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End Expensive and Dangerous Shell Companies

Most businesses have nothing to hide, but if you do have something to hide, it's easy: You just set up an anonymous shell company -- which in America, requires less personal information than it takes to get a library card.

Since you don't even have to report who owns the company, anonymous shell companies are a favorite tool to hide all sorts of unsavory behaviors, from terrorism and drug cartels to tax dodging.

But now we have a way to fight back. Take action to end anonymous shell companies.

This Sunday on 60 Minutes, shocking undercover footage showed how easy it is to use anonymous shell

"An assault on our financial security. An assault on our democracy" Fair Share critizes riders to budget bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fair Share, a national grassroots advocacy group, today spoke out against riders to the congressional spending bill as “outrageous assaults on the financial security of American families and the integrity of our democracy.”

One rider would reverse crucial reforms in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, ultimately endangering taxpayers who would get stuck with the bailout if and when banks fail.

They're getting desperate: Republicans in Pennsylvania try to rig Electoral College for their candidates

Philadelphia, PA — After Mitt Romney’s loss in Pennsylvania by more than 300,000 votes, the state's Republican Party has a new scheme to help their presidential candidates: rig the system by changing the rules for awarding Electoral College votes.   

Pennsylvania Fair Share Organizer Keith Crosby, "It smacks of desperation. They lose the election, so instead of trying to win back Pennsylvanians with policy that helps people, they want to move the goal posts. We think everyone should play by the same rules."

Fair Share National Campaign Director Nathan Proctor, "This is more sour grapes.

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