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Petitioning National Football League

NFL Retire Pat Tillman’s #40 League-Wide

September 11, 2001 is the deadliest terrorist attack in human history. A day that has forever changed the landscape of the United States of America and the world. In the hours following the attack, President George W. Bush said:  “Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.” The call to defend our nations freedom was answered by many.  As the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001 has passed, it is my goal to attempt to honor one specific American who answered this call.  Patrick Daniel Tillman Jr., Pat Tillman,  was a player in National Football League (NFL), playing for the Arizona Cardinals from 1998-2001 and left his football career and enlisted in the United States Army in May 2002 in the wake of the September 11th attacks.  ‘On the evening of April 22, 2004, Pat’s unit was ambushed as it traveled through the rugged, canyon terrain of eastern Afghanistan. His heroic efforts to provide cover for fellow soldiers as they escaped from the canyon led to his untimely and tragic death via fratricide.’ **It is my goal to have the NFL retire Pat Tillman’s jersey No. 40 league wide to honor Pat Tillman’s ultimate sacrifice he made as a result of 09/11/2001.  They say ‘a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.’  It is my hope that for the rest of time, anytime an unknown person enters an NFL stadium, they will see TILLMAN 40 hanging from the rafters and his story will have to be told and his name will continue to be spoken.**

Sean Wilson
80,772 supporters
Petitioning National Football League, PepsiCo, CBS

Ask Metallica to be the musical act for the halftime of Super Bowl 55

For nearly 38 years Metallica has broken down walls and led from the front in the heavy metal/hard rock genre. They are the undisputed kings of heavy metal and responsible for bringing the art form into the homes of millions around the world. Nobody sought them out, they forced their way in and continue to be an unstoppable monster of sound and energy to this day. Their songs are anthems in NFL and major sports stadiums across the country.  They've won Grammy's, they've headlined every festival around the globe from Glastonbury to Lollapalooza. They've sold over 115 million records worldwide and have a consecutive streak of #1 chart debuting albums that spans their last six full length releases. They were first ballot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Quite frankly, there's nothing they haven't done or accomplished which is why it is with zero trepidation that I make the bold statement that it is absolutely stupefying that these American pioneers of rock have not been involved with a Super Bowl halftime to date and it is time for that to change. "The Night Before" for Super Bowl 50 was great, but now it's time to headline halftime and it needs to happen at Super Bowl 55! It's time. It's time for the sugar-pop and candy artists to step aside in favor of real American metal. It's time to put a band (you know, one that actually plays instruments and does it well) on the field and let them plug in and do their thing. We don't need pop-tarts on mechanical tigers giving us flash and no substance, we need amps and drums cranked up and played with power and emotion. We don't need wannabe "rockers" ripping of their shirts. It's time. Give America what it wants and needs. Metallica will not let you down. I guarantee it.  

Jason Long
69,995 supporters
Petitioning NFL Players Association

Oppose the NFL's new "National Anthem" policy

Wealthy NFL owners passed -- without any input from players -- a sweeping new policy that clamps down on NFL players being able to kneel during the performance of the national anthem. If a player wishes to raise awareness about a social justice issue -- which was what pushed players like Colin Kaepernick and others to "take a knee" during the national anthem -- they will be forced to stay in the locker room. The new policy, vote on by owners and in many ways a response to criticism the NFL faced by President Donald Trump, takes effect immediately. For any player who refuses to stand for the national anthem, their team will be fined and punished by NFL leaders.  The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has expressed disappointment in the new policy, saying that "The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new 'policy.' NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and law enforcement and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about." The NFLPA says they may challenge the new policy. Please sign this petition to encourage them to do just that, and send a message that NFL owners should listen to their players, rather than the rantings of the President on Twitter. Other critics of the policy say that the NFL is trying to force players who want to draw attention to racial violence or racial injustice into hiding. "In a nutshell, the NFL is essentially 'hiding' those who want to show a symbolic gesture for what Kaepernick originally took a knee for: the killing of unarmed people of color by police & their tactics -- in a league that's 70% black," said the organizers of a #BoycottNFL pledge.  That's why the NFLPA needs to stand up for players, and demand a review of this policy and take a firm stand that no player should be forced to hide in a locker room or fined for peacefully drawing attention to social justice issues. 

Scott W and Campaigns Lab
33,775 supporters
Petitioning National Football League

Stand with Michael Vick against his racist detractors.

Michael Vick was recently selected to be a captain in the upcoming 2020 pro bowl along with several other NFL greats , Michael Vick has served his time in prison for his role in the dog fighting scandal, He has paid his debt to society and should be allowed to live his life in peace and able to pursue what ever dreams he chooses.  In a nation that claims to be built on Christian principles, I don't see the Christ in the people that continue to speak out against him and his ability to enjoy his life to the fullest, I and many others are tired of these racists disguised as animal lovers trying to control this mans every move, if they could, they would deny him the ability to simply breathe. Enough is enough, the NFL should in no way shape or form, bend the knee to these people. Stand with Vick as I am. It's time for certain members of society to stand and face the mirror and admit what they're hate for this man is truly based on, it's more than just a dog, it's the hate that this country was founded on for a race of people that simply want to live in peace and not constantly be harassed for wanting to simply be.  There are many white athletes that have done a lot worse , Ben Roethlisberger, is one that comes to mind that these same petitioners still stand and cheer for , He is a man that was accused of sexual assault not once but twice and he has never been vilified the way that Vick has been and continues to be, Enough is enough ! 

roger duncan
24,993 supporters