#GrabYourWallet

Vote with Your Wallet

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Your DGB for today is to check out the organization Goods Unite Us and find out how your favorite companies are spending their money. Let us start by saying that we recognize a certain level of privilege exists in the ability to make choices about where you spend money. And if avoiding companies that donate to the GOP means you burn enough fossil fuels to melt an entire glacier, by all means ignore this Grab! But this could be a handy and valuable tool for the consumer that is concerned with using their dollar(s) to take a political stand.

Here is their website, just plug the company name in and go: https://goodsuniteus.com

They have mobile apps for both IOS and Android. So you can check your brands while you shop!

Grab back some cash from the GOP coffers.

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Give Alex Jones the Heave-Ho off Twitter

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Your DGB for today is to work with Shannon Coulter and pressure Twitter to boot Alex Jones off their platform. Coulter, originator of the #GrabYourWallet consumer-based activism hashtag, has instructions on how to block every Fortune 500 company with a Twitter presence. While platforms like Youtube and Facebook have already banned chaos agent and all-round terrible human Alex Jones, Twitter has been dragging its feet. Coulter thinks if they feel the pinch financially, they can be persuaded to follow suit.

If you are somehow unfamiliar with Jones and his tinfoil hat jamboree, Infowars, here is a chilling introduction to the fellow: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6968132/alex-jones-infowars-sandy-hook-conspiracy-theories/

This guy does not need an additional outlet for his lunatic and dangerous conspiracy theories. Let Twitter know we mean business about shutting him down.

 

 

 

Blood Money Talks

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Your DGB for today is to support companies who have changed aspects of their business in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

 

Companies that have removed discounts/deals for NRA members:

 

United Airlines

Delta Airlines

Hertz

Enterprise

Avis/Budget

TrueCar

Symantec

SimpliSafe

MetLife

Allied Van Lines

Paramount Rx

Best Western

Wyndham Hotel Group

Starkey Hearing Technologies

 

Stores that have changed their gun sale policies:

 

Walmart

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Kroger

LL Bean

 

Other Companies that have ended NRA-related affiliations:

 

First National Bank of Omaha

Republic Bank

 

Please tweet us with any additions to this list and we’ll update!

 

 

#GrabYourWallet Chrome Extension

Your DGB for today is to download the Trump Boycott Chrome Extension here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/trump-boycott/oooganmdnecfpdgmmneaojopkhjljjbi/related?authuser=1

From the team at Grab Your Wallet, this extension will warn you via banner when you’re visiting a site affiliated with the Trump family and offer more ethical alternatives.

If you don’t use Chrome, feel free to support the efforts of the developers here:

http://women-united.org/

 

Tell Amazon to Say No to Breitbart

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Your DGB for today is to tell Amazon to stop advertising on Breitbart. According to the Sierra Club, over 2,000 companies have stopped buying ads on the hateful fake news site. It’s time for Amazon, the largest retailer, to take a stand.

We won’t tell you to read any of the bigoted and misogynistic articles on Breitbart, but just the titles of some of the “greatest hits” should give you a sense: “Suck It Up Buttercups: Dangerous Faggot Tour Returns to Colleges in September,” and “There’s No Hiring Bias Against Women in Tech: They Just Suck at Interviews.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/breitbart-headlines_us_5829ba13e4b060adb56f1bdb

You can click on the link below to send a message to Amazon through the Sierra Club.

https://sierra.secure.force.com/actions/National?actionId=AR0082331&id=7010Z000001umrUQAQ&ddi=N17FSAFB19&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=emacq&utm_content=ambr_v1

We don’t want to have to boycott Amazon. We’re not naming names, but at least one DGB staffer’s neighbors will report her for dead if Amazon boxes stop arriving on her stoop. So, let’s ask nicely first, and see what happens.

 

Sleeping Giants

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Your DGB for today is to follow Sleeping Giants.

Dedicated to drying up ad dollars for regressive websites, Sleeping Giants has a Facebook page and Twitter account, both of which mobilize crowds to act as reporters, letting companies know when their ads are appearing on problematic sites.

 

https://www.facebook.com/slpnggiants/

https://twitter.com/slpng_giants

 

They’re currently going hard for Breitbart, which we at DGB love. Presently, over 225 advertisers have pulled their ads from Steve Bannon’s pet project. But Sleeping Giants also goes after lesser known sites spewing hate. Without private sponsorship, we think they have a real chance of tanking many of these sites altogether.

An important thing to remember is that many smaller companies are unaware their ads are running on racist, sexist, xenophobic media sites, but they are able to block their ads once they realize it. For this reason, SG has had a lot of luck using an initial polite approach. Other companies have been made aware and still have not pulled their ads, which we will be tackling in future Grabs.

 

Made In America Week

Your DGB for today is to celebrate Made In America Week: a theme week invented by the White House to distract from their complete ineptitude and criminality.

We at DGB are happy to oblige this promotion, as it’s the first thing the administration has done that isn’t completely self-serving. You see, the Trumps don’t make things in America. Ivanka’s line is manufactured overseas and so is DJT’s. They use foreign steel in what real estate projects are actually in America. Hell, even his campaign opposition research was outsourced to Russians.

Assuming the White House isn’t being intentionally ironic with this theme, here are some products actually made in the USA, with leadership on the right side of history:

 

Dr. Bronners products are made in California, with the company donating $50,000 to the National Immigration Law Center in response to January’s Muslim Ban Executive Order.

 

K’NEX are made in a Pennsylvania factory visited by Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign to not kill us all.

 

The Levi Strauss Foundation donated one million dollars to various progressive non-profits this year, including the Council of American-Islamic relations and the Transgender Law Center.

 

Lodge Cookware, made in Tennessee, is great cast-iron cookware family company with a commitment to recycling.

 

LUSH beauty products has always championed inclusivity and diversity. This year, they’ve released a product called “Yuge”, which gives you the opposite of Trump’s hair: voluminous and healthy.

 

Find a comprehensive list of products made in the USA at A Continuous Lean