Petition to Abiy Ahmed
Save Ethiopian Political Prisoners
On January 27th, 2021, numerous political prisoners -- including Jawar Mohammed, Bekele Gerba, Hamza Borana, Dajane Xafa, and others -- undertook a hunger strike in protest of the wrongful arrest of peaceful supporters, the continued detention of Oromo political leaders, and the mistreatment of family members. On February 5th, the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reported that the condition of the prisoners is dire and that they face “permanent health problems” if the strike continues. On February 8th, doctors working to keep the prisoners alive reported that they have “become extremely weak.” Many can “no longer speak” and are beginning to lose consciousness. The event which sparked the strike was the arrest of at least 80 peaceful protestors. They were arrested following a protest in which participants wore yellow and rallied outside of the Federal High Court, Lideta Division of the Anti-Terrorism and Constitutional Court in Ethiopia. Though the protestors, participating in the popular OromoYellowMovement, have since been released, their arrest is indicative of the wider human-rights crisis in Ethiopia. Those who are on hunger strike have the following demands which I also support: Release all political prisoners Allow all political party offices to reopen and to operate freely End the mistreatment of family members of political prisoners while they visit their loved ones at Kaliti Prison and elsewhere
Petition to J.B. Pritzker, President of the United States
FREE KENNETH D. JOHNSON Lets Help bring this innocent man home to his family
Kenneth D. Johnson Is an innocent man. On March 17, 2009 Kenneth was wrongfully accused and charged with two counts of First Degree Murder. This crime had taken place in Chicago Illinois. Kenneth maintains his innocence and believes he will receive a fair trial in court to prove his innocence and clear his name of all charges. Kenneth has good family values. Kenneth has a healthy relationship with his mother and father. He has three daughters and one son. Kenneth has always played a role in his children lives. His siblings misses his presents. They all have felt the absence in every milestone of their life's. His family continues to stand at his side. Two weeks after being charged with two counts of First Degree Murder 2009 Kenneth loss his father his best friend. Kenneth has always had a strong work ethic. He was a licensed realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential as well as a union carpenter. He has always strived to improve his skills. Kenneth has never been arrested nor has he ever had an criminal record. On Nov. 1, 2011 Kenneth was convicted on all charges. Kenneth was sentence to nature life without parole. We believe that justice will prevail and all morally upright would be vindicated. Kenneth counsel was ineffective and the prosecutor's closing arguments unfairly prejudiced his rights to a fair trial. Kenneth has now been incarcerated now for twelve years. Kenneth has received certifications and a diploma in business. Kenneth continues to develop new skills and stay productive. However, it will be the determination commitment and perseverance of his family, friends and supporters that will make change happen. Free K.D.J. If you live in Chicago, Illinois your signature will help most, it's a huge help. I sincerely thank you for taking the time to learn about someone who means so much to me and his family.
Petition to President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, UK Parliament, European Parliament
Designate Myanmar Military as a Terrorist Entity
Ethnic Cleansing, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Kachin State, Shan State, Kayah State, Kayin State, and Rakhine State the military has been waging the longest civil war in the world. There is ethnic cleansing of entire villages, killing of civilians, and raping of women. War crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in these areas for over 70 years. The 8888 Democracy Uprising On 8 August 1988 cities across Myanmar were packed with demonstrators. Six weeks later, at least 3,000 protesters were dead, thousands more were jailed by the military. By the end of 1988, an estimated 10,000 people were killed throughout the country. Saffron Revolution 2007 The UN Human Rights Council's Special Rapporteur Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro said that independent sources reported 30 to 40 monks and 50 to 70 civilians killed as well as 200 beaten. On 11 October state media reported new figures – that 2,100 people have been arrested. The Rohingya Genocide An estimated 24,800 Rohingya were murdered and around 18,500 Rohingya women and adolescents were raped in the August 2017 military crackdown, according to research published by the Ontario International Development Agency in August 2018. Aftermath of Feb 01, 2021 Coup The repression is captured on mobile cameras for the world to see. The military is beating medics and captured protesters. There are snipers and live ammunition used against peaceful protesters. There are night raids and random shooting in the residential buildings. People taken into custody overnight and notifying family members in the morning to pick up their bodies. The wanton destruction of property, armed robberies and theft are not the actions of a professional military. No other military in ASEAN is known to shoot their citizens for simply protesting. No other military in the ASEAN has used terror as a matter of policy to control its population. And no other military in ASEAN has been at war with its ethnic minorities for such a long time. This legacy of bloodshed and terror belongs solely to the Tatmadaw.
Petition to Kay Ivey, Alabama State House, Anthony Daniels, Mac McCutcheon
Protect transgender youth and prevent the passage of the VCCPA
The Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act would make it illegal for individuals under the age of 19 to receive life saving gender affirmation treatments in Alabama. Neglecting to adhere to it would result in being charged with a Class C felony. It will also protect therapists and school counselors who out transgender children to their families, which is a gross violation of the confidentiality standards that these people are held to. The treatments that transgender youth receive is a matter only between them, their family, and their doctors. Puberty blockers, which are entirely reversible and aren't exclusively administered to transgender youth, will be banned under this. Shelnutt, a sponsor of VCCPA, states that he wishes to ban treatments with irreversible consequences. Alongside many other outdated statistics and false claims made by him and other sponsors, it is clear that they lack education on this topic. The Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act does not protect children nor show them compassion. All it does is bar trans youth from receiving necessary treatments.
Petition to Joseph R. Biden, Kamala Harris, Madeleine Dean, Jenniffer González-Colón, Gregory W. Meeks, Doris Matsui, Debbie Dingle
Petition to Advance the Rights of Widows in the
United States and Worldwide
In the United States, widows are expected to control most of the $30 trillion in wealth of the baby boomer generation by 2030 -- a potential wealth transfer that approaches the annual GDP of the United States¹; yet American WIDOWS remain mostly invisible in the eyes of policy makers and the law. Every day, widows continue to fight for their rightful estates, social security benefits, bereavement leave, and access to healthcare. Internationally, over 300 million widows endure systematic disinheritance of their rightful property, eviction, discrimination at the hands of laws and culture, and violent traditional cleansing rights that plunge them, and 600 million children, into vicious underworlds of poverty, human trafficking, child marriage, and violence. And Covid-19 is a #WidowMaker. It’s time we begin to recognize the needs of widows, and their families, in the United States and beyond. It’s time to #MakeWidowsMatter. We propose these important widow/widower recognitions: 1) Create a new office entitled The Office on Widowed Persons (OWP) within the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the US Department of Health & Human Services (H&HS). The purpose of OWP would be to protect and assist widows and widowers in the United States. 2) Increase the number of bereavement days to be equal to the current allowable days for childbirth leave provided under Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). 3) Increase the current one-time survivor death benefit payment from $255 to $1,500. 4) Provide free healthcare (Medicare-like disability) for widows for a term of two to three years from the death of a spouse. 5) Introduce legislation ensuring the protection and monitoring of widows’ rights is prioritized in the future issuance of foreign aid. 6) Require the U.S. Department of State to include widows in its international human rights reporting requirements and to create programs to facilitate their economic and legal empowerment. 7) Call for the U.S. to propose a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly to protect rights and security of widows in the US and globally. 8) Call for the U.S. to propose a resolution in the United Nations Security Council to protect rights and security of widows in conflict and post conflict contexts. 9) Recognize International Widows' Day June 23 to coincide with the United Nations https://www.un.org/en/observances/widows-day 10) Designate U.S. National Widows' Week of Awareness - Annually, the week after Father’s Day. Father’s Day was inspired by a widower, and this is one way to honor mothers who act in place of fathers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathers_Day_(United_States) 11) Designate U.S. National Widowers Week of Awareness - Recognized annually, the week after Mother’s Day. Mother’s day was inspired by a widow, and this is one way to honor fathers who act in place of mothers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother's_Day Mr. President, Madam Vice-President, and members of Congress, the United States of America would be the first and only country to take such important steps towards the needs of this group of citizens. Let's lead the charge for these audacious and necessary changes. Modern Widows Club, Global Fund for Widows, and our joint community of global supporters and partners are fully behind these important proposals to improve widowed persons’ lives worldwide. #ModernWidowsClub #GlobalFundForWidows #OneMillionWidows #WidowAdvocacy #WidowRights #MakeWidowsMatter #CovidIsaWidowMaker Citation: ¹ McKinsey & Company Financial "Women as the next wave of growth in U.S. wealth management" July, 29, 2020. https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/women-as-the-next-wave-of-growth-in-us-wealth-management
Petition to Olivia PD
Free da homie
Our friend Faythe got taken away this morning (March 8th 2021). There was a twenty year old man who came into her house that she was uncomfortable with. With this uncomfortable situation she made the choice to go to the neighboring town , and was marked as a runaway. She was put in a cop car and they refused to tell her where they were taking her after asking in a well-mannered way multiple times. As a human shouldn’t she have the right to knowing her location?
Petition to Jeffrey Hogue, Doug McMillan, Sanne Moller, Sandra Fallgatter, Michelle Gass, Mark Newton-Jones, Dave Lewis, Richard Hayne, Ralf Senden, Pamela Sviatoslavsky, Jill Timm, Kristine Moenster, Brett Biggs, Walmart , Glyn Hughes, Andrew Cook, Frank Conforti, Claire Pemberton, Helen Webber, Ffion Richards, Elin Collins, Michelle Morse, Daniel Colburn, Rick Darling, Robert Sinclair, Onur Gur, Nick Cottrell, Fanny Cheng, Sunil Shewakramani, Alice Wong, Wilson Zhu, Uday Pathak, Deepika Rana, Ian Grabiner, Paul Whitehead, Felicity Tapsell, Aleix Gonzalez Busquets, Ryan Kaneshiro, Richard Saghian, Jason HairFord, Ron Johnson, Lesa Hubbard-King, Alison Gingo, Press EWN, Barbara Rentler, Travis Marquette, Reena Gupta, Adrian Sherman, Stephanie Mutsaerts
Urban Outfitters, JCPenney, C&A #PayUp for orders, save lives
October 2nd, 2020 - Dear #PayUp Supporters, After getting the attention of fashion brands all over the world, the #PayUp petition has resulted in an incredible $22 billion being unlocked for garment workers. Over 21 brands committed to pay their bills for orders cancelled as a result of Covid-19, saving the lives of millions of mostly women makers who faced food and housing insecurity at the outbreak of the pandemic. We most certainly consider this campaign a victory! As a result of #PayUp’s success, we’ve launched payupfashion.com, a movement to reform fashion through 7 actionable labor rights goals, including canceling starvation wages, keeping workers safe, and utilizing enforceable contracts that put workers first. Over the next year, we’ll be pressuring 40 of fashion’s most influential brands and retailers to meet these demands, tracking their progress along the way. We ask that you please make your way over to www.payupfashion.com read more about our demands, and most importantly, sign our new petition. We hope that you will join us for this next phase of #PayUp — the fight for a better future of fashion has only just begun! In Solidarity, The #PayUp Team --- Unless fashion brands like Urban Outfitters, JCPenney, C&A and others #PayUp, millions of mostly women garment makers will go hungry and be forced onto the streets. COVID-19 has ravaged garment makers around the globe with a majority of fashion brands cancelling orders after a constriction in retail sales during the months of March and April. The result of this has caused millions of garment makers to be left unpaid for work they had already completed. With no access to savings, healthcare, or severance, these makers face critical food and housing insecurity. As one supplier stated, "If coronavirus doesn't kill my workers, then starvation will." Remake’s #PayUp campaign has seen many victories. Thus far, 21 brands have committed to pay in full for orders completed and in production and an estimated $1 billion dollars have been unlocked in Bangladesh and an estimated $22 billion globally, accounting for approximately one-half of the $40 billion worth of wages owed to garment workers at the start of COVID-19. However, there is still more work to be done. Brands like The Children's Place, Arcadia, and Urban Outfitters are still refusing to #PayUp. With some brands, we’ve seen shareholder payouts occur while workers go unpaid, and we also know that certain brands are deleting #PayUp comments on their social media accounts as a way to try and shut down the conversation. To be removed from the #PayUp petition, brands must promise to pay suppliers for all orders that were cancelled or paused as a result of coronavirus. Furthermore, brands must agree to pay for these cancelled and in-production orders in full (without asking suppliers for discounts) and in a timely manner (without extending payment terms unless financing options can be provided). 18 BRANDS THAT NEED TO #PAYUP: Arcadia (Burton Menswear London, Topshop, etc.) Balmain Bestseller C&A Edinburgh Woolen Mill (Bonmarché, Peacocks) Fashion Nova Forever 21 JCPenney Kohl's Li & Fung/Global Brands Group Mothercare Oscar de la Renta Ross Stores Sears The Children's Place TJX (T.J. Maxx, Marshalls) URBN (Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie) Walmart/Asda/George 21 BRANDS THAT HAVE COMMITTED TO PAY IN FULL FOR ORDERS COMPLETED AND IN PRODUCTION: adidas ASOS Gap (Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic) H&M Inditex (Zara) Kiabi Levi Strauss & Co. LPP (Reserved, Cropp, House, etc.) Lululemon Marks & Spencer Moschino Next Nike Primark PVH (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, etc.) Ralph Lauren Target (USA) Tesco Under Armour UNIQLO VF Corporation (Timberland, The North Face, Vans, Dickies, etc.) *We will continue to monitor these brands and their payments to suppliers.* *You can find more detailed brand response information on Remake's update page.* WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS PETITION AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE (Last Updated: October 2, 2020)