• Petitioned David Saltzman

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Executive Director, Robin Hood Foundation
David Saltzman
Program Officer, Robin Hood Foundation
Jennifer Schwartz
Senior Advisor, Cyrus Capital Partners
Peter Kiernan
Publicist for Lady Gaga
Amanda Silverman
Fraser Ceitel, Emerald Partners, Public Relations Firm for Maverick Capital Management,
Fraser Ceitel

Urge LADY GAGA & Robin Hood Found. to Withhold $100K from Group,Reportedly Showed Bias Against Women

    1. Petition by

      National Organization for Women San Gabriel Valley Chapter (CA)

      Los Angeles, CA

 LADY GAGA and the Robin Hood Foundation  are about to award $100,000 in prize money to a New York Group, Lawyers for Children, that reportedly is said to have shown bias against women.

** Your help is urgently needed !

** Please sign this petition urging Lady Gaga and the Robin Hood Foundation to withhold the $100,000 prize money from the New York group, Lawyers for Children, pending an investigation of this group for possible bias against women, and possible ethics issues, by the New York State Attorney General.

** See this link below to a 5/7/11 press release by the President of the New York State National Organization for Women (NOW-NYS), Marcia Pappas:

http://readme.readmedia.com/President-of-NOW-NYS-Calls-Upon-LADY-GAGA-Robin-Hood-Foundation-to-Withhold-100-000-Prize-Money/2297870

** Important Info:  As noted in the 11/12/06 New York Post article, a 16 year old child (April Soler) stated that Lawyers for Children made false statements/lied to the court  and  convinced the judge to place her into the custody of her violent, abusive father -- the father was later arrested for attempting to attack the child.  

New York Post 11/12/06: Lawyers 'Lies' Sent Me to Bad Pa 
 http://www.judicialaccountability.org/articles/lawyersinthenewstwo.htm
 
"A 16-year-old Manhattan student says a court-appointed lawyer badly botched her parents' custody case, convincing a judge to send her to an abusive father by falsely testifying about how she felt toward her mom." http://www.judicialaccountability.org/articles/lawyersinthenewstwo.htm
 
 
President of NOW-NYS Calls Upon LADY GAGA & Robin Hood Foundation to Withhold $100,000 Prize Money

  From NY Group Said to Have Shown Bias Against Women, Pending Inquiry   http://readme.readmedia.com/President-of-NOW-NYS-Calls-Upon-LADY-GAGA-Robin-Hood-Foundation-to-Withhold-100-000-Prize-Money/2297870     ALBANY, NY (05/07/2011)(readMedia)-- Marcia Pappas, President of the New York State National Organization for Women, is calling upon Lady Gaga and the Robin Hood Foundation, to withhold $100,000 in prize money about to be awarded to Lawyers for Children, a New York group that reportedly has shown bias against women, pending an investigation/inquiry into the group.   NOW-NYS will be asking Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate fully.

Lady Gaga and the Robin Hood Foundation co-sponsored a $1 Million Dollar Giveaway contest on Facebook where Lawyers for Children was listed as one of five groups that could win $1 million dollars, according to how many votes they received -- by latest counts, Lawyers for Children will receive $100,000 in prize money, as they came in 4th in the voting, which ended today.

"Simply put, we ask that Lady Gaga and the Robin Hood Foundation withhold the $100,000 in prize money they are about to award to Lawyers for Children, until charges by several women that this group has shown bias against women can be investigated," says Marcia Pappas.

"I am certain that Lady Gaga and the Robin Hood Foundation would never knowingly support any group that has shown bias against women. I am greatly concerned that Lawyers for Children is being considered for a grant award of this type from Lady Gaga and Robin Hood. Contest rules state that any of the 5 groups can be disqualified from the contest for misconduct, and we have received many reports regarding Lawyers for Children and their ethics, including charges of bias against women," states Ms. Pappas.

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New York National Organization for Women, in New York Post, 11/12/06, charged Lawyers for Children showed bias against women:

"...the National Organization for Women charged the agency [Lawyers for Children] has...shown bias against women."

- New York Post 11/12/06: Lawyers 'Lies' Sent Me to Bad Pa

http://www.judicialaccountability.org/articles/lawyersinthenewstwo.htm  

April Soler (a child quoted in New York Post 11/12/06 article), stated Lawyers for Children made false statements to court on her behalf, resulting in April being placed into custody of her abusive father:

"A 16-year-old Manhattan student says a court-appointed lawyer badly botched her parents' custody case, convincing a judge to send her to an abusive father by falsely testifying about how she felt toward her mom." http://www.judicialaccountability.org/articles/lawyersinthenewstwo.htm



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    • Laura Montgomery LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      Hey Lady Gaga and Robin Hood,

      What's up with you supporting a group that's biased against women??

      Lady Gaga, girl I'm gonna have to like tell all my friends to not buy your album over this! Say it ain't so!! I was about to buy your new album, but now I'm not gonna. I'm a feminist, and I can't believe you would do this, give money to some group that discriminates against women!!

      And I've never heard of Robin Hoood, but shame on you people dude! Investigate this, don't give money to that Lawyers for Children group or whatever until all this can be investigated.

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    • Angel Phoenix BONNEAU, SC
      • over 3 years ago

      Please provide these funds to mothers that cannot afford a lawyer and get stuck between legal aid that provides a lazy lawyer and the difference that having the funds could make in affording a lawyer that cares. We shouldn't suffer because we are broke, even criminals get appointed a lawyer automatically if they can't afford one and they can get another one, we can't.

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