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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.
Free Internet for Iran
The Iranian people have launched their uprising in order to topple the Islamic regime and improve their living standards. The clerical regime, by imposing severe filtering, aims to restrict the free flow of information as a way to crack down on them and stifle their dissent. This 2 million petition calls on President Trump to provide Iranians with a free and fast internet through satellite so they can take their destiny in their own hands.
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.
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’!
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
Make all protestors accountable for a permit for exact location and officers needed.
Stop allowing protestors to occupy neighborhood streets without proper permits and paying for police to accompany them. In Philadelphia there was a group of people on Facebook telling everyone to come to a police officers house because he killed a man who was fleeing from him with a illegal gun. Meanwhile, the street was filled with police officers who were being called pigs and other foul language was being used via a megaphone. Philadelphia home owners have had our property tax raised numerous times in recent years. Along with many other things being taxed. And we should not have to feel unsafe because these protests going on today continue to get out of hand. There are young children in the community watching and listening to the rediculous things these men were shouting, along with a community of people that did not want this on their street. I know everyone has a right to freedom of speech, but when it comes to these protests, why should we have to fund people from other cities? Why should we have to fund criminals rights but not our officers who serve us? Why should we have to allow our officers that are so limited be taken away from our neighbhoods because someone wants to stand outside screaming profanities through a megaphone. This needs to end somewhere! We can not afford to keep being taxed for nothing! They closed our schools, taxed cigarettes repeatedly, taxed home owners repeatedly, and even soda. It is time to make others pay for the services we are taxed for, when it is not an emergency.
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.
Expand the post-9/11 caregiver program to all U.S. veterans
Many of our military veterans have health issues stemming from their service to our country in foreign wars. These issues often require ongoing caregiver assistance. Veterans who served after 9/11 have received the most generous benefits, which has left our other veterans scrounging to cover needed care. Senator Patty Murray’s latest attempt to bridge this disparity, the Military and Veteran Caregiver Improvement Act, has been stuck in Senate committee since 2015. This act is important because so many of the caregiver programs are geared toward post- 9/11 military veterans. Meanwhile, the veterans of our wars in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and others have been forced to rely on their family and friends for needed care. Many spouses are faced with the tough choice to put their loved ones into a nursing home so they can get a job to help support their family. Others, like my own mother, stay at home to care for their veteran and are forced to scrape and scrounge every single penny to make ends meet. Veterans from all eras have sacrificed to serve and protect our nation. They have seen and experienced things that few of us could even imagine. And many of them have been exposed to weapon materials that are extremely toxic and dangerous -- leaving them with ailments that plague them for the rest of their lives. We have to do more to care for these heroes. If you believe that our veterans are valuable and deserve the resources necessary to ensure a decent quality of life. If you agree, please sign and share this petition to tell Congress to pass the Military and Veteran Caregiver Improvement Act, or a bill similar in wording.
Stop the Grad Tax! #NoGradTax
Dear GOP Leadership and President Trump: We urge you to reject the House of Representatives-proposed tax on tuition waivers as part of any final tax bill. Elimination of the existing exemption on tuition waivers, like so many aspects of the proposed legislation, would undermine the affordability, accessibility and quality of education. The tuition waiver exemption has existed for many years and enables our universities to recruit the best and brightest scholars and innovators from across the globe regardless of background or economic means. As such, it promotes excellence in our world-leading university system and enhances access to higher education for individuals from under-represented backgrounds. Ending this long standing, fair exemption would impose dramatic increases on the taxable income of graduate students who provide critical research and instructional services to our universities. In some cases, the increase could exceed 400%. We urge you to reject this and other regressive proposals and support legislation that prioritizes affordable and accessible education.
America - Be the Voice of Freedom. Freedom from Sex Trafficking.
According to the U.S. State Department report, the United States has become the second most trafficked country in the world, as sex trafficking has become a $32 Billion dollar a year industry... And the U.S. Department of Justice reported that the sex slaves were 83% American citizens and as young as five years old in the United States. (1.) What is the average age of those entering prostitution in America? 12 years old... (2.) These are our children. America needs to make some hard decisions. Either let this continue. Or stop the effects of Sex Trafficking in America. How can we be a Country of Freedom, if we enslave America's citizens or other citizens for the sexual exploitation of selfish pleasures of those who live in our Country? “Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery, amounting to the fastest growing business of organized crime and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world. Sex trafficking crimes include prostitution, pornography, stripping, live-sex shows, mail-order brides, military prostitution, and sex tourism.” (1.) We can not be a Free Country - if there are still modern slaves in our 21st Century society. You can not have equality and freedom, if we have Human Slaves among us. I thought America was known for her Freedom? Let America then become the forerunner for Freedom for all Nations. Let us make America the leading example of what countries should do, in order to extinguish Trafficking. We must demand that our Nation become a safe place for our children and our children's children. We must demand stricter laws and punishments made against Pimps and Traffickers. We must demand stricter laws and punishments for Buyers, for those who purchase sex from Human Souls. We must fight to stop those who buy a human’s body, to rape the soul. We must demand that internet we have been freely given, is not used for the searching of Sex. We must demand to make Sex Trafficking Illegal for the health, safety, and freedom for all who live in our Beloved Country. How can we scream the praises of our favored Land by shouting, "Liberty and Justice for all." When Liberty and Justice are not counted among those who suffer in Slavery? Will we let them suffer in silence? Or will we join our voices together and demand that this madness be stopped? If our own children were stolen and forced into Prostitution, would we not gather together to take back our children? But aren't these are Children? Why then are we not joining together to demand that we save our Country before we lose the war on Trafficking? We need to start now and these are some things that need to be done. We need: Laws to stop the Internet from being the highway to Trafficking. Laws such as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act must be rewritten, so that it can not protect the illegal activity of Trafficking. Laws must be passed so that Websites have to be held accountable if they so choose to disobey the Law and promote Human Trafficking. If Prostitution is indeed illegal, why is it that websites (Backpage.com) can promote Escorts and Sex Ads? Laws be passed to persecute the Trafficker to a greater degree. Laws must be passed to confiscate finances and property belonging to Pimps and Traffickers (who have made their money off of the sale of humans) when convicted and the funds given to Anti-Trafficking Organizations ( like - Rescue:Freedom). Laws to be passed to persecute the Buyer to a higher degree. We must make laws against Pornography and make it illegal, which directly educates, feeds, and propels Sex Trafficking. We need sexualized movies to be banned, which indoctrinate people into the sexualization of the Sex Trade. We need sexualized images, billboards, and magazines to be banned, since it fuels the Sexualization of humans and funds Trafficking. We need sexualized music to be banned, which educates those into the Sex Trade. We need more funds dedicated to the Police Department and assign more resources to assist the Law Enforcement into creating more positions and officers assigned to fight against Human Trafficking. We must do everything we can, to eliminate Sex Trafficking and the things that surrounds the exploitation of the weak and vulnerable. This exploiting must be stopped. And with our shared voices - we will get the Country that we fight for. In fact, I dare say that if we scream loud enough, we will get the attention of even the President himself - to help fight this battle that rages war against the soul of the United States of America. "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, "Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others" (April 6, 1858), p. 376. For we WILL once more make our Country, a Country of Liberty for all. For we WILL once more make our Country, a Country of Freedom. Freedom and Justice for all. Info: 1. http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/scientia/article/view/652/595 2. Gayle Kerten, chairwoman of Skaget County Coalition against Trafficking.