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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:36 AM

Big corporate donors claim to support racial justice -- but fund Republicans pushing voting limits


Big corporate donors claim to support racial justice — but fund Republicans pushing voting limits
Companies that virtue-signaled on BLM are funding the very lawmakers "stripping voting rights" from Black people

By IGOR DERYSH
APRIL 17, 2021 10:00AM


(Salon) Corporate America is taking a stand against new voting restrictions around the country, boycotting states that imposed harsh new laws and speaking out against proposed limits in others. But many top corporate political donors who have touted their commitments to racial equity and diversity have also funded the Republican lawmakers who are pushing bills aimed at making it more difficult to vote.

Three of the top five corporate donors to state lawmakers in Texas promoted their commitments to racial justice — but have also donated $493,000 to state senators who sponsored Senate Bill 7. That legislation would limit early voting and absentee voting while empowering partisan poll watchers and clearly targets Houston, the state's densest population center, where a majority of voters are people of color, according to a new report from the left-leaning government watchdog Accountable.US.

Top corporate donors in Arizona, including defense contracting giant Raytheon, which made a $25 million commitment to help "racially and ethnically marginalized communities," have donated $76,647 to three sponsors of state Senate bills that would limit mail-in voting and purge residents from voter rolls, as the state tilts blue as a result of quickly changing demographics.

Four of the top five corporate donors in Florida, including Disney, have contributed more than $230,000 to state legislators behind bills that would restrict mail-in voting and make it a crime to give water or food to voters in long lines — despite vowing their support for inclusion, racial equity and Black Lives Matter. ............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2021/04/17/big-corporate-donors-claim-to-support-racial-justice--but-fund-republicans-pushing-voting-limits/




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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 17, 2021, 10:51 AM

1. Look at what they do NOT what they say.

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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 11:14 AM

2. Supporting racial justice is just an ad campaign for most of them.

We must follow through with reports like the above & hold them accountable with letters & boycotts.

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Sat Apr 17, 2021, 12:09 PM

3. Will we ever stand up for campaign finance reform?

The legal bribery system we have allows for corporate control of our government and media. The media companies receive all of that campaign money. They are also controlled by their big corporate advertisers who dictate content in exchange for their ad dollars.

These are the root causes of most of the problems in this country. Immigration, gun control, climate change... are all symptoms of these root causes. That is why we get no where on these issues, and we won’t, unless and until we address the root causes!

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