Business and Brands
Petition to Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com
Tell Amazon to Stop Supporting Fur Industry
Stand with me and call on Amazon.com owner, Jeff Bezos, to stop supporting the fur industry by removing the sale of all animal fur products on Amazon.com. What if you spent your whole life locked in a wire cage only to be electrocuted or gassed and then skinned for your fur? What if you spent the last moments of your life with a steel trap latched on your leg while you struggled, starved, and dehydrated until a trapper came to skin you? This is the horrific suffering that all animals go through when they become subjected to the fur industry either by means of trapping or being tortured and imprisoned in fur farms. When companies sell animal fur, and animal fur products, they are supporting and funding the fur industry to continue enslaving and abusing so many beautiful creatures. As human beings, we need to be the voice for animals who cannot tell people to stop hurting them and subjecting them for profit. We can be the change and we need to make change happen now. Please sign this petition to stop major companies like Amazon.com from supporting the cruel and barbaric practices of the fur industry.
Petition to Electronic Arts
Save Battlefield Play4Free
Unfortunately, Electronic Arts recently decided to shut down Battlefield Play4Free (and some other Free2Play games) on 14th July 2015. We need to do something about it. Sign now to support us!
Petition to Martin Moscowitz, Harold zwart
Save "The Mortal Instruments" City of Ashes Movie
There are many fans of the Mortal Instruments book series. City of Bones was an incredible movie adaption that follows the book pretty closely and left fans wanting more. City of Ashes should be made into a movie to give fans that haven't read the books and fans that have. A chance to see this amazing story continued. As of right now the Mortal Instruments has a tv show that airs on "Freeform" every Tuesday called "Shadowhunters" and fans are not entire pleased with this small screen adaptation. The cast of the City of Bones movie is incredibly brilliant. Although they may not fit everyone's exact image of what each character should be like and or look like. We could not have asked for a more amazing cast. Please help by signing this petition to get a sequel to an already incredible start to an amazing film series. Thank you.
Petition to HDTV Manufacturers/ Broadcasters, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp, LG, Phillips, Hitachi, Loewe, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, Vizio, Insignia, Consumer Electronics Trade Group
Please STOP making "smooth motion" the DEFAULT setting on all HDTVs.
Motion Interpolation was an effect that was created to reduce motion blur on HDTVs but a very unfortunate side effect of using this function is that is takes something shot at 24 fps or shot on film and makes it look like it was shot on video at 60i. In short, it takes the cinematic look out of any image and makes it look like soap opera shot on a cheap video camera. It is unbelievable that this is a default setting on all HDTVs because essentially what it is doing, is taking the artistic intention away from filmmakers. As artists, these new HDTVs are preventing our vision from being seen the way we shot it and it's also affecting the viewer's experience with the story because they are often put off by the odd "home video" look. It's actually very distracting watching a classic like "Five Easy Pieces" and having it look like a sitcom shot on video. Any filmmaker or film buff should be aware of this and help stop it from being a default setting. At this stage, the majority of the world are not seeing the films and tv shows as they were intended by the creators. It's fair to have smooth motion as one of the options in the picture settings on HDTVs, because it actually is a great way to watch sports. But for literally everything else on tv, it cheapens the look and makes it look as if it's a soap opera. If you care about the artistic integrity of the visuals that you watch and appreciate cinematography and a cinematic experience, then you should sign this petition. And if you don't care about visuals and you only care about story, you should still sign this petition because the visuals are there to set the mood for you to get into the story. As a consumer, you should know that this function is ruining the theatrical experience that you are supposedly paying for when you purchase these expensive HDTVs. Don't you want to see the films and tv shows as the filmmakers intended you to see them- how beautiful and rich they look in the movie theater? If you are going to spend most of your time at home watching movies on your television, don't you want it to be as much of a theatrical experience as possible? A further irony is also that some of the manufacturers of these HDTVs (Sony and Panasonic) also manufacture the high end digital cameras that shoot in 24fps to give a more cinematic "film" look and they are the very same people negating that artistic choice. For a more in depth explanation on motion interpolation, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motion_interpolation. For all the technological advances we have made in our industry, it's as if we're taking a million huge steps backwards in terms of the look of the image by allowing motion interpolation to be a default setting. The Ideal: Manufacturers working together with broadcasters to create a way for the signal to automatically switch on "smooth motion" when sports are on tv. And the signal would switch OFF smooth motion for everything else, allowing everything to look it's best on tv. Smooth motion is also known as auto motion, motion boost, HD natural motion, digital clearmotion, TruMotion, smooth 120 Hz, Intelligent frame creation, etc. HERE IS A LINK TO ASSIST IN TURNING OFF THE MOTION INTERPOLATION ON YOUR TV: http://lifehacker.com/disable-motion-smoothing-to-get-rid-of-soap-opera-effe-1526424116
Petition to Brian C. Cornell, Target
Tell Target You Expect More And Want Them To Waste Less Food
The power of our collective action has convinced Whole Foods Market and Walmart to start selling ugly produce. Let’s now work together to encourage Target to combat food waste and increase fresh produce access by sourcing, selling and marketing ugly produce. Target says it listens to its customers so let’s give a clear message that we want it to do something simple, effective and good for the retailers’ and its customers bottom line. This can have a major impact, given it is one of America’s largest retailers with about 1,800 U.S. stores. Target already offers lower prices on “regular” produce at its stores and we applaud its efforts on fruit and vegetable prescriptions (FVRx) in Los Angeles and beyond. In the U.S. studies show that almost 90% of people are not eating enough fresh fruits and vegetables, the recommended five servings a day. Many American families simply can’t afford enough fresh produce. Yet, we throw away about 25% of all produce before it even reaches the grocery store due mostly to cosmetic standards from large grocers that dictate exactly how fruits and veggies should look. If produce fails to make the grade for size, shape, or color, retailers deem it "ugly" and refuse to sell it in their stores. Billions of pounds of good, healthy produce goes uneaten because it’s not pretty! But this food is perfectly edible. Studies confirm that the “uglies” are equally as nutritious as any produce you get in the store, and, can actually have more taste and nutrition! Stores in Australia, Canada, Europe, have seen success selling many different types of not quite "perfect" produce, offering it at an average of 30% off, and it has increased store traffic and total sales. Giant Eagle in Pennsylvania and Ohio, Hannaford in New York and Whole Foods Market in California have successful “ugly” produce programs, with multiple fruits and vegetables as well. Wouldn’t you buy “ugly” but perfectly delicious and nutritious produce for 30-50% off if you had the chance? So join us and the “ugly fruit & veg revolution” as we ask Target to be part of the solution, not the problem. Tell them to add an ugly produce program to their store aisles so you can save money, fight produce deficiency and help the environment all in one. Culinary Nutritionist Stefanie Sacks and I were successful in petitioning Whole Foods Market to sell ugly produce. And we have received over 150,000 signatures to urge Walmart to sell it as well. We delivered the petition and Walmart started two ugly produce efforts but didn’t commit to anything long-term (Whole Foods did commit). Now we are asking you to call on Target to help stop massive food waste by selling cosmetically “less than perfect” produce. #GetUglyProduce
Petition to Dublin City Council, Mayor David Haubert, Abe Gupta, Melissa Hernandez, Don Biddle, Arun Goel, Chris Foss
Say NO to Ikea in Dublin, California
March 15th 2016 - "IKEA announced they have submitted a proposal for a 339,000-square-foot in Dublin. If approved, the store would open in 2018." http://patch.com/california/dublin/ikea-aims-open-dublin-0 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160315005192/en/IKEA-Submits-Plans-Store-Dublin-California-Open Many residents of Dublin fought against this in 2002 and at the time succeeded. http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2006/11/13/daily49.html http://observer.sanramonexpress.com/user/Wake%20Up%20Dublin.pdf While there is always merit to increasing the revenue for a town, there are many reasons this is a bad idea. At some point enough has to be enough. To focus on the most simple and tangible impact, think of the traffic impact this would have on the area. Asking for support from as many Dublin California residents as possible to send a message to the Dublin City Council that this is not a welcome addition to our town.
Petition to Trader Joe's
Bring Trader Joe's to Bismarck!
Trader Joe's! We need you and your selection of healthy and delicious foods at fair prices in our community, Bismarck, ND! Our nearest TJ's is about 370 miles away--that's about 6 hours driving time. Many people in the area drive 30 minutes or more to get to Bismarck's grocery stores. The Bismarck-Mandan area boasts a growing population, and has been ranked as one of the nation's best small cities (http://bmda.org/about/ If fellow supporters of the cause would care to share more, here are some ideas for comments: Have you lived in an area with a Trader Joe's before? If so, what was your experience? How often would you anticipate visiting Trader Joe's if we had one in Bismarck? For how many people in your household would you be shopping? What is your favorite thing at Trader Joe's that is difficult to find elsewhere? If you would like to send an individual message to bring Trader Joe's to Bismarck, they can be contacted through this website: https://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request
Petition to Twitter, Inc, Twitter, Jack Dorsey
Let Us #EditTweets
Countless Twitter users have expressed a desire to edit their tweets after sending them, which would enable the users to fix their tweets' mistakes without having to delete the tweets and write new ones. However, Twitter is yet to add this capability to its social media platform. So, if you want to show Twitter that we, its users, want to be able to #EditTweets, sign this petition and share it with our fellow Twitter users! Should you especially want to be able to #EditTweets, feel free to protest the lack of this function on Twitter by intentionally tweeting with grammatical errors in addition to the hashtag "#EditTweets" and a link to this petition. Also feel free to reply with the same hashtag and link to others' tweets featuring mistakes that could easily be fixed with a quick edit. This petition is advocating a method of editing tweets, which you may interchangeably call the #WarenoticeWay or the #MummaMethod, that you can learn more about in the embedded Warenotice video. Also, feel free to follow this petition's creator, Shane Mumma from the technology YouTube channel Warenotice, on Twitter at @Warenotice and @Shane_Mumma for updates on this petition to #EditTweets! If we all work together, Twitter's inability to #EditTweets may soon be a thing of the past!