Publication of the voting guide for conservative investors

Publication of the voting guide for conservative investors

Washington DC – The 2021 Voter Guide to Investor Value (IVVG) was released today by the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free business project (FEP), which urges conservative and religious investors not to give up their ability to influence American businesses through proxy votes.

Justin Danhof, Esq.

“What happens at annual meetings of shareholders amounts to a red state turning blue because conservative investors couldn’t be bothered to show up and vote,” said Justin Danhof, FEP director, Esq. “The Conservatives have ignored corporate proxy votes for decades, and it is at our peril. Politics is downstream of culture, and liberal shareholders have dominated corporate proxy voting to advance policies they might not otherwise be able to achieve through the legislative or political process.

This year’s abortion warns conservative shareholders against the left’s emboldened agenda for US business and pulls back the curtain on proposals backed by the left-wing As You Sow (AYS) network.

Scott shepard

Scott Shepard

“This is by far the most important year to date for shareholder engagement. Many of the most powerful companies have made their mark on the awakened / critical theory agenda, ”said VET Deputy Director Scott Shepard. “Whether it’s ‘stakeholder capitalism’, the ‘ESG’ campaign or other initiatives, the story is always the same. Businesses signal their virtue of supposedly doing good to everyone. What ends up happening, however, is that companies adopt quotas, audits and other discriminatory racist and sexist programs. They are adopting zero carbon goals that claim to save the environment, but are so inconsistent that they reveal their true purpose: to satisfy the political preferences of senior management without worrying about the dire consequences for the rest of us.

“From affirmative action policies for boards of directors to fantastic and unachievable climate pledges and everything in between, liberal investor groups have been the agent of change by completely submitting American companies to their will. The Voter Value Guide for VET Investors is the antidote to stopping the waking train in its tracks, ”added Danhof. “If you want to know how companies have woken up so unimaginably on almost any policy issue, look no further than shareholder proposals. The left not only dominates the space by tabling more than 95% of all policy-based proposals, but its adherents also vote their corporate proxy votes considerably more than the Conservatives.

IVVG 2021 also recommends voting for a handful of proposals that FEP says will improve the business environment. These include the VET proposals encouraging diversity of views on boards of directors, requesting reports on the risks of ‘stakeholder capitalism’ and seeking accountability for how companies redirect them. shareholder profits towards controversial causes. The IVVG also recommends a proposal from Steven Milloy, a member of the National Center, which would analyze the carbon emissions of companies from a global perspective.

In addition, the guide examines trends observed by the VET in shareholder advocacy and across corporate America.

“We explain how the lockdowns, the ‘awakened’ movement and the Biden administration have collectively stacked the game higher than ever against neutral business and sane center / right concerns for the militarization of the corporate world for the left. Shepard said. “We also suggest many ways that shareholders, other stakeholders and the general public can get involved and work with us to save the American economy and civil society from the dreadful left.

Davis soderberg

Davis soderberg

“The EFF is leading the charge in conservative shareholder activism, and the ABVI was created to be the compass for conservatives seeking to make their voices heard through this year’s proxy votes,” said Davis Soderberg , associate of the FEP. “It is more important than ever that the Conservatives begin to engage in the fight against the march to the left of American business. Otherwise, we could take an irreversible path that will be detrimental to both shareholder value and American life in general. Let’s stop the awakening nonsense while we still can.

The 2021 Investor Value Voter Guide can be downloaded here.

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Voter's Guide to Investor Value 2021

To schedule an interview with a member of the Free Enterprise Project on this or other matter, contact Judy Kent at (703) 477-7476.

Launched in 2007, the National Center’s free enterprise project focuses on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business. In the past four years alone, VET representatives have participated in over 100 shareholder meetings – advancing free market ideals in healthcare, energy, taxes, subsidies, regulations, religious freedom, food policies, media bias, gun rights, workers’ rights and other important public policy issues. As the main spokesperson for conservative-minded investors, he tables over 90% of all center-right shareholder resolutions each year. However, dozens of liberal organizations file more than 95% of all policy-oriented shareholder resolutions each year and continue to exert undue influence over American companies.

The VET activity was covered by the media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Variety, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Drudge Report, Business Insider, National Public Radio, and SiriusXM. VET’s work featured prominently in Stephen Soukup’s new book The Dictatorship of Capital Awakened: How Political Correctness Captured Big Business (Encounter Books) and the 2016 book by Kimberley Strassel The bullying game: how the left silences freedom of expression (Hachette book group).

The National Center for Research on Public Policy, founded in 1982, is an independent, non-partisan, free-market conservative think tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations and less than two percent from corporations. It receives more than 350,000 people contributions per year with more than 60,000 recent active contributors.

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