(RepublicanPress.org) – Last week, marketing company Mailchimp terminated services for the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), a pro-Second Amendment group. The non-profit organization had been using Mailchimp services to update its membership.
Philip Van Cleave, the VCDL’s president, told Fox Business during a January 15 interview that Mailchimp suspended their account without any warning. Continuing, he said that he believed its timing of their action was suspicious.
The organizers of next Monday's gun rally, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, say they've been kicked off Mailchimp but were moving to a new system anyway. pic.twitter.com/jD8l6PsQ5D
— Ben Paviour (@BPaves) January 13, 2021
Philip Van Cleave has hosted a yearly rally against gun control measures at Virginia’s state capital every Lobby Day for the past 25 years. VCDL indicated in a statement that Lobby Day would be a peaceful demonstration, and that it was not the time or place for protests.
This sudden development is a blow for conservative and pro-Second Amendment organizations, especially during a time when Big Tech companies are working hard to censor conservative voices.
As we know, platforms like Facebook and Twitter banned President Donald Trump after the January 6 Capitol protests. Additionally, massive companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon targeted conservative social media platform Parler. Will smaller businesses start following suit?
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