Fire Bill Handel from KFI 640. Calling a United States Congresswoman a “Whore” is NOT ACCEPTABLE. #NeverSayWhore

This history…

Last week, we asked people to call Rep. Frederica Wilson’s office to share some kind words with her and her staff .

They’ve been swamped by negative and threatening messages for standing up to Trump. If you haven’t heard about this, click here and add your voice of support to her and her staff.

Of course, someone made it worse…

On Oct. 20th,  Los Angeles’ KFI 640 morning radio host Bill Handel called Rep. Wilson,  a “cheap, sleazy, Democrat whore” (if you can stomach listening to it: http://bit.ly/2yZ3Pi4), spreading this dangerous message of hate against Ms. Wilson. He’s contributed to the hate and death threats causing Rep. Wilson to feel too threatened to return to DC to do her job. (http://bit.ly/2id9SWp)

Let’s do something! First, contact the radio station.

Call or mail iHeartMedia by phone: (210) 822-2828 mail: 6222 W Interstate 10, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

Sign this petition: https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/tell-iheartradio-fire-bill-handel-derogatory-comments-about-rep-frederica-wilson

Email  or call KFI:  https://kfiam640.iheart.com/contact/

Script option (use your own voice):  “Calling a United States Congresswoman a whore is NOT ACCEPTABLE. By doing nothing,iHeartMedia is allowing this (and other) atrocities to go unchecked. For decades, Bill Handel and KFI have used their position on L.A. radio to disparage and humiliate. They shape perceptions of people of color in the minds of viewers which endanger our citizens in neighborhoods, courtrooms, and classrooms across the country. It is critical that iHeartMedia rebuke Bill Handel’s comments and immediately remove him from your network.

Then, thank this sponsor who immediately withdrew their support!

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StoneFire Grill was started by women –  sisters Mary and Maureen Harrigan and their company is living up to their stated goals for employees…

  • We care for each other and value our relationships.
  • We care for our guests and community.
  • We treat everyone with equal dignity and respect.

Once they were made aware of Handel’s broadcast, they withdrew their advertising!
Thank them at jlopez@stonefiregrill.com or (818) 991-4054 and if you’re near their restaurant locations, stop by, have a meal and thank them in person!

Handel doesn’t broadcast without money. Email the money.

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info@richuncles.com
(855) 742-4862

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The president of this company is a woman – Shelly R. Ibach.
publicrelations@sleepnumber.com
(888) 411-2188

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“All company employees listen to their customers and have created new services based on customer feedback and requests.”
http://www.pacificcoasttermite.com/contact/
(800) 722-4342

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This company has a “Smile Gallery” that includes a lot of women of color. They also have a lot of women as employees.
855-328-6646,  877-728-6646, 909-624-9087
https://www.cunningdental.com/contact/request/

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The president of this company is a woman – Patty Arvielo
“Patty serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Consumer Affairs Advisory Council for the Mortgage Bankers Association….Patty continues to lead by example, shaping both New American Funding and the housing industry overall.”
CustomerService@Nafinc.com
(800) 450-2010, ext. 7100
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“For over 23 years, System Pavers has helped transform the homes of many, restoring a sense of pride and belonging. In continuing these efforts, we’ve had the privilege of joining many wonderful non-profit organizations in their mission to empower, support and love the community.”
contact @systempavers.com
(877) 728-3778

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1-818-838-0606 x2682
info@unicomglobal.com
Media contact: russ.guzzo@unicomglobal.com

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“Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center is committed to helping women navigate through their life’s journey by providing a full range of women’s health care services and educational/support programs.”
https://california.providence.org/saint-joseph/connect-with-us/
(818) 843-5111
Media contact: Patricia.Aidem@Providence.Org

Sample Email Script 

– Modify, shorten, etc., to match your own voice or start from scratch.
– Replace “your company/organization” with the actual name.
– Be respectful. Be the customer/client/patient that they’d hate to lose. No YELLING or abusive terms. Mr. Handel has already done enough.
Dear _______,

I’m writing to you because your company/organization supports the Bill Handel Show on KFI 640. You may not have been aware that on Friday, October 20,  he called a respected black woman and legislator, Rep. Frederica Wilson, a “whore” for standing up to Trump in behalf of a Gold Star widow.

If you can stomach hearing these appalling words, the audiofile is here:
https://soundcloud.com/jasmynecannick/la-morning-radio-host-calls-black-congresswoman-a-whore  This is utterly unacceptable language to use against a woman who is not only an educator and an outstanding Congresswoman but a long-time friend and mentor of La David Johnson, the soldier who died, as well as his family.
Ms.Wilson has been swamped by negative and threatening messages. Bill Handel and KFI 640 has contributed to the hate and death threats, causing Rep. Wilson to feel too threatened to return to DC to do her job. (http://bit.ly/2id9SWp)
Once again, I thank you for your attention to this and hope that your company/organization values how women in our society are treated and will discontinue your support of this behavior by removing your sponsorship of Bill Handel’s show.
Sincerely,
Name
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