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PLEDGE TO BOYCOTT FAMILY DOLLAR
Petition Background (Preamble):
The Family Dollar retail chain, with annual revenues in excess of seven billion dollars, has announced it will open one of its "big box" stores in the small town of Ridgway, CO.
Ridgway supports locally owned and operated businesses, and the citizens promote smart, sustainable development which primarily benefits the local economy rather than an elite few in a large national corporation.
The Family Dollar corporation will most likely take business away from smaller local businesses, put some of them out of business, and ultimately destroy more jobs locally than it creates.
Ridgway has been able to preserve its unique and distinctive "Old West" small town character up until now and wants to keep it that way.
Despite the fact that the citizens have staged numerous protest rallies, and more than 700 people have signed a petition asking Family Dollar NOT to open a store in their town, the corporation has ignored the town's pleas.
Legally, Ridgway cannot prevent Family Dollar from moving in or deny them a building permit, which they have now obtained, and the citizens' sincere and open appeal to the corporation - letting it know it is not welcome in their town - has gone unheeded.
The PLEDGE TO BOYCOTT FAMILY DOLLAR petition to Family Dollar Store Headquarters was written by Citizens to Preserve Ridgway and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: ridgway, colorado, family dollar, boycott, protest