Revealed: the corporation that publicly says they support racial justice ... but then secretly fund politicians who fight against progress
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Despite Chevron's public comments in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, Global Witness finds that Chevron gives over four times more campaign funding to US politicians who fail to uphold racial justice and civil rights legislation.
As the United States faces a watershed moment in the country's movement for racial justice, Chevron is aiming to portray itself as an ally to Black communities with public statements of solidarity in the struggle against systemic racism. However, Global Witness found that behind the scenes, the company funnels hundreds of thousands of dollars through its political action committee to politicians whose civil rights voting records earned "F" grades from the NAACP. According to a Global Witness analysis, Chevron gave over 4 times more in political funding to candidates with "failing" civil rights grades than to politicians with "passing" grades, as scored by the civil rights organization's 2019 Legislative Civil Rights Report Card for the 116th Congress.