Target:MoveOn Boycott – Target Tom Emmer Donation
Target:MoveOn Boycott – Target Tom Emmer Donation – The huge chain store, Target, came under fire after they donated over $150,000 to Republican Tom Emmer in his campaign for governor. The donation was reportedly made because Emmer was planning on enacting a number of laws that would benefit the chain in their home state.
The news of the donation quickly made its way online, and was passed around the web via various social networks including Twitter, Facebook and MySpace.
The company made the donation to the would-be Minnesotan politician specifically for television advertising funding. Their support of Emmer has garnered criticism for the company, because Emmer is known for having hard-line conservative views that do not waver.
He opposes same sex marriage and abortion, and support Arizona’s recent immigration bill that has caused a lot of controversy around the nation. It is easy to see why some left-wing fans of target would be upset to hear that they made such a lofty donation to a candidate that leans so far to the right.
As soon as the news broke, the Democratic political action organization MoveOn.org started to organize a boycott against the store, and even created a petition online asking target to “stop trying to buy elections.”
“The stakes are much higher than one candidate and one company,” MoveOn said in a statement. The organizations statement also went on to say that this is one example of a larger problem of corporations attempting to buy elections to better suit their business.
This is one of the things that Barack Obama promised that he would put a stop to when he took office. It appears that the problem may run much deeper than Barack Obama thinks.
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