- 1,980 supporters
- Created Mar 2, 2017
- Jaclyn Parks Tullahoma, TN, United States
- 617 supporters
- Created May 30, 2019
- Shari DePauw Boulder, CO, United States
- 10,186 supporters
- Created Sep 12, 2017
- Facebook Against Animal Abuse
- 554 supporters
- Created Feb 6, 2018
- Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
- 7,959 supporters
- Created Aug 20, 2013
- Nikola Simpson Barbados
- 3,266 supporters
- Created May 10, 2018
- Elisa Carmen Gonzalez United States
- 133 supporters
- Created Dec 6, 2017
- Lakeland Schools United States
- 6,127 supporters
- Created Feb 19, 2018
- United Fort Worth
- 713 supporters
- Created Dec 13, 2017
Petition to Louisiana Senators & Representatives
Louisiana Supports VAWA!
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was first passed with bipartisan support in 1994. This legislation is designed to prevent sexual violence, protect the rights of survivors, and hold perpetrators accountable. It sets baseline laws to protect survivors' rights and fund programs for primary prevention, victim services, and public safety. In the last year, through VAWA funding, the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) & our member centers have: Served 2,431 survivors Answered 10,800 hotline calls Trained over 26,000 people in sexual violence prevention & response. We, the undersigned, strongly encourage you to support a robust, inclusive, and well-funded VAWA. Under VAWA, state organizations like LaFASA and the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement allocate funds to communities for prevention and victim service programs. VAWA saves lives in Louisiana!
Petition to Tullahoma School Board
Tullahoma Supports Its Teachers
“You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.” Please share! On June 17, two of Tullahoma City School System’s teachers’ jobs will be presented to the school board to determine whether or not they will have the opportunity to continue their career in Tullahoma. Because of one lapse in judgement, their entire career may be nullified. A punishment that does not fit their crime. No one is denying their judgement was right, but majority would agree that they would deserve a chance to right their wrong. Majority may even have done the same if they were placed in their shoes under the same circumstances. A chance to benefit a special needs child. Tullahoma City Schools are blessed to have such amazing educators in our area who would do JUST. ABOUT. ANYTHING. to have their students and/or children of their own, succeed to the highest of expectations! It is clear that a review of policy is needed, however, terminating great teachers is not the answer. Please sign to make it clear to the Tullahoma School Board we as Tullahoma citizens do not believe in firing great teachers!
Tullahoma, TN, United States
Petition to John Hickenlooper
Demand that Colorado Parks and Wildlife actually supports wildlife
As citizens of Colorado who love this state for its natural beauty, climate, wildlife, and much more, we urge you, Governor Hickenlooper, to investigate Colorado Parks and Wildlife for their recent reprehensible actions against wildlife. We encourage you to demand that they approach wildlife with a more humane outlook and come up with better alternatives than just killing them. Here are a few examples, just from the Front Range, of why we're upset: CPW killed a mother bear and her 2 babies in Apex Park in Golden in September 2017. The mother bear was trying to protect her cubs from the dogs that were brought by the hikers into the wilderness. The hikers reported that the bear was 'aggressive', but no one was injured and the hikers and dogs walked away without incident, which suggests that the bear was not truly being aggressive. Even if the mother was being aggressive, there was absolutely no reason to kill those 2 cubs. CPW states they are investigating the incident, but Jennifer Churchill has stated that nothing has come of it. As historically seems to happen in this organization, where they protect each other, we are doubtful that there will be any positive outcome or true change from the "investigation" and the officer will still keep his job despite his horrendous actions. CPW then killed a bear in September less than 2 weeks later in North Boulder because it was 'attacking a goat'. Rather than offer viable options, such as telling the owners of the goats to secure their animals in a proper shelter with electric fencing such that the bear couldn't get to the goats, they killed the bear. Jennifer Churchill stated that the bear would just want to go after more livestock after this, which has not been shown to be true. Bears are opportunists, so they will go after livestock if readily available, but if access to that livestock is blocked, they will move on. They will not then only go seek out livestock. The current directive by CPW that requires the killing of wildlife after a single depredatory event on livestock is clearly an economic one. It puts a dollar sign on the heads of animals. CPW killed another bear in Colorado Springs in August while attempting to sedate it as it climbed higher and higher in a tree. CPW made no attempt to protect the bear from falling and the bear, therefore, fell to its death. This was a decision that shows clear incompetence by that CPW officer. CPW consistently discourages or refuses to relocate prairie dog colonies. They did everything they could to encourage extermination of the recent colonies on the landfill in Longmont and the Great Western Flex colony. They have made the permitting process for relocating prairie dogs in the state close to impossible and very hard for advocates to get approved. The application to kill prairie dogs by donating them to the ferrets takes a mere few minutes to fill out, while a relocation permit takes up to 3 days. After submitting a permit for relocation, CPW can take up to a month to approve or deny them, and so much red tape has been created for these permits, that most are denied and the prairie dogs are killed. With the recent colonies, they gave the incorrect information to the people who needed to apply for permits for relocation simply because they did not want to deal with the work of the permitting process necessary to relocate. CPW also kills thousands of prairie dogs each year on our state parks, where visitors actually enjoy seeing this wildlife. CPW is hoping to kill a large number of mountain lions and bears to increase mule deer populations, whose numbers are still in the hundreds of thousands, as part of a 'study'. Many studies have already shown that killing predators is not successful at increasing number of prey. There has been a large public outcry against this, but again, there has been no response from CPW. There is suspicion that CPW wants to increase mule deer populations simply so they can sell more hunting licenses. CPW killed many animals that were being properly cared for at Squirrel Creek Animal Rescue in Lakewood in 2016. These rehabilitators were doing amazing work and saving a lot of lives, but CPW got upset that some paperwork wasn't filled out to their liking, so they went in, shut the place down, and killed most of the animals that were being successfully rehabilitated. There have been reports of CPW doing this to other rehabbers as well, rehabbers who have good hearts and are actually saving wildlife. CPW rarely responds to any phone calls, email messages, or social media messages for any public concern. Frankly, they seem to be on a trigger-happy, 'nobody can touch us' type of tirade with their haphazard decisions that result in so many unnecessary deaths. As you will see in reading the comments below, citizens have seen the downhill change in this organization over the years. Jennifer Churchill gives the same reasoning for every bear that is killed--that they're getting too accustomed to humans and that they're potentially dangerous. Humans have decimated most of our bears' habitat, so yes, bears do have to live around and become accustomed to seeing people, like it or not. We, however, have to learn to peacefully coexist with bears, and accept that, yes, we will see them in towns and they can look scary, they might dump over some garbage cans, they might go after a pet if they're incredibly hungry, but it is up to the humans to protect their valuables as much as they can, to respect the bears' property as much as we expect them to respect ours, and if humans make a mistake, to not punish the bears. The current officers and commissioners at CPW don't seem to have any true care or concern for our state's wildlife. They were founded by a group of hunters/ranchers who have a conflict of interest because they only value livestock and hunting. They, therefore, want to take the easy road out whenever an incident arises--that is to kill the animal. We would like to see new faces on the board of CPW, faces that represent the current mindset of Colorado--those who love nature and its wildlife. We want to see CPW managed by people who can show humanity and understanding toward these creatures who are just trying to eat and survive, people who can think outside of the box to come up with alternatives to killing. We would like to see a change in the directive that requires wildlife be automatically killed after a single depredatory event. We would like to see more mandates that small farms have electric fencing around their property, or other such protective measures, such that depredatory events are less likely. We would like to see less destruction of their habitat. We want to know that our state is at the forefront of handling wildlife with compassion. We want to become proud of CPW such that they no longer have the reputation of "Colorado Parks and Death". We value our wildlife and we want to see them thrive. Thank you, Governor, for taking these lost lives seriously.
Boulder, CO, United States
Petition to ASPCA
Facebook Supports Animal Abuse
… act of horror was cheered by hordes of Facebook spectators. Facebook supports acts like this EVERY…
Facebook Against Animal Abuse
Petition to John Kasich
Extend Supports to Foster Youth Through Age 21
To give Ohio's foster children a fair chance at leading successful adult lives.
Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies
Petition to The Government of Barbados, political parties
Vote for the political party that supports the environment [that supports us!]
POLITICIANS, DO IT FOR YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR PEOPLE, YOUR COMMUNITY, YOUR COUNTRY! Our government must place greater focus on the environment and ocean. They are the lifeblood of our economy and where we get much of the oxygen that we breathe, the food that we eat, employment, jobs and income through tourism. We are in the midst of an international disgrace with regards to the sewage crisis; we are living in a plastic World; our coral reefs that protect the coastline and contribute significantly to tourism are threatened. These are issues that impact all of us negatively. The sewage crisis has been going on for way too long! Almost daily, one can encounter sewage bubbling up somewhere along the South Coast. It is harming our health, that of the environment and our already unhealthy economy too! Our existing poor water quality, marine ecosystems and the last remaining mangrove swamp are threatened. Walking through sewage daily. Businesses and schools closed. People Sick. How much longer Mr. Prime Minister? The plastic that we consume and discard of daily will affect the environment and our health for generations to come. When we throw something away, there is no such thing as away; it must go somewhere. Over 1,000 tonnes of waste is sent to SBRC daily, of which over 70% can be recycled. Every piece of plastic made still exists. Do we wish plastic leaching into our soil, into our food, our water sources, do we wish our marine wildlife such as sea turtles to be choking on plastic bags? Do we wish to be potentially consuming plastic in some of our favourite fish dishes? Or would you like that pie served with a side of plastic too? Do we want our beaches, where our children play and tourists lay to be covered in plastic? Plastic pollution. Environmental, Health and Economical Impacts. Why has there been no public discussion on the ban of single use plastics and styrofoam? Why Minister of Environment, Why Minister of Health, Why Government of Barbados? We must support a blue economy with our oceans, fisheries, coral reefs and coastal zone being prioritised. Did you know that over 70% of the oxygen that you breathe is produced by the ocean? What about the protection that coral reefs afford our coastline? Or that our tourism product heavily relies on our marine resources? Or that we import over 60% of the fish that we consume? Or that the ocean provides thousands of jobs? What about being prepared for effects of climate change and increasing intensity of hurricanes? Carlisle Bay. Still not a marine managed area after so many years. Why Barbados? Please support us by subscribing to the following statement. Let us make sure your vote counts, especially for those things that you care about. “By signing this petition, I hereby declare that I will vote for the political party that promises to place greater focus on our environment and environmental sustainability. Within 12 months of coming into office: Fix the sewage issue Create a marine managed area in Carlisle Bay as well as continue to explore the possibility of extending along the West Coast, taking into account all stakeholders. Legislate the ban on styrofoam and single use plastics while providing incentives on alternative packaging. Antigua and Barbuda have done it so why can't we? During the rest of the term, Implement and support curbside recycling and commercial composting facilities; Backyard growing, permaculture, public planting of fruit trees coupled with sustainable development of green spaces; Greater education and awareness campaigns surrounding the environment and sustainable living; Integration of school gardens into the curriculum; Promotion of and support to sustainable fisheries and organic agriculture as we work towards a sustainable food system in our island; Greater development of renewable energy, uptake of electric vehicles, removal of the tipping fee and increased fines and enforcement for illegal dumping and littering. Change happens one small step at a time - every little bit counts and our voices must be heard. Today, our voice carries more weight than usual, because it is election time. And let us make this election count for all of the citizens of this country, including our children and youth who deserve to grow up in a beautiful pristine Barbados just like we did. If we are to stay relevant and to once again become leaders within the Caribbean, we must make a change! Our environment and oceans do so much for us so it is time that we do more for them. Signed: Nikola Simpson | Age 29 | Christ Church |Concerned Citizen of Barbados.
Petition to Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy, Lindsey Graham, South Carolina State Senate
SC supports DACA recipients.
The residents of South Carolina want a legislation that will create a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. Residents of South Carolina stand beside their community members that are DACA recipients.
Elisa Carmen Gonzalez
Petition to Lakeland Central School District, Superintendent Dr. Stone
Lakeland High School Supports DC “March For Our Lives” On March 24th
Worldwide, students have been drastically effected by the damaging epidemic revolving around school safety and gun control. After the tragic school shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students have become hungry for a need to take initiative in their communities. Which includes providing a safer environment for students attending public school, not only in their district, but in districts all over the country- all over the world even. With peaceful protests and marches increasing in numbers, high schoolers demonstrate their ability to take control and make use of their social and political rights, as well as exemplifying their relentless fight to make their learning environment a safer space. One of the closest and most important marches will be on March 24th in Washington DC, held by the organization “March For Our Lives”. “March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.” The goal of this march is to demand and have a bill be addressed in Congress about gun issues flooding our country’s school systems. The protest is peaceful, meaning that no violence and harm shall be present throughout the event. Please help Lakeland High School students attend this march to express their support in this gun safety movement and create a safer school environment for fellow students. “No student should ever have to go to school wondering if this is their last time entering the building, and no parent should ever have to think if this is the last message they receive from their child.”Join together, show you care, students should feel safe not scared. Written and Created by: Remi Rivard, Elina Rani, Sofia Torres, and Jiya Kapoor
Petition to Kay Granger
TX-12 Supports A Clean Dream Act
It has been over three months since the current administration decided to put an end to DACA. DACA gave nearly 800,000 immigrant youth protection from deportation and a pathway towards achieving their dreams. Now Congress has a real opportunity to pass a bipartisan solution under the DREAM Act of 2017! It is urgent that we come together and stand up to demand that our elected officials take action before the end of the year. As a member of the majority, Rep. Kay Granger can make a request to Speaker Paul Ryan to bring the Dream Act to the floor for members to vote on before the year ends. Let's call on Congresswoman Kay Granger to act and support a CLEAN DREAM ACT! Add your signature to this petition to urge Kay Granger to ACT NOW! We will be personally taking this petition to communicate the urgency from her constituents to act on a solution!
United Fort Worth
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