Petition to Department of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, President of the United States
Increase The Disabled Veteran Benefits
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs website as of November 8th 2018. Disabled veterans are paid on a disability scale that starts from 10% to 100% service connected disability. When the veteran is paid for their disability, it is a certain amount and currently the minimum for a 10% Disabled Veteran with No Dependents is 137$ monthly. The maximum amount is for a 100% Disabled Veteran with spouse, two parents and child at $3,527.22 monthly. This amount is too little and needs to be addressed properly by our government officials. For anyone who lives in any major city in the good old USA knows that the National Average of an unfurnished apartment is $1,500+ and climbing. For example, in most popular cities such as Los Angeles and New York City the average rate of housing is well over $2,500+ for two bedroom unfurnished apartments. The VA benefits are not staying ahead of the housing cost by much and forcing veterans into Welfare/Food Stamps and supplemental state assistance income as a necessity in order to eat and survive normally. Rather than the government throw $640 Billion dollars and growing into the military, give a little more to those that have already served and deserve to be better taken care of. Give them the support they need. The funding to live a less stressful life after they have been hurt mentally and physically, lost their limbs or have become paralyzed. Currently, President Trump's requested budget for veterans for FY2019 is $198 Billion dollars, but this is going to be dispersed upon the service providers and facilities and maybe, just a measly 3.9% actual increase for Veterans Disabilities Benefits. This is not fair. Not right. Not enough. Take better care of our vets. Sign this petition and let it be heard. Increase the benefits across the board for all Disabled Veterans. Starting from the 10% Disabled up to the 100% Disabled. All Veterans have sacrificed and should be treated and taken care of fairly.
Petition to SONY, Spotify, Clubs, Events, Radio Stations, Chicago PD, Atlanta PD
#PlayRKelly Justice for R. Kelly! Innocent until proven Guilty! #PlayRKelly
Americans have the tendency to make decisions based on emotions!!! This public lynching NEEDS TO STOP!!! Clubs and events need to STOP canceling his shows!! Radio stations need to PLAY HIS MUSIC! WHAT HAPPENED TO INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!!! You cannot erase his legacy!!! Chicago and Atlanta PD is looking for something to take him down on because of EMOTIONS after seeing a reality docuseries. You cannot charge him for something he was clear on!!! Allegations are just that ALLEGATIONS!!! No evidence or proof! 10-20 years later people all of a sudden have an ALLEGATION!!! #PLAYRKELLY #PLAYRKELLY #UNMUTERKELLY #SURVIVINGLIES Next they plan to attack Michael Jackson legacy through a docuseries and he cannot defend himself!!! All the other celebrities that has evidence against them (Charlie Sheen being one of them.) No one said a thing!!!! If you all cannot see what/who's behind this, then you all are blind!!!! STOP THE LYNCHING AND PLAY R KELLY!!! We don't care about John Legend, Lady GaGa and who ever the other woman was (irrelevant)! No one listen to them anymore anyways. WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PLAYRKELLY
Petition to Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice
FREE MARZIEH HASHEMI - American Citizen- Journalist
Ms. Hashemi (her legal name is Melanie Franklin) was arrested and imprisoned in Washington DC. The reasons for her arrest remains unclear. No formal charges have been pressed against her. Ms. Hashemi was traveling within the United States to visit with her ill brother and other relatives. She was detained in a Saint Louis airport on Sunday and was transferred to a Washington DC facility by the FBI. Ms. Hashemi is an American citizen. As of Jan. 16th, there are no charges against her, Sister Marzieh Hashemi is a political prisoner who is being punished by for her advocacy for the AFRICAN AMERICAN Community. She has used her position as a journalist to continuously highly the racial disparity and discrimination against black Americans. She was instrumental in organizing The New Horizon conference in Iran on the status of African Americans. (See, https://racism.org/index.php/en/articles/201-on-the-brink-02 ) Ms. Hashemi informed family members of her ill-treatment in the prison facility. She described her hijab having had been removed against her will and that she is being treated as a criminal even though there are no charges against her. The prison officials have also denied her access to halal or vegetarian dietary options for the past few days, only serving her meals with meat which she has refused to eat. She mentioned that she had only been able to eat Pretzels and bread. Ms. Hashemi who was born in the United States is an American citizen, who has not been found guilty of any crimes. #FreeMarziehHashemi
Petition to Phil Ramos, Philip M. "Phil" Boyle, Andrew M. Cuomo
Help us end child marriage in New York State
We are the Naila Amin Foundation. Naila Amin, our founder, is a New Yorker who was forced by her parents to marry her first cousin when she was just 14. The first petition for her marriage was approved by the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). Her ex-husband was 13 years older than her ( at 26 years old) at the time of the Nikah Islamic ceremony, and she was then forced to go overseas to live with him at age 15, where she was abused. All of this, however, was enabled by legal child marriage in New York State. Naila hopes to enact legislation to ban the exceptions that lead to her suffering and prevent others from having to endure the same. We seek to create a bill, very similar in style and content to the one recently passed in New Jersey. Child marriage occurs legally through loopholes and exceptions. In New York State, a person can be married as young as 17 with judicial review. This does not protect 17 year olds. Lets raise the age to 18 with no exceptions. If a 17 year old is married off and decides he/she is not happy, they have to wait to turn 18 to file for divorce, trapping them in abusive marriages and a shelter wont take anyone under 18. This is just a recipe for disaster. However often times, parents are the ones forcing the marriages rather than consenting to them. In fact, abuse, honor killings, or being disowned are the repercussions of refusal on the part of children. Because these victims are underage, abuse is inherent in these marriages. Since 2000, more than 200,000 youths have been legally married in the US. In the summer of 2017, NY changed its child marriage age from 14 to 17, this is not enough. Lets protect everyone under 18.
Petition to Coachella, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner
Let Kim Kardashian Perform "Jam" At Coachella 2019
In 2011, Kim Kardashian blessed us with a new national anthem... "Jam (Turn It Up). According to some scholars, in order to reach this artistic mastery Kim gave up cell service for hours... or at least until it gave Kris Jenner a rash. Fast forward 2019, Coachella has become the center of pop-culture for U.S music festivals. However, all is clearly not right with the world. Our government is shutdown, international tensions are high, and there are no more Dash stores in L.A. Let's make this right America! Let's bring the culture to Coachella! Let's make America "Jam" again! Kim Kardashian - "Jam (Turn It Up)" Official MV
Petition to Petitioning Commandant of the US Coast Guard and National Commodore and Board of US Coast Guard Aux
Change USCG Auxiliary Standard Operating Procedure to Allow USCG Auxiliarists to Carry Concealed Firearms if Duly Permitted While in Uniform to Protect Themselves Against Being Targeted by Terrorists and Agents of a Foreign Power
Whereas, on July 16th, 2015 five uniformed, unarmed U.S. servicemen were targeted at a U.S. Marines Recruiting Station in Chattanooga, TN and another installation due to their military affiliation, and were shot and killed by an armed assailant in furtherance of an apparent terrorist political agenda; and... Whereas, this is no isolated incident and there has been a pattern of such incidents during which, a total of 34 unarmed U.S. Servicemen have now been killed within the United States, and 54 more have been injured since 2009; and... Whereas, there is currently a nationwide movement by the people of the United States and their elected representatives in Congress to allow members of the active duty and reserve armed forces to protect themselves against future violent terrorist and/or criminal attacks and permit the carrying of concealed firearms for their own safety; and... Whereas, American citizens in the meantime are stepping up to protect members of their military by standing armed guard nationwide outside of recruiting stations and this crisis has been formally acknowledged by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary's National Commodore; and... Whereas, the current firearms policy for United States Coast Guard Auxiliarists is publically posted at one or more websites, including this one; and... Whereas, we believe said policy places volunteer civilian members at risk of being targeted by terrorists and agents of a foreign power by virtue of their uniforms, which are confusingly similar to those uniforms worn by active duty and reserve USCG military/law enforcement personnel; and... Whereas, it appears there is room for consideration of such a petition for reconsideration of said policy by virtue of Paragraph 4 of said policy: "First and foremost, the concealed carry of privately owned firearms on board federal facilities, unless authority has been granted by competent authority, is prohibited. This applies even if otherwise authorized to carry concealed in other jurisdictions. Additionally, the possession of privately owned firearms and ammunition while attending an approved Auxiliary function or participating in an authorized Auxiliary activity, including regularly scheduled detachment, flotilla, or division meetings is prohibited. (emphasis added);" and... Whereas, there appears to be a bona fide legal basis to allow Auxiliarists concealed carry while in uniform under 14 U.S.C. § 822. (Purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary): "The purpose of the Auxiliary is to assist the Coast Guard as authorized by the Commandant, in performing any Coast Guard function, power, duty, role, mission, or operation authorized by law;" and... Whereas 14 U.S.C. §821(a) states: "...The Auxiliary organization and its officers shall have such rights, privileges, powers, and duties as may be granted to them by the Commandant, consistent with this title and other applicable provisions of law. The Commandant may delegate to officers of the Auxiliary the authority vested in the Commandant by this section, in the manner and to the extent the Commandant considers necessary or appropriate for the functioning, organization, and internal administration of the Auxiliary;" and... Whereas, other government agencies with auxiliary programs like the Suffolk County (NY) Auxiliary Police similar to the USCG Auxiliary have allowed the carrying of firearms by civilian Civil Defense volunteers for decades in furtherance of their auxiliary "eyes and ears" duties as a matter of the Auxiliarists' right to self-defense given they, too, wear uniforms confusingly similar to regular police officers; and... Whereas, in terms of USCG employer risk exposure, said exposure can be mitigated by workplace violence insurance; now... Be It Hereby Resolved that we the undersigned members of the USCG Auxiliary, acting personally, as private citizens, and our undersigned friends, supporters and family, believe that because we wear official confusingly-similar uniforms that resemble the US Military, Auxiliarists could become accidental future targets of violence; and... Be it Further Resolved that we believe that, although internally, we know that the "gold side" is the actual military, the general public and potential terrorist assailants and/or agents of a foreign power do not necessarily understand this-- or if they do-- do not care about this distinction; and... Be it Further Resolved that we are not asking that the role of the USCG Auxiliarist be changed to include any military or law enforcement function; and... Be it Further Resolved that we do believe we should not have to give up our Second Amendment rights as a condition to serve our local community and nation and participate in Auxiliary activities and thereby risk our personal safety and our families' financial security and livelihood as volunteers; and... Be it Further Resolved that we seek to avoid a future tragic attack on one or more Auxiliarists falling victim to a similar incident like what happened in Chattanooga and we as unpaid volunteers should not be asked by the USCG to make that ultimate sacrifice and have our personal safety jeopardized in such a manner; and... Be it Finally Resolved that Pursuant to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution that we hereby respectfully Petition the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and National Commodore and Board of U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to RECONSIDER and REVERSE the current no firearms policy in this post 9/11 era, respect Auxiliarists' Second Amendment Right to bear arms for self-protection, and allow Auxiliarists with duly issued permits, where required, to carry concealed firearms while in uniform.
Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, Andrew M. Cuomo
SayNo to Gov Cuomo’s legislation to abort babies up to the due date
This is an ultrasound picture of my baby, 24 weeks in the womb. Fully developed. New York Governor Cuomo has just sentenced millions of the unborn to their deaths. “I want to pass a constitutional amendment that writes into the constitution a provision protecting a woman’s right to control her own reproductive health”. If a pregnant mother wants to abort her baby the day before the due date, New York will protect HER right to do so. But what about this fully formed, voiceless human being? Where is the baby’s rights? How is this a woman’s right? If it were a medical emergency, Doctors will induce her & safely bring her baby into the world. Under this legislation however, the Dr. can inject the baby with poison(something that NY doesn’t allowed for criminals to die by lethal injection but somehow it’s ok to do to a child) or they deliver the baby & bash its skull in. This is legalized murder. This is a moral issue. This is a when we decide, how far is too far? PLEASE CLICK LINK BELOWhttps://www.facebook.com/203805062990264/posts/2426184837418931/
Petition to JLUSA SC, Teshia McSwain
Ban the Box SC
One in three South Carolinian's has a criminal record and as a result face pervasive and open ended employment discrimination. The consequences of this for families and communities can be devastating. Unemployment and sub unemployment both undermine reentry. Individuals who can't get a job, can't feed their families, nor can they find stable housing. Furthermore, where employment is a condition of release, people often have their freedom revoked, creating a vicious cycle that began with a lack of services supporting reentry. It is a fact that lack of stable employment is one of the number one factors in recidivism. We are calling for the City of Columbia to "Ban the Box" through an official city ordinance. In practice, this means the City would effectively eliminate any question about a job applicants criminal record from the application and interview process. Making "Ban the Box" a City ordinance will create a new opportunity for City employers to clearly assess a candidates skills, experience, and talent as they relate to the position to be filled. Essentially we are asking removal of the question, "Do you have a criminal record" from job applications. Banning the Box doesn't eliminate a background check, but it delays it until AFTER a conditional offer has been made and imposes a standard process by which the background is assessed.