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This petition is a call for players and fans to STAND for the National Anthem at NFL games and all other events where the National Anthem is played. There is racial injustice in our society, but to use the National Anthem as a forum of protest is to admit defeat to the enemies of America's spirit - a spirit of liberty and justice for ALL. Our anthem is a forum for us to STAND unified in allegiance to this spirit.

There will be a minority of people in the stands and in their homes on Sunday who do not share this spirit and wish to divide us. Our anthem does not represent them. It does not represent the significant moral failings of the men and women that founded this nation. It does not represent the flaws in our present justice system and society or the tragedies that result. To protest during the National Anthem is tantamount to defining this country as the people we despise. It concedes defeat to injustice.

Victory on the field comes from unity. The same holds in the struggle for justice. When we stand, we chose to define this country as the people who STOOD, and in many cased died, fighting against injustice in the past and who STAND against it today. When tens of thousands of a very diverse people STAND together during the National Anthem at a NFL game they present a formidable symbol of unity for America's spirit of justice.

STAND up and claim your birthright as human beings, not just as Americans. STAND with the vast majority of Americans who are already STANDING for a just society.

Will you STAND?

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