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Leviís CEO Announces New Partnership with Bloomberg to Push Gun Bans, Fund Radical Groups
townhall.com ^ | 8/4/2018 | Chris Reeves

Posted on 09/05/2018 9:00:41 AM PDT by rktman

Nike isn’t the only company that’s decided to try its hand at political activism this week. On Tuesday, Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh published a piece for Fortuneoutlining his company’s official plans to team up with Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” group to fund new efforts at promoting gun control legislation with other American business leaders.

“I’m proud to announce,” Bergh said in the piece, “that Levi Strauss & Co. is partnering with Everytown for Gun Safety and executives including Michael Bloomberg to form Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety, a coalition of business leaders who believe, as we do, that business has a critical role to play in and a moral obligation to do something about the gun violence epidemic in this country.”

After lamenting that “Americans shouldn’t have to live in fear of gun violence” and touting his company’s history as “a pioneer of the American West and one of the great symbols of American freedom,” Bergh went through the updates that Levi and Strauss intends to make to its pro-gun control policies in some detail (Levi’s has already banned concealed and open carry of firearms in their stores nationwide).

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: 2a; 2ndamendment; banglist; dollarpower; levistrauss; nra; secondamendment
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I did a search for this since I saw something on this last night but it bears repeating in the light of day. I haven't bought levis for years since this has kind of been their philosophy for a long time. But, getting more vocal about it needs to be put out there. As for nike? Can't remember ever having any nike products. To kap, sacrificing EVERYTHING may be more relevant to certain underpaid grunts in the outback of Afghanistan. Enjoy your millions from nike it you can since it's such a hardship you ungrateful snot.
1 posted on 09/05/2018 9:00:41 AM PDT by rktman
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NON print:

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/chrisreeves/2018/09/05/levis-ceo-announces-new-partnership-with-bloomberg-to-push-gun-bans-fund-radical-groups-n2516048


2 posted on 09/05/2018 9:01:02 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

RIP Levis


3 posted on 09/05/2018 9:01:46 AM PDT by rarestia (Repeal the 17th Amendment and ratify Article the First to give the power back to the people!)
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To: rktman

Hmmmm. Think they’ll pony up some money for little davey and hoggalinskis? Maybe some free jeans?


4 posted on 09/05/2018 9:01:49 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rarestia

Free jeans for aunt-teefuh participants?


5 posted on 09/05/2018 9:02:52 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

Levi has been quietly political for a long time. I switched to Wrangler as a result.


6 posted on 09/05/2018 9:06:10 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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Really?

Just dropped two pair of beach sneakers in the garbage.

One is brand new the other I wore once or twice.

There are more of us than there of you and you better find an apology because I like Wrangler products just as well and other brands.

Now I have to buy two more beach sneakers.


7 posted on 09/05/2018 9:06:42 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZGw2M)
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Going to enjoy the Youtube videos of people shredding Levi’s with shotguns.......


8 posted on 09/05/2018 9:09:50 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Vendome

Apology? You’re turnin’ blue waiting of that!


9 posted on 09/05/2018 9:09:53 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Why waste a perfectly good shotgun shell? LOL!


10 posted on 09/05/2018 9:10:39 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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I won’t do anything with what I already own, but I won’t buy Levis going forward. My Dickies are more comfortable anyway.


11 posted on 09/05/2018 9:13:50 AM PDT by rarestia (Repeal the 17th Amendment and ratify Article the First to give the power back to the people!)
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Levi’s … one of the symbols of the rough, tough, hardscrabble Old West …

Run by a guy named “Chip.”

Says “America, 2018” right there.


12 posted on 09/05/2018 9:14:04 AM PDT by JennysCool
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Going to enjoy the Youtube videos of people shredding Levi’s with shotguns.......

Or appearing in Levi's stores with their concealed pistols. My rights >> your rants.
13 posted on 09/05/2018 9:14:51 AM PDT by akalinin
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To: JennysCool

;-)


14 posted on 09/05/2018 9:15:14 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Levi’s has already banned concealed and open carry of firearms in their stores nationwide).

Levi’s stores are now the bulls-eye for the next mass murder. The solution to protecting the public is to train citizens about safe gun practices and marksmanship. Save Innocent Lives — BAN GUN FREE ZONES. We will continue to be subjected to these atrocities as long as mentally ill loners are not afraid there might be another well armed individual in their intended attack area.

15 posted on 09/05/2018 9:16:12 AM PDT by immadashell (Save Innocent Lives - ban gun free zones)
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Levi Strauss is a privately-held firm. I fully support their right to spend their money in any way they choose.

That said, the last pair of Levis I bought was in the 1980s.


16 posted on 09/05/2018 9:16:32 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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I’ve never owned a pair of Levis. I’ve always found them to be way overpriced. Right now I buy my jeans at gun-friendly Bass Pro.


17 posted on 09/05/2018 9:17:10 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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What’s really interesting is how corporate America and our elites all support the slogans of “social justice” and “resistance”

Is Colin Kaepernick really an outsider and rebel when he gets paid $3 million by the largest brands in America?

Who really represents the establishment and the ruling class?


18 posted on 09/05/2018 9:18:03 AM PDT by PGR88
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Ok...here’s a boycott I can support. I don’t buy Nike crap so I can’t boycott them but I do...or rather did...buy Levi’s. No more.


19 posted on 09/05/2018 9:21:08 AM PDT by pgkdan (The Silent Majority STILL Stands With TRUMP! WWG1WGA)
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And here's our next contestant on "Tank My Corporation!"

Let's give a big hand to...Levis!

20 posted on 09/05/2018 9:21:21 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Get in the Spirit! The Spirit of '76!)
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