Virginia NOW Did Not Boycott Wegmans
It has come to Virginia NOW's attention that multiple newspapers have published false reports claiming that Virginia NOW and the National Organization for Women boycotted Wegmans Grocery Store last week (Feb 15, 2017) in attempt to get them to stop selling Trump Wine.
● The Washington Post
● Buffalo News
● Fredericksburg Freelance Star
● Huffington Post
This is a FALSE news report.
National NOW, Virginia NOW, and all other chapters under NOW's wing never boycotted Wegmans nor any other company. It is against National and Virginia NOW's bylaws to boycott. We may protest in support of causes, such as equal pay for equal work. However we may not boycott individual companies over the distribution of their products.
Please be aware that both the news and photographs in all of these are FAKE. Our Virginia NOW President, Diana Egozcue has written the Freelance Star requesting a retraction of the article on the same front page the false news report was published on. She has not heard back from the Freelance Star as of yet.
In reaction to an event that never happened, Wegmans has sold out of Trump Wine.
This is the power of news stories and the press. It is vital that our nation's reporters be held accountable for publishing the truth and that we the people hold them to the standard of professional journalism.
Hold the press accountable.