WATSON COLEMAN FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN JOINING #STOPHATEFORPROFIT IN HITTING PAUSE ON HATE
EWING – The Bonnie Watson Coleman for Congress campaign today announced that they are joining the #StopHateforProfit effort to Hit Pause on Hate and removing their advertising from Facebook’s services in July to promote freedom, equality and justice. While the #StopHateforProfit efforts are centered around asking businesses to “stand in solidarity”, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman has long been a champion in the fight for these values and decided to also remove her campaign’s ads from Facebook’s services.
Rep. Watson Coleman has been engaged in a contentious Primary fight for months, but she released a statement today explaining her decision to remove her campaign’s ads with just one week to go in the campaign:
“I am proud to stand with all those who have joined with the #StopHateforProfit efforts to try and effect positive change. In this unique election in which voting by mail is the primary mode of election, communicating with voters is critically important, but this campaign is even more essential to our democracy. How we approach hate and bigotry on line has serious implications on the freedoms of America’s future.
I’m hoping that by removing our campaign ads from Facebook with one week to go until Election Day we will help draw further attention to the hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence that is so often being trafficked with no apparent consequence. Too many have fought too long and hard to continue to allow Facebook to put profit before justice, so we are standing with all those who have decided it is time to fight back against the spread of this hatred with action we know they will understand. Calling for decency and responsible oversight seemingly has no impact, so it has become necessary to remove the flow of advertising dollars and #StopHateforProfit.”