#DumpNRATV Campaign Comes on the Heels of Other Major Companies Distancing Themselves From the NRA and Its Dangerous Agenda
Petition Calls on Companies to Drop NRATV from Their Offerings Because of Violence-Inciting Programming
NEW YORK – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today announced a new #DumpNRATV campaign calling on Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku to stop including NRATV on their streaming platforms. After sending letters to the leaders of all four companies, Moms Demand Action and Everytown launched a petition so that Americans could join in asking these tech giants to #DumpNRATV. The campaign follows announcements from First National Bank of Omaha that it was no longer issuing its NRA Visa card, as well as announcements that Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of Alamo, Enterprise and National, ended their discount program for NRA members. Symantec, the software company behind LifeLock and Norton AntiVirus, has also cut ties with the NRA today.
“NRATV is home to the NRA’s most dangerous and violence-inciting propaganda,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “It’s time for tech leaders to acknowledge their role in helping the NRA spread this dangerous content and cut it out. Following the Parkland school shooting, Americans have had enough. We’ll no longer tolerate this lax approach from corporations when lives are on the line. We demand that Apple, Amazon, Google and Roku all dump NRATV once and for all.”
Moms Demand Action has a history of working with national businesses to prioritize gun safety. Past campaigns have gathered hundreds of thousands of supporters to successfully persuade corporate giants like Starbucks, Target, Chipotle, Sonic, Chili’s, and Jack in the Box to publicly announce gun sense policies for their national storefronts. Moms Demand Action volunteers also played a pivotal role in getting Safeway and Albertsons, the country’s second largest grocery chain, to clarify their company-wide policy prohibiting firearms in their stores. Moms Demand Action and Everytown were also instrumental in Facebook’s decision to end all unlicensed gun sales on its platforms. More information on Moms Demand Action’s corporate campaigns is available here.