Two months after creating a pillow company to put Mike Lindell’s MyPillow out of business, activist David Hogg announces that he is quitting the company
1: A couple weeks ago, a very spontaneous interaction over Twitter between me and William LeGate led to us trying to start a progressive pillow company.
2: The goal was and still is to create a great pillow that is sustainably produced in domestic unionized factories and have a percentage of those profits benefit progressive social causes.
3: We were met with immediate and overwhelming support. But I soon realized that given my activism, schoolwork, and family commitments, I could not give 100% to being a full time co-founder at Good Pillow
4: After many discussions with William and my friends, family and mentors, I made the good faith decision to allow William to bring our vision to life without me.
5: That vision remains an ethical company that produces products that people need while creating good union paying jobs and supporting social causes at the same time.
6: I am incredibly appreciative of those family and friends who reached out to support me, and am thankful for those who supported me in this vision.
7: Effective immediately, I have resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC. I want to thank Will for his partnership and wish him absolutely nothing but success with the future of Good Pillow.
8: The reasons for my departure rest entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish Will nothing but the best.
9: Over the next several months, I will be taking some time to focus on my studies in college and advance the gun violence prevention movement with March For Our Lives and personally.
10: While now may not be the best time for me, I do deeply believe it is incumbent on our country’s businesses to do no harm and empower the communities in
which they serve.
11: Serving as an advocate and activist is just one (major) part of my life. I do hope to one day shape our global community to become more aware, progressive and equitable through social entrepreneurship and other avenues in the future.
12: While the tragedy and trauma I experienced does shape me, like many other survivors of gun violence, it is not even close to who I am fully and I am looking forward to using this time to grow myself as an organizer, friend, son, and brother.