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A dozen protest at TD Ameritrade

Omaha World-Herald - May 18, 2012

About a dozen people protested outside the Omaha headquarters of online stock broker TD Ameritrade because of a national controversy involving retired company founder Joe Ricketts.
Ricketts came under fire after the New York Times reported his involvement in considering a proposed ad campaign that would have attacked President Barack Obama by highlighting the president's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Ricketts has since rejected the plan. But the protesters, organized by the national liberal group Americans United for Change, said the company should call for Ricketts to refrain from attacking Obama.
“This company should be ashamed that their name is anywhere near this,” said Richard Register of Fremont.

About a dozen people protested outside the Omaha headquarters of online stock broker TD Ameritrade because of a national controversy involving retired company founder Joe Ricketts.

Ricketts came under fire after the New York Times reported his involvement in considering a proposed ad campaign that would have attacked President Barack Obama by highlighting the president's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Ricketts has since rejected the plan. But the protesters, organized by the national liberal group Americans United for Change, said the company should call for Ricketts to refrain from attacking Obama.

“This company should be ashamed that their name is anywhere near this,” said Richard Register of Fremont.

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