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Petition to Chuck Grassley, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mitch McConnell

Investigate Now! Delay the Kavanaugh Vote!

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, stands accused of a crime, and it will take a public outcry to ensure these allegations are investigated before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on his confirmation. Professor Christine Blasey Ford accuses Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed and drunkenly assaulting her while another boy watched when they were both in high school. She spoke publicly about the encounter to The Washington Post. The vote was postponed from today (Thurs. 9/20), until after a Senate Judiciary Committee Meeting (Mon.). Whether or not Dr. Blasey appears at that hearing, Republicans are moving to confirm Kavanaugh next week. Will you sign your name and demand that the U.S. Senate delay the vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh until they’ve conducted a proper investigation into these allegations? Ford described Judge Kavanaugh attempting to remove her clothes and covering her mouth when she tried to scream. “I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Ford said in the interview. Early in the summer, when it became clear that Kavanaugh would be selected as Trump's nominee, Ford sent a letter to her congresswoman, Anna G. Eshoo, and reached out to The Washington Post tip line. Later in July, she sent a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein. For several weeks, Christine Blasey Ford chose not to speak publicly in order to protect her family and her own privacy. She knew she would be attacked so she completed and passed a lie detector test, administered by an ex-FBI agent, and gave the results to The Washington Post. Supreme Court Justices are appointed for life. If the vote to confirm Kavanaugh goes ahead without an investigation, these allegations could hang over the court for more than 40 years. With the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Kavanaugh and Blasey set for Monday, we need to press Chairman Chuck Grassley to call for a delay. Sign now to call for a formal investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations against Kavanaugh.

Natasha Goldman
111,005 supporters
Update posted 8 hours ago

Petition to San Clemente City Council

End Political Corruption in San Clemente

The San Clemente City Council lacks fundamental anti-corruption laws that many other Orange County cities already have. Our government is currently designed to favor the donor class over the working class, the well-connected over the disconnected, and special interests over San Clemente families. The San Clemente Anti-Corruption ordinance will create a cleaner government and will make everyone on our city council more accountable. It will also prevent special interest groups from having an outside influence on our local elections. The ordinance has 3 big ideas to take back our local government from those who seek to destroy our ways of life. 1. Create term limits for all city council members. This would prohibit any one individual from serving longer than eight years​, even if they shift districts (if districted elections are implemented). 2. Stop dangerous groups such as the TCA, SoCal Edison, and Sovereign Health from buying out local candidates and elected officials. Create a campaign contribution limit of $500 (adjusted upon the consumer price index) for all city council candidates and members. C​ontribution limits play an important role in ensuring that our representatives have a broad base of support. 3. Stop people from entering public office with financial conflicts that let them line their own pockets. Require elected officials to recuse themselves from any land-use or development decision if they have accepted donations from the developer. A number of Orange County cities already have implemented anti-corruption ordinances such as this, and we can too. Our current city council still has an opportunity to implement this ordinance, or at the least portions of it. Let’s restore the faith of San Clemente families in local government, and in democracy itself. Join Jake and me by signing our petition to urge city council to enact the San Clemente Anti-Corruption Ordinance - before it is too late...

Jackson Hinkle
172 supporters
Update posted 20 hours ago

Petition to New Jersey Governor, New Jersey State House, Cory A. Booker, Robert Menendez, FOX News, CNN, Frank Pallone Jr., Bill Pascrell Jr., Donald M. Payne Jr., Christopher H. Smith, Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, Frank A. LoBiondo, Albio Sires, Leonard Lance, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Steve Sweeney, Valerie Vainieri Huttle

New Jersey Cannabis Employment for residents with non-violent past cannabis convictions

  There are so many New Jersey residents that have arrested and criminalized for non-violent marijuana related crimes. These people are your friends, family, neighbors and most important-locals! It is absolutely mortifying when one understands the potential time in jail, loss of the right to vote, loss of your passport, loss of one’s job, a criminal record , driver’s license suspension, up to $1,255 in fines and fees, and potential consequences for one’s immigration status, financial aid eligibility, access to public housing, and the ability to adopt children. Most importantly, They're being denied a fair chance at employment across every industry native to New Jersey Based off their record for having possession or use of cannabis. All for using, cannabis. A safe alternative for relaxing and social setting, and also a very important medicine. According to the ACLU, Between 2000 and 2013 - New Jersey law enforcement agencies made almost 280,000 marijuana possession arrests. Holding well over 50% of all drug related charges made during that period of time, including heroin, cocaine, ect. In 2013 alone marijuana possession arrests made up 88% of total marijuana arrests statewide. It costs you, the taxpayer- $750 to pay for each marijuana arrest. Thats $210,000,000 between 2000-2013 wasted on ruining peoples lives and means of living for choosing a safer alternative!  To right the wrong, we demand employment equality within the medical/ recreational cannabis industry in New Jersey for citizens with past non-violent marijuana related crimes for dispensaries to not deny employment based solely on a past conviction for marijuana. Agree or not, the people operating in said “black market” before a “legal market” was introduced as consumers, advocates and enthusiasts, growers, marketing, or education and research- They are the reason the cannabis movement is where it is today! For them to be pushed into the corner by big money and unfair criminalization. Together we can build the marijuana industry of New Jersey and be proud about it! 

Employment Equality for Post-Cannabis Convicts
92 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Susan M. Collins

Tell Susan Collins to Save Reproductive Rights

We are facing the most serious threat to abortion rights in 45 years. With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Trump has fulfilled his campaign promise to nominate a highly conservative judge who could overturn Roe v. Wade by nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh. His nomination could give states the right to outlaw abortion -- ending the right to safe and legal abortion for women across the country. As a mother of two, I had the right and privilege to choose the size and timing of my family; it terrifies me that my sons, nieces, and nephews may not have the same.  But there's still a chance to protect reproductive rights. My senator, Republican Senator Susan Collins, could have the deciding vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the court – will you join me in asking her to reject his nomination? If Sen. Collins doesn't block Judge Kavanaugh, it’s likely that over 20 states could quickly enact severe restrictions or complete bans on abortion. This means women who can afford it will have to travel out of state to get the care they need. But many won't be able to afford it – which could lead to significant increases in injury and death due to people attempting to terminate their own pregnancies. As the rest of the world progresses forward, we can not stand for the United States to go back. If all 49 Democratic senators vote against Judge Kavanaugh, just one more vote could block their nomination and save access to legal abortion. Sen. Collins is just the person to cast that critical vote. Our reproductive rights have never been in more danger than they are right now. Sign now to tell Senator Collins she must reject Judge Kavanaugh and preserve the right for millions of women to obtain safe and legal access to reproductive care. Remind Collins that however she votes, this will be her LASTING legacy to her country.

Abby King
129,022 supporters