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While Chick-fil-A denies having an "agenda against anyone," an investigation by Equality Matters revealed that Chick-fil-A's charitable arm, WinShape, donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009 alone. That $2 million supported groups such as Focus On The Family, Exodus International, and the Family Research Council.

And New York City's only Chick-fil-A is located in a cafeteria in a New York University dorm.

NYU prides itself on being a diverse, open and inclusive campus community. That's one of the major reasons why I enrolled at NYU as a freshman last fall. Unfortunately, maintaining a contract with an anti-gay vendor like Chick-fil-A undermines what makes this university so great.

While the NYU Student Senators Council recently voted not to remove vendors for political reasons, they did retain that the school could remove vendors that violate human or labor rights. As Secretary Clinton recently announced, "gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."

As such, I respectfully request that NYU remove Chick-fil-A from campus.

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Letter to
President, New York University John Sexton
Chairperson, Administrative Management Council Anita Dwyer
Vice Chairperson, Administrative Management Council Alison Moppett
and 10 others
Executive Vice President Michael Alfano
Executive Vice President of Operations Alison Leary
Senior Vice President of University Relations and Public Affairs Lynne P. Brown
Vice President of Public Affairs John Beckman
Vice President of Global Campus Services Bob Kivetz
Assistant Vice President for Business Development in Campus Services Owen Moore
Chairperson, Faculty Senators Council Ted Magder
Vice Chairperson, Faculty Senators Council Marie Monaco
Secretary, Faculty Senators Council Mary Ann Jones
Chair, SSC and UCSL Albert Cotugno
While Chick-fil-A denies having an "agenda against anyone," an investigation by Equality Matters revealed that Chick-fil-A's charitable arm, WinShape, donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009 alone. That $2 million supported groups such as Focus On The Family, Exodus International, and the Family Research Council.

And New York City's only Chick-fil-A is located in a cafeteria in a New York University dorm.

NYU prides itself on being a diverse, open and inclusive campus community. Unfortunately, maintaining a contract with an anti-gay vendor like Chick-fil-A undermines what makes this university so great.

While the NYU Student Senators Council recently voted not to remove vendors for political reasons, they did retain that the school could remove vendors that violate human or labor rights. As Secretary Clinton recently announced, "gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights." As such, I respectfully request that NYU remove Chick-fil-A from campus.

Sincerely,