Topic

civil liberties

12 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Jessie Liu, Rizwan Qureshi, Jennifer Kerkhoff, Sarah Flores, Michael Horowitz, Robin Ashton

Drop the Charges Against Trump's First Political Prisoners

On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C. to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump. A wide variety of demonstrations countered the spectacle of the inauguration, making it clear to the world that many of us reject Trump's cruel and divisive leadership.  A day of defeat became a moment of resistance, and set the stage for the travel ban protests that followed. While Trump and his army of trolls have encountered few meaningful obstacles in the halls of power, grassroots resistance has persisted. Unfortunately, with resistance comes repression. After terrorizing protesters with pepper spray and ‘stinger’ grenades, DC police cordoned off an entire city block and mass-arrested more than 230 people. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff (under the authority of U.S. Attorneys Channing Phillips and Jessie Liu) later sought an indictment charging more than 200 people with at least eight felonies each—for rioting, inciting a riot, conspiracy to riot, and property destruction—punishable by up to 75 years in prison. (Read more about the prosecutions here: story.dropj20.org) With these unprecedented, excessive charges, the state is cracking down on dissent - allowing Trump to pursue his agenda challenged only by symbolic hand-wringing. This strategy corresponds with a broader wave of repression, from arrests and grand jury investigations of Indigenous water protectors at #StandingRock, to the demonization of #BlackLivesMatter. Just as our struggles are connected, these arrests represent a threat to all people fighting for true freedom, dignity, and autonomy.  Join the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Partnership For Civil Justice Fund, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and other civil liberties advocates in standing with the J20 defendants. Call on the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia to immediately drop all charges. --------------------------- Learn more at dropJ20.org Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and share this petition with your friends and family! (and use #dropj20 !)

DropJ20
5,355 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to NEW YORK TIMES, Department of Justice, Human Rights Campaign, Tom Wolf, Barack Obama, United States Supreme Court, Change.org, Kamala Harris, Gabrielle Upton MP, Vanessa Atterbeary, ABC, Alex Jennings, FOX News, FOX Broadcasting Company, NBC, Ana Pastor, Bernie Sanders, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cory Booker, Richard Burr, Democratic National Committee, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Pennsylvania State House, Washington State Senate, Washington State House, Washington Post, New York Governor, New York State House, New York State Senate, Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, New Jersey State House, New Jersey Governor, Eliot Engel, Pennsylvania Governor, Pennsylvania State Senate, Pat Toomey, Robert Brady, Bill Shuster, Charlie Dent, Matthew Cartwright, Scott Perry, Lou Barletta, Marguerite Quinn, Dan Miller, Mike Doyle, Robert Freeman, Tom Marino, Tim Murphy, Mike Kelly, Frank Farry, Glenn Thompson, Brendan Boyle, Joe Pitts, Stan Saylor, Kevin Schreiber, Jay Costa, Andrew Dinniman, Keith Rothfus

Resignation of Det. William Shaub & Chief Anthony Minium Steelton Police Dept.

Please sign our petition. Help put an end to Racism, Abuse of Power & Police Misconduct from with in the Steelton Police Dept.  I, Samira Randolph, and the American Citizens are calling for the resignation of Chief Anthony Minium along with the removal of Det William Shaub and Officer Troy Elhaj. We implore the congressional powers for the closing of the borough dept in its entirety. What happened to the Randolph family is unacceptable and we must demand answers and reform. Please launch an investigation into Ms. Randolph's claims. Watch & Share the video below ⏬⏬⏬⏬⏬⏬⏬⏬⏬⏬⏬ https://youtu.be/j14b9xxw5FI

Samira Randolph
110 supporters