Leaked Wikileaks emails during the campaign revealed a cozy relationship between Coca-Cola and Hillary Clinton’s inner circle including political favors and late-night appeals. The company donated at least $4.3 million to the Clinton Foundation between 2004 and 2010.
Now, the soda giant is set to face a new round of scrutiny. Lobbying filings revealed that Coca-Cola has been quietly pushing for amnesty and TPP on Capitol Hill, putting it odds with millions of conservative Americans.
It appears that Coca-Cola is doubling down with a new lobbying push for more low-skilled immigrants, displacing American jobs and settling policy scores that its CEO started fighting several years ago.
Coca-Cola has had a long history of open advocacy for amnesty and close ties with liberal Democrats.
In 2014 the company aired a pro-amnesty Super Bowl ad that set off a furor among conservatives. The ad showed Americans of different races and ethnicities singing “America, the Beautiful” in a variety of different languages in a not so thinly veiled push for Amnesty on the part of Coca Cola.
CEO Muhtar Kent has also been pushing the amnesty line with a flurry of letters and op-eds over the years.
The company caved to a pressure campaign led by a Soros-backed group targeting Trump, scaling back its years-long sponsorship of the Republican National Convention. Coca-Cola declined to sponsor the Republican National Convention to the same level of $600,000.00 as they did in 2012.
CEO Muhtar Kent was a Clinton campaign donor and was even considered a potential VP choice.
In a Senate lobbying report filed earlier this year shows The Glover Park Group LLC, represented Coca-Cola and is listed as their client. The filing shows the group has focused on “advocating comprehensive immigration reform.”
And in another lobbying report filed in July representatives lobby for the very unpopulary TPP agreemment: “Issues relating to support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Environmental Goods Agreement.”
The country voted against these policies two weeks ago. Will Coca-Cola change their direction too?
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