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.”