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Daily Red Alert - 6/29/22

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Pride Will Not End. America’s Diversity is Our Greatest Asset - U.S. Department of Commerce

“I believe strongly in protecting the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community and this month has been an opportunity to reflect on the strength, progress, and resiliency of the LGBTQIA+ community. But there is still much work to do. While Pride Month is coming to an end, I encourage everyone to continue to be resilient, embrace diversity, and celebrate everyone’s potential. America’s diversity is truly our greatest asset.”

US Companies Embrace Progressive Causes but C-Suites Still Lean Heavily Republican - Observer

In recent years leaders of U.S. corporations have come under scrutiny for what some Republican politicians criticize as “woke capitalism.” Corporate America, these politicians argue, has become too focused on issues such as the environment, LGBTQ rights, and racial and gender equity. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said parts of the private sector were “behaving like a woke parallel government” amid battles over voting rights last year. And in April, Florida’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis revoked Disney’s special tax status after executives opposed a bill banning education about sexual orientation and gender identity, slamming the state’s largest employer for its “woke” policies.”

Biden’s America: Americans Say Price of Food, Gas, Affecting them ‘a Lot’ - Breitbart

“Overall, 62 percent said the price of gas is affecting them “a lot,” and 22 percent said it is affecting them “some.” Almost an equal share said the price of food is affecting them “a lot” — 61 percent — followed by 29 percent who said it is affecting them “some.”

“The responses come as America continues to grapple with high gas prices, reaching a record high of $5.016 on June 14. The average has slightly increased over the past two weeks, standing at $4.881. However, that is still $2.50 higher than the average price of gas on January 19, 2021 — former President Donald Trump’s last full day in office.”

US Economy Slipped 1.6% in First Quarter - NewsMax

“The U.S. economy shrank at a 1.6% annual pace in the first three months of the year even though consumers and businesses kept spending at a decent pace, the government reported Wednesday in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate for January-March quarter.”

Californians to Get $1,050 'Inflation Relief' Checks - NewsMax

California Governor Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislative leaders have agreed on a $17 billion relief package that includes $9.5 billion in inflation relief funds for the state's 23 million California taxpayers.” “Californians will receive checks in the amount of $200 to just over $1,000 by early next year, CNBC reports.”

RedBalloon in the News

ICYMI: RedBalloon expands, offering pro-freedom marketplace - Fox Business

“RedBalloon, the job board offering postings at companies promising their employees will be "free to work" without political drama or vaccine requirements, is expanding with another pro-freedom concept.”

The Daily Red Alert is a collection of stories that relate to the issues of freedom in the workplace, business, and the US economy.

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