Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump, President of the United States
Help me keep my father from getting deported
This past year has been very hard for my family and I. We have gone through many obstacles that have challenged us and have left us vulnerable. About a week ago, my father was informed that he is at high risk for deportation. With new immigration policies and changes under the Trump administration, he may not be able to renew his work visa. In efforts to prove to the Immigration Court that my father is worthy of staying in this country I have created this petition and I am asking for your help. Here is a little bit of information about my father, Juan Ochoa arrived to the United States from a very poor life in Mexico at the age of seventeen in hopes of creating a better life for his family and for his future. For eighteen years Juan has been a productive member of society. He has worked and contributed to the community in many ways like every other U.S. citizen. Every year he has paid his taxes and he has no sort of criminal record. After a long day of work, Juan always looks forward to spending time with his family and catching up with them at the dinner table. As a U.S. citizen myself, I can assure you that my father is very proud to be a part of this country. At times I feel as if he is more patriotic than I will ever be. This is his country just as much as ours and for years all he has ever wanted is to officially become the U.S. citizen that he has always been. Without my father my family will suffer. Juan has two children with diagnosed and documented disabilities that require medical help and medication. If he were to get deported, his children will not be able to receive not only the proper medical help but also the proper education. Deporting him to Mexico would only leave more people suffering and in poverty. There is no future for our family in Mexico. I am asking you to please take a second of your day and to sign this petition if you agree in hopes of keeping my family together and to prove to the court that my father is worthy. We are not just numbers, we are people too.
Petition to Donald J. Trump
Demand the FBI interview Dr. Ford!
In September 2018, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford publicly alleged that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was given one week to probe allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; most recently, sources say the agency could finish days early without interviewing key witnesses and parties including Dr. Ford herself. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE. We demand the FBI interview Dr. Christine Blasey Ford now! In October 1991 Anita Hill bravely testified about the sexual harassment she experienced at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Exactly 27 years later, we're still here fighting for women survivors to be heard. Acceptance of rape culture and sexual violence is so entrenched in the United States of America that we are, once again, witnessing a woman bearing the burden of proof against a Supreme Court nominee. The facts are irrefutable: Kavanaugh lied repeatedly during his testimony. Toxic masculinity is a problem in this country and Kavanaugh is unfit to lead. Do the right thing! We wouldn't be here if it weren't for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's bravery in demanding an FBI investigation in the first place. It makes NO sense NOT to interview her. In an OPED to the New York Times, Anita Hill said "There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better." Listen to Black women. Sign this petition to urge the FBI to interview Dr. Christine Blasey Ford! For all that she's been through, she deserves to be heard again. Do not leave her out of this process. Adhere to the demands of Dr. Ford and all survivors!
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States
Senate: Wield the Constitution to Stop Saudi Starvation of Yemeni Children
President Donald Trump has become increasingly concerned about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, CNN reports. During a phone call with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Trump sounded angry while discussing the suffering of the civilians and told the prime minister that more pressure must be applied to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to prevent it, a UK official told CNN.CNN noted that "The US military provides aerial refueling support to aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition" that are bombing Yemeni civilians and civilian infrastructure and that are enforcing the Saudi-led blockade that has pushed millions of people in Yemen to the brink of famine. This suggests an obvious way that the Senate could apply "more pressure" to Saudi Prince Salman: invoke the War Powers Resolution to stop refueling the Saudi-UAE warplanes that are bombing Yemeni children. This military participation in Yemen's sectarian civil war has never been authorized by Congress, in violation of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution. Urge the Senate, the House, and President Trump to stop refueling the Saudi-UAE warplanes bombing children in Yemen by signing our petition.
Petition to Kirstjen Nielsen
Stop the Separation of Immigrant Families
More than 2,000 children have been separated from their families because of Trump’s new zero tolerance policy. Families who are trying to immigrate into the United States are being stopped at the border and having their children ripped away from them. Parents are being told that their children are being taken away for baths only to never see them again. When the parents are deported there is no one left to care for the children so they are taken to what’s essey a concentration camp. There is no guarantee that these families will ever reunite again unless we as Americans do something!
Petition to CNN, Judge Timothy Kelly
Fair & Balanced— Mandatory Training for Free Press (Coexistence Basics for Journalists)
On November 7, 2018, the American public witnessed an altercation between President Donald Trump and CNN Reporter, Jim Acosta during its White House Press Conference following the Midterm Elections. As the public recalls, many of the questions were heavily loaded and accusatory in nature. While President Trump attempted to provide answers to Acosta’s first few questions, Acosta engaged in further berating and arguing with the President. While there is no doubt that CNN profited from this interaction through headlines that purported in large sums of money through online clicks, it is critical to acknowledge and address that Acosta’s approach was biased and the headlines produced cause more and more division in our country. Acosta also did not pass the mic when asked, minimizing opportunity for other journalists to ask questions. It is crucial that there be regulations at White House Press Meetings that enforce fairness. While we fully believe in our constitutional right of free speech and would not condone censorship, it is also very important to carry out duties of journalism with integrity and respect to the Presidency and the American People. Therefore, this petition is not to ‘punish’ Acosta, press, or news station, nor to petition the court to repeal its temporary decision, but instead to propose mandatory training to Acosta based on Brandeis University’s Master of Arts Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Program that would allow a much more fair opportunity for the general public to draw their own conclusions in politics and the issues at hand. Based on The Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Research Methods: #1- do no harm #2- ask open ended questions #3- avoid loaded questions and accusations #4- practice objectivity #5- pass the mic when the interviewee first requests it With the public’s demand for Acosta’s retraining, we strive that these basic principles will be required through policy for all press and applied in order to create a fair and balanced platform of news media that will in effect bring our country together through fact reporting rather than continued separation through the use of divisive tactics practiced by media today. We, the People, petition that our concerns for a free but also fair and balanced press initiate a Coexistence and Conflict Resolution Research Methods training crash course to be put into affect for all press, starting with CNN.
Petition to OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Don't let democracy die in darkness. Shine a brighter light on the 2018 elections.
American democracy is under greater threat than ever before. This is our first national election under a president who has made no secret of his contempt for the institutions of our democracy, including the courts, the free press, and the election process itself. Worse, he is under investigation for colluding with a foreign dictatorship to swing the 2016 election in his favor. And having appointed Brett Kavanaugh to give him a majority on the Supreme Court, after Kavanaugh explicitly argued in 2009 that the president should be immune from criminal prosecution, Trump believes he is above the law. But the polls are giving a more than 75% chance of Democrats taking the House of Representatives in this election, which means they could impeach Trump for collusion with Russia and other crimes. There's no telling what Trump might do to prevent that from happening. But we do know who will be in the best position to hold him accountable: international election observers. Unfortunately, the international election watchdog ODIHR, which sent over 400 observers to thoroughly monitor the 2016 elections, has decided to send a team of less than 50 this time, and has no plans for any systematic observation of voting, vote counting, or tabulation of results. We must call on them to change their minds and deploy as many observers as possible to watch for all kinds of dirty tricks, including mass disenfranchisement, intimidation at the polls, and hacking of computerized election systems. We cannot allow Donald Trump to keep messing with our elections and undermining our democracy. Please sign to let ODIHR know we need them now more than ever. PETITION TEXT: ODIHR's election observation work has never mattered more. I am writing to ask you to be extremely wary on Election Day, and if at all possible, add many more election observers to ensure we get the best picture possible of any efforts to illegally alter the results. If your observers are forced to leave, please make sure the world knows immediately. President Trump is openly contemptuous of the democratic process, and under potential threat of impeachment should control of the House of Representatives fall to the the Democratic Party, as now seems probable in absence of tampering. I wish your needs assessment for the 2018 elections had taken greater account of this dangerously unstable leader's possible extreme reaction to such a threat. I also believe your assessment is out of date because Trump has just obtained a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court through the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, who stated, in a 2009 Minnesota Law Review Article, his support of “exempting a President—while in office—from criminal prosecution and investigation.” We cannot accept the risk that the monitoring of this election will be insufficient to hold President Trump accountable for any illegal efforts to undermine our democratic process. Please make sure your election observation mission doesn't miss this crucial opportunity to help preserve democracy in the world's most powerful nation.
Petition to Jack Dorsey, Anthony Noto, Adam Messinger, Vijaya Gadde, Leslie Berland
Suspend or Cancel Trump's Twitter Account
“This is my megaphone. This is who I am. This is how I communicate. It’s the reason I got elected. It’s the reason that I’m successful.” Trump said this about Twitter to an advisor in 2017 (quoted in Bob Woodward's Fear). To the Chief Officers at Twitter: We the undersigned believe that presidential candidate, president-elect, and now president* Donald J. Trump has abused his Twitter account in such a way as warrants cancellation or suspension. We are grateful that you have already banned neo-Nazi Richard Spencer, Trump advisor Roger Stone, and others for violating Twitter rules, and ask that D.J. Trump not be allowed to continue violating those same rules with impunity. We also understand that tweeting is not a First Amendment right, as discussed in Salon, as explained clearly by CNN, and even addressed in a Twitter forum. Tweeting is speech conducted on a privately-run online platform governed by community standards and terms-of-service agreements. Even the ACLU said in August 2017 that it will no longer defend hate speech, particularly that of neo-Nazi, white supremacists. All of us recognize that Trump has in effect weaponized Twitter in an unfair and dangerous manner. Twitter policy states: All users must adhere to the policies set forth in the Twitter Rules. Failure to do so may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s). Trump has demonstrably violated the following rules: Unlawful use: You may not use our service for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. His vindictive Dec. 6 Tweet aimed at Boeing led directly to significant drop in stock price. His Dec. 12 Tweet aimed at Lockheed Martin, precipitating a 4% drop in stock value. Abusive Behavior: Violent threats (direct or indirect): You may not make threats of violence or promote violence, including threatening or promoting terrorism. The cyberbullying of steelworker union chief Chuck Jones, directly leading to death threats, was reported Dec. 8 in the NY Times. Harassment: You may not incite or engage in the targeted abuse or harassment of others. Trump's attack on a female college student is another example wherein the power of Twitter combined with Trump's status has directly resulted in personal destruction. Hateful conduct: You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. Trump's Nov. 30 Tweet threatening refugees is notable here as was his infamous rant against the American judge of Mexican descent. More recently we have the threatening of sports figures (whom he called "sons of bitches") exercising their freedom of speech, and the shameful attacks on the Mayor of San Juan while she deals with a catastrophe in Puerto Rico. These are just a few examples of violations that form a clear pattern, clear enough so that his Twitter abuse of nearly 300 people was graphically summarized in the New York Times. For these and other reasons the case has already been made by journalists for banning Trump from Twitter. Not surprisingly, and straight from the Nazi playbook, Trump has repeatedly referred to any critical news media as "the enemy of the people." Not included in the above is Trump's use of Twitter to avoid the press, whose duty it is to critically report to the public. Another category not found in Twitter rules is the reckless endangerment of entire populations. Trump's Dec. 22, 2016 tweet regarding nuclear weapons shows how the abuse of Twitter may accelerate global annihilation. His current tweets regarding North Korea undermine his own diplomats while moving us closer to nuclear conflict. And who's going to follow your rules if you change them to accommodate a single user who cannot follow them? Shameful. Since Trump has taken office, his use of Twitter to spread misinformation has accelerated to such a degree that it cannot be chronicled here. He lies to sheriffs, to the military, to the press, to his supporters, and repeats it all on Twitter. He has interfered in the prosecution of a terrorist by Tweeting his advocacy of the death penalty. He routinely attacks the judiciary, senators, companies who don't like his brand, and anybody that criticizes him, often using misinformation. Ultimately it is up to the officers of Twitter whether Trump is allowed to continue abusing people, institutions, corporations, and the planet with your powerful technology. To be blunt, Twitter is becoming with each day more complicit in everything Trump does and will do. People are increasingly demanding an explanation for Twitter's failure to enforce its rules, and the justification offered so far--that his tweets are newsworthy--is nothing more than greed. Ask yourselves, do you want to be remembered as the corporation that helped start a civil war, or World War III? Are you content to remain a fascist's megaphone, or does your company have an ounce of civic or global responsibility? We hope you make the right decision, and soon. Thank you for your attention. To be delivered to: JACK DORSEY Chief Executive Officer @jack ANTHONY NOTO Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer @anthonynoto ADAM MESSINGER Chief Technology Officer @adam_messinger VIJAYA GADDE General Counsel @vijaya LESLIE BERLAND Chief Marketing Officer @leslieberland
Petition to Autism Centers, Hillary Clinton, Mexicans, muslims, Democrats, People with High Moral Stan, Taco Bell
Send Donald Trump to an Autism Center
This change will affect me greatly. After several years of Donald Trump trying to take away my creative liberty, me and my family are fed up. He's eaten all my Taco Bell reserved for ME! That Cheesy Gordita Crunch is MINE! He stole all the hours I deserved on the toilet! This man shows several symptoms of Autism, such as inappropriate social interaction, persistent repetition of words or actions, and repetitive movements. It is our duty as American citizens to get him care immediately.