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Civil Rights and Equality

34 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Jerry Brown, Dianne Feinstein, California State Senate, California State House, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Kevin McCarthy, Hillary Clinton, Doug LaMalfa, Connie 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, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Kamala Harris, Melissa Melendez, Melania Trump, Karen Pence, Rex W. Tillerson, Mike Pence

Unhomeless the Homeless in California

Declare homelessness emergency in California  L.A. County Homeless On any given night, there are over 115,000 homeless people in California - 21% of the entire nation’s homeless population. 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 L.A. County - 47,000 homeless, including more than 6,000 parents and children - where 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 LA County has taken 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.   Then Share this petition with your friends on social media to spread the word even further. Thank you for your concern and caring.On any given night, there are over 115,000 homeless people in California - 21% of the entire nation’s homeless population. Counties across the state are facing a pervasive and deepening homeless crisis that imminently endangers the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of California residents. The homeless are including veterans, women, children, LGBT youth, persons with disabilities and seniors. Nowhere is this more evident than in L.A. County - 47,000 homeless, including more than 6,000 parents and children - where 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. I strongly urge you to declare a state of emergency in Los Angeles County and California to address this growing humanitarian crisis throughout the State. 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.   

Lori Jean Siebers
78 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Department of Justice

arrest former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke

I want sheriff David Clarke to held accountable for his actions. Sheriff David Clarke is a corrupt sheriff. He claims Black lives matter is a hate group which is not. Clarke has been repeatedly accused of abusing detainees at the county jail. Following the deaths of four inmates at the jail in six months, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation of the jail. Milwaukee County chief medical examiner Brian Peterson accused Clarke of verbally harassing and threatening him in an October 2016 telephone conversation after Peterson's office made the mysterious deaths of two inmates at the jail earlier that year public. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Clarke also attracted attention for temper-related incidents: "He once berated a 911 dispatcher for not being professional, threatened to arrest the new House of Correction chief and called a sergeant a 'terrorist' and 'cancer' in a two-hour, expletive-filled rant".  The Milwaukee County Jail turned the water off to inmate Terrill Thomas' cell, resulting in his death by dehydration on April 24, 2016. According to inmates, the water was turned off for six days and the staff refused to provide water to Thomas. On September 15, 2016, the Milwaukee medical examiner ruled Thomas's death a homicide. Later that day Clarke's office sent out a press release which stated it would be "withholding employee internal investigations and will not be commenting on this matter until the completion of all [sic] investigative and review processes, and any resultant civil litigation." Asked about the lawsuit in March 2017, Clarke said that he had no comment on the lawsuit but noted Thomas' criminal background. In 2014, a woman who was handcuffed and shackled for 21 hours while in labor sued the county.In 2017, a second lawsuit was filed by another woman who was shackled while giving birth, and while hospitalized for prenatal care and postpartum treatment. The suit contends that the jail has a blanket policy of shackling all hospitalized inmates, "regardless of their criminal or medical history," and that at least 40 women were shackled in this manner. In June 2017, a federal jury awarded $6.7 million in a lawsuit by a woman who accused a Milwaukee County Jail guard of raping her on at least five occasions when she was 19 years old and pregnant.Criminal charges of sexual assault had been dropped against the guard after he pled no contest to lesser charges in 2014. In July 2016, a pregnant inmate at the jail with serious mental illness went into labor and the newborn baby died. The mother filed a federal lawsuit against the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, stating that she was denied medical attention before her pregnancy, had medical appointments canceled, received prenatal vitamins only once, and was "laughed at" by guards after going into labor. In February 2017, a Detroit-area man, Dan Black, filed a harassment lawsuit against Clarke after Milwaukee deputies detained the man at the Milwaukee airport in January. The man had asked Clarke about his football team preference and shook his head at Clarke. After Black filed a complaint with Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Clarke responded by taunting and threatening Black via Facebook. Black's counsel states that Clarke engaged in a "gross and arbitrary abuse of power" and ordered an unlawful stop and detention. What needs to happen is that the city of Milwaukee which is his county needs to know what his true colors are, they need to know who he really is, an abuser. The department of justice needs to do a through investigation of him and make sure he is arrested. I care because cops need to be held accountable 

Abraham Alrai
53 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Chris Sununu

URGENT! New Hampshire Needs a LGBTQ & Allies Resource Hub (One Stop Shop for Our Needs)

Out of the Box Hub Will you sign a petition in support of a new LGBTQ sanctuary? New Hampshire is very beautiful, but it is also one of the states that lacks a LGBTQ Resource Hub (or Center). Out of the BOX Hub http://outoftheboxhub.com/  Whether you’re looking for services and support, searching for LGBT-friendly businesses, are a professional seeking opportunities or training, or looking to take part in fun social activities with the LGBTQ community and its allies, the Hub will exist for ALL of us.  It will be a vast array of resources that complement our core service areas—Recovery, Wellness, Family and Youth—so that you can seek additional support and connection when and where you need it.  In addition to the above, The Hub (or Center) will provide vital programs and services to support our evolving LGBT community such as drug rehabilitation, counseling, HIV/Aids support services, a medical center, library, theater, support groups, event planning, and more.  In order to make our vision a reality, Out of the BOX Hub needs financial, emotional, and physical support.  If you identify as LGBTQ or are an ally, please SIGN THIS PETITION and show other NH residents that you believe the Hub can provide a safe place where people of the LGBTQ community can get together with allies and have their needs met with respect and decency.  Your generosity will help contribute to this cause.  WILL YOU SIGN?  Out of the BOX HubJazmynne Young, Executive Director188 N. Main Street Ste 1 #4Concord, NH 03301Office 347-687-4295Cell 562-826-2900https://www.facebook.com/groups/LGBTQNewHampshire/  "BECOME THE CHANGE, YOU WANT TO SEE"      

Out of the BOX Hub
111 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Betsy DeVos, candice jackson, Kemp Hannon, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete King, Tom McKevitt

Transgender Student Protection Under Title IX

A transgender person is one who identifies with a gender different from the one marked on his or her birth certificate. For example, a person born as a female, but who identifies as a male, is considered transgender. Students who are transgender face unique difficulties and appear to be at a far higher risk of suicide than other students, with some studies showing that roughly half of all transgender students attempt suicide at least once by the age of 20. In May 2016, at the request of educators and school administrators, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice issued landmark guidance clarifying the rights that hundreds of thousands of transgender students have under Title IX — and schools obligations to respect them. In 2017, the Trump administration withdrew the guidance, leaving many students, parents, and educators unsure about transgender students’ rights under the law. It is my hope that with this petition we can reach those in power to make a difference in Transgender rights under Title IX and make those rights clear and concise to those that must enforce the policy, those who attend schools, and those who work at schools. I have seen personally the effects of discrimination in schools against trans students and it is heartbreaking to watch young people go through it.  

Regina DeSantis
89 supporters