Petition to Joe Biden, Law Makers
President Biden: Join Sen. Wyden, Sanders, Booker calling for recurring stimulus checks.
Americans are struggling during this economic crisis. The importance and power of stimulus checks is clear: the more money that goes directly into the pockets of people, the more it gets spent in local and national economies. Recurring stimulus checks is how we recover from this crisis. A recent study from Stockton has shown us the more recovery cash people receive, the healthier and more productive they become. And more than a dozen Senators agree! On Tuesday, Senators Wyden, Sanders, Warren, Booker, Brown, Gillebrand and other Senate Leaders, sent an open letter to President Biden, asking his administration to include recurring cash payments to people as one of the economic stabilizers in his Recovery Legislation. Here’s a link to the open letter. I think our leaders must GO BIG and GO BOLD right now. Senator Wyden, Sanders and colleagues are doing just that. Help me make their work more powerful. Help make sure cash to people is the priority of our president. Join me in this petition. Show your support for these BOLD Senators. Show your support for recurring stimulus checks to the people. Sign the petition to Biden. Add your name to the letter. Dear President Biden, As we work together to get much-needed relief to American families, we appreciate your strong support for direct payments and enhanced unemployment insurance for the millions of families affected by this public health and economic crisis. We urge you to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions in your Build Back Better long-term economic plan. This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative timelines and ad hoc solutions. There are several reasons to prioritize both recurring payments and enhanced unemployment insurance. First, these two forms of payments are effective together. Unemployment insurance has replaced lost income for millions who have lost their jobs. But millions of others do not qualify for unemployment insurance after seeing their hours reduced, switching to lower-paying jobs, or temporarily leaving the workforce to care for family members during the pandemic. Direct payments are crucial for supporting struggling families who aren’t reached by unemployment insurance. An Urban Institute study suggests that a single direct payment of $1,200 combined with an extension of enhanced unemployment insurance and other assistance could keep 12 million people out of poverty, and adding a second direct payment could keep an additional 6.3 million people above the poverty line. Second, data shows that direct payments and enhanced unemployment insurance are among the most effective forms of relief available. Not only do these payments help keep families out of poverty, but they act as economic stimulus by increasing spending and supporting jobs. When the CARES Act relief checks ran out, poverty rose, and many families saw spiraling debt. Automatic stabilizers will give families certainty that more relief is coming, allowing them to make the best decisions about how to spend their relief payments as they receive them. Families shouldn’t have to worry about whether they’ll have enough money to pay for essentials in the months ahead as the country continues to fight a global pandemic. Almost six in ten people say the $1,400 payments set to be included in the rescue package will last them less than three months. Third, recurring direct payments have wide support from both the general public and economic experts. Polling shows 65 percent of Americans support recurring cash payments “for the duration of the pandemic.” This includes support from 54 percent of Republicans and 60 percent of independents. Economists support the idea too. More than 150 economists recently wrote an open letter supporting automatic stabilizers as part of a strong recovery and warning against repeating the mistakes of the Great Recession, when an insufficient response led to unnecessary suffering, particularly among low-income workers. As you have said, now is the time for boldness. As you prepare your Build Back Better plan for long-term economic recovery, know that we are ready to work with you in support of recurring direct checks and extended unemployment insurance benefits to support Americans who are still struggling during the pandemic. Thank you for your attention to this!
Petition to Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco Wholesale, Amazon
Tell major retailers to stop censorship.
Mike Lindell is one of many conservative Christian’s being targeted because he has an opinion. That’s just wrong. No one should be targeted for that. There’s no hate involved, he’s simply a good Christian man. But some people are trying to run him out of business because of their radical belief’s. You can’t simply shut people down because they have a different opinion on things then you do. That’s what debates are for. And to try and ruin someone’s life and business just because of a difference of opinion, no way. How would those people feel if the tide was reversed?? A lack of a good relationship with God is what’s wrong with this type of person. Whether you want to believe it or not, a good relationship with God is what’s wrong with this country today. As he gets pushed out more and more, things only get worse and worse. Think back to when we baby boomers were in elementary school. Each morning before the day started we said the pledge of allegiance along with a prayer. Remember what this great country was like then and look at it now. A mighty big difference and not for the better by a long shot. This censorship and hate needs to stop. Please sign this petition. Stop the censorship. Thank you.
Petition to Alexandria City Council
Support Fair Collective Bargaining for Alexandria Firefighters & Paramedics
The foundation of collective bargaining goes beyond discussions about wages and benefits, it also addresses ways to better serve the community. Collective bargaining provides firefighters a real voice on the direction of public safety within Alexandria City and will improve the quality of life for everyone who lives, works or visits Alexandria. The proposed ordinance prepared by the City Manager and City Attorney is NOT collective bargaining, but a policy that will stifle employee voice. It severely limits the topics of negotiation and provides the City Manager with one-sided discretion to remove workers from bargaining units. Rather than use neutral parties to resolve disputes, it creates a process where the City Manager almost always has the last word. This is NOT collective bargaining; this is the status quo and it doesn’t have to be this way. City Council will soon be voting to establish collective bargaining in Alexandria and the time is now for Alexandria to be a leader in the region by bringing true collective bargaining to Virginia. Please show your support for your local firefighters, paramedics and public safety agencies by telling City Council that you support STRONG, FAIR and EFFICIENT Collective Bargaining and the proposed ordinance by the Fire and Police Labor Organizations. More Information: https://actionnetwork.org/campaigns/collective-bargaining-makes-alexandria-more-fair-more-efficient-and-safer-for-everyone
Petition to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Help the Farmers Now! Change the Rice Tariffication Law
HELP THE FARMERS ‘NOW’ The Rice Tariffication Law paved the way for lifting the quantitative restrictions that have allowed Philippine authorities to limit the volume of rice imports every year. Bumaba na ang presyo ng palay pero bumaba ba ang presyo ng bigas?? Palay, ito ay isa sa mga pangunahing produkto ng Pilipinas. Ang ating bansa ay isang Agricultural Country. Pero bakit parang ang mga magsasakang Pilipino ay pinapatay ng ating gobyerno Nabalewala na ang pagod at paghihirap ng mga Pilipinong magsasaka, ang binubuhay natin ay ang mga dayuhang magsasaka na tumatanggap ng tulong mula sa kanilang gobyerno. Hindi lahat ng magsasaka ay nakikinabang sa irrigation, madami ay umaasa lamang sa patubig, patubig na nangangailangan ng krudo, krudo na tuloy tuloy din ang pagtaas ng presyo. Kasabay ng pagtaas ng presyo ng krudo ay pagtaas din ng presyo ng mga pataba, fertilizers na kailangan upang maging maganda ang ani. Pati nga ang upa sa mga manananim ay tumaas na rin. Ang presyo ng lahat ng mga kailangan upang makapagtanim ng palay ay tumaas na subalit tuloy tuloy parin ang pag baba ng presyo ng palay. Hindi naman permanent rice shortage ang nangyari sa atin. Ang rice shortage na dulot ng hindi pagbili ng palay ng NFA. Sa halip na ibili ng palay ang pondo ay ibinayad nila sa utang! Ang Petisyon na ito ay hindi naman naglalayon na alisin ang Rice Tariffication Law, sa halip ito ay baguhin lamang. Huwag naman sana masyadong paboran ang mga mayayaman na na business man. Sana ay baguhin ang batas at maglagay ng probisyon na pabor din sa magsasaka. DAPAT LAGYAN NG KONDISYON KUNG KELAN ITITIGIL ANG UNLIMITED RICE IMPORT KUNG SAPAT NA ANG SUPPLY NG BIGAS UPANG HINDI NAMAN MASYADONG BUMABA ANG PRESYO NG PALAY AT MALUGI ANG MGA MAGSASAKA! HINDI UTANG ANG KAILANGAN NAMIN KUNDI AY SUBSIDIYA! Ang hiling namin sa ating mahal na Pangulong Duterte ay tulungan niya ang ating mga magsasaka. Kung pwede ay mag paikot ng mga bumibili ng palay sa lahat ng sulok ng Pilipinas at bilhin sa mas mataas na presyo ang palay upang sa ganoon ay hindi naman tuluyang mamatay ang ating mga magsasaka. Kailangan may umikot sapagkat hindi naman kayang maghatid ng mga inaning palay ng mga maliliit na magsasaka sa mga warehouse ng NFA sapagkat madalas ito ay nasa mga bayan Kung hindi ito kakayanin ng NFA, maglagay nalang ng floor price, o minimum na halaga ng palay. (20 - 21 pesos per kilo) Pag aralan muli ang batas! Iyan ang kailangan ngayon ng mga magsasaka!
Petition to The citizens of Florida
To change unemployment benefits in Florida and to fix the broken system that is the FL DEO
We inherited a broken computer and outdated unemployment system in Florida. The regular citizens have no say so or oversight in this system and politics. We need a voice ... a voice that can be heard, and a voice that the politicians of the state of Florida will listen to and take seriously. We hear excuses and apologies but we do not see anything that is working or being done. While citizens of Florida go hungry and poorer by the day from being out-of-work due to the Coronavirus, the politicians just spin things to appease us and just say things will get better .. things will get fixed. there is no accountability ... their is no oversight ... there is nothing for the people of Florida ... only politicians words that we should tough it out ... we should be stronger ... we should not complain. While, the politicians are spending time in their big houses and mansions ... with a job ... with money ... with not a care of what is happening around them or about the people of Florida. How many people have been trying to file for unemployment for weeks with no avail ? We are expected to wait til things get fixed ... wait for a measly unemployment checks, if we do get one which is way below the average for the nation. Stand up ... be counted. I, for one, have stood around and not said a word, but, one can only stand on the sideline for so long... to see all the injustice that comes out when there is a crisis. We will not be quiet anymore !!! Let your politicians know that you want the Florida unemployment to change or you will vote them out. Right now, GOP led House are not willing to change the current ineffectual unemployment benefits which is the lowest in the country ... In Florida, your weekly benefit amount is calculated by dividing your total earnings for the highest paid quarter of the base period by 26, up to a current maximum of $275 per week. You can receive benefits for anywhere between 12 to 23 weeks, depending on Florida's current unemployment rate. The Governor said it normally takes “2-3” weeks for someone to receive money after filing a claim but some people haven't received payments after filing more than four weeks ago Other states unemployment benefit rates: Illinois – $1,495.Massachusetts – $1,179.Maine – $855.Ohio – $753.Connecticut – $706. The DEO Connect website is still experiencing problems and our Florida Republican politicians do not think this needs to be fixed at all or even look into ... please forward this petition to your social medias and lets get this website and our broken unemployment system fixed asap.
Petition to Joseph R. Biden, Miguel Cardona
President Biden: Cancel student loans in the first 100 days.
Trillions could be injected into the economy with no money needed from the Treasury, and nothing added to the national debt. Federal student loans have become a national threat. Before the Pandemic, One in every 5 adults in the U.S. had student loans, and over 80% of them were either unable to pay, or were paying but their balances were going up. The default rate for 2004 students is 40%, and they took out less than a third of what today's students have to borrow. Nineteen U.S. states owe more in student loans than their entire state budgets. 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 every reasonable metric, this is a catastrophically failed lending system. This is not a partisan problem. More than half of all student loan borrowers identify as being politically independent, or republican. More than 40% never graduated. "Red" states are being hurt significantly worse than "Blue" states. All are trapped by a uniquely predatory lending system from which nearly every consumer protection has been stripped- including bankruptcy rights that the Founders called for ahead of the power to raise an army and declare war in the Constitution. The predatory, hyper-inflationary lending system that has resulted is what the Founders feared. The citizens must not, and should not tolerate this unconstitutional lending scam any longer. The President and Secretary of Education have all the authority needed issue an executive order cancelling all federally owned student loans- about 85% of all student debt. Nothing would be added to the national debt, and no tax appropriation would be needed. This is, by far, the least expensive, and most expedient way to inject trillions into the economy. President Biden must to do this in his first 100 days in office. He must also issue an executive order returning bankruptcy protections to federally owned loans, and urge Congress to do the same for ALL student loans. Analysts have predicted that cancelling student loans will increase GDP by about $100 billion for the next ten years, but they do not take into account the borrowing capacity (and thus spending) that such a move would free up. This would be another $1 Trillion injected into the economy in the near and medium term. Some experts even believe that debt cancellation is the only way to avoid a depression. Claims that cancelling loans will largely benefit people who don't need it are completely wrong. 100% of all borrowers were determined to be "financially needy" as a condition for federal loans. 80% were never going to be able to repay them before the pandemic. The highest balance borrowers are over 50. They outnumber people under 25 with student loans and owe 3 times more, despite having borrowed far less. Importantly: the most successful student loan borrowers tend to refinance their loans out of the federal system, so would not benefit from federal loan cancellation. There simply is no easier, cheaper, more effective, or better targeted way to stimulate the economy. Rest assured, the taxpayers will be fine. The federal government has been profiting wildly on these loans for many years, and decades of White House Budget data show that the Department of Education has even been making a profit on defaulted loans. On balance, the taxpayer will have very little- perhaps no- net loss when these loans are cancelled. This is YOUR PETITION. It requires more than your signature to succeed. Please get everyone you know to sign, and paste the link to it wherever student loan borrowers are likely to see it (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) Also, contact your local media, and tell them to cover it. THE SUCCESS OF THIS PETITION DEPENDS ENTIRELY UPON YOUR EFFORTS TO MAKE IT GROW. PLEASE DO YOUR PART! Petition created by Alan Collinge, founder of StudentLoanJustice.Org and author of The Student Loan Scam (Beacon Press).
Petition to Jeffrey Hogue, Doug McMillan, Sanne Moller, Sandra Fallgatter, Michelle Gass, Mark Newton-Jones, Dave Lewis, Richard Hayne, Ralf Senden, Pamela Sviatoslavsky, Jill Timm, Kristine Moenster, Brett Biggs, Walmart , Glyn Hughes, Andrew Cook, Frank Conforti, Claire Pemberton, Helen Webber, Ffion Richards, Elin Collins, Michelle Morse, Daniel Colburn, Rick Darling, Robert Sinclair, Onur Gur, Nick Cottrell, Fanny Cheng, Sunil Shewakramani, Alice Wong, Wilson Zhu, Uday Pathak, Deepika Rana, Ian Grabiner, Paul Whitehead, Felicity Tapsell, Aleix Gonzalez Busquets, Ryan Kaneshiro, Richard Saghian, Jason HairFord, Ron Johnson, Lesa Hubbard-King, Alison Gingo, Press EWN, Barbara Rentler, Travis Marquette, Reena Gupta, Adrian Sherman, Stephanie Mutsaerts
Urban Outfitters, JCPenney, C&A #PayUp for orders, save lives
October 2nd, 2020 - Dear #PayUp Supporters, After getting the attention of fashion brands all over the world, the #PayUp petition has resulted in an incredible $22 billion being unlocked for garment workers. Over 21 brands committed to pay their bills for orders cancelled as a result of Covid-19, saving the lives of millions of mostly women makers who faced food and housing insecurity at the outbreak of the pandemic. We most certainly consider this campaign a victory! As a result of #PayUp’s success, we’ve launched payupfashion.com, a movement to reform fashion through 7 actionable labor rights goals, including canceling starvation wages, keeping workers safe, and utilizing enforceable contracts that put workers first. Over the next year, we’ll be pressuring 40 of fashion’s most influential brands and retailers to meet these demands, tracking their progress along the way. We ask that you please make your way over to www.payupfashion.com read more about our demands, and most importantly, sign our new petition. We hope that you will join us for this next phase of #PayUp — the fight for a better future of fashion has only just begun! In Solidarity, The #PayUp Team --- Unless fashion brands like Urban Outfitters, JCPenney, C&A and others #PayUp, millions of mostly women garment makers will go hungry and be forced onto the streets. COVID-19 has ravaged garment makers around the globe with a majority of fashion brands cancelling orders after a constriction in retail sales during the months of March and April. The result of this has caused millions of garment makers to be left unpaid for work they had already completed. With no access to savings, healthcare, or severance, these makers face critical food and housing insecurity. As one supplier stated, "If coronavirus doesn't kill my workers, then starvation will." Remake’s #PayUp campaign has seen many victories. Thus far, 21 brands have committed to pay in full for orders completed and in production and an estimated $1 billion dollars have been unlocked in Bangladesh and an estimated $22 billion globally, accounting for approximately one-half of the $40 billion worth of wages owed to garment workers at the start of COVID-19. However, there is still more work to be done. Brands like The Children's Place, Arcadia, and Urban Outfitters are still refusing to #PayUp. With some brands, we’ve seen shareholder payouts occur while workers go unpaid, and we also know that certain brands are deleting #PayUp comments on their social media accounts as a way to try and shut down the conversation. To be removed from the #PayUp petition, brands must promise to pay suppliers for all orders that were cancelled or paused as a result of coronavirus. Furthermore, brands must agree to pay for these cancelled and in-production orders in full (without asking suppliers for discounts) and in a timely manner (without extending payment terms unless financing options can be provided). 18 BRANDS THAT NEED TO #PAYUP: Arcadia (Burton Menswear London, Topshop, etc.) Balmain Bestseller C&A Edinburgh Woolen Mill (Bonmarché, Peacocks) Fashion Nova Forever 21 JCPenney Kohl's Li & Fung/Global Brands Group Mothercare Oscar de la Renta Ross Stores Sears The Children's Place TJX (T.J. Maxx, Marshalls) URBN (Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie) Walmart/Asda/George 21 BRANDS THAT HAVE COMMITTED TO PAY IN FULL FOR ORDERS COMPLETED AND IN PRODUCTION: adidas ASOS Gap (Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic) H&M Inditex (Zara) Kiabi Levi Strauss & Co. LPP (Reserved, Cropp, House, etc.) Lululemon Marks & Spencer Moschino Next Nike Primark PVH (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, etc.) Ralph Lauren Target (USA) Tesco Under Armour UNIQLO VF Corporation (Timberland, The North Face, Vans, Dickies, etc.) *We will continue to monitor these brands and their payments to suppliers.* *You can find more detailed brand response information on Remake's update page.* WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS PETITION AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE (Last Updated: October 2, 2020)
Petition to Senate of the United States of America
Pass the $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Package
A petition to the Senate of the United States of America from the citizens of said great nation. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,” do hereby request that the $1.9 trillion dollar Stimulus Package, as presented to the Congress by the Administration of President Joseph Biden, be passed into law; Further, We suggest that any member of the Senate who votes against sharing the wealth of this nation with the People of this nation forego their paychecks for one year, because, any elected officials who prevent the People of this nation from pursuing happiness during this crisis, should learn to share the same burdens that the rest of Us share. And, thus, We remind you of Alexander Dumas’ famous phrase in, “The Three Musketeers”, “All for one and one for all.” And, if it is your view that "We, the People...", except for the prosperous, should suffer in this time of need any more than We are already suffering, then that suffering should extend to you as well. Therefore, by this petition, We request you, members of the 117th Senate of the United States of America, honor your pledge to the Constitution, which is “…to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,…promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of [Financial] Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,…”, and quickly vote yes for the entire $1.9 trillion Stimulus Package and ensure that We, the people of the United States of America, are far happier and better equipped than We are today to handle this unfortunate time in Our lives.