1. says

    Bravo for the full page MSM ad…now if they’d just spend some of their millions on similar MSM ads on ENDA, DADT, DOMA, and UAFA instead of endless gay media ads preaching to the choir [read: pimping for donations].

    BUT they are simply being disingenuous about the Equality Index critera….some would say LYING….when they spin that political contributions can’t or shouldn’t be included in company evaluations.

    For years, this has been one of the criteria:

    “Employer exhibits responsible behavior toward the GLBT community; does not engage in action that would undermine GLBT equality. Employers found engaging in activities that would undermine GLBT equality will have 15 points removed from their scores.”

    Yet, for years, they consistently ignored widely known information in the public domain that members of the Coors family were continuing to take some of their profits and give them to some of the most powerful and rabidly antigay entities such as the Heritage and Castle Rock Foundation. Holly Coors was on Heritage’s board and 6 of the 7 board members of Castle Rock were Coors family members at one time [5 of 6 still are].

    Yet, year after year, Coors [since bought up by a larger gay-friendly company] got 100% HRC approval and BUY ratings while, they, themselves, took donations from Coors.

    IN SHORT: there are far more ethical and accomplished LGBT groups to give your money to.

  2. Jeff says

    I have owned a lot of Target stock for a long time and have informed my broker to make my displeasure known. If the response isn’t satisfactory by this Monday morning,I will instruct him to sell. Nothing hurts a Company’s stock price like a big selloff. I recommend others to do the same thing.

  3. Aaron says

    What is very clear from the Target emal I received is, Target Executives are using corporate funds to try and get the Republican elected because the Democrats (including the great-grandson of Target’s founder Mark Dayton) are campaigning to tax the wealthy! Which is an abuse of corporate funds, like the rich shop at a discount big box chain!

  4. says

    Target needs to help develop a business friendly and gay friendly environment. How about sponsoring the Log Cabin Republicans of MN AND donate to moderate Republicans in the state. That is one way where they can have their cake and eat it too.

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