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Petitioning Paul Ryan, Republican National Committee, Donald Trump, Mike Pence

Steve Bannon's racist, anti-semitic, misogynistic views don't belong in the White House

President-elect Donald Trump has just appointed his campaign CEO and chairman of Breitbart News, Stephen Bannon, as chief White House strategist and senior counselor. Trump’s team said the position will be equal to the Chief of Staff -- making Steve Bannon one of the most powerful and influential people in the world.   The appointment has drawn outrage from all sides of the political spectrum. Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News has become the online destination for white nationalism, anti semitism, xenophobia, sexism, the spreading of lies and conspiracy theories, and hateful rhetoric. Steve Bannon himself has been accused of horrible behavior. He referred to feminists as “a bunch of dykes” and reportedly didn’t want his children to go to school with “a bunch of jews.” Former employee Ben Shapiro left Breitbart News because he said Bannon was a “vindictive, nasty figure.” Bannon’s abuse has even turned physical. In 1996, he was arrested for domestic violence. His ex-wife feared for their children, and reported Bannon threatened her and the kids if she appeared in court against him. She believed him and didn’t want to put her children in more danger. Bannon’s ex wife didn’t appear and the charges were dropped. President-elect Trump can do better. Our country has a deep well of talent to help him lead our country. There is no reason to select a figure like Steve Bannon. Bannon's vitriol and divisiveness have no place in the White House. Please sign if you agree that this is NOT the person who should have the ear of the president. For questions, concerns, or media/ press inquiries please contact Sharika Soal at LadysoalPR@gmail.com or send a Tweet to @LadyThriller69 [Sidenote: 69 stands for the cancer zodiac sign.]   Thank you. Read more about Steve Bannon here: http://www.advocate.com/election/2016/8/30/trump-campaign-manager-seven-sisters-schools-are-bunch-dykes http://www.dailywire.com/news/8441/i-know-trumps-new-campaign-chairman-steve-bannon-ben-shapiro#.WCkFw2EZdOM.twitter http://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000156-c3f8-dd14-abfe-fbfbbe310001

Shaindel Beers
345,218 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Dianne Feinstein, John McCain, Kirsten Gillibrand, Rand Paul, Bill Nelson,...

Allow Transgender People Into the U.S. Military

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, Donald Trump announced that transgender individuals would no longer be accepted or allowed into the U.S. Military because their cost is a "burden." This is extremely disgraceful and an insult to all those who have already given their lives for this country. This is not equality, and this is not "supporting the LGBT community," as he said he does. This is utterly transphobic. Many people who served are going to be left jobless, and many others will no longer be able to fulfill their dreams. This is not okay, and this should not be legal. Trans people are still people. 

Kaitlin Jozokos
226,042 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, Republican National Committee

Protect the Endangered Species Act

President Nixon, a Republican, signed The Endangered Species Act (ESA) into law in 1973. The ESA provides for the conservation and protection of ecosystems upon which threatened and endangered species of fish, plants, and wildlife depend. Republicans in Congress are targeting the Endangered Species Act for repeal. Their goal is to place the mining, drilling, and logging industries above the interests of the planet that sustains us all. Repealing the ESA has been a Republican goal for decades. Over the past 8 years alone, they’ve pushed dozens of bills attempting to rollback the law or exclude specific species from its protection -- all with the goal of opening up their various habitats for logging, oil & gas development, or massive water relocation projects. All of those efforts have been stopped in the past. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) has been one of our nation's most effective and important environmental laws. Repealing the ESA to allow industry to exploit vital habitats would be extremely detrimental to the ecosystems supporting some of the most vulnerable species of plants, wildlife, and fish in our nation. But Republicans believe otherwise. In fact, the Republican chairman of the House Natural Resource Committee Rob Bishop has said of the ESA: "It has never been used for the rehabilitation of species. It's been used for control of the land." He went on to say that he "would love to invalidate" the law. President Trump hasn’t taken a specific position on this rollback effort -- that’s why it’s important that we send a message to him and the Republican-dominated Congress right now. Please sign and share this petition today and help us say ‘Hands off the Endangered Species Act’! 

AJ Watt
79,064 supporters
Petitioning Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee

Shorten the US Presidential Election Cycle

By the time Americans go to the polls on November 8th, this Presidential campaign will have run over 600 days, kicking off with Ted Cruz’s announcement in March of 2015. This election cycle has been extremely damaging and has incited fear and hatred in a country founded on the beauty of our differences and the desire to lift each person, no matter race, religion, political party, or economic status, to reach his or her fullest potential. We love our country. It is because we love our country that we want to limit the length of the campaign season. By tweaking the Presidential primary calendar, the DNC and RNC could drastically reduce the amount of time we are exposed to presidential campaigns. Countries across the globe have limited campaign seasons to as short as 6 weeks. With an organized system, a successful, informative, professional campaign could be run. The American people have been extremely disrespected in this campaign season with the ugliness that pits us against each other and with nonsense and fear-mongering. It is time this comes to an end and that we demand better for ourselves. We cannot sustain another lengthy slugfest like what we have witnessed for the past two years and ask both the DNC and RNC to reform the process and shorten our election season.

Sheryl Crow
68,564 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Quicken Loans Arena

Allow Open Carry of Firearms at the Quicken Loans Arena during the RNC Convention in July.

RECOGNIZE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO OPEN CARRY FIREARMS AT THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE QUICKEN LOANS ARENA IN JULY 2016 SUMMARY: In July of 2016, the GOP will host its convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Though Ohio is an open carry state, which allows for the open carry of guns, the hosting venue—the Quicken Loans Arena—strictly forbids the carry of firearms on their premises. According to the policy on their website, "firearms and other weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on the premises of Quicken Loans Arena." This is a direct affront to the Second Amendment and puts all attendees at risk. As the National Rifle Association has made clear, "gun-free zones" such as the Quicken Loans Arena are "the worst and most dangerous of all lies." The NRA, our leading defender of gun rights, has also correctly pointed out that "gun free zones... tell every insane killer in America... (the) safest place to inflict maximum mayhem with minimum risk." (March 4, 2016 and Dec. 21, 2012) Cleveland, Ohio is consistently ranked as one of the top ten most dangerous cities in America. By forcing attendees to leave their firearms at home, the RNC and Quicken Loans Arena are putting tens of thousands of people at risk both inside and outside of the convention site. This doesn't even begin to factor in the possibility of an ISIS terrorist attack on the arena during the convention. Without the right to protect themselves, those at the Quicken Loans Arena will be sitting ducks, utterly helpless against evil-doers, criminals or others who wish to threaten the American way of life. All three remaining Republican candidates have spoken out on the issue and are unified in their opposition to Barack HUSSEIN Obama's "gun-free zones." Donald Trump said "I will get rid of gun-free zones on schools—you have—and on military bases on my first day. It gets signed my first day...you know what a gun-free zone is to a sicko? That's bait." (Jan. 8. 2016) Ted Cruz has accurately pointed out "shooting after shooting after shooting happens in so called gun-free zones." He continued, "look, if you're a lunatic ain't nothing better then having a bunch of targets you know that are going to be unarmed." (Dec. 4, 2015) And Ohio Governor John Kasich has been a leader in this movement to eliminate deadly "gun-free zones" starting with his brave decision to fight the Democrats and end "gun-free zones" at National Guard facilities in Ohio. (Dec. 18, 2015) We are all too familiar with the mass carnage that can occur when citizens are denied their basic God-given rights to carry handguns or assault weapons in public. EVERY AMERICAN HAS THE RIGHT TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THEIR FAMILY. With this irresponsible and hypocritical act of selecting a "gun-free zone" for the convention, the RNC has placed its members, delegates, candidates and all US citizens in grave danger. We must take a stand. We cannot allow the national nominating convention of the party of Lincoln and Reagan to be hijacked by weakness and political correctness. The policies of the Quicken Loans Arena do not supersede the rights given to us by our Creator in the U.S. Constitution. THEREFORE, WE ARE CALLING TODAY FOR THE FOLLOWING FIVE POINTS OF ACTION: 1. From the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland: A suspension of their policy preventing the open carry of firearms on the premises of the arena from July 18-21, 2016 to coincide with the Republican National Convention. 2. From the National Rifle Association: An immediate condemnation of the egregious affront to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution constituted by the "gun-free zone" loophole to the state law. 3. From Ohio Governor John Kasich: A concerted effort to use his executive authority to override the "gun-free zone" loophole being exploited by the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. 4. From Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee: An explanation of how a venue so unfriendly to Second Amendment rights was chosen for the Republican Convention. Further, we demand a contingency plan to relocate the convention to another location should the Quicken Loans Arena refuse to honor the constitutional rights of the RNC guests to open carry firearms during the convention. 5. From all Republican candidates for President: You have been brave in raising awareness about the immense dangers posed by "gun-free zones." In order to ensure the safety of your supporters, delegates and all attendees at the convention in July, you must call upon the RNC to rectify this affront to our Second Amendment freedoms and insist upon a suspension of the Quicken Loans Arena's unconstitutional "gun-free zone" loophole. Every American is endowed with a God-given Constitutional right to carry a gun wherever and whenever they please. 

The Hyperationalist
55,724 supporters
Petitioning Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee

Unrig It 2020

One thing united American voters this election year: the growing frustration with a political system that is broken, rigged, unfair – choose your favorite adjective. The leadership of both parties is in shambles, and for the first time in recent history, the chair positions of the RNC and DNC are simultaneously vacant.  We are calling on the incoming chairs of the DNC & RNC to heed the concerns of American voters -- who continue to leave both parties in droves -- and open the primaries in all 50 states so that we never have a repeat of the 2016 election. It’s time that our politics stop being controlled by hyper-partisan party loyalists, special interests, and establishment talking heads. Opening the primaries would allow for a much more diverse range of candidates, discussions, and policies; it would give voters back control over our politics. As a country, we need a new way forward, one that unites Americans with different beliefs and backgrounds. We need an electoral system that makes that possible. It's time for change. #UnRigIt2020

Open Primaries
31,981 supporters
Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, Steve King

Get GOP Rep. Steve King to Resign

GOP Rep Steve King has been a long time supporter of the abuse, torture, and mistreatment of animals. Most recently, he has touched on dogfighting (this is not the first time he has). His reasoning to make dogfighting legal, is: since humans are allowed to fight, why not allow dogs as well? King said "It’s wrong to rate animals above human beings." But, last time I checked- humans are not forced to fight to the death, for the humor and enjoyment of a crowd. Humans have a choice.  As I stated in the first sentence, King supports the abuse of animals- not just dogs. In 2010, King tweeted that he had chased and shot a raccoon, because the poor creature had tried to enter his house during a violent storm. This is just one of the dozens of times the congressman has publicly supported the death of animals, of all sorts. He has also voted against bills that would make the abuse and mistreatment of animals a larger violation.  Sign this petition to say NO to the torture, abuse and mistreatment of animals, and pledge not to vote for Steve King during the next midterm elections.

AJ Watt
9,941 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Republican National Committee

Republican Party: Lead the Fight Against Corruption

Conservatives are tired of not being represented by our own government. That’s why we’re asking our Republican leaders to make fighting corruption part of the GOP platform.  Too often, our public officials serve big money and special interests – from passing legislation that benefits their donors and family members, to providing favors in the contract bidding process, to taking bribes outright. Some of these actions are illegal, but all of them are corrupt. It’s time to make corruption illegal in America. The RNC can lead the way by embracing the American Anti-Corruption Act – a powerful law developed by Republican leader and former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter that ends secret money, stops political bribery, and gives voters a stronger voice, all while preserving our constitutional rights.  The occasional corruption stories you see and hear in the news are only the tip of the iceberg. I can attest from personal experience; not only am I a lobbyist, but for years, I worked covertly with our government, including years as a confidential informant. Often wearing a wire, I helped with numerous investigative operations, including the famous FBI sting that led to the arrests of two sitting mayors and their associates in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. In my time as an FBI informant, I learned that corruption is happening behind closed doors every day. We cannot afford to sit idly by as secret money and political bribery destroy our government. As Americans, it is both our nature and our duty to protect our country from the threat of corruption. Imagine if the Sons of Liberty had not protested in Boston back in December of 1773. The British government probably would not have closed Boston's port commerce (the economic engine of the area), and our founding fathers would not have convened the First Continental Congress, a key step in the formation of our great country. Please join me in taking a stand against our corrupt political system. Sign this petition to add the American Anti-Corruption Act to the Republican platform.

Michael Kesti, Represent.Us
6,530 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus

Millions Mad March - Cleveland, Ohio - July 18th-21st

We the people of the "Millions Mad March" want to protect and secure Donald J. Trump's right as the 2016 Republican Nominee. If Donald J. Trump receives the majority of delegates he should not be blocked in any way by the RNC or anyone else. The people have spoken. He will be the 2016 Republican Nominee. Otherwise, the Million Mad March will show up to the RNC in July to speak to the RNC in person. See you July 18-21. We're ready, Are you? Please visit our facebook page and like us & join for updates to be given at a later date: Million Mad March, https://www.facebook.com/millionmadmarch/ Go Fund Me Page: https://www.gofundme.com/million_mad_march We are asking for your monetary donations. To help support the MILLIONS MAD MARCH in CLEVELAND. What you’re raising money for: Everything needed for our Protest at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July 2016. This includes but is not confined to: All signage, Informational Pamphlets and Bottled water. How the money will be used: Buying supplies and distribution of said supplies. How soon you need the funds: Before July 5, 2016

Jamie Hart
4,147 supporters
Petitioning Electoral College Electors, Republican National Committee, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Democratic National Committee, FOX News, Reince Priebus

Support our 45th President, Donald J. Trump

This is to let the Clinton supporters know that our vote counts too. Both candidates knew the process going into the election and Clinton, knowing the process, has conceded. To the Electorals: We ask that you vote according to your state’s consensus, with tradition, and within the law. The citizens of the United States have voted and now the electoral process should be completed as promised. We want our 45th President, Donald J. Trump, to know that we support him.

Stop The Hate
3,467 supporters