On January 6, a violent mob stormed the Capitol of the United States, disrupting the joint session to confirm Joe Biden's victory. The incident left five people dead, including a member of the Capitol police who was crushed to death in the mele.
Thank you. Would really appreciate a "spread sheet" of who supports those who oppose the transition of power. I don't have much economic leverage, but will use what I have.
Why does it take a violent insurrection to get corps to stop donating these insolent republicans? That’s the question they should be asking themselves.
Three out of all of them. Keep the pressure on, Judd.
Yesterday I responded to Adam Schiff's FB post on the reflection of Jan. 6 events.
It sort of goes along with PAC money but from a different view point. Here it is:
First I am glad you are safe.
Power corrupts especially when $$$ are involved. Campaign finance must be reformed. 4 years of a Grifter president and greed threw a high beam on it. But it is not just that nor just him.
Our elected representatives must not be beholding to who or what is stuffing their pockets. Ultimately the Republicans who still need for the alt right constituent to vote so they remain in office are motivated by the money stuffed in their pockets by PACs, Corporations, big buck donors, etc that help many become wealthy and not on $175,000 salaries. Perhaps sir, Democrats can look at their bank accounts as well. Greed sits on both sides of the aisle. Who does Congress really represent. The people or the 1%?
The Bible states "Money is the root of all evil."
And this event was spurred by it. The need to stay in power revolves around not only being in the seat, but in the money.
I urge you to "Reflect" on that and start campaign finance reform.
Three down. 144 to go. Let’s keep up the pressure! I’d like to see all these companies listed regularly until they ‘GET THE MESSAGE’ and change their monetary support for politicians who do not undermine our democracy. Also, each and every one of us need to do our part and STOP ALL SUPPORT of these companies. Do you want your hard earned money going toward businesses that align themselves with racism, misogyny, conspiracy theories, and lies?
Unfortunately, this is the only way to have real consequences. These politicians don't listen to the people. They only listen to the flow of money.
I’ll do my best not to financially support the companies that supported the seditionists.
Thanks for providing this information. As consumers and shareholders, we too have power. Your reporting helps me do that. Keep the pressure on.
This is the first article I’ve read that actually identified the six Senators by name. Now we need a list of the representatives.
This actually gives me an opportunity to stop my monthly Insurance PAC contribution. I’m on the side of free healthcare for all anyways
Your facts regarding the Capital police officer who was killed are mistaken. He was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher per The NY Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/08/us/politics/police-officer-killed-capitol.html
My concern is the reason these corporations are donating to congressmen and senators in the first place. What reason does Blue Cross/Blue Shield have to donate to a political campaign except to gain favor when healthcare bills come up in the House and Senate.
I hope that after all of this turmoil we can change the laws on the money that is donated in exchange for political favors.
Last priority on the list I’m sure, but it needs to happen.
Has anyone put together a list of email addresses, phone numbers, and/or contact form urls for all of these companies to allow for more easily making our thoughts known?
If you want to participate in BDS of AT&T and wish to let them know, here is a contact form for individual investors: https://investors.att.com/resources/contacts I just sent them two emails, one through customer service and another through this form, indicating that I am going to divest my individual shares and through the index funds that have shares, as well as search for alternatives to my internet and TV service, citing my "grave disappointment" in their failure to act immediately to end their "support for lawmakers who support armed insurrection and subversion of democracy"
Amazing work Judd truly.
We need to update this at least annually. #holdthemaccountable
Since money is free speech. How can I the little guy get my voice heard against this money? The political system is corrupt. This shows exactly how. Corporations speech drowns us all out. Government isn't for the people anymore it's for the corporations.