NLPC “blows the whistle” on government officials and interest groups engaged in questionable activities. NLPC has filed formal Complaints with a variety of authorities and regulators, including the Federal Election Commission, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Congressional Ethics Committees.
NLPC supports government integrity in two additional ways: by promoting the First Amendment as the basis for campaign finance reform, and by promoting use of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
NLPC seeks to promote integrity in corporate governance, including honesty and fair play in relationships with shareholders, employees, business partners and customers. In doing so, NLPC places special emphasis on:
- Asserting that the social responsibility of the corporation is to defend and advance the interests of the people who own the company, the shareholders. True responsibility is fidelity to one’s own mission, not someone else’s, or someone else’s political agenda.
- Exposing the seeking of influence on public officials by corporations, which is the inevitable result of high levels of government spending and intervention in the marketplace.
- Combating practices that undermine the free enterprise system, including philanthropic giving to groups hostile to a free economy.
NLPC makes the case for the end of the use of compulsory union dues for political purposes by exposing abuses by Organized Labor in its political and organizing activities. Since 1997, NLPC has become a high-profile and credible source for information on union corruption. Every two weeks, NLPC distributes a newsletter entitled Union Corruption Update by fax and email. The newsletter has been referenced in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and National Journal.
NLPC makes the case for an end to taxpayer funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). We also make the case for the provision of legal aid to the poor through private voluntary efforts. NLPC is regarded as the nation’s leading LSC critic. NLPC Chairman Ken Boehm, former Counsel to the LSC board, is considered the leading expert on LSC outside LSC itself. NLPC exposes and publicizes instances of abuse and lawbreaking by LSC officials and grantees on a regular basis.