Petition to LA County
Fire LAPD Chief Michael Moore
LAPD is a corrupt department who claims the peaceful protests all around Los Angeles are civil unrests and criminal acts. This man should be fired. On June 1st , Moore stated that George Floyd’s death is on protestors and looters hands. He is belittling the struggles and ways of the Black Lives Matter movement. This is only the shadow of an underlying racist and discriminating department. Let LAPD Police Chief Michael Moore know how you feel about his blaming protestors for George Floyd’s death: Office of the LA Police Chief100 West First StreetSuite 1072Los Angeles, CA 90012213-486-0150 FOOTAGE OF THIS STATEMENT FULL STATEMENT
Petition to San Luis Obispo County, City of Arroyo Grande, City of Atascadero, City of Grover Beach, City of Paso Robles, City of San Luis Obispo, City of Pismo, City of Morro Bay, SLO County Sheriff's Office
Act Now for Justice - R.A.C.E. MATTERS SLO County Demands
STATEMENT FROM R.A.C.E. MATTERS SLO We reiterate that our focus--fully and fundamentally--is on supporting Black lives in the face of all forms of hostility, aggression, and terror. While we are proud and honored to have a leadership role in the struggle for racial justice in our community, we do not pretend to be the sole force at work in the current protests. This is a coalition movement, with many elements and groups involved, sometimes with different strategies for moving forward. We urge local officials and police departments to listen to all organizers, especially Black youth, with regard to the change they and we want to see locally. Here is our list of demands: Recognize that racial discrimination is bigger than law enforcement, and therefore should be declared a Public Health Emergency by every city within SLO County and at the SLO County level. Focus all future interactions with protesters on protester safety with regard to traffic control, and do not impede on the direction of peaceful marches or demonstration. Recognize that police presence can be triggering to communities of color, and the use of riot gear such as gas masks, shields, helmets, etc, is a form of aggression and escalation in itself, which should not be allowed during peaceful protests, and used only as a last resort when officer safety is truly at risk. Ensure officers have their body cameras on at all times; and have back-up battery power to guarantee this. Ban the use of knee-holds and choke-holds as an acceptable practice for police officers. Immediately drop all criminal charges against non-violent protesters arrested during Black Lives Matter protests and expunge these charges from any records. Establish Civilian Review Boards in all municipalities to build public confidence and hold local police departments accountable via the following provisions: Review boards must have Black representation, be multi-generational and represent the diversity of genders, races, ethnicities, faiths, and sexual orientations in our communities. Review boards must have oversight of complaints against police. Review boards should be able to request reports from police to grant transparency and commitment to social justice. Review boards must have input on law enforcement hiring. Review boards must conduct social media background checks for current and future law enforcement. Review boards must review footage from protests. Law Enforcement Officers must have rigorous training grounded in evidence-based practices and de-escalation techniques. This training must be provided by organizations and agencies that are committed to prosocial behaviors, upon recommendation of the Civilian Review Board. SLO County, and every municipality there-in, must divert funds from law enforcement and incarceration toward community services, mental health and community non-profits. Continue follow-up and communication with the community regarding long-term reform with regard to decriminalization, surveillance, facial recognition software, Use of Force policies, de-escalation, and other concerns. Additionally, we request that SLO County officials and each city in SLO County reviews A VISION FOR BLACK LIVES: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice, and we demand a report back on how much work has been done so far to accommodate each of these demands. We request creative commitment to review these demands within all applicable public agencies in your jurisdiction Understanding that not all the demands will fall within each jurisdiction, we expect you to use the power of your position to hold other agencies and officials accountable. R.A.C.E. MATTERS and the people supporting this demand request a response to these demands by June 19th, along with a date by which you commit to submitting a report back to R.A.C.E. MATTERS on the demands above. Full url for A VISION FOR BLACK LIVES: Policy Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice: https://neweconomy.net/sites/default/files/resources/20160726-m4bl-Vision-Booklet-V3.pdf Photo credit: Emmet Arries
Petition to Metro Nashville Council, Nashville Mayor John Cooper, Butch Spyridon
NO NASHVILLE GOP CONVENTION
..***** Contact Info for Local Officials: Our spreadsheet HERE contains the phone and email information for all our local electeds and decisionmakers. CALL & EMAIL NOW! *****..This week the Tennessean posted a series of articles pushing the idea of a Nashville GOP Convention. Here's just one calling Nashville a "serious contender" to take on the Republican event rejected by North Carolina because Trump and the GOP are insisting on no masks or social distancing. Gov. Bill Lee toured Lower Broadway Friday June 5th with RNC representatives (and threaded the needle between two #BlackLivesMatter protests in the area which drew tens of thousands of protesters.)Hosting the Convention in Nashville puts our first responders and our community at large at huge risk, especially since TN has been among the top few states for COVID rate of spread for weeks. Lt. Gov. Randy McNally said "Nashville can pull this off" while failing to note that all state employees other than Tennessee legislative employees are still working from home due to COVID concerns. Currently we're one of only nine states with more than 70% ICU (intensive care unit) occupancy due to COVID. On June 8, Channel 5 reporter Phil Williams reported Tennessee had more COVID cases than in any other week of the crisis, and not only as the result of more testing.COVID concerns come in addition to the considerable risk of violence to our city employees, residents, public and private property from a GOP apparatus which seems to think nothing of using any means necessary to clear peaceful protests. Trump has already tear gassed peaceful protestors and threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act, which our Republican governor could approve to roll U.S. Army tanks down Nashville city streets to quiet opposition. In addition to signing our petition, please contact Nashville Mayor John Cooper; Butch Spyridon, CEO of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation; and your Nashville Metro Councilmember. Also contact members of the Sports Authority which manages Bridgestone Arena and the Convention Center Authority which controls the Music City Center. Contact info is at the top of the page.All this said, we're not quite at red alert status yet. We're told calls to electeds are running heavily NO, and several Metro Councilmembers have signed onto CM Colby Sledge's announced resolution to say NO to the Convention. Mayor Cooper has said that financial and COVID concerns have made him unreceptive to the Convention. Also, other cities such as Orlando, Las Vegas and Savannah are still in the mix.But pressure still is coming from Republicans in the Legislature, none of whom live in Nashville, and from Republican Gov. Bill Lee's office. He knows he won't get votes in liberal Nashville so he doesn't much care what we think, and he has financial and regulatory tools in his arsenal to try to force leverage on Nashville electeds to do his bidding. Proponents point to the tax revenue which would be generated by the event, but they've issued no specifics. Also, events like this are hugely expensive. Charlotte was asked to commit $70 MILLION in their original 2018 bid.The Republicans want to use city-owned Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center for the event itself, and have asked cities to use similar venues free of charge in the past. Which means we'd pay for the security, sanitation and other personnel it takes to run those venues. Police overtime alone would likely run into millions. Would that money be reimbursed? We estimate several city blocks around Bridgestone Arena would have to be blocked off for at least a few days due to clashes between law enforcement and protestors. Who'd reimburse the affected business owners as well as others who'd suffer from the traffic and other major disruptions this event would cause? (With all our law enforcement downtown, who'd respond to domestic violence and other calls?) Who'd reimburse for public and private property which easily could be damaged by protests? This Convention speech would be Trump's marquee event for the year. Tens of thousands of people currently marching for #BlackLivesMatter all over the USA WILL come here if the event is in Nashville. This week state Republicans said they'd pay for the event, but Gov. Bill Lee has already cut $340 million from this year's state budget, including state employee pay raises, maintenance on state property and TennCare. Where exactly would the money come from? Update: On June 8 Lee said he "didn't expect" to use state money, but offered no specifics or any answers to questions like ours above.Also, since cases of COVID continue to rise in our area, who'd pay for additional public health personnel and facilities after the deadly disease explodes in our community? This Convention would conservatively draw 50,000 people from all over the world - delegates, media, hangers on - and this is before the huge number of protestors who'd come here. (Yes, we said the WORLD; international media covers US political conventions.) A significant percentage of these would come from Washington D.C. and other Northeastern corridor cities, which are parts of the country hardest hit by COVID.In November 2016 Nashville voted AGAINST Donald Trump by almost 30 percentage points. This is OUR city. WE should get to decide who hosts an unmasked, unsocially distanced major event and brings the potential of unprecedented clashes between police and protestors to our streets. Find real time updates on the Twitter hashtag #NoNashvilleGOPConvention or on our Twitter account at @NashvilleResist.
Petition to Tim Walz, Donald J. Trump, Minneapolispolice
MANDATE THE POLICE FORCE ACADEMIES TO TAKE ”Racial Bias Training/testing“ (ibt’s)
Innate biased tests are timed exams made by Ivy League schools that you take that get your Impulsive response to other ethnic groups or races. These tests would clean the justice departments out by identifying which cop has subconscious biases towards other races. This is our first step for an equal justice system, this is the progress George Floyd would want. #blacklivesmatter #TIMforIBT
Petition to Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders retract your endorsement of Biden
Bernie, we disagree with your decision to endorse Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee of 2020. Biden does not represent the Progressive policies, that you do. Bernie, police brutality has been a problem in this country. As we see global protests against the murder of George Floyd, it also reminds us how Biden has shown himself to be a racist in the past. Biden helped write the 1994 crime bill, which led to mass incarceration. Black lives do not matter to Biden. Biden is the white moderate that Dr. MLK Jr. warned us, about, Bernie. We stand firmly, united against police brutality & police murder of innocent black citizens. We are proud that you publicly denounce police murder, & have raised more than $1.5 million, for racial justice organizations. You have shown for decades, Bernie, that Black lives matter to you! In addition, a credible sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has been made by an ex staffer of his, named Tara Reade. We believe Tara. Bernie Sanders, we are calling on you to retract your endorsement of Biden, & announce that you are back in this race. None of us will vote for Biden, we refuse. Some useful information about why we dislike Joe Biden: https://theintercept.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate-slavery/?fbclid=IwAR2Hxi1xOy1Jrol7H_lmm4RE_NpCOqj0dJRnfTHdJ8XM4ElTFFTVQXrPinQ https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/500767-bush-administration-alums-form-pro-biden-super-pac?fbclid=IwAR3QpqOpxgTmaZ8PEjdu3UFRUC4agQlb8R-WgdhpqU4cFPhMtmh5T-rkaWw https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/6/20/18677998/joe-biden-1994-crime-bill-law-mass-incarceration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZUJisbXHk4 https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/09/health-care-joe-biden-medicare-for-all https://theintercept.com/2019/10/25/joe-biden-super-pac/ https://readsludge.com/2019/07/18/bernie-sanders-challenges-joe-biden-to-stop-taking-money-from-pharma-and-health-insurance-executives/ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51648166 https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/28/politics/joe-biden-south-africa-arrest-cnntv/index.html https://theintercept.com/2019/04/27/anita-hill-joe-biden-non-apology/ https://jacobinmag.com/2020/02/joe-biden-history-republicans-tax-cuts-barack-obama-yesterdays-man https://theweek.com/speedreads/819291/joe-biden-got-200000-speech-that-reportedly-helped-elect-republican-house-member
Petition to Mark Zuckerberg
FACEBOOK IS A THREAT TO THE PUBLICS MENTAL WELL-BEING WHEN HATE CONTENT ISNT TAKEN DOWN
There are people mocking George Floyd’s death. There are white supremacists attacking people verbally. There are people harassing those who are standing up and fighting for their rights, the harassment has gotten out of control. There are people causing mental harm on purpose. There are white supremacists suggesting that they will do harm, which is a direct threat. There are people actively sabotaging people’s mental health, because they want equality. This is a threat to the public, to our mental health, to our rights. These are threats, that they get away with because they think they can hide behind a screen. There are people using their accounts specifically to cause mental damages to our black community, as well as openly threatening those in the Black community and those supporting this Civil Rights Movement. Facebook is a place for friends and family. Facebook is not a place for hate speech or discrimination. Not only is there the obvious issue from the hatred, not only does it pose as a threat the mental health of the community, it also affects the minds of young kids reading those messages. Reality is that social media has an increased impact on our daily lives, our mental health, it also affects kids younger and younger. If you can report the hate content, it’s up to the Facebook team to take it down. When it comes to morals, this shouldn’t have to be something we have to demand for, that’s why we need to keep momentum. Share the petition, why is this important for you? Together we CAN and WILL be heard.
Petition to young adolescents, Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, Donald J. Trump, Justin Trudeau, Jimmy Fallon, Teens, Apple, Garrett milnes, Mayor Bill de Blasio, ConAgra Brands, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Hillary Clinton, Campbell Soup Company, Campbell Soup, ConAgra, BLM, LGBTQ+
Replace the racist Chef Boyardee picture with Mothman
Chef Boyardee represents a racist stereotype of Italian immigrants in the United States,This stereotype is damaging to the image and portrayal of our fellow Italians who reside in our United States.Due to the recent events occurring in our states we must unite in order to end these harmful and bigotry that plague our community.Not only did Chef Boyardee represent a harmful stereotype but was also a close confidant of the warmonger Woodrow Wilson. Chef Boyardee supervised the catering for president Woodrow Wilson’s wedding,he also had close ties with the international affairs involving foreign U.S troops invading domestic territories. Chef Hector Boyardee , played an important role in the country’s war efforts.With American troops engaged in battle overseas, the comforts of home were much appreciated. Chef Boyardee meals were an essential part of soldiers’ rations during their war. Beginning in 1942, the Chef Boyardee plant in Milton, Pennsylvania began operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week to keep up with production demands. When they weren’t busy with production, Chef Boyardee employees could be seen marching through the streets of Milton during nationalist parades that inspired and promoted support for the genocidal war. President Woodrow Wilson handed down to us through history is of a democratic idealist whose rhetoric outlined the rationale for American involvement in foreign wars in the 20th Century. From Wilson's presidency onward, the United States would enter world affairs with the intention of making the world "safe for democracy", ensuring freedom of the seas, lowering prohibitive tariff walls, and fostering the right of all peoples to self-determination. Wilson's rhetoric was later echoed by other presidents, most notably Franklin D. Roosevelt, who argued repeatedly that Americans needed to enter the Second World War to protect freedoms outlined by Wilson three decades earlier. Fast-forward a century and the rise of neo-conservatism to power in the United States at the dawn of the 21st Century was accompanied by similar rhetoric about the American obligation to spread democracy around the world and open the doors of global trade. The similarities between Wilsonian and neo-conservative foreign policy are fundamental, not coincidental. Indeed, Wilsonian values have been cited repeatedly as the reasons why the U.S. launched its invasion of IRAQ in 2003. This all being said,Mothman has long been a beacon of hope and representation for the communities that are harmed by racist bigoted stereotypes such as the KKK and NRA.On the other hand Mothman supports the actions of BLM and LGBTQ+ movements.We started this petition after a dear friend of ours single handily created a movement to replace racist confederate statues with our friend the Mothman. Please support this petition if you are against bigotry and systemic racism.
Petition to Democratic National Committee, Republican National Committee, United Nations, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, NSW Police, NIKE, Walmart, Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Reddit, Twitter, Inc, Jack Dorsey, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Congressman Brendan Boyle, New York State Senate, Google, Inc, Facebook
Justice In Policing Act of 2020
While there are already tons of petitions regarding Police Brutality, this one is specifically to show support towards The Justice In Policing Act of 2020. An act that is a solid first step towards bringing about Police Reform and accountability. This act is currently being held from passing by members of the Senate who believe it is too radical, even though the act does not propose defunding the police. Judge for yourself and if you agree, sign and share showing your support. To list a few issues The Justice In Policing Act tackles: This act will prohibit racial, religious, and discriminatory profiling by police officers as well as mandating training on racial, religious, & discriminatory profiling for all law enforcement! It will also ban chokeholds, and no-knock warrants at the federal level as well as limiting the transfer of military-grade equipment to state and local law enforcement. It will also reform the qualified immunity police officers have to make it easier for civilians to recover damages when the police violate their constitutional rights. Establishes public safety innovation grants for community-based organizations to create local commissions and task forces to help communities to re-imagine and develop concrete, just, and equitable public safety approaches. Among other things. -------------------------- This is meant to show Congress that we are aware and in support of this legislation. We as a people regardless of race/ethnicity want to see concrete change and not just empty promises. A big thanks to Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, Senators Corey Booker, and Kamala Harris for introducing this Act. This is for George Floyd, for Breonna Taylor, for Eric Garner, Rodney King, and all those who have lost their lives to Police Brutality. Their deaths will not be in vain. Below Is a Link to the press release on the judiciary website if you want to read it through the entire legislation yourself. Press Release