Of course, Citibank isn’t the only major brand to try to use its right to free expression and assembly to affect actual legal change. Both Netflix and Disney have suggested they will halt production in Georgia unless the state rescinds it near-total ban on abortion.
The National Basketball Association moved the 2017 All-Star game out of Charlotte as a protest against a North Carolina law that required transgender people to use the restroom that corresponds to the sex on their birth certificate. A sponsored tweet by Dove Men’s skin care currently advocates in favor of paternity leave laws, ensuring new fathers are both engaged and moist.
Naturally, not a pixel was sacrificed on the left criticizing these corporations for spending their money and resources taking political stands.
Instead, the need for constitutional amendments to restrict corporate political speech has become de rigueur in the Democratic Party. Supporting the reasoning behind Citizens United is like going to see Hamilton and failing to post a picture of yourself in front of the marquee—it simply isn’t done.