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Brian Chesky

  • Co-founder, CEO of Airbnb

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Petitioning Brian Chesky, Airbnb, Belinda Johnson, Greg Greeley

Airbnb: Restore Judea and Samaria Jewish Listings

To: Greg Greeley, President of Homes Belinda Johnson, Chief Operating OfficerBrian Chesky, CEO We are in shock over Airbnb's decision to ban only Jewish owned listings from the disputed regions of Judea and Samaria (West Bank.) Meanwhile, the company has not removed the Arab-owned listings from the same areas, thus deepening the injustice and revealing a blatantly discriminatory policy.  On Airbnb's webpage titled "Diversity at Airbnb", Brian Chesky CEO, Co-founder of Airbnb writes: "At the heart of our mission is the idea that people are fundamentally good and every community is a place where you can belong. I sincerely believe that [discrimination] is the greatest challenge we face as a company. It cuts to the core of who we are and the values that we stand for." As you may know, the regions of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) are home to over 750,000 Jewish people spread out in 200 communities, including those located in the east side of Jerusalem, Israel's Eternal Capital City.  We hope that Airbnb will leave politics in the hands of the politicians and continue to allow the law-abiding Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria region to take part in the wonderful project that is Airbnb. Please hold your own words true by fighting discrimination wherever it may be found and continue to believe that "every community is a place where you can belong."

Yosef Rabin
14,218 supporters
Petitioning Nathan Deal, Brian Chesky, Drew Houston

Change the policy of separating families at the border

President Trump's recent policies and opinions regarding the separation of families at the border is truly monstrous. Understandably, the topic of immigration in the US has always been controversial and has become even more so with Trump's vocal opinions on the topic, declaring that "The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility". His new policies separate immigrant families altogether— an act that anybody with a heart would say that it's a horrible thing to do. Just yesterday, an image of a small child, no older than 6, was forcibly separated from his mother by armed troops. In no country should a child be separated from their parents when attempting to live a better life, certainly not in the United States, which has always been a home for the “tired, [the] poor, the huddled masses…” The issue of illegal immigration is one that should be addressed and dealt with, but not like this. This petition calls to reform the policies that separate children from their parents in order to eliminate the heartbreak and pain that our current policy brings. In order for the process to become easier we have to look at what makes it so hard. Families go through far too many hardships in order to get into the US, to the extent that it almost makes more sense for them to immigrate in illegally. Is it wrong? Of course; however, these people cannot be blamed for their actions. The concept of “anchor babies” isn’t new and it isn’t an easy issue to tackle. Women from Russia and China come to America pregnant, and they deliver their children here in order to skip the immigration line. We hope to avoid immoral and possibly illegal actions being done to live in America. The legislators could attempt a reform to have more resources and allocations be sent to the immigration process. It’s understandable to be tough on immigration laws but there are ways to be tough on immigrants without being cruel. 

Alex Bahk
1,586 supporters
Petitioning Airbnb, Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Nate Blecharczyk

Covid-19 Airbnb Hosts Economic Hardship

Covid-19 Airbnb Hosts Economic Hardship: We request Airbnb to honor/retroactively reinstate the original cancellation policy for All Hosts *while also* taking care of the guests. As we are all aware across the world, life (and travel) as we know it has stopped for the unforeseeable future. Suddenly, during this novel coronavirus outbreak {COVID-19}, the Airbnb Leadership decided to override the original cancellation policy that provided a partial refund to both hosts and guests, created & implemented a significant alteration to the refund policy overnight. Airbnb refunds the guests 100%, while leaving millions of Hosts, Superhosts and Co-Hosts in the dust with 0% refunds! Airbnb wrote: "We are providing the following coverage for COVID-19 under our extenuating circumstances policy to help protect our community and provide peace of mind." Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nate Blecharczyk you are the founders of Airbnb: we REALLY appreciate you taking care of Airbnb's amazing guests, hats off to you for looking out for them! Absolutely, yes!! That being said how is this alteration to the policy "protecting our community and providing peace of mind?"  The Hosts, Superhosts and Co-Hosts are the ones who have driven your Airbnb to a thriving $38+Billion success!! Many Hosts, Superhosts and Co-Hosts are self-employed and rely on guests’ bookings to cover personal/family expenses, food, mortgage, as well as professional bills, housekeepers, gardeners, handymen…. Hosts’ families (and their support staff) around the world are facing a scary list of financial hardships brought on by this sudden/new cancellation policy that favors the guests and leaves Hosts, Superhosts and Co-Hosts in the dust.  This this sudden alteration to the cancellation policy is negating our ability to pay for our own/family bills, causing us to lay off our helpful staff (and hardships to their families), as well as possibly losing our homes. When we lose our homes, Airbnb loses Hosts, Superhosts and Co-Hosts, and nobody wins! Cancellations, and this sudden alternation to the policy implemented overnight during this novel coronavirus outbreak {COVID-19} are causing ZERO peace of mind and a massive amount of hardships to all of us hosts worldwide as our bookings went from weeks-in-advance-fully-booked to our dashboard showing $0 (instead of the amount the original cancellation policy allowed).  I was one of your speakers at #AirbnbOpen as well as two TEDx, and I had the chance to meet the three of you at the helm Brian, Joe & Nate. I could sense you are decent guys, I admire your sense of leadership, and I thought you care about your community of hosts. The essence of our #BelongAnywhere community is built on close proximity with guests who arrive as strangers and leave as friends. So we request of you to honor these guests’ cancellations *while*at*the*same*time* also honoring/retroactively reinstating the original cancellation policy for us hosts so that we may receive our partial payouts, the way they originally were, before you altered it overnight. Brian, Joe & Nate, you know that is the decent thing to do.  Personally, I have been a 4.9 star SupetHost for 8 years, and in 72 hours I’ve lost over 2 months worth of income. There are many hosts in similar situations and even worst. You and Airbnb are where you are, $38 Billion and counting, thanks us Hosts, Superhosts and Co-Hosts. Apple and Tim Cook closed all Apple stores for two weeks and are paying everybody in full. Getting paid in full would be a huge relief during this difficult time. We are simply asking to please take care of your Hosts, Superhosts and Co-Hosts by honoring/retroactively reinstating your original cancellation policy. My family in Italy has been on lockdown for weeks, and what we’re feeling here in the US is only the beginning as we see our incomes drop to zero. You’ve posted “Our community is our first priority”: You modified the original cancellation policy overnight you can reverse it just as fast, without penalizing your guests, NOR forgetting your hosts! Simply honor/retroactively reinstate the original cancellation policy that was in place before you just suddenly it. Do not turn your backs on the people who allowed your business to flourish.  If you are reading this and you have stayed in an Airbnb around the world & loved your host, thank you for signing this petition for them - they need your support! All of us here signing this petition request of Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Nate Blecharczyk and the entire Aibnb leadership to hear our need for support, as we see not only our own financial difficulties, but also the sacrifice of our livelihoods as we make massive efforts to keep our homes & continue to host with love when life returns to normal. #SupportTheHosts  Gratefully in partnership, Pina De Rosa, Airbnb Super Host & co-Host, Los Angeles California #SupportTheHosts 

Pina De Rosa & More Airbnb Hosts Worldwide
577 supporters
Petitioning Airbnb, Brian Chesky, @Airbnb , , , , , , , , pre...

While Sahrawis are suffering in refugee camps, AirBnB profits from their stolen homes

We, the undersigned, demand that AirBnB removes its home rental listings in the occupied territories of Western Sahara. Airbnb currently listing properties for rent in Moroccan occupied territories of Western Sahara in a clear violation of the international law, supporting a brutal occupation furthermore undermining the United Nations-led peace process put in place to bring an end to the suffering of people. In 1975, at least 200,000 Sahrawis were forced to flee their homes in Western Sahara, after Morocco invaded their country. Today they live in Refugee camps in one of the harshest living conditions e.g. extreme heat, lack of access to water or electricity and the reliance on humanitarian food aid for their survival. Over the course of four decades of a brutal occupation, Morocco has facilitated a settlement program, moving over 300,000 Moroccan citizens into Western Sahara. Moroccan settlers now count for the majority populations of the occupied territories. The Moroccan settlement enterprise violates several international laws such as exercising control over a territory those indigenous populations are entitled, under international human rights law, to self-determination keep in mind that Morocco occupied the territory using force, therefore, violating the international humanitarian law. Airbnb is adding to their suffering by listing their stolen homes for rent for the sole benefit of the settlers. In doing so, Airbnb too violates many international laws. We were encouraged by Airbnb recent progress and step in the right direction by pulling out of the illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank Palestine and we demand that you do the same in Western Sahara. This petition was started by the Sahrawi Advocacy Campaign, Sahrawi Association in Canada, and Sahrawi Association in USA. ______ For more information visit:

410 supporters
Petitioning Brian Chesky

An Airbnb Guest Stole $20K worth of property from my home, & Airbnb doesn't want to help

I was an Airbnb host for 5 years.  I was extremely grateful to Airbnb, because their existence allowed me to survive in New York while working on my social good startup, Seeds.   I often slept on my couch while renting out my room to Airbnb guests, so that I could get by while working on Seeds full time. In November of 2016, I was in Miami for work.  I checked my online banking account, and learned that someone named Ashley C. Robles had stolen a check from the filing cabinet in my apartment, made it out to herself in the amount of $2500, and cashed it.  This was all the money I had at that time. Thankfully, the bank caught the fraud, and quickly refunded the $2500.  Unfortunately, two Macbook computers - one with about $11000 worth of Litecoin and Dogecoin cryptocurrency on it - and a Louis Vuitton bag were also stolen.  All of the contents of the Louis Vuitton bag had been removed and put in another purse, which didn't belong to me and was abandoned in my apartment afterward (the photo above shows this purse, as well as my stolen purse's contents).  In total, what was stolen amounted to all of the valuables I owned, outside of what I had on me. When I reported this to Airbnb, I was assigned a Customer Service representative named Adrian.  He was unempathetic and unhelpful, so I requested that I be put in touch with a manager several times.  He refused my multiple requests, and then told me Airbnb would not help me.  Adrian said he was refusing help because Ashley C. Robles was not the name of any paying guests who had reserved my apartment.  But Airbnb's $1 million insurance policy states that they are responsible for guests and for guests' "invitees."  The only people who had access to my apartment were Airbnb guests - and anyone they invited in, with or without my knowledge or permission.   In large part as a result of this theft, I hit considerable financial hardship.  I couldn't afford to pay rent, and even to buy food, when things reached their worst.  I've had to rely on help from friends and family to have a secure place to stay while working through this financial difficulty. I want Airbnb to compensate me for the full value of the items stolen.   Also, I'd like an apology.  If it weren't for hosts like me, who were reliable for years, Airbnb's business could not exist.  I'm hurt, angry, and deeply disappointed in Airbnb for having treated me this way. 

Rachel Cook
192 supporters