What’s it like to work for the Bloomberg-financed Everytown for Gun Safety?
Well, if we are to believe the grievances of a former employee, it’s like “being in an abusive relationship.”
This former employee posted a full rundown of her experiences at the anti-gun organization on Glassdoor, a portal where users can anonymously submit reviews and details about what it’s like working for various companies.
The post is dated July 30, 2021, and the user pulls no punches.
“Working at Everytown is similar to being in an abusive relationship. I do not take that statement lightly – I have experienced my fair share of abusive and manipulative relationships and I previously worked for a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center,” the ex-employee wrote. “Everytown as an organization and Everytown’s management really meet all the criteria.”
It gets worse. They blast the leadership of the organization for exploiting a tragedy to reap financial gain.
“The Field Team is paid the least within the organization, this team includes the SURVIVORS OF GUN VIOLENCE, Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action. There is cliquey energy within this team with the white women who have been around ‘since the beginning’ aka since a white woman who had absolutely no connection to Sandy Hook decided to ‘take action’ via Facebook and later profit massively from it,” they wrote. “Spoiler alert: these women are now managers/directors and are part of the reason why talented staff leaves, especially staff of color.”
One can safely assume this individual is talking about Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a subsidiary of Everytown for Gun Safety. Despite not having any explicit connection to the Everytown tragedy, Watts founded Moms Demand Action on social media in the aftermath of Sandy Hook.
In 2013, Watts merged her group with Bloomberg’s anti-gun outfit, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, to form Everytown for Gun Safety.
Though Bloomberg and Watts claim the goal of the organization is to eradicate gun-related violence, the former employee says that’s not the case at all.
“I want to circle back to this idea of working ‘for the cause’ – in Everytown’s case, senior management actually has no intention of ending gun violence, especially outside of gun violence that white children might experience. This organization is used as a shiny, feel good, star for the wealthy, white folks at the top. It’s all politics,” they observed.
“Instead of investing millions or hundreds of thousands of dollars into communities, with violence intervention programs that have been proven to work, they will literally donate millions (y’all can look it up) into political races and into the hands of legislators to get what they want,” they continued.
“Again, not based on what a community wants – it doesn’t matter if Black and brown folks will be over policed by a policy Everytown paid to come to fruition because Everytown does it to look ‘good’ (to white people). Remember, saying ‘police violence is gun violence’ was a highly radical statement until they needed to look woke in their listserv when George Floyd was murdered,” they added.
To their point, incidentally, Everytown announced this week that it would be spending $1.8 million in the 2021 Virginia elections.
The former employee insists that they’re not alone in feeling this way, that they know at least five others who are “actively trying to quit” and over 20 more who are similarly disgruntled but don’t leave because “thebeginning charm of this abusive relationship flares up and keeps them going like a free lunch, a new sweatshirt, working remotely for many Field staff, or maybe they just need to keep the good benefits for their family.”
In conclusion, they warn potential job-seekers to stay away at all costs.
“This organization is beyond change, beyond saving. This harm is intentional. Do not waste your life like so many of us did,” they wrote.
But if I’m being honest, I’m not surprised. Not at all. A fish rots from the head down.
Stands to reason then, that an organization as misguided as Everytown, one whose true purpose is the full-scale elimination of one’s Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, would ultimately adopt the core ethos of its most prominent benefactor, the cretinous and corrupt Michael Bloomberg.