Coca-Cola Shareholders Reject Proposal Targeting Pro-Life States

In a recent meeting of Coca-Cola’s shareholders, a proposal was rejected that would have seen the company take action to target states with pro-life laws.

Fox News reports that the proposal in question would involve issuing “a public report prior to December 31, 2023, omitting confidential information and at a reasonable expense, detailing any known and potential risks or costs to the company caused by enacted or proposed state policies severely restricting reproductive rights.” The proposal would also call for “detailing any strategies beyond litigation and legal compliance that the company may deploy to minimize or mitigate these risks.”

The proposal was crafted and introduced by As You Saw, a far-left group that promotes Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) policies in major corporations. The proposal was ultimately rejected by 87 percent of shareholders.

As You Saw claimed, with no evidence, that states with pro-life laws are more likely to see more women drop out of the workforce. Coca-Cola said in a statement after the vote that the company’s “robust risk management processes” are enough to handle such concerns if they do arise, and declared that no further research was needed in the matter.

“In its discretion, the board’s analysis may include effects on employee hiring, retention, and productivity, and decisions regarding closure or expansion of operations in states proposing or enacting restrictive laws and strategies,” the proposal by As You Saw continued, “such as public policy advocacy by the company, related political contribution policies, and human resources or educational strategies.”

Coca-Cola had previously come under fire for left-wing biases after a whistleblower revealed two years ago that the company hosted “diversity training” which, among other things, called on its employees to be “less White.”

Get the news corporate media won't tell you.

Get caught up on today's must read stores!

By submitting your information, you agree to receive exclusive AG+ content, including special promotions, and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms. By providing your phone number and checking the box to opt in, you are consenting to receive recurring SMS/MMS messages, including automated texts, to that number from my short code. Msg & data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to end. SMS opt-in will not be sold, rented, or shared.

About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Close-up of glass bottle of Coca Cola beverage, aka Mexican Coke, San Ramon, California, August 19, 2020. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)