Petition to Department of Justice
Improve living conditions at the federal prison facility in Beaumont Texas
This petition is regarding the treatment and current living conditions of inmates at the United States Penitentiary at Beaumont Texas . The BOP IS covering up the inhumane conditions at which our loved ones are currently being housed in due to Hurricane Harvey. They insist that the conditions are acceptable. However, there is proof that the conditions are substandard & inhumane. The BOP was previously named in a class action lawsuit for the same thing in 2008 during hurricane Rita. These men are not only human beings but they are also our loved ones and they deserve to be treated as so. Please help by signing this petition.
Petition to Greg Abbott, Ted Cruz, Randy Weber, Ed Thompson
Cancel the STAAR test! Use those funds to rebuild TX schools damaged by Hurricane Harvey
Please cancel the STAAR test this school year. Let's take all the money we spend on the test and use it to rebuild the MANY schools in Texas that were damaged from Harvey! Let's cancel the STAAR test so that when our children return to the classroom, we can teach and care for them and not have to feel guilty for using instructional time to comfort a child who just lost everything. Let's focus on our future and not scores. Let's take care of our children and think with our hearts. Fellow teachers and parents, please consider signing this petition and share as much as you can. We chose this profession to make a difference in the life of a child and there are so many out there in need of our love!
Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Luis V. Gutierrez, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, Nydia M. Velázquez, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Bill de Blasio, Jenniffer González-Colón, FEMA, Robert Menendez
Satellite phones for Puerto Rico Emergency response now!
The people of Puerto Rico are in serious danger since hurricane María impacted the island. Communications systems are down and people have no ability to communicate their needs posing a deadly hazard as they are unable to reach out for life saving help. Those who have family in the island are also suffering the deep emotional impact of lack of communication not knowing the conditions of their loved ones or if they are even alive. While the communications system is restored and aid is provided, we demand that satellite phones -which do not depend on the damaged local systems- be provided. Satellite phones can immediately work as a basic tool for the survival of Puerto Ricans. We recognize that there are many priorities including the restoring of power in hospitals, the distribution of food and water and other basic needs but without communication systems in place all other efforts fall short as people are unable to communicate and strategize their responses to the need. Satellite cell phones should be send to Puerto Rico by the US government entities in charge of rescue and aid missions immediately. We the people of Puerto Rico and their families and allies in the United States demand that satellite phones be provided and distributed immediately as one of the first steps in life saving response ! WE ASK THE CONGRESS AND THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE-FEMA-TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTOIN. TO MAKE THIS REAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE....EVERY MINUTE THAT PASSES WITHOUT ACCESS TO COMMUNICATION IN PERTO RICO IS A POTENTIAL LOSS OF LIFE. PLEASE SEND SATELLITE PHONES TO THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO NOW!!!
Petition to Members of the 115th United States Congress
Grant Immediate Emergency Aid to Puerto Rico & Eliminate Cost-Sharing for FEMA Aid
We the people of the Puerto Rican diaspora and other tax-paying citizens of the United States demand that members of Congress provide for the following measures: 1- Provide for a minimum 15 billion dollar package to Puerto Rico, akin to what was granted for Texas and Florida to support state infrastructure and citizens in rebuilding after the catastrophic impact of Harvey and Irma. Senators Nelson and Rubio, Congressman Soto (FL) agree and have also called for the "same level of determination in responding to Hurricane Maria’s impact as the federal government did to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.” 2-Eliminate cost-sharing for FEMA aid. The cost-sharing requirement will make it impossible for the economically bankrupt island to access all of the FEMA resources that will address the damages from Hurricane Maria. 3 - Absolve the debt. Any focus on repaying debt in the face of the immediate rebuilding needs will impede necessary growth and attention to humanitarian needs. In the aftermath of Maria, Puerto Rico's road to recovery has moved from long to never-ending unless debtors and insurers are compelled to absorb losses. 4-An immediate waiver of the Jones Act which requires all shipping between U.S. ports be done by American-built and American -crewed vessels. The Jones Act is logistically limiting the arrival of life saving medicines, food, and water during this crisis.
Petition to Scientists and Government
Cancer Research + Hurricane Ida Relief
We all know that Hurricane Ida has affected New Orleans and many people are homeless because of the disaster, if you can, please chip in a donation to help cancer research and Hurricane Ida Relief. Donations are happily accepted. Thank you all and God bless Louisiana
Petition to Gobierno de Honduras, Juan Orlando hernandez, Gobierno de El Salvador, Gobierno de España, United States, United Nations, Human Rights Campaign
DONATIONS AND FOREIGN AID FOR HONDURAS SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO THE GOVERNMENT OR PRESIDENT
The Government of Honduras is corrupt, insensitive and does not look out for the interests of the people. We request that nations and organizations that provide resources and donations to the people affected by Hurricane Eta make sure to administer these resources through their consulates, embassies, or local organizations in the country as churches and non-profit institutions. DO NOT give donations to Juan Orlando Hernández or to government agencies (COPECO and ARSA). We need these resources to be delivered to the Honduran people. Government entities do NOT look after the interests of the people. Honduras is a country that needs all possible help from everyone, but transparency and organization in the allocation of these resources is necessary. We also ask that foreign and international entities demand that President Juan Orlando Hernández and the Government of Honduras expedite customs clearance procedures and DO NOT charge import taxes. Juan Orlando Hernández and any government entity (COPECO and ARSA) should be penalized for any misuse of resources. - - - El Gobierno de Honduras es corrupto, insensible y no vela por los intereses del pueblo. Solicitamos a las naciones y organizaciones que brinden recursos y donativos a las personas afectadas por el Huracán Eta que por favor administren estos mismos a través de sus consulados, embajadas, o organizaciones locales en el país cómo ser iglesias e instituciones sin fines de lucro. NO le entreguen las donaciones a Juan Orlando Hernández ni a organismos gubernamentales (COPECO y ARSA). Necesitamos que estos recursos sean entregados al pueblo hondureño. Las entidades gubernamentales NO velan por los intereses del pueblo. Honduras es un pueblo que necesita toda la ayuda posible de todos, pero es necesario la transparencia y organización de la asignación de estos recursos. Pedimos también que las entidades extranjeras e internacionales exijan que el Presidente Juan Orlando Hernández y el Gobierno de Honduras que agilicen los trámites de desaduanaje y NO cobren impuestos de importaciones. Juan Orlando Hernández y cualquier entidad gubernamental (COPECO y ARSA) debe ser penalizada por cualquier malversación de recursos.
Petition to Kay Ivey, Baldwin County Commissioners
Hurricane Sally Rent Cap for Baldwin County
As our county continues to see the effects of Hurricane Sally unravel in front of us, many in our community have found themselves displaced as a direct result. Due to unlivable conditions, these families have been uprooted and are lacking the basic necessity of shelter. 2020 has been a rough year for the citizens of Baldwin County. Currently, close to 1,000 families are being displaced, with more growing daily as the damage continues to appear. This is a large concern especially for tenants of Briarwood and The Landing and many other complexes in our area. These complexes are income based and there are some hard facts we are ignoring. Alabama has no rent control. We are seeing many families unable to find new shelter based on the outrageous rent prices as well as reports of rent gouging beginning. Rent caps are normally in place in areas to prevent more than a 3% increase annually. In 2019, our area saw substantial increases. https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/rental-market/local-rent-reports/alabama-mid-year-rent-report-june-2019/ This petition is to seek a rent cap in Baldwin County, AL lasting for 1 year from the date received. This allows our residents to get back on their feet and have safe shelter, feasibly accessible to their families. We request the cap to begin immediately and to cover tenants whose leases are currently less than 3 months old as well as new leases within the next 6 months. The rent cap would require a governance of affordable housing with a decrease in rent for the area to less than 25% of the median income per city/county. Rent is normally accounted for 30% of income, this 5% would also give residents some breathing room. In addition, we request an option for security deposits to be paid within 60 days of entering a lease, with first month's rent still due upon entry. Furthermore, we request that landlords be protected in this matter as well. We suggest an incentive for the landlords as well as protection in the matter that rent may be at least above their mortgage rate and cover tax and insurance of the property.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, Ted Poe, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Al Green, Gene Green, John Culberson, Kevin Brady, Michael T. McCaul, Sheila Jackson Lee, Pete Olson, Brian Babin
Change Addicks and Barker Reservoir Design
We, the undersigned, petition Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn along with congressional representatives of the State of Texas to co-sponsor a bill that 1) bans the US Army Corps of Engineers from operating the Addicks or Barker Reservoir above the elevation of government-owned land and 2) compensates homeowners inside the Addicks and Barker reservoirs for whom they flooded when they retained water past the elevation of the government-owned land during Hurricane Harvey and 3) protects homeowners downstream when water is released. This deliberate act of retaining water on private land in August, 2017 (which was publicly confirmed by the ACOE and Harris County Flood Control in front of Congressman Poe on 9/21/2017) caused devastating physical damage and is a clear case of Inverse Condemnation - a violation of the homeowners' 5th amendment constitutional rights: "...nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." Rather than hire private attorneys and have them receive the majority of the compensation owed to the homeowners, this petition aims to see that homeowners receive the full compensation due them. It is directed toward the attorneys hired to represent these homeowners in Congress when they elected them and paid them with tax money. The US Army Corps of Engineers has stated it will take an act of Congress to change the design of the reservoirs. The government operates these reservoirs beyond the point of the land that they own. They built the reservoirs and then sold much of the land inside of it to private developers who built and sold homes to private citizens. As a local realtor, I know that the material fact that these homes were INSIDE the reservoir was not disclosed to home buyers. In fact, homeowners were regularly and publicly misled by government officials to believe that their homes are BEHIND the reservoir rather than in it (even during the flood event). This is our petition: With all due respect, we ask Texas representatives of the US Congress to represent their constituents, acting sooner than later, so that families can recover the compensation due them, rebuild, and know that their private property will no longer be a part of the reservoir design. We request 1) compensation for damages due to inverse condemnation AND 2) that the maximum pool level of the reserviors not exceed the elevation of government-owned land. 3) We also request that the design include changes to protect downstream private property with responsible releases of the water.