- Juliana Keeping Silver Spring, MD, United States
- 132,768 supporters
- Created Oct 29, 2015
- Andy Williams and Compassion in World Farming
- 116,478 supporters
- Created Mar 7, 2016
- Kelly Yandell Hertford Heath, ENG, United Kingdom
- 3,438 supporters
- Created Jan 21, 2019
- Makedah Simpson London, ENG, United Kingdom
- 146,939 supporters
- Created Mar 22, 2018
- Hong Chew Toh Singapore, Singapore
- 2,017 supporters
- Created Apr 17, 2018
- Howard Weeks Windsor, Canada
- 82,484 supporters
- Created Dec 30, 2017
- Marijana Jozic Taukovic Croatia
- 14,627 supporters
- Created Aug 2, 2017
- Jordan Biddle Australia
- 1,274 supporters
- Created Mar 21, 2017
- Kate Vaughan Sydney, Australia
- 54,134 supporters
- Created Nov 3, 2016
- Femke den Haas jakarta selatan, Indonesia
- 12,216 supporters
- Created Mar 3, 2015
Petition to Vertex CEO Jeffrey M. Leiden
Stop price gouging our charity-funded drugs
My life changed for the better the second my son Eli entered my world. But shortly after his birth, we learned that Eli had cystic fibrosis, a fatal genetic lung disease. Without the right drugs, his life could be cut drastically short. So when I found out Vertex Pharmaceuticals had finally developed two Cystic Fibrosis drugs that could help extend his life, I was thrilled. But then I heard their price tags -- the cheapest one costs $286,000 a year. I was dumbstruck. How could my family -- how could any family, for that matter -- ever afford them? What’s worse -- supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), like myself, have donated more than $75 million dollars to Vertex to fund its development research. We thought it was a partnership. We thought we were working toward the same goal -- to find a cure for a deadly disease. But I, like others who had been praying for these types of drugs, now feel betrayed. I am asking Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden to reconsider these unconscionable prices for drugs literally developed on the backs of the patients they claim to want to help. Vertex would not have discovered these drugs if not for the help of the CFF and others who cared about finding a cure. But now they have turned around and decided to charge more than the cost of a house for just one year’s prescription of this potentially life-saving medication. I am not the only one crying foul. In fact, a group of prominent cystic fibrosis doctors are urging Vertex to stop its “egregious” pricing. These drugs have the potential to treat tens of thousands of people, but they are priced for millionaires, people like Vertex CEO Jeffrey Leiden who earned almost $46 million dollars last year. We are grateful to Vertex for creating invaluable medicine that will help our loved ones live longer, more fulfilling lives. But if we cannot afford it, it's as if it doesn’t exist at all. These prices strain taxpayers and the healthcare system, keep drugs completely out of the hands of those suffering from CF in developing nations and hold the potential to bankrupt families. It’s time for Vertex to switch to common sense pricing so that we can all have a chance at a healthy life. Please consider signing my petition on behalf of my son, Eli, and the up to 100,000 people around the world who share his lethal illness. And please share and urge your friends to sign through social media. Thank you, Juliana KeepingJournalist, blogger and momwww.hithisiseli.com@hithisiseli
Silver Spring, MD, United States
Petition to Publix Super Markets
PUBLIX: Stop keeping hens in cages. Go cage-free!
I decided to start this petition after learning from Compassion in World Farming that Publix is one of the few remaining supermarket chains without a cage-free egg policy. I was raised in Lakeland, FL, home of Publix headquarters. I even went to George Jenkins High School, named after the founder of Publix. Some of my relatives have worked for Publix. As a father of three, it’s where I do most of my family grocery shopping.As a loyal Publix customer, I was discouraged to hear Publix still sells eggs from hens kept in cages so small they have less space than the size of an iPad. Laying hens spend their entire lives in these battery cages, unable to stretch their wings, perch, or do anything else chickens were meant to do. Publix is a multi-billion dollar company with more than 1,000 supermarkets across the South, and I know they care about their customers. Please join me and Compassion in World Farming in asking Publix to commit to 100% cage-free eggs! Consumers have made it clear they expect better for animals. In fact, Target, Kroger, Albertsons, Food Lion, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and many other grocery stores have publicly pledged to stop selling eggs from caged hens in response to consumer demand. Huge restaurant chains including McDonald’s and Taco Bell also announced plans to ensure eggs from hens raised in these conditions will be phased out of their supply chains. Companies including Kraft-Heinz and Nestle also say they will not use the product of such terrible suffering. There is simply no excuse for Publix to continue to sell eggs from hens confined to cages. Is it too much for Publix to ask its suppliers to give birds enough space to spread their wings and walk around? On the Publix website you can read how much they care about their commitment to being responsible in the community. You can see they say they will never knowingly disappoint customers. Well, I am a customer. And I was deeply disappointed when I learned Publix still supports cruel, outdated cages in the egg industry. A 2014 social and environmental responsibility report from Publix goes into detail about steps they’re taking for the environment, including a more sustainable seafood supply. I would expect a well-respected company like Publix to include removing cages from its supply chain as part of its self-stated responsibility to the community. That same report concludes with CEO Ed Crenshaw writing that the main focus of Publix “is on delivering premier customer service, but let there be no doubt that the impact on this planet we call home is always on our minds.” Let’s tell Publix that its customers in Florida and beyond do not want eggs from a hen who spent her life crammed in a cage. Because Florida is a big tourist destination, please keep this petition in mind when you visit our great state and make your own shopping decisions, too! Animals deserve better, and Publix should take this issue as seriously as its competitors in the grocery industry already have. Please sign the petition!
Andy Williams and Compassion in World Farming
Petition to Kelly Yandell
Keeping our children safe
We desperately need a crossing put in by Foxholes Farm after yet another child was hit by a car this morning. Where the children from Hertford Heath walk to Simon Balle there is no safe crossing. The traffic needs slowing down and the children need a safe place to cross. The buses are unreliable and not enough spaces so a large amount of children walk. This also includes children walking to Richard Hale
Hertford Heath, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP
Help victims of attacks on transport seek justice by keeping CCTV for 30 days
I was racially assaulted on the 24 bus in London in March. I was punched severely on the right side of my body and had abuse shouted at me for being an African-Caribbean woman. No witnesses stepped in to my aid or checked if I was okay. The driver simply closed the doors as my attacker fled. Since it happened I have tried to get justice. But because of a bus company policy the CCTV footage has been destroyed and I have been left with no evidence and no way for the police to find my attacker.Straight after the incident I panically reported it to 101 via an online form, noted the bus number, location, and my Oyster card. 3 days later, I was assigned an officer to handle my case. Unfortunately they made a mistake taking down the details of my case. It meant that the CCTV footage was requested wrongly, delaying the process.It turns out transport companies set their own timeframes for authorities and individuals to collect their CCTV footage. In my case on an Metroline bus, only 10 days was given to retrieve footage. By the time, the police error was realised, the timeframe was missed and the footage had been lost.Without this, I’ve been left with no case. No way to get justice. Only a shoulder injury which I may require physiotherapy for and the knowledge that my attacker is still present near my place of work.Even if there hadn’t been an error, a timeframe like 10 days is not enough. Giving victims such a small window to come forward, given emotional or physical trauma they may face, gives barely any time for recovery. It shouldn't be a choice between recovery and justice. And as paying customers of these networks, we need to be ensured that we are safe.I’m calling on the Transport Minister to make big transport companies across the UK - like Arriva, Stagecoach, Metroline and London Underground store CCTV footage for 30 days.Limits like these mean communities especially BAME communities lose faith in their local police forces when justice does not prevail. Police forces too are left powerless to gather the evidence needed. I hope this petition will assist the many other victims of violence to secure justice.
London, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to NUS Students, NUS Staff, National University of Singapore
Keeping Cash in NUS
NUS has recently sent us an email informing us that the campus will go fully cashless by the next AY. We will need to pay for all of our purchases using only NETS, Ez-Link or PayLah. While this might sound convenient at first glance, in practice it's more trouble than it's worth. This is a petition against the fully cashless system the OCA wants to implement by next Academic Year. We propose to keep the existing cash-cashless hybrid system that we are currently using. While we understand that this initiative was developed with good intentions, it's also extremely short-sighted of the OCA to implement such an extreme policy without regard for students like you and me who might face difficulties with a totally cashless system. You won't be able to pay for your stuff if: 1) You're an exchange student and don't have a Singaporean bank account2) Your phone ran out of battery3) You lost your Ez-Link card4) Your Ez-Link card or PayLah has no value5) NUS_STU is down and you have no data6) You can't access your bank account 7) You don't have a bank account8) You don't have PayLah (or your phone can't use it)9) NETS is down (it happened in February and uTown Gong Cha just stopped functioning) Some other things you might want to think about too: 1) Non-NETS payment options are excluded from this system. This enforces NETS monopoly over purchases within NUS.2) Using PayLah is an unnecessarily complicated process. (take out your phone, unlock phone, find the app, sign into the app, point the camera at the QR code, realize your PayLah wallet doesn't have enough money in it, have to top up, wait for your OTP, top up, finally pay for your kway chap.)3) Most of us don't keep that much money in our Ez-Link cards, buying a meal may mean that you can't afford to take a bus or train home.4) If NETS goes down again, we can't buy anything in school at all (Not even by walking to the next canteen!). And the 50 cents promotion ends in May anyway.
Hong Chew Toh
Petition to "Windsor Mayor and City Council"
We must keep dogs safe during extremely cold weather.
… nothing, even in this extreme cold snap to prevent the owner from keeping the animal outside for up to…
Petition to Vlada Republike Hrvatske, Restaurant Macola
Keeping bears as prisoners on 40 degrees. Please help them!!
Republika Hrvatska- drzava koja je nedavno dobila zakon o zastiti zivotinja jos uvijek dozvoljava zlostavljanje zasticenih zivotinja. Restoran Macola pored Korenice drzi dva medvjeda u malom ogradjenom mjestu, bez imalo hlada na 40 stupnjeva, sa malo vode, i ocito nimalo hrane jer su medvjedi primorani moliti za hranu od turista. Ovo je nevjerovatno maltretiranje divljih zivotinja koji zasluzuju biti u sumi i zivjeti slobodan zivot, a ne sluziti kao mamac za zaradjivanje novaca od turista. Mi, dolje potpisani, zahtjevamo pustanje medvjeda na slobodu odmah! Republic of Croatia- a country that recently got an aminal welfare law still permits mistreatment of wild animals. Restaurant Macola next to the city of Korenica is holding two bears captive in a small fenced place, with no shade on 40 degrees Celsius, with just a bit of water, and obviously no food as they are begging for food from the turists. This is an unbeliavable mistreatment of wild animals that deserve to be in the woods, their natural habitat, and live a free life, and not be bate for tourists and make money for the horrible owner of that restaurant!! We, the undersigned, are requesting immediate release of those poor animals to the wild!!
Marijana Jozic Taukovic
Petition to Kalgoorlie Council
Keeping mums chair colour
…Keeping mums chair colour Please sign this petition and pass the message on. A couple weeks after…
Petition to Tony Abbott MP, Scott Morrison MP
Stop the banks from profiting from your loved one's death
Did you know that when your husband/wife/partner dies, banks will continue to charge interest on their credit cards, loans or other accounts, even after you have advised the bank of their date of death? They will also charge your deceased partner late payment fees. Furthermore, after you obtain Probate to handle your partner's estate, did you know the bank will NOT return those accrued interest / charges to you, even after you have paid off any outstanding credit card or loan amounts? On average it takes 10 weeks to obtain probate in NSW, so that's minimum 10 weeks of interest accruing if you are organised enough to have a lawyer apply for probate immedately after a death, which, let's face it, no one is thinking about for a at least a month when you lose your life partner. (In Australia today the average time after death by which people obtain Probate is actually 6 to 9 months.) You have to ASK the bank for that money back. And they are not obliged to do so. When I asked for loan amounts to be corrected to the date of his death, they just said "no". After my husband died last year, a bank refused to repay fees and interest that they had added to my husband's loans. I had probate and was executing his estate appropriately and with the assistance of my lawyer. They even refused to speak to my lawyer, only me, after I lodged a complaint with the Financial Ombudsman, hence causing me months of further distress. They did NOTHING until I went public with my plight on social media last year. Finally in order to settle our affairs, I had to sign a confidentiality agreement that I would never disclose the bank's name. It was a nightmare and noone should have to endure this on top of the trauma of a significant loss. This is WRONG! Grieving families have enough to deal with without greedy banks exploiting them when they are at their most vulnerable. Please sign this petition to ask the Australian government to help us lobby for change to this unfair and greedy practice by financial institutions. This is in memory of darling late husband, Michael Vaughan.
Petition to jokowi
A total ban on keeping primates as pets
… chance you will be attacked. This is natural behavior. Therefore keeping primates as pets is a … 302. Keeping a primate caged or chained is a serious violation of their welfare and rights. When the…
Femke den Haas
jakarta selatan, Indonesia
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