Fred Karger's organization Rights Equal Rights has launched a boycott of Amway for its President Doug DeVos' sizable donations to the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM).Amway/Alticor is very familiar to most DailyKos readers. Current President Doug DeVos donated $500,000 to National Organization for Marriage ( I wont justify them by offering a link.)
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Amway was started by Dougie's father Richard DeVos. His brother Richard Jr. (Dick DeVos) was company CEO from 1993-2002. After leaving the company, Dick ran for Governor of Michigan in 2006 against incumbent Jennifer Granholm. Needless to say, he lost after spending $41 million in the most expensive Michigan governors race to date.
Dick is married to former Michigan Republican Party Chair Betsy Devos. Betsy is a proponent of the School Choice and school privatization movements. Her brother is former Blackwater founder Erik Prince.
Prince left Blackwater in 2010 after it was sold becoming Xe Services LLC. The name is now Academi. Erik moved to Abu Dhabi in what many felt was a desire to avoid complicated questions about what he ordered while head of Blackwater.
Please visit BoycottAmay.com and sign their petition.