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#DumpTrump: CREDO escalates multi-channel digital campaign (w video) vs Google
On the heels of Donald Trump securing the Republican nomination, CREDO is escalating its campaign urging Google not to sponsor the Republican National Convention across multiple channels with a scathing…Read More
#DumpTrump: 500,000+ Urge Google not to fund Trump-led Republican Convention
Plane flies over Google HQ and Bay Area w/ banner: “Google: Don’t be evil. #DumpTrump” Mountain View, CA, April 28, 2016 – One day before Donald Trump is scheduled…Read More
AZ voter suppression: CREDO applauds DOJ for launching investigation
“Investigating Arizona Republicans’ blatant voter disenfranchisement scheme is the right thing to do,” said CREDO Communications Director Josh Nelson. “We applaud the Department of Justice for acting quickly to respond to last month’s primary election debacle,” Nelson continued.
“Republicans around the country are finding new and creative ways to suppress and dilute the votes of African-Americans and Latinos,” Nelson added. “The DOJ must remain vigilant and aggressively crack down on any Republican efforts to suppress Americans’ right to vote in 2016.”Read More
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HUFFINGTON POST: Corporate America Stood Up For LGBT Rights. So Why Is It Supporting A Platform For Donald Trump?
CREDO singled out Google in part because of the company’s reputation for promoting the “values of diversity and inclusion,” Heidi Hess, a campaign leader for CREDO, said at the time of the video’s release.
Speaking to The Huffington Post this week, Hess called the companies’ willingness to sponsor the Republican convention, despite their opposition to the North Carolina law, “ironic and troubling.”
At the same time, she argued, “it is not surprising that they are able to get over the cognitive dissonance in order to think about their bottom line.”Read More
NPR: Corporate Funds Pledged For Republican Convention Under Fire
This spring, several progressive groups said Coca-Cola, Microsoft and a few other big corporations should retract $100,000 contributions pledged for the Republican convention in Cleveland. The progressive groups said the money would help promote Trump, thus compromising the corporations’ own policies not to discriminate. “They can’t be out there professing their commitment to those core values, when they end up making decisions to align their brand with Trump’s racist and sexist campaign,” said Murshed Zaheed, political director of Credo Action. “They can’t have it both ways.”Read More
NEW YORK TIMES: After Conventions, a Debt to Donors
Come July, some of America’s best-known companies will pay to celebrate the nomination of Donald Trump, whose racist rants have in the past caused NBC, Macy’s and Nascar to distance themselves from him. Progressive political groups like ColorOfChange.org and Credo Action are pressuring Coca-Cola, Walmart, Microsoft, Facebook and Google to cut off money for the Republican gathering.Read More