BUENA PARK, Calif., Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a nationwide week of action that is calling on Walmart to stop selling Trump products, Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) and UFCW Local 324 will join with California Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva; Susan Sonne, candidate for Buena Park City Council; labor leaders and faith leaders at the Buena Park Walmart (8450 La Palma Avenue) at 4:30pm PT to demonstrate how America's largest retailer, Walmart, shares many of the same values as Donald Trump.
WHAT: A rally organized by MCAW and UFCW Local 324
WHO: Hosted by Making Change at Walmart and UFCW Local 324; speakers will include:
- Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE)
- Rev. Arturo Ferreras-Querijero, St. Matthew Ecumenical Catholic Church
- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva
- Susan Sonne, candidate for Buena Park City Council
- UFCW Local 324 President Greg Conger
WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 4:30pm PT
WHERE: Buena Park Walmart, 8450 La Palma Avenue, Buena Park CA 90620
BACKGROUND: A Match made in Hell just in time for Halloween
Companies such as Macy's, NBC Universal, NASCAR, Serta and others have already distanced themselves from Trump's misogynistic, racist and offensive rhetoric. Walmart has not, and in fact still sells products that promote his campaign on Walmart.com.
Officials from MCAW say that Walmart's silence equates to an endorsement of the controversial candidate. Rally organizers plan to show how Donald Trump's behavior bares an eerie resemblance to the behavior of America's largest corporation. Making Change at Walmart made the following comparison in a statement issued Wednesday:
- Both Trump and Walmart have taken advantage of tax loopholes to avoid paying millions in taxes.
- Both have vocally trumpeted their patriotic roots publicly while quietly relying on foreign imports to provide billions in revenue to their bottom line.
- Both have been at the receiving end of sexual misconduct allegations. Trump's ongoing feud with 10 women who have publicly accused him of sexual misconduct will eventually find its way to court if Trump follows through with promises to sue, according to multiple press reports, including the New York Times.
Walmart was the subject of the largest Class Action lawsuit ever in 2010, when current and former female employees charged the company with discriminating against them by paying them less than men.
The week of action includes similar events in Washington, DC; Cincinnati, OH; Minneapolis, MN; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Phoenix, AZ; and New York City.
Call Jenny Divish, 424-625-6037; firstname.lastname@example.org Or Todd Conger (714) 920-0918 for more information.
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SOURCE Making Change at Walmart (MCAW)