Washington Post: Did your favorite company donate to Democratic or Republican campaigns? This startup will tell you.
Posted on December 21, 2018
The DC-based startup, Progressive Shopper, has set out to mine political spending from hundreds of major brands. The site shows shoppers what percentage of a company’s political spending went to Democrats and Republicans in the 2018 and 2016 election cycles. If a company is deemed too far in the red, Progressive Shopper offers a list of competitors where you might also find that sweater or sofa, but from a more left-leaning brand. So far, co-founders Mark Hanis and Van Chappell have culled data from more than 500 companies — from Walmart to T-Mobile to General Motors. Read more here. (It was reposted by the Chicago Tribune, The Spokesman-Review, Portland Press Herald.)