Keep Women Safe: Stop hiring convicted felons as cab drivers & take sexual assault seriously!
  • Petitioned Broadway Cab, Sassy's Cab Company

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Broadway Cab, Sassy's Cab Company

Keep Women Safe: Stop hiring convicted felons as cab drivers & take sexual assault seriously!

    1. Cassandra Gallegos
    2. Petition by

      Cassandra Gallegos

      Portland, United States

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Women have the right to know that they are going to be safe and that their driver has been properly screened before getting into a cab.  In January of 2012 I was sexually assaulted by a Sassy's Cab (owned by Broadway Cab) employee, a man previously convicted of fenlony domestic assault, and it is my feeling that Broadway Cab needs to acknowledge and accept responsibility for how their hiring and supervision policies contributed to this incident happening. By knowingly hiring drivers with these types of offenses in their criminal history they are actively putting their customers at risk.  Let Broadway Cab know that this is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.  Ask Broadway Cab to keep violent and sexual offenders out of the driver's seat and help keep patrons safe!

To:
Broadway Cab, Sassy's Cab Company
It worries me greatly that the safety of your patrons is not a top priority to your company. By employing individuals with violent and criminal history you are actively putting your customers at risk. Your company needs to know that this practice is unacceptable, and that sexual assault and harassment in any capacity is a serious offense and will not be tolerated in our community.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. The Oregonian

      Cassandra Gallegos
      Petition Organizer

      Good news everyone - The Oregonian is running an article on the petition to help bring awareness to this public safety issue. Here's a link, and it should be in tomorrow's paper.

      http://www.oregonlive.com/aloha/index.ssf/2012/12/aloha_woman_starts_petition_ag.html

      Aloha woman starts petition against cab company after driver, with previous assault conviction, pleaded guilty to sex offense against her

      An Aloha woman has started a petition against Broadway and Sassy's Cab after a company taxi driver, previously convicted of assault, pleaded guilty to a sex offense against her in his car. In mid-November, Cassandra Gallegos started the petition, which asks the company to not hire people previously convicted of violent crimes.

    3. KGW Channel 8

      Cassandra Gallegos
      Petition Organizer

      Did anyone catch the news story on channel 8 last night? What did you think?

    4. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Mark Fodor LAGUNA BEACH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Cassandra is my niece and I am proud that she is NOT going to be silent!

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    • G Coffey LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      I'm a woman, and take cabs.

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    • NO Fuku VOX, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      END PATRIARCHY!

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    • Tim Sprenger AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
      • over 1 year ago

      I care about a better world, where everybody can be secured of their own safety.

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    • Cynthia Cirile CHATSWORTH, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      How could this NOT be critically important? KEEP WOMEN SAFE!!!

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