Petition to Greg Abbott
Petition Texas Governor Greg Abbott to give Rodney Reed a fair trial.
Over the last few years there has been a alarming number of cases where innocent people has served years behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit, some are sentenced as teens and later exonerated as a seniors. Rodney Reed’s 1998 case in the murder of Stacey Stites is one of those cases, it deserves the proper attention and representation based off new undeniable evidence that proves his innocence. “I fear the state may execute an innocent man.” Bruce Benjet, Reeds Lawyer The police investigators initial suspicions was of Stites fiancé, a local police officer named Jimmy Fennell. The petition also ask that the Court correct constitutional errors created based on discovery that (1) Fennel did not give a consistent account of his whereabouts the night of Stites was murdered and (2) all the States theory that Reed raped and murdered Stites have withdrawn or modified those opinions. Reed has long- maintained that he is innocent, but was involved in a consensual sexual relationship with Stites. Years after Stites murder, Stites fiancé Fennel plead guilty to another unrelated crime arising out of charges that he kidnapped and raped a young woman while Fennel was on police patrol.
Petition to Amnesty International Philippines, UNICEF , UNICEF Philippines, Philippines Government, Human Rights Watch
STOP EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Extrajudicial killings (EJKs) in the Philippines have continued since 2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte stepped into office. Duterte declared a war on drugs with the goal of eliminating all suspicious "drug personalities" in the Philippines. With this goal, however, comes the cost of killing innocent people (wrong suspects, innocent bystanders, families, children, etc.), killings he pushes aside as inevitable "collateral damage" to the communities. These killings are done by the police who carry out operations to eliminate suspects determined by the government. According to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, these operations have led to nearly 4,948 killings of suspects not including "collateral" killings and the thousands of other killings performed by unidentified gunmen. With the other killings taken into account, there has been an estimated 22,983 killings in the Philippines since the beginning of Duterte's term. Unfortunately, Duterte has stated that he will continue this anti-war campaign until the end of his term in 2022. A big propellant of the current drug war is the involvement of current and past government officials in the drug market. This has not only corrupted the government of the Philippines but also allowed for illegal drugs to seep deeper and deeper into the civilian communities of the Philippines. This is one reason why some choose to support Duterte's campaign that seemingly promises to undo damage from the past, but I (and many others) do not believe that the violent path he's taken is the answer. As a Filipino immigrant, it pains me to hear about the violence that has persisted in my home country leading to the deaths of many innocent Filipinos. Living in the US also makes it more difficult to stay updated on external issues, as well as to find organizations that could proactively advocate and fight for the basic human rights of my people. It would mean a lot if you took the time to read up on the issue and bring this to the attention of others. Here are some resources to get started: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2019/country-chapters/philippines https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/11/12/philippine-vice-president-could-score-drug-war-win https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2129538/how-philippines-war-drugs-has-become-war-poor https://www.rappler.com/nation/242430-extrajudicial-killing-victim-marikina-burial-community-braces-for-war By signing this petition, you agree to becoming more aware and helping make others aware of the issue and to stand up for the human rights of the Filipino people.
Petition to Little Village. Latin Kings, Two Six, Women, Children, Students, Workers, Immigrants and Dreamers
Latin King and Two-Six truce.
Little Village needs a gang truce. Too many innocent bystanders are killed in a war that has no end. There are no rules and random people are dying. We demand the Latin Kings and the Two Six develop a truce, that establishes rules of conduct before another innocent man, woman or child is a victim of this hateful, unorganized, seemingly random violence. ‐------- Little Village necesita una tregua entre pandillas. Demasiados residentes inocentes son asesinados en una guerra que no tiene fin. No hay reglas y mueren personas al azar. Exigimos que los Latin Kings y los Two Six desarrollen una tregua, que establezca reglas de conducta antes de que otro hombre, mujer o niño inocente sea víctima de esta odiosa violencia, desorganizada y aparentemente sin razon.
Petition to Minister of Tourism
Save Rani The Captive Elephant In Sri Lanka
Rani is a captive elephant working as a trekking elephant in the tourism industry in Habarana, Sri Lanka. She spends her days behind a large hotel in Habarana Village, where she gives rides to tourists. Rani's life and the life of all trekking elephants, is one of misery and abuse. Last week an 18 year old male trekking elephant nicknamed "Kan Kota" in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, literally dropped dead at the end of the day after giving three long consecutive safari rides. Here are ten reasons why riding an elephant is cruel, and why Rani and the rest of the trekking elephants in Sri Lanka should be retired. 1. When they’re babies, elephants are taken from their mothers and families in the wild. Because they have a high sale value, not only are babies illegally captured, their protective mothers are also often killed as they try to save them. 2. “Training” begins immediately. The babies are tied down and beaten with bull hooks and other instruments designed to inflict pain until their spirits are broken and they’re willing to obey their “trainers” to avoid pain. Researchers have found that elephants who are subjected to this “breaking” or “crush” process often develop post-traumatic stress disorder that lasts a lifetime. 3. All captive elephants including trekking elephants, are controlled with sharp bull hooks which are painful and can cause wounds. 4. Elephants in nature live in matriarchal herds in which they forage for fresh vegetation, play, bathe in rivers, and travel many miles a day. Held in captivity, they can move only in small circles in an arena or along a short path while carrying humans on their backs, even on the hottest days. They must also carry tourists on hot tarred roads which is painful and bad for their feet. 5. When they aren’t working, the animals are usually kept in sheds or shacks—often with concrete floors that damage their feet and legs—and they’re bound by chains that can be so tight they can barely move. 6. Captive elephants are routinely denied nutritious food, adequate water, and needed veterinary care, especially for their feet. They are overworked and can become dehydrated and die. 7. The heavy seats or howdahs are tied tightly the to elephant's body with rope. Many times the ropes cause rope burn and open wounds from rubbing against the skin. 8. Denied everything that gives their lives meaning, elephants sometimes reach their breaking point and rampage, injuring and even killing those around them. In 2016, for example, a Scottish man vacationing in Thailand was killed and his 16-year-old daughter was injured when an elephant they were riding lashed out. According to World Animal Protection, “Between 2010 and 2016 in Thailand alone, 17 fatalities and 21 serious injuries to people by captive elephants were reported in the media. Unreported incidences involving local elephant keepers are likely to make this figure much higher.” 9. Because public awareness of cruelty to captive elephants has increased, many attractions are trying to dupe tourists by adding words such as “sanctuary,” “rescue center,” “refuge,” and “retirement facility” to their names. But the abusive training methods and deprivation are often the same and make the elephants follow the trainers’ commands to let people ride, feed, touch, or bathe them. 10. An elephant's vertebrae point up instead of laying flat. As a result, carrying the heavy weight of people on its back causes pain and can cause painful arthritis. We are asking the Minister of Tourism to help Rani and all other elephants in the tourism industry by putting an end to trekking and opening a sanctuary where they can retire to. It's a huge request but the time has come to change. Ethical tourism is the wave of the future. Sri Lanka is a country that is built on tourism and tourism is starting to drop because Sri Lanka is getting a reputation for animal cruelty. It's time Sri Lanka turn things around so it can be a shining example to the rest of the world of how tourism ought to be.
Petition to Carole Buhr, Putnam City Schools, Jeremy Porter, Kenneth Atteberry, Jeff Brown, Michelle Rowland
A Change in Administration or Policy at Putnam City North
In this academic school year, Putnam City North High School has faced multiple problems. The level of students missing school due to suspension is off the charts, and could all be avoided. Most of the suspensions were done out of “policy”, not out of logic or reason. We recently had a student expelled for wearing a vest, and another student suspended 2 weeks for protesting that. That violates the right to free speech. Administration in my opinion needs to change. Under the supervision of Carole Buhr, our school has rapidly declined and the positive attitude of students has diminished. Mrs. Buhr attempts to silence any criticism of her, attempting to put herself up on a podium above other humans. Michelle Rowland tries to make “positive changes” in students but never lives up to her word. She recently gave me a paper about empathy so I could “change my attitude” and still learn in school. That’s not the happy ending you hoped for, instead I was suspended for not fully grasping the assignment, which sacrificed my education for the sake of her ego. The disciplinary policy of this school does not work, and issues will only continue to get worse without a change. Every day kids get punished and lose out on education, making them feel secluded from school and causing them to be more likely to get suspended again, only furthering the cycle. I truly believe there aren’t bad kids at this school, just poor discipline by the administration. Join me in my grievance against Putnam City North, and sign this petition
Petition to United Nations, President of the United States, Donald J. Trump
Our world is plagued by wars, famine, natural disasters, and violence. The United Nations was created as a platform for all the nations to get together and help promote peace and prosperity for all of humanity. But so far we can see that even a tiny change takes years to agree upon. The time has come for the people to nudge the UN in the right direction. Wouldn't It be Easier if We All Spoke the Same Language??? The team at Noahide.org believes that if all the nations had a common language, a common set of principles, it would unite all the world's leaders and help bring world peace faster. It is time that we bring back the Universal Noahide Code, which helped establish judicial systems around the world hundreds of years ago. Please Sign & Share Our Petition if you believe that the following should be instituted in the UN. Here is the Universal Noahide Code: 1. To believe in the one Creator, is to recognize The Being Who out of Love, created this world. We are commanded, all human beings, not to adore idols. 2. To respect the Creator and to praise Him, is to speak kindly of the Being Who sustains the world, for the good of humankind 3. To respect human life, is to acknowledge that we are all brothers and sisters, and that each one of us carries a divine spark. We are vessels of the Divine. 4. To respect marriage, is to respect the cornerstone of the society which is the family. We respect the young, the old, the weak and infirm. 5. To respect private property, is to lay the foundation of peaceful coexistence. We don't take what is not ours. 6. To respect the life of an animal, to feed the animal even before we eat, allowing the animal to rest, is to respect life itself. 7. To create a judicial system is to bring order to society, to our villages, and provinces, the nations we hail from, as there is no peace without justice. What is most beautiful about these laws, is the breathing room they provide. They resonate equally in Africa, (North) America, (South) America, Antarctica, Asia, Australia and Europe. They are like the guidelines of a great master of music or art: firm, reliable and comprehensive -- but only a base, and upon this base each people and every person may build. The Universal Noahide Laws are a sacred inheritance to all humanity, that every person on the face of the earth can use as the basis of his or her life. If enough of us will begin to incorporate these laws into our lives, we will see a different world very soon. The Institute of Noahide Code INC – United Nations-accredited NGO (ECOSOC) - headed by Rabbi Yaakov David Cohen, aims to promote peace, democracy and harmony in the world through the values represented by the seven laws of the Universal Noahide code UN.
Petition to Everyone
Unban Big Badd Todd
"BIG_BADD_TODD", self-described "brolita", was a fledgling young padawan eager to prove his courage and enthusiasm in the realm of pretend elf game Discord. Fervently introducing himself and integrating a deep persona into the role-playing community, his efforts were struck down in their infancy by an ornery administration. Now, Todd needs your help. Stand against tyranny, stand against hatred, stand against anti-Todd; sign today. #freetodd