Petition to Senate Judiciary Committee
Reauthorize the Violence Against Women's Act
The Violence Against Women's Act was the first piece of federal legislation that recognized and addressed domestic violence as a serious crime and implemented legislation that protects and supports survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and other related crimes, regardless of your gender, race, color, religion or sexual orientation. In the wake of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and the abhorrent treatment these alleged victims have received from Republicans and the President of the United States, there has never been a more important time to rally, support women and ensure that the proper mechanisms to support survivors are kept in place. If we have learned anything from 2016, you never know what can happen. The VAWA is set to expire in less than three months, and Republicans and Democrats are STILL negotiating over terms for a deal. Sign this petition to put pressure on your Senators to let them know that you not only #believeallwomen, but SUPPORT all women and want to make sure they can rely on the protections and resources granted to them in the VAWA.
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A Plea for Adequate Housing for Transitioning Foster Youth and Alumni
Many thanks to Representative Mike Turner, and to his legislative aide Dan Hare,As foster care youth and alumni, we urge federal legislators to support the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act. This bill is youth-driven in every sense, because the only reason it exists is that current and former foster youth volunteered their time for six years in a row to travel to DC and educate federal decision-makers about the Foster Care to Homeless Pipeline. It makes no sense for our nation to be able to so clearly identify and anticipate this need, and not to proactively address it. For our population, the need for housing supports when we age out of foster care is entirely predictable. You know who we are, where we are, and at what date we will transition from the foster care system to adulthood. This nation doesn’t act upon the anticipation of foster youth homelessness until it’s too late. Foster care youth and alumni deserve equal opportunities like our peers in society. Foster youth should have a system to fall back on. Finding housing during this time of transition is difficult, due to lack of a support system, lack of financial stability, and limited housing options. Even if we find initial housing, it can be difficult to maintain adequate funding and safe living conditions. Not caring about this need comes with a price tag, and the biggest cost is missed opportunities. Lack of adequate transitional housing for foster youth is detrimental to our mental health, safety and self-sufficiency. When foster care youth chronically worried about shelter, food and safety, this can undermine our capacity to grow, and keep us in arrested development. Living in day-today “survival mode undermines our chances of achieving our goals for the future. It increases the risk that we will become chronically homeless in the future. If our nation truly cares about ending youth homelessness, then our situation as foster youth is the very easiest situation in the nation to address - and this bill offers a clear way to address it. It is bipartisan, cost-neutral and relies on existing resources. If we assist in ending the Foster Care to Homelessness Pipeline, then we can help mold self-sufficient and contributing members of society.We, in turn, pledge to help with efforts to help other homeless youth who do not come from our situation. Our firsthand experience has made us passionate about improving outcomes for foster youth, because we know what it’s like to have literally no one to rely on. If you can address the needs of our population, which are entirely predictable and can be proactively addressed, that will free up future funding to assist other young people in need.
Petition to Bill Schuette, Jeff Sessions, Department of Homeland Security, Gary C. Peters
Keep Francis Anwana, a deaf and disabled immigrant, in the United States
Francis Anwana is a deaf and disabled Nigerian immigrant who came to the United States of America on a student visa when was just 14 years old. Once enrolled at the Michigan School for the Deaf, Francis was taught sign language and given resources for his cognitive disability which were not afforded to him in his native Nigeria. Francis is now 48, lives in an adult foster care facility and works small jobs at a church in Detroit. He has said he's happy here. Michigan has been his home for 34 years. Nigeria is not a country he has been accustomed to since he was a teenager. On September 5th, ICE notified Francis that he would be deported on September 11th. Advocates were able to delay his deportation and set a meeting with immigration officials. Several years ago, Francis' visa was not renewed because caretakers lost track of his case since he was frequently moved around group homes. Due to his disability, he reads at a second-grade level. Francis depends on the help of others to initiate and aid in his residential status proceedings. Several attempts have been made to achieve citizenship for Francis, which he has been denied and instead placed in deportation proceedings. An attempt was also made to seek asylum based on the conditions people with disabilities are treated in Nigeria, but he was denied. (Link below on how the disabled are treated in Nigeria) Francis has no criminal record and has been compliant with ICE officials. Join us in telling ICE officials and elected officials that the deportation of Francis Anwana would be inhumane. To deport him would mean taking him from the resources and community where he has been allowed to flourish, only to release him into an environment in which he would not be able to receive proper medical care and treatment. Deportation would mean treating his disability as a crime. Please sign and share our petition to help Francis remain in the USA. Resources: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/09/08/deaf-immigrant-deportation-francis-anwana/1226728002/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5433448/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatoday.com/amp/1243524002
Petition to Statsminister Erna Solberg og Stortinget
STEM FOR ET FORBUD MOT PELSDYROPPDRETT!
Din viktigste signatur for dyrene! Vi gir oss ALDRI før burene er tomme! Norge kan snart gå inn i historien som ett av flere land som forbyr organisert mishandling av pelsdyr! I 2017 stemte et knapt flertall i Stortinget (Sp, KrF, FrP og H) for fortsatt pelsdyroppdrett. Men pelsdyrdebatten kom i år opp i både FrP, H og KrF, og en voksende andel internt i disse partiene ønsker også en avvikling. Det er nå viktigere enn noen gang at politikerne får føle det sterke engasjementet som finnes - at vi er svært mange som bryr oss og som aldri gir oss! NOAH, som landets største organisasjon for dyrs rettigheter, startet i 2014 en underskriftkampanje mot pelsdyroppdrett - og 143 000 signaturer ble levert til Landbruksministeren i 2016 før regjeringen publiserte sin stortingsmelding om pelsdyr. Når regjeringen likevel ikke klarte å høre på faglige råd og opinionen, vil NOAH selvsagt fortsette å kjempe for pelsdyrenes sak! Dette er din viktigste signatur for pelsdyrene, som viser at det er en stor og klar motstand mot norsk pelsdyroppdrett! Politikerne har gitt mange løfter for pelsdyrene som de ikke har holdt. Vi må vise at vi ikke aksepterer dette. Vi må vise at vi ALDRI gir oss før pelsdyroppdrett er forbudt. I løpet av de 28 årene NOAH har kjempet for pelsdyrene, har et stabilt flertall i befolkningen, et samlet mote-Norge, faglige instanser som blant annet Veterinærforeningen, og flere politiske partier stilt seg på pelsdyrenes side. NOAHs Fakkeltog mot pels samlet 8250 oppmøtte i 27 byer landet rundt i 2016, og er den største markeringen for pelsdyr i hele Europa. I 2017 holdes fakkeltoget 21. oktober, og snart 30 byer har meldt seg på! 800 000 minker og rever lever i trange nettingbur hvert år, uten å få utløp for sin naturlige adferd, og kun for å dø for å bli til et unødvendig pelsprodukt. La politikerne få klar beskjed med din signatur: Ikke flere tomme ord - vi krever tomme bur! Mer informasjon om hvordan pelsdyrene lever: www.pelsut.no Støtt NOAHs arbeid for pelsdyrene ved å bli medlem: www.dyrsrettigheter.no/medlem
Petition to Tracie Davis, Audrey Gibson, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor, Florida State House, Susan Davis, Bernie Sanders, Paul D. Ryan, Mike Quigley
Help families of murdered children pass Curtis’s Law
I will never forget the day those policeman came to my door to tell my that my son Curtis was dead. Your world is immediately flipped upside down and the pain grips you like nothing else you can imagine. After the initial shock wears off, you want answers. As a parent, you need basic answers. Answers to questions like: Who is investigating my child’s case, and where are their belongings? As if the pain of losing my child wasn’t enough, I had to take on the additional stress and frustration of attempting to pry these very basic details out of the law enforcement agency investigating my son’s death. In Florida, law enforcement agencies are not required to release any information about on-going murder investigations to anyone. My son’s investigation has been on-going for almost 20 years now. I had to get a lawyer to simply find out who was working on my son’s case! I would later learn that my experience was not unique. Other parents were struggling through the same process. Those who can’t afford legal counsel often give up. This is why I am working with other parents of murdered children to create a law in Florida that would require law enforcement agencies to send a letter to the parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin within 30 days of notifying them of their child’s death. The letter would include information about: Onsite police and paramedics, assigned investigators, coroner’s name, where child’s property and belongings are stored, and any available photos This would NOT be required if the child’s parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin is a suspect or person-of-interest in the child’s murder investigation. When a family faces the unthinkable, all they want is some type of closure. They shouldn’t have to spend weeks or months, or even retain legal counsel to get the basic information about their child’s case that can help our families begin to heal. Please sign this petition today and help families like mine pass Curtis’s Law today.
Petition to Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr., Commissioner Luie Tito F. Guia, Commissioner Christian Robert S. Lim, Commissioner Al A. Parreño, Commissioner Arthur D. Lim, Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph, Commissioner Lucenito N. Tagle
We call on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to heed the demand to rescind Resolution 9922, and that any decision to this effect, be deferred until after the retirement of the three outgoing officials of Comelec.
AN URGENT CALL We heed an important message of His Holiness, Pope Francis, in his courtesy meeting with President Benigno S. Aquino III on January 15: “It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity, and commitment to the common good.” The nation once again gears for the next elections in 2016 to choose our next leaders who will oversee government affairs consistent with the principles of transparency and accountability. May the next leaders take the challenge of Pope Francis to place the poor and marginalized as the focus of the political leaders’ mission against corruption, scandalous social inequality, and widespread materialism. With these in mind we are greatly concerned with the COMELEC’s “holiday rush” Dec. 23 Resolutions 9922 by a 5-2 vote awarding the favored reseller company, Smartmatic, a Php300M contract for the diagnosis and minor repair services for 80,000 PCOS machines. The haste lacks prudence and the amount is far too high just to diagnose the machines. We are disturbed that many contracts have been awarded to the Venezuelan company, Smartmatic, since 2010 to automate Philippine national and local elections now amounting to billions of taxpayers’ money – despite undisputed findings by citizens’ election watchdogs, IT experts, and other concerned groups with regard to, non-compliance by both COMELEC and Smartmatic of election and procurement laws that compromised the transparency, security, accuracy, and trustworthiness of the automated election system. As leaders of the Catholic Church acting in support of the advocacy for clean elections, and for transparent and accountable government, we call on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to heed the demand to rescind Resolution 9922, and that any decision to this effect, be deferred until after the retirement of the three outgoing officials of Comelec led by Chairman Brillantes on February 2 this year and the appointment of their replacements. Lack of time is no excuse for such undue haste. Past elections time tables were even shorter. Besides this “lack of time” is due to the COMELEC itself for not acting promptly as they were warned much earlier. We call on COMELEC to uphold the rule of law in the interest of democracy and God-given people’s sovereign rights of suffrage and good government. All the safeguards as found in the Automated Election Law should be complied with. January 21, 2015 CBCP Signed copy may be downloaded at : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85303072/AES%20Watch/CBCP%20Urgent%20Call.pdf
Petition to Council of the European Union, European Commission, European Parliament, European Broadcasting Union, BBC, CNN, Washington Post, Federal Bureau of Investigation, NBC, Change.org, Stand Against Racism and Inequality, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, Slovakia Ministry of Justice, Slovakia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Stop Hate Crimes: Indian Man Physically Attacked and Wrongfully Accused in Slovakia
An Indian man is attacked on October 7th, 2017 by 3 white men, fights back in self-defense only after the threat to his life is escalated by kicks and punches, then is charged with First Degree Murder while his attackers go free. This happened in Bratislava, Slovakia next to the U.S. and German Embassies. Racially motivated attacks are not rare, and in this case, even though the Slovak judge and prosecution have the video footage and witness testimonies, the victim is still the one charged. The Slovak people are shielded from the truth. The video shows one story <http://yt.vu/c/UC4EyFTDhl9BSH6JQVIjGiaA > but the news sells a different story. By supporting this petition, you will not only give hope to this man, but you will give hope to his family that he will finally be freed and come home. There is also hope that the Slovak courts will not continue to be swayed by racist public opinion and tabloids but lean toward true justice for victims of Hate Crimes. There is also hope that the attackers will be held accountable for the Hate Crime they committed against this man. I humbly urge you to support and share this petition to show this man and his family that they are not alone...that there is hope. Justice For TimothyContact: firstname.lastname@example.orgSupport: https://chn.ge/2EYKHA4Instagram: @justicefortimFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForTim/YouTube: http://yt.vu/c/UC4EyFTDhl9BSH6JQVIjGiaA Relief For The Family: https://www.gofundme.com/relief-for-timothy039s-family #Justice4MrTimothy
Petition to Jeff Sessions, Deirdre Fike, Chief of Police Charlie Beck, Jonathan Lucas, M.D, Sarah Isgur Flores, Chief of Police Sandra Spagnoli, District Attorney Jackie Lacey, President of the United States
Marilyn Monroe deserves to have her death certificate changed!
I am a private investigator conducting an investigation into the true facts surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe. My objective is to petition the correction of Marilyn's death certificate and requesting that the Attorney General open a criminal investigation surrounding her death. There was really never an investigation to start with. I have always believed Marilyn Monroe was murdered along with most of the people in this world. If you look at all of the stories, books, testimonies, and even evidence then there is no reason that Marilyn Monroe’s death certificate should not be changed from probable suicide to murder. If not that, then at least accidental death.I feel that there should be a correction on Marilyn's death certificate and I am requesting that the Attorney General open the criminal investigation surrounding her death. There are two people alive who have never asked to give a statement for an investigation but were present when Marilyn Monroe took her last breath, and that is LAPD Sgt. Marvin D. Iannone who was later promoted to Chief of the Beverly Hills Police Department. Marvin Iannone dismissed the other officers from the scene the day Marilyn Monroe was found dead. Iannone was seen by several witnesses talking to Peter Lawford and assisting Lawford while cleaning up the cottage where the actual death took place. Iannone had been known to take care of Bobby Kennedy whenever Bobby came into town. How can we allow a man who pledged to protect and serve get away with actually taking part in a possible murder and/or more? And then there is Pat Newcomb (Wigan) who was supposed to have been Marilyn’s friend. Before the police could seal the house once Marilyn's body was taken away, the police noticed that Pat Newcomb kept looking through drawers and going into Marilyn’s bedroom. The police had to physically remove her. After the funeral, Pat Newcomb flew to the "Kennedy compound” at Hyannisport, Massachusetts. After that, Newcomb left the country and remained away for six months. During this period from August 1962 to February 1963, she visited Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Denmark, and Switzerland. When she returned to this country she was put on the government payroll as an information specialist (motion pictures) for the U.S. Information Agency, 1776 Penn. Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. Don’t you think this is a little interesting? I do! Time is running out since Ms. Pat Newcomb is 87 years old and Mr. Iannone is 83 years old. Please help by making things right. It’s time for Marilyn Monroe to have her death cleared once and for all. And, for those who took part in her death to be criminally responsible for aiding and abetting in the death of Marilyn Monroe. It’s a disgrace that so many people have made millions of dollars out of the death of Marilyn. The one thing that has never changed in over 53 years is the people involved, the time frame of events and the real manner of death.