Barnhart Politician Wants Stores Closed for Thanksgiving

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri state Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to stop Black Friday’s blitz on Thanksgiving, so he has proposed legislation that would bar most retail stores from opening on the holiday.

“Thanksgiving should be about families, not profit and greed. It’s Thanksgiving Day, not Black Friday Eve,” Roorda said in a news release.

In recent years, several retailers including Wal-Mart and Target have pushed back their Black Friday sales to Thursday evening. Roorda said that puts a strain on the employees who have to work Thanksgiving. Read more on St. Louis Post Dispatch.


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