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freedom of speech

104 petitions

Update posted 21 hours ago

Petition to Google, Inc, YouTube, Sundar Pichai

Fire Susan Wojcicki as YouTube CEO

Since February 2014, Susan Wojcicki became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YouTube, which is part of Google. Under her leadership things started to went downhill and caused the reputation of YouTube and Google from the copyright controversy to the 2016 controversial YouTube PR Nightmare known as The Ad-Friendly Monetization Policy which was severely criticized by various YouTubers that the new rules censors and silenced YouTubers' freedom of speech and their platforms by demonetizing YouTube videos that deals with controversial subjects (like tragedies, natural disasters, politics, health, and etc.) and YouTubers loved Freedom Of Speech, but the new Ad-Friendly Monetization rules are still a dire form of Censorship by TPTB at Google and YouTube. The current Ad-Friendly Monetization Policy is still unfair to YouTubers. We also want that policy abolished or changed for the better. The controversial Ad-Friendly Policy at YouTube is one of the few reasons YouTube went downhill and turn for the worse and into the wrong direction. The PR Nightmare has to be fixed, make YouTube and Google go into the right direction by having common sense rules like No Tolerance Policy on YouTube Trolls, False Flagging, and censoring music just like Internet Vigilantes like UMG_MK trying to do a witch hunt on removing YouTube videos of songs by The Beatles. We want YouTube and Google go into the right direction and fire YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Make YouTube Great Again!

Spencer Karter
29,028 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Tracie Davis, Audrey Gibson, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor, Florida State House, Susan Davis, Bernie Sanders, Paul Ryan, Mike Quigley

Help families of murdered children pass Curtis’s Law

I will never forget the day those policeman came to my door to tell my that my son Curtis was dead. Your world is immediately flipped upside down and the pain grips you like nothing else you can imagine. After the initial shock wears off, you want answers. As a parent, you need basic answers. Answers to questions like: Who is investigating my child’s case, and where are their belongings? As if the pain of losing my child wasn’t enough, I had to take on the additional stress and frustration of attempting to pry these very basic details out of the law enforcement agency investigating my son’s death. In Florida, law enforcement agencies are not required to release any information about on-going murder investigations to anyone. My son’s investigation has been on-going for almost 20 years now. I had to get a lawyer to simply find out who was working on my son’s case! I would later learn that my experience was not unique. Other parents were struggling through the same process. Those who can’t afford legal counsel often give up. This is why I am working with other parents of murdered children to create a law in Florida that would require law enforcement agencies to send a letter to the parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin within 30 days of notifying them of their child’s death. The letter would include information about: Onsite police and paramedics, assigned investigators, coroner’s name, where child’s property and belongings are stored, and any available photos This would NOT be required if the child’s parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin is a suspect or person-of-interest in the child’s murder investigation. When a family faces the unthinkable, all they want is some type of closure. They shouldn’t have to spend weeks or months, or even retain legal counsel to get the basic information about their child’s case that can help our families begin to heal. Please sign this petition today and help families like mine pass Curtis’s Law today.    

patricia ward
59,869 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio, Clay Ingram, Frank White, Jayer Williamson, Mel Ponder, Brad Drake, Jay Trumbull, Halsey Beshears, Ramon Alexander, Loranne Ausley, Elizabeth Porter, Cord Byrd, Clay Yarborough, Tracie Davis, Kimberly Daniels, Jay Fant, Jason Fischer, Cyndi Stevenson, W. Travis Cummings, Bobby Payne, Clovis Watson, Charles Clemons, Charlie Stone, Stan McClain, Paul Renner, Thomas Leek, Patrick Henry, David Santiago, Jason Brodeur, Robert Cortes, Scott Plakon, Jennifer Sullivan, Ralph Massullo, Blaise Ingoglia, Amber Mariano, Richard Corcoran, Daniel Burgess, Josie Tomkow, Colleen Burton, Sam Killebrew, Mike La Rosa, John Cortes, Robert Olszewski, Kamia Brown, Bruce Antone, Mike Miller, Amy Mercado, Carlos Smith, Rene Plasencia, Tom Goodson, Thad Altman, Randy Fine, Erin Grall, Cary Pigman, Ben Albritton, Jake Raburn, Lawrence McClure, Ross Spano, Jackie Toledo, Sean Shaw, Janet Cruz, Shawn Harrison, James Grant, Chris Sprowls, Larry Ahern, Jack Latvala, Ben Diamond, Peters, Kathleen Peters, Wengay Newton, Jim Boyd, Margaret Good, Joe Gruters, Julio Gonzalez, Michael Grant, Ray Rodrigues, Dane Eagle, Heather Fitzenhagen, Matt Caldwell, Byron Donalds, Joseph Abruzzo, MaryLynn Magar, Gayle Harrell, Larry Lee, Rick Roth, Matt Willhite, David Silvers, Al Jacquet, Bill Hager, Emily Slosberg, Patricia Hawkins-Williams, George Moraitis, Bobby DuBose, Barrington Russell, Kristin Jacobs, Jared Moskowitz, Katie Edwards-Walpole, Evan Jenne, Joseph Geller, Shevrin Jones, Sharon Pritchett, Manny Diaz, Richard Stark, Carlos Trujillo, Bob Rommel, Barbara Watson, Roy Hardemon, Cynthia Stafford, Jose Oliva, Bryan Avila, Nicholas Duran, David Richardson, Javier Fernández, Michael Bileca, Daniel Perez, Kionne McGhee, Robert Asencio, Jeanette Nunez, Holly Raschein, Joe Negron, Wilton Simpson, Oscar Braynon, Dennis Baxley, Aaron Bean, Lizbeth Benacquisto, Lori Berman, Lauren Book, Randolph Bracy, Rob Bradley, Jeff Brandes, Doug Broxson, Daphne Campbell, Gary Farmer, Anitere Flores, George Gainer, Bill Galvano, Rene Garcia, Audrey Gibson, Denise Grimsley, Dorothy Hukill, Travis Hutson, Tom Lee, Debbie Mayfield, Bill Montford, Kathleen Passidomo, Keith Perry, Bobby Powell, Kevin Rader, Jose Rodriguez, Darryl Rouson, David Simmons, Kelli Stargel, Greg Steube, Linda Stewart, Annette Taddeo, Perry Thurston, Victor Torres, Dana Young

Help protect freedom of speech and property rights of Florida residents!

Many Florida residents do not have freedom of speech and are subject to taxation (dues) without representation! There are many communities throughout Florida and other states across America that require you belong to a club if you purchase a residence in that community. On the surface that doesn't seem so horrible. Let me explain why it is a nightmare for so many Florida residents and how we can easily fix the problem with a very simple law.  While I describe the problem for Florida residents, this petition is asking for both a Florida law and a Federal law to be passed to protect Americans first Amendment rights.  Years ago the state of Florida recognized homeowners were having serious trouble with overreaching homeowners associations. The state, quite reasonably, passed many laws to protect homeowners from some of the unfair and often outrageous behavior inflicted upon homeowners by these associations. Unfortunately, some people found a way around these protective laws by making membership with the club in the community mandatory and then satisfying all of their desires which had been thwarted by the above mentioned laws. Private clubs are not subject to those protective laws and to make matters even worse, the  Florida courts do not want to get involved in private club disputes-even if that club takes away your first amendment right to freedom of speech. See a case from my club: Shumrak v. Broken Sound Club, Inc., 898 So.2d 1018 (Fla.Dist.Ct.App. 2005) (You can just Google "Shumrak v. Broken Sound Club")  Because these clubs answer to no one, here is an example from my club that I believe will astound you. Some members have five votes while other members may have one, two or three. You won't be surprised to hear that the group with five votes has control of the board, makes all the rules, decides how all the money is spent and refuses to give an adequate accounting. This board decided their membership class deserved a brand new clubhouse that the rest of the members could not use. Of course the majority of the members were against this! But the general membership was not allowed to vote on the matter! We were told that their membership class would be responsible for paying for their private club within a club so we didn't have a say in what they did. They built their 9 Million Dollar play house and then transferred the debt to the rest of us! These board members passed this bylaw, "Any member or family member or guest of such member whose conduct shall be deemed by the appropriate committee to be improper, or likely to endanger the welfare, safety, harmony, or good reputation of the Club or its members, may be reprimanded, fined,or suspended from the Club by action of the Board of Governors.The Board of Governors shall be the sole judge of what constitutes improper conduct or conduct likely to endanger the welfare, safety, harmony or good reputation of the Club or its members."  So basically the Board of Governors can do anything they like and if you speak out against it, or try to organize your community to fight an injustice, the people you are fighting against, the ones you think have behaved unethically can retaliate against you with impunity. They are the masters, judge, jury and administrators of punishments. This is a state wide problem and by no means limited to my community. The proof of how bad things have gotten can be found by comparing property values of homes with mandatory unregulated club membership to either homes without clubs or homes where club membership is voluntary. Mandatory membership club home prices are substantially lower and take quite a bit longer to sell. In fact, many homes have gone into foreclosure. When membership became mandatory dues went up tremendously. Some could not afford to stay, but could no longer sell their home for enough money to pay the mortgage.  All of this madness can easily be stopped! The same rationale that caused the Florida legislature to pass all of the rules regulating homeowner associations applies to clubs that home owners are forced to join!  Ask our state legislators to protect our first amendment rights, to preserve our property values and restore our peace of mind.  Ask our Federal representatives to pass a law simply stating if mandatory membership in a club runs with real property, the club is prohibited from infringing on Federal rights. Please sign the petition and pass it along via email and social media.  

Donna Cobe
109 supporters