Monday
April 23
2018

Student activist David Hogg calls for boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock over gunmaker ownership

By Liz Moyer

One of Parkland, Fla.’s most prominent student activists on stopping gun violence has called for a boycott of Vanguard and BlackRock, two of the world’s biggest investors in gunmakers.

In a post on Twitter on Tuesday, David Hogg remarked on the firms’ ownership of gun maker stocks, adding “if you use them, feel free to let them know.” Then he added two tags: BoycottVanguard BoycottBlackrock.

Hogg led a successful advertiser boycott of Fox television’s Laura Ingraham’s show last month after Ingraham publicly mocked his college acceptances. Hogg survived the shooting at a Florida high school in February that left 17 people dead. Since then, he and fellow classmates have led a nationwide protest movement over gun violence.

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Source: CNBC (link opens in a new window)

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