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ECU Calls on Corporations to Demand Senator Josh Hawley Return Campaign Cash

Jan 11, 2021

Hallmark has already requested a refund from Hawley following End Citizens United’s call

Corporations have given $625,800 to Josh Hawley, who sought to overturn election results, ultimately inciting a violent and deadly assault on the Capitol

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller earlier today called on corporations to demand a return of campaign donations from Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), who was a leading figure in inciting a violent and deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to overthrow the election. Since ECU’s call this morning, Hallmark has requested a refund from Hawley.

“The corporations that donated to Josh Hawley have essentially funded the Senator’s efforts to incite a violent and deadly attempted coup,” Muller said. “In America, the people choose their leaders, not a handful of political extremists, like Hawley, using misinformation and violence to grab power and override the will of the voters. Without requesting a return of the millions in campaign cash they have donated to Senator Hawley, these corporations have both literally and symbolically funded this violent insurrection. Every corporation that donated to Hawley should follow Hallmark’s lead and demand these seditious members of Congress return their campaign contributions.”

 Some of the top contributing corporations that have funded Josh Hawley include:

  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation Employees PAC: $20,000

  • Charter Communications Inc. Political Action Committee: $15,000

  • Comcast Corporation & NBCUniversal PAC – Federal: $15,000

  • H&R Block Inc. PAC (BLOCKPAC): $15,000

  • Koch Industries, Inc. PAC: $15,000

  • The Emerson Electric Co. PAC: $15,000

  • Hallmark Cards PAC: $12,000

  • Alliance Coal, LLC PAC: $10,000

  • Altria Group, Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Asplundh Tree Expert Co. PAC: $10,000

  • Cerner Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • Chevron Employees PAC: $10,000

  • Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • Leggett & Platt Incorporated PAC: $10,000

  • The Geo Group, Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • The Home Depot Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Unitedhealth Group Inc. PAC: $10,000

Prior to the vote, Popular Information revealed the top 20 corporations that gave roughly $16 million to Members of Congress who had planned to challenge the results of the Electoral College. Those corporations include AT&T, Comcast, UPS, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, UnitedHealth Group, Walmart, Pfizer, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Lowe’s, Bank of America, Capital One, and Wells Fargo, among others.

Since the attack on the Capitol, Popular Information has reported that several corporations, The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Marriott International, and Commerce Bancshares have decided that they will no longer give to these Members of Congress; however, none have yet asked for their money back. Their reporting includes the full list of 144 corporations that gave to the senators who voted to challenge the Electoral College.