MGM International CEO Jim Murren, in a letter to employees Friday, denounced “hate mongers and white supremacists” pledging to match workers’ donations to civil rights groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
“You have my commitment that we will vigorously and zealously continue to reject hate speech and hate-based actions in any form,” he wrote, expressing to employees he felt duty-bound to act after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the terrorist attack in Barcelona this week.
MGM Resorts has roughly 77,000 employees worldwide and is the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip.
According to Bloomberg, “Murren, a lifelong Republican, broke with his party last year and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president. In the letter to employees, he listed seven groups worthy of employee contributions, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Anti-Defamation League.”