For Failure To Follow Disclaimer Law On Signage
Columbus, Ohio - ProgressOhio filed a second Federal Elections Commission complaint on Monday over Murray Energy's failure to include a disclaimer on political activity yard signs.
The signs, which say "STOP the WAR on COAL - FIRE OBAMA", contain no disclaimer.
"First Murray Energy coerced employees to appear as political props for the Romney campaign and now they have disregarded simple disclosure laws," said Brian Rothenberg, executive director of ProgressOhio. "In their zeal to play politics, Murray Energy has once again flagrantly flaunted federal law."
ProgressOhio filed an FEC complaint two weeks ago over Murray Energy's published comments that they required mine workers to attend an August 14 rally in Beallsville that the Romney campaign subsequently used in television ads. A PDF copy of that complaint is online here.
"This company seems to flaunt the law on a whim," said Rothenberg. "First they coerce miners to support their political agenda. Now they ignore federal political disclaimer laws. The FEC really needs to take some action here."