On Saturday, pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly released a statement opposing Indiana’s new draconian abortion ban. The company, which has over 10,000 employees in the state and its headquarters in Indianapolis, said, “Lilly recognizes that abortion is a divisive and deeply personal issue with no clear consensus among the citizens of Indiana. Despite this lack of agreement, Indiana has opted to quickly adopt one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the United States.”
Corporate hypocrisy seems to be the rule, rather than the exception.
With respect to the issue of United for Clean Power, thank YOU for exposing this fraud of a lobbying group. Glad that it has apparently been shut down.
This continued and pervasive Corporate hypocrisy is discouraging at best and when pressured/called out for their behavior, provides, in most cases, only temporary capitulation. I don't have an answer but I have to believe... there is one? Anyone out there with any ideas that could be more effective at improving the integrity of these self serving bad actors?
I appreciate knowing about the continued corporate hypocrisy. Nothing will change, however, without major campaign finance reform. As long as corporations are allowed to contribute to elections, we'll continue to see more of the same.
Seems to me these corporations are trying to act like people. All people lie so that means all corporations can’t be trusted to tell the truth either.
Just check their advertising...
The corporate 1% stinks like a dead skunk in the middle of the road where genuine and helpful to a cause.
Thanks for exposing one skunk and writing about others.
Speaking of Skunks. One plead the 5th in NY today.
Abortion is a big issue, but it is just one issue. As long as people continue to elect anti-choice candidates, corporations will continue to finance them. It's all about the stock price and the pride of spending someone else's money(our tax dollars) to help raise it. My question to those that head lobbying for the large corporations is "do you hold your nose when you click to send those funds or head to the shower immediately after?"
But we only gave them the money to keep our taxes low and our water and electric subsidies. We didn’t also want them to do the other things that they said they would do. SMH
I'd like to understand how the non-profit unvierities/colleges can respond to these bans. The college I visited with my son said they will take no stance on "political" issues due to their non-profit status. It seems to me that college age kids might not want to attend a school in a state that doesn't respect a women's bodily autonomy.
My comment here is regarding your reporting on United for Clean Power and it’s effect. Just want to thank you for making this happen again, as with other accountability journalism in the past. This is why I subscribe.