RAICES Accuses Ogilvy of 'False Solidarity on an Epic Scale' and Asks Agency to Drop CBP

The advocacy group says CEO John Seifert is working against his own pledge to diversity and inclusion


Texas-based migrant advocacy group RAICES, one of the leading voices in the political debate over President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, today posted a letter calling for ad agency network Ogilvy to stop working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Published on Twitter, the letter is addressed to Lauren Crampsie, president of Ogilvy’s New York operations, and signed by RAICES chief advocacy officer Erika Andiola.

While ostensibly directed at Crampsie, whom the letter describes as a “self-styled progressive and feminist,” the letter’s ire is primarily aimed at Ogilvy global CEO John Seifert over his defense of the agency’s CBP work and decision to stick with the client despite employee backlash and negative publicity.

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