5 thoughts on “Donald Trump, his administration and women’s golf

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  3. The biggest tournament in women’s golf is set to happen on Donald Trump’s golf course–earning him millions of dollars and invaluable branding, while forcing women players to support a racist, sexist predator.1 And KitchenAid, a brand that depends on women customers, is giving business to one of Trump’s golf courses.2

    But the good news is that the U.S. Golf Association (USGA) and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) have been feeling the heat after a series of bad press and protests over their support of Trump have plagued their events.3 If we all speak out against KitchenAid for sponsoring a tournament, the press will notice, and KitchenAid will be forced to decide: are they going to stand with Trump and his hateful agenda, or will they stand with women and dump the USGA, LPGA, and Trump?

    Tell KitchenAid: Dump Trump! Refuse to sponsor future USGA and LPGA tournaments until they move the 2017 Women’s Open from Donald Trump’s golf course.
    Sign the petition

    KitchenAid, a staple in American kitchens, is sponsoring a major golf tournament at the Trump National Golf Club in Washington, D.C. But that was before 100,000 UltraViolet members spoke out against the USGA and LPGA for hosting a major women’s golf tournament on a Trump golf course. Since then, the golf world has been under a lot of pressure to dump Trump. If sponsors start to join the protests, it will push the USGA and LPGA to finally cut ties with Trump.

    Golf has a notorious history of racism, sexism, and discrimination against people.4 But its leaders have worked hard to move away from that reputation to make it a more inclusive sport. If the USGA and LPGA dump Trump, it will be a clear and powerful rejection of bigotry in the public’s eye.

    KitchenAid executives don’t want their brand associated with Trump’s racist, sexist reputation. And with protests erupting and heavy scrutiny from sports media, KitchenAid’s withdrawal of its support will push the USGA and LPGA over the edge, sending a message through the sports world and beyond: the endorsement of Trump’s racist, sexist agenda is unacceptable.

    Will you sign the petition to KitchenAid now?

    Thanks for taking action.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Emma, PaKou, Pilar, and Natalie, the UltraViolet team

    Sources:

    1. The L.P.G.A. Tour and Donald Trump: It’s Complicated, New York Times, March 28, 2017

    2. 2017 Senior PGA Championship: Dates, TV times, tee times, course information and everything else you need to know, Professional Golf Association, May 19, 2016

    3. The L.P.G.A. Tour and Donald Trump: It’s Complicated, New York Times, March 28, 2017

    4. PGA Group Abolishes ‘Caucasian’, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, November 10, 1961

    This time around, few would deny Casey Martin a ride at the Open, Golf Magazine, June 12, 2012

  4. Thanks to you, the executives at the Ladies Professional Golf Association responded to the demand to move the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open from Donald Trump’s golf course–and they’re clearly feeling the pressure!1

    Executives were forced to put out a statement to media after 100,000 people signed the petition, and UltraViolet members protested a tournament in Phoenix, AZ while planes flew the message, “Take a mulligan. Dump sexist Trump.”2 Now, UltraViolet members are flooding their phones.

    Linda, we have their attention. Can you help push the U.S. Golf Association and Ladies Professional Golf Association over the edge and call their offices?

    Make sure to leave a voicemail if you don’t reach someone:

    USGA – (908) 234-2300

    LPGA – (386) 274-6200

    It’s always best to speak in your own words, but here are some points to guide you:

    Golf is a sport that has long carried a dubious track record of racism, sexism, and discrimination against people with disabilities–and Donald Trump ran a campaign based on all those things. The USGA and LPGA should be ashamed.

    Holding the U.S. Women’s Open is an endorsement of Trump–a racist, sexual predator–to the public. The USGA and LPGA must send a clear signal to women and men across the country that they stand against Trump’s hateful platform and policies by committing to hold all future women’s tournaments out of Trump property.

    Over 100,000 people have signed the petition. Dump Trump!

    Let us know how it went.

    Thank you for speaking out.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Emma, PaKou, Pilar, and Natalie, the UltraViolet team

    Sources:

    1. LPGA responds to group’s planned Trump protest, Golf Central, March 17, 2017

    2. Trump protesters asked to leave LPGA Tour event, ABC News, March 18, 2017

  5. OMG this weekend was amazing! On behalf of more than 100,000 UltraViolet members who’ve been pushing the U.S. Golf Association to move the 2017 Women’s Open from Trump’s Bedminster golf course, we protested at the event.

    He saw us. He was mad. And he tweeted about it.

    Here’s how it went down:

    –First, more than 30 UltraViolet members and allies held a rally outside of the golf resort.

    –Then, they set up a motorcade–with cars that had signs like “This is a sexual predator’s golf course”–that drove along the path audiences used to head to the Women’s Open. They were followed by a truck that read Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood quote. And they kept going despite being stopped by New Jersey State Police for protesting.

    –Next, and this is probably the best part, a handful of those UltraViolet members went inside the golf course, waited until the final round until Trump himself showed up, and–right in front of him and tons of press–silently took off their shirts to reveal purple shirts that read “USGA: Dump sexist Trump.”

    –And finally, after hours of protesting out in the heat, and after they knew he’d seen them, they went out for ice cream!

    Here are just a few of hundreds of press hits:

    A small group protests Trump as he watches U.S. Women’s Open (Washington Post)

    Protesters, supporters face off outside Trump’s box at U.S. Women’s Open (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (NJ Advance Media)

    UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National (Golf Channel)

    Anti-Trump protests staged at U.S. Women’s Open (Reuters)

    Some tweets!

    “Dozens out here in the heat to tell USGA…”

    “At the #USWomensOpen looking sexist-racist Donald Trump in the eyes…”

    “Second protest inside security at Trump National. Trump is pointing at it from inside box.”

    “WATCH as protesters reveal their “USGA: Dump Sexist Trump” shirts…”OMG this weekend was amazing! On behalf of more than 100,000 UltraViolet members who’ve been pushing the U.S. Golf Association to move the 2017 Women’s Open from Trump’s Bedminster golf course, we protested at the event.

    He saw us. He was mad. And he tweeted about it.

    Here’s how it went down:

    –First, more than 30 UltraViolet members and allies held a rally outside of the golf resort.

    –Then, they set up a motorcade–with cars that had signs like “This is a sexual predator’s golf course”–that drove along the path audiences used to head to the Women’s Open. They were followed by a truck that read Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood quote. And they kept going despite being stopped by New Jersey State Police for protesting.

    –Next, and this is probably the best part, a handful of those UltraViolet members went inside the golf course, waited until the final round until Trump himself showed up, and–right in front of him and tons of press–silently took off their shirts to reveal purple shirts that read “USGA: Dump sexist Trump.”

    –And finally, after hours of protesting out in the heat, and after they knew he’d seen them, they went out for ice cream!

    Here are just a few of hundreds of press hits:

    A small group protests Trump as he watches U.S. Women’s Open (Washington Post)

    Protesters, supporters face off outside Trump’s box at U.S. Women’s Open (PHOTOS, VIDEO) (NJ Advance Media)

    UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National (Golf Channel)

    Anti-Trump protests staged at U.S. Women’s Open (Reuters)

    Some tweets!

    “Dozens out here in the heat to tell USGA…”

    “At the #USWomensOpen looking sexist-racist Donald Trump in the eyes…”

    “Second protest inside security at Trump National. Trump is pointing at it from inside box.”

    “WATCH as protesters reveal their “USGA: Dump Sexist Trump” shirts…”

    UltraViolet members pulled these actions off with allies like CREDO and the New Jersey Working Families Party amid often-violent Trump supporters–some of whom showed up the day before. Because, as Hope S. (one of the UltraViolet members who confronted Trump) said: “This is how we take on Trump. We stay visible. We stay bold. We stay united.”

    Because of UltraViolet members, hundreds of thousands of people were reminded that associating with Trump is an endorsement of his behavior. Neither Trump nor the USGA should get away with their actions in the public eye, so UltraViolet members made sure they didn’t.

    And none of this would have been possible without thousands of UltraViolet members teaming together to take action. Thank you for speaking out.

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Emma, PaKou, Pilar, Natalie, Melody, Pam, and Lindsay, the UltraViolet team

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