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Action Alert: Tell Sprint To Stop Harassing Victims of Domestic Violence


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Brian
- 657 days ago - change.org
"The abuse went on for months before I finally hit my breaking point. It's been over a year and I have my life back. I have a job and childcare for my son. I feel safe, but Sprint still wants $200 or my abuser could access my phone records to find me."



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Kit B. (277)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:53 am

Signed, One more reason on my list of many reasons to not use Sprint.
 

Brian M. (145)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 10:07 am
Thanks, Kit, I signed too. I am horrified that Sprint would make it so difficult for people who have been savagely beaten to merely get the name of their attacker off their account. We need to teach all of our children that violence is unacceptable. We especially need to teach our boys that aggressiveness, competitiveness, insensitivity to others, and violence will NOT make them men. The ability to care and to nurture others is as much a quality of men as traditional notions of maleness: we need to create a society that values gentleness. I hope everyone spreads this petition far and wide. Sprint must change. Institutional violence against people who have already been violated is just plain wrong.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:01 pm
signed & shared, TU Brian
 

Roger M. (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:13 pm
To be honest, as a Brit I have no idea what Sprint is. But if Brian says that this petition needs signing then that's good enough for me.

Signed it is.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:23 pm
signed and noted
 

Brian M. (145)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:38 pm
Roger, I'd send you a green star, but the system says it's too soon. Sprint is a cellular phone service that penalizes victims of domestic violence by charging them $200 just to get their abuser's name off the account. So, basically, they are victimizing the victims a second time.
 

Carole K. (199)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:54 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Brian!
 

Veronica C. (42)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:05 pm
That's a really cruel policy.
 

Gysele van Santen (210)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:24 pm
signed & noted, thnx.
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:37 pm
Gladly signed. I can't believe Spring would take advantage of victims of abuse like this. So sickening.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:46 pm
Noted and signed. Thank You for this article Brian.
It is so sick that a corporation like Sprint would not keep information confidential in the case of abuse, stalkers, bullies etc. There is no compassion anymore!!!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:55 pm
Signed & Twittered
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:21 pm
Petition signed.

Women and children who have been victims should not be penalized.

Whoever the person in the sprint organization thought of this policy should be taken behind the
woodshed and given a strong spanking and reprimanded.

Ty, Brian.
.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:27 pm
Noted, signed and promoted. Thank you Brian.
 

Marie W. (64)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 10:08 pm
S&N
 

Cal Mendelsohn (968)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:51 am
Signed and noted--thanks Brian
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:12 am
Thanks.
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:16 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.
 

natalie n. (164)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:48 am
thanks, signed. care2 should increase the number of CNN2 articles we can comment on to earn butterfly points. i always max out and end up commenting without getting anymore points, lol...
 

Brian M. (145)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 9:10 am
Thanks, Natalie. I'd send you another green star, but the system says it's too soon since the last time.
 

Thomas P. (468)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:10 am
Signed.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:55 pm
Already signed. Noted. Thanks, Brian.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:01 pm
Signed.
 

llouise Woychesko (1)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 4:41 pm
Signed
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday October 12, 2012, 12:20 am
Gladly signed. Thanks, Bryan.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:26 am
Signed
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:28 am
Signed
 
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