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Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to James McCartney, Daniel Greiner, Sue Blundi, Dr. Frederic Weiss, John Lewis, Kurt Ferguson

Community Supported Agriculture is Essential. Preserve Patterson Farm!

Sign to support preservation of historic Patterson Farm in Bucks County, PA. Local farms & local food matter now more than ever! Demand proper stewardship of Patterson Farm. Patterson Farm was founded in 1683 by Quaker immigrant Thomas Janney, a member of William Penn's Provincial Council. It has been farmed continuously for over 300 years. In 1998 Lower Makefield Township obtained ownership of the 234-acre Patterson Farm by Eminent Domain taking from farmers Thomas & Alice Patterson. The Patterson's had owned and taken fastidious care of their magnificent farm for nearly 50 years. Today the National Register farm taxpayers paid to preserve is in sad disrepair, defunded and poorly managed by the governing body. It is listed on Preservation Pennsylvania's At-Risk list and is threatened by encroachment of non-agricultural uses within the local Agricultural Security Area. Sign to support preservation and responsible stewardship.  Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. is a 501c3 volunteer group formed in 2015 to PRESERVE & RESTORE historic Patterson Farm for present and future generations. Proper stewardship means passing the farm on to future generations in better condition than we received it. YOU CAN HELP: Please, add your signature to implore Lower Makefield's elected officials protect the 38 acres that remain unprotected, and to embrace preservation by allowing Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. to accomplish restoration of the farm's homes and buildings.  Agriculture, history and unspoiled natural areas matter. Thank you for supporting preservation. PLEASE SHARE!     

Patterson Farm Preservation, Inc. 501c3
5,499 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to County Supervisor Nathan Magsig, Jean M. Rousseau, Assemblyman Jim Patterson, Congressman Tom McClintock, Dunlap Band of Mono Indians, Traditional Choinumni Tribe, Wukchumni Tribal Council, Wuksachi (Eshom Valley Band)


What if I told you there was one common word sexual predators of Native American women used?  What if I told you some individuals vehemently defend the term as a word of honor and respect?  What if I told you an entire community was named after this word? That word is "squaw”.  Although the word “squaw” is defined as a North American Indian woman or wife, it is clear that the term is now offensive due to its pejorative usage over time, despite the lack of awareness by Non-Native Americans. The historical roots of the term “squaw” suggests it emphasizes sexual desires when the term was used; to mean female genitalia; and to denote a Native American woman who provides sexual satisfaction. The term “squaw” in American literature shows that it describes a Native American woman who is a failed “princess”.  While an “Indian Princess” was thought to be natural, wholesome, virtuous, honorable, and connote virginity; the “squaw” was considered to be ugly, debased, immoral, and a sexual convenience that lived a squalid life of servile toil and openly available to Non-Native men.   The word “squaw” epitomizes the racism and sexism Native American women face. I am an enrolled member of the Dunlap Band of Mono Indian Tribe and self identify as also Choinumni, both tribally indigenous to the valley.  Not only do the indigenous tribes to the valley remain Non-Federally recognized, its unconscionable that all of our mothers and daughters continue to be subjected to such blatant disrespect. Its 2022, not one more day!  Names are powerful, helping to form our identity; they are a significant contributor to one's self esteem.   Sign and stand with us, amplifying our call to respect our community, all impacted grandmothers, mothers, daughters, future Native American female generations, and Mother Earth, to end the use of a pejorative, specific for Native American women, for geographic naming.   WEBSITE: LINK TO PROPOSED RESOLUTION     Contact: (559) 581-2893 /          LOCATION:  "Squaw Valley" is a census-designated place located in Fresno County, California, United States of America (zip codes 93646 & 93675)

Roman Rain Tree
35,827 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Qualified Nominators of the Nobel Peace Prize

Nominate Modern Warrior AKA Lance Tsosie for the Nobel Peace Prize 2022

Welcome Everyone,  Lets put our support and power behind this petition asking for a Qualified Nominator of the Nobel Peace Prize 2022 to nominate the Native American racial and social justice warrior known as Modern Warrior and Lance Tsosie. Only qualified persons and organizations are allowed the honor of nominating someone for a Nobel Peace Prize. They're called Qualified Nominators and according to the Nobel Peace Prize website ( Qualified Nominators are defined as such (direct quote as of 10/25/21): "According to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, a nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of the following categories: • Members of national assemblies and national governments (cabinet members/ministers) of sovereign states as well as current heads of states • Members of The International Court of Justice in The Hague and The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague • Members of l’Institut de Droit International • Members of the international board of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom • University professors, professors emeriti and associate professors of history, social sciences, law, philosophy, theology, and religion; university rectors and university directors (or their equivalents); directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes • Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize • Members of the main board of directors or its equivalent of organizations that have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize • Current and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee (proposals by current members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after 1 February) • Former advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Committee * Unless otherwise stated the term members shall be understood as current (sitting) members." Nominations must be made directly to Nobel between September and January 31st. The deadline is January 31st CET. That's 6 PM on January 30th, Eastern US Standard Time.  The hope of this petition is to ask a Qualified Nominator to nominate Modern Warrior AKA Lance Tsosie based on his altruistic fighting spirit, unwavering support, and charitable work causes related to social and justice reform on behalf of all Native Americans and Indigenous of the Americas.  Please sign, like and share this petition on all modes of social media and email so we can lift him up to receive this honor. Thank you to all Native Americans and non-natives for championing for the rights of Native Americans. All people of all countries, ethnicities, gender identities, and religions are invited to join this petition.  Please help us find someone who will nominate him! Thank you very much!   

Melissa Taveras
325 supporters