Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola greenwashing lies


This 3 March 2020 video says about itself:

Coke And Pepsi Have Been Lying To The World

Snapshot | The companies have been trashing the oceans while lying about how much they help the environment.

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  4. Brand-new polls from Georgia show that Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are both leading in their all-important runoff elections to determine control of the U.S. Senate.1

    This is huge. Joe Biden won Georgia in November, and if we can flip these two Senate seats to blue, it will be the end of Mitch McConnell’s control of the Senate.

    But in addition to fighting Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell in Georgia, we’re going up against Coca-Cola, which has been pouring money into the Republican Party–even while claiming to support equality, women’s rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Now we’re hitting back… hard. We’re sending a mobile billboard to Georgia to call out Coca-Cola for sponsoring hate and hold the company accountable with consumers.

    Will you donate $5 to help dry up the flood of money from corporations like Coca-Cola that’s helping elect Republicans?

    After the killing of George Floyd, Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey issued a statement pledging that the company will stand with the BLM movement and “play a visible and proactive role in creating the change that is desperately needed.”2

    And yet $1,260,338 (58%) of Coca-Cola’s political giving in 2020 was to anti-choice candidates–almost all Republicans–or their associated PACs.3 We know that when anti-choice laws are passed, the impact falls disproportionately on Black women and women of color.

    Atlanta is home to Coca-Cola’s global headquarters, and our hard-hitting mobile billboard will be impossible for Coke and the media to ignore.

    Will you donate $5 to help launch our mobile billboard calling out Coca-Cola for funding anti-woman, anti-choice Republicans in Georgia and around the country?

    Thanks for speaking out.

    –Shaunna, KaeLyn, Kathy, Melody, Lindsay, Sonja, Kimberly, Maria, Bridget, Katie, Iris, KD, and Elisa, the UltraViolet PAC team

    DONATE NOW

    Sources:

    1. Latest Polls Of The Georgia Senate Runoffs, FiveThirtyEight, accessed December 9, 2020

    2. Where We Stand On Social Justice, The Coca-Cola Company, June 4, 2020

    3. #ReproReceipts, UltraViolet, accessed December 9, 2020

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  5. Any hope of progress on reproductive justice rests with the results of the Senate run-off elections in Georgia. We need Democrats Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock in the Senate. They are both staunch defenders of reproductive rights and gender justice.

    In contradiction to Coca-Cola’s holiday feel-good PR campaigns, the company is funneling money to Ossoff and Warnock’s Republican challengers, Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, two candidates who are not only opposed to abortion rights but also have a history of racist and anti-Semitic actions and rhetoric, and have sided with Donald Trump in his attempts to undermine the resounding victory for President-Elect Joe Biden.1,2,3

    Funding hate and discrimination? That is hardly in the holiday spirit.

    The good news? We have a lot of power as consumers, especially now, as brands are in a race to show their social justice cred and gain consumer loyalty during the holiday shopping season. Your voice matters.

    Can you take a moment to sign our petition demanding Nike, AT&T, Disney, Uber, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble STOP their anti-abortion political giving in Georgia and around the country?

    AT&T, Coca-Cola, Disney, Nike, Procter & Gamble, and Uber: Stop funding anti-choice politicians and invest in reproductive justice instead!
    Sign the petition

    Here are the receipts: corporate giving by these six companies in 2020 to anti-choice candidates or their associated PACs/committees:4

    AT&T: $2,716,337
    Coca-Cola: $1,260,338
    Disney: $220,350
    Nike: $128,000
    Procter & Gamble: $153,500
    Uber: $200,700

    The actual cost for women around the country? Incalculable. The impact of these political donations goes beyond the raw numbers. Hundreds of bans and restrictions. Several lawsuits. Clinics closed. Lives disrupted. Futures denied. These corporate titans are complicit in the denial of our rights through their political giving, and their donations make extremist views acceptable and even “normal.” But these views are not normal or acceptable. They are at odds with the views of the majority of Americans who support legal abortion, and of the needs of the millions of people who need accessible reproductive health care.5

    Many of these companies have bragged about their social justice cred to consumers, in the period of reckoning brought by the Black Lives Matter movement and the pandemic.6 But what about the Black, Indigenous, brown, queer, rural, and young people who bear the brunt of the impact of anti-choice policies?7 Oftentimes, anti-choice views are a sign of a larger framework that is also opposed to racial justice efforts and science-backed responses to public health crises, like the current pandemic. Many of the candidates supported by these companies’ contributions are not just anti-women, they are anti-justice and have harmed our nation’s journey toward progress.

    Let’s call on these companies and demand they stand by the values they espouse where they can have a real impact: their political giving.

    Corporations know that, increasingly, consumers care about the social impact of corporate power and demand more from corporations than one-time donations or PR statements. Corporations have changed their policies in response to consumer pressure.

    Can you join our #ReproReceipts campaign? Sign the petition and tell these companies, “Enough is enough. Stop your anti-choice political giving!”

    Thanks for speaking out!

    –Shaunna, Kathy, Sonja, Melody, Lindsay, Maria, Kimberly, Elisa, KaeLyn, Iris, KD, Bridget, and Katie, the UltraViolet Action team

    Sources:

    1. Sen. Kelly Loeffler continues to rip Black Lives Matter, says she won’t sell stake in WNBA team, The Washington Post, July 10, 2020

    2. Ossoff condemns Perdue campaign for ‘offensive,’ ‘anti-Semitic’ digital ad, Politico, July 28, 2020

    3. Loeffler, Perdue call on Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to resign, Politico, November 9, 2020

    4. #ReproReceipts, UltraViolet, accessed December 16, 2020

    5. NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll Results, The Marist Poll, accessed December 16, 2020

    6. Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause, The New York Times, May 31, 2020

    7. Recent abortion bans will impact poor people and people of color most, Vox, May 18, 2019

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