Holding corporate America accountable: Over the past five years, many business leaders have spoken out against the worst abuses of the Trump administration. To hold them accountable for their promise not to normalize cruel and undemocratic actions by hiring former members of the Trump administration, we’ve joined with American Oversight to launch an updated Campaign Against Corporate Complicity website.
The campaign urges corporate America to scrutinize former Trump officials seeking to sell their involvement in this administration as a qualification rather than a disgrace. We’ve identified three core areas where the Trump administration crossed a line in challenging our democratic norms: undermining democracy and inciting violence, attacking immigrants and promoting white supremacy, and propagating a failed COVID-19 response.
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HEADLINE OF THE WEEK
AT&T Donated $100k to Abbott on Same Day He Vowed to Pass Voting Restrictions -- Dallas Observer
While AT&T’s CEO has publicly spoken out in favor of expanding voting rights, their political contributions have told a different story. Our investigation revealed that, on the very same day Texas Governor Abbott vowed to pass new voting restrictions, AT&T infused a $100,000 contribution into his campaign -- one of the biggest contributions to a state lawmaker the company has made.
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PRESS RELEASE OF THE WEEK
On ADA Anniversary, Lawmakers Consider Voter Restrictions That Would Hurt Texans with Disabilities
Absentee voting and voting in-person with assistance are both essential for Americans with disabilities to exercise their right to vote. But both accommodations are under attack in a new voter suppression bill introduced in Texas. Across the country, similar restrictions are being considered.
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INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK
Many corporations spoke out against the abuses of the Trump administration as they happened. But now that former administration officials are looking for new jobs, it’s imperative that these businesses don’t reward the architects of anti-democratic policies with high-paying jobs.
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