SUPPORT: USE YOUR PURCHASING POWER
Updated: Jun 7, 2020
Corporations earn profits off of your everyday purchases. And some of those profits are then donated to politicians and causes you might not agree with.
In fact, the average consumer funds politicians and PACs about 3 times more through their purchasing choices than through direct political contributions.
Avoid shopping with companies you don’t believe in—like corporations that support Trump!
And instead, support the things you do believe in by shopping with businesses that pay good wages, invest in communities, and combat climate change.
To start, it's important to know companies to avoid; where your purchase will be inadvertently supporting causes you don't believe in. We can send a powerful message by joining in the movement to boycott Trump and the companies working to keep him in power.
Fortunately, there are several apps and webites that make it SUPER simple to take a closer look at the financial ties of corporations.
Goods Unite Us is a women-owned application, offers several different tools that allow you to search brands to see it's political ties.
To avoid companies with financial ties to Trump, click the links below for more information.
COMPANIES TO AVOID
Lido, Todd (June 04 2020), Done Good
Tarpley Hitt, The Daily Beast, Updated Jun. 05, 2020 4:40PM ET / Published Jun. 04, 2020 9:18AM ET
From Amazon and Facebook to Popeyes (!), these companies have had the worst, most hypocritical “solidarity” messaging in the wake of the protests for black lives.
COMPANIES TO SUPPORT
Bree Hurst, The Conversation, June 4, 2020
Hilary Weaver and Savannah Walsh, Elle, May 31, 2020
Here is a list of the companies who are standing in solidarity with the movement and the protests by making donations to the movement.
Kristin Salaky, Delish.com, June 4, 2020
Lists statements from food brands that are coupled with actions big and small, such as donations to anti-racism causes and conversations with staff. By compiling them here, we are not saying they hold equal weight or are by any means comprehensive, but hope to help you be a more informed consumer.
Terry Nguyenterry, Vox Jun 3, 2020, 1:00pm EDT
Mura Dominko, Eatthis, June 3, 2020
Cheyenne Buckingham, Eatthis, June 3, 2020
Valerie Jones, Deseret Jun 1, 2020, 4:00pm MDT
James Wellemeyer, NBC News, June 5, 2020, 5:21 PM EDT
Ari Bines, In The Know, June 3