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BREAKING NEWS! Target WILL NOT Take Any Corrective Measures Regarding It’s 150K Donation To Anti-Gay Political PAC – BOYCOTT THESE F3@KERS!

The TARGET Corporation has come forward and said that it WILL NOT  honor the Human Rights Campaign’s request to “make it right” over its sizable donation to MN Forward, a conservative political PAC which has funded campaign ads for anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. Emmer supports an amendment banning same-sex marriage in Minnesota, among other anti-equality measures.

In response the Human Rights Campaign will be donating 150k to Emmer’s rival Mark Dayton .(Even though HRC’s Hilary Rosen Champagne fund should have already planned to donate money to such candidates. It’s THEIR REASON TO EXIST AFTER ALL.  So it’s not really much of a big deal it is for HRC.)

Every LGBT person and every straight american that believes that big business has no place in politics needs to immediately cancel thier Target Charge card and boycott Target stores.

TARGET BOYCOTT: The Musical (Video)

Over the weekend the Boycott Target movement went into a new direction by doing a musical demonstration  that took place in one of the company’s stores over the weekend — set to Depeche Mode’s “People are People.

As of now there are no names attached but on the YouTube page it states “Paid for by MoveOn.org Political Action”

Awesome!

TARGET Gave Money To Tom Emmer, Tom Emmer Donated Money To "Kill The Homos’ Christian Rock Band "Junkyard Prophets" – The Trickle Down System Of Homophobia

Last night Rachel Maddow took a closer look at the boycott of Target and Emmer’s donations to You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, a Christian ministry fronted by the band Junkyard Prophets.  And surprise, surprise Junkyard Prophets supports the radical Muslim ideology that calls for executions of homosexuals.

When Emmer asked of the You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Ministries he replied: “These are nice people.”

Watch as Rachel Maddow reports:

TARGET Stock Loses $1.3 BILLION In Stock Market Capitalization After Tom Emmer Donation Boycott Begins

Target Corp. has lost $1.3 billion in stock market capitalization sinceJuly 27th 27, when Target Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel first defended the donation of $150,000 to help a pro-business, anti-gay-marriage Republican gubernatorial Tom Emmer  Over the same six trading days, stock prices rose at Target’s largest rivals, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. Broader market indexes also were up, including the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 proving that this was not related a retail or whole market trading slump.

Target spokeswoman Jenn Glass attes that the shifting stock price reflects “too many factors that we can’t attribute it to just one thing.” Despite the fact that gay advocates, their supporters and progessive groups are standing up to the retail giant. 

Yea for OUR side!  1.3 BILLION Dollars Lost Target!  And it ain’t over yet bitches.  Not by a long shot!

BUSTED! – TARGET Anti-Gay Political Donations Have Been Going On For Years, Despite "Apology" 240,000 Boycott Signatures Delivered To TARGET Corporate Offices (Video)

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel has come out with a statement that states the company is “genuinely sorry” for donating $150,000 in cash and services to the political action committee MN Forward which has been backing anti-gay MN Candisdate Tom Emmer.  . Steinhafel also told employees (and, by proxy, consumers) today, “We remain fully committed to fostering an environment that supports and respects the rights and beliefs of all individuals.”  (But Target DID NOT make a matching donation to any pro-gay political group to balance it out) 

But according to The Awl’s Abe Sauer, “Further research shows that Target has funneled significant funding to the most socially conservative of Republicans and that it boasts a frightening culture of anti-gay candidate support from Target’s own stable of top executives.”

*Read more about Target’s other anti-gay political donations and Watch The Video of the 240,000 boycott signatures being delieved to Target Headquarters after the jump……
It also turns out that CEO Gregg Steinhafel has personally  personally donated money to the campaign of that hateful crazy bitch Rep. Michele Bachmann.  And thats not all.

Target’s current group of top corporate officers have supported a murderers row of anti-gay politicians. Even more confusing, some of those anti-gay candidates supported by Target’s PAC and its executives don’t even represent Minnesota.

Of the small handful of donations he’s made, Target CFO Douglas Scovanner has given to both Rep. John Kline and Rep. Erik Paulson. John Kline joined Bachmann with a group of Republican members of Congress who put their names on a lawsuit to force the District of Columbia to put gay marriage to a Prop 8-like referendum. Meanwhile, Paulson supports amending the constitution to ban gay equality.

Of the five candidates to whom Target CMO Michael Francis has donated, three are George W. Bush and the aforementioned John Kline and Erik Paulson. Target’s Chief Information Officer Beth Jacob gave her largest personal donation ever to Erik Paulson. John Kline also received money from Terrence Scully, Target’s president of financial services. So did anti-gay amendment-supporter Mitch McConnell, who isn’t even a representative of Minnesota

Target’s own PAC, the newly formed Citizens Political Forum, has been funneling money to groups like Freedom First PAC, the who are made up of supporters of outgoing Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose is also anti-LGBT equality.

It’s one more way some of the billions Target generates every year finds the pockets of bigoted anti-gay politicians.

Yes, CEO Gregg Steinhafel is sorry……..SORRY THEY GOT CAUGHT.

THE BOYCOTT CONTINUES!

Today Randi Reitan, the woman seen on YouTube last week cutting up her Target charge card to protest Target’s action was joined by her husband Phillip and Son Jacob to deliver signatures of 240,000 people across the nation to the Target CEO.pledging to boycot Target.

JOIN THE BOYCOTT!

Target Doesn’t Give A Flying F@#k About Its LGBT Customers And Other Reasons We Should Boycott Target

A reader at another website  recently sent Target an email telling them that they had closed their charge account and will no longer be shopping at Target because of Target’s donation of $150,000 to MN Forward, which in turn donated that money to anti-gay Republican Candidate Tom Emmer.

In response Target sent the following e-mail: (In form letter format)

Target has long believed that engaging in civic activities is an important and necessary element of operating a national retail business. What’s more important than any one candidate’s stance on a particular issue is how we nurture thoughtful, long-term growth in the state of Minnesota.

Our support of causes and candidates is based strictly on issues that affect our retail and business objectives. To continue to grow and create jobs and opportunity in our home state, we believe it is imperative to be engaged in public policy and the political process. That is why we are members of organizations like the Minnesota Business Partnership, the Chamber of Commerce and many others. And that is why we decided to contribute to MN Forward.

MN Forward’s objective is to elect candidates from both parties who will make job creation and economic growth a top priority. We operate best when working collaboratively with legislators on both sides of the aisle. In fact, if you look at our Federal PAC contributions year to date, you will see that they are very balanced between Republicans and Democrats. For more information please visit www.target.com/company, and view the Civic Activity page.

Target has a large stake in Minnesota’s future, which is why it is so important to be able to provide jobs, serve guests, support communities and deliver on our commitment to shareholders. As an international business that is proud to call Minnesota home, it is critical that we have a business environment that allows us to be competitive. Our guests, team members, communities and shareholders depend on Target to remain competitive.

Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Hanson
Target Executive Offices

Between this email and Targets biggest arument on why we shouldn’t be pissed at them, “We have a 100% rating from the HRC”, and the fact that it is dragging it’s feet in at least making a matching donation to some pro-LGBT candidates or PAC’s  to at least smooth the waters.   It really does makes it obvious that Targets thinking is:  Business first, everything else second, and fuck our LGBT customers third.

Now its hard to fault a business for looking out for it’s own business.  But c’mon is there really any political candidate out there that is anti-business?  Or whose sole political platform is to close businesses down and screw with our economy. 

No.

 So what is Target’s problem?

Quite simply it’s caught the Tea Party Syndrome.  Yes the dreaded Tea Party Syndrome.  Now I’m not saying that Target  is affiliated with or has anything to do with the Tea Party.  But like the Tea Party they are supporting and backing Political candidates and platfroms based on only a small criteria of the candidates overall issues.  For the Tea Party it’s fiscal responsibility, and for Target it’s all about busisness and for both its fuck the rest of the issues its about whats best for me and me alone”, which is not only dangerous but socially and morally irresponsible.  And for that alone Target no longer deserves our patronage. 

Which brings me to my next point.  Why all the hemming anfd hawing over a boycott of this low class Pottery Barn wannabe?  How else are you goign to make your displeasure known and actually make an impact?  Write a letter or send an email?  How many emails do you “delete” a day without even looking at them?  Do you think that they even care and will take any action because they get some emails?  No.  But when the first weeks reciepts come in and theres a noticeable drop in profits and revenues they will.  Especially since to them  it’s all about the money. 

So to all you bitching and moaning out there about boycotting Target I ask why?  Why would you even want to shop somewhere that does not support your rights?  Also in case you don;t know there’s not a helluva lot of difference between Target and Walmart other than its HRC Score. Which I guess we can throw out the window now.

In reality in terms of wages and benefits, working conditions, sweatshop-style foreign suppliers, and effects on local retail communities, big box Target stores are very much like Wal-Mart, just in a prettier package. And of more than 1,400 Target stores employing more than 300,000 people nationwide, not one has a union. Employees at various stores say an anti-union message and video is part of the new-employee orientation. 

So they sort of suck anyway and for the same reasons that you won’t shop at Walmart. 

Anyway you cut it its not any classier or better to shop at Target.  PERIOD.