Petition to U.S. House of Representatives
Pass the CRA: Save Net Neutrality
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules -- giving big cable companies room to charge extra fees, block and censor users -- the internet and Change.org users fought back and have had major victories in the battle for the net. On May 16, 2018 the United States Senate voted to pass Senator Ed Markey’s Congressional Review Act — a resolution that if passed by Congress would overturn the FCC’s decision. Now that bill goes to the House of Representatives and we need to rally even more support to make sure it passes there. We won in the Senate because millions of Americans used their voices to contact their Senators. Almost 2.5 million people signed our petition our users helped drive hundreds of thousands of phone calls and tweets to members of Congress. There's no reason we can't do that again! Net Neutrality also prevents ISPs from creating paid “fast lanes” that would give faster delivery of content to companies who can afford to pay more. An organization or platform like Change.org that couldn’t afford those fees, couldn’t communicate with their supporters. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs can choose what you see online, favoring some sources or blocking others. For example, if someone launched a petition on Change.org against a company like Verizon, Net Neutrality prevents Verizon from blocking or slowing their customers’ access to our site. Please sign our petition and demand your representatives support the Congressional Review Act to save net neutrality.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Department of Energy
Bring back craigslist personals and regulate classified ads websites
Craigslist personals has been a staple since its beginning. However, we have to agree it has been unregulated which allows people to post sketchy ads in secrecy. Quite honest doing no good to the name of Craigslist and this has extended to others ads such as Housing where people post bad ads trying to steal money from others.However, this was not justification to bring down a tool such as Craigslist personals. The dismissal of Craigslist personals is an attack on our civil rights, is an attack of freedom of speech and sexual liberties. Tell me Mr Trump if this would make America great, a place where a hard working American without time for a relationship can't post and ad looking to hook up with someone on similar circumstances and probably start a relationship from there. How is this making America Great where these two hardworking individuals can't find each other. You would argue that in the 80's we didn't have Craigslist, but times have changed, cities such as New York grew 1.3 million between 1980 and 2005 that's far too many extra people, we need better communication tools to reach out these individuals.On the flip side I am a father of one, I self identify as bisexual cross-dresser, without Craigslist to try to contact a man, this goes to the women too these mothers, good wife that are bisexual and can't post an ad looking for a lady. Are we expected to come out of the shadow into adult sites and or go to gay bars? walk into a complete stranger and ask then probably get punched in the face? I did the first already and it didn't go well. I have my sexuality a secret, I created a profile in a reputed adult website and saw a good friend of mines who is extremely homophobic. She was online which prompted me to delete my profile just as soon as I created it. What about that bossy executive that like to be bossy in the office but have a secret?. Where else can a man say "I am a boss, I am bossy, I am the man but when nobody is looking, I like to dress into this beautiful lady". All that sound crazy to straight people but that's people sexuality, and this is America the land of the free.All LGBTQ friends I have talked to agree the law had great intentions we need to stop human trafficking. But there is a damaging line in HR1865 That is in section 3 and this is why we don't have Craigslist personals anymore. You are giving 25 years in prison for "facilitating the prostitution of five or more persons" first of all, this is clearly a direct attack on Craigslist personals and a direct attack on our freedom of communication. You can't stop people from selling their body unfortunately, if they don't do it on Craigslist they will do it in the street no matter what you do. You can't possibly blame Craigslist for other's decisions. This is a job for local police department if they want to penalize prostitution they can even use Craigslist as a tool. While trying to curb online prostitution, the LGBTQ was denied the freedom to communicate. I am not an active member of organized groups I am a father of 1 that work 55 hours a week one of those who could use a quick ad to find someone. We are as big part of America as the straight guy working next to me, as the straight woman working next to me. This also include a man who routinely shows up to work either as a woman or as a man. To religious groups he sounds like a disaster but that disaster work hard and pay taxes like everybody else and everyone in the LGBTQ community to the most straight looking person such as myself. If we allow religious groups to call out those posting on Craigslist and those with cross gender identity, we are favoring a group over another and allowing freedom of speech to be corrupted. What I propose and will allow Craigslist to operate as always and safer Discuss with John Craig how to fix Craigslist not only Craigslist personals but Craigslist in general. I almost paid money for a rented apartment that was being rented under-priced because they were traveling to Europe. The apartment wasn't up for rent. All posters are required to submit information just like in Facebook possibly include picture too. However, the ad will be posted as always, classic craigslist view, except for one thing, the ad will show a check mark on top which means this is a verified profile. So, when I post an ad, the reader will know I am a real person and Craigslist know who I am in case I do something stupid, this person can report me to Craigslist. Craigslist is in the business of being the online classified ads for long time, will cooperate with local authority handing over any piece of evidence that could aid in the capture of any criminals such as those posting fake rent ads. My personal information will only be available to Craigslist. In this manner employers will know my resume is real, unemployed will know the job ad they are reading is real, people looking for apartment will know the apartment they are looking at is real or risk prosecution by law. Yahoo. Microsoft and Craigslist should be elevated to Historic websites, they have been around since the beginning of internet and quite honest, this is not a nice way to treat a site like this. Regulation of Law HR 1865 instead of prosecuting, any facilitator in the prostitution of 5 or more individuals is expected to fully cooperate with law. This instead ask to Craigslist to fully cooperate with the law, hand over any information that could lead to the capture of anyone breaching the law. Regulate the access to Craigslist personals, 16 years old to view ads, 18 years old to reply. Not everybody can access Craigslist personals, posters or not are required to create a Craigslist profile in order to prevent minors from accessing the ads. The sole warning that this content is for adults wont stop a 12 years old from clicking through it and actually going into the ads. So, in the new Craigslist profile we will be required to enter our birthday. Craigslist will review any flagging of ads and report anything that look sketchy such as the pictures of the person look like someone too young and don't match the profile pictures provided to Craigslist, instance that insinuate sex with children. Craigslist reserve the right to post any personal ad. Craigslist usually delay the ads for 15 minutes, these 15 minutes will be used to either accept or reject certain ads based on their content. If an ad is too severe such as trafficking children, craigslist will contact local authorities even if the ad didn't go live. Change the flagging system, when we flag an ad, we can now write why we flagging. I have contacted people in the past and then they ask me for money on e-mails. When I flag, I look like a hater. Honestly I am not against people who sell their body. I'm not in favor neither but is a disgusting move to say "I'm looking for fun" then ask for money via e-mail Include "any individual that facilitate the prostitution of 5 or more individuals... I feel this was a direct attack on Craigslist and the PIMP (boss of prostitutes) get nothing. Allow Craigslist to generate income from digital advertising in order to hire more personnel and follow through with any government inquiries. Homosexuality is not a lifestyle, I didn't choose to be bisexual, I have always been. Being shutdown like this in an attempt to "stop online prostitution" is stating that people like me can't communicate sexual desires. I am an avid user, I have flagged some ads in the past specially those asking for money or those that are looking for fun but ask me for money via e-mails. If we allow Craigslist Personals to go, this law will come after other similar websites such as plenty of fish, adultspace, and others. I and all the supporters of this petition expect you to exercise good use of reasoning. Craigslist is the wild west and need to have better user controls but at the same time, we can't lose Craigslist personals.
Petition to Federal, Federal Communications Commission
Save net neutrality
The ability to organize grassroots movements, whether locally or across the globe, is made possible by an open Internet. Since its creation, the Internet has become the world’s megaphone for free speech, protected by the principles of Net Neutrality, which require internet service providers (ISPs) to give everyone equal access to everything you use the internet for -- email, watching videos, listening to music, or signing petitions on Change.org. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs can choose what you see online, favoring some sources or blocking others. For example, if someone launched a petition on Change.org against a company like Verizon, Net Neutrality prevents Verizon from blocking or slowing their customers’ access to our site. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving to end Net Neutrality -- which could mean giving big cable companies room to charge extra fees, block and censor users -- by removing ISPs from Title II of the Communications Act, a rule that means ISPs are subjected to tougher regulations that prevent them blocking sites, creating paid “fast” lanes, and throttling internet speeds. This decision could have global implications for the way the world shares and receives information from journalists, newsrooms, and NGO’s. Net Neutrality also prevents ISPs from creating paid “fast lanes” that would give faster delivery of content to companies who can afford to pay more. An organization or platform like Change.org that couldn’t afford those fees, couldn’t communicate with their supporters. In the United States, there is strong bipartisan support for Net Neutrality. A recent poll conducted by Mozilla found that Republicans, Democrats and Independents overwhelmingly support these rules. At Change.org, we believe that people everywhere should have the tools they need to make their voices heard. We’re a social good company powered by technology that empowers anyone anywhere to take action on the issues they care about. A closed off Internet means fewer ways for millions of people to make the change they want to see. Without an internet equally accessible to everyone regardless of income or geography, we can’t continue that mission. Add your name to let Congress and the FCC know that you support an open internet.
Petition to Johnny Isakson, Karen C. Handel, David Perdue, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Kamala D. Harris, Dianne Feinstein, Bill Nelson, John Cornyn, Ajit Pai, Lindsey Graham, Chris Van Hollen, Sherrod Brown, Rob Portman, Tammy Duckworth, Tim Scott, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer, Gary C. Peters, Paul D. Ryan, Nancy Pelosi
Save Net Neutrality
Net neutrality preserves the right to communicate freely on the internet. Net neutrality requires internet service providers (ISPs) to give everyone equal access to everything you use on the internet-- email, watching videos, reading news articles, and listening to music. It prohibits ISPs from slowing down, speeding up, or blocking content on the internet. It is how the internet has always worked. Unfortunately, this is being threatened by the FCC- the Federal Communications Commission. If the FCC ends net neutrality, then how we’ve used the internet changes completely. ISPs will be able to block content, slow down internet access, and favor websites over others. It will also end the Title II of the Communications Act, which charges ISPs for blocking content or slowing down internet and creating “fast lanes.” “Fast lanes” would allow certain internet service providers to give internet access faster than any other service providers. Ending net neutrality could have global impacts and change the way the world shares information and changes how information is processed. As high school seniors about to enter into the real world, we cannot imagine what life would be like if we did not have net neutrality. Net neutrality allows us to use our freedom of speech on a platform that is like no other. I can go on the internet and research something without the fear that an ISP has favored a certain website that is completely biased one way or blocked certain websites. If you believe we should have free access to the internet, sign this petition to show your support. This issue is time sensitive and must be addressed. Support free and open internet! Thank you for your support, Katie Lemon
Petition to The Government, we all can!
Stop article 13!
ProblemImportance and new goalsThe plenary’s rejection of the draft law is by no means the end of the story. Rather, it is being discussed throughout the Parliament. It is up to the plenary to decide whether amendments should be made to the draft directive. In September, another vote will finally take place - until then we will observe the situation actively and will not stop.In addition to this, Julia Reda, MEP (Pirates/Greens EFA) has called for the “SaveTheInternet Action Day” on August, 26 as a result of this first stage victory. This is intended to send a clear, Europe-wide message from both critics and activists against the copyright law reform and in favour of freedom of information. Comments by criticsIssues such as the potentially EU-wide ancillary copyright law and content recognition technologies - commonly known as “upload filters” - are still unresolved. We therefore call for those involved in the drafting and revising of such laws to deal better with the content and consequences of the digital aspect.In September, we also hope to have the support of MEPs in plenary, who on July the 5th - as in previous occasions - expressed their opposition to the still outstanding proposals. Our demandsUsers, strengthen yourselves!Make a stand for the preservation of the free internet and freedom of information! Sign our petition and let the Members of the European Parliament know what decision the citizens would make!Dear Members of Parliament: Stay well informed! Recognize the consequences the proposed drafts would have for the private user as well as for the economy. Continue to decide against directives similar to Article 11 and 13 or which restrict freedom of information in any other way.#savetheinternet #saveourinternet #fckart13SolutionConvince your friends!Use your social networks! Talk to the people in your personal environment. Contact five persons directly with a call to action and to sign the petition. This way, everyone can contribute a lot.We need to mobilize as many people as possible!
Petition to Apple, Tim Cook, Craig Federighi
Stop Apple from artificially limiting app size & OS update downloads over cellular data.
Apple does not allow it's mobile product users to download "large apps", OS updates, or backup via cellular data. This limitation imposed by Apple affects all iPhone, and cellular iPad users who pay for data but cannot use it when or how they need to. You should be able to make the decision to use the data you paid for how you choose and not be forced to pay for a second source of internet for WiFi, or be forced to find a public WiFi source. This practice is dated, it made more sense when data plans were small and cellular infrastructure was less developed. Today however many data limitations exceed 10GB or are entirely unlimited. The solution is to remove this limitation, a warning message for large apps and a setting to disable large downloads via cellular data would suffice.
Petition to Brad Wenstrup, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge, Joyce Beatty, Pat Tiberi
Ohioans for Net Neutrality
The FCC recently voted to repeal Net Neutrality, putting the right to the freedom of a free internet in danger. This is something I and many others believe to be a basic human right. We should not have to worry about our favorite websites being slowed down or having to pay extra to access them. We shouldn't have to worry about our private, personal information being sold or exposed. Future generations should not have to live in a world without internet freedom. I may be young, but I firmly believe in this. Stand with me and get Ohio State Representatives to save net neutrality for Ohioans.
Petition to John Kennedy
Revive Net Neutrality
Net Neutrality is what keeps the internet together. It's what keeps everyone united. It entertains us, lets us meet new people, gives us information, and so much more. Without it, it wouldn't be the same with internet providers like Comcast and Verizon being able to block and slow down your internet however much they want. One more vote is needed from a senator in order to keep net neutrality here forever. Net Neutrality will be gone in April if we don't get one more vote. If this petition gets enough signatures it's possible it will get a senator to come to our side. If you want to know more about Net Neutrality and another way to help watch this video and consider subscribing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Pdg1czr1dE