STRENGTH IN NUMBERS PETITION We are the Hip Hop Youth Movement from the Accelerated School, a community based charter school located in South Los Angeles. We, as a class, have been dedicated to social change and youth empowerment through Hip Hop culture. OUR MAIN 4 GOALS ARE AS FOLLOW: 1. We want to promote more creative and positive rap music. 2. We want to show the world that the youth will no longer stand for the disrespect, sexism, violence, and other negative elements promoted by mainstream rap music. 3. We want to bring attention to record companies, radio stations, TV networks, and artists who only care about the profit they make from selling and promoting more negative rap music. 4. We want to educate consumers about their options when buying music. Mainstream Rap music\'s lack of creativity and general negative influence on the youth is well known. Disrespect towards women, violence, and the promotion of crime and drugs appear to be the main subject in mainstream Rap music. The music industry promotes this type of music while ignoring and even refusing many positive Rap artists who are just as talented as those artists who promote more negative elements in music. The only reason why this type of entertainment is promoted and marketed is because it makes money. So instead of complaining, we started the Strength in Numbers petition which will promote positive Rap music directly to the public without relying on radio stations and record companies who care very little about the damaging content in order to focus on profit. When supporters sign the petition and include their email addresses, we\'ll be able to email them information and links to more creative and more positive artists that are out but don\'t get promoted like the mainstream stuff does. If you\'re interested in supporting quality Hip Hop music, please sign up to be part of this movement. If you\'re an artist interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, please contact us directly for more details at: firstname.lastname@example.org YOU CAN ALSO VISIT US AT: www.myspace.com/hiphopyouthmovement Spread the word! Email everyone you know a link to this site.