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American Airlines and Others Companies Under Fire For Donating to Anti-LGBT Republicans

A new social media campaign called Zero for Zeros is taking on the hypocrisy of American Airlines, Google, Facebook and other companies whose PACs have donated to anti-gay Republican lawmakers .

Take for example Republican Senator Ted Cruz who has received campaign contributions in the amounts of $18,500 from Google, $16,000 from American Airlines, $15,000 from Microsoft and $2,000 from Amazon since 2012, according to Federal Election Commission records.

“These companies are some of the most well-known companies throughout the world and they support LGBT equality in many ways,” Lane Hudson, Zero for Zeros campaign manager, said in a statement. “Their political contributions to the most anti-gay members of Congress do not reflect the values they have expressed to their employees and the public.”

All five of the companies mentioned above have received a score of 100 on the useless 2019 Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index, which rates workplaces on LGBT equality. The Zero for Zeros campaign argues that given their high scores and apparent sensitivity to such issues, they should stop donating to lawmakers who don’t strongly support LGBT rights.

Anti-gay GOP Reps. Bill Flores, Pete Olson, Randy Weber, Brian Babin and racist extremist Louie Gohmert. have also received donations from PACs for American, AT&T, Microsoft, Amazon or other major employers.

Gohmert, the worst of the bunch has received $10,500 from American Airlines, $32,000 from AT&T, $7,000 from Microsoft and $4,000 from UPS since 2005.

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