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Petitioning Missouri Governor, Missouri State Senate, Alan D. Pratzel, Missouri Supreme Court

Have the McCloskeys disbarred for Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Finger on the trigger it’s lucky no one was shot. Some context for those outside of Saint Louis Portland Place is a gated community street thatIs on the last neighborhood before the “delmar divide” all of the houses inside the neighborhood are 5mil - 25 mil. The delmar divide is an old segregation line that divided the black part of Saint Louis from the white; for over 100 years this neighborhood has stood there. When you drive up Kingshighway you go from seeing these million dollar mansions to boarded up houses and buildings falling apart within 500 feet of each other, it’s problematic to say the least. Over the weekend the mayor of St Louis Lyda Krewson not pictured below decided to read the names and addresses of protestors and defund the police organizers in a live press release( she later took it down) but not before the rally to have her resign formed. Yesterday hundreds marched into her gated community (the community police stood aside) (side note he is a great guy I spent many days as a teen in the neighborhood at a good friends grandmothers house just 5 houses down from this one). As the protestors made their way to the mayors house peacefully these two came out with a hand gun and an AR 15. The look in her eyes speaks volumes. They need to be held accountable. Brandishing a weapon with intent (as clearly displayed in this photo is a criminal offense when you are not in direct danger. On 6/28/20 Mark & Patricia McCloskey, of McCloskey Law Center, pointed an AR and a handgun at nonviolent protestors who were passing through. Both Mark & Patricia are lawyers, Please share and contact the numbers and emails below Board of Election Commissioners Phone: (314) 622-4336Missouri Bar Association Email: Mobar@mobar.org Phone: (573) 635-4128Alan D. Pratzel, Chief Disciplinary CounselPhone: (573) 635-7400

Sergei Siebel
52,799 supporters
Petitioning Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Department of Veterans Affairs, Alabama State Senate, Alabama State House, Alabama Governor, Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Flo...

Congress: Let all children of U.S. military service members unite with their families!

I’m Jenifer Bass, a U.S. Navy veteran, who served for 10 years, one-third in the Asia-Pacific region. It was due to my travel between ports in countries like Japan and Thailand that I first encountered amerasian children, and descendants, of U.S. service members and civilian contractors previously stationed overseas. Filipino Amerasians are abandoned and neglected biracial children of Filipino mothers and American fathers (mostly members of the US armed forces). In the Philippines alone, more than 52,000-plus children were born and left behind after the U.S. Navy withdrew the last of its military personnel in 1992. Right now, the U.S. government won’t legally recognize them as U.S. citizens, despite having been born to an American parent. The Philippine Embassy won't help them either. As a former US colony between 1898 and 1946, the Philippines was home to millions of US soldiers and their dependents, even after its independence. Until 1992, the country hosted two of the largest US military facilities outside the US – Clark Air Base and Subic Naval Base, which played major roles during the Vietnam and first Gulf wars. In 1982 US Public Law 97-359, or the Amerasian Act of 1982, allowed children from Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, or Thailand to move to the US and eventually become American citizens, but those who were from the Philippines were excluded from the law, an exclusion which was upheld by the US Senate on the basis that many Filipino Amerasians were “conceived from illicit affairs and prostitution”, and were born during peacetime. Today, there are estimated to be more than 250,000-plus children. Many amerasians are caught in a no-man’s land of discrimination and poverty -- most left behind by U.S. service members who are unaware that they’ve fathered children overseas. My friend John Haines is one of these sailors. In 2011, John discovered he was the father of a half-Filipino daughter, Jannette. He attempted to unite with her through the American Homecoming Act -- but was frustrated to learn that the Act did not apply to Filipino children of U.S. service members. Today, all John wants is to be united with his daughter and grandchildren. He, like so many other veterans are living with a “hole in their hearts” as they search for ways to unite with their children. There is hope. The Uniting Families Act of 2018, HR 1520, creates a specialized visa allowing military veterans and eligible civilian contractors to sponsor their children and grandchildren for U.S. citizenship. Currently, blood relationship must be proven by DNA test and the total number of visas granted will be capped at 5,000 each year. The issue takes on more urgency as so many of our veterans from our wars in Southeast Asia are getting older and dying each day -- without the chance to connect, or in some cases, reconnect with their own children. John’s daughter Jannette has already undertaken the DNA testing process, conclusively proving her relationship to her American father. All she’s waiting for is the opportunity to permanently unite with her father. There is a PBS documentary, "Left by the Ship" (2010), documenting a day in the life and the personal struggles as a Filipino amerasian on the never ending search for identity and their struggles to connect to their American military families. Please sign this petition to tell Congress that these families cannot wait another day. Pass the Uniting Families Act of 2017, HR 1520, now!

Gina Johnson
34,677 supporters
Petitioning Elizabeth Warren, Ed Markey, U.S. Senate, Arkansas State Senate, Alabama State Senate, Texas State Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse, Donald J. Trump, Tennessee State Senate, Arizona State Senate, Asa Hut...

Tina's Law: Domestic Violence Offender Registry

On the morning of November 24th 2017, Tina Stewart was brutally murdered by her boyfriend. Tina's boyfriend beat her to death; beating her to the point that he broke both of his own hands. On the day of court the judge stated, "This individual has a history with violence and why wasn't this known?".  It was at the moment, Don Estes, Tina's Uncle, made a promise to his niece, he would do everything in his power to change the law so there wouldn't be a next time that a judge, girlfriend, boyfriend, or anyone have the need to ask why they weren't aware of someone's violent history.  It's time to make a difference. It's time to take a stand. And, it's time to change the law!  We have a registry for sex offenders and we even have a registry for animal cruelty across the country. Why do we not have one for individuals that are abusing men, women, and children?  Tina's Law would require any person with a history of domestic violence, violent offenders, and individuals with Protection Orders Against them to be registered; similar to sex offenders. We need to hold these individuals  accountable for their actions. Making this change in the law across all states would prevent someone that's been charged (as mentioned above) from moving to another state and starting over, as if they've never been convicted of a crime. This would be a national registry so hiding or moving to another state is not going to keep anyone from knowing their history with violence. If you're convicted of domestic violence, you will go on the registry.  If Tina had known about her boyfriend's violent history, she would have never gone out with him. This law will save lives! We need your help by taking a stand with us to change the law. We're not only asking you to sign the petition, we're asking you to also share the petition and help us with making a change. 

Allyson Hottinger
19,221 supporters
Petitioning unemployed, Uber, small Missouri business, sole proprietor Missouri, Lyft, Gig Workers, mothers of distance learners, Missouri State Senate, Missouri Governor, Sam Graves, Jason Smith, Billy Long, ...

Let the Missouri Government know that ending unemployment benefits will hurt the state.

The governor said the state will end participation in all six federal pandemic-related unemployment programs effective Saturday, June 12, including the $300 weekly supplemental money.  Those programs include : Pandemic Unemployment Assistance;Emergency Unemployment Relief for Government Entities and Nonprofit Organizations;Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation;Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation;100 Percent Reimbursement of Short-Time Compensation Benefit Costs Paid Under State Law; andMixed Earner Unemployment Compensation. Gov. Parson stated, “With more than 221,000 known job openings across this state, we know that the jobs are out there. One of the last remaining hurdles to full economic recovery is addressing this labor shortage." What the governor is not addressing is the fact that this is going to be a vicious cycle that is not good for the local economy they’re forcing people back out into jobs where they can get sick they’re forgetting about the mothers that can’t go back to work because their kids are home from school distant learning and they’re taking money away from the people that are going to go frequent these restaurants where are these people have been forced to go back to work from now little to no pay because if they’re not gonna have anybody visiting the restaurant.  For all the parents that are forced to be home due to not sending their child to school for various health concerns or the fact of the school is strictly virtual. Now they’re leaving them without any type of assistance and no way to get a job as well because they still have to have childcare. I need to add that they’re doing this just 30 days notice and at the end of the evection memorandum protecting everybody who’s in their homes this will inevitably force even more of the population out of their home unable to pay rent unable to pay mortgages and no protections again.  I know the governor didn’t get to where he is today without a sprinkle of wisdom so this must be a decision made without thinking ahead too much but It’s time that Governor Parsons do what he was elected to do.   “As public servants, we constantly strive to be the best for the people of Missouri, and it is our responsibility in state government to provide reliable and responsive service to the people of Missouri.” 

Briana Barnes
19,009 supporters
Petitioning Missouri Governor, Missouri State Senate, Claire McCaskill, Michael L. Parson, Ann Wagner, Josh Hawley, Allen Andrews, Roy Blunt

Petition To Shut Down Wagtimes Puppy Mill In Hannibal MO

Myself and several other concerned members of the community are petitioning to get Wagtimes Puppy Mill in Hannibal MO shut down. Year after year they receive countless violations. Year after year they make the “Horrible Hundred” for Puppy Mills in the United States. Year after year INNOCENT animals are suffering and dying. The owners, Jerry and Linda Gottman, were even charged with animal abuse 30 years ago! They’ve lost their license and managed to reopen under another name. Neighbors have begged and pleaded for several years for the police or sheriffs department to help and although they go there all the time for complaints ultimately we’ve been told the state needs to shut them down and come rescue all these dogs. I’ve personally gone to the location and done a LIVE video twice to show people the condition these dogs are living in. It’s absolutely heartbreaking and unacceptable. We must be their voice. We are meant to share the planet with animals and love all of Gods creatures. Can you imagine being chained up all day, tortured, no food, no water, some not even seeing day light? Too many dogs have already died...too many dogs are suffering as you sit here and read this...when is enough enough? Please help us. We ask that you have all of these dogs rescued and their puppy mill PERMANENTLY shut down. Thank you on behalf of myself and all the concerned citizens of Hannibal MO! 

April Azotea
17,141 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Missouri State Senate, Wyoming State Senate, Ohio State Senate, Utah State Senate

BAN GAS CHAMBER EUTHANIZATION IN MISSOURI, OHIO, UTAH AND WYOMING

There are only four states in the United States of America that still euthanize animals held at kill shelters through gas chambers. These states include Missouri, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming. This is an incredibly INHUMANE act and we need to give animals the peaceful passing they deserve if this is their fate. We must bring an end to the heartless and inhumane euthanasia of our beautiful pets. Dogs, cats and other pets who are injected with proper euthanasia drugs are no longer conscious within three to five seconds. Compared to what happens with euthanasia from a gas chamber these beautiful animals are put in a little and dark gas box, often the same box from a prior euthanized animal who may have urinated and defecated before they died. Animals may convulse and struggle for air while they die from the gas and fear their lives. Under the best case scenario the animal will not lose consciousness for MINUTES if they are in the gas chamber however if the chamber is outdated, old and not well-designed or if the animal is very young, old, sick, injured or stressed out it can take much longer and then the animals organs will begin to shut down. Please end this and transition to a humane form of euthanasia. It's so little to ask as it is cost effective and we need to bring awareness to end this heinous act. Let our fellow furry friends go in peace and free of fear and pain if they must go. It is the right thing to do to switch to a proper drug euthanasia than continue with this cruelty. BEGGING for voices! <3 Please bring this blessing into 2021! PLEASE SUPPORT A STATEWIDE GAS CHAMBER BAN! FOR MORE INFO visit  https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/bringing-end-inhumane-euthanasia where this was sourced for the most detailed explanation of the process of gas chamber euthanasia   

Madeline Seggelke
11,515 supporters