Published on May 12th, 2016 | by Admin0
Target’s War on Women and Girls
TUPELO, Miss., May 12, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) has hand-delivered one million petition signatures to Target headquarters in Minneapolis, after which AFA leadership briefly met with Target senior management about AFA’s concerns over the retail giant’s dangerous bathroom policy.
On its web site, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." AFA comments: Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims.
AFA’s immensely successful and unprecedented #BoycottTarget pledge campaign has garnered more than 1.2 million signatures in just three weeks, as apprehensive Americans, like those at AFA, do not want women and children put in harm’s way.
"American Family Association is appreciative that Target representatives were willing to accept the signatures of more than one million Americans and meet with us about our deep distress over Target’s unsafe bathroom policy, which permits anyone who identifies with another gender to enter the restroom or fitting room of the opposite sex," said AFA President Tim Wildmon. "As we have stated time and again, our worries do not stem from the transgender community, but rather, from those predators and voyeurs with evil intentions who would take advantage of the policy to potentially harm women and children.
"However," Wildmon continued, "Target leadership made no commitment to change its policy. Therefore, AFA’s #BoycottTarget campaign will continue as strong as it began, and we are confident that millions more will join the movement and voice their fears of Target’s policy. We will not back down from this very destructive and agenda-driven policy and will continue to fight for the more than one million Americans who have already signed the #BoycottTarget pledge. Lastly, we ask that all who agree with AFA remain committed to not visiting Target stores. After our delivery of one million signatures, we expect to deliver the second million in the near future. Corporate America will hear the voice of millions of families across America."
- Contact: Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com
1. Sign a pledge to boycott Target now!
2. NEW! Print this paper petition and urge others to sign!
3. New! Print this AFA Pass Along Sheet and distribute to friends and family.
4. Call your local Target store and tell the manager that you are boycotting the store until Target protects women and children. Please be firm, but polite when you call. Find local Target phone number here.
5. Share your concerns on their Facebook page. When sharing this on social media use #BoycottTarget.