With Roe v. Wade overturned, the reproductive freedoms of millions of Americans are suddenly at risk.
As a national advocate for people who work in retail, United for Respect took a close look at the impact of the Dobbs ruling on the industry and how the top ten U.S. retailers have responded — as well as the millions of dollars in contributions these retailers have given to anti-abortion Senators, Governors, Attorneys General, and State Legislators over the years.
As abortion bans proliferate across the country, people who work in retail are particularly at risk:
- Frontline positions like cashiers are underpaid, lack benefits, and are disproportionately young women of color.
- The abortion rights of 8.2 million people who work in retail are severely restricted or under threat.
- 60% of retail workers are not covered by their employers’ healthcare plans.
Company Policies and Political Giving
While six of the top ten retailers have put out statements and announced new policies in support of abortion rights, the industry has remained quiet about its history of contributing to anti-abortion candidates and political committees.
Since 2016 alone, the top ten U.S. retailers have given over $8.6 million to key figures and office-holders in the anti-abortion movement. Costco is the lone top ten retailer who hasn’t funded these policies.
Here’s how that giving breaks down:
We can put a stop to this.
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