Samantha

Josephson

HELP US PREVENT ANOTHER UNIMAGINABLE
TRAGEDY.

On March 29, 2019, Samantha Josephson, a 21 year-old senior at the University of South Carolina, was kidnapped and murdered when she was targeted by a person posing as a rideshare driver.  Immediately following this unfathomable tragedy,  Samantha's parents, Seymour and Marci Josephson, set out to educate others on the importance of ride share safety so that no other family would have to suffer this kind of loss.   

The #WHATSMYNAME Foundation was established in honor of their daughter, Samantha Josephson.  

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LYFT RELEASES SEXUAL ASSAULT DATA; 4,158 INCIDENTS; 360 RAPE REPORTS OVER 3 YEARS

Ridehail company Lyft on Thursday released its first ever safety report, disclosing that it received 4,158 reports of sexual assault on its platform in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
 

The disclosure comes more than three years after Lyft (LYFT) and its rival Uber (UBER) first pledged to release safety reports disclosing incidents of sexual assault and abuse on their platforms after a CNN investigation.

The company's release shows that among the sexual assault reports it received, 360 were reports of rape. It also reported 10 deaths from physical assaults that occurred on its platform over the three years.

UBER RELEASES SAFETY REPORT REVEALING 5,981 INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

Uber released its highly-anticipated safety report on Thursday revealing, among other details, that it received 5,981 reports of sexual assault in 2017 and 2018.

Among those, there were 464 reports of rape.

The report, which comes more than a year after a CNN investigation into sexual assault and abuse on the ride-hailing service, also noted there were 19 deaths caused by physical assault during 2017 and 2018.

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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR!!

THANKS TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED & SUPPORTED THE
2021 WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION
5K RUN/1M WALK & SILENT AUCTION!

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#WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PROMOTING RIDESHARE SAFETY

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Celebrities Joe Gatto, Darius Rucker, Jason Alexander, and Bob Saget are participating in a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) series which focuses on increasing awareness of Rideshare Safety. The goal of the PSA series is to prevent a tragedy like what happened to Samantha Josephson, who was killed by a fake Rideshare driver two years ago.

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#WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PROMOTING RIDESHARE SAFETY

Featuring

DAWN STALEY

#WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PROMOTING RIDESHARE SAFETY

Featuring

ROSS COLTON

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#WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION LAUNCHES PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PROMOTING RIDESHARE SAFETY

Featuring

DARIUS RUCKER

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FEATURES RIDESHARE SAFETY MESSAGE  

2021 MLB All-Star Game Includes Video and Signage Featuring Samantha Josephson &
#WHATSMYNAME #SAMISTRONG

Thanks to Meredith Corporation, Parents Magazine, People Magazine and Martha Stewart Living for featuring our Public Service Announcement! 

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RIDE-SHARING BILL NAMED FOR NJ WOMAN KILLED BY FAKE UBER DRIVER GETS NEW CHANCE TO PASS

In the last Congress, Marci and Seymour Josephson saw the U.S. House pass without opposition legislation named for their late daughter, murdered after getting into a fake Uber car while at college.

But the Senate never took up the measure and it failed to become law.

Now Rep. Chris Smith, who counts the Josephsons as his constituents, is trying again. Smith has reintroduced what is known as “Sami’s Law,” requiring vehicles for ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft clearly be identified before a passenger gets in.

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WHAT'S MY NAME FOUNDATION ALIGNS WITH AMERICAN DREAM 

Rideshare Safety is the focus of the new partnership

JOIN US IN OUR MISSION TO EDUCATE THE WORLD ON RIDESHARE SAFETY.

Thanks for your interest in #WHATSMYNAME and Rideshare Safety!!

Uber & #WHATSMYNAME Foundation Join Forces To Promote Rideshare Safety On College Campuses

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Together the partners are doubling down to help increase the impact on rideshare safety programs through education and technology, while honoring the memory of Samantha Josephson

Movement Springs from Samantha Josephson Tragedy #WHATSMYNAME

Seymour Josephson took the stage at West Lake Park in downtown Robbinsville, NJ facing a few hundred silent onlookers and a dozen national broadcast cameramen. He collected himself for moment before speaking, as those moments had recently become scant.

Just four earlier, on March 29, Josephson’s daughter Samantha, 21, was enjoying her last semester at the University at South Carolina. A day later, on March 30, he was trying to grasp her horrific death at the hands of a stranger

Remember Her Name

Composed, Edited, and Produced by Louis A. Josephson