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In June 2021, Ethical Consumer viewed the entry for Amazon on the website, which was published in the USA by the Centre for Responsive Politics. This stated that in 2020 the company and its employees had spent $12.8 million on lobbying and made $12,795,719 in political donations. Of the donations, 84.92% went to Democrats.

NOTE: OpenSecrets states: “The organization itself did not donate, rather the money came from the organization's PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate family members. Organizations themselves cannot contribute to candidates and party committees. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.”

82 out of 118 lobbyists in 2020 had previously held government jobs.

As a result, the company lost a full mark under the Political Activities category.


Open Secrets generic ref 2021 (5 January 2021)