Levi Strauss teams up with Bloomberg to create gun control group: ‘Simply cannot stand by silently’
By Sarah Taylor
Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss & Co. since 2011, is partnering with Everytown for Gun Safety in an attempt to push for stricter gun control and regulations.
The company is also partnering with other executives including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in order to create Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety, which Bergh said will be “a coalition of business leaders who believe, as we do, that business has a critical role to play in and a moral obligation to do something about the gun violence epidemic in this country.”
What did Bergh say?
In a Tuesday op-ed published in Fortune, Bergh wrote that it was important to take a stand against gun violence at such a critical time.
Bergh wrote, “As business leaders with power in the public and political arenas, we simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to the issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work.”
“While taking a stand can be unpopular with some,” he continued, “doing nothing is no longer an option.”
According to Bergh’s op-ed, the company will set aside $1 million in donations for groups who work to eradicate U.S. gun violence.
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Source:: The Blaze