Petition to Lassen Co. CA Board of County Supervisors, Email: email@example.com
Save over 100 dogs and puppies from euthanasia in Lassen Co. CA
Help save over 100 adult dogs and puppies who are going to be euthanized by order of the Lassen County Board of Supervisors in Lassen Co. CA. Many of the animals are healthy and adoptable but the County has turned down the help of rescue organizations to save the animals. They want to punish the hoarder who collected the dogs and pups, but the animals are the innocent victims. They deserve a chance to be rescued and rehomed.
Petition to Governor Nathan Deal
State of Georgia must notify 53,000 voters to Reregister by Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Analysis from the Associated Press has found since 2012 over 1.4 million Voters in the State of Georgia were not allowed to exercise their right to vote. Brian Kemp the current Republican candidate for Governor, has been in charge of elections and voter registration in Georgia as the Secretary of State. Brian Kemp's office has conducted Voter Registration Roll maintenance resulting in 1.4 million people not being able to Vote. This is a Jim Crow era tactic alive and well in the South and other areas in America. The end result of Voter Registration Roll maintenance largely prevents minorities and Senior citizens of Color from exercising their right to Vote. 670,000 Voters in 2017 alone were removed via the Registration Rolls maintenance with Brian Kemp's approval as the Georgia Secretary of State! Please stand with others who exercise their right to vote and DEMAND the 53,000 voters, many of whom have no idea they must Reregister by Tuesday, 16 October 2018 are notified immediately in order to vote in the upcoming General election. Additionally, legislation must be put in place to protect the Rights of the citizens of Georgia and other States throughout the United States of America from these 'purges' ever occurring again. The WORLD is watching America. Allow all United States citizens voices be heard via the Ballot! Thank You Signed a concerned voter in the United States of America
Petition to Rick Scott
Extend the Voter Registration Deadline in Florida for Hurricane Michael
Back in 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused a state of emergency and sparked evacuations throughout Florida. Near the day of landfall was Florida’s Voter Registration Deadline. After a Federal court overturned the governors decision, the Voter Registration Deadline in Florida was extended by 6 days to allow Floridians time to evacuate or prepare for the deadly storm. Floridians find themselves in the same position today with Hurricane Michael. Govenor Scott, Floridians should focus on ensuring the safety of their familiy in the shadow of this deadly approaching storm- extend the deadline as we did in 2016.
Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio
Rename the Brooklyn Municipal Building for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
This past August marked the 25th anniversary of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg's elevation to the nation’s highest court. At the time, she was only the second woman to sit on the Court and she has been a trailblazer and hero to many ever since. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in Brooklyn where she was raised and attended New York City public schools until she graduated from James Madison High School in the Madison neighborhood of Brooklyn. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and finished first in her class at Columbia Law School. From there she began a distinguished legal career as a leading advocate for women’s rights, co-founding the Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) before beginning her distinguished career on the bench. The life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a quintessential New York story. She grew up in Flatbush, the daughter of Jewish immigrants. Despite family tragedies that struck Justice Ginsburg early in life, including the death of her six-year old sister and early passing of her mother Celia, she rose to the apex of her profession, staying true to her ideals and principles. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become an icon, affectionately referred to as the “Notorious RBG.” In an era where popular culture puts performing artists and sports stars on a public pedestal, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has risen to incredible levels of iconic admiration and love. Society often waits to recognize a lifetime of accomplishment until after that lifetime ends. In this case, we can honor the life and service of Ruth Bader Ginsburg during what we hope will be a long and active remaining life. It is our understanding that an executive action by the Office of the Mayor is all that is needed to rename a public building, similar to the action you took to rename the Manhattan Municipal Building in honor of former Mayor David Dinkins. With this understanding, we urge Mayor Bill de Blasio to rename Joralemon Street’s Brooklyn Municipal Building for the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Petition to US Embassy in Kabul, US Department of State
Help save Ehsan, the interpreter in Afghanistan who helped US troops
Thanks to a previous Change.org petition, I was able to help Janis Shinwari, my interpreter while I served as a base intelligence officer in Afghanistan, secure a visa to resettle in the US after he was stuck for years in bureaucratic red tape. Now I need your help again to save my other interpreter, Ehsan. While serving in Iraq in 2008, I learned that the help of local Afghan nationals like Janis and Ehsan was critical to our effort. Thousands of Afghan nationals have served as interpreters to assist US troops in communicating in real time and providing a cultural link between the troops and Afghan nationals. It wasn’t until after my service, when I learned that Janis’ life was in danger as he was placed on a Taliban kill list because of his work to help US troops, that I truly understand how much these brave individuals put on the line. Every day, many of these interpreters live in fear that they or their families will be harmed in retaliation for their efforts -- a very real and deadly threat. Like Janis, Ehsan is an amazing man. During our time together, Ehsan helped my unit and I interdict over 7 tons (millions of dollars worth) of drugs used by the Taliban to fund their attacks. The Taliban know this and as a result placed him on their kill list. Without our help, he could die. Luckily, the US operates a specific visa program for Afghan nationals who serve as interpreters who want to relocate to the US -- and there is a similar program for interpreters in Iraq. The program was created through legislation in 2009 (the Afghan Allies Protection Act), but thousands of interpreters are still waiting for their visas. The process is incredibly complicated for applicants and bureaucrat hold ups leave interpreters waiting in dangerous situations for months or even years. Now, both programs are set to expire in the coming months unless Congress takes action to renew them. When my previous campaign took off, Janis’ application started moving faster and now Janis has his visa to safety. I don't think I've ever heard him as happy as when he finally received his visa. Ehsan, my other interpreter, heard all about our efforts to help Janis and contacted me begging that I do for him what I did for Janis. Ehsan submitted his application to the US Embassy in Kabul in June 2012 but he’s still waiting for his visa. The Embassy and the State Department have the power to help Ehsan leave Afghanistan and start a life in a safe place. Together, we can help make that happen.
Petition to US Embassy in Kabul, US Department of State
Save my Afghan interpreter
When I served as an Embedded Combat Adviser in Afghanistan, my interpreter, Janis Shinwari, saved my life. Now I need you to help me save Janis’ life. In 2008, Janis and I were caught in the middle of a firefight. He took swift action when a combatant shot at me. But beyond that specific incident, Janis served a critical role for me and all of the other troops serving in Afghanistan. Thousands of Afghan nationals have served as interpreters to assist US troops in communicating in real time and providing a cultural link between the troops and Afghan nationals. However, because they are so visible in their communities, many interpreters have become targets for violence. Janis knows for a fact that the Taliban has added his name to a kill list and he is in constant danger. For the moment, he is living safely on an army base, but he needs to leave the country immediately to ensure his safety and that of his family. The US operates a specific visa program for Afghan nationals who serve as interpreters who want to relocate to the US -- and there is a similar program for interpreters in Iraq. The program was created through legislation in 2009 (the Afghan Allies Protection Act), but thousands of interpreters like Janis are still waiting for their visas. The process is incredibly complicated for applicants and bureaucrat hold ups leave interpreters waiting in dangerous situations for months or even years. Now, both programs are weeks away from expiring unless Congress takes action to renew them. Janis began his application for a US Visa in 2011. Today, he is still waiting for the US Embassy in Kabul to issue him the visa he has earned. The Embassy and the State Department have the power to help Janis leave Afghanistan and start a life in a safe place. I know first hand how critical interpreters like Janis are to our troops serving overseas. It’s time that the US do the right thing and help Janis escape the dangerous situation he’s in because of the work that he did for our country. Please join me in calling on the US Embassy in Kabul and the State Department to help save Janis life by issuing his visa immediately.
Petition to Scott Gottlieb MD, Jeff Shuren, Sybill Storz, Managing Director, Hal Lawrence, William Maisel MD
Health Alert: Many Women Have Died Unnecessarily Because Dangerous Cancers of the Uterus and Ovaries Are Being Spread using MORCELLATORS. Stop MORCELLATION in Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery.
Friends of the Public, Many women have been harmed and have died prematurely or unnecessarily because of a routine but avoidable gynecological practice known as MORCELLATION. This world-wide practice has devastated many families for well over two decades now. More than 600,000 hysterectomies are done in the US every year. By the age of 70, one out of every three American women will have had a hysterectomy. About 90% of these surgeries are done for what is presumed to be a benign condition called fibroids. More and more of these surgeries are done with minimally invasive techniques. Usually, to get the uterus out of the body using the "minimally invasive" technique, it is cut into small pieces with a machine called a morcellator. However, a devastating problem happens if in fact the woman did NOT have fibroids – but if she actually had cancer. Unfortunately, the tests that are done before a hysterectomy do not identify these cancers well. Many gynecologists don't even bother getting any tests. In fact, morcellating cancer spreads the cancer inside the woman’s body. This is called ‘up staging’ the cancer. It is important to understand: 1) The average life span following accidental morcellation of sarcoma is only 24-36 months. 2) Only 15% of woman who have leiomyosarcoma (LMS) that has spread (stage 4) will be alive after 5 years. 3) Women with sarcoma who are morcellated are about 4 times more likely to die from sarcoma than if they had not been morcellated. This is an avoidable disaster. This problem has been recognized for more than two decades. A review of the literature, by the Food and Drug Administration, revealed that 1 in 350 women who go for fibroid surgery actually have sarcoma. This means that everyday 2-5 women in the US – and more around the world are susceptible to having a deadly cancer spread because of morcellation. This catastrophic problem has happened in my family and we are fighting to stop this dangerous activity called morcellation. A chance of 1 in 350 for such a devastating outcome is much too high to accept. Women should be told the truth and the practice should stop. Please help us bring an end to spreading cancer with morcellation. This is a totally AVOIDABLE practice. People need to understand their options, which include hysterectomy through a mini-lapartomy incision or trans-vaginally – but – up until recently, most women never heard anything about morcellation or about the possibility of cancer upstaging. And, if they do, this risk is down-played by most minimally invasive gynecologists. We can tell you based on our experience, when cancers are spread by morcellation, the outcomes can be devastating - because the cancer is upstaged. We need your help. Please sign our petition so we can get the word out. We want the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology to change this "standard of care" by ending the needless waste of life caused by spreading cancer with morcellation. For more information and original references see: http://journals.lww.com/oncology-times/blog/onlinefirst/pages/post.aspx?PostID=188 ) (also see:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23189178) (also see:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21565389). The attached video below shows an example of morcellation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPkKw0j-aXE The following companies manufacture and distribute uterine morcellator devices: 1) ETHICON: Gynecare morcellator 2) Storz: Rotocut Morcellator 3) Richard Wolf Medical Instrumentation Company 4) LiNA: LiNA Xcise Cordless Laparoscopic Morcellator 5) Blue Endo MOREsolution Tissue Morcellator 6) Pneumoliner Power Morcellation System by Olympus Corporation. Intuitive Surgical's Da Vinci Robot deserves special mention, as the frequency of robotic hysterectomies performed by minimally invasive gynecologists is currently on the rise across the United States. Note that Intuitive Surgical builds and markets the DaVinci robot, which is not itself a "morcellator". However, use of the DaVinci robot almost invariably appears to require that the uterus be minced up, or morcellated, into smaller pieces inside the woman's belly cavity in order to extract from the abdomen. A clear example is shown in the following YouTube video of DaVinci being used to perform a robotic hysterectomy and manually morcellating the uterus using the endo-wrist component of the robot (morcellation is being performed at minute 5:30 of the video). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6luiX6UQmg Without morcellation using equipment manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, robotic hysterectomies would, likely, not be possible using the DaVinci Robot. It is noteworthy that the DaVinci robot does not appear to have a readily available warning label advising against its use to morcellate tumors with malignant potential inside the body. The company's Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Myriam Curet, a surgeon herself, has been informed and advised of this severe hazard in the use of DaVinci for robotic hysterectomy and the absence of a readily available warning label.
Petition to Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes Jr., Commissioner Luie Tito F. Guia, Commissioner Christian Robert S. Lim, Commissioner Al A. Parreño, Commissioner Arthur D. Lim, Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph, Commissioner Lucenito N. Tagle
We call on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to heed the demand to rescind Resolution 9922, and that any decision to this effect, be deferred until after the retirement of the three outgoing officials of Comelec.
AN URGENT CALL We heed an important message of His Holiness, Pope Francis, in his courtesy meeting with President Benigno S. Aquino III on January 15: “It is now, more than ever, necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty, integrity, and commitment to the common good.” The nation once again gears for the next elections in 2016 to choose our next leaders who will oversee government affairs consistent with the principles of transparency and accountability. May the next leaders take the challenge of Pope Francis to place the poor and marginalized as the focus of the political leaders’ mission against corruption, scandalous social inequality, and widespread materialism. With these in mind we are greatly concerned with the COMELEC’s “holiday rush” Dec. 23 Resolutions 9922 by a 5-2 vote awarding the favored reseller company, Smartmatic, a Php300M contract for the diagnosis and minor repair services for 80,000 PCOS machines. The haste lacks prudence and the amount is far too high just to diagnose the machines. We are disturbed that many contracts have been awarded to the Venezuelan company, Smartmatic, since 2010 to automate Philippine national and local elections now amounting to billions of taxpayers’ money – despite undisputed findings by citizens’ election watchdogs, IT experts, and other concerned groups with regard to, non-compliance by both COMELEC and Smartmatic of election and procurement laws that compromised the transparency, security, accuracy, and trustworthiness of the automated election system. As leaders of the Catholic Church acting in support of the advocacy for clean elections, and for transparent and accountable government, we call on the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to heed the demand to rescind Resolution 9922, and that any decision to this effect, be deferred until after the retirement of the three outgoing officials of Comelec led by Chairman Brillantes on February 2 this year and the appointment of their replacements. Lack of time is no excuse for such undue haste. Past elections time tables were even shorter. Besides this “lack of time” is due to the COMELEC itself for not acting promptly as they were warned much earlier. We call on COMELEC to uphold the rule of law in the interest of democracy and God-given people’s sovereign rights of suffrage and good government. All the safeguards as found in the Automated Election Law should be complied with. January 21, 2015 CBCP Signed copy may be downloaded at : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85303072/AES%20Watch/CBCP%20Urgent%20Call.pdf