Petition to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Make it mandatory for all Political Donations to be Cashless
The Demonetization of 500 and 1000 Rupee notes on November 8th, 2016, by the Prime Minister of India was hailed as a bold step in the fight against black money, supposedly expected to give the hoarders of unaccounted cash sleepless nights. While the common man has been forced to stand in line for hours everyday for more than 5 weeks, the Political Parties have conveniently escaped the inconvenience. As per current rules, Indian Political Parties are not required to declare the donor details if the donation received is less than 20,000 Rupees, and they are 100% tax-exempt. So, the parties can deposit infinite amount of cash in old notes, by saying that it was received in parts, with each part less than 20,000 and can escape any consequence.I have explained how political parties can exploit this loophole in detail here - https://yourstory.com/2016/11/demonetisation-loophole/ Currently, there are more than 1900 political parties in India, and they are using this loophole to convert all their black money to white. This concern has also been raised by the Chief Election Commissioner of India. (http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/parties-being-used-to-channelise-black-money-chief-election-commissioner/story-PcJ1GSSAErLPr32xym561K.htmlWhen the common man has to face so many restrictions on deposits and withdrawals, why should the Political Parties be exempt ?(http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/poliitcal-parties-exempted-from-scrutiny-for-cash-deposit-of-old-notes/articleshow/56022656.cms?from=mdr Dear Mr. Prime Minister, if according to you, these days beggars are also using Swipe Machines, and you are forcing everyone to go Cashless, why should the political parties not be forced to go cashless. We therefore urge you to 1. Make it mandatory for any donation above 100 rupee to any political party to be cashless2. Bring Political Parties under RTI, as per the CIC order #BringPoliticalPartiesUnderRTI#MakePoliticalDonationsCashless
Petition to Democratic National Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Richard J. Durbin, Cheri Bustos, Charles "Chuck" E. Schumer, Tammy Baldwin, Tammy Duckworth, Bob Corker, Bobby L. Rush, Jeff Flake, Jeff Merkley, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Warner, Marco Rubio, Sherrod Brown, Joe Donnelly, Claire McCaskill, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Robert Menendez, Bill Nelson
"A President may not pardon themselves or obstruct Justice through the use of pardons."
Show your support for the 28th Amendment Project: Proposed: AMENDMENT XXVIII:Section 1. A President may not pardon themselves or obstruct justice through the use of pardons.Section 2. No presidential pardon shall be granted to a former President by a person who served as their Vice-President. WE THE PEOPLE have the power to reign in a President who believes he is above the law. No President should have the power to obstruct an on-going investigation into their own misconduct. Donald J. Trump should not be allowed to pardon himself or his associates like Paul Manafort, who is accused of conspiring with Russia in committing crimes against America. No patriotic American should stand silent and allow foreign powers to corrupt America's Democracy. If you stand for anything, stand up for the truth and express your support for allowing the investigation of Special Prosecutor Robert Swan Mueller III to proceed unobstructed. Sign and share this petition to redress the abuse of power by President Trump. Show your support for the 28th Amendment Project:
Petition to Grup pel suport al President legítim de la República
SPAIN'S LEADERS: STOP BLOCKING THE PROCLAMATION OF PUIGDEMONT AS PRESIDENT OF CATALONIA!
THIS PETITION ASKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO DEMAND THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT TO STOP BLOCKING THE PROCLAMATION OF CARLES PUIGDEMONT AS PRESIDENT OF CATALONIA. PRESIDENT PUIGDEMONT IS LEGITIMATELY PROPOSED AS A CANDIDATE FOR THE PRESIDENCY BY THE WINNING COALITION, FOLLOWING THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTIONS HELD ON DECEMBER 21, 2017. On October 1, 2017, Catalans voted massively in favor of independence from Spain in a referendum that the Spanish state declared illegal. Despite the Spanish government’s use of police violence to block people from voting (see https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/10/01/spain-catalonia-referendum-vote-riot-police-soares.cnn/video/playlists/catalonia-independence-referendum-vote/ over 90% of voters supported independence. In response to people’s will, the Catalan parliament voted for independence two weeks later. Subsequently, Spain illegally dissolved the Catalan government, arrested several of its ministers, and called Catalan elections for December 21. Yet, even though pro-independence parties won that election with an absolute majority, the Spanish Government refuses to allow their candidate for the presidency, Carles Puigdemont, to be re-elected to office. HELP CATALONIA TO REGAIN ITS LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT BY SIGNING THIS PETITION. SUPPORT THE ELECTION OF CARLES PUIGDEMONT AS PRESIDENT OF CATALONIA. This petition may also be used to support all potential legal cases brought against the Spanish government to international courts, including the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and the United Nations. ……………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………… BACKGROUND On October 1, 2017, the Catalan people voted to separate from Spain and become an independent nation in a referendum declared illegal by the Spanish government, but which took place according to Catalan law. The Spanish Government used unprecedented police violence to try to close polling stations and stop the vote, yet, more than 2 million people voted, with 90% of those in favor of independence. The violence inflicted by the Spanish state made headlines around the world on the same day of the referendum (see: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/10/01/spain-catalonia-referendum-vote-riot-police-soares.cnn/video/playlists/catalonia-independence-referendum-vote/ and over 1,000 people, including minors and the elderly, needed hospital assistance due to the injuries inflicted by Spanish police. The Spanish government has never apologized and has actively opposed attempts to investigate these actions. Following the referendum, the Catalan Parliament voted to declare independence. In response, Spain arrested two civil society leaders—who remain in jail without bond to this day—on unsubstantiated charges. They suspended the Catalan government using an expedited process through Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution; yet Article 155 only allows a degree of temporary intervention of an autonomous community’s administration, never the complete suspension of its government. They also put the Catalan Vice-President, Oriol Junqueras, and eight other Catalan cabinet ministers in preventative prison, while Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and another four cabinet members left for Belgium. They have remained there ever since, in self-imposed exile to avoid arbitrary incarceration in Spain. After taking over the Catalan government, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for snap elections in Catalonia on December 21, 2017, even though the Spanish Constitution does not give him that power. On election day, with an unprecedented 80% turnout, the pro-independence bloc won the elections by absolute majority, obtaining 70 of the 135 seats in Parliament. Within the pro-independence bloc, President Puigdemont's party was the one which obtained the most votes, and therefore those parties unanimously agreed that Carles Puigdemont would be legitimately proclaimed as the next Catalan President. Meanwhile, Rajoy’s party came in last place, obtaining only 4 seats. Ever since the victory of pro-independence parties in these elections, both the Spanish government and the Spanish Supreme Court have coordinated to illegally block the legitimate proclamation of Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia. The Spanish Government has crossed all kinds of red lines by publicly anticipating decisions which should have been taken solely and impartially by the Spanish Constitutional Court, by making phone calls to judges asking for specific actions from the Judiciary, by not respecting legal procedures and schedules and by pressuring the Court to issue rules for the Catalan Parliament that go beyond the legal powers of a court of law—as those powers are exclusive to the Parliament itself. The government has also used fear to influence the decisions taken by the Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, Roger Torrent, by issuing threats if he should put forward the candidacy of Puigdemont as President of Catalonia. For example, he was reminded by the spanish government, that his two children would suffer if he were to be put in prison because of this action. Remember that all peoples have the right to self-determination, a universal right that is prominently featured in Article I of the Charter of the United Nations. It is also mentioned in the American Declaration of Independence, where Jefferson wrote that "all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness"; that the "just Powers" of government are established "by the Consent of the governed" to protect these rights; and that when government does not, "it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government." We, the Catalan people, have expressed throughout history our desire for peaceful self-government, a desire Spain has responded to with repeated instances of extreme violence and oppression. In short, the Spanish government seems prepared to impose its political agenda at all costs, without respect for the democratic rights and civil liberties of its own citizens. Rajoy's government is not respecting the outcome of the December elections he himself called, in an attempt to override the outcome of the October referendum in Catalonia. PLEASE HELP CATALONIA TO RECOVER ITS LEGITIMATE GOVERNMENT BY SIGNING THIS PETITION.
Petition to Robert Reich, Bernie Sanders, Alan Grayson, Jeff Merkley
RESCUE OUR DEMOCRACY - BERNIE 2020...
**DEAR MR. BERNIE SANDERS AND FELLOW CITIZENS** HELP SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIETY FROM TRUMP-AND-COMPANY. MR. SANDERS TAPPED INTO A RISING TIDE OF YOUNGER,YOUNG-AT-HEART (AND FORWARD-THINKING) CITIZENS. I KNOW THIS TIDE IS STILL OUT THERE - WILL YOU RISE AGAINST THE FORCES WHO HAVE PERVERTED, DESTROYED, AND HIJACKED OUR POLITICS AND SOCIETY AT LARGE?? FACTS AND REASON: MR. SANDERS EMBODIES THE ANTITHESIS OF OUR CURRENT STATE-OF-AFFAIRS. MR.SANDERS IS NOT: A BIGOT, RACIST, SELFISH, UNETHICAL, REGRESSIVE, OR A CON-ARTIST. WE NEED TO DO ALL OF THE THINGS BERNIE SAID IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN - AND MORE. WE ARE FAR BEHIND IN BUILDING BUFFERS TO CLIMATE CHANGE / CORRUPTION, AND FOSTER A HEALTHY, EDUCATED SOCIETY. NOTES: BE EDUCATED ABOUT REDISTRICTING, THE CENSUS, AND THE BALANCE-OF-CONTROL IN THE CONGRESS. REPUBLICANS HAVE RIGGED AND HIJACKED OUR SYSTEMS BY: GERRYMANDERING DISTRICTS SO THAT THEY CAN CONSOLIDATE POWER FOR SEATS IN CONGRESS - AS WELL AS ELECTORS IN LARGE STATES. THEY DID THIS UNDER BUSH -USING THE CENSUS DATA - THIS IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2020 - THEY WILL TRY TO USE THE NEXT CENSUS TO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING -- IF WE DON'T STOP THEM BY NOT VOTING FOR THEM IN THE MIDTERMS (THIS WILL TILT THE CONTROL INTO MORE-FAIR HANDS FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS). REMEMBER THAT BUSH STOLE THE ELECTION FROM GORE IN 2000; AND TRUMP STOLE THE ELECTION IN 2016. THESE ELECTIONS WERE DECIDED BY THE 'ELECTORS' - PARTY INSIDERS WHO PLEDGE TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE - NOT BASED ON THE MAJORITY OF ACTUAL CITIZEN-VOTERS. MR. SANDERS WILL PUSH REFORMS IN THESE SYSTEMS TO BE FAIRER AND LESS CORRUPT. THESE 2018 MIDTERMS ARE ALSO CRITICAL TO RESCUING OUR DEMOCRACY AND TACKLING CORRUPTION. VOTE WITH YOUR EYE TOWARDS SOCIETAL PROGRESS AND ETHICS - REGARDLESS OF YOUR PARTY 'AFFILIATION'. WILL YOU HELP BRING THE BERN-ING TIDE BACK??!!
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, National Rifle Association
Donate All NRA Campaign Contributions to Schools
To establish their integrity in the firearms debate, we call on all politicians to refuse NRA funding and to direct the NRA to donate all NRA campaign monies to their public schools for improvements to implement better security measures. This change will prove that politicians are voting their consciences on gun-related issues. In addition, this change will provide much needed funding to public schools for necessary improvements. If politicians and the NRA are serious about the security of our children, this decision is straightforward and the morally correct one.