SAT 4:30: Plane Flies Over U.S. Senior Open Tournament Urging USGA, LPGA to Dump Trump
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Saturday, July 1, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET
SATURDAY 4:30PM: Plane Flies Over U.S. Senior Open Tournament Urging USGA, LPGA to Dump Trump
UltraViolet Commissions Plane to Fly Over Tournament With A Banner Reading: “USGA/LPGA: TAKE A MULLIGAN. DUMP TRUMP”
Peabody, MA — On Saturday, July 1st, above the green at the U.S. Senior Open in Peabody, UltraViolet, a leading women’s advocacy organization, will fly a plane banner over the tournament urging the USGA and LPGA to sever ties with Donald Trump and move the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open from Trump’s Bedminster Golf Course. The banner, which will be in the air from 4:30 – 6:30 PM ET, will read:
“USGA/LPGA: TAKE A MULLIGAN. DUMP TRUMP”
WHEN: Saturday, July 1, 4:30 – 6:30 PM ET
WHERE: U.S. Senior Open, Salem Country Club, 133 Forest St, Peabody, MA 01960
Despite public outcry against the USGA and LPGA for planning to hold its 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Tournament at Donald Trump’s golf resort in Bedminster, NJ, the women’s major championship at Trump National Golf Club is still on as scheduled. The tournament will take place July 13-16.
“The USGA’s claim that holding the US Women’s Open at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster isn’t a political decision misses the point entirely. Our objection to holding the tournament at Trump National Golf Course isn’t about who’s President – it’s about the USGA choosing to give millions in revenue, free advertising and branding, to a self-professed serial sexual predator; one with a record of racism and misogyny,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet. “By holding the US Women’s Open – one of the most prestigious women’s tournaments – at Trump’s golf course, the USGA and LPGA are sending a message to women across the country that this kind of racist, sexist, abusive behavior is okay – and that’s just wrong.”
More than 100,000 people have signed onto a petition from UltraViolet, calling for the USGA and LPGA to move the US Women’s Open out of the Trump National Golf Course.
SEE THE PETITION HERE: https://act.weareultraviolet.
Earlier this month, UltraViolet flew a plane banner over the U.S. Open urging the LPGA and USGA to “DUMP TRUMP.” In March, UltraViolet held a protest and flew a plane banner over the Bank of the Hope Founders Cup, with a message reading, “LPGA: TAKE A MULLIGAN. DUMP SEXIST TRUMP.” As part of the action, UltraViolet members handed out golf balls and golf ball-patterned beach balls that read: “LPGA: Dump Trump.”
In addition, over a dozen advocacy organizations including UltraViolet, Color of Change, Courage Campaign, CREDO, Democracy for America, NARAL Pro-Choice America & Make It Work penned a letter urging the LPGA to move the U.S. Women’s Open out of Trump National Golf Course. The letter was sent to USGA and LPGA corporate sponsors.
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