Petition to Mayor Ted Wheeler
Demand The Resignation of Portland Police Captain Mark Kruger, Nazi Sympathizer
This past election showed us that anything is possible. The rise and resurgence of nationalism and fascism, deceit and trickery on the part of our political parties, and the very fragile nature of our democracy. It's also shown us that the fight to defend that democracy is in our hands, in our streets, and in our communities. Let's start in our own backyards, right here, right now. All of the wars, unrest, strife, discrimination, hatred, oppression have been battles in the longstanding war between love and fear. This past November, fear won this round. But they won't win the war. Let's mobilize and make our communities places of love. Right here, right now. Portland Police Captain Mark Kruger erected personal plaques to five fallen Nazi Soldiers in Rocky Butte park while employed by the Police Bureau. Kruger is known as a 'Nazi Sympathizer' by many, and for not having any tolerance "with political dissent from the left." Kruger has admitted to owning Nazi paraphernalia, and there are YouTube videos of him in Nazi military dress, things he chalks up to a passion for historical re-enactment. In fact that's him, posing in Nazi uniform above. Cuts a dashing figure, doesn't he? This mustn't be as harmless as he would have us believe, or why would he have taken the plaques down after a friend (who accused both him and the city of a 'cover-up') told authorities about them, and hidden them away in the city attorney's office? The office refused to release them while Capt. Kruger was being investigated between 2002-2005 for using gratuitous force during anti-war protests, and settled the disputes out of court without ever furnishing the plaques. Smells like a cover-up to me... Indeed, an officer on the Police Review Board overseeing Kruger's case stated that given "Kruger's degree in history and extensive study of German history, Kruger should have known that memorializing "a Waffen SS member and the commander of a battalion responsible for a large-scale massacre of prisoners of war could alarm a member of the public familiar with these historical events." That's right, these plaques memorialized an SS officer, and the commander of a regiment responsible for the murder of thousands of political prisoners. As part of a settlement in 2014, he had both his suspension for those plaques, and for the harassment of a female colleague scrubbed from his personal record. Hell of a hobby. Sounds totally harmless! Not. So, are we going to allow people with divisive and backwards views like this oversee efforts to keep our communities safe and fair? How safe and fair can they be when protected by people who don't value the lives of those they serve equally? We in America have no room for that. It's a New Year. Out with the old hate and beliefs, in the with the new movement of love, unity, and respect. We the people of Portland demand newly-elected Mayor Ted Wheeler uphold the values of tolerance, equality, democracy, and love by forcing the resignation of Capt. Kruger and showing we have no room for beliefs like his in our communities, our hearts, our homes. Add your name and let's get this done. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2jdcPst. http://bit.ly/2jh0T9c http://bit.ly/2jtmk41
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 email@example.com 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 The 538 Members of the U.S. Electoral College
Electoral College Members: Please Save Us From Donald Trump!
Last night, to the dismay of half the country and much of the world, Donald Trump came out ahead in the race for U.S. president by a razor-thin margin, and as usual, most of the media prematurely rushed to declare a winner. Of course the possibility of another President Clinton was equally dismaying to many, and all the candidates other than the nominees of the 2-party cartel were once again shut out of the presidential debates, arguably once again making the election results illegitimate regardless of who ends up in the White House. Hillary Clinton actually received more votes than Trump did, even though he came out ahead in the Electoral College tally. But the Electoral College has not actually voted yet, and that vote is what ultimately elects the president. What many people don't realize is that they could still change who becomes the next president! An ABC News story reports:http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/electoral-college-rogue-electors-43323385As explained in the above article, 21 states do not require their Electors to vote for the candidate to whom they are pledged, and indeed one Clinton Elector from Washington has already announced he will not vote for her! With the votes of 270 Electors needed to make him president, Trump has been reported as having between 279 and 290 pledged, and Clinton between 218 and 228, with 31 still up for grabs as Michigan, New Hampshire, and Arizona were still too close to call.This means that as few as 10 Electors refusing to vote for Donald Trump could deny him the 270 total and throw the election to the House of Representatives! With a Republican majority in the House, members would not vote to elect Clinton, but a coalition of Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans might choose a less odious Republican, or even the 3rd-place vote-getter, Libertarian candidate (and former Republican governor of New Mexico) Gary Johnson.Republican Electors, your party has saved us from Hillary Clinton; please have the courage now to stand up and save us from Donald Trump! Do you really want this unstable, thin-skinned man with his finger on the nuclear button!? In the name of humanity, we the undersigned ask you, Republican Electors, please vote your consciences. Please do not vote to make Donald Trump president of the United States!
Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, Joaquin Castro, Beto O'Rourke, Lindsey Graham, Joe Donnelly
Protect and Preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
As a result of the recent election, the time to preserve vital progress in our nation has come. President-elect Donald Trump’s anticipated immigration plans pose a significant threat to undocumented immigrants nationwide. Undocumented high school graduates wishing to go on to college to further their education, wanting nothing more than to contribute to their communities and to the United States, face a harsh reality after graduating high school. DACA presented hope for a future for many undocumented students across the country. Young children and young adults with aspirations of becoming future doctors, teachers, lawyers, and countless other career paths were given an opportunity to pursue their dreams when Obama announced the DACA program. Donald Trump plans to terminate this, effectively ending all young undocumented students' hopes of obtaining driver’s licenses, work permits, and a college education and putting them at an increased risk for deportation. What is DACA?“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a kind of administrative relief from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit. The program expires after two years, subject to renewal. PLEASE NOTE: DACA does not grant a path to permanent residency or citizenship. The DREAM Act, which would lead to permanent residency, has NOT passed.” http://undocu.berkeley.edu/legal-support-overview/what-is-daca/ “On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.” https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca DACA Eligibility RequirementsYou may request DACA if you: 1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; 2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; 3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; 4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS; 5. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012; 6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and 7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. DACA is not amnesty, nor a direct path to citizenship. DACA allows eligible immigrants to obtain a driver’s license, obtain a work permit, and stay in the country to work toward a path to citizenship without great risk of deportation. Thanks to DACA, these immigrants can share their experiences and talent while developing their skills and education as they work to establish themselves as U.S. Citizens. Pew Research Center estimates there are 11.1 undocumented immigrants in the country while the Department of Homeland Security estimates there are 11.4 undocumented immigrants in the United States as January of 2012—the number only continues to increase. These immigrants are our friends, neighbors, classmates, coworkers, and students. President Obama’s announcement of DACA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RXSlMu5EDI Obstacles Faced by Immigrants · “Most immigration lawyers charge between $5,000 to $7,500 to accompany a client through the green card process.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87996&page=1 · “Some cases can cost closer to $15,000 before adding on application fees and any potential family members.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87996&page=1 · “Applicants can spend years marked by a feeling of lost opportunity and helplessness as they wait for the process to conclude.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87996&page=1 · Many colleges do not accept DACA students · Out of state tuition for many DACA college students if they can find a college that accepts them · FAFSA cannot be utilized by undocumented students and many scholarships cannot be awarded to undocumented students, putting them at a major disadvantage when it comes to the college application process. · Constant association and comparison to terrorists and criminals—including racial profiling. While terrorists and immigrants with malicious intent do get into the country, this is a very small proportion and must not be overgeneralized to the population as a whole. Immigrants, legal or undocumented, tragically face a growing hatred that has been inspired by negative framing of immigrants, use of misleading information, and the strategy of using them as scapegoats. · Immigration raids in their communities · Being forcibly taken or separated from their families. Children are often separated from their parents because of the deportation process. Without DACA:• According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are an estimated 1,932,000 DACA eligible immigrants in the U.S. If Donald Trump carries through with his plans to end DACA, these almost 2 million immigrants will be unable to obtain driver’s licenses and work permits, will not be able to work toward their educational dreams, and will be at great risk for deportation • We will be ending the work, progress, and achievements of young immigrants. All of their hard-work and progress will essentially be destroyed • According to the American Psychological Association, there are one million children under the age of 18 who are undocumented and 4.4 million under the age of 30. Those who currently are in the DACA program or are eligible for DACA, will be at major risk for deportation if DACA is ended. • We will be ending the educational paths of future doctors, businessmen and women, skilled trade workers, teachers, and more • We will be tearing apart and ruining families who only wish to work toward becoming U.S. citizens Please pledge your support to prevent the termination of this vital program and show Donald Trump we do not want to see these young, hardworking, patriotic immigrants separated from their families and forced out of our country. Let us show President-elect Donald Trump that these young students want nothing more to contribute to our country by protecting the program that allows them to work toward their ultimate goal of becoming U.S. citizens. Please remember that DACA is just one program that is in place to help immigrants assimilate into our nation. With Donald Trump’s election, this is only one facet of the immigration progress that is at risk. There is much more that needs to be done. This is just one step. Please share this with friends, family, and coworkers, and remember that we must all come together as Americans or watch our great nation continue to grow divided and crumble before our eyes. Resources and Further Information: https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states https://immigrationforum.org/ http://inthecountrywelove.com/ http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/ https://www.ilrc.org/ https://www.nilc.org/ http://saalt.org/policy-change/immigrant-rights/daca-stories/ http://unitedwedream.org/dreamer-narratives/daca-stories-arian/ https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2015/07/09/117054/results-from-a-nationwide-survey-of-daca-recipients-illustrate-the-programs-impact/ http://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-profiles http://www.apa.org/topics/immigration/undocumented-video.aspx https://thinkprogress.org/heres-how-much-trump-s-mass-deportation-policy-would-cost-everyone-3e19f51ff8cf#.8ey83fmt6
Petition to Charles Schumer, Democratic National Committee
Tell Democratic Party leaders they must respect Hillary's legacy!
In a recent interview with the Washington Post, Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer chided Hillary Clinton for the loss to Trump in last year’s presidential election: “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things – Comey, Russia – you blame yourself”. Sen. Schumer’s comments are coded sexism at its worst, part of a disturbing trend of disrespect toward Hillary taking hold in the Democratic Party leadership. Hillary’s campaign inspired millions of women to stand up, take power, and believe in their own potential. Most of the Democratic rank-and-file still support her. Hillary's loss to someone as offensive as Trump proved that sexism is still alive and kicking. Instead of denouncing this injustice, Schumer wants Hillary to shut up, get lost, and blame herself for the discrimination and election interference that undermined her. As the highest-ranking leader of the Democratic Party in government, Sen. Schumer owes Hillary and the party more respect! Tearing down Hillary Clinton as a foundation for Democrats’ 2018 message supports and perpetuates sexism in the party and the nation and potentially undermines future campaigns of Democratic women. It offends the majority of Democrats who are still with her. Hillary did have an affirmative message, despite Schumer’s claims to the contrary. Most Democrats, women and men, still believe that we are “Stronger Together”. Schumer must reaffirm this message of unity by reversing his position on the reason for the Democrat’s loss. Sign this petition demanding that Schumer publicly acknowledge the historic importance of Hillary’s campaign and admit that un-examined sexism robbed her of victory.
Petition to We need a viral group of 20 million registered voters.
Together Let's Change American Presidential History in 10 Days!
This may be the most important document you ever read in your lifetime. By signing it you may be able to change and avert a political catastrophe. Right now we are being manipulated and intimidated into voting for either of two candidates that over 60% of the country does not want. Removing all partisan analysis, most American voters are honest and caring people who want America to come together and follow an agenda that reflects commonality of purpose, that allows the center of America to prosper. The choices we have been given reflect a representation of moneyed, undemocratic power elites for whom protecting foreign and domestic power, revenue flow and keeping taxes and regulations low at the cost of public safety are the dominant motivators. They are shameless in presenting these views. Primarily most Americans want a President with a moral compass to lead our great nation. A person who children can look up to and believe in. Without sinking to the level of current campaigning lets just say the two lead candidates do not reflect the minimum standards that most American children would want in a sports team captain. Let's leave it at that. We all know why we dislike both of these candidates, the question is what can we do about it? The system, on the surface fair, most feel has incorrectly pushed two candidates forward that the majority of American voters would not want in the office- the process seems inexorable, but its not. The Republican Convention is a done deal. The Democratic Convention appears to be a freight train out of control. Here is the ONE crack these political ward bosses have left. Ostensibly Bernie Sanders has endorsed Clinton so he and his delegates will be "allowed" to attend the Convention. There, the same super delegates who were picked from the beginning, will nominate Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders beats Trump in most local and national polls. If he was elected he would get little or nothing done as both Branches of Congress would be gridlocked and forced to coalesce to get even the most simple things done. If you sign this petition you are sending a message to the Democratic Super Delegates that this is not only your wish, BUT YOU WANT CONTROL OF YOUR POLITICAL SYSTEM BACK AND YOU EXPECT MORAL LEADERSHIP SELECTIONS IN THE FUTURE. If a hundred thousand people sign this it will have no effect. If 14 million people sign this it only means that the Bernicrats thought it was a good thing. If 20 million people sign this and they sign it before the super delegates vote in Philadelphia it means that AMERICA IS MAD AND IF THEIR WILL IS IGNORED THERE WILL BE DIRE CONSEQUENCES. So if you are a queasy Democrat or a Republican of good faith, real moral standing and believe in the common welfare and thoughtful political leadership of a President who should have high moral character- SIGN THIS PETITION. Then contact the super delegates and your own political representatives and tell them to put pressure on the super delegates to nominate Bernie Sanders. We have a choice- allow the race to continue unchanged and shame us, or take this moment in history and make it one we will all be proud of sharing, I know Sanders is not the majority's first choice, but as a messenger of the voice of the American people he is a demonstrated point. There WILL not be a second chance to stop this- if either side gets their leader you won't believe the disaster that ensues, and you know it! Sign it now and circulate it to your friends. The time for individual courage is fast upon us and if you reflect too long- that reflection may turn to a larger legacy of regret. We have only one chance remaining to reclaim America's moral direction- let's not waste it.
Petition to Nathan Deal, John Lewis, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Johnny Isakson, David Perdue, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court
HELP A FATHER SEE HIS CHILDREN PLEASE.
My ex wife and I lost 4 children from 2003-2006. We later discovered that it was because of an incompetent cervix. The losses were traumatic on both of us. However, in 2006 my ex wife started accusing me of domestic violence charges that were not true as a means of coping. Twice I have faced the rest of my life in prison because of her accusations. There was never any proof against me in any of the cases just her words. In 2006, I was facing 52 years of prison and was coerced to take a plea. The same thing happened in 2013. What made the 2013 case even worse no due process was followed from arrest to conviction. I was arrested outside in a parking lot by the Marietta police. The officer told me that her story didn't make sense because he saw no signs of violence. When I asked him why he was putting handcuffs on me his exact words were, "I don't know, I have to go to my car and figure this out." Officer Goworek. No Miranda rights were read, I was handed a warrant 8 hours later inside Cobb county jail that stated I falsely imprisoned my wife by holding an apartment door shut and not permitting her to leave. That is a 10 year felony. Because of this accusation, I incurred two counts of cruelty to children second degree felony for a felony being committed in front of them. Those charges were 10 years for each child. That was 30 years worth of charges. They added an obstruction of a 911 call to the charges stating I took my wife's cell phone and prevented her from calling the police. The police never took a phone from me. I wrote several motions to ask for a probable cause hearing. Never got one. I was held for 120 days with no hearing. Finally, my wife was subpoenaed to testify against me at a probation violation hearing. Keep in mind that the Georgia law States that a spouse's testimony is "inadmissible in any criminal proceedings" She testified under fear and changed her story again. By this time, she had filed for divorce and was seeing her coworker who she is married to now for her 6th marriage. She told the judge in the hearing that I assaulted her by choking her and that I drove down the highway with the whole family threatening to kill everyone including myself. The judge chose not to believe that part, but he verbally stated that he believed I choked her. Keep in mind that none of this was on the warrant for my arrest which was all basked on my wife's story to police. I was offered a plea deal that day for three years in prison. I turned it down. Days later, I was written two love letters by my wife giving me her new address and telling me she had been promoted on her job as if she did not just testify about me trying to kill her. I submitted several motions to the court with her love letters attached. They were all erased from the court record and I was sent to prison for violation of probation and the judge sentenced me that day to the balance of my probation for not taking the plea deal. I filed motions from prison and filed a habeas corpus. I was still denied the police report in my case which none of my lawyers could get either. The case was indicted twice in less than 90 days apart giving the indication that the indictments did not go through proper procedure. It was whatever the a.d.a. wanted to charge me with. I was finally told if I didn't take the plea deal of 10 years with 4 to serve in confinement, I would get 32 years in prison. After having the courts ignore all evidence, cancel court dates, ignore appeals, and public defenders curse me out, I felt like I had no choice but to take the plea. My argument here is that their abatement of due process is a form of coercion which are grounds for a reversal of judgment and a writ of restitution. Since my release from prison, my divorce judge originally gave me normal visitation rights having full knowledge of every charge on record. I made numerous attempts to see my children in accordance with the final divorce decree. My ex-wife kept texting me to meet her in places then changing her mind at the last minute. I contacted the sheriff's department in Marietta and came with a police escort. She still refused to open the door. I was given a police number and was told by the officer that all I had to do was show the judge the number and she would be held in contempt. My ex-wife obtained a lawyer from legal aid and he convinced the senior judge to suspend my visitation rights using my plea date to give the judge the impression that a new event took place since the divorce. I was still incarcerated when I took the plea, but the petition reads like my ex-wife was assaulted on that day. This gave the appearance that the final divorce decree needed to be changed. This is deception and fraud. The senior judge went with it, ignored the fact that I came with a police escort to see my kids, and ordered that I would have to come to an agreement for supervised visitation. I went through an organization called Georgia Preferred Services which my ex wife chose. They denied me supervised visitation because I had on a word document that I was going to pray with my kids. Although I PRAYED with the executive director and her officer, she testified in court that my prayer was long and made her uncomfortable deeming me not a good fit to see my kids. The judge changed my child support to 1100/month after the hearing which was well above what iI brought home to further make it financially impossible to see my kids. I have not held my children since 12-9-2012. Ronald David Boykin Jr and Faith Destiny Boykin were 5 and 2. When I last spoke to my son he said, "Daddy how come you haven't come to see me?" I said daddy lives kinda far and I don't have a car. His next words were, "Well daddy, can you walk?" If I didn't hear those words, I wouldn't bother anyone with this petition. I hold a master's degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, I graduated 4th in my class at Lincoln University, I was recently under consideration for the senior pastor position at former president Jimmy Carter's church. I have been railroaded by a biased court system that has ignored all evidence to vindictively prosecute me with a willful disregard for law. Now my children have suffered as an end result. Please sign this petition so that these unlawful practices can be brought to light. I cannot get a job that will pay me enough to pay 1100/month for child support, probation fees, and enough left to live. It is not that I am not qualified, but the false accusations have barred me from all forms of employment.
Petition to Immigration Services, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, American Airlines, U.S. House of Representatives, US, American International Group - AIG, United States Supreme Court, Marco Rubio, Charlie Christ
Keep America from keeping kids parents and families away from each other with deportation
My father got deported from America when I was 6 years old ( in 2005 ) for something he did way back in 1992. He lost his business, kids, family, house, cars, clothes everything they sent him to the Bahamas with nothing and made him sit in a cell before they took him there. They told him he couldn't come back until ten years. Since then my father would miss everything in his kids and families life because he couldn't come back to America. So then I got Cancer. When I had cancer they finally let my dad come to America to come see me, his other kids, and friends and family. After a while when I got better they told him he couldn't come anymore even after he waited the ten years they told him he had to wait. So now ever since then he has missed several events and me and my brothers and sisters life's, Graduations, first time getting a job, teaching us how to drive, birthdays, party's everything and just physically being there in are lives ya know. And I'm sick of it I'm sick and tired of not being able to see my dad here anymore. I'm tired of them keeping my father away from me when he doesn't even want to be away. So I made this petition for kids, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, just all families with the same or a similar problem I am having today. I really miss my dad being in my life like crazy and the fact that I haven't really been with him since 2005 I can hardly remember a lot of the stuff we done. and he wants to be in my life more then I want him in it so I don't think its fair that he cant come to America to see his kids and his family when there's people out there that don't even care about there family or care about there kids and my dad is the one dad that would do anything to be in his kids lives. So anyone reading this I need your help to make this a real cause, I need you to help me get this message out to the world, out to everyone so they can help me with this problem I would really love and appreciate ever and anything you guys can do to help. Thannk you so much !