Stop Alleged Sexual Harassment of Women in the National Football League

Target: Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner

Goal: Fully penalize any football team executives found guilty of workplace harassment.

The newly renamed Washington Commanders football team has not just stirred controversy with its moniker. Team owner Dan Snyder now faces accusations of sexual harassment and of creating a toxic working environment for female employees. These allegations are the latest scandal for a sport where off-the-field controversy sometimes eclipses even the Super Bowl.

The most recent accusation involves a former employee who claims Snyder groped her on at least one occasion. In 2020, a number of women who once worked for the organization made similar complaints, not just about Snyder but about numerous team executives. Those accusations resulted in a National Football League (NFL) investigation in which the team was ultimately handed down a multi-million-dollar fine. Otherwise, punishment was minimal.

After the Commanders organization announced that it would be hiring investigators to probe the matter, criticism quickly surfaced that the alleged perpetrators would be essentially investigating themselves. The NFL stepped in and affirmed that they would lead the investigation. But they clearly must be more thorough and punitive this time if allegations prove true.

Sign the petition below to demand league leadership demonstrate a true no-tolerance policy in regards to harassment in the workplace.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Commissioner Goodell,

While you clearly want all attention right now placed on the Super Bowl, this commitment cannot happen while serious questions still remain about the treatment of former employees. Washington Commanders executives are once again under the harsh spotlight of scandal. Allegations of sexual harassment have emerged, and over three dozen former employees may be affected.

This issue cannot be discarded and swept away, or it will continue to fester and grow. The last investigation just two years ago should have made this point clear. Please do not repeat the mistakes made during that incident. Take the time to conduct a full and thorough investigation. Most importantly, do not show leniency this time. Punish any parties found guilty and set an example to all NFL employees that their welfare matters.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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