Randi Reitan of Eden Prairie was so outraged when she heard about our wonderful Target donating $150,000 to an anti-gay, super right-wing fund that supports Tom Emmer that she took matters in her own hands. She took her Target charge card in her own hands and trooped off to the local Target and bought $226.32 worth of merchandise. She then went to another Target and returned everything, explaining each item. She then cut up her Target card never to visit Target again.
The recent Citizens United decision by the Roberts Supreme Court invites corporations to spend unlimited amounts of corporate profits for or against any candidate. Previously they were limited to asking employees for voluntary donations to their political action committees.
Target has enjoyed a very positive role with a wide range of the populace including the gay community. They have participated in Pride and other community events. Not surprisingly, Target’s donation to a group supporting Tom Emmer has provoked responses from many quarters.