FIRE DANIEL PANTALEO FOR THE MURDER OF ERIC GARNER NOW

Fire Daniel Pantaleo! Fire Daniel Pantaleo! Fire Daniel Pantaleo! Hello I am the youngest daughter of Eric Garner, Emerald Garner, please hear my message and continue to stand with my family through this trying time.  My family and I have stood by for 5 years waiting for a decision from the Department of Justice. They asked us to let them “investigate” the murder of Eric Garner. What other evidence does one need to convict a murderer who was filmed in broad daylight killing an unarmed man?! My dad screamed “I can’t breathe!” 11 times. #WeDemandJusticeNow My sister Erica died before she could see justice for our father, and I refuse to leave this Earth until I see justice for Eric Garner and all others who were murdered at the hands of the murdering police officers who took an oath to protect and serve the communities.  No more! #FirePantaleo #WeDemandJusticeNow #E20Movement #JusticeForEricGarner #IStandWithEricGarner #IStandWithEmeryGarner #IStandForEricaGarner #RIPEricaGarner Please sign this petition and help us as we continue to demand that Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill Fire Officer Pantaleo -- the man who killed my father -- immediately! We need justice now. We demand justice right now! We need your support. ----‐---------- For more info please email 5YearsTimesUp@gmail.com.  Please sign this petition. Please support. Please stand with us!  We need justice now. If you would like to make a donation to the movement, please    CLICK HERE Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Remove New Lynbrook Coach Persky (a Judge in Brock Turner's Case)

CW; Sexual Assault/ Rape Mention Lynbrook's recent decision to hire former Judge Persky is troubling for many reasons.  First, all Athletic coaches have to be mandated reporters for harassment and abuse, and Persky’s language during the trial and decision to focus on supporting the rapist more than the survivor Chanel Miller has made it clear he does not respect the bodily autonomy of women and therefore cannot be an appropriate choice for our tennis coach. That is not the type of person our 14-16-year-old girls on the JV Sports team should have for a coach or mentor.  Secondly, The first judge to be recalled in a solid century surely should not have been the most “qualified” for a sports coach. The people of California spoke up to recall Persky and California laws were changed after Persky's treatment of the case to try and prevent similar instances from repeating. Persky's bias towards rapist Brock Turner should be a very compelling reason to not consider Persky to be in a position to coach a public high school sports team.  Finally, by bringing Persky into their teachers' circle, Lynbrook will be sending a dangerous message that it does not treat Chanel Miller or any survivor with the respect they deserve. Survivors have to deal with trauma and a host of other issues for their whole life and Persky should have no place being the mandated reporter to our young girls.  While we do wish and hope for sexual assault/race/bias/gender/masculinity training for everyone in our high school in order to grow and think about these issues in a more nuanced way, the pushback from our community to have Persky as a teacher in our public school should illuminate that we as a community believe hiring him is incongruous with the values of safe learning that Lynbrook espouses, that our district espouses. If we have the knowledge to make better choices then we have the responsibility to act on them.  Please consider signing this petition, my classmates and I are already emailing our current principal and sports department head. And it would be great to show that the community stands with survivors and are in support of firing Persky. Below are statements from members of the Lynbrook Community that are important to read as well:  Lynbrook Alumnae Sunny Wu stated, "I cannot even fathom how the administration arrived at a decision that shoves aside all morals in the face of children and families". Lynbrook Alumnae Elizabeth Yang wrote the following: "In a case that shook the nation, Stanford student-athlete Brock Turner was convicted of three counts of felony sexual assault in 2015. Turner had raped an unconscious woman, Chanel Miller, outside a fraternity house on campus, an act which was witnessed by two other Stanford students. The consequences for Turner also stoked outrage - he only served 3 of 6 months in jail (out of a maximum sentence of 14 years). The judge who administered this sentence? None other than Judge Michael Aaron Persky, the first judge in California to be recalled since 1932...now hired as a JV girl's tennis coach at Lynbrook High School.  At the time, Persky defended his actions by saying: "A prison sentence would have a severe impact on [Brock Turner]." This is a heartless dismissal of Chanel Miller's experiences, which have left a severe impact on her - you can read the powerful letter she read to Brock Turner in court here. We do not believe that the hiring of Mr. Persky reflects Lynbrook High School's values, nor that of the Fremont Union High School District (FUHSD). We are highly disappointed that the FUHSD considers Mr. Persky a "highly qualified applicant" due to his tennis experience. As with any job interview, experience alone is not sufficient - one must also consider the cultural fit and reception by the community of the individual. As working at a school is one of the highest callings within our society, we urge the FUHSD to reconsider the hiring of Mr. Persky as a JV girl's tennis coach at Lynbrook High School. Furthermore, we insist that the FUHSD perform more thorough background checks going forward. In this day and age, there's no excuse for the FUHSD finding out Mr. Persky's history as a judge only as of last week (during the week of Sep 2, 2019). We know that you will hear our voice - we stand for the youth of our community." Signed, - Students at Lynbrook High School - Parents of Students at Lynbrook High School - Lynbrook High School Alumni -  Community Members    

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Conagra — It’s time to do better for chickens

Consumers across the globe are demanding more transparency about where their food comes from — especially with regard to animal welfare. In response, companies are committing to doing better. From General Mills to Kraft-Heinz, corporations are adopting higher welfare standards that eliminate some of the worst forms of abuse commonly used in standard factory farming practices.However, there is one major company that lags behind its competitors by refusing to adopt a comprehensive animal welfare policy: Conagra. Conagra is one of America's top manufacturers, with many commonly used household brands, such as Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Marie Callender's, and Duncan Hines. You might think the company behind Birds Eye vegetables —and even Gardein— would take animal welfare seriously, but they're refusing to keep up with industry standards.Chickens raised for meat in Conagra’s supply chain are crammed into filthy, windowless barns — often only with space the size of a piece of paper in which to move. These social, intelligent animals are even forced to live in their own excrement, with ammonia levels so concentrated that many suffer from chemical burns. Sadly, the torture doesn’t end there. When these birds — who, like humans, experience pain and emotions — are brought to slaughter, they are violently shackled upside down. Their throats are then slit, often while they’re still conscious. The level of terror and suffering is unfathomable. If all of these other companies can take action to end this extreme cruelty, why can’t Conagra? Please join The Humane League in asking Conagra to stop using chickens who are forced to live in agony for their entire lives by signing and sharing this petition. Thank you for your support. A more compassionate world is possible with your help.

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Don't Deny Compensation to 9/11 First Responders

My name is John Feal and I’ve been to 181 funerals since September 11, 2001, for first-responders who joined me at Ground Zero after the attacks on the World Trade Center. They are now dying from cancer due to exposure to asbestos, burning jet fuel, burning computer parts, pulverized concrete and other toxic substances. By 2021, it’s expected that more people will have died from toxic exposure than were killed in the attacks. And Congress could break their promise to provide them with compensation. I went to Ground Zero hoping that my experience as a US Army veteran and demolition supervisor could save lives. Seventeen years later, many of my fellow responders have died or are dying from cancer, respiratory illness, and other health problems caused by their exposure to debris and toxic chemicals. In 2015, we successfully fought to reauthorize the James Zadroga Health and Compensation Act, which ensures victims could receive health screenings and medical benefits for 70 years, and compensation through 2020. In less than two years, that Victim Compensation Fund will close — and it’s already running out of money. After 9/11, the EPA assured the responders and residents that "the air is safe," and hundreds of thousands of residents and workers returned. Today over 10,000 people have been diagnosed with WTC-linked cancers and more than 2,000 of those people have died, including 184 NYC firefighters. I live with the memory of the lives lost that day, but also the sadness of knowing survivors are still dying. It’s tragic that our elected officials won’t come together to guarantee support for these victims, who inhaled cancer causing chemicals as they searched for survivors and recovered bodies. Now, thousands of families face steep medical bills and struggle every day just to survive. This is no way to treat human beings who sacrificed so much that day. Please sign my petition to make sure 9/11 responders and victims are supported by the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund after they sacrificed everything.

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Keep 79 year old out of jail for feeding cats

I would like the mayor, judge, and city council to not put this grandmother in jail for 10 days for feeding stray cats on her property in Garfield Heights, Ohio. It is currently illegal to feed, TNR or care for stray animals in this city. This sweet lady has been feeding the strays for years, has asked for help from the animal warden, rescues, etc. She has been fined several times and paid the fines. Now, because she is a "multiple offender" the judge is throwing the book at her and putting her in jail for 10 days. COUNTY JAIL!  HELP US FIX THIS BEFORE AUGUST 11!!

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Iceland is going to kill 2,000 whales. Stop them

English / German Whaling is inhumane, doesn’t make economic sense, and is illegal. Iceland just announced that it is going to kill over 2,000 whales in the next five years. Despite the fact that it is a member of the International Whaling Commission (which was set up to manage commercial whaling) and are only actually allowed to kill 209 fin whales and 217 minke whales a year, they are killing 2,000. There is no public support for whaling in Iceland itself.   The International Whaling Commission placed a ban on whaling in the 1980s, yet Iceland continues to hunt and kill whales. In fact, last summer, Iceland killed two rare whale species and at least a dozen pregnant females. Whales are one of the most intelligent beings in the world. They call to each other using names and experience grief when another dies. The population of some species of whales are at concerning levels, and killing 2,000 of them isn’t going to make it better. Whale hunting is cruel and inhumane. Whales are often pursued to the point of exhaustion, some whales are harpooned multiple times before eventually dying. They are dragged by the ship and eventually suffocate because their heads are forced underwater. The International Whaling Commission must go further than denouncing Iceland’s actions. They must remove Iceland as a member of the Commission. Iceland has gone against their rules and belief systems time and time again, and it has to be stopped. Without anyone holding them accountable, Iceland will continue killing whales. It has to stop. Sign now to urge the International Whaling Commission to hold Iceland accountable.

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Dunkin’ Donuts: The Time is Now to Offer Beyond Sausage!

As a teenager, I loved stopping by Dunkin’ Donuts before school to grab an iced coffee and a donut. But as my diet changed for animal welfare and the planet, I am no longer able to enjoy a Dunkin' breakfast treat. You can imagine my excitement when I heard they were considering adding a plant-based breakfast sausage to their menu. I would love to become a regular customer again if Dunkin’ were to follow Tim Hortons - Canada’s iconic coffee and breakfast chain - in offering the Beyond Breakfast Sausage at its national locations. Sign and share today to urge Dunkin’ to follow Tim Hortons in becoming the first U.S. chain to offer Beyond Meat Breakfast Sausage. If Dunkin’ doesn’t launch a plant-based sausage, the breakfast chain will lose an enormous opportunity to join the massive plant-based meat trend. There is a large and growing consumer demand for the Beyond Sausage and Dunkin’ Donuts will fall behind the times if they do not offer plant-based options in a year when 39% of consumers in the United States say they are actively trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. The plant-based industry generates over $13 billion in sales annually throughout the US economy which is showcasing that people want change in the foodservice industry. Restaurants including Tim Hortons, TGI Fridays, Del Taco, Carl’s Jr, and BurgerFi are already offering Beyond Meat as a way to be plant-based accessible and tap into the growing demand and popularity of plant-based eating and even Burger King came out with a plant-based burger across national locations. The Beyond Sausage would also bring great financial gains to Dunkin’ Donuts. Beyond Meat shares have soared over 258% from their original IPO price and were worth 1.5 billion dollars in their market debut. Beyond Meat reports that their products are available in over 35,000 outlets and that sales have been growing fast - with revenue from 2018 at $87.9 million, an increase of $55.3 million from the previous year’s revenue. The time is now for Dunkin’ Donuts to join 2019 and offer the Beyond Sausage nationally!

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Premera Blue Cross: My daughter needs this life sustaining medical device

My daughter Laurie Beth Nelson needs a "gastric neurostimulator". This medical device, implanted in the stomach, will stimulate the nerves that allow the stomach to empty. Laurie's insurance company Premera Blue Cross (via her employer Starbucks) is denying coverage for this device. The device is used to treat an incurable condition called gastroparesis, where the stomach no longer empties regularly, causing nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Because Laurie has received a kidney-pancreas transplant, a feeding tube is not optional due to the risk of infection. There are no medications to treat this disease. The constant nausea and frequent vomiting that she experiences as a result of the gastroparesis are making it difficult for her to absorb her transplant medications that prevent rejection of her transplanted organs. Laurie has been admitted to the hospital monthly, sometimes weekly, for IV. hydration and medication that she cannot keep down due to nausea and vomiting. Premera Blue Cross helped cover the cost of her life-saving transplant, but refuses to cover this device which will keep it from failing. After all that Laurie has endured to stay alive, this is inconceivable, but true. Please demand that Premera Blue Cross pay for the gastric neurostimulator so that Laurie can continue her fight for a normal, healthy life.

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Require East Pittsburgh Police to wear body cameras #AntwonRose

Antwon Rose was an honor student and senior this year who was shot in the back and killed by a police officer who was only sworn in less than 24 hours before the incident happened. According to NBC News, the Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough says that the East Pittsburgh Police Department doesn't have to wear body cameras or have police car cameras.  Body cameras have been adopted by many police departments around the country and they have been shown to reduce the number of complaints filed against officers and also the use of force by officers. Please sign my petition requiring the East Side Police Department to wear body cameras at all times.

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Stop covering up sexual assaults

On a recent international trip with friends, I decided to go on an outdoor excursion. I never would have imagined that our tour guide, who came with stellar reviews on TripAdvisor, would ultimately rape me, and that TripAdvisor would do next to nothing to prevent him from doing it again. I’m just one of countless women who’ve been ignored or mistreated by TripAdvisor after reporting a sexual assault at a business on their site. In the era of #MeToo, this company is not taking violence against women seriously. My assault was deeply traumatic and probably one of the worst things I’ve ever experienced. But the humiliation I was put through when I turned to TripAdvisor for help was almost worse. When I asked for help warning other tourists about my attacker, the company simply suggested I leave a review. Not only was this solution woefully inadequate to warn other tourists – my one star review would quickly get lost among minor complaints about the guide – but it required me to relive the painful details of my assault and out myself publicly in a place where my assailant could likely find me. TripAdvisor is the largest travel site in the world. Join me in demanding that it act as a leader within the industry, by taking action to protect its users and demand safety from the businesses it promotes. The company has already bent to public pressure on this issue by implementing a system to warn users about businesses with “health, safety, and discrimination issues.” But the system is proving ineffective and insufficient. Now is the moment to demand policies which actually protect customers from sexual assault and incentivize travel businesses to do the same. If enough of us speak out now, the poor publicity TripAdvisor is receiving compounded by our pressure will force the company to do something. Join us.

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