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Re: One By One, Companies Cut Ties With The NRA

Post by barrysoetoro » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:18 pm

lust4beer wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 pm
As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.
The brands — ranging from insurance companies to rental cars — all announced their decisions on Twitter, many in direct response to tweets demanding change coalesced under the trending hashtag #boycottNRA.
On Friday, Symantec, the cybersecurity company, announced via Twitter it has halted its NRA discount program.

Symantec
@symantec
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.
8:24 AM · Feb 23, 2018

About an hour later, the insurance company MetLife followed suit, tweeting, "We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA."

MetLife
@MetLife
·
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.

A day earlier, First National Bank of Omaha announced via tweet that it "will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card." It was responding to a tweet saying "Please END your relationship with the @NRA. #NRABloodOnYourHands." The bank said "customer feedback" spurred it to review its relationship with the NRA.

First National Bank
@FNBOmaha
Replying to @kakymc @ATSsecured and @NRA
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.

Later Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates car rental agencies Alamo, Enterprise and National, announced via tweets from each brand's account that by March 26 it would sever its NRA member discount program.

Alamo Rent A Car
@alamocares
Replying to @TimAPeacock
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26.


EnterpriseRentACar

@enterprisecares
Replying to @MamaBear64
Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
5:30 PM · Feb 22, 2018

ThinkProgress reports Wyndham Worldwide stopped offering NRA discounts following a pressure campaign after the Sandy Hook shooting. "We ended our relationship with the NRA late last year," a spokesperson told NPR.
Meanwhile, some teachers in Florida were unsettled to learn earlier this week that the retirement funds to which they've been contributing invest in the gun company that produced the weapon used in the Parkland attack. Bloomberg News reports the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan held more than 41,000 shares in American Outdoor Brands Co. (formerly Smith & Wesson), maker of the semi-automatic AR-15 used by the shooter.
The president of the Florida teachers union has called for the fund to divest itself of shares. But the Washington Post reports that a spokesman with the state pension fund said that is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 of their classmates and educators dead are also using their platform to increase pressure on the NRA.
On Wednesday, at a CNN town hall, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio broke with an NRA stance when he announced he would support raising the age from 18 to 21 for "buying a rifle." He was responding to a question from student survivor Cameron Kasky. However, during the same exchange, Rubio refused to say he would renounce NRA donations. (Rubio has earned the NRA's highest rating, A+.)
Stoneman Douglas survivors have also mobilized students from across the country, who have been protesting, staging school walkouts and calling on legislators to act.
"March for Our Lives," a national rally, is planned in Washington, D.C., on March 24.

One By One, Companies Cut Ties With The NRA - NPR
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Re: One By One, Companies Cut Ties With The NRA

Post by barrysoetoro » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:19 pm

chucky wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:53 pm
lust4beer wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 pm
As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.
The brands — ranging from insurance companies to rental cars — all announced their decisions on Twitter, many in direct response to tweets demanding change coalesced under the trending hashtag #boycottNRA.
On Friday, Symantec, the cybersecurity company, announced via Twitter it has halted its NRA discount program.

Symantec
@symantec
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.
8:24 AM · Feb 23, 2018

About an hour later, the insurance company MetLife followed suit, tweeting, "We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA."

MetLife
@MetLife
·
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.

A day earlier, First National Bank of Omaha announced via tweet that it "will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card." It was responding to a tweet saying "Please END your relationship with the @NRA. #NRABloodOnYourHands." The bank said "customer feedback" spurred it to review its relationship with the NRA.

First National Bank
@FNBOmaha
Replying to @kakymc @ATSsecured and @NRA
Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA. As a result, First National Bank of Omaha will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card.

Later Thursday, Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates car rental agencies Alamo, Enterprise and National, announced via tweets from each brand's account that by March 26 it would sever its NRA member discount program.

Alamo Rent A Car
@alamocares
Replying to @TimAPeacock
Thanks for contacting us. We ended the program – effective March 26.


EnterpriseRentACar

@enterprisecares
Replying to @MamaBear64
Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael
5:30 PM · Feb 22, 2018

ThinkProgress reports Wyndham Worldwide stopped offering NRA discounts following a pressure campaign after the Sandy Hook shooting. "We ended our relationship with the NRA late last year," a spokesperson told NPR.
Meanwhile, some teachers in Florida were unsettled to learn earlier this week that the retirement funds to which they've been contributing invest in the gun company that produced the weapon used in the Parkland attack. Bloomberg News reports the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan held more than 41,000 shares in American Outdoor Brands Co. (formerly Smith & Wesson), maker of the semi-automatic AR-15 used by the shooter.
The president of the Florida teachers union has called for the fund to divest itself of shares. But the Washington Post reports that a spokesman with the state pension fund said that is unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Student survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 of their classmates and educators dead are also using their platform to increase pressure on the NRA.
On Wednesday, at a CNN town hall, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio broke with an NRA stance when he announced he would support raising the age from 18 to 21 for "buying a rifle." He was responding to a question from student survivor Cameron Kasky. However, during the same exchange, Rubio refused to say he would renounce NRA donations. (Rubio has earned the NRA's highest rating, A+.)
Stoneman Douglas survivors have also mobilized students from across the country, who have been protesting, staging school walkouts and calling on legislators to act.
"March for Our Lives," a national rally, is planned in Washington, D.C., on March 24.

One By One, Companies Cut Ties With The NRA - NPR
https://apple.news/AeV7NoR-sTfiVjt4OcvxtAg
Corporations only care about profit and take the path of least resistance when dealing with PC SJW fascists. Losing group discounts won’t impact members of the NRA in the least. They love their guns that much. :machine-gun:
And you don't?
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