In The Media
Below is a compilation of press coverage from various advocacy campaigns Kelsey has worked on.
Success! Every Sexual Assault Survivor in Illinois Will Receive Care From a Trained Provider.
Care2.com, August 18, 2018
"A huge shout-out to Bourgeois and to all the Care2 members who signed her petition demanding qualified treatment for sexual assault survivors."
How long has your doctor been on duty? Groups protest idea of 28-hour shifts
The Chicago Tribune, February 3, 2017
"These are 26-year-old new doctors supposed to work 28-hour shifts and provide critical care," Bourgeois said. "It just doesn't make a lot of sense."
Over 10k petition against Walmart's opioid restriction plan
Hospital Review, May 11, 2018
"This shift will actually make things worse, all in an effort to gain a little good PR," said Kelsey Bourgeois, who started the petition. "If Walmart really wants to curb deaths and the prevalence of opioid abuse, it would do something useful like sell Narcan, a life-saving drug used in overdose cases, for a low cost."
'I thought I was the only one': BYU protesters say they've been shamed by Honor Code practices, demand change
Salt Lake Tribune, May 11, 2016
"Before leading the walk onto campus, organizer Kelsey Bourgeois, with online petition site Care2, asked who in the crowd has experienced victim-shaming or blaming. About 20 people raised their hands — including Coleman."
Honor Code amnesty is just one part of BYU’s 23 steps for addressing sexual assault
The Salt Lake Tribune, October 26, 2016
"Kelsey Bourgeois, who organized an April demonstration to deliver Barney's petition to campus administrators and has said she was raped while attending BYU, said she was "thrilled" by the changes."
Petition asks CTA to install 'calming' blue lights to prevent suicide
The Chicago Tribune, June 20, 2018
"A Chicago resident has started an online petition asking Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority to install blue lights, which some say are calming, at all train stations as a way to prevent train suicides."
Why Goop's Getting Called Out For Its Crystals
Refinery29, May 23, 2018
"If they continue selling healing crystals that could have been mined using child labor, or contaminating local water supplies, no amount of Reiki excuses their complicity in that abuse."
#MeToo Petition Says Siri, Alexa Should ‘Shut Down Sexual Harassment’
International Business Times, December 7, 2017
"A petition calls on Amazon and Apple to reprogram Alexa and Siri so the voice assistants can push back against sexual harassment comments from users toward the voice assistant."