MoveOn.Org Calls For Target Boycott In New Ad (VIDEO)

08/17/2010 12:03 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Progressive action committee MoveOn.org has released a TV ad urging Americans to boycott Target, in its latest swipe against the company for spending money on the Minnesota Governor's race.

"Target and other big corporations are trying to buy our elections," the ad states.

The 30-second ad calls for viewers to boycott Target for donating over $150,000 to conservative Rep. Tom Emmer's bid for Minnesota governor. The money was reportedly put toward this political advertisement supporting the anti-gay-rights candidate, made by business interest group Minnesota Forward.

"Target's refusal to acknowledge its customers' outrage at their attempt to buy elections is scandalous," said Justin Ruben, Executive Director of MoveOn, in a statement. "Americans have spoken: we don't want corporations meddling in our democracy. Corporate money in elections is nothing more than political bribery and we're not going to stop targeting Target until they stop trying to buy our elections."

Last week MoveOn fulfilled a threat to launch a full-scale campaign against Target. So far it has circulated a petition-- which has gained over 260,000 signatures-- and started a heated Facebook group urging followers not to shop at Target until the retailer stops donating to political campaigns.

The latest TV ad will run on national cable and Minnesota local channels for a week, or you can WATCH it below:

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