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Patagonia Donates $1 Million To ‘Defending Democracy,’ Dana Loesch Fires Back. ‘Patagonia Has 13 Factories In China’

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VAIL, CO - JUNE 9, 2017: A sign hangs over the entrance to the Patagonia outdoor clothing shop in Vail, Colorado. The retail chain is based in Ventura, California.
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On Tuesday, the clothing company Patagonia announced that they were donating $1 million to groups working to “defend our democracy.”

“Actions speak louder than words,” Patagonia tweeted. “We’re donating $1 million to groups working to defend our democracy and your right to vote. Join us in taking 3 important actions.”

In the linked article on Patagonia Works titled, “Business Leaders: Actions Speak Louder Than Words,” the organization’s CEO, Ryan Gellert, wrote, “Join us in taking three steps to support our employees and our communities — fund activists, call Congress, stop future restrictive voting laws.”

“No matter who you voted for in November, democracy scored a major victory when nearly two-thirds of eligible voters cast a ballot. Two thousand CEOs came together to say it was important for their employees to make Time To Vote. And Republican and Democratic state and local election officials from every state confirmed there was no widespread fraud. In every county across the country, there were safe, secure elections,” Gellert stated.

“But instead of celebrating democracy in action, a group of lawmakers in Georgia and states across America are doing everything in their power to make it harder for their constituents to vote,” the CEO continued.

Gellert then claimed that Georgia’s election integrity bill was “a new, restrictive voting-access law that limits early and absentee voting and ballot drop-box locations; piles on rigid voter ID requirements; and gives people in power the ability to challenge election results they don’t like,” and that it “will only make it harder for Georgians of all racial, socioeconomic and political stripes — especially Black voters — to elect their representatives.”

Dana Loesch slammed Patagonia’s statement, tweeting, “Patagonia has 13 factories in China, which has internment camps, forced labor, and literally no democracy — and that’s OK — but Georgia expanding access is just TOO FAR, MAN.”

Loesch added, “If [Patagonia] gave one actual F about voting rights they’d close their Chinese manufacturing — but that would require a sacrifice beyond this lame corporate virtue signaling. BTW — how much $ from your $129 rompers do the low paid workers in a non-voting communist country get?”

According to Patagonia’s website, 13 of their factories are indeed located in China, with only nine in the U.S. “Far more of our products are made by those Chinese suppliers than they are by the U.S factories because of their expertise and price,” the website adds. 

The Chinese communist government has come under significant fire from critics in recent months. Just days ago, The Daily Wire wrote that “The Chinese Communist Party is reportedly detaining Christians in secret facilities and forcing them to renounce their faith or face being tortured for months.”

“A member of a Christian ‘house church’ in the southwestern province of Sichuan who asked to be identified by a pseudonym Li Yuese said he was held in a facility run by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s United Front Work Department, working in tandem with the state security police, for 10 months after a raid on his church in 2018,” Radio Free Asia reported. “Another Christian who asked to remain anonymous told RFA that similar facilities are being used across China, not just for Protestants, but also for members of the underground Catholic church, and of the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement, a target of authorities since 1999.”

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