Monday, July 24, 2017 by Ethan Huff
Another corporate CEO is putting her shareholders at risk of a major consumer backlash because she just won’t shut up with her anti-Trump agenda. After promising to sue President Trump for trying to return millions of acres of land to the states from which it was stolen by Barack Obama as part of his “national monument” scheme, Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario has now been exposed for also donating company profits to the unborn baby murder mill known as Planned Parenthood.
An investigation by Breitbart News has revealed that the outdoor apparel company has given numerous donations to Planned Parenthood over the past several years. According to the non-profit database GuideStar, Patagonia donated $30,000 to Planned Parenthood in 2012, $25,000 in 2013, and another $12,000 in 2014, for a total of nearly $70,000. This doesn’t account for any donations that may have been made in 2015 and beyond.
These donations are of particular interest to the public because Patagonia is becoming widely known for its extremist agendas, which include spending millions of dollars to defeat Republican and conservative candidates for political office.
Earlier reports indicate that Patagonia spent $1 million to support the Democrats back in November with a “get-out-the-vote” drive. It also forked over another $10 million from its profits on Black Friday to fund various left-wing environmental groups as part of a comprehensive effort to garner as much support for its far-left agenda as possible.
“Patagonia’s Rose Marcario is the perfect example of why conservatives are sick and tired of CEOs using their position to push a political agenda,” said Lance Wray, executive director of the group 2nd Vote, in a written statement to Breitbart News. “Not only is she leading a lawsuit against the Trump administration, but her company provides financial support for the liberal agenda far beyond environmental activism.”
“Our research has found Patagonia uses its charitable giving arm to funnel tens of thousands of dollars to Planned Parenthood. This means a portion of every customer dollar helps fund a gruesome business that performs over 300,000 abortions every year.”
Marcario apparently hasn’t learned that it’s not exactly smart for a company head to ostracize half of the country with extremist political rhetoric. Even worse is to do so while spending millions of dollars in company earnings for pet causes that support her personal agenda, as well-intentioned as she clearly believes it to be.
Her beef over the land that lame-duck Obama decided to seize from the state of Utah without consent from its citizens is a peculiar hill to die on as well. A November poll showed that at least 60 percent of the state’s citizens opposed the move, as did many others across the country, who saw it as a gross abuse of federal power.
Patagonia also has plenty of its own dirty laundry in the form of involvement with human trafficking and child labor throughout its supply chain. Rather than spend her company’s money trying to fight these evils and build a better corporate model, she instead is handing it over to extremist causes, including the baby butchers over at Planned Parenthood.
A 2011 internal audit of Patagonia turned up multiple instances of forced labor, exploitation, and human trafficking in the company’s supply chain. This was confirmed by Cara Chacon, Patagonia’s director of social and environmental responsibility, as well as Thuy Nguyen, the Patagonia’s manager of supply chain social responsibility and special programs.
“In 2016, millions of conservatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood,” Wray adds. “Shouldn’t we make that vote count even more by defunding Patagonia? Conservatives who take their shopping dollars elsewhere can send Ms. Marcario and Patagonia a clear message that it just makes better business sense to stay out of politics.”
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