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Petitioning Elizabeth Warren

Poor children deserve a question in the presidential debates

No child living in America today should have to worry about whether they’ll have a place to sleep at night or enough food to eat. But these are daily realities for the 1 in 6 poor children in this country. Children like me. Growing up on the North Side of Minneapolis, I know what it means to struggle. I’ve been homeless, spending school nights sleeping on park benches. I’ve been hungry, not knowing where my next meal would come from. I know what it means to have to work to support your family when you need to be focusing on school. And I know that other kids shouldn’t have to face these struggles. Every child in America should be able to focus on learning, growing, and just being a kid. Did you know it’s been 20 years since there was a question about how to address child poverty in a presidential debate? But a child is born into poverty every minute in this country. Those children will face hunger, homelessness, illness, violence and toxic stress. And those children deserve answers about how the next president of the United States is going to make sure they get a fair shot at a better life. Ignoring this issue on the national debate stage sends a signal that children living in poverty are not a priority. To fix the problem, we need to put a spotlight on it. That’s why I’m calling for a question in the presidential debates about child poverty. I want to know what the next president is going to do to make sure the next generation won’t struggle like I did. Will you join me? Please sign the petition today. 

Israel Glenn with the Children’s Defense Fund
79,022 supporters
Petitioning Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Council of the European Union, United Nations Security Council, United Nations, Honeywell International, Angela Merkel (CDU), UK Parliament, FOX New...

Place full economical sanctions on South African government for violating human rights

The United States gives South Africa approximately 9.4 Billion Dollars in US aid. There is no record of where this money is directed. The South African Government vote 99% against the US in the UN, have violated the AGOA agreement by deliberately breaking every human rights law by changing their constitution to take land from the white minorities without compensation. They have further broken the international law and the Geneva Convention laws with this act. The South African government has openly threatened the US government and is in full support of Iran. They also support and have been hiding ISIS and other Muslim training camps within the country. Furthermore the South African Communist Party (SACP) an affiliate of the government ruling party demonstrated outside the US Embassy in Pretoria South Africa calling for the death of American Citizens.  (One bullet one American) The removal of Apartheid 25 years ago and with a newly elected ANC government in 1994 has seen a massive decline of law and order.  United Nations (UN) stats from 2012 state that South Africa has the highest murder rate of half a million people since 1994. The rape & corruption rate is the highest in the world. The South African Government has placed approximately one hundred and sixty four (164) laws discriminating against all minorities in the country mainly whites. We ask again why were Bill Gates, Ex-president Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Henry Kissinger, EX-Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, George Soros and the Clinton's doing there when the US gives South Africa 9.4 Billion in AID while they murder an average of 60 people a day and rape a female of any age every minute. The deliberate call for the killing of farmers by the South African politicians especially Julius Malema, Elias Ace Magashule, Andile Mngxitama and the denial by Cyril Ramaphosa (President) that this was the case, resulting in which has seen massive increase of torture, rape and murder.  (One bullet one Boer (Farmer)) This inciting of murder lays all the blood spilled upon these political parties namely the EFF, BLF & ANC. The overwhelming evidence of massive corruption and the refusal of the government to arrest said party members.  We demand full economic sanctions be placed with the immediate stop of all US aid to a country that has violated every human rights law known to modern man.  We feel the African National Congress (ANC) government with their affiliates the South African Communist party and United Trade Union movement need to be removed by any means possible. They have failed the people of South Africa and the world due to their criminal activities and human rights violations. The US Ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks needs to be recalled for supporting this evil agenda. EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO BELIEVES IN THE GOOD OF MAN, ALL EX- SOUTH AFRICANS NOW IS THE TIME NOT TO TURN YOUR BACK ON YOUR LAND OF YOUR BIRTH IN ITS TIME OF NEED. SIGN THIS PETITION AND GIVE US A MANDATE TO REMOVE THIS EVIL ONCE AND FOR ALL. 

THE HAWK
61,841 supporters
Petitioning U.N. Electoral Assitance Division (EAD)

U.S. Citizens Officially Request Emergency Electoral Assistance From The United Nations

We the people of the United States of America are officially requesting the United Nations to monitor our remaining 2016 presidential election. So far we have seen evidence of massive election fraud all across the country, which gives us reason to believe that the fraud will continue. We have a reasonable suspicion that our government and the integrity of our electoral process has been compromised in order to place their chosen candidate in power against the will of the American people. The U.S. State Dept. says that a discrepancy in exit polls of more than 2% indicates fraud, we have had discrepancies outside of that margin in at least 16 of the state primaries all the way up to a discrepancy of 23%. These discrepancies have only happened in one of our political parties and they have all been in favor of one candidate. On top of the exit poll discrepancies there has been reports of ballots cast in the names of deceased citizens, patients of mental hospitals, and elderly people with dementia. There has been reports of registration purging, switching of party affiliations, vote flipping, and massive voter suppression. Not to mention the millions of voters who have not been allowed to vote because they do not claim any party affiliation. Multiple major universities have calculated that in order to get our current results without election fraud, the odds would be 1 in 70 billion. This level of election fraud is usually only done covertly and in 3rd world countries, now it's being done openly and blatantly in the United States. Our democracy is being stolen and we very well maybe on the brink of a dictatorship, we can no longer trust our government and we need help from the outside. So we are respectively requesting the U.N. to step in and assess the integrity of our electoral process. We also request that you review the apparent fraud of our current results and ensure credibility and transparency moving forward. We feel that your help is imperative to avoid an inevitable major conflict in the U.S. due to corruption in our government.      

James Carter
61,640 supporters
Closed
Petitioning NEW YORK TIMES, CNN, Associated Press, CBS, NBC, FOX News, Wall Street Journal, ABC, MSNBC, Washington Post, LA Times

Stop Calling Immigrant Prisons "Detention Centers"

My name is Sylvester Owino, and I was in “immigrant detention” for 9 years. My name is Carlos Hidalgo, and for a year and half I was incarcerated in “immigrant detention centers.” That is what the media, government, and for-profit prison companies who run these facilities call them, but in reality, these are immigrant prisons. These prisons incarcerate children, families, and members of our community.  People in immigrant prisons are not serving a sentence, but simply awaiting the outcome of our request to stay in the US. Those of us who have lived behind the locked gates and barbed wire know that the term “detention center” does not accurately describe the conditions and truth of what happens on the inside. We, who have survived these brutal places, are requesting that media organizations - The Associated Press, The New York Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post, and other influential media outlets, call these facilities what they are: immigrant prisons. Until we are honest about the fact that these are prisons, the inhumane conditions inside will continue to be covered up by the term “detention center,” and the corporations running the facilities will continue to make millions off of the suffering of the people inside.  If these are harmless “detention centers” … Why do they look like prisons, why are they run like prisons, and why are they owned by prison companies? We were incarcerated in facilities run by the two largest for-profit prison companies in the country. Carlos was in GEO Group’s Adelanto immigrant prison, and Sylvester in CCA’s Otay immigrant prison in San Diego, among other facilities. We both experienced countless human rights abuses. We worked for the for-profit prisons for $1 a day, cleaning and cooking. Carlos was put in solitary confinement for 6 days for organizing a hunger strike to protest inhumane treatment. Sylvester filed complaints on behalf of friends who were beaten by guards.   In Adelanto immigrant prison, 3 people have died in the last 7 months, and 6 people have attempted suicide since December 2016.  Dozens of us have gone on hunger strikes to try and change things. In order to end the abuse, we must first call them prisons and then close them. Starting with Adelanto. Sylvester & Carlos Supported by: o Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Collective, IEIYC o Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, ICIJ o Freedom for Immigrants

Sylvester Owino, Carlos Hidalgo, and #SchoolsNotPrisons
46,664 supporters
Petitioning Citizens, LOCAL GOVERNMENT, State Government, Federal Government, White House, police department, Google, Inc, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Charles E. Schumer, Maxine Waters, Andrew M. Cuomo, MSNB...

20 year mandatory sentence for members of law enforcement who murder unarmed civilians.

Thousands of communities across the country are in desperate need of peace of mind. Peace of mind in knowing that those who wear the badge, protect and serve the communities that have been entrusted to them. Protect and serve; not shoot, strangle, or beat to death. Unfortunately the latter against unarmed civilians is an all to common occurrence in the greatest nation on earth. For too long law enforcement in the United States of America have been abusing their power to the detriment of those they serve and suffering very little consequence. Frustrated communities have cried out for decades and while the saying goes 'justice is blind' it appears she is also deaf. When the abused and downtrodden feel they have no outlet, no representation and little value, they take to the streets in an expression of disgust and dismay. Unfortunately little has been proposed to restrain the behavior of shoot first and ask questions later or see the value of life in a person who has their hands in the air, behind their back or in restraints. As a result mothers are burying their sons, fathers are burying their daughters; sisters and brothers are forced to say premature goodbyes.  In a effort to help make these families and communities whole, we propose the 'Accountability to Citizens' Act. This legislation will require a minimum mandatory sentence of 20 years for the offending officer(s) and the surrender of his or her pension and benefits to the victim's family.  While this outcome is not meant to put a price on the victim's life it will go a long way to providing sustained financial security for the impacted family. This is not an attack on law enforcement, this is a plea. A plea for law enforcement to reevaluate the training and execution of community engagement. Only with accountability can both law enforcement and the communities they serve come together and resolve this issue.  

m woodz
13,206 supporters
Petitioning CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, Anderson Cooper, CBS, FOX News

#HelpUsFightForLJV

He is a model student-athlete at Christopher Columbus High with an unweighted (non-curved) 4.09 GPA and letters of interest from over 15 colleges including Yale.  He is representative of what any parent wants for their kids, and now his whole life is being destroyed. Luther Johnson, V, (“LJV”) has been banned from ALL sports by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FSHAA) for his entire upcoming Senior Year over two approximately 20-second on-the-field non-malicious plays during two very active Lacrosse games where two seasoned Lacrosse coaches (including a college coach) reviewed the video and one stated “no more than a 1-2 minute penalty” should have been called not only on LJV, but “#99” in that game who committed a non-malicious hard hit prior to LJV, and the other stated that LJV’s hit was “no worse than the three before it;” that LJV was “just physically stronger than the other player and made an aggressive slide hitting the player with his shoulder.”  LJV has never been disciplined academically or in any sport prior to this year. He was recently elected President of his school’s Christian fellowship. His Principal, Asst. Principal, and Athletic Director previously testified in his behalf before the FHSAA to overturn this sanction and his Athletic Director is a prior member of that FHSAA committee.  But despite the statements of the well-seasoned Lacrosse coaches, LJV’s stellar academic and athletic history, the School’s testimony, his parent’s testimony, and even LJV himself showing remorse and humbly asking to be reinstated, the FHSAA upheld this one-year ban which equates to a lifetime ban from all sports because this is LJV’s last year!    The FHSAA reasoned they gave him a second chance by reducing the prior sanction of 6 weeks to 5 weeks after he was penalized in an earlier Lacrosse game this year where he was the only African-American on the field (and his team) and was repeatedly called the “N” word by other players from the opposing team.  That was his first ever offense and the FHSAA suspended him for 6 weeks.    The Final hearing before the FHSAA's Board of Directors is this Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:00 P.M.  After that, it takes Court action to resolve this problem and time is running out. Let the FHSAA know that you will not tolerate the very institution designed to promote student-athlete excellence over-punishing this high-school kid for a mistake on the field during an active physical-contact game of a physical-contact sport where he had no malice and showed remorse to the committee. He can’t even practice with his high-school teammates.  We’re not a nation who throws the good kids out with the bathwater. Their one-year ban for his remaining scholastic life will damage his whole life! Here are the 5 things  YOU can do to make YOUR Voice heard in the Fight to Save LJV!   1.       Share this story and compel Others to join the fight.   2.       Sign this #HelpUsFightForLJV petition 3.      COME to the Final Hearing on Monday 06/10/19 at 1 PM at Christopher Columbus High School.  It starts exactly at 1 PM and is only 20 minutes long before the FHSAA renders its on-the-spot decision so arrive between 12 Noon - 12:15 to gain access to the school.  Mr. Johnson (LJV's father will be standing out front.) 4.  If you can't come to the meeting, CALL the FHSAA (352-372-9551 x 240, Craig Damon) on Monday before 10 AM and demand this sanction be overturned! 5.  Donate to help cover LJV's legal fees on his parent's Go Fund Me page by clicking this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/justice-luther-fhsaa-1-yr-suspension-atty-fee

Rawsi Williams Law Group
7,697 supporters