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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Congress of United States, FBI, Buisness Leaders

Define & Criminalize Domestic Terrorist Organizations: KKK & White Supremacists

Dear Representatives and Business Leaders, We come to you as the economic foundation of this nation. We are doctors, lawyers, teachers, and the working class of this country and we want change by those who have the power and influence over our current administration. As a collective, the direction of our financial and voting power will be determined by the choices of this administration.   Under current United States law, set forth in the US Patriot Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which: (A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended – (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States." What we want: 1) The creation of a criminal law involving domestic terrorist groups with clear definitions.2) Renewal of the grants allotted to organizations fighting violent extremism on US soil, including local governments, city police departments, universities and non-profits  Why? The rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was the largest assembly of white nationalist groups in over a decade. We can expect larger and further assemblies in the months to come. They have vowed to embrace further bloodshed and violence in the rallies already scheduled in the coming months. History: For over a century the US has allowed these groups to voice propaganda, hate, and intolerance under the constitutional right to free speech. We value the right to free speech, but we also know they are limitations to speech already established. All freedoms have limitations when it puts the public safety at risk.  However, we  have allowed these groups to encourage and commit acts of genocide. We have watched as they embrace divine superiority and provoke fear in an effort to condone violence. As many countries in the past decade have successfully categorized their White Nationalist as terrorists, we implore you to re-evaluate what is most effective in keeping our nation safe. We have faced more violence from these groups on our own soil than any threat we have encountered internationally. Yet, we have chosen to de-fund the efforts to stem their tide and given them a platform to recruit openly.    We urge you to use to influence to recognize these groups as a collective with a sole desire and intention to exterminate groups of people, as they have repeatedly stated. They have all the characteristics of ISIS, including the ideology of divine superiority, yet we allow them access to harbor weapons, influence our politics, and access to threaten and hurt our citizens. We strive for a more just and safe world, and hope you will choose to use your influence in a way that would encourage our financial and political support.    We wish to be proactive instead of reactive when it comes to the loss of potential human lives and we hope you will join us.

A doctor, a lawyer, and a teacher
1,772 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Sean Gallagher, John Kelly

Save Mother of 3 from Deportation

Minerva is a devoted, loving mother who has lived in North Carolina for the past 17 years. She first came to the United States seeking safety and special education for her oldest son who is blind as a result of complications from cancer. Minerva is the head of household for her 3 and 6 year old sons who are American citizens and her 21 year old son who has DACA. Since 2013, ICE has granted a routine stay of removal each year for Minerva and has given her permission to live in the United States. Minerva had her deportation suspended when she was granted prosecutorial discretion by the government several years ago, along with thousands of other people who were not a priority for deportation. Minerva has no criminal record, and everything has remained the same in her case, with no changes. However, when Minerva met with ICE in Charlotte on May 25th, they ordered her to leave the country by June 30. Minerva is exploring legal options at this point but is running out of time. Minerva needs you to sign the petition to stop her deportation and keep her and her children together and safe in North Carolina. Minerva tells her story in her own words: "My name is Minerva Garcia. I am the mother of four children, and I would do anything for them. I have lived in the United States for 17 years, and I have worked and paid taxes here. I own a home in Winston-Salem, NC. My oldest son is a Dreamer, and my youngest two boys are American citizens. I have been ordered to leave the country at the end of June. Where I grew up, Guerrero, is one of the most dangerous places in Mexico. My oldest son is Eduardo. When he was 3 months old, he had cancer and was made blind. Guerrero was not safe, and there were no schools for him, so we came to the United States. My second son was Diego. Diego came with us to the United States, but when he was 9 years old he was diagnosed with leukemia. We had to fight cancer for a year and a half, and he died in 2007. My third son Antonio. He is here with me, and so is my baby, Mateo. They are three and six years old. They were born in the United States and are American citizens. I am a mother, and I have tried my whole adult life to be strong for my sons. I want them to grow up strong, kind, loyal, educated, and free. I know their best chance to be all of those things is to grow up here in North Carolina where they have always lived. If I am deported, Eduardo loses his mother's support and assistance, and I do not know what will happen to my sons. I fear they will not be safe. I fear they will not be free." Please help now by signing the petition to urge ICE to allow Minerva Cisneros Garcia to stay in the United States with her children.

Kim Porter
14,244 supporters