Monday, July 26, 2010

Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris On Target: "They Can't Have It Both Ways ... I Hope That They Will Rethink This Contribution"

Illinois State Representative Greg Harris, an openly gay Democrat from Chicago who was present at the opening of Target's new location in Chicago, is surprised to learn about Target's support for anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer in Target's home state of Minnesota:
"This shows how important effective campaign disclosure laws are, so that we can follow the money that supports candidates who actively work against our community or who fund anti-gay ballot initiatives," said Harris. "Companies like Target need to understand that they can't have it both ways when it comes to issues of our basic rights, and that the facts will eventually come out. I hope that they will rethink this contribution and find a way to make it right.
Target's troubles are quickly going national, yet they remain silent on this issue. How much damage is Target willing to do to its brand in order to put Tom Emmer in the governor's seat?

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