Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
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Write to American Express and Ask that They Discontinue Funding the BSA
Mary Beth SalernoPresident American Express Foundation
American Express Company
World Financial Center
New York, NY 10285-4803
This is the letter Mr. Aaron Adair received from American Express:
Thank you for your recent letter regarding support to the Boy Scouts of America and sharing your concerns on their
American Express has a global contributions program that currently makes annual contributions in excess of $30
million. We do not contribute directly to the Boy Scouts of America. We do however have several programs that either
match employee contributions or direct small grants to organizations where our employees volunteer, and through
these programs American Express grants have been made from time to time to local Boy Scout Chapters. Likewise,
we have a strong commitment to local United Ways that in some cases also support local Boy Scout Chapters. We realize
that this is a complex issue and we appreciate your taking the time to write and share your views and advise us
of the steps you have taken with regard to your affiliation with the Boy Scouts.
[Signed] Mary Beth Salerno