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Dear Progressive Secretary Supporter

Here is a new Progressive Secretary letter.

This letter supports actions by Daily KOS, CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington), End Citizens United, and others. It demands action to prohibit Congress and other Washington officials from putting corporate interests or their greed before the welfare of the American people.

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Elected officials may own and trade individual stocks — even in industries that their committees regulate. This situation is unacceptable. It creates the perception and the temptation that officials might act in their own interests instead of those of their constituents.

The STOCK Act, which forbids trading based on insider information, is not enough. Charges are challenging to prove, and Congress doesn’t always cooperate with the SEC.

The solution is to ban members of Congress and senior officials from owning or trading individual stocks. Such a ban will alert them to precisely what is and isn’t permissible. It will alleviate the perception of wrongdoing.

Elected and other senior officials must be (and appear to be) above reproach. Ban them from owning or trading individual stocks.
 

Click here to send this letter or to learn more (you can edit the subject or the letter itself in the next step, if you wish).

Sincerely,

Kathie Turner, Executive Director


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