Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Anti-Gay NOM Considered for Chase Bank Charity

Chase Bank is running a contest called 'Community Giving' for users to select charities worthy of receiving a chunk of a 5 million dollar donation by the bank. Among the non-profits listed are the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.

NOM being on the list is a direct violation of Chase's own non-discrimination policy:

"Chase Community Giving's own "clear and simple" rules state in Section 4 that any organization that "by itself or through an affiliated entity, discriminates on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, medical condition, citizenship, ancestry or marital status is not eligible" (Queerty).
The Chase list likely came from a standard non-profits list and was not edited to take out organizations that violate the non-discrimination policy.

Please tell Chase to review and remove the National Organization for Marriage at chasecommunitygiving.inquiry@chase.com

You can head over to the Chase Community Giving page on Facebook and vote for LGBT friendly charities to receive funding.

7 comments:

Diane J Standiford said...

once again---thank you for bringing this to our attention.

fairunion said...

Thank you I just emailed them about how NOM is breaking the rules. In addition I voted for LGBT friendly non-profits.

Mike Tidmus said...

Perfect! Let's go get'em.

Eric said...

I am thankful that you're bringing this to our attention. I hope that all the readers of this site will send a message to Chase.

Whitney Weddell said...

Done!

Jackson said...

Voted for a local queer community center, emailed Chase.

Anonymous said...

Chase Community Giving responds about NOM:
Thank you for reporting your concerns regarding a charity in the Guidestar.org database. We take this matter very seriously. The official rules of Chase Community Giving clearly state that a charity that, by itself or through an affiliated entity, discriminates is not eligible. Organiztions which receive votes in the program will be reviewed for eligibility to ensure compliance with the program rules. We value your views and thank you for writing to us.

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