Don’t let Amazon sponsor the Trump-led RNC !
Tell Amazon: "Reject Trump's racism, bigotry, and sexism. Cancel any plans to sponsor the Republican National Convention."
The New York Times is reporting that – thanks to ColorOfChange members like you – Hewlett Packard (HP) is "declining to help pay for the Republican National Convention, as pressure builds on the business community to repudiate Donald J. Trump."1 This is a huge testament to the power of our community. But this fight is not over as many tech companies still need to hear from us and dump Trump.
Despite Donald Trump's violent, sexist, and racist march to the Republican nomination, Amazon.com still hasn't committed to canceling plans to support Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention. It's outrageous that one of the world's largest companies is even considering sponsoring an event for someone as violently anti-Black, anti-Muslim, anti-Latino, and anti-women as Trump.
Trump’s hateful message and thinly-veiled threats of violence are likely to lead to significant unrest in Cleveland during the convention.
Amazon has a history-making choice right now. Amazon can stand with the vast majority of Americans who reject Trump's message of violence and hate or they can forever be associated with Donald Trump.
Taking a stand against Trump's coronation at the RNC should not be a difficult choice for Amazon. It speaks volumes that HP – a company that has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to past conventions, and is helmed by a long-time member of the Republican party – has pulled out of the RNC. It's a clear acknowledgement that what we're all witnessing right now is beyond traditional party politics. They are not willing to associate their brand with someone who has leveraged white nationalist allies and isolationist language to secure a presidential nomination. Amazon needs to hear from their costumers that we expect the same level of integrity from them.
Until Justice is Real,
Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Evan, Bernard and the rest of the ColorOfChange PAC team.
1. “HP Inc. Joins Companies Declining to Contribute to G.O.P. Convention,” The New York Times, 05-31-2016
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