The Walt Disney Company has opted to change its political contributions policy.
The company is joining several other major businesses in halting political contributions to national lawmakers who voted to reject the certification of the Electoral College votes.
According to Deadline, Disney has released a statement in light of the current national political situation that marks a halt on 2021 political contributions to the eight senators and 139 House members who voted against vote certification.
In a statement, a Disney spokesperson said, “The insurrection at our nation’s Capitol was a direct assault on one of our country’s most revered tenets: the peaceful transition of power. In the immediate aftermath of that appalling siege, Members of Congress had an opportunity to unite—an opportunity that some sadly refused to embrace. In light of these events, we have decided we will not make political contributions in 2021 to lawmakers who voted to reject the certification of the Electoral College votes.”
Disney is not the sole business to make this move. The Motion Picture Association (of which Disney is a member) made the announcement too, as have companies such as AT&T, Comcast, Marriott, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and American Express.
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