FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2017
Contact: Lizeth Chacon, (720) 938-6588
A Half-Million People Demand Disney CEO Leave Trump’s Business Advisory Council
Activists plan rally outside Disney shareholder meeting in Denver
Will Iger side with hate, or with families?
DENVER – Community members and activists will protest outside the Walt Disney Company shareholders meeting in Denver on Wednesday, demanding that Disney CEO Bob Iger step down from Trump’s Business Advisory Council.
A coalition of organizations representing millions of people have come together to hold Disney accountable to families. They have collected petitions with a half-million signatures from throughout the country telling Iger that by teaming up with Trump’s collection of troubling characters, he is also aligning Disney with racism, anti-immigrant policies and endorsing the administration’s Muslim ban.
Disney has entertained generations of families. Now Iger is selling out those families, customers and workers in exchange for big corporate tax breaks. Disney is one of the corporations that would benefit most from Trump’s corporate tax cuts – and families stand to lose the most.
In Denver, Disney shareholders have a chance to join more than a half-million people nationwide and tell Iger to be a prince and walk away from Donald Trump.
Follow the rally: #BadMickey and #QuitTheCouncil @WaltDisneyCo
Facebook link: http://bit.ly/2lExjaI
What: A rally outside the Disney shareholders meeting in Denver
Why: To demand that CEO Bob Iger leave Trump’s Business Advisory Council.
When: Wednesday, March 8, at 9 a.m.
Where: Sculpture Park, Denver Performing Arts Complex, Champa Street and Speer Boulevard.
Visuals: Disney-themed signs urging Iger to quit Trump’s business council.
Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) is a racial justice, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing and winning progressive social change locally, statewide and nationally. COPA builds power to improve the lives of all Coloradans through leadership development, organizing and alliance building.