Forestil dig at modtage et brev fra chefen, som fortæller dig hvordan du skal stemme.
Store virksomheder i USA er begyndt at foreslå eller direkte fortælle deres medarbejdere hvordan de bør stemme. Hvilket er lovligt efter Højesterets 'Citizens United' afgørelse i 2010.
The New York Times skriver:
Until 2010, federal law barred companies from using corporate money to endorse and campaign for political candidates — and that included urging employees to support specific politicians.
But the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision has freed companies from those restrictions, and now several major companies, including Georgia-Pacific and Cintas, have sent letters or information packets to their employees suggesting — and sometimes explicitly recommending — how they should vote this fall.
In these letters, the executives complain about the costs of overregulation, the health care overhaul and possible tax increases. Some letters warn that if President Obama is re-elected, the company could be harmed, potentially jeopardizing jobs.
Læs »Here’s a Memo From the Boss: Vote This Way« hos The New York Times.