Sign the petition to corporations: Keep your pledge. Stop donations to pro-insurrectionist members of Congress
On the heels of the January 6 insurrection, corporate PACs appeared to register the dangerous moment democracy faced and pledged to suspend donations to the Sedition Caucus--the 147 GOP members of Congress who objected to the certification of the 2020 presidential election and helped fuel the Big Lie.
But since then, many of those same corporations--including American Express, Toyota, Walgreens, UPS, Lockheed Martin, Home Depot, AT&T, Marathon Petroleum, Valero Energy, and Publix-- have abandoned their pledges or resumed supporting the Sedition Caucus.
The Jan. 6 select committee is presenting evidence of how Trump and MAGA Republicans planned, promoted, and paid for a criminal conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. These bad actors haven't slowed down in the time since. If anything, their commitment to sabotaging future elections — and their ability to do so — has only grown. They are a threat to our freedoms and way of life.
Corporations are aiding and abetting the dangerous threat to our democracy. Corporate PACs are a significant obstacle to holding elected officials accountable to their constituents. They encourage bad actors to continue pushing outlandish conspiracy theories by continuing to fill their coffers. Congress members who supported the insurrection–the Sedition Caucus–received over $40 million from 1,283 donors who reneged on their pledge to suspend donations.
As of September, 71 corporations, including PepsiCo, Nike, Zillow, Marriott, Target and others, had kept their vow to withhold funding from insurrectionists. If they can do it, so can everyone else.
We can't let corporations get away with pledging to help preserve our democracy while privately funding the people working to destroy it. Demand companies stop funding insurrectionists.
Sign the petition to corporations: Keep your pledge. Stop donations to pro-insurrectionist members of Congress.
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