Petition to Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump
Congress: Pass Life-saving Aid Bill for U.S Citizens in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
What is this petition for? Please SIGN and SHARE if you believe Congress must pass a relief package immediately to prevent the critical situation in the islands from becoming a prolonged humanitarian crisis. What is the situation? The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria has exacerbated an already fragile state of affairs in Puerto Rico due to the decade-long recession and debt crisis. The catastrophic winds knocked out the entire telecommunications system and electrical grid - leaving many desperate, but unable to communicate with their loved ones and know if they are safe. The majority of homes do not have access to drinking water and 1,200 people now have the stars as their roof. The public transportation and postal service systems are down and the airport is only working at 20% capacity. And all this is just a brief summary of the current situation. The sad reality is the island is destroyed and not the same it was a month ago. Nevertheless, we will stand up, but we need your help! The federal government is not doing enough! After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, President Trump acted decisively and swiftly and asked Congress for $8 billion in extra relief within six days. The President is scheduled to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, October 2nd, two weeks after the disaster and he has yet to mention any sort of aid package. There are people suffering without food, water, or medicine. And many could die if they are not rescued and given medicine or basic necessities immediately. These people in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are U.S. citizens and they deserve the same swift and decisive action taken to help Texas and Florida.
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 António Guterres, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child
Venezuelan Children Need Your Help | Los Niños en Venezuela Necesitan tu Ayuda
The Venezuelan government has been and continues to be negligent in guaranteeing a life of dignity to minors. Today 26 articles of The International Convention on the Rights of the Child are being flagrantly infringed. The situation is appalling, particularly for the most vulnerable. Among the most pressing issues are: Hunger and malnutrition - 56% of children younger than 5 are malnourished, and 11.4% are at high risk of death because of it; Collapsed medical system and a deadly medicine shortage - Children with critical conditions go without treatments for weeks, even months. There has been a dramatic increase in child mortality, most victims of preventable or easily treatable diseases; Dramatic increase of abandoned children living in the streets - without a governmental entity looking after them; Systematic violations to the freedom of speech, and the right to protest including murder - approx. 20 adolescents were killed in demonstrations earlier this year; State prohibition for international humanitarian assistance and aid - supplies are blocked or confiscated. Help us urge the United Nations to: Demand the opening of a Humanitarian Aid Channel to help mitigate the severe crisis. Send International Observers to record and verify first hand that the state is implementing actionable measures in accordance to treaties and signed conventions; Enact sanctions against government officials responsible for weak, ineffective and/or unjust policies. Sign and share this petition. #SaveVenezuelanChildren Thank you, Red Activista x Venezuela, DC-VA-MD (Pro Human Rights Advocacy Group) ------------------- El Gobierno Venezolano es negligente en garantizar una vida digna a los menores de nuestro país. Actualmente se violan por lo menos 26 artículos de La Convención Internacional sobre los Derechos del Niño. La situación es alarmante, especialmente para los más vulnerables. Entre los problemas más graves se encuentran: Hambre y desnutrición - 56% de niños menores de 5 años presentan signos de desnutrición, 11.4% corren riesgo de muerte. Sistema médico colapsado y grave déficit de medicinas - menores con enfermedades críticas esperan semanas y hasta meses por tratamientos. En los últimos años, la taza de mortalidad infantil ha aumentado dramáticamente por enfermedades prevenibles o fáciles de tratar. Proliferación de niños abandonados en las calles - sin una entidad gubernamental que se haga responsable y los cuide; Agresión física y psicológica hacia los que se han presentado en las protestas de los últimos 4 meses - incluso el asesinato de aproximadamente 20 menores de edad; Prohibición de la entrada de ayuda humanitaria internacional por parte del gobierno. Ayúdanos a instar a las Naciones Unidas a: Que exijan la apertura de un Canal Humanitario que responda a las necesidades básicas o de urgencia. Que se permita la visita de Comisiones Internacionales para observar y verificar el cumplimiento de los tratados, pactos y convenciones a las que está adscrita Venezuela, y que se exija el cumplimiento de los mismos. Que se apliquen sanciones a los funcionarios del gobierno que no desarrollen acciones efectivas en la esfera de sus atribuciones, para los cargos que ocupan en relación a esta materia. Porfavor firma y comparte esta petición. Gracias, Red Activista x Venezuela, DC-VA-MD (Agrupación abogada a la defensa de los Derechos Humanos)
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 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.
Petition to Anishur Rahman
Religious Freedom for Hindu's in Bangladesh
Hello! We are a group of kids passionate about the freedom to practice your religion (or to have the freedom to choose not to practice a religion). In 1971 the Hindi population of Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan) was denied the liberty to do so. However, we believe that change can and should be pursued. By signing this petition, you coincide with our decision to petition influential leaders in the Bangladesh Economic Association to raise funding for the construction of Hindu temples and police to protect their right to practice their religion freely. To learn more about the Bangladesh Genocide, click the links below Backstory to the Bangladesh Genocide BBC News on the Bangladesh Genodide Smithsonian Article on how the U.S played a role in the aftermath of the Bangladesh genocide