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hate crimes

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Petition to Glenn Thompson

Demand Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson Censure President Trump's Charlottesville Remarks

READ THE RESOLUTION OF CENSURE This petition was created by PA5 Truth and Action, a grassroots voters' group whose purpose is to hold PA5's representative accountable. The current representative for PA5 is Glenn "GT" Thompson. Glenn Thompson has offered only the weakest of written statements regarding the acts of domestic terrorism perpetrated in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017. He has also not said anything in response to President Trump's incendiary remarks following the death of Heather Heyer. Trump has falsely said that "both sides" were to blame for the violence, and attempted to create a moral equivalency between hate groups and those who were protesting against them. Since then, he has made a series of oral and written statements which suggest that Trump is sympathetic to the cause of hate groups. As Rep. Thompson is surely aware, there are numerous hate groups in his congressional district, and Trump's winks and nods to these groups will serve to further embolden them. What happened at the University of Virginia could easily happen at Penn State or another institution in our district next time. By providing cover for the violence of neo-Nazis, Klan members, and white supremacists, Trump is normalizing racism and bigotry. He is encouraging the very worst of us to continue their racist crusade. He is attempting to, wittingly or not, weave the vile ideology of hatred into the fabric of American discourse. For this, Congress must censure the president.  We must as one voice unequivocally announce that there is no room for hatred and bigotry in the United States. By publicly announcing his support for the resolution of censure introduced by Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington, Rep. Thompson will show that he has our best interests at heart, and will defend the liberties of his constituents. Please only sign this petition if you are a constituent of Rep. Glenn Thompson. You can identify your representative using this tool. Photo attribution: https://www.flickr.com/photos/taedc/36386534822/  

PA5 Truth and Action
340 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to United States Congress, United States House of Representatives, President of the United States, U.S. Governors

No Nazi Threats Law: US Legislation to Outlaw Nazi Symbols

  No Nazi Threats Law: Proposal to Outlaw the Display of Nazi / Neo-Nazi Symbols in the United States of America   We propose Nazi and Neo Nazi Symbols, Greetings and Slogans, and Nazi Tattoos on Individuals be outlawed because they constitute literal criminal threats of violence towards the public. Nazi and Neo-Nazi symbols in particular pose a genuine and literal criminal threat of violence towards the general public, including people of color / minorities, immigrants, Jewish, Muslim, LGBT and transgender persons.  The government of the United States of America has a responsibility to its citizens to protect them from criminal threats.  Just as Germany, France and other countries have enacted laws to protect citizens from the hate-based threats and violence stemming from Nazi and Neo-Nazi rhetoric, and indeed to protect citizens from a resurgence of such Evil, we the people of the United States of America raise our collective voice to denounce the vile Nazi and Neo-Nazis. We proclaim the hateful beliefs of Nazis and Neo-Nazis to be wholly and forever incompatible with the ideals of inalienable rights, civil and human rights, and equal justice for all established in our nation. We demand federal and state laws be enacted to further protect the peaceful public from this insidious and evil doctrine. The display of Nazi or Neo-Nazi symbols shall be regarded as a generalized criminal threat towards the public, as these symbols are universally recognized to denote hate and a willingness to harm others. Penalties and Prosecution should rightly follow as with other statutes concerning criminal threats of violence. In the Second World War, some 416,800 American souls died fighting the evil of the Nazis.  Millions of people died to defeat the evil of the Nazis. We must honor their lives and their sacrifice by maintaining their hard-won victory.  https://www.ushmm.org - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum https://www.nationalww2museum.org - The National WWII Museum The Holocaust was a genocide in which some six million European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, and the World War II collaborators with the Nazis. The victims included 1.5 million children, and constituted about two-thirds of the nine million Jews who had previously resided in Continental Europe. A broader definition of the Holocaust includes non-Jewish victims, such as the Romani, Poles, members of other Slavic ethnic groups, and Aktion T4 patients who were killed because they were mentally and physically disabled. An even broader definition includes Soviet citizens, prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, blacks, political opponents of the Nazis, and members of other smaller groups. From 1941 to 1945, Jews were systematically murdered in a genocide, which was part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other peoples in Europe. Under the coordination of the SS, with directions from the highest leadership of the Nazi Party, every arm of Germany's bureaucracy was involved in both the logistics and the carrying out of the mass murder. Killings were committed throughout German-occupied Europe, as well as within Nazi Germany itself, and they were also committed across all territories controlled by its allies. Other victims of Nazi crimes included ethnic Poles, Ukrainians, and other Slavs; Soviet citizens and Soviet POWs; communists; homosexuals; Jehovah's Witnesses; and others. Some 42,500 detention facilities were utilized in the concentration of victims for the purpose of committing gross violations of human rights. Over 200,000 people are estimated to have been Holocaust perpetrators. The persecution was carried out in stages, culminating in the policy of extermination which was termed the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Following Hitler's rise to power, the German government passed laws to exclude Jews from civil society, most prominently the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. Starting in 1933 the Nazis began to establish a network of concentration camps. After the outbreak of war in 1939 both German and foreign Jews were herded into wartime ghettos. In 1941, as Germany began to conquer new territory in the East, all anti-Jewish measures radicalized. Specialized paramilitary units called Einsatzgruppen murdered around two million Jews in mass shootings in less than a year. By mid-1942, victims were regularly being transported by freight trainsto extermination camps. Most who survived the journey were systematically killed in gas chambers. This continued until the end of World War II in Europe in April–May 1945.  

Billy Budd
21 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. Senator Mark Warner, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, Governor Terry McAuliffe, Mayor Mike Signer

Help to designate neo-nazi and white supremacy groups as terrorist organizations.

A request to The City of Portland and State of Oregon and The State of Virginia and City of Charlottesville designating neo-Nazi and white supremacy groups as terrorist organizations.  Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia that has unleashed hate groups and the killing of innocent people and creating the necessity to label these groups accurately.  After the events in Portland that left two good Samaritans dead and one wounded due to a hate crime, it is time to see these neo-Nazi organizations and white supremacy groups for what they are and that is terrorist organizations. When a housewife and mother is stabbed in their own kitchen in Jerusalem or dozens of people are blown up by a bomb at a concert in Manchester or good people are stabbed when standing up to abuse on a max train, they are all acts of terrorism. The person carrying out these crimes against innocent people belongs to a larger centralized group that controls their thinking and often times their actions. In Portland, Jeremy Joseph Christian, after stabbing three people in the throat and killing two of them said: "I stabbed the two (expletives) in the neck and I'm happy now", as he sat in the back of the police car.Jeremy Christian will be honored by his organization just as other terrorist organizations honor their perpetrators of their terror. We must see these organizations for what they are and to send a clear message that although THEY BELIEVE their time has come and they will rise up, we cannot allow that to happen. Their angry language and separationist views serve only to inflame the negatives in our society and we choose the positive. We will not be fearful to travel or to be out in the streets or to help others in distress. We do not take our freedoms for granted and will not allow terrorists to obstruct those freedoms. The undersigned believe that these hate groups should be labeled terrorist organizations by the City of Portland and the State Of Oregon and The City of Charlottesville and the State Of Virginia and hopefully in future by the federal government.  It is our hope that these groups will lose their ability to parade around, to meet and spread their hate to one another, to train their youth in ways of killing other human beings. This is a threat to our freedom and love of country and is worse than anything outside this country and we the undersigned want to see cities, states and the federal government supporting the classification of these groups as terrorists.

Eric Singer
6,668 supporters