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Petitioning Target Corporation CEO Gregg W. Steinhafe
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Target Corporation CEO
Gregg W. Steinhafe

Target: Don't take away Thanksgiving!

Family has always been important to me and Thanksgiving is all about family. I love seeing family that we haven't seen in years and spending time with each other on the only day when we can all get together. Last year, it became clear to me that for some large retailers, this holiday isn't about family or being grateful at all.

My brother has worked at Target for years. To my family, Thanksgiving would not be complete without him. After opening on midnight on Thanksgiving last year, many retailers are opening even earlier this year. Walmart announced that they will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving this year. I'm worried that Target will join too and my brother will miss our traditional Thanksgiving dinner (especially if he has to work a double shift). It's not just my family either -- think about the mothers that will not able to serve dinner for their loved ones or kiss their children good night on such a special night.

Don't let Target take away Thanksgiving! Will you join me in asking Target to do the right thing for families like mine and stay closed on Thanksgiving?


Letter to
Target Corporation CEO Gregg W. Steinhafe
Family has always been important to me and Thanksgiving is all about family. I love seeing family that we haven't seen in years and spending time with each other on the only day when we can all get together. Last year, it became clear to me that for some large retailers, this holiday isn't about family or being grateful at all.

My brother has worked at Target for years. To my family, Thanksgiving would not be complete without him. After opening on midnight on Thanksgiving last year, many retailers are opening even earlier this year. Walmart announced that they will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving this year. I'm worried that Target will join too and my brother will miss our traditional Thanksgiving dinner (especially if he has to work a double shift). It's not just my family either -- think about the mothers that will not able to serve dinner for their loved ones or kiss their children good night on such a special night.

Don't let Target take away Thanksgiving! Will you join me in asking Target to do the right thing for families like mine and stay closed on Thanksgiving?