Converse


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2nd Amendment

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Environment

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Marriage

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Life

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Education

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Immigration

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Religious Liberty

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Converse is a shoe and apparel brand owned by Nike.

2nd Amendment
Converse’s parent company, Nike, has remained neutral on 2nd Amendment issues.

Environment
Converse’s parent company, Nike, signed an environmental pledge by Ceres, a group that supports cap-and-trade policies and a carbon tax, Accessed 8/24/16.
Converse’s parent company, Nike, supports the 2015 Paris climate deal, Accessed 8/24/16.

Marriage
Converse’s parent company, Nike, signed on to an amicus brief in favor of the Supreme Court overturning state bans on same-sex marriage, Accessed 8/24/16.
Converse’s parent company, Nike, received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC’s) Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which includes advocacy for same-sex marriage, Accessed 8/24/16.
Converse’s parent company, Nike, is a corporate partner of the HRC, which is the nation’s biggest supporter of same-sex marriage, Accessed 8/24/16.

Life
Converse’s parent company, Nike, is listed as a company that matches gifts directly to Planned Parenthood, 10/05/16.
Converse’s parent company, Nike, contributes to the Population Council, which promotes safe abortion worldwide as a way to reduce poverty in densely populated countries around the world, Accessed 8/24/16.
Converse’s parent company, Nike, matches gifts to Susan G. Komen NYC and MN chapters, which fund Planned Parenthood, Accessed 8/24/16.

Education
Converse’s parent company, Nike, has remained neutral on education issues.

Immigration
Converse’s parent company, Nike, has remained neutral on immigration issues.

Religious Liberty
Converse’s parent company, Nike, was part of a group of companies opposing religious liberty protections in Indiana in 2015. Indiana’s 2015 RFRA law affirmed religious liberty protections, Accessed 8/24/16.
Converse’s parent company, Nike, is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, Accessed 9/01/16.
The Equality Act advocates for sweeping sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) protections at the federal level and undermines 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty, Accessed 9/01/16.