National Rifle Association's Business Partners Face Pressure To End Affiliation
Source: Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- As pressure builds on the National Rifle Association to give up some of its hardline positions in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an advocacy organization is targeting companies that are affiliated with the gun lobbying group.
The NRA's website has a page that lists endorsed companies and services where members can receive discounts. Affiliated businesses include rental car companies, real estate services and hotel chains.
Nearly all of the affiliated hotels are part of the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts group. NRA members can receive 10 percent off at more than 6,500 participating hotels in the Wyndham family.
Avaaz.org is calling on Wyndham to end its affiliation with the NRA. The online activism group has 17 million members worldwide and close to a million in the United States.
2. I made about a dozen calls to different hotels...
...in the Wyndham chain, asking if they offered NRA discounts. Upon being told yes and asked if I wanted to make a reservation, I said "Thank you, no and never until the hotel separates from the NRA. Further I will encourage everyone with whom I speak to do the same."