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Black Conservatives Commemorate Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration
"Juneteenth marks the total emancipation of enslaved Americans. But a form of slavery still exists within the black community when too many of us confine ourselves to a rigid political mindset. Due to a very effective campaign waged by the political left, an overwhelming number of us blindly support policies that are not good for us or our community," says Project 21 co-chair Stacy Washington... More on Juneteenth...

Time Warner Recommits to CNN Objectivity... Again
As anti-Trump political extremism intensifies and turns violent, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes defended CNN against our charges of media bias but told us he would "recommit" to "an attempt to be independent"... More on Time Warner, CNN, media bias and the Public Theater...

Caterpillar Urged to Support Pro-Growth Corporate Reforms
"For the first time in nearly a decade, there is an appetite for real economic reform in Washington, D.C. Caterpillar executives should seize this opportunity with gusto," says FEP Director Justin Danhof... More on Caterpillar and lobbying...

Shareholders Want Caterpillar Lobbying Report to Explain Company Priorities
Now that we have a pro-business president in the White House, will corporations take advantage of the opportunity to increase American manufacturing and bring jobs back to America? To this end, we ask Caterpillar shareholders to vote for Proposal 8... More on Caterpillar and lobbying...

Alphabet, Google's Parent Company, Loudly Announces It Is a Company of Liberals, by Liberals and for Liberals
"Today, Google and Alphabet essentially staked the claim as the leader of an anti-Trump and anti-conservative movement," says Justin Danhof, who challenged the tech giant on whether its tolerance platform extends to conservative viewpoints... More on Google and Alphabet's tolerance of conservatives...

Controversial Google Donations Must Be Explained
We ask Alphabet Inc. (formerly Google) investors to support our proposal requiring the company to explain its donations to the Clinton Foundation, CAP and more... More on Google and Alphabet Inc's support of Clinton Foundation...

Trump's Paris Accord Pullout Applauded by Policy Experts
"Trump made the right choice for the economy, the environment and for constitutional government," says David Ridenour... More on President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate treaty...

Bob Iger: Just Because You Cater to Children is No Reason to Act Like Them
Disney CEO Bob Iger has obviously spent too much time with children at the happiest place on earth. He seems to have adopted their maturity level... More on Disney, Bob Iger and President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate treaty...

Even Climate Alarmists Say Paris Treaty Is Ineffective, Says Cooper
"The very same studies that were claiming alarmist predictions say that the Paris treaty doesn't make that much of a difference, and that those same alarmist outcomes are going to occur. The good news is those alarmist models haven't been right," said Horace Cooper... More on President Trump's withdrawal from Paris climate treaty...

Amazon Grilled About Anti-Trump Immigration Position as Shareholder Meeting Gets Political
"Amazon executives made a clear choice to oppose one of President Trump's top political priorities," says Justin Danhof, who questioned CEO Jeff Bezos over the company's strong opposition to President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel. "If Amazon was truly just taking a principled policy position, it would have also opposed the 2011 Obama-Clinton travel ban."... More on Amazon and President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel...

Why Does Gap Oppose Religious Freedom?
We presented a shareholder proposal highlighting Gap, Inc.'s hypocrisy in attacking American religious freedom under the guise of supporting the LGBT community while simultaneously doing business in countries that actually discriminate against and persecute LGBT individuals... More on Gap and human rights...

Gap's Human Rights Hypocrisy
The National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project is calling on Gap, Inc. to explain its hypocritical and inconsistent response to policies — supposedly affecting the LGBT community — at home and abroad... More on Gap and human rights...

Ford Executives Feign Ignorance on Company's Advertising Power
In response to our question, Ford executives pretended the company could not use its leverage as a major advertiser to fight fake news and media bias... More on Ford, fake news and media bias...

CVS Health Faces ObamaCare Repeal Question
Should the companies that helped promote ObamaCare now help clean up the resulting mess? We asked the CEO of CVS Health if he'd work with President Trump and Congress on health care reform.... More on CVS Health, ObamaCare and health care reform...

Ford's Funding of "Fake News" Through Ad Revenue Raises Questions
"President Trump has called much of the mainstream media an enemy of the American people and has accused specific media outlets of peddling fake news," says Justin Danhof. "The risks to Ford's reputation of continuing to advertise with such outlets appear to be increasing, not diminishing"... More on Ford and fake news...

Suspended Black Conservative Columnist Speaks Out About Why She Quit St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Project 21 Co-Chairman Stacy Washington, a black conservative, was recently suspended by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after writing a column defending gun ownership... More on Stacy Washington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and NRA...

Conservatives Should Be Concerned About GE & Coca-Cola
Justin Danhof on why conservative and Christian investors should be concerned about how General Electric (GE) and Coca-Cola are using their money... More on GE, Coca-Cola, Planned Parenthood and religious liberty...

Anti-Trump Activists at Pepsi Annual Meeting Held at Bay
The National Center's Free Enterprise Project preempted any potential liberal rabble by defending PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's service on President Donald Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum... More on Pepsi, politics and Trump...

Big Business Ignores Conservative Consumers at Its Peril
Kendall Jenner's much-ridiculed Pepsi commercial is a prime example of how the business elite is losing touch with American consumers, particularly conservatives and people of strong religious faith... More on Pepsi, politics and Trump...

Boeing Pledges to Work With Trump Administration on Iran Aircraft Sale
Should Boeing be selling jets to Iran? We confronted the Boeing CEO, and he doesn't seem to have a problem selling aircraft that could one day be used to carry troops, terrorists and/or weapons... More on Boeing, Iran, transparency...

Eli Lilly Finally Admits ObamaCare's Failures: New CEO Says Benefits of the Law Have Been "Marginal at Best"
In addition, the National Center once again helped defeat a left-wing shareholder proposal designed to limit free speech rights... More on Eli Lilly, ObamaCare, transparency and free speech...

Harley-Davidson CEO Lauds Trump Relationship: Company Will "Continue to Engage" White House on Policy
"As pundits analyze this new presidency, the early February meeting between Trump and Harley executives should be considered among its high points, because it showed corporate America willing to work with our President to fix our economy, create jobs and bring wealth back to our communities," said National Center Vice President David W. Almasi... More on Harley-Davidson working with President Trump to improve economy...

Another "Fake Transparency" Proposal Exposed by Free Enterprise Project
"There is a coordinated attack on corporate free speech, " says Justin Danhof, who will be at the Eli Lilly shareholder meeting. "Under the guise of transparency and good governance, this liberal network launches dozens of assaults annually on corporations that dare to work with pro-business nonprofits and trade associations"... More on Eli Lilly and transparency...

Shareholder Activists Blast "Fake Transparency" Proposal for Boeing Investor Consideration
"If the left was truly concerned about the integrity of Boeing's affiliations," says David Almasi, "it would have joined with the Free Enterprise Project when we repeatedly asked Boeing to justify the risk it took donating to the Clinton Foundation around the time then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was advocating for the company with the Russians"... More on Boeing and transparency...

Johnson & Johnson Executives Not Remorseful Over ObamaCare Role
Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky expressed zero remorse for the company's integral role in creating ObamaCare, but did vow to work with the Trump Administration and congressional leaders on future health care initiatives... More on Johnson & Johnson and ObamaCare...

General Electric Chooses Secrecy over Transparency
"We gave GE an opportunity to explain how how donating shareholder money to Planned Parenthood, CAP and the Clinton Foundation somehow fulfills the company's obligation to its investors, and it balked," says Justin Danhof. "Conservative and pro-life investors have a right to know why the company is in league with such detestable groups. And until such a time as GE answers those questions, investors may want to look elsewhere"... More on GE support of Planned Parenthood and Clinton Foundation...

Coca-Cola Stands By Disrespect for Religious Americans
"Coca-Cola used its sizable corporate reputation to trample religious freedom in Georgia to advance LGBT priorities, yet it operates in areas of the world where homosexuality is considered a crime and the penalty can be death. This inconsistency is both troubling and offensive, especially to Americans of faith," says David Almasi... More on Coca-Cola's human rights hypocrisy...

General Electric Use of Investors' Money to Fund Extremist Charities Under Scrutiny
"Why would GE risk alienating conservative, free-market and pro-life investors and customers by donating to some of the most extreme liberal organizations in America?" asks Justin Danhof, Esq. "Pro-life investors shouldn't have their shareholder money going to fund Planned Parenthood just as conservative investors shouldn't be forced to subsidize the Center for American Progress or Planned Parenthood"... More on General Electric giving to extreme liberal groups...

Coca-Cola's Human Rights Hypocrisy: Why Does Soda Leader Criticize American Religious Freedom Laws While Doing Business in Nations Lacking Basic Civil Liberties?
"Coca-Cola operates in countries where governments consider homosexuality a crime," says David Almasi. "Yet it allied with a radical pressure group, Georgia Prospers, to stop the Peach State's religious freedom bill it falsely claimed persecuted homosexuals. It's inconsistent, and the company's error in judgment here is compounded by apparent silence abroad. We are simply asking Coca-Cola to justify its actions"... More on Coca-Cola's human rights hypocrisy...

Humana Gives Up Its Seat at the Table — Wants No Apparent Role in Political Fix for Nation's Health Care Woes
"I was extremely disappointed," says Justin Danhof, who questioned Humana's CEO at today's shareholder meeting. "Humana and other major health insurance companies crafted, promoted and ultimately defended ObamaCare. With that law now in a death spiral, Humana should feel it has a duty to work with President Trump and Congress to help create a better path forward for the American people. Companies that foisted ObamaCare on the American people have a moral obligation to repair the damage that law caused for millions. It's that simple"... More on Humana, ObamaCare and healthcare reform...

Jeff Stier Defends Neil Gorsuch and NEA Funding Cuts
"The government shouldn't be interfering with the arts. I myself appreciate art and I myself am an artist. I don't want to have to answer to the government to define what is art, what isn't art," says Jeff Stier.... More on Neil Gorsuch and arts funding...

Free-Market Activists Plan to Question Humana About Willingness to Work with Trump, Congress on Health Care Reform
"This is the third time we will address Humana executives about ObamaCare's failings, and we hope they will have a more open mind this time," says FEP Director Justin Danhof... More on Humana, ObamaCare and healthcare reform...

Cooper Debates Sanctuary Cities and Social Security
Who's hypocritical, Democrats or Republicans, when it comes to immigration policy and the roles of state government and federal government? More on sanctuary cities and Social Security...

Democrats Should Have Approved Gorsuch, Says Project 21's Shelby Emmett
"The Democrats asked for this," says Project 21's Shelby Emmett. "What goes around comes around"... More on Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch...

Amy RidenourA Tribute to Amy Moritz Ridenour
(1959-2017)

Amy Moritz Ridenour, the founder and chairman of the National Center for Public Policy Research, was called home to be with the Lord on March 31, 2017, after a long battle with cancer... More on the legacy of Amy Ridenour...

Starbucks CEO Ducks Shareholder Question About Trump Criticism
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz ducked our question asking him to justify his criticism of President Donald Trump's immigration policy while not opposing a similar policy during the Obama Administration... More on Starbucks' refugee and immigration positions...

Consumer Choice and Company Profit Are Both Needed in Health Care
"The reason that most people have a negative impression about the so-called Affordable Care Act is because the government has taken away so many of our choices from us," says Horace Cooper... More on ObamaCare repeal and replace...

Free-Market Criticism of Starbucks CEO's Liberal Agenda Brewing for Annual Investor Meeting
The director of the Free Enterprise Project is heading to the annual Starbucks investor meeting to raise concerns about how liberal political stances and attacks on President Donald Trump could be damaging the company's reputation and sales... More on Starbucks' anti-Trump positions...

Disney's Response to Fake News: Deny, Deny, Deny
Taken to task once again by the National Center for Public Policy Research about political bias, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger dug in his heels so much at his company's annual shareholder meeting today he claimed ABC News' treatment of Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama is similar... More on Disney media bias...

Liberals Attack Disney's Free Speech and Freedom of Association
We urge Walt Disney Company shareholders to reject a proposal that would harm the company's ability to speak and associate freely... More on Disney free speech...

Apple's Hypocrisy? Company's Charitable Donations Helped Expand Presidential Powers Under Obama It Now Opposes Under Trump
We are confronting Apple leadership about this hypocrisy and also about its donations to the Clinton Foundation... More on Apple charitable contributions...

Black Americans Should Work With President Trump to Save Our Nation
"Donald Trump is giving us a second chance to save our nation if we would get smart and wise to do it," says Project 21's Ted Hayes... More on President Trump and black Americans...

Trump's Newest Executive Order Shows He Appreciates Law Enforcement
"I think it's incredibly telling about where President Trump's heart is on this particular issue," says Project 21's Council Nedd... More on Trump executive order supporting police...

Does the Government Think You Can Handle the Truth?
Jeff Stier says a new government anti-smoking program won't admit that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes. He also discusses a report that some patients are being turned down for surgery because they are smokers... More on e-cigarettes and smokers...

Horace Cooper Ridicules Idea that Trump Immigration Order is 'Muslim Ban'
"If you look at the specifics of the executive order, over 80% of all Muslim nations are completely unaffected as a result of this executive order," says Cooper. "It's a curious 'Muslim ban' in that it allows the overwhelming majority of Muslims to continue entering"... More on immigration order not Muslim ban...

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