America Behind Josh Campaign sign now

America has been informed that Joshua Gracin is not allowed by the United States Marine Corps to go on the 2003 American Idol 2 Tour. We as fans are outraged. We know we cannot change the mind of the United States government, because we all know they do not budge, but we can let them know that this has clearly been a huge mistake on their part.

It is obvious to everyone that the Marine Corps has been in this for nothing but self promotion. They do not care about their Marine. They allowed an active duty lance corporal to compete on a television program for several months during a time of war, but have (for whatever pathetic reason they feed the general public) decided not to allow him to follow through with all of the demands of being an American Idol finalist. In this case, a summer concert tour.

The Marine Corps obviously feels they can make a decision and not have to deal with the consequences. But what they don't seem to understand is that they are now dealing with people, money, and human emotions. They are dealing with massive amounts of people. They are disappointing little kids who love Josh and his music, and who look up to him. If Josh cannot tour, our money is completely wasted. A lot of concert tickets are going to be sold or simply not used.


Those who sign this petition are not against Marines. Those who fight for our country are those who should be held in the highest regard. We are against the organization that has decided to trample on a young man's dream. A young man with a wife, and a little baby girl. A young man who has gained extreme respect and admiration from many, many fans all over the world.

We respect Josh's status as a United States Marine, but we are outraged by the completely inexcusable decision made by the United States Marine Corps.

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Latest Signatures

  • 11 February 20161000. Lindsey Watson
    PLEASE, Let Josh perform. I was getting ready get to tickets to the show in D.C. But, now that Josh can't perform, why go? I am a huge fan of Josh and I wanted him to win so BAD! Please, jet let him PERFORM, please
  • 11 February 2016999. Sarah Cantu
    I was looking forward to seeing Josh on the tour since he wasn't at the finale show. Well, that ruins it doesn't it?
  • 01 February 2016998. Matt G
    I think Josh should go on the tour, as I do Vanessa Olivarez and Corey Clark should.
  • 31 January 2016997. Richard S
    Go Josh, you hot hunky dude!!!
  • 28 January 2016996. Jackie I
    I support this petition
  • 26 January 2016995. Laurie M
    USMC, if u are trying to create a good image for the military, then u need to follow thru and let Josh tour, otherwise you go back to looking like jerks
  • 22 January 2016994. Brett G
    I support this petition
  • 11 January 2016993. Amy C
    I feel like the USMC should refund the money for my tickets. This is ridiculous. I am outraged!
  • 09 January 2016992. Norma S
    The tour would not be the same without Josh. (and i'm a Clay fan) In fact , the tour would not be the same if any of the young men and women were not a part of it. Let America have Josh for 50 more days.
  • 08 January 2016991. Dorothy Case
    I support this petition
  • 03 January 2016990. Bridget R
    JOSH IS #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 25 December 2015989. Gemmy Hurst
    the concert will not be the same without josh.
  • 19 December 2015988. Nicole L
    I have a brother in the marines and he loved josh. we have tickets to the concert in oklahoma and are not going now.
  • 17 December 2015987. Nicole Vans
    friend of the Marine Corps...dissapointed with the decision to force him to back out of obligation...if the corps didn't want him to compete the should have said no from the start!
  • 05 December 2015986. Kelly Gilmore
    The only reason I'm not going to see the American Idols on tour is because Josh will not be there. It is a sham that he made it this far only to have his dream crushed. I am from a very big Marine Corps. family and I am aware of the reasons, but come on..
  • 02 December 2015985. Bailey D
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015984. Brittany Seagrovesyearsl
    Wow! I can't believe this was so long ago! :/
  • 16 November 2015983. Steven G
    I support this petition
  • 09 November 2015982. Kayla Mendoza
    I'm behind Josh all the way!!!
  • 04 November 2015981. Rebecca Morgan
    ill sew if josh aint at my concert!!
  • 02 November 2015980. Kenn S
    As someone that is former military, I know how things are operated in the goverment. I find that once you sign that contract you belong to them, and what ever is taking place in you personal life must be placed on the back burner. I find the usmc 2 faced,
  • 30 October 2015979. Jlm Frye
    Yay for Josh not going. now with LCA out of the picture, perhaps some real talent (non-constipated talent) such as Vanessa may join the tour. We in Canada know the marines only ahvea small budget for advertising, and having Josh on AI was free marketing a
  • 30 October 2015978. Lindsey B
    I like the music he sings and i think he should be able to go
  • 28 October 2015977. Tammy T
    I support this petition
  • 24 October 2015976. Stacy Nunez
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this is just WRONG! i could see if josh was like the the 30th finalist or something, but he was in the top FOUR of the show -that proves he has talent and the show just will not be the same without him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 23 October 2015975. Cortney Bowers
    i love josh!!!!!!!!!! i hate those who dont let josh go on tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 22 October 2015974. Bianca S
    Josh is a great signer and should be intitled to go on tour.

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