Petition to PayPal, Daniel Schulman
Let Nigerians receive funds with paypal
Today was a sad day for me. I applied to a job online that would allow me earn a full-time income by Nigerian standards (about $1000 a month). I qualified for this job after a rigorous screening process but when it was time to setup my work info, I found out that the company makes payments only via paypal and at the moment, Nigerians cannot receive payments with their paypal accounts. This hasn't happened to just me. In fact, this isn't the only instance. Imagine spending countless hours building a product to sell in a marketplace only to find that they make their payments exclusively via paypal? This is the situation for countless Nigerians who are motivated and looking to make money online and who insist on doing so with integrity. Nigeria is a country filled with a lot of poor people (by global standards) with very limited opportunities hence the need to seek opportunities to make a living online. A job that pays $1000 a month is enough to make you a happy Nigerian and this sort of job is not exactly easy to find in the country. The internet presents willing Nigerians with opportunity. The opportunity to earn their living legitimately online. However Paypal - the 'industry standard' for online payments makes this opportunity inaccessible to Nigerians in most cases. Making mass payouts is a relatively easy task when done using Paypal's business platform. Hence most internet businesses ( even those that welcome a global workforce) choose to make payments to their workers via Paypal. Nigerians, who qualify to be a part of the workforce for some internet companies are however not able to receive payments simply because we can't receive payments with Nigerian Paypal accounts. I understand that Nigeria doesn't have the best reputation when it comes to scams and internet fraud. However, a lot has changed in the country over the years and internet fraud is no longer popular among the Nigerians who carry out numerous transactions online. Thankfully, Nigerians can use their paypal accounts to purchase items from so many websites (even websites that don't process Nigerian credit cards). However, the problem remains that, for some reason(s), Nigerians can't receive payments via Paypal. It's not news that at the moment, Nigeria is a third-world country. Most Nigerians don't earn in a year what the average citizen of a developed country can make in a month. There just aren't many good jobs in Nigeria and the lack of basic infrastructure makes it very difficult and expensive for foreign investors to invest. Unemployment rates are high and it's harder than ever to maintain a decent living standard. The internet presents hope for a lot of people facing almost similar and in many cases better conditions in their countries. The internet presents an opportunity for everyone to be a part of a global community where you can earn money legitimately provided you're qualified and able to work. This hope is blurred for most Nigerians because we currently can't receive money via the most popular payment platform. Payoneer could have been the perfect alternative because it processes payments to Nigerians and in fact, many Nigerians use Payoneer to receive funds. However, Payoneer is not as popular among business owners as Paypal so there is still a lot of opportunity Nigerians don't have access to. The goal of this petition is to urge Paypal to re-access the situation. There's a really vast market of Nigerians who will happily subscribe to Paypal's services once we are able to receive payments and manage business accounts. At the moment, a lot of qualified, hard working Nigerians can't make money online simply because they can't receive payments via Paypal. These are individuals who have been offered project and job contracts that they can't take advantage of because they can't receive their pay using Nigerian Paypal accounts. Please, support this petition to make all of Paypal's features completely accessible in Nigeria.
Petition to Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Andy Barr
Defund Animal Experimentation
Most of us are not aware of how prevalent animal testing is. We get the idea of it, but we aren't really informed about it. We don't know that each year there are more than 100 million animals tested and killed in laboratories for science experiments. We don't know that even with all of the animals being tested, we still aren't close to finding a cure for cancer. We don't know know cruel the animal testing can be. We don't know that these projects are being funded by a majority our taxpayer money: each year, $12 billion out of the roughly $30 billion of our tax dollars go to the National Institutes of Health for "animal socialized science." The most frustrating part about this is that nothing good is coming out of the animal testing. After the experiment is formed, the testers will simply write papers on results that are not actually discovering anything new or even close to worth the detriment the animals endure for it. I am not an advocate of animal testing in any form and I want it abolished, but I understand that some people may disagree with me while deeming it appropriate in certain cicrumstances, making it a long shot for me to gain ground on such a movement. Thus, this is not a petition to end animal testing all together; rather, my mission is to form a coalition between animal lovers and liberty lovers and take action. This is a petition to stop the public funding of animal testing. We should not be paying for it. If the animal testing were successful, investors on Wall Street would eat it up. Obviously these expirements are not worth the private funding of investors, so why should we keep spending our money on inhumane animal experiments that are not discovering anything? http://www.whitecoatwaste.com/home/
Petition to Mayor Lynn Spruill, Mississippi Board of Supervisors, Starkville Board of Alderman, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, Phil Bryant, Mississippi Board of Mayors
Raise the minimum wage in Mississippi to $11 an hour and to end the at will employment law
This change will impact myself and family because Mississippi for over decades has been the most poverty stricken state to the point where there are no adequate jobs and in particular in my area which is Starkville there only fast food jobs and other odd jobs that I am embarrassed to see people have to work even though they have potential to do better but the opportunities or not available because of the lack and types of jobs available in the local market. The economical growth in Mississippi is very slow and in my opinion is not up to par with the rest of the United States. I want to be able to be proud to be from Mississippi and not just because of the historical and natural scenery, but because of the ability to provide stable jobs for every family to survive in this state and world. I also would like to see the state of Mississippi ban the "at will" employment law. This law is detrimental to the citizens of the state because it gives employers the right to terminate or not hire a person for any given reason other than religion, race, creed, color or disability. I believe in a person being treated respectful and should not be discriminated against based off of personal choices due to envy, looks, affiliations and etc. Another issue to support more funding for this great state. Mississippi legislatures have in the past, rejected legitimate funding for healthcare bills, public school funding (education), along with funding for renovations for the pavement, roading, and agricultural systems. I am also looking for citizens to support more funding to bring diverse jobs to the State as well as particular counties who need it the most. I DO NOT want Mississippi anymore to be known for racism, prejudice, and poverty but for great hospitality, peaceful environment, economic growth, sports, recreational activities for college students, adults, and kids, safe family oriented upbringing, and moral values. Mississippi can be so much more advanced if the citizens would come together and cease the century long stigma that was placed on this great state and put our differences aside so that we can bring more attraction, tourist, and financial growth for the sake of our prestigious colleges and universities around Mississippi and most importantly families
Petition to President of the United States, Elizabeth Warren
Pediatric Cancer Needs More Funding!
Elizabeth Cantor's son Derek was born with a rare muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. His pediatrician and oncologists recommended hospice because conventional chemotherapy wouldn't work. He didn't qualify for trials due to his size and age. The tumors spread extremely fast and ate away at his jawbone, which caused his baby teeth to fall out. The tumors invaded his airway and he suffered so much from the head to toe that simply holding him caused excruciating pain. Derek passed away in his sleep on April 23, 2017 at the tender age of 5 months. I beseech you on Elizabeth’s behalf to please use your voice and resources to help make her baby’s suffering and death meaningful. Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among all children in the United States, yet only 4% of federal government cancer research funding goes to pediatric cancer research. Despite cancer being the number one cause of death for children by disease, fewer than 10 drugs have been developed for children with cancer buts hundreds have been developed for adults. This needs to change!
Petition to Pitzer College Student Senate, Associated Students of Pomona College, Associated Students of Claremont McKenna College, Scripps Associated Students, Associated Students of Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College
Support Claremont Student Journalism
The Student Life, the oldest student newspaper in Southern California, is severely underfunded. Roughly 100 students, from reporters and photographers to layout designers and web developers, devote a combined 1000+ hours every week to inform our community and provide an important check on our school administrations. Most work for free. A small subset receive a stipend equivalent to $2.00/hr. Our annual operating budget from student governments, even when combined with advertising revenue and those days of donated labor, barely keeps us afloat as a publication. Our barebones printing costs alone put our annual budget at about $20,000. Last year, we received $11,200. We receive no other outside funding, and were only able to continue printing this year because of a generous anonymous donor. If we don’t receive a sufficient allocation this year, we won’t be able to continue printing or producing visual reporting. Sign below and share to tell our representatives that this is unacceptable.
Petition to U.S. Congress
Tell Congress: Protect foreign aid funding
The president's proposed cuts to foreign aid - nearly ⅓ - would be disastrous for those living in extreme poverty. Millions suffering from famine would be denied life-saving food aid. Girls wouldn’t be able to go to school. Kids wouldn’t be able to receive vaccines. Congress can stop these cuts - but only if we speak out. Tell Congress right now that we can’t approve these disastrous cuts to foreign aid.