Cleaning products company suffers backlash from conservatives after declaring “we support defunding the police”

In a series of tweets, cleaning products company “Seventh Generation” declared they are in favor of “defunding the police.”

The company tweeted:

We continue to face deep racial inequity in our society as Derek Chauvin’s trial comes to a close for the murder of George Floyd. And as more Black & Brown lives continue to be lost at the hands of the police, including Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo and the countless unnamed. (1/4)

Stopping the continued killing of Black and Brown people at the hands of the police demands we divest from police and invest in systems that build community health and well-being, especially in BIPOC communities who bear the biggest burden of systemic racism in policing. (2/4)

We support defunding the police like we support keeping fossil fuels in the ground. It’s imperative we divest from systems of harm and invest in regenerative systems for all. (3/4)

Seventh Generation commits to supporting efforts to #DefundthePolice. (4/4)

Many Twitter users fired back.

A March poll from Ipsos/USA Today found scant support for the far-left “defund the police” movement.

Only 18% who responded to the poll supported “defund the police” while 58% opposed it.

White Americans (67%) and Republicans (84%) were much more likely to oppose the movement.

However in addition, only 28% of Democrats and only 34% of Democrats were in favor of it.

A recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found most Americans oppose corporations trying to influence political, cultural, and social change.

The survey asked if those polled  support “professional sports teams or organizations using their public role, position, or events to influence political, cultural, or social change?”

56% opposed the efforts compared to only 36% who supported them.

5% replied they were unsure.