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Petitioning Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, United States Supreme Court, Federal Election Commision

WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND A NEW VOTE

In light of recent evidence reported by the CIA, that the United States 2016 Presidential Election has been infiltrated and tampered with by the Russian government to elect Donald J. Trump, in collusion with the FBI, and abetted by widespread voting malfeasance and suppression, We The People of the United States demand a new vote on the 2016 Presidential election, to take place in Federal buildings, and overseen by the Federal Government.

Myra Slotnick
123,300 supporters
Petitioning United States Supreme Court

Prosecute Donald J Trump for Treason under 18 U.S. Code Section 2381

WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THROUGH THE POINTS AND AUTHORITIES LISTED BELOW, REQUEST THAT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES CHARGE DONALD J TRUMP WITH TREASON: 1. Donald J Trump and his campaign chair Paul Manafort engaged in unauthorized negotiations with Russian Government officials during secret meetings between the parties in violation of 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953. 2. Russian government officials and the Russian military engaged in cyber warfare against the United States of America through the hacking of the 2016 Presidential Election, in addition to levying threats of nuclear strikes against the United States. 3. In July of 2016, Donald J Trump asked the Russians on national TV to engage in cyber warfare against the People of the United States by asking the Russians to hack computers and accounts used by the Democratic National Committee. 4. Donald J Trump has refused to divest his foreign investments that buy and sell goods, giving aid and comfort, to enemies of the United States of America in form of property rentals and like services. 5. Multiple FBI and CIA agents investigated Trump's Russian connections, and serve as witness to Donald J Trump's treason. 6. The above points of this petition present reasonable cause to charge Donald J Trump with treason under 18 U.S. Code § 2381. 7. Given the history of President Gerald Ford pardoning President Richard Nixon for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, it is a conflict of interest for the Executive Branch to prosecute itself, warranting unusual circumstances that require the United States Supreme Court to prosecute Donald J Trump.

Chal McCollough
76,357 supporters
Petitioning Joaquin Castro, Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Julian Castro, United States Supreme Court, President of the United States, Texas State Senate, Texas Governor, Texas State House, John Cornyn, Louie Gohmert,...

Recreational & Medicinal Marijuana Legalization In Texas

We are in a new day and age where marijuana has been proven to cure and prevent cancer, seizures, parkinson's disease, glaucoma and more. We need to come together and make the legalization of marijuana available to our great fellow Texans who are in need of this plant. So please join me and other great Texans make it happen. Cause remember we the people can make anything happen if we come together and make our voices heard.

Francisco Hernandez Jr
33,917 supporters
Petitioning United States Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, US House of Representatives

TRUMP WATCH: Demand Accountability and Action

The 2017 Trump TAPE: Take Action; Demand Accountability; Protect Democracy; and Ensure Elections Integrity Concerned Americans, both Clinton supporters and otherwise, have been left with legitimate concerns about the integrity of the 2016 presidential election. Free and fair elections are one of the cornerstones on which America was founded, and we should all protect the integrity of those elections regardless of party loyalty or candidate. If we do not hold accountable the various interventionist forces that meddled with the 2016 presidential election, we are contributing to a broader erosion of American principles, regardless of our party loyalties or affiliations. Americans seeing past party loyalty must wholly reject fake news, election tampering, foreign intervention via Wikileaks and Russian hacking, voter suppression, and obstructionist behavior by FBI Director James Comey. Moreover, we must stand together to ensure that an increasingly belligerent Donald Trump is held accountable through all legal avenues possible, to ensure the presidency does not become a place for profiteering, ethics and constitutional violations, conflicts of interest, and/or influence by hostile foreign nations. Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote with nearly 3 million votes, or 2.1%.  She has earned more votes than any other presidential nominee in history, second only to President Obama (whose 2012 total she virtually tied). This is unprecedented and demonstrates need for electoral college reform. About Us: Alex Mohajer (@alexmohajer) is a political writer and commentator for The Huffington Post and Co-Founder of Bros4America, a volunteer advocacy organization that has been leading a charge for a national effort to protect free and fair elections.  Media inquiries: press@bros4america.com

Alex Mohajer
30,186 supporters
Petitioning U.S. Senate, Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Jeanne Shaheen, Elizabeth Warren, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, Lindsey Graham, John McCai...

Protect Immigrant Physicians From Executive Order, Protect Patients From Losing Doctors

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, On January 27th 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) which implemented a 90-day suspension of visas and other immigration benefits to all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. Legal experts believe this suspension may be extended indefinitely. We have learned that there is a tremendous amount of confusion regarding the implementation of this order. The latest information we have obtained reveals that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has put a hold on all visa extensions and immigration benefits (including adjustment of status and employment authorization) for citizens from the above-mentioned countries who are inside the United States. We have been notified about cases involving physicians and their families who left the United States for a short vacation or a humanitarian mission and were not allowed back into the United States. The unrealistic conditions required in the EO for discontinuing the suspension make it very likely that this EO will turn into a permanent ban. We, physicians and healthcare providers of various nationalities practicing medicine in the United States in a variety of different fields, are directly impacted by these decisions and we would like to voice our deepest concerns and strongest opposition to this measure, as it directly affects patient care as much as it affects us. This EO will result in a lot of hard-working, compassionate physicians who go above and beyond in patient care not being able to have their legal status extended, not being able to continue practicing medicine, not being able to serve their patients and communities because their work authorizations will not be renewed, and not being able to see their families abroad for years. As it is, many physicians have not seen their families in several years due to the unfortunate and tumultuous events in their home countries. Many International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are in search for residency training positions will also be blocked from matching to a residency spot, and many medical researchers will not be able to continue contributing to science and development. These bans have highly negative consequences. The unethical and discriminatory treatment of law-abiding, hard-working, and well-integrated immigrant physicians fundamentally contravenes the founding principles of the United States. The long term effect of this EO will result in a decline in the number of practicing healthcare providers in USA causing abrupt cessation of patient care, which will affect patient safety and work flow in vast institution throughout the country. We appreciate all the supporting statements issued by multiple medical organizations including the statement by the American College of Physicians on Jan 31st, 2017. We find it a source of relief knowing that our medical society realizes how important immigrant physicians are to the American communities. However, we would like to respectfully ask for more. We would like for all possible legal action to be taken to make sure that physicians will not be forced out of the country and out of practice. We also need a strong push towards allowing physicians from the above-mentioned countries to enter the United States. We strongly urge the use of all possible legal power to have this Executive Order rescinded due to its tremendously negative impact on physicians, their families, and on patient care.

Omar Alsamman
23,505 supporters
Petitioning United States Supreme Court, FBI

PROSECUTE PRES. DONALD J. TRUMP FOR VIOLATION OF THE LOGAN

The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799 ) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S. It was intended to prevent the undermining of the government's position. Since that time, the law has been expanded and used to go after a variety of organizations, from corrupt police departments to motorcycle gangs. RICO law should not be thought of as a way to punish the commission of an isolated criminal act. Rather, the law establishes severe consequences for those who engage in a pattern of wrongdoing as a member of a criminal enterprise. Title 18, Section 1961 of the United States Code sets forth a long list of racketeering activities, the repeated commission of which can form the basis of a RICO Act claim. These underlying federal and state offenses exist independently of the act, and include the crimes of homicide, kidnapping, extortion, and witness tampering. Racketeering activities also include property crimes such as robbery and arson. A number of financial crimes are also listed, such as money laundering, counterfeiting, securities violations, as well as mail and wire fraud. Penalties in Criminal Court The RICO Act provides both criminal and civil penalties. This means claims can be brought by prosecutors on behalf of the government, or by private individuals. In criminal prosecutions, the jury must be convinced of the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This is the highest burden of proof that exists in the American legal system. Violations are punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The sentence can be increased to life in prison if authorized by the underlying crime. Offenders also face a fine of either $250,000, or double the amount of the proceeds earned from the activity. As a tool for dismantling criminal enterprises, following a conviction the government is automatically given a forfeiture of all of the defendant’s interest in the organization. So not only do defendants lose all their money and property that can be traced back to the criminal conduct, but the organization itself can be severely crippled. And the government need not wait until after a guilty verdict, when the property expected to become subject to forfeiture may be difficult to locate. The rules of procedure in a RICO prosecution allow the government to freeze the defendant’s assets before the case even goes to trial. Civil Remedies for Victims For civil claims brought by private parties who have been victimized by a criminal organization, the burden of proof is less onerous than in criminal court. A preponderance of the evidence standard applies. This means the jury must find that it is at least slightly more likely than not that the racketeering activities did in fact happen as alleged. Despite the lower burden of proof, civil RICO lawsuits are difficult and expense for individuals to pursue. Those who win are rewarded, however. Successful plaintiffs can recover “treble damages,” or in other words, three times the amount of money they lost due to the defendant’s actions. Specific Elements of a RICO Claim Liability for a RICO violation requires that a person be involved in an enterprise that operates through a pattern of racketeering activity. This raises a couple of issues that will prove important to anyone defending or pursuing a RICO case. First, a controversy may arise as to what will satisfy the element requiring an enterprise. Corporations, partnerships, and other businesses will surely qualify as enterprises. But what about informal organizations, like street gangs? The Supreme Court considered the issue, and determined that an enterprise can be any group with members who are associated in a relationship in order to achieve a common purpose, provided the relationship lasts long enough to allow them to pursue that purpose. In the terminology of RICO law, such groups are known as “association-in-fact” enterprises. Another common issue concerns the element requiring a pattern of racketeering activity. The RICO Act itself defines the term pattern as two or more acts of racketeering activity within a 10-year period. However, the Supreme Court has weighed in on this issue as well. According to the Court, to qualify as a pattern, the criminal activities must be related and continuous. Relatedness will be established if the crimes have similar characteristics such as the same perpetrators, victims, and methods of commission. Continuity will be established if the crimes occurred over a substantial period of time. Some courts have interpreted this to mean at least one year. The Importance of Legal Representation Whether you are interested in filing a claim against a criminal enterprise, or need help defending a case brought against you, you will need experienced legal representation. A skilled attorney will use the complex provisions of the RICO Act to your benefit. To learn more, contact a RICO lawyer today. Copyright HG.org The FBI is dedicated to eliminating transnational organized crime groups that pose the greatest threat to the national and economic security of the United States. The Bureau has found that even if key individuals in an organization are removed, the depth and financial strength of the organization often allow it to continue, so the FBI targets entire organizations responsible for a variety of criminal activities. The Bureau draws upon the experience, training, and proficiency of its agents; its partnerships within the intelligence and law enforcement communities; and its worldwide presence, using sustained, coordinated investigations and the criminal and civil provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. Overview Today's organized crime threat is broader and more complex than ever, and includes: Russian mobsters who fled to the U.S. in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse;Groups from African countries like Nigeria that engage in drug trafficking and financial scams;Chinese tongs, Japanese Boryokudan, and other Asian crime rings; andEnterprises based in Eastern European nations like Hungary and Romania.All of these groups have a presence in the U.S. or are targeting our citizens from afar—using the Internet and other technologies of our global age. And more and more, they are becoming partners in crime, realizing they have more to gain from cooperating than competing. The impact of transnational organized crime isn’t easily measured, but we know it’s significant. Organized crime rings manipulate and monopolize financial markets, traditional institutions like labor unions, and legitimate industries like construction and trash hauling. They bring drugs into our cities and raise the level of violence in our communities by buying off corrupt officials and using graft, extortion, intimidation, and murder to maintain their operations. Their underground businesses—including prostitution and human trafficking—sow misery nationally and globally. They also con us out of millions each year through various stock frauds and financial scams. The economic impact alone is staggering; it is estimated that global organized crime reaps illegal profits of around $1 trillion per year. To combat the ongoing threat posed by these groups, we have a long-established—yet constantly evolving—organized crime program dedicated to eliminating the criminal enterprises that pose the greatest threat to America. Dismantling and disrupting major international and national organized criminal enterprises is a longstanding area of FBI expertise. We have the experience and training to target criminal enterprises, the broad statutory jurisdictions to bring down entire organizations rather than just individuals, and a presence throughout the nation and the world. We also participate in joint task forces with other federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies that allow us to pool resources of various agencies, taking advantage of the efficiencies and expertise of each of these agencies. And we partner with agencies around the world. Glossary of Terms Criminal Enterprise The FBI defines a criminal enterprise as a group of individuals with an identified hierarchy, or comparable structure, engaged in significant criminal activity. These organizations often engage in multiple criminal activities and have extensive supporting networks. The terms Organized Crime and Criminal Enterprise are similar and often used synonymously. However, various federal criminal statutes specifically define the elements of an enterprise that need to be proven in order to convict individuals or groups of individuals under those statutes. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) statute, or Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1961(4), defines an enterprise as "any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity, and any union or group of individuals associated in fact although not a legal entity." The Continuing Criminal Enterprise statute, or Title 21 of the United States Code, Section 848(c)(2), defines a criminal enterprise as any group of six or more people, where one of the six occupies a position of organizer, a supervisory position, or any other position of management with respect to the other five, and which generates substantial income or resources, and is engaged in a continuing series of violations of subchapters I and II of Chapter 13 of Title 21 of the United States Code. Organized Crime The FBI defines organized crime as any group having some manner of a formalized structure and whose primary objective is to obtain money through illegal activities. Such groups maintain their position through the use of actual or threatened violence, corrupt public officials, graft, or extortion, and generally have a significant impact on the people in their locales, region, or the country as a whole. Significant Racketeering Activity The FBI defines significant racketeering activities as those predicate criminal acts that are chargeable under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations statute. These are found in Title 18 of the United States Code, Section 1961 (1) and include the following federal crimes: BriberySports BriberyCounterfeitingEmbezzlement of Union FundsMail FraudWire FraudMoney LaunderingObstruction of JusticeMurder for HireDrug TraffickingProstitutionSexual Exploitation of ChildrenAlien SmugglingTrafficking in Counterfeit GoodsTheft from Interstate ShipmentInterstate Transportation of Stolen PropertyAnd the following state crimes: MurderKidnappingGamblingArsonRobberyBriberyExtortionDrugs    This is urgent. . call DOJ 202 353 1555 OR 202 514 2000 & HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE 202 225 5074. You can also email the Whitehouse.gov, call the supreme court 202 479 3211 and demand an independent special investigation into Russian interference, his violation of the Logan Act, Trumps illegal activities, conflict of interests and include a demand that he release his taxes before the inauguration. Subversive Actions To Overthrow US Government!  U.S. ConstitutionArticle IIISection 1. The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office. Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects. In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed. Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

Claudia Wallace
15,081 supporters
Petitioning FCC, United States Supreme Court, Federal Trade Commission, Ajit Pai

Protect Net Neutrality from the Trump Administration

The internet has helped to boost the economy, create an amazing tool for educators, and provides an outlet for communication with people all over the world.  However, the simple policy that keeps the internet a strangely level-playing field (and the internet itself) is under fire from both the Trump administration and service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. Sign this petition to call on the FCC to protect net neutrality under the Trump administration. Net neutrality regulations are set to stop ISPs like the big cable and phone companies from favoring/crippling certain websites and services for their own benefit and monetary gain. These rulings could be reversed as Republicans look to deregulate private industries.  As a junior in high school, I can appreciate the need to be able to complete homework, communicate, and access streaming media like Netflix without an ISP slowing down my traffic. In the 21st century, internet is like running water, electricity, or transportation. Those without neutral access to it are at a major disadvantage. If net neutrality goes away, the internet will become distorted, and your access to certain content will be based upon your ISP's financial interests and what you're willing to pay, like cable television, hurting the consumer. Let's stop the telecom lobbyists who buy their influence, and the private companies who already control so much of our media before it is too late.  

Blake Cerenzia
13,800 supporters
Petitioning Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Ban Fur Trapping In North America

Every year, millions of animals are trapped and then shot for their fur. Some chew off their limbs in panic as they try to escape. Others have to live through the pain until they are shot in the head. However, some animals get overheated, freeze, or even starve to death due to intense weather conditions and the, at times, unbearable wait that they must go through before they're killed by a trapper. This hurts the animals psychologically and physically. It especially hurts the babies of these animals who are depending on their parent to come home from hunting. Most of these animals who are trapped will never make it back home, leaving their babies vulnerable and starving. Killing the animal also leaves one less animal for potential predators to eat, which harms the local ecosystem.  Sometimes, animals get trapped that are not meant to be trapped in the first place, such as cats and dogs. This causes them unnecessary harm to innocent animals.  After being killed, the animals are disposed of as if they were garbage. Some still get their fur removed, even if they are conscious and alive. For some animals, you can hear their screams as they are skinned alive, such as minks and rabbits. A lot of animals are raised on fur farms, but trapping is an important part of the fur industry. If fur trapping is banned, we could potentially be one step closer to ending the fur industry altogether. Please, urge your state or province to ban trapping!  Other countries are beginning to ban fur trapping and fur farms. It is about time that North America follows their step! Let's make this world a friendlier place for animals of all kinds!  For additional information, please go to the following sources: - http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-clothing/fur/fur-trapping/ - https://youtu.be/je-7ZvScO80 - https://youtu.be/01a8vZV9gzo - https://youtu.be/EfSk_0QUOGc  You can also find this petition here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/323/833/965/

Shannon Spran
12,420 supporters
Petitioning President of the United States, United States Department of Labor, United States Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Make Thursday Night The Legal Start Of The Weekend

Thursday Night Football should be more than just a game, it should be the official, legal start of a three-day weekend. America is at a crossroads. The choice is clear: do we continue to suffer the indignity of a two-day weekend? Do we keep sleepy Fridays at work dreaming of escaping the cubicle as part of our weekly routine? OR do we rise up to make the change that hardworking members of society have deserved for so long? Our demands are simple. We, the people, the football fans, the hard working people of the United States deserve better. To be precise, what we deserve is a longer weekend and one that starts at the same time as Thursday night kick off. All we ask is that the government simply change our national calendar, and make Thursday night the start of the weekend. That’s all. No big deal. We’ve punched the card too many times to deserve anything less. Join the movement. With every signature, we are one step closer to starting the weekend early and making a real change for every single working class member of society. It is only together that the future is possible.

Whistle Sports
12,094 supporters
Petitioning United States Supreme Court

Support Fenway Fox - Sue Coastal Dog Services

Fenway the 8 month old Australian Shepherd was being boarded at Coastal Dog Services when he was attacked and left to sit in a mud pit without immediate vet care. The owner of boarding kennel said Fenway "got stuck in a fence" He has been fighting for his life for a week and passed away tonight at 11:32pm.. Let's all sign this and sue the boarding kennel owner and make him pay the price. 

Caitlin Rose
9,366 supporters