EXPOSED: These companies are funding Trump’s insurrectionists

General Motors, UPS, American Airlines & more

After the deadly attack at our Capitol on January 6th, GM pledged to pause all political donations and re-evaluate its relationships with those in Congress who incited the insurrection.

But now, less than a year later, GM’s corporate PAC has quietly resumed these donations -- and has already contributed tens of thousands of dollars to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn the 2020 election.

And GM isn’t alone. UPS, American Airlines, Tyson -- the PACs of many leading companies that pledged to suspend their donations have since kicked in money to help re-elect one or more of the members of Congress who voted against certifying the election. [1]

That is shameful -- these companies’ short-lived pledges to put our democracy before their political interests were nothing more than empty words. And now that they think nobody is looking, they’re once again backing politicians who attacked our democracy at Donald Trump’s behest.

General Motors, UPS, American Airlines, and others are hoping that we won’t notice. They’re hoping that a few months was enough time for everyone to move on and that we won’t care that they’ve started fueling the spread of dangerous disinformation again.

We must show them that we’re paying attention and demand that they sever all ties with lawmakers who threatened our democracy. And while this is a crucial first step -- our advocacy must go beyond just getting these companies to stop backtracking on their commitments.

We need a better campaign finance system that puts everyday Americans, not unaccountable corporations, at the helm. Small-donor programs have made our elections more accessible in states like Connecticut and have led to better policies that improve the lives of workers, families, and seniors. Until we expand these programs, wealthy special interests will continue to have a stranglehold on our democracy. [2]

And we also must urge those in Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 election to renounce their votes and recommit to putting our democratic values before the whims of Donald Trump.

If you agree that bold action must be taken -- and that corporations shouldn’t fuel the campaigns of insurrection-inciting members of Congress -- add your name today.

This petition is sponsored by: Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), Broward for Progress, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), Civic Shout, Common Cause, Common Dreams, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, DemCastUSA, Friends of the Earth Action, HAZMAT America, Hip Hop Caucus, the Juggernaut Project, People For the American Way (PFAW), Progress America, Progressive Reform Network, Social Security Works, TakeItBack.Org


1) https://www.citizensforethics.org/reports-investigations/crew-reports/this-sedition-is-brought-to-you-by/
2) https://www.commoncause.org/connecticut/resource/amplifying-small-dollar-donors-in-the-citizens-united-era/

To: General Motors, UPS, American Airlines & more
From: [Your Name]

Major companies like General Motors, UPS, and American Airlines are once again financially supporting members of Congress via their corporate PACs who -- by peddling Donald Trump’s lies and refusing to certify the 2020 election -- incited the insurrection at our Capitol.

They’re hoping that everyday Americans won’t notice, which is why we must shine a spotlight on and demand better from them. We urge these corporate PACs to immediately cease all contributions to traitorous GOP lawmakers -- and recommit to putting our democracy before their partisan political interests.