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To: The Center on Colfax, Denver Pride.

End corporate sponsorship of Pride

End corporate sponsorship of Pride

Corporations who sponsor pride have donated over $1.5 million to anti-LGBTQ politicians and legislation. In 2020, Coors donated more than $213,320 to Republican, anti-LGBTQ campaigns. Eleven times what that donated to pro-LGBTQ organizations. Corporations don't care about LGBTQ individuals or their rights. The Center on Colfax needs to end corporate sponsorship of Pride.

•In 2020 Walmart donated a staggering $518,000- over half a million dollars- to anti-LGBTQ causes, campaigns, and politicians.

• In 2022, JP Morgan Chase has donated more than $396,000 to anti-lgbtq causes.

•In 2020, Coors Light donated $237,000 to anti-LGBTQ political campaigns.This trend continued in 2022 with Coors donating nearly $211,00, to date, to anti-lgbtq causes. Coors also founded the Heritage Foundation.

•Wells Fargo donated $235,000 to anti-LGBTQ pacs and politicians in 2020.

•Xfinity gave $195,000 to anti LGBTQ politicians and pacs in 2020.

•UPS donated $184,000 to anti-LGBTQ causes.

•Verizon gave $140,000 to anti-LGBTQ+ campaigns and organizations.

•US Bank gave $130,000 to anti LGBTQ pacs and politicians in 2020.

•Safeway's PAC donated over $91,000 to anti-LGBTQ causes and politicians giving $8,500 to Mitch McConnell alone!

•Pepsi gave nearly $30,00 in the 2020 election cycle to anti-LGBTQ politicians and donated $35,000 to Florida's anti-LGBTQ "Don't say Gay." law.
(Source:opensecrets.org)

These corporations are not allies of the LGBTQ communtiy. They are commodifying our identities and appropriating our political and cultural revolution. They are profiting off of us, then using those profits to invest in anti-LGBTQ legsitaion. Pride belongs to us, not the corporations.
Sign our petition and tell the center to kick these corporations out of Pride!

Why is this important?

Pride was not created to be a party. It was civil unrest to fight against police brutality and to celebrate who we are and fight for equality and justice. This cannot happen when organizers of pride are in bed with corporations who fund campaigns to turn the clock back on our fight for equality.
The Center on Colfax must end corporate sponsorship of Pride today. Pride was, and always should be, a grassroots movement.

How it will be delivered

And the end of the campaign, petitions will be delivered in person, with a press conference,

Updates

2022-06-19 15:06:13 -0400

100 signatures reached

2022-06-15 13:30:12 -0400

50 signatures reached

2022-06-11 02:26:32 -0400

25 signatures reached

2022-06-10 12:42:00 -0400

We have 20 signatures in three days! Wow! Thank you.
But we need more. We need to send a loud, clear message to The Center on Colfax and Denver Pride that taking money for organizations who spend more to support individuals and organizations who do harm, roll back rights, and strip LGBTQ+ community members of protections is not acceptable. Please share this petition with your friends and help us reach our goal of 1,000 signatures before Pride weekend.

2022-06-08 23:50:54 -0400

10 signatures reached