The report notes that anti-protest bills target communities of color and “are a direct response to Black Lives Matter and other BIPOC-led movements, laying bare their racist intent.”
Folabi Olagbaju, director of democracy campaigns at Greenpeace USA, said in a statement that “a healthy democracy is a precondition for a healthy environment. When everyone’s vote counts and when everyone’s constitutionally guaranteed right to peacefully protest is protected, our government becomes more accountable and capable of meeting the demand for racial justice and enacting solutions to the rapidly accelerating climate crisis.”
“We hope this report sheds light on who is behind the attack on our democracy and right to protest, and that it will push corporations to take a stand for strong national standards for voting rights and election reform, and quit supporting politicians who sponsor or vote for anti-voter and anti-protest legislation,” Olagbaju continued. “It’s time to ensure all of us have a say in key decisions that affect us all and our elections reflect the will of the people, not corporations.”
“It is now more urgent than ever to build a just transition away from fossil fuels and fight off attacks against protest and our freedom to vote, so that we can have a planet our communities can thrive on,” he added.
“Corporate platitudes are not enough—we must build a system that ensures our elected leaders listen to every American. Our time is now: Democracy cannot wait.”
—Jana Morgan, Declaration for American Democracy
Jana Morgan, director of the Declaration for American Democracy coalition, said that “despite the promising news of corporations speaking out against anti-voter laws in states like Georgia, Greenpeace’s latest report demonstrates that there’s more to be done to make the promise of democracy real for us all.”
“It’s time to end the dominance of big corporations and big money in our politics, and ensure that our politicians are held accountable to the will of all Americans, and not just the wealthy and powerful,” Morgan continued. “To do so, corporations and our political leaders must support passing the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. These transformative bills will ensure that politicians govern in the best interest of the people, and ensure the freedom to vote for all Americans.”
“Corporate platitudes are not enough—we must build a system that ensures our elected leaders listen to every American,” she added. “Our time is now: Democracy cannot wait.”
The new Greenpeace report follows a Sunday Insider article revealing that several companies have broken their vows to stop contributing to the PACs of U.S. lawmakers who supported the so-called “Big Lie” that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election. Offenders include Cigna, JetBlue, Koch Industries, and Toyota.
Additionally, corporate PACs are indirectly funding some of the 147 U.S. lawmakers who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory by donating to congressional committees including the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. AT&T, Cigna, Intel, and Pfizer have all donated thousands of dollars to such committees, according to Insider.
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