Sharpton’s Corporate Sponsors Funded Anti-Rush Limbaugh Campaign

Sharpton photoAl Sharpton’s platform for his assault on Rush Limbaugh’s NFL ownership bid was the National Action Network (NAN), which is bankrolled by corporate America.

The following companies were identified this year by NAN as “sponsors”: American Honda, Anheuser Busch, Colgate-Palmolive, Comcast, Entergy, Ford Motor Company, Home Depot, Johnson & Johnson, Macy’s, PepsiCo, Pfizer and Wal-Mart. Sponsorship reportedly cost $50,000.

NLPC is asking these companies to end their support for Sharpton and NAN. Here’s how to contact them:

American Honda
phone: 1-800-999-1009 (Mon.-Fri., 6:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Pacific Time)
Fax: 310-783-3023 (24 hours)
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Anheuser Busch

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1-800-468-6502 (Consumer Affairs)
1-212-310-2000 (Corporate Headquarters)

1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278), (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Click here to send an email.  (go to “Other Questions and Comments” at bottom of page)
1-800-368-3749 x: 4 (Customer Service)
1-504-576-4000 (Corporate Headquarters)

Ford Motor Company
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1-800-392-3673 (Mon.-Fri., 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. Local Time)

Home Depot

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1-800-553-3199 (M-F 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Sat: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET, Sun: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET

Johnson & Johnson
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1-732-524-0400 (Corporate Headquarters 7:30 a. m.-5:30p.m. ET)
Fax: 1-732-214-0332

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Phone 1-914-253-2000 (Corporate Headquarters)

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1-212-733-2323 (Corporate Headquarters)

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1-800-925-6278 (Customer Service)

These companies were “sponsors” of the NAN convention that took place April 1-4, 2009 in New York City. It is Sharpton’s main fundraising event of the year. Dr. Carl Horowitz, author of our Special Report on Sharpton, attended as observer.

In past years, I have had confrontations with the PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi and Colgate-Palmolive CEO Ian Cook at their annual meetings. Both defended their support of Sharpton by claiming they did not agree with everything he says. This is, of course, ridiculous. If a company is funding NAN, it is responsible for Sharpton’s statements and actions on behalf of NAN.

Sharpton wrote an October 12 letter on NAN letterhead opposing Rush’s bid to buy the St. Louis Rams. With the announcement that the bid is apparently going forward without Rush, Sharpton is positively gloating:

If it is true that Mr. Limbaugh has been dropped by the group bidding to buy the Saint Louis Rams, it is a moral victory for all Americans especially the players that have been unfairly castigated by Rush Limbaugh. This decision will also uphold the unifying standards of major sports.

Sharpton and his corporate enablers will only be able to enforce racial double-standards as long as we let them. Contact these companies now. Please let us know what response you get and/or if you find better contact info.


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