Update on May 08, 2013
Thanks for your efforts to help remove products that promote prescription drug abuse from Urban Outfitters' shelves! We continue to gain momentum.
Hal Rogers (KY) has sent a letter
directly to Richard A. Hayne (http://halrogers.house.gov/uploadedfiles/urban_outfitters_-_rx_products_-_050713.pdf), CEO and Chairman of Urban Outfitters,
encouraging him to "remove these items from the shelves immediately so as not
to contribute to this epidemic."
Along with Rogers, Kentucky
Attorney General Jack Conway (http://migration.kentucky.gov/newsroom/ag/urbanoutfitters.htm), who co-chairs the Substance Abuse Committee
of the National Association of Attorneys General has joined the effort.
media outlets brought this to
the public's attention, including ABC
News (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/05/urban-outfitters-under-fire-for-prescription-shot-glasses/), Associated
Press (http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-05-08/political-leaders-join-urban-outfitters-initiative), The
Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/urban-outfitters-controversy_n_3236252.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business), News 4 WOAI (http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=4046708)
(thanks to our alliance with The San Antonio
Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse (http://sacada.org/)), UPI (http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/05/07/Not-what-the-doctor-ordered-Urban-Outfitters-under-fire-for-prescription-shotglasses/7101367960339/)
We're not done, because we
still haven't received a response from Urban Outfitters.
Please take the
time to tweet your plea. Here are some sample tweets: