Hands Up Act
My name is Travis Washington. I received my M. A, degree in Higher Education and Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2019. I have been politically involved, from registering people to vote, to work in the Springfield Capitol (as an Alexander Lane Fellow, January to May 2017). We know how so many people of cultural minorities are in constant fear of leaving their household. This fear in our lives far too often comes from individuals working in public safety who harm people. Every single week we hear about another unarmed innocent vulnerable human being shot by the police. This has increased the trauma and fear that has made people of color scared to leave their homes. We need legislation now that prohibits police officers from shooting unarmed citizens. If there isn’t a weapon found after someone has been shot (therefore, unarmed) by a police officer, then I propose that the officer should receive a mandatory 15-year prison sentence. We have seen over and over police officers get off, even with videotape footage of citizens having been shot by police officers. This is a new form of lynching. I am pleading with you to propose a bill that protects people who have every right to feel threatened by law enforcement. We always say we need more training for those involved in public safety, and there are increasing policies and laws that mandate that police officers have “body cameras” on them. Those measures do not address the whole problem, not when the individual officers who shoot unarmed victims aren’t punished. Senator, we are in a crisis where relationships between people of color and police officers are deteriorating, beyond the critical level. In order to build any sort of positive relationships again, we need laws to keep a balance in the lives of all the public. I might even suggest this as a title for this proposed legislation: the Hands UP ACT. I will be emailing this to the all of your colleagues in the U. S. Senate, members of Congress, State Governors; Democracy Now, the Huffington Post, ThinkProgress; and to other appropriate organizations across the country. Once this petition receives enough attention. My goal to speak before the House of Representatives or United Nations during a committee hearing to bring attention to this policy. Thank You !!
Ban the use of inhumane rubber bullets
Over the past week, there have been nationwide protests in the United States for the Black Lives Matter Movement, police brutality, and due to the tragic death of George Floyd in the hands of the Minneapolis police. There have been various occurrences where peaceful protesters have been shot with rubber bullets by the police, despite them doing nothing wrong to begin with. Multiple people have been majorly injured from these rubber bullets! Rubber bullets can be extremely lethal. They may cause bone fractures, injuries to internal organs, or even death. It’s been proven that rubber and plastic bullets are too dangerous for crowd control and have even been banned in various regions including Kosovo and Catalonia. Please sign this petition for the sake and safety of protestors across the nation. Let’s increase people’s safety, so that they can continue to protest peacefully.
Petition to Free to Muslims in Chinese Concentration Camps
Muslims in the Xinjiang region of China are being forced into government mandated concentration camps in an attempt to "re educate" them. According to former prisoners, Muslims are forced to eat pork, drink alcohol, and denounce themselves as Muslims. A recent estimate postulates that there are over a million people in these camps, some of them being foreign nationals. This has been going on since the spring of 2017, with a US commission calling it “the largest mass incarceration of a minoriity population in the world today." This is an attempt at a "cultural cleansing" and it is morally and ethically wrong. For Muslims all around the world, we are in the holy month of Ramadan. This is supposed to be a time for self-reflection and abstaining from food, water, and other things in order to be able to put into perspective the little blessings that we have been bestowed with. No one deserves to be persecuted for their religious beliefs. Please sign the petition and help free the Muslims in China of this immoral and inhumane persecution.
Ban the use of rubber bullets for crowd control
Rubber bullets are not safe to be used for crowd control. They are made of a metal core and coated in rubber. It is not safe to be firing them into crowds, and we have seen over the past few days many protestors losing eyes or damaging their faces due to a rubber bullet hitting them. These bullets are supposed to be aimed at the ground, but we cannot trust law enforcement to do that as we have seen. Rubber bullets can seriously injure, and even kill people. The damage they cause to protestors is immense, and the costs are unimaginable. Sign the petition in hopes they will see this petition and call for a ban on rubber bullets. Let our people protest and let our people assemble. Rubber bullets don’t protect or control a crowd, they only add unneeded injury to protestors. This isn’t “crowd control” when it purposely wounds protestors. These rubber bullets are large too. They are about the size of the palm of your hand. They do not need to be that big, and they do not even need to exist. They generate useless violence, as law enforcement officials are harming protestors in the name of crowd control. BAN THE USE OF RUBBER BULLETS NOW! STOP LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM HURTING MORE PROTESTORS IN THE NAME OF CROWD CONTROL. THEY ARE INHUMANE AND CAN PROVE TO BE LETHAL.
*STOP RAPE * Lets change the statement "4th unsafe country for women". Start Death Penalty
As per the Global Peace Index Report 2017, India ranks at 4th position in the list of unsafe countries for women in the world. Often this statement is misunderstood as India being the 4th unsafe country for all women residing here, which is far from true. The report is only for women travellers.We want you to know the real and accurate facts. Taking the report of Nation Master into account, India is at 94th position in the number of rape cases registered. But, the 94th position is also not what we all want. We want to eradicate this word from our country. We are a part of community called Youth Against Rape. Where we are fighting for those people who are scared to raise there voice against rape, molestation and acid attack. We have prepared a data which projects that many cases are still not being reported and most of the cases are genuine but the victims and witnesses are being threatened or attacked at different occasions. To take a step forward we need to change the mentality of the society and amend few laws against rape, molestation and acid attack criminals and the victims who have faced it. We are students, mothers, brothers, sisters and father's and we want to change the future of India. To make India the safest country in future we need to educate the future generations to be bold and to report any incident they see around them without any fear. Walking on streets would become safer in time. Although we organize seminars with school in every state we still get cases, where people say it the fault of the victim, we fail to understand this blame game. :- Why can't we change the way we think? Let the girls wear what they want to? Why can't teacher teach necessary etiquettes to children in school like other subjects? Humanity can't be taught but laws can be amended. We, at youth against rape have the following demands and aspirations for the betterment of Indian society as a whole:- 1. Execution Of Death Penalty We want implementation of death penalty for Rapist, those who have been sentenced after being proved guity. This measure is important to instil fear among people and to show them that their actions have equal consequences. Few List With Name,Time, Current Status a)Dilip Bankar,13 year, in Sc (b) jitender Bagwan , Divender Dhurndhure , Babu Ketan - 6 Years, in Sc (c) Firoj Saha- 5 years, in Sc .. Total 2058+ Death Penalty are Pending . We want the law to start implementation from these cases. 2. Punishment For Females Filing fake Cases against men We also want minimum 14 years of imprisonment for females who file fake cases against men to exploit them. The responsibility of ensuring a respectable society is from both genders and no human has the right to destroy another human being's life. Both genders should be equally accountable for their wrong doings. 3. Start Sex Education By Expert's We want compulsory sex education by experts in all schools. Although many acts have been passed by various boards, but due to the failed implementation children continue to be unaware of what they are doing. The increasing cases of juveniles raping are a proof that the education system is going wrong somewhere. We want to sensitize children from the beginning and make them realize their moral responsibility towards society. 4. Forensic Labs We want proper forensic labs in every city with trained and expert doctors for treating the victims. Many cases of tampering of medical reports are common. In the eyes of Justice department, this is the most important evidence, hence should be handled by trained people who understand the importance of this confidential issue and ask themselves if they are doing the right thing. We easily find difference between sex and rape . 5. Shift Case's On Fast Track Court For All Rape Victims - On 12 July Finance minister approved budget of 700 Crore Fund Through Nirbhaya Fund For 1023 Fast Track Court. We want the hearings of all the cases of rape to be in the fast track courts and the verdicts to be announced within 1 month. 6. Victim & Witness Protection program We also want government to pass rules to provide witness protection program to every witness and victim who are involved in the case as there is danger to their life till justice is served, government should take the responsibility of transfer of victim , if needed after investigation for their safety. 7. President mercy rule on Rape Case's We want Indian government to re think about president mercy rule for rapist . A rapist never shows mercy to the rape victim and her family. So why should the system show mercy to him? 8. Permission To Ngo's and Trusts to do Awareness Programs in institutions As Mostly schools reject the proposal for awareness programs after listening to the word rape , sex etc. These are some taboo words that we often hear. We want an official notice from education ministry to make sex education a mandatory subject in every school and college. We have analyised that Mentality Is Not The Reason Behind Rape but it is a major part of this issue. - We Are Working on Each Factor, Rape Cases are increasing rapidly and mostly within normal family. Case 1: The recent rape and murder of an nine month old girl in Warangal (Telangana) . Just think about it and create an image in your mind why this happened? What was the fault of the victim? She was Just 9 months old !!! Case 2: The family of another rape victim was murdered by the MLA before the police took any action. The people are angry now but also in despair. So much has happened till now and no doubt our government is taking good steps but a strict action not taken till now . What are we all waiting for? Do the all People's wants to see India's name on 1st number in the unsafe nation list? First, the Criminal’s rapes the victim and then the system repeatedly rapes the Survivors. Now cases of suicide by Men’s are increasing Day by Day. A lie from girls destroy men’s life and his entire family suffers the consequences. Why can’t the law open the blinded eyes and see the hidden truth? Now we can't ignore these issues any more You can support us for this mission on this link :- Facebook Details Instagram Details Please Fight With us Together And Support Youth Against Rape to Stop Rape In India Thank You For Your Support, Specially Change.org Concerned Indian Youth Group, Youth Against Rape ( This 1 Crore + sign is impossible without your help please share the link with everyone through WhatsApp , Instagram or others social platforms )
Not about religion, it’s only about HUMANITY -Stop the Killing-
Hundreds of children are being killed everyday in Syria and yet no media is paying much attention. And if someone famous dies, the whole world talks about it but what about those innocent kids/people being killed in Syria on the last 6 days and the world is remaining silent. Have we lost our humanity! My heart has torn apart looking at those innocent kids has born to such unsafe world. Never one can rest while a child suffers in any situation that can be changed. Wake up world! Raise your voice! Stand against this cruelty
Condemn HK Police for Excessive Force against Citizens & Call for Independent Inquiry
A Public Joint Statement from Hong Kong Citizens. Hundreds of thousands of people in Hong Kong took to the street in recent months to protest amid the controversial extradition bill. In the latest rounds of the protest, the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) has been rapidly using excessive level of violence and firearms against citizens who are participating in a peaceful assembly. Confirmed firearms in use including batons, pepper spray and rubber bullets. Several unarmed participants have been reportedly beaten or shot. In some cases, we have seen the Police intentionally fired multiple tear gas in a close instance, causing chaos and danger. That being said, the Police is believed to be violating the “UN Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials.” Now, we urge the Police Commissioner to deliver an official apology for its brutal actions against citizens immediately. We also demand The Government of Hong Kong to establish an independent commission of inquiry to investigate into this tragic matter, especially on the excessive use of force. And we would also like to ask the United Nations to publicly condemn the Hong Kong Police Force for allegedly violating UN Principles, in the sake of basic lawful rights.
BAN THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE WORLDWIDE- Coronavirus Is Only The Beginning
We implore you to call for a worldwide ban against one of the most horrifying atrocities known as the dog and cat meat trade in Asia. Receiving global condemnation, one of the largest petitions ever recorded in history was that against this trade, as millions of Asian citizens scream for outside help. An estimated 30 million dogs and 10 million cats (mainly STOLEN PETS) are taken and purposefully, sadistically and mercilessly TORTURED prior to being barbarically killed by means of being blow-torched, skinned and boiled ALIVE for human consumption every year. It is based off a misguided belief that the more and longer you torture them, the more adrenaline rushes through their bodies therefore, making the meat tastier and increasing mens virility. The footage will bring you to your knees. As these animals are filmed screaming in unfathomable, incomprehensible pain, they are mocked, laughed at and even urinated on as they writhe in agony. On 9/12/18, the USA had taken a stand against this trade with the passing of both; H.R.6720 - Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018 - A federal bill that prohibits the slaughter of dogs and cats for human consumption in the United States. Thank you President Trump for signing this into law. H.Res.401- A global resolution which urges all nations to outlaw the dog and cat meat trade and to enforce existing laws against such trade. Though every continent upon this earth rejoiced over this news, sadly, that is where it ended. The USA unfortunately did not follow through (utilizing these legislations) to in fact "urge" anyone. Now we have the Coronavirus to deal with which, is only the beginning of numerous infectious diseases that could potentially spread when you have lawless, unrestricted nations in regards to animal protection, their slaughter and consumption. Like the wildlife trade and live markets, the dog and cat meat trade is unregulated, violates every food and safety regulation and is associated with various transmittable diseases such as Rabies (killing 39,000 people in Asia annually), E. Coli, Salmonella, Anthrax, Brucellosis, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Cholera, Trichinellosis, putting us all at risk heading straight towards catastrophe. The time is now, to call upon China and the rest of the world to ban the consumption of not only wild but domesticated animals too. To act solely upon one, without the other, permits only the next global pandemic to take root. The dog and cat meat trade is not about culture. It is not about eating meat. It's about prolonged, systematic torture. This brutality committed upon the innocent is so vile, so unconscionable, so shocking, it's an outright abhorrent abomination to millions of people, to humanity and to God. Please call for a worldwide ban and the enactment of animal welfare laws. After all, they only put the entire world in jeopardy. Thank you
Hold Myanmar’s military accountable for genocide
In Myanmar, young children, women and men, the old and the disabled have been tortured, set on fire, raped, murdered and their houses burned. The persecution of the Rohingya Muslim community has been well documented through the media.We started this petition to hold those in charge to account through the International Criminal Court (ICC). We crowdfunded to put pressure on the United Nations, we protested outside Downing Street and we also have gotten in-touch with International Lawyers to pursue an investigation to put on pressure. A year later, the UN have released a report saying that 6 of top military leaders should be investigated for genocide and other crimes against humanity. Although they say that it should be referred to the ICC, a monument and rare step, the referral still needs the backing of the permanent five Security Council members - and may be rejected.That’s why we need to add as much pressure as possible to show that this issue cannot be ignored. Please sign this petition to add public pressure so that the people responsible for destroying lives are actually held accountable.More than 10,000 Rohingya Muslims have been murdered. Over 700,000 Rohingya have been displaced. We as the humankind have to take action because they are innocent people that don't deserve this. The Rohingya community is being ethnically cleaned as the army and the government deems (Islam) a foreign. The OHCHR also noted that “more than half of the women its human rights team interviewed reported having suffered rape or other forms of sexual violence. Many other interviewees reported witnessing killings, including of family members and having family who were missing.” When I started this petition, the UN said that war crimes having been committed was “very likely.” Now, they say genocide must investigated. Myanmar’s leader Aung Sang Su Kyi should also be held accountable. This is not easy but we are getting closer. The Rohingya community are still suffering - justice is needed - history will wonder how we have allowed this to happen. We say never again.The enforcement of the UN’s findings would go a long way in ensuring justice for the Rohingya people alongside other vulnerable minorities.Please help us to convince the International Criminal Court to invesitgate by signing this petition.
Jatuhkan sanksi PBB untuk Cina penyiksa Muslim Uyghur
https://www.msn.com/id-id/berita/dunia/tak-tahan-disiksa-china-wanita-muslim-uighur-minta-dibunuh/ar-BBQeMKA?ocid=spartandhp *Tak Tahan Disiksa China, Wanita Muslim Uighur Minta Dibunuh* Seorang perempuan etnis Muslim Uighur membeberkan perlakuan Pemerintah China terhadap mereka. Ia mengaku kerap menjadi korban penyiksaan dan pernah berpikir untuk minta dibunuh. Mihirigul Tursun saat berada di Amerika Serikat menceritakan penyiksaan yang diterimanya saat berada di kamp detensi yang khusus dibuat untuk menahan warga Uighur. Selama berada di sana, wanita 29 tahun itu menyebut dirinya diperiksa selama empat hari tanpa tidur. Rambutnya pun dicukur hingga gundul. Tak hanya itu, berulang kali badannya disetrum. Usai menerima berbagai macam siksaan, Tursun pernah dipaksa ikut pemeriksaan medis yang aneh dan tanpa tujuan jelas. Ia mengatakan, dirinya tiga kali ditangkap dan dibawa ke detensi. Semakin sering ditangkap, semakin sadis pula penyiksaan yang diterima."Saya pikir saya lebih baik mati dari pada melewati segala siksaan itu, dan saya memohon kepada mereka untuk membunuh saya," ujar Tursun seperti dikutip AP dalam forum National Press Club di Washington DC, AS, Kamis (29/11). Tursun merupakan wanita yang lahir dan besar di China. Saat dewasa ia pergi ke Mesir untuk melanjutkan studi. Di Mesir, Tursun bertemu suaminya. Bersama sang suami, Tursun memiliki tiga anak. Ketika kembali ke China 2015 lalu, Tursun dipenjara untuk pertama kalinya tanpa mengetahui dengan jelas alasan penangkapan tersebut. Ia dipisahkan paksa dengan anak dan bayinya. Ketika lepas dari penjara, seorang anaknya ternyata telah meninggal dunia. Sementara dua lainnya menderita masalah kesehatan. Ketika berada di kamp, Tursun melihat beberapa kejadian penyiksaan aneh terhadap warga Uighur lain. Salah satunya, ketika seorang kerabatnya diminta minum pil yang membuatnya langsung pingsan. Tursun menegaskan, selain siksaan fisik, petugas keamanan China juga kerap melontarkan ucapan diskiriminatif."Saya tidak ingat pasti, tapi pernah mulut saya berbusa dan saya mulai hilang kesadaran. Kata terakhir yang saya ingat dari mereka adalah menjadi Uighur adalah tindakan kriminal," kata dia. Kesaksian Tursun disampaikan seiring membesarnya kekhawatiran dunia mengenai perlakuan China terhadap etnis Muslim Uighur yang mayoritas tinggal di Xinjiang. China dituding menahan dua juta etnis Uighur di detensi yang mereka sebut kamp re-edukasi. Kamp itu adalah bagian program persatuan etnis yang digaungkan Pemerintah China di Xinjiang.