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To: AT&T, Coca-Cola, Disney, Nike, Procter & Gamble, and Uber

These Six Companies Fund Anti-Choice Extremism

These Six Companies Fund Anti-Choice Extremism

Stop funding anti-choice politicians and invest in reproductive justice instead!

Why is this important?

Corporate America is one of the largest supporters of anti-choice, anti-women politicians -- even those who claim they are pro-woman. Some of the worst offenders champion anti-choice candidates at the local, state, and federal level, empowering an extremist agenda that is not only anti-abortion and anti-women but antithetical to equality and justice. 

As consumers, we have the power to hold corporations accountable and demand they actually stand for the values they sell in PR statements and advertisements. This is why UltraViolet is collecting the receipts and launching a major campaign calling out six of the biggest companies in America to stop supporting the dangerous anti-women, anti-justice political agenda.

But we need your help to show that consumers care about reproductive rights and will not stand for corporations funding extremist politicians like Senator Ted Cruz. Earlier this month, Sen. Cruz attempted to pressure the Food and Drug Administration to continue its restrictions on medication abortion. Cruz stated, “Pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness,” despite the rising maternal mortality rate in the country, especially for women of color.  Can you join our campaign?

Here are the receipts: Company giving to anti-choice candidates or their associated PACs/committees

AT&T: $1,956,953
Coca-Cola: $1,028,838
Disney: $203,350
Nike: $99,000
Procter & Gamble: $144,000
Uber: $148,000

The total? Over $3.6 million. The actual total and cost for women around the country? Incalculable. The reality of the impact of these political donations goes beyond the raw numbers. Hundreds of bans and restrictions. Several lawsuits. Clinics closed. Lives disrupted. Futures denied. These corporate titans are complicit in the denial of our rights through their political giving and make these extremist views acceptable and even “normal.” But these views are not normal or acceptable. They are at odds with the majority of Americans who support legal abortion, and the millions of people who need accessible reproductive healthcare.

Many of these companies have bragged about their social justice cred to consumers in the face of Black Lives Matter and the racial pandemic. But what about the Black, Brown, Indigenous, queer, rural, and young people who bear the brunt of the impact of anti-choice policy? Oftentimes, anti-choice views are a sign of a larger framework that is also opposed to racial justice efforts and to science-backed responses to the pandemic. Many of the candidates these contributions support are not just anti-women, they are anti-justice and have harmed our nation’s journey toward progress. Let’s call on these companies and demand they stand by the values they espouse where they can have real impact: their political giving.

All of these corporations claim to support women in their workplaces and, sometimes, in their products or where they will do business. But you can’t say you are for women in the workplace or racial justice but stay silent on reproductive rights. Women live intersectional lives and it is time corporations center intersectional policies.

As consumers, we have the power to change this narrative. Corporations know that increasingly consumers care about the social impact of corporate power and demand more from corporations than one-time donations or PR statements. Corporations have changed their policies in response to consumer pressure. Just last year, UV members organized to force Netflix to denounce the 6-week abortion ban in Georgia. This year, we made tech platforms change their moderation policies. There is a fierce urgency now. With our rights and lives on the line this election, we need to push on all fronts to ensure reproductive justice now and in the future.

Can you join our #ReproReceipts campaign? Sign the petition and tell these companies enough is enough. Stop the anti-choice political giving!


Reasons for signing

  • Having less than half the country willing to do business with you may not be a great corporate strategy.
  • A women's choice is fair and just. i've been pro-choice for 50 years and intend to be so til i'm gone...
  • Women's rights have already been set back decades by Covid-19. Don't let these powerful corporations erode our rights further!

Updates

2020-09-17 16:14:57 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-09-17 15:46:01 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-09-16 12:02:50 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-09-16 11:09:37 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-09-16 10:54:05 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-09-16 10:50:43 -0400

10 signatures reached

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