March 24, 2017

A LOOK AT COMPANIES THAT SUPPORT LIBERAL CAUSES – DECEMBER 2016

boycottThe goal of this and other articles to follow is to keep you informed on causes that corporations are supporting with your money, in order to assure that they are held accountable for their actions.  In addition, a Christmas shopping guide is presented at the end of the article.

Entities that have been updated and included in this report are the following:

Bank of America

Macy’s

Target

Gap Inc. brands:
Gap
Old Navy
Banana Republic
Athleta
Intermix

The research of 2ndVote indicates that Gap Inc., which owns several popular clothing lines, has hardly remained neutral. Aside from education, Gap Inc. supports various liberal causes on all other issues. The corporation contributes to YWCA, which advocates in favor of liberal stances; matches gifts to the Sierra Club, a liberal environmental group that supports cap-and-trade; and is a member of a coalition working to undermine religious liberty. While Gap Inc. does contribute to The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, the left-leaning advocacy far outweighs the right. If you love Gap Inc. brands but don’t love what they support, reach out to the corporation and let them know where you stand.

We will continue to provide you with corporate advocacy information like this to consider. Remember that your voice and dollar makes a difference! Be sure to download the free app from the App Store or Google Play to see all the scores in the database and join us in the fight to take back our country.

 

RATINGS FROM 1 TO 5  (5 being the best)

BANK OF AMERICA

Average  Rating: 1.1

1   2nd Amendment
1   Environment
1   Marriage
1   Life
2   Education
1   Immigration
1   Religious Liberty

Bank of America is one of the four largest banks in the United States based out of North Carolina.

Our research has revealed that Bank of America funds liberal advocacy in a major way on every issue that we score. From corporate support for the Center for American Progress (CAP) to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), this corporation engages in funding dozens of liberal organizations. For example, Bank of America has given over one million dollars to La Raza and to the National Urban League (NUL). La Raza is an organization that advocates for sanctuary cities and NUL is a group that supports various liberal policies such as same-sex marriage and a repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws. Bank of America is also a member of many business coalitions that are working to undermine religious liberty within the United States. Please take a look at our research to understand the type of corporate advocacy the bank is funding. If this is your bank, reach out and tell Bank of America to stop supporting causes with your money that you do not approve.

2nd Amendment
Bank of America is a corporate supporter of the liberal think tank, the Center for American Progress (CAP), which is against national concealed carry, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to YWCA, which is a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV). CSGV opposes “Stand Your Ground” laws and opposes concealed carry, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the National Urban League, which supports a full repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to ACLU, which opposes the private individual’s right to bear arms, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Amnesty International, which opposes Stand Your Ground laws, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to CATO, which promotes and advocates in favor of the advancement of 2nd Amendment rights, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which supports the 2nd Amendment and the right for citizens to own, carry and use firearms, Accessed 12/14/16.

Environment
Bank of America is a member and sponsor of Ceres, which is a liberal environmental group that supports regulating and taxing carbon emissions, also known as cap-and-trade, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), which is a liberal environmental group that supports cap and trade and and opposes the Keystone Pipeline, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Nature Conservancy, a liberal and active proponent of cap-and-trade and a carbon tax, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the Environmental Defense Fund, which is an organization that supports cap-and-trade, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the World Wildlife Fund, which is a liberal environmental group that supports putting a price on carbon emissions, a carbon tax and also the 2015 Paris climate deal, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the Sierra Club, which supports cap-and-trade, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the Audubon Society, which supports the Clean Power Plan that includes a carbon tax, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a corporate supporter of the liberal think tank, CAP, which supports a carbon tax, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to CATO, which has spoken out against the carbon tax, also known as cap-and-trade, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which opposes cap-and-trade and is opposed to a carbon tax, Accessed 12/14/16.

Marriage
Bank of America received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which includes advocacy for same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a corporate sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the leading same-sex marriage and anti-religious liberty advocate, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), which is a liberal group that supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to YWCA, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a corporate supporter of the liberal think tank, CAP, which applauded the Supreme Court decision overturning bans on same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the National Urban League, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to NARAL, which has publicly stated and advocated in favor of same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to ACLU, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to CATO, which spoke out in agreement with the Obergefell v. Hodges ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Amnesty International, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Salvation Army, which is a group supporting traditional marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which supports traditional marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.

Life
Bank of America contributes directly to Planned Parenthood and its affiliates, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes and matches gifts to the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is a group working to protect abortion access, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America partners with Susan G. Komen, who continues to contribute to Planned Parenthood, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America also has an official partnership with Susan G. Komen that guarantees $3 million in conjunction with its Pink Ribbon Banking credit card and checking program from June 2015 through December 2020. Susan G. Komen has received more than $7 million from Bank of America from this program since 2009, and Komen contributes to Planned Parenthood, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to United Way chapters that donate to Planned Parenthood, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to YWCA, which is a pro-choice organization, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Girls, Inc., which supports a woman’s right to choose, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a corporate supporter of the liberal think tank, CAP, which supports abortion as an equal right for women, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to NARAL, which is a pro-choice advocacy group dedicated to expanding free access to abortion for all, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to ACLU, which supports abortion rights, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Amnesty International whose “My Body, My Rights” campaign advocates for abortion, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Salvation Army, which is a pro-life organization, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Catholic Charities, a pro-life organization, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which is a pro-life organization, Accessed 12/14/16.

Education
Bank of America is a corporate supporter of the liberal think tank, CAP, which supports the implementation of Common Core and calls it “American as Apple Pie,” and is opposed to school choice, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the National Urban League, which supports Common Core, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to ACLU, which opposes school choice, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a member of Business Roundtable, which supports both Common Core and school choice, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to CATO, which promotes and advocates in favor of the advancement of school choice, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which supports school choice, and opposes Common Core, Accessed 12/14/16.

Immigration
Bank of America is a partner of the League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC), which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America sponsored the 2016 La Raza annual banquet, and La Raza advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is also on the Board of Advisors for La Raza, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a corporate partner and sponsored the 2015 USHCC annual meeting. USHCC advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America funds the Hispanic Federation, which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the National Urban League, which is a member of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which supports sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a corporate supporter of the liberal think tank, CAP, which opposed state legislation prohibiting the creation of sanctuary cities and support sanctuary cities overall, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to ACLU, which supports sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Catholic Charities, which support President Obama’s 2014 immigration plan that includes amnesty, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which opposes sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/14/16.

Religious Liberty
Bank of America is a corporate sponsor to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the leading same-sex marriage and anti-religious liberty advocate, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, which advocates for sweeping sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) protections at the federal level and undermines 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America serves as an HRC corporate sponsor, which is the nation’s largest supporter of same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a member of Georgia Prospers, a coalition of businesses opposing religious liberty, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a sponsor of Equality CA, which is a coalition of businesses in favor of stripping religious liberty, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a member of Equality NC, which is a coalition of businesses opposing religious liberty, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to the National Urban League, which believes that religious liberty is a guise for conservatives to show their bias against the LGBT community, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to NARAL, which supports the violation of the 1st Amendment by forcing religious institutions to provide birth control and abortion services, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America is a corporate supporter of the liberal think tank, CAP, which is opposed to religious liberty and RFRA laws, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to ACLU, which supports the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty, but also supports transgender bathroom policies, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Amnesty International, which believes that religious liberty is a guise for conservatives to show their bias against the LGBT community, and also opposes Religious Freedom Restoration Acts including bathroom bills, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to CATO, which promotes and advocates in favor of the advancement and preservation of religious liberty, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to Catholic Charities, which support RFRA, Accessed 12/14/16.
Bank of America contributes to The Heritage Foundation, which supports religious liberty, Accessed 12/14/16.

GAP

Average  Rating: 1.7

2       2nd Amendment
1       Environment
1       Marriage
2      Life
3      Education
2      Immigration
1      Religious Liberty

 

Gap is a clothing and accessories brand owned by Gap Inc., which also owns Old Navy, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Intermix.

2nd Amendment
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to YWCA, which is a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV). CSGV opposes “Stand Your Ground” laws and opposes concealed carry, Accessed 12/01/16.

Environment
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., matches gifts to the Sierra Club, which is an organization that supports cap-and-trade, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which is an organization that supports a carbon tax and also supports the 2015 Paris climate deal, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., is a member of Ceres and signed their environmental pledge. Ceres is a liberal environmental group that supports cap-and-trade policies and a carbon tax, Accessed 12/01/16.

Marriage
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which includes advocacy for same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to YWCA, whichsupports same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to The Salvation Army, a group supporting traditional marriage, Accessed 12/01/16.

Life
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to United Way chapters that donate to Planned Parenthood, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to Susan G. Komen, who continues to support Planned Parenthood, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to Girls, Inc., which supports a woman’s right to choose, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to YWCA, which is a pro-choice organization, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to Catholic Charities, a pro-life organization, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to The Salvation Army, a pro-life organization, Accessed 12/01/16.

Education
No information can be found to indicate advocacy for or against education issues.

Immigration
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to Catholic Charities, which support President Obama’s 2014 immigration plan that includes amnesty, Accessed 12/01/16.

Religious Liberty
Gap was part of a group of companies opposing religious liberty protections in Indiana in 2015. Indiana’s 2015 RFRA law affirmed religious liberty protections, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, which advocates for sweeping sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) protections at the federal level and undermines 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty, Accessed 12/01/16.
Gap’s parent company, Gap Inc., contributes to Catholic Charities, which support RFRA, Accessed 12/01/16.

 

Macy’s


Average Rating: 2

2nd Amendment
3 Environment
2 Marriage
4 Life
2 Education
1 Immigration
1 Religious Liberty

Macy’s is a large department store chain. Macy’s, Inc. operates Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s with 840 stores in 45 states plus District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Dubai.

2nd Amendment
Macy’s representatives sit on Urban League boards; the National Urban League supports a full repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws, Accessed 12/01/16.

Environment 
No information can be found to indicate advocacy for or against environmental issues.

Marriage 
Macy’s received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which includes advocacy for same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s is an HRC corporate partner and served as a 2016 HRC Dinner sponsor; the HRC is the nation’s biggest supporter of same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s representatives sit on Urban League boards; the National Urban League supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s is a corporate partner of The Salvation Army, a group supporting traditional marriage, Accessed 12/01/16.

Life 
Macy’s is a corporate partner of The Salvation Army, a pro-life organization, Accessed 12/01/16.

Education
Macy’s representatives sit on Urban League boards; the National Urban Leaguesupports Common Core, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s is a member of Business Roundtable, a group supporting both Common Core and school choice, Accessed 12/01/16.

Immigration
Macy’s is a corporate partner and 2016 conference sponsor of USHCC, which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s funds the Hispanic Federation, which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s is a supporter of the LULAC National Convention, and LULAC is an organization that advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s representatives sit on Urban League boards; the National Urban League is a member of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which supports sanctuary cities, Accessed 12/01/16.

Religious Liberty
Macy’s is an HRC corporate partner and served as a 2016 HRC Dinner sponsor; HRC is the nation’s largest opponent to religious liberty, Accessed 12/01/16.
Macy’s representatives sit on Urban League boards; the National Urban Leaguebelieves that religious liberty is a guise for conservatives to show their bias against the LGBT community, Accessed 12/01/16.

Target


Average Rating: 1.4

1 2nd Amendment
1 Environment
1 Marriage
3 Life
2 Education
1 Immigration
1 Religious Liberty

Target is one of the largest retailers in the United States.

In just two weeks, #AnywhereButTARGET has rallied conservatives to send a clear message to Target that our Christmas shopping dollars won’t be supporting their liberal agenda. Despite efforts from the left to SHUT-DOWN the campaign, #AnyWhereButTARGET is continuing to reach millions and the momentum is still growing.

Be sure to visit AnywhereButTARGET.com to sign the pledge and spread the word on Twitter and Facebook.

Fed up with the liberal assault on common sense and decency in our schools and places of work? Tired of corporations carrying the water for a radical agenda that undermines our values and safety?

This Christmas season, we’re sending a message to one of the top corporate supporters of the liberal, LGBT agenda and we need your help.

We’re shopping #AnywhereButTARGET because we don’t think conservatives should fund Target’s dangerous social agenda.

Not only has Target publicly advertised that its stores’ gender specific facilities—changing rooms and bathrooms—are open to all comers, regardless of biological sex, but Target has also stood by the policy, despite falling revenues.

It’s time to make Target understand that there are consequences for supporting a radical movement that is determined to redefine marriage, gender, and, ultimately, the 1st Amendment.

2nd Amendment
Target partners with the National Urban League, which supports a full repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target folded to Moms Demand Action calling for the ban of permitted and lawfully owned weapons on their premises, Accessed 9/07/16.

Environment
Target signed a letter supporting the Ceres’ Climate Declaration efforts, which include the advocacy of cap-and-trade, Accessed 9/07/16.

Marriage
Target is a corporate sponsor to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), which is the leading same-sex marriage and anti-religious liberty advocate, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which includes advocacy for same-sex marriage, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target partners with the National Urban League, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target is a partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), which is a liberal group that supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target sponsors The Salvation Army, which supports traditional marriage, Accessed 9/07/16.

Life
Target contributes to YWCA, which supports a woman’s right to choose, Accessed 10/21/16.
Target sponsors The Salvation Army, a pro-life organization, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target contributes to Catholic Charities, a pro-life organization, Accessed 9/07/16.

Education
Target partners with the National Urban League, which supports Common Core, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target is a member of Business Roundtable, which is a group supporting both Common Core and school choice, Accessed 9/07/16.

Immigration
Target partners with the National Urban League, which supports sanctuary cities, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target contributes to La Raza, a liberal immigration advocacy group supporting sanctuary cities, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target is a corporate partner of USHCC and also sponsored the 2015 annual meeting. USHCC advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 9/07/16.

Religious Liberty
Target partners with the National Urban League, which opposes religious freedom bills, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target is a corporate sponsor to the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the leading same-sex marriage and anti-religious liberty advocate, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target is a partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), a liberal group opposing religious freedom laws, Accessed 9/07/16.
Target is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, which seeks to provide sweeping sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) protections at the federal liver which undermines 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty, Accessed 9/01/16.

2016 CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE:

The Christmas shopping season accounts for almost 30% of a store’s annual revenue.  Don’t be a grinch this Christmas season and shop from liberal retailers like Target. Use our Christmas Shopping Guide to find that perfect gift from the 2ndVote Top Picks List from retailers and brands rating neutral to conservative.

 

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