The Walt Disney Company Halting Political Contributions in 2021 to Lawmakers Who Voted Against Certification of Election

    The Walt Disney Company will not be making any political contributions to those lawmakers who voted to reject the certification of the Electoral College votes. Here is the full statement from the company (via Elena Schneider, Politico):

    The insurrection at our nation’s Capitol was a direct assault on one of our country’s most revered tenants: the peaceful transition of power. In the immediate aftermath of the 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.
    The Walt Disney Company statement

    Earlier this month, Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke out on the pro-Trump mob attack on the US Capitol.

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    8 COMMENTS

    1. After the political statement after what happened this shouldn’t be a surprise. Chapek has picked his preferred party and is saddling up to them. Congrats Chapek you just brought politics to the forefront where politics shouldn’t be involved at all.

    2. I didn’t know that Disney is now involved in politics…they should focus on the guest experience more than anything else (assuming the guests could have different political opinions)

    3. This has happened in 2001 and 2005 but nothing was done to those congressman that rejected the votes. This is so sad he took a side.

    4. Then I suppose they are going to stop contributions to Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. After all they objected to the certification of George W Bush… TWICE

    5. I don’t believe for a minute that Disney has, or would have, contributed to those politicians in the first place, so it’s a non-issue to me, except for the aforementioned politics-where-they-don’t-need-to-be-in-the-first-place situation.

    6. Congratulations Bob Chapek, you will now officially go down in history as the worst CEO Disney has EVER seen and the impending downfall of the Disney parks experience is going to rest solely on your head. I’m sorry Walt but your perfect wonderful dreams for Disney, which revolved soley around guest experiences, has been crushed under the foot of a money hungry suit that cares more about lining the pockets of the political party of his choice instead of actually doing his real job at Disney. Stay out of politics Bob and focus on improving the GUEST EXPERIENCES for the Disney parks.

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