Remember last year when an outrage was heard over Target donating money that ended up being used to help an anti-gay candidate run for election in Minnestoa?
If not, this is what happened in a nutshell:
"Minneapolis-based Target, a retailer known for trendy but inexpensive merchandise, drew protests and boycott threats last year after it was revealed it had donated $150,000 to MN Forward, which in turn took out ads supporting Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer, an opponent of marriage equality and other LGBT causes. He narrowly lost the November election to gay-friendly Democrat Mark Dayton."
Well Target has heard our issues with it and is putting a new committee into effect that will oversee the money they give out!
The source explains:
"Among the changes is the establishment of a committee of senior executives to oversee donations to candidates, parties, and political action committees."
“The policy committee and our CEO are responsible for balancing our business interests with any other considerations that may be important to our team members, our guests or other stakeholders."
Well that's good! We're DEF glad to see that you guys are making an effort to reflect the stances and wishes of the customers who felt negatively affected by this!
The source continues:
"[It was] emphasized that the retailer has donated to gay groups and events, such as Minnesota’s Project 515 and Twin Cities Pride, and that it plans to offer support to pride events in Chicago and San Francisco."
We're happy to see the progress!!
Keep it up, bbs!
Thoughts on this??
[Image via WENN.]
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