Things Must Change
Send the below email to Dominion Energy
Things must change
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing to you as a shareholder to inform you that I will find it necessary to sell out of a position I own in your company, Dominion Energy, Inc. (D), on October 14, 2022 unless you will consider defunding those actions/agendas that are in violation of my values and beliefs. I believe the company is now using shareholder funds to support causes that do not line up with my Christian values.
Specifically, I screen out companies for violations in the areas of abortion, pornography, lifestyle (LGBTQ), human rights violations, and anti-family entertainment.
The following specifically outlines the screens where Dominion Energy, Inc. fails. If you feel this information is inaccurate, or may be changing, please contact me by October 13, 2022.
Uses one or more methods to promote gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, or questioning lifestyles (LGBTQ). This may include advertisements or marketing campaigns targeted to those who choose alternative lifestyles, proudly display or boast being “gay-friendly”, and/or provide resources for the advancement of LGBTQ groups (meeting places, materials, etc).
Human Rights Campaign (www.hrc.org) | 2/7/2022
HRC Corporate Equality Index Score 100%. HRC Foundation Corporate Equality Index rewards employers demonstrating commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers through engaging with and supporting broader LGBT community. Efforts include positive, targeted marketing and advertising, philanthropic activities, event sponsorships, and/or engage in recruitment or awareness campaigns. (2022,2021,2020)
ABC8 News (www.wric.com) | 6/17/2020
In celebration of Pride month, Dominion Energy’s headquarters in Richmond was illuminated in rainbow colors for the entire month of June.
Has formed a business relationship with LGBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, and/or questioning) organization(s) or events. In an attempt to gain marketing and community relations opportunities, money, products or services are exchanged for corporate recognition for their involvement.
Hampton Roads Pride (www.hamptonroadspride.org) | 6/25/2022
Hampton Roads Pride (Sponsor) It unites the (LGBT) and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equality of all people. (2022)
Matthew Shepard Foundation (www.matthewshepard.org) | 10/9/2021
Matthew Shepard Foundation (Sponsor) Bear to Make a Difference Gala. Mission is to erase hate by replacing it with understanding, compassion and acceptance for the LGBT Youth. (2021,2020)
Utah Pride Center (www.utahpridecenter.org) | 9/26/2021
Utah Pride Center (Sponsor) It saves lives and has been doing so for the past 23 years. It was recently (and beautifully) referred to as a “living, breathing oasis for our
LGBTQ community.” (2021,2020,2019)
Equality Virginia (www.equalityvirginia.org) | 4/22/2021
Equality Virginia (Sponsor) Commonwealth Dinner. Equality Virginia is a statewide, non-partisan education, outreach, and advocacy organization seeking equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians. (2021,2019,2018,2017,2016)
Providing charitable aid or donations to non-profit organizations that include foundations actively pursuing and advancing the alternative lifestyle movement.
NGLCC (www.nglcc.org) | 11/15/2021
NGLCC (Corporate Partner): National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the exclusive certifying body of LGBT-owned businesses, working to ensure implementation of pro-business, LGBT-inclusive policies at the federal, state, and local levels of government. (2021,2020)
It is my hope and desire that Dominion Energy Inc. will choose to operate in excellence in what you do, and refrain from using shareholder funds to support any social agenda, whether this be liberal or conservative.
Thank you in advance for your diligent attention to this matter.