High-profile teen gun control activist David Hogg hints at Memphis protest versus FedEx

High-profile teen gun control activist David Hogg hints at Memphis protest versus FedEx

Well-known teen gun control activist David Hogg posted social media statements Wednesday that suggested he plans a Memphis protest against FedEx. "See you this summer," he wrote to his 813,000 Twitter followers, adding a smiley face. "1000 Ridgeway Loop Memphis, Tennessee." "That’s FedEx," he wrote in a subsequent post. (FedEx is listed as one of the tenants in this East Memphis office building, but the main FedEx headquarters is at 3680 Hacks Cross Road.) People immediately began asking for more details, but Hogg didn’t add much, writing, "More info to come." FedEx spokeswoman Melissa Charbonneau said late Wednesday evening she would offer a response shortly. Hogg is among a group of teenagers who emerged as some of the most recognizable faces of a revitalized gun control movement this year following a February mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Florida. Hogg and supporters recently held protests at Publix supermarkets to bring pressure against the company’s support for Adam Putnam, an NRA-friendly candidate for Florida governor. In the protests, young people lay on the supermarket floors in "die-ins" as managers routed shoppers around them . The protests led the company to announce Friday that it was suspending its political donations. On MSNBC’s "AM Joy" in February, Hogg pressed for FedEx to end its NRA discounts and said, "The CEO is one of the biggest donors to the NRA, and we have to take care of them." The company said CEO Fred Smith isn’t an NRA backer. "He has never […]

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