Target: Walmart CEO Carl Douglas McMillon
Goal: Rescind any pledged funding for this year’s Republican National Convention.
Walmart, which donated significant sums to the RNC in 2012, has confirmed plans to donate again this year. With Donald Trump still in the lead for the Republican nomination, any corporate funding for the Republican National Convention will essentially go toward sponsoring his hateful platform for the presidency. It is morally reprehensible that a corporation such as Walmart would want to help broadcast Trump’s racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic message. CEO Carl Douglas McMillon should rescind any pledged funding for this year’s Republican National Convention.
Trump’s candidacy runs on bigotry and ignorance. His absurd plan to build a wall to keep out Mexican immigrants, as well as his suggestion that we should ban all Muslims (including U.S. citizens) from entering the United States, are both idiotic and offensive. Moreover, his consistently derogatory statements about women and his vow to end access to abortion in America reveal his deep-seated misogyny. Coupling these views with his comments regarding violence toward pro-Bernie Sanders protesters, one cannot deny that sponsoring this man’s campaign in any way is disgusting.
Activists have already convinced Coca-Cola to back away from a portion of their pledged funding for the RNC, but we need to keep putting pressure on like corporations such as Walmart to back away from sponsoring Trump’s hateful platform. Considering the toxic reputation that Trump’s campaign has earned, it is possible that any association with him may generate enough public pressure and negative press to convince Walmart to change their minds.
By signing the petition below, you can help urge Walmart CEO Carl Douglas McMillon to rescind any pledged funding for this year’s Republican National Convention.
Dear C. Douglas McMillon,
Any corporate funding for the Republican National Convention this year amounts to an endorsement of Donald Trump’s hateful platform for the presidency. His commanding lead in the race for the Republican nomination has been earned on bigoted premises that pose serious threats to the world at large. His views on Mexicans, Muslims, and women are particularly deplorable. Walmart should rescind any pledged funding for the RNC this year in order to avoid supporting this xenophobic, racist, and misogynistic candidate.
Trump’s plans for his presidency are both idiotic and horrifying. Keeping out Mexican immigrants with a giant wall, banning Muslims (including U.S. citizens) from entering the country, and cutting off any and all access to abortions are just a few of his terrifyingly foolish ideas. Do you really want to associate your company with such bigoted beliefs as those espoused by Trump?
Please, do the reasonable thing–do not sponsor this man’s campaign in any way. I urge you to rescind any pledged funding from Walmart for this year’s Republican National Convention.
[Your Name Here]
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