Posted on July 21, 2016
WARNING: Your Cell Phone Might Be Funding Hate.
Is your cell phone company sponsoring Donald Trump’s hate? If you are an AT&T customer the answer might be yes.
That’s because AT&T has agreed to be the official provider for “Communications, Video and Technology” at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention.
From the moment it began, Donald Trump’s campaign has been rooted in bigotry and hate against Mexican immigrants and Muslims. Trump has encouraged his supporters to brutally target protesters at his rallies while justifying and even endorsing acts of violence committed by his supporters.
AT&T’s corporate sponsorship of this week’s Republican convention puts its brand’s stamp of approval on Trump’s toxicity and helps legitimize his hateful platform. While AT&T chose to be all-in with its sponsorship of Trump’s coronation, other companies, including Wells Fargo, UPS, Motorola, JPMorgan, Ford, Walgreens, and Apple – all of whom sponsored the 2012 Republican convention – opted not to sponsor Trump’s racism, xenophobia and misogyny.
CREDO Mobile doesn’t fund hate.
We do the opposite, supporting groups like Color of Change and United We Dream that are fighting for civil rights and for a more inclusive society, along with hundreds of other great progressive organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Friends of the Earth, and the American Civil Liberties Union. So far we’ve made more than $81 million in contributions.
To us it’s a simple choice. You can have a cell phone that stands up for your values, or one that doesn’t.
If you’re an AT&T customer, I’d like to encourage you to check out our phones and plans. Learn more by clicking here.
We’ll deliver great customer service, and you can rest easy knowing that when you use your phone you’ll be standing up for your values.
Photo adapted from Flickr/Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons 2.0.