Meet Up, the popular website in which people can create groups based on mutual interests and schedule “meet ups” in their communities, has now decided to go full-on leftist and join the anti-Trump resistance.
The company wrote in a statement on their website: “For almost 15 years, Meetup has served as an organizing platform for a wide range of political parties and movements, welcoming everyone from the Howard Deaniacs to the Tea Party. ‘We’re vital plumbing for democracy,’ we always said. Before today, our company had never taken a partisan stance. It’s not a decision we take lightly.”
And now they’ve decided to scrap being “welcoming” to half of the population based on their decision that is based on ignorance and leftist talking points …
“But after Donald Trump’s order to block people on the basis of nationality and religion, a line had been crossed. At a time when core democratic ideals felt under attack, we looked at our members’ response, and were inspired by Meetups like SF Resist. We felt a duty to spark more activity and broaden civic participation,” the statement from the company continued.
“As champions of democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, and sustainability, more people (than ever!) are ready to organize, take to the streets, visit town hall meetings, pick up the phone, paint signs, and huddle to make their voices heard.
“We are Meetup, dammit! We needed to act,” the statement read.
They went on to explain what they decided to do:
So last week we stopped normal operations for a company-wide hackathon (a “resist-a-thon”) to help people get involved.
We created 1,000+ #Resist Meetup Groups to act as local hubs for these actions
- We launched 1,000+ #Resist Meetup Groups, free for everyone
- We’re announcing them to our 30 million members
- We made key product changes enabling anyone to schedule local Meetups
- We partnered with leading organizations to distribute their ideas for making change
It’s time to defend our democracies and restore values of inclusivity, love, tolerance, and respect — one helping hand, one voice, one Meetup at a time.
As they pointed out, they’re “not operating alone.”
“It’s up to the people to take this forward (anyone can show up, anyone can step up). And we’re lucky to have partners including the Women’s March, Human Rights Watch, Planned Parenthood, the Anti Defamation League and many others who are contributing to our library of ideas for making change.”
They concluded: “Meetup exists to create welcoming spaces where people can connect. We look forward to seeing the positive impact from these Meetups when those connections happen.
Welp, there’s yet another company that has decided to out their disturbing intolerance and ignorance. Worse, they do so all the while claiming that they are “welcoming.”
What a crock of garbage.
Add this company to the growing list of those that millions of Americans will surely choose to boycott.