Petition to New York State Legislature
New Yorkers Stand With Survivors
According to the Stop Abuse Campaign, 43,000 children in New York are sexually abused every year, yet 9 out of 10 abusers never see time behind bars. Year after year, New York State has the opportunity to make it easier for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to take legal action as adults, but the Senate fails to bring the Child Victims Act to the floor for a vote. New York needs to do better. By passing the Child Victims Act, legal timeframes that currently restrict the ability for victims to bring criminal and civil cases would be greatly extended. Additionally, a one-year revival period would also be created, allowing survivors who were previously barred from bringing a civil claim the ability to bring a new action. Crisis counselors say childhood sexual abuse victims can often take years to process their grief, if they are ever able to process it at all. Under current New York State law, we’re not only failing to give victims the time they need to grieve this unimaginable offense, but we’re allowing abusers the opportunity to commit these tragic acts again. An overwhelming 79% of New Yorkers support the passage of this bill. Now is the time to make your voice heard. If you believe passing the Child Victims Act needs to be a priority in 2018, sign this petition and let your representative know you want them to vote YES on behalf of New York's survivors.
Petition to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Ban videos & images of child abuse/neglect/endangerment & prosecute those who share it!
Everyday, nearly one million children across the United States are abused, neglected, or endangered by a parent, a family member, a babysitter, a teacher, a counselor, or stranger. Children are innocent and while it’s hard to imagine anyone intentionally harming or even killing a child, it happens! Social media has become a popular platform to share vile and disturbing videos and images of children across the country that are bullied, harassed, beaten, abused, and even raped! As of today, a video is being circulated in which a young girl, under the age of ten, is seen performing oral sex on an adult man! As disgusting as it was to type those words, how much more disgusted and outraged should we be that this happened in the first place? How disgusted and outraged should we be that Facebook has allowed this video to be uploaded, viewed, shared, and REPORTED multiple times? You can barely post a live video playing music in the background without being accused of copy-write infringement or post an article without being accused of sharing "fake news" so how are these types of videos and images being shared without bringing attention to Facebook? With all the algorithms and additional measures in place to monitor the activity of Facebook users and prevent them from violating rules, how was a video like this uploaded in the first place? THIS IS DISGUSTING AND UNACCEPTABLE AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Now, more than ever, Facebook needs to be reminded of their own rules and be held to their own standards! Additionally, those in violation of cyber crimes, particularly involving children, should be held accountable for their actions! As a victim and a mother of two teenaged daughters and a young son, I am asking for each of you to stand in solidarity with me and demand that Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg, his corporate leaders, all national and international sponsors, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), along with agencies such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, take these matters seriously! It is time for these agencies to join forces and actively combat the spread of videos and images involving the physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse of children. Together, these agencies have the PEOPLE, POWER, PLATFORMS, and RESOURCES to not only control the activity of Facebook users, but to investigate any individual or group profiles that upload and/or disseminate videos and images such as the one described above. With one case of child abuse reported every 10 seconds, and an average of 7 deaths each day due to child abuse or neglect, TOMORROW IS TOO LATE! Facebook needs to establish a policy to immediately address the sharing of any disturbing content involving minors. If a policy is already in place, Facebook needs to ensure that it is not only STRICTLY enforced, but that those who knowingly and willingly participate in the creation or distribution of said videos and images be apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! YOUR SILENCE IS COMPLICITY!! It is our responsibility as human beings to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves!! If you see something, say something, starting with holding Facebook accountable for videos and images that are disgusting, disrespectful, demeaning and deplorable! Please do the right thing by signing and sharing this petition!! One by one we can make a difference!!
Petition to Andrew Cuomo, New York State Senate, John Flanagan, Carl Marcellino, Terrence Murphy, Thomas O'Mara, Simcha Felder, Ruben Diaz, Neil Breslin, James Tedisco, Jeffrey Klein, Linda Rosenthal, Brad Hoylman
Sign this petition. Protect 43,000 kids from sexual abuse
Do you worry about sex offenders teaching your children? Or coaching them? Or working in a daycare? Most people think sex offender registries and convictions protect their kids The problem is that 9 out of 10 sex offenders never get convicted, and never appear on sex abuse registries. Our criminal justice system fails victims, and statutes of limitation (SOL) on the child sex abuse keep most victims from pressing charges shortly after their 18th birthday. Researchers now know it takes victims, on average, 21 years to disclose their abuse. New York’s SOL on child sexual abuse bars most victims from the court on their 23rd birthday, which ensures most sex offenders stay off registries and around kids. The Child Victims Act lengthens New York’s SOL for this crime and gives older victims a chance to press charges in civil court. It’s a way to identify the predators who are lurking around children. Please, sign this petition and protect children from sexual abuse.
Petition to Eric Ries, Will Harvey, Matt Danzig, IMVU Support Team, Kevin Henshaw, IMVU Feedback Team, Dragoneer
Ban child pornography artist Zaush/Adam Wan from Furaffinity.net
Furaffinity.net is the largest online source for anthropomorphic artists of all kinds to publish their works. Unfortunately, as with any online community, there are some very disturbed and twisted minds online. Adam Wan, also known as Zaush online, is an extremely popular furry artist, with 75,000 followers on Furaffinity, 17,000 followers on Twitter, and earns $1000+ through monthly donations on Patreon.com. This would be fine if he was just a hard working artist with good morale, but his works primarily focuses on underaged characters in sexual situations (as young as 8 years old,) and incest, and bestiality. His works mainly focus on the underaged characters and he himself, as well as his customers, show a sexual interest in this. This kind of misconduct should NOT be supported on Furaffinity.net and is in violation of Furaffinity.net's Code of Conduct. Despite having been reported numerous times, administration of Furaffinity.net have done nothing to remove Adam from the website, and have brushed the issue under the rug. I am now turning to the owners of Furaffinity.net, the staff of IMVU, to solve the issue. The furry community now has a larger number of minors part of it than ever before. Furaffinity.net, being the largest source for furry creators, should be safe for these underaged users. They should not feel fetishized, exploited, or in danger. Adam Wan's work and interests only promote these kind of degrading and horrifying feelings, and encourages child predators online. WARNING: The link below is very NSFW. Any real-life NSFW is censored, artwork is not. Contains artwork of children in sexual situations, and censored child pornography. Proof of Adam's underaged fetishism in conversations as well as his artwork. (And other offenses such as racism.)
Petition to Congressional Committees on Commerce, Science and Transportation and on Energy and Commerce, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Hold Websites Accountable for Aiding and Abetting Human Trafficking
Did you know that when websites profit from the illegal activity of human trafficking, they are not held accountable? In the event that a company profits from the sale of victims of trafficking (including minors), they can use Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act as a defense. Section 230 provides websites with blanket immunity from “third party content”. This was designed to protect websites from being prosecuted when someone visiting their site posts inappropriate or even illegal content without the site’s knowledge or approval. It was NOT designed to grant immunity when a website actively PROFITS from third party content. Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now is one of several anti-trafficking organizations that are seeking a change to the CDA. In order to stop human trafficking, we must take action to make access to this crime more difficult. Section 230 had good intentions, but it has been used to protect various companies that profit from advertising sex trafficking of women and children. If websites profit from crimes such as human trafficking, they should be held accountable. We must urge lawmakers to amend the Communications Decency Act if we want to see a decrease in trafficking and exploitation in the US. Join us in asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act so that 1. State and local law enforcement agencies have the authority to arrest and prosecute websites that advertise human trafficking victims and 2. The protections that websites currently enjoy from being held liable for third party content when they profit from that content is eliminated.
Petition to New York State Senate
Proposal for Better Protection for child victims of sexual abuse.
Currently in NYS there is no law to stop predators that are serving sentence from obtaining pictures of children and their victims while in prison. Unless it is specified in a restraining order that a convicted sex offender can’t have photographs, they can. Who would have thought this would be something a victim’s family would even have to worry about, once their attacker was convicted? It should be a given that photos would not be allowed given the nature of the crime, and the sentence that follows. My granddaughter was a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of her father. It had occurred over an extended period of time, and January of 2015, she finally was able to tell us what had happened. We spent 8 long months in and out of family and criminal court and in August 2015 he was sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Upon investigation, it was confirmed by the correctional facility that he indeed had pictures of his daughter, which in this case was his victim. Someone had mailed him pictures, and we still don’t know who and I was told nothing could be done to stop anyone from sending him any. This is so wrong! No convicted criminal of any sex crime, especially against a child should be allowed pictures of them, or any child for that matter. He is still abusing her behind bars! He is still able to look at her and see her. While I understand that our prisons are overcrowded and although the mail is checked, and the workers don’t know what crimes the prisoners are in there for, there needs to be a better system in place. There HAS to be a way to stop this! I spoke with the Superintendent of the prison. Sex offenders are in a different unit and that mail gets looked at by different people. That being said, if that is the case then they can be told about that particular section and should be to confiscate any pictures sent to the prisoners. I also think their needs to be penalties for those that send them. Nothing is impossible! There has to be a way to protect the innocent! The effects of this type of trauma last a lifetime. We see it every day. We see the pain and heartache our granddaughter goes through, as she is trying to deal with and survive this nightmare and the fact that someone she trusted took her childhood and made her grow up to fast. I would like to propose a law to stop these criminals from being allowed to obtain and have photos based on the nature on the crime. Kaelynn’s Law to Protect the Innocent. I am asking for your support on this. We need to be advocates for these children! We need to stop the abusers from still being able to abuse! Please sign and share this with as many people as you can. The more signatures,the more voices and the better chance someone will listen.
Petition to Joseph Vallario, Kathleen Dumais, Bobby Zirkin, Mike Miller, Michael Busch
PASS The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act. Stop Serial Rapists & Child Molesters!
The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act (HB301/SB270) is back in 2018! Tell your legislators #TimesUp on serial predators claiming consent and getting away with it. Thanks to sponsors Senator Jim Brochin and Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary! Did you know? According to the CDC, one out of every five American women will experience rape during their lifetime. Every 98 seconds a person is sexually assaulted in this country. And every 8 minutes, that victim is child. Millions of men in the United States are also victims of rape. 1 out of every 10 rape victims are male. The vast majority of rapists will never be incarcerated. Only SIX out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison. When victims finally get to court, they want to believe that justice is imminent. But the laws are stacked against them. In Maryland, serial predators are able to hide prior instances of rape and child molestation from juries. Today, in 2018, a defendant’s past predatory sex acts are not admitted as evidence during a trial… even if a clear pattern of assault or abuse can be established. · If the defendant has a history of rape and assault, including any convictions—the jury will never know it. · If the defendant is a registered sex offender—the jury will never know it. · If there are other victims willing to testify and share their story—the jury will never know it. And while prosecutors cannot introduce this vital evidence, · Serial rapists can— and WILL— try to reference a victim’s sexual history despite rape shield laws. · Serial rapists can— and WILL—claim consent. · Serial rapists can—and WILL—rape again. We need your support. Help change the unimaginable reality Maryland’s victims of serial rapists and child molesters face every day. At least 35 jurisdictions and the federal government already have laws or rules enabling prosecutors to introduce this critical evidence. It is time Maryland joined these states and stood up for survivors of rape and molestation. Sign this petition and help us to pass critical legislation that will close these loopholes, before serial rapists and child molesters continue victimizing our friends, family members, and neighbors. Sign NOW to tell your representatives in the Maryland General Assembly you won’t wait to help victims. Will they?
Petition to Senator Clausen
Change Daycare/School Laws to better protect our kids/Close Hillside Learning Center
ATTENTION!!!!!For some reason people are having troubles signing the old petition. This petition was made so that people who have had issues signing the old one will still have a chance to sign and have their voices heard. These petitions are for the same exact cause and will be linked together as one. Thank You! Please do not double sign! LINK TO 1st PETITION --https://www.change.org/p/close-the-doors-of-hillside-learning-center-and-change-our-laws-to-better-protect-our-children STORY STARTS HERE! Hillside Learning Center is located in Hastings Minnesota. Last August, a teacher that was employed at this daycare was responsible for continuously restraining and then biting a 6-year old child with autism. This daycare has had a large amount of violations which you can look at in links below. DHS revoked the license of the daycare and the daycare appealed the action. DHS and Hillside came to settlement agreement in which the owner and director must hand in their license as of March 1st, 2017. The directors lawyer has clearly stated in a newspaper interview that their intentions are to have the husband of the soon to be ex-director be in charge and run the daycare instead of closing the doors. He will still need to get the license by March. Her husband helped and worked at Hillside also. He was seen at the daycare often and was responsible for some of the paperwork. The director states that "nothing is changing and Hillside is not closing" in the interview in Star Gazette Newspaper. That is exactly the fear of many people!! We need to stand up and let them know we are not supporting it!! We won't stand for abuse and neglect of our children! This petition is important for a few reasons. Bringing awareness to the fact that daycare laws and policies need to be changed. We need stronger laws! We need laws that are going to protect our children! We need cameras in the rooms! Stronger policies such as mandotory reporting of abuse to police immediatly and mandatory time limit when contacting parents after abuse! Not allowing for daycares to have their own investigations or interviews with children. Police should do that! Not allowing family members to apply and recieve a license for a daycare shut down by DHS.Stand up, link arms and give a voice to the children who were affected by the actions and neglect from this daycare or might be in the future! PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND KEEP THEM SAFE! Show Hillside and Government officials that we do not and will not support Hillside Learning Center keeping their doors open nor caring for our children! We will not support any daycare that has been shut down by DHS for good reason!! Asking Government officials to step in and make sure Hillside closes their doors for good. That no family members have the ability to take over or get provided a license to do so. They were ordered to hand in their license for a reason! Allowing family to take over changes nothing, just like the director stated! They publicly rubbed it in that they found a loop hole in the law! Lets seal that loop hole so no other daycare can use it!! DEMAND THEY CLOSE THE DOORS OF HILLSIDE LEARNING CENTER FOR GOOD! DEMAND THEY CHANGE LAWS AND PROTECT OUR KIDS BETTER!! STOP PROTECTING THE DAYCARES AND SCHOOLS WHEN THEY HURT OUR CHILDREN!! Please SIGN and then SHARE to show your support!! Thank you!! FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THESE LINKS BELOW!!! INFORMATION LINKS: STAR GAZETTE http://www.hastingsstargazette.com/news/4363110-hastings-day-care-center-settles-state-following-several-violations FOX 9 http://www.fox9.com/news/ex-daycare-provider-sentenced-for-biting-child-with-autism DHS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT http://www.rivertowns.net/basic-page/4363129-matter-appeal-hillside-learning-center-order-license-revocation DHS HILLSIDE LICENSE INFORMATION https://licensinglookup.dhs.state.mn.us/Details.aspx?l=1054544 PIONEER PRESS http://www.twincities.com/2017/11/27/hastings-day-care-center-settles-with-state-following-several-violations/ Photo Credit of Main Photo: Hastings Star Gazette Newspaper Hastings, MN