Protest At Amazon Shareholder Meeting To Drop Breitbart

TUES 8AM: Plane, Protest At Amazon Shareholder Meeting Urges Retail Giant to Stop Funding Right-Wing Hate, Drop Breitbart

Care2, UltraViolet, MoveOn.org, SumOfUs, The Representation Project, Sleeping Giants Deliver 1.2 Million Signatures to Amazon Shareholder Meeting Calling on Amazon to Stop Advertising on Right-Wing Hate Website

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — On Tuesday, May 23rd, a coalition of progressive organizations including Care2, MoveOn.org, The Representation Project, Sleeping Giants, SumOfUs and UltraViolet, will hold a rally outside Amazon’s shareholder meeting at Fremont Studios demanding that Amazon sever ties immediately with the right-wing news outlet Breitbart over its promotion of white supremacy, bigotry, and misogyny.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23rd.  8:30am to 10:00am PT

WHERE: Amazon’s Annual General Meeting. Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th St. Seattle, WA

At the action, the groups will deliver more than 1.2 million signatures urging the company to cut ties with Breitbart as a plane flies over the shareholder meeting with a banner reading:


Breitbart is the white nationalist website formerly run by Trump adviser Steve Bannon. The website routinely promotes racist, sexist, and Islamophobic content with headlines like: “Birth control makes women unattractive and crazy” and “The Confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage.” Virtually every major corporation worldwide has blocked their ads from appearing on Breitbart, but one glaring exception remains: Amazon.

With ads regularly appearing on the website, Amazon is one of Breitbart’s most visible and prolific sponsors. In November 2016, an anonymous group called Sleeping Giants launched a Twitter account to let companies know about their presence on Breitbart. Since then, they have successfully convinced more than 2,000 companies to drop their ads from the alt-right site.

Amazon has yet to comment on its relationship with Breitbart, but in March, over 560 Amazon employees signed a letter asking their employer to stop advertising on the site.