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Petition to Kraft Foods, Miguel Patricio, Michael Mullen, Caroline Krajewski, Eric Palmer

Kraft a Better BOCA and Ditch Dairy!

As a staple at cookouts, on camping trips, and on restaurant menus nationwide, Kraft Heinz’ BOCA brand has long been a household name at the forefront of the meatless market. But while other veggie burger brands have embraced the soaring demand for dairy-free dining in recent years, the majority of the BOCA burgers and bowls lining grocery store shelves still contain unhealthy, cruelly produced cow’s milk.In 2009, BOCA took a major, promising step forward by committing to dropping all eggs from its line after hearing from tens of thousands of consumers who were hungry for fully plant-based burgers through a campaign by Compassion Over Killing and other organizations. Yet today, although BOCA has recognized that “consumers are increasingly looking for plant-based options,” most of its meatless products contain cow’s milk. Join us in telling parent company Kraft Heinz that it’s time to ditch the dairy and make BOCA an all-vegan brand!At least 60 percent of adults worldwide can’t digest cow’s milk. Millions more are cutting out milk not only for their own health, but also for the environment and for animals, who, as a recent Compassion Over Killing investigative video exposed, suffer a systematic cycle of cruelty in the dairy industry. On factory farms, dairy cows are impregnated by artificial insemination year after year; each newborn calf is taken from them shortly after birth so their milk can be sold for humans; and when their exhausted bodies can no longer produce milk, these mother cows are sent to slaughter because they’re no longer considered profitable.As more and more Americans turn away from cow’s milk, dairy alternatives are flying off the shelves, with sales projected to reach $35 billion by 2024. To meet the meat-free, dairy-free demand, brands like Gardein, the Bill Gates-backed Beyond Meat, and Field Roast are already producing completely vegan burger lines, and even fast food giants like White Castle are dishing up plant-based patties. After hearing from consumers, meatless brand Lightlife also jumped aboard in 2017, announcing its transition to a 100% vegan line. If Lightlife can do it, why can’t BOCA?A new report by international restaurant consultants Baum+Whiteman has named plant-based dining as the 2018 trend of the year, citing factors like a 257% increase between 2012 and 2016 in vegan-labeled food and drink products at grocery stores. BOCA is falling behind in this plant-based revolution--but it can reposition itself as an industry leader in this rapidly growing market by dropping dairy for good.Join us today in telling Kraft Heinz that consumers are craving an all-vegan BOCA brand, and it’s time to ditch the dairy! 

Compassion Over Killing
48,093 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Long Island City Small Businesses, New Yorkers, LIC Residents, State and City Government Officials

Show Your Support of Amazon HQ2 in Long Island City | Sign This Petition.

When we first started this petition it was to show support for Amazon HQ2 in LIC. Now it's to show Amazon we want them back.  Read the open letter in the New York Times  signed by NYC community members, industry leaders, and political figures, all signing in support of Amazon, and an appeal to welcome the company and Jeff Bezos, back to New York City. It's now or never.  If you have not signed yet, the time is now. If you have, please share with your family, friends, colleagues and communities. Let's tell Amazon we want them and 25,000 jobs in New York City. Join the voices of those who signed this letter of support: - Plinio Ayala President & CEO, Per Scholas, Inc. - Ajay Banga President & CEO, Mastercard - Rob Basch President, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy - Eric Benaim CEO, ModernSpaces - Neil Blumenthal Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker - Seth Bornstein Executive Director, Queens Economic Development Corporation - Josh Bowen Owner, John Brown Smokehouse - Charles Boyce President and CEO, Boyce Technologies, Inc. - Mary Cunningham Boyce Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University - Gianna P. Cerbone Owner & Chef, Manducatis Rustica VIG; President, Queens Council on the Arts and Board Member, LIC YMCA - Kenneth I. Chenault Chairman & Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners - Mark A.Christie President, Hunters Point Community Development Corporation - Mario Cilento President, NYS, AFL-CIO - Claudia Coger Tenant Association President, Astoria Houses - Michael L. Corbat Chief Executive Officer, CitigroupInc. Hon. - David Dinkins Former Mayor, City of New York - Danny Donohue President, Civil Service Employees Association - Donna Drimer President, Matted LIC Hazel Dukes President, NAACP New York State Conference - Catherine Engelbert Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte - Hector J. Figueroa President, 32BJ SEIU - William E. Ford Chief Executive Officer, General Atlantic LLC - James P. Gorman Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley - Thomas Grech President & CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce - Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green Mount Neboh Baptist Church & President of MPAC (Mobilizing Pastors & Communities) - George Gresham President, 1199 SEIU - Andrew Hamilton President, New York University - Christopher Hanway Executive Director, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement - Robin Hayes President & CEO, JetBlue Airways Corporation - Jukay Hsu Founder & CEO, Pursuit - Hon. Hakeem Jeffries Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Dr. Angelo Ippolito, LIC Chiropractic - Marion Jeffries President , NAACPAstoria/ LIC Branch - Kristina Johnson Chancellor, State University of New York - Jelena Kovacevic Dean, Tandon Schoolof Engineering, New York University - Gary LaBarbera President, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York - Mary Beth Labate President, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities - Kevin S. Law President & CEO, Long Island Association - Joey Levin Chief Executive Officer, IAC - Anthony Lopez Executive Director, Zone 126 - Elizabeth Lusskin President, Long Island City Partnership - Hon. Carolyn Maloney Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representative - Rev. Corwin Mason Community Church of Astoria CAC - Felix Matos Rodriguez Chancellor Designee, The City University of New York - Bill McDermott Chief Executive Officer, SAP - Hon. Gregory Meeks Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Gail Mellow President, LaGuardia Community College - Heidi Messer Co-Founder & Chairman, Collective|[i] - Marc Morial Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League - Anne Cotton Morris Citywide President and Tenant Association President, Woodside Houses - Michael Mulgrew President, United Federation of Teachers - Deanna M.Mulligan President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America - Hon. Catherine Nolan Assemblywoman, New York State Assembly - Jon Oringer Founder & CEO, Shutterstock, Inc. - Charles E. Phillips, Jr. Chief Executive Officer, Infor - Rev. Gilbert Pickett Mount Horeb Baptist Church - Martha Pollack President, Cornell University - Miriam Porto Owner, Madera Cuban Grill & Steakhouse and R40 Argentinian Restaurant - Frank “Turtle” Raffaele Founder, COFFEED - Hon. Max Rose Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Steven Rubenstein Chairman, Association fora Better New York - Robert Rubin Former Secretary, U.S. Treasury - William C. Rudin Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc. - Kevin P. Ryan Chairman & Founder, Zola, Workframe, Nomad Health, MongoDB, Inc. - Kris Schrey President, Long Island City Parents Group - Carlo Scissura President & CEO, NewYork Building Congress - April Simpson Tenant Association President, Queensbridge Houses - David M. Solomon Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs & Co. - Rob Speyer President & CEO, Tishman Speyer - Douglas C. Steiner Chairman, Steiner Studios - Alan Suna Chief Executive Officer, Silvercup Studios - Steven R. Swartz President & CEO, Hearst - Bishop Mitchell Taylor Senior Pastor, Center of Hope International & Co-Founder, Urban Upbound - Dennis Walcott President & CEO, Queens Library - George H. Walker Chairman & CEO, Neuberger Berman Group LLC - Peter T. Ward President, New York Hotel Trades Council - Carol Wilkins Tenant Association President, Ravenswood Houses - Fred Wilson Managing Partner & Chairman, CSNYC; Co-Chair, Tech:NYC; & Partner, Union Square Ventures - Tom Wright President, Regional Plan Association - Kathryn S. Wylde President & CEO, Partnership for New York City - Rev. Patrick Henry Young First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst CAC  

12,243 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Brian Cornell, Jennifer Silberman, Brian Lannan, Doug Baker, George Barrett, Ken Salazar, Melissa McLean, Monica Lozano, Henrique De Castro, Dmitri Stockton, Melanie Healey, Lisa Boyd

Target, Stop Filling the World with Plastic Bags!

We, Target customers, ask Target to eliminate plastic bags. We understand this won’t be convenient to us, but it is time to act. For those of us who also shop at Costco or IKEA, we know we can survive without plastic bags.  2 million single-use plastic bags are consumed every minute. These bags often wind up in waterways and our landscape, degrading water and soil as they break down into tiny toxic bits. These bags have a massive carbon footprint.  Switching to paper is not the answer. The carbon footprint of paper bags is even bigger. Paper production uses trees that could instead be absorbing carbon dioxide, releases more greenhouse gases, takes 3 times the amount of water, and results in 50 times more water pollutants. We can bring our own bags. If Target provides bags for purchase, we ask it to charge a meaningful amount because this approach works. Plastic bag use fell by 90% in Ireland following a plastic bag tax of 37 cents. In Australia, 2 major retailers led by eliminating plastic bags in their stores and the country reduced plastic bag use by 80% in 3 months. In Los Angeles county, a plastic bag ban with a charge on paper bags reduced single bag use by 95%. Target’s current 5 cent discount for those bringing bags does not meaningfully curb Target’s plastic bag consumption.  We want Target to act swiftly. Target’s plastic bags are choking the earth. 

Customers Who Care
455,267 supporters