Petition to Mr. Asqar Jahangir, Head of Iran’s State Prison Organization,
Apply Domestic Law: Provide Prisoners with Adequate Medical Care
My name is Atena Daemi. By the time you read this petition I will probably be in prison. I have been sentenced to 7 years for my peaceful human rights activism –a fact that has been widely criticized by human rights organizations, including Amnesty International. Imprisonment is difficult for anyone but, it is especially challenging when you are suffering from an illness and denied medical care. Denying prisoners medical care is a form of torture. Today, some of Iran’s bravest and most dedicated activists are imprisoned and suffering because the authorities refuse to provide them with medical care. This is a clear violation of domestic and international law. Additionally, the conditions of prisoners who are detained on non-political and criminal charges are even worst. Please join me in asking the head of Iran’s State Prison Organization to provide prisoners with proper medical care. Many of Iran’s prisoners are deprived of adequate nutrition and proper medical care in an express violation of domestic and International law. State Prison Organization Regulations requires Iran’s prison officials to offer prisoners with nutritious meals and speedy and proper medical care; including transferring detainees to a hospital outside the prison, or releasing them on medical leave. However, Iranian prison authorities routinely and systematically deny prisoners proper medical care. Many prisoners are unnecessarily suffering from manageable and curable conditions. We must pressure Iranian authorities and demand they fulfill their legal obligation. Narges Mohammadi, Mahvash Shahriari and Zeinab Jalalian are 3 Iranian citizens suffering from grave health issues in prison. Their condition is worsening day by day. Narges, a prominent human rights advocate, has been sentenced to 16 years in connection to her activism. She suffers from a neurological disorder that causes seizures and temporary partial paralysis. According to reports, her condition has deteriorated due to her imprisonment. Mahvash Shahriari, a Baha’i citizen, has been behind bars for 9 years for practicing her faith and defending the rights of other Baha’is. Doctors have recommended that Mrs. Shahirari be release on medical grounds. Authorities, however, continue to disregard Mrs. Shahiari’ medical condition and jeopardize her life by keeping her behind bars. Zeinab Jalalian, an Iranian Kurdish activist, is at risk of losing her eyesight because Iranian authorities deny her specialized care. According to her attorney, some of Jalalian’s medical requests have been rejected outright while others have been accepted on condition that she makes videotaped “confessions.” One thing i’m sure of: as our numbers grow and our voice gets louder, Iranian authorities are much more likely to listen to our demand, as they care greatly about how they are perceived internationally. Please join me in demanding that Iranian authorities provide prisoners with proper medical care. Atena Daemi
Petition to Twitter India
Ban Twitter of KRK!
I am initiating this petition as an attempt to uphold the freedom of speech online. Kamaal Rashid Khan is a stupid personality in the Indian Twitter scene. Not only is he known to be a disgusting film critic but also a person who is known to voice his stupid opinions with partiality or prejudice. This attitude of his has gained him a digital base of over 5 people. Being one of the least honest and least influential spokespersons and so called film critics online today, his Twitter account should be BANNED, as he already fulfils all the parameters required(ask other actors or check his shameful tweets). I therefore appeal to Twitter India to Ban Kamaal Rashid Khan’s account. I request everyone to sign this petition, so that there will be no future prejudice against others.
Petition to United States Congress
Don’t take away funding to teach school kids about the Holocaust
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate crimes have spiked across our country since last November. Now, more than ever, our public school students need access to programming that encourages tolerance and understanding for all people. When students take a field trip to Holocaust museums and Holocaust resource centers to meet Holocaust survivors, a powerful connection is made and never forgotten. There is no better way to fight anti-Semitism and racism than to learn the lessons of the past -- and see first-hand -- where racism and religious intolerance ultimately leads. This kind of public school programming is now under attack. Through House Bill 610, Congress and the Trump Administration wants to allow the Department of Education to turn essential federal funds into so-called “block grants” that can be used for whatever a particular state wants to do. If we are serious about educating our young people, the future citizens of our nation, about tolerance and acceptance of all Americans -- we need to prioritize and protect funding for programs like these. Our children and country need these educational experiences more than ever -- Jews and other minorities are under threat in our country -- with attacks, vandalism, or phoned bomb threats reported almost on a daily basis. If you believe tolerance and understanding is stronger than hate, sign and share this petition today. Tell Congress and Secretary DeVos to protect the Holocaust education funding that our public school students is needed now, more than ever.
Petition to Statsminister Erna Solberg og Stortinget
STEM FOR ET FORBUD MOT PELSDYROPPDRETT!
Din viktigste signatur for dyrene! Nå er muligheten her: Norge kan snart gå inn i historien som ett av flere land som forbyr organisert mishandling av pelsdyr! Stortinget må i nær fremtid stemme over endelig avvikling av pelsdyrnæringen, og regjeringen skal samtidig vurdere det samme. 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 følger med! NOAH, som landets største organisasjon for dyrs rettigheter, starter nå en underskriftkampanje mot pelsdyroppdrett - og signaturene skal leveres til Stortinget og til statsminister Erna Solberg. Signer oppfordringen til Statsministeren og Stortinget om et endelig forbud mot pelsdyroppdrett i Norge! Dette er din viktigste signatur for pelsdyrene! Et representantforslag om forbud mot pelsdyroppdrett og import av pels fra slik produksjon, ble levert til Stortinget fra Miljøpartiet De Grønne i november 2014. Samtidig ba samarbeids- og regjeringspartiene i budsjettforliket, regjeringen om å "vurdere forbud mot norsk pelsdyroppdrett". Høsten 2016 har regjeringen lovet å levere sin "vurdering" til Stortinget - det er første gang en norsk regjering vurderer forbud mot 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 27 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 8000 oppmøtte i 24 byer landet rundt i 2015, og er den største markeringen for pelsdyr i hele Europa. I 2016 holdes markeringen 12. november, 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 OLL Board Members, District 9 LL
Become a voting member of Oneida Little League
The youth in Oneida is the future of our community, which is why commitment to improvement is necessary. Oneida Little League (OLL) has excluded parents, volunteers, and sponsors from the ability to elect a board of directors. This process is exclusionary by design, intentionally suppressing the parents within our league from the ability to voice their concerns. It has allowed the board to selectively enforce rules that are convenient, while blatantly ignoring others. By Little League International rule, the current board has the ability to extend it's voting membership to include all parents, sponsors, and volunteers. The league constitution states, “Regular members: Any person actively interested in furthering the objectives of the association may become a regular member". Only regular members have a vote for the board of directors. Currently OLL only considers board members or team managers to be regular members. They offer no valid reason to intentionally exclude parents, assistant coaches, volunteers, and sponsors from the ability to be a regular member with voting privileges. By signing this petition you believe: 1. Player parents, volunteers, assistant coaches and sponsors should have the right to vote for league representatives. 2. The corrupt and bias activities within OLL should come to an end. These activities include the selective enforcement of LLI Rules and Regulations. 3. OLL should follow all Little League International rules, without seeking waiver, including not have more than 50% of the board coach or manage. This creates the check and balance system to ensure fairness and equality. The goal of this petition is strictly to enact positive change. It's not meant to add chaos or disrupt the league, but rather to peacefully demonstrate there are a significant number of concerned parents who would like to have a meaningful impact on the decision making process, and in turn the future of OLL. As a parent, you deserve that. Not all members of the OLL board of directors are involved for self-serving reasons, but the handful that are most vocal are. Holding the OLL board of directors accountable to make decisions with the players best interest should be the most important priority. That can't be done without the proper leadership. The ability to vote for the board of directors in 2017, is a crucial step to democratically elect the leadership for a cornerstone organization in our community. It allows board members to be removed when they fight on the field, alter All-Star rosters, consume alcohol infront of players on OLL grounds, or create an environment where winning takes precident over developing players. Without achieving a larger population of voting members, the lack of accountability will continue, and so will the downward spiral of the leagues enrollment and credibility. OLL can be a better place. It can survey the parents for feedback, lower registration fees, make improvements to the facilities and act with integrity by opening up its board meetings. Together, we can make that happen, Oneida Youth Sports Improvement
Petition to Florida State University
Save Our Den!
Ever since I arrived at Florida State, there has been one thing that I have embraced with all of my heart. The food options on campus are fine, our football team is pretty good, and for the most part the people are great. However, there is one place here that I can go and truly be myself, and that is the Den, by Denny's. In there, I can be whoever I want to be. I can order what I want and nobody judges me. If it were not for the Grand Slam, I would not have made it through so much as one semester. And others enjoy this tasty oasis as much as I do. It is a haven for those who won't normally indulge in a sausage brioche melt for fear of being judged by some vegetarian or vegan group running amok around the campus. Join the movement to call on President Thrasher to not bulldoze this place where I can truly express who I am and embrace my passions.
Petition to Susana Martinez, New Mexico Governor
"STATE OF EMERGENCY" (DRUG EPIDEMIC / NORTHEN NEW MEXICO) HELP SAVE OUR CULTURE
With national statistics, data , and high numbers of deaths,illnesses attributed too drugs and as well our failing public schools, as direct links to the "Drug Epidemic", in Northern New Mexico, we have been placed at the top of national graphs and state counties as one of the worst places for drug overdose, suicide and illness in the country. Thus, we the undersigned concerned tax paying citizens are "Demanding a "State of Emergency" be declared in the county of Rio Arriba, in the state of New Mexico. For several decades we have been in a heavily oppressed, repressed and dire situation in regard too loosing large numbers of souls too include : Teens, young and old adults as well as elderly citizens too the drug infestation, both legal ( narcotic/opiate, ect... ) and illegal ( heroin/meth/pink/cocaine, ect..) drugs. As the Federal Government and DEA cracks down on prescription drug dispensing, the adverse effects have increased the use of heroin use and thus, increasing higher incidences of Hepatitis-c, AIDS, Crime, and Criminal Activity in all facets our livelihood. The age groups of addiction has scattered in both directions, currently it has trickled down too adolescence and gone up in some cases too great-grandparent ages. Its is no longer a "FAD" or a "TREND" in many circles it is becoming a "RITE of PASSAGE" and a way of life in others. WE are demanding that; 1) Assessment, treatment, triage, substance abuse teams be dispatched throughout the county communities. ; 2) That a temporary centrally located "medical" detox-facility and housing area be established too address our addicted citizens needs, with hopes that a permanent facility be established in the near future.
Petition to UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL - JEFF SESSIONS, Donald Trump
NATIONAL ACTION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY! PROSECUTE POLICE WHO MURDER UNARMED INDIVIDUALS!
INVESTIGATIONS "CASE BY CASE" HAVE NOT AND SHALL NOT REMEDY THE PROBLEM! AS ONE IS BEING INVESTIGATED "HUNDREDS MORE" ARE MOUNTING UP! AND INDEED POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER HAS ESCALATED TO THE LEVEL OF NATIONAL PROPORTIONS... THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE BEING "STOPPED & FRISKED" FOR NO REASON WHATSOEVER... THE LOSS OF LIFE THAT HAS OCCURRED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE HAS ESCALATED TO WHERE "UNARMED INDIVIDUALS" ARE BEING FIRED UPON AND KILLED... WEEKS AND MONTHS GO BY WITH "NO EXPLANATION" FOR THESE SHOOTINGS BY THEIR DEPARTMENT! THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WITHIN THESE STATES HAVE "REFUSED TO ACT" LEAVING ALL ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE COMMISSIONER'S OF THESE DEPARTMENTS. THE COMMISSIONER'S HAVE "JUSTIFIED" THE ACTIONS OF THESE OFFICERS - AND IN MANY CASES "PROMOTED THEM" AFTER THE KILLING OF THESE VICTIMS. THE MECHANISMS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE HAVE "ALL FAILED" AND THE ESCALATION OF POLICE BRUTALITY IS "EVIDENCE" OF THAT FAILURE. WE HAVE WITNESSED THE CONFESSIONS OF POLICE THEMSELVES WHO HAVE TESTIFIED THAT THEY WERE MADE TO ISSUE SUMMONSES AND "MAKE ARRESTS WITHOUT CAUSE" AND THE SUBSEQUENT "HARASSMENT" WHICH FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THEIR REFUSAL... WE HAVE HEARD TESTIMONY IN COURT HOW THEY INDEED PLANTED NARCOTICS ON INNOCENT VICTIMS SIMPLY TO MEET THE QUOTA REQUIRED CONCERNING AN ARREST!! YET, THOSE INDIVIDUALS REMAIN INCARCERATED FOR THE CRIME ACCUSED!! http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fabricated-drug-charges-innocent-people-meet-arrest-quotas-detective-testifies-article-1.963021 THE RECOURSE OF THE PEOPLE HAS BEEN THWARTED, SO THAT THERE REMAINS NO COURSE OF ACTION THAT CAN BE TAKEN! THEREFORE THIS EPIDEMIC, WHICH HAS REACHED "NATIONAL PROPORTIONS" IS BEING PRESENTED TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES FOR IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION, ACTION AND REMEDY. AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, THE OCCUPIER OF OFFICE IS THE "CHIEF LAW ENFORCER" HAVING JURISDICTION OVER BOTH STATE AND GOVERNMENT IN ISSUES CONCERNING LAW! AND WHEN VIOLATIONS OF LAW ARE RAMPANT, UN-CHECKED AND UNABATED, HE HAS A "SWORN DUTY" TO RESPOND THOSE VIOLATIONS. LAW ENFORCEMENT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES HAS "ABUSED THE AUTHORITY" VESTED IN THEM, AND HAVE VIOLATED ON A "CONTINUAL BASIS" THE LAW ITSELF! BUT NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN, EITHER BY THEIR DEPARTMENT, OR ATTORNEY GENERALS WITHIN THEIR STATE! THEREFORE, PETITION IS MADE BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO NOT ONLY ACT ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE OFFICE - FOR WHICH HE OR SHE HAS "SWORN AN OATH" TO FULFILL UPON OCCUPANCY! LET IT BE UNDERSTOOD: THAT A "FAILURE OR REFUSAL TO ACT" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OBLIGATIONS CONCERNING THOSE DUTIES, SIGNIFIES AN INABILITY TO HOLD THE OFFICE WHICH IS NOW BEING HELD.