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State Farm Exec Apologizes to Angry Agents,
Says 'We Made a Mistake With Our Involvement'
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Posted By: AmericaFirstAlways, 5/25/2022 9:20:33 AM

State Farm agents across the country fielded angry phone calls on Monday from customers who were either threatening to cancel their policies or who flat-out canceled them after hearing news that the company had partnered with The GenderCool Project to donate books regarding transgenderism and gender fluidity to schools in order to “increase representation of LGBTQ+ books and support our communities in having challenging, empowering, and important conversations with children Age 5+.” The story contained a January 22, 2022 memo from Jose Soto announcing the program. By the close of business Monday, after the CEO reportedly heard from more than 2,000 independent State Farm agents nationwide


Like a lousy neighbor, State Farm sticks its nose where it doesn't belong.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Californian 5/25/2022 9:27:40 AM (No. 1165697)
At least they got the message and responded correctly. The standard in the C suite and board rooms the last few years has been to blindly support this evil trans kid garbage and sjw wokeness in general. Now that several big name companies have been lost money, publicly called out and backed off maybe it'll stop. My last company gave BLM $10MM but we got smaller than expected bonuses after a great year and huge stock rise. They're almost half of their peak now and haven't made a peep in the last year.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: LeeBertie 5/25/2022 9:33:59 AM (No. 1165705)
Soto, Terry and the entire Diversity Office should have been history before this story was even published. What a disgrace State farm has become. A huge TV advertising campaign should be put in place to grovel before State farm agents, employees and policy holders.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: raspberry 5/25/2022 9:36:41 AM (No. 1165709)
Go Woke, Go Broke! This whole think stinks and will fall of its own weight. But not soon enough. I can't wait for the November elections.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45 5/25/2022 9:44:52 AM (No. 1165723)
I handled claims for State Farm for over 30 years, and have been a policyholder for over 50 years. Those agent’s quotes apply to me, too. In recent years SF, along with every other corporation in America, hired “diversity” weenies and was into “affirmative action” and all that went with it. Perhaps now, they’ll see the error of their ways. Years ago, there were two ways to get fired from Mother Mutual in a big hurry: steal their money, or make them look bad. Hopefully that policy is still in effect, and Mr. Soto is now looking for a job.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Buckrog 5/25/2022 9:45:06 AM (No. 1165724)
Frustrating to no end as my SF agent is a friend and has been very good to us in times of need. Hope they got the message. Hope other companies hear the message and pay attention.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: padiva 5/25/2022 10:17:14 AM (No. 1165764)
This leads me to wonder.. How many SF captive agents will be looking to become independent brokers/agents and take their books of business with them?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hermoine 5/25/2022 10:17:50 AM (No. 1165765)
Now that is real feedback. Remember when Harry's Razors dropped their advertisements from Daily Wire because ONE person complained in a TWEET about a Daily Wire podcast or column (can't remember which) that criticized the transgender movement? I applaud the State Farm rank and file agents for standing up to their woke corporate executives. And, it is heartening to see that the executives (unlike those at Disney) listened and changed course.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GoodDeal 5/25/2022 10:24:48 AM (No. 1165775)
To repeat a previous post on the subject: Like a good pedo......State Farm is there.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: czechlist 5/25/2022 10:46:43 AM (No. 1165795)
I am retired from "the largest defense contractor in the world" for a decade. Our DoD contractor's Affirmative Action program were burden and costly enough but in the aughts we suddenly needed diversity and ethics departments as well - both fully staffed with female minorities. Of course, I and my white male management peers were innundated by unfounded accusations of perceived or just nefarious discrimination and ethics violations mostly made by females, minorities and mostly by employees singled out for discipline. I never saw any of the accusations proven and resulted in wasted production time and cost to the taxpayer. Everything a federal government bureaucracy touches leads to wasted taxpayer money.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: vhs68 5/25/2022 10:51:32 AM (No. 1165804)
Is it just me, or does it seem each wave of new SF commercials try to be more stupid than the last batch? . Tip for SF: Chris Paul is way past his sell date!!
24 people like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: mc squared 5/25/2022 10:53:16 AM (No. 1165809)
What the hell is a “Corporate Responsibility Analyst”, somebody's nephew that needed a job?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 5/25/2022 10:54:31 AM (No. 1165812)
Sorry they got caught! Have they fired their Diversity Nazis yet?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LadyVet 5/25/2022 11:09:41 AM (No. 1165830)
I do not watch much TV, but I thought I saw Jussie Smollett, the race fraudster, in one of their commercials.
24 people like this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 5/25/2022 11:36:55 AM (No. 1165860)
If they don't fire this idiot who came up with this, he WILL try it again, and the retention of this guy means that they aren't serious about changing their views.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TXknitter 5/25/2022 11:48:12 AM (No. 1165877)
Yes #9, because bureaucracy hires unlimited numbers of busywork workers. Where else are all the friends, relatives of our elected officials going to work??
25 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: cedar 5/25/2022 12:07:21 PM (No. 1165895)
I've been with State Farm forever, but I was ready to dump them over this new policy. I'm glad they corrected their position. Corporations need to stick to their jobs and stay out of politics, and we should not stand for wokery.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: TJ54 5/25/2022 12:15:27 PM (No. 1165902)
Was Jose Soto fired? If not, he should be
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Reply 18 - Posted by: downnout 5/25/2022 12:24:54 PM (No. 1165912)
Reading the article it’s clear to me that State Farm has way too many “managers” between Soto and the chief diversity officer Terry. Pretty typical of big companies. I hope this results in some managerial cutbacks.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1 5/25/2022 12:39:51 PM (No. 1165927)
This was not a mistake. A mistake would be to have bet on Fenwick in the Preakness, because you liked the odds. A mistake would have been like my co-worker in the 1960s, who sold his Xerox stock to pay for carpeting his game room. What State Farm did was attempted corporate suicide.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 5/25/2022 12:51:29 PM (No. 1165940)
The only apology which is adequate involves firing the entire chain of command that approved this.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 5/25/2022 12:55:27 PM (No. 1165942)
Like a good neighbor, I'm taking my business somewhere else.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/25/2022 1:13:02 PM (No. 1165957)
So why are you giving policy holders money away? State Farm is a mutual insurance company. Where do you get the authority to give money away? Policy holders can make charitable contributions on their own. They don't need a State Farm executive for that.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: RWPollock 5/25/2022 2:32:10 PM (No. 1166017)
Sloppy. Every organization donated to should have been vetted. The excuse provided is lame. If the person in charge could not do a better job then get someone who knows what they are doing. That excuse really makes State Farm look really stupid. If they are this irresponsible with their own money what do you think they are doing with the money from those that pay policies? I hope in the future there are no policy increases. If they do not have a better handle on where their money goes then they better not be raising premiums until they get better money and spending control.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: deerejon 5/25/2022 4:02:50 PM (No. 1166072)
The only reason they are apologizing is because they got caught.A concerned agent leaked the Info out.If the big wigs allowed this to happen,whose to say it won;t happen again.My policies are getting canceled.I may look Flo up.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: hershey 5/25/2022 4:20:26 PM (No. 1166083)
Oh, ya think? If they hadn't been outed, would they still be contrite??? Get woke, go broke..
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Reply 26 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/25/2022 5:13:56 PM (No. 1166116)
My agent got a call...probably several...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/25/2022 6:54:07 PM (No. 1166218)
I worked for a large company and felt like I was working for a cult. Gay history month and annual, required training with questions / situations about interacting with gays was the worst. The writing was on the wall when they brought in a VP of Diversity.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 5/25/2022 7:37:49 PM (No. 1166246)
When a corporation hires a diversity director, immediately sell your stock in that company.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ToryWhite 5/26/2022 5:45:37 AM (No. 1166448)
To Reply No 1: "At least they got the message and responded correctly." Nope. State Farm did a terrible thing, knew it, and got caught. These so-called apologies from entities that are bring down our country ARE the "useless garbage". And hoping they will "maybe stop" underestimates the power of the unholy dollar.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Richard from Norwood 5/26/2022 6:07:10 AM (No. 1166453)
Regarding post No. 23; "If the person in charge could not do a better job then get someone who knows what they are doing. That excuse really makes State Farm look really stupid. If they are this irresponsible with their own money what do you think they are doing with the money from those that pay policies? I hope in the future there are no policy increases. If they do not have a better handle on where their money goes then they better not be raising premiums until they get better money and spending control." Change a few descriptions and I'd swear you are writing about our elected politicians. Ha. Ha, Ha! To me, this is just MORE proof that when you stay in a job too long you should be removed. Re: Term Limits on ALL elected officials and ALL of the hangers-on in Washington DC. We needed it ten years ago!!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Lazyman 5/26/2022 7:02:19 AM (No. 1166472)
I'm a never had a claim ever guy. (so far anyway) State Farm insured my house in Jersey for 6 years, a few months ago raised the rates 30%. I changed and saved 40% in 10 minutes and cancelled the SF policy. Great business model. They also called when they got the cancellation news to help bring the cost down.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 5/26/2022 7:18:37 AM (No. 1166477)
What in God’s name were these idiots thinking about when they made this decision? It is committing commercial suicide. It seem corporations all over the United States are being run by morons that can’t figure out they should be selling a quality product and NOTHING ELSE! If you want to donate to a charitable cause pick one that improves our society or provides help to those who need it. Stay out of politics. It is caustic.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: udanja99 5/26/2022 7:44:13 AM (No. 1166502)
#24, stay clear of Flo. Progressive is called Progressive for a reason - they’re progressives.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: NamVet70 5/26/2022 8:56:49 AM (No. 1166569)
They haven't yet responded correctly. Who have they discharged and what do they plan to do after this news cycle blows over? The agents deserve an apology but their clients demand one.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Zigrid 5/26/2022 9:03:10 AM (No. 1166573)
Well...that does it for me...I've been with State Farm for 35 years...looks like I'll be searching for a new insurance company...not because I think they've changed their policy to reflect real American values...but because the board of directors who set this in motion..can always slide some "words" through that cover this bye bye State Farm...
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Reply 36 - Posted by: griddog1 5/26/2022 9:17:26 AM (No. 1166587)
Farmers insurance is much cheaper than State Farm and a much better company.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Strike3 5/26/2022 9:36:45 AM (No. 1166606)
Don't apologize just give us the White Jake from State Farm back. Woke will get you broke, every time.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 5/26/2022 9:43:02 AM (No. 1166615)
Independent State Farm agents nationwide.....otherwise, independent contractors. Our agent in northern CA years ago told us, SF was changing their employee status of their agents and making them independent contractors. Which takes away their pensions and insurance, etc. That saves State Farm a heck of a lot of they can give it away to these far Left groups? Looks like it. Our SF agent knew then he should look for another job. We changed insurance companies pronto too.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: mizzmac 5/26/2022 9:48:04 AM (No. 1166620)
Sorry, or just sorry you got caught?
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Reply 40 - Posted by: watercheetah 5/26/2022 9:56:34 AM (No. 1166633)
They didn’t say they were halting support for this institution just that they had done it wrong.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: bigfatslob 5/26/2022 10:09:12 AM (No. 1166652)
"Jake from State Farm what are you wearing? Jake from State Farm". "Hu A dress". State Farm better find this diversity nerd, Soto, and clip his wings for this one.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: lennon47 5/26/2022 10:17:40 AM (No. 1166670)
Another corporation doing stupid. What usually happen is a 'woke' board member/s advocating stupid and the other board members have no guts to say enough already
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Reply 43 - Posted by: EVRgreen4058 5/26/2022 10:32:44 AM (No. 1166700)
I'm sure our premiums always increase to help cover these management boondoggles too. I've been a State Farm customer for many years and despite all the credits I receive for having my property and car equipped with damage/theft protection measures my premiums always increase and it is very discouraging. I've never filed a claim and have high deductibles as well. Where is the SOCIAL JUSTICE for the responsible customer while we KNOW we are paying for irresponsible behavior ???
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Reply 44 - Posted by: jacksin5 5/26/2022 10:52:12 AM (No. 1166735)
Here in FLA, State Farm Corporate had all their employees work from home, then put the office complex up for sale. Now we know where the money they saved by sending employees home went.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: NotaBene 5/26/2022 11:28:56 AM (No. 1166780)
The State Farm grooming actions shows that the response to Disney grooming by the great Governor Ron DeSantis was consequential. Leave our kids alone!
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 5/26/2022 12:12:55 PM (No. 1166817)
The persons at State Farm responsible for this stupidity should be fired. They won't be...but should be. I have switched insurance companies. By State Farm, hello Progressive.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: formerNYer 5/26/2022 12:13:36 PM (No. 1166818)
Do your research, too many companies are very woke. I went with SafeCo - I read online that they are fiscally conservative and stay out of politics.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 5/26/2022 8:46:42 PM (No. 1167212)
Apology or not, it's still best to monitor State Farm as they (like govt) may say one thing publicly and do the opposite when nobody is looking. Once these type of people get an idea in their head(s), it never goes away.
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Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have begun 'serious' negotiations on finding a bipartisan solution to rising gun violence, Senator Chris Murphy confirmed on Sunday. The Connecticut Democrat said he was 'in touch' with members of the GOP including Senators John Cornyn of Texas, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and others on both sides of the aisle in the wake of a horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas where a gunman with an assault rifle killed 19 elementary school students and their two teachers.'We have continued to work throughout the weekend,' Murphy said on ABC News' This Week.
Biden's Weekend of Lies: Lying About Naval
Appointment, More Falsehoods at U of Delaware
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Posted by Imright 5/29/2022 3:24:34 AM Post Reply
On Saturday, Joe Biden spoke at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, for their 2022 graduation ceremony.The day before, he spoke at the U.S. Naval Academy and told some despicable lies. He claimed he had received an appointment to the Academy in 1965, when in fact he was graduating from the University of Delaware in 1965, so that couldn’t possibly be true. He also claimed that he didn’t go to the Academy but chose to go to Delaware instead because the Academy had “Staubach and Bellino” there.“I didn’t come to the Academy because I wanted to be a football star. And you had a guy named Staubach
Adam Kinzinger: I’m Open to an Assault
Weapons Ban Now
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Posted by Imright 5/29/2022 11:49:48 AM Post Reply
Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is now open to some sort of assault weapon ban following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX.Anchor Dana Bash said, “Congressman, you do still oppose a ban on the kind of assault weapons that were used in this shooting. Can you explain why private citizens need weapons of war?”Kinzinger said, “Look, I have opposed a ban, you know, fairly recently. I think I’m open to a ban now. It’s going to depend on what it looks like because there’s a lot of nuances on what constitutes certain things.
Can America’s Colleges and Universities
Be Saved?
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Posted by Imright 5/29/2022 8:02:32 PM Post Reply
American colleges and universities continue to lose students steadily.The latest statistics confirm their continuing decline. Here’s some headline numbers: The number of total enrolled postsecondary students declined 3.3 percent year-over-year, the most significant rate of decline in enrollment since 1951. This number has declined nearly 10 percent since 2010, from 21 million to 19 million. College enrollment totaled 15.9 million undergraduate students nationwide in Fall 2020, a 4.3 percent decline year-over-year. This number has declined more than 12 percent since 2010, from 18.1 million to 15.9 million. Full-time college enrollment has declined more than 11 percent since 2010, from 13.1 million to 11.6 million.
Models show off firearms tucked into their
UNDERWEAR during concealed carry fashion
show at NRA convention in Houston - just
days after 19 kids and two teachers were
killed in school shooting
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Posted by Ribicon 5/29/2022 10:44:46 AM Post Reply
The National Rifle Association put on a concealed carry fashion show at its Houston fashion show where models displayed guns tucked into their underwear just four days after the Uvalde shooting. Two women proudly showed off hand guns strapped to their chest area as they pulled up their shirts with big smiles on their faces. Another blonde woman wearing a beige pencil skirt and an off-the-shoulder top gave a mischievous grin as she lifted up her shirt to reveal a black gun tucked tightly into a white lacey undergarment. Other women wore their concealed weapons in less provocative places, such as under their armpits and stashed in fashionable purses.
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