Shortly after the bombshell release of Trump’s Grab Them By The Pussy videotapes in October, one woman decided to fight back. She knew the way to hit Trump and his family that would really hurt. So she launched an all-out attack on every retailer carrying the Trump brand. Thus began the #GrabYourWallet movement.
Along with her friend and co-founder Sue Atencio, Shannon Coulter courageously took on the Trump empire, first by researching which major retailers were selling products by either Ivanka and Donald Trump. They then enlisted help from women on the Internet, particularly Twitter, to contact these stores to request that they remove these products from their shelves. If they refused, the women promised to boycott the stores. These are not mom and pop stores. We are talking the big league (or is it bigly?) here: Amazon, Nordstrom, Macy’s and other national names.
What began with just a few women quickly spread to thousands of supporters around the country. At first, they were ignored or dismissed. But now it looks like they are starting to be heard. Women who might ordinarily spend several hundreds of dollars in these stores are taking their business elsewhere, and they are letting the stores know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it.
While most people cannot afford $10,000 bracelets like the one Ivanka Trump wore during the 60 Minutes interview of her father, there are millions of women who have been buying the less expensive Trump items for the cache of being associated with the Trump name. Not anymore.
With the Christmas shopping season fast approaching, the people of this country who are disappointed and dissatisfied by the election of Donald Trump still have a voice and a vote. This is make-or-break time for most retailers, including the big guys. Show them that most decent Americans want nothing to do with Trump, his family, or the positions he has taken throughout the election.
Go to @ShannonCoulter on Twitter for the latest update on which stores are carrying Trump products. This list is on her pinned Tweet. It contains the names of the stores, as well as their phone numbers and other useful information. Call the stores or go to their websites and let them know that you are not only going to boycott Trump products, but you are not going to spend one red dime in their stores on anything as long as they continue to sell anything made by the Trump clan. Whenever possible, shop at the stores that have dropped the Trump line. And when you do shop at stores that aren’t on the list, let them know as well that you support them for NOT selling Trump items.
Vote with your calls to these stores. Vote with your shopping list. Vote with your money. #GrabYourWallet and let your voice be heard!