A Petition: Make "Coming Home Barbie" Available to Everyone

If you haven’t been following the recent discussion in the archives about “Coming Home Barbie,” you are missing out. In that discussion, Cindy Sue points toward this unbelievable petition:

To: Mattel Corporate Office

To: Mattel Corporate Office
333 Continental Blvd
El Segundo Calfornia 90245

We the undersigned, parents, grandparents, relatives and friends of children adopted from China and Asia, offer this petition to you and ask that you reconsider the decision to offer the “Coming Home Barbie” exclusively at the White Swan Hotel in China.

Many of us traveled to China and Asia to adopt our children prior to your introduction of the “Coming Home Barbie” available exclusively at the White Swan Hotel. Therefore were not given the opportunity to obtain one of these dolls for our child(ren).

We would like to have the opportunity to purchase one of these wonderful keepsake Barbies for our children, grandchildren and friends. We feel confident that allowing the “Coming Home Barbie” to be sold here in the United States and other countries would generate substantial interest in the product as well as awareness to international adoption in general.

Please reconsider and make the “Coming Home Barbie” available to everyone.
Thank you.


The Undersigned

There are so many causes that one can take up (world hunger, poverty, AIDS in Africa, genocides) and there’s actually a group of people petitioning that a company make a specific toy for their children. As if Mattel is imposing upon their rights as a consumer and not sufficiently meeting their needs to spoil their children. Capitalism has let them down, and by God they aren’t going to take it any more.

I’m thinking about petitioning Mattel to produce a “Ken doll” in my likeness. I’d buy it.

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Melissa says:

Interesting–mostly, because “PetitionOnline.com provides free online hosting of public petitions for responsible public advocacy”

I didn’t realize the purchase of certain Barbies fell under “responsible public advocacy”, although I can get behind the Barbie petition more than the one to repeal the 19th amendment.

Kelsey says:

I’m thinking about starting a petition against stupid petitions. Who’s in?

Melissa says:

Now that’s “responsible public advocacy” I can support!

Let your voice be heard!

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