MetLife and Symantec cyber-security announced Friday they are ending discount programs with the NRA and NRA members.
MetLife announced the change with a simple tweet:
We value all our customers but have decided to end our discount program with the NRA.
— MetLife (@MetLife) February 23, 2018
Symantec, a Fortune 500 cyber-security company, made its announcement with a simple tweet as well:
Symantec has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association.
— Symantec (@symantec) February 23, 2018
The Washington Post reports that Symantec “had been offering discounts on Norton anti-virus and malware protection, cutting prices on its premium package from $110 to $48 for NRA members.”
The announcements by MetLife and Symantec mean four companies have cut ties with the NRA this week. On Thursday, First National Bank of Omaha and Enterprise Rent-A-Car cut ties with the NRA as well. The First National Bank of Omaha announced that it would no longer offer NRA Visa Cards and Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced it would no longer offer discounts to NRA members.
These corporate moves come after the launch of a PR campaign designed to pressure companies into severing relationships with the NRA and its 5 million members. Think Progress suggests there are “at least 22 corporations that the NRA says offer incentives to NRA members.”
Ed Krassenstein tweeted a specific list of companies he wanted people to pressure:
These companies have business relationships w/ the @NRA@Fedex @TrueCar @Hertz @Avis @Budget @LifeLock @Enterprise @Alamo @NationalCares @life_line @NortonOnline @alliedvl @SimpliSafe @starkeycares @Manageurid @eHealth @Teladoc @northAmericanVL
Spread the word to demand change!
— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) February 22, 2018
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