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Update posted 23 hours ago

Petition to James Rund, Michael Crow

Expel rapist permanently, not 2 years

Earlier this year, Arizona State University undergraduate Brooke Lewis was violently raped on campus by a graduate student. ASU expelled him, but an appeal board is arguing that while "sexual misconduct is an egregious offense... the sanction of expulsion is too severe" because "he is an essential member of one of ASU’s research teams."  Update: After 14k signatures and negative media attention, ASU SVP Rund decided to uphold the expulsion of Brooke’s rapist. He has 15 days to appeal. This petition will remain active until Brooke’s rapist can no longer appeal his expulsion.  Allowing students to return to campus after violating the sexual misconduct policy not only puts the ASU community in danger, but sends a clear message to all sexual predators at ASU that even if they are found guilty, they will face little to no consequences.  Tell SVP Rund to uphold the university's decision to permanently expel Brooke's rapist for violating the university's sexual misconduct policy and keep campus safe from rapists. Read more about Brooke's story here. University Hearing Board Recommendation,November 20, 2017: "The Board finds the Respondent in violation of sexual misconduct. While all members agree that sexual misconduct is an egregious offense, the majority believes that the sanction of expulsion is too severe. ...He is a significant member of the ASU community. He carries a 3.9 grade point average and is considered an essential member of one of ASU’s research teams. As an alternative sanction, the majority proposes a two-year suspension and completion of a course on sexual misconduct awareness."

Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault
19,471 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senate, Delaware State House, Delaware State Senate, John Carney, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Massachusetts State House, Michael Capuano, Jim McGovern, Niki Tsongas, Bill Keating, Edward Markey, Katherine Clark, Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch, Darrell Issa, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Adam Schiff, John Garamendi, Eric Swalwell, Jackie Speier, Scott Peters, Zoe Lofgren, Ken Calvert, Jim Costa, Maine State House, Maine State Senate, Chellie Pingree, Bruce Poliquin, Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire State House, Ann Kuster, Frank Guinta, Scott Perry, Lou Barletta, Mike Doyle, Glenn Thompson, Robert Brady, Tim Murphy, Mike Kelly, Keith Rothfus, Joe Pitts, Elizabeth Esty, Rosa DeLauro, John Larson, Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Foxx, Gerry Connolly, Barbara Comstock, Don Beyer, Randy Forbes, Morgan Griffith, Rob Wittman, Evan Jenkins, Pramila Jayapal, Denny Heck, Dan Newhouse, Mike Honda, Jerry McNerney, Anna Eshoo, Mike Thompson, Doug LaMalfa, Mark Takano, Jared Huffman, Louie Gohmert, Sheila Jackson Lee, John Yarmuth, Marsha Blackburn, Steve Cohen, Jared Polis, Ed Perlmutter, Doug Lamborn, Mike Coffman, Mark Pocan, Sean Duffy, Glenn Grothman, CNN, New York State Senate, New Jersey State House, Eliot Engel, Nydia Velazquez, Martin Heinrich, Carolyn Maloney, Nita Lowey, Gregory Meeks, Frank Pallone, Luke Messer, Andre Carson, Susan Brooks, Larry Bucshon, Liz Cheney, Jeff Duncan, Tom Rice, Kristi Noem, Rick Quinn, Creighton Coleman, California State House, John Lively, Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader, Cedric Richmond, Ralph Abraham, Charles Chaney, U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Trey Gowdy, Maryland State House

Adverse effect of GOP tax bill on Graduate students in the US

Graduate students in the US are already living at the survival line. They are working hard to push forward the frontiers of science in all directions and trying to make a better tomorrow than today. Their disposable income is barely reaches 20k per year ( stipend for being TA or RA) and this money goes all to their consumption needs with almost nothing left to save. The new GOP tax bill is going to make the tuition waiver taxable which is estimated to cost each graduate student about $2000 a year and this will push most of the graduate students even lower the survival level. As a result, they should cut down their daily expenses to get along with the new budget and this means they will buy and consume less necessary stuff. On the other side, local businesses will suffer as well because students will spend less money in local restaurants, bars, games and etc. In all, this bill is going to put more financial pressure on graduate students and also hurt local businesses across the US. Please sign and share this petition to support all graduate students in the US and also opposing this unfair tax bill.

Kaveh Dlv
17,113 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to The Penn State Board Of Trustees

Make "PATERNO FIELD" at Beaver Stadium

  Success with Honor.. Those words along with the Grand Experiment that Joe Paterno put into place will live forever. Those young men who played for Joe left Penn State after 4 years with a quality education, a degree in their field, and more than any other College or University has ever produced, those young men graduated with Honors. Five years have past, yet we still fight those in the media, and likewise those fans from other schools who have always hated Joe Paterno, why, simple, he was and always will be a winner both on the field of battle, and off of the field making sure his players pushed themselves to earn a degree and graduate, which was the most important goal in his life, not simply winning football games on Saturday in the Fall.   Please join Sue Paterno, who signed this petition on October 17th, 2013, Jay Paterno who signed at the 2012 Blue/White game, combined with Ki-Jana Carter, OJ McDuffie, The late Penn State and Philadelphia Eagle Great, Scott Lefko, Adam Taliaferro, Peter Curkendall, Todd Blackledge, Anthony Cleary, Andrew Pitz, Brian Masella, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, Quintus McDonald, Brian Milne, Blair Thomas, Brandon Short, Steven Michael Joseph, Mike Meade, Chris Mazyck, and more who are in full support of this grand gesture. The Beaver Family fully supports this petition to honor 2 great men that have done so many good things for Penn State! 67,500 Plus have signed; now it’s your turn to become a part of History, let’s win game #410 for Joe.   The 409 wins have been restored by the NCAA, the sanctions have all been withdrawn because it took time for the NCAA to realize that Joe Paterno was not only innocent, he was never charged with any wrong doing and never will be. The FACT of the matter is that the NCAA now has molded their new policy (after Joe) on how to handle such a horrible situation like this if it were to happen on any campus in the future. That's right, they now praise Joe Paterno for the way he handled the situation and clearly say it is how things should be handled from this day forward. Imagine that, "The Paterno Way" once again is leading the nation in the right direction just like it did for 62 years. The time is now, we The Board has honored Joe for his 50th year Anniversary of his first home game as head coach. It was brought with mass celebration from Penn Staters, and many non Penn Staters who know the truth. We can't fix those minds who like I said have always shown hatred for Joe Paterno, and that includes so many in the media it is sickening. Sign the petition, who cares what the haters have to say, we know the truth, and after 6 years that is all that matters, let the haters continue to hate Penn State, Joe Paterno, our fans, and what we stand for, Success with Honor.    WE ARE........ 

Blake Tobias
67,833 supporters