Petition to Andrew Cuomo, Central Park, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bill de Blasio
Racial Injustice: Honor African American Victims of Surgical Experimentation
J. Marion Sims was a physician that lived in the 1800's. Many medical scientists and doctors in healthcare today hail him as a modern hero, earning him the title, "Father of Modern Gynecology." He is credited with the creation of a groundbreaking surgery to fix vesicovaginal fistulas in women. What is not being talked about however, is the unethical and inhumane experimental surgeries he performed on African-American enslaved women and babies. Central Park is honoring a man for treating black slaves like animals. Sims first began studying what he called "trismus nascentium," which is now known as tetanus bacteria. A tetanus bacterium develops from horse manure, and enslaved infants had a higher rate of the disease, most likely from being in close contact with horses and horse barns. His comments in the article are very clear about the way he viewed African Americans. He says, "Wherever there are poverty, and filth, and laziness, or where intellectual capacity is cramped, the moral and social feelings blunted, there it [tetanus] will be found oftener...." Sims bought black slave babies, and using a shoemaker’s awl, pried into the infant's skulls to fix what he called a "misalignment" of the head. He bought these child slaves for the sole purpose of performing these surgeries. After their death he would autopsy their bodies. He then began trying to develop a new surgical technique for vesicovaginal fistulas. Once again, he purchased several black slaves. His method was to perfect his technique on the slaves, and once he mastered it, treat the upper-class white women. He set up a hospital in his backyard where he performed painful, dehumanizing, and inhumane surgeries on these women, none of whom were given anesthesia. The youngest slave was only 17 years of age. He would often round up other surgeons to watch this horrific procedure being performed, and after surgery he gave them very little food or water for several weeks. One woman alone, named Anarcha, had as many as 30 operations. After he had perfected his surgery, he began traveling extensively and treating elite class white women. They were all given anesthesia, and all of them had a choice about whether or not they wanted the surgery. He became a world famous doctor. The statue of him stands tall in the New York City Central Park. The true heroes of this story are the slaves, and they are the ones that deserve a statue placed in the park in their honor. We need to make sure that these brave and courageous women and precious infants are not forgotten. Slavery is now a thing of the past, and we as a nation have come a long way. We want Central Park to tell the entire story, and give credit where credit is due. To honor a man like this is and ignore the true heroes is to disrespect an entire nation of people whose ancestors have suffered at his hands. Please join me in petitioning the Governor and mayor of New York, Central park, and speaker of the New York City council Melissa Mark-Viverito in asking that a similar statue be erected in honor of the slaves. I am a student that is passionate about social equality and justice for a people nationwide. Placing this statue is the first step in paying respect to all of those slaves who had no voice. We are always appreciative to all the pioneers who developed modern medicine, but never at the expense of human test subjects.
Petition to Heidi Harmon, Deanna Cantrell
Stop allowing Penal Code 647(e) to be used to ticket homeless people for "illegal lodging"
For years, San Luis Obispo Police have been issuing citations for "illegal lodging" to people suffering homelessness, even though we don't provide enough shelter or housing in our town. (And many homeless people are ineligible to use the one shelter in town.) Please help us ensure that police will no longer use this unconscionable code - here and all over the country. It adds insult to injury to homeless people who struggle every day just to survive. It's also a violation of their human and civil rights. We can do better.
Petition to YouTube, Google co-founders, Larry Page & Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, and Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai
SUPPORT TOMMY SOTOMAYOR'S RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH
One of America's founding principles is freedom of speech. Lives have been lost so that we as Americans have the freedom to express our ideas. This right must be protected. Freedom of speech must be protected regardless of whether we personally agree with the ideas expressed. Tommy Sotomayor is being constantly harassed and is having his freedom of speech attacked. So-called 'American' companies including Twitter, InstaGram, Facebook, and Youtube have all taken a stand against Tommy and have terminated most if not all of his social media accounts because he merely shares his opinions. (They terminate his account not for copyright infringement or obscenity but only because they disagree with him) Right now he even has a Change.org petition trying to get him BANNED from Youtube: https://www.change.org/p/youtube-remove-all-tommy-sotomayor-videos-from-youtube-now If Tommy's Sotomayor view points can be censored what is to stop the Alt-Right or Bernie Sanders supporters from being censored? Let's draw a line in the sand right now and sign this petition to protect free speech. To help Tommy create a platform where he is allowed to express his freedom of speech you can donate here: http://sotofund.me/projects/sotomedia/ or https://sotomayortv.com
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
Petition to United Nations World Organization Against Torture, Tennessee Governor, President of the United States, Tennessee State Senate, Tennessee State House, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Glenn A. Fine, Kristina Borror, Nisha Whitehead, Niels Melzer, Anthony Romero, Robert Moossy, Acting Chief (United States DOJ Civil Rights Division)
STOP FALSE DIAGNOSES LEADING TO FORCED PSYCHIATRIC DETAINMENT TO COVER ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AND MILITARY TRAINING RESULTING IN TORTURE
STOP FALSE DIAGNOSES LEADING TO FORCED PSYCHIATRIC DETAINMENT TO COVER ILLEGAL HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AND MILITARY TRAINING RESULTING IN TORTURE This Petition is to ask Congress to immediately implement legislation to stop the fraudulent diagnosis and detention of involuntary human research subjects as mentally ill without proper validation as set forth by individual State policies and procedure. Victims may also be used as non-consensual human research subjects of military training. In a 2013 report of the United Nations it was said that forced psychiatric treatment IS torture. These false and forced institutionalizations based on fraudulent diagnoses are being used to isolate, silence and ruin the credibility of (as former Congressman Kucinich stated, “high-valued targets”), victims. These diagnoses create doubt of the victim’s statements of abuses by these many technologies. Such false and invalid diagnoses are also used to ‘cloak’ non-consensual human experimentation testing and evaluation of various technologies, and other crimes against humanity. Former Ohio Senator John Glenn introduced the Human Research Protection Act to Congress in January 1997 (S.196). Former Senator Glenn’s speech as reported in the Congressional Record is shown below. Former President William Clinton issued Executive Order 12975 October 3, 1995 to regulate research on human subjects named Protection of Human Research Subjects and Creation of National Bioethics Advisory Commission. A memorandum was issued March 27, 1997 by President Clinton strengthening the protection of use of human subjects in military “Classified” research. Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced the Space Preservation Act in October 2001 (HR 1977), asking Congress to ban the use of military space weapons in the United States which included psychotronic weapons. (http://www.fas.org/sgp/congress/2001/hr2977.html) Patents for military technology have been identified as the cause of many claims of psychological and emotional harassment. Thousands of people in the United States of America are reporting to be targets of the military (during their many training missions) and targets of government research and contractors of remote neural monitoring and behavior influence technology via the use of Directed Energy Weapons and electronic harassment. A significant percentage of these people have been forcefully admitted to mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as a result of filing complaints of such harassment. False diagnoses have been used to label the victim with schizophrenia and/or delusional disorders. Depression is another diagnosis usual to this type of psychological and physical mistreatment of humans which fits the description of torture. Some of the victims have found that their mothers were also victimized by some psychological symptoms that can now be attributed to the use of this technology on them. (Note: Few victims have reported that their fathers were ever hospitalized or treated for any type of mental illness due to this harassment which validates that 75%+ of those targeted are women.) Many sources of testing, including MRI, fMRI, CT-Scan, EEG and testing the chemistry of the blood, is available today to aid in the identification of a specific mental illness and to rule out diseases of the brain. Yet, most of these victims will tell you that a stigmatizing diagnosis of mental illness was made after just a verbal conversation with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other medical professional. Sometimes this would have been just a Crisis Team representative at a hospital Emergency Room or by a mental health center intake worker. Most victims of mental health misdiagnosis have been implanted without their permission which is alluded to in Senator Glenn's bill. (https://www.congress.gov/105/bills/s193/BILLS-105s193is.pdf This implantation allows for further violation of a person’s human rights by allowing them to be persecuted by electronic means. Psychotronic is defined as the use of electronics to affect the brain and the mind. Thus, behavior of a targeted victim can be influenced to mimic a mental illness allowing for these false diagnoses even when the medical professional knows about the victimization of the patient. In a report by the Physicians for Human Rights, Broken Laws, Broken Lives, it is known that torture produces short-term and long-term psychological damage. The problem comes when law enforcement, physicians and the mental health community do not want to admit that a victim is suffering the effects of torture rather than a real mental illness. To read more about torture and its effects go to: www.prcsd.org/pdf's/BrokenLaws_14.pdf and http://thejusticecampaign.org/?page_id=273 The 2008 Special Rapporteur report names forced psychiatric interventions (such as psychosurgery, electroshock and administration of mind-altering drugs including neuroleptics) among practices that may constitute torture or ill treatment. Other medical practices that may constitute torture or ill treatment are restraint and seclusion, forced abortion or sterilization and involuntary commitment to psychiatric institutions. The medical context itself is one where “serious violations and discrimination against persons with disabilities may be masked as ‘good intentions’ on the part of health care professionals.” To read more see: http://www.narpa.org/UN-forced%20treatment%20is%20torture.htm In a report released February 1 and March 4, 2013, this same organisation reports that forced involuntary confinement in a psychiatric facility IS torture. This statement was made by Mr. Juan E. Mendez in a Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment to the 22nd session of the Human Rights Council, March 4, 2013 in Geneva. The entire report, in PDF, can be downloaded at www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/SRTorture/StatementHRC16... In 1994 Former Army Intelligence Officer Julianne McKinney wrote Senator Glenn about the use of this technology on unwitting citizens in these States of America. In 2005, Lynn Surgalla, Past Vice-President of the United States Psychotronic Association wrote a letter to the court on behalf of these citizens assuring the court that these weapons a.k.a. Psychotronic Weapons, are being used by criminal elements in our own government as weapons for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide.” Ms. McKinney, Director of Electronic Surveillance Project Association of National Security Alumni wrote an article entitled Microwave Harassment and Mind-Control Experimentation (December 1992). One paragraph of this report reads, “A matter of interest to us is why WRAIR (author’s note-Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) should be experimenting with auditory effects of pulsed microwave audiograms. Also, recent statements by an Army psychiatrist assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) suggest that WRAIR may be experimenting upon select psychiatric inpatients with microwaves. This, too, is a matter to us.” Further down in this report Ms. McKinney states, “That psychiatric facility is in a State where a disproportionate number of complaints of electronic harassment are beginning to surface. It is also within range of a U.S. Air Force base which houses a "super secret" research facility. We are currently looking into information that spouses and children of persons employed on that USAF base may be the targets of involuntary experimentation involving direct-energy weapons technologies.” 20 years after Ms. McKinney’s report and almost that long since she began to voice concerns to Congress and the President, even more complaints are being documented by physicians, in hospital emergency rooms, mental institutions and psychiatric hospitals as cases of mental illness. These diagnoses are being made without the proper test to rule out the validity of the complaint. The author of this petition had a personal conversation with a Captain employee at Walter Reed Army Hospital who made the statement to me, “he does not have to be near you to do this to you.” This statement was made in reference to the use of this at-a-distance technology. A retired Navy Communications Engineer also validates the use of microwave voice-to-skull (auditory effects) as does the Army Intelligence and Security Division of Fort George Meade, MD in unclassified documents. The very existence of this technology that can be used to make a person seem to be hallucinating or delusional makes room for such misdiagnosis and stereotyping. These people are innocent, unwitting victims of government experimentation or vicious use of psychotronic technology by military, government contractors, or other international criminals. Join me in petitioning Congress to launch an investigation and issue legislative instructions for the Department of Health and Human Services, American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association and all affiliates to not be allowed to make mental illness diagnosis or hold a person in a mental health facility without the appropriate testing to properly diagnose such an illness. Also, those in the medical or mental health professional who knowingly make false diagnosis to get a court to involuntarily commit a victim of non-consensual human experimentation should also be addressed and laws instituted to allow for the charges to be made against that healthcare professional and organization. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD January 22, 1997 (Page S645) Human Research Subject Protection Act Mr. GLENN. Madam President, I rise today to introduce the Human Research Subject Protection Act of 1997. I send the bill to the desk. Mr. GLENN. Madam President, if I approached any Senator here and I said, 'You did not know it, but the last time they went to the doctor or went to the hospital, your wife or your husband or your daughter or your son became the subject of a medical experiment that they were not even told about. They were given medicine, they were given pills, they were given radiation, they were given something and were not even told about this, were not even informed about it, yet they are under some experimental research that might possibly do them harm - maybe some good will come out of it, but maybe it will do them harm also - but they do not know about it,' people would laugh at that and say that is ridiculous. That cannot possibly happen in this country. Yet, that very situation is what this piece of legislation is supposed to address. .................................................. These tragic incidents I have mentioned have resulted in changes in the way human research subjects are treated. I don't want to misrepresent this, because there is a very elaborate system of protections that have developed over the years. Unfortunately, though, this system does have some gaps and, if enacted, I believe this legislation will close those gaps. ...[end excerpt] for the entire bill go to: http://www.icomw.org/documents/glenn.pdf ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President United States Psychotronics Association P.O. Box 2 Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750 6/20/05 To the Court: As Former Vice-President of the United States Psychotronics Association, I assure the Court that the illegal testing, development and use of Psychotronic, Microwave, Laser and other forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry is a matter of grace concern to both the US and International Communities. These weapons are ALL potentially LETHAL, although sublethal injuries may also be inflicted as with the use of any other lethal weapon such as gun, knife or chemical poison. Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with any form of Directed Energy Weapon IS Assault and Battery and/or torture/murder with a LETHAL WEAPON. Despite claims to the contrary by criminal elements in our own government, there is NO SUCH THING as a NONLETHAL WEAPON (even those currently in vogue for “Slow Kill” torture-interrogation by war criminals worldwide). In 2001, HR2977, The Space Preservation Act (2001) was introduced into Congress to BAN ALL Directed Energy Weapons. Its passage has thusfar been blocked. In 2002, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) formally listed a NEW CATEGORY of WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION (Psychotronic Mind Control and other Electromagnetic Resonance Weapons) in their 2002 Media Guide to Disarmament. In 2003, the State of Michigan passed into Law House Bills 4513 and 4514 BANNING the use of ALL FORMS of ELECTROMAGNETIC WEAPONS against Human Beings in the State of Michigan. In 1999, the European Union Parliament passed Resolution A4-005/1999 Section 27 which “Calls for an International Convention introducing a GLOBAL BAN on all developments and deployments of weapons which might enable any forms of manipulation of Human Beings.” (PSYCHOTRONIC WEAPONS) Ms. Millicent Black’s claim of being assaulted with some form of DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPON is to be taken very seriously. If the criminal assailants are found to be law enforcement personnel or government employees, then the crime is an EVEN MORE SERIOUS OFFENSE with grave political implications. If the crime is found to be racially or religiously-motivated torture-assault, then the bias-crime laws also apply. I assure you that similar cases of assault-torture-murder with these weapons are being addressed all over the world. Please give this matter your closest attention. The INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUNITY is deeply interested in the outcome and concerned that justice be served in all cases of Directed Energy Weapons assault. Attached to this letter is a copy of my resume and relevant pages from HR2977 which lists the forms of Electromagnetic Directed Energy Weaponry currently in use. Sincerely, (signature on file) Lynn A. Surgalla, Former Vice-President, United States Psychotronics Association ---------------------------------------------------- To see the entire bill go to:http://www.fas.org/sgp/congress/2001/hr2977.html 107th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2977 To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 2, 2001 Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned SEC. 7. DEFINITIONS. In this Act: (1) The term `space' means all space extending upward from an altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface of the earth and any celestial body in such space. (2)(A) The terms `weapon' and `weapons system' mean a device capable of any of the following: (i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in outer space, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by-- (I) firing one or more projectiles to collide with that object; (II) detonating one or more explosive devices in close proximity to that object; (III) directing a source of energy (including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against that object; or (IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means. (ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)-- (I) through the use of any of the means described in clause (i) or subparagraph (B); (II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations; or (III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person. (B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as-- (i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons; (ii) chemtrails; (iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems; (iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons; (v) laser weapons systems; (vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and (vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons. (C) The term `exotic weapons systems' includes weapons designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in space. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- For additional Information you can go to: The EveryDay Concerned Citizen by Ramola D: https://everydayconcerned.net/author/ramolad/ Galina Kurdina: http://www.change.org/petitions/member-of-congress-investigate-misuse-of-psychotronic-mind-control-weapons 100 Patents http://www.rexresearch.com/sublimin/sublimin.htm Informed Consent by International Society for Ethical Psychology & Psychiatry (before you take psychiatric drugs) http://psychrights.org/index.htm Pleaase visit my GoFundMe account at: https://www.gofundme.com/healthcare-expenses-surgery-fund ---------------------------------------------------------------- MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA “Microwave-Induced Changes to the Primate Eye” Johns Hopkins Applied Physics ... MICROWAVE BIOEFFECT CONGRUENCE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA Author: John McMurtrey www.slavery.org.uk/MicrowaveCongruenceSchiz.doc --------------------------------------------------------------------- NIH Inner Voice, Target Tracking, and Behavioral Influence Technologies. John J. McMurtrey, M. S., Copyright 2003, 6 Apr. 2005. www.slavery.org.uk/InnerVoiceTargTrackBehavInflu.doc ------------------------------------------------------------------ REMOTE BEHAVIORAL INFLUENCE TECHNOLOGY EVIDENCE by John McMurtrey, 23 Dec. 2003, The first American to publish on the microwave hearing effect www.freedomfchs.com/remotebehaviorlinftch.pdf
Petition to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Trey Gowdy, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Get CPT codes and allow Doula's to be included in insurance
Many years, in America women make the conscious decision to use a midwife and prefer to labor at home. The decision to birth at home, a birthing center, or at a hospital is their choice and right, as well as the providers they elect to assist with the birth of her baby. It has been studied and well documented that a Doula can be a valuable asset to a mom during labor, birth, and postpartum. Doula's provide lactation support, postpartum classes and training for new moms, and also increase the mortality rate of a home birth. While Doula's are NOT healcare providers in the sense of being a RN, or a DR. We are advocates for mom, we help relieve pressure and pain from the birthing process and many of us are certified to provide this service. We are even allowed to have a NPI number, which is a step in the right direction, but if we bill an insurance company then it's considered "insurance fraud" which confuses many doula's because we are under the impression that if we have the NPI we can bill insurance and we feel we should be able to provide quality care for mom! Here are some statistics on how DOULAS help during birth: Twenty-two trials involving 15,288 women met inclusion criteria and provided usable outcome data. Results are of random-effects analyses, unless otherwise noted. Women allocated to continuous support were more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth (RR 1.08, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.04 to 1.12) and less likely to have intrapartum analgesia (RR 0.90, 95% CI 0.84 to 0.96) or to report dissatisfaction (RR 0.69, 95% CI 0.59 to 0.79). In addition, their labours were shorter (MD -0.58 hours, 95% CI -0.85 to -0.31), they were less likely to have a caesarean (RR 0.78, 95% CI 0.67 to 0.91) or instrumental vaginal birth (fixed-effect, RR 0.90, 95% CI 0.85 to 0.96), regional analgesia (RR 0.93, 95% CI 0.88 to 0.99), or a baby with a low five-minute Apgar score (fixed-effect, RR 0.69, 95% CI 0.50 to 0.95). There was no apparent impact on other intrapartum interventions, maternal or neonatal complications, or breastfeeding. Subgroup analyses suggested that continuous support was most effective when the provider was neither part of the hospital staff nor the woman's social network, and in settings in which epidural analgesia was not routinely available. No conclusions could be drawn about the timing of onset of continuous support. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS:Continuous support during labour has clinically meaningful benefits for women and infants and no known harm. All women should have support throughout labour and birth. cited from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23076901 A second study : When continuous labor support was provided by a doula, women experienced a: 31% decrease in the use of Pitocin*28% decrease in the risk of Cesarean*12% increase in the likelihood of a spontaneous vaginal birth*9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief14% decrease in the risk of newborns being admitted to a special care nursery34% decrease in the risk of being dissatisfied with the birth experience*For four of these outcomes,* results with a doula were better than all the other types of continuous support that were studied. Our petition to you is to allow us to continue use of certified doulas, and help us reduce the over all cost of births, you can accomplish this by allowing doulas bill insurance providers and having insurance providers cover our services to moms.
Petition to Tony Martinez, Jessica Tetreau, Cesar de Leon, Joel Munguia, Ben Neece, Ricardo Longoria, Rose Gowen
MOVE Jefferson Davis Monument to Museum
Many cities cross the United States of America are removing statues/memorials from public spaces and are also renaming roads and buildings that honored Confederate leaders. Brownsville has had numerous racist incidents in the past. Our biggest one happened in 1906. Feel free to Google "Brownsville Black Raid". The newspaper was very biased in its reporting. The soldiers involved were later exonerated by President Nixon. We also had a bridge known as "N" bridge and it appeared in local maps with the racist slur. We can only imagine what took place on that bridge. Yes, we are a city full of history and we're proud of it. We can't deny that we were part of the Confederacy. But, what is the purpose of keeping the Jefferson Davis Memorial at Washington Park? It was originally on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Palm Blvd. It marked the Jeff Davis Memorial Highway which never really took off. It was then moved to Washington Park (not sure when). Hundreds of families enjoy this park, especially during big community events like Sombrero Festival and Cyclobia. What do you think the monument tells families when they are enjoying the park? We have a growing population of African-Americans in this community. This monument does not welcome the descendants of those who've been enslaved and oppressed in the past. Our nation fought to unify our country during the Civil War. Sadly, many people did not obtain full rights until the 1960s. We don't need reminders of a bygone era in a space that should be welcoming. We need to stop kissing up to the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy! They claim that it is heritage. Their heritage thought that it was a God-given right to own people. This is not right. Washington Park currently has three monuments dedicated to: Miguel Hidalgo, Jose Marti, and Jefferson Davis. The first two were liberators. Davis was the opposite. He fought to keep human beings enslaved. He was not a liberator! He also saw mestizos (mixed European and Native American) as inferiors. The majority of Brownsville is mestizo. We don't want it destroyed. We are asking the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Historical Association to place it in a museum. For many people, this monument represents HATE and feel that it doesn't belong in a public park. Washington Park should be welcoming to ALL people! Please VOTE on relocating it to the Historic Brownsville Museum.
Petition to Joy Warren, Michael Jannett, Chris Warren
Murfreesboro Clergy Statement for Love and Diversity
With upcoming rallies planned in Middle Tennessee sponsored by a group that calls itself "White Lives Matter," clergy in our area feel it may be helpful to make a statement from a Christian perspective about the importance of love and diversity in our community. Following the example and commandment of Jesus the Christ, we strive to respond to threats toward the unity of our community by encouraging love for all our neighbors. We repudiate any attack on others--physical, verbal, emotional, or otherwise-- on the basis of their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, location of origin, legal status, class, or any other category used for the purposes of division and hatred. Long before Jesus, Moses was given a command by the LORD God that is recorded in the book of Deuteronomy 10:19: " You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." We recognize that many of our ancestors were, at one time, strangers to this land, and all the ancestors of Caucasians were strangers when they came to this land just a few hundred years ago. After Jesus told the questioner in Matthew's gospel what the greatest commandments are: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself," Jesus was asked just who is our neighbor. He responded with the story of the Good Samaritan. Samaritans were a distrusted and hated group of people, foreigners to Jews, and perceived to be enemies of the Jewish people. This is crucial to understand because Jesus was casting a vision for people to see the humanity of all others, not just those who looked like, thought like, behaved like, or worshiped like themselves. We believe Jesus’ words are relevant in the current climate of distrust toward people from other lands or differing racial/ethnic backgrounds. We strive to love our neighbors as Jesus commanded, and we reject the alienation of others of any kind, especially in the name of Christianity. We repent of the ways we do not follow in Christ’s footsteps. We acknowledge the Church has been used to alienate groups in the community, and we renew our efforts to reach out with repentant hearts in love to marginalized people. We also understand when one group is an oppressor and another group is oppressed, neither group is free to experience mutual love. We lift up the Christian ideal of equality that was so important to the founders of this nation. We believe equality means equality for all, and in that equality we will all be more Christ-like. Finally, we uphold the great truth that all people are made by God in the very image of God. We believe to denigrate or oppress another human made in God's image is an offense to God and an offense to the Christ we serve. Therefore, we invite all our sisters and brothers, Christian or non-Christian, to join with one another in a community unified by mutual love, respect, and charity, and we firmly stand against any attempts to create or expand divisions among the communities in Middle Tennessee. In Christian Love,