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Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor

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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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A Letter from Levi Strauss and Company to a Scouting For All Member/Volunteer


Dear Brandon:

On behalf of Levi Strauss & Co. management we thank you for contacting us in support of the charitable contribution policy of Levi Strauss & Co. and the Levi Strauss Foundation. Customer feedback is very important to us and we appreciate your taking the time to express your opinions about this issue.

LS&CO. has an established commitment to nondiscrimination policies and practices based on the Company's core values and
respect for individual freedoms. In accordance with this philosophy, our Foundation provides support to organizations which do not discriminate on the basis of age, political affiliation, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

The Boy Scouts of America has confirmed that their membership criteria is in conflict with our grant making policies of
nondiscrimination on the basis of religious belief and sexual orientation. Accordingly, LS&CO. and the Foundation can no
longer fund the Boy Scouts of America.

We recognize the valuable contributions Boy Scout programs have made to millions of young men. It is not our intention or goal to be punitive or to force the Boy Scouts -- or any other organization -- to change its policies to comply with our funding guidelines. LS&CO. employees are welcome to volunteer their personal time and resources to any organization they choose, including the Boy Scouts of America.

We value your comments and feedback and will be passing them on to senior management for their review and information.

Sincerely,

Vicky
Levi Strauss & Co.
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