Target to Aim Political Contributions More Carefully

February 19, 2011 at 6:37 PM Leave a comment

Round logo-sporting, SWPL Walmart alternative Target has revised its political giving policy following controversy over contributions last year:

Target attracted the ire of many LGBT rights supporters — some of whom pledged to boycott the company — after it was revealed last year that the retail chain donated $150,000 to MN Forward. The group ran ads backing Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who opposes same-sex marriage.

The corporation’s new policy is not to forgo political contributions altogether; however, “a policy committee made up of senior executives to guide decision-making for financial support of political activities” will be established.

 

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