In light of the recent ruling of the Supreme Court overturning Row v. Wade, Amazon employees are demanding leadership halts business dealings within states that have pro-life laws restricting abortions.
According to an open letter obtained by Libs of TikTok, “SCOOP: Hundreds of Amazon employees signed an open letter to Amazon leadership demanding they cease doing business in states where abortion is illegal and requesting time off to grieve the Supreme Court ruling
SCOOP: Hundreds of Amazon employees signed an open letter to Amazon leadership demanding they cease doing business in states where abortion is illegal and requesting time off to grieve the Supreme Court ruling pic.twitter.com/qWSts5KAcJ
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 27, 2022
The letter posted said, “As part of Amazon’s wide-reaching efforts toward a more inclusive and diverse workforce, we believe that Amazon cannot let this recent decision go unanswered. We ask Amazon, the world’s best employer, to actively defend against this assault on our liberty.”
The letter went on to demand the company “allow employees of all genders the space and time to grieve, express their frustrations, and protest against this assault on our rights.”
The letter went on to itemize a list of demands:
1)Use Amazon’s voice to publicly and unequivocally denounce this decision.
2) Allow employees of all genders the space and time to grieve, express their frustrations, and protest against this assault on our rights.
3) Organize company-sponsored protests in support of Amazon employees.
4) Donate and match donations to bail funds and assistance groups working to expand abortion access for women and pregnant people in impacted states.
5) Expand remote work options to allow employees the option to relocate to states that choose to preserve their basic human rights.
6) Audi and remove product offerings that misrepresent the facts on abortion or encourage hate speech or violence toward abortion seekers.
7) Audi all political donations and immediately cease contributions to political committees that oppose abortion, including but not limited to the RGA, the RSLC, and the NRSC, as well as any and all other donations that fund anti-abortion campaigns.
8) Enact company-wide policy change going forward to ensure that Amazon does not aid or abet anti-abortion causes, ideologies, groups or public figures, including via donation, product sale, public statement or otherwise.
9) Cease operations in states that enact laws that threaten the lives and liberty of aboriton seekers, either by denying healthcare in life threatening circumstance or by criminalizing aboriton seekers and providers.