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Petitioning Brad Hoylman, New York State Senate

Support the TRUMP Act: No Presidency without Tax Returns

As initially reported in Buzzfeed, Fortune, and the New York Times editorial board, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman (D. 27th District) has introduced a bill that can fix some of the damage done by the 2016 election. This bill deserves and needs popular support. The T.R.U.M.P. (Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public) Act, "would force candidates for president to release five years of tax returns to the New York State board of elections no later than 50 days before the general election, which would in turn redact personal information and make the returns public. Failure to comply with the legislation should it become law would prohibit the state’s electors from voting for that candidate and the candidate’s name would not appear on the New York state ballot."  As Hoylman states, Trump's refusal to disclose his returns have denied voters "an important perspective on the candidate’s potential conflicts of interests as well as their financial well-being and how much he gave to charity.”  With Russian interference in the 2016 election now an established fact, it is essential that Trump's tax returns be released. This bill will be a crucial lever in forcing that release. It could moreover could prove instrumental in restricting the reach of the incoming Trump administration. Since the Republican administration and congress would be unlikely to act on this, this becomes a matter for the states. And thus New York, with its 31 electoral votes, can make a significant national impact with this legislation. Please sign and share. Senator Hoylman is following our petition's progress with interest. Since the bill was first announced there have been similar bills introduced in California, Massachusetts, and Maine. There is a chance to make a real difference here. Your support matters!

Chris Monroe
141,521 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Wells Fargo, Tim Sloan, Carrie. L. Tolstedt, Wells Fargo Board of Directors, Lee Zeldin, Kenneth LaValle, Avid Modjtabai, Franklin Codel, Andrew Cecere, Richard Davis, New York Governor, New York S...

Help save mom's home!

Three generations of our family have lived in our mother’s home. She has been living there for over 50 years and her favorite part is her yard, which she has lovingly tended to ever since we can remember.  Mom is an 85-year-old, a breast cancer survivor, with Alzheimer's Disease. Her home has always been one of the most meaningful parts of her life. It is all about to be taken away. Our mother is one of many Wells Fargo predatory lending victims. Mom was living alone when Wells Fargo approached her and interviewed her for a number of loan applications. Despite being elderly and living on a fixed Social Security income, they gave her two mortgage loans. When she was about to default on one, they issued a third. How could Wells Fargo give her loans that they knew she couldn’t possibly afford? Our mother had no idea she was trapped in a predatory lending scheme, the type that Wells Fargo has been found guilty of doing time and time again. By the time we realized how much trouble mom was in, it was too late to intervene. The statute of limitations for predatory lending had run out and Wells Fargo was on her doorstep coming to collect the house. An attorney for Wells Fargo recently told our family that they, “are not in the business of running a nursing home.”  We have little time to prevent this foreclosure sale from occurring or she will be torn away from her home. This will surely leave her devastated and confused -- a fate she does not deserve. Please sign our petition and tell Wells Fargo to let our mom stay in her beloved home where she belongs.  Thank you!

Save Mom's Home
138,290 supporters
Petitioning Ram Nath Kovind

Make Cantonments A Secured Place For Personnel and Families #CloseAllCantonmentRoads

To The Hon'ble President of India,
 Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces,  Rashtrapati Bhawan
 New Delhi 110004भारत के माननीय राष्ट्रपति, भारतीय सशस्त्र बलों के सर्वोच्च कमांडर, राष्ट्रपति भवन नई दिल्ली 110004 &  To all who want to build a NATION as a NATION ...and NOT DIVIDE IT ... FOR PERSONAL GAINS/और उन सभी को जो राष्ट्र के रूप में राष्ट्र बनाना चाहते हैं ... और इसे वितरित नहीं करें ... व्यक्तिगत लाभ के लिए  Ref: The review of closure of roads undertaken by the MoD on 19 May 2018रेफरी: 1 9 मई 2018 को एमओडी द्वारा किए गए सड़कों को बंद करने की समीक्षा We are the families of armed forces personnel living in various cantonments in India. With regard to the referred matter we would like to put forth the following points हम भारत में विभिन्न कैंटनमेंट्स में रहने वाले सशस्त्र बलों के परिवारों के परिवार हैं। निर्दिष्ट मामले के संबंध में हम निम्नलिखित बिंदुओं को प्रस्तुत करना चाहते हैं 
 1. The cantonments ( herein after referred to as cantts) are our homes for the duration and time of service of the member of our family serving the country in uniform. We take extreme pride and care in maintaining high standards of living within its premises.1. कैंटनमेंट (यहां कैंट्स के रूप में संदर्भित करने के बाद) हमारे परिवार के सदस्य की वर्दी में देश की सेवा करने की अवधि और समय के लिए हमारे घर हैं। हम अपने परिसर में रहने के उच्च मानकों को बनाए रखने में अत्यधिक गर्व और देखभाल करते हैं। 
2. Our children play in parks fearlessly, study in schools mostly located within the cantt premises and grow up in these cantts learning to be respectful of the environment and abide by the motto that cleanliness is next to godliness.2. हमारे बच्चे निर्विवाद रूप से पार्कों में खेलते हैं, ज्यादातर स्कूलों में अध्ययन करते हैं जो ज्यादातर कैनेट परिसर के भीतर स्थित होते हैं और पर्यावरण के प्रति सम्मान करने के लिए सीखने वाले इन कैंटों में बड़े होते हैं और यह सुनिश्चित करते हैं कि स्वच्छता ईश्वरीयता के बगल में है। 
3. The soldiers who are posted to border areas can do their duties without any worry about their families back home because usually they are safe and secure in the Separate Family Accomodations in cantt areas.3. जिन सैनिकों को सीमावर्ती इलाकों में तैनात किया जाता है, वे अपने परिवारों के घर पर किसी भी चिंता के बिना अपने कर्तव्यों का पालन कर सकते हैं क्योंकि आम तौर पर वे कैंट क्षेत्रों में अलग परिवार के निवास में सुरक्षित और सुरक्षित हैं। 
4. Most family accomodations, parks, shopping complexes, movie theatres and other places where we avail of fauji amenities are not enclosed by boundaries in most cantt areas. Your order regarding the opening of roads will greatly affect the security of these places.4. अधिकांश पारिवारिक आवास, पार्क, शॉपिंग कॉम्प्लेक्स, मूवी थिएटर और अन्य जगह जहां हम फाउजी सुविधाओं का लाभ उठाते हैं, अधिकांश कैंट क्षेत्रों में सीमाओं से घिरे नहीं होते हैं। सड़कों के उद्घाटन के संबंध में आपका आदेश इन स्थानों की सुरक्षा को बहुत प्रभावित करेगा।
 5. Each one of us has lived in cantts for several years and has never heard of events such as eve teasing, littering and other petty crimes. Your decision has lead to removal of all barricades and check posts and stoppage of all checking by sentries leaving us seriously vulnerable to such incidents.5. हम में से प्रत्येक ने कई वर्षों तक कैंटों में रहना है और कभी भी चिढ़ाते हुए, कड़वाहट और अन्य छोटे अपराधों जैसी घटनाओं के बारे में कभी नहीं सुना है। आपके फैसले से सभी बाधाओं को हटाने और पदों की जांच और प्रेषणों द्वारा सभी जांचों को रोकने का कारण बन गया है जिससे हमें ऐसी घटनाओं के लिए गंभीर रूप से कमजोर बना दिया गया है। 
6. Till date we could stay safely within the cantts knowing no matter what the dangerous nature of the jobs of our serving family member is, his/her family is secure in a cantt. The sense of safety and security was wiped away in an instant with your order to open cantt roads.6. आज तक हम कैंटों के भीतर सुरक्षित रूप से रह सकते हैं, इससे कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ता कि हमारे सेवारत परिवार के सदस्य की नौकरियों की खतरनाक प्रकृति क्या है, उसका परिवार कैनेट में सुरक्षित है। कैंट सड़कों को खोलने के आपके आदेश के साथ तत्काल सुरक्षा और सुरक्षा की भावना दूर हो गई थी। 
7. In today's civilian society even the smallest apartment complex, mall, theatre has security guards put in place by the management. In your eyes we do not deserve even this minimum security that our civilian counterparts enjoy. With your order you have taken away the right of the armed forces personnel to protect his own home.7. आज के नागरिक समाज में भी सबसे छोटे अपार्टमेंट कॉम्प्लेक्स, मॉल, थिएटर में सुरक्षा गार्ड रखे गए हैं। आपकी आंखों में हम इस न्यूनतम सुरक्षा के लायक नहीं हैं जो हमारे नागरिक समकक्षों का आनंद लेते हैं। आपके आदेश के साथ आपने अपने घर की रक्षा के लिए सशस्त्र बलों के कर्मियों का अधिकार हटा लिया है। 
8. It is moot to bring to your notice once again that the attacks by terrorists on army camps have increased in recent times as we, the family members are seen as soft targets. Before your decision is defended on the grounds that cantts in sensitive areas will not be opened for public thoroughfare let us assert strongly that every single cantt is a sensitive area. Nothing stops an anti national element from attacking a unguarded soft target with open access anywhere in the country.8. यह एक बार फिर से नोटिस लाने के लिए प्रेरित है कि हाल के दिनों में सेना शिविरों पर आतंकवादियों द्वारा किए गए हमलों में वृद्धि हुई है, क्योंकि परिवार के सदस्यों को नरम लक्ष्य के रूप में देखा जाता है। इससे पहले कि आपके निर्णय का बचाव उन आधार पर किया जाता है जो संवेदनशील क्षेत्रों में प्रवेश नहीं कर सकते हैं, सार्वजनिक गहनता के लिए खोला नहीं जाएगा, हम दृढ़ता से जोर देते हैं कि प्रत्येक एकल कैंट एक संवेदनशील क्षेत्र है। देश में कहीं भी खुली पहुंच के साथ एक अनियंत्रित नरम लक्ष्य पर हमला करने से एक विरोधी राष्ट्रीय तत्व को रोकता नहीं है।
 9. In the case of occurrence of such an incident as above mentioned PLEASE inform us who in your Government will take responsibility for the same. FURTHER, HOW YOU CAN ASSURE THAT SOLDIERS WILL NOT GO AMOK IF THEIR NEAR AND DEAR ONES ARE HARMED BY ANEs COURTESY SUCH ORDERS.9. उपरोक्त उल्लिखित घटना की घटना के
मामले में कृपया हमें सूचित करें कि आपकी सरकार में कौन जिम्मेदारी लेगा। इसके अलावा, आप कैसे आश्वस्त कर सकते हैं कि सैनिकों को अजीब नहीं लगेगा अगर उनके पास और भय किसी भी तरह के आदेशों से प्रभावित हैं। 
 10. We have been extremely aggrieved by this decision to open all roads and the methodology that is being followed to implement the said order as it puts us in the path of mortal danger and affects our rights enshrined in the Constitution under Article 21. MORE PAINFUL IS THE FACT THAT ALL WAS DONE TO APPEASE THE VOTE BANK SQUATING ON LANDS ABUTTING THESE CANTTS. WE MAY NOT A COLLECTIVE VOTE BANK FOR ANY POLITICAL PARTY BUT FACT REMAINS OUR DEMOCRACY HAS SURVIVED SO LONG DUE TO SACRIFICES MADE BY OUR SOLDIERS AND SUPPORT EXTENDED BY US TO THEM TO CARRY ON ASSIGNED DUTIES.10. हम इस सड़कों और कार्यप्रणाली को खोलने के इस फैसले से बेहद परेशान हुए हैं, जो कि आदेश को लागू करने के लिए किया जा रहा है क्योंकि यह हमें प्राणघातक खतरे के मार्ग में रखता है और अनुच्छेद 21 के तहत संविधान में हमारे अधिकारों को प्रभावित करता है। अधिक दर्दनाक यह तथ्य है कि सभी को इस कंटेंट्स के खिलाफ लैंड्स पर वोट बैंक स्क्वाटिंग की उम्मीद है। हम किसी भी राजनीतिक दल के लिए एक संग्रहित वोट बैंक नहीं कर सकते हैं लेकिन तथ्य यह है कि हमारे लोकतंत्र हमारे सैनिकों द्वारा समर्थित सैकड़ों लोगों के लिए इतने लंबे समय तक बचाया गया है और उन्हें सौंपी गई ड्यूटी पर कैर्री करने के लिए समर्थन दिया गया है। 
 11. Also kindly note that the State has a moral duty to ensure the minimum safety of families of armed forces personnel living within cantts while our men/women in the forces are gone for long hours, months or years protecting our country.11. कृपया ध्यान दें कि राज्य के पास कैंटों के भीतर सशस्त्र बलों के कर्मियों के परिवारों की न्यूनतम सुरक्षा सुनिश्चित करने के लिए नैतिक कर्तव्य है, जबकि हमारे पुरुष / महिलाएं लंबे समय तक, हमारे देश की रक्षा करने के महीनों या वर्षों तक चली जाती हैं। 
 12. We proudly state that we are THE STRENGTHS BEHIND THE SOLDIERS the pillars on which our armed forces stand and we shall come forth and fight, adopting all legal recourses available to us, when our security, our safety and OUR WAY OF LIFE is threatened. 12. हम गर्व से कहते हैं कि हम सैनिकों के पीछे ताकत हैं जिन पर हमारी सशस्त्र बलों खड़े हैं और हम बाहर आकर लड़ेंगे, हमारे लिए उपलब्ध सभी कानूनी संसाधनों को अपनाएंगे, जब हमारी सुरक्षा, हमारी सुरक्षा और जीवन के हमारे रास्ते को धमकी दी जाएगी । 
 13. In light of the above mentioned points, please review your order regarding opening of roads in cantts and the methodology being used to enforce the said order and let this reversal be implemented with same electrifying speed as it was done to open it.13. उपरोक्त उल्लिखित बिंदुओं के प्रकाश में, कृपया कैंटों में सड़कों को खोलने और उस आदेश को लागू करने के लिए उपयोग की जाने वाली पद्धति के बारे में अपने आदेश की समीक्षा करें और इसे उलटने के लिए इसे एक ही विद्युतीकरण गति के साथ लागू किया जाए क्योंकि इसे खोलने के लिए किया गया था। 14. One would agree that even commercial places like malls are small offices have checks at their gates ... the list is unending.... so it seems in the order of priority the armed forces of the nation don't stand anywhere...... they should be on the road and live like second class citizens in the same nation where they are not able rather allowed to protect themselves..... it's a black day for you as the supreme commander of armed forces...... who is so disconnected with its own forces. Even Hr managers speak to its employees as a routine.....have you ?14. कोई इस बात से सहमत होगा कि मॉल जैसे वाणिज्यिक स्थान भी छोटे कार्यालयों के पास उनके द्वार पर जांच है ... सूची अनदेखी कर रही है .... इसलिए यह प्राथमिकता के क्रम में लगता है कि देश की सशस्त्र बलों कहीं भी नहीं खड़ी हैं। ..... वे सड़क पर होना चाहिए और उसी देश में दूसरे वर्ग के नागरिकों की तरह रहना चाहिए जहां वे खुद को बचाने की अनुमति नहीं दे रहे हैं ..... यह आपके लिए सशस्त्र बलों के सर्वोच्च कमांडर के रूप में एक काला दिन है। ..... जो अपनी ताकतों से इतनी डिस्कनेक्ट हो गई है। यहां तक कि मानव प्रबंधकों ने अपने कर्मचारियों से नियमित रूप से बात की ..... क्या आप? 15. It's not just about roads ..... it's respect and dignity.... the incidents outside gates really show that your organisation which you head is not respected...... so why don't you remove the army laws too which makes serving soldiers akin to bonded labor. These bonded labor at all levels don't have the right to voice IIRC ....which has given the country a wrong opinion of the armed forces15. यह सिर्फ सड़कों के बारे में नहीं है ..... यह सम्मान और गरिमा है .... द्वार के बाहर की घटनाएं वास्तव में दिखाती हैं कि आपका संगठन जिसका आप सिर करते हैं उसका सम्मान नहीं किया जाता है ...... तो आप सेना को क्यों नहीं हटाते कानून भी जो बंधुआ श्रम के समान सैनिकों की सेवा करता है। इन स्तरों पर इन बंधुआ श्रमिकों को आईआईआरसी आवाज का अधिकार नहीं है .... जिसने देश को सशस्त्र बलों की गलत राय दी हैकॉपी सीओएएस, क्यूएमजी और संबंधित डीजी को अनुमोदित किया जा सकता है ...   Thanking you 

 











 

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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!

Jenifer Bass
33,511 supporters
Petitioning Pennsylvania State House

Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

Twelve states have moved to ban "ex-gay therapy" for young people -- dangerous "therapy" that tries to change someone's sexual orientation. "Ex-gay therapy" has been linked to suicide, depression, isolation and anxiety, and has been condemned by nearly every medical and psychological body as dangerous, destructive and something no child should be forced to undergo. And yet in 38 states -- including states like New York, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Ohio -- "ex-gay therapy" remains a practice that's largely legal under the law. But there is national momentum as more and more states move to ban "ex-gay therapy" and protect minors from attempts to "cure" them of their sexual orientation. Hawaii just became the 12th state to ban "ex-gay therapy," and New Hampshire and Delaware are close to following suit. They join states like California, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, New Mexico, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Oregon. That's nearly 25% of the country! But it's not enough. LGBT kids are still facing dangerous "ex-gay therapy" attempts in more than 30 states around the country.  All these states have seen bills introduced to ban "ex-gay therapy". New York -- which touts itself as one of the most LGBT-friendly states in the country -- has seen legislation pass the State Assembly three times; Pennsylvania has had a bill introduced several times; Ohio now has a bill as well that legislators are pushing; and activists in Minnesota have been pushing for a ban on "ex-gay therapy" programs for years. Let's build on this national organizing momentum, and work to get these states added to the list of states stepping up to protect LGBT youth, and banning harmful "ex-gay therapy" that tries to "cure" LGBT people and change their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Max Johnson
30,233 supporters
Petitioning Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, New York State House, New York State Senate

Urge New York State DMV to introduce retesting every 2 years once a driver turns 80

Shortly after 10:30am on Monday, June 25th 2018, my wife was walking our 2-year-old son to Willets Point Playground behind P.S. 209 in Whitestone, Queens. She came across the scene of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle traveling south on Utopia Parkway. The young woman was lying unresponsive in the crosswalk and a police officer was attempting to resuscitate her before paramedics had arrived. She did not survive. I later found out that this young woman was a 17-year-old girl named Maddie. Her friends, classmates, and family members created a memorial for her outside of P.S. 209 with candles, flowers, and cards (see photo). 17-year-old Maddie was struck by an 88-year-old driver who drove through a steady red light.  Maddie’s death could have been prevented. Unlike many other states, New York State currently does not have specific provisions for older drivers. A person’s driver’s license only needs to be renewed every 8 years with no retesting for older individuals other than passing a vision exam. Simply passing a vision exam is an extremely low standard for a person to maintain their privilege to drive. A person’s memory (i.e. individuals suffering from dementia) and reaction time must also be assessed during the license renewal process. Individuals over 80 must be able to demonstrate that they can continue to remain safe on the road. As the Baby Boomer generation enters their 70s and 80s, we may see an increase in motor vehicle accidents. Please sign this petition if you support mandatory retesting every two years for all drivers age 80 and over. Let’s keep our communities and roads safe and prevent future tragedies from happening.

Julian Ho
24,002 supporters