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…

Coca-Cola Severs Longtime Ties With Pro-Sugar Group – Bloomberg

It is very good news to see Coca-Cola stepping away from another of those dark money-funded fake front groups promoting disinformation about science. LSI was founded by a former Coca-Cola executive Alex Malaspina and has deep ties to Big Food and Soda. Coca-Cola’s decision follows other major corporations, like Mars, Inc. and Nestlé, cutting ties…