Skip to comments.Walmart Asked to Stop Bankrolling Sharpton After New York Police Murders
Posted on 12/22/2014 8:34:57 AM PST by jazusamo
Here is a letter I sent today to C. Douglas McMillon, Walmart President and CEO:
We ask that Walmart end its financial support of Al Sharpton and his organization, the National Action Network (NAN).
The cold-blooded murder of two New York City police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, follows weeks of Sharpton's vilification of law enforcement personnel.
As you know, Walmart has helped bankroll Sharpton for years. Most recently, the company was a sponsor of Sharpton's 60thbirthday party in New York City, which reportedly was a fundraiser for NAN that raised a million dollars.
We have repeatedly raised the issue of your support for Sharpton, including at the Walmart annual meeting. You cannot lay any claim to corporate social responsibility as long as you write checks to Sharpton.
This is not the first time that violence and loss of life have followed Sharpton's agitation, such as in the 1991 Crown Heights riots and the 1995 Freddy's Fashion Mart incident. Sharpton's involvement in these and other abhorrent episodes, such as the Tawana Brawley hoax, are a matter of record. You cannot claim that you are unaware of Sharpton's past record of anti-Semitism and incitement.
Other corporations support NAN, and we will be making the same request of them, but Walmart is Shaprton's biggest and most prominent corporate donor. It is essential that Walmart lead the way in disassociating corporate America from Sharpton's demagoguery.
Police officers are working people whose dedication and professionalism help keep us all safe. They are also Walmart customers and shareholders. You can demonstrate your support for law enforcement by ending your support for Sharpton without delay.END LETTER
National Legal and Policy Center is about to publish a book titled Sharpton: A Demagogue's Rise by Dr. Carl Horowitz of our staff. Carefully documented and footnoted, it will be the authoritative account of Sharpton's life.
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What about the US bankrolling Sharpton by allowing him to skip on paying taxes?
Will they do it?
Contact them and demand that they do.
I did not know Sharpton works for WalMart.
The turkey should be in a federal slammer for that.
The slain police officers: Rafael Ramos, 40, left, and Wenjian Liu, 32. Credit New York Police Department
Al Sharpton the Great American Mooch. In the Deadbeat Freeloader Hall of Fame he’s at the top.
Ironic that Walmart gives Sharpton a bunch of money and can’t even get a store opened in NYC, Sharpton’s home base.
Maybe they should venture out of northwest Arkansas and visit us here in the Big Apple during a “non-violent protest” when the mob is chanting to kill NYC cops.
Maybe they could find a legitimate organization that promotes African American causes (oxymoron?) and give them money instead.
Good letter, worth copying and sending.
I thought the Wookie had retired the jersey on that one...
Walmart has its head up its a$$, just like half of this country.
i am done with Wal-Mart... as it is, since i have been back in California, my experiences at Wal-Mart have been negative... when i was living in NC i enjoyed my Wal-Mart shopping... here in the Bay Area—it’s is like shopping in a third world country... i am done with Wal-Mart...
in the words of Hamlet, "aye, there's the rub." that is why Walmart is wooing Sharpton... they want to be in NYC...
I hear you, we haven’t shopped there for years.
Walmart’s going to be the next JCPenney if they’re courting liberal elites...
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