UPDATE: Less than a week after the attempted coup at the US Capitol building, thanks to public outcry, there has been an avalanche of corporations that have stopped or paused corporate donations to the 147 members of Congress who helped instigate the attempted coup. Here are some of their statements:
- Comcast: "...we will suspend all of our political contributions to those elected officials who voted against certification of the electoral college votes, which will give us the opportunity to review our political giving policies and practices."
- AT&T: “Employees on our Federal PAC Board convened a call today and decided to suspend contributions to members of Congress who voted to object to the certification of Electoral College votes last week.”
- Microsoft: "Microsoft's political action committee decided last Friday that it will not make any political donations until after it assesses the implications of last week's events"
- Google: "We have frozen all NetPAC political contributions while we review and reassess its policies following last week’s deeply troubling events."
- Amazon: "...the Amazon PAC has suspended contributions to any Member of Congress who voted to override the results of the US Presidential election. We intend to discuss our concerns directly with those Members we have previously supported and will evaluate their responses as we consider future PAC contributions.”
- Bank of America: "We also will halt all PAC funding decisions for the immediate future while the new Congress and incoming Administration establish their priorities and help the country unite and move forward from the lows we all experienced on January 6."
We all watched in horror as rioters trampled barricades, broke the windows of the US Capitol building, and stormed the Senate floor in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the results of the Nov 3rd election.
But the truth is, the disturbing scene that played out at the Capitol has been four years in the making.
Since taking office, Trump and his cronies have fanned the flames of racism and xenophobia. And some of the world’s biggest corporations have helped them do it.
Corporations like Publix, Kroger, Disney, Delta Airlines, Microsoft, AT&T, Capital One, and Comcast have handed over $16 million to the republicans who instigated today’s attack on US democracy.
No matter what, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be inaugurated on Jan 20th. Make no mistake about that.
Democracy will prevail despite the events that unfolded on the steps of the Capitol.
But it’s up to us to make sure that every person and corporation that played a role in the siege is held accountable.
Act now to tell Publix, Kroger, Home Depot, United Airlines, Spirit, Southwest Airlines, Jeblue, American Airlines, Disney, Comcast, Microsoft, Delta Airlines, Comcast, AT&T, Capital One, Google, Amazon, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Walmart, and Lowe's: stop funding politicians who are subverting our democracy.