SIGN THE PETITION: Stand with Colin Kaepernick
Black Americans and their allies around the country are protesting persistent mistreatment by police. Now one famous athlete -- Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers -- is standing up for black lives by sitting down during the national anthem.
Kaepernick's statement shows real courage. And it has been powerfully effective, elevating the central narrative of the Movement for Black Lives in the press. But it's also made him a target of racist hate and conservatives in the media who have the audacity to question his patriotism.
When a famous basketball player engaged in a similar protest in 1996, it ended his career. Colin Kaepernick’s actions represent the best of California -- we can't let the same thing happen to him! Will you speak out now to show the NFL, the sports media, and Kaepernick himself that the public supports his brave protest?
SIGN THE PETITION to send a message to Colin Kaepernick, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, San Francisco 49ers Coach Chip Kelly, and San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York:
"I support Colin Kaepernick's bold act of protest!"