Recent elections have demonstrated that large amounts of money are spent to support candidates whose positions do not reflect or are not in the best interests of their constituents, and ... several billion dollars will be spent during 2016.
Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) July 27, 2016
More than 3,000 delegates to the UA’s 39th General Convention, to be held in San Diego, CA, August 1-5, 2016, will debate the merits of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling on campaign contributions by corporations and decide whether to approve a resolution calling for opposition to the ruling.
A resolution to be put before the delegates notes: “Recent elections have demonstrated that large amounts of money are spent to support candidates whose positions do not reflect or are not in the best interests of their constituents, and it is predicted that several billion dollars will be spent during the 2016 presidential election cycle.”
The resolution goes on to ask that delegates urge, “Congress to pass laws to require corporations to disclose the sources of money raised for political activity as well as the amounts spent and the candidates involved.”
The UA’s convention will occur just days after the Republican and Democratic Party conventions.
About the United Association
Founded in 1889, the United Association of Union Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) is a multi-craft union whose members are engaged in the fabrication, installation and servicing of piping systems. There are over 410,000 members affiliated with the UA throughout North America, Australia, and Ireland, including over 340,000 UA members belonging to more than 300 local unions in the United States and Canada. The theme for the 39th General Convention is Built on Excellence.
***Media instructions: Any media wishing to cover the convention, which will be held at the San Diego Convention Center August 1-5, 2016, should contact Rick Terven, 410-269-2000. After August 1, media should contact Genie Ford, 703-298-7664, onsite contact during the convention.