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Petitioning U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Justice, Jason Chaffetz, James Comey, Loretta Lynch

Prosecute Trump for illegal offenses before the Dec. 19 Electoral College Vote.

We respectfully call upon the appropriate Federal Authorities to thoroughly investigate the many possible illegal offenses of Donald Trump, the Trump Corporations, and the Trump Foundation before the members of the Electoral College meet to cast their final vote on Dec. 19.  The Electoral College was created by the framers of the constitution to protect against corrupt demagogues; the Electors should be given the full opportunity to vote their conscience if it is formally determined that Trump has broken the law. Throughout the campaign, allegations of Trump's illegal activities have surfaced:  tax evasion, business scams, tenant intimidation, hiring of undocumented workers, illegal trade, bribery, sexual assault,  incitement of violence, and collusion with a foreign government to influence an American election.  If Trump is guilty of crimes, he does not deserve to be our President.    https://twitter.com/CriminalTrump

D. Kunfro
174,605 supporters
Petitioning Jason Chaffetz

Do your job. Investigate President Trump’s ethical conflicts of interest.

Our Members of Congress are elected to represent their constituents and uphold our American values of good governance and the rule of law. As Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz is in an excellent position to bring ethical violations and corruption to the attention of the American people. Never has this been more important than now. By refusing to release his tax returns and divest his financial holdings into a blind trust, Donald Trump has chosen to jettison the legal and ethical standards followed by our Presidents for the past 40 years. When Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) publicly stated that Trump’s business arrangements were still out of compliance with the OGE’s guidelines and would not eliminate his conflicts of interest, Chaffetz threatened the OGE’s funding and demanded the director submit to a private hearing with the Oversight Committee. Chaffetz’s decision to turn a blind eye toward Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest while attacking the Office of Government Ethics director, who holds no power other than to assist and advise our political leaders in avoiding financial conflicts of interest, is a purely partisan act. It is also a dereliction of his duty as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee. If you care about ethics and the rule of law, sign this petition to tell Rep. Jason Chaffetz to do his job -- or resign from his committee.

Utah Indivisible
47,834 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, Justin Amash, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Michael Burgess, Jason Chaffetz, Curt Clawson, Ron DeSantis, Jeff Duncan, Scott Garrett, Chris Gibson, Louie Gohmert, Paul G...

Impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro

We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Gloria M. Navarro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada for committing treason and collaborating in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S.C § 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Navarro, at the direction of the FBI, BLM, and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining (Amendment VIII of the Bill of Rights & 18 U.S.C. § 3142), and has been for over nine months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights—protesting against federal government overreach [the fact it had sold 9,000 acres of public land bordering Bundy Ranch and other people who own grazing rights to the division to a Communist Chinese energy firm represented by Rory Reid (Harry Reid's son), EMM, for $4.5 million, $34.1 million less than its value, and began rounding up the the Bundy’s cattle and holding them in inhumane conditions … at least 60 purportedly suffering death or missing]—and, in order to suppress C4CF 's education of the People, they have been charged by the FBI for violating 18 U.S.C. § 371 - Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States; 18 U.S.C. § 372 - Conspiracy to Impede and Injure a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § lll(a)(l) and (b) - Assault on a Federal Officer; 18 U.S.C. § 115(a)(l)(B) - Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer; 18 U.S. C. § 924(c) - Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence; 18 U.S.C. § 1503 - Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice; 18 U.S.C. § 1951 - Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 1952 - Interstate Travel in Aid of Extortion; 18 U.S.C. § 2 - Aiding and Abetting. Among the political prisoners are Cliven, Ammon, Ryan and Mel Bundy, Peter Santilli (a journalist), Ryan Payne, Blaine Cooper, Eric Parker and Jerry DeLumus—all of whom provide C4CF with necessary influence. Whereas the discovery comprises substantial evidence proving the innocence of the defendants but is being concealed from the public at the order of Judge Navarro (in violation of Amendment VI of the Bill of Rights and Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure). These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshall Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Navarro is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after learning that Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and many other local, state and federal officials ordered the BLM to return the cattle to the Bundy’s and withdraw from the land, and being presented with relevant laws [Article I Section 8 Clause 17 & Article IV Section 3 Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Nevada Revised Statute 568.225] were presented to her by the defense. Whereas, after being ordered by Sheriff Gillespie to stand down, Special Agent Dan P. Love of the BLM continued to impede on the rights and jurisdiction of the People of Clark County and all People of Nevada unabated; Committing acts of aggression that should be considered attempts to seriously injure or even kill peaceful protesters, including tazing several individuals and using blunt force (some already challenged by physical disabilities)—an apparent result of its militarization. Sheriff Gillespie stated that "anyone who had been in policing would question their tactics." Whereas Judge Navarro is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. One of the main functions of government is to enforce contracts, and in this case not only is the government failing to enforce a contract but it is also the contractor, and have abridged their obligations in addition to preventing the contractee(s) [Cliven Bundy—We the People] from discharging our duties enumerated in Article I Section 8 Clause 15 & 16 of the U.S. Constitution & 10 U.S.C § 311 and pursuant to Rule 501 of the Federal Rules of Evidence. Whereas Judge Navarro has proven herself unfit to be an impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained for exercising their rights protected by the First Amendment to enforce the rule of law—to establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, guarantee a Republican Form of Government, and secure the right to life, liberty and property, as ordained by the Creator in the U.S. Constitution.

Matthew Deatherage
9,649 supporters
Petitioning Gary Herbert, Rob Bishop, Jason Chaffetz, Mia Love, Chris Stewart, Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee

Make Illegal Tint a Secondary Offense in Utah

Why is dark tint illegal?Let me start by saying that I'm a person who completely agrees with enacting safety measures for our Police Officers. Whether you like them or not, their job is hard and extremely dangerous.The main reason that dark tint on the front windows and windshield is illegal is that it puts Police Officers in a more dangerous situation because they cannot see inside the vehicle. I offer two points listed below: A Police Officer approaches a vehicle during a traffic stop from the rear of a vehicle, which there are no laws that regulate tint. If darker tint is illegal because it puts a Police Officer in a more dangerous situation, pulling someone over solely for the reason of having darker tint does not make sense.   A Fair, Compromised Solution We petition the State of Utah to change it's laws regarding automobile tint as follows... Changing tint infractions to Secondary Offenses; you can no longer be pulled over just for having dark tint. The current limits still apply when being pulled over for other reasons. Changing tint infractions from Correctable Violations ("Fix-it tickets") to flat fines. When pulled over and given a tint ticket, you pay a fine. You are no longer required to remove the tint.   Benefits for Everyone Most, if not all, Utah Residents know that our State gets HOT during the summer. Darker tint has many benefits for Residents. Some of those benefits include reduced interior heat, less interior sun damage, increased privacy, increased safety from glare, and even lower chances of skin cancer due to reduced absorption of UV rays. Studies have shown that US Drivers have more skin cancer on the left side of their faces and Australian Drivers have more skin cancer on the right side of their faces. (SkinCancer.org) Changing the tint laws in the ways described above should also increase revenue from tint violations while reducing the time required when a tint violation is given out, as Police Officers or other Officials are no longer required to sign off on a Correctable Violation.   Ideas? Feedback? Support? Please leave any feedback, additional ideas, and support in the comments!  

Kamron Nelson
6,061 supporters
Closed
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, Justin Amash, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Michael Burgess, Jason Chaffetz, Curt Clawson, Ron DeSantis, Jeff Duncan, Scott Garrett, Chris Gibson, Louie Gohmert, Paul G...

Impeach Judge Anna J. Brown

We the People of the United States petition the U.S. House of Representatives to impeach Judge Anna J. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon for committing treason and for her participation in the insurrection against the Constitutional authority of the federal government pursuant to Article I Section 8 Clause 15, Article 3 Section 3 and Article 2 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, 18 U.S. § Code 2831 and 18 U.S. § Code 2383. Whereas Judge Brown, at the direction of the FBI and other federal agencies, is unlawfully detaining, and has been for over eight months, prominent activists within the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom political movement for exercising their First Amendment protected rights. Among the political prisoners are Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who both provide C4CF with necessary influence. These prisoners have also been subjected to mistreatment by the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service and employees of the correctional facilities. Whereas Judge Brown denied the Motion for mistrial after two of the government's witnesses introduced prejudicial information.  Whereas Judge Brown is consciously proceeding with falsified charges filed by the FBI against C4CF and refusing to grant motions to dismiss after relevant laws (60 stat 1065 & Article I Section 8 Clause 17)  were presented to her by the defense. Whereas Judge Brown is participating in a cover up of the suppression by the FBI (by way of COINTELPRO tactics) of the right to the free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceful assembly, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Whereas Judge Brown has been/is conspiring with the prosecution and FBI by prohibiting the defense to admit relevant evidence and to sufficiently question the witnesses, and by sustaining objections never raised by the prosecution but rather herself. Whereas Judge Brown has proven herself unfit to be a impartial Federal Judge; Consistent to the extreme bias expressed by her assistance given to the federal government and its usurpation of power and by covering up the inhumane treatment of political activists who are being unlawfully detained.

Matthew Deatherage
3,643 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Tom McClintock, Devin Nunes, Kevin McCarthy, Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher, Robert Aderholt, Rick Allen, Justin Amash, Brian Babin, Lou Barletta, Andy Barr, Joe Barton, Dan Benishek, Diane Black, ...

Pass H.R. 2737: Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015

On June 11, 2015, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Sen. Mazie Hirono introduced HR 2737 & S 1555 respectively as the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015.  The pending legislation, “directs the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives to make appropriate arrangements for the award of a single Congressional Gold Medal to the Filipino Veterans in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II.”  Other groups have been formally recognized by the United States with the Congressional Gold Medal for World War II service; they include the Tuskegee Airmen, Montford Point Marines, Navajo Code Talkers, Women Air Service Pilots, Japanese American Nisei Soldiers and Puerto Rican Soldiers.  Filipino World War II Veterans are equally deserving of this honor.  In order to pass HR 2737, the bill requires sponsorship from 290 congressional representatives, S 1555 needs 67 senators.  Today, HR 2737 has 312 cosponsors, S 1555 has 71. I would like to ask your assistance in reaching out to your congressional representative to get their support as a sponsor for the pending legislation.  Time is not on our side; the number of remaining Filipino Veterans is fast decreasing.  We need to pass these bills before the 114th Congress come to a close at the end of the year.

Veterans Equity Center
3,442 supporters
Petitioning Jason Chaffetz

Subpoena Trump's Tax Returns to Clarify Conflicts of Interest

"We the undersigned citizens wish to express our displeasure with Jason Chaffetz as Chairman of the House Oversight and Budget Reform Committee. Representative Chaffetz holds a position of responsibility to all Americans, not just to those in his Utah Congressional District. We assert that he is failing in that duty.WHEREAS Representative Chaffetz, as Chair of the House Oversight and Budget Reform Committee is absolutely responsible to the American People to expose corruption in the Executive Branch and to defend against it andWHEREAS Prior to the election of President Trump Jason Chaffetz urged Candidate Trump to release his tax records with this statement:"If you're going to run and try to become the president of the United States, you're going to have to open up your kimono and show everything, your tax returns, your medical records," andWHEREAS it is hypocritical of Jason Chaffetz to now hold President Trump to a different standard than the one to which he held Candidate Trump andWHEREAS it is obvious that if no investigation is done, and no records examined, there can be no exposure of current or future corruption or violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution andWHEREAS Chairman Chaffetz has failed to defend the Constitution of the United States and has failed in his duty to initiate an investigation of potential conflicts of interestTHEREFORE: We the undersigned call on Representative Jason Chaffetz to immediately subpoena the tax records of President Donald J. Trump and with the power granted to the committee of which he is the Chair, accurately determine President Donald J. Trump’s current business holdings, and determine his existing debts to foreign institutions, corporations and states for the purpose of protecting against violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution of the United States. "

Kathie Allen
2,911 supporters
Petitioning Jason Chaffetz, Elijah Cummings, Walter M. Shaub

STOP Trump's Insider Trading: Enforce the STOCK Act

As reported by NPR and Politco, President Donald Trump insists he can do any business deals he wishes while serving as President, but a 2012 law that forbids insider trading by government officials makes his actions as President illegal.  The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act bars Congress, government officials, and their staffs from buying and selling securities based on insider information. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics recently said the law extends to the executive branch employees, including the president and vice president. "The STOCK Act says all executive branch employees are subject to the securities laws, Trump included," says New York University Law School professor Stephen Gillers.  Presidents and their cabinets/staff are privy to an enormous amount of confidential information that could impact stock prices.  Trump would risk passing along inside information anytime he talks to his children and business associates, even if he doesn't intend to. That could open Trump, his children, and businesses up to nearly constant allegations of insider trading. We challenge The US House Oversight Committee and the US Office of Government Ethics to uphold the STOCK Act.  

Enforce Stock Act Project
1,809 supporters
Petitioning Bob Corker, Ed Royce, Jason Chaffetz, Devin Nunes

Congress: Investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 Presidential election

Recent media reports have stated that the Russian government may have been involved in computer hacks designed to influence the outcome of the 2016 campaign for President of the United States. Additionally, a Russian government official recently admitted that Russia was in contact with President-elect Donald Trump's campaign during the election. These two incidents suggest that potential crimes may have been committed against the American people and undermined the democratic process of electing our president. We urge Congress to immediately hold public hearings and begin investigations into theses incidents to determine what effects they had on the election.

Richard Kirby
1,371 supporters
Petitioning Jason Chaffetz

Tell Utah Congressmen: Do Not Repeal The Affordable Care Act.

The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare, ACA) positively affects the medical coverage of millions of Utahns, with 145,000 people signing up through the Healthcare Exchange for the 2017 year alone - an increase of 24% from 2016. (Source: Salt Lake Tribune, Dec. 2016)Whether we benefit from protections such as the abolishment of annual or lifetime caps, guaranteed preventative healthcare services, medicaid expansion, premium assistance for lower income individuals and families, guaranteed non financially discriminatory coverage for chronically ill individuals, or access to a public, multi-option insurance market place, we all utilize the services and protections this law provides even if we do not receive coverage from the public exchange. Taking into special consideration, our state is 4th in the nation for deaths caused by overdose (ABC4 Utah, 2017) and 7th in the nation for drug poisoning deaths (health.utah.gov, 2017) we cannot lose the substance abuse coverage mandate included in the ACA, as it would be detrimental, even life ending for our most vulnerable community members. However the newly proposed American Health Care Act goes as far to eliminate the mandate for coverage of substance abuse and mental health treatments all together.From Health.Utah.gov "Every month in Utah, 23 individuals die from prescription drug overdoses. Utah ranked 7th in the U.S. for drug poisoning deaths from 2013-2015, which have outpaced deaths due to firearms, falls, and motor vehicle crashes. The majority (55%) of deaths from prescription pain medications involved oxycodone.."We are asking our Federal Representatives on all levels, in all districts to leave the Affordable Care Act intact and to not "Repeal and Replace." with the subpar, potentially deadly and ultimately harmful American Health Care Act.Improvements can be made to the Affordable Care Act that benefit all entities and people involved (Patients, Medical Providers, Insurance Companies, State Governments etc) without the dismantling of a law that has created a system responsible for effectively protecting all Utahns, especially our most vulnerable community members, the disable, the elderly, working class, addicted, and mentally ill.

Kristen Wolfe
1,190 supporters