27 October 2016

Guess who's still doing business with Trump? THE LPGA!?!?!? 27OKT16

WHO would have thunk it????? But then again, there are so many women still supporting drumpf/trump-pence, one can only wonder about what kind of image these women have of themselves. I honestly feel sorry for them. Image is important in professional sports because it influences children,  and it it obvious the ladies of the LPGA haven't considered the kind of image they are projecting by still doing business with donald titus drumpf/trump. Please sign this petition from UltraViolet to the LPGA asking them to join the growing list of companies who have dumped drumpf/trump....
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is holding its most prestigious tournament--the 2017 U.S. Women's Open--at Donald Trump's New Jersey golf resort.
Yep, a women's organization wants to give millions in revenue, free advertising and good branding to Donald Trump.
It's straight up offensive. And even US senators agree--just yesterday, three of them wrote to their leadership, urging them to refuse to affiliate the tournament with a racist serial sexual predator.1
The men's PGA has already stopped doing business with Trump.2 If enough of us speak up and join the mounting pressure, the LPGA will be forced to move the tournament. Can you sign the petition?
Tell the LPGA: "Dump Trump! A sexist, serial abuser should not host the most prestigious women's golf tournament in America."
Sign the petition
Golf is a sport whose leaders especially need to be sensitive to its history of sexism, racism and treatment of those with disabilities. The LPGA is the oldest women's professional sports organization in America, but thirty years passed following women gaining the right to vote for the LPGA to form, in 1950, and stay in business. The PGA Tour banned Casey Martin, born with a leg birth defect, from using a golf cart--and he was only able to play after the Supreme Court ruled in his favor.3 Yet it affiliates with a presidential candidate who makes fun of people with disabilities.
And up through 1961, men of color were banned from participating in the PGA Tour. That decision was reversed because advocates like us took action--California's Attorney General forced the PGA Championship to be moved out of Los Angeles and threatened to ban further events in the state unless golf was open to all.4 It is through this lens that the LPGA needs to reconsider the decision to hold the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National. Building on golf's legacy of discrimination by affiliating with a racist, sexist businessman sends the wrong message to both young, aspiring golfers and to survivors of abuse.
But the PGA of America has stood up for women before--and we can pressure them to do it again now. Two years ago, its President was immediately fired after attempting to belittle a male golfer as "a little girl." The organization issued an apology and decried "insensitive gender-based statements."5 Well, nothing could be more insensitive than forcing survivors of abuse to play on a course owned by an abuser. If we speak out together, we can send a better message and help golf continue to be more inclusive and welcoming to all.
Thanks for taking action.
--Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet Action team

2. The Companies That Have Dumped Donald Trump, ABC News, July 4, 2015
4. PGA Group Abolishes 'Caucasian', Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 10, 1961

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