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Banks Hit for ‘Woke,’ Marxist Agendas as Annual Meetings Go MAGA

April 27, 2022, 2:05 PM

Giant U.S. banks have come to expect activists at their annual shareholder meetings, usually decrying the lenders as capitalist powerhouses behind fossil fuels, gunmakers and societal inequities.

But this year, they’re being pummeled for “woke,” Marxist agendas and pledges to diversify their ranks.

As three of the nation’s largest banks kicked off the U.S. financial industry’s annual gatherings this week, conservative speakers showed up with questions, proposals and ultimatums. They’re not matching the size of the liberal-leaning crowd -- their proposals garnered the least amount of supporting votes from shareholders -- but they’re trying to steer the agenda nonetheless.

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