CHANGE.ORG – The VIEW Petition

the-viewHello Everyone!

I’ve started the petition “Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie and ABC: Consider DearJames™ as a Co-Host for The View” and need your help to get it off the ground.

Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link:

http://www.change.org/petitions/barbara-walters-and-bill-geddie-and-abc-consider-dearjamestm-as-a-co-host-for-the-view

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Here’s why it’s important:

CHANGE.ORG – The VIEW Petition

Is it time for The View to hire a male co-host that speaks to and for women’s empowerment? I say it is.

Since August 1997, The View has been both a safe haven and a beacon for women the world over, and has helped viewers shape their knowledge, understanding and beliefs around pressing issues. The View arrived at a time when women were in need of a voice, an outlet and a place of identity and equality. As a trailblazer in its concept, design and authenticity, while at the same time highlighting the disparity between the genders just by the need for its existence and its subsequent popularity and longevity, it stood at the forefront by emphasizing the significance of women’s beliefs, desires, needs, experiences, expertise and patronage. The View became a game-changer in television, politics, current events and society as a whole.

Thanks in part to The View’s success, however, today is a new era, and a new era demands something far greater than its yesteryears. The glass ceiling has been penetrated and will soon shatter. Yet the nature of women’s issues has evolved in both positive and negative ways: Isolationism versus equality and empowerment. This uneven progress is a call for new and more nuanced approaches. While The View is and must remain a show by, for and about women, the hiring of a male co-host will give The View the opportunity to yet again be at the forefront of empowerment and opinion-shaping. By broadening the dialog to include a male co-host, while simultaneously broadening their inclusiveness, The View demonstrates its, trend-setting leadership, confidence, earned achievements and continued relevance.

Of course not just any male co-host will do. It demands a person who will not only resonate with women but also seek to further encourage and empower them. One who can bridge the genders, so as to bring about real truth and expression; a new era of We, as opposed to an isolated and outdated one of He and She. With a 96% female following among 15,000+ Facebook followers and a penchant for politics, current events, spirituality and humanity as a whole, intuitive advice columnist and radio host DearJames™ is the male co-host for this important moment in the history of The View. It is the opportunity to the show’s widely reported search for new directions and personalities that will add to the show’s legacy and continued success.

The View has a choice to make; grow its viewership while solidifying its current audience by broadening its leadership, relevance and fortitude to the educated and enlightened audience it created or fail to offer those hungry for more…More. The choice is clear: open up The View according to the same principles of diversity and shared vision and voice upon which the show was founded. I respectfully ask you to usher in a new era at The View, by lending your voice and vote to this cause.

With great appreciation and consideration,

DearJames™

Sign my petition by clicking here. http://www.change.org/petitions/barbara-walters-and-bill-geddie-and-abc-consider-dearjamestm-as-a-co-host-for-the-view

No affiliation or association by DearJames LLC with ABC, The View, Barbara Walters or Bill Geddie is implied or inferred.