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Sharpton's Arizona Mission: Corporate- and Union-Sponsored
National Legal & Policy Center ^ | April 28, 2010 | Carl Horowitz

Posted on 04/28/2010 4:30:08 PM PDT by jazusamo

Reverend Al Sharpton has something new to be angry about. Last Friday, April 23, Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed legislation known as "SB1070" requiring law enforcement authorities to ask all criminal suspects to provide evidence of legal U.S. residence. The law is set to take effect 90 days after signing. Sharpton is determined to prevent that from happening. He recently announced his intent to travel to Arizona to stage mass protests against what he says is an assault on Hispanic civil rights.

Staging this campaign will cost money. But "the Rev" doesn't have many worries on this score. His New York-based nonprofit group, National Action Network (NAN), continues to receive financial support from some of the nation's biggest and most well known corporations and unions. This was very much in evidence at NAN's four-day 12th annual conference, his biggest fundraising event of the year, held earlier this month in New York City. 

Sharpton in recent years has revamped his public image in an effort to attract mainstream support. That he has become in short order a confidante of President Obama says much about the success of this makeover. The ‘old' rabble-rousing Al Sharpton, say defenders, is a thing of the past. In its place is a "new" Sharpton, more mature and pragmatic, willing to search for common ground among people of different viewpoints. But as I argued in my Special Report of last year, "Mainstreaming Demagoguery: Al Sharpton's Rise to Respectability," his menacing brand of "social justice" remains just beneath the surface, ever waiting to erupt at a perceived provocation.

The following is the full list of 45 sponsors of National Action Network's 12th annual conference, all of which are named in the conference program:

1199 SEIU (i.e., Service Employees International Union Local 1199)
32BJ SEIU
Advent Capital
AFSCME
All Stars Project, Inc.
American Honda
American Postal Workers Union
Anheuser Busch
Ariel Investments
Black Entertainment Television
JPMorgan Chase
Citigroup
The Coca-Cola Company
Colgate-Palmolive
Comcast
Czar Entertainment
Denny's
Dewey & LeBoeuf
Entergy Corporation
FedEx
GlobalHue
The Home Depot
Johnson & Johnson
LawCash
Macy's
McDonald's
NASCAR
National Education Association
NBC Universal
News Corporation
Omnicom Group Inc.
Pepsi
Perennial Strategy Group
Republican National Convention
RLJ Companies
SAS
SEIU
The ServiceMaster Company
Toyota
TV One
United Federation of Teachers
UPS
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
The Williams Capital Group

The leaders of these organizations, whether consciously or not, are bankrolling Sharpton's pending Arizona campaign. According to NAN, sponsorship requires a minimum contribution of anywhere from $5,000 to $100,000. Thus, these sources are highly significant.

Related:

'New' Al Sharpton Draws Praise from Obama, Top Officials

Are Republican National Committee Donors Now Bankrolling Sharpton?

RNC Chair Steele Refuses to Cancel Speech at Sharpton Event

RNC Chair Steele Should Withdraw From Sharpton Event

Wall Street Journal Is Wrong About New, 'Pragmatic' Al Sharpton

Gingrich Must Sever Ties With Sharpton



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afroturf; aliens; arizona; illegals; nlpc; sb2070; sharpton; unionthugs

1 posted on 04/28/2010 4:30:09 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Folks, the time for civil discourse is fast running out and a civil war is looming. And the blood be on the head of Barack f**king Obama and every democrat in the country.


2 posted on 04/28/2010 4:32:53 PM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: jazusamo

Why would unions want illegals here? Is it because illegals would vote Democrat, and Democrats keep money flowing to Unions?


3 posted on 04/28/2010 4:32:53 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or attacked from outside during armed revolt.)
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To: jazusamo

Boycott time..


4 posted on 04/28/2010 4:33:16 PM PDT by GregB (I am a broken glass supporter of Sarah Palin.)
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To: ROTB

That’s the only reason I can think of, Dems want their votes.


5 posted on 04/28/2010 4:36:52 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: All
Please bump the Freepathon and donate if you haven’t done so!

6 posted on 04/28/2010 4:37:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Sharpton=afroturf


7 posted on 04/28/2010 4:38:12 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: jazusamo
I think he going down there to get oil drilling rights for more of this stuff.


8 posted on 04/28/2010 4:40:21 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: ROTB

yes.


9 posted on 04/28/2010 4:40:25 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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To: jazusamo

I would propose that some of those corporations are shakedown victims, not that it’s a good excuse.


10 posted on 04/28/2010 4:41:10 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: OwenKellogg

Mexicans have their own country. I can’t understand what the problem is with asking someone if they are a legal resident.

How many of these people who can’t understand and or speak English are here illegally. Likely,most of the them.


11 posted on 04/28/2010 4:41:40 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Thugs

Oh, union scum.. come out and play-yay!

12 posted on 04/28/2010 4:41:46 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: jazusamo

Looks like Rev. Al is running a protection scheme.


13 posted on 04/28/2010 4:41:48 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: jazusamo

I wonder how Al’s alleged constituents, black Americans, really feel about this? It is blacks who are hardest hit by the invasion from south of the border. Entry level jobs don’t exist for young blacks, while older people are finding it harder to hang onto the jobs they have in the face of illegal competition. Social services are also being hard hit and diluted, especially when Hispanic racism and favoratism (the dirty secret of the immigration debate) are taken into consideration. Perhaps we shouldn’t have these services at all but as long as we do have them, I think everyone can agree that American citizens should have first claim on them.

There is a great deal of black/brown violence in the big cities, of course. The white-run media tend to dismiss this as drug-related gang activity, and a lot of it is, but I have to wonder just how much is a kind of vigilante action by people who know their government has abandoned them.


14 posted on 04/28/2010 4:42:40 PM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: GregB

I think actually,any business who’s workers are represented by SEIU should be boycotted. On top of that make sure the businesses are made aware of it.
I just went to one of their sites.
http://www.seiu.us/
on it,Obama orders unionization
Obama signs executive orders mandating coerced-unionization.


15 posted on 04/28/2010 4:44:44 PM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
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To: ROTB
Why would unions want illegals here? I believe union leadership is no longer interested in the workers, they have been supplanted by corporate hired-guns and it's the corporations that need cheap labor. The union leadership will do what they are told to do by their bosses.

Bottomline: Global corporations will do whatever they need to do to remain profitable, including breaking up the United States; after all, there is nothing wrong with making profit.

16 posted on 04/28/2010 4:46:04 PM PDT by ResistorSister (Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. I Cor. 16:13)
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To: Navy Patriot

No doubt you’re right, he and Jackson have shakedowns down to a science.


17 posted on 04/28/2010 4:47:08 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Republican National Convention

The difference between the two political parties are what?

18 posted on 04/28/2010 4:47:52 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: WesternPacific

Yep, you noticed that. Steele spoke at Sharpton’s NAN hoohah.


19 posted on 04/28/2010 4:50:30 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: John-Irish; All

I really don’t think Sharpton is coming here to Arizona. When we had our Phoenix and Tuscon Tea Parties, there were no thugs from SEIU, or anyone else like them. We will kick their ass, and they KNOW it.


20 posted on 04/28/2010 4:51:56 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I hope you’re right but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him show and make make a big deal at the Capitol, he’ll get camera time.


21 posted on 04/28/2010 4:54:58 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I think you’re right friend. Out here in the NY/NJ metro area we know Al like a book. Anything that means he has to travel outside of NYC is usually the point at which he punks out.


22 posted on 04/28/2010 4:59:18 PM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish

Amen! I don’t understand why these companies bow down to these blackmailers.


23 posted on 04/28/2010 4:59:34 PM PDT by Terry Mross (an)
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To: Terry Mross

You answered your own question friend, ‘’blackmail’’i.e. racial extortion.


24 posted on 04/28/2010 5:01:16 PM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: John-Irish

Union thugs and race pimps are personna non grata here.


25 posted on 04/28/2010 5:10:07 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: jazusamo

If Sharpton shows, he will do a photo op, and leave 10 minutes later. (with 6 bodyguards)


26 posted on 04/28/2010 5:11:19 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: jazusamo
BWAHAHHA....NASCAR?

pusssssssssssssssiieeeeeeeeees.

27 posted on 04/28/2010 5:13:37 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Yep 10 minutes for camera to get tape to Katie’s evening show and Matt Laurer’s morning swoon, then he is outta there.


28 posted on 04/28/2010 5:17:14 PM PDT by rod1
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’d bet you’re right, he’ll play the bigshot for a few minutes then mouth off about it for the next three weeks to everyone that’ll listen to him or put him on their show.


29 posted on 04/28/2010 5:18:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; rod1

“I’d bet you’re right, he’ll play the bigshot for a few minutes then mouth off about it for the next three weeks to everyone that’ll listen to him or put him on their show.”

Sharpton is easy to figure ;-)


30 posted on 04/28/2010 5:20:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: jazusamo
ANY non-union support he has is simply due to being shaken down, or else "civil rights/discrimination" filings will be ordered against those who don't "donate".

The Unions, on the other hand, are simply fools who OWN the White House puppet-usurper, and can only GAIN MEMBERSHIP if all the illegals are given Amnesty, and subsequent Union Cards.....count on it.

31 posted on 04/28/2010 5:21:53 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

God bless you folks in AZ.


32 posted on 04/28/2010 6:08:34 PM PDT by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: jazusamo
Yep, you noticed that. Steele spoke at Sharpton’s NAN hoohah.

People will argue there is a difference between the Republican party and the Democrat party but with actions such as these along with the Republican leadership and several of the Republican membership condemning the Az. immigration law with the same talking points used by the Dumbocrates, it is hard for some to see the difference. Thus the tried and true RINO label.

33 posted on 04/28/2010 8:50:59 PM PDT by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: jazusamo

Wow, Sharpton’s Army!

VIOLENT LEFTISTS WIELDING TORCHES Riot, Smash Windows, Burn a Coffee House After Immigration Protest
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2505201/posts?page=1

Thug-0-crat hit list on Al Sharpton [several murder victims]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2464640/posts?page=134#134


34 posted on 05/02/2010 2:42:08 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Obama's CCX air selling scam: $100 trillion in 10 years. See profile.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I’d wager those rioters make hustler Sharpton proud.


35 posted on 05/02/2010 3:02:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Dem Guard
Almost right. He's actually drilling for


36 posted on 05/02/2010 3:04:31 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Glenn

What ever the guy uses, “a big gob will do ya.” :-)


37 posted on 05/02/2010 4:47:49 PM PDT by Dem Guard
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To: jazusamo

Aren’t there laws against blackmail? since Sharpton threatens corps and etc with protests and demonstrations if they do NOT contribute? can’t Sharpton be taken to court?
also, it is beyond me why Fox news keeps him on as a consultant. He should have been fired a long time ago.


38 posted on 05/02/2010 6:23:41 PM PDT by katiedidit1
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To: jazusamo

Thunder90 offered some shocking photos of the riot from zombie
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2464035/posts?page=201#201
[In Loony Left thread — flagged with warnings.]


39 posted on 05/03/2010 4:18:01 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Obama's CCX air selling scam: $100 trillion in 10 years. See profile.)
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To: jazusamo

In the end...its about the bodies...for Wall St..scams...that are used to drain the Treasury.....


40 posted on 05/03/2010 4:20:47 AM PDT by mo
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