Resolution to Support the Coors Boycott

Whereas, since 1975 the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender community has played a major role in fighting back against the Coors Brewery interests and its anti-people agenda; and

Whereas, this boycott, was started by Chicano workers in Colorado in 1966 and continued in the LGBT community by leaders like Harvey Milk and Howard Wallace; and

Whereas, a central aim of the boycott was to stop Coors from financing and providing political leadership to extreme right wing organizations; and

Whereas, Coors continues to finance such forces, creating the Castle Rock Foundation as a device to conceal its aims, and continues to finance organizations like the Free Congress Foundation, the Heritage Foundation and other anti-union, anti-gay, racist, and sexist groups; and

Therefore, Be It Resolved, that Pride at Work pledges continued support of the Coors Boycott and calls upon all Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender organizations to support the boycott and spurn any and all financial offers from Coors.

Submitted by: Gerry Scoppettulo