- Kate McBride Menindee, Australia
- 3,090 supporters
- Created Jun 27, 2017
- mark nordby Missoula, MT, United States
- 1,431 supporters
- Created Jan 20, 2018
- Demi Lade Lagos, Nigeria
- 69,087 supporters
- Created Jul 16, 2018
- L. A. Edmonton, Canada
- 689 supporters
- Created Nov 20, 2017
- #buttsforpm -- Butterfield for Prime Minister South Grafton, Australia
- 8,853 supporters
- Created Dec 9, 2018
- 140,932 supporters
- Created Sep 17, 2012
- Cystic Fibrosis Canada
- 45,027 supporters
- Created Jul 24, 2013
- National Farmers Union
- 51,969 supporters
- Created Feb 5, 2018
- Project Coyote
- 42,050 supporters
- Created Jan 29, 2013
- Jason Warren Washington, DC, United States
- 194,994 supporters
- Created Feb 29, 2012
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull
LIFE DEPENDS ON WATER, OUR RIVERS DEPEND ON YOU
We live on the driest inhabited continent on the planet and what has always been clear is water is life and our rivers, including the Murray-Darling system are the lifeblood of this country. For too long we have abused what mother nature has given us and not given our rivers or the ecosystems that are supported by them the respect they deserve. Right now our rivers are stressed along with the country and communities that rely on them. Last year alone, the Darling had no flow for eight months, this is longer than ever before seen in white man’s history despite the fact that last year New South Wales rainfall was 20% above average. The Murray-Darling is an interconnected system, much like a set of lungs. If one is sick and dying the other may survive but for how long? The last few years have seen higher than average rainfall with last year alone being 63% above South Australia’s average rainfall, but eventually there will be another drought and ignoring the management issues of the basin due to a few good years is ludicrous. It’s time the communities along these great rivers stand up and call upon Malcolm Turnbull to finish what he started and get a plan in place that is sustainable and fair. As a young person I’m sick of hearing from older people what our rivers use to be, let’s fight to get them back to what they were.
Petition to Contact your senators and congressmen. Please!
Help us get the Nurown drug fast tracked. My life depends on it!
ALS is a fast moving disease that robs you of all functioning of muscles. The Nurown drug is showing great results and is restoring functions of the body. Brainstorm Technologies has been doing this stem cell research for over 10 years and is being slowed down due to red tape. Please help us we don't have time for this crap! I'd sign away any liability papers. Thanks for your support, Mark Nordby
Missoula, MT, United States
Petition to Mr. Anthony Ojukwu
IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILD MARRIAGE LAWS IN NIGERIA
In Nigeria (Northern Nigeria) young girls below the age of 18 are being given away to grown men for marriage. According to Wikipedia, many girls are married before the age of 15, some as young as 7. As of 2006, 15–20% of school dropouts in Nigeria were the result of child marriage. In northern states over 50% of the girls marry before the age of 15. Child marriage leads to teenage pregnancy and most importantly violates the rights of children. This petition is to put an end to this by pressuring the legislative and executive bodies of Nigeria to make and enforce the laws that discourage child marriage. I strongly believe we will eventually provide a place that is safer for the young girls and boys f Nigeria. Please sign this petition to show your support to stop the denial of the rights of our children. Every signature counts. Thank you.
Petition to Deborah MacLatchy, Dr. David Haskell
Support Lindsay Shepherd, TA at Wilfrid Laurier. Academic freedom depends on our support.
Who is Lindsay Shepherd? Lindsay is a student who's doing a 12 month Master of the Arts at Wilfrid Laurier university. Her MA is specified as "Cultural Analysis & Social Theory". The English Communications class that Lindsay taught was CS101, "Canadian Communication in Context". CS101 was the class where "one or many" students spoke a complaint about her. But the "one or many" only went to the university's Rainbow Centre. The "one person or the group" spoke their complaint to the Rainbow Centre, and the manager of the Rainbow Centre (Toby Finlay) was the one who next informed (1) Nathan Rambukkana, (2) Herbert Pimlott & (3) Adria Joel to call a disciplinary meeting of Lindsay. CS101 was meant to teach the following to 1st year Communications students: "An Intro to key issues in Canadian mass communications from a variety of perspectives, including such topics as social history of mass media in Canada, public policy and politics, and popular culture." Canadian Communication in Context, or CS101, was meant to teach English grammar and beyond it. Lindsay's job as teaching assistant required her to introduce a classroom discussion about (1) Canadian public policy, (2) politics and (3) popular culture whenever those three concerned themselves with the English language. An example that Lindsay tried to teach was the Jordan Peterson & Nicholas Matte debate from public television, which was TVOntario. Link to the transcript is here: https://tvo.org/transcript/2396103/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/genders-rights-and-freedom-of-speech Link to the full video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kasiov0ytEc The Peterson/Matte debate on The Agenda was a sample of the contentions that Canadians are right now discussing as their criticism of Bill C-16. What is Bill C-16? Bill C-16 is a radical law because it makes pronouns compulsory for all Canadians to speak & write whenever a transgender person wants someone to describe "them" by "their" chosen pronoun. An example would be: "They" or "them" as a pronoun. Bill C-16, as a language law, will extend protection against hate speech toward "gender identity" and "gender expression". Bill C-16 will add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. Bill C-16 would, in all, amend both the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. This legislation is summarily radical because laws about words & propaganda within a democracy only prohibit words being used as slurs. So a "language law" for a democracy consistently prohibits words from being used as "hate speech" rather than enforcing an entire population to use certain words as "gender pronouns". Bill C-16, however, has already been done in communist & fascist countries. Think of "comrade" being legally required for all communists to speak & write while in public schools, and so on. North Korea would be an example of where people are compelled to use specific words. An example would be from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/north-korea-defectors/?utm_term=.fc2ae0727679 It published on November 17th, 2017, the stories from Koreans who had escaped from North Korea. One story was very telling. It was by "a university student, 대학생, who escaped in 2013": We had ideological education for 90 minutes every day. There was revolutionary history, lessons about Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un. Of course, they taught us about why we needed nuclear weapons, and they would tell us that we needed to make sacrifices in our daily lives so they could build these weapons and protect our country, keep the nation safe. I was so sick and tired of hearing about all this revolutionary history, I was so sick of calling everyone “comrade.” I didn’t care about any of that stuff. As well, Jared Brown, the lead lawyer for Brown Litigation spoke the same misgivings about enforcement of words as pronouns on May 17th, 2017 at the Senate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1vkExyp1vA Jared Brown reasoned his own misgivings at the Senate’s third & last review of Bill C-16. Bill C-16 was wrongly applied in Wilfrid Laurier University. Bill C-16 was wrongly assumed by “one or many” students to mean that a discussion about English pronouns must be censored. Someone from CS101 made a complaint to the Rainbow Centre about seeing a TVOntario clip of Jordan Peterson. Lindsay Shepherd was next asked to a meeting with her supervising professor (1) Nathan Rambukkana, (2) Communication Studies coordinator Herbert Pimlott, and (3) acting manager Adria Joel of the Equity & Diversity department. All three reprimanded Lindsay because they believed she was teaching Transphobia. However, Lindsay had secretly recorded her meeting with Nathan Rambukkana, Herbert Pimlott, and Adria Joel: https://youtu.be/DvdTiVbvvaA Wilfrid Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy next apologized to Lindsay: The apology is here:https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/nov/apology-from-laurier-president-and-vice-chancellor.html Herbert Pimlott & Adria Joel didn’t apologize. Nathan Rambukkana only published an “open letter”: The “open letter” is here:https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/nov/open-letter-to-my-ta-lindsay-shepherd.html Deborah MacLatchy finally concluded that Lindsay didn’t commit *hate speech* within the classroom of CS101. Her statement is here: https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/dec/president-statement-re-independent-fact-finder-report.html Meanwhile: Michele Kramer, president of the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association, made a public statement that the faculty association “condemns violent speech“: http://www.wlufa.ca/2017/12/12/wlufa-statement-on-recent-events-at-wlu/ To myself, this statement was very questionable because Herbert Pimlott is also a Vice President of the faculty association. So, the faculty association wants to define any “discussion” as “violence” when this speech is heard and righteous anger is felt toward it? This is a pro-censorship problem. Any debate could be defined as violence because it only takes a few people to feel upset when hearing a “discussion” and to then define that speech as violence to silence it. Greg Bird (or Uccello) had also run a petition that argued the safety of genderqueer & trans people on Wilfrid Laurier’s campus were threatened with violence. In conjunction, Toby Finlay (the Rainbow Centre’s administrator) also repeatedly called any conversation about Lindsay as acts of violence. Meanwhile, Deborah MacLatchy hired Robert Centa as a lawyer to represent the university during its inquiry. Howard Levitt also contacted Lindsay and became her lawyer. He did this as pro bono for her. Howard Levitt discovered from Rob Centa that only a spoken complaint was made to the Rainbow Centre. Specifically the complaint was spoken to Toby Finlay, whose own gender pronoun is “they” and “them”. It was this “them” who contacted Rambukkana, Pimlott and Joel to call a meeting with Lindsay so that she would be scolded. During their tribunal, Herbert Pimlott, Nathan Rambukkana & Adria Joel intended to censor her. All three ignored academic freedom because Lindsay is a teaching assistant. Lindsay knew the trio were wrong. So she contacted the National Post and other media. Christie Blatchford from the Post immediately replied. Blatchford next published, “Thought police strike again as Wilfrid Laurier grad student is chastised for showing Jordan Peterson video“: http://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-thought-police-strike-again-as-wilfrid-laurier-grad-student-is-chastised-for-showing-jordan-peterson-video Other media soon followed and published their reporting of Lindsay’s experience of a kangaroo court at Wilfrid Laurier University. In all, I and many more people were troubled when we listened to Lindsay’s supervisors attempt their re-education of her by invoking the “Ontario Human Rights Act, Bill C-16 and Wilfrid Laurier’s Gendered Violence Prevention & Support policy“. Their appeal and deferral to the above sounded exactly like a secular bureaucrat or religious official invoking the dogma of a political manifesto or a holy book. Secular politics, political values or religious dogma that forbid academic freedom, objectivity, learning to debate, etc., have no place in a university. Values that are righteous and totalitarian have no place in a university. To myself, the intellectual freedom of the TA and students within the classroom must be supported. Finally, Wilfrid Laurier is no longer a university to many of us. How can this place be a university when the Humanities & Social Sciences in it drivel Social Justice as a righteous doctrine that could never be questioned because it could never make gross mistakes? Wilfrid Laurier University must assure that both the TA & students will have intellectual freedom in the university classroom. Heterodoxy & Debate must be supported.
Petition to Scott Morrison, Australian Electoral Commision, Isaac Butterfield, Bill Shorten, Ms Sharon Claydon MP
Isaac Butterfield to be a Member of the Australian Parliament #ButtsForPM
…, please share it. Australia DEPENDS on it. Use the hashtag #ButtsForPM, we can do this!! Don't forget…
#buttsforpm -- Butterfield for Prime Minister
South Grafton, Australia
Petition to National Marine FIsheries Service
Protect Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles
October 1 UPDATE: More than 120,000 signatures were delivered for the NMFS comment period, but we need to continue showing support for protecting Hawaiian sea turtles, so please continue to sign and share! My name is Chris Pincetich, and for as long as I can remember, my fondest childhood memories were swimming nearby Hawaii’s sea turtles. My family and friends on Oahu all care deeply about local green sea turtles, known as honu to native Hawaiians, but now the honu are threatened by a proposal to remove protections that have allowed them to thrive. Over the last forty years, hunting of sea turtles has been banned on Hawaii and now it is common to see sea turtles basking in the sun without fear. If hunting them were again allowed, they would be slaughtered on public beaches for their meat and shells, to be sold to restaurants and turned into souvenirs. Take action before the October 1 to ensure a future for Hawaiian honu! Thanks to conservation work by SeaTurtles.org and allies, sea turtles have a fighting chance to recover from the brink of extinction. In Hawaii, they are rebounding from just 67 nesting females to over 800 now. However, their population is far short of the published goal of 5,000 Pacific green sea turtles needed to declare their population as recovered. The honu are innocent ancient ocean navigators that deserve protection from hunting. The National Marine Fisheries Service needs to hear from you today that you oppose removing them from the Endangered Species Act, oppose the movement to allow hunting of sea turtles, and support protecting critical habitat for the honu. (Proposed rule NOAA-NMFS-2012-0154) Join our ‘Ohana (family) at SeaTurtles.org to protect the honu, check the box when you sign-on to keep informed!
Petition to British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake
Provide cystic fibrosis patients with the drug Kalydeco
When Carys was 18 months old, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cystic fibrosis, and struggles with living life the way other kids do. Cystic fibrosis is a rare and fatal disease affecting the lungs and digestive system, and it makes her every breath a struggle. She describes it as feeling like she's underwater. With this petition, seven-year-old Carys and her family, and dozens of other cystic fibrosis patients across Canada are desperately seeking access to Kalydeco, a breakthrough drug that targets the underlying cause of CF. There is no known cure for CF, but with this drug, Carys could hope for a longer, healthier life and to avoid a lung transplant. Even though Kalydeco was approved for use in Canada over a year ago, it's still out of reach for families like Carys’ because of its high price. The price negotiations between the provincial governments and the manufacturer Vertex Pharmaceuticals are taking far too long. Fortunately, Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine has taken a public stance in support of CF patients in his province – and we encourage others to do the same. For patients like Carys who desperately need Kalydeco, every day that goes by without it means further irreversible lung damage, and that she'll eventually need a lung transplant. This is now an issue of equitable access. For the past year, those with generous private health insurance have been able to access to Kalydeco and are seeing incredible results. Patients like Carys see this and know that they could be getting better too.Over the past year, the drug has been made available under public health insurance in the US, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Germany! We need our Canadian provincial governments to take these negotiations seriously and come to a quick resolution. On behalf of dozens of Canadian patients whose lives would be changed by having access to this miracle drug please sign our petition and share with your friends. *The Pan Canadian Pricing Alliance (PCPA) conducts joint provincial/territorial negotiations for brand name drug products to combine the buying power of jurisdictions and increase access to treatment options by improve listing consistency across Canada. The PCPA includes all provinces with the exception of Quebec.
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Tell Congress not to cut funding that protects family farmers & hungry Americans!
… success of the Farm Bill depends on two things: funding and timing. If Congress fails to pass the…
National Farmers Union
Petition to Director Charlton H. Bonham
Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests in California
Please join Project Coyote in calling on the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CADFW) to prohibit predator killing contests statewide and to develop comprehensive regulations and policies to reform and modernize predator management in California. Killing predators - or any wild animal- as part of a ‘contest’ ‘tournament’ or ‘drive' is ethically indefensible, ecologically reckless, and contravenes new legislation (AB 2402) that Governor Jerry Brown signed into law requiring the Fish & Game Commission to use “ecosystem based management” and the best available science in the stewardship of California's wildlife. Such wildlife killing contests have no scientific basis and degrade the reputation of the ethical sportsman of California.WHAT YOU CAN DO: Please send the letter below to California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham and to the members of the California Fish and Game Commission and share this petition far and wide! Contact info.:California Fish and Game CommissionP.O. Box 944209Sacramento, CA firstname.lastname@example.org Director Charlton H. BonhamCalifornia Department of Fish and Wildlife1416 Ninth Street, 12th FloorSacramento, CA email@example.com(Please click "Opt-In" when signing this petition and we will keep you informed on meaningful ways to protect coyotes, wolves, and other wildlife from wanton abuse and cruelty and to promote coexistence instead of killing.)Thank you.
Petition to Ted Burke
Blue Cross Blue Shield: Henry Young Needs Rehab to Live
… my father's future depends on it. Please take a stand and help us change Blue Cross Blue Shield's…
Washington, DC, United States
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