Does Cisco Systems really support Voting Rights?

Cisco Systems has a very poor position on voting rights. They believe that only shareholders should have the right to vote on company matters. This is a poor position because it disenfranchises all other stakeholders, including employees, customers, and the local community. It also gives shareholders too much power, which can lead to decisions that are not in the best interests of the company or its stakeholders.


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The silence of 109 corporations who claimed to be champions of voting rights

Last year, over 100 companies signed a letter declaring their principled support for voting rights, their opposition to the state bills restricting voting, and their belief that action to protect voting rights was critical. But, as the fight for voting rights hits a critical juncture, virtually all of these corporations have gone quiet.

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Corporations calling for voting rights bill donated to Republicans who blocked it, watchdog says

Corporations that publicly threw their support behind strengthening the Voting Rights Act donated thousands to Republicans who blocked the legislation this week.

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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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35 major companies that have kept their promises after January 6

There are companies that suspended their donations after January 6 and have resumed donations to Republican objectors. The Washington Post opines that this is "a sign that the promises issued by corporate America were temporary, especially in light of razor-thin Democratic majorities."

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As corporations back voting rights bill, a key question remains

Rachel Maddow Show: I'm glad 150 major U.S. businesses are backing the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, but how serious are they about helping?


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