National Press Club

Learn how to track corporate political spending at NPCJI session Nov. 3

October 25, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

Join the NPC Journalism Institute on Nov. 3 for the last session of the three-part series “It’s Never Too Early to Follow the Money.”

“Lightening the money” will focus on resources The Center for Political Accountability uses to track corporate political spending. This session will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members.

Register for tickets by clicking here.

U.S. companies are facing heightened pressure to play the political money game – and heightened risk if they do. The Center for Political Accountability, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization started by former reporter Bruce Freed, has worked for years to urge corporations — some of the biggest spenders in congressional and legislative races — to reduce that risk by disclosing their political spending even when they are not legally required to do so. And he’s had some success.

Join Freed and his staff for a look at this year’s CPA-Zicklin Index and a new database, TrackYourCompany.org. These are tools that can help reporters track and understand otherwise opaque corporate political spending.