Patagonia is boycotting the Jackson Hole Mountain resort because the owner of the business, Jay and Karen Kemmerer, held a fundraiser for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and other far-right members of Congress.
Patagonia Announces Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Boycott. ““We join with the local community that is using its voice in protest. We will continue to use our business to advocate for stronger policies to protect our planet, end hate speech and support voting rights and a strong democracy,” Patagonia spokeswoman Corley Kenna said in a statement Wednesday.” [AP]
Patagonia Pulls Products From Resort, It’s Largest Customer In Area. “Patagonia confirmed Tuesday that it would no longer sell to the resort, its largest single customer in the Jackson Hole area. The resort company operates retail stores in Teton Village at the base of the ski area, as well as Hoback Sports and the Jackson Hole Resort Store in Jackson.” [Jackson Hole News]
Spring Creek Ranch Resort Held Right Wing Fundraiser On August 5. “The move came after Jay Kemmerer, one of the resort’s owners, co-hosted a fundraiser Aug. 5, 2021, at a posh Jackson hotel for the House Freedom Caucus. U.S. Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) headlined the event. Admission to the event cost a minimum of $2,000 per couple.” [WyoFile]
Protesters: Resort Supporting Politicians Who Promote Conspiracies. “Complaints about Greene’s active campaign against COVID-19 vaccines and past embrace of conspiracy theories like QAnon, the politicians’ stances on climate change, and the role protesters saw Greene and Jordan playing in perpetuating the false claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 Election topped the picketers’ list of grievances.” [Jackson Hole News]