Cease sale and distribution of the racist  "Illegal Alien Hunting Permits'
  • Petitioned Mr. Fred Durham

This petition was delivered to:

Co-Founder CafePress Inc.
Mr. Fred Durham

Cease sale and distribution of the racist "Illegal Alien Hunting Permits'

    1. Victor Hoelscher
    2. Petition by

      Victor Hoelscher

      Tucson/Phoenix, United States

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December 2011

Victory

CafePress was selling stickers and decals designed to look like a permit to allow people to hunt "illegal aliens." Victor Hoelscher fought to get these items removed from the site and CafePress gave in after hundreds joined him. Victor told Change.org, "there is no place in today’s society for a corporation that seeks to profit from invoking dehumanizing, racist stereotypes and bigotry."

Production, distribution and sale of this product is irresponsible, racist and promotes violence and hostility against minorities, migrants and people of immigrant origin. This product has absolutely no use other than to spread, incite, promote and justify racial hatred, violence xenophobia, and other forms of hatred based on intolerance and to demonize immigrants as invaders who should be shot on sight. There is no place in today’s society for a corporation that seeks to profit from invoking dehumanizing, racist stereotypes and bigotry. This product is offensive, irresponsible, racist, promotes violence against people and it's just plain stupid.

http://www.cafepress.com/dd/11828581

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Victory! CafePress Removes Immigrant "Hunting Permits" from Site

      Jackie  Mahendra
      Petition Organizer

      Update: Campaign covered in San Francisco Weekly, Huffington Post, CBS local news, and Styleite. 
      Imagine you want to make a personalized t-shirt for a friend's birthday. You head to the CafePress site - the self-proclaimed, "largest selection of...

    2. VICTORY.... THIS ITEM HAS BEEN REMOVED.

      Victor Hoelscher
      Petition Organizer

      Cafe Press has removed this item from their site and has assured me that it will no longer be on sale. Thanks much to everyone who signed the petition and assisted in this effort.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. IMPORTANT UPDATE.

      Victor Hoelscher
      Petition Organizer

      Apparently someone from Café Press is sending out emails to the petition signers claiming that this product has been made unavailable for sale, however As far as I am concerned as long as this item is still being advertised on their website it either is or will soon be for sale Thanks to all who have signed please keep forwarding the petition to your friends. I am working on an email blast to all of the immigrant rights groups in the continental United States and will keep everyone posted on the results. Thank you.

    5. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Tara Trudell RAINSVILLE, NM
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is disgusting! Racist!

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    • Sara Campbell AL, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      I cannot believe this is acceptable and was allowed. It is offensive and racist. Would cafepress have approved this design if it said "Women Hunting Permit" or "Black people hunting permit"? NO...then why is it ok to have "illegal alien". No matter the status they are HUMAN BEINGS.

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    • blanca gonzalez GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      this is stupid this tag is piece of shiet

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    • Norman Boyd ATMORE, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is unacceptable, even in a barbaric state like Alabama.

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    • Jeanne vandenHurk CLEMSON, SC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Does one need to explain to anyone why this must be stopped?

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