Staples You Suck: Printed Copy Of Petition To Be Delivered To Staples Corporate Today!


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Printed copy of Petition to be Delivered to Staples Corporate Today!

 

By Sue Whistleblower

 

This is it! The day where all our hard work pays off! A 10 lb box of printed signatures was sent to Staples Corporate Headquarters and is scheduled to be delivered today!

 

If Staples doesn’t respond within a week, I would like to schedule a Call-In to the Office of the President on Monday February 3rd.

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Thanks again for your continued support!
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The following letter was included with the petition signatures:
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Sue Whistleblower
1660 Soldiers Field Road
Brighton, MA 02135
January 18, 2014
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Ron Sargent
Chief Executive Officer
Staples
500 Staples Drive
Framingham, MA 01702
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Dear Ron Sargent:
I am a part-time employee of your company, Staples. I have served Staples faithfully for many years, and have earned your company far more income than you have paid me over that time. On January 4th, 2014, a policy was enacted at your retail stores that limited part-time employees to 25 hours a week. I have worked over 25 hours a week for the entirety of my employment at your company, as have a vast majority of your part-time staff. I inquired about the reason of the policy up the chain of command, and was not given a straight answer at every level.
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It is for this reason, that we the part-time employees of Staples, hereby petition your company for the following actions:
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1. Amend your policy to at least 35 hours a week for part-time employees or abolish said policy.
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2. If there are reasons this cannot be done, Staples is to make an honest and truthful public statement as to why.
You are probably wondering under what authority we as employees have the right to demand such changes from the CEO of a company. As Customer Service Representatives, it is not only our duty to represent the company to the customer, it is also our duty to represent the customer to the company. Enclosed is a printed copy of over 200,000 signatures of people who disagree with your current actions and demand you change your policy. Most of them are your customers and have pledged not to shop at your stores until you take corrective action.
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We know that thousands of other companies have been enacting similar policies for one reason, the Affordable Health Care Act. We also know that the medical insurance you currently offer through Aetna does not meet the minimum standards of the law. The ACA states that any employee working over 30 hours a week is entitled to health insurance, or the company faces steep fines. We understand that paying those fines would be an unacceptable cost to your corporation. However, we encourage Staples to be more open as to why this company is enacting such changes. If complying with the law would cost Staples hundreds of millions of dollars, then speak out!
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If you truly need to enact such policies to avoid hefty fees, and to give you time to research ways to comply with the law that meet the needs of both the company and its employees, then please make this known in a public statement!
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We also hereby inform you that we will use all lawful means to petition your company until we receive an answer, and that this letter will be distributed to all petition signers.
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Sincerely,
Sue Whistleblower
Petition Executor
Enclosed: 201,751 petition signatures from Change.org
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Twas The Night Before Christmas & ALL Through Staples….Employees Get Their Hours Cut To Avoid ObamaCARES.


 

By Jueseppi B.

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On December 6th of 2013 I wrote this…. “Tis The Holiday Season” At Wal-Mart, a Wal-Mart employees mom’s account of an incident at her son’s Wal-Mart store. Now come a similar store about Staples.

 

The Petition: “Staples: Don’t Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare!.” 

 

My name is “Sue,” and I work at Staples. I can’t tell you my full name because I’m afraid I’ll lose my job for what I’m about to tell you: Staples recently decided to cut part-time employees’ hours just so they won’t have to provide health care benefits under Obamacare.

 

Staples is taking advantage of a loophole in the health care law that says employers don’t have to provide coverage for employees who work less than 30 hours a week. Staples also told managers to hire more part time workers if they need people to cover the schedule.

 

Cutting employees’ hours just to avoid paying for health care is not right. I can’t afford to make less money than I do now without taking on another job. That’s why I started a petition on Change.org asking Staples to not cut part-time employees’ hours and comply with Obamacare. Will you join me by signing my petition?

 

I’ve worked as an Easy-Tech Representative for 9 years now, selling thousands of computers, protection plans, and services. I typically work 30-35 hours in a week, so when I was told that my hours would be cut, I was heartbroken. I recently got married and we have a baby on the way — 25 hours a week is not enough to make ends meet, let alone start a family.

 

Staples doesn’t want to provide health care to its employees — but there is hope. Other chain employers such as Darden Restaurants (owners of Olive Garden and Red Lobster) reversed similar cuts after intense public pressure. And other corporations like Starbucks have pledged not to reduce part time hours.

 

By signing my petition, you’ll be amplifying the voices of thousands of Staples employees across the country who are afraid to speak out and can’t afford to have their hours cut. Click here to sign my petition demanding Staples follow the law and provide health care instead of cutting part-time employees’ hours.

 

Thank you for your support.

“Sue” Whistleblower

 

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Sue’s Petition:

 

Staples: Don’t Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare!

 

I am writing this petition as an anonymous person, as I fear my employer will persecute me if they knew my identity. My trust in the company I work for has been shaken, as they have enacted a new policy to reduce our hours, and I believe they are not telling the whole truth as to why.

 

I have worked as an Easy-Tech Representative at Staples, sold countless thousands of computers, protection plans, and services, and have made Staples far more money than they have paid me. I typically work 30-35 hours in a week, and have so for about 9 years now. I enjoy working at Staples, and the staff at my store have come to depend on me. I love my job. I recently got married, and am pregnant with my first child.

 

However, in mid-December, the company announced to the staff at my store: A new policy of limiting ALL part-time workers to 25 hours a week — with NO exceptions — for reasons of “Scheduling Flexibility”.

 

This left me heartbroken, as I knew 25 hours a week wouldn’t let me make ends meet, let alone have enough to start a family!I questioned my co-workers as to why they would make such a drastic change. Even the General Manager couldn’t get a straight answer out of the upper management. So I decided to do a little digging, and with the help of the internet, I came across what appears to be the answer: The Affordable Healthcare Act aka “Obamacare.”

 

I read about how countless other companies were slashing part-time hours to use a loophole in the law: You don’t have to pay for healthcare if your employees don’t work more than 30 hours a week. I also learned that the Aetna medical insurance plan that Staples provided didn’t count, as it didn’t provide enough coverage to meet the minimums.

 

I was stunned. The TRUE reason was obvious: Staples didn’t want to follow the law and provide better heathcare to its employees. Instead, its giving its part-time workers a de facto pay cut and saving money by using a loophole.

 

However, there is hope. Other major employers such as Darden Restaurants (owners of Olive Garden and Red Lobster) rescinded similar cuts after intense pressure. Congress has also delayed the requirement until 2015, giving Congress time to sort things out. Corporations such as Starbucks and H-E-B have pledged NOT to reduce part time hours.

 

Will you join me in asking Staples to join companies like Starbucks and H-E-B to pledge NOT the cut part time employees’ hours? 

 

To:
Ron Sargent, CEO of Staples
Don’t Cut Part-Time Hours Because of Obamacare! Join Starbucks and H-E-B in pledging not to cut hours!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

 

Sign this petition

 

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I received many comments on my Wal-Mart post alerting me that I only posted/reported one side of that story. So here’s a solution to that lie….if you have opposing information or facts to this Staples post or the Wal-Mart post, and when I say facts, thats exactly what I mean, then send that opposite side of the big box story to me, and I’ll post them.

 

Otherwise, miss me with your bull shit.

 

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Moms Demand Action Brings Gun Sense To A Store Near You


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Moms Demand Action Brings Gun Sense to a Store Near You

 

By Ben Hallman, Huffington Post & Moms Demand Action

 

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“Businesses have to make a choice. They can side with the gun lobby, or they can choose to protect their customers.”

-Shannon Watts, Founder
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America

 

One evening this past August, an employee at a Staples office supply store in a Wake Forest, N.C., strip mall heard a bang, and then a woman’s cry for help.

 

The worker and another shopper rounded a corner to discover Danielle Hayes, 29, bleeding from her hand. The pistol she kept in her purse had accidentally discharged as she was trying to keep it away from her 2-year-old son, Hayes said.

 

Although police initially said they would charge Hayes for failing to secure a firearm from a minor, a misdemeanor under state law, they didn’t bring charges, and the story disappeared from local news outlets.

 

But 600 miles away in Indianapolis, a newly minted gun-control activist took note. Shannon Watts, founder of the organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, saw the Staples shooting as an opportunity to rally supporters to a new fight.

 

Her goal: pressuring businesses, especially national chains, to ban guns. “Businesses have to make a choice,” Watts said in a recent interview. “They can side with the gun lobby, or they can choose to protect their customers.

 

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Welcome to the newest front in the battle over the role of guns in American life. In recent months, gun-control advocates and pro-gun forces have squared off in an increasingly heated contest over the right to carry firearms into stores and restaurants, drawing businesses into a conflict that they have diligently tried to avoid.

 

For leaders on both sides, the fight offers the opportunity to keep supporters energized after a federal gun-control bill was effectively mothballed.

 

Pro-gun forces say they have the advantage. For years, they’ve lobbied efforts to roll back local and state gun restrictions. Thanks to their efforts, it’s now easier than ever before to legally carry a firearm, both openly and concealed, in many public places.

 

North Carolina, for example, just lifted prohibitions against carrying concealed weapons inside bars and restaurants, a move that was backed by the legislative arm of the National Rifle Association.

 

In targeting businesses directly, Moms Demand Action is trying to circumvent the legislative process, which with a few exceptions rarely yields positive results for gun-control activists. By Watts’s account, the group has already had a major win: Starbucks in September asked its customers to stop carrying firearms into the coffee chain’s 10,000 stores.

 

After that victory, Watts decided to turn up the pressure on Staples. The company fit the right profile: a recent shooting by an irresponsible gun owner to serve as a catalyst, stores in nearly every state and a business model that is dependent on moms. School supply sales account for a significant portion of Staples’ revenues.

 

Staples declined to comment for this story. But most businesses view the prospect of being dragged into the contentious fight on guns — and of being told they must choose sides — with something like horror.

 

“It is a classic lose-lose proposition from a perception point of view,” said Dorothy Crenshaw, who runs a public relations agency in Manhattan that has worked with companies like Verizon Wireless and Sharp. “Retailers and restaurateurs want to avoid the issue. They are so afraid of special-interest groups, so afraid of the reaction of one side or another, even if it is a fringe group.”

 

Watts said she has “no sympathy” for businesses that don’t “do the right thing.” She said companies already make decisions about what they do and do not allow in the name of public safety — no smoking, for example — and as such should have no issue with also banning guns.

 

Advocates on both sides claim they have the economic clout to get what they want. In less than a year, Moms Demand Action has grown to include 120,000 members, with chapters in every state, Watts said. The organization, which models itself after Mothers Against Drunk Driving, says its members will boycott businesses that don’t choose its side.

 

“Moms make 80 percent of spending decisions” for families, Watts said, citing a disputed figure often used by marketing groups.

 

Pro-gun groups say their members are better organized and far more numerous. So-called open-carry enthusiasts routinely roam around retail stores with their rifles or handguns visibly displayed, and then write about the experience in online forums.

 

A band of 40 or so of these activists held a recent protest in a Dallas parking lot, outside a restaurant where several Moms Demand Action supporters had gathered. The gun group says it was “protecting” the women as they exercised their First Amendment rights; the women say the action amounted to intimidation and bullying.

 

In North Carolina, the forces are squaring off in something like hand-to-hand combat. Under the new state law that went into effect Oct. 1., bars and restaurants can ban customers from carrying weapons inside, but doing so means posting a notice — a move that many view as a political act. Gun control groups including Moms Demand Action have gone door-to-door in recent weeks asking businesses to hang such signs.

 

Paul Vallone, head of the pro-gun group Grass Roots North Carolina, said his organization has 200,000 supporters in his state alone, and that he intends to warn them about any business that refuses to permit armed customers from coming inside.

 

“They will lose,” Vallone said of gun opponents. “We are drawing on hundreds of thousands of supporters. They are drawing on a dozen moms walking around handing out signs.”

 

At the ground level, its not clear that either side wields as much influence as it claims.

 

In interviews, a half dozen North Carolina restaurant and bar owners who have posted “no guns” signs at their establishments said they made the decision on practical grounds — not because they were pressured to do so.

 

“It is a stupid idea to mix guns and alcohol,” said Svend Deal, the owner of Sir Edmond Halley’s, a pub in Charlotte. Even if someone carrying a gun in the bar isn’t drinking — a requirement under the law — “other people might be using poor judgment,” he said.

 

“The last thing I want is an altercation that involves my bartender, some drunk people and someone with a gun, all in close quarters,” Deal said.

 

Kate Carroll and her husband recently put up two “no firearms allowed” signs at their restaurant, the Radius Pizzeria & Pub in Hillsborough, N.C., one on the front door and one in the garden.

 

“It is a sad state of affairs that it has come to this, but we have to protect ourselves,” Carroll said. “If someone kills someone we can be sued.”

 

Carroll said customers have voiced different opinions about the signs — some have asked, “What have you got against guns?” — but none has threatened to stop eating there.

 

Deal said he’s also heard a few complaints, mostly in the form of emails that arrived after a story ran on a local television station about the gun law and the sign at Sir Edmond Halley’s.

 

“A couple of whack-jobs wrote to say that ‘me and my 1,000 friends won’t come in,'” he said. Deal’s response: “Good and please don’t.”

 

Others, though, appear to have succumbed to pressure to stay firearm-friendly. In November, the manager of a Charlotte Brixx Wood Fired Pizza — a regional pizza and craft beer restaurant chain — posted a “no guns” sign on the door, only to pull it down a few days later.

 

The company declined to discuss the decision to remove the sign, but pro-gun activists who had complained took credit for the about-face.

 

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In mid-November, while in Washington, D.C., for a conference, Watts and a few volunteers decided to drop in on the Staples store in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River.

 

They chose the store because of its location. Under Virginia law, gun owners may openly carry handguns inside retail stores and other businesses, unless the business posts a sign warning that firearms aren’t allowed.

 

In Virginia, as in many other states, “open carrying” is a fashionable pastime among a certain set. In online forums, gun enthusiasts trade stories about traipsing around big chain stores with their firearms proudly displayed.

 

Gun control advocates decry this practice as unsafe, and frightening. When the Moms Demand Action women approached the manager of the Arlington Staples, who he was instantly receptive to their mission, the claim.

 

“I don’t want guns in my store,” he said, according to the advocates. He also posed for a photo with the women.

 

The group posted the photo to its Facebook page, along with a message: “IT’S WORKING,” the activists wrote. “He will put up signs saying no guns are allowed in his store!”

 

The reaction was immediate, and nasty. Pro-gun forces swamped social media — including Staples’ own Facebook page — with demands that the store recant.

 

“I’ll never set foot in a Staples again,” declared one gun-group supporter.

 

Another commenter who had engaged in an online argument with a supporter of the moms’ group suggested that she “go make me a sandwich already.”

 

Gun-group backers also began calling Staples to voice their opposition to any restrictions on their right to carry weapons into stores. Some reported that the company had told them that the Moms Demand Action post was bogus — that the Staples store in Arlington had not enacted a no-gun policy.

 

This revelation fueled even more outrage. The creator of a Facebook page called “Hypocrisy and Stupidity of Gun Control Advocates,” which has nearly 30,000 followers, called the leaders of the gun control group “lying sacks of shit.”

 

When contacted by The Huffington Post, a customer service representative at the Arlington store said the manager was not available for interviews.

 

A spokesman at Staples’ head office in Framingham, Mass., told HuffPost that the company has “no pinpoint policy” regarding guns in its stores — at the Arlington location or anywhere else. The spokesman said managers do not have the authority “to make political decisions,” such as banning guns. He said the confusion owes to “misinformation” communicated over “social media,” but declined to say whether guns are welcome in Staples stores.

 

Watts said she was blindsided by the company’s apparent change in position. She said she was told that decisions about whether to make stores gun-free are up to local managers, and claims the office supply chain is backtracking on its policy in response to hollow threats from gun activists.

 

As evidence of the chain’s inconsistency on the subject, Watts forwarded a recent photo of a Staples in Goodyear, Ariz., outside of Phoenix. A decal on the door pictures a gun with a black line through it and reads “no firearms allowed.”

 

The company did not respond to a request for comment about the sign.

 

Watts said she’s been distressed by the personal nature of some of the attacks on her and her group by pro-gun forces, but that some kind of escalation is ultimately the goal of the Staples campaign. By posting a particular photo to Facebook, her group is counting on a response from pro-gun people — ideally, a rally

 

It was just such a planned public display of force at a Starbucks in Newtown, Conn., that prompted the company to ask customers to stop bringing guns inside its stores, according to a spokesman.

 

The Staples fight hasn’t attracted as much press coverage, but the pro-gun groups are paying attention. Over the weekend, members of an open-carry group in Keller, Texas, posed for a photo just outside a strip mall parking lot. A Staples sign is clearly featured in the shot.

 

“Any time we pick a company, the open-carry people focus on the same company,” Watts said. “The reality is that Staples is going to have to make a decision.”

 

One of the organizers of the event, Michelle Southwick, said the inclusion of the sign in the photo is purely coincidental. Groups like Moms Demand Action, she said, are trying to pick a fight.

 

“We respect all property rights,” she said. “It is the opposition that is harassing the stores that support the Second Amendment rights of individuals.”

 

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Moms Demand Action Launches Campaign Pressuring Staples To Ban Guns From Its Stores


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Moms Demand Action Launches Campaign Pressuring Staples To Ban Guns From Its Stores

 

by Moms Demand Action

 

Grassroots Movement of Moms Tells Staples It’s Time to Get Gun Sense

 

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America announced today that it is launching a campaign to demand that Staples ban guns from its stores nationwide. The company currently allows individual stores to prohibit firearms at their discretion. But the company’s national policy is to follow state and local laws regarding concealed and open carry.

 

Moms Demand Action is asking its members to demand that Staples change its policy on firearms through letters moms can take to the manager of their local Staples asking them to go gun-free; a petition that will be hand-delivered to Staples headquarters; reaching out to Staples CEO Ron Sargent through letters, emails and Tweets; writing letters to the editor of local papers to educate moms in their communities about Staples’ gun policy; and pressuring the company through social media (http://momsdemandaction.org/tell-staples-guns-crayons-dont-mix/).

 

American moms rely on Staples for school and office supplies, and we expect national and local management to create a safe shopping environment for our families,” said Jennifer Hoppe, Director of Programs for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “An accidental shooting in a Staples earlier this year demonstrated just how dangerous the presence of guns can be. We are calling on Staples to immediately enact a policy to ban guns from all of its stores nationwide.”

 

Laws related to open and concealed carry of firearms vary drastically from state to state. In more than 30 states, a gun can be legally purchased and carried openly with no training and no certification. It’s also shockingly easy to obtain a concealed carry license in many states. And due to loopholes in federal laws, many purchase weapons without undergoing a background check.

 

“Until the laws change, businesses need to step up and show leadership to keep the American public safer,” said Hoppe. “We reached out to company executives at Staples and have not heard back as of yet, however we remain confident that they will ultimately do the right thing with regard to ensuring the safety of their customers and employees – and take the safety of our children and families as seriously as mothers do.”

 

Staples stance on guns in its stores is at odds with its own corporate policies. The company’s corporate responsibility strategy, called “Staples Soul,” claims to recognize the connection between their success and their ability to make a positive impact on “customers, associates and the planet.” Like any private business, Staples has the legal right to prohibit firearms in its stores in the interest of its customers’ safety, but has chosen not to do so, despite the incidents that have taken place inside its stores due to careless or dangerous handling of loaded weapons.

 

Just last month, Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, announced its stores and adjacent outside seating areas are now gun-free. This announcement came after Moms Demand Action implemented its grassroots campaign – Skip Starbucks Saturday – which pressured Starbucks to eliminate guns from its stores nationwide. Until then, Starbucks allowed patrons to bring loaded firearms inside stores in states where concealed and open carry is permitted. According to Starbucks’ new policy, which is now in effect, “Everyone is welcome in our stores, but weapons are not.”

 

“Moms and women oversee nearly 80 percent of household spending, and Moms Demand Action is going to make sure they spend those dollars at businesses and institutions that respect and support the safety of our children and families,” said Hoppe.

 

The Staples campaign is part of Moms Demand Action’s wider corporate responsibility initiative.
The grassroots movement is urging American moms to support companies and businesses that: Don’t allow guns in their establishments, regardless of what state laws permit; don’t sell assault weapons; don’t sponsor or partner with gun lobby organizations; and don’t support or fund legislative efforts to loosen federal or state gun laws.

 

Read the full press release

 

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About Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America

 

Much like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to reduce drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (www.momsdemandaction.org) was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms. We are a non-partisan grassroots movement of American mothers demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws, loopholes and policies that for too long have jeopardized the safety of our children and families.

 

Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills an American child every 3 hours and 15 minutes. Whether the gun violence happens in urban Chicago, suburban Virginia, or rural Texas, we must act now on new and stronger gun laws and policies to protect our children.

 

Moms Demand Action envisions a country where all children and families are safe from gun violence. Our nonpartisan grassroots movement is made up of more than 100,000 members and a chapter in every state across the country. We are educating, motivating, and mobilizing moms and families to take action that will result in stronger laws and policies to save lives. We support these solutions to help address gun violence in the United States:

  1. Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases;
  2. Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds;
  3. Track the sale of large quantities of ammunition, and ban online sales;
  4. Establish product safety oversight of guns and ammunition, and require child-safe gun technology;
  5. Support policies at companies and public institutions that promote gun safety;
  6. Counter the gun industry’s efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.

We are facing a public health crisis: Nearly eight American children are shot and killed every day. Anything else responsible for this many deaths would be immediately investigated and regulated. Not a single federal law has been passed in decades to prevent gun violence – not after Columbine and not after Newtown.

 

For too long, those who stand to profit from easy access to guns have controlled the conversation about gun violence. American families are being destroyed and mothers have had enough; we will no longer stand by and let Congress, companies and colleges turn their back on sensible gun laws and policies. We are organizing to effectively lobby and apply pressure that will result in stronger, sensible gun laws and policies that will protect our children and families. The momentum is with us, and we are in this for the long haul.

 

American mothers are an important voice that, when harnessed, will wield significant change. We may be accidental activists, but we are the wave of change in America. For more information on joining, volunteering, finding a local chapter or donating, please go to www.momsdemandaction.org. We can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction and on Twitter at @momsdemand.

 

For more information, please visit the following pages:
Join Moms Demand Action
Find Your Local Chapter
Make a Donation to Moms Demand Action

 

 

 

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It’s Time For #GunSense In America: The GunSense In America Back To School Shopping Guide


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Back to School 2013

 

Kick off the school year with gun sense. Whether your child is starting his first year of kindergarten or her freshmen year at college, we’re giving you simple ways to promote a safe school year.Take the Mom’s Pledge to live with gun sense; stock up on school supplies at businesses that support gun sense using our back-to-school shopping guide; and find out which campuses are gun-free at our partner site ArmedCampuses.org. Plus, be sure to watch our powerful new PSA which reminds us all why we need to keep calling Congress and demanding gun reform. Together, we can make sure this school year is safe, productive and full of #gunsense.

 

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Back to School Shopping Guide

 

 

In late August, a woman shopping in a North Carolina Staples storeaccidentally shot herself when shopping with her two-year-old son. It’s just another incident that shows the danger of allowing guns in places they don’t belong.

 

Moms make the vast majority of the spending decisions in American families. It’s time for us to use our economic power to reward companies that put our safety first, and pressure those that don’t. Here’s a quick guide to companies that have gun sense, and those that don’t. If you don’t see a business listed here, ask the store manager where you shop. Let companies know that you want them to start the school year with gun sense.

 

 


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Staples told Moms Demand Action that it has a no-gun policy in the state of Arizona, but it has yet to take this policy nationwide. Individual Staples stores are allowed to prohibit firearms, and many do. Given the recent shooting in North Carolina, it only makes sense for Staples to go gun-free. If you do your back-to-school shopping at Staples, print out this friendly letter and give it to the store manager. Encourage Staples to do the right thing and protect its customers.

 

Print the letter

 

Email & ask Staples to enact a gun-free policy

 

 


SHOP HERE:

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The membership warehouse club has a no-firearms policy in their stores. Only authorized law enforcement officers are permitted to carry guns inside a Costco. The company explains: “For the protection of all our members and employees, we feel this is a reasonable and prudent precaution to ensure a pleasant shopping experience and safe workplace.”

 

Thank Costco for its no guns policy

 

Find a Costco near you.

 

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The nationwide chain prohibits patrons from carrying guns in its stores. According to the company: “The safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority, and we believe prohibiting guns at our stores furthers this priority.” Don’t see a sign banning firearms at your local CVS? Ask your store manager to post one. CVS reiterated to Moms Demand Action that it takes its policy seriously and that signs should be posted in areas where state or local laws makes them necessary.

Thank CVS for having gun sense

 

Find a CVS near you

 

 


DON’T SHOP HERE:

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This chain gets a failing grade for gun sense. Not only does Walmart allow guns in its stores, it also sells assault-style weapons, as well as guns that are marketed to children. Make sure Walmart knows that American moms won’t spend their back to school dollars at a company that won’t prioritize the safety of our kids and families.

Email Walmart & demand gun sense

 

“Deja Vu” – Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America

 

Published on Apr 29, 2013

Moms Demand Action was founded to demand action NOW to:

1) Ban assault weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
2) Require background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases.
3) Report the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the ATF, and ban online sales of ammunition.
4) Make gun trafficking a federal crime with serious criminal penalties.
5) Counter gun industry lobbyists’ efforts to weaken gun laws at the state level.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How many more rounds are we going to let this go on for?

 

Published on Apr 10, 2013

“How Many More Rounds?”

Moms Demand Action has launched a campaign to drive support for new and stronger gun laws in America in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. The video, “How many more rounds?,” is an emotive depiction of the damage caused by gun violence. An AR-15 assault weapon is fired in slow motion with each discharged shell casing representing a major shooting in America. The video ends with the message, “How many more rounds are we going to let this go on for?” along with a phone number to the Congress switchboard.

 

 

 

 

Gun Violence – Is this the #NewSchoolUniform ?

 

 

 

 

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