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Delta Just Doubled Down on Its Decision to Cut Ties With the NRA

Delta Just Doubled Down on Its Decision to Cut Ties With the NRA"Our values are not for sale"



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Delta To Georgia Lawmakers: 'Our Values Are Not For Sale'

Delta To Georgia Lawmakers: 'Our Values Are Not For Sale'The CEO of Delta Air Lines on Friday declared his company’s “values are not for sale” after Georgia lawmakers retaliated against the airline for cutting ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of last month’s Florida school shooting. Bastian explained the decision to employees a day after Georgia lawmakers passed a tax bill that effectively punishes the airline for rescinding the discount for NRA members to travel to the group’s annual meeting.



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Georgia Lawmakers Pass Bill Punishing Delta For Cutting Ties With NRA

Georgia Lawmakers Pass Bill Punishing Delta For Cutting Ties With NRAGeorgia lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday effectively punishing Delta Air Lines for its decision to cut ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of last month’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The state’s House and Senate passed a major a tax bill, which Republican lawmakers had amended to remove a sales tax exemption on jet fuel, The Associated Press reported. Delta, which is based in Atlanta, would have been the primary airline to benefit from the exemption.



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Woman sues Delta, says she was groped on flight

Woman sues Delta, says she was groped on flightSEATTLE (AP) — A woman who says she was groped during an international flight, prompting her to launch a campaign to draw attention to such mid-flight assaults, sued Delta Air Lines on Tuesday over what she described as its anemic response to her case.



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Woman sues Delta, says she was groped on flight

Woman sues Delta, says she was groped on flightSEATTLE (AP) — A woman who says she was groped during an international flight, prompting her to launch a campaign to draw attention to such mid-flight assaults, sued Delta Air Lines on Tuesday over what she described as its anemic response to her case.



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Delta airlines faces conservative backlash after scrapping NRA discount

Delta airlines faces conservative backlash after scrapping NRA discountA Georgia state official has said that Delta could lose out on any jet fuel tax breaks as a result of the airline discontinuing its discount for National Rifle Association (NRA) members. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle tweeted that he would “kill any legislation that benefits Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with NRA” and just hours later, the Georgia Senate blocked the $ 50m tax break bill that Delta had been seeking to renew after it had expired several years ago. Delta’s decision was made a few weeks after the 14 February mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida during which 14 children and three adults were killed by a gunman using an AR-15 assault-style weapon.



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Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Tells Delta To Give NRA Back Its Discounts, Or Else

Georgia's Lieutenant Governor Tells Delta To Give NRA Back Its Discounts, Or ElseGeorgia’s lieutenant governor said on Monday he would work to derail a multimillion-dollar tax cut that would benefit Delta Air Lines unless the company reinstated its relationship with the National Rifle Association. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who also serves as president of the Georgia state Senate, intimated in a tweet he would “kill any tax legislation” as punishment to Delta, which last week said it would end its discount program for members of the NRA. Delta, headquartered in Atlanta, is one of more than a dozen companies that have distanced themselves from the gun lobby following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school on Feb. 14.



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Delta ends NRA partnership and orders gun group to remove airline's information from website, amid growing backlash

Delta ends NRA partnership and orders gun group to remove airline's information from website, amid growing backlashA major American airline has stopped giving discounts to members of the National Rifle Association, joining a slew of companies that have cut ties with the gun-rights lobbying group in the wake of a Florida school shooting. Delta Airlines announced on Twitter that they would be ending the NRA’s contract for discounted rates through their group travel program. On Saturday morning, the NRA’s annual meetings site still stated that they had contracted special flight discounts with United Airlines and Delta Airlines for members attending the their annual meetings and exhibits.



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Delta issues new rules on emotional support animals

Delta issues new rules on emotional support animalsAfter the airline said it saw a spike in animal incidents, passengers must now provide documentation for their pet to the airline within 48 hours of their flight.



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Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Banned From Pennsylvania After 'Glass Ceiling' Hazing Death

Pi Delta Psi Fraternity Banned From Pennsylvania After 'Glass Ceiling' Hazing DeathThe Pi Delta Psi national fraternity has been banned from operating in Pennsylvania for 10 years, a judge ruled Monday, over the 2013 hazing death of a 19-year-old Baruch College student.



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