corporate capture of our government is invisible by design, enabling powerful companies to manipulate policy and undermine progressive change across a wide variety of issue areas without repercussions. To combat this, the Capitol Inc. Campaign uses digital art as a tool for people to see how the harm that flows from outsized corporate influence shows up in our society.

Fighting Corporate Capture

Corporate abuse of power is intentionally invisible to the public eye. We, at ICAR, advocate for real protections and strong enforcement of the law to protect the public by enacting reasonable safeguards against corporate abuse, protecting those who speak out against corporate wrongdoing, and combating the rise of the corporate state. The point we want to drive home – every progressive issue is at least in part, a corporate power issue.

Senator Whitehouse and Colleagues urge POTUS to Require Disclosure of Political Spending by Federal Contractors

President Biden should issue an executive order requiring federal contractor to disclose their political spending after they've been awarded a federal government contract, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and 19 other senators said in a letter to the White House. Click to read full letter.

Secret Spending by the weapons industry is making us less safe

Op-ed by Janiyah Williams and William D. Hartung calls for the Biden Administration to sign executive order requiring all federal contractors, including defense contractors like Lockheed Martin, to disclose all of their political spending. It's time to pull the curtain back on hidden political spending by those who benefit from government contracts.

Lawmakers urge President Biden to sign executive order mandating federal contractors to disclose political spending

Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) led the 63 House members in calling for an executive order that would mandate political spending disclosures for large federal contractors.

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