ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Political Accountability and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research recently released the 2016 edition of their annual study of corporate disclosure policies regarding contributions to advocacy groups and trade associations, which seeks to stop businesses from speaking about public policies.
As the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) explains in a new blog post, the public agrees that businesses have First Amendment rights to speak and petition government. Polling shows that a majority of Americans supports business involvement in public policy, especially when it comes to protecting jobs, opening new markets, and creating a more level playing field with their competitors.
"We should encourage businesses, like all Americans, to voice their concerns to the public and lawmakers," said Center for Competitive Politics Chairman Bradley A. Smith. "The aim of the Index is to push business out of the debate on public policy."
Read CCP's full blog post on the new CPA-Zicklin Index here: http://www.campaignfreedom.org/2016/10/03/new-year-same-story-2016-cpa-zicklin-index-chills-speech/
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SOURCE Center For Competitive Politics