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WARNING: Your cell phone might be funding hate.

Is your cell phone funding hate?

July 21, 2016
By Trish Tobin

Is your cell phone company sponsoring Donald Trump’s hate? If you are an AT&T customer the answer might be yes.

That’s because AT&T has agreed to be the official provider for “Communications, Video and Technology” at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention.

From the moment it began, Donald Trump’s campaign has been rooted in bigotry and hate against Mexican immigrants and Muslims. Trump has encouraged his supporters to brutally target protesters at his rallies while justifying and even endorsing his supporters’ acts of violence.

AT&T’s corporate sponsorship of this week’s Republican convention puts its stamp of approval on Trump’s toxicity and helps legitimize his hateful platform. Though AT&T chose to be all-in with its sponsorship of Trump’s coronation, other companies, including Wells Fargo, UPS, Motorola, JPMorgan, Ford, Walgreens and Apple – all of which sponsored the 2012 Republican convention – opted not to sponsor Trump’s racism, xenophobia and misogyny.

CREDO Mobile doesn’t fund hate.

We do the opposite by supporting groups like Color of Change and United We Dream that are fighting for civil rights and for a more inclusive society, along with hundreds of other great progressive organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Friends of the Earth and the American Civil Liberties Union. So far, we’ve made more than $81 million in contributions.

To us, it’s a simple choice. You can have a cell phone that stands up for your values or one that doesn’t.

If you’re an AT&T customer, I’d like to encourage you to check out our phones and plans. Learn more by clicking here.

We’ll deliver great customer service, and you can rest easy knowing that when you use your phone, you’ll be standing up for what you believe in.

Photo adapted from Flickr/Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons 2.0.