WASHINGTON - On the heels of mounting investigations into whether ExxonMobil deceived the public and investors over climate change, activists gathered today at the National Press Club to release a letter—signed by celebrities and public interest groups—urging the Clinton Foundation to return more than one million dollars it has received from the oil giant. Signers include fifteen widely respected nonprofit groups as well as actors Susan Sarandon and Mark Ruffalo and climate activists Tim DeChristopher and Lennox Yearwood.
Can we also ask the Clinton Global Initiative (Clinton Foundation) to return the money "donated" to it from the Help Haiti Fund? That Haitian fund was set up to aid the Haitians after the earthquake, and the money in it came from donations from individuals across the world. There is no reason for any of that money to go into the Clintons' personal slush pile to be spend at their whim for whatever projects (spreading Monsanto) they have in mind for the globe. It belongs to the Haitian people. I'm not even sure how it could be legal for the Help Haiti Fund to be "donors" to the Clintons.
Give Exxon back its money and Exxon will use it to buy other politicians and exploit more countries for their oil. Give the Help Haiti funds back to where it was and distribute it properly and you might be doing some good for the actual human beings who were supposed to get that money.