With the Abortion Ban causing unsafe situations for women, it has come to our attention that there are multiple corporate entities that are funding specific politicians – politicians in which, have backed these new restrictions.
According to Lifehacker, the following companies have paid into the pockets of the lawmakers pushing these bans in Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio.
The entire listing put up by Popular Information post can found by clicking here, and you can read all the candidates that accepted, but the highest amounts are listed below from companies like AT&T, Walmart, Pfizer, and Coca-Cola.
- AT&T: $196,600 total, including $113,000 to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and $15,000 to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
- Eli Lilly: $66,250 total, including $30,000 to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and $7,000 to Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn
- Walmart: $57,700 total, including $7,000 to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and $10,000 to Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof
- Pfizer: $53,650 total, including $6,600 to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and $12,700 to Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
- Coca-Cola: $40,800 total, including $10,000 to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and $6,600 to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
- Aetna: $26,600 total, including $6,600 to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and $5,250 to Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof
Many people are looking to boycott said locations and services since the list has been released, while others don’t have much of a choice. The article shared by Lifehacker notes some important things including the fact that sometimes your company chooses your insurance (Aetna), or that Walmart is the only close place near you to get your groceries.
Some may choose to do a full-out boycott, while others will avoid what they can within their power. Others will note that maybe these companies backed the candidate before the ban went in place, but considering that the only way that we as consumers and human beings can bring a hard stop to this is making it known that these companies have done this, and in more severe movements, tweeting repeatedly to these companies and trying to make a bigger stink online.
Let’s hope that if we can come together and make a little more noise that somehow we can change the dark direction in which this world is going.
This story was written by ACRONYM and was published on our former sister site AKRENIM.