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Petition to Crayola , Sherwin Williams, Pantone, Benjamin Moore

Make "Saipan Blue" the new Crayola color!

For the first time in its 132 year history, Crayola is retiring a color (Dandelion) from its 24-pack of crayons, and is replacing it with "something in the blue family!" The company is launching a campaign in MAY 2017 to have the public choose a name! The goal of OUR campaign, starting with this petition to Crayola (with whom I'm in contact, and received several emails), is to launch and crowdfund an all out publicity effort to convince them to "MAKE IT SAIPAN BLUE!" and/or to add us to the ballot for a public vote! Then, companies like Pantone, paint companies like Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, car manufacturers, and other color makers will be next! Why this is important: In the grand scheme of causes to support, this may not seem as urgent as climate change. It may not seem as life-changing as granting clemency. However, this petition may have a profound effect on thousands of lives, not just now, but for the long term. Since the demise of the garment industry on Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in 2009, the economy of the CNMI has rested precariously upon one footing: that of tourism. While its white sand beaches, beautiful sunsets, cultural diversity and historical significance are known to a few, tourism to Saipan would benefit from the boost that this attention would provide. If tourism increases, jobs would be saved. The economy would improve. Families would be kept together. Dreams and goals would be achieved. Even though I had lived in the mainland United States for most of my life, I'd never even heard about Saipan until two months before I decided to relocate. Imagine, however, how the success of this petition would affect the awareness of the next generation when a four-year-old can choose "Saipan blue" to color a picture in a coloring book. Imagine the effect on everyday conversation when a homeowner discusses paint options with an interior designer and can choose or ask for "Saipan blue" when making decisions on the baby's room. Yes, imagine builders, architects, painters and graphic designers all using "Saipan blue" in the course of their business and creative endeavors! The reason for this campaign, therefore, is simple: to encourage the rest of the world to turn its eyes towards Saipan. This petition has the power to spark conversation, encourage further research, increase awareness, land us in the headlines, and once the campaign is successful, ultimately bring these islands a much-needed economic boost! This is simply about making us part of the world's conversation so we can say "Come experience 'Saipan Blue' for yourself!" Here's how Crayola responded (April 19, 2017)* Dear Walt, I'm happy to hear you are excited about the new blue Crayola(R) crayon! The water around Saipan is amazing, and I can understand why you'd like to share its beauty with others. Our new color will be revealed in May, but in the meantime be sure to visit Crayola.com for news and updates on its introduction. That way you'll be the first to learn when we’ll be giving our fans the chance to be part of Crayola history by helping us name the new color! We appreciate you taking the time to write, and I’ll be sure to share your comments with our Marketing team. If additional assistance is needed, please let us know. You are welcome to call us at 800-272-9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time or email by visiting Crayola.com. Best wishes for a colorful future, Walt! Colorfully yours, Susan ZebleyConsumer Affairs Lead RepresentativeCRAYOLA *I'll share other emails from Crayola in the Captain's Log Updates!--Walt Who should consider supporting this petition: This petition has significance for a WAY bigger audience than just the folks living on Saipan! You should consider a quick, simple, painless click of the "SIGN THIS PETITION" button IF - You live or have ever lived on Saipan! - You ever visited Saipan or know someone who has, and have warm feelings about your visit or that person! - You are from any other island in the Pacific in Micronesia, Polynesia or Melanesia (Palau, Yap, Pohnpei, Marshalls, etc) and see this as simply more attention to this region! - Someone in your family was connected to or studied the Battle of Saipan, which turned the tide of the World War II and led to US victory. - You're a scuba diver or know someone who is and wants to see the underwater world of blue recognized in a small but meaningful way - You're an environmentalist who appreciates Saipan's activist community's role a few years ago in getting the Mariana Marine National Monument designated by the Bush Administration - You're Jamaican or know someone who is and want to give "nuff respek" and "big ups" to our Jamaican Campaign Captain! or, finally... - If you like the color blue (or know someone who does)! How it all started (from the Press Release): "Everyone I've ever given a tour of Saipan says the same thing: 'This is the bluest water I've ever seen!'," explains author, tour guide and campaign captain, Walt F.J. Goodridge. "As a result, I've had the saipanblue.com domain and the color idea for a while, but just recently decided to do something with it. So, it was an amazing coincidence when I started researching for ideas and discovered Crayola's plans to replace Dandelion! It's the right time and would be a cool way to launch a campaign to share Saipan's natural beauty with the rest of the world!" (Press release to be distributed May 1, 2017) This is only the beginning Even if this first phase of public awareness and crowd support doesn't reach the right ears in time for official decisions from the top, rest assured, this is only the beginning! There's more than one way to introduce a new idea into public use. We've got articles, songs, more letter-writing campaigns, more petitions and an ongoing push to add "Saipan blue" to the public lexicon! For more info on the crowdfunding campaign, and other efforts, visit www.saipanblue.com Help with expenses If you're able to help by making a contribution to cover expenses (publicity, press release distribution, Facebook ads,website hosting, etc.),  you can "send" via paypal ANY amount ($1, $2, $5, $10...) to support@saipanblue.com, or use your credit/debit card (or optional paypal account) by clicking here(change quantity to any amount from $1 up) Your name will be added to the Supporters Page at www.saipanblue.com unless you request otherwise in the comments box.

Walt F.J. Goodridge
819 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Netflix

#13ReasonsWhy: Tell Netflix to Stop Risking Lives

The last time suicide struck my family was five months ago. I lost four loved ones to suicide within a short time, starting with the loss of my sister. She died February 26, 2015. She left behind a daughter who turned eleven this month. I keep her in mind as I write this.  "Thirteen Reasons Why" is a novel written by Jay Asher. Common Sense Media describes it as a "disturbing suicide novel” which “examines bullying and indifference." The book was published October 18, 2007. Four years later, it topped the New York Times best-seller list. Recently, it became the latest Netflix top hit in less than a month, making suicide a viral sensation. I know a thing or two about suicide contagion. When I was a teenager in high school, a fellow student took his life. My classmates and I were left wondering why.  I compared the pain in his life to mine and wondered why I was still alive. Like one in five high school students, I had a diagnosable mental health disorder and struggled with suicidal ideation. While his suicide is not what caused me to want to kill myself, it clouded my mind so much that I couldn’t think of a good reason not to take my own life. So, I attempted. Netflix has given teenagers around the world thirteen reasons to kill themselves, thirteen reasons to blame themselves for their suicide losses, and neglected to consider that not all of us have voices in our lives that remind us why we should fight to stay alive.   Years later, after my sister died, I found myself asking the same question: "Why?" I blamed myself. When 13 Reasons Why hit the limelight, even though I knew better than to expose myself to the graphic and intense depiction of suicide, even though I knew it would trigger my grief, I forced myself to watch. I wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I’ll be honest, it didn’t take long for me to turn it off. All I could see and all I could hear was my sister. As tears filled my eyes, I thought of her daughter and wondered if my voice on social media was going to impact her life. I wondered if she was watching. She’s so advanced for her age, this seems like a show she might watch. If not, it is only a matter of time. If she started to think about her mom, if she started down the same grief-stricken path I did, would she have the strength to turn it off? Would it get her thinking about suicide? Not in the healthy and productive way that makes some teenagers reach out to their parents and say, “Hey, I just watched a really upsetting show. Can we talk about it?” Rather, in a way that would make her wonder, like I did in high school, if there is any point to living at all. I don’t know what I would do, what her family would do, if she killed herself. I’m coming to you to ask you to speak out and stand up for every person who cannot turn the show off. I’m asking you to stand up and defend every teenager who doesn’t have a supportive adult in their life paying attention to the shows they watch. Corporations such as Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) and The Mighty have stepped up to offer tips and support for parents and teens who watch 13 Reasons Why. They’ve acted to speak out against airing suicide through celebrity-tinted camera lenses. They’ve raised awareness amid the hype. But it isn’t enough. While educated professionals and national Media Reporting Guidelines are screaming the dangers, teenagers around the world are tuning in to watch. When their browser lands on netflix.com, they are greeted with the show’s artistic cover surrounded by Finding Dory and seven other animated family films; the deadly risks hidden by red carpet and profit. When children cannot protect themselves, it is our job, as adults, to protect them! I come to you as a bereaved suicide loss survivor, a suicide attempt survivor, an aunt, but mostly, as a mom. We know the risks of recklessly throwing suicide around on social media. Let us rise to show how the power of social media can help minimize the risks of suicide attempt and loss. With awareness comes great responsibility. Tell Netflix to turn the show OFF.

Grace Durbin
140 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Father Christ Jesus

We pray by the power of business i enforce Titus 2:14 in all scripture sentences for us.

Anticompel, antirape, antifalse, antiscary, Please read my story how i saved my baby in omission and negligence from the other law enforcments and the U.S. Department of Justice. Please stay with me being against the evil actors/directors, who are creating false crime scenes on the other side.....behind the scenes, creating a scary movie at the same time. This is how my life went since I was little. I speak John 8:32; John 8:36, see the omission and negligence, that's not by my power, nor enforce by my power, that's not my do nor not with sow, Isaiah 1:24 is the truth, by specific subject, category. I speak for Supreme power has law, titus 2:14; no sin, no division, when there was an obstacle, that's division, that's not the other law enforcement's do nor with sow, Isaiah 1:24 is the truth, and that's not by supreme power nor enforce by supreme power, the same for the U.S Department of Justice, when there was an obstacle, that's division, that's not the U.S. Department of Justice's do nor with sow, Isaiah 1:24 is the truth, and that's not by supreme power nor force by supreme power. They can never undo this. For we are with John 8:32; 8:36; the truth against Crime Scene Makers Characteristics, for Titus 2:14; Ephesians 5:21-33; Isaiah 62:1-8; Proverbs 31:2, Hebrews 12:2, 2 Peter 3:13, Romans 6:10, Revelation 19:7-8; 20:9,21:9, 21:11 for no division in antidistrust, antidishonesty, antidistruth for antirape, antisorrow, antidecay to have, to hold, to keep, really, truly, and honestly. Forever and Ever. Amen We are with State and Federal Law Government, 78 Legislature, Titus 2:14. This is evidence that support, protect and free us from falsely accusations...Please join me in my True Story of how omission and negligence effected...https://www.change.org/p/president-barack-obama-amp-elected-officials-please-enforce-to-close-off-shut-down-the-sin-in-places-amp-help-prevent-the-words-in-the-penal-code Please join me in speaking No Division in our family and everything.This is important to me because i have been a raped victim for 9 years and more fighting a 4 year custody case against the adult 18 years old who raped me at the age of 14 years old, he has custody rights to my daughter, all awhile claims i have a mental disorder and threatens to take my daughter away from me within these past 7 years non-stop. He falsely accuses me having a mental disorder in the Family Law Court here in Harris County, and has gained illegal custody rights.  He has attacked my rights as a citizen being against my religion in Jesus, therefore was also kept away from my daughter and family, with the help of Harris County Family Law Court.

Titus 2:14 Law Enforcement Department
176 supporters