Does Charter Communications really support Women's rights?
Based on public records, we estimate that in the 2020 election cycle, Charter and its employee PAC have donated at least $3.78 million to politicians and political organizations working to weaken women’s access to abortion. This includes $218,500 to the sponsors of Texas SB 8 and over $130,000 to the sponsors of restrictive abortion bills in 9 other states. These contributions have been criticized in television ads and generated articles in mainstream media outlets.
Big companies renege on their promises to fight assaults on abortion, voting rights and democracy
Many companies that once expressed a commitment to end or at least review their contributions to the 147 Republicans who voted against certifying the election have gone ahead and contributed to those lawmakers in subsequent months.
by Los Angeles Times
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.
These corporations back the sponsors of an Ohio abortion ban that's more extreme than Texas
by Popular Information
Texas abortion law critics are targeting these corporate donors and Texas-based companies
Corporate Accountability Action found that Dallas-based telecom company AT&T donated more than $645,000 over the past two years to nearly 22 lawmakers who sponsored the Texas abortion ban. Tesla CEO Elon Musk donated to three anti-abortion Republican lawmakers and four Democratic lawmakers who support abortion rights, giving each $2,800 Time Warner Cable/Charter Communications donated $523,661, and NBC Universal gave $88,000 to the primary sponsors of the Texas bill
by USA Today