Congressman Mike Capuano is recognized as a progressive hero in the United States House of Representatives — but he recently accepted a $5,000 campaign contribution from lobbyists for Citigroup, Inc. Now you can sign this online petition and tell Congressman Capuano to give the money back!
As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, it is a conflict of interest for Congressman Capuano to accept money from one of the big banks that he is charged with regulating in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse and the subsequent bailout of Wall Street.
Moreover, as someone who has expressed support for Occupy Boston and the Occupy Wall Street movement, it makes no sense for Congressman Capuano to accept money from these Wall Street lobbyists.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that Congressman Capuano has never faced an electoral challenge in his thirteen-year Congressional career — so there’s really no good reason for him to hold on to this cash. He should return the money to Citigroup (because this would help set a more positive example for our democracy)!