IN-N-OUT Refuses to Back Down | Responds to Democratic Boycott with Strong Statement

Scott Morefield | Reporter

After California Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman called for a boycott of the restaurant chain for its donations to the California Republican Party, In-N-Out Burger executive vice president Arnie Wensinger responded with a statement defending the company’s support for both parties.

“In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California,” Wensinger wrote on Thursday as he began his defense of a company that supports lawmakers not based on party affiliation but rather the promotion of “policies that strengthen California” and help the company provide “strong pay and great benefits” for its employees. (RELATED: California Democratic Party Chair Calls For In-N-Out Boycott After Burger Joint Donates To Republicans)

San Francisco-based KPIX TV Reporter Mary Lee tweeted the statement:

Read the entire statement below:

In 2018, In-N-Out Burger has made equal contributions to both Democratic and Republican Political Action Committees in the State of California. For years, In-N-Out Burger has supported lawmakers who, regardless of political affiliation, promote policies that strengthen California and allow us to continue operating with the values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our Associates.

It is actually far more important to In-N-Out and our Foundations to support our communities by contributing millions of dollars to hundreds of organizations in California to prevent child abuse, human trafficking and substance addiction.

We have been fortunate to do business in this great state for almost 70 years. While it is unfortunate that our contributions to support both political parties in California has caused concern with some groups, we believe that bipartisan support is a fair and consistent approach that best serves the interests of our company and all of our Customers.

Arnie Wensinger, Executive Vice President
In-N-Out Burger

 

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Citizen Reporter
Admin
2 years ago

Statement by In N Out is perfect. Bauman’s position as top exec of the CA Dem party is outrageous. He is calling for a boycott of a successful beloved company which provides a desired product and thousands of jobs in CA, because they donated to both big, obsolete, corrupt political parties. Would expect something like this from a petty extremist.

you
you
2 years ago

Stop donating to politics. /eos

Politicians are the worst citizens America creates.

Continue donations to worthy non-profit organizations but Politicians are a disease in the human DNA.

Contribute to something that teaches children to read and research before they react to propaganda. Even this boycott called for by a dumb politician could have been prevented if he did his research and found near equal contributions.

Do something to promote thinking

William Hicks
William Hicks
2 years ago
Reply to  you

Not every “non-profit” is worthy, so just like politicians, “you” need to do your homework.

What’s wong with politicians is a laziness on the part of those who vote politicians into office. A case in point is how do those that voted Maxine Waters into office benefit from her “wisdom.”

C E voigtsberger
C E voigtsberger
2 years ago

Thanks for posting this article. It reminds me that I want to go by In-N-Out to buy half a dozen double/doubles to show my support for what they are doing to make the state a better place of work and live.

William Hicks
William Hicks
2 years ago

Maybe Master Bauman may need to explain to the employee’s of In-N-Out why he would do anything that might jeopardize their employment.

How does what he propose benefit anyone other than ANTIFA?

Jane
Jane
2 years ago

Really Dims. Get over yourselves and act like grown ups.

Aaron Singer
Aaron Singer
2 years ago
Reply to  Jane

The biggest baby and narcissist of all is Donald Trump, so take care of your own house first.
Repukes have zero credibility.
And In n Out is disgusting – low quality beef and dishrag lettuce.
MAGA
Make America Grown-up Again

Aaron Singer
Aaron Singer
2 years ago
Reply to  Jane

Trump is the biggest baby on the planet.

Get your own house in order.

Make America Grown-up Again.