ACTION ALERT #529
: Ask JCPenney to Follow OfficeMax's Example
OFFICEMAX DROPS MICHAEL SAVAGE ADS OVER ANTI-ISLAM BIAS
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/15/2007
) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that OfficeMax, a leading office products retailer, has joined a growing list of companies that have stopped advertising on Michael Savage's nationally-syndicat ed radio program because of the host's anti-Muslim views.
CAIR recently reported that Savage, whose "The Savage Nation" airs on more than 300 radio stations nationwide, screamed attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran, Islam's revealed text, during his October 29, 2007, program.
To listen to Savage's bigoted statements, click here
SEE: National Radio Host Goes on Anti-Muslim Tirade
The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group called on radio listeners of all faiths to contact companies that advertise on Savage's program to express their concerns about the host's anti-Muslim bigotry.
Companies that have dropped ads from Savage's program include Citrix Systems Inc., a global leader in application delivery infrastructure.
"It is encouraging that companies nationwide are choosing not to associate with Mr. Savage's hatred and bigotry," said CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin. "Freedom of speech includes the right not to subsidize hate."
Rubin thanked OfficeMax for its prompt response to Muslim concerns. She said CAIR is asking other Savage advertisers to follow that company's example.
CAIR, America 's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada . Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair. com
; CAIR Communications Coordinator Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail: rahmed@cair. com
; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787 or 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair. com
IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED
ASK JCPENNEY TO FOLLOW OFFICEMAX'S EXAMPLE
: (As always, be POLITE. Hostile comments can and will be used by Savage to further defame Islam and Muslims.)
1. CONTACT JCPenney
, today's featured "Savage Nation" advertiser. (Other advertisers will be featured in the future.)
As part of the ongoing campaign to ask companies that advertise on "The Savage Nation" to stop buying air time on that program, today's featured company is JCPenney. Please contact company officials to express your concerns about their support of such a hate-filled program.
Mr. Myron E. Ullman
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
6501 Legacy Drive
Plano , TX 75024
jcpcorpcomm@ jcpenney. com
, jrae1@jcpenney. com
, rvjohnso@jcpenney. com
, psanc3@jcpenney. com
, tmlyons@jcpenney. com
, qcrensha@jcpenney. com
, kparkhou@jcpenney. com
, ovela@jcpenney. com
, dbrossar@jcpenney. com
COPY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Because "The Savage Nation" is a syndicated program, many of the advertisers vary from station to station. FIND OUT which station carries Michael Savage's program in your area, LISTEN to the program and write down the contact information for both local and national advertisers.
CONTACT those advertisers to POLITELY inform them that you and your friends and family will not purchase their products or services as long as they continue to subsidize a hate-filled program.
For a listing of radio stations that air Michael Savage's program, click here.
3. CONTACT Talk Radio Network, Michael Savage's syndicator
, to express your concerns about his hate-filled attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran.
Mr. Mark Masters
Chief Executive Officer
Talk Radio Network
P.O. Box 3755
Central Point OR 97502
Phone: 541-664-8827 or 541-474-2297
Fax: 541-664-6250 or 866-876-5075
E-Mail: mmasters@talkradion etwork.com
, eterry@talkradionet work.com
, gregdoyle@talkradio network.com
, info@talkradionetwo rk.com
, affiliates@talkradi onetwork. com
, rubend@talkradionet work.com
4. SEND COPIES of all correspondence to CAIR
at: E-Mail email@example.com
or fax to 202-488-0833.
5. ORGANIZE local coalitions
with friends of the Muslim community to challenge Savage's hate rhetoric.
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