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The US Chamber of Commerce might not be what you think

Author: Corynne Cirille, Racked, Published on: 2 October 2017

As the nation’s largest lobbying group, the US Chamber...spent close to $104 million on lobbying in 2016... Over the years, intense public pressure forced many corporations to take a public stance on issues like climate change, equal pay, and sustainability — the very issues the Chamber has doggedly attacked... [The] chamber has continued banging the drum of climate-change denial... “Over 100-plus companies have left the Chamber, citing its position on climate," [said Heidi Welsh, the executive director of the Sustainable Investments Institutes]... Apple...Pacific Gas & Electric...Starbucks, Unilever, Costco, and General Mills... quit the US Chamber of Commerce... citing its extreme position on climate change and large spending on far-right political candidates... Gap and Disney (along with Pepsi) are now under pressure to pull funding from and cut all ties with the US Chamber of Commerce... (In a statement, Gap Inc. responded to Public Citizen saying they are not members of the US Chamber of Commerce and emphasized their commitment to sustainability and equal pay. Corporations do not have be official members of the Chamber to give funds to the group or its affiliates.)

[Refers to: Gap Inc, Target, Sustainable Investments Institute, Apple, Pacific Gas & Electric, Starbucks, Unilever, Costco, General Mills, CVS, Disney, Greenpeace, Credo Action, League of Conservation Voters, Rainforest Action network, Sierra Club, Johnson & Johnson, Home Depot, Facebook, Lowes, Walmart, Daimler Chrysler, Merck, Nike, Public Citizen, Nordstrom, Fox]

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Related companies: Apple Costco CVS DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler) Disney (see Walt Disney) Facebook Fox Entertainment (part of News Corporation) Gap General Mills Home Depot Johnson & Johnson Loews Merck Nike Nordstrom Pacific Gas & Electric (see PG&E) Starbucks Target Unilever Walt Disney