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NGO Rejoinder

25 Jul 2017

Chamber Watch

Chamber Watch rejoinder to Gap's response re conflict between its climate commitments and participation in US Chamber of Commerce

Gap Inc. includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on its publicly disclosed lists of trade association memberships. Moreover, in email correspondence (available upon request) between Chamber Watch and a Gap representative, it was confirmed that despite not agreeing with the Chamber on the issues of climate change, the Gap works in partnership with the Chamber to support other shared business goals. We believe that by giving any amount of money, to any division of the Chamber, the Gap is aiding in the Chamber's efforts to advance an anti-worker, anti-climate, anti-woman agenda...Gap may intend their funding to go directly to the Chamber's international programming, the money may ultimately free up other sources of funding which allows the Chamber to continue lobbying to destroy public protections. Additionally, Gap's continued funding of international programming is equally as problematic as funding its lobbying efforts on domestic policies...we urge Gap to stop funding any part of the Chamber immediately.