Petition to Wendy's
Time's Up Wendy's: I support the Freedom Fast to end sexual violence in the fields
“We decided to demand the right as women to work free of sexual harassment and violence, and the right to protect our dignity.” — LUPE GONZALO, CIW MEMBER For generations, the women who harvest the fruits and vegetables that we put on our families’ tables have faced a daily barrage of sexual abuse in the fields: vulgar comments, groping, demands of sexual favors from supervisors, and, in the most extreme cases, rape. If a woman spoke up, she would be fired, while her abuser would be right back at work the next day. Today, under the groundbreaking protections of the Fair Food Program, the story has changed, and that change is spreading. Farmworker women and men organizing as the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) launched the Fair Food Program in 2011. The program has radically transformed working conditions for tens of thousands of agricultural laborers, eliminating longstanding human rights abuses from sexual assault to forced labor. In the words of Alejandrina Carrera, a worker at Pacific Tomato Growers, under the Fair Food Program, "You’re not going to be harassed, you’re not going to be insulted, you’re not going to be forced to work. There’s more respect now.” Another worker said simply, “Our dignity has been restored by this program.” Today, the Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program extends beyond Florida tomatoes to seven states and three crops. All the major fast-food companies – McDonald’s, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell, KFC, and Chipotle – are fully on board, having signed binding Fair Food agreements. All except Wendy’s. Instead, in response to pressure to join the Fair Food Program, Wendy’s abandoned its longtime Florida tomato suppliers and shifted its purchases to Mexico, where sexual harassment and assault in the fields are endemic and go unchecked. There, farmworker women are intimidated into silence by a culture of fear, violence, and corruption. Rather than join the leading program for ending sexual violence, Wendy’s has chosen to profit from women’s pain, its brand protected by the women’s involuntary silence. Today we are breaking that silence. Farmworkers from Immokalee are launching the five-day Freedom Fast outside the Manhattan hedge fund offices of Nelson Peltz, Wendy’s largest shareholder and Chair of its Board of Directors. The Freedom Fast will then culminate with a massive Time's Up Wendy's March on March 15 in the heart of Manhattan. http://www.boycott-wendys.org/register-fast We're asking you to sign this petition and support the fasters demanding that Wendy’s join the Fair Food Program. Demand justice for farmworker women from Mr. Peltz, who has the power to end sexual violence against women in Wendy's supply chain and yet, does nothing. For market giants like Wendy’s, refusing to take meaningful action to end sexual violence in the supply chain — when a proven solution is right at their fingertips — is no longer an option. #TimesUpWendys
Petition to Maria Cantwell, Jeff Merkley
JUSTICE FOR ADRIANA UCAN
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS AMAZING AND BRAVE LITTLE GIRL
FEB 6, 2018 — Ok Here is an update:There have been several NEW reports from Adriana regarding the man that molested her When she just 5 years old and even younger. She has giving very detailed information in her NEW disclosures that needs attention by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Dept. The information being disclosed is horrific. The Man in question has already had 2 questionable polygraphs regarding our Granddaughters case and yet noyone in Oregon State will even respond. All the professionals who made the reports to CPS as well as the reports my husband and I filed with Oregon CPS has never gone anywhere in their system. The DA in Clackamas County closed Adriana's case against the guy when the shipped her out of the country only to be Abducted, Beaten, Starved and Ransomed to her family back in the States.We have fought hard for Adriana's rights as a US citizen and a victim of Molestation she DESERVES JUSTICE for what this man has done to her while under her mother's care. It is hard to believe that Oregon State would disregard our Granddaughter's right to Justice because we had to save her life and it made them look bad? Is Oregon State CPS really going to just sacrifice Adriana because they were reckless with her life? Are the going to deny JUSTICE for Adriana because of a front page News Article in the Oregonian dated March 2016 that explains in detail just how much Oregon CPS let this little girl down and just how much their reckless decision to send her away from her brother and sister to a foreign country devastated this child? Only to be Traumatized all over again.We can't seem to get Oregon State to cooperate with anything regarding Adriana. Let CPS be afraid.... We are not going to go away. Oregon State will hear Adriana. We have been terrified of this State since 2015. Please help us stand up to the powers that be and say NO! you can't ignore this little girl. #Adriana Matter's and so does all the other children affected by Reckless and life changing decisions made by an Agency who truly does not have their best interests at heart. Let's never forget about ADRIANA RAMAROS GRIMM. She was just 8 years old when Oregon State DSHS and CPS sent her out of the country, to the same area they sent our Adriana to. Oregon State ignored pleas for this little girl's life and Oregon State let this little girl get beat to death. She didn't have someone to save her. She to is a victim of Oregon States Negligence. Roni and Ken Norton UPDATE::::::: We were just told by the Detective that we have to show we have custody of Adriana and needs our consent for them to INVESTIGATE???? CPS in Washington State said they have never heard of such a thing!
Petition to Director Gregory Brawley
Help Release 14-year-old Astrid & her Father for her Birthday
Astrid and Arturo came to the USA in February 2015 after fleeing harm in their home country because of their identity as Indigenous K’iche. When they arrived at the southern USA border, they were apprehended by US Customs and Border Patrol and detained. CBP released them the next day with a Notice to Appear in immigration court that did not specify a date or place to report. They did not know they could ask for asylum. On February 20, 2018, at approximately 5:00 AM, Astrid was asleep in her room when she was awoken by six armed Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents standing before her bed and yelling. They ordered everyone in the house into a room and asked them for identification. The ICE agents did not show a warrant or indicate whom they were looking for. Astrid had gone to bed the night before expecting, as always, to go to school the next day. Instead she watched as her father was placed in handcuffs. They were then brought to the Berks County Residential Center with Astrid still in her pajamas. Astrid will turn 15-years-old on March 15, 2018. She had been eagerly planning her quinceañera before she was detained by ICE and sent to Berks. Her birthday wish is for her and her father to be freed from detention and to return to middle school. She worries about the homework she has missed. Urge US authorities to immediately release Astrid and Arturo together pending a final determination on their asylum claim.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Congress: Stop blocking gun violence research
My mother taught second grade at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14th, 2012. Six of her colleagues — all women — were killed, as were 20 first-graders, in a mass shooting at her school. My mother survived, though our lives will never be the same.After the shooting, I dedicated nearly all of my efforts to gun violence prevention advocacy. I learned a lot of disturbing things about our nation’s gun laws. Most Americans do not know the extent of our broken system; regulations are nearly non-existent. But one of the most frustrating obstacles to building a safer country free from gun violence is that Congress has banned federal gun violence research since the year I was born -- 1996.You read that right. An average of 32 people are killed by a gun in America every day, and yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can’t even conduct research into the root causes of all forms of gun violence.How are we expected to come up with the most impactful solutions if we can’t even study the problem?Through lobbying by the National Rifle Association (NRA), Congress has prevented the CDC from studying the causes of gun violence by claiming that research could be “used to advocate or promote gun control.” Congress even extended the ban right after the Charleston church shooting that left 9 people dead, by rejecting an amendment that would have repealed the ban.It’s time for this petty politicking to stop. Join me in calling on Congress and the CDC to resume studying the causes and impacts of gun violence.
Petition to Delegate Eric Luedke, Senator Gail Bates, Let Them See Clearly
Pass the Atticus Act: Enhanced School Vision Program for Maryland
Help ensure that students who are visually impaired can see clearly. If we expect a child to learn then we should make sure they can see what we are teaching them. Stop the discriminatory school visions screenings and educate parents on vision symptoms and the importance of an eye exam. The Atticus Act will ensure not just distance vision is checked but also symptoms of vision disorders like near vision, eye alignment, and eye teaming. Eye alignment or teaming disorders can be indicators of underlining health conditions like concussions, TBI, or neurological conditions. In addition, parents receive Educational vision material: importance of eye exam, symptoms of vision disorders and educational impact, and at-risk groups for vision disorders. Because vision disorders can occur at anytime, educating parents on importance of an eye exam and symptoms of vision disorders is key vital for patient history. Atticus' story https://www.facebook.com/WeAreSeeNow/videos/1409341929184624/ Maryland Bills for 2018 Legislative Session SB570 http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=01&id=sb0570&tab=subject3&ys=2018RS HB798 http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=01&id=hb0798&tab=subject3&ys=2018RS Enhanced vision screenings and increasing eye exam rates is improving student performance in Maryland. Baltimore-http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/daily-videos/how-this-public-private-coalition-is-providing-eyeglasses-for-poor-children/
Petition to À Tous Les Esprits Libres/Citizens of the world
Libérez Tariq Ramadan/Free Tariq Ramadan
(*English and Arabic below) LIBÉREZ LE PROFESSEUR TARIQ RAMADAN ET SOUTENEZ SON DROIT À UNE PROCÉDURE RÉGULIÈRE! Cette pétition appelle à la libération immédiate du Professeur Tariq Ramadan et affirme son droit à la dignité et à une procédure régulière. Le Pr Ramadan n'a été reconnu coupable d'aucun crime et le dossier d'accusation français repose sur des allégations non fondées et des preuves peu solides. Le 6 février, Pr Ramadan a été condamné par un juge à une détention à durée indéterminée, tandis que l’accusation continue de monter son dossier à charge. L’accusation soutient qu'il pourrait tenter de fuir le pays et a donc eu recours à l’option extrême de le maintenir emprisonné dans un mépris manifeste de la pleine coopération du Pr Ramadan avec les enquêteurs jusqu’à présent. Il est important de souligner Tariq Ramadan s’est rendu de son plein gré au poste de police pr répondre aux enquêteurs. Pourtant, en dépit de sa bonne volonté et de sa confiance dans le système, le juge n'a pas envisagé d'alternative à l'emprisonnement qui assurerait qu'il reste dans le pays pendant l'enquête en cours. Le traitement particulièrement sévère - la détention pour une durée indéterminée dans une cellule en isolement - par les autorités souligne le caractère politisé d'une affaire qui souffre de graves lacunes et de multiples contradictions. Il y a des preuves d'implications confidentielles de personnalités politiques et judiciaires de haut niveau des années avant que l'affaire ne soit révélée - dont certaines sont illégales en droit français. En raison de la manière contestable dont cette affaire a été traitée ainsi que des divergences majeures dans les récits des accusatrices, nous avons de sérieuses appréhensions quant à l’aptitude du système judiciaire français à agir en tant qu'arbitre neutre de la justice, particulièrement en ce qui concerne le Pr Ramadan. Il est impératif de maintenir la présomption d'innocence d'autant plus que l'accusation et ses alliés dans les médias grand public continuent d’avancer des dizaines d’allégations infondées et de distorsions dans une tentative de diffamation du professeur Ramadan. L’implication malveillante des médias dans cette dernière campagne a été particulièrement préjudiciable. Les médias français et internationaux continuent à colporter la désinformation et à répéter textuellement les soi-disant « preuves » détenues par l’accusation sans prendre la peine de vérifier leurs affirmations. Après avoir été vilipendé, réprimé et attaqué pendant des décennies par des politiciens de haut rang en tant qu’« ennemi musulman » de la France, il n’est guère surprenant que les autorités soient politiquement tentées d’abattre un féroce critique des politiques injustes du gouvernement français envers les démunis, les musulmans, les immigrés ainsi que les victimes de la domination coloniale. Il est évident que les forces antimusulmanes, représentées par des médias puissants, des institutions politiques et des islamophobes comme Caroline Fourest et Antoine Sfeir – qui, répétons-le, ont violemment fait campagne contre le professeur Ramadan pendant des années – sont directement liées à cette tentative abjecte de le détruire. Les mêmes accusations font partie d'une campagne permanente qui a tenté de le diaboliser depuis le début de son engagement en tant qu'intellectuel et activiste au début des années 1990. Le professeur Ramadan et ses idées n'ont jamais laissé les gens indifférents. Mais au lieu de l'affronter dans un débat ouvert, ses adversaires idéologiques et politiques ont invariablement utilisé les méthodes les plus sournoises pour le discréditer en tant qu'intellectuel musulman et dénigrer sa pensée. Le professeur Ramadan a été une voix pour des millions d’individus privés de leurs droits, y compris mais sans selimiter aux musulmans, dans le monde entier. Puisque l’œuvre de sa vie a été de défendre les causes de la justice, de la coexistence et de la compréhension mutuelle, il semble que ses ennemis aient cherché à détourner un mouvement de femmes de sa cause louable et à ternir la réputation d'un savant renommé, pour leurs sombres desseins. Nous condamnons cette affaire motivée par des considérations politiques et exigeons sa libération immédiate et son droit à une procédure régulière. Il doit être libéré, maintenant ! ************ FREE PROFESSOR TARIQ RAMADAN AND SUPPORT HIS RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS! This petition calls for the immediate release of Professor Tariq Ramadan and affirms his right to dignity and due process. Tariq Ramadan has not been convicted of a single crime and the French prosecution’s case rests on unsubstantiated claims and flimsy evidence. On February 6, Prof. Ramadan was ordered by a judge to be held indefinitely, allowing the prosecution to continue to build its case against him. The prosecution argued that he might attempt to flee the country, going to the extreme of forcing his detention in apparent disregard of Prof. Ramadan’s full cooperation with investigators so far. It is worth noting that the reason Tariq Ramadan was even in France is because he voluntarily traveled to appear for questioning. Yet, despite his show of goodwill and trust in the system, the judge considered no alternative option to imprisonment that would ensure he remain in the country during the ongoing investigation. The unusually harsh treatment—indefinite detention in a solitary cell—by authorities points to the politicized nature of a case that suffers from serious weaknesses and multiple contradictions. There is evidence of undisclosed involvement by high-profile political and judicial figures years before the case was brought forward—some of which is illegal under French law. Due to the questionable manner in which this case has been handled, and the major discrepancies in the accusers’ stories, we have serious concerns about whether France’s judicial system can be a neutral arbiter of justice particularly as it pertains to Prof. Ramadan. It is imperative to maintain the presumption of innocence especially as the prosecution and its allies in the mainstream media continue to advance dozens of unsubstantiated claims and distortions in an attempt to smear Prof. Ramadan. The mainstream media’s nefarious role in this latest campaign has been especially damaging. French and international media outlets continue to peddle misinformation and repeat verbatim the so-called “evidence” held by prosecutors without any attempt to verify their claims. After decades of being vilified, suppressed, and attacked by top-ranking politicians as ‘the Muslim enemy’ of France, it comes as no surprise that authorities would be politically driven to take down a fierce critic of the French government’s unjust and discriminatory policies directed against poor people, Muslims, immigrants, and victims of its colonial rule. There is clear evidence that anti-Muslim forces, represented by powerful media, political institutions, and islamophobes like Caroline Fourest and Antoine Sfeir—all of whom have viciously campaigned against Tariq Ramadan for years—are directly linked to this latest shameful attempt to destroy him. The same accusations are part of an ongoing campaign that has attempted to demonize him ever since the beginning of his involvement as an intellectual and an activist in the early 1990s. Prof. Ramadan and his ideas have never left people indifferent. But instead of confronting him in open debate, his ideological and political opponents have unfailingly used the most underhanded methods to discredit him as a Muslim intellectual and to discredit his thought. Tariq Ramadan has been a voice for millions of disenfranchised peoples, including but not limited to, Muslims, worldwide. Since his life’s work has been to champion the causes of justice, coexistence, and mutual understanding, it seems his adversaries sought to hijack a worthy women’s movement and tarnish the reputation of a renowned scholar for their own dark motives. We condemn the politically motivated case against him, and demand his immediate release from detention and right to due process. He needs to be freed now! ************* أيها الأحرار، بفضل جهودكم، فاق عدد الإمضاءات عتبة المائة ألف! علينا آن نواصل إذن دعوات توقيع العريضة على أوسع نطاق. نصل اليوم إلى منعطف جديد في هذه الحملة. كما هو معلوم، فقد تم احتجاز الأستاذ طارق رمضان ظلما لأجل غير معلوم إلى أن تأخذ العدالة قرارها بشأن إقامة المحاكمة. في انتظار صدور ذلك القرار، هناك معلومات جديدة أظهرت بشكل واضح الطبيعة السياسية لهذه القضية وأن حق طارق رمضان في محاكمة عادلة ليس مضمونا. وأمام هذه المستجدات، قمنا بتحديث العريضة مطالبين بإطلاق سراح الأستاذ طارق على الفور ومؤكدين على حقه في تحقيق قضائي عادل. (انظر إلى الرسالة أدناه) نشكركم جميعا ولنواصل معا العمل من أجل إطلاق سراح طارق رمضان". ——————————— تطالب هـذه العريضة بالإفراج الفوري عن الأستاذ طارق رمضان وتؤكد حقه في الكرامة والإجراءات القانونية المعتادة. لم تتم إدانة الأستاذ رمضان في أي جريمة، ويستند ملف القضية الفرنسي إلى ادعاءات لا أساس لها وأدلة واهنة. منذ يوم 6 فبراير/شباط، استمر احتجاز الأستاذ طارق رمضان لأجل غير مسمى بأمر قضائي، في الوقت الذي تواصل فيه النيابة بناء ملف الاتهامات. وقد أدلى الادعاء بحجة إمكانية الفرار من البلد، ولذلك لجأ إلى الخيار الأشد قسوة المتمثل في إبقائه مسجونا في تجاهل واضح للتعاون الكامل من قبل الأستاذ رمضان مع المحققين حتى الآن. وتجدر الإشارة إلى أن الأستاذ رمضان هو من توجه طوعا إلى مركز الشرطة للإجابة على الأسئلة بخصوص الادعاءات الموجهة ضده. وبالرغم مما أثبته الأستاذ طارق من حسن نية وما أبداه من ثقته في النظام، لم يأخذ القاضي بعين الاعتبار خيارات بديلة عن الاحتجاز والتي تضمن بقاءه في البلاد إلى أن ينتهي التحقيق الكلي. إن هذه المعاملة القاسية والمتمثلة في الأمر بالحجز الانفرادي لأجل غير معلوم من طرف الجهات الرسمية تنبئ عن الطابع السياسي الذي اكتسته هذه القضية التي تحتوي على نقاط ضعف خطيرة وتناقضات متعددة. إن هناك من الأدلة ما يثبت تواطئا خفيا تشارك فيه شخصيات سياسية وقضائية على أعلى مستوى وقد بدأ هذا التواطؤ منذ سنوات قبل أن تظهر القضية، بما فيها ما يعتبر خرقا للقانون الفرنسي. أمام هذه الطريقة المشكوك فيها والتي تم من خلالها التعامل مع القضية وبالنظر إلى التناقضات الهامة التي تحتويها روايات المدعيات، يحق لنا أن تتساءل عن صلاحية النظام القضاء الفرنسي في القيام بمهمته كحكم حيادي عادل وخاصة تجاه الأستاذ طارق رمضان. إنه من الضروري التأكيد على مبدأ افتراض البراءة خاصة امام استمرار ظهور الادعاء وحلفائه في وسائل الإعلام في تقديم العديد من الادعاءات الواهية والمغالطات التي لا أساس لها بهدف تشويه الأستاذ طارق رمضان. ولا شك في أن الدور الشائن لوسائل الإعلام الرئيسية في هذه الحملة الأخيرة قد ألحق ضررا بالغا. وبالرغم من ذلك تواصل وسائل الإعلام الفرنسية والعالمية نشر معلومات مضللة وتكرر حرفيا ما يسمى ب"الأدلة" التي تزعم أنها في حوزة وكلاء النيابة دون أي أدنى محاولة للتحقق من صحة هذه الأقاويل. بعد عقود من التشويه والقمع والتهجّم على الأستاذ رمضان من قبل سياسيين على مستوى رفيع باعتباره "العدو المسلم" لفرنسا، فإنه ليس من المستغرب أن تكون السلطات مدفوعة سياسيا للقضاء على منتقد شرس لسياسات الحكومة الفرنسية الجائرة والتمييزية الموجهة ضد الفقراء والمسلمين والمهاجرين وضحايا هيمنتها الاستعمارية. إنه من البديهي أن القوى المعادية للمسلمين الممثلة بوسائل إعلام قوية و مؤسسات سياسية والكارهين للإسلام مثل كارولين فورست وأنطوان صفير - وكلهم قاموا بحملات شرسة ضد الأستاذ رمضان لسنوات - لها ارتباط مباشر بهذه المحاولة المخزية لتدميره. هذه الاتهامات ذاتها هي جزء من حملة مستمرة حاولت شيطنته منذ بداية كفاحه كمثقف وناشط في أوائل التسعينات. حظيت أفكار الأستاذ رمضان باهتمام الناس بشكل مستمر. ولكن عوض مواجهته في نقاش مفتوح، دأب خصومه الأيديولوجيون والسياسيون على استخدام أكثر الأساليب الباطلة لتشويه سمعته كمثقف مسلم وانتقاص قيمته الفكرية. لقد كان الأستاذ رمضان صوتا لملايين الشعوب المحرومة، بما في ذلك على سبيل المثال لا الحصر، المسلمين في جميع أنحاء العالم. وبما أنه كرس حياته للدفاع عن قضايا العدل والتعايش والتفاهم المتبادل، يبدو أن خصومه سَعَوْا إلى خطف حركة نسائية محترمة وتشويه سمعة مُفكّر وأكاديمي مشهور لدوافعهم الخبيثة. إننا ندين هذه القضية ذات الدوافع السياسية، ونطالب بإطلاق سراحه فورا وبمنحه الحق في أن يعامل حسب الإجراءات القانونية المعتادة. يجب إطلاق سراح الأستاذ طارق رمضان فورا !
Petition to Roger Goodell, All 37 NFL Sponsors
#NoKaepernickNoNFL - Boycott NFL Games If Colin Kaepernick Doesn't Play This Season
The 2017 NFL Season has ended and Colin Kaepernick did not play in a single game. Share your thoughts on this season. On August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the National Anthem before the 3rd preseason game of the upcoming 2016 NFL season. Right after the game, he told NFL Media why he sat during the anthem, prompting his now-famous statement: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." Never before, since the great Muhammad Ali's refusal to serve in Vietnam in 1967, has an athlete taken such a direct stance highlighting the injustices of people of color -- and just like Ali, the reaction to Kaepernick's stance has been met with passionate responses, often times divided by the color line. Since that statement, Kaepernick "upgraded" his protest to a knee, announced a plan to donate $1 million to the charities that focused on racial issues (which he followed through), had great support from some of his teammates, NFL colleagues, athletes from all sports levels (starting from junior high), and fans by taking a knee during anthems. Best of all, Kaepernick's protest made the conversation about "racial/police brutality" front-page for the large part of the NFL season, a feat never done before in its history. Because he needed to start, Kaepernick also restructured his contract during the 2016 season, taking away the final 4 years and reworking it into a 2-year deal (with a 1-year player option) -- allowing him to leave after the season if he chooses, which he did. Since then, no one has offered Colin Kaepernick, a Super Bowl QB just a few years ago, a NFL job despite cries from NFL Players and analysts, both black and white. He also has a better Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) than half the backup quarterbacks signed right now. This shows that the NFL Owners are not willing to bring Kaepernick into their team because -- according to many fans -- he is a "distraction". A man who protested because of injustices towards people of color is pretty much blackballed in a league that is 70% Black. If you are appalled by this, then show your power by boycotting the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed to a team. This means to not watch any games, no social media comments about your favorite team before/during/after the games, don't attend the stadiums, and don't buy any merchandise which represents the league or your favorite team. We understand the NFL is very important to you. We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch. Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America -- where "all men are created equal" -- treats people of color, then your loved ones, friends, and children will eventually be affected as well. Finally, this situation really shines a light on how much the NFL really cares about its Black athletes. It's pretty much: Play for us, entertain us, make us money, and shut up. Here's a video of someone explaining the true meaning of the National Anthem: Click here --------------------- Since we reached our initial goal of 100,000 signatures, here's a pic of the 32 NFL Owners we already mailed. Our new goal is 1 MILLION signatures by the start of the NFL Regular Season. Afterwards, we will mail every NFL Sponsor (all 37 of them) a letter asking them to reconsider their relationship with the league. NFL Sponsors are listed below (the CEOs) : Gatorade & Pepsi & Quaker - Indra K. Nooyi Anheuser-Busch - João Castro Neves USAA - Stuart Parker Bose - Bob Marseca Marriott - Arne M. Sorenson Xbox & Microsoft - Satya Nadella News America - Martin Garofalo SAP - Bill McDermott McDonalds - Steve Easterbrook New Era - Chris Koch Nike - Mark Parker Extreme Networks - Ed Meyercord Nationwide - Steve Rasmussen TD Ameritrade - Tim Hockey Zebra - Anders Gustafsson Dannon - Emmanuel Faber Hyundai - Kyung Soo Lee EA Sports - Andrew Wilson VISA - Alfred F. Kelly Jr Campbell’s Soup - Denise M. Morrison FedEx - Frederick W. Smith Frito-Lay - Thomas R. Greco Mars Snackfood - Grant F. Reid Dairy Management, Inc. - Thomas Gallagher SiriusXM - James E. Meyer Under Armour - Kevin Plank Bridgestone - Gordon Knapp Ticketmaster - Michael Rapino Procter & Gamble - David S. Taylor Verizon - Lowell C. McAdam Barclays - Jes Staley Papa John’s - John Schnatter Castrol - Mandhir Singh Ford - James Hackett #NoKaepernickNoNFL P.S.: If you already have a NFL package (Sunday ticket, etc.)...please cancel / unsubscribe. Also make this your new profile pic.
Petition to Rhonda Brownstein, LISA BENENSON, Melissa Schwartz, Susan Herman, Cecile Richards, Randi Weingarten, Chris Sgro, JOANNA HOFFMAN, United Healthcare Workers East, Amanda Altman, Abby Levine, Jamie Allen Black, JUDY LEVEY, Idit Klein
Don’t Sponsor Hate: Women’s March Leaders Must Resign
We demand that all sponsors of Women's March Inc. remove their sponsorship until the organization's current leadership is replaced by leaders who are not affiliated with and do not defend those associated with any organization classified as a hate group. Sponsors and/or partners include Planned Parenthood, SPLC, ACLU, and Emily’s List. #WomensMarchLeadersResign Now more than ever, women need to unite against hate. The Women’s March, Inc. organization has become an essential part of the feminist movement. As feminists, we are passionate about the force behind this movement and its significance. More than 2.6 million people participated in what was the largest protest in US history on January 21, 2017. We built it. We should decide who steers it. We are aware that many separate grassroots groups participated on that day who are not connected to Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, or Carmen Perez. However, the march itself was organized under the umbrella of Women’s March, Inc. and we must purge it of hate. President of Women's March DC, Mercy Morganfield released the following statement on March 10, 2018: “If the actions of our leaders are not aligned with the Unity Principles, then the leaders should reassess their leadership roles in Women’s March and the greater women’s rights movement.” Leaders of an organization which, according to its Unity Principles, claims to “believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights” MUST NOT support or defend those who support someone like Louis Farrakhan, who is not only a rabid anti-semite but also has a history of misogyny, homophobia and transphobia. Recently, we have become aware of three of these four Women’s March, Inc. leaders’ reprehensible affiliations with the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. Upon receiving backlash regarding the Women’s March co-President Tamika Mallory’s recent attendance at a Farrakhan rally where she personally received a shout-out, co-President Bob Bland, along with treasurers Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour have been defensive of Mallory. All four leaders will not directly condemn Farrakhan’s extremely anti-semitic speech or disavow any relationship with him. Mallory, Sarsour, and Perez have publicly praised and been photographed with Farrakhan; Mallory has admitted to attending Farrakhan’s hate-filled speeches for the past thirty years, including this year. We have yet to hear from the Women’s March, Inc. sponsors listed below in regards to funding an organization run by leaders who are morally bankrupt. How can SPLC sponsor an organization made up of leaders who are affiliated with the Nation of Islam, which SPLC classifies as a hate group? It’s time for these sponsors to take a stand and separate themselves from an organization that has been tainted by hate. Until these leaders step aside and allow new leaders to take their place, sponsorship should be removed. We demand to have true leaders who believe in all women’s rights; perhaps Mercy Morganfield, who has proven to be a truly inclusive leader (see above), would be a good candidate. #WomensMarchLeadersResign Many feminists refused to join the Women’s March because they did not feel comfortable with the current leadership. Now, Women’s March participants also no longer feel represented by this organization due to the behavior of its current leadership. We, as supporters of women’s rights, donated to this organization, promoted it, and went on to march once again on January 20, 2018. We REFUSE to march behind leaders who support an open anti-Semite. We REFUSE to march behind leaders who defend those affiliated with an open anti-Semite. We DEMAND new leadership. “That the group refuses to be accountable for a high-level alliance with an open anti-Semite disqualifies it from ranking among today’s movements for social justice.” https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/womens-march/555122/ “A liberation ideology that rests on the demonization of other marginalized groups should be, and is, unacceptable to most contemporary activist movements....Mallory’s unwillingness to see Farrakhan for what he is will surely cost the entire Women’s March organization its credibility among many Jewish people, LGBTQ people, and those who see themselves as allies to those communities.” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/03/the-womens-marchs-embrace-of-louis-farrakhan-betrays-its-most-essential-principles.html “If the Women’s March continues to count [Mallory] as a leader, the organization deserves to fail.” http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/tamika-mallory-disqualifying-embrace-louis-farrakhan-article-1.3863177 Please sign this petition & reach out to any of these 550 organizations and insist that they terminate their sponsorship of the Women’s March, Inc. until new leadership is in place. #WomensMarchLeadersResign These sponsors include: Planned Parenthood@PPact Natural Resource Defense Council@NRDC Emily's List@emilyslist NARAL@NARAL ACLU@ACLU American Federation of Teachers@AFTunion Human Rights Campaign@HRC Peace is Loud@peaceisloud Move On@MoveOn Jews for Racial & Economic Justice@JFREJ Keshet @KeshetGLBTJews Southern Poverty Law Center @splcenter