The hashtag #BoycottNRA was the top trending topic on Twitter on Friday morning.
Activists are seeking to name and shame business affiliates of the group. Crying white mothers are ratings gold...
Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. "We've got a group of students that are incredibly engaged and the teachers are engaged and everybody is rallying around them", Calkins says.
On Thursday, the First National Bank of Omaha pledged to stop issuing an NRA-branded Visa card.
"At Juniper, we had the chance to get the NRA affinity relationship and we passed", said Vague, now an investor and philanthropist in Philadelphia. "Usually what happens is that the storm passes, and the NRA counts on that".
Avis Car Rental, Allied Van Lines, Budget Rent-A-Car, Chubb, Delta Airlines, Hertz Rent-A-Car, MetLife, North American Van Lines, TrueCar, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Symantec and United Airlines all later cut ties as well.More news: Masivo "pañuelazo" en el Congreso con la consigna #AbortoLegalYa
According to Gizmodo, both Enterprise Holdings (which owns National, Alamo, and Enterprise vehicle rental) and Symantec have both eliminated the discounts they offer to NRA members in the face of public scrutiny and the #BoycottNRA hashtag.
And the list went on.
The two moving companies, which are owned by the same parent company, told ThinkProgress on Friday it was ending its relationship with the gun rights organization: "We have asked them to remove our listing from their benefits site", a spokesperson for parent company SIRVA said.
The moves to cut ties with the NRA following growing backlash isn't surprising, considering a study revealed that 66 percent of consumers think organizations should take a stand on political and social issues.
"Despite that, some corporations have made a decision to punish NRA membership in a shameful display of political and civic cowardice", the statement said. "In time, these brands will be replaced by others who recognize that patriotism and determined commitment to Constitutional freedoms are characteristics of a marketplace they very much want to serve".
Almost two dozen corporations nationwide offer incentives to NRA members, according to ThinkProgress.com, a news site owned by the Center for American Progress Action Fund.More news: Ricky Rubio (hip) is back in the Jazz's starting lineup on Friday
"It is truly saddening to see how many of you have lost faith in America because we certainly haven't and we are never going to".
But where Sandy Hook in 2012 was the school shooting that reassured American gun-rights absolutists that the Second Amendment was immune from the twin complications of decency and common sense, the murders of 17 high-school students and teachers in Parkland, Fla., just over five years later, has had the opposite effect. They can fire nearly as quickly, use similar ammunition and do just as much damage, so it seems painfully clear that the loose regulations of high-powered, rapid-fire weapons in the US makes these tragedies likely to happen again and again. Bloomberg News reports the Florida Retirement System Pension Plan held more than 41,000 shares in American Outdoor Brands Corp.
The company's decision to end the Norton discount program came as businesses across the corporate spectrum have started abandoning benefits programs for NRA members, following the shooting deaths of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. Marco Rubio brushed it off during a heated town-hall debate on CNN.
The influential National Rifle Association, which spent about $30 million in support of Trump's presidential campaign, is firmly opposed to raising the legal age for the purchase of long guns from 18 to 21. He was responding to a question from student survivor Cameron Kasky.
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