THE FLORIDA DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE VOTES TO END ALL BUSINESS RELATIONS WITH TARGET STORES AND TARGET CORPORATION
May 1, 2016
Mr. Brian C. Cornell
Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
RE: Target Stores’ War Against Customers / Reckless Disregard for Customer Privacy and Safety Rights
Dear Mr. Cornell:
Please be informed that the Executive Board of the Florida Democratic League (FDL), Florida’s largest minority-led Democratic voters organization, unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the permanent boycott of Target Stores until Target Corporation publicly apologizes for recklessly violating customer privacy and safety rights, and rescinds its extremist, ideology-based policy of allowing individuals to use opposite-sex dressing rooms and restrooms.
Furthermore, the FDL’s resolution also points out that human and civil rights are never based on an alleged sexual behavioral choice, preference, “expression,” or “identity.” These rights are based solely on an individual’s humanity or legal status, not on an alleged sexual behavioral choice or preference, or on an arbitrary opinion or fantasy of one’s sex, or so-called sexual “identity” or “expression.”
As a battle-proven champion for minority rights the FDL believes that everyone deserves to be treated fairly, that is why we strongly urges Target Corporation to unequivocally reject all policies that undemocratically force Target customers to submit to a macabre, universally-rejected ideology that is both hateful and inimical to the customers’ moral values, legal rights, and personal safety.
Please end immediately this hateful ideologically-based attack against the privacy and safety rights of all Target customers. We urge Target to the right thing; to get on the right side of history.
Ms. Sara P. Espinoza, President | Mr. Nathaniel Wilcox, Vice Chairman
Dr. Eladio Jose Armesto, Chairman, Board of Directors
cc: Jeffrey J. Jones II, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer; Stephanie A. Lundquist, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; Michael E. McNamara, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer; John J. Mulligan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer; Janna A. Potts, Executive Vice President and Chief Stores Officer; Jacqueline Hourigan Rice, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer; Cathy R. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Laysha L. Ward, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer.