Warby Parker has pulled its advertisements from Breitbart and Daily Wire after the 2016 election. The company funds ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and National Urban League (NUL). Warby Parker regularly uses its corporate reputation to advocate for voting reform, support the Equality Act, and oppose Florida's Parental Rights in Education Law, among other actions. Warby Parker does not have viewpoint protections for its employees. For these reasons, Warby Parker receives a "High Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Warby Parker received a score of 100 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, this score means that Warby Parker vets suppliers according to their LGBTQ protections (1). Warby Parker pulled ads from Breitbart News’ website after Trump’s 2016 election victory (2). Warby Parker has pulled ads from The Daily Wire as well (3).
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Warby Parker does not protect employees from viewpoint discrimination (1).
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Warby Parker supported the Equality Act and opposed the Florida Parental Rights in Education Act, which prevents the teaching of gender identity and sexual orientation to kids in K-3rd grade (1)(2). The company has signed various other letters opposing “anti-LGBTQ” legislation, such as laws to protect girls’ sports (3)(4). Warby Parker has also signed an American Civil Liberties Union amicus brief challenging a federal order for undocumented immigrants not to be counted on the 2020 Census, as well as advocating for election reform such as mail-in ballots (5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Warby Parker uses corporate dollars to fund the SPLC and NUL (1).
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Warby Parker does not have a PAC and has not lobbied for non-business-related interests (1).
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March 24, 2023
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