Saturday, August 21, 2021

Why Investors Need to Divest from Corporations Backing Jan 6 Insurrection

Many of my readers do not know—yet—that major U.S. corporations are still giving to RAGA, The Republican Attorney’s General of America. Why does that matter? Because RAGA linked to the January 6 coalition that stormed the Capitol. You can read about it here.

 

My readers may find it hard to boycott a corporation, but if you are an investor, you can make sure to divest any of these corporations from your portfolio, no matter now small your position may be.

 

Here’s the list with contribution amounts:

 

Donor

Amount (year-to-date)

The Concord Fund

$2,500,350

Rule of Law Defense Fund

$228,464

Gray, C. Boyden Amb.

$200,000

Americans For Prosperity

$130,000

AT&T Services, Inc.

$125,000

Koch Industries, Inc.

$125,000

Las Vegas Sands Corp

$125,000

MBX Capital LLC

$110,000

Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc.

$105,265

The Anschutz Corporation

$100,000

Schumacher Auto Group Inc.

$75,000

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina

$62,500

National Rifle Association of America

$60,000

Pfizer Inc

$51,225

1-800 Contacts Inc

$50,615

Consovoy McCarthy PLLC

$50,265

Continental

$50,265

Amer. Property Casualty Insurers Assoc. Pol

$50,000

American Bail Coalition Inc

$50,000

American Petroleum Institute

$50,000

Association of Dental Support Organizations

$50,000

Astellas Pharma US Inc

$50,000

AWL, Inc.

$50,000

Cameron, Ronald Mr. (Mountaire Corp.)

$50,000

David Nutt and Assoc PC

$50,000

Elevate Credit Service LLC

$50,000

HCA Management Services

$50,000

Iacovelli, Karen (PI Holdings)

$50,000

Orexo US Inc.

$50,000

Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

$50,000

Rent-a-Center

$50,000

Smith and Wesson

$50,000

Starpoint Resort Group

$50,000

The Capital Corporation

$50,000



Willoughby and Hoefer P.A

$50,000

Postmates

$40,000

Community Choice Financial

$31,250

Husch Blackwell LLP

$30,665

Daniel Defense Inc

$30,350

Global Teen Challenge Sober Peer

$30,000

Jones Day

$25,700

Holland and Knight LLP

$25,350

Abbott Laboratories

$25,000

ADT

$25,000

Alticor, Inc.

$25,000

American Electric Power Service Corporation

$25,000

Boeing Company Political Action Committee

$25,000

Brownells

$25,000

Charter Communications

$25,000

Dentons US LLP

$25,000

Foley and Lardner LLP

$25,000

Grant and Eisenhofer P.A.

$25,000

Herbalife International of America, Inc.

$25,000

Holland and Knight LLP

$25,000

HPUL Project Operations

$25,000

MasterCard International, Inc.

$25,000

National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.

$25,000

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

$25,000

Nucor Corporation

$25,000

Schaerr Jaffe LLP

$25,000

Services Group of America

$25,000

Sig Sauer

$25,000

TC Energy

$25,000

Teladoc Health Inc

$25,000

The GEO Group, Inc.

$25,000

TitleMax

$25,000

Venable LLP

$25,000

Vistra Corporate Services Company

$25,000

 

 

 


 

 

It is within your power to write the CEOs of these corporations to let them know why you are divesting. You will have to look up their CEOs names and addresses on the internet. What might you care to tell them?  A sample letter is provided below:

 

Albert Bourla CEO

Pfizer Corporation

235 East 42nd Street

New York, N.Y. 10017

 

Mr. Bourla,

 

I have divested my portfolio of a Pfizer position recently.  I have also divested from other companies. And I will urge the thousands of investors on my mailing lists to do likewise. I need to tell you why.  According to these articles, “Major Companies Donate to Republican Group Despite Its Role in Jan. 6” published by Truthout August 4, 2021, and “These Companies Still Donate to Jan. 6 seditionists in Congress” published by AOL July 27, 2021. (links below) Pfizer Corporation continues to donate to RAGA, the Republican Attorneys General Association named as a coalition “partner” on the website of the Jan. 6 insurrection that preceded the riots at the Capitol. 

 

Mr. Bourla, I suggest you take a serious look at your company’s donation policies. While Pfizer benefits from the infrastructure of this country, it needs to act like a better civic citizen upholding its Democratic values.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://truthout.org/articles/major-companies-donate-to-republican-group-despite-its-role-in-jan-6/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a025c326-3580-4a07-8e14-e9e3c7890cbe__;!!F9svGWnIaVPGSwU!4W2QsOpCHadIRyMzpclZxS7D0Wg5oUdIGRy1BCtU7RPL4hR8vw46L--6wI7PkEMv1P8nIDES$

 

https://www.aol.com/news/companies-still-donate-jan-6-202108738.html

 


 

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