Welcome to "6 degrees of Wal-Mart". Click the buttons below for a look at Wal-Mart's web of secret spending through some of the nation's largest trade associations. As a result of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, corporations like Wal-Mart are now able to channel unlimited sums of money to these tax exempt entities for electioneering purposes -- without disclosing a single penny.
Some corporations have opted to voluntarily disclose their political spending; Wal-Mart has refused. According to Wal-Mart's leadership, disclosing their political spending or the rationale behind this spending to shareholders would place the company at a "competitive disadvantage" by revealing their "long-term business strategies and priorities."
On June 1, 2012, Wal-Mart shareholders will gather in Fayetteville, Arkansas to demand that Wal-Mart fully disclose all of the company's political spending, including Walmart's secret spending to trade associations and tax-exempt groups.
> Click here for details including a copy of the shareholder resolution and Wal-Mart's response (.pdf)
Complete the form below to send a message directly to Wal-Mart calling on the company's President Rob Walton and CEO Mike Duke to adopt the reforms put forth by shareholders. If you would like to reach out directly, you can call Wal-Mart Investor Relations at 1-800-438-6278.