Washington, D.C. — As the one year mark of the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol approaches, Accountable.US released new polling, conducted by Global Strategy Group (GSG), finding that there is enormous pressure for large employers from their own workers to unequivocally reject the insurrection, those who supported it, and the public figures who refuse to acknowledge the results of the 2020 election.
Among the survey findings: nearly two-thirds of private sector employees say that they would be “embarrassed” to work for a company that supported a candidate for office who refused to acknowledge the results of the 2020 presidential election. And by a three to one margin, white collar private sector employees say they would be more favorable to their employer if they knew they publicly opposed the January 6th protest.
“Corporate boardrooms that were quick to forgive and forget the attempted overthrow of our democracy are risking the morale and respect of their own employees on top of potential long-term reputational damage with their customers,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “The CEOs that would rather pursue greater political influence than stick to their own stated values in support of democracy will find their workers are not behind them.”
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In August, Accountable.US launched its searchable tracker that allows the public to search Fortune 500 corporations and big corporate trade associations that have contributed to those in Congress that voted against certifying the 2020 election since January of this year — including corporations that made pledges to halt or pause donations to the lawmakers that perpetuated the Big Lie. As evidenced by Accountable.US’ recent poll, corporations that gave to anti-democratic lawmakers need to explain to their customers, employees, and shareholders how this behavior squares with their values.
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