LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the largest employers in Nevada is launching a donation match program benefiting civil rights organizations in light of the deadly Charlottesville protests.
MGM Resorts International, the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, said Friday that it would match employee donations made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Anti-Defamation League, Human Rights Campaign, Council on American Islamic Relations, OCA National-Asian Pacific American Advocates and League of United Latin American Citizens.
CEO Jim Murren made the announcement in a letter, saying he felt compelled to speak out against “the degradation of basic human dignity” following the deadly attacks in Charlottesville and Barcelona in recent days.
He said the company champions diversity and inclusion. Murren said MGM believes in free speech but that it would not tolerate hate.
The FBI has cut ties with three of the most radical groups listed above:
- Hamas-front group CAIR – FBI Bans CAIR over Terror Ties
- Terror-inspiring SPLC – FBI Quietly Cuts Ties With Anti-Christian Hate Group, and the Southern Poverty Law Center Linked to FRC Shooting in Chilling New Interrogation Video
- ADL – ‘Shocked’ Anti-Defamation League slaps FBI ‘diss on hate crimes
The SPLC is also a known hate group responsible for at least one deadly terrorist attack, but likely more. Read: SPLC Issues Hit List of U.S. Women Against Sharia Law.
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