Target, Walmart, and other retail stores across America: Let your employees have Thanksgiving night off.
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Target, Walmart, and other retail stores across America

Target, Walmart, and other retail stores across America: Let your employees have Thanksgiving night off.

    1. Alan Fleischer
    2. Petition by

      Alan Fleischer

      Glendale, CA

Retailers like Target and Walmart have announced plans to extend "Black Friday" hour to Thursday evening--in the middle of Thanksgiving. This is completely unnecessary. Shoppers can wait an extra three hours until midnight, (or, God forbid, the next morning) so that employees of these stores can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with their families. All who sign this petition pledge to only do our holiday shopping at stores who respect the holiday family time of their employees. We refuse to do ANY holiday shopping at a retailer who runs a "Black Friday" sale on Thanksgiving evening.

To:
Target, Walmart, and other retail stores across America
Let your employees have Thanksgiving night off.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Amanda Ryan RICHLAND, MS
      • 10 months ago

      I work at Walmart and going to work at 2pm on thanksgiving day as the lines start to form means I get no time with my family. At all. It is only vindictive consolation that my customers's greed also denies them that time to be with their family, and I would prefer to simply feel the warmth of being with my loved ones.

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    • Kaleigh Dolan WINNETKA, IL
      • 11 months ago

      Thanksgiving is meant for family time.

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    • Katherine Redd TALLAHASSEE, FL
      • 11 months ago

      You are keeping people from spending time with their loved ones.

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    • Bren Lee ALEXANDER, AR
      • 11 months ago

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

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    • Phaidra Meyer MESA, AZ
      • 12 months ago

      First off, I like to spend time with my family on this holiday. I believe others should have this option too. If we start keeping shops open, then soon businesses will see no reason to have the day off and it will become a school and government holiday and not a national holiday. If you make the non-necessary people work, then it will become just another day. America has so few holidays. Why kill this day just for profit and sales. If you must go for profit, keep the sales to online.

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