Dollar General


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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

Dollar General is an American chain of variety stores based in Tennessee.

2nd Amendment
Dollar General has given to the Children’s Defense Fund and the YWCA, both members of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. According to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, “The insurrectionist ideology promoted by the NRA and other pro-gun groups is corrosive to the democratic values and institutions that protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.” (Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Form 990, 2012) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/about-us/member-organizations/, Accessed 11/20/13) (Coalition To Stop Gun Violence Website, http://csgv.org/issues/, Accessed 11/20/13)

Environment
Dollar General has remained neutral on environment issues.

Marriage
Dollar General has remained neutral on marriage issues. Dollar General received a score of 85 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index. (HRC 2016 Corporate Equality Index, Accessed 12/21/15)

Life
Dollar General has given to United Way chapters that fund Planned Parenthood, Accessed 2/28/17.

Education
In a February 12, 2013, open letter published in The New York Times, Dollar General endorsed the Common Core standards. According to the letter signed by 73 U.S. business leaders, “We support these new, tougher academic standards that are currently being rolled out in classrooms across the country.” (“Open Letter From 73 Businesses”, http://achievethecore.org/common-core-intro-for-parents#business-support, 2/12/13)
Dollar General has remained neutral on the issue of school choice.