]USGA and LPGA: Dump Trump
The petition to the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the United
States Golf Association reads:
‚ÄúA sexist, serial abuser should not host the most prestigious women's golf
tournament in America. Sever ties with Donald Trump and move the 2017 U.S.
Women‚Äôs Open from Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster.‚ÄĚ
Add your name:
]Sign the petition ‚Ėļ
]Dump Trump from Women's
It makes no sense. The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the
United States Golf Association (USGA) are holding the country‚Äôs top
women‚Äôs golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New
Donald Trump is a misogynist and serial sexual predator. He routinely
demeans and harasses women. He is shamelessly using the presidency to
enrich his family, brand and businesses. It is offensive that the USGA and
LPGA are planning to legitimize and reward Trump‚Äôs hate by giving him
millions of dollars in revenue and helping to promote and sanitize his
Our friends at UltraViolet have been pushing the USGA and LPGA to move the
tournament for months, but so far the sporting organizations have refused
to do the right thing. That‚Äôs why we are joining UltraViolet to help ramp
up the pressure. Can you add your name to our petition now?
]Tell the LPGA and the USGA: Move the Women‚Äôs Open from Trump‚Äôs golf
course. Click here to sign the petition.
Golf has a history of racism, sexism and discrimination against people
with disabilities. The LPGA did not even begin until 1950. The
Professional Golfers‚Äô Association of America banned men of color until
1961.^1 Golf clubs across the country and the world have a long history of
maintaining all-male and all-white memberships.^2,3 It took a Supreme
Court ruling to stop the PGA Tour from mistreating disabled golfers.^4
It is through this lens that the LPGA and USGA need to reconsider the
decision to hold the U.S. Women's Open at a Trump course. Affiliating with
a racist, misogynist like Trump would double down on golf's legacy of
discrimination instead of moving away from it and send the wrong message
to young, aspiring golfers and survivors of abuse.
There is precedent for golf associations standing up to sexism and
discrimination. Two years ago, the PGA of America fired its president
after he attempted to belittle a male golfer as "a little girl."^5 Golf
organizing bodies in the United States and abroad have forced changes to
discriminatory membership policies by refusing to hold tournaments at
clubs that discriminate against women or people of color.^6
There‚Äôs already been intense pressure on the LPGA and USGA to move the
tournament. In October, Sens. Bob Casey, Edward Markey and Dick Blumenthal
wrote a letter asking them to decline ‚Äúfuture association with a brand
that degrades women.‚ÄĚ^7 UltraViolet has been organizing protests at LPGA
tour events. We need to build momentum now to keep the pressure on.
Tell the LPGA and the USGA: Move the Women‚Äôs Open from Trump‚Äôs golf
course. Click the link below to sign the petition:
Thanks for taking action today,
Heidi Hess, Senior Campaign Manager
]CREDO Action from Working Assets
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]Sign the petition ‚Ėļ
]PGA Group Abolishes ‚ÄėCaucasian,'‚ÄĚ Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Nov.
¬†2.¬†Alexandra Topping, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13505
]Muirfield golf club to allow women to join for
the first time," The Guardian, March 14, 2017.
¬†3.¬†Jaime Diaz, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13506
]Racism Issue Shakes World of Golf," The New York
Times, July 29, 1990.
¬†4.¬†Michael Bamberger, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13507
]This time around, few would deny Casey Martin
a ride at the Open," Golf Magazine, June 12, 2012.
]Ian Poulter tweet leads to exit of American PGA president," BBC,
Oct. 25, 2014.
¬†6.¬†Henry Young, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13509
]Tokyo 2020: Golf course bows to pressure over female
membership," CNN, March 20, 2017.
¬†7.¬†Adam Peck, "[ act.credoaction.com/go/13510
]Senators call for the LPGA to move women‚Äôs major away
from Trump course," ThinkProgress, Oct. 26, 2016.