Petition to Theresa May MP, Dominic Raab MP, Jeremy Wright MP, Margot James MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Tom Watson MP, Keir Stamer MP, Vince Cable MP, Ian Blackford MP
Let Touring Musicians Travel: Support Musicians Working in the EU Post-Brexit
The Musicians’ Union (MU) is calling on Government and Parliament to introduce a European Union (EU) touring visa for musicians working in the EU post-Brexit. Please sign the petition to show your support! Most musicians and performers rely on touring and performing in the European Union to make a living. Musicians, and other creative and cultural workers, are a distinct workforce with specific needs. Visa and customs rules post-Brexit need to account for that. Any EU touring visa must be affordable, multi-entry and admin-light. Placing costly and resource heavy barriers to that could have a severe impact on working and aspiring musicians – as well as the broader UK music industry. Musicians already have experience with difficult visa systems. It can cost thousands to take a band to the United States, and the cost of fast-track visa processing fees have just gone up 15%. Musicians have voiced their fears that something similar might happen with the European Union, to devastating effect. The visa should cover all EU member states. Musicians visit multiple countries on tour, often jumping across borders on a daily basis, often with very little notice. If every musician has to get a visa and carnet for every country they visit, it will make any work in Europe impossible to schedule regardless of whether they are an emerging band or a world-renowned orchestra. The lack of clarity on the future of musicians working in the EU is already having an impact. MU members are already moving to Europe because they are worried about their future work; to get jobs, to make sure they can get work later, to travel, and to collaborate. It’s also about who we are “Music and the performing arts rely on exchange of ideas and interaction between performers of different nationalities. We love working in the EU and we love artists coming over here. If musicians can't travel easily both ways, our reputation as a country that embraces all arts and culture will be severely damaged. Our members' ability to earn a living will also be severely affected” – Horace Trubridge, MU General Secretary and founder member of Darts Let touring musicians travel Please support an affordable, multi-entry, admin-light touring visa that covers all European Union member states for musicians working in the EU.
Petition to MAC Cosmetics, The Amy Winehouse Estate
To release an "Amy Winehouse X MAC" Limited Edition Collection #AmyWinehouseForMAC
As an enormous Amy Winehouse fan since Christmas Day, December 2007, I was absolutely devastated to learn that a beautiful, talented, young girl, who once lived up the road from me in Southgate, north London, had died four years later of alcohol poisoning at the tragic age of 27, in July 2011. Two months after, her family set up a charity, The Amy Winehouse Foundation which aims to help young and vulnerable people worldwide with addictions. This has proved that Amy Winehouse's legacy has been amazingly powering since she passed seven years ago. But now, I want to start a petition for a limited edition make-up line with MAC Cosmetics for Amy Winehouse and I feel this would do very well worldwide, especially in the UK. After noticing other late stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Selena Quintanilla and Aaliyah Haughton have had MAC inspired lines, I instantly thought to myself "Amy has got to have one!". Excluding her music for now, Amy Winehouse's image alone inspires so many looks and trends today and has had a massive impact in women, as well as the society we live in. As many of you may not know, a year before Amy died, she collaborated with Fred Perry in 2010 and released her own clothing line and proved to be very popular. If this worked, I can definitely see a MAC Cosmetics make-up line working which would really please all her fans across the world, as well as other young women. Amy had a short career and only released two albums in her brief time with us and has already had a massive impact in the world we live in. I think Amy Winehouse fans would love this concept and think it's an amazing idea to keep her memory alive in a positive way. I can see this collection having six to ten make-up products inspired by past looks of Amy, perhaps taking inspiration from her actual make-up bag. Each product could be named after a song of hers; including lip-glosses, lip-sticks, perhaps a pink-brownish blush and an eye-shadow palette. And of course not forgetting about her signature eyeliner, the collection could feature two different eye-liner products. Amy was very old-school and 50/60's retro so the packaging could be a plain-creamy colour, with her signature girly tattoos scattered on the products with some type of shimmer to it. Or the packaging could be simply matte, with a colour of a peachy, pale-pink. Everyone, (not just Amy Winehouse fans), should sign this petition and make it happen, because I think seeing as Amy Winehouse is not here anymore to be giving us new music, or even a make-up line of her own, her legacy must live on, along with the fantastic work with the Amy Winehouse Foundation. I personally feel that an Amy Winehouse inspired make-up line would prove to be very popular and her fans, particularly girls will go mad over this. I can see her smiling up in Heaven about this idea and I feel that she would want me as a fan to go ahead with it and not care what anyone may think of the idea. Also, some of the proceeds that go towards the line could go towards the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Massive Amy fans, regular fans or just people who love one Amy song, together, please let us make this work as our gorgeous icon deserves this honour! Thank you so much for your time for reading! By Michael Elias, Amy Winehouse's Number 1 Fan x **THIS PETITION IS CURRENTLY SUPPORTED BY MANY FAN BASES, AS WELL AS THE UK’s BIGGEST AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE; LAURA JANE-BUTLER** **HOWEVER, THIS IS STILL UNDERGOING FOR THE SANCTIONING FROM AMY’S FAMILY/ESTATE. HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET ENOUGH SIGNATURES FOR THEM TO NOTICE HOW MUCH WE WANT THIS.** **I ALSO WANT TO STATE THAT THIS IS NOT FOR MONEY PURPOSES AT ALL. I AM SIMPLY JUST A HUGE AMY WINEHOUSE FAN WANTING TO PUSH HER LEGACY FORWARD.** HERE'S HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED & HELP ME MAKE THIS WORK: Go ahead and check out my 'Amy Winehouse For MAC' pages on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for exciting make-up comparisons to Amy's iconic looks, as well as make-up product designs by me, who studies Animation at the University of Westminster, and hopefully soon we will get Amy's family and MAC Cosmetics' attention! FACEBOOK - https://m.facebook.com/Amy-Winehouse-For-MAC-1336518096483295/ TWITTER - https://twitter.com/AmyWinehouseMAC INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/amywinehouseformac/?hl=en ACTION STEPS: #AmyWinehouseForMACPick your favourite MAC lipstick, lip-gloss, eye-shadow, eye-liner or blush. Take a selfie, post it on Instagram and Twitter, tag @MACcosmetics and most importantly you must use the hashtag, #AmyWinehouseForMAC :) - WHAT WE WANT: Your signature WHAT WE NEED: 5,000 signatures OUTCOME: Amy Winehouse X MAC Collection “If you don’t throw yourself into something, you never know what you could’ve had.” - Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
Petition to Paul Rodgers, Tony Hall
Keep Radcliffe and Maconie on 6 Music afternoons
Join us on the Piazza de Stan Ogden at 1pm on Wednesday August 29th: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saveradmac-in-real-life-gather-at-bbc-media-city-registration-49086156014 Some BBC 6 Music big-wigs have made the disastrous decision to move the long-running Radcliffe & Maconie show from weekday afternoons to a retirement slot on weekend mornings from January 2019. Sometimes it's just Mark, sometimes it's just Stu. And even then it's still the best show on the radio. Why we can't lose RadMac... Tea Time Theme Time - will be no more Putting a banging donk on it - will be no more Me Toe Hurts Betty - will be no more Mark singing the titles of shows with instrumental music - will be no more #SaveRadMac
Petition to Facebook
Reinstate the Luke Bryan Australia page
With no warning or explanation or appeal process, Facebook removed the very popular page 'Luke Bryan Australia' page. One day it was there, the next it was gone! The page was run by super fan Alyssa Wright.The page had a huge following and kept every Luke Bryan fan in Australia informed and entertain on the latest news from the artist. The page was created for that exact purpose and not once has it impersonated Luke or promoted inaccurate news to its fans.Alyssa ran the page to the highest regard and we at the Planet Country Radio Show cannot understand why Facebook has taken it down.
Petition to Gareth Emery
Superstar DJ Gareth Emery To Remix The Mii Channel Theme
Superstar DJ, trance artist and electric master general Gareth Emery has not remixed the ultimate Mii Chanel Theme despite it being more popular than anything produced since the Beatles sang 'Hey Jude'. We, the undersigned, call on Mr Emery to lift up the synth of Excalibur in order to deliver the world a new hope, a new sound, a new remix of Nintendo's heavenly melody. Mr Emery must produce a piece of music so touching, influential and seismic that it should resort grown men to tears and bring the uncontrollable masses to heed under its noise everlasting. All Trance listeners of the disco unite and sign this petition!
Petition to Theresa May MP, NHS, Caroline Dinenage MP, Department of Health, Stephen Barclay MP, Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Matt Hancock MP
Eating Disorders are not just about weight #dumpthescales
Having being hospitalised and on the brink of death from anorexia once before, when I relapsed in 2016 I was terrified of ending up in hospital again. Getting to that point where I would lose control. That relentless anorexic voice nagging at me day in and day out.After four months of battling with that voice in my head I decided it was time I reached out for help. I referred myself and got an appointment at an Eating Disorder Unit in London only to be told “I wasn’t thin enough for support”.I left the appointment not sure what to do, all I had wanted was someone to talk to, someone to take my relapse seriously and to give me some help. I felt like a fake. A hypocrite. The month that followed was a mess. I couldn’t shake that anorexic voice that was slowly destroying me again, making me feel suicidal, taking over my every waking moment. One evening I sat at the train station for hours and just wanted to give up on life altogether. I remember thinking about how much better life would be for everyone if I wasn’t here. Something stopped me that evening ending my life altogether and I had this realisation that if I wasn’t thin enough for treatment I would have to manage this on my own. My story isn’t unique but a daily occurrence for people with all eating disorders who are seeking treatment. When asked to imagine someone suffering with an eating disorder, most will imagine a stick thin, gaunt looking girl. But this is not the reality of eating disorders. People with eating disorders are currently not getting a fair deal in society. Despite the guidance too often individuals are turned away from receiving essential support because they aren’t skinny enough to be considered at risk. This leaves the individual feeling like they aren’t worth getting that support, feeling like a “fake”, potentially losing more weight to hit that target and in some cases feeling suicidal. This is why I’m calling on the government to review the eating disorder guidance delivered by clinicians. We know that early diagnosis is a critical element in the success of treatment for eating disorders and by the time 'obvious' signs of eating disorders have manifested, it is likely that the illness will have become ingrained in the individual, and therefore much more difficult to treat. If we want to prevent people getting more unwell, save the NHS money, prevent hospital admission and save lives we need to have this review and ensure that we get full implementation of the clinical guidance around diagnosis. The guidelines are right but these are not being uniformly implemented across the nation to the detriment of thousands of people daily. It is time we stopped waiting for people to hit crisis point before offering them support. We need to be able to make sure that people with eating disorders are getting the right support in a timely manner. With 1.25 million people in the UK living with an eating disorder we can’t afford to wait any longer the time to act is now. #DumpTheScales
Petition to The Advertising Standards, The Advertising Standards Authority, The Comittee of Advertising Practise
Ban radio adverts from using emergency sirens and car horns.
Emergency vehicle sirens and car horns serve only one purpose. To notify fellow drivers of an emergency that requires their attention. Randomly blazing sirens and horns during a radio advert causes an uneccessary and hazardous distraction to all drivers and I'm sure has been responsible for many incidents or causes issues for emergency response teams. Banning their use in advertising will make sure that all sirens are treated as emergencies and that pre-recorded car horns don't cause drivers to suddenly brake/panic/be distracted. It's a no brainer and I can think of no reason to continue with this stupidity. A small change that could make a big difference.