• Petitioned President Obama

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President Obama

Resign your position as honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America

    1. Elizabeth Vesto
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Vesto

      Kildeer, IL

President Obama has indicated that he does not support discrimination in the BSA, but he remains the honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America.

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    1. Reached 10 signatures
    2. Stand against discrimination with me.

      Elizabeth Vesto
      Petition Organizer

      This is something a friend of mine posted about the petition, and I couldn't have said it better:

      As leaders, we have the power to effectuate change in many different ways. I believe in actions. If there is something you feel strongly about then it is incumbent upon you to speak out for or against that which you feel strongly for if you don't speak/act now, who will. I leave you with one of my favorite poems:

      First they came for the Communists
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a Communist
      Then they came for the Socialists
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a Socialist
      Then they came for the trade unionists
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a trade unionist
      Then they came for the Jews
      And I did not speak out
      Because I was not a Jew
      Then they came for me
      And there was no one left
      To speak out for me

      If you are against discrimination based upon sexual or religious preference, please join me in signing my friend/neighbor's petition.

    3. Reached 5 signatures

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    • Yvonne Aburrow OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Dear President Obama, i admire you, so I'd like to see you do the right thing and resign as honorary president of the BSA. Their discriminatory policies are hurting LGBT kids.

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