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Published On: Wed, May 31st, 2017

Petition: Boycott Target adds 500K signatures over transgender bathroom access

The number of signatures of those protesting Target’s transgender bathroom policy has now reached 1.5 million. According to a new report, American Family association President Tim Wildmon hand-delivered another 500,000 #BoycottTarget pledge signatures to Target headquarters in Minneapolis, adding to the 1 million from 2016.

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Wildmon also met with members of Target’s senior management and voiced his views, but did not indicate that they would consider reversing it.

The number of people committed to boycotting the store, however, is taking a toll on the company’s revenue. Target saw falling sales and stock prices over the past year.

“American Family Association is again appreciative that Target representatives were willing to accept the signatures of another 500,000 Americans who are alarmed by this ongoing policy,” Wildmon reported. “Yet, even after the retail chain struggled with multiple negative headlines over their sinking sales this past year, Target gave no indication it would make any changes to this policy that is alienating millions of families.”

Wildmon encouraged those who signed the pledge to remain committed to the cause and to let Target know that their customers are sending a clear message.

“Most importantly, we ask that all who agree with AFA’s #BoycottTarget pledge remain committed to not visiting Target stores or shopping online through Target.com. Target’s financial numbers have shown that these families who have chosen to shop elsewhere are making a huge difference.”

Target announced its 2017 first-quarter earnings last week: same-store sales fell 1.3 percent, while overall revenue in the first quarter dropped 1.1 percent from the same period a year ago.

Wildmon noted that leadership problems abound at Target, with stockholders seemingly questioning whether the company is in qualified hands. In fact, just one person in CEO Brian Cornell’s 10-member original executive team remains employed at Target.

Flush Target boycott photo/ Life Site News

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  1. Walgreens rolls out ‘Transgender Inclusion’ policy, allowing ‘transgender bathrooms’ | The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Walgreens has adopted a transgender bathroom policy that allows men in the women’s toilets and vice versa, despite that same policy creating a public relations disaster and financial free fall for Target Corporation.  […]

  2. Warmac9999 says:

    Target is the lightning rod for channeling anger over the excessive corporate obedience to lgbtq rights. Target will continue to suffer even online because many who won’t enter their stores also won’t think of them as an online supplier.

  3. Linda Julian says:

    The so called transgender bathroom policy is unacceptable. You are helping to promote something that is in no way possible to do. Change ones gender. You are pushing respect and decency, not to mention morals to the back wall in an attempt to appease 3% of the population. Disingenuous to the 97%. To what effect I might ask. These people have a mental illness comparable to that of bulimia. Studies have shown a rise in suicide rates in artificially altered people. They are either feminine men or masculine women. But in no way has their gender been altered. The worst part is you are opening the doors to perverts, child molesters, and disgusting peepers. I can guarantee you this – I will not be entering your store again. And if there were a bathroom emergency and I found a M A N there I will be phoning the police.

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