Business and Brands
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 John P. Bilbrey
Stop Hershey's From Using Child Slaves to Harvest Cocoa
Hershey's uses child slaves (as young as 5 years old) to collect cocoa beans for their chocolate products. Over 70% of the cocoa comes from farms in countries such as The Ivory Coast and other countries in Africa where children (mostly kidnapped from their families) are forced to work long days, with no breaks, little food, while being beaten and whipped. Many children are made to climb tall trees to cut off cocoa pods with machetes and chainsaws; some children fall to the ground and die, and others lose their limbs due to chainsaw accidents. In the article titled 'Child Labor and Slavery in The Chocolate Industry' by Food Empowerment project, one child, Drissa, who managed to escape the clutches of slavery, said, "When you eat chocolate, you are eating my flesh." Any form of slavery or domestic servitude needs to be stopped, even more so perhaps when the victims are children. If people continue to buy Hershey's, the money only goes to support this company so their practices may continue. If people choose 'Fair Trade' chocolate, the money will not go to Hershey's, but to farming families so their children may go to school. Please consider signing this petition. With enough signatures, we can put pressure on Hershey's to collect cocoa beans in an ethical manner and to stop their cruelty and inhumanity towards innocent children.
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 Gary Marsh
Disney Television: Release a Gravity Falls Box Set !
For the last three and a half years, millions of fans have watched Disney's Gravity Falls, on Disney Channel and Disney XD. With the show now concluded, fans had hoped for a series / all-episodes-included box set, however: Disney apparently has expressed "zero intention" to make a series set. Show creator, Alex Hirsch, has noted that if he were in charge, the set would be out by now. However, since Hirsch is not the one in charge of said process, it is not up to him. Instead - it is a responsibility that lies with Disney Television Programming & other affiliates at the Walt Disney Company. This petition exists to try and convince Disney that: there is demand for a Gravity Falls box set, and that it would be advantageous of them, financially, to do so. They're likely aware [based on the show's ratings] that the profitability and interest factor is there, this will serve as the extension of that proof.
Petition to The Board of Supervisors
STOP development of the Dollar General Store in Middletown, California
The community of the Middletown is asking that the Lake County Board of Supervisors deny development of the Dollar General Store in Middletown. Residents do not want to see this large, out-of-state corporation adversely impact the locally owned businesses, historical values, and social and ecological values of our town. The plans for the business show a 9,100 square foot, stucco box-style building with some parking spaces. The architecture is severely mismatched and is in direct violation of the Middletown's building design guidelines. The unsightly loading docks will frontage Calistoga Rd., and this facility will increase big-rig traffic through downtown. This type of retail does not offer any goods or services that the community is lacking. The benefit of the limited jobs it could produce will be more than outweighed by possible loss of locally owned businesses and export of revenues to an out-of-state corporation with almost 12,000 stores nation-wide. The large stucco building with the loading dock as frontage to Calistoga Rd. will forever serve as a black eye on the historical face of the community. Middletown is a small, beautiful community with historical and cultural significance. The close-knit community has small businesses who's families have been part of the community for generations. Allowing a large retail corporation selling cheap wares into our community will have a significant impact on the local charm, architectural and historical values, and economic well-being of the town. Please join me in asking our The Board of Supervisors to block this unwelcome development.FOR MORE INFO please RSVP to our event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1760120767607790/
Petition to MLB
WE WANT OUR CHIEF WAHOO BACK!
The Indians' fan email reply told me I have to address this to MLB, not the Indians organization. It appears MLB and the Indians Organization does NOT listen, nor care to listen, to their fans! Indians fans buy the tickets, merchandise, etc..the protesters do not spend one thin dime! Cater to those who write your paychecks. The courts recently ruled it goes against the 1st amendment to force a team to change their name or logo. There are thousands of Indians' fans who want their beloved Chief Wahoo incorporated back the way it was before all the P.C. hype! We also "dislike"..(to be mild), the block "C"! TOO many reasons to mention why it's sooo awful! We know where Chief Wahoo can still, barely, be seen. But the block "C" has taken over his spot everywhere else. It appears it doesn't matter what the fans want because absolutely NOTHING has been done or even acknowledged. It's very disheartening that not ONE person has acknowledged our plea. I have one of many pages full of fans who want this! Included are some links to 2 of those many pages, showing how Indians' fans..and even other people, want Chief Wahoo back as our prominant logo. Indians fans want their Chief Wahoo back! Below, 2 facebook support pages: https://www.facebook.com/KeepChiefWahoo/?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/Keep-Chief-Wahoo-697346770308085/?ref=hl
Petition to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber
Warriors Ownership...It's Time For Official Team Merchandise That Also Recognizes OAKLAND!
Oakland California is a true sports city. Even more so, it is a true basketball city. Bill Russell, Gary Payton, Isaiah Rider, Jason Kidd, Antonio Davis, Paul Silas, Brian Shaw, Paul Pierce, Leon Powe, and today's NBA star Damian Lillard, among several others, were all either born or raised here. Therefore, it is undeniable that Oakland, CA has contributed much to the legend and lore of the NBA over several decades. Which brings us to the matter at hand, the "Golden State" Warriors. The sad but plain truth is that despite having been the host city of the Warriors for the past 45 years, the Golden State Warriors organization has never acknowledged Oakland on any official team merchandise. A Little History: -When the organization was formed in Philadelphia in 1946, they bore the name of their host city, and called themselves the Philadelphia Warriors. -When the organization moved to San Francisco in 1962, despite being the only professional basketball team in the Bay Area(just like today), they still bore the name of their host city, and called themselves the "San Francisco" Warriors. But 9 years later, when they moved to Oakland in 1971, for some strange reason, all of a sudden, the rules changed. The team completely refused to identify with its host city, Oakland. Rather, in a move that is completely contrary to every other team in the NBA that has multiple teams playing in one state, they chose to label themselves with the ambiguous moniker of "Golden State". Now the official Golden State Warriors mantra is that the Warriors are simply the "Bay Area's team", which supposedly justifies them using the nationally ambiguous identity of "Golden State." Yet at the same time, they regularly and brazenly showcase their retro "San Francisco" and "City" jerseys all over the NBA, even putting a San Francisco "City" logo in the middle of the Oakland Oracle Arena court, for the world to see! They have committed themselves to taking the team from Oakland, and moving them back to San Francisco by the 2018/2019 NBA season. They even went further, and publicly flirted with changing the name of the team BACK to the San Francisco Warriors after the move! We believe this is disrespectful and unfair to the city of Oakland, and to that we say, Enough is Enough! If the Warriors can proudly display their pride in San Francisco, a place that only hosted the team for 9 years, then even more so they should recognize and acknowledge the city of Oakland, who has hosted them for 45 years, spent over 100 million dollars of taxpayer money, hosted 2 championships, and supported the team through thick and thin, even while the Warriors were the laughing stock of the entire NBA! We think it's time that the Warriors finally have alternate jerseys that pay homage and respect to the city and fans of Oakland and the East Bay, who have been the lifeblood of the organization for 4 and a half decades! We are proposing alternate jerseys that say "THE TOWN", a name that we Oakland residents have affectionately called our city for over 30 years. I have included examples of what the jerseys could look like, but any similar style can also be discussed and suggested. The main point is that the Warriors should ALSO have official team jerseys, that fans can purchase, that acknowledge their host city, Oakland CA, and the fans of Oakland and the East Bay, who have been the lifeblood of the Warriors team and organization for over 4 decades! Is there precedent in the NBA for this? Well consider: -The Portland Trailblazers have "RipCity" jerseys -The Charlotte Hornets have "BuzzCity" jerseys -The Houston Rockets have "ClutchCity" jerseys -The Golden State Warriors have proudly flaunted "The City" jerseys around for years, despite not even playing in San Francisco for the past 45 years.So it is only RIGHT and FAIR that the Warriors also have official team merchandise that says "The Town", to represent Oakland, just as it has official team merchandise that says "The City", to represent San Francisco. Not to mention, it would increase team revenue from merchandise, as I'm sure these jerseys would be extremely popular league wide! Let's see...16 years in Philadelphia, 9 years in San Francisco(Daly City) 45 years in Oakland. Oakland loves and identifies with the Warriors. We always have. But it often feels that the Warriors don't want to publicly identify with us. We think it's long overdue for the Warriors organization to show Oakland some love! Join us in urging Warriors ownership to finally do the right thing, before they move back to San Francisco, and all remembrance of Oakland and the East Bay, becomes nothing more than a distant, forgotten memory!In addition to signing this petition, don't hesitate to message the Warriors organization directly, and let them know how you feel as email@example.com://twitter.com/peterguberhttps://twitter.com/rickwelts For more on the background story...http://bit.ly/1RzffLS
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