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DEAR MAYOR DE BLASIO, GIVE THE #USWNT A TICKER TAPE PARADE!

The United States Women’s National Team are World Cup champions! Bask in that glow for a moment and hear us out.

From local sports championships, to monumental achievements on a global scale, New York City has a long history of honoring greatness with a ticket tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes.

It is one of the highest honors an individual or team can receive.

Our National soccer team honored the United States with respect and grace at the 2015 World Cup and now it’s time to say congratulations in the most American way possible, with a ticker tape parade.

The ladies did not receive a parade for their 1999 championship and now it’s time to give them the celebration they deserve.

We are officially calling for Mayor Bill De Blasio to show his American pride and throw a ticker tape parade for the members of the US Women’s National Team.

It will be an incredible revenue opportunity for New York City businesses and the much appreciated chance for hundreds of thousands of people to celebrate the achievement of our great national team.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE:
There is no better way to get someones attention than through social media, so we created this post so everyone in he United States can easily support the cause and let their voice be heard.

Sign the petition! 1 share = 1 signature

P.S. Carli Lloyd, Tobin Heath, Christie Rampone, & Heather O'Reilly are from New Jersey & Abby Wambach is from upstate NY so this would be awesome!
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It is the year 2034, and with the disbanding of the famous idol group “7TH SISTERS” comes the fall of the idol industry. Even so, you and a mysterious girl named Rokusaki Coney work as managers at Studio 777 to raise new idols in a city that has lost hope in them!

-/r/Tokyo7thSisters

Tokyo 7th Sisters is a fully voiced action-slash-rhythm game developed by Donuts, wherein you, the player, take on the role of Manager to a ragtag group of amateur idols hoping to make it big after the disbanding of one of the most famous idol groups has left the industry standing on its last legs. If you’re familiar with Love Live: School Idol Festival, then you’re already halfway to understanding what this game’s all about: gathering cards, mastering songs, and feeding inferior girls to your waifu!

T7S uses the same rhythm game mechanics that are now standard for most mobile apps, bundled with a unique battle system that allows players to face off against both NPCs and fellow players alike, weekly week-long events (yes, there’s literally one going on all the time; we’ve tried asking the higher powers for some respite but they don’t seem to be listening to us), a unique Idol Production system that allows you to build upon each girl’s individual ‘potential’ to unlock bonus skills for both live stages and battles, and specialized scenarios that follow all 48 characters, from your group and your rivals. When you aren’t spending your Stamina Points on Scouting new idols and Collection Items for those extra-special bonus cards, use your Charisma Points to master the live stages, challenge other players for their items, or take a stab at the Legend Bosses for backstory and information on the idols before the idols.

Events in T7S are running constantly, and currently cycle between three main types: live stage events, raid events, and the VS B-A-T-T-L-I-V-E, focusing on rhythm, battle, and a mixture of all three, respectively, so no need to worry if you find yourself having trouble S Comboing a certain song on Hard difficulty or just can’t wrap your head around how to set up a powerful sub-unit. T7S also promotes a lot of player involvement through regularly held Twitter campaigns, where simply linking your Twitter account to the app and posting an automated Tweet can earn you some major prizes! There’s also big bucks to be made in referring your friends, but that’s totally not what this post is here for.

Looking for a bit of a sample before leaping into the fire head-on? Have some music from some of our favourite in-game groups: introducing the 777☆Sisters themselves, KARAKURI, 4U, Ni+Cora, WITCH NUMBER 4, SiSH, and Sanpon Ribbon!

As of right now, the game is, unfortunately, Japanese-only, but you can find plenty of translations for the interface and the story dialogue at the English wiki and subreddit, where we also hold discussions about the game and cry together about not getting the cards we want in gachas.

For further information, feel free to check out any of these resources:

Manhattan BP: NYC Should Throw A Ticker Tape Parade For U.S. Women's Soccer Team

July 6, 2015
Hon. Bill de Blasio
Mayor, City of New York
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

I write to request that the City of New York hold a formal ticker-tape parade in Manhattan to honor the victorious U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. With their thrilling 5-2 victory over Japan to claim the 2015 Women’s World Cup title, the US Women’s National Team set an amazing example for athletes across our great nation. I can think of no better way to honor these amazing athletes than by hosting a ticker-tape parade in the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan.

New York City has a strong history of honoring sports achievements in the Canyon of Heroes, but has never held a parade to honor a women’s team. Our newest soccer champions represent an opportunity for New York to recognize that heroes and role models come in all genders, and I hope you will work with me to make this parade a reality. I look forward to discussing this with you soon.

Sincerely,
Gale A. Brewer

cc: Sunil Gulati, President, United States Soccer Federation

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