Petition to Director Gregory Brawley
Help Release 14-year-old Astrid & her Father for her Birthday
Astrid and Arturo came to the USA in February 2015 after fleeing harm in their home country because of their identity as Indigenous K’iche. When they arrived at the southern USA border, they were apprehended by US Customs and Border Patrol and detained. CBP released them the next day with a Notice to Appear in immigration court that did not specify a date or place to report. They did not know they could ask for asylum. On February 20, 2018, at approximately 5:00 AM, Astrid was asleep in her room when she was awoken by six armed Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents standing before her bed and yelling. They ordered everyone in the house into a room and asked them for identification. The ICE agents did not show a warrant or indicate whom they were looking for. Astrid had gone to bed the night before expecting, as always, to go to school the next day. Instead she watched as her father was placed in handcuffs. They were then brought to the Berks County Residential Center with Astrid still in her pajamas. Astrid will turn 15-years-old on March 15, 2018. She had been eagerly planning her quinceañera before she was detained by ICE and sent to Berks. Her birthday wish is for her and her father to be freed from detention and to return to middle school. She worries about the homework she has missed. Urge US authorities to immediately release Astrid and Arturo together pending a final determination on their asylum claim.
Petition to Craig Estes, James Frank, Mac Thornberry, Greg Abbott, Donald Trump
Provide services for the 134,908 Texans with disabilities on waiting lists
In Texas, there are currently 134,908 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on waiting lists to receive services through different Medicaid waiver programs. Those on waiting lists are denied services paid for by Medicaid which may include: physical and specialized therapies, supported employment, adaptive aids such as wheelchairs, medical supplies, day programs, respite care, speech and language pathology, transition service assistance, and so much more. Texas continues to sit at the bottom of the ranking for removing people with disabilities from waiting lists. Our most current number (January 2018) shows there are 134,908 individuals with I/DD in Texas waiting for services. That's more than of all of the population of Wichita Falls, Burkburnett, Vernon, Holliday, Henrietta, Electra, and Petrolia! To see a visual comparison of other states from 2016, click on the following link: https://goo.gl/TFMcZrIn this graphic, you will see that in 2016, Texas was home to over 46% of people on waiting lists out of our entire country. Our most recent number (2016) for the 30th Senatorial District located in North Texas shows 3,411 people waiting for services. At The Arc of Wichita County, we encounter people on a daily basis that are on waiting lists and we can see the negative impact this has on their lives. Our hope is that by bringing this to light, that those with disabilities in our area along with the other 130,000+ people in Texas will be moved off of the waiting lists and receive the support so desperately needed. Serious change has to take place for the waiting list to be significantly reduced, and the only way that is possible will be for the I/DD community to speak up! Thank you and be sure to spread the word! Sources:https://hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/records-statistics/interest-list-reduction
Petition to Judge James Arth, Travis County, Texas State Legislature, United States Supreme Court
Make It Illegal To Take Nursing Babies From Their Mothers & Federal Resolution H.Con 72
Give baby's their inalienable rights to be with their mothers and protect them from abuse and the trauma of breaking their attachment with their mothers. Breaking an infants attachment with its primary bonding figure, especially if that baby goes to someone it has seen less than a week of it's entire life, is correlated with an increase in drug abuse, mental disorders, and difficulty in school and the workforce. When a baby was still nursing, a Judge ordered the following order, when the mother had done nothing wrong, and even of all things, had a psych exam showing she was 'normal.' The mother was a highly educated, upstanding member of the community, a regular member of her church and a successful business owner. She did not drink, smoke, do drugs, and her only social activities were baby play dates, swimming, baby yoga, and church. The problem with this ruling is it sets a precedent that lets other nursing infants be taken from normal, healthy, good moms facing solely slander from rich men who do not want to pay child support. The current law allows for mothers who are primary caregivers to have their children taken from them half the time or even more. This is a tremendous problem and is happening to mother's all over Travis County, Texas. Do not let this become a precedent where suddenly women are only the vessels to give birth to a baby, but then the baby and children can be taken from their mothers on as little slander as a few wine bottles were in her trash can from a book club. Or a stay at home mom who has done every single bit of care for her three children (ages 3-6) suddenly has them taken by a man who works 50 hour work weeks. All because she could not stand up to his psychological abuse and gas lighting. Or a 7 year old girl who suddenly is ripped from her mother by her father that has seen her once in five years....all because the mother attends AA, but is drug and alcohol free in the present. The stories like this abound. We need to protect woman's God given ability to bear children. Women are NOT vessels for men's seeds and should not have their rights as caretakers stripped from them by corrupt men who will stop at nothing to break a woman and get revenge for her refusing to have an abortion, refusing to allow her self to be physically or psychologically abused, or refusing to be his partner. The way this law is being enacted allows abusers to take children and then abuse the children in order to indirectly 'abuse' women. Please do not take this as an anti-man or anti-father petition. I had a wonderful father and love and admire many good, honest, morally upright men who live in light, love and harmony. But our patriarchal culture has gotten out of control and there are many (men) who would see women stripped of even their most basic right...the right to care for ones own child. What was awarded in this specific case is more than standard possession or even expanded standard possession. This was given to a man who had nothing to do with the baby of his girlfriend after conception...until the mother requested and started receiving for child support when the baby was 9 months old.: THE RULING BY JUDGE JAMES ARTH: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Possession Order, THE MAN shall have the right to possession of the child (BABY) as follows: 1. Weekdays – On Tuesdays, beginning at 5:30 pm and ending at 9:00 am the following Thursday. 2. Weekends – On the Saturday immediately preceding the first, third, and fifth Fridays of each month beginning at noon (12:00 pm) and ending at 9:00 am the following Monday. THE MOTHER shall have the right of possession of the child at all other times not specifically designated in this Possession Order for THE MAN. If you look at these times on the calendar..this meant two weeks of the month, the mother had been separated from the baby for 39.5 hours, then had 51 hours with her nursing baby... then again separated for another 45 hours away from her baby...before she again had 34 hours to again be separated for 39.5 hours (two nights and portions of three days)...and so on. The MAN also got more weekends in a month (45 hours) than the NURSING BABY had with it's mother. The other two weeks of the month the nursing baby was also away from its mother Tuesday evening to Thursday morning. This left only two times in the month where the Baby was able to see it's mother for five nights in a row. The father of the child never spoke to her for more than 5 minutes starting at the time he received a letter from the government demanding child support for a mother who dropped out of her PhD program with a terminal Masters so she could give the best care to her baby. He eventually got his lawyers to put in rulings prohibiting the mother from communicating with him or his family. This is not how to co-parent, nor is it good for a child's well being. Ask the Texas State Legislature to REQUIRE co-parenting classes and co-therapy for parents to learn how to cooperate, instead of ripping infants and children from their home. Needless to say the year long legal battle has gone downhill for this baby. He has gone months at a time without seeing his mother...and for the past year has seen her less than 24 hours total/month. Now at 2, he only sees his mother 6 hours a week and two Sundays a month for 10 hours...all because the mother refused to give up her baby, typical of a good Momma Bear. A wild animal would get upset and refuse to turn over their nursing young to a complete stranger...accordingly this mother was unable to follow the court order...for just two weeks...She apologized, came back and begged forgiveness. But she was not forgiven. She was put in jail. She is currently out on a $100,000 bond. This bond and the restrictions on her are more than most rapists and child rapist's receive. She did not see her baby for 2.5 consecutive months and did not see him 4 months total out of 9. The other five months she saw him ranging from 1.5 to 12 hours per a week. Now most weeks she sees her baby for 6 hours in two three hour blocks. All this was on supervised...having someone look over her shoulder and correct her constantly like she was a child molester or abuser. It is true she really screwed up and broke the law. And she had other crimes as well (as follows). She tried to contact the compassion of the paternal grandmother. She tried to send breast milk. She gave her baby a drug test at one visit, he failed. The father was never forced to take a drug test until 3 months later...and he took it over a month late...the story could continue....but you will have to read the book. She asked where the baby had blue juice when working on speech concepts (Ie she interrogated the baby)....she asked for him to be put in therapy because he stopped talking and regressed in his potty training... There was no guardian ad litem or custody evaluator during this time. Currently, the mother is on a 16 yr family court probation and has been sentenced to 6 months in jail if she violates a 'rule.' Rule violation is determined randomly at the whim of supervisors and the father. She has been indicted on felony in the criminal court, for refusing to turn over her baby for two weeks time. Protect mothers and their nursing infants. Ask the Texas State Legislature to make it illegal to take nursing babies from their mothers. As Judge James Arth to REQUIRE evidence before making decisions on babies and mothers facing powerful expensive abusive lawyers hired by wealthy men who do not have their child's best interests in mind. Ask for Judge James Arth, a single man without children, to be put on disciplinary action for making unfounded decisions and bringing harm to babies who are nursing by breaking their attachment and not allowing for any period of weaning or step up in visitations with a previously absent and abusive parent to occur. Ask that Judges in family courts receive mandatory training on infants, children, family violence, attachment theory, and parenting. Currently a Judge in the family court receives no training in any of these subjects. Ask for the Texas State Legislature to require attorneys to bring any cases regarding children being separated for longer than 1 month to court and make it illegal for a Rule 11 to be decided about a child who is without regular, reasonable visits with the mother or father. This will prevent corruption and manipulation among attorneys who extend cases, at the expense of children for the sake of profit. A Rule 11 is subject to much corruption because a mother can be 'convinced' that she will get a worse deal in front of a Judge. This structure of making agreements between attorneys allows lawyers to act as Jury, Judge, and even Psychologist and denies individuals and children due process of law. Finally ask the Texas State Legislature to reduce the penalty from a felony for 'interference with child custody' to a class C misdemeanor, equivalent to an assault, or a class B misdemeanor, equivalent to a DWI. Because a mother scared for a baby is not the same as beating someone up with a baseball bat. Ask the Texas State Legislature to dismiss any case where the parent comes back of their own accord in less than a months time. Make a punishment equivalent to a crime and do not punish mothers for following their instincts and their brain chemistry evolutionary designed to protect their young.
Petition to United Nations, EU, European Commission, Tanzania Military, United States of America, East African Union, International media, LHRC
REQUEST UN & TANZANIA MILITARY STOP RWANDA & UGANDA FROM INTERFERING IN PROTESTS
We are all aware of the fact that the political situation as well as the economic situation in Tanzania is steadily taking a turn for the worse. Tanzania has mostly been a peaceful democratic Nation. In the last 2-3 years, the World watched as President John Magufuli has taken deliberate steps to strip the Country of its democracy while brutally introducing the Nation to a dictatorship. Magufuli has subdued the freedoms and powers of the Parliament and the Judiciary. He has been censoring the media. He has unconstitutionally banned the opposition from holding public gatherings, except for the ruling Party. He has fiercely retaliated against those who have dared to speak against him, be it a journalist, a religious leader or a civilian. Opposition leaders have been getting shot in broad daylight, others murdered, and some have disappeared. The Police has neither been able to resolve any of the incidents nor show the will to do so. A couple of weeks ago, the Police opened fire at protesters injuring dozens and killing one University student by the name of Akwilina Akwilini, who was inside a public transport bus. Few days ago, Pastor Fred Njama of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania was arrested for speaking about the economic and political crisis in the Country, and is still in police custody as this petition prepared. A young University student, Abdul Nondo, a strong critic of the Government was kidnapped from Dar es Salaam about 10 days ago and has been under police custody for more than 11 days, with the police claiming he faked his own kidnapping. Abdul Nondo has been refused his right to an attorney and no one in the country knows where the police is holding him or when he shall be released. Tanzanians have had enough and are calling for both President John Pombe Magufuli and President Ali Mohamed Shein of Zanzibar to resign. Through social media, we have organized country-wide protests against his brutality and the declining economy, as businesses are crushing and jobs have disappeared. The protests will start on April 26, 2018 and continue until the time when President Magufuli and President Shein step down. We also demand that the incoming President who is currently the Vice President, Samia Suluhu, to assure the people that the "Warioba Constitution" will be gazetted within 2 months of her being in office. The new constitution will greatly reduce the powers of a President and this will lessen the likelihood of another Magufuli coming along and cause the same crisis we are currently going through. The new costitution will also allow the people to contest presidential elections and their outcomes through a legal system which currently is not an option. Since the announcement of peaceful demonstrations, various Government officials, including the President himself, have issued threatening statements to the public against this constitutional right, saying no one is to demonstrate or they will face serious bodily harm and or even death. Because President Magufuli has formed very strong ties with Presidents Museveni of Uganda and Kagame of Rwanda, there is a high possibility of the Rwandan Government and Ugandan Government sending their Police or Military forces or both to violently crash the peaceful demonstrations. These concerns are not only based on the personal relationships of President Magufuli and the two East African Presidents, but also on the close working relationships between the Tanzanian Police and Rwandan Police as can be seen on this link IGP SIRRO IN RWANDA. They have been sharing intelligence and training resources. There have been very credible reports of Rwandan Police infiltrating the Tanzanian Police force. It is also openly known that, President Magufuli's personal security team is led by the Rwandan Military. This is very concerning to Tanzanians who are certain that President Kagame will send his forces to Tanzania to violently stop the demonstrations and ensure Magufuli's stay in office. Magufuli's presidency has been very beneficial to Rwanda economically. Rwanda has been given full access to the Dar es Salaam Port and many duties and tax burdens have been lifted for the Country. With Magufuli gone, Rwanda will immediately loose critical access to the Dar es Salaam Port, exemption on duties, and control of some Tanzania's natural resources. We the people of Tanzania believe President Kagame will do anything to help President Magufuli, to ensure the demonstrations don't succeed in removing him from office. As for Museveni, the demonstrations threaten his own future as the president of uganda because if the protests in Tanzania are successful in removing Magufuli, it might spark similar protests in other East African nations to remove their dictators from power. The people of Tanzania are humbly requesting the United Nations, The Tanzanian Military, The United States, The European Union, International Media and the rest of the International Community to warn/request/demand/force President Kagame of Rwanda and President Museveni of Uganda to not interfere in any way in the peaceful country-wide demonstrations in Tanzania, starting April 26, 2018. We are asking the United Nations to consider imposing sanctions on Rwanda, Uganda or any other Nation that will send its forces to Tanzania to aid Magufuli in stopping the peaceful demonstrations. Lastly, we are asking the Tanzanian Military to protect its people and take every measure to ensure the two Nations mentioned above wont interfere with the peaceful demonstrations. ALL WE ARE ASKING, AS A NATION, IS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO FORCE RWANDA AND UGANDA TO MIND THEIR OWN BUSINESS.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, New Jersey State House, New Jersey State Senate, President of the United States, New Jersey Governor
Remove New Jersey Law To Help Missing Children
New Jersey law states that if you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you may never again apply for personalized (vanity) license plates. If you have seen the movie, "The Call" you will know that a personalized license plate is very helpful in finding missing children, especially during an Amber Alert. http://www.missingkids.com/KeyFacts Our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/njmissingchildrenlaw
Petition to USCIS , Jeanne Shaheen, US State Department, Tim Kaine, John McCain, Elaine Duke, David Perdue, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jack Reed, Bill Nelson, Claire McCaskill, Richard Blumenthal, Joe Donnelly, Mazie Hirono, Angus King, Martin Heinrich, Elizabeth Warren, Gary Peters, Donald Trump, James Inhofe, Roger Wicker, Deb Fischer, Tom Cotton, Mike Rounds, Joni Ernst, Thom Tillis, Dan Sullivan, Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, Benjamin Sasse, Luther Strange, Jerry Brown, Tom McClintock, Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, Jeff Denham, Mac Thornberry, Adam Smith, Walter Jones, Robert Brady, Joe Wilson, Susan Davis, Frank LoBiondo, James Lankford, James Langevin, Rob Bishop, Mike Lee, Rick Larsen, Michael Turner, Michelle Obama, Jim Cooper, Mike Rogers, Madeleine Bordallo, Trent Franks, Trey Gowdy, Joe Courtney, Bill Shuster, Niki Tsongas, Mike Conaway, John Garamendi, Doug Lamborn, Jackie Speier, Rob Wittman, Marc Veasey, Duncan Hunter, Tulsi Gabbard, Mike Coffman, Beto O'Rourke, Vicky Hartzler, Donald Norcross, Austin Scott, Ruben Gallego, Mo Brooks, Seth Moulton, Paul Cook, Colleen Hanabusa, Jim Bridenstine, Carol Shea-Porter, Brad Wenstrup, Jacky Rosen, Bradley Byrne, A. Donald McEachin, Sam Graves, Salud Carbajal, Elise Stefanik, Anthony Brown, Martha McSally, Stephanie Murphy, Steven Knight, Ro Khanna, Steve Russell, Tom O'Halleran, Scott DesJarlais, Thomas Suozzi, Ralph Abraham, Jimmy Panetta, Trent Kelly, Michael Gallagher, Matt Gaetz, Don Bacon, Jim Banks, Liz Cheney, Jamie Raskin, Ben Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, John Bird
Save Aysha and Her Family from Being Executed by the Taliban
Aysha's father Muhammad is a heroic interpreter who worked with the US military for 9 years in Afghanistan. His military supervisors praised his work ethic, dedication, and trustworthiness, and his incredible skill of fluently speaking six languages made him indispensable on Special Forces night raids on Taliban insurgents. He once saved an American soldier by dashing into an ambushed vehicle under Taliban fire. But the Taliban is working hard to find and kill Muhammad and his wife and his four young daughters. The Sacramento Bee wrote a story about The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)'s recent denial of Muhammad and his entire family for humanitarian parole and my family's efforts to save them. http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article187680333.html Tell the director of the Humanitarian Affairs Branch at USCIS, John Bird, to re-open and approve Muhammad and his family's humanitarian parole cases to save them from the Taliban before it is too late. USCIS admits that leaving this family behind is a death sentence. They just don't care enough about Muslim refugees to even save a toddler from the Taliban. When the US military mostly pulled out of Afghanistan in 2014, the Taliban gained strength in Afghanistan and killed many interpreters or their family members in revenge. One of Muhammad's brothers and a nephew, Sahil, who was also an interpreter, were shot and left for dead in an assassination attempt on Muhammad and his family. After the Taliban ambush, Muhammad fled his home district, just in time to escape a second Taliban attack that destroyed their family home. Consequently, Muhammad lost all contact with US military personnel who could have helped him apply for an SIV visa. He has been living in hiding for three years with his wife and four young daughters. They are living in daily fear of being discovered and killed by the Taliban and are unable to leave their house. There is no heating in the house, and leaks in the roof have made his young daughters sick on several occasions from getting infections from bacteria in the water or getting cold in the winter. When I learned about Muhammad and his family's plight a few months ago, I was determined to do everything possible to save their lives. Muhammad had tried to apply to the US as a refugee on his own, but he was denied for “discretionary security reasons,” a very common problem for former military interpreters and their families. When Muhammad's refugee case was denied, he was devastated and lost all hope for saving his life and his family's lives. He said the only option left for him was to surrender to the Taliban, thinking that after the Taliban tortured and killed him, they would stop looking for his children. I told him not to give up and promised him to find a way to save their lives. Please help me keep my promise to Muhammad to save his life and his family's lives. They do not deserve to suffer and die because of Muhammad's service to the US military. My family hired a lawyer and filed a humanitarian parole case to sponsor Muhammad and his family to come live in the US while he works to get permanent, legal status in the US. Our humanitarian parole case for them may be our last chance to save their lives. In what our lawyer says is the most egregious case she has ever seen, USCIS denied Muhammad and his family's humanitarian parole cases because his refugee case had been denied and without even bothering to figure out why the refugee case had been denied. Thus, they denied Muhammad's humanitarian parole case for “discretionary reasons” without even knowing what those discretionary reasons were. This is effectively a death sentence for the entire family. When our lawyer pleaded with USCIS to at least let Muhammad's young daughters come live with their aunt and uncle in the US, the director of the Humanitarian Affairs Branch of USCIS, John Bird, refused to approve any of the family's cases and made the absurd claim that the entire family, including Muhammad's 2- and 4-year-old daughters, are a threat to national security. Because of USCIS's policy and Muhammad's service to the US military, Muhammad's children were literally born with a death sentence. Mr. Bird acknowledges that Muhammad and his family meet all the criteria for humanitarian parole, and he does not question that they will be killed if left in their current situation. He just does not care enough about Muslim refugees to even save a toddler from the Taliban. Worse yet, two months ago USCIS granted humanitarian parole to family members of Las Zetas drug cartel members who murdered US ICE agents in Mexico, so that the family members of the murderers could attend a trial in Washington, D.C. Thus, USCIS is literally treating Muhammad and his family worse than criminals. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/453519/operation-fast-and-furious-victor-avila-betrayed-obama-administration Sign the petition to tell USCIS to re-open and approve Muhammad's and his family's cases quickly. Muhammad is a hero who faithfully served the US military for over 9 years and is now in grave danger because the Taliban is determined to get revenge. He has already lost everything except his and his family's lives because of his service to America, but he is still proud of his choice to work for the US military. All he wants in return is the chance to bring his daughters to safety and to give them a future. If USCIS does not re-open and approve his case, he will be left behind to be killed by the same terrorists that he risked his life to fight for so many years. The Ithaca Voice recently published a story highlighting the absurdity of USCIS blacklisting a toddler. https://ithacavoice.com/2018/02/case-denied-not-closed-fight-continues-afghan-interpreter-trying-escape-pakistan/ For more background information, The Ithaca Voice published a detailed story over the summer about Muhammad and his career with the US military: https://ithacavoice.com/2017/06/former-afghan-interpreter-hopes-find-sanctuary-u-s-help-cornell-student/ No One Left Behind, the non-profit fighting to save Afghan and Iraqi interpreters, also published a blog post highlighting Muhammad's case http://nooneleft.org/2017/12/12/4221/ Some family friends made a 4-min, professional-quality video summarizing Muhammad's story and his current situation. The video is embedded above or can be accessed from this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NowDUr1I2T8 Please call your Congressional representatives and ask them to tell USCIS to approve this case. If you need contact information on your Congressional representatives, use this link to look them up: https://whoismyrepresentative.com/ Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Muhammad's case. Please also email me if you know Muhammad personally or if you know any government officials or reporters who may be able to help raise public awareness of Muhammad's case.
Petition to President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation
America - Be the Voice of Freedom. Freedom from Sex Trafficking.
According to the U.S. State Department report, the United States has become the second most trafficked country in the world, as sex trafficking has become a $32 Billion dollar a year industry... And the U.S. Department of Justice reported that the sex slaves were 83% American citizens and as young as five years old in the United States. (1.)(3.) What is the average age of those entering prostitution in America? 12 years old... (2.) These are our children. America needs to make some hard decisions. Either let this continue. Or stop the effects of Sex Trafficking in America. How can we be a Country of Freedom, if we enslave America's citizens or other citizens for the sexual exploitation of selfish pleasures of those who live in our Country? “Human sex trafficking is the most common form of modern-day slavery, amounting to the fastest growing business of organized crime and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world. Sex trafficking crimes include prostitution, pornography, stripping, live-sex shows, mail-order brides, military prostitution, and sex tourism.” (1.) We can not be a Free Country - if there are still modern slaves in our 21st Century society. You can not have equality and freedom, if we have Human Slaves among us. I thought America was known for her Freedom? Let America then become the forerunner for Freedom for all Nations. Let us make America the leading example of what countries should do, in order to extinguish Trafficking. We must demand that our Nation become a safe place for our children and our children's children. We must demand stricter laws and punishments made against Pimps and Traffickers. We must demand stricter laws and punishments for Buyers, for those who purchase sex from Human Souls. We must fight to stop those who buy a human’s body, to rape the soul. We must demand that internet we have been freely given, is not used for the searching of Sex. We must demand to make Sex Trafficking Illegal for the health, safety, and freedom for all who live in our Beloved Country. How can we scream the praises of our favored Land by shouting, "Liberty and Justice for all." When Liberty and Justice are not counted among those who suffer in Slavery? Will we let them suffer in silence? Or will we join our voices together and demand that this madness be stopped? If our own children were stolen and forced into Prostitution, would we not gather together to take back our children? But aren't these are Children? Why then are we not joining together to demand that we save our Country before we lose the war on Trafficking? We need to start now and these are some things that need to be done. We need: Laws to stop the Internet from being the highway to Trafficking. Laws such as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act must be rewritten, so that it can not protect the illegal activity of Trafficking. Laws must be passed so that Websites have to be held accountable if they so choose to disobey the Law and promote Human Trafficking. If Prostitution is indeed illegal, why is it that websites (Backpage.com) can promote Escorts and Sex Ads? Laws be passed to persecute the Trafficker to a greater degree. Laws must be passed to confiscate finances and property belonging to Pimps and Traffickers (who have made their money off of the sale of humans) when convicted and the funds given to Anti-Trafficking Organizations ( like - Rescue:Freedom). Laws to be passed to persecute the Buyer to a higher degree. If Stripping is included in the description acts of Sex Trafficking, then we must demand as a Country to close all Strip Clubs, as they house the illegal activity of Trafficking. We must make laws against Pornography and make it illegal, which directly educates, feeds, and propels Sex Trafficking. We need sexualized movies to be banned, which indoctrinate people into the sexualization of the Sex Trade. We need sexualized images, billboards, and magazines to be banned, since it fuels the Sexualization of humans and funds Trafficking. We need sexualized music to be banned, which educates those into the Sex Trade. We need more funds dedicated to the Police Department and assign more resources to assist the Law Enforcement into creating more positions and officers assigned to fight against Human Trafficking. We must do everything we can, to eliminate Sex Trafficking and the things that surrounds the exploitation of the weak and vulnerable. This exploiting must be stopped. And with our shared voices - we will get the Country that we fight for. In fact, I dare say that if we scream loud enough, we will get the attention of even the President himself - to help fight this battle that rages war against the soul of the United States of America. "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, "Letter To Henry L. Pierce and Others" (April 6, 1858), p. 376. For we WILL once more make our Country, a Country of Liberty for all. For we WILL once more make our Country, a Country of Freedom. Freedom and Justice for all. Info: 1. http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/scientia/article/view/652/595 2. Gayle Kerten, chairwoman of Skaget County Coalition against Trafficking. 3. https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/82902.pdf
Petition to Donald Trump
End factory farming and animal exploitation in the USA.
Freedom belongs to not only humans but to all sentient life on this planet. Change begins with the individual, and the president of the United States can help make this change possible by promoting a plant based diet and putting an end to factory farming. Despite one's political leanings, despite one's religious leanings, everyone must come together to put an end to the torture of our fellow earthlings. For the future of our species and for the future of this planet, we must stop these atrocities. Snippets: (links down below for further reading) Factory farms: Animals in factory farms are forced to grow up much faster than nature intended. Baby piglets are castrated without anesthetic and male baby chicks are tossed in the grinder alive. World hunger. Most of the grain in the US goes to feeding livestock. These grains can go towards humans in need rather than to feed farm animals. Save animals. In a world where we do not need to eat meat, we can have a clearer conscious by not harming other sentient beings. Water. 2,400+ gallons of water produces 1 pound of meat, 25 gallons of water produces 1 pound of wheat. Slave trade. Burmese slaves may have caught some of the seafood in American grocery stores. Deforestation. Agriculture is responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide. "When I travel around the world, I see that poor countries sell their grain to the West while their own children starve in their arms. And we feed it to livestock. So we can eat a steak? Am I the only one who sees this as a crime? Every morsel of meat we eat is slapping the tear-stained face of a starving child. When I look into her eyes, should I be silent? The Earth can produce enough for everyone’s need. But not enough for everyone’s greed." -- Philip Wollen "Animals are not just other species. They are other nations. And we murder them at our peril. The peace map is drawn on a menu. Peace is not just the absence of war. It is the presence of Justice. Justice must be blind to race, color, religion or species. If she is not blind, she will be a weapon of terror." --Philip Wollen For more information: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/facts-about-the-lives-of-factory-farmed-animals/https://www.petalatino.com/en/blog/ways-being-vegan-saves-the-planet/https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/03/27/395589154/was-your-seafood-caught-by-slaves-ap-uncovers-unsavory-tradehttp://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-eating-meat-is-so-much-more-than-an-animal-rights-issue/ Watch 'Earthlings' for free at: http://www.nationearth.com/ Watch 'What the Health' at: http://www.whatthehealthfilm.com/