Women’s Advocacy Group Calls on Companies to Block SCOTUS Confirmation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Women’s Advocacy Group Calls on Companies to Block SCOTUS Confirmation.

“Our democracy is at stake with an impending power grab for a seat on the Supreme Court. In the name of social responsibility, corporations put out statements of support for women, the BIPOC community, LGBTQ rights, racial injustice and more. It is time to do more than make a statement or advertise good works.

“We are calling on companies to oppose a new Supreme Court confirmation until after the presidential inauguration and to immediately stop giving to the very politicians who are pushing to make this happen. Companies like AT&T, Coca-Cola, Disney, Nike, P&G and Uber have declared that they support women, people of color and the LBGTQ+ community, but their political contributions say otherwise.

“Last week, we launched the #ReproReceipts campaign to highlight the disconnect between corporate social responsibility efforts and the reality of the same companies’ political giving. Throughout 2020, these companies have jostled to demonstrate their commitment to social justice. They cannot stay silent now.

“The stakes for our country have never been higher. Companies who laud Justice Ginsburg’s legacy or espouse their support for equality and justice must tell the president and Senate–as well as their consumers and shareholders–that they are against a rushed Supreme Court confirmation and make it clear that they will no longer donate to extremist politicians who have put our democracy at risk.”