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Immigration

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Petition to Eric Holcomb, Rick Niemeyer, Douglas Gutwein, Joe Donnelly, U.S. Department of State, Todd Young, Indiana State Senate, Indiana State House

No ICE Detention Facility in Newton County

It has recently been revealed through the press that Geo Group is considering building a for-profit private ICE Detention Facility in Newton County Indiana.  Local citizens are concerned and many have no desire for such an entity to be established in the community,  having seen the recent events if other nearby communities rejecting similar plans, and sharing the same concerns.  Many are especially concerned by recent zoning decision by the county commissioners to zone a large plot of land in Lincoln Township PGD. The petition was brought forth by El Dardo llc, otherwise known as Matt Anderson, a private citizens and owner of the property,  who sought the rezoning in order to make it "shovel ready," citing that he couldn't sell the property if the entity had to go to the trouble of seeking the zoning on its own. The Newton County Planning Commission (which Commisioner Drenth is a part of), voted unanimously against the petition,  however the county commissioners disregarded all concerns and unanimously accepted it less than a week later. This makes it possible for Geo Group to build this facility and the local community to have no say in the matter.  Lincoln Township is the largest residential community in Newton County. This facility would be surrounded by homes and just minutes from Lincoln Elementary School if it were to be placed at this site. Local residents want to know if this is the site Geo Group is looking into, and if so what will the elected leaders do to represent the best interests of the community. 

Ryan Farrar
1,704 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to NYRA

Secure Funding for Saratoga Backstretch Workers Clinic

Each year close to a million people visit the Saratoga Race Course to enjoy top level thoroughbred racing. During the season, close to 3,000 horses compete in these exciting races providing entertainment to trackside fans and those watching on television. All of this is possible because of the approximately 2,000 backstretch workers who feed and care for the horses. Most of these workers are immigrants who work extremely long hours in hazardous conditions for low wages performing work others are unwilling to perform.   An onsite medical clinic is one of the few benefits enjoyed by the backstretch workers. The clinic traditionally relies on funding from the New York Racing Association (NYRA), which has been reducing its annual contribution to the point where, this year, it looked like the clinic would not be able to operate for the full period that workers are in residence.  Only a last-minute increase from NYRA and a one-time charitable donation made it possible to restore the clinic to full operation. Please sign this petition to urge NYRA to make a commitment in its annual budget to adequate, continued funding for the backstretch clinic.  Only such a commitment will ensure that basic medical care is available for the people who care for the horses, the people who make racing in Saratoga possible.   References: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Backstretch-workers-going-without-healthcare-12881918.php https://www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Editorial-Saratoga-s-ungilded-age-12886010.php https://www.timesunion.com/7dayarchive/article/Track-healthcare-rollback-rescinded-12907752.php https://m.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Editorial-Secrecy-is-back-at-NYRA-12920905.php    

Terence Diggory
767 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to President of the United States, US department of commerce, Census Bureau, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Dana Rohrabacher, Seth Moulton, Jim McGovern, Jim Costa, Richard Neal, Niki Tsongas, Bill Keating, Stephen Lynch, Lamar Alexander, Tammy Baldwin, John Barrasso, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, Roy Blunt, Cory Booker, John Boozman, Sherrod Brown, Richard Burr, Maria Cantwell, Shelley Capito, Benjamin Cline, Thomas Massie, Robert Casey, Bill Cassidy, Susan Collins, Christopher Coons, Bob Corker, John Cornyn, Catherine Cortez Masto, Tom Cotton, Mike Crapo, Ted Cruz, Steve Daines, Joe Donnelly, Tammy Duckworth, Senator Richard Di Natale, Mike Enzi, Mike Honda, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Jeff Flake, Cory Gardner, Kirsten Gillibrand, Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley, Kamala Harris, Orrin Hatch, Martin Heinrich, Heidi Heitkamp, Dean Heller, Mazie Hirono, John Hoeven, Cindy Hyde-Smith, James Inhofe, Johnny Isakson, Ron Johnson, Doug Jones, Tim Kaine, John Kennedy, Angus King, John McCain, Claire McCaskill, Mitch McConnell, Robert Menendez, Jeff Merkley, Jerry Moran, Lisa Murkowski, Chris Murphy, Patty Murray, Bill Nelson, Rand Paul, Mike Bernskoetter, Dianne Feinstein, David Perdue, Gary Peters, Rob Portman, Jack Reed, James Risch, Pat Roberts, Mike Rounds, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders, Ben Cardin, Ben Sherrer, Ben Smaltz, Ben Scott, Benjamin Sasse, Brian Schatz, Charles Schumer, Tim Scott, Jeanne Shaheen, Richard Shelby, Tina Smith, Debbie Stabenow, Dan Sullivan, Jon Tester, John Thune, Thom Tillis, Tom Udall, Chris Van Hollen, Mark Warner, Sheldon Whitehouse, Roger Wicker, Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren, Ron Wyden, Todd Young, Ralph Abraham, Alma Adams, Robert Aderholt, Peter Aguilar, Rick Allen, Justin Amash, Mark Amodei, Jodey Arrington, Brian Babin, Don Bacon, Jim Banks, Lou Barletta, Andy Barr, Nanette Barragan, Joe Barton, Karen Bass, Joyce Beatty, Don Beyer, Andy Biggs, Gus Bilirakis, Rob Bishop, Sanford Bishop, Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Rodney Blum, John Bergman, Earl Blumenauer, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Suzanne Bonamici, Madeleine Bordallo, Mike Bost, Brendan Boyle, Kevin Brady, Robert Brady, Dave Brat, Jim Bridenstine, Mo Brooks, Susan Brooks, Anthony Brown, Julia Brownley, Vern Buchanan, Kenneth Buck, Larry Bucshon, Ted Budd, Michael Burgess, Cheri Bustos, G.K. Butterfield, Bradley Byrne, Ken Calvert, Michael Capuano, Salud Carbajal, Tony Cardenas, Andre Carson, Buddy Carter, Tom Carper, Dick Durbin, John Carter, Matthew Cartwright, Kathy Castor, Joaquin Castro, Steve Chabot, Liz Cheney, David Cicilline, Yvette Clarke, Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, James Clyburn, Mike Coffman, Steve Cohen, Tom Cole, Chris Collins, James Comer, Barbara Comstock, Mike Conaway, Gerry Connolly, John Conyers, Paul Cook, Jim Cooper, Lou Correa, Ryan Costello, Joe Courtney, Kevin Cramer, Rick Crawford, Charlie Christ, Joseph Crowley, Henry Cuellar, John Culberson, Elijah Cummings, Carlos Curbelo, John Curtis, Warren Davidson, Danny Davis, Rodney Davis, Tina Davis, Pete DeFazio, Diana DeGette, John Delaney, Rosa DeLauro, Suzan DelBene, Valdez Demings, Jeff Denham, Charlie Dent, Ron DeSantis, Mark DeSaulnier, Scott DesJarlais, Ted Deutch, Mario Diaz-Balart, Debbie Dingell, Lloyd Doggett, Daniel Donovan, Mike Doyle, Sean Duffy, Jeff Duncan, John Duncan, Neal Dunn, Keith Ellison, Thomas Emmer, Eliot Engel, Anna Eshoo, Adriano Espaillat, Ron Estes, Elizabeth Esty, Dwight Evans, Blake Farenthold, John Faso, Drew Ferguson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Chuck Fleischmann, Bill Flores, Jeff Fortenberry, Bill Foster, Virginia Foxx, Lois Frankel, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Marcia Fudge, Tulsi Gabbard, Matt Gaetz, Michael Gallagher, Ruben Gallego, John Garamendi, Thomas Garrett, Greg Gianforte, Bob Gibbs, Louie Gohmert, Jimmy Gomez, Vicente Gonzalez, Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, Bob Goodlatte, Paul Gosar, Josh Gottheimer, Trey Gowdy, Kay Granger, Garret Graves, Al Green, Gene Green, Morgan Griffith, Raul Grijalva, Glenn Grothman, Brett Guthrie, Luis Gutierrez, Colleen Hanabusa, Karen Handel, Gregg Harper, Andy Harris, Vicky Hartzler, Alcee Hastings, Denny Heck, Jeb Hensarling, Jaime Herrera Beutler, Jody Hice, Brian Higgins, Clay Higgins, French Hill, Jim Himes, George Holding, Trey Hollingsworth, Steny Hoyer, Richard Hudson, Jared Huffman, Bill Huizenga, Randy Hultgren, Duncan Hunter, Eddie Johnson, Hank Johnson, Mike Johnson, Sam Johnson, Walter Jones, Jim Jordan, Dave Joyce, Marcy Kaptur, John Katko, Mike Kelly, Robin Kelly, Trent Kelly, Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, Ruben Kihuen, Dan Kildee, Derek Kilmer, Ron Kind, Pete King, Steve King, Adam Kinzinger, Steve Knight, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Ann Kuster, David Kustoff, Raul Labrador, Darin LaHood, Doug LaMalfa, Conor Lamb, Doug Lamborn, Leonard Lance, Jim Langevin, Rick Larsen, John Larson, Robert Latta, Brenda Lawrence, Alfred Lawson, Barbara Lee, Debbie Lesko, Sandy Levin, Jason Lewis, John Lewis, Daniel Lipinski, Frank LoBiondo, Dave Loebsack, Zoe Lofgren, Billy Long, Barry Loudermilk, Mia Love, Alan Lowenthal, Nita Lowey, Frank Lucas, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Ben Lujan, Michelle Lujan Grisham

Remove sub-Asian boxes on Census Form 2020! Stop racist anti-Asian anti-immigrant legacy!

Dear fellow Americans for justice, brothers and sisters against racism, The glaringly racist legacy of sub-Asian boxes on the Census form was started in 1870, after the Burlingame Treaty of 1868, which eventually led to the infamous, racist, and inhumane Chinese Exclusion Act spanning from 1882 to 1943, which among other terrible abominations, banned U.S. residents of Chinese descent from having children or getting married; their family members in Asia were forbidden from entry to U.S. and reuniting as families. The Census form has no "Asian/Asian American" category. In its place are a group of boxes signifying foreign nationalities in Asia as if Asian Americans were all “perpetual foreigners.” It intrusively identified and collected data on which U.S. residents were of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese...descent. While the Chinese Exclusion Act ended in 1943, did these racist, humiliating, dehumanizing sub-Asian boxes get removed from the Census form? No, they were kept on the Census form by the U.S. government even until today, and if we don't fight back and boycott the Census form with sub-Asian boxes, it will stay on the 2020 Census form and beyond, prolonging a racist American legacy, a shame to all Americans. This legacy treats Americans of Asian descent as perpetual foreigners, and collects intrusive personal ancestral origin data used in many kinds of racial discrimination and persecution. In one example, the U.S. government used information from the Census Bureau to identify native born Americans of Japanese descent and sent them to Internment Camps during the World War II. There were also discriminatory laws against Americans of various Asian descent, such as Filipino. Such horrendous trampling of humanity will happen again unless you and I act now to boycott a 2020 Census form with sub-Asian boxes. We demand these sub-Asian boxes be removed and replaced with one description--"Asian/Asian American." Injustice to one human being is injustice to all human kind. If we don't stop this racist and anti-immigrant legacy, its “logic” and mentality will be repeated in current and future policy-making. Let's keep fighting against racism and improve the human condition step by step. Please join the good fight to make this historically significant change happen for now and forever, by signing this petition and sharing it on social media and by email, word of mouth. Power to the people! Fighting on, Americans against racism and anti-Asian anti-immigrant legacy

Swan Lee
29,997 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Dorothy Wellington

Be Extra Nice to People Challenge

Three years ago I started this petition, "Be Extra Nice to People" after one day of hearing so many painful stories from people while doing my errands.  I had come across several people in dire, suffering conditions.  Today, July 11, 2018, while at a bus stop near a hospital, there was a man who was slumped over and had just been released but had no money for the bus to get to his home.  I reached in my purse and gave him the extra bus ticket I had.  He was so grateful, I told him "You deserve to have a bus ticket to ride all day long wherever you need to go."  What's amazing, the words I wrote below are still a voice of our current condition and I have repeated to offer you the "Be Extra Nice to People Challenge"  We still have the poor with us, the sick and those suffering from chronic illnesses, people with hurts, pains and exhaustion, sorrow, hardships, losses, broken relationships and more.  In addition there has been an increase in fears, worry and distrust in our political systems from Washington down to our local cities.  There has always been differences in political views, policies and opinions, voting for opposing candidates, but never to the level of vivaciousness, cruelty and intolerance of each other that's happening across our Nation and on social media.  Now, added to this, is the threats and fears of ISIS and Terrorists with murders and bombings in America and around the world.  There is a deep loss of trust and respect for diversity of race, prejudice, backgrounds, politics, and gender differences because of radical religions, social and cultural beliefs. Three years ago God instructed me to challenge people to "Be Extra Nice to People" and start this petition.  Wars do not end wars, Peace and Diplomacy end wars.  Would you sign this petition and accept the Challenge to make efforts to "Be Extra Nice to People" as you drive your cars, meet people at your stores, schools, places of employment, be nice to your family and friends, everywhere you go "Be Extra Nice to People."  Then, follow the same kindness and tolerance on the Internet and social media.  Do not return evil comments with more evil comments.  Do not give vivaciousness any support with more comments of hate and intolerance. Our Nation has suffered a great loss of trust, acceptance and of being One People.  As diversity of race and backgrounds grew in our Country--instead of oneness, many people resorted to hatred and separation--"they are not a part of us."  Those attitudes and beliefs are lies, truly,  "We are One World One People created by the design of One God."  If one person takes the Challenge of courage and commitment to "Be Extra Nice to People," and shares this petition with another person, soon we could have a collective mass being extra kind to our world of diversity.  "Acts of kindness are based on Love and it is the most powerful energy in all the world."  (Love is backed by God). www.dorothywellingtonministries.com

Dorothy Wellington Ministries
27 supporters