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🚨ALERT: @patagonia CEO releases public letter calling on businesses to take concrete action to protect voting rights. The clothing company backed up their statement with a $1 million donation to @NewGAProject and @BlackVotersMtr.

Patagonia Calls on Businesses to Protect Voting Rights
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https://t.co/40GDGiU6X0?amp=1

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Reply 🚨ALERT: @patagonia CEO releases public letter calling on businesses to take concrete action to prote (Original post)
soothsayer Apr 2021 OP
pandr32 Apr 2021 #1
SWBTATTReg Apr 2021 #2
soothsayer Apr 2021 #3
SWBTATTReg Apr 2021 #4
AnotherMother4Peace Apr 2021 #12
DENVERPOPS Apr 2021 #31
uponit7771 Apr 2021 #37
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2021 #5
erronis Apr 2021 #14
RANDYWILDMAN Apr 2021 #6
judesedit Apr 2021 #7
Fiendish Thingy Apr 2021 #8
AnotherMother4Peace Apr 2021 #10
usaf-vet Apr 2021 #25
smirkymonkey Apr 2021 #29
uponit7771 Apr 2021 #38
wryter2000 Apr 2021 #39
AnotherMother4Peace Apr 2021 #9
wryter2000 Apr 2021 #40
GatorDem82 Apr 2021 #11
niyad Apr 2021 #30
Nevilledog Apr 2021 #13
Lonestarblue Apr 2021 #15
CrispyQ Apr 2021 #16
Delmette2.0 Apr 2021 #18
sheshe2 Apr 2021 #17
liberalla Apr 2021 #19
onetexan Apr 2021 #26
bahboo Apr 2021 #20
SergeStorms Apr 2021 #21
2naSalit Apr 2021 #27
DENVERPOPS Apr 2021 #32
2naSalit Apr 2021 #33
DENVERPOPS Apr 2021 #34
efhmc Apr 2021 #22
Evolve Dammit Apr 2021 #23
Moostache Apr 2021 #24
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #28
Laura PourMeADrink Apr 2021 #35
uponit7771 Apr 2021 #36

Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:38 AM

1. Excellent

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:40 AM

2. Good. Maybe the pretend dictators in Georgia didn't realize just how much of a can of worms they

opened but they did, and I think this will bite every one of those republican dictators in the a&&, as it should. Interfering literally w/ a voters' right to vote, and attempt to dictate a very narrow avenue/path to vote is a affront to all of us, and is literally interfering w/ our rights as American citizens. I hope that the voters in Georgia and other places considering such restrictive voting measures throw the scumbags out, who are obviously so scared to run in any election in this Country, without some sort of guarantee that they'll win regardless. They will lie and moan and etc. about massive voter fraud, yet they can't provide one shred of evidence of such fraud. They claim that their legislation is being misunderstood by many, but I seriously doubt it, far more smarter people have looked at what the Georgia thugs did, and came out w/ these startling revelations of impediments for voters that these thugs put in place. We can read English too.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:49 AM

3. They will do anything but put up a decent candidate with a decent platform

They’re all in on this strategy that’s gonna kill em.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:52 AM

4. Agree. Decent people have all moved away from the republican party, and don't want anything to do

w/ these thugs. No wonder quite a few old time republicans have quit this party. It's no longer a national party, but a regional bigoted party.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:26 PM

12. Their brand is racism & voter suppression. Corporations don't want that brand association.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:55 PM

31. Maybe we should do the corporate protesting & Boycotting

In EVERY state that is trying to impose voting restrictions........Not just Georgia.......

We have a whole lot more voters than 70 million, and could really do a hurt dance on the Corporations who financially sponsored this whole night mare utilizing Citizens United.

With them loading the Supreme Court Justices, I doubt it would do any good to protest the Supreme Court's decision on Citizens United.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:01 PM

37. +1, turtle ... " please keep sending us money but stay out of politics ..."

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:53 AM

5. The sound you just heard is Governor Kemp soiling himself

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:48 PM

14. Brings up images of trump's dirty behind in the golf pants and ghouliani's farts in court.

These rectums sure do know how to pass shit. mcTurtle and other (r)epuglicons also.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 11:55 AM

6. Still think they make too much clothing

But I love what they make.

They also have an unmatched business conscience

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:07 PM

7. The most flagrant abuse is the fact they can replace the SoS with a toady to change the result of

the peoples' vote to the candidate of their liking.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:13 PM

8. So, in addition to targeted boycotts, we should engage in targeted spending

Patagonia is often more expensive than other brands, but if offered a choice, I will support them.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:22 PM

10. Yes, exactly. Patagonia has a higher quality product that I'll invest in.

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:11 PM

25. We will as well. Our oldest birthday coming up. Patagonia this year son!

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:26 PM

29. I agree. I have been buying their products for years and they last forever!

 

Despite the fact that I don't even really take good care of them. Travel bags, backpacks, fleeces, down jackets, rain wear, etc. Some of those items have held up for 15 to 20 years, so it's definitely worth the price instead of having to go out and replace the item 3 or 4 times in the same time span.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:02 PM

38. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:36 AM

39. Good idea

I don't need anything from Patagonia. I don't drink soda, but maybe Coca Cola has a bottled water product.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:15 PM

9. Corporations depend on consumers. People have choices between

spending their money with Delta (on my shitlist) or Southwest, etc. There's enough consumers that are so fed up with the GOP's voter suppression, Gaetz scandals, trump grifting/fraud to make Coke, Patagonia, etc to make a stand. And besides, the trump folks are lacking funds due to their dear leader's theft.

Good on Patagonia. I no longer ski & surf, but I swim & walk & like to stay warm, so I will look to this company for my gear in the future.

And Delta, after your "hold my hood" statement with regards to Kemp's bill - you've associated your brand with racism in my mind.

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:38 AM

40. I'm always a Southwest customer

I haven't heard they're doing good things about voting rights. I hope I've missed something.

I do want to go to Arizona when travel is more open. I'd like to go on Southwest. (I think I have enough miles to go for free, so that may not help them much.)

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:24 PM

11. Good to hear!

We are building a house in CO and will have to completely outfit ourselves to enjoy the outdoors and deal with the cold weather. I know what company is getting my money!

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Response to GatorDem82 (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 07:14 PM

30. Where in CO?

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:30 PM

13. Love this

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:54 PM

15. And we need to include gerrymandering as voter suppression.

As someone who lives in a gerrymandered district that has no chance of electing a Democrat who would represent my views, my vote is suppressed. My House representative, Roger Williams, refuses to meet with citizens or hold Town Halls and has publicly stated that he represents only the Republicans in the district.

Business needs to support the nonpartisan drawing of districts that do not benefit either party.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 12:56 PM

16. We also need a "Hold Them Accountable in 2022" campaign,

wherein we let the corporations know that we are going to track who they send political contributions to in future elections.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:13 PM

18. This! 100% agree. nt

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:10 PM

17. Excellent 👍

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:15 PM

19. Whoa! That is FANTASTIC!! Thank you Patagonia!!!

I am so impressed!
Thank you again!



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Response to liberalla (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:16 PM

26. Ditto!!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:26 PM

20. that's how you do it....

and a hometown company to boot....

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:27 PM

21. I love Patagonia products.

Yes, they're a premium brand, but the quality is unmatched and they use ethically obtained/recycled materials in their down products. I stumbled upon their products years ago and will wear nothing else since. I used to like L.L. Bean products, but they turned out to be Trump supporters, so nothing from them ever again.
I put my money where my politics are. Always have, always will.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 02:24 PM

27. I have an extensive winter wear wardrobe...

And at least half of it is composed of Patagonia products, because they are that good. Battle-tested in the winters of Montana at 7000ft years round, I will spend money on their products even at a little higher cost because they last. I have fewer items but what I have is worth every penny. And they were, as a corporate entity, an ally for the causes I was promoting as a lobbyist back in the day.

Hell, I still wear the pullover synthetic down sweater I got over ten years ago, wear it more than half the time I'm outdoors in the winter. The sleeves are getting worn, I think I'll see if I can replace it at a discount.

Patagonia, an ethical company worth patronizing.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:01 PM

32. I think I remember

when they were part of the great american?? iron works?????? started and run by Yvon Chouinard, then I think he broke the clothing line off and Patagonia was started?????? Maybe I am mistaken???????

Maybe some other old rock climber out there can help out, my memory isn't as good as it used to be......

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #32)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 08:38 PM

33. Ha!

You think you remember, I am sure I barely remember that. I know I read about it but that was before I was interacting with them.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #33)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:09 PM

34. Wow

I do have great memories of that ERA, I was 15 and had just started rock climbing. We would save our lunch money and buy Chouinard's lost arrow pitons. (Now I remember ,Chouinard's foundry was the Great Pacific Iron Works.) His Lost Arrow pitons, and angles cost 2.25 bucks, and they were massively superior to the European Stubai pitons, and the pins available at army surplus.
Chouinard, Royal Robins and a few others brought rock climbing to America...... I remember going to a slide show in the late 60's that Chouinard, and the top rock climbing guide in Europe put on in Denver at the Natural History Museum Auditorium....The other guy was Gaston Rebufatt' (sp?) After the slide show, they showed a film of Gaston basically soloing a 500' climb on some pinnacle in Europe. It was mind boggling.

Those were the days.............

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:30 PM

22. https://www.patagonia.com/shop/web-specials-womens

Never heard of them before but will buy something for one of my daughters from there.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:33 PM

23. Nice job Patagonia!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 05:22 PM

28. Well done, Patagonia!

I will keep an eye out for their products. This call to arms and their $1M donation may come back to them a few times over. I hope so.

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 09:56 PM

35. Wow... $1 million!!!!

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Response to soothsayer (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 10:00 PM

36. K&R, ... and they have another customer in me

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