The removal and arrest of Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
On 8-17-17 Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal that represents University City went to her Facebook Acct and wished for the assassination of President Trump saying and I quote "No, I will, she wrote. I hope Trump is assassinated." All Democratic and Republican politicians alike have requested that she step down. The Dem. Caucus Leader, Sen. Gina Walsh, has condemned what she has said clearly! Chappelle-Nadal has stated multiple times she refuses to even apologize over what she posted! It was not only disgraceful but in the highest form of disrespect there is. Now her being a public servant and being paid through the state tax revenue I am calling for her immediate recusal and arrest! US Code Title 18, Section 871 clearly states that any threat to the President is considered a political offense. This is punishable up to 5 years in prison and $250,000 maximum fine. We cannot allow someone such as a State Senator who knowingly knew her position, took it for granted and used that to say whatever she wanted against our current President of the United States. She has also been accused of threatening another member of the Missouri House Senate by harassment and saying she was going to cut her throat (Riverfront Times). http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/mccaskill-clay-and-others-call-for-mo-senator-to-resign/article_406059d6-1aa4-52fc-89ee-2a6a69baaf2e.html Link to McCaskill and other's of Missouri calling for her resignation. https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2017/08/17/i-hope-trump-is-assassinated-state-senator-maria-chappelle-nadal-draws-condemnation Link to her saying she wanted to see Potus assassinated! https://youtu.be/ac1z-HafKio See the video of her saying she will not apologize! This Senator has clearly become unhinged in her duties and it is clear by her latest stunt not able to continue to serve in her post. If she would step down on her own I would not need to put this petition in place but she refuses to get off the payroll. We cannot allow someone here in Missouri to continue to represent this great state of ours, threaten fellow colleagues and above all else threaten and wish for the assassination of our President. I ask you today to join with me in signing this petition for her removal from Missouri's State Senate! Thank you!
No on HJ69/SJ18: killing wolf pups in dens, hibernating bears, stealjaw toe traps on bears
Tell your Senator and President Trump to vote NO on H.J. 69/S.J. Res. 18! 225 heartless House Members voted to overturn a federal rule – years in the works, and crafted by professional wildlife managers at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – to stop some of the most appalling practices ever imagined in the contemporary era of wildlife management. Denning of wolf pups, killing hibernating bears, spotting grizzly bears from aircraft and then shooting them after landing, and trapping grizzly bears and black bears with steel-jawed leghold traps and snares. The stuff of wildlife snuff films. And not just on any land. On our country’s national wildlife refuges. More specifically, on 16 national wildlife refuges covering 76 million acres, all in the state of Alaska. In this case, Alaska has a bloodthirsty Board of Game, whose members enthusiastically implement a draconian policy called “Intensive Management.” That policy dictates that state managers drive down wolf, bear, and coyote numbers to boost caribou and moose numbers for hunters — turning Alaska’s wildlife refuges into what retired Arctic National Wildlife biologist Fran Mauer calls “game farms” — the very thing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted to stop through a rigorous, science-based, and legal federal rulemaking process that was overturned by today’s vote. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shouldn’t run refuges like game farms, as Alaskan officials want to do. Only the U.S. Senate and President Trump can now stop this unwinding of a decision by a professional wildlife management agency. Please contact your U.S. Senators and tell them to steer clear of a disgraceful resolution, and to honor limits in the conduct of wildlife policy in the United States of America. From the Humane Society (http://blog.humanesociety.org/wayne/2017/02/u-s-house-sanctions-killing-hibernating-bears-wolf-pups-dens-federal-refuges-alaska.html
Increase The Penalties For Missouri Poachers
Harsher Penalties Are A MUST For Missouri Poachers We would like start by sharing two recent Missouri poaching cases:(1) December 2015, a bull elk was shot in the head and killed on the banks of the Current River in Shannon County, the top of the skull and antlers were removed with a chainsaw; the rest of the carcass was left behind and intact. The penalties for such a crime, which are rarely enforced, would be a $1,000 fine and jail time. Compared to Utah, this fine would be $8,000. (2) Earlier this year a Jefferson County man (Chris Keown) pleaded guilty and was fined a mere $99.50 for poaching a black bear that wondered near his home. A small punishment, especially since he’s had run-ins with game officials in the past. If he had fought the ticket and gone to trial, he could have faced up to $1,000 in fines and up to a year in jail. According to Larry Yamnitz, Protection Division Chief with the Missouri Department of Conservation, “We don’t have a criminal forfeiture law for property involved in wildlife cases.” This needs to change. Representative Linda Black understands the importance of higher penalties and is on the right track with her bill: HB 1971 “1. In addition to the penalties provided in section 252.040, any person convicted of chasing, pursuing, taking, transporting, killing, processing, or disposing of wildlife in violation of methods, seasons, and limits as defined and permitted by commission rules and regulations may be required to provide restitution to the state in an amount as follows: (a) $750 for each wild turkey; (b) $1,500 for each white-tailed deer; and (c) $3,500 for each black bear or elk. 2. Moneys collected under this section shall be transferred to the state school moneys fund as established in section 166.051 and distributed to the public schools of this state in the manner provided in section 163.031.” We, Missouri residents and non-residents, demand that our state take the illegal harvesting of wildlife more seriously… We demand that repeat offenders are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We demand that felony charges are appropriate for repeat offenders. We demand the forfeiture of property including: (1) whatever means of transportation/vehicle (truck, atv, boat, etc.) the poacher used to arrive at their location. (2) weapons (firearms, bows, traps, knifes) and ammunition. (3) all gear used during the crime - packs, blinds, scopes, tree stands, coolers, clothing/footwear, decoys, calls, lights, tools/equipment, etc. These confiscated items would be auctioned/sold, moneys would be distributed to the public schools. A slap on the wrist and a small fine is no longer acceptable, these puny penalties and possible loss (or short term loss) of hunting privileges are meaningless to poachers. It’s time to step it up Missouri!
Reinstate Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB)
On September 13, 1994, Members of Congress came together and passed the Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB). That same day, President Bill Clinton signed it into law - until it expired 10 years later. As a result of this lapse, the legal sale of assault weapons has led to an increase in mass shootings: Virginia Tech (2007), Sandy Hook (2012), Aurora (2012), San Bernardino (2015), Orlando (2016), and Las Vegas (2017). From these tragedies alone, 192 people have died. I think we can all agree that we don't want to take away anyone's rights, but certain weapons should never find civilian hands. At this point, our technology has surpassed the 2nd Amendment. A civilian's right to bear arms is meant to protect and defend, not kill large amounts of people in a short amount of time. If there is anything that a post-AWB world has proven, it's that we're not safe. Colleges, movie theaters, the workplace, nightclubs, concerts, and elementary schools are targets for the mentally ill. America isn't a war zone. We shouldn't have to live in fear. That's not why we're here. I am asking for a bridge of bipartisan support and to reinstate the AWB. Put away the petty politics and address the root of the problem. Mental illness is a major component of all of these tragedies, but we must start by removing military-grade weapons from the hands of people who should never hold them in the first place. The trained men and women of this country who defend us should be the only ones to yield it. Anything else would cheapen their service. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope this opens a concerned and meaningful dialogue among our current representatives. US Mass Shootings (1982 to 2017) - 401 more mass murder fatalities post-AWB (September 2004 to present day) than during (September 1994 - September 2004) EDIT: Since initially starting this petition, 26 lives have been taken in the Texas First Baptist Church massacre in Sutherland Springs, TX and 17 lives have been lost at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
Increase Funding for Borderline Personality Disorder Research at NIMH
I am writing to you today because I have been affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD). This illness has a devastating impact — emotional and financial — on individuals, caregivers, families and society. Those who suffer from it are in indescribable pain. Up to 5.9% of the population suffers from BPD — more than twice that of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder combined. "Borderline Personality Disorder" is the most viewed term on NIMH’s website and yet it receives less government funding than any other mental illness. An estimated 10% of individuals with BPD will die from suicide, 60% will suffer from major depression, and 60% will have a substance abuse disorder. But while suicide, depression, substance abuse and eating disorders receive an enormous amount of NIMH dollars, BPD, which often encompasses all four, is not even a target population for research. This is not acceptable to family members in the trenches, desperate to help our loved ones. This is not acceptable to individuals with BPD, who want to thrive and function in society. This is not acceptable to clinicians, who want to provide better treatment options and services. This is not acceptable to taxpayers, who have had to endure the huge financial burden of paying for those with BPD, a large majority of whom are unemployed, cannot afford the medical costs of treatment, and often wind up incarcerated, homeless, or addicted. At least 18 million Americans suffer from BPD in their lifetimes. Assuming each affects a minimum of five other people, the lives of 90,000,000 Americans are negatively impacted. Shouldn’t this be considered one of our country’s largest public health emergencies? Why are our representatives in government not paying attention to BPD? It’s time to make borderline personality disorder a priority and move it from the back to the front of the line in mental health research. The recent breakthrough research into genetic biomarkers for schizophrenia shows what can be done when adequate funding is available for specific mental illnesses. We implore you to commit funding for research on borderline personality disorder proportionate to its impact on society, and give it the recognition it deserves in the field.
To the Republican National Committee.
WE ARE WATCHING YOU!
Your plan to cheat Donald Trump out of the nomination will be the end of the GOP/RNC! DON’T UNDER ESTIMATE THE SNAKES AT THE GOP/RNC! Congratulations DONALD TRUMP! It appears that you are the WINNER but, we all know the establishment is out to get you. The people support you but the DC RINOs will do everything they can to stop you because they know you will expose them for the crooks they are. We ask that all supporters of Mr. Trump sign and share this petition to let the GOP know we won’t put up with their garbage. https://www.change.org/p/to-the-republican-national-committee-we-are-watching-you PLEASE sign our petition and share it! Anyone can sign. You don't even need to be a registered voter or American citizen. If you believe in fair play, sign!
#SAVEH2B: Save Small & Seasonal Businesses!
PLEASE ASK CONGRESS TO #SAVEH2B AND SUPPORT IMMEDIATE CAP RELIEF! American Small and Seasonal businesses are currently approaching their busiest season of the year and they will not be receiving their seasonal guest workers. Without these legal, temporary employees American businesses and workers are in jeaprody. The H-2B Visa nonimmigrant program allows employers to hire foreign workers to come to the United States and perform temporary nonagricultural services or labor on a one-time, seasonal, peakload or intermittent basis. H-2B workers are not considered immigrants. In order to qualify for an H-2B Visa, an employer must prove that there are not sufficient U.S. Workers who are capable of performing temporary services or labor. MYTH: H-2B WORKERS TAKE JOBS AWAY FROM AMERICANS.FACT: American workers are guaranteed first chance at every job later filled by an H-2B temporary laborer. By law, every open position must be properly advertised in the community and requires employers to hire any able and willing American workers to fill open positions. The fact is that H-2B temporary workers actually support American jobs and the U.S. economy. The H-2B program provides an opportunity for seasonal businesses to operate at a greater capacity, thereby retaining their full-time American workers and contributing more to their local economies. Additionally, temporary foreign seasonal workers help support many upstream and downstream jobs. According to the American Enterprise Institute study on Immigration and American Jobs, every H-2B worker creates or sustains 4.64 American jobs on average. MYTH: EMPLOYERS DON’T EVEN TRY TO HIRE AMERICAN WORKERS TO FILL THESE TEMPORARY HARD LABOR JOBS.FACT: Employers work extremely hard to hire American workers because 1) it is dramatically cheaper to do so, and 2) the law requires that employers demonstrate that every effort has been made to hire Americans before they can start the process of trying to hire a temporary foreign laborer. Again, the fact is that the vast majority of American workers are not interested in temporary seasonal manual labor jobs. Geography is a big obstacle for many employers; for example, many resort communities don’t have a sufficient local labor pool. And, in many cases, these types of seasonal jobs may not be appropriate for high school students due to the hours or labor laws that prohibit the use of heavy machinery by minors. MYTH: PAYING HIGHER WAGES WILL ENTICE AMERICAN WORKERS AND SOLVE THE SEASONAL TEMPORARY LABOR SHORTAGE.FACT: Hourly pay for these types of jobs have gone up significantly over the last few years because employers who use the H-2B program are required to pay their H-2B workers and similarly employed American workers a premiumwage dictated by the U.S. Department of Labor. These temporary manual labor jobs often pay considerably more than the minimum wage, but American workers still won’t take the positions. Sadly, in many cases, employers who obey the law and use the H-2B program are often competing against businesses that choose to illegally hire undocumented immigrants and pay those workers considerably less. If wages were raised even higher, seasonal employers who use the program would not be able to sustain their businesses or their American workers. MYTH: THE H-2B PROGRAM REPRESSES WAGES FOR AMERICAN WORKERS BY PROVIDING A CHEAPER LABOR SOURCE.FACT: Hiring H-2B workers is a much move expensive and risky option. In addition to the fact employers are required to pay H-2B workers and similarly employed American workers a premium wage that is often well above the federal minimum wage, complying with the H-2B program is extremely costly, complicated and wrought with uncertainty due to an overly restrictive cap and a constantly changing regulatory environment. Employers turn to the H-2B program as a last resort, after extensive efforts to recruit American workers. MYTH: H-2B WORKERS OVERSTAY THEIR VISAS AND EXACERBATE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN AMERICA.FACT: According the U.S. Department of Homeland Security visa overstay in the H-2B program are rare. Workers who do overstay their visas are barred from using the program ever again. The fact is that the vast majority of H-2B workers and their employers are meticulous about compliance. Not following the strict program rules means the end of a well-paying seasonal jobs that allows these workers to provide for their families and still maintain their homes in their native countries – a risk these workers are not willing to take since they generally return to the same employer year after year. Additionally, when approving H-2B visas, the U.S. Consulate confirms workers’ ties to their home countries. Further, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires employers to promptly report any H-2B workers who do not report for work or who complete their work earlier in the season than anticipated. MYTH: THE H-2B RETURNING WORKER EXEMPTION IS UNNECESSARY.FACT: The H-2B program’s annual 66,000 cap (33,000 for each half of the fiscal year) is not adequate to meet the demands of a growing economy. The cap for the first half of the fiscal 2017 was reached on January 10. The second-half cap was reached on March 13, leaving many seasonal employers shut out of the program with no access to legal seasonal laborers. Without the returning worker exemption passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by the President, many companies will have to close their businesses, lay off American workers or turn away customers.This provision is essential to the survival of small and seasonal businesses across the country and should be made permanent. An H-2B returning worker exemption is a narrow solution to a seasonal workforce shortage that focuses on workers who are valuable to their seasonal employers and who have never violated the terms of their past visas or other U.S. laws. These workers do not pose a security risk and they are not taking away jobs from Americans. For more information please visit: https://www.SaveH2b.orghttps://www.h2bworkforcecoalition.com https://youtu.be/UTYVEirlu3o To contribute further, please contact your Congressmen/women and tweet using the hashtag: #SAVEH2B
Close puppy mills
These dogs have been born in a cage and a lot will die in the same cage, being bred over and over again, their pups will be taken to dog auctions to be bought by other "dog breeders" to live the same life. They are forced to stand on wire. They are forced to reproduce repeatedly until they are no longer fertile, and disposed of. They are forced to live in feces filled cages, suffer from urine burns and severe tooth loss from drinking from rabbit bottles. They are forced to do their business through the bottom of the cage onto the dog underneath, they have no choice. They suffer infections, and sometimes slow painful deaths. If you buy a dog online or from a pet store you are most likely to be supporting a puppy mill. If we do win then we save the lives of thousands of dogs of all breeds. If we lose then the cycle continues and more and more dogs are born to die in this inhumane way. In the USA there are over 200 puppy mills and most have names like Kuddly Kritters Kennels or In Gods Hand's Kennels. Many of these so called breeder even casually describe "euthanizing" unwanted dogs with a gunshot to the head or a barrel of water. I care about these dogs as I am a dog lover and I hate to see any animal suffer. We should abolish this barbaric ritual that is all for the love of money and let these dogs live as they should. They say a dog is a Man's Best Friend, would you let your best friend be treated like this. They are often betrayed by the very hands they trusted to care for them. I am sending this petition to the 2 State Representatives of Missouri which is the Puppy Mill Capital in the hopes they are willing to help this worthy cause. There are hundreds of puppy mills operating in the State of Missouri and as State elected representatives they need to enact legislation to STOP the Puppy Mills and associated puppy auctions. PLEASE HELP save our best friends
Remove Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle Nadal from office for her Assassination comment.
Missouri Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has openly called for the Assassination of our President of the United States Donald J. Trump. The petition is to remove her from her current seat and to ensure that she never holds a seat again, as well as set the tone for any copycats out there. Furthermore, we the people call for the prosecution of Missouri Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal. To read more, check out the links below: Missouri Senator openly calls for the Assassination of the President of the United States McCaskill, Clay and others call for Mo senator to resign after post hoping for Trump's assassination Lawmaker posts, deletes Trump assassination comment Once you have taken the time to read the articles above, please consider signing the petition. Make your voices heard. No one should EVER use a political seat to call for the murder of another human being. PLEASE SHARE.... MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!!!!
Urge U.S. Senate to approve $70M NIH funding for lymphedema and lymphatic disease research
United States Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) has requested “$70 million in lymphatic and lymphedema research funding be appropriated to the Office of the Director at NIH to support extramural interdisciplinary research relevant to the lymphatic system in health and disease.” This would be an unprecedented achievement in making lymphatics and lymphedema a national heath priority. Its impact on future treatments and cures must not be underestimated. We must fight for this with everything available to us. The Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN), its spokesperson Kathy Bates, the research community, and Senator Schumer have brought this issue to the forefront. It is now up to us, as a community, to get this funding in the budget. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services must hear from you. First, sign this petition. Herein, the signers of this petition call upon committee members to add the Report Language of Senator Schumer to the 2017 Committee Appropriations bill. Second, write directly to the Committee Members to voice your support. Links to their webpages are provided below. Both actions are needed to secure this historic funding. Be part of the greatest lymphatic disease and lymphedema research initiative in history. Make this just the beginning. This is where it all starts, and it doesn’t happen without you. Sincerely,William RepicciExecutive Director, LE&RNSenate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services members:Senator Roy Blunt (Chairman, R-MO)Senator Patty Murray (Ranking Member, D-WA)Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS)Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL)Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC)Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)Senator James Lankford (R-OK)Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)Senator John Kennedy (R-LA)Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)