It has been about a month since Donald Trump announced that he is running for president, and his speech is still dominating the news.
Trump’s anti-immigration and racist rhetoric has helped him win support from some GOP voters, but it is also causing tremendous damage to his business relationships. According to the Daily Beast, his comments have cost him over $50 million.
Since his racist comments, online organizers have taken aim at Trump’s partnerships and licensing agreements with other companies. More than 700,000 people signed the MoveOn.org petition demanding that Macy’s cut ties with Trump and hundreds of thousands have signed Change.org petitions as well.
Last week, I posted about Erick Sanchez’s Change.org campaign, which led to celebrity chef, Jose Andres, and ThinkFoodGroup canceling plans to open a restaurant in one of Trump’s hotels. Changemakers have also used Change.org’s platform to organize successful campaigns targeting Trump’s business relationship with the PGA, Macy’s, and NBC.
According to the Change.org blog, people have started nearly 200 campaigns targeting Trump- many of which target his business relationships. One petition which will be interesting to watch, calls for TripAdvisor, Expedia, and BOOKING to “stop promoting Donald Trump’s hotels on your websites and discontinue any business relationship with Trump’s organization.”
So far, nearly 2,000 people have signed it. Will you be the next?
Kyle McCarthy works in the tech industry and is editor of GenYize.com, a blog focusing on issues affecting Millennials today. He also blogs at Huffington Post, often writing about business ethics, politics, affordable higher education and #Tech4Good. Kyle also co-founded the nonprofit, StudentDebtCrisis.org and was listed as one of “10 advocates fighting for student loan reform.” Connect with him on Twitter @KyleMcCarthyism.
Kyle McCarthy writes about business ethics, politics, affordable higher education, #Tech4Good, and other issues affecting Millennials today. Kyle is also co-founder of StudentDebtCrisis.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fundamental reforms to the way in which higher education is paid for in America. For his work on this issue, Kyle was listed as one of “10 advocates fighting for student loan reform.” Connect with Kyle on Twitter @KyleMcCarthyism or kyle at KyleMcCarthy.com.