(PatriotWise.com) — This week, shareholders for the grocery chain Kroger will be voting on a resolution calling for greater transparency on the company’s charitable donations, particularly any contributions to pro-abortion organizations, Newsmax reported.
The resolution comes after Kroger enacted a policy after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year to provide as much as $4,000 in travel expenses to employees seeking an abortion out of state.
Cincinnati Right to Life president Rachel Citak recorded a pro-life video message to the shareholders before they vote on the resolution, urging the company to reconsider the policy and calling for greater transparency in Kroger’s charitable contributions.
Appearing on Newsmax Monday night, Citak said the resolution was submitted by two pro-life shareholders who yielded their time to speak at the Thursday shareholder meeting to play the video.
Tom Strobhar, one of the two shareholders who introduced the resolution, is the chairman of Life Decisions International, a group that lobbies companies to stop giving contributions to Planned Parenthood.
Citak told Newsmax that Kroger’s shareholders, customers, and employees have no idea how much Kroger is donating to “organizations in the abortion industry.”
Cincinnati Right to Life said that if the resolution fails to pass, it will renew its push for consumers to boycott the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain.
Citak told Newsmax that Cincinnati Right to Life has been inspired by the recent boycotts of woke companies like Target, Anheuser-Busch, and Kohl’s. She said it was inspiring how consumers were able to hold these companies accountable for enacting policies that were “anti-woman.”
Citak said her group wants the same transparency from Kroger, adding that when consumers “speak with their spending,” changes happen. She said shareholder advocacy is another way to “balance the scales” as well.
Citak also appeared on One America News on Monday to discuss the Kroger resolution and possible boycott.
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