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#WHATSMYNAME  FOUNDATION NEWS

Uber Releases Safety Data: 998 Sexual Assault Incidents Including 141 Rape Reports In 2020; 20 fatalities as a result of physical assaults 

3,824 reports of Sexual Assault
Included In 2019/20 Report

By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business

Even as its ridership was decimated by the pandemic in 2020, Uber recorded 141 reports of rape on its platform in the United States, the company disclosed in its safety report released Thursday.

The 78-page report, which covers 2019 and 2020, is the second-ever Uber has released regarding safety incidents following a CNN investigation into sexual assault and abuse on the ride-hailing platform four years ago.

 

In its latest report, Uber said it received 3,824 reports of the five most severe categories of sexual assault, which range from “non-consensual kissing of a non-sexual body part” to “non-consensual sexual penetration,” or rape. That’s down from the 5,981 reports it recorded in 2017 and 2018, per its first report released in December 2019. Uber said that riders were the accused party 43% of the time in sexual assault incident reports, similar to its previous report (45%).

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A Robbinsville
Dedication For
Samantha 

The Township of Robbinsville had Fresh Start Landscaping build a patio and rock garden and it was dedicated to Samantha in September at our fundraiser.
The center piece was just put in today by Fresh Start. It took about 5-6 months to have made. We just wanted to share with everyone as 3 years is quickly approaching unfortunately! Thank you to Robbinsville Twp and Fresh Start.

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Port Authority of
NY NJ Aligns with WHATSMYNAME Foundation for Rideshare Safety 

 NJ/NY Port Authority is now deploying over 400 SAMI signs at Newark Airport, JFK, LaGuardia Airport, 3 Bus Terminals, the World Trade Center, & the NJ/NY Path!

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Team Sharif Supports 
#WHATSMYNAME Foundation As a
Premier Partner! 

Thanks to the Team Sharif Sells Team for supporting #WHATSMYNAME Foundation through your donation and promotion efforts! For each donation that our Foundation receives, Team Sharif will be making their own donation! We appreciate it very much! 

Pierce Kennamer implements initiative to promote rideshare safety and prevent sexual assault

The Chief Financial Officer and Student Body President-Elect plans to use the initiative to raise awareness of the possible risks that come from ride-sharing apps throughout It’s On Us Week.

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TAPintoLivingston

Residents Raise Awareness for Ride-Share Safety in Memory of Livingston Native's Daughter


By ELISE PHILLIPS MARGULIS

WHIPPANY, NJ — In memory of Livingston native Marci Josephson’s daughter Samantha—who was a senior at University of South Carolina in 2019 when she was abducted and killed by a man posing as an Uber driver—a group of friends and supporters are hosting a fundraiser and ride-safety awareness event in February benefiting the #WHATSMYNAME Foundation.

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#WHATSMYNAME FOUNDATION THANKS

BOB SAGET FOR HIS KINDNESS & GENEROSITY

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Bob Saget who was kind enough to participate in our PSA Series on Rideshare Safety.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob, the Saget family and his friends around the world.