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Greg Abbott

  • Governor of Texas

Attorney General Greg Abbott was reelected as the 50th Attorney General of Texas on November 2, 2010. Prior to his election as attorney general, Greg Abbott served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County.


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Petitioning Greg Abbott

Rodney Reed is innocent. Exonerate and send him home.

Update: On November 15, 2019, with 5 days before Rodney Reed was scheduled to die, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously blocked his execution, and remanded his case back to the 21st District Court of Bastrop, Texas for a new hearing to examine new evidence, new witnesses, Brady violations, and Rodney's claims of actual innocence, which is a chance for him to clear his name and be exonerated. Our work is just beginning and we must keep pressure on those with the power to continue doing the right thing.   Dear Governor Greg Abbott: 1. Rodney Reed is innocent. 2. The State relied on expert testimony to convict Rodney Reed that has since been recanted BY THE EXPERTS who put forth the testimony. Three renown medical examiners have concluded it is "medically impossible" for Stacey Stites to have been killed at the time the state says she died. This alone exonerates Rodney Reed. Reed was convicted based on forensic expert testimony that has now been recanted by the scientists and agencies that offered the evidence on behalf of the State. In fact, leading forensic pathologists have concluded that it would be "medically and scientifically impossible" for Reed to have murdered Stites. This new forensic evidence (which the State hasn't contradicted) indicates that Stites was murdered at a time that her fiance, local police officer Jimmy Fennell, testified that he was alone with Stites in their apartment. Fennell recently completed a ten-year prison sentence after he plead guilty to felony charges arising out of the kidnapping and sexual assault of a women he encountered while on patrol as a Georgetown, Texas police officer. Rodney Reed is innocent and should be exonerated, not executed. 3. We hate to say it, but, Rodney Reed is the victim of racism and was framed for a crime he didn't commit. 4. ALL OF THE EVIDENCE implicates *somebody else* was the real killer. And that somebody else failed two polygraph exams about his role in the murder, and he has continued to be a violent offender and assaulted others in the same way - kidnapping, sexual assault and choking with a belt. 5. Rodney Reed, and the Reed family, have suffered enough. 6. Sometimes our court system makes mistakes, and this case is a prime example of those injustices of what happens when the system fails. 7. Due to these mistakes, there's been no justice for the victim, Stacey Stites, and the real killer has continued to be a serial violent offender. 8. We need you to hear us, review this case, and find it in your heart to do what's right. 9. You promised Texas wouldn't ever kill an innocent person. You're the only person who can keep this promise by stopping the execution of Rodney Reed. 10. If prosecutors followed the evidence, and the evidence only, Rodney Reed wouldn't even be a suspect in this case, let alone become indicted. There's absolutely no evidence that indicts Rodney Reed. Please exonerate Rodney Reed.

Rodney Reed is Innocent
951,732 supporters
Petitioning Greg Abbott

Pardon Black Woman Imprisoned for Voting

Crystal hadn’t originally planned to vote in the 2016 presidential elections, but after her mother reminded her how important it was, she decided to do so to set a good example for her children. For that, she is now facing 5 years or more in prison. Sign the petition to call on Texas Governor Abbott to pardon Crystal for the “crime” of voting. Because Crystal previously spent time in prison for tax fraud, she had been unknowingly stripped by the state of Texas of her voting rights, and her innocent attempt to submit a ballot as an ineligible voter was actually a felony. Meanwhile, a white judge in a nearby city who recently plead guilty to forging multiple signatures to help himself get re-elected was only sentenced to probation. But a black mother of three is being sent to prison for years because she tried once to vote while ineligible. Crystal was simply trying to do her civic duty in a state where African-Americans and people of color face serious barriers to voting. It’s no coincidence that only 6% of the population of her city voted in the last midterm elections. Perhaps the saddest part of this story is that Crystal’s children now say they will never vote. What kind of message are we sending to our children that they should be afraid to vote in the country they contribute to? Donate to Crystal Mason today:  https://www.gofundme.com/justice4crystal?fbclid=IwAR3Mzf33UXj4L0rmZltOUugi5UVSMUcA1VeEK4GwTIMj201Uu3U4sMb2n7s Please join me in calling on Governor Abbott to pardon Crystal and release her back to her family.

Next Generation Action Network
450,508 supporters
Petitioning Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Facility, Justin Moore, Greg Abbott, Ron Jensen

Justice for Zephaniah Trevino

DONATE TO HER DEFENSE FUND IF YOU HAVE THE MEANS: https://directlyto.org/projects/zephaniah-trevinos-defense-fund/  Zephaniah “Zephi” Trevino is a 16 year old Latinx girl who has been accused of aggravated robbery and capital murder.  Zephaniah was approached in May 2019 by a sex trafficker who used physical threats, threats of death against her family, and drugs. She had recently been exposed to drugs in an abusive relationship with her boyfriend. Zephaniah’s trafficker killed her purchaser in a conflict. Neither of them have been charged. Instead, the charges have fallen upon an innocent junior in high school - a victim of sex trafficking. Zephaniah was an active member of her community; her family raised her by their faith, she played softball, and had made the drill team at her local high school in Grand Prairie, Texas. “Everyone who had met our daughter could feel the impact of her loving and caring personality. She loves hard and feels deeply,” her mother, Crystal Trevino, testifies in their Defense Fund description.  The public defender on her case is encouraging her to take a plea and serve a long sentence for a crime she DID NOT COMMIT. Please sign this petition to show support for the innocence of Zephaniah Trevino, and show the Texas Justice system their shortcomings in defense of young women, especially young POC. 

Noelle Mercer
331,660 supporters
Petitioning Chief Ed Kraus,, Greg Abbott, Sharen Wilson

Justice For Amari Boone

Amari Boone, Age 3, went through horrific child abuse resulting in his death while in CPS care. Little Amari was admitted to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth Texas on 04/10/2020 and was 1 out of 3 children who died that week alone from severe child abuse. Six other additional child where also admitted for severe child abuse. Doctor's at Cook Children's medical hospital released that Amari was admitted to the hospital for seizures, a fatal head injury, both arms, three fingers, and his pelvis broken. Amari also had bruises throughout his body as a result of ongoing child abuse. Prior to Amari's murder his parents reported to caseworkers bruising on Amari and that they suspected he was being abused in his foster home. CPS failed to remove Amari from the home, and ultimately it helped attribute to his death. Amari Boone was three years old, he didn't deserve to have his little body covered in bruises, he didn't deserve to have both arms, several fingers, and his pelvis to be  broken. Amari didn't deserve to be hit so hard in the head that it caused a massive brain bleed that lead to a coma and death. He didn't deserve for pleas for his well being to be ignored until it was to late. Amari should've been playing with toys, being read bed time stories. He should've been having minor boo boos kissed away. Amari should've felt loved, cherished, and protected. Instead he will never see his fourth birthday and Justice NEEDS to be served. There have been zero arrests made in his case and that's NOT acceptable. Amari was failed and it lead to him being brutally murdered, we will not fail him now! Sign the petition to the Texas Governor and District Attorneys Office. Call and demand justice. Share his pictures, share his story, make sure EVERYONE knows who he is! We will NOT fail him again and Justice will be served! Requested action from this petition is as follows. We want an overview of Amari's case to the proper review boards to make sure that it is fully, and properly being investigated. We want CPS in the state of Texas to be subpoenaed on documentation for the last fiscal year for how many cases they've had involvement with that has ended in death. We want the Governor of Texas, and eventually all other states, to implement laws that act as safe guards for children during government shutdowns. 

Jessica Cooper
328,899 supporters
Petitioning Greg Abbott, Lois Kolkhorst, Charles Perry, Dawn Buckingham, Donna Campbell, Pete Flores, Nathan Johnson, Borris L. Miles, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Beverly Powell, Kel Seliger, Borris L. Miles

Save "BOY Ja​.​D.Y." From Chemical Castration

UPDATE: In light of the judge's unconstitutional gag order on Jeff, we must clarify the following: This petition is run from outside the US and was not written or managed by Jeff at any point in time. UPDATE: Due to complaints by the opposition, who wish to stop our efforts to protect this child, Change.org first took away our comment section and now have sent us legal notice to remove the picture and name of "BOY Ja.D.Y." To learn more about "BOY Ja.D.Y." visit http://savejames.com/ To The Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services: Citizens across the United States of America and around the world are outraged to learn that the 255th Judicial Family District Court in Texas is considering a petition brought by Anne Georgulas the mother of 6-year-old "BOY Ja.D.Y." to: Deny his father Jeffrey Younger custody of his child. To order “social transitioning” therapy to prepare "BOY Ja.D.Y." for chemical castration at age 8. We the undersigned, demand that the Governor and Texas Legislature step in immediately to save "BOY Ja.D.Y." and all other children under the threat of "social transitioning." Sex change surgery on young children is a horrific form child-abuse that is liable to cause "BOY Ja.D.Y." and countless other children grave suffering in the years ahead. The petition to the honorable court can be read here:  The facts of the case from http://savejames.com  "BOY Ja.D.Y." is a 6-year-old boy – his mother is attempting to change his gender. "BOY Ja.D.Y." prefers to be a boy, but since the age of 3, his mother has chosen to dress him as a girl, and call him by the name “Luna.” She has enrolled him as a girl. He is currently in 1st grade. The teachers and administrators know that he is a boy, but the other parents and students are unaware He is undergoing “social transitioning” therapy to prepare him for chemical castration at age 8. "BOY Ja.D.Y." father, Jeff is fighting to protect his son all alone. His mother has support and financial backing. Jeff needs both financial help with legal fees and help networking to find expert witnesses who will help him keep his son safe. The court is requiring Jeff to pay for transgender therapy and the future sexual mutilation of his son. Courts have enjoined Jeff from dressing "BOY Ja.D.Y." as a boy at school, from teaching him that he is a boy, and from sharing religious teachings on sexuality and gender. He has been accused of ABUSE for saying that his son is a boy.

Saves James
251,927 supporters
Petitioning Greg Abbott, Texas Governor, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, City of Austin, Texas, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott: Suspend Rent, Mortgage & Utility Payments During Coronavirus Crisis

 To Governor Greg Abbott, The Texas House of Representatives, The Texas Senate and all of the Lone Star State's Senators, Congressman, Mayors and other elected officials. COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) has been classified as a global pandemic. As of March 15th, there are 68 known cases of the virus here in Texas. The CDC has recommended that gathers of more than 50 people be canceleld for the next 8 weeks. Many states have also closed down bars, restaurants, movie theaters and other establishments. State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers already struggle to make rent or mortgage payments. The choice to skip work for the sake of community health could leave them and their families unsheltered. In order to protect the health and housing security of our community we call on Governor Abbott and our government to act now so workers won't have to make that choice. Specifically, we call for a suspension of all rent, mortgage, and utility payments for 2 full months to allow people to do what they need to in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the community. The legacy of every public official currently serving will be determined in the next few months. Across the world, Texans are known for taking care of Texans. It's time to act now and protect the community you are sworn to serve.

Peter Nicholas
220,534 supporters
Petitioning Joe N. Kornegay, Peter P. Nghiem, TAMU , Texas A&M President Michael K. Young, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott

Close down the Dog Laboratory at Texas A&M!

There are twenty-nine dogs trapped in cold, dark cages and are being subjected to countless forms of experimentation. All of the dogs imprisoned have Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and are being tested to "later develop a cure for human trials." However, former lead experimenter Joe Kornegay has researched this for over 35 years and has yet to have any real progress. Even after 3 decades of experimentation, Kornegay has failed to produce a treatment to lessen or reverse the symptoms, let alone find a cure. Kornegay's trials include the breeding/insemination of dogs that already have MD to make litters of dogs to use in further experimentation. What he calls "developing" litters of puppies with a chronic illness is inhumane and cruel. Kornegay also contributed a chapter to a 2011 book, Muscle Gene Therapy, in which he outlines his process of breeding, including the high mortality rate of the dogs and rampant inbreeding in the process. As Kornegay transfers to other universities, (UG, NCSU, UM, UNC, and now TAMU) the sick colonies of dogs are taken with him. After TAMU was first ridiculed 2 years prior, they vowed to end the dog breeding program, and would only house dogs they rescue with MD. However, TAMU has been dishonest with the public and is still housing dogs that are born into captivity with a life-threatening disease and caging them until they die. Lab officials claim that the breeding has stopped but since 2018, up to a hundred puppies have been born in secret. The Muscular Dystrophy Lab at Texas A&M University needs to be shut down, and the dogs within it to be put up for adoption in hopes they all find good forever homes.

Steven Nichols
197,582 supporters
Petitioning MCALLEN DHS

JUSTICE FOR MCALLEN DETAINEES

Immigrant children are being illegally detained at Hampton Inn & Suites McAllen, address 10 W Expy 83, McAllen, TX 78501.  Immigrant children are being unlawfully detained for days to weeks in a facility not owned by the government, being transported in UNMARKED vehicles, DENIED access to telephones, and are being monitored by persons NOT in uniform. These persons, when asked for identification, REFUSED to tell lawyers their identities/authority.  These UNMARKED vehicles are said to be "contractors who are non-law enforcement staff members trained to work with minors and to ensure that all aspects of the transport or stay are compliant." However, these contractors are NOT said to be licensed child care specialists, nor can it be verified they have received FBI background checks. There is NO VERIFICATION that detained children are SAFE with these contractors. On July 23, 2020 immigration lawyers with the TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT attempted to contact detainees inside the Hampton hotel, but were VIOLENTLY pushed back into an elevator and were forced to leave the premises. This is a DIRECT VIOLATION of DUE PROCESS rights in which detainees were DENIED contact with immigration lawyers.  The DHS CRCL is OBLIGATED to acknowledge, review, and INVESTIGATE this human rights complaint under Executive Order 13107.  We demand to see the immediate fulfillment of DUE PROCESS RIGHTS to these detainees.

Amanda Garcia
189,790 supporters