• Petitioned Companies opening on Thanksgiving for sales, such as Walmart.

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Companies opening on Thanksgiving for sales, such as Walmart.

Leave black Friday on Friday. Stop creeping into Thanksgiving.

    1. Sarah Sprow
    2. Petition by

      Sarah Sprow

      Fort Wayne, IN

It is a sad time in our society when businesses have NO honor left. They are so concerned about earning a profit that they are taking time away from families. Many people have to travel long distances to see family for the holiday. This will no longer be something they can do if they have to work Thanksgiving to supplement the greed of their company. In a large way Walmart is responsible for starting the trend, but shame on the other companies for following suite. If we don't let them know where we stand, then they will continue to push the line furthe into thanksgiving, until an entire day meant to be spent in thanks is swallowed up in shameful greed. People still have the real power to hear their voices heard. Please help us in keeping Thanksgiving a day of family and thanks.

Companies opening on Thanksgiving for sales, such as Walmart.
Leave black Friday on Friday. Stop creeping into Thanksgiving. Please consider the people, not their money. Allow people this day with their families. Please consider setting a new trend, for the betterment of people, not for profit.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Bren Lee ALEXANDER, AR
      • 11 months ago

      Sign the petiton to close ALL stores next Thanksgiving! https://www.change.org/petitions/preserve-the-observance-of-thanksgiving-for-all

    • Rene Puig MIAMI, FL
      • 11 months ago

      I too believe that retail establishments are not honoring the family tradition of dinner on the night of Thanksgiving.

    • Richard Kutney ELIZABETH, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      You big retailers are gradually re-introducing slavery back into our society. You guys suck. All you care about is making money for your investors who already have plenty of money! You give full-timers much less than 40 hours a week so they will never have the chance to earn time-and-a-half. You hand out foodstamp applications to your new hires because you want taxpayers to subsidize the little salary you pay! I know your tricks. You don't care if people can't afford to pay for their own place to live. You would be happy to employ nobody but teenagers living with their parents if you could. But if YOUR retail chain thinks that way, and another thinks that way, then ALL the chains will think that way and we won't have anybody in America who is able to afford housing! Except a handful of smart people who are professionals like architects, doctors and lawyers. Can't you see that you are helping to eliminate the middle class!? Not everybody has the capability to be a professional! Stop making people stock your shelves and ring up customers and spend many hours laboring for you while you laugh to yourselves in the boardroom as you find ways to pay less and less each year! And on top of that, you are making employees get up from their Thanksgiving table to serve your needs? F you!

    • Marian Anderson DELEVAN, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Thanksgiving is a day for Family and Friends to be together and "give thanks" for the love they share, and the life they have TOGETHER! They should not be separated so the large businesses can get richer! There is absolutely no reason to steal this time away from Families, other than to line the pockets of the filthy rich! They will be with their families, I am sure!!! NOT RIGHT!!! NOT FAIR!!!

    • Christine Messina FITCHBURG, WI
      • almost 2 years ago

      I will not do any Christmas shopping this year at any store that is open on Thanksgiving day. I have a toddler, but will find other options to purchase diapers, toys, and gifts. And if I find good alternatives I probably will continue to give those stores my loyalty.


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