Stop Age Discrimination - CA Laws Says IMDB Is Required to Remove Age Information
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Did you know that a California law was passed requiring IMDb to remove age information from their website upon request?
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria overturned this law and said the law violated the First Amendment rights of IMDb, a unit of Amazon.com Inc.
While actors in Hollywood have long complained they are passed over for roles as they age, Judge Chhabria said the California law's advocates "seem to misunderstand" that the real problem might be gender discrimination. Judge Chhabria is ignoring the fact that just as many men face age discrimination in Hollywood.
In February, Judge Chhabria issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the California law.
SAG-AFTRA President, Gabrielle Carteris, wrote in 2016 that she would never have won an audition for her role as 16-year-old Andrea Zuckerman in the 1990s hit TV show "Beverly Hills, 90210" had producers known she was 29 at the time.
Tell Judge Chhabria that he needs to uphold the California law that deemed IMDb’s practice to be age discrimination which costs many actors jobs.
Tell Judge Chhabria you want him to uphold the California law requiring IMBd to remove age information from their website and that he should not support age discrimination practices.
Sign this petition, forward to all your friends (even those not in the business). You can also call, email or write Judge Chhabria to tell him your thoughts. Take action and make the change.
Email Judge Chhabria at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Kristin Mellon at: email@example.com
Call Judge Chhabria at: (415) 522-4173 (and leave a voicemail telling him to stop supporting age discrimination which is illegal)
Write Judge Chhabria at: San Francisco Courthouse, Courtroom 4 - 17th Floor
450 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
The case is IMDb.com Inc v Becerra et al, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, No. 16-06535.
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