Boycott Old Navy, Gap, & Banana Republic (Gap Inc. companies) sign now

While shopping with her Mom at a Norridge, IL Old Navy store, 14 year old Ally, who has Crohn's disease, had to use the bathroom. They waited about ten minutes for a manager to give her permission to use the bathroom. Ally showed the manager her CCFA card which states "I CAN'T WAIT. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING. The bearer of this card has a medical condition that requires him.her to use bathroom facilities urgently. Thank you for you cooperation. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. " Even after seeing Ally's card, he said no.
Ally's Mom tried to discuss the situation with the manager. He just kept saying that he was making a managerial decision and there was no public bathroom for Ally to use. In the mean time, Ally couldn't wait anymore and had an accident right there. Read the whole story here....http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5747915/

Crohn's Disease isn't always easy to talk about, especially for a 14 year old girl. I applaud Ally for taking a stand and sharing her story.

More than two months after the incident, the company released a statement: "As a direct result of this incident, we have clarified our policy on customer use of non-public restrooms ... If it's due to an emergency (a restroom) must be made available."

Even with this statement, Gap Inc., the parent company of Old Navy, Gap, & Banana Republic, needs to know that Ally isn't alone. What she went through could have happened to any of us.

I hope you all will join me and sign this petition to boycott Old Navy, Gap, & Banana Republic (Gap Inc.) as a show of support for Ally and all of us who suffer with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

This petition will be sent to the corporate offices of Gap Inc.

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  • 26 December 2015250. Brian A
    I've had this happen too luckly I was in the in country area and could run out side and go. Shame on your company.......
  • 21 December 2015249. William Alissaf
    Old Navy is just another pathetic example of national and international companies that refuse to be good corporate citizens. I'll never step into an Old Navy ever again, and I hope the one in my town shuts down so a better retailer can move into the build
  • 12 December 2015248. Judy L
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015247. Pat D
    Rethink your policy, now!
  • 06 December 2015246. Sandi Andkamiw
    repramind the manager, shame on them
  • 23 November 2015245. Chris T
    I also believe that she deserves a written and public apology. I have a 15 year old daughter with Crohns and they should definitely be thankful that it wasn't my child that they made the "executive decision"to deny access to the bathroom. If the store man
  • 22 November 2015244. Carol V
    I have two close relatives with Crohn's decease. I suggest you inform your staff of this decease.
  • 20 November 2015243. Paula D
    CD sufferer for 10 years.
  • 08 November 2015242. Kourtney H
    Wow, they treat the children shopping from them as bad as the children slaving for them. That manager will never live this down. He will get dirty looks for the rest of his life.
  • 04 November 2015241. E B
    This proves my point - Old Navy's customer service sucks!
  • 25 October 2015240. Fran B
    Unbelievable!!!! that poor girl!!
  • 24 October 2015239. Emer O
    i also have crohns and think that this is appaling
  • 18 October 2015238. Jill M
    I support this petition
  • 13 October 2015237. Lawrence V
    Former Gap employee
  • 12 October 2015236. Pamela M
    I support this petition
  • 17 September 2015235. Siobhan T
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 2015234. Manuel C
    I support this petition
  • 19 August 2015233. Cara D
    I will never shop in any of your stores again
  • 16 August 2015232. Kathryn D
    I have Crohn's and hope to receive better treatment as a customer at your stores for which I am providing profit.
  • 15 August 2015231. Donna S
    I support this petition
  • 13 August 2015230. Gella Richmond
    I support this petition
  • 07 August 2015229. Jennifer Cm
    I support this petition
  • 26 July 2015228. Ig Mckinney
    As an individual who worked for a pharmaceutical company which produces a product for Crohn's disease and meeting with many patients over the years, my heart goes out to Ally. She is a very brave young lady. I wish her the best.
  • 18 July 2015227. Frank Andb
    A significant donation to CCFA is in order!
  • 13 July 2015226. Paula C
    I feel Old Navy should contribute to CCFA / and make a public apology
  • 11 July 2015225. Scott Y
    Old Navy is not customer friendly!!!
  • 10 July 2015224. Lois F
    As an individual who battled Crohn's disease I am outraged by the treatment this brave young girl received by an Old Navy store manager. Stop and think who your target market is, Gap, Inc. Your manager, and your policies, have just discriminated against y

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