October 24, 2017
Left-wing activists who have successfully pressured some corporations to stop advertising on Breitbart are now pressuring investors to pull their money from hedge fund Renaissance Technologies because its co-CEO is conservative billionaire Robert Mercer.
Sleeping Giants, an anonymous group of left-wing activists, is targeting the hedge fund because Mercer is the main financial backer of Steve Bannon and Breitbart News.
🚨 NEW ACTION: Robert Mercer is funding bigotry. Institutions are investing in him. Let’s contact them. Read this: https://t.co/H7gsObtzG5
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) October 23, 2017
The group cites a ThinkProgress article that named several universities and public utilities as among the investors in Renaissance Technologies. The articlewas titled, “These wealthy institutions are quietly financing white nationalism.”
“These are institutions whose stated values are to support and educate of people of all backgrounds, no matter their sex, race, religion or sexual orientation,” reads a Google document organizing the campaign.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:27 am