LOOK UP: Women’s Group Flies Plane Banner Over Amazon Shareholders Meeting Calling For Amazon to #DumpTrump

Media Advisory For: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

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LOOK UP: Women’s Group Flies Plane Banner Over Amazon Shareholders Meeting Calling For Amazon to #DumpTrump

Amazon Shareholders Call on CEO Jeff Bezos to Stop the Sale of Trump Merchandise on the Amazon.comMarketplace

SEATTLE, WASHINGON — On Tuesday, May 17, as the 2016 annual Amazon shareholders meeting begins, UltraViolet Action, a national women’s advocacy organization, representing 1500 Amazon.com shareholders, has commissioned a plane to fly over the meeting at Fremont Studios with a banner reading, “Shareholders to Amazon: #DumpTrump.”

WHERE: Amazon General Meeting, Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St., Seattle, WA 98103

WHEN: Tuesday, May 17, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PT

The banner reflects the message from 1500 Amazon.com shareholders, 5000 Amazon prime customers and more than 58,000 UltraViolet members who are calling on CEO Jeff Bezos to stop the sale of Donald Trump’s line of menswear (and other Trump-related products) on theAmazon.com marketplace.

Other major brands, including Serta, Macy’s and NBC, have ‘dumped’ Trump, yet Amazon.com continues to sell his merchandise, despite massive public outcry. UltraViolet argues that Amazon should stop profiting off of Trump’s hateful brand and follow the decision by other major retailers to end the sale of Trump products.

Last week, 1500 Amazon Shareholders, organized by Ultraviolet Action sent a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos noting that Donald Trump has incited violence at his campaign events, spewed racism and vitriol that has attracted the support of notable white supremacists, defamed a female reporter after she was assaulted by his campaign manager, and mocked a disabled reporter for asking a question.  The letter called on Bezos to take steps to end the sale of Trump merchandise on the Amazon.com marketplace.

“Donald Trump has consistently lobbed racist, sexist, and xenophobic attacks against entire groups of people, encouraged violence and vitriol against his political enemies and perpetuated a culture of violence against women.   Amazon.com should want to distance themselves from this hateful rhetoric, but instead, they’re profiting off his brand.” Explained Karin Roland, Chief Campaigns Officer at UltraViolet Action. “Jeff Bezos needs to listen to his customers and shareholders and take steps to ensure that Amazon doesn’t profit off of Trump.”

“More than 58,000 people, 5000 Amazon prime customers and 1500 Amazon.com shareholders have made their message to Bezos clear: keep Trump out of the Amazon marketplace,” added Roland.

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UltraViolet Action is an online community of over 700,000 women and men who take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org