Microsoft, AmEx, Airbnb and 4 other major companies have pledged not to donate to Republican election opponents in 2022
Seven major US companies have pledged not to donate to opponents of Republican elections in 2022.
Companies that engage with Popular Information include Microsoft, American Express and Airbnb.
The so-called Sedition Caucus includes 147 GOP lawmakers who voted against certifying Biden’s election victory.
Seven major US companies, including Microsoft, American Express and Airbnb, have pledged to make no donations to opponents of Republican elections in 2022.
Popular information contacted 183 companies to ask if they would withhold donations to the 147 GOP lawmakers who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory — a group that has been called the “Sedition Caucus.”
Microsoft told Popular Information, “We are committed to delivering on our promise.” American Express previously told the publication that its PAC would never again donate to any of the 147 election opponents.
The other four companies to have pledged not to donate are Dow, BASF, Eversource Energy and Lyft.
Companies such as NRG Energy and Marriott International did not make the pledge directly, but told Popular Information they would keep their donation suspensions in place for the time being.
Popular Information reported that General Electric previously said it would not donate to members of the Sedition Caucus in 2022, but supported them indirectly by funding the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) and the Republican National Committee of Congress (NRCC).
After a crowd of pro-Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying Biden’s election victory, many major US companies scrambled to cut ties with the 147 GOP lawmakers who voted against the result.
Dozens of companies said they would stop donating to those lawmakers. Other companies have stated that they suspend all political donationsreview their contribution policies or take the events of January 6 into account when awarding funding.
Not all companies kept their promises. Big companies have donated about $8.1 million to Sedition Caucus members since January 2021according to nonpartisan watchdog Accountable.US – and some of them had previously pledged to stop donations to group members.
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