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Eric Swalwell

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U.S. Representative from California's 15th congressional district


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Petitioning President of the United States, Mitch McConnell, Daniel Donovan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Trey Gowdy, Kevin McCarthy, Maxine Waters, Eleanor Norton, Paul Cook, Elijah Cummings, Darrell Issa, Don Y...

Ban Child Sex Dolls

Right now, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and neighbors, in every town in America, can purchase lifelike, anatomically correct dolls designed to simulate sex with a child. And it’s perfectly legal. These sick dolls are being imported into the United States and other countries. British police have seized more than 100 already in the UK, and authorities have found that the people buying them usually have child pornography too. Sign this petition to ban the sale and distribution of child sex dolls! These child sex dolls can normalize a pedophile’s behaviors, emboldening them to harm children, as is often the case with those who view child pornography. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children are sexually abused. One child is too many. Our elected officials need to protect children. That’s why Congressman Dan Donovan from New York is introducing legislation that will ban the distribution and sale of dolls that encourage child abuse. Show your support for this legislation by signing this petition, and help protect America’s children!

Stop Abuse Campaign
161,782 supporters
Petitioning Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Aaron Ford, Barbara Bailey, Tina Orwall, Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Sherrod Brown, Sheldon Whitehouse, Richard Blumenthal, Tammy Baldwin, Chris Murp...

Protect the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Update: February 13th, 2018 President Trump's proposed 2019 Budget calls for the COMPLETE ELIMINATION of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) If you care at all about PSLF then NOW is the time to take action. President Trump's Proposed 2019 Budget was officially released yesterday and clearly calls for pulling all funding from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, along with making several other massive cuts to Federal student loan programs. RIGHT NOW is the time to post this Petition on Social Media, in the comments on related news stories, to your Blog or anywhere else that you can think of where people who care about PSLF and student loan debt will find it, because unless we can show the Congress that there's a huge contingent of Americans standing in support of PSLF, it's likely to be cut for good. Don't let President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have their way on the student loan crisis. Don't let the big banks and corrupt for-profit schools continue to rake in trillions of dollars from hard-working Americans. Stand up for this vital program that supports people wanting to better their lives and give back to their community by making this country a better place! We ask that Members of Congress block President Trump's Proposed 2019 Budget until it includes support and continual funding for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. --- In addition to eliminating PSLF, President Trump's Proposed 2019 Budget Seeks to: Reduce available Income-Driven Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans (IDR Plans) from 4 to 1  Increase Monthly Payments for IDR Plans, raising the Discretionary Income Cap from 10% to 12.5% Offer Loan Forgiveness earlier to the general public, offering it at 15 years instead of the current 20 (this is the one good thing he's seeking) Require Graduate Students to make 30 years worth of payments before receiving Loan Forgiveness Eliminate all Federal Subsidized Loans, meaning that all Federal loans will begin accumulating interest even while borrowers are still in school Embolden the Federal Government to go after borrowers who default on their loans NOTE: These changes will ONLY APPLY to loans borrowed AFTER July 1st, 2019, so people already in repayment do not need to worry about these changes, but they are serious and significant cuts to the benefits that future generations will be offered, which is why it's so important that we stand up for them NOW! For specific details on exactly how President Trump's 2019 Budget will impact student loan laws, student loan forgiveness and specifically the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, please visit: https://www.forgetstudentloandebt.com/student-loan-relief-programs/federal-student-loan-relief/federal-forgiveness-programs/president-donald-trumps-student-loan-forgiveness-program/ --- The Department of Education is proposing eliminating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The stated purpose of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program is to “encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs”. To qualify for PSLF forgiveness, people must not only work full-time in a public service position, but also make 10 years’ worth of full, on-time, income-based monthly payments toward their Federal student loans. Who receives PSLF forgiveness? Teachers, Government Employees, Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Employees, Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Park Rangers, Military Personnel, and other qualifying public service workers. 400,000 Americans have chosen to serve their Government and Communities over the past 10 years, and each of these Americans should be able to count on the PSLF benefits promised to them. Betsy DeVos’s Department of Education seeks to end PSLF without having conducted a detailed study to determine how much actual money this dramatic policy reversal and broken promise would even save. The plan to eliminate PSLF is an not only an insult, but also an outrage to everyone who has dedicated the past ten years of their lives working in public service positions. Ending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is a terrible idea that should be opposed at all costs. We ask that Members of Congress block the Department of Education’s proposal to kill this vital financial assistance program.

Tim Lavelle
27,585 supporters
Petitioning Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senate, Delaware State House, Delaware State Senate, John Carney, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Massachusetts State House, Michael Capuano, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas...

Adverse effect of GOP tax bill on Graduate students in the US

Graduate students in the US are already living at the survival line. They are working hard to push forward the frontiers of science in all directions and trying to make a better tomorrow than today. Their disposable income is barely reaches 20k per year ( stipend for being TA or RA) and this money goes all to their consumption needs with almost nothing left to save. The new GOP tax bill is going to make the tuition waiver taxable which is estimated to cost each graduate student about $2000 a year and this will push most of the graduate students even lower the survival level. As a result, they should cut down their daily expenses to get along with the new budget and this means they will buy and consume less necessary stuff. On the other side, local businesses will suffer as well because students will spend less money in local restaurants, bars, games and etc. In all, this bill is going to put more financial pressure on graduate students and also hurt local businesses across the US. Please sign and share this petition to support all graduate students in the US and also opposing this unfair tax bill.

Kaveh Dlv
17,942 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Bob Goodlatte, Jim Sensenbrenner, Lamar Smith, Steve Chabot, Darrell Issa, Steve King, Jim Jordan, Ted Poe, Louie Gohmert, Tom Marino, Trey Gowdy, Raul L...

Safety of Public and Law Enforcement Threatened by Budget Cuts and Privatization

This week the Bureau of Prisons has started to eliminate roughly 14% (or 6,000) law enforcement positions throughout the Agency. This is catastrophic for the safety and security of our institutions and the community. The proposed cuts are coming at a time of severe understaffing in most of our federal prisons, because the BOP has left thousands of authorized correctional workers’ positions vacant all year. In 2005 the BOP instituted an initiative known as “Mission Critical” in which staffing at the BOP institutions was reduced to the minimal amount necessary to safely operate each facility. Since then we have continued to operate under this “bare bones” approach, which was less staff than what we really needed – the administration did not take into account leave usage, injuries, military service, emergency situations etc. when calculating these numbers. Since then, they have relied upon initiatives such as augmentation at various times (The term augmentation refers to the practice of using teachers, secretaries, nurses, etc. to cover the vacant correctional officer positions as opposed to hiring the law enforcement officers needed). They only left enough personnel in the prisons to cover essential operations, so whenever something happens outside of that, like inmate medical trips or staff using sick leave when they are ill or injured, the Agency is then forced to pay overtime to law enforcement officers to cover it. Their miscalculation in staffing led to massive amounts of overtime due to the sheer amount of disturbances and medical care in the institution, coupled with the injuries and stress borne by the staff. This leaves fewer staff able to respond to emergencies in the prison, and fewer to prevent violence and assaults. It also results in one law enforcement correctional worker supervising hundreds of dangerous felons - terrorists, gangs, and murderers – with no backup. This administration is setting the agency up for failure. As violence and recidivism rises, and our staff struggle to meet ACA accreditation requirements, the line staff will be blamed for these failures, and the administration will point to this as an excuse to contract out our law enforcement role to the private prison industry. The highly trained staff that work for this agency (30% of which are military veterans) have already proven that we provide the essential, inherently governmental function in a much more responsible and cost-effective manner than the private industry. The historical data and evidence backs this up without question. If we allow the administration to sabotage our operations with the dangerous staffing changes and policies, I’m confident that they will use the results against us, and I’m sure the shareholders in the private prison industry will profit from it. The number of staff assaults and inmate assaults continue to rise in the Bureau of Prisons, and it appears the agency is turning a blind eye to the safety of the community that we are sworn to protect from the nation's most violent offenders These poorly implemented tactics have led to the increased escape attempts and assaults within the BOP, for both inmates and our law enforcement personnel. Agency leaders have stated that assaults and escapes are the chances we take in this line of work. Its disheartening to know that they are willing to take chances with the safety of the community as well as the safety of the law enforcement that work behind the fences. We are asking that our elected officials properly fund our prisons, stop the reductions of safe staffing, and support our law enforcement officers. A vote for BOP cutbacks is a vote for unsafe prisons, unsafe communities and a vote against law enforcement.  Call 202-224-3121 or 844-669-5146 and tell our law makers not to cut back on safety  

Ray Coleman
13,678 supporters
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Petitioning Doug LaMalfa, Jared Huffman, John Garamendi, Tom McClintock, Mike Thompson, Doris Matsui, Ami Bera, Paul Cook, Jerry McNerney, Jeff Denham, Mark DeSaulnier, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee, Jackie Speier...

Speak up for California Salmon! No to Senate & House Bills 2533 & 2898

We are asking you to take a moment to help us address a critical issue, Water! The current water bills (link to bill 2533 here and bill 2898 here) introduced by Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Valadao in the Senate and House will be up for consideration in Congress before the end of the year. These bills weaken protections for salmon in order to pump more water from the Delta in Northern California for use primarily for big ag in the San Joaquin Valley. Water is a public resource, and therefore should include all constituents. These bills dramatically weaken or completely eliminate consideration of water for the environment, specifically for wild California salmon, which need cold water released at certain times of the year to spawn, rear and migrate to the ocean. They would also promote new taxpayer subsidized and salmon killing dams.   We understand that ag needs water. So do salmon! Sacrificing the environment, salmon and the multi-billion dollar fishing industry to move more water is a dangerous and biased approach. We need a long-term solution for the drought which reflects the needs of all constituents, human as well as wildlife. We know how do to this. More conservation groundwater clean up and management, water recycling and capturing urban stormwater can provide plenty of additional water for cities and agriculture. And restoring habitat and ensuring adequate flows can help restore salmon and the environment.   We are asking for your help, because to risk the health and future viability of wild salmon runs in California due to poor legislation is inexcusable. Speak up for Salmon! 

Farmers, Fishers & Friends of Salmon
11,771 supporters
Petitioning Diane Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Jim Patterson, Jim Costa, Devin Nunes, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, T. Montgomery Mason, Rob Wittman, Scott Taylor, Terry McAuliffe, Jerry Brown...

Responsibilities Required From Social Media Regarding Military Romance Scamming

THE CAUSE: Military Romance Scammers are all over social media networks. These scammers use pictures, names and valor's of men and women who are actively serving in our military, retired  or are deceased. The scammers are aware how highly Americans think and feel for their military and they use this to pull at the heart strings of vulnerable men and women. Working with a retired Colonel from the United States Army whose pictures, name and child have been used in the scammers story, I have come to realize just what an epidemic this is. Unfortunately, many of the victims are afraid, ashamed, and embarrassed to come forward. Many just want to forget about the scam and move on with their lives. That is why I bring this petition to you. Due to the overwhelming numbers of fraudulent accounts throughout social media and the unidentified number of victims, we need to be the voice.  Social Media has a great amount of power, and with power comes an abundance of responsibility. THE BATTLE:  Because of the majority of military romance scammers residing in other countries, the United States has very little jurisdiction over these criminals, therefore we must work from where and what we know, and that is through the United States and our legislative system. We are looking to encourage social media sites to provide more public service announcements by way of television, movie theater ads, magazines, radio, etc. and provide additional man power to their fraudulent account tracking system as well as upgrading their security system to recognize these duplicated accounts that are recreated literally moments to hours after being deleted. Facial recognition does not solve all problems, especially when these scammers are using generic pictures (flowers, hearts etc.) on their profiles and cyber security is unable to recognize this discrepancy. PERSONAL NOTE: I am a very proud daughter to a mother who served in our Navy, and brother and father who served in our Army. I also have multiple cousins, aunts and uncles who have served and the thought of our military being abused and disrespected is appalling! My mothers friend fell victim to a scammer using the pictures of the Colonel I am currently working with, thus being the reason I have become so involved. I, like many others, had no idea what an epidimic this has become and what little is being done. Social Media needs to take on more responsibility for this breeding ground than they already have, not just for the sake of the victims, but for the sake of our security, and Military whose job is to protect us. What security is social media providing them? Obviously, not the right kind. Scammers are the cancer to the social media world and it's time our companies and legislature took a stand and initiative to help prevent such illness within our military community and every day victims. 

Kathy Waters
4,125 supporters
Petitioning Eric Swalwell, Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, Justin Bieber, Mark Zuckerberg, Milly_yb

Luttons contre l'esclavage en Libye

Bonjour  Je me permets de vous écrire parce que je suis non seulement en colère de voir que les grandes personnalités comme vous ne pas  bouger un seul  doigts pour agir sur ce qui se passe en Libye. Nous somme en 2017 comment pouvons nous fermé les yeux sur l'esclavage  des noirs alors qu'elle a été abolie depuis des siècles, nos ancêtres ce sont bâtu pour en arriver là.  Et aujourd'hui on laisse une ouverture à ce crime d'humanité qui a eu à devaster toute une population.. J'ai peur pour notre génération, celle a venir, celle de nos enfants et de nos petit enfant. Voilà pourquoi je demande votre aide s'il vous plaît lèvre vous et agissez pour le bien de l'humanité   noir  blancs rassemblons nous et combattons ensemble ce mal.  Une mère en colère    HelloI allow myself to write because I am not only angry to see that great personalities like you do not move their fingers to act on what happens in Libya. We are in 2017 comment we closed our eyes on the black slave when it was abolished for centuries, our ancestors are here to go there. And today we leave an opening to this crime of humanity that had to devastate an entire population.I am afraid for our generation, the future, of our children and grandchildren. That's why I'm asking for your help please lip and act for the sake of the black mankind white people gather together and fight together this evil. An angry mother      

Julia BAKITH
3,943 supporters
Petitioning Eric Swalwell, Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, Justin Bieber, Mark Zuckerberg, Milly_yb

Luttons contre l'esclavage en Libye

Bonjour  Je me permets de vous écrire parce que je suis non seulement en colère de voir que les grandes personnalités comme vous ne pas  bouger un seul  doigts pour agir sur ce qui se passe en Libye. Nous somme en 2017 comment pouvons nous fermé les yeux sur l'esclavage  des noirs alors qu'elle a été abolie depuis des siècles, nos ancêtres ce sont bâtu pour en arriver là.  Et aujourd'hui on laisse une ouverture à ce crime d'humanité qui a eu à devaster toute une population.. J'ai peur pour notre génération, celle a venir, celle de nos enfants et de nos petit enfant. Voilà pourquoi je demande votre aide s'il vous plaît lèvre vous et agissez pour le bien de l'humanité   noir  blancs rassemblons nous et combattons ensemble ce mal.  Une mère en colère    HelloI allow myself to write because I am not only angry to see that great personalities like you do not move their fingers to act on what happens in Libya. We are in 2017 comment we closed our eyes on the black slave when it was abolished for centuries, our ancestors are here to go there. And today we leave an opening to this crime of humanity that had to devastate an entire population.I am afraid for our generation, the future, of our children and grandchildren. That's why I'm asking for your help please lip and act for the sake of the black mankind white people gather together and fight together this evil. An angry mother      

Julia BAKITH
3,943 supporters
Petitioning Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump, The Department of Education, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Aaron Ford, Barbara Bailey, Tina Orwall, Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, Dick Durbin, Sherrod Brown, Sheldon W...

Restore the Borrower's Defense Against Repayment Program

The Department of Education has frozen the Borrowers Defense to Repayment Program. The Borrowers Defense Against Repayment Program was created to erase "the federal loan debt of student borrowers who were cheated by colleges that acted fraudulently".  This program was originally negotiated by the Obama Administration, and set to go live on July 1st, 2017, but Betsy DeVos (head of the Department of Education) recently "froze" the new rules from going into effect, calling them "a muddled process that's unfair to students and schools". Mrs. DeVos has promised to create "a new rule-making committee to reconsider the matter from scratch", but she cannot be trusted to protect the financial interests of ordinary Americans, as has been made clear by her recent actions to eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. In fact, Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey made it quite clear that Mrs. DeVos is woefully disinterested in helping the American taxpayer, as "since Day 1, Secretary DeVos has sided with for-profit school executives against students and families drowning in unaffordable student loans."  The Borrowers Defense Against Repayment Program was the most powerful, most needed Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program on the books in 2017, and the most important program for the hundreds of thousands of students impacted by the closures of ITT Tech, Corinthian Colleges, and several other massive for-profit schools. Without the Borrowers Defense to Repayment Program, these Americans will be stuck with billions of dollars worth of Federal student loans that never should have existed in the first place. This program was created to allow Americans to discharge loans that were created due to false promises and fraudulent claims by the schools who swindled students into believing they were purchasing a valuable education, but who received nothing but frustration and stress for their time and money. The plan to eliminate the Borrowers Defense Against Repayment Program is an outrage to everyone who has been abused by for-profit schools, and it's elimination is sure to devastate the finances of thousands of American families. We ask that Members of Congress do everything in their power to force Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education to restore the Borrowers Defense Against Repayment Program.

Tim Lavelle
1,866 supporters
Petitioning Human Rights Campaign, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, American Red Cross, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Wyndham Hotels Worldwide, World Bank,...

APPROVE THE BILLION COIN GLOBALLY

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Eradicate Poverty
1,678 supporters