The votes are rolling in to the Corporate Hall of Shame.
The truth is, it’s going to be hard to choose which has done the most harm this year.
You could vote for Bayer for manufacturing insecticides that threaten bee populations around the world. Or Energy Transfer Partners for building the Dakota Access Pipeline and trampling on the rights of indigenous people. Or private prison corporation GEO Group for the abuses at the immigration detention centers it operates.
So, what are you waiting for? Vote right now in the 2017 Corporate Hall of Shame.
Maybe you’ll choose Exxon Mobil as one of the worst of the worst. For decades, Exxon has understood the disastrous environmental consequences of its business. The corporation chose to mislead the public in the name of profit, robbing humanity of a generation’s worth of time to reverse climate change.
Just last month, Exxon Mobil was involved in yet another scandal for violating U.S. sanctions against Russia. It’s not surprising that the corporation would stoop to this level to make a buck — nor is it a surprise that Trump administration officials like former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson would be mixed up in these dirty deals.
Exxon Mobil and the rest of the fossil fuel industry must be held accountable for its abuses. Vote now for the corporation you think is the worst of the worst.
Your vote will help guide our work in the coming year. We’ll confront executives at annual shareholders’ meetings and on Capitol Hill. We’ll expose major abuses in major media outlets. We’ll campaign to ramp up public pressure on Big Business to change its destructive policies.