In the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United case involving corporate political speech, Marsh & McLennan Companies wants to take this opportunity to affirmatively set forth its plans moving forward.
Specifically, Marsh & McLennan Companies has no plans to engage in the following kinds of political conduct:
(1) directly paying for independent advertising or public communications that expressly support or oppose a federal political candidate;
(2) communicating its view on specific candidates on its website, company e-mail, or in newsletters or other communications;
(3) communicating a view on whether a candidate's voting record is in line with the company's view on issues; or
(4) establishing a new federal political action committee in order to engage in so-called "independent expenditures."
Marsh & McLennan Companies is pleased with the initial work of its government relations effort. The Company plans to continue to build on this work by proactively engaging with policymakers, advocating on specific issues important to the company's businesses, and maintaining memberships in appropriate trade industry organizations. For the Marsh & McLennan Companies Political Action Committee, this means soliciting voluntary donations from certain colleagues and making limited donations to federal political candidates, campaigns and political party campaign committees on a non-partisan basis.