Does Amgen really support Voting Rights?
Amgen pledged to reevaluate its donation criteria after January 6th, with Mr. Bradway stating “Free and fair elections and a peaceful transfer of power are hallmarks of the American system of government. That system came under attack.” Yet, Amgen has continued to directly support at least three politicians who voted to overturn the election results.
Shareholder Proposals Challenge Companies on Support for Politicians Opposing Abortion Access, Progress on Climate, Voting Rights
Institutional investors, in coordination with Rhia Ventures, have filed 11 shareholder proposals for the 2022 proxy season that address the misalignment between the corporation's stated values and their support for politicians and political groups who undermine them. An additional four proposals focus on companies' preparedness for the workplace repercussions of the likely overturn of Roe v. Wade in 2022. Collectively, the investors own or manage $11.8 billion in assets.
The January 6 corporate accountability index
After a violent mob stormed the Capitol building in January, hundreds of corporations pledged to make changes to their political giving. Some corporations pledged to withhold PAC funding to the 147 Republicans who voted to overturn the election, setting the stage for the riot. Other corporations said they were suspending all PAC activity and others promised to reevaluate their giving criteria in light of the violence.
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