CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp sent the following letter issuing a pledge to prospective Republican leadership regarding woke companies.
As Republicans prepare for a new dawn in Congress, CPAC has been courted for our endorsement in various leadership races and for chairmanships. The first step to earn our support is a new shared strategy to reprimand corporations that have gone woke.
Specifically, these companies have colluded with the Biden Administration to silence conservative voices; promoted lies about Voter ID and chose not to support conservatives who stand for fair elections; Are paying for the travel costs for employee abortions (including late-term) subsidized by their customers, a majority of which stand for life; Are promoting radical gender theory and gender modification onto our children; And supported the anti-police BLM movement that wreaked havoc on streets and in neighborhoods across the county and has contributed to a spike in violent crime.
Pledge that you will not meet with these CEOs or their leadership teams, especially their Government Affairs staff, who have been hostile to policies that help all Americans, until they change their ways.
To stop them from doing so requires leadership.
Woke CEOs turned their backs on conservative leaders after the last election. For the first time in almost 30 years, Republicans will achieve a majority largely without the support of Fortune 100 companies. Instead, conservatives will take control led by activists and entrepreneurs who are exhausted and offended by the radical left policies pushed by these publicly traded companies.
With new, conservative majorities, these same corporate woke elitist will be back on Capitol Hill, trying to cozy back up to conservatives. CPAC calls on you to take a stand and not allow this to happen without a renunciation of woke policies and racist attacks on the GOP.
This is the Republican Party’s moment to declare independence from corporate special interest money that flows from left leaning large publicly traded companies who in the end don’t believe that America is a special place and work to undermine those institutions and society that uphold Western civilization.