The myth of the “woke corporation” – Popular Information

But the notion that corporations have cast aside their alliance with the Republican Party and are using their power to protect voting rights — or other progressive policies — is a myth.

Yes, some corporations have affirmed their commitment to voting rights and expressed a broad opposition to unnecessary voting restrictions. And a few have taken more substantive action. But, for the most part, it’s still business as usual. 

To find out what is really important to corporations, pay more attention to what they do than what they say.  Hundreds of corporations and CEOs, for example, signed a letter stating that they “believe the very foundation of our electoral process rests upon the ability of each of us to cast our ballots for the candidates of our choice.” Further, the signatories said they “oppose any discriminatory legislation or measures that restrict or prevent any eligible voter from having an equal and fair opportunity to cast a ballot.” But the letter did not express support or opposition to any specific legislation. 

The myth of the “woke corporation” – Popular Information

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