Business and Brands
Petition to Estee Lauder
Stop Animal Testing
Each year, more than 100 million animals—including frogs, rats, mice, dogs, rabbit, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, fish, birds, and monkeys—are killed in U.S. for cosmetic testing. The French beauty conglomerate L’Oreal announced a partnership with bioprinting company Organovo. Through this partnership, they will be using 3D-printed human skin to evaluate cosmetics. In the L’Oreal laboratories in Lyon, France, there are about 60 scientist creating skin samples using tissue donated by plastic surgery patients. Estee Lauder owns many smaller divisions including Clinique, MAC, Smashbox, and Bobbi Brown. If Estee Lauder can share the example set by L'Oreal, who knows how many animals could be saved each year.
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 Trader Joe's, City of Pueblo
Bring Trader Joe's to Pueblo's 29th St. (Old Safeway Building)
An open letter to Dan Bane, CEO of Trader Joe's Dear Mr. Bane, Thank you for your steadfast leadership of the mighty and wonderful grocery chain full of Hawaiian adorned hipsters and cedar planked walls. The people of Pueblo, CO would like to issue a personal invitation to you and Trader Joe's to come and visit us (county population of 161,050 and growing)! You see, we recently had a well-known run-of-the-mill chain grocery store close down on the corner of 29th st. & Elizabeth, deserting a bustling corner and leaving locals to find a new watering hole for produce and essentials. It has left the north side of our hip, young, historic neighborhood with an empty parking lot and eyesore-like empty building. The people of Pueblo would like to kindly request that you inhabit this now empty space and open one of your sensible, unique and beloved stores in our city! As townspeople we are signing this petition with five commitments we make to you: We will welcome your store with open arms and open wallets!We will partake freely and in abundance of your fresh produce, delectable samples, and organic fairtrade roasts. (We would also encourage you to carry our locally sourced coffee, 'Solar Roast'... because we think you would like it!)We will use every means of transportation to get to your store especially, environmentally friendly ones like walking and biking(on our new bike lanes)! Opening this store will be saving the planet and reducing emissions because right now we have to carpool 44.51 miles to reach your store or 108 miles to purchase a bottle of two-buck-chuck!We promise to provide you with a faithful and strong workforce. We have buckets of resident's looking for jobs with quality employers like Trader Joe's. With your employment ethics you will have no problem finding dedicated staff!We will open and read the Fearless Flyer weekly, find our energy from powerberries and power greens and fill our neighborhood gardens with your front door foliage! We will B.Y.O.B(bring your own bag) if you B.Y.O.B(Bring your own beer!) Five reasons you should love us and grace us with your store's presence: Not unlike Austin, Nashville, and other cities we are undergoing an urban renewal and our citizens are looking for healthier options and more diverse flavors! (Just ask anyone how much they love Mr. Tandoori's!)Colorado's laws are changing and we want the Pueblo TJ's to be the second store in the state to make two buck chuck available! (We believe this will also improve local tourism.)We have everything typical of a TJ's neighborhood. We have beautiful historic homes, a Chipotle, bike lanes, a university, and absolutely zero competition. (There is a 'Natural Grocers' down the way but ain't nobody got time for that!)We know that the ability to buy directly from suppliers whenever possible is very important to you and we want you to know we have some incredible suppliers! Have you ever tasted a Pueblo Green Chile or a Rocky Ford Cantaloupe?Last but not least, we have loads of space for a warehouse and distribution center! It only makes sense because we are more centrally located at the corner of Hwy 50 & I-25 to all your stores in Denver, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, & Albuquerque! We have many people who would welcome a job as a warehouse worker and the cost of living here is totes affordable, so we invite you to do the math! (Because we have, and Pueblo leaves you winning!) In conclusion, providing a location for our citizens to purchase affordable healthy food will bring transformation, especially for the children of our community. The jobs provided by a store and warehouse would bring much needed economic growth. Sincerely, The People of Pueblo--Who in addition to signing this petition will share it wildly on social media sharing why we want you and also go to your website and request a store! http://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request
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 Honda Motor Company
Bring the 2015 Civic Type R VTEC Turbo to North America
Honda enthusiasts demand that the discrimination against our market stops right here. There is no excuse anymore. If other countries can enjoy the best Honda has to offer, we should be able to enjoy the same rights. Bring the type R to America once again! "Without racing there is no Honda" Soichiro Honda When Honda founder said that, he meant it. Do not once again do whats right for Acura brand, do whats right for the people that believe in the foundation Honda was built upon. The power of dreams. Nikos Stoufis Info@svmcams.com
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 CarMax, Bill Nash, Katharine Kenny, Tom Folliard, William R. Tiefel (Chairman of the Board)
Stop selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers.
CarMax is the largest used-car retailer in the U.S. You've probably seen their ads claiming that every car they sell passes a rigorous “125+-point inspection.” What they don't tell you is that CarMax fails to get the safety recall repairs done before they sell cars to consumers. On May 19, Angela and Clarence Davidson bought a used 2010 Dodge Ram from CarMax in Irvine, CA. With children at home and in college, and a 5-year-old grandson, they wanted a safe car. Because the car was "CarMax Quality Certified," they believed it was safe. But after they bought it, Chrysler told them the truck was recalled over a year ago. The drive shaft was defective and likely to separate from the rear axle. CarMax had failed to get it repaired before selling it to the Davidsons. When they tried to return it, Carmax refused, and told them it was now their problem, not CarMax's. So they took it to a Chrysler dealer for the safety recall repairs and thought it was fixed. On May 30, without warning, the truck fell apart on the freeway and caught on fire. The couple and their 12-year-old daughter barely escaped before the truck exploded into flames. It also caused a brush fire that closed down the freeway for about 4 hours. They owned their “CarMax Quality Certified” truck just 11 days. Then it almost killed them. How could this happen? CarMax sells ticking timebomb cars with safety defects like: catching on fire, brake failure, exploding air bags, axles that break, ignition switches that make cars die in traffic and disable the air bags, and other life-threatening safety defects. CarMax must stop selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers without getting the free repairs done first. CarMax says they're not authorized by auto manufacturers to perform safety recall repairs. So instead of taking recalled cars to other dealers who are authorized to do the repairs, for free, CarMax dumps the unsafe cars onto their customers. Last year, CarMax took in over $10 Billion. They can afford to get recalled cars repaired for free or sell them to dealers who are authorized to perform safety recall repairs. They just don't care enough about their customers' safety to do the right thing. CarMax needs to hear from consumers. Tell CarMax to stop selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers without getting the free repairs done first.
Petition to Amazon, Jeff Bezos
Amazon: Create an Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV and Google Chromecast
Amazon recently banned selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices on Amazon.com, including third party vendors and businesses because they allegedly do not support Amazon Prime Video. The truth is Amazon has yet to create an apple for either Apple TV or Google Chromecast. This is impacting paying customers of Amazon who subscribe to their prime service. This is essentially forcing us to us an inferior app to stream from a phone or tablet, or buy Amazon's own hardware to use Prime Video streaming with your television. Join me in demanding that Amazon create an app for Apple TV and Google Chromecast to deliver the best experience for paying Prime customers.