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Petitioning President, New York University John Sexton and 12 others

New York University: Stop serving anti-gay Chick-fil-A on campus

While Chick-fil-A denies having an "agenda against anyone," an investigation by Equality Matters revealed that Chick-fil-A's charitable arm, WinShape, donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009 alone. That $2 million supported groups such as Focus On The Family, Exodus International, and the Family Research Council.

And New York City's only Chick-fil-A is located in a cafeteria in a New York University dorm.

NYU prides itself on being a diverse, open and inclusive campus community. That's one of the major reasons why I enrolled at NYU as a freshman last fall. Unfortunately, maintaining a contract with an anti-gay vendor like Chick-fil-A undermines what makes this university so great.

While the NYU Student Senators Council recently voted not to remove vendors for political reasons, they did retain that the school could remove vendors that violate human or labor rights. As Secretary Clinton recently announced, "gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."

As such, I respectfully request that NYU remove Chick-fil-A from campus.

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This petition was delivered to:
  • President, New York University
    John Sexton
  • Chairperson, Administrative Management Council
    Anita Dwyer
  • Vice Chairperson, Administrative Management Council
    Alison Moppett
  • Executive Vice President
    Michael Alfano
  • Executive Vice President of Operations
    Alison Leary
  • Senior Vice President of University Relations and Public Affairs
    Lynne P. Brown
  • Vice President of Public Affairs
    John Beckman
  • Vice President of Global Campus Services
    Bob Kivetz
  • Assistant Vice President for Business Development in Campus Services
    Owen Moore
  • Chairperson, Faculty Senators Council
    Ted Magder
  • Vice Chairperson, Faculty Senators Council
    Marie Monaco
  • Secretary, Faculty Senators Council
    Mary Ann Jones
  • Chair, SSC and UCSL
    Albert Cotugno

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