Business

Supermarket chain suspends political donations after Parkland survivor stages protests

A protest led by a student activist behind the ‘March for our Lives‘ movement has led one company to suspend its political contributions.

Parkland High School shooting survivor David Hogg staged ‘die-in’ protests at Publix locations in response to the supermarket chain’s financial support of Florida gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam.

The company and its founders family members have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the NRA-backed candidate in recent years.

In his tweet calling for the demonstrations, Hogg referred to the chain as “an NRA sellout.”

Resulting demonstrations prompted a statement from Publix

“We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve. As a result, we decided earlier this week to suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we reevaluate our giving process. At Publix, we respect the students and members of the community who have chosen to express their voices on these issues.”

You can help Scope News fulfill its mission to provide information without an agenda! Click here to find out how.

Advertisements

Categories: Business, Politics

Tagged as: , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s