Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of online petitions and social media!
Thanks to YOU, in just over 24 hours, around 1500 people asked that an offensive pro-harassment sign be removed from a construction area at MarketFair Mall in New Jersey.
I contacted the mall and was given the email address for Robyn Marano, the VP of Marketing for the mall and sent her information about the petition. She called me a few minutes ago and let me know that the mall would remove the sign tonight, after all of the customers were gone from the mall.
When I launched the petition yesterday (my first) on Change.org with the support of the amazing activist Shelby Knox who works there, I had the lofty goal of 250 signatures. Because so many people shared the link, tweeted it, posted it on Facebook, and wrote about it (like on Feminist Philosophers & Jezebel), it surpassed that goal very quickly.
Thank you for your help and congratulations on helping make MarketFair Mall a more welcoming environment for shoppers by pressuring them to take down the offensive pro-harassment sign.
This is what online activism looks like.
(And, as stated a few other places, I apologize for wrongly associating E A Reeves construction with this sign. They were not responsible for it.)Share on Facebook