We do not advocate or support "boycotts" or other pressure campaigns which are used by advocacy and activist groups to silence opposition or to force companies to withdraw support, thus indirectly silencing or harming opposition.
But we do encourage Republicans to understand which corporations support our values and principles. We should reward such corporations by spending our precious shopping dollars on those companies' goods and services whenever possible. If you have a choice where to spend your dollars -- between a company which supports our values and another which does not -- we should always reward those who stand with us.
It's often difficult to know which category a given company fits into. The research can be time-consuming. So the following list should make it much easier for each of us to "put our money where our heart is".
Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Price Club/Costcodonated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
Rite Aiddonated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
Magla Products ( Stanley tools, Mr. Clean)donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
Warnaco (undergarments)donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats
Martha Stewart Living Omnimediadonated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
Estee Lauderdonated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
Guess, Inc. donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
Calvin Kleindonated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
Liz Claiborne, Inc.donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
Levi Strausdonated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
Olan Millsdonated $175K, 99% went to Democrats
WalMartdonated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
Home Depotdonated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
Targetdonated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
Circuit City Storesdonated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
3M Co.donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
Hallmark Cardsdonated $319K, 92% went to Republicans