The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently issued an announcement that OfficeMax (11/19/07 RBR #226) had joined Citrix Systems in dropping advertising from Savage’s program because of his opinions on Islam-especially related to his 10/29 show. Now, the group ACT for America (actforamerica.org) has launched an alert suggesting folks call OfficeMax to encourage the company to reverse the decision. The organization said in an announcement: "Call the OfficeMax office headquarters…and when you get an operator, in a polite but firm manner, tell the operator you have heard about the company’s decision to stop advertising on the Michael Savage program because of the pressure from CAIR. Tell them you will no longer shop at OfficeMax until OfficeMax reverses this ill-advised decision."
"If CAIR can succeed in this effort to silence Michael Savage, consider the chilling effect this will have on every talk radio host in America," wrote Brigitte Gabriel in the alert.
ACT for America said it also would be launching campaigns targeting other companies that have "caved in" to CAIR.
CAIR has also prompted the organization of Anti-Cair-Net (anti-cair-net.org), which offers info about CAIR board members, and ideas on why they are going after Savage.