Boycott 2014 Olympics in Russia
  • Petitioning Patrick Sandusky

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Chief Communications Officer
Patrick Sandusky
Director, Media Services
Bob Condron
Director, Marketing Communications
Lindsay Hogan
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Peggy Manter
Director, Executive/Community Relations
Mark Jones
Specialist and Assistant to the CCO
Vanessa Virbitsky
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Boycott 2014 Olympics in Russia

    1. Peter Ali
    2. Petition by

      Peter Ali

      Sanford, FL

Free speech and the LGBT community in Russia are under attack by the Russian government. Countless LGBT Russians and their allies have been detained, arrested and in some cases beaten for protesting the wrong-doing of their government. Our attendance would only condone these hateful, bigoted and horrific acts. Although The United States Olympic Committee has stated "the Games can take place without discrimination against athletes, officials, spectators and the media," the law in Russia is clear:

'The new law allows the Russian government to arrest and detain gay or “pro-gay” foreigners for up to 14 days prior to their eventual expulsion from the country. Russian residents are subject to these fines and sentences as well.'

United States Olympic Committee committed to hate?

AND:

'The law, which was passed unanimously by both houses of Russia's Parliament, imposes a fine of up to 5,000 rubles ($168 USD) for any citizen who shares information discussing "non-traditional sexual relations" with minors that might cause a "distorted understanding" that gay and lesbian relationships are "socially equivalent" to heterosexual pairings, reports Russia's RIA Novosti. The fines increase if the person disseminating the "propaganda" is a state or legal official, rising all the way to 50,000 rubles ($1,530 USD) for an official promoting such information to children.'

'Any individual using mass media or the Iinternet to share information about LGBT identities can be subject to fines up to 100,000 rubles ($3,050 USD), while officials are subject to fines twice that amount, and legal entities face a 1 million ruble fine or 90-day suspension for discussing LGBT people.'

Putin signs anti-gay propaganda bill.

If the United States Olympic Committee attends the 2014 Olympics in Russia, they will be ultimately condoning these extreme acts of homophobia.

36 Photos from Russia that everyone needs to see.

To:
Patrick Sandusky, Chief Communications Officer
Bob Condron, Director, Media Services
Lindsay Hogan, Director, Marketing Communications
Peggy Manter, Sr. Administrative Assistant
Mark Jones, Director, Executive/Community Relations
Vanessa Virbitsky, Specialist and Assistant to the CCO
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Boycott 2014 Olympics in Russia

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 20 days ago

      It is conspicuous that lesbian and homosexual couples worldwide were brutally persecuted, often tortured, raped and killed, incarcerated, although they are live much happier together as heterosexual couples. Threaten these happy people worldwide men with their violence against women in heterosexual couples? This is precisely the fact. Homosexual men reject sexual violence against women and are often good friends of women. Lesbian women live together in peace with their children, without threat of domestic and sexual violence. So what is so terrible to live in lesbian and homosexual couples, I think in democratic countries should it be indifferent of sexual orientation and everyone can live the way he wants, especially the women.

      “The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.”

      ― Rita Mae Brown

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    • Jessica Anderson COVINGTON, LA
      • 8 months ago
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    • Fionna Bright FORT COLLINS, CO
      • 8 months ago

      Request the IOC to move the Olympics from Russia for the safety of all athletes and guests.

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    • Mair VERTHUY MONTRéAL, CANADA
      • 9 months ago

      Because I'a true leftie and believe in equalityand justice for all.

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