Toyota Motor USA has returned to their previous stance of NOT giving donations to the Coup Klux Klan:
Toyota has announced it will cease donations to Republicans who objected to the certification of President Biden’s electoral college victory.
Driving the news: The company revealed its decision, first reported by the Detroit News, in a statement on Thursday, saying it understood that its PAC’s donations to those objectors, which far outpaced those of any other company, “troubled some stakeholders.”
- Toyota’s statement came less than two weeks after Axios reported the Japanese automaker donated $55,000 to 37 election objectors, the most of any corporate PAC by a significant margin.
Between the lines: Toyota faced immediate backlash over its donations, which went to some of the most outspoken election conspiracy theorists in Congress.
We have to keep being vigilant and make some good trouble. I’m still not buying a Toyota again, though: their anti-union and locating in Right-to-Work states (and enforcing those laws) is very troubling; I’ve been a decades-long customer, but they are not our friends.