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.
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!!!!
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.
Vice President, Communications
212-664-5133 | Jeremy.Gaines@nbcuni.com
Executive Vice President, Publicity
818-777-3030 | Rebecca.Marks@nbcuni.com
Senior Vice President, NBC News Marketing and Communications
212-664-2919 | Lauren.Kapp@nbcuni.com
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
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
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc
5301 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024
TTY Users Only 1.877.248.2080 (Hearing/Speech Impaired)
OnStar Subscriber Services
PO Box 1027
Warren, MI 48090-1027
5. Australian Gold
Contact us: email@example.com
6270 CORPORATE DR.
Indianapolis, IN 46278
6. Camping World
ACN World Headquarters:
1000 Progress Place
Concord, NC 28025-2449
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)
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
12. Bristol-Myers Squibb
Director, Business Communications,Bristol-Myers Squibb(Laura Hortas)
Director, Business Communications
Route 206 and Province Line Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
13. The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company(Robert Iger)
Fax: (818) 560-1930
Everything you ever wanted to know re. Disney Management
CEO, Groupon Inc.(Andrew Mason)
Email Groupon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 (877) 788-7858 (Monday through Friday, 9-5 central time)
Email us with specific media requests email@example.com
600 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
(h/t Marjmar for info, tx.)
Executive VP, Publicity,NBC Entertainment(Rebecca Market)
To express your concerns about Trump’s continued support by NBC, you can contact them here:
Rebecca Marks, Executive Vice President, Publicity
(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.
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!