What's Your Instinct? Target Gives $50,000 Donation To Group Supporting Anti-Gay Ken Cuccinelli
Updated Saturday, 9:35 am, PST
Target has responded to questions regarding its donation to the Republican Governor's Association and its alleged "indirect" donation to anti-gay Virginia gubernatorial candidate, Ken Cuccinelli.
Molly Snyder of Target Communications says in a statement:
"We also believe strongly in our civic responsibility to engage in a bipartisan manner at the state and federal level in order to learn about public policy priorities and advocate on issues that affect our business, such as fairness legislation," stated Snyder. "One of the ways we do this is through membership in both the Democratic and Republican Governors Associations, both of which include several hundred other corporate members. When paying for our memberships, we explicitly require that our dues not be used for any individual electoral campaigns or other electioneering efforts. It would therefore be wrong and inaccurate to associate our membership dues with any particular political candidate or campaign."
What do you think of their response, Instincters??
Hmm...Target has just been called out by Right Wing Watch for a $50,000 donation that the company gave to the Republican Governors Association. The RGA has subsequently spent nearly $3 million in support of virulently anti-gay Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial campaign. Basically, Target's funds have indirectly funded a homophobe.
Right Wing Watch acknowledges that Target also donated $50,000 to the Democratic Governors Association.
So here lies the question: is Target guilty of supporting a homophobic candidate? Or are they actually remaining neutral by donating funds to both political parties?
What does this mean with regards to their stated support of the LGBT community? Target has yet to comment.
What's your Instinct?