There are 183 CEOs who want women to share school and public restrooms with men in North Carolina.  These CEOs signed onto a letter protesting North Carolina’s law that defends its citizens from a City of Charlotte ordinance that allowed men to use women’s restrooms (and vice versa) in schools and public facilities.

In this letter, the CEOs along with the poorly named Human Rights Campaign (HRC) committed calumny against Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina by stating that the law he signed is discriminatory toward LGBT people.  The HRC publicized the letter in a post.  In the post’s preface to the letter, transgendered persons are included as being under attack by the Governor as well.

(CALUMNY.  Injuring another person’s good name by lying. It is doubly sinful, in unjustly depriving another of his good name and in telling an untruth. Since calumny violates justice, it involves the duty of making reparation for the foreseen injury inflicted. Hence the calumniator must try, not only to repair the harm done to another’s good name, but also to make up for any foreseen temporal loss that resulted from the calumny, for example, loss of employment or customers.)

These CEOs on behalf of their corporations and the HRC, calumniously call this law discriminatory when it plainly protects all persons’ human dignity and the common good.  See the text of the law highlighted in green in the photos below that show these protections.

What must these CEOs and the Human Rights Campaign do?  They have the duty of making reparation for the foreseen injury inflicted on the state of North Carolina by retracting support for the letter they signed.  Then, they must try to repair the harm done to the people of North Carolina’s name, Governor Pat McCrory’s name and the names of the several legislators who supported this law.  They must make up for any foreseen temporal losses that resulted from this calumny.

What can you do? 

  • Share this list with everyone you know. 
  • Take action with us on this issue by becoming a Catholics for America member here
  • Your action through membership will help us to air TV spots that inform the public about politicians like Hillary Clinton who want men to use women’s restrooms.
  • Apply the Spiritual Works of Mercy to this issue.

The 183 CEOs:

  1. Laura Alber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
  2. Rick Anicetti, President and CEO of The Fresh Market
  3. Karen Appleton, Senior Vice President, Box
  4. James Avery, CEO, Adzerk
  5. Brandee Barker, Cofounder, The Pramana Collective
  6. Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce
  7. Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
  8. Michael Birch, Founder, Blab
  9. Ed Black, President and CEO, Computer & Communications Industry Association
  10. Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Goldman Sachs Group
  11. Nathan Blecharczyk, Cofounder and CTO, Airbnb
  12. Neil Blumenthal, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
  13. Steven R. Boal, CEO, Quotient Technology Inc.
  14. Alex Boden, General Manager, Plum Organics
  15. Ron Boire, CEO, Barnes and Noble
  16. Lorna Borenstein, CEO, Grokker
  17. Brad Brinegar, Chairman and CEO, McKinney
  18. Michael Bronner, President, Dr. Bronner’s
  19. Craig Bromley, President, John Hancock Financial
  20. John Bryant, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kellogg Company
  21. Ursula Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation
  22. Wes Bush, Chairman, CEO and President of Northrop Grumman
  23. Mandy Cabot, Co-Founder & CEO, Dansko
  24. Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, co-CEOs, Atlassian
  25. Lloyd Carney, CEO, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
  26. Marc Casper, President and CEO, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  27. Safra Catz, CEO, Oracle
  28. Brian Chesky, CEO, Airbnb
  29. Emanuel Chirico, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PVH Corp.
  30. Wendy Collie, CEO, New Seasons Market
  31. Ron Conway, Founder and Co-Managing Partner, SV Angel
  32. Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
  33. Roger W. Crandall, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance
  34. Paul T. Dacier, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, EMC Corporation
  35. Bracken P. Darrell, CEO, Logitech
  36. Dean Debnam, Chairman and CEO, Workplace Options
  37. Mike DeFrino, Chief Executive Officer, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  38. Bill Demchak, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  39. Chad Dickerson, CEO, Etsy
  40. Alex Dimitrief, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, GE
  41. Jack Dorsey, CEO, Square and Twitter
  42. Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP
  43. Sandy Douglas, Executive Vice President & President, Coca-Cola North America, The Coca-Cola Company
  44. Martin Eakes, CEO, Self-Help
  45. David Ebersman, Cofounder and CEO, Lyra Health
  46. Randy Fiser, CEO, American Society of Interior Designers
  47. Blair Fleming, Head, RBC Capital Markets, U.S.
  48. Jared Fliesler, General Partner, Matrix Partners
  49. Vince Forlenza, Chairman, CEO and President, BD
  50. Mark Gainey, CEO, Strava Inc.
  51. Joe Gebbia, Cofounder and Chief Product Officer, Airbnb
  52. Dave Gilboa, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
  53. Jason Goldberg, CEO, Pepo
  54. Kristen Koh Goldstein, CEO, BackOps
  55. Mitchell Gold, co-founder and chair-man, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
  56. John H. Graham IV, President and CEO, American Society of Association Executives
  57. Peter T. Grauer, Chairman, Bloomberg L.P.
  58. Logan Green, CEO, Lyft
  59. Mike Gregoire, CEO, CA Technologies
  60. Paul Graham, Founder, Y Combinator
  61. David Hassell, CEO, 15Five
  62. Charles H. Hill III, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, Pfizer Inc.
  63. Dick Hodgin, Co-Owner and Chief Engineer, Osceola Music Inc.
  64. Reid Hoffman, Chairman, LinkedIn
  65. Robert Hohman, Cofounder & CEO, Glassdoor
  66. Lane S. Hopkins, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Capital One Financial Corporation
  67. Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  68. Drew Houston, CEO, Dropbox
  69. Stephen R. Howe, Jr., U.S. Chairman and Managing Partner, Americas Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  70. William H. Howle, President of U.S. Retail Banking Group, Citibank
  71. Steve Huffman, CEO, Reddit
  72. Chad Hurley, Cofounder, YouTube
  73. Dave Imre, Partner and CEO, IMRE
  74. Dev Ittycheria, President & CEO, MongoDB
  75. Richard Jenrette, Founder, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust
  76. Laurene Powell Jobs, President, Emerson Collective
  77. Michael O. Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Herbalife
  78. Kim Jordan, Founder & Executive Chair, New Belgium Brewing
  79. Cecily Joseph, VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer, Symantec Corporation
  80. Steve Joyce, CEO, Choice Hotels International
  81. Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber
  82. David Karp, Founder and CEO, Tumblr
  83. Travis Katz, Founder and CEO, Gogobot
  84. Fred Keller, Founder & Chairman, Cascade Engineering
  85. Alan King, President and COO, Workplace Options
  86. Dave King, CEO, LabCorp.
  87. Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa Inc.
  88. David Kohler, President & CEO, Kohler Co.
  89. Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel     
  90. Joshua Kushner, Managing Partner, Thrive Capital
  91. Michael W. Lamach, Chairman and CEO, Ingersoll-Rand plc
  92. Stefan Larsson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation
  93. William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  94. Ralph Lauren, Executive Chair and Chief Creative Officer, Ralph Lauren Corporation
  95. Jeff Lawson, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Twilio
  96. Matthew Lepore, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, BASF Corporation
  97. Max Levchin, CEO, Affirm
  98. Dion Lim, CEO, NextLesson
  99. Frank Longobardi, CEO, CohnReznick LLP
  100. Shan-lyn Ma, CEO, Zola
  101. Elie Maalouf, Chief Executive Officer, The Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group
  102. Vishal Makhijani, COO, Udacity
  103. Tom Mangas, CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  104. Rose Marcario, CEO, Patagonia
  105. Rob Marcus, Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable
  106. Bill Maris, CEO, Google Ventures
  107. Marissa Mayer, President and CEO, Yahoo
  108. Melody McCloskey, CEO, StyleSeat
  109. F. William McNabb III, Chairman & CEO, Vanguard
  110. Douglas Merrill, CEO, Zestfinance
  111. Dyke Messinger, President and CEO, Power Curbers Inc.
  112. Chris Meyrick, Chief Diversity Officer, American Express Company
  113. Steve Mollenkopf, CEO, Qualcomm Inc.
  114. Bob Moritz, US Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC
  115. Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup Company
  116. Brian Moynihan, CEO, Bank of America
  117. Oscar Munoz, President and CEO, United Airlines
  118. Hari Nair, Vice President and General Manager, &
  119. Christopher J. Nassetta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton Worldwide
  120. Michael Natenshon, CEO, Marine Layer
  121. Alexi G. Nazem, Cofounder and CEO, Nomad Health
  122. Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder, Reddit
  123. Laurie J. Olson, EVP, Strategy, Portfolio and Commercial Operations, Pfizer Inc.
  124. Bob Page, Founder and CEO, Replacements, Ltd.
  125. Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO, American Airlines
  126. Mark Pearson, CEO, AXA Financial Inc.
  127. Mike Pedersen, CEO and President, TD Bank, N.A.
  128. Michelle Peluso, Strategic Advisor and former CEO, Gilt
  129. Christine Perich, CEO, New Belgium Brewing
  130. Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google
  131. Mark Pincus, Founder and Executive Chairman, Zynga
  132. Mary Powell, CEO, Green Mountain Power
  133. Hosain Rahman, CEO, Jawbone
  134. Michael Rapino, CEO & President of Live Nation Entertainment
  135. Bill Ready, CEO, Braintree
  136. Evan Reece, CEO, Liftopia
  137. Stan Reiss, General Partner, Matrix Partners
  138. John Replogle, CEO, Seventh Generation
  139. Walter Robb, co-CEO, Whole Foods Market
  140. Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Systems
  141. Virginia M. Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO, IBM Corporation
  142. Dan Rosensweig, CEO, Chegg
  143. Patricia Rossman, Chief Diversity Officer and HR Communications, BASF Corporation
  144. Kevin P. Ryan, Founder and Chairman, Alleycorp
  145. Bijan Sabet, General Partner, Spark Capital
  146. Brian Samelson, CEO & President, eMaint Enterprises, LLC
  147. Julie Samuels, President, Engine
  148. George A. Scangos, PhD, CEO, Biogen
  149. Charles W. Scharf, Chief Executive Officer, Visa Inc.
  150. Paula Schneider, CEO, American Apparel
  151. Steve Schoch, CEO, Miramax
  152. Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
  153. Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO, Starbucks
  154. Adam Shankman, Director and Producer
  155. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association
  156. David A. Shaywitz, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, DNAnexus
  157. Behshad Sheldon, President and CEO, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals
  158. Ben Silbermann, CEO, Pinterest
  159. Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
  160. Jostein Solheim, CEO, Ben & Jerry’s
  161. Arne Sorenson, President and CEO, Marriott International
  162. David Spector, Cofounder, ThirdLove
  163. Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO, Yelp
  164. Yancey Strickler, CEO, Kickstarter
  165. Jerry Stritzke, President and CEO, REI
  166. John G. Stumpf, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wells Fargo & Company
  167. Julie Sweet, Group Chief Executive North America, Accenture
  168. Christopher J. Swift, Chairman and CEO, The Hartford
  169. Bret Taylor, CEO, Quip
  170. Todd Thibodeaux, CEO, CompTIA
  171. Brian Tippens, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  172. David Tisch, Managing Partner, BoxGroup
  173. Nirav Tolia, Cofounder and CEO, Nextdoor
  174. Kevin A. Trapani, President and CEO, The Redwood Groups
  175. Mark Trudeau, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  176. Paul Van Deventer, President & CEO, Meeting Professionals International
  177. Ken Wasch, President, Software & Information Industry Association
  178. Casey Wasserman, Chairman and CEO of Wasserman & President and CEO of the Wasserman Foundation
  179. Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founders and Co-Chairmen, The Weinstein Company
  180. Devin Wenig, CEO, eBay
  181. Tim Westergren, Founder and CEO, Pandora Media, Inc.
  182. Robert Wolfe, CEO, CrowdRise
  183. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, Facebook


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