Microsoft Corp said on Friday it will suspend all donations by its political action committee (PAC) through 2022 to all US lawmakers who voted to object to the certification of Joe Biden’s election as president, or who suggested the election be overturned, Microsoft said Friday.
The software maker will also suspend contributions through the same period for state officials and organizations who supported objections or suggested the election should be overturned.
Microsoft said it “will promote and join a conversation with other businesses and organizations that want to strengthen democracy. Recent events have raised issues of importance to PACs across the business community.”
Employees who don’t wish to contribute to specific candidates will be able to give to a new Democracy Forward Initiative, which will fund groups that work on issues like voting rights and campaign finance reform.