Starts out: "In the best attempt to date to unseat Edward Stack as the nation’s Virtue Signaler in Chief, Levi Strauss’s CEO Chip Bergh bravely announced this week his company’s support of “youth activists” working to end the “gun violence epidemic” in America and encouraged other “business leaders” to do the same.
“As business leaders with power in the public and political arenas, we simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to the issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work,” he said in a recent op-ed published by Fortune. “While taking a stand can be unpopular with some, doing nothing is no longer an option.”
Naming his brand among the “pioneers of the American West” and the “great symbols of American freedom,” Bergh outlines three ways he’s hoping to restrict the constitutional rights of his fellow Americans.
First, he plans to establish the Safer Tomorrow Fund, which will dole out $1 million in “philanthropic grants” to “nonprofits and youth activists who are working to end gun violence in America.”
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Next, Bergh and his company will join Everytown for Gun Safety’s new Business Leaders for Gun Safety coalition. Roughly paraphrasing Everytown’s website, this group is working to join banks and other businesses doing their darndest to bankrupt gun companies and marginalize gun owners.
Finally, Bergh hopes to incentivize his employees to join him in his righteous crusade. Levi Strauss will double its usual employee donation match to anti-gun organizations and pay employees for sixty working hours per year (5 hours per month) to volunteer for the same organizations.
“We’re encouraging our employees to use their time to make an impact,” he said."
Levi's has been anti gun for many years. When I found out, I quit buying them. I learned that Wrangler sponsored different shooting events and started buying them. Not as stylish, but more comfortable and they aren't out sponsoring gun grabbing.
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Levi jeans have become hipster fashion. Screw 'em.
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When they moved their production 'offshore' I quit buying them. The majority of their products are made in China, Japan, Italy and maybe Mexico. So are those the employees he intends to pay to be anti gun?
I prefer WRANGLER.
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Blew them off a while ago, for Wrangler and Dickies.
No surprise, as I am a toxic masculine Texan anyways
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I checked in on their FB page and boy oh boy are they getting blown up good!
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What a prick. Was an Army officer, guess he forgot about that oath to protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies...
If I were on the board, I'd want his sorry ass removed. You're there to make money for the company, not push your SJW ideals onto the brand and alienate even more long-time customers.
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coffee, and sarcasm.
And the pope is Catholic, bears shit in the woods, and former USMC drill instructors make terrible therapists. While this does seem to be a new level, Levi's has been anti-gun for many years.
I am good not buying their shit - they're just jeans and they don't even make them in the US anymore.
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I thought Levis were wrinkle-free, no need to ironic them.
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Side question...what is Wrangler's stance on 2nd Amendment issues? I haven't bought Levi jeans in YEARS anyway, but am curious about Wrangler.
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I have no need to buy Levi products. Wife and I bought quite a pile of jeans several years ago. Some store going out of business. Still have at least 10 pairs stacked on the closet shelf that have never been worn. Don't remember what brand.
If I needed a new pair of jeans, it would not be levi.
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I've refused to buy Levis for many years now as well.
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I've been pleasantly surprised by a couple of pairs of Carhartt jeans I bought recently as well.
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As have I.
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Have not bought any of their products for years.
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I don’t buy levis, but I’m still amazed at these companies. I don’t understand why any of them would put out their thoughts on such topics as guns, abortions, politics, same sex marriage, etc. what good could come from giving your opinion on ANY of these topics? You’re going to piss somebody off on either side of the fence on any of these topics. If you want to donate your money somewhere for tax purposes how about donating to vets, police, battered women shelters. who could be mad at you donating to any of these places?
The only time I think it’s ok for any business to give their opinions on these topics is when that IS their business. If I sell guns obviously I should be pro-gun, because guns are definitely not the business you get into to get rich or because the paperwork is so much fun.
I guess that’s why I don’t really Facebook either. I don’t feel the need to tell people my every thought.
I would stop buying their jeans if I had not already stopped years ago.
I found for me, that they do not last as well as some others and the worst thing is how they put a "Strangle Hold" on my twins.
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The current commercials REALLY suck. Who is the target audience??
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