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Petitioning CMT

Renew Nashville for season 5

It is REALLY heartbreaking for us to say it but our beloved Nashville was canceled today by ABC! We need to save this fan favorite show!!

Matthew Nelson
174,086 supporters
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Petitioning The Walt Disney Company

Save Agent Carter, bring her to NETFLIX

https://www.change.org/p/marvel-the-fans-want-more-agent-carter Agent Carter connects many people around the world and has a united and devoted fanbase. Everyone especially loves Agent Peggy Carter herself; for her sense of self-value, for not needing anyone’s approval, for her toughness, and her spirit. The show is loved for being a high-quality production from its set design and costuming to its well-written, fully-realized characters and excellent cast.  The series may have been canceled - but we can bring it to NETFLIX!

Arnau S.
131,631 supporters
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Petitioning The Walt Disney Company

Hosts of "The View" - Apologize for your insulting comments about the nursing profession.

On September 14, during a discussion regarding Sunday's Miss America pageant, Michelle Collins and Joy Behar thoughtlessly made some incredibly rude comments about the original monologue Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson performed during the talent portion of the contest that not only insulted her, but the hundreds of thousands of other men and women around the world who don their nurse "costume" and "doctor stethoscope" every day to compassionately and vigilantly provide care for patients from all walks of life, suffering from countless different medical issues. Ms. Johnson's heartfelt story of her experience with a patient suffering from Alzheimer's touched the hearts of many viewers, and many of the nurses and healthcare professionals watching were able to relate to her on a very personal and meaningful level - much more so than with the ladies showcasing their talents in music and other various forms of art and entertainment. It was very inspiring to see a woman willing to abandon tradition and speak about a situation so dear to her heart, bringing honor to her chosen profession and proving that she is so much more than just a pretty face. Ms. Collins referred to the monologue as Ms. Johnson "basically reading her emails", and Ms. Behar questioned why she was wearing "a doctor's stethoscope" around her neck. Both of these ladies are quite obviously entirely ignorant as to what exactly the profession of nursing entails, and what exactly those "doctor's stethoscopes" we wear around our necks are used for. As nurses, we are highly trained to use our stethoscopes to assess the various sounds made by the human anatomy, and to know when those sounds are abnormal and may indicate something is failing within our patients' bodies. With our stethoscopes, we are able to ensure that a brand-new infant's lungs are fully developed and functioning properly, and to know when an elderly loved one's heart has ceased to beat and they have departed this world. We are able to determine from the sounds made by a patient's intestines whether they may be suffering from a life-threatening bowel obstruction and require immediate intervention. In fact, many doctors often have to borrow our stethoscopes during the ten minutes a day they are with the patients that we care for around the clock. For these privileged women who have never done a meaningful day's work in their lives to sit upon their pedestals and act as though we merely exist to babysit patients while the doctors are busy is insulting to those of us who have dedicated our lives to this time-honored and trusted profession. Many have been hurt and offended by the flippant attitudes of these women, and we as nurses and supporters of the nursing profession believe an on-air apology from Ms. Behar and Ms. Collins is in order. I am certain when they inevitably find themselves or a family member in poor health and in need of the tender loving care that only a dedicated nurse can provide, they will see our profession as one worthy of their respect and admiration, and will see the art of nursing for the talent it truly is. And despite their hateful comments, we will be there to care for them just as we would our own family members, because our profession, our passion - and indeed, our talent - is caring for those in need. Addendum - 9/16/15: After seeing the response from the ladies on The View today, we are still waiting for the apology we have petitioned for; one that actually contains the word "sorry", perhaps? All the ladies managed to do today is further insult our intelligence with their claim that we "misunderstood" their intent, "weren't listening" properly, or "took it out of context". We are nurses, ladies and gentlemen. A huge part of our job is listening: to our patients and their bodies, to their families, to doctors, to our fellow nurses! Listening, critical thinking, and communication are some of the most fundamental skills all nurses possess. It seems far more likely that these ladies did not properly communicate their true meaning, than that thirty-five thousand (and counting!) healthcare professionals and supporters all managed to "misunderstand" or "weren't listening". However, rather than admit their mistake and accept responsibility, they preferred to backpedal and lay the blame at our feet - and wait until halfway through the show to do so! It is also clearly no coincidence that they segued from discussing how comedy has no limits and many people take things too seriously, into addressing this issue. We do not accept their non-apology, and will continue to boycott the show and bring attention to the hosts' ignorance until we receive a proper, sincere apology. 

N A
56,636 supporters
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Petitioning CNN

Include Gary Johnson in national Presidential polls

The Commission on Presidential Debates determines whether or not a candidate can be included in the debates based on their performance in five selected national polls. In order to be included in the debates, a candidate must be polling at 15% nationwide. We, the undersigned, believe that Governor Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee for President has a chance to reach that threshold. A recent Fox News poll found Gov. Johnson to have 12% support nationwide and his mainstream media exposure in recent weeks has been unprecedented for a Libertarian Presidential candidate, which means that his support has likely grown. Paired with the fact that polls have consistently shown Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to be among the most polarizing candidates in history, we believe that there is a real opportunity this year for a third-party candidate to make a difference. With the Libertarian Party being the only third party likely to appear on the ballot in all fifty states and the political experience of both Gov. Johnson and his running mate, Governor William Weld, we believe that they are the most likely to capitalize on this opportunity. We urge you to include Governor Johnson in your national polling and help give the American voter another option this November.

Adam Sheets
41,513 supporters
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Petitioning CNN

Provide Media Coverage for our US Citizens in the Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Efforts

Over 110,000 American citizens live in the United States Virgin Islands. The Islands of St. Thomas and  St. John have suffered devastating destruction to their homes, businesses, restaurants, resorts, and overall infrastructure. With little to no internet capabilities, no electricity and running water, as well as communication challenges the residents have months and months of rebuilding ahead.   Major news outlets and media sources have given intermittent, if any, coverage at all to this dire situation.  Relief efforts are finally coming in, but more coverage of this situation is desperately needed.  Many of us don't live on island but hold a special place in our hearts these people and their home. Fundraising efforts are underway, but we need more exposure to make this a success.  These people are American citizens, and they need our help! Please help us secure more media coverage of their needs and fundraising opportunities. All we are asking is to include these relief efforts in the landscape of the overall broadcasting.  Those wishing to donate can find three reputable organizations here: St. John Community Foundation: https://stjohncommunityfoundation.com St. John Rescue, Inc.: www.stjohnrescue.com/donate  St. John Animal Care Center: http://www.stjohnanimalcarecenter.com/donate                  

Mary Smith
33,708 supporters
Petitioning New York Times, Reuters, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, NBC, National Public Radio, ABC, Associated Press, USA Today, Fox News, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, ...

Normalizing the term ‘Alt Right’ is not okay

Alt-right is a manufactured label that is a stand-in for white supremacists, white nationalists, and fascists. The media has said it won't use the term without, as The New York Times says, "...a blunt explanation of its meaning." (December 4, 2016). Yet, in that same issue, in a separate article, Richard B. Spencer was referred to as the head of an Alt-Right website and an Alt-Right group from Montana. No explanation, blunt or otherwise. When I was in sixth grade, my peers and I were ushered into Room 8 at Estabrook Elementary School to watch the devastating Holocaust documentary Night and Fog. In contrast to today’s climate, it’s shocking to think that ten-year-olds were exposed to such nightmarish images of mass, systematic murder. But without that moment, and the many that followed that exposed me to all manner of hateful white supremacist and fascist acts, I’m not sure I would have the passion to speak out today against any toehold such monsters might gain in our society. I don't want my children, their peers, or my community to be in a heightened state of fear, but nor do I want them to feel a false sense of security through the normalization of a term that can only recall the images that struck me with such force so many years ago. It is with that commitment that I ask you to read and sign this petition calling upon the media to ban the term alt-right—a charade—from their coverage. The undersigned appeal to all media to refuse to use, and thereby appear to endorse, the term Alt-Right. The term is a veil, one designed to confer legitimacy on a threat to all the values that the United States of America stands for. Right now in our country, growing numbers of people feel they have been given permission to express their hatred. We already have plenty of names for them—white supremacists, white nationals, fascists, neo-Nazis. So far, they are a disparate group, without a universal umbrella under which to gather. When you name something, it becomes a container. It becomes a place where the formerly disconnected can amass, like the magnet of an Etch-a-Sketch gathering to it all the metal shavings and dragging them to wherever you want them to go. Alt-Right is that container which gives those filled with hate a single place to cohere. We pride ourselves on our freedom of the press, one where censorship and manipulation has no place. Alt-Right is a marketing tool; it is a brand name designed by clever wordsmiths to make its purpose sound benign. It must be delegitimized, beginning with a refusal to accept its usage. The press has been clear about defining Alt-Right as fascist. But, at some point, the term will become shorthand and shorthand will imply that this vile movement has earned acceptance. When so many people in our country are searching outside of the political status quo for identification and the disenfranchised are vulnerable to leaders who manipulate their frustrations, the media must do all it can to strip the veneer from euphemism and obfuscation and not to be complicit in the validation of a movement that should never be considered an alternative at all.  Language matters. Do not let Alt-Right become an accepted part of our vernacular and our system.  

Judith Hannan
32,338 supporters
Petitioning ABC

Bring back ABC's Last Man Standing

This week ABC decided to cancel Last Man Standing despite it having really great ratings!  The show’s cancellation came as a surprise to fans, as its ratings had reportedly been solid, as Daily Wire’s John Nolte noted. Last Man Standing averaged 6.4 million viewers in its final season and a 1.2 rating amongst adults 18-49, strong numbers for a Friday night comedy. But Deadline also notes that Last Man Standing was down just 5 percent this season, a stellar result when compared with other shows were generally down by as much as 20-30 percent. Modern Family which was recently renewed by ABC averaged 6.9 million views but viewership was down almost 15%. Last Man Standing was the only conservative show on TV where nearly 1/2 of America could watch TV that was not laced with left wing political agenda. We petition to have Last Man Standing renewed just as the left learning show Modern Family was despite it having a declining viewership!  

David Thompson
20,223 supporters
Petitioning NEW YORK TIMES, CNN, Associated Press, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Wall Street Journal, ABC, MSNBC, Washington Post, LA Times

Stop Calling Immigrant Prisons "Detention Centers"

My name is Sylvester Owino, and I was in “immigrant detention” for 9 years. My name is Carlos Hidalgo, and for a year and half I was incarcerated in “immigrant detention centers.” That is what the media, government, and for-profit prison companies who run these facilities call them, but in reality, these are immigrant prisons. People in immigrant prisons are not serving a sentence, but simply awaiting the outcome of our request to stay in the US. Those of us who have lived behind the locked gates and barbed wire know that the term “detention center” does not accurately describe the conditions and truth of what happens on the inside. We, who have survived these brutal places, are requesting that media organizations - The Associated Press, The New York Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post, and other influential media outlets, call these facilities what they are: immigrant prisons. Until we are honest about the fact that these are prisons, the inhumane conditions inside will continue to be covered up by the term “detention center,” and the corporations running the facilities will continue to make millions off of the suffering of the people inside.  If these are harmless “detention centers” … Why do they look like prisons, why are they run like prisons, and why are they owned by prison companies? We were incarcerated in facilities run by the two largest for-profit prison companies in the country. Carlos was in GEO Group’s Adelanto immigrant prison, and Sylvester in CCA’s Otay immigrant prison in San Diego, among other facilities. We both experienced countless human rights abuses. We worked for the for-profit prisons for $1 a day, cleaning and cooking. Carlos was put in solitary confinement for 6 days for organizing a hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment. Sylvester filed complaints on behalf of friends who were beaten by guards.   In Adelanto immigrant prison, 3 people have died in the last 7 months, and 6 people have attempted suicide since December 2016.  Dozens of us have gone on hunger strikes to try and change things. In order to end the abuse, we must first call them prisons and then close them. Starting with Adelanto. Sylvester & Carlos Supported by: o Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective, IEIYC o Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, ICIJ o Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement, CIVIC

Sylvester Owino, Carlos Hidalgo, and #SchoolsNotPrisons
18,773 supporters
Petitioning ABC

Bring Back Last Man Standing

We want you to renew the show, "Last Man Standing", for at least one more season to have a proper series finale.  Cancelling Conservative shows that are highly rated simply because you are not Conservative is ridiculous.  You are alienating half of the country's population, and we will boycott your network if you continue down this path.

Audra Abbott
18,682 supporters
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Petitioning NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX News

Third Party Debates 2016

Step # 1 - Unite as many Americans who pledge to vote third party as possible on this page (send the world a strong message that we mean business about finding a better candidate than Trump or Clinton). Step # 2 - Demand at least one debate between candidates that the majority of Americans do not actually dislike or distrust, namely Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Darrell Castle, Evan McMullin, and any other candidate that starts gaining traction. Step # 3 - Vote our conscience and make the best candidate the next president of the United States.

Third Party Debates 2016
18,519 supporters