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Petition to United Parcel Service, Chris Smith, Congressman Tony Cardenas

Demand UPS provide Air Conditioning to all drivers

As a nurse of 20 years, I’ve seen dozens of patients who have suffered from heat stroke. Last summer, my husband -- a UPS delivery driver -- was one of them. UPS does not provide air conditioning for their drivers -- even in the blistering summer heat. Join me in demanding that UPS keep their employees safe by adding AC to their delivery trucks. After several days of working in the humid August heat in 2016, my husband woke up feeling ill. Hours later, he was in the emergency room and his kidneys were failing. My husband was re-hydrated and stabilized by a team of doctors. He was one of the lucky ones. Drivers like my husband are at incredibly high risk during summer months, when temperatures in their trucks can climb to 180 degrees. As a result, they can face dehydration and heat stroke, which can have life-threatening consequences. Because UPS won’t protect their employees, drivers like my husband are forced to protect themselves. He tries to save his vacation for the hottest weeks of the year, but it’s nearly impossible to predict. After 14 years as a dedicated employee of UPS, I can’t believe my husband has to worry about his safety at work. UPS: We know you care about your service, now show us that you also care about your people. No one should have to go to work not knowing if they are going to make it home. Sign now to demand that UPS protect their employees.

Theresa Klenk
818,138 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Greyhound Lines

Greyhound: Stop endangering migrants

My name is Tiana Smalls. In June 2018, I was a passenger on a Greyhound bus from California bound to Las Vegas. This is a trip that I have taken many times from my youth to adulthood. I am very familiar with the route and the specifics of traveling from California to Vegas and back via Greyhound.   This trip, I was met with an unbelievable aberration. We came to a checkpoint that usually is to prevent people from bringing fruits INTO California. Since we were LEAVING California, I thought it quite odd that we had stopped at all. The driver then announced "We are being boarded by California Border Patrol. Please prepare to have your documents ready should you be asked for them.”I knew this wasn’t right so I stood up and said “This is a violation of your fourth amendment rights. You don’t have to show them s***.” I repeated it in Spanish so that everyone could understand.  Just that simple act was enough for the agents to realize they would face an uphill battle and they left the bus. But this happens every day, and Greyhound needs to stop letting agents on their buses. Right now, thousands of Greyhound buses are making their way across the nation, from Tucson to El Paso, Little Rock to Nashville and beyond. Among the passengers on the buses are many migrants departing border towns and heading to find family and settle in a new home. But Greyhound is putting these migrants – the very people keeping the company profitable – in direct danger.  Greyhound has repeatedly allowed border patrol officers onto their buses, resulting in more arrests and relocation to horrific detention centers. While Greyhound claims their drivers are just following the law, the buses are private property and border agents should not be permitted to board. Because of the company’s ignorance, any person riding a Greyhound bus is subject to harassment and violation of their civil liberties.  Sign now to tell Greyhound to stop endangering migrants and allowing ICE raids. Border agents also drop migrants at Greyhound stations with no money or food. Greyhound will not even let these migrant families wait inside the bus station, even when busses are sold out and they have to wait a day or more to travel. At every step of the way, Greyhound is jeopardizing the safety and wellbeing of migrants while happily taking the increased profit from the additional fares. Sign now to tell Greyhound that this terrible treatment of undocumented migrants must to be stopped immediately.

Tiana Smalls
60,637 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, Rosalind (Roz) Brewer, Andy Adams, Kelly Bengston, Luigi Bonini, Brady Brewer, Michelle Burns, Cliff Burrows, Chris Carr, George Dowdie, Chris Fallon, Jon Francis, Jen Frisch, Sumitro Ghosh, Rachel May, Patrick Grismer, Josh Guenser, Lucy Lee Helm, Scott Keller, John Kelly, Janet Landers, Angela Lis, Gerri Martin-Flickinger, Holly May, Hans Melotte, Duncan Moir, Carl Mount, Liz Muller, Denise Nelsen, Mark Ring, Matthew Ryan, Katie Seawell, Vivek Varma, Jill Walker, Jeff Wile, Rossann Williams, Gina Woods

Starbucks: act now and offer the plant-based Beyond Sausage!

As a college student, Starbucks is one of my favorite places to stop for a quick coffee refill. Sadly, I am never able to grab breakfast as Starbucks does not offer any plant-based meal options and I try to eat my meals in a way that is better for the planet, my health, and animal welfare. Starbuck's biggest rival, Dunkin', just launched the Beyond Sausage Breakfast Sandwich across national locations starting in New York this week. I would love to start buying food from Starbucks if they followed Dunkin’ in joining the massively growing plant-based foods trend among consumers and offered the Beyond Sausage across their national locations. Sign and share today to urge Starbucks to add a Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich to its menu before being left behind by Dunkin'.  Starbucks is missing a massive opportunity by not acting on the plant-based meat trend now. There is a large and growing consumer demand for the Beyond Sausage and Starbucks is behind the times in not offering plant-based options in a year when 39% of consumers in the United States say they are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. In the US economy, the plant-based industry generates over $13 billion in sales annually, showcasing the economic power and demand for plant-based. Restaurants including Tim Hortons, TGI Fridays, Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, and BurgerFi are already offering Beyond Meat as a way to be plant-based accessible and tap into the growing demand and popularity of plant-based eating. Even Burger King came out with a plant-based burger across national locations. The Beyond Sausage would be very powerful financially for Starbucks. Beyond Meat shares have soared over 258% from their original IPO price and were worth 1.5 billion dollars in their market debut. Beyond Meat reports that their products are available in over 35,000 outlets and that sales have been growing fast - with revenue from 2018 at $87.9 million, an increase of $55.3 million from the previous year’s revenue. Tell Starbucks it must join the current year and cater to the massive trend and consumer demand by offering the Beyond Sausage nationally. Starbucks, the time to act is now!

Lana Weidgenant
18,419 supporters