Watchdog Reveals Leading Companies’ Political Donations

Corporate bias watchdog 1792 Exchange revealed the political donations of Fortune 10 companies in a new database called the “Board Bias.”

The Board Bias “looks at the top leadership personnel who are responsible for making decisions inside Fortune 250 companies from their positions inside the C-Suite and Board room,” providing insight into the political activities of the company, 1972 Exchange wrote.

Political bias was high at Amazon, according to the company’s profile at 1972 Exchange, where the board gave $2,512,985 to Democratic causes and only $67,900 to Republican causes.

Similarly, Apple’s leadership provided $46,400 to Republican causes and $1,908,015 to Democratic causes.

Two leading companies, however, did not show a drastic Democratic tilt in their political giving.

Walmart’s leadership contributed $1,779,770 to Republican efforts and $808,767 to Democratic efforts. Despite a Republican sway, the company is still considered a “high risk” for wokeism, as it scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

According to the company’s full profile on the watchdog’s website, Walmart uses “sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support” as well as forcing employees to “undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation.”

Despite being linked to gender ideology, Walmart has “withstood activist pressure on some issues, including abortion and firearms policy,” 1792 Exchange noted.

The other leading company with greater Republican donations is Chevron, whose board has contributed $318,350 to Republican endeavors and $112,750 to Democratic endeavors.

1792 Exchange’s vice president for programs Matt Buckham told The Blaze that board executives should be “doing what’s good for the shareholder, what’s good for the customer, and making the best product or service possible.”

“Activism is the complete opposite of that,” he said.

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