• Petitioned Roger Goodell

This petition was delivered to:

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell and the National Football League (NFL): Stop Domestic and Sexual Violence!

    1. Ben  Atherton-Zeman
    2. Petition by

      Ben Atherton-Zeman

      Maynard, MA

Because Kasandra Perkins did not have to die.  Because each woman, child and man who is killed is a crime, a preventable tragedy and a waste.  Because the NFL has already partnered with groups who work to stop domestic and sexual violence. 

Because the NFL's 2008 Personal Conduct Policy states that "It is not enough simply to avoid being found guilty of a crime. Instead, as a member of the NFL or a member club, you are held to a higher standard and expected to conduct yourself in a way that is responsible..."

Roger Goddell, the NFL and league owners should work collaboratively to honor and enforce their standards of conduct for players.  In addition, local and statewide domestic and sexual violence programs should be engaged during the process to support accountability measures that enhance victim safety, result in positive, sustained behavior change for perpetrators of abuse, and that include restorative justice to individuals and the community.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Potter LAKE WORTH, FL
      • 11 months ago

      I have been a victim of domestic emotional and financial abuse through the palm beach county family court. It would have been safer to stay with my former abusive husband than to Pelion the Court for justice

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 year ago

      “Domestic violence causes far more pain than the visible marks of bruises and scars. It is devastating to be abused by someone that you love and think loves you in return. It is estimated that approximately 3 million incidents of domestic violence are reported each year in the United States.

      “Domestic violence does not only happen to adults. Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17 report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend, and approximately one in five female high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner.”

      -- Dianne Feinstein

    • Stephen McArthur MONTPELIER, VT
      • about 1 year ago

      Men who batter need intervention in their behaviors and belief systems, not "counseling." Intimate partner violence is not about anger management or controlling emotions, but rather about power and control and the foundational belief of some men that men have a right to control their partner's lives.

    • Chris O'Sullivan NEW YORK, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because survivors and advocates should be involved in designing programs; because domestic violence is not an illness or addiction but a pervasive social problem; because we need to engage men in ending violence.

    • Cessaly D Hutchinson DECATUR, GA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Women are deeply affected by domestic violence: many die in hopes of security for themselves & their family home life.


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