Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Crackdown

olympics, russia, anti-gay, wladimir putin, allout.org, International Olympic Committee

Found at ALL OUT.org

Russia anti-gay crackdown: we’re getting ready to deliver the petition – including your name – directly to the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland.

We’re finalising the plan now and hope to be outside their front door in 24 hours – but we urgently need to get to 300,000 signatures before the delivery.

If we deliver a petition rocketing past 300,000 names in person, it’ll show the Olympic Committee that the pressure is building for them to speak out against Russia’s anti-gay crackdown.

We only need 14,985 more signatures to hit our target – can you help by sharing the petition on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest or Twitter?

Or forward this email and ask friends and family to sign it here:
https://www.allout.org/olympics

Russia will host the next Winter Olympics in less than 200 days. Thousands of us have already joined the call for the International Olympic Committee to speak out against the anti-gay laws.

If they do speak out, it will step up the pressure on President Putin to stop the crackdown before his prized Olympics is ruined by the controversy. It would be a huge step toward repealing the anti-gay law he recently passed.

If we get 300,000 names, it’ll help get the delivery of the petition – and our outcry – reported in newspapers and websites around the world. All of these news reports act like a giant megaphone, turning every individual signature on an online petition into a shout for action that’s heard around world.

Please take 2 minutes to ask more people to join in by sharing the petition on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest or Twitter?

Or forward this email to more people and ask them to sign here:
https://www.allout.org/olympics

Thanks for going All Out,

Andre, Guillaume, Hayley, Jeremy, Joe, Marie, Sara, Tile, and the rest of the All Out team.

SOURCES:

An Olympic Legend on Boycotts and Bigotry – New York Times, 29 June 2013
http://bruni.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/29/an-olympic-legend-on-boycotts-and-bigotry/?_r=1

Russia’s ‘majoritarian’ crackdown on minorities rolls on with new anti-gay law – Christian Science Monitor, 1 July 2013
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2013/0701/Russia-s-majoritarian-crackdown-on-minorities-rolls-on-with-new-anti-gay-law

Russian anti-gay laws inspire Sochi Olympics, vodka boycotts – Associated Press, 29 July 2013
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/russian-anti-gay-laws-impact-olympics-vodka-sales-0

Shame on the IOC, NBC and foreign governments for turning a blind eye on Russia’s LGBT hate campaign – The Guardian, 29 July 2013
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/jul/29/russia-war-on-gays-sochi-olympics

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