11/08/2007

Sign the online petition!

United Hollywood has created an online petition for you to be able to add your voice (e-voice?) to the growing numbers who are supporting the writers. Sign the petition, and spread it around to everyone you know who thinks that writers deserve fair compensation for use of their work.

http://www.petitiononline.com/WGA/petition.html

update: 200 signatures in less than half an hour? You guys are awesome.

update #2: over 400 signatures!

31 comments:

Jackie said...

Great idea! Signed and telling everyone I know! I support the WGA!

Peter Breuls said...

Signed. Hope it helps. :)

Bill said...

I'm spreading the word...Viva WGA!

Rhea said...

I'm so sick of the lack of respect for writers in L.A. Without a story there is nothing.

Frances Uku said...

Fight on!

Anonymous said...

I don't mean for this to come across as too tacky.


I'm a very talented writer and I would like to get my name out there (maybe some people from the studios are reading this).

I graduated from an Ivy League school. I will attend a prestigious law school school next year. I wrote for a foreign tv series for 2 years.

I will work for cheap. If interested, respond on this thread to direct me appropriately.

Marie3laine said...

we're awesome?

aww, you're welcome! :P

maggie's mind said...

Fair is fair. I signed. I added the link to my blog. I support the WGA!

Anonymous said...

Petitions are all good and well, but I'd like to see more options suggested for viewers to help support the writers.

This is all about money, and the studios aren't going to give in until they see that they are getting hit in the pocketbook.

Why hasn't there been any talk of boycotts of Universal/GE/the Sheinhardt Wig company? If people stopped buying fridges from companies that treat writers like dirt, wouldn't they get the message faster?

Tammy said...

What about writing to the companies that advertise during the online programming and letting them know how we feel about the situation - let them know we don't plan on buying those products until the networks create a fair deal with the writers?

Jonathan said...

Thank you for linking to the petition. In general, I think online petitions carry little weight (they are fairly easy to fudge or sabotage), but it's great that there's an outlet for consumers to show support for the WGA.

Anonymous said...

This is lame

Alyx said...

A petition is great for venting, of course. But we need to hit the companies where it hurts-their wallets. If they think they can sustain their schedules by airing reality shows (FOX), we should give them a reason to grovel before those who are the creative content that lines their pockets with hundred-dollar bills. Then, maybe, you guys could get the respect you deserve.

Anonymous said...

I'm number 972. And I'd be all 971 before me if I had that many personalities. I'll give out this link on Office Tally, too.

Asinus asinum fricat said...

Hi guys! we support WAG's strike at DKos here http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2007/11/2/2439/01423/142#c142

Susie said...

I know that internet petitions don't mean a lot, but IMHO every little bit counts... which is why you're getting a couple of pizzas on me with the next delivery :) Anyone else who wants to donate or find out more ways to help, visit http://www.fans4writers.com, started by the awesome folks at Whedonesque.

boadicea said...

I don't mean for this to come across as too tacky.

Too late.

Susie said...
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Anonymous said...

Don't give in! Fight for your survival!

Anonymous said...

keep this at the top of the site! Almost 2000 signatures already!

Scoot said...

Another petition:


www.petitionspot.com/petitions/tvfansunite


Please sign!

Fun Joel said...

#2955 here, at 3:59 PST

Casey said...

Hi,

I am not alone in people that support your strike. Can you post a link so that we can donate to your organization? Or can you post a link a so we can donate to a donut and coffee fund for the strikers the WGAeast strikers are in pretty cold weather up here.
Casey

Anonymous said...

Signed , and you guys are over 6000 signatures. Best of luck that you guys get what money you deserve!

Richard said...

Friends,
All of the readers / writers at Union Review (http://www.unionreview.com) stand in total solidarity with you on this labor dispute. We have been spreading the word and sending a lot folks to walk the picket lines with you for support. Friends who are electricians, pipe fitters, carpenters and steamfitters have joined you by way of Union Review -- and together we believe you guys will get what is deserved.

In Solidarity,
-Richard Negri / Union Review

Jeff said...

Not signed.

With the substance and quality of most of what comes from this country’s entertainment industry on a daily basis, I for one hope that the writers strike remains permanent.

Have a nice day Hollywood.

laracroft said...

Signed! As did the other memebers of our writers guild.

boadicea said...

Interesting, Jeff, that you consider the writers to more to blame for the failure to meet your standards than the actual executives who control what goes out over the cable and into the theatre.

There is crap out there-but if that crap is making studio executives big money, then it is only just that those who help bring that revenue in get a fair share.

Writers are workers. Workers deserve fair pay.

REudaly said...

I found out about it from a friend on LiveJournal and have added my name! I was signature 13109...I'm a prose writer, and even though we're not on the lines with you guys, we're supporting you everyway possible.

Eventually, this hits us all.

Anonymous said...

Signed! I'm sick of studio execs thinking they own and built Hollywood. Its time the creative talent takes a stand...we want Hollywood back and we want it now. Dump the suits behind their big desks that think reality TV is still "in." Lets get the revolution started!

Martha said...

Signed ! I also put your banners everywhere at my webs and blogs. Even I am not from USA I support you ! Greets from Poland !!!!!