Monday, April 10, 2006

Wal-Mart PR - Working Families for Wal-Mart

In recent weeks, Wal-Mart has been asking thousands of their shoppers to join 'Working Families for Wal-Mart'. Fill out a form and support your local Wal-Mart but don't ask exactly where the information is going because it's going to a Washington-based consulting firm with close ties to the Republican Party.

"I just filled out the paper," said Tamymy Ramos, 27, who signed up outside of a Wal-Mart on Saturday after a shopping trip with her 3-year-old daughter.

Ramos, a native of Brazil, wasn't sure what she would get in exchange for giving up her name, address and e-mail address. "He told me, but I forgot. Maybe some coupons," she guessed.

Read more here.

She is actually giving her information to Edelman PR, a global public relations firm and to consulting firm Crosslink Strategy Group, founded by Terry Nelson.

McCain Strategist Terry Nelson supervised James Tobin during New Hampshire phone jamming scandal; Tobin convicted of federal telephone arassment charges. McCain strategist Terry Nelson served as middleman in DeLay TRMPAC money laundering scheme, named in indictment and had to testify. More here and here.

Draw your own conclusions about how Wal-Mart sucks its customers into 'grassroots' organizations.


Anonymous said...

Thanks tor the tip! I just signed up to be a member of Working Families for Wal-Mart! They will get my FULL support!

The Troll

Adirondack Wal-Mart said...

Hey no problem. I signed up myself. But it took you 18 minutes of browsing and 11 page views to decide to join WFFW? I'm sure they will appreciate you FULL support.