After a violent mob stormed the Capitol building in January, hundreds of corporations pledged to make changes to their political giving. Some corporations pledged to withhold PAC funding to the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the election, setting the stage for the riot. Other corporations said they were suspending all PAC activity and others promised to reevaluate their giving criteria in light of the violence.
Nothing so needs reforming as campaign finance. You can bet your bippy these corporations are donating to friendlies on both sides of the aisle. Lined pockets get them what they want. Same chameleon changing color as needed to Camoflauge it's behavior. The motto of the 1%. A little insurrection can be ignored for your corporate and personal wealth's well being. Sigh.
Companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin should be ashamed of themselves, but I get the sense they're beyond shame at this point.
Thank you, so much, for your continued spotlight on this corporate behavior. Without the light of "day" (i.e. journos willing to publicize this), nothing will change. I'm glad to be part of the movement that funds this necessary work.
This important information needs an easy-to-read graphic scorecard that can become a standard resource for reporters
Thanks Judd & team, we have updated our database at choosebecause.com with this news and all related brands!
I'm curious about your thoughts on companies like Walgreens or Eli Lilly.
While they have kept their promises around funding to Republican objectors, they have donated at state level to sponsors of voting suppression laws, or donated to the RSLC. Isn't that a bit controverse?
It's really nice to know just how long a corporation 'feels badly' about something. It's exhausting to try and keep up with this but I love these articles. I will go out of my way as much as possible to never support a company on this list even though sometimes it's unavoidable. Thank You for compiling this list and making these corporations have to defend themselves for going against their own word. I particularly liked Cigna's awful excuse. Keep the pressure on Judd!
Ok, so I have Verizon as my cellphone service. What should I do? Switch to AT&T? No, they are donating too!!! What e-x-a-c-t-l-y are we supposed to do with the information? I agree it's great to have but as long as they are Monopolies or Oligopolies and paying to stay that way, we have NO power. I appreciate the information, AND the analysis, but, without actionable choices it's not really helpful.
would it be possible to get this information as a spreadsheet, by company, with some color coding to indicate how bad they're being? (I guess this is similar to the comment that Chris also made in the thread, requesting a "scorecard")
What is the best way for stockholders to express their pleasure or dismay at the companies' behavior? What about consumers who are not stockholders?
This is my go-to source for which mega corporations are full of shit, mendacious, sleazy, or merely lazy. If equally mega media companies weren’t so busy profiteering and actually doing objective journalism, this open bribery would be better understood by the citizens of this country. Major props to Judd, and a massive thumbs down to the willfully blind.
Great info. Even better would be to include links to email these duplicitous corporations and express our feelings about their actions.
I understand the PI business model, but I'd request that this index be moved outside the paywall so we can draw attention to it. Stratechery is successful on substack with a hybrid. Thanks - Steve
Apple isn't in any of the categories. Did they get missed?
You all did a staggering amount of work to compile this information! Thank you. I can appreciate how time consuming...the degree of dedication you possess...!
Just had a related thought: completing the demands of a college degree can prepare us for having the grit to accomplish laborious tasks in the interest of a noble goals.
The insurrectionists have pledged to destroy the economy through the recurring artificial debt ceiling fiasco unless their irrational unpopular demands are met. I have trouble believing corporations would agree with these pledges. We will be destroyed by the most ignorant fanatics. The world is complex which is less desirable to them than nothing.
After learning that “corporations are people, my friend” it’s easy to see why this corporate money can buy an election by the hundreds of thousands. Sleezes, all.