Posted on August 24, 2020

Republican House Judiciary Members Send Letter Calling Out Amazon’s Alleged Exclusion of Conservative Charities

Jordan Lancaster, Daily Caller, August 24, 2020

Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter Monday to Amazon calling out the company for allegedly excluding conservative groups from their AmazonSmile charity program.

“Amazon’s reliance on the SPLC means that Amazon takes a biased approach to determining whether certain non-profits can participate in AmazonSmile,” the letter said. {snip}

AmazonSmile is a charitable program that allows users to donate a percentage of the cost of their purchase to the charity of their choice. The lawmakers take issue with the fact that Amazon relies on the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to determine whether or not charities are listed on the website.


The lawmakers requested a briefing on how AmazonSmile uses the SPLC to determine which charities are listed on the website.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz are among the 15 Republican committee members who signed the letter.