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Details from Bank of America’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Armed with 2ndVote’s research, the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project made an impact on Bank of America’s annual shareholder meeting this week in Charlotte, North Carolina.

From National Center’s report:

For years, Bank of America has said that it only donates to Planned Parenthood through its employee matching grant program. However, at today’s annual meeting of Bank of America investors in Charlotte, North Carolina, FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq., showed company executives documentation of the bank’s repeated sponsorship of Planned Parenthood’s annual New York City gala.

Indeed, while Bank of America appeared prepared to deflect the Planned Parenthood contributions with a vague, canned answer, the evidence 2ndVote uncovered caught company executives flat footed:

Towards the end of the question and answer period, Danhof again got up to try to ask a follow-up question. He noted the evidence from 2ndVote that showed Bank of America’s direct funding for Planned Parenthood galas in 2017 and 2018. Moynihan again shot back at Danhof and said that he could talk with Plepler after the meeting because no one else wanted to hear about abortion issues and Planned Parenthood.

[Danhof said,] “When I spoke with Mr. Plepler following the meeting, I showed him the evidence from 2ndVote, and he said he would try and verify what funding the bank has actually provided to Planned Parenthood in recent years. I take him at his word that the bank will work to correct the record and publicly admit that it doesn’t simply donate to Planned Parenthood through employee matching, but that Bank of America does indeed directly fund the largest abortion provider in the United States.”

The full report from National Center’s encounter at Wednesday’s meeting is available here. The audio from the exchanges with Bank of America executives can be heard here and here.

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