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Yesterday Donald Trump crossed the line in his racist and race-baiting slurs against President Obama.  He not only disparaged our President (who I feel quite free to criticize, thank you very much,) he disparaged our Presidency and he clearly removed any doubt that he was attempting to subjugate an African American to his pompous demands.  This unbelievable insult was a not so subtle "SHOW US YOUR PAPERS!"

Rachel Maddow had a brilliant interview last night with Goldie Taylor of theGrio.com who clearly described the history and blatant and dog-whistle aspect of this racist and race-baiting plantation owner demand.

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Donald Trump is the latest "Puppet Du Jour" (Sarah Palin, "You're Fired!") used by the Plutocrats to bully the serfs into submission.  

Well, not while I have breath left in me!  He and the divisive racist movement he represents will not go unchallenged while I have a voice.  And while you have your voice, too. While WE have a voice!

JOIN ME IN ORGANIZING A BOYCOTT AND PROTEST OF ALL THINGS TRUMP!

In order to do this, I also put out a request to the community to do some community organizing (hee! hee!) and form a group:  "BOYCOTT TRUMP"

This is not only a grievous insult to our President, it is a grievous insult to African Americans, it is a grievous insult to all people of color.  Furthermore, this is a grievous insult to all of us who believe in a country of solidarity.  A country where 'WE THE PEOPLE are joined together to form a more perfect UNION where we can come together to work and build and share and pray and live and die together.  

We are the "Party of Us"!  Not the "Party of Me, Me, Me".  We are the "Party of US" not the party that Donald Trump represents with their insatiable greed justified by the macabre Ayn Rand.  

The time has come to stand up and be counted.  Let us Boycott all things Trump.  Yesterday, I did a first diary on this and found that a lot of us are sick and tired of this and want to do something about this.
Time to Boycott NBC & Celebrity Apprentice

So, LET'S COMMUNITY ORGANIZE!!!!

1

 Let's organize a Boycott and Protest of all things Trump.
 There are several FaceBook Pages dedicated to Boycotting Trump.  We need to see if we can organize all this energy to focus on some successful action.  The most obvious (but as I think about it, not the only by far) is to write letters of complaints to the advertisers of his show, "Celebrity Apprentice."

Through the good efforts of our community, here is a list of advertisers.  Call and write and ask them if they support the racist, insulting views of Donald Trump and that
you will not buy their products and tell others not to buy their products as long as they support the Racist Trump.

NEWS MEDIA

MSNBC
Jeremy Gaines
Vice President, Communications
212-664-5133 | Jeremy.Gaines@nbcuni.com

NBC Entertainment
Rebecca Marks
Executive Vice President, Publicity
818-777-3030 | Rebecca.Marks@nbcuni.com

NBC News
Lauren Kapp
Senior Vice President, NBC News Marketing and Communications
212-664-2919 | Lauren.Kapp@nbcuni.com

NBCUniversal
Kathy Kelly-Brown
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Media Relations
212-664-3457 | Kathy.Kelly-Brown@nbcuni.com

CELEBRITY APPRENTICE SPONSORS (h/t: eman, heymister, et al.)

1.   Here is 7-UP's contact info:

Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc.
Attn: Consumer Relations
P.O. Box 86077
Plano, TX 75086-9077
Telephone: 1-800-696-5891
They even feature his show on their corporate homepage.
After Coke did such a great job on the DOMA issue, I will always stock Sprite from now on.

2.  Omaha Steaks
10909 John Galt Blvd
P.O. Box 3300
Omaha, NE 68103
Customer Service: 800-228-9872
Gotta love the street address: Who is John Galt, a real funny here, folks!  Ayn Rand funny

3.  Dr Pepper Snapple Group
http://www.drpeppersnapplegroup.com/....
Corporate Headquarters
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc
5301 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024
(972) 673-7000

Consumer Relations
(800) 696-5891
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4. On-Star
http://www.onstar.com/....
Phone:
1.888.4.ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827)
TTY Users Only 1.877.248.2080 (Hearing/Speech Impaired)
Mail:
OnStar Subscriber Services
PO Box 1027
Warren, MI 48090-1027
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5. Australian Gold
http://www.australiangold.com/
Contact us: info@australiangold.com
1.800.633.0069
6270 CORPORATE DR.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
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6. Camping World
http://www.campingworld.com/....
Phone: 1-800-626-3636
---

7.  ACN
http://www.acninc.com/....
ACN World Headquarters:
1000 Progress Place
Concord, NC 28025-2449
Phone: 704-260-3000

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8.  Farouk
http://www.farouk.com/....
1-800-237-9175

Change.Org has a petition up to Boycott Trump and lists the following advertisers.  The last time I went to their website they had a sign up saying that it was intermittent downtime due to a denial of service attack from China, presumably for their call to release the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei.

Their Petition to Boycott Trump is found HERE

This is their list:

9.  Enterprise Rental Car Company
CEO, Enterprise Rental Car Company(Andrew C. Taylor)
314-512-2206
ataylor@erac.com
andrew.c.taylor@erac.com

Nice pict of our guy Andy HERE

10. Clorox Bleach Company
The Clorox Company(Donald R. Knauss)
The Clorox Company, Clorox
1221 Broadway Floor 13th
Oakland, CA     94612-1815 map
PUBLIC, NYSE: CLX
Website: View Details
Phone: (510) 271-7000

11. Sprint-Nextel Cellphones
CEO, Sprint-Nextel Wireless(Dan Hesse)
6360 Sprint Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66251
(816) 679-5552
(800) 829-0965

12.  Bristol-Myers Squibb
Director, Business Communications,Bristol-Myers Squibb(Laura Hortas)
Laura Hortas
Director, Business Communications
Route 206 and Province Line Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: 609-252-4587

13.  The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company(Robert Iger)
(818) 560-1000
Fax:  (818) 560-1930
Everything you ever wanted to know re. Disney Management

14.  Groupon
CEO, Groupon Inc.(Andrew Mason)
Email Groupon at support@groupon.com or call 1 (877) 788-7858 (Monday through Friday, 9-5 central time)
Press
Email us with specific media requests press@groupon.com
Postal Address
Groupon Inc.
600 W Chicago Ave.
Suite 620
Chicago, IL 60654
(h/t Marjmar for info, tx.)

15.  NBC
Executive VP, Publicity,NBC Entertainment(Rebecca Market)
To express your concerns about Trump’s continued support by NBC, you can contact them here:
NBC 1-212-664-4444
NBC Entertainment:
Rebecca Marks, Executive Vice President, Publicity
818-777-3030
Rebecca.Marks@nbcuni.com
(this is a double entry for Marks, but I thought I would list it anyway, in case it provides a broader spectrum of contacts.)

There are other contacts to make, and will provide them in subsequent diaries.  

2.  

PLEASE JOIN ME IN COMMUNITY ORGANIZING!

We all witnessed the excellent work of the "ColorofChange" group in keeping the pressure on Glen Beck?  Glen Who?  Yup, he's going 'bye, bye'.  We all witnessed the fruits of solidarity in the ongoing Wisconsin fight for democracy.  So, let's pool our efforts as we try to harness the already enormous amount of drive "out there" to BOYCOTT ALL THINGS TRUMP.  

The only way that this can effectively happen is if we join together and work together.

Make no mistake about it, Donald Trump's insults and racism are but a move on the RepubliCorps' chessboard for 2012.  All the more reason to step up to the plate and show them that 'no we won't roll over to their dirty tactics.' And that we won't allow this blatant racism and divisiveness to hack our country in two.

Please join me in forming a group:  "BOYCOTT TRUMP" so that we can keep the pressure on.  

We will need some folks to do diaires; to do research on different venues (Facebook, google, etc.) so that we can keep abreast of the latest information.  In addition, we need help in organizing all this information and hopefully in getting and posting feedback from those who have had success in the protests.

The way I see it is that this needs to expand beyond just calling advertisers, as important as that is.  We need to encourage a letter writing campaign to newspapers, calls to talk show hosts, literal protests in front of Trump Anything, and if I were in DC today I would go to the White House with a placard saying that:  "Trump is a Racist".

WE MUST NOT ONLY DO GOOD, WE MUST BE SEEN DOING GOOD.

So, this will require a lot of people power.  Please consider joining this group and even if you can chip in a bit, it will be very helpful.  I am certainly a novice at this 'community organizing' bit and could use every bit of advice I can get.

(Okay, this is a long enough diary for one day.)

PLEASE SUPPORT THE BOYCOTT AND EMAIL/TWEET/CALL/SHARE, ETC. ETC. TO OTHERS TO INVITE THEM TO DO SO, TOO.

DONALD TRUMP:  This is Your Karma is Calling!

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  •  I am joining is solidarity (6+ / 0-)

    and will make calls but it turns out that my hippy living allows me to avoid all his advertisers already. Yay for being a hippy*!

    *I'm not really a hippy but I don't use any of those products.

    •  I think it is more important (7+ / 0-)

      that the advertisers hear from folks out there, that they will boycott their goods if the companies don't stop supporting the Racist Trump.

      If after a reasonable amount of time, they continue to support him, then we can stop using the products.

      That is my thought, anyway.

      thank you for your support.

      The calls are what is needed now.

      If one of us is denied civil rights, all of us are denied civil rights.

      by SeaTurtle on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 10:55:11 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I can boycott all of the above except Clorox (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    SeaTurtle, Nica24, CoyoteMarti, Lujane

    Bleach. Indeed, what will I use when I have clean my eyes and mind when people post terrible pictures of terrible people on DKos.
    (snark)

    "We are a Plutocracy, we ought to face it. We need, desperately, to find new ways to hear independent voices & points of view" Ramsey Clark, U.S. Attorney General.

    by Mr SeeMore on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 10:49:23 AM PDT

  •  It worked with Beck...why the hell not! (8+ / 0-)

    ..most profound moments of my life...the last few -- And, for Global COOLING, if it's man-made and doesn't move, paint it WHITE!

    by tristan57 on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 11:19:41 AM PDT

  •  Some Groupon contact info. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Nica24, SeaTurtle, Lujane

    Email Groupon at support@groupon.com or call 1 (877) 788-7858 (Monday through Friday, 9-5 central time)

    Press

    Email us with specific media requests press@groupon.com

    Postal Address

    Groupon Inc.
    600 W Chicago Ave.
    Suite 620
    Chicago, IL 60654
     

  •  I called a few sponsors today (4+ / 0-)
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    SeaTurtle, Eman, KnotIookin, tiponeill

    I'll give an update on those calls when I get home from work, here's how my call with Omaha Steaks went (I originally posted this earlier on a non-boycott related thread):

    I called Omaha Steaks this afternoon...

    In my effort to start getting Trump's sponsors on the record and encourage them to drop their advertising partnerships with The Apprentice.  The call went as follows:

    Briefly asked what Omaha Steak's stance was on their continued endorsement of Mr. Trump's racist rhetoric.

    Was told that "we don't do any politic anything", so I asked to clarify if Omaha Steak's stance is that money that they put into Trump's pocket doesn't contribute to his platform.

    I was told that she "never even considered that", and she directed me to her supervisor.  My conversation with the supervisor went as follows:

    "We're not into politics for anyone for any reason."

    I stated that while that maybe true, that any organization that is putting their money into somebody's pocket also has the means to put their money elsewhere.

    I asked if they have an active advertising campaign.

    "as far as advertising on the apprentice?  No we were on the apprentice, yes.  But we didn't advertise on the apprentice."

    O....kay.

    I ended by stating that Omaha Steaks name does appear in the same headlines as the apprentice, and that I'm contacting sponsors to find out which sponsors are still actively contributing to him, and that I will be putting this information online so that the public can choose to boycott those sponsors' products.

    The supervisor said she'd pass on my concerns to marketing.

    I wish I had looked at Omaha's web site first:
    http://www.omahasteaks.com/....

    so I could've commented on the Apprentice logo.  If you call, please bring up this endorsement that's on their site!

    If anyone gives you the "we don't advertise on there, we're just a sponsor", hammer back that product placement is sponsorship.

    Here's NBCs notice of their sponsor relations:

    http://www.thefutoncritic.com/....

  •  Do you want to set this up as a group? (0+ / 0-)

    I wanted to create a DK4 group to help assist with organizing this, but didn't want to go around your efforts since you took the lead with this.

    Thoughts?

    •  this is what I wrote in the diary: (0+ / 0-)
      Please join me in forming a group:  "BOYCOTT TRUMP" so that we can keep the pressure on.  

      We will need some folks to do diaires; to do research on different venues (Facebook, google, etc.) so that we can keep abreast of the latest information.  In addition, we need help in organizing all this information and hopefully in getting and posting feedback from those who have had success in the protests.

      The way I see it is that this needs to expand beyond just calling advertisers, as important as that is.  We need to encourage a letter writing campaign to newspapers, calls to talk show hosts, literal protests in front of Trump Anything, and if I were in DC today I would go to the White House with a placard saying that:  "Trump is a Racist".

      WE MUST NOT ONLY DO GOOD, WE MUST BE SEEN DOING GOOD.

      So, this will require a lot of people power.  Please consider joining this group and even if you can chip in a bit, it will be very helpful.  I am certainly a novice at this 'community organizing' bit and could use every bit of advice I can get.

      I do not understand your comment.

      Thoughts.

      If one of us is denied civil rights, all of us are denied civil rights.

      by SeaTurtle on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 04:01:46 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  What I mean is... (1+ / 0-)
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        SeaTurtle

        ...do you want to set this up as a Dailykos v4 Group:
        http://www.dailykos.com/...

        to help add some organization to the process so that we can have a a few diarists that publish 'boycott trump'-related diaries?

        I've been wanting to start learning how to use the new DK4 groups feature better, so I think this seems as good an opportunity as any.  I can set it up and invite you as an editor or vice versa.

        •  I would be very happy for you to take the lead (0+ / 0-)

          in setting up the group.

          Thank You very much for stepping up to the plate and doing this; this is the kind of community cooperation we need.  Now we need to get others on board so that this movement can actually have some serious effect.

          We can talk via 'message' about the other stuff.

          Look forward to this.

          Excellent!

          If one of us is denied civil rights, all of us are denied civil rights.

          by SeaTurtle on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 08:00:53 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

  •  Thanks for the diary! I'm sending out boycotting (1+ / 0-)
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    SeaTurtle

    notices.

    "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
    Visit my fitness/nutrition website: http://www.countdowntofitness.com

    by greatlyconcerned on Thu Apr 28, 2011 at 07:05:04 PM PDT

  •  I'm passing this on to folks I know. (1+ / 0-)
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    SeaTurtle

    Thanks for the diary.  Trump is beyond disgusting.

  •  sprint - call them (1+ / 0-)
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    SeaTurtle

    all sprint nextel customers.  call them.  tell them to pull the ad or you will cancel.

    i spoke to a executive PR person.  I told them i can't afford the  penalties but will pull my services as soon as contract ends if they continue to advertise on the apprentice.

    more calls to sprint please.

  •  The sprint 816 number is wrong. (1+ / 0-)
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    SeaTurtle

    Radical Activist Homosexual Agenda: 1. Equality 2. See #1

    by skip945 on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 10:24:43 AM PDT

  •  Have you seen 7-up's website? (1+ / 0-)
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    SeaTurtle

    The Donald's face is what greets you when you go to their website!!  It also brags about watch for 7-up on The Apprentice.

  •  Boycott The Trump (0+ / 0-)

    Thank you for sharing the list of advertisers.  I will share this information as quickly as possible.

    History tells us that rich people can only maintain their power by standing on the backs of poor and middle-class people. But... when the hardworking poor and middle-class decide to stand up, speak up, and shut down the money supply, the awful "I'm Rich Hammer" which is used by  'the rich' (the Kich Brothers included) goes away...at least until another group of rich baffoons come along.
      For me, the best way to get Donald Trump to understand that his racism and profound disrespect for President Obama is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. [Trump refuses to listen to logic.] We MUST boycott anything that has his name on it.  When this happens, and his cash flow lessens, then and only then will he get it.  I might be a little optimistic because I think others will follow suit.

  •  New Advertiser Petitions, after success w Groupon (0+ / 0-)

    After the success of petition to @Groupon (http://act.ly/...), asking the company to stop running ads on the NBC Apprentice website, there are currently three similar petitions to advertisers on the same website:

    @sprint (http://act.ly/...)

    @DrPepperSnapple (http://act.ly/...)

    @Clorox (http://act.ly/...)

    Groupon responded after 39 RT's, let's see how many it'll take to get a response out of these sponsors!

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