The myth of corporate neutrality – Popular Information

Dallas-based AT&T is following the McConnell playbook. Yes, the company says it believes “the right to vote is sacred” and supports “efforts to enhance everyone’s ability to vote.” But it refused to weigh in on SB 7, the voter suppression law introduced by Texas Republicans. AT&T said that “election laws are complicated, not our company’s…

New York State Fund’s Best Results Ever on Political Spending Proposals

In more than a decade of pushing companies to disclose their political spending, the New York State Common Retirement Fund has never had a year like this. The nearly $250 billion pension fund faced off in early May against Duke Energy Corp. DUK, 0.08%, whose board of directors opposed the New York fund’s proposal asking…

Ted Cruz: Your Woke Money Is No Good Here – WSJ

Ted Cruz to corporate political contributions: You can’t fire me; I quit. And I am petty and vindictive and will take revenge on you for hurting my feelings. This is what the kids call a self-own. First, he condescendingly tells some of the most accomplished and powerful people in the country that they don’t know…

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…

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…