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Petition to One United Bank, Terri Williams-Cohee, Kevin Cohee, robert cooper

Stop Printing Her Face on Bank Products

Stop ONE UNITED BANK’s IDENTITY Theft One United Bank claims to be the largest Black Bank in the nation yet has stolen the face and identity of a Black Woman and made her the face of their #BankBlack trademarked marketing campaign. STOP #BankBlack Scams No MONEY DONATIONS... this is bigger than that, please just sign. Wanda Darden, professionally known as Phantom KNOET, has been charged over $100,000 dollars since 2017 by attorneys to stop OneUnited Bank from using her FACE, Image, likeness and characterization. THIS IS A VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS  Statutes 50 & 51  Darden has never given permission orally or written for use of her face, image, likeness or characterization for any advertising or commercial purposes.  One United Bank received Darden’s imagery, work, history, and social media account information from a former friend of Darden’s that became employed by the bank.  Upon discovering One United Bank illegally using her image, likeness, picture, and characterization in an online promotion and on mousepads, Darden diligently sought through supplication and litigation to force One United Bank to Cease and Desist from infringing on her Human Rights and Civil Rights.  DARDEN served Facebook a DCMA notice and some of One United Bank’s ads were removed; however, the inconsistent protections of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter has allowed the continued infringements of One United Bank despite acknowledgement by Facebook of the infringements and their promise to end the abuse.  One United Bank continues intentionally inflicting economic and emotional harm to Darden’s psyche, family, friends, and business associates. This abuse must end.   Please do not donate money.  In 2016, Darden advised One United Bank that they were illegally exploiting her and she wanted the abuse to end. Instead of ending the use, One United Bank increased usage by placing her image on Debit, Credit, and Atm cards Funeral home fans Mousepads Notebooks Phone cases Stickers Tee-Shirts Banners Billboards in Time Square Email banners Digital Marketing Packages Webpages Social Media AccountsAnd More SIGN THIS PETITION TO END EXPLOITATION. Adding insult to injury, One United Bank created a campaign called “Unapologetic” while claiming in Brooklyn Supreme Court that Darden was an avatar, caricature, or algorithm of features. In addition, they distributed over 20,000 bank cards (financial instruments of exchange) bearing Darden’s biometric data, abhorrently placing a chip on her eye and the words “Good Through” on her lips. In bad faith and with malice, One United Bank has infringed on the Rights of an American citizen who has dedicated her life to servicing her global community, promoting self-sufficiency, and advancing upward economic mobility in depraved communities.    In an effort to persuade One United Bank to disassociate Darden’s face from their advertising and marketing campaigns, a movement #STANDWITHHER was started where supporters across the globe used social media and word-of-mouth to alert unsuspecting consumers of the false advertisements and misappropriated uses of Wanda Darden/ Phantom KNOET as the face of One United Bank’s #BankBlack marketing campaign. Supporters and activists wrote letters of support and contacted local law enforcement and civil rights agencies advocating on Darden’s behalf. Customers closed their accounts in alliance and others vowed not to open accounts and to advise others to destroy their cards and infringing paraphernalia.   This is EMPOWERMENT.  Sign in Support. This support has aided Darden in continuing her fight to stop the exploitation of One United Bank through litigation in King’s County Brooklyn Supreme Court.        Please sign this petition to show that you support WANDA DARDEN’s fight asserting her rights as a human being to NOT BE USED FOR ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL PURPOSES without her written or expressed permission. Wanda Darden has not historically endorsed financial institutions nor allowed her goodwill and image and likeness and characterization to be exploited.  For Darden, this has been a living hell.   Please visit @PHANTOMKNOET on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more in-depth information on Darden’s legal journey through the US Court System fighting for her Civil Rights to Privacy and Publicity and to own her own property.    Please sign, share, and engage others if you believe that companies MUST GET YOUR PERMISSION before using your face for advertising and marketing purposes.   Please sign this petition if you believe that skin color does not affect the rights of a human being.     Please sign this petition if you #STANDWITHHER       Send One United Bank the message that BLACK EXPLOITATION ENDS NOW!       Stop BANKING ON BLACK FACES!   In this digital age, it is imperative that we do not lose sight of our humanity. As companies create robots and androids with human features and “skin like” textures, we must ensure that HUMANS are afforded their right to owning their own faces and representation in the world. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul. One United Bank has sought to claim ownership of “Wanda’s Eyes” by presenting in the marketplace and on the World Wide Web registrations with the US Copyright Office for a picture of Wanda Darden registered without Darden’s knowledge in 2018. WANDA Darden has never given permission for any person or business to copyright her name and eyes and she finds this akin to slavery and denounces it as evil and corrupt.    Names and Eyes Are NOT COPYRIGHTABLE!    Instagram: @standwithher211 Nuances in the law state that in order for Darden to get an injunction, there must be a show of community support in petition or other manners to preserve the rights of one citizen. Do not donate money through this petition as it does not go towards the litigation expenses Darden faces against her own face.  Today, it is Darden.... tomorrow it could be your grandchild. Protect your face today by choosing to #STANDWITHHER   Speak up: FDIC (877) 275-3343 Florida Attorney General (850)414-3300 NY Attorney General (800) 771-7755 California Attorney General (800) 955-0045 Maxine Waters (202)225-2201 (Govt Official that promotes and underwrites OUB and the Cohees) Write: In-house Counsel- OneUnited Bank:   FBI:   As I fight for my civil rights, it is imperative to let the decision makers know that I do not stand alone and this is a right that we all choose to assert. Please let our voices unite. This is a good cause. This is a worthy cause. We must not allow injustices due to gender, skin color, or celebrity status.                        

The KNOET Society
1,043 supporters
Started 15 hours ago

Petition to Girl Scouts USA, Sylvia Acevedo

Girl Scouts of the USA: National Monument Needed

Girl Scouts of the USA should approve a Gold Award proposal for a Girl Scout Monument in Washington, D.C. I was a Girl Scout for 13 years, from Daisies to Ambassadors, and my troop traveled to D.C. in 2010.  When we went on a tour of the monuments, our guide pointed out the Boy Scout monument on the Ellipse. We immediately asked, where was the Girl Scout monument?  And the answer was that there is no Girl Scout monument. Six years later, my younger sister Allison's troop also went to D.C., and they had the same question: Where is the Girl Scout monument?  Still, nothing. When it came time to work on a Gold Award Project, my sister proposed that a Girl Scout Monument be built in Washington, D.C.  She even visited the area, and found the perfect location on the Ellipse, opposite the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her idea was met with enthusiasm by everyone who heard about it.  Friends, family, neighbors, and even strangers thought this was a great idea. People couldn't believe that there was no monument to Girl Scouts in our nation’s capital. She submitted her proposal and the project was originally APPROVED by the local Council.  Everyone was so excited for my sister to move forward with the project.  She enlisted the help of a Brooklyn sculptor to help guide her, and reached out to the foundry that built the Boy Scout monument in the 1960’s.  She also had the support of a U.S. Senator and a Representative. Despite all the support and encouragement from so many people, when she reached out to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to discuss design ideas, they told her that they could not support this project and that she should pursue a different idea for her Gold Award.  The reason was that there were other projects they wanted to support, and that a Girl Scout monument in D.C. was not a priority. I ask that GSUSA reconsider their decision to pull the plug on this Gold Award idea.  Our nation’s capital is a place where people go for inspiration and pride in our nation’s heritage.  For there to be a Boy Scout monument and no Girl Scout monument sends a terrible message to girls today.  GSUSA needs to know just how many current Girl Scouts, former Girl Scouts, and future Girl Scouts would like to see a Girl Scout monument in D.C.  If they see how many people want this Monument Project to happen, hopefully they will view it as a priority and support the plan. Please tell the CEO of Girl Scouts, Sylvia Acevedo, that she should allow this project to move forward and that we NEED a Girl Scout monument in D.C.

Laura Boccio
155 supporters