Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump
Legalize Lyme Disease
Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions. It is the fastest growing infectious bacterial disease in America. Generally contracted through a tick bite, new evidence shows it is also contractable via mosquito, spider, or fly bite , from mother to child in the womb , or potentially through unprotected sex . The CDC admits that it does not know how many people have Lyme disease. Estimates vary between 300,000 and 1.5 Million new cases diagnosed per year . These figures do not include tens of thousands of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed cases. 25% of all Lyme cases are children. When Lyme disease is not treated early it can be debilitating, even fatal. The spiral-shaped bacteria (Borrelia) bore their way through every tissue, organ, or bone, causing damage wherever they go. The bacteria knowingly avoid treatment areas in the body and by changing their shape, mimic non-threatening cells. They create intelligent biofilms to protect themselves from antibiotics and their host's natural immune response. Studies now show that 1 in 5 cases may go on to become chronic due to Borrelia "persisters" . Unfortunately, the CDC-approved test available for early detection fails approximately 50% of the time . And due to abysmal funding for research, effective treatments are experimental and often long-lasting. The CDC's illegal preferential treatment of out-of-date and inaccurate Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Lyme Treatment Guidelines  support a government narrative that chronic Lyme does not exist. Thusly, insurance companies are not required to cover treatment costs and patients are left to pay for long-lasting treatment out of pocket. Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMDs) who practice life-saving medicine for Lyme patients are forced to operate outside of the insurance industry, for risk of being shut down. Such little information and training is available to physicians across the country, patients are left to suffer for years before they even receive a diagnosis . By then, many have been misdiagnosed with any of the 300+ diseases that Lyme mimics . They have lost their jobs and are on disability. Some (including children and teens) are heavily affected by the neuropsychological effects of the disease and succumb to suicide . Others have died simply due to ignorance of doctors . This cannot continue. The CDC and IDSA have failed to control Lyme disease. As sufferers, care-takers, friends, family, and co-workers of those who are suffering, we urgently request from the President and all members of Congress: 1. Legislation Expanding The Definition Of Lyme Disease To Cover Chronic Lyme And Co-infections 2. Legislation Protecting Doctors Who Treat Chronic Lyme And Co-infections From Insurance Industry-driven Investigation And Shut-down 3. Heavily Increased Funding For Research Into Chronic Lyme Disease And Co-infections 4. Greatly Improved Testing With High Accuracy Rates (As Seen With Ebola And Other Infectious Diseases) 5. Education Of Doctors And The Public Regarding Symptoms And All Treatment Options -- This petition was originally featured on the We The People petition site. Thank you for signing and sharing with friends, coworkers, spiritual leaders, family members, loved ones, and strangers. It is time to Legalize Lyme disease, including chronic stage and co-infections! -- Sign to add your voice to establish proper legislation and funding of this global epidemic. Important resources: ILADS.org lymedisease.org lymestats.org lymediseasechallenge.org -- Sources:  New England Journal of Medicine: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199006143222415Journal of Molecular Medicine: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01711648Journal of Clinical Microbiology: http://jcm.asm.org/content/26/8/1482.full.pdfPubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4075471Folia Parasitologica: http://folia.paru.cas.cz/pdfs/fol/1998/01/11.pdf  Annals of Internal Medicine: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=699780 PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7648832  Journal of Investigative Medicine: http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-sexual-transmission-2/Conclusions Raphael B. Stricker, MD On Sexual transmission of Lyme disease: https://twitter.com/NorVect/status/604992062421921792  Dr. Richard Horowitz discusses new case estimates with Congressional Candidate Zephyr Teachout: https://youtu.be/rTIeyKuo8JY  Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lyme-disease-may-linger-for-1-in-5-because-of-persisters/  Journal of Infectious Diseases, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene/College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing Program: http://www.lymedisease.org/lymepolicywonk-two-tiered-lab-testing-for-lyme-disease-no-better-than-a-coin-toss-time-for-change-2/  Advocates Call on CDC to Remove Expired Lyme Guidelines from all Publications https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=202124  Study of over 6,000 Lyme patients: http://www.lymedisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lymedisease.org-patient-survey-20151.pdf  Can Lyme Disease Be Chronic? Dr. Richard Horowitz: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/06/lyme-disease-debate-can-condition-be-chronic/  Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emerging-diseases/200903/infection-can-change-your-personality-theres-plenty-proof?collection=126213  "Doctors Pushed ALS Diagnosis, Ignored Lyme", Valley Breeze: http://www.valleybreeze.com/2014-12-17/cumberland-lincoln-area/geraghtys-doctors-pushed-als-diagnosis-ignored-lyme#.Vub33JMrJE5
Petition to Channing D. Phillips
Drop felony charges against journalists who covered Inauguration Day protests
On January 20th, 2017, at least seven journalists were arrested and charged with felony rioting while covering the Inauguration Day protests in downtown Washington, D.C. These charges carry a maximum of 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines--not to mention the lasting impact of having a felony charge on one's record. These journalists were arrested simply by virtue of their presence covering the protests. They were not participants in the demonstrations and clearly identified themselves as members of the press to police. You can review the charging documents here--note the boilerplate, verbatim language in each of the complaints, which does not specify individual actions by these journalists. Please sign this petition to tell the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to drop all charges against these journalists. You can also contact the U.S. Attorney for the District of Attorney directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and his spokesperson at William.Miller3@usdoj.gov. UPDATE: Below is the remaining journalist who faces charges of felony rioting: Aaron Cantú, independent journalist Below are the journalists against whom the charges have been dropped: Alexander Rubinstein, reporter for RT America (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945523/Rubinstein-Alexander-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017 John Keller, documentary producer for Story of America (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945522/Keller-John-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017 Evan Engel, reporter for Vocativ (https://www.scribd.com/document/337723706/Engel-Evan-Notice-of-Dismissal-Jan-2017 Matt Hopard, web-based video journalist (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945521/Hopard-Matthew-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017 Shay Horse, independent photojournalist Alexander Stokes Contompasis, independent journalist If other journalists are known to have been arrested and charged while covering the Inauguration Day protests in Washington, D.C., notify me via Twitter at @ScottCRodd and I will promptly update the list.
Petition to Dianne Feinstein, Richard Burr, Loretta Lynch, Ron DeSantis, Barack Obama, James Comey
Tell POTUS, DOJ, FBI & CONG to release info on Trump's Russian ties before electors vote!
In addition to James Comey, I will also be sending this letter to The White House, the Department of Justice, The United States House Oversight Subcommittee on National Security and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. If you can think of anyone else to send it to please mention in comments. Please sign the letter! In light of the Oct. 7th announcement by: The Department of Homeland Security and Office of the Director of National Intelligence; on behalf of the U.S. Intelligence Community; concerning the Russian Government having compromised the e-mails of American citizens, US institutions and US political organizations; in an effort to effect the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. It would be in the best interest of the American public, to release any and all information involving any and all investigation(s) of President-Elect Donald Trump and the Trump campaign's ties to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Government, before the electoral college votes in December. In addition to reports of Trump's top campaign aids having ties to the Russian government, there have been recent reports of the campaign being in constant contact with members of the Russian government throughout the 2016 election process. This information creates a serious cause for concern and may be a danger to our national secrets, a danger to the safety and security of the american people, and in the case any negotiations took place, is a blatant violation of The Logan Act. Thank you for your time. The American People PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE! On November 29th Democratic senators on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence sent the following letter to the President of the United States: Dear Mr. President, We believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the U.S. election that should be declassified and released to the public. We are conveying specifics through classified channels. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. Sincerely, Ron Wyden , Jack Reed, Mark R. Warner, Barbara Mikulski, Martin Heinrich, Angus King and Mazie K. Hirono View letter here.
Petition to Eric Schneiderman, Rod Rosenstein
Appoint Preet Bharara as Special Prosecutor to investigate election influence by Russia
Update, May 9: We created this petition two months ago, when Preet Bharara was fired. But with the firing of James Comey this afternoon, it's once again clear that we need an investigation run from outside the administration and DC. We strongly encourage New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Preet Bharara to take the lead. ***** Preet Bharara is one of the most accomplished jurists in America, with a history of honest, non-partisan investigations and an ability to take on even the largest of cases. He’s led the charge against corruption in the New York State government, financial fraud on Wall Street, and international gang activity. He is respected by Democrats and Republicans alike and has extensive experience with international investigations, including in Russia. Now that he is no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Bharara is the perfect candidate to take on the task of investigating the role Russia played in the 2016 elections. Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from all future cases that involve Russia, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is responsible for leading any investigation into Russia’s actions. We ask Mr. Rosenstein to name Mr. Bharara as Special Prosecutor in charge of the investigation. Update: Although Mr. Bharara has demonstrated his fierce independence and commitment to nonpartisan investigation time and time again, it’s increasingly clear that the Trump administration doesn’t share that same commitment. So we’re adding an additional option to the petition: We ask New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to hire Mr. Bharara, so they can continue to work together to protect our electoral process by investigating any possible interference. Election integrity is central to our survival as a democracy. This isn’t a Republican or a Democratic issue — this is an American issue. We as a nation demand an honest, non-partisan investigation, and Preet Bharara stands alone in his qualification to lead that inquiry.
Petition to Commission on Presidential Debates, Donald Trump, Reince Priebus, Hillary Clinton, Donna Brazile
Tell presidential candidates: women’s REAL issues deserve a debate
It's time for presidential candidates to go on record about issues that affect all women and their families. Women represent more than half the population and turn out to vote more than men, yet women’s issues have received little attention during this presidential election cycle. In 21 primary debates, over 700 questions were asked of 16 candidates; only 6 were about issues that disproportionately affect women. Womensdebate.org is a nonpartisan collective of concerned citizens who are calling upon all political candidates to commit to a live presidential debate or town hall focused exclusively on issues affecting American women and girls, namely: Elimination of barriers that prevent equal participation in the economy Access to quality affordable health care opportunities for all Safe and just recourse when confronted with violence and sexual exploitation Whether for yourself, your daughter, your spouse/significant other, your colleague or because it is the right thing to do, we urge you to sign this petition to have gender equality and women’s rights be addressed during this important election year. We are all working towards a common goal – an equitable and safe environment for all. Contact us at email@example.com.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Special Presidential Election- United States
With Trump facing allegations to possible ties with Russia, and influence on the election, it is important to realize the gravity of this grievance. We the people, acknowledged that Russia has interfered with our democratic process of selecting a president. Therefore, the Office of the Presidency, and any chairs selected by this individual, shall be construed as null and void. We the people, exercise our constitutional right to hold the government accountable. To make whole against the grevience stated above, we respectfully request a special election for the Office of the presidency.
Petition to Donald j. Trump
President Trump Must Support Russia Cyber-War Investigations
Dear President Trump: We ask that you, as commander in chief, condemn Russia’s cyber-warfare against the 2016 election for what it was: an invasion of America’s democracy. Our democracy is the bedrock of citizens’ constitutionally guaranteed freedoms. Should our democracy become compromised, our very way of life would be at risk. Russia’s aggressions are targeting not just one election. They are tactics in Vladimir Putin’s long-term strategy to subvert American democracy itself by dissolving public faith that our government is prepared to protect our dearest freedoms. We are extremely concerned that you have failed to publicly support investigations into Russia’s transgressions by the FBI and the Congress. We find it unfortunate that you have even labeled Russia’s cyber-warfare as “fake news”. Unless the United States fully understands the nature and scope of Russia’s actions, and takes measures to prevent their recurrence, Russia is likely to attack again in the future. Sponsored by Indispensable U.S.A., www.indispensableusa.org
Petition to Donald J. Trump
Send Sir Mcgee to Remote Desert Island
"Sir Mcgee" needs to stop asking Evelyn how many genders there are and saying that she soon will be deported (though she is a clear citizen of the United States), telling Claire to 1v1 her in tennis, and hitting Marvi constantly with plastic water bottles. He must be quenched. Help this worthy cause. Stop this Madness #marshallchangestheworld11