“Back to Neutral” Coalition Aims to Remove the ‘Woke’ from Big Business

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  • 03/02/2023

A new coalition of conservative organizations aims to help Americans fight the "woke" corporate culture that has infiltrated Big Business.

"StopCorporateTyranny.org" is the flagship project of the "Back to Neutral" coalition. The group describes the website as a "one-stop shop for educational resources exposing the Left’s nearly completed takeover of corporate America," providing tools to "everyday Americans to fight back against the Left’s woke and censoring mob in the corporate lane."

The group includes representatives from various organizations, such as the National Center for Public Policy Research, Capital Research Center, and the Family Research Council -- banded together to "dissuade corporations from engaging in activities that undermine free enterprise, individual liberty, limited government, free speech and the rule of law."

Patrice Onwuka of the Independent Women's Forum told Human Events that her organization joined the effort in response to corporations, especially Big Tech companies, not only "utilizing their powers, and their influence to silence conservative voices that could be online," but also to actively suppressing the spread of "traditional conservative values."

Onwuka pointed to the "woke capitalism" displayed by corporations that separated themselves from the state of Georgia in response to election integrity legislation, citing it as an example of "far left progressive influence" in the private sector.

"Very often a lot of these corporations hear from a subset -- a minority -- of voices on these issues as they arise," Onwuka said. "And I'm not just talking about racial or gender, but in terms of philosophy, they are very narrow minded, and they are really wielding a lot of power right now."

There are many people, Onwuka pointed out, who hope that corporations can return to a state of political neutrality when it comes to public relations. She points to American academia as a breeding ground for a worldview that grants political activism a role in other areas of society.

"I think we've seen what this 'woke-ism' has started in academia. It's now graduated into the private sector has a lot of these young people who've been inculcated in college campuses, they're taking this with them to the private sector," Onwuka explained. "And that's damaging, and it's dangerous."

Individuals can get involved with the effort through various campaigns posted on the organization website. The most recent campaign, launched last week, is a voting guide for conservative investors, published by the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project.

The guide "urges conservative and religious investors not to throw away their ability to influence corporate America through proxy votes."

“What happens at annual shareholder meetings is the equivalent of a red state turning blue because conservative investors couldn’t be bothered to show up and vote,” said FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq. “Conservatives have been ignoring corporate proxy ballot votes for decades, and it’s to our own peril. Politics is downstream from culture, and the liberal shareholders have been dominating the corporate proxy vote to advance policies they otherwise could not achieve through the legislative or political process.”



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