Why Investors Need to Divest from Corporations Backing Jan 6 Insurrection
Many of my readers do not know — yet — that major U.S. corporations are still giving to RAGA, The Republican Attorney’s General of America. Why does that matter? Because RAGA linked to the January 6 coalition that stormed the Capitol. You can read about it here.
My readers may find it hard to boycott a corporation, but if you are an investor, you can make sure to divest any of these corporations from your portfolio, no matter now small your position may be.
Here’s the list with contribution amounts:
The Concord Fund
Rule of Law Defense Fund
Gray, C. Boyden Amb.
Americans For Prosperity
AT&T Services, Inc.
Koch Industries, Inc.
Las Vegas Sands Corp
MBX Capital LLC
Anheuser-Busch Cos., Inc.
The Anschutz Corporation
Schumacher Auto Group Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
National Rifle Association of America
1–800 Contacts Inc
Consovoy McCarthy PLLC
Amer. Property Casualty Insurers Assoc. Pol
American Bail Coalition Inc
American Petroleum Institute
Association of Dental Support Organizations
Astellas Pharma US Inc
Cameron, Ronald Mr. (Mountaire Corp.)
David Nutt and Assoc PC
Elevate Credit Service LLC
HCA Management Services
Iacovelli, Karen (PI Holdings)
Orexo US Inc.
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association
Smith and Wesson
Starpoint Resort Group
The Capital Corporation
Willoughby and Hoefer P.A
Community Choice Financial
Husch Blackwell LLP
Daniel Defense Inc
Global Teen Challenge Sober Peer
Holland and Knight LLP
American Electric Power Service Corporation
Boeing Company Political Action Committee
Dentons US LLP
Foley and Lardner LLP
Grant and Eisenhofer P.A.
Herbalife International of America, Inc.
Holland and Knight LLP
HPUL Project Operations
MasterCard International, Inc.
National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Schaerr Jaffe LLP
Services Group of America
Teladoc Health Inc
The GEO Group, Inc.
Vistra Corporate Services Company
It is within your power to write the CEOs of these corporations to let them know why you are divesting. You will have to look up their CEOs names and addresses on the internet. What might you care to tell them? A sample letter is provided below:
Albert Bourla CEO
235 East 42nd Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
I have divested my portfolio of a Pfizer position recently. I have also divested from other companies. And I will urge the thousands of investors on my mailing lists to do likewise. I need to tell you why. According to these articles, “Major Companies Donate to Republican Group Despite Its Role in Jan. 6” published by Truthout August 4, 2021, and “These Companies Still Donate to Jan. 6 seditionists in Congress” published by AOL July 27, 2021. (links below) Pfizer Corporation continues to donate to RAGA, the Republican Attorneys General Association named as a coalition “partner” on the website of the Jan. 6 insurrection that preceded the riots at the Capitol.
Mr. Bourla, I suggest you take a serious look at your company’s donation policies. While Pfizer benefits from the infrastructure of this country, it needs to act like a better civic citizen upholding its Democratic values.
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