Wal-Mart group presses on after losing chairman

WASHINGTON: Working Families for Wal-Mart, a Wal-Mart-funded group that asserts the retailer's positive effect on communities, is vowing to press on with its mission following the resignation of its chairman, Andrew Young, after he made what were widely deemed to be racist remarks.

WASHINGTON: Working Families for Wal-Mart, a Wal-Mart-funded group that asserts the retailer's positive effect on communities, is vowing to press on with its mission following the resignation of its chairman, Andrew Young, after he made what were widely deemed to be racist remarks.

Kevin Sheridan, an Edelman VP and former Republican National Committee spokesperson, says the group is "moving forward aggressively" in the wake of Young's very public departure.

Sheridan said that the group is in the process of considering possible replacements, but declined to answer further questions; including how much of a role Wal-Mart's in-house PR team would play in the selection process.

Wal-Mart referred calls to the group itself.

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