Thursday, 6 December 2012

Pepsi Petition

After a disappointing response from Citibank and Barclays, we're looking to Pepsi to step up to the mark.

Over 100,000 people have already signed a petition calling on Pepsi's African division to denounce the Kill the Gays bill.

Once you've signed it, you can also join in the Twitter pressure by tweeting:

How should @Pepsi #LiveForNow? By opposing the Uganda "Kill the Gays" bill. Sign the petition at via @Sum_of_us

Pepsi is a big deal in Uganda. Through its subsidiary Crown Beverages Ltd., Pepsi has grown to be one of the largest beverage companies in the country, seeing its market share grow year after year. According to the Ugandan Prime Minister, Pepsi is making a “great contribution... to the growth of our economy in Uganda and to the well-being of our people.” If Pepsi speaks out against this bill, Ugandan officials who are pushing this bill through will have to stop and listen.

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