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Colin Kaepernick

11 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Shirley N. Weber, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Autumn R. Burke, Holly J. Mitchell, Steven Bradford, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Tony Thurmond, Sydney K. Kamlager-Dove

CALIFORNIA CENSORED (#RevealTheSeal): BILL FOR A NEW SEAL

CALIFORNIA IS ME (Cali Is Me) presents CALIFORNIA CENSORED  Say her name: Queen Calafía-The Real Black Amazon in the Great Seal of the State of California, is not depicted.  She has been dethrowned from her rightful place as California's ruler.  Queen Calafía has been censored.  The queen in the seal is Black, not white. Read more nationwide law papers and articles at www.caliisme.com/media featuring AFRO newspaper interview - "The Real Meaning of California is #BlackGirlMagic"  California's seal is a Confederate symbol, designed by a Virginia Confederate soldier. Mission: Restore Queen Calafía's California to her rightful thrown in the Great Seal of her now state, to be officialized and NOT misrepresented to show it as historically accurate and to accept the truth via legislative acts. ATTENTION DID YOU KNOW THE STATE SEAL OF CALIFORNIA WAS DESIGNED BY A  UNION TURNED CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA SOLDIER WHO MURDERED CHIEF TUSKEGEE’S SEMINOLE INDIANS & BLACKS IN THE SEMINOLE INDIAN WAR AND MEXICANS IN THE MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR? DID YOU KNOW WONDER WOMAN® IS REALLY THE BLACK QUEEN CALAFÍA AND ROMAN MINERVA IS REALLY SUPPOSED TO BE THE EGYPTIAN GODDESS NÊITH IN THE GREAT SEAL OF CALIFORNIA; BOTH SHOULD BE ANCIENT BLACK WOMEN IMAGES? DID YOU KNOW CALIFORNIA REALLY MEANS A GOLDEN ISLAND OF STRONG, BEAUTIFUL, COURAGEOUS, & HARD-WORKING BLACK WOMEN RULED BY QUEEN CALAFÍA  ON AN ISLAND OF GOLD FROM AN ANTICIENT SPANISH NOVEL?  BACKGROUND 156 YEAR OLD QUESTION REMAINS UNANSWERED: "Observe, O reader, that, although very black, and very large, she is very beautiful.  Why has not Powers carved the statue of California out of the blackest Egyptian marbles?” Rev. Edward Everette Hale, (see  www.caliisme.com for book Who Is the Black Queen Calafia of California?: The Real Wonder Woman). Hernan Cortes believed in this mystical island of black Amazon women and transferred the name from the romance novel to real land. READ See www.caliisme.com/media for media advisory and nationwide press buzz.  See  www.caliisme.com/act for 1- why the etymology, origin, and definition of the name “California” is a golden nugget of truth and 2- legal isses in detail ISSUES -LIFT THE VEIL OF IGNORANCE ON THE CONFEDERATE CA SEAL The hidden “C” in California: the seal is a Confederate symbol drawn by a Virginia Confederate soldier who obviously wanted to mask the real “C” in California- its Chocolate ladies! The Great Seal of The State of California shows a Roman goddess Minerva when it should have been its black Queen Calafía's namesake of the all black woman Amazon island called California originating from the Spanish romance novel. The Senate of California is deliberately carrying forward this historical inaccuracy.  California has been such a progressive beautiful example of removing divisiveness (see www.caliisme.com/news  ) and now needs to be fixed to right a wrong.  We need legislative action in a directive bill to change the seal to a new representative seal.   LEGAL ISSUES Enough is enough! When credit is due, credit should be given. When something is red, don’t call it blue.  Period. The Confederacy lost the Civil War and we are now the United States of America.  Thus, the Confederacy should not be writing America’s history.   Separate claims under separate sources of law that could potentially arise under the Constitutions of America (14th Amendment) and California.  The seal is stiched into police uniforms and engraved in judicial courtrooms.   STOLEN LEGACY  Symbols are representative agendas of what is actually happening now. From Slavery, we have not had a name in America up until now. Tired of hearing Slave stories? Act for the truth of Royalty stories!  ACT We may not can do everything, but we can do something (Rev. Hale, creditor of the etymology of California  see www.caliisme.com ).  If this information was educational, please sign our petition, or call black California assemblymember Dr. Weber's office at: (619) 531-7913 or email her assistant at: Lee.Hernandez@asm.ca.gov to request items 1-6 below,  spread the word via the website and educate your children or  buy a T-shirt that has a new representative seal to show and take pride in your real heritage in the meantime and step into your heritage fashionably.  Thank you for your support.  Love California!

California Is Me
243 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Roger Goodell, All 37 NFL Sponsors

#NoKaepernickNoNFL - Boycott NFL Games If Colin Kaepernick Doesn't Play This Season

Note: This petition is STILL ongoing... On August 26, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down during the National Anthem before the 3rd preseason game of the upcoming 2016 NFL season. Right after the game, he told NFL Media why he sat during the anthem, prompting his now-famous statement: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." Never before, since the great Muhammad Ali's refusal to serve in Vietnam in 1967, has an athlete taken such a direct stance highlighting the injustices of people of color -- and just like Ali, the reaction to Kaepernick's stance has been met with passionate responses, often times divided by the color line. Since that statement, Kaepernick "upgraded" his protest to a knee, announced a plan to donate $1 million to the charities that focused on racial issues (which he followed through), had great support from some of his teammates, NFL colleagues, athletes from all sports levels (starting from junior high), and fans by taking a knee during anthems. Best of all, Kaepernick's protest made the conversation about "racial/police brutality" front-page for the large part of the NFL season, a feat never done before in its history. Because he needed to start, Kaepernick also restructured his contract during the 2016 season, taking away the final 4 years and reworking it into a 2-year deal (with a 1-year player option) -- allowing him to leave after the season if he chooses, which he did. Since then, no one has offered Colin Kaepernick, a Super Bowl QB just a few years ago, a NFL job despite cries from NFL Players and analysts, both black and white. He also has a better Total Quarterback Rating (QBR) than half the backup quarterbacks signed right now. This shows that the NFL Owners are not willing to bring Kaepernick into their team because -- according to many fans -- he is a "distraction". A man who protested because of injustices towards people of color is pretty much blackballed in a league that is 70% Black. If you are appalled by this, then show your power by boycotting the NFL until Kaepernick gets signed to a team. This means to not watch any games, no social media comments about your favorite team before/during/after the games, don't attend the stadiums, and don't buy any merchandise which represents the league or your favorite team. We understand the NFL is very important to you. We also understand the purpose of Colin Kaepernick's protest is FAR more important than any games you will ever watch. Simply put, if things stay the same for the way America -- where "all men are created equal" -- treats people of color, then your loved ones, friends, and children will eventually be affected as well. Finally, this situation really shines a light on how much the NFL really cares about its Black athletes. It's pretty much: Play for us, entertain us, make us money, and shut up. Here's a video of someone explaining the true meaning of the National Anthem: Click here --------------------- Since we reached our initial goal of 100,000 signatures, here's a pic of the 32 NFL Owners we already mailed.  Our new goal is 1 MILLION signatures by the start of the NFL Regular Season. Afterwards, we will mail every NFL Sponsor (all 37 of them) a letter asking them to reconsider their relationship with the league. NFL Sponsors are listed below (the CEOs) : Gatorade & Pepsi & Quaker - Indra K. Nooyi Anheuser-Busch - João Castro Neves USAA - Stuart Parker Bose - Bob Marseca Marriott - Arne M. Sorenson Xbox & Microsoft - Satya Nadella News America - Martin Garofalo SAP - Bill McDermott McDonalds - Steve Easterbrook New Era - Chris Koch Nike - Mark Parker Extreme Networks - Ed Meyercord Nationwide - Steve Rasmussen TD Ameritrade - Tim Hockey Zebra - Anders Gustafsson Dannon - Emmanuel Faber  Hyundai - Kyung Soo Lee EA Sports - Andrew Wilson VISA - Alfred F. Kelly Jr Campbell’s Soup - Denise M. Morrison FedEx - Frederick W. Smith Frito-Lay - Thomas R. Greco Mars Snackfood - Grant F. Reid Dairy Management, Inc. - Thomas Gallagher SiriusXM - James E. Meyer Under Armour - Kevin Plank Bridgestone - Gordon Knapp Ticketmaster - Michael Rapino Procter & Gamble - David S. Taylor Verizon - Lowell C. McAdam Barclays - Jes Staley Papa John’s - John Schnatter Castrol - Mandhir Singh Ford - James Hackett #NoKaepernickNoNFL  P.S.: If you already have a NFL package (Sunday ticket, etc.)...please cancel / unsubscribe. Also make this your new profile pic.

Unstripped Voice
222,034 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Maroon 5, adam levine

Maroon 5: Drop Out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Click here to tell the artists to #TakeAKnee during their halftime set in solidarity with Kaepernick. Rihanna has reportedly turned down the opportunity to perform in front of over 100 million people at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Why? She supports Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been exiled from the NFL because of his decision to kneel during the national anthem. Kaepernick risked his career to take a knee for equality, and the NFL punished him for it. Until the league changes their policy and support players’ constitutional right to protest, no artists should agree to work with the NFL. Join me in asking Maroon 5 to drop out of the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Rihanna is not the first major artist to turn down the Super Bowl halftime show. Jay-Z turned down a request to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl, and even addressed it in his 2018 song “Apesh*t.” The lyrics say, “I said no to the Super Bowl: you need me, I don't need you. Every night we in the endzone, tell the NFL we in stadiums too," while the music video shows a line of men on one knee. Comedian Amy Schumer has also weighed in, praising Rihanna and encouraging Maroon 5 to follow her lead and step down. Schumer also said that she will refuse to do any commercials that would air during the big game. “Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them," she said. Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar — all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same. The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history. If they don’t, they will be remembered for choosing to side with the NFL over its players. The band’s lead singer, Adam Levine, has not shied away from politics in the past. He has been a strong supporter of same sex marriage and LGBT rights. The band even changed the location of a show because the venue supported anti-gay marriage laws. If the band can take a stand for LGBT rights, they should do the same for these players. Colin Kaepernick has sacrificed his NFL career to call out violent racism in America, and players across the country have followed his lead. Rihanna, Jay-Z, Amy Schumer and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand. Sign to tell Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl halftime show in solidarity with Kaepernick and players who #TakeAKnee.  

Vic Oyedeji
117,606 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Mayor E. Ben Zahn, III

Petition To Stop City Of Kenner Nike Ban

Thomas United Methodist Church has been an anchor in the Kenner community for 135 years. We have seen firsthand, a young Black man wrongfully and brutally killed at the hands of Kenner police right in front of our faith community just last year.  We are deeply saddened to learn of your efforts to use government to boycott Nike for supporting Colin Kaepernick for raising awareness around police brutality, racial inequality and social injustice. Your position negates the hurt and pain experienced from the life that has been lost at the hands of police officers right here in our community. Let us remember that our commandment is to love God and love people.  Our love for God should challenge us to love people who do not look like us, who do not share our experiences and who may have different beliefs.  We have seen that love extended to over 11 million people who embark on the City of Kenner every year through the Louis Armstrong International Airport.  As ambassadors to the world, it is our responsibility to also be an example of compassion, empathy and to seek understanding from the unheard and disenfranchised. We stand with Nike, Colin Kaepernick and any organization who strives to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly” with God’s people and reject your plans to force personal beliefs on public institutions that exist to serve all of its citizens regardless of their race, economic status or their political beliefs.  We implore you to reverse your policy to ban Nike from the Department of Recreation and all public entities. Show the world that the City of Kenner believes in love, not hate. Thomas United Methodist Church invites the Greater Kenner Community to show we are stronger together. Our unity will demand that elected officials not use public office as a tool to divide its citizens. Support the petition to reverse the Nike ban and keep Kenner united!

Thomas United Methodist Church
2,003 supporters