Petition to U.S. Department of Justice, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray
Investigate ExxonMobil for Fraud
Polar bears stranded and starving on melting ice floes. Family farms abandoned due to California’s mega-drought. Once-splendid coral reefs bleached and dead in our oceans. We have all seen these images, and most scientists believe they are caused by climate change. It’s no surprise that fossil fuel companies, which profit from the very activities that cause climate change, have pushed back on the scientific consensus that climate change is a problem we must address. But a recent investigation by Columbia University, the LA Times, and InsideClimate News has uncovered just how far one of the largest of these companies was willing to go to sweep climate concerns under the rug, and it is shocking . It turns out that ExxonMobil has quietly been at the forefront of climate change research, dating as far back as 1977, when top executives were briefed by leading climate scientists on the catastrophic effects of expanded burning of fossil fuels . Since then, Exxon has funded its own internal science as well as research from outside experts at Columbia University and MIT . And it has taken its findings to heart, closely studying how to adapt the company’s operations to a warming planet and incorporating its findings into the company’s planning. But without the recent investigation, we wouldn’t have known this. Because instead of bringing news of this looming catastrophe to the public, Exxon organized and funded groups that spread deliberate misinformation and denial about climate change . The New York attorney general has just announced that he will be launching his own investigation to determine whether Exxon Mobil lied to the public about the risks of climate change. But this issue is bigger than any one state, so I am calling on the U.S. Justice Department to do the same. Exxon also lied to its investors. Back in 1990, as the debate over climate change was just heating up, a shareholder petitioned the company’s board to develop a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from its operations.The board responded by saying that Exxon had studied the science of global warming, and concluded it was too murky to warrant action . Meanwhile, it was shaping whole operations plans around the very findings it was publicly discrediting. Exxon poured millions, if not billions, of dollars into misleading the public on climate change, and it must be held accountable. They released full-page ads in major newspapers, attempting to discredit even NASA scientists. Exxon did this to protect its profits, but it cost us 40 crucial years that could have been spent addressing the problem. We can’t get those 40 years back, and our planet is already showing the disastrous effects of that fact. Climate change poses a risk to billions of humans and countless other species on this planet - but there is still time to act. Please join me in calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a federal investigation into Exxon Mobil’s deliberate misleading of the public on climate change. Sources:  - http://graphics.latimes.com/exxon-arctic/  - http://insideclimatenews.org/news/15092015/Exxons-own-research-confirmed-fossil-fuels-role-in-global-warming  - http://graphics.latimes.com/exxon-research/
Petition to Every South African that cares...
State of Capture. Zuma needs to step down.
The Public Protector’s report into State Capture finds damning evidence of significant wrongdoing, improper influence, conflicts of interest and outright corruption, all pointing directly to President Zuma and his cronies. Our unemployment has never been higher. Crime & corruption have become a standard. Captured Government officials are pillaging our taxes and our economy is at a tipping point. The Zuma presidency has been a blight on South Africa – only his removal from office can help repair the damage he has caused. We need change. This petition will showcase how many of us want change and given enough support, together we can create that change.
Petition to Illinois, Bruce Rauner, Rockford Community Members
Investigate the appointment of Mike Dunn, Jr. to the RVC Board of Trustees.
A republic, even at the local level, requires its representatives to stand for election. Mike Dunn, Jr. has effectively skipped the election process. Mike Dunn Jr.'s term was set to end in April 2017. Instead, he will serve into 2019. He was appointed to a seat vacated by fellow Trustee Ashley Burks. Burks resigned December 20 -- exactly one day after the deadline to submit petitions to run for the Board.** Instead of defending his own position this April, he resigned his seat February 16 so he could be appointed to Burks' open seat in a special meeting of the Board on February 17. **There is some question as to whether Trustee Burks effectively resigned even earlier. According to public records, she had not attended a full Board meeting since September. This would mean that the Board was well past its 60 days to make Dunn's appointment. By law, the decision would've have been the State's. To put it simply: the RVC Board of Trustees skipped an election and shut out voters. Board President Patrick Murphy said, "It's our decision to make and we made it for very good reasons." The Board cited Dunn's experience on the Board as a factor in its decision.Yet even with the best of intentions, this move raises questions about the trustworthiness of local politicians and, most regrettably, the very legitimacy of the RVC Board of Trustees. We request the Illinois State Board of Elections to open an investigation into Mike Dunn Jr.'s convenient resignation and subsequent appointment to the RVC Board of Trustees, out of concern that it may violate the letter of Illinois law and certainly tests the spirit of it (110 ILCS 805/3-7(d) from Ch. 122, par. 103-7). We also urge Governor Rauner to keep his campaign promise to root out cronyism in the state by opening an investigation of his own into the matter. Finally, we urge community members to contact the RVC Board of Trustees directly to calmly and civilly voice their concerns.
Petition to Pres. Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III
Remove Jose Angel Honrado from MIAA and put an end to the "laglag/tanim bala" syndicate in all Philippine airports.
The recent rash of reported cases of travellers being victimized by the “laglag bala” or “tanim bala” extortion syndicate operating within the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has put the Philippines in the worst possible light. What’s worse is that the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado has not only ignored a public outcry for an investigation, he has even defended the prosecution of the hapless travellers. This is despite overwhelming evidence that the bullets supposedly found in the baggage of the victims, including a 56-year-old domestic worker who was on her way back to Hong Kong, had been planted to squeeze money from them. But our demand for Honrado's ouster is not merely due to his inaction toward this shameless extortion racket, it is also based on on outstanding questions regarding his competence and integrity. Since he took over as MIAA chief in July 2010, the country's airport system has been plagued by poor maintenance of facilities, congested runways , rampant pilfering of baggage and lack of surveillance equipment, which have all contributed to NAIA gaining notoriety as the world's worst airport for three consecutive years. Honrado is also to blame for the widely criticized integration of the airport terminal fee in air tickets, which has resulted in the illegal collection of the P550 fee from each departing overseas Filpino worker. MIAA’s Memorandum Circular 8, series of 2014, is a clear violation of Section 35 of Republic Act 8042 or the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995, which exempts OFWs from paying travel tax, airport and terminal fees. But despite a unanimous Senate resolution calling on him to halt the collection, as well as the staunch opposition by all concerned sectors including OFW groups, legislators, and even executive offices such as the Department of Labor and Employment and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Honrado continues to commit this illegal act. Honrado is a retired air force general whose best claim to fame is his having headed the Presidential Security Group during the term of the late President Cory Aquino. He has no experience managing a civilian office, much less an organization as complex as the MIAA, and it shows. Since taking over MIAA, he has committed blunder after blunder, and persists to commit acts that run counter to the public’s interest. We call on President Benigno S. Aquino IIII to immediately relieve Honrado as MIAA chief for all the following reasons: his incompetence, mismanagement, refusal to abide by lawful orders and wilful disregard of the country’s laws. Enough is enough. Honrado must go. Now.
Petition to European Parliament
SAVE THE ALGARVE FROM OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION - SALVAR O ALGARVE DA EXPLORACAO DE GAS E PETROLEO
ASMAA DEMANDS THE RESIGNATION OF MINISTER OF THE SEA http://algarvedailynews.com/news/11274-minister-of-the-sea-lied-to-parliament ASMAA EXIGE A DEMISSÃO DA MINISTRA DO MAR http://www.asmaa-algarve.org/en/news/press-room/a-asmaa-exige-a-demissao-da-ministra-do-mar ********************************************************************** FOR UPDATES VISIT OUR SITE OR JOIN US ON FACEBOOKMAIS INFORMAÇÃO NO NOSSO SITE OU NA NOSSA PÁGINA DO FB FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asmaaalgarve/ URL site: http://asmaa-algarve.org ************************************************************************ ONE PETITION IS ALREADY IN THE PORTUGUESE PARLIAMENT - against the first well being drilled in the Alentejo Basin by Galp/ENI in the offshore of Aljezur (Algarve) - video of first audience (meeting in Portuguese parliament is in Portuguese) ... but actions in past few months clearly ilustrate that we have to take this matter to Brussels to the EU. This is ONLY one of 9 concessions in the Algarve and one in 15 in Portugal. A luta continua! Not ONE Well! Not NOW ... Not IN the Future! The ASMAA Team *************************************************************************** UMA PETIÇÃO ESTÁ JÁ NESTE MOMENTO A SER AVALIADA NO PARLAMENTO PORTUGUÊS. Pode ouvir no video o que se passou. Mas a petição em audiência na Assembleia da República neste momento contra o primeiro furo (Galp/ENI) é só contra um dos 9 contractos neste momento activos no Algarve e um dos quinze em Portugal. Com o que se tem passado, não temos duvidas de que estamos a caminhar para chegar a Brusselas e a caminho do parlamento Europeu. A luta continua! Nem UM Furo! Nem AGORA ... Nem NO Futuro! A equipa da ASMAA
Petition to Janet H. Brown
New Commission of Debates
A "New Commission of Debates" is necessary to ensure all political parties on all ballots are given equal exposure. In order for democracy to be successful, the voting public must know all their options on the ballot. The mission of the New Commission of Debates to be known as "The Commission of Debates" is to simply ensure Free, Open and Fair debates between all political parties on the ballot for Local, State and Federal elections. Debates to be held for every election and include all parties on the ballot.
Petition to Department of Justice, Mayor Bill Falkner, Prosecutor Dwight Scroggins
Department of Justice Investigation into St Joseph Missouri Police Department..
Calvin Robinson Jr. Calvin Passed away in the early hours of Christmas morning 2015. All his belongings were missing. Additionally his debit card was used for a month following his death. After asking for an investigation into this matter, the family was told the a dead person could not be a victim and they were not going to investigate any further. Still waiting on a response from the Mayor of St Joseph Missouri. Spoke with the Prosecutor and was told that nobody investigates the police. Spoke with the investigator and was told that the family would have to spend some money to find out what happened. The family was not notified by the police of the death of their loved one. Instead a "friend" of the victim notified the family. The same friend who was later determined to have called the police and tell them that the victim had stolen her car. To make matters worse the officer who reconstructed the scene made the following video, seeming to taunt the family. Zachary Craft This officer was eventually fired after the department faced criticism for having him on duty. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdQb7rTrEPA http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/st-joseph-officer-appears-in-racially-charged-video/article_ba30c352-481f-553e-a2a8-fe9492150559.html Jason Fanning Jason was murdered by a St Joseph Missouri Police officer 2/20/17. A officer approached Jason without any lights or sirens and shot him to death in a vehicle parked in a driveway. The following comment was taken from a article: "Questioned about Bever’s failure to turn on his emergency lights, which would have activated the dash camera, Capt. Jeff Wilson, a spokesman for the St. Joseph Police Department, said this issue was an internal matter for the department and he had no comment on current police policy." http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/no-charges-in-officer-involved-shooting/article_7309770f-30ee-555f-b812-339deb0cbbf0.html http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/police-release-dashcam-footage-of-officer-involved-shooting/article_baf45dc8-60c5-5797-9fb7-9768af7c57a0.html I have also included a link for the petition requesting this officer be arrested for murder. https://www.change.org/p/we-want-justice-justiceforjay From detective to felon: The Scott Coates Saga "Mr. Coates said the polygraph examination ended with the FBI polygraphist telling him he was lying and beginning interrogation. The interrogation was the first time he was directly asked about the case, he said." Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former longtime detective with the St. Joseph, Missouri Police Department pleaded guilty in federal court today to withholding information about a prohibited person who illegally possessed a firearm used in a gang-related shooting. https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/kansascity/news/press-releases/former-st.-joseph-police-detective-pleads-guilty-to-withholding-information-about-illegal-firearm http://www.newspressnow.com/news/local_news/from-detective-to-felon-the-scott-coates-saga/article_3aa18648-d0d1-56b4-95a0-3c6440b43f22.html Angela Horn “It’s a joke,” Horn said. “That’s why it’s called the criminal justice system, because that’s who it serves. Their salary comes out of my pocket. I just think that it should be for people that need protection—and not for people that are out to frickin’ take everything you have.” https://steemit.com/police/@clayrains/saint-joseph-residents-give-police-an-f-in-fighting-crime-and-an-a-in-harassment
Petition to Brian Boquist, Kate Brown, Oregon State House, Jeff Merkley, Pete DeFazio, Ron Wyden, Oregon State Senate
Stop Oregon S.B. 719
Senate Bill 719 is a direct infringement of a person's rights and must be stopped immediately. Please share this to everyone you know and help spread the word. As a law-abiding Second Amendment supporter in Oregon, I urge everyone to please oppose Senate Bill 719A. SB 719A would create a so-called "Extreme Risk Protection Order" (ERPO) that could be obtained by a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member in an ex parte hearing to deprive someone of their Second Amendment rights without due process of the law. By allowing a law enforcement officer, family member, or household member to seek the ERPO, SB 719A would allow people who are not mental health professionals, who may be mistaken, and who may only have minimal contact with the respondent to file a petition with the court and testify on the respondent's state of mind. This ex parte order, which strips the accused of their Second Amendment rights, would be issued by a judge based on the brief statement of the petitioner. The accused would not be afforded the chance to appear in court to defend themselves against the allegations when the ERPO is issued. These orders may be issued without any allegations of criminal behavior. Again, as a fellow law abiding citizen, I urge you to please oppose SB 719A. Thank you.