Democratic National Committee
Democratic National Committee
Hands Up Act
My name is Travis Washington. I received my M. A, degree in Higher Education and Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2019. I have been politically involved, from registering people to vote, to work in the Springfield Capitol (as an Alexander Lane Fellow, January to May 2017). We know how so many people of cultural minorities are in constant fear of leaving their household. This fear in our lives far too often comes from individuals working in public safety who harm people. Every single week we hear about another unarmed innocent vulnerable human being shot by the police. This has increased the trauma and fear that has made people of color scared to leave their homes. We need legislation now that prohibits police officers from shooting unarmed citizens. If there isn’t a weapon found after someone has been shot (therefore, unarmed) by a police officer, then I propose that the officer should receive a mandatory 15-year prison sentence. We have seen over and over police officers get off, even with videotape footage of citizens having been shot by police officers. This is a new form of lynching. I am pleading with you to propose a bill that protects people who have every right to feel threatened by law enforcement. We always say we need more training for those involved in public safety, and there are increasing policies and laws that mandate that police officers have “body cameras” on them. Those measures do not address the whole problem, not when the individual officers who shoot unarmed victims aren’t punished. Senator, we are in a crisis where relationships between people of color and police officers are deteriorating, beyond the critical level. In order to build any sort of positive relationships again, we need laws to keep a balance in the lives of all the public. I might even suggest this as a title for this proposed legislation: the Hands UP ACT. I will be emailing this to the all of your colleagues in the U. S. Senate, members of Congress, State Governors; Democracy Now, the Huffington Post, ThinkProgress; and to other appropriate organizations across the country. Once this petition receives enough attention. My goal to speak before the House of Representatives or United Nations during a committee hearing to bring attention to this policy. Thank You !!
Get Joe Biden to Publicly Endorse Giving Everyone a $2000/month UBI Until Crisis is Over.
The future of our economy is uncertain and the recovery from the Corona Virus Epidemic will be difficult. Although the CARES Act was able to get $1,200 to taxpayers, millions of people fell through the cracks and still have not received their stimulus check. Many will have to wait until the fall to receive their checks if they are able to receive them at all. In 2008 our govt. bailed out big banks and corporations that were "too big to fail". This time we call on Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee to support bailing out the people and publicly endorse a Universal Basic Income of at least $2,000 a month for every resident of the United States until the current health epidemic has passed and people are able to return to work. This dependable monthly stimulus will help millions of recently unemployed Americans and also enable us to help each other get through this crisis.
A UK, USA and Canada Visa ban on Nigeria’s government officials and police heads.
Currently in Nigeria, there’s a huge outrage by the young people who have been killed illegally, unlawfully and extrajudicially by a rogue unit in the Nigerian Police Force called SARS. SARS stands for Special Anti Robbery Squad. But they never attend to robbery or violent crimes. Instead they attack innocent young people especially young men- they harass, torture, detain and kill, even burying them in shallow graves. Politicians, government leaders and the police heads in Nigeria keep quiet because they use this rogue unit to intimidate and harass young people. Some police leaders even use them to extort money. To read more, check #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality across social media which has been a worldwide trending topic. As a nigerian citizen, all I’m asking is for the UK and USA to ban all our government leaders and Nigerian police hierarchy UNTIL and UNLESS they listen to the people and scrap this notorious assassin unit in the nigerian police force. Dear UK, Canada and USA; please issue a visa ban on all our leaders and help save our lives. That’s the only time they will act on this issue and take it seriously. Thank you. Dr Olufunmilayo Ogunsanya @DrOlufunmilayo (on Twitter)
Demand an end to police brutality. Ban all restraint techniques that choke / suffocate
I’m making this petition because of police misconduct and excessive force by obstructing someone’s airway causing them to pass out and lose consciousness ultimately leading to their death. There should be a federal law passed not allowing police officers to use excessive force by placing their knees on someone’s necks or putting the suspect in a chokehold obstructing their airway. Too many people have lost their lives to officers excessive force and misconduct using this procedure. We have seen several videos of alleged suspects being murdered by Police officer statewide using this procedure of placing Their knees on necks or chokehold the suspect watching them beg for their lives saying they can’t breathe but no one taking into account of the suspect begging And pleading for their lives. A lot of these police officers know that this procedure can cause a suspect to go unconscious later succumbing to their injuries ultimately leading to their death but officer still continue to use these excessive force practices even when the suspect is not resisting arrest just like Eric Gardner in New York City and George Floyd from Minneapolis. These videos are hard to watch!!! Something needs to be done Justice needs to be served this law needs to be passed.
Air Hillary Clinton Testifying on LIVE TV
A federal judge Monday ordered Hillary Clinton to testify at a deposition for a lawsuit related to her use of a private email computer server for official business while working as secretary of State in the Obama administration. On September 9th, we want this AIRED ON LIVE TELEVISION. No digging, no secrets. The American people need to see this, period. Sign now!
Que le devuelvan la Hacienda Santa Monica a los niños pobres de Panamá.
En Panamá hay medio millón de niños pobres, 200,000 niños viven en extrema pobreza. Muchos de estos niños solo tienen una madre que sirve como Madre y Padre a la vez. Estas guerreras Panameñas se levantan todos los días a las 4am con una sonrisa en cara para tomar un pésimo sistema de transporte y llegar a un trabajo donde les pagan mal. Ese es el Panamá que vivimos, el Panamá de dos países, el Panamá de los que tienen dinero y el Panamá de los que no tienen. Se acabo la clase media. Se acabo la justicia, y se acabo la solidaridad. Vivimos en un país donde las leyes se aplican para los pobres y no para los ricos. Pero de vez en cuando llega a Panamá un hombre rico, con un corazón grande. Esa es la historia del Sr. Charles Lucom, un hombre Norte Americano que hizo su plata con mucho esfuerzo y sudor en Panamá. Y cuando murió, decidió dejarle en su testamento a los Niños Pobres de Panamá un regalo. Les regaló la Hacienda Santa Mónica. La Hacienda Santa Mónica queda en Antón y colinda con Buenaventura y Juan Hombrón. La Hacienda tiene alrededor de 700 hectáreas de terreno (que valen más de $800 millones) y se le fue regalada a los niños pobres de Panamá por el Sr Lucom como dice su testamento. Como los niños pobres de Panamá no cuentan con un representante legal, el Sr Alberto Vallarino y su pandilla de abogados deciden asaltar a los 500,000 niños pobres de Panamá y robarles la Hacienda Santa Mónica. El Sr Vallarino con sus secuaces utilizaron el corrupto sistema Judicial Panameño y cambiaron el Testamento del Sr. Lucom y se quedaron con Hacienda Santa Mónica. Queremos que se haga justicia y le devuelvan la Hacienda Santa Mónica a los niños pobres de Panamá como lo quiso el Sr. Lucom en su testamento. Gracias, Los niños pobres de Panamá.
Losing the American Dream: Immigrant family from Holland being forced out of the country!
Please Call your Congressman now and tell them to cosponsor the E2 Visa Improvement Act, HR 2124 to help the Mulder's and other families in this situation! www.callmycongress.com The Mulder family immigrated legally to the United States from Holland in 2001 on an E2 Investor Visa to achieve their dream of owning and operating a family dairy. They have been here ever since and have created a wonderful life. They are a hardworking, honest family, have supported the surrounding rural communities in many ways, pay taxes, provide jobs, have many friends and are productive citizens. They were even MN Farm Family of the Year in 2013. Now that their sons are turning 21, they are being forced to make a decision. A decision that just isn't fair. Garion, their oldest had to leave last summer and now Kelsey, their youngest must leave this summer when he turns 21. The type of visa they came here with does not allow a clear path to citizenship and forces the children out through a process known as “aging out”. Garion and Kelsey have been here since they were 3 & 2 years old. They had only briefly visited Holland since coming here and consider the United States as their country. They attended school, formed life-long friendships, worked on the family dairy and love the rural life. Now, because their children will have to leave it no longer makes sense for their parents to stay. They built the dairy farm in the hopes of a better life and a dream of passing it on to their children someday. But because of a little-known clause in the E2 visa, one which they have worked with immigration lawyers on for many years trying to resolve, that dream will likely die without intervention. This petition is drawing attention to the problem and we need to continue to fight to resolve the issues with the E2 Investment Visa. Provide a clear path to citizenship and protect the children from the “aging out” process. There are so many families, not just the Mulder’s, affected by the problems with the E2 Investment Visa and there are others working on this issue. There is another petition out there titled “Improve the Dream” and it answers the issues with the E2 Investment Visa through legislation. This legislation will help all of the children who are legally here by adding them to the Dream Act and the DACA program. They already meet the criteria and we need to make that happen! To make this happen we need to keep these petitions going so that our government hears us and legislation happens! Please sign our petition and then go to the second petition and read the information they provide and listen to the wonderful video and sign their petition. I have included the link for that petition below. This family and many others deserve to stay in America. Let's fight for them! Please click on the red SIGN THE PETITION button to sign our petition. Then come back and click on the link below to sign the other petition. Here is the link to the other petition “Improve the Dream” Please consider signing it: https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-improve-the-dream-act For more information on the E2 Visa and immigration reform efforts to help the families like the Mulder’s you can check out the following websites: www.ImproveTheDream.com www.E2VisaReform.org News links on the Mulder Family so far: Local News Paper – The Western Guard https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=789556888093401&set=a.115512615497835&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218015865418016&set=pcb.10218015865978030&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218015865298013&set=pcb.10218015865978030&type=3&theater KARE11 News Part 1: https://www.kare11.com/article/news/minnesota-farmer-losing-sons-and-farm-in-immigration-battle/89-0ebc4b12-662d-45d8-bb95-a6a3d715b409 Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/KARE11/posts/10161861475625457?comment_id=10161868964090457&notif_id=1554177735055316&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic WCCO News (2010): https://www.facebook.com/judy.kriese/videos/10207829248558961/UzpfSTE1Mjc0MjE1MzI6MTAyMTc5Mjk3NjYyNjU1OTE/ MN Farm Family of the Year 2013: https://mnfarmfamilies.cfans.umn.edu/families-by-year/2013/lac-qui-parle-county Holland Newspaper Articles: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218015965500518&set=pcb.10218015979460867&type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10218015965460517&set=pcb.10218015979460867&type=3&theater Garion Mulder Holland TV Interview: https://www.omropfryslan.nl/nijs/878130-garion-mulder-fryslan-moai-plak-mar-it-net-thus Kor Mulder Holland Radio Interviews: https://www.omropfryslan.nl/nijs/878049-fryske-famylje-mulder-moat-nei-18-jier-fuort-ut-amearika?fbclid=IwAR3SsAMKp-L13KpBXor3IEmWC5W4qR4Gp-l2UtZrayCFSISj0RQ1lJbt0Mk https://qmusic.wetransfer.com/downloads/85806eb043df8b1b593aa90fbad6ec7f20190404131909/6d8dd870a6ebe0334271ff4b43372a6e20190404131909/3e0715 A candidate for U.S. Senator in Maine calls for President Trump to help the Mulder's in his announcement speech (Starts around the 3:21 mark) https://www.facebook.com/derekuspatriot/videos/2080017488963486/UzpfSTEyMTYwMDI3NzQ6MTAyMTk0NjAzMDAwMzc1OTg/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARAyTtLQqWm4Iav-XmfhPPd-CVBPpQwhykLqzJIlgu0RK7vWSOqs0nUHQu-JEoy4XZup3GM0Jh_9isyb&fref=mentions&__xts__=68.ARAXexg6Y0uDQsVAbwYvWEx1nSzcVhT79dmYtlYkH-kaLoMJ-9xmoQM1cAPdMC5y88FjupqtPAQuWgo89ttD1RLSHRCSucjXfkpzadlaQDH4GkAoZRw6gCss3pG0iHn2_dddSV0nurEM2Wjf16NxDfraM_qE4cV_2_p10Sku4Q_aElNjGLDGm7ZmBnJvyT_YhoeutLcPbxo1olm1_XmkxrMQN8eKK-X10VZXBPYio86vDfYTtjP5dLw6pjY97_Y-6wwDUurFxp-wA0SH8OTw2KT7VhAKGgyFSIg57ArzVj2VDJx7syi8rtb7Gk9LQVxPiCDTKCYO5cyPI6nFvlnKD5SOpmz4ReAICBN9
Let's Pass Police Reform-Support the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act!
Today, right now, we have a chance for change. We have a chance to make police reform REAL--and to do that, we need to make sure that the United State Senate knows we haven't spent a summer in protest and centuries in turmoil only to be placated with a piece of watered-down legislation that makes "suggestions" where we, the American people, want LAWS. On June 8, 2020, House and Senate Democrats came together to answer that call and introduce the Justice in Policing Act. This is a multi-clause bill created to drastically reduce the death and violence brought on by excessive and unjust police brutality. It's what we need in this historic moment. The Justice in Policing Act PROHIBITS AND BANS:-all racial, religious, and other discriminatory profiling-all chokeholds and carotid holds-no-knock warrants in drug-related cases The Justice in Policing Act LIMITS:-the use of deadly force (by requiring officers to prove that force necessary)-the transfer of military-grade weapons to state and local law enforcement The Justice in Policing Act ENABLES:-the training of law enforcement officials so that they recognize implicit bias and avoid all racial, religious, and other discriminatory profiling-the creation of a national police misconduct registry-that federal, uniformed, police offers wear body cameras-that state and local law enforcement use existing funds to ensure the use of body cameras-that all marked federal vehicles have dashboard cameras-that lynching and other hate crimes be regarded as federal crimes The Justice in Policing Act ENABLES:-the fair prosecution of reckless police action—in criminal AND civil court On June 17, Senate Republicans introduced a counter-bill...and asked their one African-American Senator to function as its face. It's even called the 'Justice Act'; as though these things could distract us from the fact that this counter-bill is not nearly as strong, as sweeping, or as necessary as the Justice in Policing Act. Tell YOUR Senator and Congressional Representative, today, that this is NOT the time to make police reform a partisan issue. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Atatiana Jefferson, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Sandra Bland, and countless others are NOT opportunities to "score" political points. We, the American people, Democrat and Republican alike, are standing up to demand REAL police reform RIGHT NOW. Our police force is sworn to protect and serve the people. Let's hold them to that promise. Let's pass REAL police reform. Sign this petition to get your senators and representatives to support the Justice in Policing Act. ALSO: Visit tcatherinematthews.wixsite.com/letspasspolicereform for more information on how YOU can do even more to help pass police reform!
Make Stacey Abrams DNC Chair!
Stacey Abrams won her nomination and led a historic campaign for Governor of GA by seeking to increase turnout from historically marginalized communities that have long been loyal to the Democratic Party. Her strategy led to record turnout, lifted local campaigns, and strategically challenged unprecedented voter suppression efforts. As DNC Chair, she will be effective at building a coalition that will increase Democratic victories in the next few years.
More International Intervention in CPC Harming Hong Kong Autonomy Through Extradition Law
Issuing a joint statement at the forum, Schona Jolly QC, chair of the BHRC, also joined Helena Kennedy QC, director of the London-based International Bar Association Human Rights Institute, in saying the government’s proposal is likely to create “real and serious risk” of human rights being violated if rendition is opened up to mainland China. A group of prominent foreign lawyers has joined Hong Kong counterparts in calling for the city to immediately withdraw its controversial extradition bill because it poses a “serious risk of human rights violations” in mainland China. ‘China’s justice system has a record of arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment, serious violations of fair trial rights, enforced disappearances and various systems of incommunicado detention without trial. These problems are exacerbated because the Mainland judiciary lacks independence from the government and the Chinese Communist Party. As a result, we are gravely concerned that anyone extradited to China will be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment and other grave human rights violations.’ Critics say the new law will undermine the integrity of the city’s legal system, and usher in the end of Hong Kong’s(paywall) unique legal status. The US has warned that the extradition law, if passed, could jeopardize the long-established special statusthat Washington affords Hong Kong. Chris Patten, the last colonial-era governor of Hong Kong, has warned that the extradition law would be the “worst thing” to happen to the city(paywall) since the 1997 handover.