Target Still Targeted For Its Political Donation

Posted on 20 Aug 2010 at 2:44pm

From the Washington Blade‘s Boycott takes aim at Target stores:

Thumbnail Link: Mission Valley Mall in San Diego, CaliforniaGay shoppers boycotting Target for supporting an anti-gay Minnesota gubernatorial candidate have little reason to rethink their stance as the company, the nation’s second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart, has done little in response.

Target’s negotiations with the Human Rights Campaign ended abruptly this week with the gay civil rights group releasing a statement saying Target would “take no corrective actions to repair the harm that it caused” through its political donation.

Based in Minnesota, Target has been pressured for three weeks by LGBT activists to make amends after giving 0,000 to MN Forward, a group that has run ads supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. A straight father of seven, Emmer is against same-sex marriage and supports constitutional amendments that outlaw it.

…More than 250,000 signatures have been collected from people pledging not to shop at Target again until the company promises to stop making political donations, MoveOn.org says. Protestors have reportedly appeared at 1,100 Target stores across the country…

Perhaps I was too early in saying I’d again shop at Target due to their apology, as Target isn’t seeming to fully grasp why their 0K donation supporting an anti-LGBT candidate was so cruel to LGBT community…a community the corporation states it strongly supports.

It appears to me that Target is really not that interested in our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community’s pink dollars. That kinda stinks, actually.

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Related:

* Target Apologizes For Emmer Donation

* Avoiding Target When I Need New Hangers And Vacuum Cleaner Bags
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