Every American and every American institution should speak out against the wave of horrifying voter suppression bills now being proposed, and it’s a good thing when corporations affirmatively denounce these proposals.
But let’s get real.
First, by and large, companies are speaking out after they have been pressured to do so, not because they are guided by some moral compass.
Second, many of the companies now speaking out against these racist voter-suppression bills have bankrolled the very legislators pushing those proposals.
Third — the nice propaganda notwithstanding — corporations are still doing corporations.
If you are *truly* offended by the anti-democratic and discriminatory bills that reactionary Republican legislators are pushing in 47 states, how about you stop giving them money to get elected in the first place? If you want to show a modicum of civic-mindedness, how about you end your campaign contributions altogether and let democracy function as intended — rule by the people, not corporations?
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We must stop the billionaire Koch brothers from using their immense wealth to influence university research and spread their corporate-friendly ideology.