Shop Responsibly

Sometimes we don't have a choice, but often, we can decide where we shop, and put our money with businesses who share our values. We can all shop intentionally, responsibly, and let friends and neighbors making buying decisions know that they can do the same.

If you're looking for information about which companies are listed according to their donations to political parties, both by the corporation itself and by employees where data is available, you can find it here:

Progressive Shopper:

https://progressiveshopper.com/ 

How it works (from their page): 

"Corporations and the individuals that work for them spend millions of dollars each year funding political candidates and their committees. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) collects this data and makes it available to the public. Up until this point that data has been buried in large databases that are not very user-friendly.

At Progressive Shopper, we’ve taken this data directly from the FEC and put it in context – letting you know who companies support and how that compares to their competitors.

Companies have made a choice. Now it’s your turn."

  • You can add a Chrome extension to identify whether you're supporting a brand aligned with your values.
  • You can search by company. Entries are flagged for issues for each company listed.
  • On the home page, you can search for companies to patronize based on category.
  • They also track money related to special issues (anti-abortion funders, who funds private prisons, enablers of the gun industry, overpaid CEOs, companies who enable deforestation, climate deniers, etc.), found on this page:

https://progressiveshopper.com/how-it-works/

We also like: 

OpenSecrets.org, the Center for Responsible Politics 

https://www.opensecrets.org/

Looking for which PACs support which candidates or who the top Dark Money donors are? Go no further than this tool that tracks spending and politics, put together by a 501(c)3 organization.

From their page:

"Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, OpenSecrets is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. OUR VISION is for Americans to be empowered by access to clear and unbiased information about money’s role in politics and policy and to use that knowledge to strengthen our democracy. OUR MISSION is to produce and disseminate peerless data and analysis on money in politics to inform and engage Americans, champion transparency, and expose disproportionate or undue influence on public policy."