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UNITE HERE calls for companies to cut ties with 145 congressional Republicans

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 22:04:52-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today the president of UNITE HERE, a union that represents workers in the U.S. and Canada and the larger affiliate of Las Vegas' culinary union Culinary Workers Union Local 226, issued a letter to about 150 major hospitality companies calling on them to cut political contributions to 145 Republican members of Congress who voted last week to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.

“What happened last week in Washington was a stain on our history and the only way we can truly move forward is for the people responsible for inciting the seditious mob to face some meaningful consequences,” says Taylor in the letter. “A start on those meaningful consequences would be for these 145 members of Congress to face diminished support for their dishonest and cowardly vote.”

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“For years, people like the Fertitta family and Monty Bennett have enabled Trump and the GOP with campaign contributions that have yielded four years of racism and authoritarianism, culminating in the horrific show of white supremacy and mob violence on display at the Capitol last week,” says President Taylor (in a separate statement). “Anyone financially supporting Trump or like-minded GOP leaders undermines our democracy and stands in the way of addressing the critical challenges we face ahead: ending the threat of COVID-19 and resuscitating the American economy.”

Meanwhile, Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, announced Monday that it would suspend campaign donations to any U.S. lawmaker that voted against the Biden certification.