Synopses & Reviews
By summarizing the political contributions and business practices of hundreds of corporations, this handy directory helps you support companies that share your political values. Follow your money; you might be surprised. The Blue Pages includes valuable information on political contributions to each major party, employee benefits and labor practices, lawsuits and investigations, and community and charitable programs. As this information starts to affect these companies at the cash register, they may be less inclined to support positions that conflict with their customers' values. The Blue Pages organizes companies alphabetically into 13 sectors, making it easy to find a particular product or service. A complete index allows you to find companies and brands even more quickly. Using this Zagat-style pocket reference, you can be conscientious about something you do every day - shop. Slim and portable, The Blue Pages is easy to put in a backpack or purse. It also makes a wonderful gift
Using this pocket directory, consumers can be politically conscientious about something they do every day -- shop. "The Blue Pages" lists companies' political contributions to the Democratic and Republican parties and rates them by their partisanship. Each listing has a paragraph describing unique features of their business practices that may include charitable causes, social programs, labor practices, domestic partner and child care benefits, nondiscrimination policies, treatment of disabled employees, and environmental impact. Companies are organized alphabetically into 15 sectors, including: Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories, Health and Beauty, Finance, Real Estate and Insurance, and so on, making it easy to find a particular type of product or service. The A to Z index includes thousands of popular brand names and companies. Formatted like the highly successful "Zagat Survey" restaurant rating guides, "The Blue Pages" is slim and portable, perfect for backpack, glove compartment, or purse, and an ideal gift for the activist.