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Stand with Walmart workers. Demand that Walmart stop selling guns.

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The petition to Walmart executives reads:

"We stand with Walmart workers. Stop selling guns."

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    Stand with Walmart workers. Demand that Walmart stop selling guns.

    Politicians aren't the only ones responsible for creating the mass shootings crisis. Corporations like Walmart are also to blame.

    As one of the largest retailers of guns in the country, Walmart is profiting from and exacerbating the gun violence epidemic. And Walmart workers are holding their bosses accountable.1 This week, Walmart employees in California staged a walkout to demand that the retail giant stop selling firearms immediately.

    News just broke that Walmart is already retaliating against the workers who spoke out.2 Add your name now to amplify their demands and show them that we have their backs.

    Stand with Walmart workers. Demand that Walmart stop selling guns.

    A white nationalist just killed 22 people and injured dozens at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. In July, a Walmart employee shot and killed two co-workers at a store in Southaven, Mississippi. It's no wonder that Walmart workers are rising up and using their power to stop these horrific tragedies from happening ever again.

    Walmart e-commerce specialist Thomas Marshall first posted a memo on the company portal calling on employees to pressure management to cease firearm sales.3 He and his colleagues who distributed the memo and publicly signed the employee petition have now been locked out of their work accounts. That is appalling and potentially illegal.

    Walmart needs to listen to its workers. Purging its stores of all firearms isn't just the right thing to do to curb the country's gun violence epidemic, it's also a smart business move. In fact, when Dick's Sporting Goods stopped selling guns after the Parkland massacre and used the store real estate for other products, its sales went up.4

    Walmart has no excuse. Tens of thousands of Walmart employees are calling on the retail giant to stop selling firearms.5 Now, we need to use our power as consumers to make sure Walmart executives hear their demands loud and clear.

    Stand with Walmart workers. Demand that Walmart stop selling guns.

    Thanks for speaking out.

    References:

    1. Democracy Now, "Walmart Workers Plan Walkout to Protest Gun Sales," Aug. 7, 2019.
    2. David Williams, "A Walmart worker sent a mass email urging thousands of associates to strike over gun sales," CNN, Aug. 7, 2019.
    3. Bryan Menegus, "Walmart Retaliates Against Worker Who Urged Employee Walkout Over Gun Sales," Gizmodo, Aug. 6, 2019.
    4. Williams, "A Walmart worker sent a mass email urging thousands of associates to strike over gun sales."
    5. Chris Isidore, "What would happen if Walmart stopped selling guns," CNN, Aug 6, 2019.