Hertz’s program offered card carrying NRA members up to 25% off daily base rates and “additional program benefits,” according to the rental car company’s website; similarly, Avis offered up to 25% off.
Dear @hertz @avis and @budget, Because of your discount agreements with the @NRA, my husband @AndyRichter and I will no longer be renting cars from you. We will rent from @enterprise and @national bc they have severed ties with the @NRA.— USA 🇺🇸 (@SarahThyre) February 23, 2018
The announcements are the latest examples of companies ending their partnerships, sponsorships, and discount programs with the gun lobbying group following the deadly Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school which left 17 dead.
Think Progress, which published a list of the 22 companies that had partnerships with the NRA Tuesday, first reported Avis Budget Groups decision, which will go into effect March 26.
We have notified the NRA that we are ending the NRA’s rental car discount program with Hertz.— Hertz (@Hertz) February 23, 2018
Hertz announced its decision via Twitter, where the hashtag #BoycottNRA called on the companies named by Think Progress to end their affiliations with the lobbying giant. A request for comment on when exactly the discount program will stop being honored wasn't returned.
Earlier today, Enterprise Holdings announced its decision to end its discount program.
Many on Twitter thanked the auto rental company for canceling its discount program with the pro-gun rights group, which has consistently and successfully lobbied against gun reform and control legislation.
I will no longer support any company that drops the nra for political reasons. This is all about the liberals using a tragedy for political bs.— Margaret S (@swstargal1) February 23, 2018
While many on social media have been applauding the companies for severing ties, others are chastising for bowing under pressure.
The only auto affiliate that remains in business with the NRA at press time is TrueCar.