Some corporate titans are coming up short on supporting voting and democracy, watchdog report says

  1. The companies that received an F grade include Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal, AT&T, Home Depot, Pfizer, Boeing and Verizon. Those who received a B grade from Accountable include Tesla, Apple, Citigroup and Bank of America.

  2. Surprised to see Att and Verizon on the list. They are usually attached to Gavin’s taint and stuffing money in his g string.

  3. Corporations are anti-democratic by their nature. If they aren't working towards straight-up fascism they push for a "democracy" in which the populace actually has no say beyond what to name a post office. We can't count on corporations to save democracy.

  4. Can we start naming, shaming and boycotting these corporate execs, owners and companies that do everything they can to remain in power, sustain inequality, and profit off the backs of the suffering masses?

  5. I don’t know, can you? Are you asking Reddit’s permission to boycott the Fortune 100? Because that’s something you can just do of your own accord. Also, who is “we”? Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

  6. Not surprised Comcast is there. They need a weak democracy to ensure their paid off government reps (Republicans) stay in power.

  7. Comcast is not a forerunner of vertical integration. Also, vertical integration is not “making a monopoly”. Vertical integration, at least in the modern sense, has been actively utilized since at least the 1920s. Comcast was formed in 1963 as American Cable Systems. You clearly don’t have even the slightest clue how economics or history work.

  8. Corporations are the enemy of the common man. With over 200 years of history how can we not know this by now. The first corporation was the East India Company. Literally a destroyer of countries.

  9. Aside from the question of why should they be beholden to do that this is a report from a non profit, which is linked to a Progressive Venture Find ( somehow also a registered non profit) giving failing grades to companies that I suspect the fund would never invest in and passing grades to companies that they do.

  10. So, your position is to assume this is BS and to believe without evidence or reason that corporations do support democracy and voting rights? Despite the conventional belief that corporations support unchecked capitalism and socialization of investment risks?

  11. I was surprised to see 76% of the companies they graded received a D or F grade. I can see the argument this is just a shakedown for cash in the final push to the midterms.

  12. This isn't 100% relevant but some Democrats have attacked some of the organizations that are advocating for Ranked Choice Voting and ending gerrymandering because they take corporate money or donations from billionaires.

  13. It’s almost like a biased 501 org adopted some biased standard designed to make the target of its antipathy look bad and thereby try to motivate the target to do what it wants. Oh wait, that’s exactly what happened. The whole thing is a complete crock that is as reliable as anything coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth.

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