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4/14/2021
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Top climate leaders will participate in Big Oil-sponsored "sustainability" conference

Beginning Wednesday, the political news outlet The Hill is hosting a multi-day, virtual climate conference called “The Sustainability Imperative.” The Hill is promoting the conference as an event that
4/13/2021
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A Zoom call will not save democracy

Over the weekend, about 100 corporate leaders gathered on a Zoom call to discuss how to respond to Republican efforts to restrict voting in nearly every state. Although the call was ostensibly private,
4/12/2021
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These rainbow flag-waving corporations are backing the sponsors of anti-trans legislation

Seven members of the North Carolina Senate have introduced draconian anti-trans legislation targeting children, adults, and medical professionals. An investigation by Popular Information reveals that
4/8/2021
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How not to protect free speech

The free expression of ideas is a bedrock principle for any democratic society. And that is particularly true on college campuses, where many young people are still developing their core beliefs.
4/7/2021
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Dan Patrick and the damaged Republican psyche

There is no greater proponent of Trump's false claims about voter fraud in the 2020 election than Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R). Patrick described ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
4/6/2021
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McConnell versus the First Amendment

In recent days, more corporations have spoken out against voter suppression laws. In Texas, American Airlines and Dell announced their opposition to two major bills to restrict voting under
4/5/2021
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Facebook pledged to suspend political donations, then quietly funneled $50,000 to GOP group pushing voter suppress…

On January 11, Facebook announced that "following last week's awful violence" it was suspending donations from its political committee "for at least the current quarter, while we
4/1/2021
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A corporate reckoning on voter suppression

In early March, Popular Information identified 22 major corporations that financially backed the sponsors of voter suppression legislation in Georgia. We asked each company whether they supported the
3/31/2021
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Texas' voter suppression bills are fueled by millions in corporate cash

Texas already has the most restrictive voting laws in the country. But with the state trending blue, Governor Greg Abbott (R) and Republicans in the Texas legislature are pushing a series of draconian
3/31/2021
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Media crisis, border facts

Upon assuming office, Biden has made a number of changes to Trump's immigration policy. Among other actions, Biden cut off funding for the construction of the border wall and suspended enrollment
3/29/2021
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What really happened in Georgia. And what's next.

Last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R), flanked by six white men, sat in front of a portrait of a Georgia slave plantation and signed a new law imposing sweeping voting restrictions for the next
3/23/2021
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Corporate-backed Florida Republicans push perplexing new voting restrictions

Republican elected officials in Florida do not claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged or subject to significant fraud. "We did it right," Governor Ron DeSantis (R) said at a
3/22/2021
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These corporations broke their pledge to stop donating to Republican objectors

New FEC filings reveal that several major corporations that pledged in January to stop financially supporting members of Congress who tried to overturn the presidential election results broke their
3/18/2021
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The enemies list

Following a January 10 report in Popular Information dozens of major companies suspended donations to the 147 Republican members of Congress who voted to overturn the results of the election. ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
3/17/2021
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Popular Information in Space

In lieu of your regularly scheduled newsletter today, we'll be hosting a chat for readers about our recent reporting on voter suppression bills … ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌
3/16/2021
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The hillbilly and the billionaire

Right-wing billionaire Peter Thiel has donated $10 million to a super PAC formed to support Hillbilly Elegy author JD Vance, who is considering a run for US Senate in Ohio. Thiel's massive donation
3/15/2021
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UPDATE: Georgia corporations respond to pressure on voter suppression bills 

A coalition of civil rights organizations is ratcheting up the pressure on Georgia-based corporations that are backing the sponsors of voter suppression legislation in the state legislature. The
3/13/2021
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Corporate accountability campaign in Georgia gains momentum

Last Wednesday, Popular Information published a report documenting the corporate donors backing the legislators sponsoring two bills to dramatically restrict voting in Georgia. Soon thereafter, a
3/10/2021
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Major corporations announce opposition to voter suppression bills in Arizona

State Capitol Building in Phoenix, Arizona. Last November, Biden secured a narrow victory in Arizona, flipping a state that Trump had won four years earlier. Republicans in the Arizona legislature have
3/9/2021
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The white to vote

Georgia has allowed no-excuse absentee voting for all elections since 2005. It was part of a voting bill passed that year by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed into law by the Republican