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 Ms. Leilani Farha, Mr. Philip Alston
No Confidence in The City of New York? Join Us!
Problem To Ms. Leilani Farha, United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and Mr. Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights: We, as citizens of The City of New York, write to oppose all past, current and future city-wide luxury development and development on New York City Housing Authority land and express our lack of confidence in Mayor Bill DeBlasio's administration and these city agencies (New York City Council, Department of City Planning, Department of Homeless Services, Housing Preservation and Development, New York City Housing Authority, Department of Buildings). Furthermore, many of our elected officials and heads of city agencies have become agents of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) and real estate developers. Thus, the interests of the real estate industry and The City of New York have become one: extract as much capital as possible regardless of human suffering. We fear our current leadership cannot steer us effectively through the current multiple crises we are facing (houseless, climate change, mass displacement, food insecurity, crumbling infrastructure, inadequate public housing, mental health, racist rezoning) or the challenging years ahead. The government of New York City and New York State have willfully been complicit in the destruction of New York City's green spaces, community fabric, communities of color, small businesses and democracy. Furthermore, both the City and State of New York have been complicit in violating the federal Fair Housing Act and international law and have been complicit in ethnic cleansing.The secret deal, with no community input or decision-making, between Amazon and Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill Deblasio is the line drawn in the sand as it has subverted democracy and violated the trust of the people of New York City.“This is not only an assault on Long Island City,” said the city councilman Brad Lander, a Brooklyn Democrat. “It’s not only an assault on housing affordability. It’s not only an assault on transit capacity. This is an assault on our democracy” (Durkin 2018)Amazon will get almost $3bn in tax subsidies and tax breaks. And to have Amazon, who have worked with ICE to give them facial recognition technology, in a borough that is one of the most richly diverse places in the country, is unacceptable.City Planning policies are policies of white supremacy targeting communities of color with rezonings then ignoring massive displacement of these communities. Time and time again almost every rezoning since 2000 led to a reduction of those populations who have protected characteristics under the Federal Fair Housing Act and an increase in the white and affluent population: “From 2000 to 2013 the white population in the rezoning area in Williamsburg, Brooklyn increased by 73% while the Hispanic population decreased by 18%” (Angotti and Morse 2017)“The Black population of Bedford-Stuyvesant has decreased from 75 percent in 2000 to barely 50 percent in 2015” (Ajamu 2017)on the micro level: On the block of 136th Street between Riverside and Broadway the number of white residents increased “from 2% to 10% between 2000 and 2016, and median home values almost doubled, from $239,540 to $461,200” (Vo 2018)on the macro level: in New York City the “African-American population declined in approximately 25 neighborhoods from 2000 to 2015” (Ajamu 2017)Ethnic and cultural cleansing is the endgame of rezoning neighborhoods in New York City.Every rezoning approved in communities of color have had deep community opposition under both the Bloomberg and DeBlasio administrations yet the City Council still voted in favor of these rezonings. This is a continuation of racist redlining and urban renewal policies that have been carried over into the Department of City Planning's rezoning scheme. Rezoning by itself is not comprehensive community planning and should not be the basis by which The City of New York structures our city.The United Nations explicitly states “all persons who perpetrate or authorize crimes against humanity or other grave breaches of international humanitarian law are individually responsible for those breaches and that the international community would exert every effort to bring them to justice” (United Nations 1994). If ethnic cleansing is a crime against humanity then those responsible are many of those working at The City of New York and at real estate firms building luxury buildings in communities of color. At the minimum those responsible include:Governor Andrew CuomoMayor Bill DeBlasioDeputy Mayor Alicia GlenDirector of the Department of City Planning, Marissa LagoAttempts to remedy the situation have been made largely by citizens, community groups, tenant organizations and block associations with very little help form any elected official in New York City or any agency of The City of New York. But there are too many assaults on almost every community happening city-wide every day that they cannot be addressed separately. With over 60,000 houseless people and almost 75,000 vacant apartments in New York City, action must be taken NOW to end human suffering. We demand nothing less than self-determination to make our own choices about our lives and our communities without interference or coercion from real estate interests or politicians bought and sold by this industry. Our Governor, our Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Director of City Planning and the entire City Council, among others, have failed us and only worsened our plight. We love this city and the communities that make New York an experience like no other city in the history of the world. This is our home and we intend to stay here and rebuild from the ground up. We call on the United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Ms. Leilani Farha and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Mr. Philip Alston to STOP ALL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT CONTRIBUTING TO MASSIVE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY AND RETURN THE MAJORITY OF LAND TO THE LONG-STANDING RESIDENTS OF THIS CITY. OUR CITY AND STATE GOVERNMENT HAS NO SUCH LEADERSHIP TO DO THIS AND BY SHOW OF ITS' ACTIONS DOES NOT CARE ABOUT HUMAN SUFFERING IN NEW YORK CITY AND HAS FAILED SOCIETY.THEREFORE, We, as people that value our ecosystems and our humanity, declare ourselves in rebellion against our city and state government, their agencies, Amazon and any corrupt corporations or organizations that threaten dignified life in New York City.Thank you,The People of The City of New York Ajamu A (2017) Gentrification is Ethnic Cleansing. The New York Amsterdam News 7 September – 13 September Angotti T and Morse S (ed) (2017) Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City. New York: Terreform Danner M (1997) America and the Bosnia Genocide. The New York Review of Books 4 December Durkin E (2018) New York City to Amazon: drop dead. The Guardian 18 November United Nations. Commission of Experts Established Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 780 (1994) Final Report of the Commission of Experts Established Pursuant to Security Council Resolution 780 to Investigate Violations of International Humanitarian Law in the Former Yugoslavia 27 May U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Department of Justice. (2016) Joint Statement Of The Department of Housing and Urban Development And The Department of Justice: State and Local Land Use Laws and Practices and the Application of the Fair Housing Act 10 November Vo T L (2018) They Played Dominoes Outside Their Apartment For Decades. Then The White People Moved In And Police Started Showing Up. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/lamvo/gentrification-complaints-311-new-york (last accessed 2 September 2018) Wareham R (2018) 'Gentrification' is Ethnic Cleansing. The New York Amsterdam News 10 May – 16 May Widdison R, Becker J and Conte E (2018) Flawed Findings: How NYC's Approach to Measuring Displacement Risk Fails Communities New York: Pratt Center for Community Development. SolutionReturn the land to the long-standing residents of this city so we can have self-determination to make our own choices about our lives and our communities without interference or coercion from real estate interests or politicians bought and sold by this industry.
Petition to Brian Chesky, Airbnb, Belinda Johnson, Greg Greeley
Airbnb: Restore Judea and Samaria Jewish Listings
To: Greg Greeley, President of Homes Belinda Johnson, Chief Operating OfficerBrian Chesky, CEO We are in shock over Airbnb's decision to ban only Jewish owned listings from the disputed regions of Judea and Samaria (West Bank.) Meanwhile, the company has not removed the Arab-owned listings from the same areas, thus deepening the injustice and revealing a blatantly discriminatory policy. On Airbnb's webpage titled "Diversity at Airbnb", Brian Chesky CEO, Co-founder of Airbnb writes: "At the heart of our mission is the idea that people are fundamentally good and every community is a place where you can belong. I sincerely believe that [discrimination] is the greatest challenge we face as a company. It cuts to the core of who we are and the values that we stand for." As you may know, the regions of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) are home to over 750,000 Jewish people spread out in 200 communities, including those located in the east side of Jerusalem, Israel's Eternal Capital City. We hope that Airbnb will leave politics in the hands of the politicians and continue to allow the law-abiding Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria region to take part in the wonderful project that is Airbnb. Please hold your own words true by fighting discrimination wherever it may be found and continue to believe that "every community is a place where you can belong."
Petition to Guatemalan Embassy, Concerned Citizens, We the People, NCIS, Lumberton Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Donald J. Trump, FOX News, Univision Communications, Roy Cooper, Jimmy Morales
Permission for Hania’s Father to attend her funeral!
ProblemThe problem is Slain and Murdered Hania Aguilar’s father is in Guatemala and he needs permission to be Expedited to the United States in order to see his daughter one last time, say his goodbyes and attend her funeral. No parent should be denied the right to attend their child’s funeral- especially when Hania was a Citizen-born in Tennessee. This petition is to show support for the father coming to attend the arrangements. Somehow someway the involved agencies should be able to make this work given his family and daughter are victims of a brutal crime that took the life of his daughter! Please sign this petition showing you signed because you support any and all efforts for Hania’s father to come to the United States for this final departing of his daughter! Thank you!SolutionAgencies need to come together diligently to facilitate the process so this father can come to his daughter’s Funeral. Personal storyI am a Mother, a Parent and a Citizen and I feel this is of proper Humanitarian effort, Principle and our Countries due diligence to allow this man the ability to attend his daughter’s funeral after Hania and her family have been a victim of a brutal violent crime here in the United States! I feel compelled as a human to try any effort at all to help this man and this family unite during such a difficult time! Please sign this petition to show your support of Hania’s father getting here!
Petition to UK Parliament, Theresa May MP, david gauke, David Gauke MP, Sajid Javid MP, Home Secretary of the United Kingdom, Andrea Leadsom MP, U.K. House of Commons
Change The UK Children’s Act: Remove parental rights of convicted rapists #JusticeForSammy
Parental rights should be removed and denied to convicted rapists. Rapists should have no contact with children they have fathered through violence and rape without permission of the child and mother. The children’s act needs to be changed to protect and promote the welfare of the children of convicted rapists and violent abusers.We, the citizens of the world, stand by Sammy Woodhouse, in her cause to change UK laws to protect victims of rape and their families.Sammy is a rape victim who got pregnant as a result of rape. She was groomed and sexually abused in a child sex ring, the leader of this ring was jailed for 35 years. Sammy's own rapist was convicted. Sammy fell pregnant with her rapist. The local authority has recently contacted the father of her child & offered him contact with the child who doesn't want anything to do with his father. Sammy has decided to go public and ask for change after newspapers wrote about her story without naming her.No victim or their child should be forced to engage with their abuser. This stops right here. We will not stay silent.We, the citizens of the world, hereby want to show Sammy support and seek changes to UK law to stop this happening for Sammy & others. Women’s aid reported that 20 children have been murdered in the past ten years by convicted violent parents who were deemed fit to have unsupervised contact by the UK family courts.Here is a link to a petition for parliament which is for UK residents alone. This second petition is to support the first petition, for citizens of the world who want to support Sammy. It's one of many out there.#JusticeForSammy SolutionParental rights should be removed and denied to convicted rapists. Rapists should have no contact with children they have fathered through violence and rape without permission of the child and mother. StatisticsRape is a serious issue and the results of rape are life-changing for many victims and their families. The justice system is failing victims in so many ways, not only by giving their rapists access to their children, but also when it comes to prosecuting rapists in general. UK statistics about rape convictions: AVON AND SOMERSET, THE UK: 1205 reported rapes in Avon and Somerset, the UK, between 2016 and 2017 86 cases (7.14%) lead to a conviction WEST MIDLANDS, THE UK: 1745 reported rapes in the West Midlands, the UK, between 2016 and 2017 174 cases (9.97%) lead to a conviction NORTHERN IRELAND, THE UK: 823 reported rapes in Northern Ireland, the UK, between 2016 and 2017 15 cases (1.82%) lead to a conviction Personal storyTackling the ubiquitous scourge of violence against women, first and foremost, has to include the protection of the victim. This includes the denial of parental rights from rapists to children conceived by rape. I stand by Sammy Woodhouse unequivocally, and hope this petition can help create a precedent for future cases#JusticeForSammy- Samuel JonesI have decided to participate in #JusticeForSammy to support Sammy Woodhouse in her cause. I'm an activist and rape victim myself, and I applaud Sammy for her courage. She was brave enough to speak out. Now we, citizens of the world, need to be brave and raise awareness on her story. I believe we can cause change, together.- Pieke Roelofs
Petition to Donald J Trump, President of the United States
Collenna's law Stop Forced Adoptions In The United States
change.org (FOR EVERY MOTHER AND FATHER) IN THE UNITED STATES THAT HAS A CHILD, I am writing this petition to stop forced adoptions in the United States and I am forwarding this petition to the president of the United State Of America, In America alone there is a child taking away everyday from their parents everyday, most of them are young mother(s) and young father(s) from the age of 13-25 yrs of age. The system has been taking advantage of them, do to the fact of there youth, and their child(ren) as well and this is how it is happening to them.The state has been broken rules on their own policies and regulations,and state approvals of compliances.These rules should not be broken by our Owen state agencies and government agencies. In The United States they are supposed to follow guidelines and regulation(s) of policy in our country, even with reinforcement it seem to not been in force in the courts system, on parent rights laws, and these right are if a mother or father want to keep their child(ren) they have the right to keep their child(ren) and if a mother or father that don't want to keep their child they have the right to give them-up, these are our right as parents, they also have the right to ask for their children back from the state, instead of giving them their children back, they have broken their constitutional rights, and our constitutional amendment(s) laws. The amendment that I am talking about is the right to make a decision without it being forced, this is what the United States Amendment stated in the decorations, there are mothers and fathers that choose to keep their child(ren) and what is happening to them is the state is signing their rights away without their consent or authority this should be illegal, with Collenna's law, it will put a stop to these misconduct and make sure the parent(s) constitutional right are not being broken under law, my right were sign away without my consent or my authority, My child was also illegal kidnapped they had no warranty to seize my child and when I asked at the they stated you did nothing wrong they had no reason for there action, I was also a young parent that didn't know my rights, or what they were doing to me, in order for me not to have my child, this is also happen to other young parents that don't know their rights, since my constitutional right has been broken, I have the right and other citizens does too, to have a law that protect the mother and father right and with Collenna's law, is to stop forced adoption's this will protect the child from getting adopted without parent consent or authority, I would like for you to acknowledge this problem that the young generation of parent or having, also with Collenna's law it will allow parents to know there rights instead of it being forced without their consent Collenna's law, will help to fight for there rights of the decision that they had made, parent's have the rights for their decision to matters on how they want to keep their child(ren), the state alone make 5,000-20,000 dollar in (1) adoption case why are the state paying them that much money in adoptions agencies and broken our constitutional rights, Question? are they being paid for that to and how much money do they get for that? and why can't they pay the people that is willing to work on keeping families together, why can't the state pay them 5,000-20,000 dollars instead of the state that get a child(ren) adopted, this is why I am asking for your approval on my petition on Collenna's law and having this law it will only protect the right to not go against our constitutional rights, as parents fighting custody for their child(ren) or on rules, regulations and policies that all ready have been granted under family laws ,that will help protect the parent(s) rights, and from their child(ren) from being forcefully adopted, with Collenna's law these polices would be in forced into a law _________________________________ NOTICE OF MOTION FILING PETITION ON COLLENNA'S LAW STOP FORCED ADOPTION IN THE UNITED STATES, I am ordering to file a petition for Collenna's law (R2:2-4,2:5- Stop Forced Adoption in The United States for the courts to conduct the following IT'S YOUR RIGHT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS WITH COLLENNA'S LAW: With Collenna's law it will Not go against parent right as well as constitutional rights Regarding the Amendments of the United States of America if any constitutional right have been broken will be punishable under law, child(ren) statement will be recognized in the court of law if there is any false statements regarding child statement, Collenna's law will protect their right Parent(s) statements will be recognized under the court of law if parent(s) statement is false regarding parents rights if any false outlook on the well being of the child and their future, shall be question, conduct investigation on their ethical practice child protective service request will not be denied on regulations and policy followed by families practices requirement will always be countable under family law. TO QUESTION A JUDGE AND HEARING OFFICER : I have the right to record or be given an exact copy of the recording of this hearing/trial, correct? have you (as well as opposing attorney if there is one) been licensed to practice law in the state of (the state you're in)for you to become licensed by the state you had to earn and take an oath to uphold the constitution, is this correct ? It is very unlikely in a chance they will say "no" to any of those questions and say let the record show it..... (either my right are not intended to be upheld or the judge/ hearing officer or other attorneys is not legal to practicing law, I will demand a new trial /hearing when my right are legally met, there is an extremely chance anyone will say they are not legal, once they have answer your questions, one out of time say "Thank you" and then say let the record show it. you just know made the courts acknowledge that they have taking oath to uphold their rights and any unethical behavior will not be tolerated under Collenna's law PRIVACY POLICIES: Clients have the right to sign privacy policies(Rule 1:38-7) Stop Forced Adoption in the United States parents have the right to know were there recordings is being sent to and why? parents have the right to consent it too protect privacy of families (Rule 1:38-7) it will protect then from media cruelty and protect them from harassment protect child identity from harm it may cause in there life, reinforced policy(2:5-1) PRACTICE AND POLICIES : across the US and by America Bar Association. If individuals found to be in violation of their oaths of service shall be reprimanded or removed and recommendations shall be made for long term reform of particular concern are abused of judicial discretion, failure to provide equal protection and process, failure to adjudicate cases in a timely manner and uphold constitutional rights of parent to determination what is the best interest of their own children CHILD PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT PLAN: If psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and therapy gives a false outlook on the well being of the child as well as their future, shall be question, and investigation may be conducted on their ethical practice,Child protective service request will not be denied on the regulation and policies followed by family practice requirements will always be countable under law, if child needs any psychological treatment may be conducted legally and have parents written consent on what type of help they are receiving and managements, if psychologist tampered with moon altercation drugs for any type of behavior problems or psychological purpose child may be dealing with should have their parental consent and written consent by parent and Doctors, on why child need moon altercation drugs if found guilty in not the best interest of the child any of mood alteration, will be punishable under law and disbarred from courtroom and a full extension of investigation of misused and misdiagnose of children present date of working date to finish date of disbarment,if needed to be medicated only if found danger to self or others this is what mood altercation drugs is used for COMPLIANCE UPON THE PARENTS AND THE COURTS: Compliance will be recording on the parents behalf, the court will not override any decision of compliance that family protective service needs, courts will recognized and return child home to biological parent, when all requirements are meet under the law also when home has been approved, courts need to return the child home immediately under D.Y.F.S recommendation or request, if any pointed child lawyer fail to bring this to the courts attention, should be punishable under law, Collenna's law is willing to defend those right and the right of the child if the child is being neglected under the care should also be recorded in the court of law if any these court crimes conduct by the court system should be investigated and question their credibility, parent have the right to renew a fair trial in order to have the right judgement on the best interest of the child future not just the present moment or at the time PARENTS CUSTODY LAW: long term impact provide recommendations for updates to state laws that are consistent with the supreme courts, ruling without the right of each parents, shall be investigated in to child custody laws , practice to have essentially equal, ongoing and meaning relationships with their child, parent have the right to collect child support and alimony(spousal support) and follow laws and rules polices and practice that is adequately, and provide the basic financial needs of a child being cared for by one or both child not living in the same household,without violating the inalienable financial or property rights of either biological parent. true 50/50 financial responsibility for children based on USDA national guidelines on the cost to raise a child should be assumed unless otherwise agreed upon by the parents. family courts and the America justice system. UNDER OATH: If any false statement under oath is punishable under law that is conducted in the court system,and failure to uphold the constitutional rights of parents to determine what is the best interest of their own children PREJURY LAWS: Both individual states and the federal government have laws making perjury a criminal offense a criminal offense. While the basic definition of perjury is the same at both the federal and the state level, the penalties may be different. For instance, the federal law against perjury in the US Code classifies perjury as a felony. this means that someone who lies under oath in federal Codes classifies perjury as a felony. this means that someone who lies under oath in federal court, or who lies under oath to a person acting on behalf of the federal government may be sentenced to up to five years in jail. ELEMENTS OF PREJURY: Although the elements of perjury vary between individual states and federal law, he or she generally must have1) been sworn in or made a solemn legal promise to tell the truth;2) may a false statement or told a lie on purpose. Prosecutors can sometimes can proved that defendant lied by showing inconsistency in prior statements made by the defendant. For instance, if a person testifies one way in a deposition and way in court, and the statement conflict with one another, this is solid evidence of perjury even if the prosecutor cannot prove which of the statement was untrue DEFENSES TO PREJURY: Making a mistake or remembering facts inaccurately is not an intentional misstatement, so if a defendant successfully argues that he agreed he simply made an error he cannot be found guilty of perjury. it tends to be difficult for a prosecutor to prove a reasonable doubt that the misstatement wasn't a mistake , so this defense is often sucessful The Violence Against Women Act, it's effectiveness, and how gender discriminatory policy impact practices, policies and judicial decision in the family courts and the America justice system. federal and state laws and programs must be consistently and fairly written and enforced to provide equal protection under the law for both men and women in family courts and in programs intended to protect intended to protect families and children from domestic violence. I am asking legislative APPROVALS, and their help in legislating and accepting my petition on Collenna's law Stop Forced Adoption in the United States. Thank you, for Taking your time and reading my petition, I am a mother that had a child that was forced into adoptions
Petition to Donald J. Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Bob Corker, Nancy Pelosi, Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Department of State, USAID, Bernard Sanders, Eliot L. Engel, Brad Sherman, Gregory W. Meeks, Albio Sires, Gerald E. Connolly, Umar Johnson, Caribbean Pan African Network - CPAN, St. Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Al Lawson Jr., Bobby L. Rush, Sheila Jackson Lee, Shaun King, Tulsi Gabbard, Black Lives Matter DC, Glenn Greenwald, Our Revolution, Keith Ellison, Jeff Merkley, Christopher A. Coons, Jeanne Shaheen, Tim Kaine, Tom Udall, Jill Stein, Cory A. Booker, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Lee M. Zeldin, Brian Schatz, Karen Bass, Siobhan Pangerl, Brenda L. Lawrence
Ending American Support of Togo’s Dictatorship
The Togolese Republic became independent in 1960. Sylvanus Olympio, Togo’s first president, was assassinated in 1963. In 1967, Gnassingbé Eyadéma came into power and ruled Togo as a dictator until his death in 2005. Eyadéma sustained his power through brutal force. Under his rule many Togolese citizens were arbitrarily detained, tortured, and killed. When Eyadéma died in 2005 the Togolese military seized power and installed his son Faure Gnassingbé as the nation's new president. Faure has been the president of Togo since then and he has continued his father’s brutal policies. In August 2017 the people of Togo began protesting for an end to five decades of dictatorship. The government of Togo has responded to these protests with its usual show of force. Protesters have been arrested, beaten, tortured, and killed. The international community, including the United States, has remained largely silent about this ongoing situation. The current regime in Togo is the oldest military dictatorship on the African continent and during the five decades that this regime has been in power it has enjoyed the support of Western governments, including the United States.The American support of the government of Togo has included providing both financial and military assistance to a regime that uses its military forces to suppress, torture, and kill its own citizens. In 2016, the United States provided nearly $3 million in aid for “law enforcement and regional security" training. American taxpayers are being made to help finance one of the most oppressive regimes in Africa. We believe that in order for the people of Togo to achieve their aspirations to live in a free and democratic society, the international community must make a greater effort to support the Togolese people in their struggle and this means withdrawing support from the present regime in Togo. The Federation of Afrikan Liberation is calling on the United States government to support the struggle for democracy in Togo by withdrawing its support for the government of Faure Gnassingbé.
Petition to Tim Scott, James E. Clyburn, Jay (James) Richardson
Help Krista, born with two brain malformations, get child support. Hop Krista's Law
Please help Krista Richardson and other disabled individuals, unable to care for themselves, get child support. Help us #HopKristasLaw to the floor (congress) for federal mandate. Krista was born with two brain malformations. Cerebellar Atrophy is atrophy of the cerebellum portion of her brain, the command center for balance and motor skills. Microcephally is tiny head and smaller brain. She is intellectually disabled, with accompanying diagnoses- such as processing disorder - as a result of her brain malformations. Krista also has physical limitations, including suffering from motor dyspraxia. Krista is 23 years old; however, can not care for herself. My former husband, Krista's biological father, abandoned us in 2011 for a different life. Although I filed for divorce and it is admitted in the courtroom (public records) that her father was paying for prostitutes and left us for this reason, my daughter and I left the court room with no alimony, NO child support. The lack of alimony after 25 years of marriage was devastating since I am and have always been Krista's caregiver. A court of U.S. law though ordering no/ZERO child support for Krista is, well - I do not have the words. We were invited by the judge to re-petition the court - this after borrowing 18,000 for this 5 year battle - for child support and that he MAY reconsider the issue. How would I re-file when the court (explained below) awarded Krista's father everything?? I couldn't/can not re-file. Krista has struggled, since birth, with developmental delays, low/weak immune system, and non-stop infections. She overcame battles with pneumonia and cellulitis (a deadly infection) that near cost Krista her life. She fought through numerous other illnesses, physical differences - such as a leg-length discrepancy, etc., etc. Her and I fought to pick her posture up (a symptom of the atrophied cerebellum), we fought to gain words, we fought to help her take that first step. Krista has had occupational and physical therapy her entire life. Although, she is still unable to match her motor skill movement with what her mind wants and she still may jump in front of a vehicle instead of away from it, look at her now...Look at Krista perform her dance in front of the large crowd. https://youtu.be/_ZJnkGKiej8 Krista has come so far, please help her and all of those like her thrive. Krista deserves a solid chance to be as healthy and successful as she can be. Myself with Bi-Lateral Meniere's and my daughter with multiple disabilities, left the courtroom with no monetary award/compensation, no asset division, no health insurance. This occurred due to Krista's father's financial status and clout in the county we resided. My daughter, Krista, is disabled by state, federal and medical guidelines. Proof of disability was introduced and produced in the courtroom. These documents included "disability" findings from the federal government. Krista's father was able to dismiss these documents by simply uttering, "she is not disabled". His statement was allowed to trump and/or dismiss federal documentation of her disabilities. Her documents were ignored and thrown out. Krista was NOT allowed to speak or even present herself to the court. Krista's father (my former husband) has assets totaling over 1.5 million, owns multiple homes (including beach home) AND is president and owner of a very successful oil company (that I helped grow) with multiple locations. Krista should not be without. Without appropriate support from Krista's father, Krista loses out on medical advancement opportunities, therapies, enrichment opportunities and if my disease continues to worsen, we do not know what the future holds. Although Krista does (post family court) now receive SSI benefits from the government, it is VERY limited. It is substantially, well below poverty level assistance. The court system should not have the right to oppress individuals in order to give in to power, money, bias and prejudice. A disabled individual's livelihood should not depend on the arrogance of one judge. No one should have the right to intentionally oppress any human being, by imposing - via court order - poverty on her/him. Please help Krista and others like her gain the support they need to live. We are on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karola.richardson/ https://youtu.be/_ZJnkGKiej8 https://www.instagram.com/karola.richardson/ http://www.theitem.com/stories/kto-night-for-children-with-differences,4078