Targeted! Activists make their case with humor. The Skanner News Video
When the Supreme Court ruled recently that corporations could give as much money as they like to political campaigns -- just as if they were individual citizens -- it opened the door for companies to support candidates. Activists in Minnesota were outraged when Target used this new legal opinion to give $150,000 to a candidate for Governor of Minnesota, a conservative who opposes gay rights. So they decided to make their case directly to the store with this theatrical performance recorded on You Tube.
Only problem with the action? The Skanner News Video: Black dancers needed
Meanwhile, over at the progressive website MoveOn.org, campaigners are collecting signatures to deliver to Target's CEO Greg Steinhafel. "...the stakes are much higher than one candidate and one company. If we don't push back hard, this will just be the tip of the iceberg. Other corporations will learn that they can pour money into elections to buy the outcome they want. So we're sending a message to Target's CEO that we won't shop there if Target continues spending money on elections."