The billionaires buying the midterm elections

Two primary super PACs seek to establish Republican majorities in the Senate and House — the Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) and the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF). Those two groups, which can accept unlimited donations, collectively raised $188.3 million through March 2022. Nearly half of the money, $89.4 million, has come from just 27 billionaires, according…

The GOP Is the Party of Gruesome Oil Profiteering | The Nation

“Investor pressure to maintain capital discipline” is a nice way of referring to putting profits ahead of the public good. And that’s precisely what the oil companies are doing. “Big Oil executives are bragging to shareholders about price gouging families at the pump,” said [California Representative Katie] Porter. “They’re purposely keeping supply low to earn…

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…