Amazon hit by protests over ads on Breitbart

(CNN)

A collection of advocacy groups gathered outside Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting Tuesday to protest the company’s advertising relationship with Breitbart, the far-right website.

The groups, including MoveOn, Sleeping Giants and UltraViolet, delivered petitions to Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) with more than one million total signatures, calling on the company to sever ties with Breitbart. Amazon indirectly advertises on Breitbart through third-party ad exchanges.

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Lawmaker Who Founded Misogynistic Reddit Page Resigns

(TIME)

Ahead of Wednesday’s vote, members of the women’s advocacy group UltraViolet, Action Together New Hampshire, Granite State Progress and Rep. Debra Altschiller held a news conference arguing that Fisher should be expelled. Some dressed as characters from the book and television series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which imagines a dystopian republic in which women have lost their rights and even their identities.

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N.H. lawmaker who created incendiary ‘Red Pill’ forum resigns

(Boston Globe)

On Wednesday morning before the vote, members of UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, joined local activists for a rally outside the State House, urging lawmakers to expel Fisher.

“Robert Fisher is a rape promoter who has no place serving in government,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet, in a statement.

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A Women’s Group Is Trolling President Trump About His Low Approval Rating

(Bustle)

The national women’s organization UltraViolet is trolling President Trump with its “More Popular Than Trump” campaign. The advocacy group has commissioned a digital billboard and Snapchat filter to target Trump’s New Jersey golf club during the president’s weekend visit.

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15 Surprising Facts About Trump’s Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey

(TIME)

It’s the home of the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open in July and the 2022 PGA Championship, which caused an outcry from several of Trump’s detractors.

Recently the women’s rights group UltraViolet staged a protest at Bedminster, calling for the Open to be moved from the facility, and 109,873 people signed the group’s petition.

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How Donald Trump’s Success Produced Bill O’Reilly’s Downfall

(The Atlantic)
“But, as Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder of Ultraviolet, a women’s rights organization that led protests against O’Reilly as recently as this week, pointed out: “It’s worth noting that he’s been a problem—a known sexual predator—for decades.”
Thomas explained that the issue of sexual harassment is now prominent in a way it has not been—ever—in part thanks to the president himself.  “Ultraviolet launched in 2012,” she recalled, “and it was hard to even name sexism as a real problem without getting real pushback, even on the left.”
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Bill O’Reilly Allegedly Leaving Fox Is The Latest Way That Women’s Groups Have Resisted — And Won

(Bustle)

Ultraviolet, a women’s rights group, was one of the leading voices in organizing women across the country to call for O’Reilly’s resignation. The group coordinated a demonstration outside of Fox News studios, and promoted a petition to the network that gained over 480,000 signatures. The group voiced their concerns in an open letter to Fox. An excerpt touches on the national impact of not holding men accountable.

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Bill O’Reilly Out at Fox News as Critics Vow ‘This Isn’t Over’

(NBC News)

The group that organized that protest, Ultraviolet, announced Wednesday that it will continue to place pressure on the network.

“Fox News’ problem with sexual harassment and assault is way bigger than just Bill O’Reilly,” said Ultraviolet co-founder Shaunna Thomas. “For years, Fox News executives, like Bill Shine, have provided cover for systematic sexual harassment and abuse of Fox New’s employees. From Roger Ailes to Bill O’Reilly, Fox News has consistently failed to provide a workplace safe from sexual harassment and abuse — and that’s a big problem.”

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WOMEN PLAN PROTEST AGAINST FOX NEWS’S BILL O’REILLY OVER SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMS

(Newsweek)

The women’s rights group Ultraviolet is spearheading a demonstration Tuesday for Fox News to remove one of its hosts, Bill O’Reilly, from the air. The rally follows recent disclosures that the network and the 67-year-old anchor paid millions of dollars to women claiming he had sexually assaulted them during their employment at the conservative news outlet.

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Women’s Group to Demand Fox News Fire Bill O’Reilly at New Protest

(Variety)

“Fox News has a problem with sexual assault – and it’s bigger than just Bill O’Reilly,” said Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet. “For years, Fox News executives have provided cover for Bill O’Reilly’s systematic harassment and abuse of other Fox New’s employees – making it hard to take their promises to investigate such crimes seriously. Fox News needs to prove to the public – and its advertisers – that the era of covering up sexual assault is over. That means – firing Bill O’Reilly immediately and conducting a comprehensive and independent investigation into sexual abuse at the network – firing anyone involved in, or complicit in covering up, those crimes.”

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UltraViolet Responds to USGA CEO Mike Davis on Holding the US Women’s Open at a Trump-Owned Golf Course

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TUES 8AM: Plane, Protest at Amazon Shareholder Meeting Urges Retail Giant to Stop Funding Right-Wing Hate, Drop Breitbart

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Progressive Organizations Pledge Not to Work With Sexual Abuser Trevor FitzGibbon in New Sign-On Letter

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TODAY 12PM: Rally Outside of Sen. Flake’s Phoenix Office Urges Him to Oppose the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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TODAY 12PM: Rally Outside Sen. Cassidy’s New Orleans Office Urges Him to Oppose the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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New Hampshire Rally, Press Conference Target Rep. Robert Fisher for Comments Promoting Rape

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TODAY 12P: Rally Outside of Sen. Murkowski’s Anchorage Office Urges Her to Oppose the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

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SAT 2PM: UltraViolet, Portland Residents Rally to Urge Sen. Collins to Oppose the Repeal of the ACA

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Nevadans Rally Outside Sen. Heller’s Reno Office Urging Him to Oppose ACA Repeal

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