This OTYCD entry originally posted in January 2017.
An excellent way to push back against the new administration is to avoid giving your money to Trump and his children.
Grab Your Wallet is a peerless resource. Created in October 2016, it tells you which Trump-entangled retail establishments to avoid, and others that you could choose instead.
It also tells you, in detail, why an entity is on the list; why others have since been removed from the list; and why still others don’t sink low enough to require a place on the list.
Grab Your Wallet also keeps a second list of companies with less direct links to Trump–owners or board members who raised money for his campaign, companies that have advertised on The Apprentice, and the like–that you might wish to boycott, too.
It has notched some notable wins lately. In early February 2017, Nordstrom, which had been on the Grab Your Wallet list, announced that it would stop carrying Ivanka Trump products. (Nordstrom stated that it was dropping the line due to poor sales, and did not acknowledge any direct effect from the boycott, but think–why were the sales poor? Surely the boycott had some effect?)
Nordstrom’s move has since shown how effective boycotting Trump products can be. Trump complained about Nordstrom’s treatment of Ivanka in a tweet; Trump press secretary Sean Spicer characterized the action as a “direct attack” on Trump; and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway flouted government ethics rules by blatantly telling Fox & Friends viewers to “go buy Ivanka’s stuff.” The Trump team’s reactions showed their disdain for the free market and yielded more evidence that that they do not understand, or do not care, why the government has ethics rules against profiting from holding high office.
Grab Your Wallet is well-curated and updated constantly. Please bookmark it, consult it, and share it.
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