Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline By Pressuring The Investing Banks to Pull Their Money Out!
We ask that all banks and institutions that are currently providing the money to Energy Transfer Partners to make the Dakota Access Pipeline happen, IMMEDIATELY withdraw and terminate their investment and funds from this project. Complete list of banks found at www.DefundDAPL.org We ask that these banks re-invest these funds into renewable and sustainable energy research, development, and installations that do not impact the environment in destructive ways. We the people are now taking action to close our accounts, mortgages, car loans, business loans, etc, with your banks and campaigning to get others to join in this movement. At Standing Rock, we have seen those that are gathering peaceably and prayerfully being met with unprecedented violence. Unarmed people including elders and children are being maced, beaten, shot, arrested, strip-searched and left unclothed in kennels meant for animals. To us that is elder and child abuse. As spiritual people we cannot sit and watch as those who claim to be upholding the law, repeatedly violate their own man-made laws. These contemptible actions must stop along with this Nations’ addiction to oil. The path to life and a healthy future requires this addiction to end. You can make a difference if you as an individual/business have accounts with a bank that is invested in this Dakota Access Pipeline project, we ask that you close your accounts, loans, mortgages, and find a more local credit union or bank that is investing directly back into the community you are in. This pipeline will contaminate the drinking water for millions of people as well as already desecrating the native indigenous peoples' sacred burial grounds, other sacred sites and cultural ways. This project and construction breaks the treaties that the United States made with indigenous peoples in 1868. We can make a major impact in this movement by pulling our money out of banks, sending emails and letters to the owners of these banks, organizing peaceful demonstrations at these banks to make locals aware, take ads out in your local newspaper, write a press release and distribute to your local media, get on the radio, get on TV, make yard signs and install throughout your area, print flyers and distribute at large events - parked cars are very receptive to flyers : ), the possibilities are endless.... By signing this petition, you are committing to take action to Defund DAPL. You are committing to close your accounts if you have them with any of these banks and to spread the word to whatever extreme you feel most comfortable. List of Involved Banks: Chase BankBank of AmericaWells FargoCitibankUS BankPNC BankGoldman SachsMorgan StanleyTD SecuritiesRoyal Bank of Canada...and many others. Check out the full list on our website: http://www.DefundDAPL.org
HSBC and J.P.Morgan Chase: Stop funding climate pollution. I have a right to breathe!
Big banks like HSBC and J.P.Morgan Chase are bankrolling projects that are polluting our air and destroying our planet - all for their own profit. I need your help to stop them. My name is Julia. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the shadow of the most polluting group of coal-fired power stations in the world. This year the dirty air caught up with me - I had breathing problems and sinus infections that led to life-threatening meningitis. After a hospital stay and months of recovery, I feel lucky just to be alive. But I still breathe in this pollution every day. Eskom, South Africa’s national power company, are in the middle of building their most polluting plant yet (called Kusile). It is set to be one of the biggest industrial sources of climate killing gases and will make our air even more unbreathable. This polluting monster is only able to be built because big private banks like HSBC and J.P.Morgan Chase are funding it and investing in Eskom. It turns out that what these banks are doing in South Africa isn’t unique either, I’ve spoken to communities in Vietnam, Indonesia and Bangladesh who say they are funding air polluting projects there too. Bankers are selling off our right to clean air all around the world and we need to start taking a stand. I know big banks are sensitive to public opinion and global pressure. In South Africa we’ve been trying to force HSBC and J.P.Morgan Chase to change - but these are international companies and it is going to take international pressure to put a stop to this. All I want is to be able to breathe without worrying that the air is going to kill me. I need your help to stop bankers from getting rich off of dirty air and climate pollution. There is no reason they shouldn’t be funding clean, renewable energy projects instead. So please join me in calling on HSBC and J.P.Morgan Chase to stop funding Kusile and Eskom’s other polluting plants. Fund our future -- use your money to fund clean air and a safe climate.
Thank First Responders for First-Ever National First Responders Day
You can never underestimate the power of saying Thank You. October 28th is the first official National First Responders Day, and at Live to Give, we want to honor every single first responder across the country by thanking them for their unwavering dedication to serve and protect us. Our mission at Live to Give is to offer an easy way to give back to those who have given so much already. We give 50% of our net profits back to charities that support first responders, military members and their families. So, each time someone chooses Live to Give bottled water, they are choosing to give back. Our hope is that this card will inspire everyone to say Thank You by signing the card and sharing it to show their support. Let’s come together as one nation and demonstrate our sincere gratitude for these selfless men and women. Our goal is to receive as many signatures as possible. Please sign and share the card and let’s show our first responders just how much we appreciate their service and sacrifice. Thanks a million! #LiveToGiveThanks Live to Give is proud to support Folds of Honor, Task Force Dagger and Chive Charities.
Chase Bank: Give Kim Cassidy a Permanent Loan Modification
Chase Bank is attempting to force me and my husband out of our home of Powell, Missouri. In 2007, we fell victim to a "mortgage rate swap" scheme. When we were in the market to buy, our home dealer told us that our monthly payments would be $548/mo. There was even a contract that laid out the numbers, in black and white. However, the day of the signing, we were informed that our loan had just been bought by JP Morgan Chase, and that the actual monthly payment was going to be $848/mo—$300 more than what was originally agreed upon. We were shocked and confused, to say the least, but didn’t want our dream of owning a home to die. So, we signed. Almost immediately after the signing, the company that built our home called and told us that there were a number of things that needed to be updated on the property--install a new septic tank, a foundation block, new carpet, etc. The maintenance costs started adding up, and we foresaw some tight financial times, so we contacted Chase bank for relief. After months of back and forth, Chase told us that they were unwilling to lower our payments to help us stay in our home. To make matters worse, in January of this year, my husband suffered from an Atrial fibrillation heart attack and was placed on disability. Almost overnight, we were forced to live on a fixed income of $1131/mo through Social Security, and we soon fell behind on our mortgage payments. We contacted Chase again, knowing that we qualified for a permanent loan modification under HAMP. The "best" solution the bank would offer was an $1171/mo payment--$40 more than our entire monthly income. Chase is aware of our financial constraints and the original agreement, but they refuse to provide any type of real relief. We need a reasonable loan modification, and for the bank to recognize the original agreement that was made with the home dealer company before Chase bought the loan. JP Morgan Chase has the opportunity to do the right thing for Louis and me, but we need your help to put public pressure on the bank. Will you please sign my petition?
Build a Sports/Educational Complex in East Harlem New York
East Harlem also known as El Barrio is in desperate need of some major help. We are watching Condo Building after Condo Building going up and nothing going towards the people already living in the community. WHAT ABOUT OUR YOUTH? WHAT ABOUT OUR YOUNG TEENS OUT HERE TRYING TO FIND THEMSELVES CAUSE WE LACK SO MANY PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES TO KEEP THEM BUSY.....We are losing our youth to the streets, jails and even worst. The Support System Foundation and Hoops By The River INC goal is to build a Sports/Educational Facility in East Harlem to provide different sports training, tutoring, after school programs, educational programs, also extracurricular activities for kids and young teens/adults such as dance, acting, film editing, music, business etc. We are looking to provide organize leagues for multiple sports that East Harlem lack such as Basketball, Baseball, Football, Boxing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis. We are also looking to make this place a second home to our senior citizens in our community. This facility can also provide many jobs for the people living in the East Harlem Community.
Ataxia Awareness for Research
Ataxia is a rare neuro-muscular degenerative condition that does not stop at a stage but continues to increase. Ataxia mainly affects limbs, movements and slowly it captures the whole body and becomes totally dependent. The other problems associated with the progress of ataxia are slurred speech, involuntary eye movements, vision problem, swallowing problems, cardiomyopathy, diabetes; etc Ataxia patients are mentally sound but will become physically dependent. The sufferer clearly knows and experiences the darkening future but cannot do anything because there is no cure of ataxia. This is extremely miserable situation which leads most to sufferer in deep frustration, anxiety and depression. So it is very necessary to take steps to bring them out of this frustration and depression. Ataxia is not a common disease and the society is not well aware about ataxia. Therefore, ataxia patients are often misguided. Ataxia patients have formed self help groups and gathered many patients through Internet. These self help groups tried to spread awareness through different camps and put patient views in international conferences. But these efforts are not enough. We need support from society. There are different types of ataxia. Out of which Freidreich’s Ataxia (FA), Cerebellar Ataxia (CA), Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) are some most common . The type of ataxia can be known through DNA test or it can be acquired (after birth). The condition of ataxia can be diagnosed by clumsiness, loss of coordination in arms or legs, unsteady or swaying gait, slurred speech, jerky limb movements. All these are clinical symptoms by which a doctor can say that person has ataxia. But these symptoms are not enough to know the type of ataxia. We are trying so hard so others will have better options that are diagnosed later. So that you (it does wait to show signs sometimes), our children or grandchildren do not have to suffer as much or perhaps not at all! All we are asking for here is your signature to allow the research to be funded by the right source(s). Unfortunately, we are finding out that somehow via (accidents [head injury], stroke, brain tumors and other head trauma affecting Cerebellum) also sometimes Ataxia appears. Although obviously non-genetic the exact same symptoms occur and some are even progressive. If you need more information or wish to make a personal contribution please visit The National Ataxia Foundation here:(NAF) http://www.ataxia.org/ I ask on behalf of many of my Ataxian friends! Thank you in advance, we appreciate your concern and time!
Help Animals on this Planet from Cruelty and Harm from Humans
This is horrible what humans do to pigs and cows etc at slaughterhouse, dogs in a pulpit mill or underground do fights. As a young person of the planet I want to help the planet be more fair and right and stop animal cruelty and abuse. It has gone to far and this should not be happening at all.
Stop financing and enabling gun violence
Gun violence is epedimic in the US. The easy availibility of weapons of mass destruction is enabled by banks, credit cards, and finance companies who allow their systems to be used to purchase the weapons that are then trained on children in our schools. It is within the power of Visa, MasterCard, and other finance companies to stop enabling the easy purchase of these weapons. Join Apple Pay, PayPal, Stripe, and Square and disallow the purchase of weapons on your platforms.
Civil Law USA needs your help
- Update "SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE" statute.
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LIKE & SHARE https://www.facebook.com/CivilLawUSA/ The current statute for review -http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2013a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/DF14C3B93C0EBF9387257A8E0073C4E0?open&file=1058_enr.pdf The story behind the statute: http://www.denverpost.com/2013/10/18/new-law-changes-alimony-landscape-for-divorcing-colorado-couples/ In the past, most alimony awards provided for payments to former wives by breadwinning former husbands. As the culture has changed, so that now most marriages include two wage earners, women are viewed as less dependent, and yet the courts have failed to update outdated laws and merely rule based on "suggested formulas" and "statutes" that actually do more harm then good, for both parties and the family as a whole. If you are seeking a divorce in Colorado or another "statute" state and you are going for "spousal maintenance" the court webpage provides you and your legal council with calculators to help prove your need in numbers prior to trial. With our courts taking 9 - 18 months to even go to trial or before a judge you will have plenty of time to secure your "calculated financial revenge". Both men and women fall victim to these court rulings. (Although more often then not it's men who receive the order to pay) This suggested statute leaves no recourse when the ex-spouse decides to move forward in cohabitation, or conceals income from the courts. Even with proof the courts in Colorado turn a blind eye and default to the "original order". - Cohabitation is a living arrangement in which an unmarried couple lives together in a long-term relationship that resembles a marriage. Couples cohabit, rather than marry, for a variety of reasons. Top reason to keep their ex-spouse making payments. - Great Article that aligns with others having the same opinion, and what they did to create change and equal rights- http://fairdivorce.co.za/spousal-maintenance-does-more-harm-than-good/ Here are the stats- Re-marriage after divorce has declined more then 40% across all states and the rate is even higher in Colorado since this statue has been introduced. Reason for the decline is because this is only one of two ways that the payer can stop "payments". This proves that is not just a personal problem, this is becoming an epidemic that many people and families face. The increase in self inflected death, more commonly known as suicide has increased more then 25% among male payers that have high dollar payments and long term payment obligation. Leaving the "receiver" without any support and many children fatherless. This has to be stopped. The children of divorce already suffer the most as they are the innocent parties, often caught in the middle of it all. Studies show where there are long term payments (beyond 3 years) ordered, the division amongst one parent and the child actually occurs. Children are often caught in the middle of a "never ending" divorce/financial war. Generally, it is the payer who also suffers this loss. The receiver is known to play the victim and the payer is painted as the bully. The resentment caused for the long term financial punishment awarded by the courts aids in painting this picture of the payer. Children tend to err to the side of the protecting the "victim" parent that paints themselves always in need, ultimately cutting ties with the payer "bully" parent. This is not putting "families" first. About Me - Myself, the author of this petition am a woman. I have suffered through divorce, like many others in this country. I was a single mom of two for almost four years. During that time, I never asked for "spousal maintenance" and rarely received ordered child support from my ex-husband to support our kids. I personally struggled through every level of heartache one can imagine. I could not afford and attorney and had to do all my filings, pleading etc on my own. Walking through those first few years I thought somedays I would literally die from a broken heart or stress. Looking back, I would not have changed a thing. It made me stronger, a better mother, and a better wife now to my current husband. I want to make one thing very clear on my position. I am not arguing or minimizing that support when needed should be ordered. There are many situations that this does apply and is fair. Families that choose for one spouse or the other to stay home recognize that it is a job often more challenging than going to work outside the home daily, and that the need to provide updated training or work skills should be awarded. Or the spouse that is disabled. I am speaking to a much larger problem in my home state of Colorado and across our country. Our Personal Story- My husband was ordered and pays his ex-wife 40% of his income for 12 years, (some get this order for life). In addition, he is also paying 33% of military retirement to for life. During marriage ex-wife worked full time and was the primary bread winner. Ex-husband was active duty Army. Both always worked full time, and had only one minor child together. This spouse while active duty having served 20 years, did less then 2 years deployed. They were married 13 years of his military career, and only one year during the marriage was he deployed. Ex-wife had an affair, which lead to the separation/ then ultimately divorce. In 2011, the couple separated. Neither party filed for legal separation. The reason for divorce is not accounted for in Colorado, because it is a no-fault state. During the 4-year separation ex-husband left ex-wife all assets (cars, 401K, furniture, house) ex-husband voluntarily paid bills for the ex-wife and minor child without a court order. Little did he know he was committing financial suicide. He also worked diligently to paid off all joint marital debts totaling close to $80,000.00. While making his own major lifestyle sacrifices, living in a friend’s basement driving a 21-year-old car. During this time, his ex-wife manipulated the child and played the victim, refused to work to her full potential. Ex-husband filed for divorce in the mid-year of 2014. This was the year that the court adopted the new "statue/guidelines" for all spousal maintenance as a formula. So, the above facts, including the reason for divorce were all ignored during the hearing and "suggested statute formula" is now in place. The court systems made it very easy for her to calculate her new. "spousal maintenance" income prior to the hearing. At the time of hearing the ex-wife made sure to be unemployed "but looking” claiming to be in a destitute financial situation, stating she should be able to work and be on her feet within the year”. During the trial and months prior her boyfriend at the time and "now fiancé" was contributing more than $5,000.00 per month into her bank account. That money along with her ex-husbands total debt payoff, his asset relinquishment, and payments made for 4 years of separation were NOT accounted as income but as “gifts” to the ex-wife. As of today, (almost 3 years later) she does co-habituate in TX. To friends, family and her ex-husband claiming to be "engaged" To the court "single and in need". She stated to the ex-husband that she would continue to do so until the money runs out, at which time then she will remarry. Unfortunately, this is the case for many families in Colorado and across the USA. Fast forward today Oct 16th, 2017. Ex-husband filed modification for spousal maintenance based on the, lack of need for support and co habitation in Feb 2017. The ex-wife waited more than 6.5 months to comply with supplying documents required by the court, (she has an attorney, and docs were to be completed within 30days) thus allowing her time to paint the picture of "single/ in need" again. Although, nothing she submitted is worth any value of actual bills, etc. The court has failed in holding its own deadline dates / discovery documentation seriously for accurate and fair trials. In August of 2017, 7 months after filed for modification, (has yet to see a judge or have a trial) he is now been diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer, and is undergoing treatment. The ex-wife has been relentless through this process filing after filing. The most recent filing she stated, " from what she has been told, his cancer is not that serious". He is undergoing chemo weekly and radiation daily. Has lost over 30 lbs and has not been able to eat even soft foods in over 35days. She is also filing to "rebuttal" any and all documentation of his caner, the severity. Trying to minimize the long term impact this will have on is health and ability to earn "her money". Per the current statute and court order, the ex-husband has no relief to this continued abuse from what spousal support is causing. Even if he fully recovers he has to suffer 10 more years working a high stress job, he does not have the same rights and privileges as the ex-wife. Unable to move on with his life, he is bound by earning potential, not quality of life. This is so far from that which maintenance was designed to do. Help the spouse in need, allowing them time to get on their feet. He has now paying ex-spouse (already 8 years, 10 more to go), has been stripped of the rights to focus on his own health, right to privacy without fighting the ex-spouse for relief from monies he is not currently earning, and is unable to pay. While racking up major medical bills now suffers hefty attorney fees along this already difficult journey. Adding more financial stress and harm to the payer. The ex-wife has had more than enough time and money to get back on her feet, she is also in good health. In fact, she travels regularly, despite being so destitute. Their child is now grown, no longer a minor and ex-wife has been engaged and living with her significant other for last 2 years. The ex-wife has made no effort to support herself or earn more money, because when she does the "payments stop". Thus holding the payer financially hostage. UNEMPLOYMENT DOES NOT ALLOW THIS TO TAKE PLACE. TO RECEIVE PAYMENT BENEFITS YOU MUST BE ACTIVELY SEARCHING FOR A JOB, DOCUMENT PROOF AND BENEFITS ARE TIME RESTRICTIVE. I am petitioning the court change the, "suggested statute “surrounding spousal maintenance to align with the intent for which is was designed. To help families dissolve the marriage and give both parties a chance to recover, and to rise to each parties’ full potential for being self-supporting. To be held harmless of the marriage obligations to a party they are no longer married too. The current laws "statutes" are limiting and harmful at best. THE SOLUTION- - There should be a short-term limit on which a one ex-spouse is obligated to pay the other ex-spouse. Three-year max payable term, is enough time for any persons to receive skills and training necessary to support one’s self. This should be based on case by case, not a "one size fits all statute" Taking into consideration documented facts, joint debt, physical health, child support, ability to work, division of marital assets, skills needed to obtain more or current training to aid in full earning potential. One former spouse should not be a financial slave to the other. Three year term stops the abuse. - The "lifestyle of the marriage" should be removed and not considered, when ruling. It is divorce, each party should be held responsible and accountable to adjust as necessary to becoming a single person. Working towards self-sufficiency in meeting their own needs, holding the other party harmless for their needs. No one should be forced to support a former spouse for long term. Dissolution by definition is the act of officially ending a marriage, organization, or agreement. The process of making something end or disappear. - The "until death or remarriage" clause be removed. The traditional institution of marriage has changed drastically over the last 5 years. We need to protect ALL parties through divorce and separation. If the parties in the case are deemed in need of support they should not lose support for cohabitation or remarriage. This will also aid in the ability of all parties to move forward freely in their own lives. This will solve the problem within the civil courts being "bogged down" by filings trying to prove cohabitation in order to terminate maintenance. Allowing the court spend its time being more effective in its use of time. *** The receiver should not be punished for getting remarried because the ruling was based on true need, not a standard formula of "one size fits all". Likewise, the payer should not be punished for long term payments when the receiver is co-habituating, and the courts continue to fail to recognize this as the “new way around", termination of maintenance. This statue is simply outdated, bias and harmful to all parties. With a max term of 3 years the court can rule in favor of what support was deigned to do, enable all parties to recover from divorce and become self-sufficient. Thank you for taking the time to read this, share this and sign this... It takes all of us to make a change. It's time to stop the injustice, stop allowing people to take advantage of the system. Let's help create laws that support Equal rights for all!