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Call Urban Outfitters CEO to Have Products that Promote Rx Drug Abuse Removed

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Thank you for supporting our effort to have products that promote prescription drug abuse removed from Urban Outfitters stores and website. We are closing in on our goal of 5,000 signatures (if you haven’t signed yet, please do!) on our Facebook Causes petition and we continue to make headlines. However, Urban Outfitters has yet to respond to our requests.

That is unacceptable. Join us Thursday, May 30, 2013 for a phone campaign to Urban Outfitters CEO & Chairman, Richard A. Hayne. Ask him to have the merchandise removed immediately. Here’s how you can get involved:

1) Call (215) 454-5500.

2) Please feel free to use this suggested phone script:

“Hi my name is _____ and I’m calling to leave a message for Richard Hayne about the products made to look like prescription pill bottles that are being sold in Urban Outfitters stores. While you make a profit off of these pint glasses and flasks, prescription drug overdoses are killing our high school and college-age kids who are also your customers. 

In 2010, prescription drug overdoses were responsible for over 38,000 deaths in the United States. I don’t think overdoses and deaths are something to laugh at, and these products make light of prescription drug abuse. 

On behalf of [the teen in my life], I ask you to remove this merchandise from your shelves and website immediately.”

3) If you can’t call, you can still:

  • Send an e-mail to:

Richard A. Hayne, Urban Outfitters CEO & Chairman
richard.hayne@urbanout.com

Crystal Carroll, Public Relations Manager
ccarroll@urbanoutfitters.com

  • Write a letter to:

Urban Outfitters, Inc.
5000 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1495

  • Tweet Urban Outfitters with any of these sample tweets:

Join me in stopping @UrbanOutfitters from selling products that promote teen Rx drug abuse. http://ow.ly/kQbJm #endmedicineabuse

Help stop @UrbanOutfitters from selling products that promote teen Rx abuse. http://ow.ly/kQbJm #endmedicineabuse

Together, let’s get these products off their shelves!

Thank you,

Candice Besson
Managing Editor, Join Together

P.S. Please comment below to let us know if you called, wrote, emailed or tweeted.


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3 Responses to this article

  1. Avatar of Mary Lee
    Mary Lee / May 29, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I did this last month & also shared on Facebook. I believe it should be made public on facebook every hour tomorrow to get people to look on Urban outfitters page at the young audiance it responds to! & The promotion of rx pills & underage drinking!

  2. Grainne Kenny / May 29, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    This is an excellent initiative by Join Together well done. I will certainly write in as suggested from Ireland. What a disgraceful
    ploy to attract business for Urban Outfitters.
    It won’t bring them luck.

  3. Ron Grover / May 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I called they will NOT transfer you to a live person. The response is that they have received a very high number of calls about this issue and that no company representative will talk to a caller live about this issue. I got this directly from Cara at this number. She said you are free to leave a recording. (Which we all know will be a dumb terminal.)

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