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ECU Launches Ad Campaign Targeting Corporate Donations to Josh Hawley

Feb 17, 2021

These corporations donated to members of Congress, including Senator Josh Hawley, who voted to overturn the election results

Ads will micro-target and geo-target employees to build internal and external pressure to stop funding Republican seditionists like Josh Hawley

End Citizens United today launched an ad campaign targeting four corporations that contributed to the campaigns of Republicans, including Senator Josh Hawley, who voted to overturn the election and spread misinformation, helping to incite the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The corporations include: JPMorgan Chase, ExxonMobil, CVS, and FedEx. The ad campaign is designed to persuade the corporations to stop supporting Republicans like Josh Hawley.

The ads will be micro-targeted and geo-targeted to employees of the corporations to spread awareness of the contributions and help build internal and external pressure on companies to cut off the funding. The corporations have either made no comment, paused their donations, or are reevaluating their corporate PAC contributions.

“The CEO and high-level executives at these corporations need to do some serious soul-searching. They need to decide if funding anti-democracy politicians like Josh Hawley is more important than democracy itself. In this defining moment, we urge these corporations to be part of the solution by heeding the calls for change,” said Tiffany Muller, president of End Citizens United. “These corporations are on the hook for underwriting a misinformation campaign to overturn the election results which led to the deadly assault on the Capitol. Corporations like these should demand a refund from members of Congress like Josh Hawley or at the very least stop funding them.”

The $100,000 digital ad campaign will begin February 17.

Following End Citizens United’s call on AT&T and Comcast to stop donating to electoral objectors, the two corporations suspended their political giving to the politicians who challenged the Electoral College results.

See below for sample ads: