GM says it supports Build Back Better… and the lobbying campaign to kill it

Judd Legum’s Popular Information reports on the inconsistency between corporate rhetoric in support of the Biden bill and the lobbying in opposition. So do the companies that have been outspoken about the need for significant climate investments support BBB? Or do they support efforts by the Chamber and the Business Roundtable to kill the legislation?…

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…

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,…

Activist Shareholders Score Wins on Election Spending After Riot

“Increased political polarization, the 2020 Election, and the January 6th attack on the Capitol, have shown companies that spending corporate dollars on political causes is risky business,” [Thomas] DiNapoli said in a statement to Bloomberg Law. The trend is expected to continue as activist shareholders vow to make sure that companies stay true to their…

Quit ALEC: 320 Groups Call on CEOs to Quit the Controversial Lobbying Group

Common Cause, Fair Fight Action, and over 300 organizations penned a letter demanding large corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, CenturyLink, Eli Lilly, UPS, FedEx, Oracle, State Farm, Raytheon, Salesforce, Pfizer and others, cut financial ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over its support of voter suppression legislation throughout the country….

Google says it is reevaluating its support for GOP group pushing voter suppression laws – Popular Information

On Monday, Popular Information and Documented reported that Google was funding and collaborating with a Republican organization pushing voter suppression. Specifically, according to internal documents, Google’s State Policy Manager, Joe Dooley, was listed as a participant in an April 6 working group hosted by the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC). The private event on “election…

The Corporate/GOP Alliance is Crumbling

From Politico: The recent spat between leading Republicans and major corporations like Delta, Coca-Cola and Major League Baseball criticizing Georgia’s restrictive new voting law isn’t just about voting rights; it’s the sign of a deeper breakup that has been years in the making. For anyone confused about how Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell could admonish…

CEOs Lead America’s New Great Awakening – ]effrey Sonnenfeld

As they did recently over gun safety, immigration, climate change, social justice and the infamous bathroom bills, major business leaders have protested new voter-restriction efforts in state legislatures. I am proud to have had a role in helping trigger some of this activity. Critics have mocked such civic engagement with headlines like “Woke CEOs’ Foolhardy…