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New Poll: Gen Z & Millennials Want Accountability From Companies for Donations to Anti-Abortion Political Candidates

New poll from UltraViolet and GQR shows millennials across the political spectrum agree that if a company that does not share their values on abortion they will not share values on other issues.
WASHINGTON -

With oral arguments at the Supreme Court on Mississippi’s contenious 15 week abortion underway (HB 1510), a new poll released today shows statistical data that members of Generation Z (ages 18-21), Millennials (ages 22-40), and Generation X (ages 40-44) want to hold corporations accountable for political donations to political candidates who oppose reproductive rights.

Commissioned by the gender justice advocacy group UltraViolet and GQR, some of the poll’s top finds are:

-Over 50% of young consumers are concerned by anti-choice donations
-Nearly three-quarters (74%) agree companies should help push for social change, including LGBTQ+ rights, women’s rights, and racial equity.
-50% of young consumers are both pro-choice and willing to boycott companies whose donations do not support their abortion views.
-65% of young consumers across the political spectrum (conservative, moderate, and liberal) agree that companies who do not share their values on abortion likely do not share their values on other issues.

VIEW POLLING RESULTS HERE: https://weareultraviolet.org/young-consumers-want-accountability-for-corporate-anti-choice-donations/

For months, UltraViolet has campaigned amplifying how corporate political giving from companies like AT&T have facilitated right-wing leadership in states with draconian anti-abortion laws, including Mississippi and Texas. As a result, the passage laws such as Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban, which will be argued before SCOTUS tomorrow, and SB8 in Texas, have made the threat of legal abortion ending for millions ever more real.

Additional new data from UltraViolet highlights that corporate donations of $544,800.00 through 2021 to Mississippi politicians who voted in favor of HB1510, the anti-abortion law at issue in the Supreme Court today. These officials include Republican Governor Tate Reeves, who signed HB1510 into law. Of those companies, AT&T was the largest single corporate donor in the state at $117,100.

VIEW DATA ON CORPORATE GIVING TO ANTI-ABORTION POLITICIANS HERE: https://weareultraviolet.org/corporate-anti-abortion-political-giving-data-for-the-5th-circuit/

“Corporations like AT&T helped fuel and legitimize politicians who run on platforms and pass policies once in power to harm workers and consumers alike. said Sonja Spoo, director of reproductive rights campaigns at UltraViolet. “Today’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court are the consequences of corporate dollars that ignore the dangerous and even deadly impact of their political giving byd funding politicians who want to gut Roe v. Wade and rollback decades of progress on our civil rights.. At this moment, we need companies to wake up from their business as usual approach to political giving and reckon with the increasingly extreme politicians they are supporting.”
Last night, activists also staged an “Abortion is Freedom” light brigade to urging the Supreme Court to protect abortion access and strike down the Mississippi law at issue in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which bans abortion after 15 weeks. The event was organized by UltraViolet and several advocacy groups outside of the United States Supreme Court building in Washington, DC.

VIEW THE PHOTOS HERE: https://dam.gettyimages.com/paid-assignments-full-takes/full-take-activists-hold-light-brigade-urging-abor

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UltraViolet is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people mobilized to fight sexism and create a more inclusive world that accurately represents all women, from politics and government to media and pop culture.

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