Target’s misguided $150,000 donation to MN Forward to be used in campaigning by anti-gay, anti-immigrant GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Emmer continues to generate heat for the corporation. With Target refusing to donate an equal amount to pro-gay candidates, the heat is on this signature corporation’s “Citizen’s United” enabled political donation. From flash mobs protesting “Tar jay” to the Human Rights Campaign committing to provide $150,000 to more progressive Minnesota gubernatorial candidates to Moveon calling for a boycott of Target, the company is now facing the impact of its political gamesmanship not only in Minnesota but elsewhere in the country.
Here are a couple of videos protesting Target. The first is from MoveOn.org:
The 2nd is a flash mob protesting via song within a Target store:
While Target was the big fish generating protests, with their donation of $150,000 in Minnesota, it should be noted that they were not alone given the $100,000 that MN-based Best Buy gave to the same “pro-business” anti-consumer, anti-gay, anti-immigrant MN Forward organization.