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Petition to Google, Inc

Honor Chester Bennington With One Billion YouTube Views for Touching Song "Numb"

Chester Bennington was the lead singer for the rock band Linkin Park, the biggest band on YouTube.  The band's songs have touched millions of souls and changed lives, helping fans to better understand their own internal strife.  However, Bennington was dealing with some demons of his own; he was suffering from depression and struggling with alcoholism. During this time, on May 18, 2017, his good friend Chris Cornell committed suicide by hanging himself.  Bennington was so distraught, as he tweeted in a letter to his deceased friend, "I can't imagine a world without you in it."  Less than two months later, just as his depression seemed to be taking a turn for the better, he broke his six-month streak of sobriety and gave into his alcoholism.  This mistake cost him his life.  On July 20 that same year, on what would have been Cornell's 53rd birthday, Bennington followed in Cornell's footsteps and hung himself while under the influence of alcohol. Yes, this story may sound like that of just another alcoholic rockstar, but Chester is more than that, since his music has inspired countless lives and continues to inspire others even after his tragic death.  Thousands of Linkin Park fans grieved when they heard the news.  Their hero had taken his life and was now gone from this world.  And their despair was nothing compared to that of Bennington's friends, wife, six children, brothers, and band mates; the many people close to him who never got to say goodbye.  Overnight, without warning, this father, husband, brother, friend, and legend vanished from existence. Because of the impact Bennington has had on countless lives, he deserves a special honor so those lives can start healing and so his memory can live on and continue touching lives.  One fan tried to gather all the other fans together to bring the music video for "Numb," one of Bennington's most moving songs, to one billion views on YouTube by the end of 2017.  Unfortunately, the video only received around 700M views by that time, but now, the loyal Linkin Park fans are more determined than ever to get the video to one billion views by the end of 2018. To reach this goal, we must spread awareness about the song and the legacy Bennington left behind.  He deserves a spotlight on July 20, 2018, on the Google and YouTube homepages, showcasing his "Numb" music video in memory of the life he left behind.  If you want to help, first, please sign this petition so we can send our idea straight to Google headquarters.  Second, please follow this link and watch at least 30 seconds of the music video to give it another view count:  Finally, please send this music video to your friends and share this petition on social media. Despacito has 4.4 billion views, and its message is not nearly as powerful as that of Chester Bennington's "Numb."  Let's make it our New Years resolution to bring this song to one billion views before 2019! If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Emily Lamb
798 supporters
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Petition to Saskatchewan Municipal Board, Hon. Warren Kaeding, Jonathan Swarbrick, Sask Human Rights, Kelsay Reimer, Jeremy Harrison, Nicole Sarauer, David Forbes, Nicole Rancourt, David Vermette, Sheldon Green, Randy Mcafee, Keith Comstock, RM of Parkdale, SK, Reeve Dan Hicks, Hon. Don Morgan Q.C. Minister, Colleen Young, Larry Doke, Bronwyn Eyre, Gene Makowsky, Herb Cox, Scott Moe, Justin Trudeau, Ray Anthony, Sherry Miller, Jennie

Fire Government Bullies found responsible in death of Robert Duhaime

Robert Duhaime was verbally abused and harassed to the point of his suicide Aug 31, 2017, by the local government in the RM of Parkdale, SK. Those responsible should step down or be fired without severence pay, and the RCMP should conduct a criminal investigation in the cause of Bob Duhaime's suicide. CURRENTLY, NOTHING IS BEING DONE.  In this CBC article, it explains how the Saskatchewan Worker's Compensation Board said, "There is now sufficient information to attribute Robert's mental health issues and his subsequent passing on Aug. 31, 2017, to his employment," and Robert "experienced interpersonal incidents that were excessive and unusual in comparison to pressures and tensions experienced in normal employment." The Sask WCB also says, "Mr Duhaime's most recent mental health issues will be considered first as an aggravation of his pre-existing condition and then an acceleration that led to his taking his life." At least three people were found responsible. Bob was belittled and tormented by these people, both by himself, and in front of colleagues. He was also called while off work, making it impossible to avoid the continued abuse. The CBC article goes on to include some dispicable quotes from Reeve, Dan Hicks: Asked if Robert was being bullied, he said "that would be a Yes and a No." "He said there are no plans to discipline the RM staff referenced in the claim, or to review the RMs policies and procedures related to handling of staff complaints and bullying." "Hicks said verbal disagreements at work are not acceptable, but they happen. He added that the individuals involved apologized to Robert.  Hicks said the RM does have a bullying policy. "There is a right way and a wrong way and I'm not going to sit here and tell you everything was done right but it wasn't the cause of his death," he said. Reeve Dan Hicks also victim blames: He "claims Robert also cursed at town staff, and that the bullying would not have occurred if his work had met their expectations of the role." Not that his work justifies this behaviour, but It has been noted on social media by people that knew Robert Duhaime that he would never have sworn at staff, and that he was very good at his job.  Those responsible for Robert Duhaime's death should be held accountable and voluntarily step down, or immediately be terminated from their position. Following that, RCMP should investigate if there should be manslaughter charges laid. 

Right The Wrong for Robert Duhaime
1,477 supporters