On August 3, 2012 Rights Equal Rights launched a global boycott of Amway / Alticor and
all its divisions and family owned businesses because of its President and company owner
Doug DeVos’s $500,000 contribution to the National Organization (NOM) for Marriage. This
contribution recently came to light from the federal IRS 990 tax filing of the Doug and Maria
NOM is boycotting Starbucks and General Mills for simply supporting marriage equality in their
home states, and is busily defending its staunch ally Chick-fil-A. We at Rights Equal Rights feel
that it is important to support our friends and equally important to keep pressure on the mega-
donors to NOM and other likeminded organizations and individuals who so vigorously oppose
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality.
A global boycott of Amway will let others know that there are consequences for giving massive
amounts of money to take away the rights of a minority. We will be closely watching the
donors who contribute to the anti-gay sides of the four upcoming November 6 th marriage
elections in Minnesota, Maryland, Maine and Washington State.
Visit our new site www.boycottamway.com for more information and tools you can use to help!
News on the $500,000 DeVos Donation to NOM
Think Progress- The Big Donors Who Fund NOM’s Educational Hate Speech
Bilerico & LGBT POV Amway Gave $500k to NOM: http://www.bilerico.com/2012/02/romney_wants_marriage_amendment_amway_gave_500k_to_nom.php
Outward Magazine – Amway President Continues to Contribute To Anti-Gay Causes
Wikipedia – In January 2012, Amway contributed $500,000 to National Organization for Marriage, a political organization which opposes legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amway