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Target’s Agenda Undermines Conservative Values this Christmas

The #AnywhereButTarget campaign was wildly successful when 2ndVote consumers launched it in 2016. As Christmas approaches, we want to make sure that you can tell your friends and family exactly why they shouldn’t shop at Target.

Of course, you know about Target’s decision to put women’s safety and psychological health at risk by allowing men unfettered access to women’s changing rooms. But did you know all of the other ways that Target policies violate your 2ndVote values?

Our Target research shows that Target funds groups that oppose the Second Amendment. The company supports the Paris climate deal. It is 100 percent in favor of LGBT groups like Human Rights Campaign on marriage and religious liberty. (Target does support The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities, both pro-life groups and groups which support traditional values on marriage, so that’s helpful — but not nearly enough.) And Target is a financial supporter of groups which support sanctuary cities and Common Core.

The full details of our research are below. Take a good look. Arm yourself for helping your friends and family realize why they should shop #AnywhereButTarget.

2nd Amendment
Target is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which supports a full repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target folded to Moms Demand Action calling for the ban of permitted and lawfully owned weapons on their premises, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target contributes to YWCA, which is a member of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), an organization that opposes “Stand Your Ground” laws and opposes concealed carry, Accessed 4/5/18.

Environment
Target supports the 2015 Paris climate deal, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target has pledged to continue to support the Paris agreement despite the U.S. withdrawal, Accessed 06/12/17.

Marriage
Target is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and received a score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. See more on HRC’s position on marriage here. Accessed 11/2/18.
Target is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target is a corporate partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), which supported same-sex marriage by signing an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn state marriage laws in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), Accessed 06/12/18.
Target sponsors The Salvation Army, which supports traditional marriage, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target is a GLAAD corporate partner, which is an organization that supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 11/2/18.
Target supported same-sex marriage by signing an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn state marriage laws in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), Accessed 6/5/17.
Target contributes to YWCA, which supports same-sex marriage, Accessed 4/5/18.
Target is a corporate sponsor of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) LGBT Unity Conference, which is NGLCC’s annual event, Accessed 06/12/18.

Life
Target contributes to YWCA, which is a pro-abortion organization, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target sponsors The Salvation Army, a pro-life organization, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target contributes to Catholic Charities, a pro-life organization, Accessed 4/11/17.

Education
Target is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which supports Common Core, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target is a member of Business Roundtable, which is a group supporting both Common Core and school choice, Accessed 4/11/17.

Immigration
Target is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which supports sanctuary cities, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target contributes to UnidosUS, formerly known as La Raza, which advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 6/5/17.
Target is a corporate sponsor for USHCC’s 2018 annual convention. USHCC advocates for sanctuary cities, Accessed 11/2/18.

Religious Liberty
Target is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which opposes religious freedom bills, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target is a corporate partner of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and received a score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. See more on HRC’s position on religious liberty here, Accessed 11/2/18.
Target is a corporate partner of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), a liberal group opposing religious freedom laws, Accessed 4/11/17.
Target is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, a national sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) accommodation mandate that would undermine 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty, Accessed 4/11/17.

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