Following the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, dozens of corporations pledged to stop donating to 147 Republican members of Congress who voted that day to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. The riot was an attack on the foundation of democracy. It was an effort to disrupt the certification of the Electoral College based on the lie that Biden did not win legitimately. The 147 Republicans who objected to the certification of the election validated that lie. The corporations that pledged to withhold their PAC donations from that group were making a statement that they would not support members of Congress who were willing to undermine the democratic process.
I am so happy that you are going to continue this list. This is one of my favorite things that you do. Please keep holding these corporations accountable and make them defend their position. It's awesome to see them trip over their own words and make excuses for why they are resuming donations in some cases. Excellent work!
More proof (as if we needed it) that the perception that they will make money is more important for these corporations than the country surviving.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for this essential work.
It is somewhat heartening that the Dems are (just) now calling-out the anti-democracy efforts of the GOP. With your work, this can also call-out corporations who are supporting the destruction of our democracy.
This is so important, though it strikes me that it's impossible to live in this country and completely avoid all the companies that donate even indirectly to the coup-makers. We can try, though, and by posting this info, we can keep public attention on it. Thank you.
Thank you so much Judd!
I am sick of media referring to this as a riot. It was a carefully orchestrated attack on the elected legislative branch, the Congress of the US Government, by seditionists hell bent on overturning the election on behalf of the loser Donald J. Trump.
I am disappointed you too have fallen victim to the 1%'s rhetoric which works to their benefit in ownership of many of the MSM outlets.
Be the independent journalist, not another Magpie in the flock.
The grim philospher Thomas Hobbes described life in a state of nature as "solitary, poor, nasty, and short." We are in a spiral downward where the election deniers and vote deprivers would have us wind up in such a state of constant worry and crisis. Corporations such as Boeing have depended on government largesse even as they scoff at government oversight in such things as construction of their aircraft. We know how that turned out. To now add to that nasty view of public safety by supporting those who would collapse the industry and even the economy to get their way says that the lessons of the past are lost when profits are in between.
So much amazing press in the last 24 hours as we look back (almost) one year to what “lawmakers” said before/during/after the riots that breached the Capitol, and remember how it felt to watch from afar. Thank you for inserting this important puzzle piece.
Are they truly excluding the NRCC and the NRSC when they say they are not funding the objectors? The wording doesn't convince me of that?
Please continue revealing the truth of what is going on in corporate decision making. I see an analogy to the voting rights issue: dishonesty about greed for the first, and dishonesty about extreme anti Black racism in the other. Your work is SO important. And, you ARE making a difference!
Wonderful reporting, as usual.
Great reporting, keep up the good work and the pressure.
I would like to thank companies I do business w/ that have stopped donating...and scold those who have not stopped. If you could provide useful contact info, it would make this easier. thanks.
"congressional votes are “by definition, part of the peaceful transition of power.” "
Wow. Wow wow wow.