Petition to R Alexander Acosta
Close the Gender Wage Gap
The Gender Wage Gap is a serious and real issue: Women all around the world are afflicted by gender oppression. The most prominent being the wage gap; women make less money and as a result suffer. This is not fair. You should be able to make the same amount of money no matter your race, gender, or sexual orientation. How can we solve this problem? It's simple, the Paycheck Fairness Act proposes a series of regulations to equalize remuneration across all genders: requires proof from employers that wage differences are based on merit and not gender prohibits reprisal against workers if they ask about wage practices or reveal their own wage strengthens consequences for equal pay violations has the Department of Labor help employers and collect wage-related data allows additional training for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission staff to better identify and handle wage disputes We direct our issues to R. Alexander Acosta, the Secretary of Labor at the United States Department of Labor. We hope through your support we can invoke change and eradicate discrimination in the workplace. Thank you. More info here.
Petition to Justin Trudeau's Respect woman juice
Help convince Justin Trudeau to share his respect woman juice with other political leaders
Justice Trudeau recently revealed he drinks to much respect woman juice and I feel as well as others in my friend circles that he should start sharing the rare resource or his source. Some of my sources even believe the excess of respect women juice has caused him to forget that Aboriginal women need help (AI the many missing aboriginals woman, and entire communities in poverty) and the promises he made to them to renewed nation-nation relationships that respects their rights. Other sources say it's because of the respect Woman juice that instead of keeping to these promises he is instead corrected woman reporters mid question. It's of course because he is great ally and the biggest consumer of respect woman juice even in peoplekind history to make sure she isn't oppressing herself by saying mankind and is reminded to say the gramicly correct term "Peoplekind".
Petition to Nanaimo City Council
Nanaimo Women Deserve Better
Women of Nanaimo, elected officials or no, must be treated with respect regardless of their political views. Commenting on gender, appearance, perceived ability or lack thereof because of gender, sex characteristics, and dismissal based upon these ideas will not be tolerated. On November 21st, 2016, in a recorded City Council meeting, Councillor Jim Kipp released a verbal tirade upon Councillor Wendy Pratt, who has since resigned. "You're pretty. You're such an aesthetically pleasing person. You turned your back when Bill was talking. The man's harmed and you don't give a shit woman. You are the biggest bully I've ever met, under a little sheep's clothing. What is it? It's an attack on you (Pratt), just like it says in here (the mayor's letter)."In a news article that followed, Coun. Pratt stated that "this isn't the first time, far from the first time" and indicated that "there have been other situations just like the one on Nov. 21st." It is essential that elected officials critically engage with their own sexism and oppressive behaviour as well as that of their colleagues. There must be support for those affected by sexism as much as there must be a shared responsibility for officials to be a part of a zero tolerance space for sexism. This council has failed to be accountable, both individually and as a united body. We, the citizens of Nanaimo, call upon Councillor Kipp to publicly apologize immediately to the women of Nanaimo or to resign immediately. His behaviour is part of a culture at Nanaimo City Hall that is both openly and quietly hostile to women, and we will no longer by represented by such aggressive and misogynistic behaviour. We expect that apology at the May 15th* Council meeting. *date changed to accommodate provincial election
Petition to Vancouver Police Department
Can You See Us Now?: Increase Sex Worker Safety in Vancouver
In 2013 the Vancouver Police Department administered a policy entitled "Sex Work Enforcement Guidelines". While the document initially seemed pro-active in creating safety for sex workers, providing resources, and establishing a healthy relationship, it has been 4 years since any follow up has been made. In the mean time, sex workers have reported to be in more danger and to still have a lack of resources and open, productive relationships with the VPD. By signing this petition, you are supporting sex workers' safety. Your signature will send a message to the VPD, calling them out to take more action towards creating a safer and more inclusive city for all bodies. This is an opportunity to end stigma, educate the public and make people safe. For more information on this initiative, visit: canyouseeusnow.tumblr.com for testimonials and more about the VPD Sex Work Enforcement Guidelines.