I’m asking for people to be allowed to speak. I’m asking for the minimum.

Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Journalist and
Washington Post Columnist

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I PLEDGE

I pledge to be an ally in challenging authoritarians who silence truth and freedom.

I pledge to use my platform to call for an end to human rights abuses.

I pledge to be a voice for the voiceless.

People who’ve taken a stand.
Whitewash.

verb

  1. deliberately attempt to conceal unpleasantly or incriminating facts about (someone or something)
  2. an attempt to stop people finding out the true facts about a situation

Why should celebrities get involved?

Well...

In a nationwide U.S. survey on human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, respondents who are knowledgeable about Saudi Arabia said they want celebrities to take action against countries that violate human rights.

of respondents are influenced by celebrities’ assessment of human rights.

of them are knowledgeable about Saudi Arabia.

ADDITIONALLY, almost half of all respondents said that a celebrity endorsement of Saudi Arabia diminishes the likelihood that they would attend their events.

And...

58%

Of respondents believe that celebrities have a role to play in raising awareness about human rights abuses and nearly half believe they should stop supporting countries altogether if they abuse human rights.

In summary,

4 out of 9 Americans would think twice about attending one of their events.

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I PLEDGE

I pledge to be an ally in challenging authoritarians who silence truth and freedom.

I pledge to use my platform to call for an end to human rights abuses.

I pledge to be a voice for the voiceless.

Who is Freedom First?
Freedom First is a campaign in partnership with The Freedom Initiative to educate leaders from throughout the entertainment industry about human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia and the impacts of entertainment-based celebrity washing.
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