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Petitioning Google, Microsoft, Facebook

Tell Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to stop supporting child sex trafficking.

I was waiting to pick up my 15-year old daughter from track practice on an afternoon like any other. Minutes passed and then hours. I wondered where she was. Panic began to set in. My husband and I called the police, filed a missing person report, and started frantically searching for our baby girl. Only she was nowhere to be found. We were living every parent’s nightmare.  When we recovered her 108 days later, we were so thankful to have found her alive. But then we found out the details. Our sweet girl had been bought and sold on the classified ads site, Backpage.com. She was repeatedly raped up to 15 times a day, all while hidden in plain sight on Backpage.com. A website making hundreds of millions of dollars a year off of human trafficking and exploitation of young girls. After her ordeal, my daughter and I sued Backpage to determine its role in her harm. The biggest surprise? Two special interest groups, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — funded by tech industry giants Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others — actually intervened to file briefs supporting Backpage.  These tech groups were actually defending Backpage’s right to host ads selling children.  Amazingly, the CDT and EFF have also jumped into other Backpage cases around the country filed by children. Support of Backpage by the tech industry has not wavered, even though a 21-month Senate investigation revealed that Backpage facilitated the crimes by coaching pimps on how to post ads to evade law enforcement. And still today, Backpage hosts ads selling children on its dating site and on other sites it owns and operates here in the US and around the world. Raking in hundreds of millions of dollars -- and it does this shockingly, under the protection of the law. Backpage has been protected by an outdated internet law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from being sued for content posted by a third party. Thanks to the efforts of these special interest groups supported by Google and Facebook, federal judges have expanded this law to protect websites that facilitate child sex trafficking. Will you sign my petition telling Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that defending child sex trafficking is unacceptable? Sadly, my daughter’s experience is not unique. We are not alone. It’s estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of child sex trafficked victims annually in the United States. And we need your help. We need your voices to reach Google, Facebook, and Microsoft so that they, in turn, are persuaded to stop supporting Backpage. They can no longer allow the special interest groups to jump into these cases. My daughter and I have been fighting to change the law that protects Backpage since 2010 and because Backpage has won at every turn, we recently told our story to Dr. Oz and in the new movie, I Am Jane Doe, to try to bring our experience to a larger audience, all in an effort to prevent others from going through what my family has gone through. It's time for this to stop. No one else's daughter should be sold on Backpage. Please sign this petition to let Google, Facebook, and Microsoft know that financing the defense of Backpage is indefensible.  Nicole S., mother of child who was trafficked through Backpage.com

Nacole S., The Dr. Oz Show
214,325 supporters
Petitioning Naheed Nenshi, John Tory, Jim Watson, Barack Obama, Amnesty International Australia, Human Rights Campaign, United Nations Security Council, Human Rights Watch, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, ...

Free Ahed Tamimi

My name is Nasri Akil from Toronto, Canada. I started this campaign to support" Ahed Tamimi", her mother "Mariam", her cousin "Nur" and the other kids detained by the evil hands of the Zionists of the fake state of Israel. In a desperate hope to get enough signature to put pressure on decision makers to do something about the constant twisted detention of Palestinian kids. In turn this will expose the evil of the zionists and pressure the international community. I would like to mention here that this petition has nothing to do with race or religion or ethnicity. It's pure right against wrong. Zionism is not Judaism. Judaism is a religion not a race. Many Jews are not Zionists. Most Zionists are not Jews. Many Zionists hate Jews. Opposition to Israel is NOT anti-Semitism. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested ( kidnapped actually ) by Israeli forces in the middle of the night. Since she was a young child, she has been active in weekly demonstrations against Israel’s theft of her family’s land in occupied Nabi Saleh. But as Tamimi stands against Israeli occupation, she underscores: whenever a people face oppression, we must show solidarity. Israeli soldiers shot Ahed Tamimi's relative in the head, leaving the teenage boy in a coma, and then invaded her family home. She demanded that the occupying Israeli soldiers leave her property immediately, shouting "don't touch me" and "leave!" Now she's in Israeli military detention, where 75% of Palestinian children report assault. Ahed is a child, and like thousands of Palestinian children she could be humiliated and abused if we don't get her out fast. She has become another child statistic of the countless other children detained illegally in Israel. Her court date is December 25th, 2017. She was taken into question at the Moscobiyeh prison, notorious for it's dungeon cell, torture tactics fully utilized on children, and extensive harassment. She was put in isolation, left in an icy cell, without proper food. In fives days she was moved three times. Why? To exhaust and break her.  When her mother arrived to be there with her, she too was arrested.  We demand that Ahed and all Palestinian children are released from Israeli prisons now.  The international community must put an end to the ill-treatment and detention of Palestinian children. Enough is enough.  Ahed Tamimi represent all the innocent kids in the Isareli detention and represent the Palestinians struggle against the illegal occupation of Palestine. Since 1967, Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have been living under Israeli military law and prosecuted in military courts. Israeli military law, which fails to ensure and denies basic and fundamental rights, is applied to the whole Palestinian population. Israel is the only country in the world that automatically prosecutes children in military courts that lack basic and fundamental fair trial guarantees. Since 2000, at least 8,000 Palestinian children have been arrested and prosecuted in an Israeli military detention system notorious for the systematic ill-treatment and torture of Palestinian children. Around 500-700 Palestinian children are arrested, detained and prosecuted in the Israeli military court system each year. The majority of Palestinian child detainees are charged with throwing stones, and three out of four experience physical violence during arrest, transfer or interrogation. Unlike Israeli children living in illegal settlements in the West Bank, Palestinian children are not accompanied by a parent and are generally interrogated without the benefit of legal advice, or being informed of their right. They are overwhelmingly accused of throwing stones, an offense that can lead to a potential maximum sentence of 10 to 20 years depending on a child’s age. AHED TAMIMI will go to trial on Christmas Day for slapping an Israeli soldier, illegally trespassing on her property, the day after her 15-year-old cousin was shot in the face. In December 2011, Mustafa Tamimi was killed during a protest in the village when an Israeli soldier shot him in the face with a tear gas canister. One year later, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Rashadi Tamimi in the village. One wonders why the "slap" is the Crime? I decided to do something about it and start with what I can. So that's why I am here asking you to help me help Ahed, her family and all the other kids. I also started a fund raising campaign on "GoFundMe" hoping to raise enough money to hire as many legal advisors to support Ahed and the others legaly in the court and get some justice. I mean enough is enough...I can't sleep I can't eat and these kids are experiencing all of that twist. Someone must do something. This is not right. This is not humanity. We cannot make this acceptable by doing nothing.  I earnestly ask that at the very least, we make some noise in support of Ahed Tamimi and the other children that are held prisoners with no charge, no defense, all in violation of international laws.   She is one, but we are many. It takes a united front to add pressure, to induce accountability and hopefully give freedom to the oppressed, weak and innocent.  To Ahed and all the children in Israeli jails: We stand by your side, and are holding you in our hearts. We will not give up until you are free. You are not alone. As a wise man ounce said: "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible" Sign. Support. Make Noise. Add Pressure. Be Human.  what if Ahed was your daughter, sister or just a friend? What would you do?

Nasri Akil
68,608 supporters
Petitioning Netflix, Microsoft, SONY, Robert Kirkman, Telltale Games, Square Enix, Dontnod Entertainment, Geoff Keighley, Greg miller, Ubisoft, EA Games, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, Philip DeFranco, Philip Jame...

SAVE The Walking Dead: The Final Season!

IT IS SAVED! Skybound have said that they're planning on finishing the game, thank you for you support! I'm keeping this up incase anything happens that would make Skybound not be able to finish The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Until then, celebrate because it looks like Clemenentine's story will come to an end!

Mina El-saddik
32,922 supporters
Petitioning Microsoft

End future contracts and partnerships with ICE #FamiliesBelongTogether

Thousands of kids were forcibly separated from their parents at the border under President Trump's immigration policy. While the administration's policies continue to shift, Microsoft has come under fire for a contract and partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) worth more than $19 million. Countless Microsoft employees have started speaking out about this contract, which pushed Microsoft to issue a statement condemning ICE's and the Trump administration's policy of separating kids from their family at the border. But why would Microsoft want to do future business with ICE, especially under an administration that has indicated little compassion toward innocent kids crossing the border? Tell Microsoft that $19 million isn't worth partnering with an agency that ripped kids away from their parents, and shrugged their shoulders as audio recording captured children wailing after being separated from their families. Earlier this year, Google dropped a partnership and contract with The Pentagon over controversial artificial intelligence work that many Google employees worried could be used by the government to harm people. And while Microsoft says that their relationship with ICE -- which revolves around their Azure Cloud Service -- may not be in use at the border, they haven't definitively said how ICE is using their products.  It is time for tech companies that enable and help institutions violate common human rights standards to take a stand. One way Microsoft can do that: wind down this partnership with ICE, and refuse future partnerships with ICE. #FamiliesBelongTogether, and it's up to everyone, including businesses that have contracts with government agencies like ICE, to make sure human rights standards are followed, and that no more kids have to be forcibly separated from their parents and families.

Pamela H and Campaigns Lab
26,549 supporters
Petitioning All the people who would buy the phone., Microsoft

Show Microsoft the demand for the Surface Phone or Andromeda!

All the fans of windows phone want Microsoft to release the Surface Phone aka Surface Andromeda Phone Project that has been leaking out lately with the phone screen that can turn into a tablet. I'm doing this petition to see how many people would buy this phone if Microsoft would release it. Money is power and if a lot of people want a Surface phone like the ones in the leaks then they will be forced into action as everyone knows Microsoft wouldn't be able to give a reason on why not to do it to there investors, as its too much of a money opportunity to miss. I myself wouldn't mind paying between $799-$999 (base figures, I would be willing to pay more if they phone is truly groundbreaking when it comes out. I understand the phone probably would cost a good amount to produce.) for this phone if it happened and looked like the pictures that we have seen from those leaks. Now if it i Leaked Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/B3wefKC

Zachary Hinski
20,903 supporters
Petitioning Ministerio de Educacion Argentina, Armando López Rodríguez, Google Inc., Microsoft

Integrar a las personas sordas

Hoy en día, en Argentina y en el resto de latinoamérica, existe una parte de la población que se encuentra aislada del resto, los sordos. Los sordos sufren de discriminación intencional y no intencional a diario. Esto se debe principalmente a que la gente no sabe como comunicarse correctamente con ellos, debido a su discapacidad. Para comunicarse entre ellos, los sordos utilizan la LSA (Lengua de Señas Argentina) como reemplazo del español. Si bien esta lengua es utilizada a diario por estas personas, el resto de la población argentina tiene poco o ningún conocimiento de la LSA. La solución que proponemos se llama LSApp. LSApp es una aplicación para móviles, que busca facilitar y simplificar el aprendizaje de la LSA. LSApp es una aplicación que funciona como un diccionario o como nos gusta llamarlo, “Un buscador de Señas que hablan”. Lo que queremos lograr con LSApp es que todo aquel pueda aprender la LSA si es que la necesita o desea conocerla. El usuario podrá hacerlo mediante el diccionario y también una sección de juego. Además, LSApp posee una sección con consejos y recomendaciones para poder comunicarse con personas sordas exitosamente. Creemos que si logramos un mayor conocimiento de la LSA en la poblacion, podemos lograr integrar a las personas sordas a la sociedad argentina. Inicialmente, LSApp solamente funcionara en Argentina. Esto se debe a que las señas son distintas en cada país del mundo (incluso los que hablan el mismo idioma). A nosotros nos encantaría llevar a LSApp a todos los países de Latinoamérica, incluso, ya estamos averiguando como podemos realizarlo. Pueden conocer nuestros avances y enterarse cuando LSApp se encuentre disponible en las tiendas, entrando en:  https://www.facebook.com/AplicacionLSApp/

LSApp
20,210 supporters
Petitioning Christopher Kempczinski, Douglas Goare, Bernie Sanders, Joe hogsett, Joe Donnelly, David Fairhurst, Steve Easterbrook, Lucy Brady, Francesca DeBiase, Robert Gibbs, Jerry Krulewitch, Silvia Lagnado,...

Hey, McDonald's, please buy only biodegradable straws and save turtles from going extinct!

A major problem in today’s world is our plastic usage. Plastic never biodegrades. This means that it will stay forever. It also makes 100-500 million pounds of carbon emissions. Plastic straws are one of the biggest ways that we use plastic. We use more than 500 million straws every single day in the U.S. alone! Fast food stores are the main source of straw. For example, McDonalds contributes to 12% of all the plastic straws. I had an idea that if McDonald’s would only use biodegradable, it would cut down on a lot of that plastic trash. Other chains will follow the lead and one by one we can convert all plastic straw to biodegradable straw.  Plastic straws hurt the environment and wildlife. Straws just pile up in landfills and in the oceans. There are places where you can actually walk on the ocean because of the enormous amount of plastic piled up. It also hurts wildlife. Birds can think that plastic straws look like worms. Turtles can think that straws look like stretched out shrimp. When they eat them, they die from the toxins in the oil that the straws were made from. It also hurts underprivileged kids who don't have proper housing. They can wander about on shores, but all the plastic can make them sick. Why do we do this? We are ruining the planet!!! Think about your own kids and grandchildren. Is this the type of planet that you want to leave for them! Do you want children to worry about eating seafood because of the amount of plastic trash in our fish? Do you want us to not be able to go to the beach because of the amount of trash? Why are you leaving us children a planet of plastic and trash??? There is a solution though. If McDonald's and other franchises stopped using plastic straws, a lot of plastic trash would be avoided. If people still need straws, they can get biodegradable straws. The biodegradable straws would biodegrade and wouldn't hurt the environment. So join me! Join in saving the world for your children! Please sign the petition, and support the idea that McDonald's should get only biodegradable straws!!    

Earth Hero
15,687 supporters
Petitioning Microsoft, SONY

Allow Crossplay between Xbox and Ps4

It is now to the point where both gaming consoles support crossplatforming across their respective consoles, with PC, MAC, and mobile users. The problem resides in the fact that even though the consoles support crossplay with other platforms, Xbox and Playstation do not support crossplay between themselves. There is very little reason why this shouldn't happen, if both consoles have already allowed their users to play with other gamers on other playforms, but not between them. Signing this petition will allow more gamers to interact with gamers now across ALL platforms and promote both companies more players. This is what us gamers want. to not be limited to who we play because companies cannot reach a consensus. all gamers should be allowed to play with other gamers.

Russell Carr
12,192 supporters
Petitioning Microsoft, SONY, Epic Games

Fortnite Cross Platform Xbox and Playstation

I would like the gaming community to work together to help make Fortnite cross platform with Xbox and Playstation! Fortnite is a huge hit and continues to bring new gamers into the community. Fortnite will soon even be on your phone and you will be able to play with your friends from your phone! There is only one problem, Xbox is being left out. If we all come together I think we can get Sony, Microsoft, and Epic Games to make a deal and allow Xbox to be a part of this. If this were to happen we wouldn't have to worry about not being able to play with friends just because they prefer a specific system and we would strengthen the gaming community! Another place to support this cause is at this link! -> gf.me/u/habb8y This is the future of gaming and someone has to lead the change!

Jacob Robertson
12,057 supporters
Petitioning Google; , Google Maps, Sundar Pichai;, Microsoft

Google Maps changed the names of Tamil cities, roads or even buildings to Sinhala.

Sinhala Only 2.0 „Whenever you use Google Maps, road, place and now even names of famous buildings, are renderedin Sinhala. Search for Chunnakam, close to Jaffna, and Google Maps translates the place name, inSinhala, to ‘Hunugama’ – wrong on so many levels. There is no Tamil place marker either. Jaffna getsa Sinhala label as ‘Yapanaya’, but no Tamil place name…..“ (Hattotuwa S., 2018) Tamil is an ancient and one of the oldest languages in the world. After a military genocide, the Sri Lankan government continues to erase the Tamil people, the Tamil culture and the Tamil language on the island. And here comes Google Maps. Recently they changed the names of Tamil cities, roads or even buildings to Sinhala. Even its landing page is default in Sinhala. How is it possible that a region where the most spoken language is Tamil is labelled in Sinhala? In India for example, Google Maps cared enough to write Chennai in Tamil & English and Banglore in Kannada & English. This makes sense, but translating Yalpanam to "Yapanaya" and Chunnakam to "Hunugama" does not. Google is currently run by a American - Tamil, Sundar Pichai. And yet, this language is neglected. It seems that Google is working with a genocidal country and supporting its dragonic intention to cover up the genocide and wipe out the Tamil people behind closed doors. We demand that Google Maps changes the Tamil cities names back to Tamil as it is standard in other countries.

Phoenix TNG
10,316 supporters