Corporations Claim to Support Black History Month but Pay to Suppress Votes from BIPOC

From a new report by Accountable US: Major corporations that have publicly touted their celebration of Black History Month and previously promoted voting rights contributed at least $459,000 to lawmakers who blocked two pieces of federal voting rights legislation, the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA), in 2021. The FTVA would restore voting rights to…

Corporations send large donations to GOP group behind abortion bans and voter suppression

Judd Legum’s Popular Information reports on the corporations that claim to support women’s rights and voting rights but make political contributions to elected officials opposing them. These companies include Google, Comcast/NBC/Universal, CVS, Citi, ATT, and Anhauser Busch. In 2021, Republican-controlled state legislatures imposed a bevy of radical policies on millions of Americans. This was especially…

Agenda – Investors Turning Up Heat on Political Spending

Companies heavily ramped up disclosures on political spending policies and oversight in 2021 as investors received massive support on shareholder proposals on the subject, according to an analysis of proxy voting trends. This year, boards should expect that pressure to rise even higher. With the midterm elections looming, boards need to ensure that directors have…

Accountable.us — Corporations Still Don’t Want to Pay Taxes

Accountable.us Reports: As the House Ways and Means Committee moves forward on President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda that will hold corporations accountable by making them pay their fair share, big corporate interests — led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — continue their massive lobbying blitz to obstruct much-needed progress to help American workers and families. These corporations are spending millions to stop help from getting into families’ pockets despite recent…

Making A Difference 

Jeff Sonnenfeld says that CEOs play an essential role in speaking out on political issues. Last year, CEOs took on major issues regarding immigration, racial justice, election security and voting access. As Michael Dell commented, “If CEOs can’t speak out on voting access, what can they address?” The collective voice of CEOs provides them protection…

Corporate America launches massive lobbying blitz to kill key parts of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion economic plan – The Washington Post

A torrent of political groups representing some of the country’s most influential corporations — including ExxonMobil, Pfizer and the Walt Disney Company — are laying the groundwork for a lobbying blitz to stop Congress from enacting significant swaths of President Biden’s $3.5 trillion economic agenda. The emerging opposition appears to be vast, spanning drug manufacturers,…

Fox faces vote on lobbying proposal | Corporate Secretary

The SEC has given the green light for shareholders in Fox Corporation to vote this fall on a proposal regarding the company’s lobbying activities. The proposal, filed by Kenneth Steiner on behalf of John Chevedden, requests that Fox prepare an annual report disclosing: Company policy and procedures governing direct and indirect lobbying and ‘grassroots lobbying…