Florida Family Association calls off boycott of Best Buy.
Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on April 23, 2012 which reported “Best Buy was recently listed as a “Platinum Sponsor” of a fundraising banquet for the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) according to Creepingsharia.com. Best Buy’s corporate headquarters is located in Minnesota.”
The email alert encouraged Florida Family Association supporters to send emails to six Best Buy officials stating in part “I will shop elsewhere until Best Buy rules out future support for the Council on American Islamic Relations.”
More than 10,000 people across the country sent emails to each of the six Best Buy officials through the Floridafamily.org server to urge the company to stop supporting CAIR.
It has been more than a year since the January 2012 CAIR Minnesota Chapter banquet that was sponsored by Best Buy. There has been no new news regarding Best Buy supporting CAIR since that event.
“Corporate America needs to know there is virtue in changing their position on issues.” Notes David Caton, Florida Family Association President. “If we continue to hold one action against a company there is no virtue in them changing their position. Additionally, there are so many current issues that need our attention. We do not need to be distracted by a one time event that has not been repeated in over a year. We hope other organizations will drop their action against Best Buy as well.”
Therefore, Florida Family Association is dropping the boycott of Best Buy.
A special thanks to everyone who sent emails to Best Buy.