Friday, September 19, 2008

Don't Buy Bolthouse Demonstration

Media Advisory September 19, 2008
Contact: Fred Karger 619-592-2008

Saturday Demonstration at Ralphs in Hollywood

William Bolthouse’s $100,000 Contribution to Yes on 8
Counters Brad Pitt’s

LOS ANGELES – Californians Against Hate will hold a mid-day demonstration tomorrow, Saturday, September 20th at 12:00 noon in front of the Ralphs Supermarket, 7257 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood (4 blocks west of LaBrea). The demonstration is to kick-off the campaign to ask consumers to “Don’t Buy Bolthouse” (Farms) fruit, vegetable and coffee drinks, carrots (they are the 2nd largest producer in the world) and Bolthouse Farms salad dressings.

William Bolthouse, Jr. contributed $100,000 to Protect Marriage / Yes on Proposition 8. His huge financial support was one of the main reasons that this constitutional initiative qualified for the November 4th ballot. His money helped enable the committee to hire hundreds of paid professional petition circulators to collect the signatures necessary to qualify this initiative for the November ballot. If passed on November 4th, Proposition 8 would eliminate same-sex marriage in California.

Today Fred Karger, Campaign Manager for Californians Against sent a letter to Bolthouse Farms Chairman, Andre Radandt (William Bolthouse’s son-in-law) in which he said;

“As of Saturday, September 20, 2008, we will embark on an effort to get the message out to the gay and lesbian community and our millions of friends, family members, neighbors and co-workers all over the United States to “Don't Buy Bolthouse.”

There are many other juices, carrot brands, coffee drinks and salad dressings available without the Bolthouse name attached. Right next to the Bolthouse drinks you can choose from Odwalla, Purely Juice, Naked Natural Energy, Jamba and Evolution. Lots of options – just Don’t Buy Bolthouse.

We have set up a web site, too:

“William Bolthouse’s $100,000 contribution is an insult to gay and lesbian Americans. Why should we spend our hard-earned money buying Bolthouse Farms’ products only to have it used against us?” concluded Karger.

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