Jelly Belly Chairman Donates to Anti-Trans Campaign

  • metta

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    Oct 25, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    Jelly Belly Chairman Donates to Anti-Trans Campaign

    http://www.advocate.com/business/2013/10/25/jelly-belly-chairman-donates-anti-trans-campaign
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    Oct 25, 2013 8:57 PM GMT
    I'm impressed that there is even an anti-trans campaign. I mean, I barely have time to get drunk and plot to kill my neighbors cat, I can't imagine anyone could have the time to put together a campaign to be against trannies.
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    Yummy Earth makes organic jelly beans


    http://www.yummyearth.com
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    Oct 25, 2013 10:56 PM GMT
    ...and JUST in time for Halloween! Poor Jelly Belly. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 26, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    metta8 saidJelly Belly Chairman Donates to Anti-Trans Campaign

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    Oct 26, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    ^
    lol

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    Oct 26, 2013 4:06 AM GMT
    http://www.frontiersla.com/frontiers-blog/2013/10/22/jelly-belly-candy-chair-and-new-york-hedge-fund-manager-underwriting-anti-trans-student-initiative

    FrontiersLAHerman Rowland Sr., Chair of the Jelly Belly Candy Company, is a major contributor to the Privacy for All Students initiative campaign—led by Prop. 8 strategist Frank Schubert, who is now the political director for the National Organization for Marriage.

    Just as he did with the misrepresentations and scare tactics of the Prop. 8 campaign, Schubert is trying to collect enough signatures to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot to repeal the historic “School Success and Opportunity Act, ” AB 1266, authored by out Assemblymember Tom Ammiano. The transgender student law goes into effect on Jan. 1, unless the measure qualifies, which would put the law on hold...

    In a recent L.A. Times opinion piece, George Skelton interviewed both Schubert and Wendy Hill, identified as “a state Assembly staffer who helped guide a new transgender-rights law through the Legislature.”


    LA Times"Our challenge is to get on the ballot," Schubert says. "If we do, I don't think we'll have a great deal of difficulty winning the campaign. Most people I talk to can't believe they [Gov. Brown, the California Legislature, Democrats] did this. What were they thinking? To say that we need to open up our school showers and bathrooms just doesn't make sense."

    But Hill, the legislative staffer who also does private transgender counseling, says the common fear that a boy could be showering with girls, or vice versa, is outdated. Public schools generally haven't had open showers for many years, she says.

    They can't afford the water, the towels or the janitorial service, she asserts, "and most important, they don't want to be responsible for watching all the naked minors" and worrying about accusations of teacher molestation. "In some schools that still have showers, they're single-stalled, with curtains."

    "They have bathrooms and changing areas," Schubert counters. "Kids are going to be exposed."

    Hill, a lesbian, responds that "the very last thing" transgender children want to expose is their genitalia: "It gives them away." They're not old enough to have had transgender surgery.

    But wouldn't some straight boys fake it just to get their jollies in the girls' bathroom? Hill dismisses that notion.

    She notes that Los Angeles and San Francisco schools have had transgender policies similar to AB 1266 for years and haven't reported any major problems.

    To be considered transgender, she says, a student must be living the gender daily — not just momentarily wearing a bra to ogle girls in the bathroom, or to land on the girls' volleyball team where the boy could be a star.

    In schools that don't have AB 1266 policies, Hill says, "some transgender students just don't go to the bathroom. They hold it all day long. There are higher incidences of urinary tract infections. They don't eat breakfast — the most important meal of the day — or even drink water in order to avoid going to the bathroom. Dehydrated, hungry kids aren't learning as well. They cut school and even leave school."

    But Schubert says "the intensity of opinion is clearly" on his side. He cites a campaign poll that shows voters overwhelmingly rejecting the new law.”


    NOM Political Dir. Frank Schubert (via The Daily Beast)“We accept these terms as if they have some deep-seated meaning and they don’t,” he told The Daily Beast. “'Gender identity' is the same thing as racial identity. Maybe you are confused about your gender, maybe you have a psychological disorder. That’s fine. But let’s not act as if gender identity is some innate, inborn characteristic of humanity because it’s not. It’s a political creation designed to advance an agenda.”


    Was there a backlash against Jelly Belly for other reasons back in the day? I might just be making that up in my head.
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    Oct 26, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    dayumm saidWas there a backlash against Jelly Belly for other reasons back in the day? I might just be making that up in my head.


    A-ha! That didn't take long... Knew there was a reason I was staying clear of Jelly Belly (Ronnie pretty much turned me off of jelly beans altogether years ago)...

    http://www.dailypaul.com/223638/boycott-jelly-belly-this-easter-jb-supports-santorum

    DailyPaul.com (March 2012)Boycott Jelly Belly This Easter - JB supports Santorum


    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/03/rick-santorum-jelly-belly-ronald-reagan-/1#.Ums_w_msiSp

    USA Today (March 29, 2012)The venue for Rick Santorum's "major address" on foreign policy today made more than one person wonder: Why is the GOP presidential candidate speaking at the Jelly Belly candy factory?

    Because the brightly colored, creatively flavored jelly beans were a favorite of Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th president and a conservative icon.

    Reagan's love of jelly beans goes back to his days as California governor. He served Jelly Belly candy at his 1981 presidential inauguration, on Air Force One and in the Oval Office. The candy maker created the blueberry flavor for Reagan's inauguration and reports that more than 3 tons of its jelly beans were consumed at the various events.

    Besides the speech at Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, Calif., Santorum is also holding a $1,000-per-person fundraising event after his remarks. Jelly Belly Candy Co. has been a contributor to Citizens for Economic & National Security, a super PAC that helps California Republicans.

    Herman Rowland, the company's chairman, is a longtime donor to Republicans and conservative causes. He's already donated to Santorum's rivals, according to records kept by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics.

    Rowland gave $2,500 each to GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry and $1,000 to Newt Gingrich, the records show.

    The candy maker issued a news release saying it looks forward to discussing "sugar reform" with Santorum. (Sugar is a government-subsidized commodity.)