Petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Narinder Nath Vohra, rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad
Stop attacks on witnesses & lawyers of India's 8-Year-Old Rape Victim from Kathua
Witnesses and lawyers representing the 8-year-old Muslim girl who was gang-raped and murdered in Kathua, India, this year, are being attacked and intimidated, as the trial unfolds. We need to put a stop to this! Sign this petition and join Apne Aap and Equality Now to ask Prime Minister Modi to ensure that justice is not denied to her family! Despite the brutal nature of the crime committed by powerful men against an innocent child, some groups have politicized the case by presenting it falsely as a case against the Hindu community. They are running media trials, trolling, filing false cases, deflecting blame and holding rallies in support of the perpetrators and against the lawyers. Some of these rallies have been attended by ministers from the Prime Minister's ruling party. They are even hounding the entire nomadic shepherd community of Bakarwals, that the little girl belonged to. Attempts were been made to physically prevent the charges against the accused rapists being filed in court and later to weaken the investigation by shifting it to the CBI. Though an increasing number of rape cases are being reported in India every day, survivors of sexual violence struggle to get justice within the legal system. Between 2015 and 2016 alone there was an 82% spike in reported rapes of children. Another 133,000 rape cases were pending trial in the same year. Please sign the petition and raise your voice to demand a fair and impartial trial in the Kathua case, so that the family of the 8-year-old gets justice. Insist that the Modi government take immediate action to stop the intimidation and to address the larger systemic problem of sexual violence within the country. Thank you. Ruchira, Tinku, Divya with the Apne Aap and Equality Now team
Petition to Waylon Brown, Todd Prichard
Protect Iowa Newborns - Sponsor Sterling’s Law
Baby Sterling Daniel Koehn died at the hands of his parents around August 30, 2017, in Alta Vista, Iowa. The circumstances surrounding his death are tragic and unconscionable. Baby Sterling died in agony after many days of neglect and lack of care by his parents. You can read more about Baby Sterling and the circumstances of his murder here. One detail that has stood out to me as I have followed this case is that when Sterling was born, he was taken to a local hospital. At that hospital, his umbilical cord was tested for the presence of drugs. The presence of Methamphetamine was found in Baby Sterling’s umbilical cord. However, state officials say they didn’t learn of this positive drug test until after Baby Sterling died (The Courier). If someone providing medical care at that hospital had just reported that Sterling tested positive for the presence of meth at his birth, he might still be alive and living in a loving and happy home today. According to a 2017 report in the Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine that studied instances of newborn drug screening, “sixty-nine of 76 [Iowa] hospitals completed the survey for a 90.8% response rate. Newborn drug testing is ordered in 97.1% of responding hospitals with most testing 25% or less of newborns annually. The majority utilized a risk assessment tool (89.6%), although many (62.7%) also allowed for provider discretion. No hospital performed universal testing of all newborns. 86.6% of hospitals reported all positive newborn drug test results including illicit and/or prescription drugs to child protective services. 35.0% of hospitals notified mothers of the report and 45.5% offered substance abuse services and/or treatment to the mothers." Clearly, Iowa is not doing enough to protect its most fragile of citizens. According to this report, less than 100% of Iowa hospitals test newborns for the presence of drugs, and only 25% or less of newborns are being tested in the hospitals that do test. Some hospitals use a risk assessment tool to determine which babies to test, but not all do. And, for those hospitals that do conduct risk assessment and neonatal drug testing, only 86.6% reported it to child protective services. That is why, through this petition, we are asking the Iowa state representative and senator representing Sterling's legislative districts to draft and introduce a bill of legislation to the Iowa State House and Senate that will be known as Sterling's Law. This bill would legislate into law mandatory, universal drug screening of mothers and/or newborns upon hospital admission and delivery, and mandatory reporting of maternal drug abuse to state child protective services. That way, child protective services can follow-up with drug-addicted mothers and continue the process of screening parents and homes, and identifying situations of child abuse. If even one social worker had been notified to follow up with the Koehns, he might still be with us today. Sterling did not have anyone to stand up for him in his life. He died after many excruciating days, alone, terrified, in the utmost pain, and too weak to even cry. I hope that now, you will join me and hundreds of others in standing up for him in his death. Please sign this petition and urge Senator Brown and Representative Prichard to write and sponsor Sterling's Law.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardinal Cupich Must Resign
We, the undersigned, in virtue of the Second Vatican Council’s empowering of the laity to respectfully voice their deeply held concerns to the shepherds in matters of the Church, respectfully beg His Eminence Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago to tender his resignation of his archdiocese, effective immediately. In the aftermath of the "Summer of Shame" for the Church regarding the scandal of homosexual clerical predation and the promotion of sodomy at all levels of the Church, His Eminence has demonstrated a woeful lack of pastoral concern for both laity and his own clergy. From his massively insensitive and unpastoral remarks to a Chicago TV station, where he said there is a "bigger agenda" than dealing with priestly sex abuse, to his doubling down on those comments less than a week later to a group of seminarians, which scandalized them, to his handling of the case of Fr. Paul Kalchik, a victim of homosexual rape whom he reportedly threatened to commit to psychiatric treatment, all of this demonstrates a pattern of extreme negligence in the fulfillment of his duties as shepherd, as well as increasing intolerance and lack of respect for faithful Catholics in his charge. His reputation for this is now spreading far and wide throughout not just the Catholic world, bringing shame and scandal on the Church, but also in the secular world, where his comments are now the source of scandal for even non-Catholics. In the face of all this just criticism, he demonstrated an embarrassing lack of humility as well as spiritual immaturity in blaming the TV station for "unfair editing" — a charge they disproved almost immediately. Cardinal Cupich must publicly apologize for his insensitivity, intolerance, lack of transparency, lack of willingness to dialogue and resulting sadness, sorrow and scandal to the People of God that his willful actions have inflicted on them, and he must resign his post immediately. The People of God can no longer endure the reign of a man whose very presence worries the faithful that each new day brings with it the increasing possibility of yet another national embarrassment for the Church. The faithful can no longer endure — nor should they endure — this appointment.
Petition to Greg Abbott, Lois Kolkhorst, Charles Perry, Dawn Buckingham, Donna Campbell, Pete Flores, Nathan Johnson, Borris L. Miles, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Beverly Powell, Kel Seliger, Borris L. Miles
Save 6-Year-Old "BOY Ja.D.Y." From Chemical Castration
UPDATE: Due to complaints by the opposition, who wish to stop our efforts to protect this child, Change.org first took away our comment section and now have sent us legal notice to remove the picture and name of "BOY Ja.D.Y." To learn more about "BOY Ja.D.Y." visit http://savejames.com/ To The Texas Senate Committee on Health & Human Services: Citizens across the United States of America and around the world are outraged to learn that the 255th Judicial Family District Court in Texas is considering a petition brought by Anne Georgulas the mother of 6-year-old "BOY Ja.D.Y." to: Deny his father Jeffrey Younger custody of his child. To order “social transitioning” therapy to prepare "BOY Ja.D.Y." for chemical castration at age 8. We the undersigned, demand that the Governor and Texas Legislature step in immediately to save "BOY Ja.D.Y." and all other children under the threat of "social transitioning." Sex change surgery on young children is a horrific form child-abuse that is liable to cause "BOY Ja.D.Y." and countless other children grave suffering in the years ahead. The petition to the honorable court can be read here: The facts of the case from http://savejames.com "BOY Ja.D.Y." is a 6-year-old boy – his mother is attempting to change his gender. "BOY Ja.D.Y." prefers to be a boy, but since the age of 3, his mother has chosen to dress him as a girl, and call him by the name “Luna.” She has enrolled him as a girl. He is currently in 1st grade. The teachers and administrators know that he is a boy, but the other parents and students are unaware He is undergoing “social transitioning” therapy to prepare him for chemical castration at age 8. "BOY Ja.D.Y." father, Jeff is fighting to protect his son all alone. His mother has support and financial backing. Jeff needs both financial help with legal fees and help networking to find expert witnesses who will help him keep his son safe. The court is requiring Jeff to pay for transgender therapy and the future sexual mutilation of his son. Courts have enjoined Jeff from dressing "BOY Ja.D.Y." as a boy at school, from teaching him that he is a boy, and from sharing religious teachings on sexuality and gender. He has been accused of ABUSE for saying that his son is a boy.
Petition to The Board of VOM USA, Jim Dau
Investigate Why Voice of the Martyrs Funded the Abuse of Nigerian Orphans
In January 2016, while on a mission trip to Nigeria, we were told by some people there of great wickedness that was being perpetrated in Voice of the Martyrs work in Nigeria. Voice of the Martyrs is a ministry that purports to help persecuted Christians. In Nigeria, there were many victims of Muslim persecution, and it was one of their highest profile countries for fundraising. There were several projects in Nigeria, including the Stephen's Center - a home for children effected by persecution, Basic Response - which arranged for care of attack victims, and a prosthetic clinic - to provide limbs for those who had lost them. We have returned twice after that initial trip to investigate, and are convinced that instead of helping the people of Nigeria, Voice of the Martyrs has been harming people in tragic and shameful ways. For the full story, please watch the video we've posted online, Persecuting the Persecuted. The wickedness we have uncovered includes the following: Isaac Newton, the director of the Voice of the Martyrs in Nigeria, has been accused by many credible witnesses of habitually sexually assaulting girls in the Stephen's Center Isaac continued this abuse by threatening the victims and their families with expulsion from the school or the removal of Voice of the Martyrs monetary assistance Isaac has retaliated against anyone who confronted him or tried to end his wickedness Isaac had stolen much of the funds that was provided by Voice of the Martyrs The children in the Stephen's Center have been mistreated and not provided with the food and supplies that they need Financial corruption has been rampant through Voice of the Martyrs in Nigeria Many victims have not received the money that was specifically raised to help them Through our conversations in Nigeria and more than a year spent urging Voice of the Martyrs to act, we discovered wrongdoing closer to home. It seems that Voice of the Martyrs had reason to know what was going on, and their actions have covered up the evil that was done instead of fighting to end it. There are Voice of the Martyrs ministries in many different countries that although separate, often collaborate. VOM USA is the largest by far and gave most of the funding, and had the most oversight over Nigeria. In our video, you can find a more complete story of our interactions with VOM USA. But to summarize: VOM USA investigated these allegations years before we heard of them. They said their efforts uncovered nothing, yet in just a few days we could assemble a story from many witnesses and while it should not be sufficient for a court, it should have been sufficient to start a real investigation. We know that the allegations of molestation were reported to VOM USA in 2015, yet they did not investigate, but insisted that the abuse had been done by an employee who had died. VOM USA promised to have multiple outside investigations done, but no investigators ever contacted us for any information and we never heard about it again. VOM USA supported Isaac in his efforts to fire two employees who were reporting his abuse, without caring to investigate those allegations of abuse. Even when they eventually defunded Isaac, VOM USA gave land and goods worth over $100,000 to him - someone who they had every reason to believe was abusing those who he claimed to be helping. In our conversations with VOM USA we have on many occasions been told false or contradictory information. VOM USA seems to have been working to delay and distract us to avoid dealing with the issue. VOM USA has repeatedly denied any responsibility for what went on by claiming that VOM in Nigeria was a completely separate organization that they just funded. Yet that obscures the reality that they were far more involved and intertwined, VOM USA having managerial authority over Nigerian employees, making hiring and firing decisions. Voice of the Martyrs has repeatedly failed to investigate serious wrongdoing when given the opportunity. They have sided with the oppressors instead of the victims. They have repeatedly proven themselves untrustworthy. We believe that Voice of the Martyrs needs to bring in independent, outside investigators from a well-respected third party to conduct a full investigation and publicly release their findings. Donors need to understand why VOM USA did not fight to end this evil when it was brought to their attention. We need to understand who was involved in allowing this to happen, and how we can have confidence that it will never happen again in VOM USA. "To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke" - Isaiah 58:6b "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light." - Ephesians 5:11-13 "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God." - John 3:19-21
Petition to Maryland Lawmakers
Better Sex Offender Laws to Protect our Children
Did you know that currently in the State of Maryland, it is not against the law for a Tier III Registered Sex Offender to be alone with a minor? It is considered child neglect or endangerment to leave a young child home alone or in a car, but you can tuck a child into bed next to a convicted pedophile and walk away for the night having committed no crime. In 2017 my family fell apart when I discovered that my husband had abused one of my daughters. He was later indicted on felony child sex abuse charges, held in jail without bond, and eventually accepted a plea deal for a 10-year suspended sentence and a lifetime registration as a Tier III Registered Sex Offender. Several months ago, one of my daughters revealed that on her "supervised" visits with Daddy, the family member that was entrusted with providing the supervision was allowing her and her sister to sleep alone with Daddy. Child Protective Services and Law Enforcement got involved, eventually determining that no actual laws were broken, because it is currently not against the law for a registered sex offender to sleep alone with a child. Therefore, it is solely up to me to continue fighting as to why I refuse to allow my children to return to that previous visitation situation. It is hard enough to become a single mother of three daughters without warning, to lose 75% of your household income in one day, to try to carry your children through the most traumatic event of their lives, let alone having the additional burden of exhausting all of your energy and resources in constant battles to protect your children. The legal fees have already topped $23,000, and who knows how much higher they will get. According to Darkness to Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse, about one in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. There are an estimated 42 million child sexual abuse survivors currently living in the United States, and as much as we would like to think that the predators are far removed from our families, 90% of child sexual abuse victims knew their abuser. This year, there will be approximately 400,000 babies born in the U.S. that will eventually become victims of child sexual abuse unless we do something to stop it. The problem is much more wide spread than many of us would like to believe, as the statistics are drastically under reported. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, only 12% of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the authorities. The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault reports that 73% of child victims don’t report the abuse for at least one year, with 45% not disclosing for at least five years. Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults, including assaults on adults, occur to children ages 17 and under. We would like to think that we can identify someone who isn't safe, and protect our children from them, but it's not always that easy. Sometimes unsafe people look just like safe people. Sometimes the unsafe people are coaching your kid's soccer team, or at a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese, or sitting next to you in church. Once someone has been identified as unsafe, there should be laws in place to ensure they cannot have the opportunity to offend again. Currently the only restriction in the State of Maryland is that a registered sex offender cannot step foot on school property. But there needs to be more when the conviction involved a child. Abusers should not be allowed at any event designated for children, regardless of whether or not it's on school property, and they most certainly should not be legally allowed to be alone with children. Help me keep my children safe. Help me keep YOUR children safe and create boundaries to minimize the opportunity for someone convicted of abusing a child to gain access to your children. Child safety is greater than abuser rights. Please sign this petition and share so it can reach more supporters. If this reaches other states, research the laws where you live, and if they are inadequate, message me and I will help you fight in your state, too. If you have any feedback on other avenues to pursue these laws, or even suggestions on resources for my personal family situation, please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you so much for your support.
Petition to Fulton County Schools
End Mindfulness in Webb Bridge Middle School
We must end the mindfulness practices done in the mornings. Almost nobody likes to do this practice, as it is considered a waste of time. It could be time that students could be doing important work, but instead, we must inhale and exhale slowly and do odd stretches while having our eyes closed the entire time.
Petition to Maria Cantwell, Jeff Merkley
JUSTICE FOR ADRIANA UCAN
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS AMAZING AND BRAVE LITTLE GIRL
FEB 6, 2018 — Ok Here is an update:There have been several NEW reports from Adriana regarding the man that molested her When she just 5 years old and even younger. She has giving very detailed information in her NEW disclosures that needs attention by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Dept. The information being disclosed is horrific. The Man in question has already had 2 questionable polygraphs regarding our Granddaughters case and yet noyone in Oregon State will even respond. All the professionals who made the reports to CPS as well as the reports my husband and I filed with Oregon CPS has never gone anywhere in their system. The DA in Clackamas County closed Adriana's case against the guy when the shipped her out of the country only to be Abducted, Beaten, Starved and Ransomed to her family back in the States.We have fought hard for Adriana's rights as a US citizen and a victim of Molestation she DESERVES JUSTICE for what this man has done to her while under her mother's care. It is hard to believe that Oregon State would disregard our Granddaughter's right to Justice because we had to save her life and it made them look bad? Is Oregon State CPS really going to just sacrifice Adriana because they were reckless with her life? Are the going to deny JUSTICE for Adriana because of a front page News Article in the Oregonian dated March 2016 that explains in detail just how much Oregon CPS let this little girl down and just how much their reckless decision to send her away from her brother and sister to a foreign country devastated this child? Only to be Traumatized all over again.We can't seem to get Oregon State to cooperate with anything regarding Adriana. Let CPS be afraid.... We are not going to go away. Oregon State will hear Adriana. We have been terrified of this State since 2015. Please help us stand up to the powers that be and say NO! you can't ignore this little girl. #Adriana Matter's and so does all the other children affected by Reckless and life changing decisions made by an Agency who truly does not have their best interests at heart. Let's never forget about ADRIANA RAMAROS GRIMM. She was just 8 years old when Oregon State DSHS and CPS sent her out of the country, to the same area they sent our Adriana to. Oregon State ignored pleas for this little girl's life and Oregon State let this little girl get beat to death. She didn't have someone to save her. She to is a victim of Oregon States Negligence. Roni and Ken Norton UPDATE::::::: We were just told by the Detective that we have to show we have custody of Adriana and needs our consent for them to INVESTIGATE???? CPS in Washington State said they have never heard of such a thing!