Petition to Democratic National Committee, Keith Ellison, Tom Perez
Tell DNC to stop displaying picture of Sanders on DNC website page
Several loyal Democrats on Twitter have noted that the Democratic National Committee ("DNC") has put a photo front & center of Bernard "Bernie" Sanders on its main webpage. The new DNC Chair, Tom Perez, is shown in the picture standing "behind" Sanders. This image appears to those loyal Dems that the DNC is "standing behind" Sanders in a bid for President in 2020. Having this photo so prominently displayed on the first page of the DNC website has caused several LOYAL Dems to refrain from contributing to the DNC. As most of you know, Sanders has continuously vilified members of the Democratic Party, both voters AND politicians, yet DNC is prominently displaying him on their home page. This gives the impression that the DNC will be running Sanders on OUR ticket in 2020. Although Sanders has yet to announce his candidacy for 2020, Tom Perz appears also to be supporting him by going on a "book tour" with him. Sanders has lied about where his money's coming from, refused to show his tax returns, cheated by bussing out-of-state supporters to caucuses and primary states with residency loopholes, and stolen vital information from Hillary Clinton, duly elected 2016 Democratic nominee. Sanders has stated, time and again, that he is NOT NOW, nor will he EVER be a Democrat and has even vowed to DESTROY the Democratic Party, yet the DNC APPEARS TO BE SUPPORTING HIM. Sanders continues campaigning for his Senate seat AS AN INDEPENDENT. Sanders also encouraged his supporters to use social media as a means to bully and threaten ANYONE who supported and endorsed Hillary Clinton or supported former President Obama. He has also filed several law suits against the DNC. The so-called BernieBros and BernieorBust crowd are obnoxious, mean-spirited people who were basically one of the causes for our losing the election in 2016. Most normal Bernie supporters, however, voted for Hillary Clinton as they knew this was better for the country than voting for Trump or a third party. These Bernie fanatics didnt. #TheResistance is working hard in connection with Indivisible, AltResistance, StrongerTogether, Womens March, Black Lives Matter, Vote Blue, Unite Blue and other resistance supporters to assure that a loyal DEMOCRATIC candidate is presented for the 2020 Presidential Election. The creator and signers of this Petition are Resistance supporters and as such we insist that the DNC stop promoting Sanders as if he is the savior of the future. Having Sanders shown so prominently is also a slap in the face of those voters who felt disfranchised by the DNC last year when Sanders appeared to be hijacking the party. This DNC support of Sanders also implies that DNC cares more about the demographics that Sanders caters to rather than DNC's own base, which is made up of various ethnic, racial, cultural, religious (or non-religious), pro-choice, pro-women, pro-human, pro-worker, pro-equal rights, pro-civil rights, pro-equal wage, pro-immigrant, pro-LGBTQ groups of people. We think it is clear we need the DNC to step out of its bubble and hear what its own base is saying. This petition seeks to make the DNC aware of its constituents views and wishes. If you agree that we should petition the DNC to say #NeverSanders and we want the DNC to support viable, LOYAL Democratic candidates in 2017, 2018 and in the next Presidential election in 2020, please sign this Petition and pass it on, tweet it, email it, Facebook it and spread the word. If DNC backs Sanders for 2020 and doesnt present viable Democratic candidates, it's over.
Petition to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell
#MakeThemPay for the GOP Tax Scam
This is not a traditional petition. I aim to make the GOP pay for passing a bill that benefits themselves and the richest amongst us, while exploding the deficit and making the paltry middle class tax cuts temporary. This is not only a terrible bill; the process used to create it was dishonest and undemocratic. It was written in secret, rushed through Congress before it could be properly evaluated with chicken scratch scribbled in the margins, and is being pushed through this week so that Doug Jones won't get a chance to vote on it. This bill is good for no one except GOP big-money donors. How can we #MakeThemPay? Join me in vowing to use any money we get from this bill to defeat those who voted for it. If the GOP is going to blow up our economy and our deficit for this atrocious handout for the rich, the least we can do is take our paltry TEMPORARY tax cuts and make sure they pay for it.
Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts State House, Massachusetts State Senate, Stephen Lynch, Edward Markey, Joe Kennedy, Jim McGovern, Michael Capuano, Niki Tsongas, Bill Keating, Richard Neal
Legislation change towards prostitution in MA
Criminalized prostitution is both harmful and ineffective. In order for us to keep women safe we have to change things. Whether this be decriminalization, legalization or some form like the Nordic model (whatever is chosen to be the best in a democratic election) we must push for some kind of change in the next election cycle. Whether we hold the opinion that sex work is harmful or empowering to women, it is clearly an ineffective model. Our current model makes women scared of police, unable to get help when in danger, and spreads STI's a health epidemic among both sex workers and the general public. Please help us get a conversation started and move towards a better world for women.
Petition to Trey Gowdy, Carolyn Maloney, John Duncan, Eleanor Norton, Darrell Issa, Jim Jordan, Stephen Lynch, Mark Sanford, Jim Cooper, Justin Amash, Paul Gosar, Robin Kelly, Scott DesJarlais, Brenda Lawrence, Blake Farenthold, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Virginia Foxx, Stacey Plaskett, Thomas Massie, Val Demings, Mark Meadows, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ron DeSantis, Jamie Raskin, Dennis Ross, Peter Welch, Mark Walker, Matt Cartwright, rod blum, Mark DeSaulnier, Jody Hice, Jimmy Gomez, Steve Russell, Glenn Grothman, Will Hurd, Gary Palmer, James Comer, Paul Mitchell, Greg Gianforte, Wm. Clay, Gerald Connolly, U.S. House of Representatives
Make BLS Certification a Requirement To Apply for A Firearm License
On October 1st of 2017, a previously unassuming man named Stephen Paddock opened fire into a crowded concert from the 38th floor of a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas. For the next thirty minutes, he would kill 59 people and seriously wound another 546. How do you we fix the issue of ineffective background checks within the confines of the laws that we already have? What measures can be taken that neither take away from the existing rights provided by the Second Amendment, thereby diffusing much of the argument surrounding increased gun regulations? In situations like this, the gun lobby likes the oft repeated phrase, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun”. But what if more of those "good guys" were also trained how to stop bleeding, open an airway and keep a victim from going into shock? Could more have been saved in places like Las Vegas? Shouldn't we demand that the skills and knowledge to save a life accompany the responsibility and power to take one? To that end, I propose a new tack on our current policy of firearm licensing regulations, a shift from attempting to drastically limit licenses to simply adding a vital step in the application process: an approved Basic Life Support class and associated certification needs to be a requirement to apply for any firearm license. While criminal background checks do an adequate job of finding major disqualifying legal factors amongst applicants, they do not directly speak to the mental or physical fitness someone may possess to own and operate a firearm. BLS classes are, by regulation, taught only by registered medical professionals who’ve undergone extensive training in assessing individuals for potentially dangerous behavior. In conjunction with standard law enforcement checks and the added time and expense it takes to complete this requirement before applying, this is a solid measure to identify and weed out those who should not be allowed to purchase or own a firearm! This policy change would not take away from our existing Second Amendment rights but merely uphold our duty to foster everyone's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Please sign this petition now and let our lawmakers know that we will not allow lobbyists to place greed shrouded in the Constitution over the lives of our fellow citizens! Demand action now!
Petition to John F. McKeon
Draft John McKeon for Congress
Dear Assemblyman John F. McKeon, We respectively urge you to run for congress in NJ's 11th Congressional District against Rodney Frelinghuysen. The time is now. Your record of public service is outstanding. You have been a leader in the fight to protect our environment, ensuring clean water for all and justice for our neighbors. Especially in these times when the Trump administration threatens our environment and civil liberties, we need leadership that will stand up for us. We stand ready to work with you in this effort to replace Rodney with somebody who will stand up for our beliefs.