Nike Quits the Chamber of Commerce
Lisa Lerer has the scoop: the athletics company “will relinquish its spot on the board of directors at the Chamber of Commerce to protest the business lobby’s opposition to climate-change legislation.”
“We believe that on the issue of climate change the Chamber has not represented the diversity of perspective held by the board of directors,” the company says in a statement obtained by POLITICO. “Therefore, we have decided to resign our board of directors position.”
The conservative Chamber has been a powerful force in the climate change and health care debates, even (perhaps especially) though its spokespeople are less camera-obsessed than, say, conservative pundits.