Don't Let NFL Sponsors Stay on the Sidelines

  • Week of October 1, 2017
“Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble…” Hebrews 12:12

Remember the corporate leadership that we saw in opposition to the Muslim Ban? It wasn’t just talk -- 97 companies took the administration to court. We again saw this moral courage from corporate America after Trump bagged the Paris agreement when CEOs, such as Elon Musk of Tesla, left his advisory council. Then, after Trump’s Charlottesville comments, the CEO council disbanded completely. But as NFL owners and players rushed to defend their right to protest in the wake of President Donald Trump’s criticism of players taking the knee during the national anthem, one group of stakeholders has remained largely silent -- the league’s corporate partners.

All-of-us must remind these companies that in the Trump administration, it’s a bad play to remain silent in the face of injustice.

Here’s how:

  1. Review this resource, which provides the name of NFL sponsors, their twitter handles, and any statements that they have made.

  2. Tweet at these corporate sponsors and ask them to support players who are choosing to take the knee.