More than 20,000 people have now joined a campaign on Change.org asking Richfield-based Best Buy to oppose the on the ballot in Minnesota this November. .
The campaign was started by a recent University of Minnesota Law school graduate, Andrew Korando, following Target Corporation's public statement against the amendment. Last Thursday, General Mills also spoke out against the measure.
“Best Buy is increasingly alienating itself from other Minnesota-based companies that recognize the importance of fairness and equality in recruiting top talent and building a strong state economy,” Korando said in a recent press release. “I applaud General Mills and Target for leading the way, and hope that the more than 20,000 people who have joined my campaign—many of them tech geeks like me—will convince Best Buy to do the right thing and speak out against this discriminatory amendment.”
, for every new signature on Korando’s petition, an e-mail is sent to Best Buy’s executive leadership and members of their employee LGBT group (PRIDE).