Citizens across America — Democrats and Republicans — are pushing back against initiatives viewed as anti-American and anti-family.
In recent months, companies pushing for progressive branding, such as Disney, Bud Light, Target and Ulta, invited boycotts resulting in billions in lost revenue and company value. On Tuesday, the pushback was evident at the ballot box.
WUSA9 reported that the entire Loudoun County School Board in Virginia was voted out of office. Similarly, all five council members representing Green Charter Township in Michigan lost their seats.
According to NewsNation, following the vote in Green Charter, the “township’s new leaders immediately changed the locks on the township’s main government building.”
A special election was called in Green Charter after city leaders gave the green light to a China-linked electric vehicle battery maker to develop a $2.3 billion plant, according to the Daily Mail.
Though the township of Green Charter is not large, some political pundits have declared the vote to be a warning shot to the Biden administration, which supported the development of EV plants and declined to take a hard line against Chinese partnership or acquisition of American land.
The Green Charter board noted the EV company was based in Fremont, Calif., and failed to clearly disclose that it was a subsidiary of Gotion High-tech Co. Ltd, which is based in Hefei, China.
The EV company denied a strong association with the Chinese government, but Gotion High-tech’s articles of association state “the company shall maintain a Chinese Communist Party unit tasked with the implementation of the Party’s guidelines, principles, and policies in the Company.”
A Gotion spokesperson told NewsNation: “We are a multinational company and don’t believe in political posturing and are still committed to bringing thousands of jobs to the state of Michigan.”
Green Charter residents were up in arms when the company’s ties were made public. One angry voter told NewsNation: “My family members fought communism, and [they were trying to] bring it right here.”
The incoming town clerk, Corri Riebow, said of the EV company: “We’re not their friend.”
Among those voted out of office were Supervisor Jim Chapman, Treasurer Denise MacFarlane and Trustees Roger E. Carroll and Dale Jernstadt.
Two months ago, Sen. Marco Rubio (R) and two Republican representatives sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, urging the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to conduct a formal review of Gotion’s ties to China’s Communist Party.
The lawmakers wrote: “It is not in the interest of the United States to allow the CCP to control facilities estimated to produce thousands of those batteries, much less to provide it with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to do so.”
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