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Sun 5

June 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

Business and Politics: Public Statements from Business

Crossing Party Lines

Location: Online

We as individuals express our views on political and social issues all the time, but what about when businesses do the same? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Should your local grocery store be expressing their views on controversial issues? Should your hardware store? What about your employer? What are the implications of a business taking a political stance?

Come and share your thoughts with fellow members about businesses making statements about current issues.

  • When, if ever, should a business make a public statement on a current issue?
  • Does your answer change based on the size/reach of the business? (e.g. a small local business vs. a larger corporation)
  • What are the consequences of public statements by businesses? What about the consequences of not making a statement?
  • Which is more important, a business’s public statements or their actions and policy?

Note that there are many related topics that we won’t be discussing at this meeting, such as Political Action Committees (PACs), Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United, or offshore manufacturing. If there is interest in discussing these related topics, we can do so in a separate meeting.

Join the Crossing Party Lines discussion and have a voice in our Nation’s Conversation! People of all views are welcomed, appreciated, and heard.

Please do your best to arrive at the beginning of the meeting – once we are in breakout rooms and the conversations have started, the meeting doors close to new arrivals. The breakout rooms open (and the doors close) approximately 15 minutes after the hour.

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