January 24, 2013 |
A petition was presented Thursday to the Ohio attorney general's office, calling for a continuing investigation of the Steubenville rape case that shocked the nation . The online petition, with 70,000 signatures, calls on Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine's office to continue investigating the incident to ensure all of the people who were involved, either directly or as onlookers, are prosecuted, Kate Londen, communications manager for Choice USA, told the Los Angeles Times. Two high school football players, Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond, 16, have been accused of raping an unconscious 16-year-old girl at an alcohol-fueled party Aug. 11. Other partygoers, including athletes, used social media to propagate the alleged attack, especially through Twitter and by posting pictures on Instagram.
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August 20, 2013 |
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his message on Department of Water and Power salary negotiations directly to the public, calling on Angelenos to support him by signing an online petition entitled "Fix DWP!" The new petition drafted by Garcetti asks Angelenos to support him as he attempts to end "secret deals on costly work rules and perks. " Garcetti announced last week that he would not sign a proposed four-year salary agreement with the DWP employee union because it does not go far enough in allowing city officials to change costly or inefficient work rules at the utility.
November 13, 2012 |
More than 510,000 people have signed a online petition urging Macy's Inc. to sever its ties with real estate magnate and television celebrity Donald Trump, accusing him of “especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior.” A petition on SignOn.org to “dump Trump” claims that Trump's attitude toward women is sexist. It also argues that the businessman's complaints about China luring away American jobs are hypocritical and that the clothing line he sells at Macy's is made in Asia.
August 7, 2013 |
Relatives of one of the 19 Arizona hotshots killed by a wildfire have launched an online petition to force the city of Prescott, Ariz., to provide his widow and young children with the same survivor benefits as other firefighters' families. Andrew Ashcraft, 29, was a three-year city employee and one of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew members who were overrun by flames June 30 while battling a fast-moving blaze in the small town of Yarnell, about 35 miles south of Prescott.
November 12, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Facing growing regulatory challenges, Airbnb rolled out the red carpet on Tuesday morning, welcoming hundreds of Airbnb hosts and the media horde to a press conference at its splashy new San Francisco headquarters. It was a move designed to draw positive attention to the so-called “sharing” economy. Airbnb is battling regulators in New York and other cities that say it is illegal for tenants to sublet their homes. New York's attorney general Eric Schneiderman has filed a subpoena seeking the records of 15,000 of its hosts.
July 12, 2013 |
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Marianne Vos and several other elite female cyclists have started an online petition to include women in the Tour de France starting in 2014. "For 100 years, the Tour de France has been the pinnacle endurance sports event of the world, watched by and inspiring millions of people. And for 100 years, it has been an exclusively male race," Vos and fellow cyclists Emma Pooley, Kathryn Bertine and Chrissie Wellington said in an online letter to Tour director Christian Prudhomme.