"Wherefore We must interrupt a silence which it would be criminal to prolong, that We may point out...as they really are, men who are badly disguised." Pope St. Pius X, September 8, 1907, Pascendi Dominici Gregis

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NationBuilding Classic: Take the Revolution to the Boardrooms

Before ActualAnarchy, there was NationBuilding blog. Occasionally, we will run articles here that originally appeared on this previous blog. This is the first NationBuilding classic.

ACTION ITEM:  VOTE YOUR SHARES!  The next time you receive proxy voting ballots to elect members of a board of directors of a corporation in which you own stock, find out the nominees’ political connections here and vote appropriately.

At nationbuilding blog, we actually believe in using the means available to us to advance the changes we want to see in the world. One way in which we have recently become more proactive is by voting the shares we own in various corporations. Many investors receive proxy voting ballots from their broker in the mail that they ignore. Instead, these investors should vote their shares according to their conscience. In regards to voting for or against board of directors nominees, we have recently discovered a great resource:  http://www.nndb.com/  The database provided at this web site provides the political ties of many in the boards rooms of our largest corporations. It is was our recent pleasure to vote against Bob Marbut and Robert A. Profusek in their bid to become board members at the Valero Corporation, as they are both tied to presidential candidates other than the only decent man in the running, Ron Paul.

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