Target and Best Buy have donated over $250,000 to a political committee supporting a rabidly anti-equality candidate for Governor of Minnesota, where both are headquartered - a man with ties to a Christian rock band that advocates violence and death to gays.
The news is all the more shocking because both of these companies have long records of providing fair and equitable workplaces for their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
We've drafted an open letter calling on Target and Best Buy to make it right by donating an equal amount to support fair-minded candidates who will fight for equality. We're publishing it in a full-page ad in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Will you help us ratchet up the pressure by adding your name?
After you do, we encourage you to print out the letter below (feel free to add your own story or comments), and deliver it in person to the managers of your local Target and Best Buy. Be sure to tell them how their company's actions will affect your life or your friends and family.
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