The Ladies Professional Golf Association Plans to Hold Its Most Prestigious Tournament at a Donald Trump Golf Resort
More than 100,000 people have signed onto a petition from UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, calling on the US Golf Association, and its CEO Mike Davis, LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan, as well as the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) to pull its upcoming 2017 US Women’s Open tournament from the Trump National Golf Course, this July. The petition notes that by holding the tournament at Trump National Golf Course, the LPGA is giving millions in revenue, free advertising and branding to Trump, a misogynist, racist and serial sexual predator.
VIEW THE PETITION HERE: https://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/tell-lpga-dump-trump/
Despite public outcry against the USGA and LPGA for planning to hold its 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Tournament at Donald Trump’s golf resort in Bedminster, NJ, the women’s major championship at Trump National Golf Club is still on as scheduled. The tournament will take place July 13-16.
“Golf is a sport that carries a long history of sexism, racism, and mistreatment of those with disabilities.,” explained Shaunna Thomas, Co-founder of UltraViolet. “Up until 1961, people of color were banned from participating in the PGA tour – and the sport once banned Casey Martin, born with a leg birth defect, from using a golf cart. That’s why it is so upsetting to see the USGA and LPGA continue to associate the sport with a racist, serial sexual abuser, who mocks people with disabilities. The USGA and LPGA need to send a clear signal to young golfers, including women, people of color and people with disabilities that it stands for inclusiveness – and move the upcoming U.S. Women’s Open from Trump National Golf Course.”