Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Donald Trump, Richard Cordray, John McCain, Kyrsten Sinema, David Schweikert, Mike Pence, Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Nancy Pelosi, Steve Scalise, Steny Hoyer
BANK OVERDRAFT FEES - STOP THE UNETHICAL "stacking the deck" BY REORDERING TRANSACTIONS
Enough is enough - the greed from corporate banks needs to be heavily regulated and restored back to being ethical. In 2015, the major corporate banks (Wellsfargo, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America) reported an annual revenue of $11.16 BILLION in overdraft fees alone. That's more an our entire education system - all to prey on those who are already in poverty and/or mostly those who use online and mobile banking. We are in the 21st century, the vast majority of Americans utilize online and mobile banking. We are blind in trusting our financial institutions, as they are against us by reordering, dropping/changing pending charges and confusing us to the point of their massive gain. 80% of banks use this strategy to undermine everyday US citizens, struggling families, the sick and old by processing larger transactions first so the rest will result in overdrafts. Or, they will rearrange the postings, change the amount and delay others in order to acquire overdraft fees. THIS SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL. If casinos can't do this, why should banks?! What if we cycled $11 BILLION back into the pockets of Americans, especially to those families who need it the most?! Time for a change America! Take back our power and stop the greed....2008 was enough!
Petition to The Young Turks, The Young Turks
Let Steven Crowder defend himself on The Young Turks.
We want Steven Crowder to be let on the TYT program. After years of denying him, lying about him, slandering him and anyone like him, etc, we want The Young Turks to allow Crowder to defend himself and debate Cenk on multiple issues. Once this actually happens, a lot of the tensions between TYT and Steven Crowder and his followers will be smoothened. Then the issues at hand can finally be addressed without any bad blood because TYT thought they were "too important" to own up to their mistakes and allow someone with a different viewpoint on their show. Remember that time Crowder crashed Cenk's panel in Austin, TX not too long ago? He's only doing that because of Cenk's inability to own up to when he was wrong and allow the problem to be resolved. Newsflash Cenk, that's not how you deal with mistakes because it only makes things worse, deal with it professionally and let Crowder on the program to give him the chance to defend himself. Get it out of the way and let Crowder on. We all can agree that TYT has gone above and beyond when it comes to manipulating their audience and slandering people, I mean, do I even need to bring up Dinesh? Their blatant hypocrisy and lies have thrown them into the spotlight, especially during this past election cycle, where Steven Crowder's live reaction to one of the TYT members went viral and the people who hate anyone on the right, no matter how idiotic the member's statement was, more people joined. It's time that they act professional and allow someone they slandered again and again on the show to defend themselves and to debate them on why they thought the slandering was justified.
Petition to Parkersburg City Council Members, Tom Joyce
Fairness for Parkersburg: I SUPPORT the Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance
Dear Council Members, I SUPPORT the passage of the proposed Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance as it is currently written to add sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and genetic information to the existing list of protected groups covered by the West Virginia Human Right Act. All Parkersburg city residents and visitors should be able to live, work, and visit free from discriminatory treatment. I understand that the members of the previously mentioned groups currently have no protections from being fired, evicted or denied basic public accommodations just for being who they are. Furthermore I understand that "Places of Public Accommodations" is a legal term as defined by Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawing discrimination in hotels, motels, restaurants, theaters, and all other public accommodations defined by law as engaging in commerce, and that the definition provides an exemption for private clubs or other establishments not in fact open to the public including churches. To argue that this definition means anything otherwise would be contrary to established and existing law. I also do not believe in the Bathroom Predator Myth being perpetuated by those opposing this ordinance. West Virginia does not currently have any laws defining restroom usage. As such transgender people in West Virginia have always been free to use the rest facilities corresponding to their gender identity. This ordinance will in no way change that and it is not a "Bathroom Bill". Failing to pass this ordinance sends the wrong message to citizens, visitors, businesses, and prospective employers and employees. Nationally, 96% of Fortune 500 companies have LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination employment policies. Locally, Camden Clark Hospital, HighMark BCBS West Virginia, People's Bank, Huntington Bank, WVUP, Walmart, McDonalds just to name a few, all have LGBT inclusive non-discrimination employment policies. Major companies are aware that to recruit and retain the best and brightest people, they must have an inclusive workplace environment in communities which promote a high quality of living. Not passing this ordinance sends a message to businesses and difficult-to-attract millennial workers that Parkersburg is not interested in moving forward. It is time for Parkersburg to join the ten other cities and towns in West Virginia that have already passed inclusive non-discrimination ordinances like the one before you today. I urge you to vote Yes on the Parkersburg Non-Discrimination Ordinance to send the message that Parkersburg is No Place for Hate.
Petition to Jeff Kaplan, Geoff Goodman, Blizzard, Overwatch , Blizzard Entertainment
Help this nice guy getting harassed by game company
Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsT-BupEK6M2LpAdBDojJsg This guy keeps being banned for reasons like being toxic and hacking while in reality he's just being a nice guy to everyone he plays with and he even provides proof. Blizzard needs to stop banning him for no reason and let him enjoy the game.
Petition to Quora, Adam D'Angelo
Change the Quora Policy on Banning and suspending accounts
Ladies and Gentleman of the community of Quora. The community that we know has lost some of its brightest stars people such Brooke Shwartz, Ayden Jozwik and James Finely. The reason why we have lost these people has to do with Quora's vague and draconian policy dealing with suspensions and banning of accounts. The policies implemented by Quora's moderation team ban users based on the feedback of other users that can be biased or heresay. The Moderation team does not state the reasons as to why a user is banned instead it just says banned for violating Quora terms and conditions. How are we the users supposed to appeal a ban if we don't know what we are being accused of. This site does not show fairness and the recent suspensions and bans have created a place of fear and anxiety. Quora's main mission was a place of learning and of conversation how are we suppose to learn and converse with a fear of a ban hanging over our heads. Sign the petition so we can pressure Quora to give a reason as to why a user was banned and also change the way complaints are handled. The reports from individuals should not be considered as main evidence in a case of suspension of a user because it can be tainted for malicious gain. This petition will demand that Quora uses humans instead of bots to make a judgment in a case of user's suspension.
Petition to International Olympic Committee
Allow the Russian flag to fly during the PyeonChang 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.
Sincerity is a virtue that was not upheld by Russia during the Sochi and Rio olympics. The involvement of the Russian government in the systemic doping scheme does not represent the ideals of the Russian people, nor tarnish their honor. For the sake of the Russian people, 166 Russian olympic athletes, and the 16 who earnestly won their medals, do not exonerate Russia of its alleged doping by disparaging their patriotism. Restoring the Russian flag for the closing ceremony does not reflect a flagging austerity of the IOC’s ethics, but demonstrates respect to those who participated for the country they know as their home. The Russia of the government-run doping scheme is not the Russia of the 166 athletes, and 16 olympic champions who practiced rigorously to compete and, in the latter's case, win. Punishment for doping was administered by denying entry into the Winter Olympics to those Russian athletes marring the exemplary virtues of olympiads. Please respect the athletes who performed with moral veracity: do not force them to disavow their country in light of their sincere patriotism. A flag is not the representation of a government. A flag represents the culture of the people of that country. For an organization to win love, it must uphold just mercy: Let the Russian flag fly during the closing ceremony. Thank you for your time, and patience.
Petition to Jack Roberts, MHSAA
Make the High School Playoffs Fair for All Students
Private schools represent only 14% of MHSAA schools, but they are winning two or three times as many state championships as they statistically should. For instance, private schools have won 40% of the state titles in football, 54% in hockey, 41% in girl's basketball, and 53% in girl's soccer since the year 2000. We believe students should not have a built in advantage based on the type of school they attend. The statistics prove that the MHSAA should consider more than enrollment in determining playoff groupings. We are asking the MHSAA to provide state championship data to member schools and let them have a yes or no vote on implementing a competitive balance proposal. If member schools vote yes, a second vote should be taken to pick a particular system to assure greater fairness in the playoffs.
Petition to Mayor Sylvester Turner, Council Member Stardig, Council Member Davis, Council Member Cohen, Council Member Boykins, Council Member Martin, Council Member Le, Council Member Travis, Council Member Cisneros, Council Member Gallegos, Council Member Laster, Council Member Green, Council Member Knox, Council Member Robinson, Council Member Kubosh, Council Member Edwards, Council Member Christie
Start a New, Fair Recycling Contract for Houston
Dear Mayor Turner and Esteemed Council Members, We demand that you cancel the fatally flawed recycling contract being considered by the City Council. It's a bad deal for Houston's citizens that will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. We want to support the environment, but we don't want to pay a garbage tax to support business as usual. We urgently request that you start a fair comprehensive zero waste bidding process, which must allow all options, including One Bin approaches, to be considered side-by-side under the same evaluation criteria. Only then will we be assured that Houston residents are getting the best deal possible for their pocket books and the planet.