"Who’s up to no good?" That’s the question that users will receive when attempting to input data into a new database that will allow them to search for companies that support causes such as insurrectionists, anti-LGBTQ+, anti-choice, and anti-voting rights movements.
The tool is particularly useful for those who want to see what companies who show their Pride in June do the rest of the year.As part of the Accountable for Equality Action, a watchdog organization that monitors organizations’ activities to measure corporate allyship and corporate donations, the Real Allies Database maintains information that tracks donations to extremist politicians.
In the past few months, there have been many incidents related to anti-LGBTQ rhetoric, hearings on January 6, a Supreme Court ruling gutting reproductive rights, and several shots fired at contraception, access to PrEP, marriage equality, the federal election, and equality for women.
This database, according to AFEA, is a result of this summer of turmoil.More than $143 million have been donated to state legislators’ campaigns, and they have pushed some of the most extreme and controversial policies in state legislatures for decades, AFEA data shows.