Petition to Donald J. Trump, Trump Administration, U.S Congress
Immediate $ 2,000 + for every American per month !
With COVID-19 having more and more reported cases everyday, businesses are closing their doors, people are out of work with no way of knowing how long conditions will last. Americans are struggling to pay bills and support their families. Matters are only going to get worse the longer this pandemic continues. By signing this petition and contributing whatever you can spare, we will work together to not only get this issue put on the agenda, but we will speak to congress, expressing just how much us, the American people, are hurting. But supplying Americans with monthly support ( $2000 dollar minimum per person) until they can get back on their feet can save our communities from financial ruin.We need immediate checks and recurring payments so that we can keep our heads above water. Congress needs to make sure that we won’t be left financially ruined for doing our part to keep the country healthy.
Petition to Mike Waldrip, René Archambault, Chad Rudy, Gopal Ponangi, David Stolle, Nancy Humphrey, Sara Bonser, John Cornyn, Ted Cruz
Allow Virtual / Remote Schooling for our Kids in North Texas ISD’s for school year 2021-22
While we have seen tremendous improvement / drop in corona virus cases and in in general with the Pandemic, forcing our kids especially elementary and middle schoolers (under the age of 13) who are not yet vaccinated to attend in person schooling starting from August is a serious health and safety risk and will jeopardize the life our kids. There are multiple variants at large viz Delta, Lambda etc which have shown increased risk towards a fatal second and third wave. Various countries across the globe are facing the wrath of these mutations and millions of kids are Infected. There have been cases of people been infected in-spite of being vaccinated. With just about 42% of the Texas state adults been vaccinated and with no vaccine for our kids under 13, everyone including the teachers, other school staff, communities, remain at a serious risk of getting infected and starting a brutal second / third wave. CDC themselves have very clearly communicated that people with no vaccination are at a super increased risk of fatal infection and hence as a result have not relaxed mask for unvaccinated population. I do understand that HB 1468 was not passed by the house resulting in a cascade delay for remote learning / virtual schooling for all school districts in Texas. This is a humble request to all legislators and school districts to revisit their decision of not allowing remote / virtual learning. Please help us to keep our kids, school staff, our communities and the state safe and healthy while we all fight this deadly pandemic.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
$2000/month to every American #moneyforthepeople #covid19
**UPDATE: Our country is still deeply struggling. The recovery hasn’t reached many Americans – the true unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated at over 20% and many people face large debts from last year for things like utilities, rent and child care. These are all reasons that checks need to be targeted to people who are still struggling and that Congress needs to learn from this past year. It took nine months for Congress to send a second stimulus check, and just moments to spend it. Moving forward Congress needs to make recurring checks automatic if certain triggers are met. No more waiting around for our government to send the help we need. Sign to join our movement to get recurring checks to the people. My name is Stephanie, and I am one of millions of Americans who fear for my financial future because of this coronavirus crisis. With businesses and schools closing across the country to control the spread of this virus, many people have already lost their jobs. Others are being forced to stay home. This is catastrophic for working families like mine. I’m calling on Congress to support families with a $2,000 payment for adults and a $1,000 payment for kids immediately, and continuing regular checks for the duration of the crisis. Otherwise, laid-off workers, furloughed workers, the self-employed, and workers dealing with reduced hours will struggle to pay their rent or put food on the table. My husband and I own a restaurant in Denver and these past two weeks have been a blur. Our restaurant community is wrestling with seeing everything we all have worked so hard for irrevocably changed. Our hearts were breaking as we watched our staff divide the ingredients in our kitchen to bring to their homes: a dismal token for employees who worked tirelessly every day. Our talented and cherished team, some of whom have been with us since we opened our doors 15 years ago, are now without an income. Like our team, my family has lost all of the income from our restaurant, and business owners and the self-employed can't claim unemployment. This is the story of America right now. For our team and other Americans who can claim unemployment, even the maximum payments will not be enough for most people to continue paying their bills – and avoid slipping into poverty. The facts are, even successful small businesses can’t go months with their doors closed. But supplying Americans with monthly support until they can get back on their feet can save our communities from financial ruin. We need immediate checks and recurring payments so that we can keep our heads above water. Congress needs to make sure that we won’t be left financially ruined for doing our part to keep the country healthy.
Petition to World Leaders
Release imprisoned journalists worldwide
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee to Protect Journalists and our partners call on governments to release all journalists from their prisons. On behalf of more than 250 journalists behind bars, we call on authorities to free these political prisoners immediately and unconditionally. For journalists jailed in countries affected by the virus, freedom is now a matter of life and death. Imprisoned journalists have no control over their surroundings, cannot choose to isolate, and are often denied necessary medical care. The World Health Organization states that “People deprived of their liberty, and those living or working in enclosed environments in their close proximity, are likely to be more vulnerable to the COVID-19 disease than the general population.” Global press freedom and human rights organizations are calling on world leaders to immediately release all imprisoned journalists. Add your voice to the call and sign our petition today! Click here for a full list of partner organizations Translations Español En medio de la pandemia provocada por el COVID-19, el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por su siglas en inglés) insta a los Gobiernos a liberar de las cárceles a todos los periodistas. En nombre de los más de 250 periodistas en prisión, hacemos un llamamiento a las autoridades a liberar de manera inmediata e incondicional a estos presos políticos. Para los periodistas encarcelados en países afectados por el virus, la libertad ahora es una cuestión de vida o muerte. Los periodistas encarcelados no tienen ningún control sobre su entorno, no pueden optar por el aislamiento voluntario, y a menudo se les niega la atención médica necesaria. La Organización Mundial de la Salud ha declarado: “Las personas privadas de su libertad, y aquéllas que viven o trabajan en ambientes cerrados muy cerca de estas personas, son más vulnerables que el resto de la población a la enfermedad provocada por el COVID-19." Las organizaciones defensoras de los derechos humanos y la libertad de prensa de todo el mundo están instando a los líderes mundiales a liberar inmediatamente a todos los periodistas encarcelados. ¡Sume su voz a este llamamiento y suscriba nuestra petición hoy! Portuguese Em meio à pandemia provocada pelo COVID-19, o Comitê para a Proteção dos Jornalistas (CPJ) insta os governos a libertar todos os jornalistas que estão em seus cárceres. Em nome de mais de 250 jornalistas atrás das grades, pedimos às autoridades que libertem esses presos políticos de forma imediata e incondicional. Para jornalistas presos em países afetados pelo vírus, a liberdade é agora uma questão de vida ou morte. Jornalistas aprisionados não têm controle sobre seu ambiente, não podem escolher isolar-se e geralmente não recebem os cuidados médicos necessários. A Organização Mundial da Saúde declara que “as pessoas privadas de liberdade e as que vivem ou trabalham em ambientes fechados, proximidade a ela, são mais vulneráveis à doença provocada pelo COVID-19 do que a população em geral." As organizações globais de liberdade de imprensa e direitos humanos estão pedindo aos líderes mundiais que libertem imediatamente todos os jornalistas presos. Adicione sua voz ao apelo e assine nossa petição hoje! Turkish Gazetecileri Koruma Komitesi içinde bulunduğumuz COVID-19 salgını durumunda tüm devletleri hapishanelerindeki tüm gazetecileri serbest bırakmaya çağırıyor. Parmaklıklar ardında bulunan 250’nin üzerinde gazeteci adına yetkilileri bu politik mahkumları derhal ve koşulsuz olarak serbest bırakma çağrısı yapıyoruz. Virüsten etkilenen ülkelerin hapishanelerindeki gazeteciler için özgürlük artık bir ölüm kalım meselesi. Hapisteki gazeteciler çevrelerini kontrol edemezler, kendilerini izole etme kararı alamazlar ve sıklıkla gerekli tıbbi tedaviden yoksun bırakılırlar. Dünya Sağlık Örgütü açıklamasında belirtildiği üzere: “Özgürlüklerinden mahrum bırakılan insanlar ve kapalı alanlarda onlara yakın mesafede yaşayan ve çalışanlar COVID-19 hastalığına karşı toplumun genelinden daha korunmasız olabilirler.” Dünya çapında basın özgürlüğü ve insan hakları örgütleri dünya liderlerine hapisteki tüm gazetecileri derhal serbest bırakma çağrısı yapıyor. Sesinizi çağrımıza katın ve dilekçemizi bugün imzalayın! Français En plein pandémie de COVID-19, le Comité pour la protection des journalistes appelle tous les gouvernements à libérer tous les journalistes détenus dans leurs prisons. Au nom de plus de 250 journalistes derrière les barreaux, nous appelons les autorités à libérer ces prisonniers politiques immédiatement et sans condition. Pour les journalistes emprisonnés dans des pays touchés par le virus, la liberté est désormais une question de vie ou de mort. Les journalistes emprisonnés n’ont aucun contrôle sur leur environnement, ne peuvent pas choisir de s’isoler et sont souvent privés des soins médicaux nécessaires. L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé déclare que « Les personnes privées de leur liberté et celles qui vivent ou travaillent en milieu clos à proximité de ces personnes sont plus vulnérables que le reste de la population face à la maladie à virus COVID-19 ». Les organisations mondiales de défense de la liberté de la presse et des droits de l’homme appellent les dirigeants mondiaux à libérer immédiatement tous les journalistes emprisonnés. Joignez-vous à cet appel et signez notre pétition dès aujourd’hui! Russian В разгар пандемии COVID-19 Комитет по защите журналистов призывает все правительства освободить всех журналистов из тюрем. От имени более 250 журналистов за решеткой мы призываем власти немедленно и безоговорочно освободить этих политических заключенных. Для журналистов, заключенных в тюрьмы в странах, затронутых вирусом, свобода стала вопросом жизни и смерти. Заключенные журналисты не имеют возможности контролировать ситуацию вокруг них, не могут изолироваться, и им часто отказывают в необходимой медицинской помощи. Согласно заявлению Всемирной организации здравоохранения «люди, находящиеся в местах лишения свободы – равно как и люди, живущие или работающие в закрытой среде, в непосредственной близости друг к другу, более уязвимы перед COVID-19, чем население в целом». Глобальные организации по свободе прессы и правам человека призывают мировых лидеров немедленно освободить всех заключенных журналистов. Добавьте свой голос и подпишите нашу петицию сегодня! Farsi در میانهی بحران همه گیری کویید-۱۹، کمیتهی حفاظت از روزنامهنگاران از تمام دولتها میخواهد که هرچه سریعتر روزنامهنگاران دربند را آزاد کنند. از طرف بیش از ۲۵۰ روزنامهنگاری که پشت میلههای زندان هستند از مسئولان میخواهیم که این زندانیان سیاسی را سریعا و بی قید و شرط آزاد کنند. برای روزنامهنگارانی که در کشورهای درگیر ویروس کرونا زندانی هستند، آزادی حکم مرگ و زندگی را دارد. روزنامهنگاران دربند اختیار کنترل شرایط خود را ندارند، نمیتوانند تصمیم به ایزوله کردن خود بگیرند و کمکهای پزشکی از ایشان دریغ میشود. سازمان بهداشت جهانی میگوید: «افرادی که آزادی از ایشان سلب شده است و در محیطهای بسته زندگی یا کار میکنند، در برابر بیماری کویید-۱۹ آسیب پذیرتر از سایرین هستند.» سازمانهای جهانی آزادی مطبوعات وحقوق بشر از تمام رهبران جهان میخواهند که همهی روزنامهنگاران دربند را هرچه سریعتر آزاد کنند. همین امروز طومار ما را امضا کنید و صدای خود را به فریاد افراد خواهان آزادی روزنامهنگاران دربند بیفزایید. Arabic في وسط جائحة كوفيد-19، تطالب لجنة حماية الصحفيين جميع الحكومات بالإفراج عن جميع الصحفيين من السجون. ونيابة عن أكثر من 250 صحفياً سجيناً، نطالب السلطات بالإفراج عن هؤلاء السجناء السياسيين فوراً ودون شروط. وبالنسبة للصحفيين السجناء في البلدان المتأثرة بالفيروس، باتت الحرية الآن مسألة حياة أو موت. ولا يملك الصحفيون السجناء أي سيطرة على الأوضاع المحيطة بهم، ولا يمكنهم أن يقرروا عزل أنفسهم، وغالباً ما يُحرمون من الرعاية الطبية الضرورية. وصرحت منظمة الصحة العالمية بأن "الأشخاص المحرومين من حريتهم، وأولئك الذين يعيشون أو يعملون في بيئات مقفلة في محيطهم المباشر، من المرجح أن يكونوا أكثر عرضة للإصابة بمرض كوفيد-19 مقارنة مع عموم الجمهور". وتطالب المنظمات العالمية المعنية بحرية الصحافة وحقوق الإنسان قادة العالم بالإفراج فوراً عن جميع الصحفيين السجناء. ضم صوتك إلى هذه الدعوة ووقع على العريضة اليوم!
Petition to Joseph R. Biden, Miguel Cardona, Richard Cordray, James Kvaal
President Biden: Cancel Federal Student Loans, and Return Bankruptcy Rights to the Rest.
Trillions could be injected into the economy with no tax money needed, and nothing added to the national debt. During the pandemic, we've given $1 Trillion in loans that don't need to be repaid to small businesse, and additional trillions doled out to businesses, governments, individuals, colleges, and others. This all required money to be drawn from the Treasury, and added to the national debt. Cancelling $1.6 Trillion in federal student loans, on the other hand, will require nothing from the Treasury, and will add nothing to the national debt. Before the pandemic, 45.4 million people were holding federal student loans, and 80% were either unable to pay, or were paying but their balances were going up. Today, over one-third of U.S. states have student debt loads that eclipse their entire state budgets. People over the age of 50 with student loans outnumber people under 25, and they owe 3 times more, despite having borrowed far less. The default rate for 2004 students is 40%, and they took out less than a third of what today's students have to borrow. The default rate for current borrowers will likely exceed 75%. This is more than four times the default rate of sub-prime home mortgages. By all rational metrics, this is now a catastrophically failed, and nationally threatening lending system. We do not have to take this. The President and Secretary of Education have all the authority needed to cancel all federally owned student loans- about 85% of all student debt. Nothing would be added to the national debt, and no congressional approval or appropriation is needed. The President can also order the Department of Education to stop opposing student loan borrowers in bankruptcy court. For the good of the nation, it is time to end this broken federal lending system. We call on President Biden cancel all federally owned loans by executive order, and replace this failed lending system with a less expensive, more state-friendly funding model for higher education. We also call on both the President and Congress to return standard bankruptcy protections to ALL student loans, by executive order and through legislation. This will greatly stimulate the economy. Analysts have estimated that cancelling student loans will increase GDP by over $100 billion for the next ten years, but they neglect increased borrowing capacity that will enable people to buy homes, start businesses, etc. This would be an additional $1 Trillion (roughly) in direct spending in the near/medium term. This is not a partisan problem. More than half of all student loan borrowers identify as being politically independent, or republican. "Red" states are being hurt significantly worse than "Blue" states. Claims that cancelling loans will largely benefit people who don't need it are wrong. 80% of all borrowers were "underwater" on their loans before the pandemic. All borrowers were determined to be "financially needy" as a condition for the loans. More than 40% never graduated. The most successful student loan borrowers tend to refinance their loans out of the federal system, so they won't benefit. Rest assured, the taxpayers will be fine. The federal government has been profiting greatly on these loans for many years, and the Department of Education has even been making a profit on defaulted loans for decades. While it is not known how much of the $1.6 Trillion federal portfolio is unpaid principal, it is likely a small fraction of the total. On balance, the taxpayers will have very little- if any- net loss when these loans are cancelled. HELP US GROW THIS PETITION: Re-tweet this, and follow us. Paste the link to it across social media platforms. Get at least two people you know to sign. Tell your local media to report on it. Give it a boost. PLEASE...DO YOUR PART. THIS HISTORIC PETITION REQUIRES MORE THAN JUST YOUR SIGNATURE TO SUCCEED- Petition created by Alan Collinge, founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org and author of The Student Loan Scam (Beacon Press).
Petition to NYS Department of Corrections Executive Clemency Bureau, Andrew M. Cuomo
Approve Commutation Request
Juan Rivas, 11A3744 was only 19 when he was charged in 2010 of Criminal Sale Firearm and Criminal Sale Control Substance in 2010. He came from a very respectful family, attended private school and had an excellent upbringing. However, Mr. Rivas fell into the wrong crowd and fast life of living in NYS. He was received in the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision on 8/23/2011. Mr. Rivas received a Aggregate Minimum sentence of 0 years and a Maximum sentence of 16 years. Mr. Rivas has completed more than 50% of his sentence in NYS prisons. During his time in prison he underwent surgery and has developed respiratory ailments and severe allergies and asthma that cause him to take several medications to sleep and function throughout the day. Mr. Rivas is now 30 years old. He is classified as a mental health inmate receiving services for depression and anxiety. Although Mr. Rivas is not innocent on his actions, Mr. Rivas was a child, acting in accordance to what he was told by his peers. He acted on no recognizance and was forced to take the full sentence, while others received 1 year of probation for their participation in the crime; unjustly to charge the youngest participant in the case because he was vulnerable, threatened to receive 30+ years if he did not accept the plea amongst other things. Mr. Rivas is now married and receives support from his family and friends. His wife and family have developed a resume based on skills he has obtained in prisons to enable him to find employment when he is released in addition, are assisting and encouraging Mr. Rivas to complete his GED. Mr. Rivas has been transferred several times that he has been unable to complete the GED exam, a flaw that the system is not trying to reintegrate these inmates back into society as law abiding systems, but expecting them to return to these prisons as failures when they were not provided with the adequate tools, resources and training to live productive lives outside of the systems walls. His wife is employed as a Business Manager as well as owns her own party planning business and has been a strong support system for Mr. Rivas in the last 4 years. This petition is to assist Mr. Rivas family and supporters move the commutation application along for immediate consideration and release of Mr. Rivas.
Petition to Gavin Newsom
$600.00 California Golden State Stimulus Check For SSDI Recipients
Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a Golden State Stimulus payment for more than 2.5M tax payers that have filed their 2020 taxes as well as recipients of Cal EITC and ITIN filers who made less than $75,000 who have lived within the state of California for a least half of the 2020 tax year, you also have to be a California resident on the date payment is issued, and not be eligible to be claimed as a dependent. This stimulus package leaves out many of those within the state of California who really need and could use this money. Social Security Disability Insurance recipients do not automatically qualify for the Golden State Stimulus payment and most SSDI recipients are in desperate need of this payment because many only survive on their monthly benefits. The cost of this pandemic has put additional strain on these beneficiaries and they should not have been left out from this additional payment. Please sign this petition to let Governor Gavin Newsom know that people on Social Security Disability Insurance should benefit from the $600.00 Golden State Stimulus payment. Thank you.
Petition to Pennsylvania Governor
Wrongful Conviction/Imprisonment During This Coronavirus Pandemic: Exonerate/Release
Mr. Mitchell Williams was wrongfully convicted in 2009 for armed robbery. At the time of the alleged armed robbery Mr. Willams was not inside the residence where the alleged robbery had taken place. On February 10, 2009 on the stand the "Witness" (Mitchell's ex girlfiends mother) was asked "Now, was Mr. Williams in your home on the night of the alleged robbery?"... She replied "No." The daughter of the witness (the ex girlfriend of Mr. Williams) later confessed via mail (letter) to Mr. Williams in prison that he was set up & her mother was one of the people who set Mr. Williams' up. Post Mr. Williams' conviction he has received many letters & JPay money payments to the prison from the alleged Witness/Victims of the alleged armed robbery since his arrest in 2009 (ask yourself why would any alleged victim of armed robbery send the alleged guilty man letters & money wishing him well & saying how bad they feel that he is on prison)! Moreover, the "Witness" (the mother of his ex-girlfriend) was under the infulence of muscle relaxers (Percocet & Xanax) when she gave her statement to the police detective on the case. The detective on the case was aware that she ("the Witness") was under the influence of combination drugs containing an opioid & still proceeded to question her & typed what was allegedly her statement (she did not write her own statement). The statement was used in the courtroom where the "Witness" stated she did not say certain things that were written in the statement, yet Mr. Williams was still incarcerated with fabricated/false information & no physical evidence. I am desperately asking that PA District Attorney Krasner & Govenor Tom Wolf please find it in there hearts to personally review this petition & all the information/documentation that has been provided to the District Attorney's Office Conviction Integrity Unit & The Govenor's Office regarding Mr. Williams ... Use your powers to help get him released especially during this horrible corona virus pandemic which makes it an even more crucial time! I/we (Mr. Williams, his children, family & friends) need all the support possible in this fight for Mr. Williams freedom! Mr. Williams deserves to live a happy, healthy life & to no longer have his life wasted in prison! He is facing two profound/acute realities simultaneously ... Which are his Wrongful Conviction & this Coronavirus Pandemic which is beyond difficult to try & protect yourself from when in prison. ***Please help save Mr. Williams' life!!! ****Check out this video: Innocent Man In Prison for Over a Decade Now