Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
Return Bob Ross's name and likeness to his Son - As he intended
Bob Ross was an Iconic American painter and artist. The Kowalski family through alleged intimidation and legal harassment acquired the rights to his name and likeness removing his own child from his fathers legacy. Every paint brush, paint tube, canvas, painting class, even the infamous chia pet goes to the Kowalski's pocket. If it has Bob Ross branded on it that money goes to Bob Ross Inc. Current CEO Joan Kowalski. According to online sources the company today is worth 21 million dollars. To date His son has not received any compensation or the ability to use his own name in projects and artistry. The Kowalski's continue to profit off of Bob Ross, who was a man of great spiritual kindness to strangers. This is a classic example of unscrupulous people taking advantage of those who can't defend themselves. It is a corporation filling the pockets of strangers and not the man's family...allegedly (I figure if I write allegedly enough the Bob Ross Inc. won't sue me) https://www.netflix.com/title/81155081 You can watch the documentary detailing these events, I copied the link above. Or you can read the below article: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/bob-ross-inc-melissa-mccarthy-ben-falcone-bob-ross-netflix-documentary-1235003961/
Petition to AMC Entertainment
Petition to Hold The #AMCTownhall22
For over a year now we, the shareholders of AMC Entertainment have been forced to sit on the sidelines and HOPE the manipulation of our stock and company would cease. However, recent events have shown us it has gotten WORSE! Therefore, It is imperative that we meet with the CEO of OUR company and demand answers! This is not meant to be a handholding pattycake session with the CEO hired to protect our best interest. The purpose of the AMC Townhall 2022 is to receive ANSWERS from him!!! If you agree and would like to attend this Townhall (date to be announced), please sign this petition. Thank you and together our voices can be heard and we CAN make a difference! Much love, The Common Sense Investor.
Petition to REI Board of Directors
Remove REI Board Members
REI started as a few outdoor adventurers joining forces to build collective power as consumers. As REI members, we believe REI employees deserve the same unimpeded ability to join together to build collective power as laborers. When he sent anti-employee, anti-union propaganda to REI employees, CEO Eric Artz failed to uphold REI co-op’s foundational values. As Chair of the REI Board and Chair of the Executive Committee, which has the exclusive responsibility to review the CEO’s performance, Tony Trusdale failed to adequately supervise and monitor Mr. Artz’s performance on such a critical matter. As Vice-Chair of the REI Board, Kari Glover failed to adequately supervise and monitor Mr. Artz’s performance on such a critical matter. Per RCW 23.86.087, “any member may bring charges against an officer or director by filing charges in writing…together with a petition signed by ten percent of the members requesting the removal of the officer or director in question.” As REI members, we hereby petition for the removal of Mr. Truesdale and Ms. Glover as members of the REI Board. The members of REI stand for both economic and environmental justice. Eric Artz, Tony Truedale, and Kari Glover will not help us achieve that mission and purpose.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate
Re-classify 911 Operators as Protective Service Occupation
The first 911 call in the United States came from Haleyville, Alabama and was made by Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite on February 16, 1968 to Tom Bevill, a U.S. Representative. This three digit number has since become the most recognized number in The United States. It takes a special person to answer a 911 call and be able to save a life by listening, hearing and understanding a critical situation and directing the appropriate help to assist or in some cases, actually verbally direct the caller on how to deliver a baby, defuse a Domestic Violence situation, give a person CPR or take a call and with the limited information from a 5 year old be able to communicate the appropriate assistance. For so many years 911 Operators, Telecommunicators or call takers have been classified as clerical which usually means they are paid wages drastically below the level of responsibility required of the position and do not qualify for many benefits. We ask the U.S. House of Representative to pass H.R. 2351 and the U.S. Senate to pass S.1175, The 911 Saves Act. Classifying public safety telecommunicators as Protective Service Occupations would correct an inaccurate representation in the Standard Occupational Classification, recognize these professionals for the lifesaving work they perform, and better align the Standard Occupational Classification with related classification systems.
Petition to Joseph R. Biden, Miguel Cardona, Richard Cordray, James Kvaal, Toby Merrill
POTUS: Cancel Federal Student Loans, and Return Bankruptcy Rights to All Student Loans.
Follow us on Twitter! Student Loans can be cancelled with nothing needed from the Treasury, and nothing added to the national debt. President Biden promised to broadly cancel student loans before the election. Now, he appears to be reneging on this pledge. We call on President Biden to cancel all federally owned loans by executive order. We also call on both the President and Congress to return standard bankruptcy protections to ALL student loans, by executive order and through Congress. During the pandemic, Trillions in stimulus (including PPP loans that don't need to be repaid) require money to be drawn from the Treasury, and add to the national debt. The President can, however, cancel $1.3 Trillion in federally owned student loans with nothing needed from the Treasury, and nothing added to the national debt. He can also order the Department of Education to stop opposing student loan borrowers in bankruptcy court. 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, student debt in over one-third of U.S. states exceeds their total annual budgets. Older people outnumber younger people with student debt, and they owe 3 times more, despite having borrowed far less. The default rate for 2004 students is 40%, but they borrowed less than a third of what is being borrowed today. The default rate for current borrowers will likely exceed 75%. This is roughly four times higher than the default rate for 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. Cancelling these loans will greatly stimulate the economy. Analysts estimate that cancelling student loans will increase GDP by over $100 billion for the next ten years, but they fail to account for 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. Most borrowers are over the age of 35, and owe far more than younger people despite having borrowed far less. 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. *** THIS PETITION NEEDS MORE THAN JUST YOUR SIGNATURE TO SUCCEED! PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO HELP IT GROW: *** Call both of your senators. Join your state chapter group, and our Facebook Group. Tell your local media to report on the petition. Give it a boost. We can do this! Check out the recent media we've been featured in! Petition created by Alan Collinge, founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org and author of The Student Loan Scam (Beacon Press). Contact
Petition to United States Patent and Trademark Office, Joseph R. Biden, Ted Cruz, U.S Patent and Trademark office
Stop evergreening in the pharmaceutical industry
Yes I know I know, the title seems a bit ambitious and idealistic, but there is definitely a way to lessen the amount of loopholes available to pharmaceutical companies. The patent guidelines are vague and subjective, leaving it up to the reader to judge what is novelty/a new idea. For example, here is a quote from Second Generation Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation, "In order to obtain a patent, patent law requires a claimed invention to be new, to involve an inventive step (non-obviousness), to be susceptible to industrial application (utility), and to be sufficiently supported by a description (sufficiency of disclosure)", I don't know about you but that seems pretty vague to me, with this type of loose wording it is truly up to the decider, not an objective standpoint. Evergreening is a tactic commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry to prevent competition for a certain product/medicine. When a patent is close to expiring, a company will slightly change the product, whether its changing the dosage, a single chemical in it, or changing the administration of the drug. They barely meet the threshold of the patent requirements, but it gives a brand new lifetime to have that drug with no competition. The use of the evergreening tactic is all at the expense of the consumer. If you have zero competition, it's really easy to raise the prices to crazy amounts simply because they can. The best solution to this problem is to ask the US department of patents to change their patent law to be more specific to create a more objective standpoint for patents to be created under.
Petition to United Parcel Service, Chris Smith, Congressman Tony Cardenas, Carol Tome
Demand UPS provide Air Conditioning to all drivers
As a nurse of 20 years, I’ve seen dozens of patients who have suffered from heat stroke. Last summer, my husband -- a UPS delivery driver -- was one of them. UPS does not provide air conditioning for their drivers -- even in the blistering summer heat. Join me in demanding that UPS keep their employees safe by adding AC to their delivery trucks. After several days of working in the humid August heat in 2016, my husband woke up feeling ill. Hours later, he was in the emergency room and his kidneys were failing. My husband was re-hydrated and stabilized by a team of doctors. He was one of the lucky ones. Drivers like my husband are at incredibly high risk during summer months, when temperatures in their trucks can climb to 180 degrees. As a result, they can face dehydration and heat stroke, which can have life-threatening consequences. Because UPS won’t protect their employees, drivers like my husband are forced to protect themselves. He tries to save his vacation for the hottest weeks of the year, but it’s nearly impossible to predict. After 14 years as a dedicated employee of UPS, I can’t believe my husband has to worry about his safety at work. UPS: We know you care about your service, now show us that you also care about your people. No one should have to go to work not knowing if they are going to make it home. Sign now to demand that UPS protect their employees.
Petition to Andy Beshear, Daniel Cameron Kentucky Attorney General
Petition against AEP Rate Increase in southeastern Kentucky
Join me, Elizabeth Looney, in signing this petition to send to our Governor and Attorney General, against the latest rate increase and financial abuse that continues to be levied against Kentucky’s poorest communities. Every few years AEP raises its rates and most people now have higher monthly power payments than mortgages. Many of our elderly citizens are on fixed incomes with social security, which allows them to collect no more than $800.00 a month. When our monthly power bills are higher than what most draw for the whole month, it should be criminal! We ask that our Kentucky Attorney General and Governor do what is right and immediately investigate and stop the continued financial abuses by AEP and the Public Service Commission and do what is necessary to protect Kentucky’s poorest citizens from this greed and abuse of power! This is the second petition that I have personally put together and I will keep working and fighting for the people of Letcher County whether I ever hold a public office or not. We cannot survive with such high power costs. Seniors are being forced to give up their independence and move in with their families, and I do not know what our high numbers of unemployed single parents will do to keep their children warm through the winter. This is an ongoing injustice of epic proportions and needs to be remedied immediately! Thank you!