Recent protest events including a Day without Immigrants has led activists leaders to begin looking at the support network of President Donald Trump and impacting his financial bottom line by encouraging direct boycotts of his product lines. There is even a website grabyourwallet.org which provides a detailed list of every company that carries Trump products, has donated to the Trump campaign, or has CEO’s that publicly endorsed Trump.
National resistance leaders are suggesting American consumers actively boycott
Amazon- Amazon sells Trump brand shoes, clothing, and home furnishings. Given Amazon’s dominance of the online shopping marketplace, they are one of the Trump family’s most lucrative sources of online income.
Uber- Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is a member of Trump’s Economic & Policy Forum, Uber also charged less money than typical while New York taxi drivers were on strike to protest Trump’s Muslim Immigration Ban. It resulted in a direct undercutting of the effectiveness of the strike.
MillerCoors- MillerCoors Chairman Peter Coors hosted a top-dollar fundraiser for the Trump campaign, the cost of attendance priced at $10,000 per couple, with VIP tickets costing $50,000.
Ultimate Fighting Championship- Ultimate Fighting Championship’s President, Dana White, spoke during the Republican National Convention in support of Trump, calling him a “loyal friend.”
“Donald Trump is a fighter and I know he will fight for this country,” White said.
Hobby Lobby- The extreme Christian CEO of Hobby Lobby David Green initially supported Marco Rubio during the Republican primary, saying Trump “scares me to death.” But he later endorsed Trump over Hillary because he was under the impression that “Clinton has made no secret she believes government interests supersede the protection of religious liberty.”
A Mexican-American has also reported being discriminated against at a Hobby Lobby location, with an employee saying “Trump won the election, I don’t have to help you.” After calling the manager, she and her friend were told that there was “no proof that this interaction took place and that no action would be taken.”.
Elder Beerman- Elder Beerman currently sells Ivanka Trump’s clothing line at its stores all over the country.
Walmart- Walmart sells Ivanka Trump brand shoes, clothing, and fragrances at their many stores across the country. Walmart also gave $150,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee and sponsored a ball celebrating the inauguration.
Sears- Sears sells Trump home furnishings and fragrances, as well as Ivanka’s shoes and clothing lines. Trump’s pick for the secretary of Treasury, former Goldman Sachs executive Steve Mnuchin, was also on the board of director’s at the struggling retail outlet.
Zappos- Zappos sells Ivanka Trump’s shoes, clothing, and handbags.
By contrast, Zappos’ competitor shoes.com removed Ivanka Trump’s shoes from its inventory following mass boycotts, telling its customers that “your voices have been heard.”
Overstock.com- Overstock founder Patrick Byrne was actually a Gary Johnson supporter, even bankrolling the pro-Johnson documentary Rigged 2016. But his outlet continues to sell Ivanka Trump shoes and clothing.
For a more complete list of Trump-supporting companies, as well as their contact information, visit grabyourwallet.org and tweet #grabyourwallet to announce your boycotts to these companies.
Revised from article by Nathan Wellman who is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW
Llaman a armar un boicot a estas empresas, por haber apostado por Trump como presidente de Estados Unidos.
Ante las amenazas de Donald Trump contra México , como la construcción del muro y políticas de migración, usuarios de redes sociales han reaccionado con una campaña que llama a dejar de consumir marcas estadounidenses que apoyan a Trump, por ejemplo # AdiosStarbucks.
El objetivo de la campaña lanzada en redes sociales es dejar de apoyar a las compañías que apostaron por Trump como presidente de Estados Unidos, para así dar paso al consumo de marcas nacionales.
En Estados Unidos hace unos meses fue lanzada la iniciativa # GrabYourWallet con el objetivo de boicotear a todas aquellas empresas y personalidades que donaron a la campaña de Trump para la Casa Blanca, así como las que han expresado estar a favor del magnate.
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