Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, United States Department of the Treasury
Save the USPS
The United States Postal Service employs over 500,000 people and is the #1 employer of veterans. Donald Trump has rejected a bill that would save it from running out of money in September. Show those that wish to dismantle and privatize the USPS that we are against letting one of our prize institutions fail.
Petition to Henry McMaster
Wish for our government to lift the 11 o'clock alcohol serving/consumption ban for bars!
The problem i have is that this curfew is slowly killing our service industry and several other industries because of it. There are so many people that are effected by this that is unreal. You have waitresses, bartenders, barbacks, security, managers, owners, other companies that serve and sales of the industry and along with the patrons that so love our industry. I'm begging for this curfew to be lifted so that we can all provide for our families.
Petition to TomboyX
Pay your Plus Size Content Creators
This isn’t only about not paying your plus size creators compared to your straight size influencers, but the discrimination and lack of representation of a community you claim to accept and welcome as your own. You are a business who’s motto is creating a product that as I quote “underwear that any BODY could feel comfortable in, regardless of where they fell on the size or gender spectrum.” YET the only representation of visibly fat bodies is on your Instagram page. I’m talking about plus sizes above size 22. Because I can do a simple google image search of TomboyX and I only found one ad of a model above that size. Only one. And they were white. Where are all the amazing size 22 and up disabled, femme, masc, non-binary, trans, black, indigenous, and people of color? That is not plus size representation. You cannot support the plus size community and showcase only SOME matter. That is not an inclusive brand. What that tells the plus size community is that our money is good enough, but we aren’t. And then we have the problem of not actually paying the plus size community for the work that they provide you especially when you claim to be a company that pays their workers livable wages, but continues to expect your “ambassadors” to work entirely for free, who spend their time, their money, and their energy creating content for you for your financial benefit while receiving nothing in return. And I’m sure you are probably wanting to say, well, not entirely for free because we gave you free products. Product is not income. Your underwear is not what puts food on my table. It is not payment and brands need to stop pretending it is. Not only that, but to say that while you are paying your straight size influencers, hiring them as models, and employing them within your brand as a whole, is VERY PROBLEMATIC. And kind of, to not put it lightly, fat phobic. We deserve to be paid and for brands like you to stop exploiting us. And we deserve to be acknowledged and treated equally as the human beings we are. Pay us. Hire us. And listen to us.
Petition to U.S. Senate, Donald J. Trump
College Students & Adult Dependents Should Receive the Full $1,200 Stimulus Check
*UPDATED ON July 27, 2020.* The HEALS Act was just unveiled today. Dependents of any age will receive the additional $500 (including college adult dependents). But there’s a catch. Those who claimed the dependents receive that additional $500 NOT the actual dependent. Please read for more details. Meaning, you still get nothing as an adult dependent and it’s up to your parents (or whoever claimed you) to decide if they want to give that additional $500 to you. TAX-PAYING ADULT DEPENDENTS ARE DESERVING OF THE FULL $1,200. There are many college students who are claimed by their parents while in school, yet still fully support themselves; many who work full time and make ends-meet off of their own wages. Not only is there a huge majority of college students working full-time while going to school, but there are also many who have graduated from their undergraduate studies within the last year that fall under the status of a "dependent" because they were still eligible to be claimed due to their student status in the 2019 fiscal year. Given all of the hard-work college students endure, plus the given circumstances and our current economic, health, and societal state, dependents over the age of 17 should receive the full $1,200 stimulus check. I am asking the Senate to reconsider the exclusion of dependents over the age of 17 from the second $1,200 stimulus check and revise the bill TO SEND TAX-PAYING ADULT DEPENDENTS THE FULL $1,200 STIMULUS. For a Government that is looking to help stimulate the economy and aid in American prosperity by sending out a second round of stimulus checks, they are leaving out one of the most crucial and important generations of our time. Please sign and share this petition as quickly as you can to get this to the Senate before their final vote. They have until August 7th to vote but looks as though they're moving quicker than that. Refer to the Updates board for more information. I update as the Senate updates. THANK YOU!
Petition to Donald J. Trump, United States Department of Labor, Brian Kemp, Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz
Change your tax filing status to Exempt
I, as an American taxpayer, who contributes to society and pays their taxes, would like to propose that we abolish all income taxes, state and federal. I would like my fellow Americans to join me in this petition so that it gains the attention needed to be made possible. I would like to propose that this takes place immediately and is retroactive to the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic which has crippled our economy. It has closed businesses and struck unneeded fear into the minds of many of our fellow Americans. It is important that we stop paying the bills until all the services we work for each day are returned. Once the nation has been allowed to open schools, churches and businesses which have been Illegally ordered to be closed down, we can consider, returning to a taxable nation. Please sign the petition and take your hard earned money back, put it in your pocket and back into your economy to restore your communities financial freedoms. God Bless and stay safe!
Petition to Ige admin Dept Labor Indust Relations (DLIR), David Ige, David y. Ige
DLIR negligently cut off legit federal PUA funds to Hawaii families already struggling
PUA is designed to help people that don't qualify for UI. That's the "spirit of the law". If you don't qualify for UI, and you can prove your identity, and PUA denies you, you have a case and you must stand up and not be denied FED funds by a state agency of vital Federal government intended for you to get during a PANDEMIC. WE DEMAND THAT THE DLIR IMMEDIATELY RESTORE PAYMENTS TO ALL PENDING ACCOUNTS. WE CANNOT WAIT FOR A DLIR PERSON TO REVIEW EVERY CASE. DLIR HAS CAUSED TERRIBLE UNJUSTIFIED SUFFERING FOR HAWAII FAMILIES DURING THEIR MOST VULNERABLE TIME. WE REBUKE THE IGE ADMINISTRATION FOR CAUSING FURTHER INJURY TO THE ALREADY INJURED. WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR UI SHOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR PUA AND WE REJECT ANY DLIR JUSTIFICATIONS FOR DENYING HAWAII PEOPLE. WE BELIEVE IN INCLUSION, NOT DISCRIMINATION AND EXCLUSION OF OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AUNTIES AND UNCLES, KEIKI AND KUPUNA. One thing about local people is they can spread the word fast if need be. Why? We are different in Hawaii. Mainland style, so long you get yours, you good, every man for himself. Mainland style = don’t talk to strangers. In Hawaii, we are taught adults will help you if you are in trouble. They are aunties and uncles you haven’t met yet. We care about each other. In Hawaii, people want to help others that could envision could very easily be themselves in a tough spot. F*** this Ige administration and the DLIR. We learn growing up here, if you want to be respected, respect others. And don’t let your ohana be disrespected. We nevah like scrap, but it’s been shown that DLIR like get dumb, so as time fo trow (figuratively and I say that for the people survailing this account looking to claim violence). We don’t start fights, but WE THE PEOPLE will finish them EVERY TIME. Out of 94,000 applications, 44,000 were denied. So only 50,000 weren’t denied. There are still 18,000 in the system who have answered multiple info requests but have heard nothing from DLIR. Fraudsters generally don’t respond to fact finding. If your account still says “Pending” you have sent in pictures of your SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS, selfies with an I’d held up to your face, etc. And you are now on 8-9 weeks of having the federal support intended for you withheld since an abrupt stop to payments months ago. Since then, Zero communication from DLIR except requests you have fulfilled. These folks, after receiving support until mid-June, were part of the 23,000 DLIR stopped payments (quote from DLIR 1 week ago) out of 50k non-denied applicants. That’s 44%. And that was in reaction to only 6000 verified fraud cases out of 94,000 (6.5%) that were reported by people responding to inquiries about if they had really applied to PUA using their SSN. Rather than investigating but not stopping payments, DLIR decided to crush real families and put payments in pending purgatory. Our Ohana in their weakest time cut off for no justification. Fraud? Instead of continuing payments and investigating fraud, they have crippled the people they work for. DLIR decided 10’s of thousands of us Hawaii and US taxpayers were guilty of fraud until proven innocent and they stopped payments and 8 weeks later, 18,000 still needlessly suffer. They (pending people) have all responded to every inquiry. For most, that’s 3 times. How do we know? Otherwise they would have already been already (illegally) booted and denied by DLIR. Using fraud (that occurred because of DLIR actions not PUA recipients) DLIR stopped $ going to legitimate PUA Ohana DURING A PANDEMIC WITH 38% unemployment in Hawaii. To stop the tiny amount of fraud that could still be surviving in the system after 9 weeks of inquiries, the vast majority of those 18,000 suffer. Let’s assume the fraud rate of 6.5% still applied to the 18k Hawaii people still pending. Which assumes the same rate of fraud as when there were no inquiries. That amounts to 1,000 out of 18k. How do you justify denying 17k Family sustaining rightful support over fraud concern of 1,000 during a pandemic? Again, This has caused way more suffering than fraud ever could. At best it’s ignorance. But regardless, it’s negligent. SHAME ON YOU. Please sign the petition and join our Facebook group to show support. Tyranny will not suppress us. We are not free until ALL of us are free. https://m.facebook.com/groups/753014958569237?ref=group_header In the name of preventing a SMALL minority from committing fraud, they are causing way more suffering than that fraud ever could cause.
Petition to Richard Blumenthal, Rosa L. DeLauro
If New Haven/No school Give Working Families Childcare Stipend during COVID-19
If New Haven public schools in Connecticut receives approval to continue with Romote learning during the first quarter of the school year, many families will be left to pay out of pocket for childcare in order to continue working full-time. Many of us can not afford to stay home during school hours because of our job hours. Many of us are essential workers. Many if us can not afford fulltime childcare either. A stipend for families unable to receive Care 4 kids will help ensure the best childcare for our children while we work. Remote learning is difficult for children and teens to navigate alone. With the help of trusted and paid individuals, children may be successful and ready to return to school for the second quarter. There would be no need to "catch them up." I was recently called back to work. I have two children. Remote learning was difficult but they made it through with my help. Now that I am an essential worker, who will be there to help my children learn? I can't afford an extra bill. Who will be there to keep my children safe? If New Haven Board of Education is moving forward with their plan to do completley remote learning, than us parents deserve to receive the necessary help to make our children successful!
Petition to Everyone, Congress, U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly
As of July 29, 2020, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has announced they will increase their benefits by 5.3% starting October 1, 2020. Thank you for all your support. This is a great milestone, but there is still work to be done. We will continue to solve new problems that arise and continue to help those with food insecurity. High living costs are a very big problem for low-income families. It is especially hard for people to afford to buy groceries and satisfy their food needs. On average a family spends about $550 on groceries alone per month. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) works to make sure people have money to afford their groceries. Despite this program, many people say they burn through the money in a week or two weeks. Many people say that it would be helpful if they received 10-20 more dollars per person. The goal of this petition is to be able to increase the amount of money SNAP is giving to the people in their program. Our goal is to have SNAP give an extra $15 per person per month so families can satisfy their grocery and food needs. We hope we will get 100 people to sign this petition so we can send it to the House of Representatives and get the change we are looking for. About Us: The five of us Middle School students (Alex, Anshul, Evan, Cameron, Evan M) from across the United States are attracted to helping people who have trouble affording their food since we have seen it in our lives. Through the Impact 2020 program we made this petition and learned about how and why people are affected by this problem. We all hope that this petition can make a difference and improve SNAP so people will be able to afford the food they need.