Corporations can play a critical role in pushing back against state action that undermines fundamental rights. In 2016, for example, the Georgia legislature passed a bill that would have allowed private businesses to refuse to serve LGBTQ people. Disney and Netflix threatened to
Weren’t Amazon and Citi on yesterday’s list of companies regularly giving political donations to the various GOP entities behind all this madness?? If you want to support women’s reproductive rights, the rights of immigrants, low-income people, interracial married couples, gay married couples, everyone who’s not a white Christian male, STOP GIVING $$$ to those politicians!! Damn...
Pretty grim that many corporations are staying mum. I wonder what they will say when they can’t find people to fill the jobs. What with the pathetic US immigration policies and if women are unable to work because they are having unwanted children, I guess there will be contraction.
While I congratulate those businesses which are stepping up to assist their employees, this movement underlies the depth of the harm being done by the Supreme Court. In further fragmenting the country and creating a lesser class of citizen. The secessionists and authoritarians are giddy with anticipation.
Bezos and Amazon trying to play both sides per usual. The only thing these people and corporations will understand is a boycott but unless everyone participates, it's not going to solve anything. The only way to make them listen is to impact their bottom line. If they start losing $$$ then they will listen and do what's right. So what if Amazon will cover the costs to travel for an abortion if at the same time they are donating to politicians trying to end abortion. They wouldn't need to cover travel expenses if they weren't working behind the scenes to make access illegal. Keep highlighting their hypocrisy at every opportunity!!!
What Amazon Says and what they do appear to be two differ things--Comments?
Good for the corporations that are doing something to help their employees, but here is my question/concern: I have zero doubt that anti-choice states will seek to enforce their laws outside the border of their states by going after any women who get abortions out of state (remember, the civil enforcement of this new type of law allows--if not encourages--people to essentially spy on each other), or anyone/anything that aids them on doing so. That could in theory allow for a wave of lawsuits against companies (such as Levi's) and will these companies want to keep dealing with that?
Thank you, Judd, for continuing to spell out the connections, sometimes subtle, sometimes down right hypocritical, between business and people’s liberties.
I saw the info about Levi last night and immediately checked their political support and believe they’re contributing only to Ds. Anyway, in the wake of the Disney fiasco, I’m guessing companies are choosing their words and actions very carefully. If they don’t comment within a week of the news breaking, I’ll believe they’re cowards.
We need to boost these companies on social media to show how many appreciate their policies. I would much prefer, they start the process of leaving those states. I know this could take a while, but the threat of it obviously has desired impact. They need to go all out for this.
We also need to point out the corporations that are staying silent. Let’s make them pay at election time in a irreversible way.
If they do this, fair game to go after guns.
Sounds like it's time for these companies to take a stand on abortion and contraceptive rights, and if they don't, for employees to walk out. (Easier said than done, of course, but it definitely should be discussed.)
I posted to Twitter and Facebook. I copied and pasted Richard Branson's quote as my lead-in. Take a stand. Make your voice heard. Drip, drip, drip. We'll get to people who currently see otherwise. And then post animal photos, flower photos, and light stuff from time to time. I love seeing 80 likes for flowers and usually no one responds to posts like these, but this time, it's different. It's started a real conversation between and among people who are being civil about it (so far). Don't stay silent. You can't stay silent.
Great coverage, Judd. Let's hope more companies speak out as this whole issued unfolds.