Verizon DSL

Menstuff® has compiled the following information to make it easier to take action against Verizon and their television commerical we call "Leave Her Alone" about minimizing and shaming a father, who wants to be involved with his daughter, in front of his daughter and the entire television audience.

Action
Sample e-mail or letter
Our Letter to Ivan G. Seidenberg, President and CEO
E-mail list
Verizon contacts
See the Television Commercial and Take Action
Activists Protest TV Ad Mocking Father
Verizon speaks from both sides of mouth: Donates $18,000 to Men Stopping Violence Project
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Sample e-mail or letter:

This letter concerns Verizon's anti-father 'Leave her alone!' commercial. In the commercial a father is trying to help his young daughter with her homework when he is belittled and scolded by his wife, who orders him to 'leave her alone!' I believe that such anti-father messages are harmful to our sons and daughters, and I respectfully request that you withdraw this commercial.

Our Letter to Ivan G. Seidenberg, President and CEO and Mary Beth Bardin, Executive VP Public Affairs and Communication

This letter concerns Verizon's anti-father 'Leave her alone!' commercial. In the commercial a father is trying to help his young daughter with her homework when he is belittled and scolded by his wife, who orders him to 'leave her alone!' I would be amazed if your marketing department would have accepted the advertising agency's story-board if they had reversed the roles of the mother and father, and changed the girl to a boy. This is obviously not the case for this commercial. I also don't understand how putting down a major part of your target market, especially for DSL services, which I would suspect is more male driven than female driven, fits Verizon's objective. I further believe that such anti-father messages are harmful to our sons and daughters, and I respectfully request that you withdraw this commercial immediately.

Verizon E-mail list:

john.p.hoey@verizon.com, daniel.d.zapata@verizon.com, clifford.p.lee@verizon.com, richard.j.young@verizon.com, john.r.vincenzo@verizon.com, harry.j.mitchell@verizon.com, sandra.u.arnette@verizon.com, sharon.b.shaffer@verizon.com, lee.j.gierczynski@verizon.com, ellsworth.edwards@verizon.com, william.kula@verizon.com, kevin.laverty@verizon.com, bob.elek@verizon.com, jon.davies@verizon.com, ann.nishida@verizon.com, john.j.bonomo@verizon.com, maureen.e.flanagan@verizon.com, lawrence.d.plumb@verizon.com, robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com, sharon.cohen-hagar@verizon.com, gwen.sparks@verizon.com, ivette.a.mendez@verizon.com, james.albert.smith@verizon.com, catherine.hogan.lewis@verizon.com, creap@verizon.com, bobbi.henson@verizon.com, mark.a.marchand@verizon.com, mary.stein@verizon.com, dana.b.russell@verizon.com, glenn@hisside.com

Verizon contacts:

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Verizon speaks from both sides of mouth: Donates $18,000 to Men Stopping Violence Project


Verizon Wireless has made a significant financial commitment in support of the organization’s Community Restoration Program as well as providing funding for community education materials. The donation, totaling $18,000, is from the Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine Program.

The Community Restoration Project (CRP) provides a setting in which men who have successfully completed the Men Stopping Violence 24-week men’s intervention program can 1) continue to give and receive support to change abusive behaviors, 2) complete community projects as a way to give back, 3) encourage other men in the program to stay connected and continue to receive support for change, 4) educate the community about violence against women. CRP also provides opportunities for men in the community who wish to volunteer their time to end domestic violence.

A long-time supporter of domestic violence prevention, Verizon Wireless regularly supports community organizations with both grants and in-kind donations. Through its HopeLine program, Verizon Wireless focuses primarily on putting wireless products and services to work to prevent domestic violence. It dedicates its resources to both the prevention of domestic violence and the life rebuilding process. Last year alone, Verizon Wireless donated over $3.7 million in monetary and other contributions to domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country.

“Verizon Wireless is especially committed to helping address the devastating problem of domestic violence,” said Jim McGean, president of Georgia and Alabama for Verizon Wireless. “We are happy to help organizations such as Men Stopping Violence and their critical community projects.”

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the nation’s leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 39 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com

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