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human trafficking

219 petitions

Update posted 2 days ago

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 time they stated you did nothing wrong they had no reason for there actions,  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 Owen  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 rights and with Collenna's law, it 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 so much money in adoptions agencies and broken our constitutional rights, Question? are they being paid for that too 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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Yvonne M. Garcia
6,632 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Woodstock Academy, Woodstock Academy's Board of Trustees, Christine Swenson

Woodstock Academy address the “Head of School” for buying sex from a student

Dear Woodstock Academy and Woodstock Academy’s Board of Trustees,"IF YOU'RE GOING TO LIVE, LEAVE A LEGACY. MAKE A MARK ON THE WORLD THAT CAN'T BE ERASED.” —Maya Angelou“The Woodstock Academy is one of the oldest schools in the United States. Founded in 1801, it has survived and thrived despite economic setbacks and population changes. The key to its long history has been strong community support and an ability to adapt and change with the times.” —Woodstock Academy’s historical statement. We are petitioning Woodstock Academy to maintain its historical integrity by holding space, listening to, and believing in a previous student Christopher “Chris” T. Bates’s experience of being commercially sexually exploited (purchased for sex) as a vulnerable young adult by the current “Head of School” Mr. Christopher Sandford. During these progressive times we are petitioning Woodstock Academy “one of the oldest schools in the United States” to use a fair & impartial lens. We are petitioning Woodstock Academy “to adapt and change with times” in a way that is leading by example rather than ignorant impulse. Chris B. is the Founder and Visionary of Overcome Exploitation. Over just a few years in mental health recovery he has become a nationally recognized lived experience expert that speaks on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults. His story and lived experience with commercial sexual exploitation was covered by WGBH. Chris B. is also positioned as a commissioner for the MA Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Commission. This is what has happened thus far:2011 Chris B. (16 years old) started being trafficked for sex2012 Chris B. (17 years old) became a runaway youth2012-2013 Chris B. was living in a dilapidated apartment in Danielson, CT. Mr. Sanford purchased him on multiple occasions for sex.2018 Chris B. volunteered at an emergency winter shelter2019- Present Chris B. founded a grassroots organization Overcome Exploitation and completed and internship and became a certified sexual assault advocate2020- Present Chris B. became a commissioner for the MA Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, started a part-time job as a peer outreach specialist, became certified peer mentorMarch 26, 2021 Woodstock Academy was called and the assistant of Mr. Sandford was informed about a previous student being purchased for sex on multiple occasionsMarch 29, 2021 Woodstock Academy was sent a follow up email:To Whom It May Concern,“Most people that end up in prostitution are the people with the least amount of choices... If people can better understand the process of entry, and the vulnerabilities these people have, it’s much easier to look at the person standing in front of you with compassion and empathy.” —Unknown“Sex work is not work if you are vulnerable and have no other choices to survive but to sell your body.” —Christopher Bates, Founder & Visionary of Overcome ExploitationOn March 26, 2021, I called Woodstock Academy to bring something to light that impacted me. I do not wish to disparage or discredit Woodstock Academy. I simply want to be transparent and share my truth. I had multiple encounters with head of school, Christopher Sandford, when I was 18-19 years old. Christopher Sandford purchased me and several other young adult males for sex, including a peer of mine from the area who lived on the streets. Mr. Sandford paid him to have sex with me as he watched. I want to reintroduce myself to Woodstock Academy as an advocate for commercially sexually-exploited youth and young adults experiencing homelessness, as well as share what happened to me and offer solutions for moving forward. My name is Christopher “Chris” Bates; I went to Woodstock Academy for my Freshman and Sophomore years from 2008-2010. Freshman year, I was a part of Woodstock Academy’s cross country team. Due to a number of challenges, I did not rejoin the cross country team for Sophomore year. For my Junior and Senior years, I attended Thompson Tourtlette. Growing up LGBTQIA+ in a rural community, experiencing domestic violence within the home, my parents divorcing, and having a parent with severe mental illness as I was just entering the academy certainly made my upbringing that much more difficult. As a result of the multiple adverse childhood experiences I endured, I felt the only pathway to success was to run away from home three weeks before I turned 18. Having no supportive connections to community, education, resources, or life skills, the only way I knew how to make money at the time was to sell my body for sex. After soliciting sex via an online profile to Christopher Sandford, he purchased sex from me on multiple occasions in a halfway-house-like apartment in Danielson, Connecticut from 2012 to 2013. This included having sex with another young adult for Mr. Sandford’s entertainment (see Figure 1). I have been free from prostitution for three years and have been in therapy for just as long. Instead of self-sabotaging, I am fully committed and determined to challenge the systems that could have helped me, but chose to look away. Even though Christopher Sandford holds a high position at Woodstock Academy, I am not going to let that deter me, as his position naturally feels intimidating. He shared his title during the encounters, as well as mentioning “I am watching you” before he left each time. I want Woodstock Academy to be aware of someone with this esteem and power choosing to purchase sex from vulnerable youth, going against the academy’s own mission. “The Woodstock Academy prepares all students by providing diverse opportunities through a rigorous curriculum and a variety of programs in order to cultivate the necessary skills to become lifelong learners and global citizens.”  Even though I was not enrolled at the academy at the time that these events occurred, I want folks to know that Christopher Sandford had an opportunity to change the trajectory of my life by providing resources, but instead purchased me for sex and provided me with an inhalant-like drug. His conduct validated the low self-esteem and negative thoughts that I had for myself at the time: that I was a “throw-away” youth, a misfit.  I am not alone on this issue. I have reached out to an expert on commercial sexual exploitation of boys & young men, Steven Procopio, LICSW, as well as Kim Dawkins, director of Pathways for Change, Inc. and an identified expert on sexual violence in the Worcester County, Massachusetts area. My hopes are that the academy will take the facts presented seriously and do a thorough investigation. I implore Woodstock Academy to take a firm stance moving forward. Please do not cover up or ignore the fact that Christopher Sandford purchased sex from a vulnerable young adult(s) on more than one occasion. Going forward, it is imperative that Woodstock Academy enacts solutions to prevent the commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults.  I encourage Woodstock Academy to take the following steps to address the harm that was done to a previous student: Equitably reevaluate the role that Christopher Sandford has within the Woodstock Academy institution Provide survivor-led training to all staff and educators on commercial sexual exploitation of youth & young adults, with a specific focus on the subpopulations of boys. Provide survivor-led trainings to students on commercial sexual exploitation Provide equitable support, education, and resources to identified at-risk or commercially sexually exploited youth & young adults within Woodstock Academy programs Bring much-needed awareness of commercial sexual exploitation to the local & surrounding communities I no longer feel powerless and invisible to these encounters with Christopher Sandford because of my connection to a network of fellow survivors who empower me to speak up and to know that I am worthy of dignity and respect. Thanks for all that you do,Chris Bates (all pronouns are valid)Founder & Visionary of Overcome ExploitationMarch 30, 2021 James J. Healy, Esq. Codery & Murphy, LLC, notified Chris B. saying in an email our law firm has been retained to conduct the independent investigation related to the ‘allegations’ against Mr. SandfordApril 15, 2021 Chris B. was notified by a brief (under five minutes) phone call by Jon Sterling, Esq. that the independent investigation has concluded and that it is “less than likely that Mr. Sanford purchased you for sex”April 15, 2021 Woodstock Academy posted pictures of sex buyer & “Head of School” Mr. Sanford on social media and the Woodstock academy websiteTo date Woodstock Academy has not reached out to provide any more additional information on moving forward and hasn’t provide any supports for previous student Chris B. We are petitioning Woodstock Academy to take a firm & bold stance and follow its mission rather than moving in an impulse to cover up Mr. Sanford, a wealthy white male executive. Please do not cover up or ignore the fact that Mr. Sandford purchased sex from a vulnerable young adult(s) on more than one occasion. We are petitioning Woodstock Academy to enact solutions to prevent further commercial sexual exploitation of youth and young adults.  We are petitioning Woodstock Academy to use a fair, equitable and impartial lens in the case against Mr. Sanford. We petition Woodstock Academy to consider the legal findings “less than likely that Mr. Sanford purchased sex” as legal vagueness. The legal findings do not explicitly state that it “did not” or “never did happen”. The reality is that Mr. Sandford did purchase sex from Chris B. and a peer on multiple occasions.  We are petitioning Woodstock Academy to be transparent about the following steps that are taken in order to ensure that no other vulnerable young adult is purchased by a “head of school” or any other faculty member. We are petitioning for the following actions: Recognize & support the strength it takes for one to communicate their painful lived experience Continue to reevaluate the role that Christopher Sanford has at Woodstock Academy Commission a second investigation Welcome expert Steven Procopio, LICSW, and I to speak to the board of directors about the investigation & present on the topic of commercial sexual exploitation Create a survivor-driven protocol to support commercially exploited young adults coming forward with their truth Provide dates and information on the last school-wide training on the topic of CSE Provide survivor-led trainings to all students on CSE Provide equitable support, education, and resources to identified at-risk or commercially sexually exploited youth & young adults within Woodstock Academy programs Bring much-needed awareness of commercial sexual exploitation to the local & surrounding communities This is not a blame game. This is not to call people out, but rather to call people in. Chris B. is a resilient advocate for commercially sexually exploited youth & young adults and a previous student. His voice needs to be heard, protected and respected.  The intention of this petition is not to disparage or discredit Woodstock Academy but to create actionable solutions to bring awareness and help to the most vulnerable and in order to do that being transparent about the truth is important. We would like an email response by Wednesday, May 12, 2021. We are still considering other advocacy options including a peaceful protest with picketing and calling more people in. #believethevulnerable Solidarity, Christopher T. Bates Founder & Visionary of Overcome Exploitation  

Overcome Exploitation
1,012 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Human Rights Campaign

stop child labor

 It  has come to our attention that we need  to stop child labor . There are many young children from as young as 5 years old to 17 years old dealing  everyday with the cruel and hard work that's never good enough for people to let the young children live a normal life .  Child labor takes a big affect on countries like Africa and central america were they are not  as wealthy as north america. Lots of children are taken or sold into child labor the boys and girls are mostly around the ages of 5-17  most girls are forced to  become a house worker doing maid things such as cooking cleaning or even planned marriage . While others are used for sexual activities such as pornography and etc . There's even kids that are being taught how to smuggle , sell or even make drugs for a living with no school or parents . Most of the time these kids will be abused if not done what they were supposed to do correctly . They may be starved or not given the proper care the need to keep up with themselves  .  There is about 152 million victims of child labor, half of them between the ages of 5-11 most of them are in or brought illegal  Africa. 4.3 million children are in child labor for debt bondage, slavery and commercial sexual exploit on. Boys do 63% of this work meanwhile girls are unknown because most girls due to “hidden” work forms.The hours that children work for are between 10-15 hours . Alejandra from Usulután , EL Salvador wakes up and takes cigarettes to keep her awake and goes to the bus.She doesn't waste time eating breakfast or showering and she sleeps in her work clothes.She works in a small island where she collects curies (a type of shell) and if she is lucky she can earned  $1.40 in USA and 12 in El Salvador if she brings two buckets of curie may be bought and sold into pornography , marriage and slavery . HTTP://www.ilo.org  What children are sold for  gold , charcoal , diamonds , emeralds, coal . Children can be sold  as slaves for as little as $37 in Africa countries such as Ghana.  30 million children live outside their birth increasing their risk of being trafficked for sexual exploitation and other work www.unicef.org   . Trafficked children are often subjected to violence , abuse and other human rights violations , and some may be forced to break the laws . For girls the threat of sexual exploitation's looms large , while boys may be exploited by armed forces or groups  according to www.unicef.org . 

child labor
129 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Paul L. Howard, Jr., CNN, Brian Kemp

Fulton County Women Detention Center & Grady Hospital investigated for Human Trafficking

My name is Chantaye and I live with Bipolar II with Psychosis.  I was incarcerated at the Fulton County Women Detention center in Union City when I was taken to Grady hospital to give birth.  I gave birth to triplets on November 19, 2016, however because of me being in a mental health crisis, I was told after nearly 2 years of being wrongfully incarcerated, that I hallucinated birthing triplets.  They said that I had 1 child.  There were 4-6 male and female officers in the delivering room.  I was shackled to the bed with my legs open.  They classified me as homeless and violated several of my rights.   There is currently a class action lawsuit against the jail in the works for cruel and inhumane treatment to over 200 minority women who live with mental health issues.  There were at least 4 other pregnant women who were incarcerated with me. I am requesting an investigation into the Fulton County Women's Detention Center for Human Trafficking.  It is my belief that my babies were sold from that jail.  At this point, no investigation has been done to determine if I was delusional or if my children were actually taken. The Director of Grady Hospital was actually in my delivering room however, she was advocating for me and for the officers to not treat me as they were treating me.  When contacting the delivering doctor, I have been told to have my lawyer contact her.  Please help me to find my children. Thank you for your time and your voice!

Chantaye McLaughlin
1,015 supporters