PRESS RELEASE from Rights Equal Rights
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Karger to Tampa – Will Attend
Strongly Opposed to GOP
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – After a week
in New England, former
Republican Presidential candidate Fred Karger will head to Florida this
Saturday, August 25th. This will be Karger’s 10th GOP National
Convention beginning in Miami Beach back in 1972. Fred went to 9
in a row, but not the last one in 2008.
Republican Party Platform – Big Mistake
It looked like Mitt Romney was not going to allow the usual gay bashing
in this year’s Republican Party platform, but that turned out to be
wishful thinking. Now Family Research Council head Tony Perkins
bragging about writing the plank that continues to demonize millions of
LGBT Americans. The platform once again calls for a
amendment to ban marriage equality and oppose the Obama
administration's decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage
Prominent on the GOP platform committee was former National
Organization of Marriage (NOM) lead attorney James Bopp.
NOM'S myriad of law suits to keep its donors secret, before NOM set up
an in-house law firm.
“l will be speaking out in Tampa against Perkins and Bopp and the
anti-equality, anti-woman language in this year's GOP Platform,“
Karger. “These third party hate groups are wielding way too much
and are driving away an entire generation of Republicans.”
Amway – Orlando Magic Boycott
Three weeks ago Karger announced a global boycott of all the companies
and holdings of Amway owner’s, the DeVos family. Amway president
DeVos contributed $500,000 to the National Organization for Marriage
(NOM is the leading anti-gay marriage organization in the
Check out our Boycott Amway web site: CLICK HERE
Fred will be meeting with allies and
supporters in the Orlando area
regarding upcoming boycott plans against the Orlando Magic NBA
basketball team, which is also owned by the DeVos family.
“We have conducted four previous boycotts of donors who contributed
$100,000 or more to pass Proposition 8, and we settled two.
never boycotted a professional sports team before, but feel there are
strong reasons to do so and with an 82 game season, ample opportunities
to get our message out."
We have already received significant initial support for taking on all
the DeVos family holdings. These include all Amway products and
of its parent Alticor, which include the 26 car dealerships of
the DeVos-owned Fox Automotive Group, all Amway Hotels including
W Marriott and Marriott Courtyard in Grand Rapids, Michigan and RDV
Sportsplex and MVP Sports Clubs in Michigan and Florida.
NOTE: Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos gave $100,000 in 2008 to pass
Florida’s Amendment 2 to ban gay marriage in that state.
Karger’s Availability in Tampa
Anyone interested in contacting or interviewing Fred, let Brian Wilson
know @ 949-500-6109
Fred will be in the Tampa – Orlando region from Saturday, August 25th
to Friday, August 31st.