By Russell Harwood (Contact)
To be delivered to: Richard Higgenbottom, CEO, Marianne O'malley, The California State House, The California State Senate, Governor Jerry Brown and 3 other targets (click here to see more) Richard Higgenbottom, CEO, Marianne O'malley, The California State House, The California State Senate, Governor Jerry Brown, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
Walmart has no place in Humboldt.
- It will destroy our local economy. Studies have shown that within one year sales volumes at local stores will fall on average 14% and by ten years 31%. Many will be forced to close.
- With two K-Marts and a target, we already have everything WalMart can offer and more.
- Many states and communities will our tax dollars to pay for subsidies to aid WalMart's arrival. This may funding construction and removing trees from Highway 101 to accommodate the imports.
- While WalMart may employ a number of Humboldt Co residents, as a company it has refused to support their workers in order to cut their prices lower. WalMart employees are encouraged to drain government resources to fund the working poor and therefore remain a part of the poverty cycle that already exists in Humboldt County.
- WalMart is also one of many large corporations that employs slave labor, outsourcing from other countries to produce their products.
- The products WalMart produces aren't created to last. Instead they are created to deteriorate quickly, be thrown into our landfills, and repurchased again.
- It will put many hard working people and shop owners out of business for the sake of providing cheaper merchandise to our people, many jobs and livelihoods will be lost. There is no benefit here - it will only deteriorate our community.
Thank you for signing and doing a small part to keep Humboldt County's economy local and thriving as much as it can.
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