Petition to Lee Zeldin
Cutting scientific research funding puts America last. Don’t support it.
President Trump’s budget proposes slashing investment in scientific research. If passed, it would hurt our economy, ability to make discoveries that change how we live, and our place as a world leader in science and technology. I live on Long Island, NY -- home to Stony Brook University, Stony Brook Medical Center, and the Brookhaven National Labs. These institutions are some of the largest employers in our area and they depend on funding from federal grants to continue their work in scientific discovery. They also provide the jobs that anchor our local economy. That’s why we were stunned to see the President Trump’s proposed cuts to the research and innovation funding in his recently unveiled ‘America First’ budget. Key agencies like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- among many others -- are on the chopping block. Not only would these budget cuts be a blow to maintaining our nation’s supremacy in scientific discovery and innovation, but they would have a devastating economic effect on the communities tied to the research institutions funded by these agencies. Here’s why: federal research dollars to our non-profit institutions help spur the development of innovative products and technologies. This often results in the creation of numerous start-ups and small business -- creating jobs and contributing to the economic well-being of communities. Ripping away that funding will kill 3,000 jobs at Brookhaven National Labs, alone, -- creating a devastating ripple effect among other areas of our local economy. Not only does the so-called ‘America First’ budget promote bad research policy -- it’s also bad economic policy. Please sign and share this petition telling Congress to reject the Trump administration’s proposed budget. Donald Trump says he’s putting ‘America First’, but his budget policies will only leave American research and American communities behind.
Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
We want to see Trump's tax returns.
President Trump calls reports of his alleged compromising ties to Russian businesses and government officials, “FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT.” He can prove it by releasing his tax returns. Who does our president owe money to? Can they use his debt to manipulate our Commander-in-Chief? Is he receiving income from foreign sources to his businesses from which he has yet to divest? The answers are easy to discover if he releases his tax returns. In a press conference, Trump told the assembled reporters, “The only people who seem to care about my tax returns are you people here.” Our country does care. In fact, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll, 74% of Americans (including 53% of Republicans) want him to RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS. Every major presidential candidate for the past 40 years has voluntarily released their tax returns. President Nixon even released his tax returns while under audit. Why does President Trump refuse to release his taxes if he has nothing to hide? Please sign and SHARE this petition calling on President Trump to RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS NOW.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Robert Pittenger
Save our State Department’s Education and Cultural Exchange Programs
Education and Cultural Exchange programs funded by the U.S. State Department support our nation’s international diplomacy efforts. They provide young Americans from all backgrounds, races, and ethnicities with the opportunity to serve as cultural ambassadors for our nation in strategically significant areas of the world like the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia. The Trump administration’s new budget would eliminate nearly all of these programs -- at a time when our country needs the goodwill generated by these exchanges the most. Eliminating these Education and Cultural Exchange programs would be a costly mistake for our country. These programs help build relationships with key civilian partners for sustained peace -- an essential tool needed to fight terrorism. They help us gain the respect of the world, and support our military when the use of force is needed. These initiatives take on even more urgency, with our country’s recent military action against the Syrian government -- the regime at the center of another festering Middle-Eastern conflict crying out for a sustainable peace. Ongoing international cultural exchange is crucial for our country to defend its claim as the world’s “indispensable nation". Eliminating funding for the programs encouraging goodwill and cultural awareness in strategically significant areas will cause us to lose touch with the rest of the world -- leaving us all a bit less safe and free. Please sign this petition to tell Congress that cutting funding for these essential State Department Educational and Cultural Exchange program is a mistake we don’t need to make.
Petition to Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chris Collins, Peter T. King, Elise Stefanik, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Don’t eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts
Multiple news outlets say the Trump administration may soon announce plans to eliminate both the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) entirely as part of a plan to curb spending. The administration plans to cut $10 trillion, nearly all of our budget’s non-discretionary spending, over the next 10 years. The NEA and NEH account for less than .002% of our federal spending -- about 46 cents each, for every American, every year. The NEA has been the life-blood and foundation of the arts community across our nation since 1965. They provide grants for dance, music, drama, literature, outreach education, and so much more. The NEH offers research funding to museums, libraries, and colleges. Did you enjoy films like Ken Burn’s Civil War documentary series? That was funded by the NEH, along with 16 other Pulitzer prize winning productions. Together, these two organizations enrich the arts in America -- giving creativity and freedom of speech a voice and continues to nurture humanity at large. These vital organizations must be spared. Don’t allow these organizations to slip away quietly into the night. Sign this petition right now and tell Congress to save the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and help us petition for policy that protects this valuable resources from future partisan shifts with a permanent funding mandate.
Petition to Donald Trump
Donald Trump: Deport Undocumented Canadian Geese
Canadian geese (Branta Canadensis) are one of the most dangerous threats facing the American public today. Thousands of legal US citizens are attacked, harassed, and threatened by these undocumented "immigrants" each year. These ruthless birds also invade our ponds, lakes, and local creeks. These bodies of water are kept and payed for by legal US citizens. Proponents of allowing these detriments to society claim that Canadian geese must fly south to the US in order to escape arctic canadian winters. However, global warming is increasing at an astoundingly fast rate and soon they will have no excuse. Besides, other animals in Canada seem to do just fine. This invasion of US soil has gone on long enough. Sure, there are good geese, but those coming into this country illegally are carrying disease and propagating violence. Even the children are known to be incredibly prone to ferocity. Tell President Trump: enough is enough. Deport undocumented Canadian geese back to Canada.
Petition to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Santa Rosa City Council, Sebastopol City Council, Cotati City Council, Rohnert Park City Council, Windsor City Council, Healdsburg City Council, Sonoma City Council, Cloverdale City Council, Petaluma City Council, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas
It Won't Happen Here - Sonoma County Resistance to the Trump Agenda
This is a call for people living in Sonoma County, California (PLEASE DO NOT SIGN IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN SONOMA COUNTY, but create a similar statement for your elected representatives.) to endorse the following It Won't Happen Here Statement. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy of the petition. English followed by Spanish followed by explanation: WHEREAS, to safeguard the equal and inalienable rights and inherent dignity of all people that is the foundation of the relationship between a government and the people; AND whereas, we recognize that the rights and dignity of all people are under threat; WE, the undersigned individuals residing in Sonoma County, CA, call upon all Sonoma County governing authorities and law enforcement agencies to pledge in writing to protect all of the County's community members; FURTHERMORE, we call upon these authorities and agencies to proclaim publicly that they will refuse to cooperate with any demands from the federal government to institute detentions, deportations, registries, conversion therapies, imprisonment or any other acts that target or discriminate based on immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, ability, political affiliation, economic status, age, gender-identity or sexual orientation; FURTHERMORE, we, the undersigned individuals, in obedience to our consciences, pledge to protect, to the best of our ability, all community members and will support our local governments as they move to resist these undemocratic and un-American practices in order to reaffirm their commitment to inclusivity, respect and dignity. ESTO NO SUCEDERA AQUI - Resistencia del Condado de Sonoma a la Agenda de Trump CONSIDERANDO que, para proteger los derechos iguales e inalienables y la dignidad inherente de todas las personas, que es el fundamento de la relación entre un gobierno y el pueblo; Y CONSIDERANDO que reconocemos que los derechos y la dignidad de todas las personas están amenazados; NOSOTROS, los abajo firmantes que residen en el condado de Sonoma, CA, pedimos a todas las autoridades gubernamentales del condado de Sonoma y las agencias de aplicación de la ley que se comprometan por escrito a proteger a todos los miembros de la comunidad del condado; ADEMÁS, exhortamos a estas autoridades y agencias a proclamar públicamente que se negarán a cooperar con cualquier demanda del gobierno federal para instituir detenciones, deportaciones, registros, terapias de conversión, encarcelamiento o cualquier otro acto que apunte o discrimine basado en el estatus migratorio, Raza, origen étnico, religión, país de origen, capacidad, afiliación política, condición económica, edad, identidad de género u orientación sexual;ADEMÁS, los abajo firmantes, en obediencia a nuestras conciencias, nos comprometemos a proteger, en la medida de nuestras posibilidades, a todos los miembros de la comunidad y apoyaremos a nuestros gobiernos locales en su intento de resistir estas prácticas antidemocráticas y antiamericanas para reafirmar su compromiso con la inclusión, el respeto y la dignidad. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. *. After the 2016 presidential election, so many people were talking about what might happen under a Trump presidency that a group of people came together to create a statement that would go to Sonoma County's city councils, the Board of Supervisors, the D.A., the Sheriff and the school boards letting them know that we expect them to protect all the people of Sonoma County (CA) from laws, executive orders and department regulations which would violate their civil rights. Through a Facebook announcement initiated by local activist, Susan Lamont, we ended up with more than 70 people from many communities working on the statement over the course of six meetings. We are currently involved in getting as many groups (95 groups have endorsed as of 1/9/17) and individuals as possible to endorse it before we take it to those elected bodies. This petition is the vehicle for support by individuals. We believe that these are not normal times and that people will make extraordinary efforts to be on the right side of history. We would like to make Sonoma County a county of resistance to all forms of discrimination. For those of us born in the years immediately following the end of WWII, we have heard people of all political persuasions say "Never again!" and "How did the German people allow that to happen?" We're essentially asking people to show that those reactions really meant something. We do not know exactly what the Trump administration will bring forth by law or executive order or department policies. But we should know what we will not allow or accept. The rhetoric of Trump and his appointees cannot be met with halfway measures or a wait-and-see attitude. We must be clear in our resistance and refusal from the start. Elected officials around the country are speaking up. The Mayor of New York City has been particularly strong in saying he will break the law to resist. Governor Jerry Brown has spoken out strongly, as well. We want the same from our elected representatives in Sonoma County. We can and should resist here. We can and should say “It won't happen here.” (This group is a loose affiliation of many people from many walks of life. We've been so busy promoting the statement that we haven't had time to create a formal organization - but we'll get to it! We do have a phone # -707-595-0153 - and an email address - email@example.com)
Petition to President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Terry Branstad, Federal Drug Administration
SIGN+END THE WAR ON DRUGS REQUESTING AMENDMENT 21 TO BE REWRITTEN AND APLLIED IN 2017-2018
I need your help. I need you to use your given powers to get this through to the US Federal Governments', and finally end this childish War on Drugs. -Please Read How Below. THIS IS A REQUEST TO THE PRESIDENT AND US GOVERNMENT THAT THE 21ST AMENDMENT BE REWRITTEN IN ORDER TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS AND CRIME.***BY REWRITING THE REPEALING OF ALCOHOL TO REPEALING OF ALL DRUGS.*** "BY DOING SO NOT ONLY WILL WE WIN, WE WILL ALSO PROFIT BY SELLING IT IN THE SAME WAY AS WE DO ALCOHOL, DISTRIBUTING DRUGS TO PUBLIC CONSUMERS!" -THE BEST PART ABOUT MAKING DRUGS LEGAL LIKE WE DID WITH ALCOHOL, CRIMINALS WILL GO OUT OF BUSINESS DUE TO THE FACT THAT 90% OF CRIMINALS WHO SELL DRUGS USE THAT MONEY TO PAY FOR ILLAGAL WEAPONS, IMPORTS, AND ACTIVITIES!!!!-THIS WILL ALLOW US TO BETTER USE LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE WAYS THEY WERE MEANT TO BE USED,-AND ABOVE ALL ELSE USE THE MONEY SAVED TO HELP AMERICA GROW INSTEAD OF WASTING OUR TIME AND MONEY WITH CRIMINALS **AND OFFICIALLY STOP PAYING FOR THE NON-VIOLENT VICTIMS IN PRISONS WHO HAVE BEEN IMPRISONED FOR USING DRUGS PROVEN TO BE LESS DANGEROUS THAN PHARMACEUTICALS AND ALCOHOL** ***PLEASE CONSIDER WHAT I HAVE SAID AND HELP AMERICA, ITS PEOPLE, AND ITS FUTURE GENERATIONS BY SIGNING AND PUTTING AMERICA BACK TO THE WAY IT USED TO BE!!!!*** "GREAT AGAIN!!!!"
Petition to Premiere Radio Networks, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation, steve harvey, The Steve Harvey Morning Show
Boycott Steve Harvey
TV Host Steve Harvey, is the latest victim of a Trump Tower meeting, and most recent African American celebrity to sell his soul to current president-elect Donald Trump. Harvey’s claim that President Obama urged the meeting with Trump hasn’t been confirmed by The White House, and many like comedian DL Hughley see this as nothing but another celebrity photo-op. Steve Harvey who's known for crowning the wrong winner, racist jokes aimed at Asian Men, and coonish comedy on his morning show, turned his back on millions of loyal listeners and went from dismissing the racist/sexist Donald Trump to full praise mode: “How do you let a dude who was on the cover of Playboy magazine and has been married 18 times be your president?” This is what Steve Harvey told The Daily Beast in February. “Now come on. Hell, then I qualify.” Next thing you know... "I find him congenial and sincere." "Trump wants to help." "I would sit with him anytime." This is what Steve Harvey posted on social media after meeting with Donald Trump. Anytime you throw your weight behind a political party of any form that blatantly incites division of minorities and racism, and you’re dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that Party, you’re not only a chump, but you’re a traitor to your race. It's deeper than boycotting Steve Harvey, but it will start here. This is also the American people refusing to accept the trickery and deceit of our modern day Barry Goldwater, Donald Trump. We aim to have The Steve Harvey Morning Show removed and replaced with something all listeners can enjoy from Asian to African American. "It's time to bring more Asian's and African American's together." What Steve Harvey failed to mention during his weak #SHMS explanation, and meme apology, is that he's a walking contradiction, who'll never admit he selected the devil's dollar over the black mans dignity. He's exposed.