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Human Rights

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Update posted 4 hours ago

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    

Oneida Youth Sports Improvement
89 supporters
Update posted 7 hours ago

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.       

Hermano Pedro Herrera
165 supporters
Update posted 10 hours ago

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.

Danette Chavis
43,304 supporters