Petition to Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senate
Urge Congress to send aid to Puerto Rico to combat the devastation of Hurricane Maria
Hurricane Maria took place on September 16th, 2017 through October 3rd, 2017 in Puerto Rico. The devastating hurricane wreaked havoc across the island and caused major destruction and devastation. The hurricane damaged infrastructure, killed 66 people, and left millions without access to clean water and electricity. Considering that Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, one would expect the United States to immediately solve this problem. Although President Trump has signed a bill giving aid to Puerto Rico, the aid given to Puerto Rico has clearly not been enough. Half of the island still doesn't have electricity. Please take a minute out of your day to sign this petition to urge the Senate Appropriations Committee to send more aid to Puerto Rico.
Petition to Mike Pence, President of the United States
Release of Rev. John (San-Qiang) Cao from Detainment in China
This petition is to seek assistance in procuring the immediate release of Rev. Cao San-Qiang from his current detainment by police in Yunnan Province, China. Rev. Cao is the husband of Jamie Powell, a native of North Carolina. They married in 1988 and have two sons, Benjamin and Amos, who are also US citizens. Rev. Cao, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Hunan Teachers College and a Masters of Divinity from the Alliance Seminary in Nyack, NY, has for the last three years been tirelessly involved in educational projects for impoverished minority groups in the Wa State of Myanmar. He has helped to build and staff 16 schools which serve around 2,000 needy students. He is both welcomed and well-respected for his work among these groups in Myanmar. The work he does is for humanitarian reasons and is in no way regarded as illegal activity. Rev. Cao and his workers have been crossing the border between China and Myanmar for three years without incident. These informal crossings are commonplace for persons on both sides of this autonomous region. However, on March 5th, Rev. Cao was arrested by the Yunnan Public Security in Menglian County, China, and has been criminally charged by the Chinese for illegal border crossing. The local police have not made good on promises to his family assuring them of his release but have instead charged him and moved his case to the next procuratorate level. It is feared by Rev. Cao’s family and friends that the Chinese government will impose a harsh prison sentence for this relatively minor incident in order to punish him for his humanitarian activity. It is therefore my earnest request that the U.S. Department of State and other agencies relevant to this type of emergency take action on behalf of Rev. Cao San Qiang to seek his immediate release from Chinese custody and his safe return to the United States. Re: Cao, San Qiang (John) DOB: May 3, 19XX Permanent Resident Card Number: 629 XXX 262 since 0X/0X/1990 Chinese Passport Number: G36312XXX Issued: XX Jul 2009 Expires: XX July 2019 Respectfully,
Petition to Elon Musk
Convince Elon Musk to Visit USVI and Rebuild USVI Energy Grid with Solar
Elon Musk has offered to collaborate with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico on rebuilding its electrical grid with batteries and solar. WE INVITE ELON MUSK TO VISIT THE USVI AND HELP THE USVI TO DEVELOP A SOLAR-BASED POWER GRID. Hurricanes Irma and Maria almost completely destroyed the USVI's power grid. But even before the storms of September 2017, the USVI struggled with a debilitating power situation. USVI residents pay 34.7 cents per kilowatt hour. Our only electrical utility, the government-owned Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority ("WAPA"), is crushed by an unsustainable debt load and severely antiquated equipment. And, despite paying an astronomical rate for electricity, USVI residents regularly suffer with dirty power, brown-outs and outages. And now, thanks to Irma and Maria, USVI residents hope to have power back by the end of 2017. Mr. Musk, we ask that you include the USVI in your consideration of solar power grids in America's Caribbean territories.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, United Nations, Donald Trump, Angela Merkel (CDU), Theresa May MP
Help third world countries become self sufficient instead of relying on foreign aid
INTRO Many third world countries today report high numbers of death due to malnutrition, dehydration, and hypothermia (or other weather-related illnesses). Even though large companies like Nestle are giving free water and baby food to third world countries, there are more deaths than ever due to the causes mentioned above. This is why the UN needs to start to devote more time to aiding third world countries in a way such that they don't become dependent on first world countries, like the situations in many regions of Africa. SOLUTION Rather than simply distributing food, water, etc. to third world countries, we must provide a way for third world countries to become self-sufficient and safe. There are a few ways we can attempt to do this: Teaching basic agricultural concepts to and starting small farms in third world countries with clean water sources to provide a supply of food. Making sure that there is a fast and easy way to get clean water (the best solution would be underground pipes with filters, but this would be an expensive undertaking and would require more funding than the UN has for foreign aid). Ensuring that there are enough natural materials in third world countries to use for housing, and teaching those countries how to build weather-resistant housing. If there aren't enough materials, use farms (as mentioned earlier) to grow materials (like trees) for use in housing. Establishing a military to protect from attacks from foreign nations (this mostly applies to truly dangerous countries like Somalia). Establishing trade with other countries to get more materials. Establishing a small democratic republic with a leader from the nation that knows what problems are present in their country, in order to try to prevent those problems. (If the government collapses, or if it becomes something other than a constitutional democracy, then immediate intervention is necessary.) Although these solutions aren't perfect, they can be a stepping stone to helping third world countries get on their feet instead of relying on first world countries. Why should we care? One primary mission of the UN is to "to achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character." However, currently, most third world countries in Africa and South America rely on first world countries like the United States, Great Britain, and Germany to give them food, which discourages them from trying to develop an actual country. Thus, by helping them establish fundamental parts of a successful country, we can ensure that more of the world's population has access to food, water, and shelter, which 75% of the world does not have. "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime."
Petition to Narendra Modi, Prakash Javadekar, Thawar chand gehlot
Welfare of hijada community by abolishing begging and giving work for them everywhere.
Hello, I'm from hyderabad and I'm a common man as I was travelling, a hijra stopped me and threatened me to give money if I dint that person will remove dress, dance and curse my family and no matter what happened that hijra was not letting me go, had to give that hijra money. This is considered a very common problem in India. Please do something about this everyday these people are troubling us. They have no work and source of income which is why they resort to such things. Please solve this problem all over the country. I know the government has taken steps but it is not enough. Please help us.
Petition to Syngenta AG
Bring Golden Rice to the U.S.
Golden Rice, a bio-fortified crop which could protect millions of children around the world from vitamin A deficiency and blindness, has just been approved for consumption by several international agencies, including the Unites States' FDA. This is a massive milestone for scientific progress over fear-mongering and the spread of misinformation regarding GM technology. However, the global agribusiness company Syngenta retains exclusive commercial rights, and does not plan to market Golden Rice in the United States. We find that this decision misses the opportunity to introduce western consumers to the promising new technology of biofortification, which can help bridge the divide between health-conscious consumers and genetic technology by introducing people to a GM crop that has serious nutritional and antioxidant benefits. Not licensing golden rice in the U.S. also fails to reassure people in developing countries that GM technology is safe and eaten by all, creating the mistaken impression that we want them to eat something that we are not willing to eat. Additionally, since rice is a staple food in plant based diets even in the developed world, introducing Golden Rice into the western market could be an effective way to ameliorate vitamin A nutrient concerns and lessen dependence on animal agriculture. This would lower the already small risk of sub-optimal levels and increase convenience, thus easing transition to more plant-based diets for the sake of human health and the global environment. Please sign this petition asking Syngenta AG to market Golden Rice within the United States.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives
Help save the aid that saves lives
It’s simple. A tiny fraction of our nation’s budget – just 1% -- saves millions of lives and does a world of good. It pays for childhood vaccines, access to clean water, food and shelter for refugees, and skilled response to disasters in some of the world’s poorest countries. The Administration’s proposed cuts would mean devastation. At a time when 65 million people are displaced, famine is declared in South Sudan, and three other countries are on the brink, foreign aid is needed more than ever. Foreign aid is a small part of the federal budget that pays big dividends. It provides nearly 11.5 million people in impoverished countries with lifesaving HIV treatment. During the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, this aid helped millions and prevented the deadly virus from spreading further. And it helps keep America safe by addressing the poverty and chaos that are the breeding grounds for terrorism. As Catholics, we are called to protect the life and dignity of those most in need. Helping people reflects our Catholic and American values. Morally, it’s the right thing to do. We must speak out and shape our government’s responses to foster the common good of all. Sign our petition now.