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Civil Rights and Equality

63 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Alex Azar, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Human Rights Campaign

Transgender Protections & Rights are Under Attack!

Hello, My name is Tyler. I am a Hispanic, Bay Area, CA native, Poet, Activist, and Sociologist. Since my early adult years, I have been in the streets protesting inequality and the oppression of individuals Human Rights. I have voted in every City, State and National election since turning eligible (decades ago). I have called City, State, Congressional, and other Washington D.C. officials when I see Human Rights are under attack. I also work in, volunteer, and donate money to organizations that empower the lives of the most discriminated against and marginalized in our communities >>>>> BUT TODAY I NEED YOUR HELP AND SO DO 1.4+ MILLION OTHER TRANSGENDER & GENDER NONCONFORMING PEOPLE. I am Transgender. This means my Human Rights and protections, along with millions of other Transgender and Gender Nonconforming individuals rights and protections, are in jeopardy! A leaked memo from the office of the POTUS states the intention of Secretary Alex Azar at the Department of Health and Human Services to put in place a legal definition of sex under Title IX as: "Sex means a person's status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth." "The sex listed on a person's birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person's sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence." What does this all mean? In layman's terms, if the legal definition of sex is changed to only be determined by one's genitalia at birth, 1.4+ million Transgender and Gender Nonconforming people will be EXCLUDED FROM FEDERAL RECOGNITIONS THAT CURRENTLY PROTECT US AGAINST DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES in health care, housing, employment, and education. Will you please join me in telling the POTUS and Secretary Alex Azar at The United States Department of Health and Human Services that you >>>>"do not support the redefining of sex under Title IX, which will result in millions of Americans losing federal recognitions that provides protection against discrimination."  I sincerely thank you for your support and for acknowledging that Transgender Rights are Human Rights.  Thank you for your time. In solidarity, Tyler Anzan Cota * I would be grateful if you could please sign & share this petition.

Tyler Anzan Cota
4,579 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to California Supreme Court, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

Disbar Silicon Valley Divorce Lawyers Who Steal Money and Abuse Clients

The California State Bar investigates less than 1% of lawyers engaging in criminal and immoral conduct. We are demanding mandatory disbarment and investigation  of lawyers increasing conflict in divorce and custody cases for profit. We are also demanding the removal of government lawyers who assist in the harm to women, children, families and the elderly.  In Silicon Valley divorce lawyers have made millions by creating  custody battles that separate families and financially ruin parents.  Divorce Files Show Innocent Mothers and Fathers:  Arrested for Domestic Violence, with no prior criminal history. Ordered on Supervised Visits that Require Payment to See Their Own Children  Forced to pay for lawyers for their children during a divorce.  Forced to Sell their Homes to pay lawyers and custody experts.  Restrained from Speaking with their child's teacher. Restrained from their children's birthday parties and graduations.    Every year thousands of children are being harmed by being legally kept from their parents,  grandparents , aunts,  uncles, moms, dads, sisters, brothers, cousins and friends. This has created a financial boom for divorce lawyers, and resulted in harm to children who suffer from :  Depression Anxiety  Loneliness Failure to Form Meaningful Relationships Financial Oppression Suicide  Loss of Meaningful Relationships with their own Mothers Loss of Meaningful Relationships with their own Fathers Increased Risk of Alcohol and Drug Use  Increased Risk of Teen Pregnancy Loss of Education Failure to Thrive We don't need to look to our boarders..... this is happening here in American Communities. Join us on removing lawyers who harm children for a living.   

Jane and John Q. Public
42 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Edmund G. Brown Jr., Dianne Feinstein, California State Senate, California State House, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Hillary Clinton, Doug LaMalfa, Connie M. Leyva, Donald Wagner, Donald Trump, President Donald Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs, Zoe Lofgren, Human Rights Campaign, Department of Education, Michelle Obama, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Maxine Waters, Xavier Becerra, Young Kim, Tom Young, Jr., Hannah-Beth Jackson, Kamala D. Harris, Melissa A. Melendez, Melania Trump, Karen Pence, Rex W. Tillerson, Mike Pence, Ben Kalasho, Jeff Sessions, Maria Foscarinis, Megan Hustings, Amy Anderson, Phil Ting, Miguel Santiago, Hilda Solis, Jan Arbuckle, Oscar Villegas, Stephany Aguilar, Phil Ansell, Robert Huff, Edward R. Royce, Dana Rohrabacher, Raul Ruiz, Darrell E. Issa, Barbara Lee, Adam B. Schiff, New York Times, ABC, Democratic National Committee, Facebook, FOX News, FOX Broadcasting Company, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Google, Inc, Twitter, Inc, Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg, NBC, Republican National Committee, Department of Homeland Security, Bill Quirk, John Garamendi, Eric Swalwell, Jackie Speier, Mike Honda, Scott H. Peters, Anna G. Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, Jim Costa, Mark Takano, Jared Huffman, Ken Calvert, Mike Thompson, Alan S. Lowenthal, Lois Capps, Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Kevin de León, United States Department of Labor, Luis Alejo, Live Nation, Linda T. Sanchez, LinkedIn, Ted Lieu, Carol Liu, Ling Ling Chang, Tony Cardenas, Kristin Olsen, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cheryl Brown, Adrin Nazarian, Amazon.com, Amazon, Tom McClintock, USA Today, Norma J. Torres, Karen Bass, Capcom, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Jeff Brown, Joe Buscaino, Cindy Cavanaugh, Curtis Hunt, Kathy Miller, Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Elizabeth Pianca, Stacie Spector, Gail Holland, Mike Bonin

Unhomeless the Homeless in California

Declare Homelessness State of Emergency in California L.A. County Homeless On any given night, there are over 148,000 homeless people in California - 23% of the entire nation’s homeless population.  Los Angeles County has the second largest population of homeless people of any region in the United States, according to a government report released Wednesday. In Los Angeles, 600,000 people are considered "severely rent burdened," which means they spend half their income on rent. More than 8,000 people became homeless here for the first time last year, according to the 2017 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority report. "We are reaching levels of inequality that we have not seen since the Gilded Age," said Tracy Rosenthal of the Los Angeles Tenants Union. The union helps organize tenant boycotts against things like rent increases and gentrification. Los Angeles County's total — 55,188 — was behind only New York City's 76,501, according to the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, 95 percent of people experiencing homelessness in New York City were sheltered, the report found, while only 25 percent of those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles were sheltered in 2017. The HUD report findings were similar to the results of the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released in June by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which put the county's homeless total at 57,794 — an increase of 23 percent over the previous count. The HUD report found that on one night in January, nearly one of every four people experiencing homelessness in the United States was in New York City or Los Angeles. According to the report, overall homelessness increased nationwide this year for the first time in seven years, by slightly under 1 percent compared to 2016. On a given night across the country, 553,742 people were homeless, with nearly two-thirds housed in shelters or transitional housing programs and one- third living on the streets, according to the report L.A.'s big increase in homelessness had a significant impact on the national numbers. Between 2016 and 2017, individual homelessness increased by 9 percent (15,540 people) in the nation's major cities. Los Angeles accounted for 60 percent of this increase. According to the report, Los Angeles County ranked: - second nationally in the percent of unsheltered homeless, at 84.3 percent; - first in the number of individuals who are homeless, at 47,082; - first in the number of unaccompanied homeless youth at 5,163; and first in the number of homeless veterans (4,476) and percentage of unsheltered veterans (76.1 percent). California had 134,278 homeless people, and while the Golden State has the nation's largest population, the rate of 34 homeless residents per 10,000 people was twice the national average, according to the report. Of those, 68 percent were living on the streets, by far the worst percentage. The report said half the nation's homeless live in California, New York, Florida, Texas or Washington. Counties across the state are facing a pervasive and deepening homeless crisis that imminently endangers the health and safety of tens of thousands of residents, including veterans, women, children, LGBT, youth, persons with disabilities and seniors.  Nowhere is this more evident than in Los Angeles County at least  134,278 men, women and children -- 10,000 to 12,000 in Downtown, including more than 8,000 parents and children in the San Fernando Valley alone -- are without homes.More than 53,000 homeless people, or 40 percent of the state’s total, live in Los Angeles County. That number is up from about 36,000 just six years ago. There are beds for less than one third of the homeless in Los Angeles county, comprehensive services are available to far fewer than half, and the county jails are routinely used as a substitution for mental health facilities.  In Los Angeles county the tremendous scale of homelessness threatens the economic stability of the entire region by burdening emergency medical services and the social services infrastructure. It is time to treat this crisis like the emergency it truly is.  The increasing numbers of displaced homeless people and the lack of ongoing resources to stably re-house them require immediate and extraordinary action. That is why We in LA County are taking the lead in a statewide effort to ask Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in California to address this growing humanitarian crisis. Please join us! Sign our petition urging to declare the homeless crisis a state of emergency and bring the concerted effort and resources needed to tackle this crisis in a meaningful way.  Homelessness, Humanitarianism, Social justice, Human Rights, Economic Justice, Homeless crisis, Affordable housing, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and the Right to Live Free of prejudice. No human in our country should be homeless. Let's take the first step together. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home.  Then Share this petition with your friends on social media to spread the word even further. Thank you for your support.

Lori Jean Siebers
4,055 supporters