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‘Woke capitalism’: Conservative group blasts CEOs by name

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A national Conservative group launched a campaign Tuesday that is railing against the CEOs of American Airlines, Coke and Nike for “appealing to woke politicians” instead of “serving their customers.” The group Consumers Research is behind the over $1 million ad campaign.

The ads call out American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, Coca Cola CEO James Quincey and Nike CEO John Donahoe for meddling in politics to their benefit. Executive Director Will Hild spoke to CNBC about the motivations behind the campaign against. “Increasingly, they’ve taken position on legislation that has nothing to do with their business and this is at the same time that the quality of their products and services is going down.”

In the videos, American Airlines is accused of shrinking legroom and losing the most bags. Coca-Cola gets called out for their alleged forced labor, downward sales and targeting teens despite an obesity epidemic. Similarly, Nike is blasted for forced labor of Uyghurs at its warehouses.

“Our focus is always on the consumer,” Hild said in the interview. “And that’s what it should be for these companies as well, but increasingly we’re seeing them work to curry favor with woke politicians, rather than focusing on serving their consumers.”

These ads are running on Fox Business, CNBC, and local stations in the headquarter cities of these companies.

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Pro-Defund the Police Gubernatorial Candidate has NYPD Detail, Lives on Military Base for ‘Affordability’

Jumaane Williams is ‘hypocritical’ for living on a secure military base, critics say

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Hypocrisy is no stranger to Democrats, but New York gubernatorial candidate Jumaane Williams is sparking outrage over his. Williams, an outspoken advocate of defunding the police, is relying on…the police…to protect him as he runs for governor.

Williams not only travels with a detail of New York City’s NYPD officers, but he also lives on a military base. The military base also provides 24/7 security. Williams, a self-proclaimed racial justice advocate, was elected as the New York City public advocate in 2019 after serving on the NYC Council.

Williams lives on the Fort Hamilton U.S. Army Garrison in Brooklyn, where anyone requesting entry must submit a background check and go through security checkpoints. NYPD security detail travels with him each day, provided to him because of his position for the city.

Williams proudly describes himself as a Democratic Socialist, and his campaign website touts a vow to “bring transformational change to Albany.” When New York City agreed to cut the NYPD budget by $1 billion as a result of the defund the police movement, Williams said the cut was an insufficient amount.

To add insult to injury, Williams lives on the military base simply for its “affordability.” A representative for Williams told the New York Post “when he needed a new home for his family in 2019, they chose a publicly available unit in Fort Hamilton not because of its position on a base but because it offered the best unit for his family’s price point and criteria.”

An area official with knowledge of the base’s housing process told the Post “these aren’t apartments listed on Zillow. It’s essentially a gated community with stunning waterfront views protected by tanks and soldiers with M16s.”

Not only are our tax dollars, but also our police and military forces helping to protect and house a man who is actively working to undo it all with his liberal policies.

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