3 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

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