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143 petitions

Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to Target CEO Brian Cornell

Target is worse than Walmart?!

I’m a super busy mom and have always chosen to shop at Target because I thought its policies towards employees were more humane than Walmart. But I just learned Target is worse than Walmart -- it only offers two weeks paid parental leave plus some short-term disability for people who give birth! Leaving my tiny two-week-old baby would be extremely painful, and yet 1 in 4 women in this country have to go back to work within 2 weeks of giving birth because of inadequate policies like Target's. When I gave birth to my son Oliver, I only had six weeks of paid parental leave, barely enough time to recover from my C-section. I can't imagine what it would have been like if me or my husband would have had to leave him after just two weeks. So when I see Target employees stocking shelves, working the check-out line or answering questions I can’t help but wonder whether they’ve got a tiny baby at home who they can’t be with. I believe being there and providing for those you love isn’t negotiable. That’s why I’d love for you to join me in calling on Target to provide 12 weeks fully paid parental leave to ALL employees. Petition text To: Target CEO Brian Cornell As one of the largest employers in the U.S. your family leave policies have an enormous impact on the lives of working families. Right now Target is failing to live up to its image as one of America’s favorite family brands, but you’ve got a clear opportunity to close that gap by expanding Target’s paid parental leave policy for ALL of its employees to 12 weeks fully paid. As Walmart recently showed there is a huge opportunity to provide employees the leave they need, and employers who don’t keep up will lose out in the race for talent.

Erika and PL+US
30,083 supporters
Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Pennsylvania State House, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

To Get My Older Babies Home

I don't even know where to begin, I am not good with words and I cannot convince another soul any more than my own for the world that we live in today. I will start by telling you back in April of 2007 my firstborn son, Anton was taken from me. Taken by false accusations by CYS. Then in 2010 my firstborn daughter, by the name of Isis but we call her Izzy was taken. In short I had begged CYS for help so many times because I was being abused and I knew it. I begged them for help for my babies and I. They took a blind eye to it all and ended up taking my babies from me indefinitely yet I had everything they could have possibly ever needed. I had employment to further, a Soldier in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. I am currently still enlisted as I create this petition. I still have employment, a vehicle, a place to live, I can get clothing and whatever else they need still. Hell is quite an appropriate word for what I have faced all these years of relentless fighting for my babies, the sleepless nights, all to face another hell that my ex husband put me through and between the two entities I suffer mental anguish and a severe agony in my heart. This is where I am awful with words because there is so much to remember, so much to say but the end result is always this: I have only ever deserved to have my babies as they have deserved to have me as their mother. All I've wanted and needed was to have my babies. Not a day goes by that I don't think about them or bawl my eyes out just praying and hoping that they are okay, that they are being taken care of and just that I might one day see them again. They now have younger siblings that I have with my current husband. I tell them all the time about them and it's not fair to any of the children for them to be apart. Please help me bring my babies home where they belong! 

lisa lehman
443 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to President of the United States, Mitch McConnell, Daniel Donovan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Trey Gowdy, Kevin McCarthy, Maxine Waters, Eleanor Norton, Paul Cook, Elijah Cummings, Darrell Issa, Don Young, Louie Gohmert, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Theodore Yoho, Tulsi Gabbard, Adam Schiff, Fred Upton, Eliot Engel, Barbara Lee, Nydia Velazquez, John Garamendi, Joe Courtney, Steny Hoyer, Luis Gutierrez, Eric Swalwell, Mike Honda, Jackie Speier, Keith Ellison, Scott Peters, Sheila Jackson Lee

Ban Child Sex Dolls

Right now, teachers, coaches, babysitters, and neighbors, in every town in America, can purchase lifelike, anatomically correct dolls designed to simulate sex with a child. And it’s perfectly legal. These sick dolls are being imported into the United States and other countries. British police have seized more than 100 already in the UK, and authorities have found that the people buying them usually have child pornography too. Sign this petition to ban the sale and distribution of child sex dolls! These child sex dolls can normalize a pedophile’s behaviors, emboldening them to harm children, as is often the case with those who view child pornography. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 children are sexually abused. One child is too many. Our elected officials need to protect children. That’s why Congressman Dan Donovan from New York is introducing legislation that will ban the distribution and sale of dolls that encourage child abuse. Show your support for this legislation by signing this petition, and help protect America’s children!

Stop Abuse Campaign
165,566 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Consumer Product Safety Commission, Anna Eshoo, Jackie Speier, Dianne Feinstein

Make play yard mattresses breathable to stop accidental infant suffocation.

It was nap time at our 7-month-old daughter Abigail's daycare. Her caretakers put her down on a play yard mattress pad to sleep, as they had many times before. But this time, Abigail slept stomach-down. An hour later, Abigail was unresponsive and unconscious.  She had suffocated with her face against the mattress pad. Doctors tried to save her, but it was too late. That was six years ago, and her loss still haunts us. It turns out there are no laws requiring mattress pads for babies to be breathable. We couldn’t believe this when we found out. We, and her daycare providers, had assumed her sleeping surface must be safe because it was manufactured especially for babies. We took it to court, as we could not stand the idea of another child meeting Abby's fate. As part of our case, we engaged top experts to conduct tests on 30 popular play yard mattresses: results proved that the one Abigail slept on that day had more in common with a plastic bag than a safe sleeping surface, and many other brands are as bad when it comes to breathability. This is unthinkable, and we must demand better regulation of infant products. Please, in Abby’s memory and for all infants who could fall into harm’s way, sign this petition calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to require all mattress pads for babies to be breathable. In our tests, some play yard mattresses proved very breathable. But there are no standards or labeling for this, so parents and daycare providers have no way to know which products provide a safe place to sleep, and which ones are no more breathable than a deadly plastic bag. We hope that our story, and the fact that the jury in our court case made history when it chose to hold the mattress pad’s manufacturer accountable for Abby's passing, will result in better regulations when it comes to mattress pad breathability. It would be a fitting and important tribute to our beautiful Abby, and a crucial safety measure for all babies to come. Now that we know the truth, we cannot allow our babies’ lives to be put at risk any longer. Please join us in asking the CPSC to make surface breathability a mandatory requirement in mattress pads for babies.

David Karow
176,925 supporters