Corporate Political Spending Under the Spotlight Again: Georgia Voter Suppression

Corporations are still struggling with pressure on political contributions to elected officials connected to the January 6 insurrection in the Capitol Building, and now they are also under the microscope for connections to Georgia and other states enacting restrictive and racist new laws suppressing the votes of BIPOC and poor people. Connections to January 6…

Big companies pause their political contributions. – The New York Times

Big businesses often donate to both political parties and say their support is tied to narrow issues of specific interest to their industries. That practice became increasingly fraught last week, after a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol and some Republican lawmakers tried to overturn Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s win in the presidential election. A flurry…

Big Fund Managers Ripped for Opposing Political Cash Disclosures – Bloomberg

BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc. and Fidelity Investments are being drawn into a fight over political spending with a top Securities and Exchange Commission official rebuking the fund managers for failing to push corporations to disclose their campaign contributions. As managers of trillions of dollars, BlackRock, Vanguard and Fidelity are among the biggest investors in…

2018 Report on Corporate Political Contributions from CPA

Every year we look forward to the latest update from the Center for Political Accountability about corporate political contributions. They are one of our favorite sources for information about the use of shareholder money for campaign contributions and lobbying. This year’s study title is blunt: Collision Course: The Risk Companies Face When Their Political Spending…

Outrageous Attack on Political Spending Disclosure Proposal at Disney

It is not just the name of the group objecting to disclosure of political spending that is oxymoronic; it is the vocabulary they use in trying to explain that a proposal to require disclosure of political spending is somehow contrary to notions of free speech instead of the only way to preserve it. The “Free…