Gianforte Won't Speak About Discrimination Laws But His $1.2M in Donations Do

Job-killing discrimination is now the law of the land in Indiana, North Carolina, and Mississippi, leaving many Montanans asking where Greg Gianforte stands on these laws.

As Governor Steve Bullock and Senator Jon Tester urge businesses who are leaving North Carolina to relocate to Montana, Gianforte still refuses to answer the question if he would sign North Carolina's HB2 law or other job-killing discrimination laws passed in Indiana and Mississippi.

Gianforte's actions, however, show his full support for these job-killing discrimination laws. Gianforte gave $1.2 million to the following groups who have advocated and applauded these discrimination laws:

  • $637,557 from Gianforte to the Montana Family Foundation that worked to kill non-discrimination ordinances across Montana, applauded the most recent legislation passed in North Carolina.

“It’s time for Greg Gianforte to come clean with Montanans: Would he sign a North Carolina-style bill as governor?"Said Jason Pitt, a spokesperson for the Montana Democratic Party. "It’s shocking that Gianforte refuses to answer this question that is critical to Montana’s business climate."

Yesterday, PayPal announced it was withdrawing its plans to open a new global operations center in Charlotte that would have employed 400 people because of the discriminatory legislation signed into law by North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. 

Over 90 business leaders and CEOs have also come out against the legislation. Indiana's discrimination law, passed last year, has so far cost Indiana's economy $60 million in lost revenue. 

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