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Tractor Supply Releases Statement, Abandons Support for LGBTQ Movement, DEI Initiatives, and Other Leftist Causes

by | Jun 28, 2024 | Climate, DEI, LGBTQ Issues, News, Opinion, Politics, Social Justice, Social-Issues, US

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Corporate America has largely abandoned the average American to embrace the petty causes of far-left special interest groups. But one company is taking a stand. Tractor Supply Co., a breath of fresh air and common sense in the midst of corporate insanity, says it has listened to the voices of its loyal customers and decided to reject the leftist agenda that has plagued so many businesses.

For too long, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives have wreaked havoc on businesses, forcing employees into positions where they must either violate their conscience or face termination. DEI, as a movement and an ideology, has destroyed workplace morale, divided teams, and promoted a toxic culture of identity politics over merit and hard work.

But Tractor Supply Co. is charting a different course. In a statement dated June 27, 2024, the company announced its commitment to serving the true American spirit—one that values hard work, community, and traditional values. The statement reads:

“For more than 85 years, Tractor Supply has been focused on one thing…serving Life Out Here. Every day our 50,000 Team Members take care of our customers like family. We deeply value our relationship with our customers and the communities we call home.”

While Tractor Supply has invested in many good causes over the years—veteran causes, emergency response, animal shelters, state fairs, rodeos, and farmers markets—it also invested in many bad ones: pride festivals, DEI, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), and carbon emissions programs.

The statement continues: “We work hard to live up to our Mission and Values every day and represent the values of the communities and customers we serve. We have heard from customers that we have disappointed them. We have taken this feedback to heart.”

In response to this feedback, Tractor Supply Co. is taking decisive action:

  1. No longer submitting data to the Human Rights Campaign: This is a clear rejection of the woke agenda.
  2. Refocusing Team Member Engagement Groups: They will now mentor, network, and support the business without the baggage of identity politics.
  3. Prioritizing rural America: This includes supporting education, animal welfare, veteran causes, and being a good neighbor, while stopping sponsorship of leftist causes like pride festivals and voting campaigns.
  4. Eliminating DEI roles: The company will retire its current DEI goals while ensuring a respectful environment.
  5. Withdrawing from carbon emission goals: Instead, they will focus on practical land and water conservation efforts.

This is a company that either seems to understand the values of its customer base—the hardworking people who feed America and keep rural communities thriving—or simply doesn’t want to be the next Target™ (pun intended). Tractor Supply Co. has wisely chosen to abandon support for “pride parades,” “DEI initiatives,” and “carbon emissions,” all of which are leftist causes that do not represent the working class of America.

In the words of their statement: “We will continue to listen to our customers and Team Members. Your trust and confidence in us are of the utmost importance, and we don’t take that lightly.”

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As we approach our nation’s Independence Day, it is refreshing to see a company that seems to truly care about the backbone of our nation—the rural communities that make America great. With cautious optimism, we observe Tractor Supply Co. proving that there is still hope for corporate America, as they lead the way by putting their customers and their values first.

We applaud Tractor Supply Co. for their courage and clarity. This is a victory for common sense and a triumph for the American way of life. For now, Tractor Supply has gained one more loyal customer.

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