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McDonald’s buys another luxury jet but won’t pay workers a decentwage

Campaign for America's Future

McDonald’s just bought another $35-million-dollar luxury jet.  Yet their employees make so little they rely on public assistance just to get by.

This costs taxpayers $1.2 billion a year!

It’s not right to impoverish your employees while sailing above them at a rate of $2,500 an hour. It’s immoral to do it with a taxpayer subsidy.

Sign the petition telling Donald Thompson, CEO of McDonald’s to cancel his order for another corporate jet until he pays all his employees a decent wage.

Marketing materials claim the jet, a luxurious Bombardier 605, “makes listening to Beethoven on the dual Blu-Ray Disc player, or watching a movie on either of the two 22″ HD monitors, a real pleasure.”

Sign the PetitionThanks for all you do,

Robert L. Borosage
Co-Director, Campaign for America’s Future

Chuck E. Cheese

Chuck E. Cheese: Kiyonmi

Make your locations “fun for all” and comply with the American with Disabilities

  By Kiyomi Rollins
                                                Atlanta, Georgia

We are humbly asking that you will sign this petition to let Chuck E Cheese know that it is a violation of the American Disabilities Act to deny my disabled daughter and her father access to an empty women’s restroom.

OUR STORY: My 9 year old, Marley Eschoe, was attending another child’s birthday party at a Chuck E. Cheese location in Georgia this May when her father, Mark Eschoe, who brought Marley to the party, was not allowed to take her into an empty women’s restroom, when the men’s restroom was occupied.

Marley, who suffers from lupus, had been recently released from a 3 month stay in the hospital after suffering her 2nd stroke in 8 months. She was using a wheelchair and needed assistance walking and going to the restroom. This was one of Marley’s first time out for an event after her hospital stay and our family was so excited for a fun day as we were still adjusting to our “new normal.”

Marley’s father, Mark Eschoe, was denied access to an empty female restroom and told he would have to take his then 8yr old daughter to the men’s restroom regardless of it being overcrowded. Knowing that Marley needed to use the bathroom urgently, my husband even requested that a female Chuck E. Cheese employee who was exiting the restroom stand by the door while he took his daughter into the empty female restroom. That request was also denied by Chuck E. Cheese management. Mark informed Chuck E. Cheese management about Marley’s medical condition and asked for assistance. The manager’s response was, “I don’t care if she has special needs, I’m not going to treat her any differently from my other patron. I’m done with you.” Then, she abruptly walked away after threatening to call the police to have him removed.

Our family was shocked. We informed the national management of Chuck E. Cheese about our experience and the company said it would conduct an internal investigation. After months of “investigating” (which did not include reaching out to us), Chuck E. Cheese informed us that they stood by the local manager who they feel did nothing wrong.

But what Chuck E. Cheese hasn’t said is that not only was the way their employee handled this situation offensive and hurtful to a vulnerable child and her family, it was also illegal. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires access to bathrooms for people with disabilities. We’re concerned that Chuck E. Cheese did not comply with the ADA — and that other families will be affected by this attitude as well.

We don’t want any other family to have to go through what we went through. We’re asking Chuck E. Cheese to ensure that its locations across the country comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and that staff are appropriately trained to handle these situations. Chuck E. Cheese says its a place for “fun for all” — we’re hoping your company will make this motto a reality.

Rallies, Not Riots

By CAP Action War Room

Rallies for Trayvon Martin Sweep the Nation

While many right-wing pundits predicted riots if George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, what we saw instead were moving rallies meant to honor Trayvon’s memory and the ongoing pursuit of justice for him and his family.

Here are some of the most moving images from across the country.


NYC, NY via AP


NYC, NY via AP


NYC, NY via @shokufeyesib


NYC, NY via @IrvingDeJohn


Miami, FL via AP

Oakland, CA via @shadirahimi



Newark, NJ via AP


Atlanta, GA via AP


Atlanta, GA via AP


Detroit, MI via AP



Seattle, WA via seattlepi.com


Milwaukee, WI via @ShantTHEGREAT



Get your Occupy Wall Street yard sign …

Occupy Wall Street hasn’t made specific demands yet but they’ve already won their first big fight — big banks and their right-wing allies in Congress have taken notice… and they’re scared of what they see.

Occupy Wall Street has inspired occupations in hundreds of cities across the country — from Atlanta to Boston to Los Angeles. Now, it’s time to expand the fight beyond major cities and into the suburbs, the countryside — everywhere.

The problem is local occupations outside of major cities may never be able to reach the kind of critical mass that will turn heads and force elected leaders to respond. Yet small towns and rural areas standing up and getting involved is the most likely way to help build this movement to the next level.

So we’ve spent the week asking members of Occupy Wall Street and DFA what’s the best thing we could do right now to help build the movement for the long term. The answer was clear. Help us show support for Occupy Wall Street everywhere — including our own front yard. That’s why we put together “We are the 99 percent” lawn signs so Americans everywhere can join the movement.

Start your own occupation to support and grow the movement — Get an Occupy Wall Street yard sign right now.

Normally we give merchandise away for free, but yard signs are expensive.

It costs $1.29 to print each sign. It costs $2.50 to package them. It can cost up to $9.75 to ship them, depending on where you live. And when buying signs in large quantities, it costs up to $1,000 just to add a second color to the sign.

When it’s all said and done — each sign costs $13.76 to print, package and ship directly to your home. So, we’re asking for a contribution of at least $16 to help cover all the costs. If you contribute more, we’ll use the additional money raised to support our continued involvement, spreading the message, and supporting the people on the ground in New York and beyond who started this bold movement.

It’s October. In New York, Boston, and even Atlanta, Occupy Wall Street needs sleeping bags, blankets, medical supplies and so much more. Making a contribution today not only gets you a yard sign so you can show your support, it will help us deliver more of the resources that people on the ground need right now.

Get your “We are the 99 percent” yard sign right now.

Thank you for everything you do.


Charles Chamberlain, Political Director
Democracy for America

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