corporate accountability

12 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Eric Harrison and Chris Davis, Brian Gallagher

ALL Whose Homes Were Destroyed in the Thomas Fire Deserve United Way Funds, Sign Now!

United Way Ventura, CA is SURPRISED by the "soft demand" for assistance and reported a surplus of millions of donated funds to the VC Star on May 31, 2018. Deserving people were not able to apply due to the unfair and unrealistic income eligibility criteria! When people from across the world donated money, they trusted their financial gifts would reach ALL who experienced total/partial loss of their homes due to the Thomas Fire tragedy. It's simple. We want a new application phase without income restrictions. It is wrong to discriminate against people who have lost everything they owned! We have emailed CEO of UW Ventura County: Eric Harrison and as of 2pm Friday, June 22 he has not responded to our request for positive change. We were ignored for three weeks. Your help supporting this cause is very much appreciated! Please add comments to JOIN THE CONVERSATION below. An update will be posted soon. UPDATE: We sent this email to CEO Eric Harrison on June 27:We received your letter. We are a small team of volunteers, who are Thomas Fire Survivors, representing Ventura and Ojai. Our goal is simple, we want the income restrictions lifted so that any Thomas Fire Survivor can apply and receive donations that were sent to the UW Fund. We understand the application should include a process for proving loss, but it is our hope that UW will eliminate the tax documents and paystubs requirements.The Petition currently has 800 signatures. Our next steps will be to involve media and to increase our social media presence, if need be. We will share your reply with our followers after confirmation that ALL are eligible to apply for and receive donated funds.Sincerely,The Positive Change for Thomas Fire Group

Thomas Fire
1,406 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Companies of the World, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Inc, Jack Dorsey, Google, Inc, Microsoft, Uber, Uber México, CNN, FOX News, Snapchat, Acorns , Slack, firefox, wechat, Fast Company, Reddit, Netflix, Netflix Brasil, Spotify, Lyft, Airbnb, GitHub, Roku, NY Daily News, NY POST

Terms of Service Agreements MUST Be Fair & Reasonable! We support!

The Terms of Service Fairness ProjectMost online user agreements are stacked in favor of the corporation, and not in favor of the individual user. And if you want to use the service, you simply have to click "I agree", even though you are probably agreeing to terms that are completely unfair to you, the individual user.  And yet, users can't do anything about it.  Well... until now. TOSfairness ( is a not-for-profit collective of volunteer attorneys and netizens focused on corporate transparency in murky 'click' agreements on the web, on phones, on games, and online.  We read and rate every agreement we possibly can based on our online user bill of rights, and score each one publicly, for all the world to see.  The more people who use and come to rely on the Terms of Service Fairness Project, the more likely companies will start to rewrite their agreements to be more fair.Consider this: Did you know that many companies force you to give up your intellectual property to use their services, take ownership of anything you send to them, and that the 'non-exclusive' licenses they receive from you are totally stacked against you?  Not so fair. Did you know that many companies forbid you from filing a lawsuit against them, and force you into arbitration, and then, limit your damages to $100, and if you do want to arbitrate, you have to travel to the country and city of their headquarters?  Not so fair, particularly if you live across the globe.  Oh, and many forbid you from talking to the media if you do get into a dispute with them.  Why?  To prevent their misdeeds from getting noticed by the public.  NOT COOL. Did you know that many companies can kick you off or censor you for no reason whatsoever, have zero objective and fair-to-all criteria for making these decisions, and offer you no opportunity to appeal?  Not so fair. This list goes on and on.  Our bill of rights addresses all of these issues and more, and simply asks companies to treat their users with respect, courtesy, and due process.  That's what your signature on this petition means.  You are simply asking that companies create terms of service agreements and privacy policies that are fair, i.e. USER FOCUSED, and not company focused, and that abide by the Terms of Service Fairness Project bill of rights.  And why should they?  Because without us, the users, there would be no company.And yet, far too many companies take us all for granted, with 50-page terms of service agreements, privacy policies that contradict the terms of service, and some of the most outrageous terms you never knew you were signing.  Just visit our website and start reading the reviews on the Top Ten Daily Unfair on the homepage and you'll see how poorly most of these companies think of you! But wait just a minute!  Just because we have no room to negotiate when signing these online click agreements, that doesn't mean we should be forced to sign terms that are egregiously unfair!  Right?  Right!The Terms of Service Fairness Project wants to stick up for YOU.If you agree, please sign this petition, and send it to your friends.  And before you again click "I agree", come to our website and read our reviews.  "You will be surprised" is an understatement.Finally, please continue to spread the word. The more people who know to come to prior to clicking "I agree", the better off the world will be!  Please send them the link to this petition!Thank you!Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA, LLM, MEAttorney at LawFounder, The Terms of Service Fairness Project-a 501(c)(3) subsidiary project of Break Diving, Inc.

Break Diving, Inc.
118 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Jerry Stritzke, Board of Directors

Tell REI to Bring Back Democratic Elections!

REI Members unite to bring back democratic Board Elections at the REI Co-Op. This year's election is a sham! The four nominees that REI's leadership have "carefully vetted" for members to vote on, already serve on REI's Board. No matter how members vote this year, the election is rigged so that these nominees will be re-elected — regardless if they are unsuitable candidates for REI's "cooperative" business model. Only "Active members" (❋) are eligible to vote, disqualifying millions of members and thousands of REI employees from a privilege that should be extended to all of these folks. Unless you made a purchase of $10 or more in 2017 you are not considered an "active member," nor will you be eligible to vote. Moreover, REI's leadership changed the bylaws of the cooperative without telling its membership! They removed the "write-in" option from the ballot — eliminating all but REI's BOD from nominating candidates. In fact, there is nothing about this year's election that is democratic! Interestingly, a group of REI employees are taking a stand against the way REI's leadership has "co-opted" the Board Elections. They have written well-researched bios for each Board nominee so that members can make an informed decision when casting their votes. They're also proposing something unprecedented this year — they're asking members to cast "withhold votes" for all candidates but one, Steve Lockhart. Should members unite in solidarity with the green vests, REI's Board will have no alternative but to extend this year's election in order to fill three vacant seats. The Board would also have to "rethink" voter eligibility, and add the "write-in" option back onto the ballot. As a proud and concerned member of REI, I'm urging that members take employees' idea a step further — demand that REI's leadership create a committee to oversee its Board Elections. I propose that this committee be comprised of REI members who have signed this petition, with Steve Lockhart as the presiding Committee Chair. He is the only current Board member who is suitable to serve on REI's BOD. It is paramount that an oversight committee be established to ensure that elections will reflect the democratic values the REI Co-Op was founded on. Read the Board nominees' bios Vote in this year's Board Election Look up your member number Send a loud and clear message to REI's leadership — "We demand that our member-owned cooperative hold democratic elections!" Sign and share my petition and tell REI's leadership to stand by the core values of the Co-Op.

Aisling Concannon
55 supporters