Gap C.E.O Art Peck made a strong statement in support of the Paris Climate Agreement:
“Gap Inc. believes that action on climate change is not an option, it’s an imperative. This is an issue that impacts all of us, and our company was an early and emphatic supporter of the Paris climate agreement. We’re proud to join this group of innovative leaders from cities, states, businesses, and civil society across the U.S. in a commitment to taking action and doing the right thing for our planet and our people.”
However, by continuing to fund the U.S Chamber of Commerce, Gap is not "doing the right thing for our planet and our people."
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is by far the nation’s largest lobbying group, have spent almost $1.4 BILLION lobbying the federal government over the last two decades on behalf of giant corporations. The Chamber is also one of the largest dark money election spenders, having spent more than $150 million on congressional races alone since 2008.
The Chamber’s reactionary agenda is anti-worker, anti-consumer, and anti-environmental. And now that President Trump and the GOP Congress control the levers of power, the Chamber is one of the driving forces behind the Trump agenda of giving ever more power to corporate interests.
Where does the Chamber get all of its money? Much of it comes from big corporations, including Gap. Despite claiming to be in favor of action on climate change and equal pay for women, Gap continues to fund the Chamber, which opposes action on climate change as well as legislation to prevent pay discrimination.
200,000 people have now signed petitions calling on Gap to stop funding the Chamber, and on October 5th, we’ll be rallying at Gap’s San Francisco headquarters to call on the company to #DroptheChamber. Join us!