Petition to Donald Trump
Fire Kelly Sadler for her remarks about John McCain
Trump Aide Kelly Sadler mockingly referred to Sen. John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis during a recent White House meeting. She said "He's dying anyway" as she responded to Senator McCain's opposition to Trump's pick for CIA Director. Whether meant as a joke or not, it was highly inappropriate and insensitive. She needs to go!
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives
Pass the CRA: Save Net Neutrality
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality rules -- giving big cable companies room to charge extra fees, block and censor users -- the internet and Change.org users fought back and have had major victories in the battle for the net. On May 16, 2018 the United States Senate voted to pass Senator Ed Markey’s Congressional Review Act — a resolution that if passed by Congress would overturn the FCC’s decision. Now that bill goes to the House of Representatives and we need to rally even more support to make sure it passes there. We won in the Senate because millions of Americans used their voices to contact their Senators. Almost 2.5 million people signed our petition our users helped drive hundreds of thousands of phone calls and tweets to members of Congress. There's no reason we can't do that again! Net Neutrality also prevents ISPs from creating paid “fast lanes” that would give faster delivery of content to companies who can afford to pay more. An organization or platform like Change.org that couldn’t afford those fees, couldn’t communicate with their supporters. Without Net Neutrality, ISPs can choose what you see online, favoring some sources or blocking others. For example, if someone launched a petition on Change.org against a company like Verizon, Net Neutrality prevents Verizon from blocking or slowing their customers’ access to our site. Please sign our petition and demand your representatives support the Congressional Review Act to save net neutrality.
Petition to Missouri House of Representatives
Urgent! Stop the Coup Against Gov. Eric Greitens
We the People do solemnly find and publish as follows: That Eric Greitens is the duly elected Governor of the State of Missouri. That the impeachment and trial process is anti-democratic and serves to deprive the People of their chosen governor. That to protect the right of the People to have meaningful electoral rights any impeachment and trial process must provide for the following: (1) that there is maximum due process; (2) that all hearings be open to the public and transmitted across all forms of media; (3) that the identity of no witness be concealed; and (4) that the evidence to vote in favor of impeachment and conviction must be no less than clear and convincing. That alleged pre-election conduct must substantially weigh against impeachment and conviction. The electoral system allows for the press and opposition candidates to vet each candidate and voters are free to act upon that information; it is much like our adversarial legal system. That in the case of Gov. Greitens, the allegations of misuse of The Mission Continues (hereinafter “TMC”) donor list were publically known during the campaign. That he had an extramarital affair was widely known. That the contents of the audio recording made by P.S. of K.S. alleging invasion of privacy were known to the Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster’s campaign and the Democratic Party, who believed the allegations were unworthy of admission into the campaign. That the House of Representatives by and through the Special Investigative Committee on Oversight (hereinafter “Committee”) has attempted for all intent to convict Gov. Greitens by means of an a bill of attainder. That the Committee did purposefully act to deprive Gov. Greitens of a fair criminal trial by releasing multiple one-sided and incomplete reports that failed to meaningfully cross-examine witnesses. That the Committee had no legitimate basis for issuing said reports on April 11, April 24, and April 30 because the House had no intent to act upon those reports until after May 18, 2018. That St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner did intentionally avoid use of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to investigate allegations against Gov. Greitens. That Ms. Gardner chose an out-of-state investigative service whose CEO and lead investigator, a former FBI agent, William Tisaby, a former resident of St. Louis, who the FBI previously found to have committed perjury. That Ms. Gardner knowingly: (1) violated the Rules of Professional Conduct; (2) failed to comply with discovery obligations; (3) deliberately concealed and altered evidence; (4) held secret meetings with K.S.; (5) caused false statements of law to be made to the Grand Jury; and (6) suborned perjury. That from the time the audio recording was released K.S. has been influenced by Rep. Stacey Newman and members of the Democrat leadership in the House of Representatives. That Attorney Albert S. Watkins received $120,000 from unknown sources for the benefit of P.S. a key witness in the case. Ms. Gardner did conceal that payment from Gov. Greitens. That there is no objective evidence Gov. Greitens committed the offenses of invasion of privacy or that he assaulted or coerced K.S. That the only evidence is K.S.’s testimony which must be regarded as highly suspect because of Ms. Gardner’s record of suborning perjury and concealing evidence in the case. That Ms. Gardner engaged in the extraordinary conduct of meeting alone with a victim/witness and failed to prepare a proper record of those meetings. That K.S.’s testimony adds many additional claims and contradicts other claims made and not made on the audio recording including, but not limited to, allegations of grabbing and emptying her purse, frisking her, a waiting change of clothes, coerced oral sex, and sound of phone shutter click. That K.S. admits she knew when Gov. Greitens invited her into the basement he was being “sexual.” That K.S. in her alternative narrative admits that she was “intrigued” about the “sexy workout” she was expecting. That Gov. Greitens did not steal (computer tampering allegation) TMC donor list. TMC was not deprived of any property or benefit. That the TMC donor list for donors $1,000 and more is largely public as it is posted at missioncontinues.org. That no confidentiality agreement was entered into between TMC and Gov. Greitens because the proposed agreement was never fully executed. That Gov. Greitens did not file a false document with the Missouri Ethics Commission (hereinafter “MEC”). That Gov. Greitens and the MEC agreed that the donor list was received on a date uncertain in early 2015. March 1, 2015 was the date listed based on the stipulations. That the Committee has been operating without authority since April 11, 2018 when it released its report. Wherefore, We the People demand the Missouri Legislature do as follows: That Gov. Greitens not be impeached. That Gov. Greitens not be censured or otherwise reprimanded.
Petition to Donald Trump
Grant Clemency to Alice Marie Johnson Serving a Life Sentence
My mother, Alice Marie Johnson is a 62-year-old grandmother serving life without parole for a first time nonviolent drug offense. She has been in prison 21 years and will die there unless President Trump grants her clemency. My family’s life changed forever when my she was sentenced to life in federal prison. She was one of thousands of first time, nonviolent offenders who were given long mandatory prison terms. She had lost her job and became a telephone mule passing messages between her coconspirators. “I couldn’t find a job fast enough to take care of my family. I felt like a failure. I went to a complete panic and out of desperation I made one of the worst decisions of my life to make some quick money. I became involved in a drug conspiracy.” My mother has accepted full responsibility for her actions and used that experience to better her life and the lives of others. Since being incarcerated she has been a model prisoner who mentors women and has become an ordained minister. She has also written, directed, and produced several plays and writings for conferences outside of prison walls, choreographed dance teams, and completed many classes and certifications. Her supporters include Congressman Steve Cohen (D) Tennessee, Congressman Bennie Thompson (D) Mississippi, Congressman Marc Veasey (D) Ft. Worth, Texas, retired Deputy Sheriff Randall Wade of Shelby County, Tennessee, Desoto County Mississippi NAACP President Mr. Thomas Plunkett, numerous prison advocacy groups, African American Mayors Association, and clergy in Tennessee, Texas, and Mississippi. Recently, her case caught the attention of Kim Kardashian West who has been advocating to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner that President Trump consider her for clemency. My mom's desire upon release is to assist the community with the needs of ex-offenders to help reduce recidivism. Alice is the mother of 4 children and has 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. It serves no purpose or benefit to society to have her locked up for life. Her large and loving immediate and extended family and friends would welcome her return. Please sign this petition and ask President Trump to grant clemency to a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who wants to use her experience to assist others and give back to her community. Learn more about Alice Johnson here.
Petition to NET. TV, NSW Police, Polly Lawrence, תנו לחיות לחיות, Animal Planet, International Animal Rescue, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Oficina de Protección Animal de la Municipalidad de Providencia, Steve Israel, Pilar Távora, Boomerang TV, FOX News, Animal SOS, David Laws MP, Reut , Arizona State House, Willem Jewett, United Healthcare, Paul Gosar, Kurt Bahr, Richard Neal, Comunidad de Madrid, Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad, Bank Of America, National Australia Bank, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Territorial - Procuraduría Estatal de Protección al Ambien, BANKIA, NH HOTELES, Hyatt Hotels, Aviram Ezra, Anonomus - Organization for Annimal Rights Israel, Rula Deeb, Social Security Israel Service for disabled
We want the municipality of Haifa to create feeding spots for cats in Arab neighborhoods
A Public center for feeding cats can create a warm place for street cats in Haifa, a thing that doesn't exist in Arab Neighborhoods in Haifa, help the cats and the ones voluntarily feeding them.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Vermont State Senate, Vermont State House
Universities: Differentiate Between Bad Grades and Sexual Assault
When a student is convicted of sexual assault and then dismissed from their college or university, there is little to no indication on this person’s transcript as to why they were dismissed. At some colleges and universities, a small asterisk is placed at the bottom of his/her transcript indicating they have been dismissed. This symbol is used to indicate a dismissal for poor grades as well as the commitment and conviction of sexual assault. It then falls upon the college or university viewing this person’s transcript to not only notice the small asterisk, but then to contact this person’s former institution and inquire about his/her dismissal. This is a rare occurrence. When a student is convicted of sexual assault, many college and universities are mainly concerned about getting this person off their campus, which is understandable and something that needs to happen. However, what happens when s/he transfers schools and arrives on a new campus? This person’s new school most likely is not fully aware of the reasoning behind their dismissal, and without proper knowledge of his/her past. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), 51% of all alleged rapists have at least one previous conviction, 19% have 2-4 previous convictions, 12% have 5-9 previous convictions, and 8% have 10 or more previous convictions. RAINN also states that 69% of the people that have been sexually assaulted are aged 12-34. Female college students aged 18-24 are 3 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than females in general. We are proposing a bill that would require colleges and universities to explicitly indicate that this person was dismissed for sexual assault and is therefore a danger to students, faculty, and staff not just at the college or university s/he is dismissed from but to any institution to which s/he applies. This bill would transform the admissions process allowing colleges and universities to manage risk before it even steps foot on their campus and would serve as a preventative measure to combat sexual assault on college campuses. In addition to bettering reactionary services available to someone after s/he has been sexually assaulted, there needs to be systems in place to stop it from ever occurring. Should a college or university choose to ignore this new indication to the applicant’s past, the school would then be held accountable in the event this person commits sexual assault on their campus, eliminating the possibility the college or university could claim ignorance. New York and Virginia have passed similar laws requiring their colleges and universities to indicate whether students were dismissed due to sexual assault. They had hoped to create a domino effect, with other states following their lead in the hopes that a federal law would be introduced. Unfortunately, this did not happen. By signing this petition, you are expressing support in favor of a bill that would require colleges and universities to explicitly mark on a student's transcript whether or not they have been dismissed from that institution on the grounds of sexual assault. It is time our country stops protecting the perpetrators of sexual assault and starts protecting those who have been sexually assaulted and implements measures to keep the number that have been assaulted as low as possible. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explaintheasterisk/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/explainasterisk or use hashtag #ExplainTheAsterisk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/explaintheasterisk
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 Germantown Charity Horse Show / State of Tennessee
Please produce a State of Tennessee Germantown Charity Horse Show specialty license plate.
On Sunday, May 11, 2014, TN State Senator Brian Kelsey of District 31 – a generous supporter of the Germantown Charity Horse Show (GCHS) - agreed to present a bill in January 2015 when the state senate is back in session, to create a specialty license plate in Tennessee that represents and supports the GCHS. We need fans and supporters of GCHS that register their vehicles in TN to sign the petition between now and January and ultimately purchase a GCHS specialty license plate. Revenue generated from this specialty plate will be used to continue the charitable efforts of GCHS. Visit GCHS.org for more information. Thank you, Virginia Walker, GCHS President ___________________________________________________________________________ Details on process for requesting a specialty license plate from the State of Tennessee: Organizations desiring to establish a Cultural, Specialty Earmarked or New Specialty Earmarked license plate, as defined by Tenn. Code Ann. Title 55, Chapter 4, Part 2, must contact their state senator or representative to sponsor the proposed plate so it may be introduced into legislation. Once the bill has passed, Revenue's Vehicle Services Division sends the sponsoring organization an instruction packet. This packet informs the organization the bill has passed and that the organization is now responsible for securing a minimum of 1,000 plate orders, collecting the money for each plate ($35 for the next available number and $70 for personalized), and designing the artwork. An organization has one year from the date of the passage of the bill to complete the minimum requirements. If the organization does not meet the minimum requirements, the plate will be deemed obsolete or invalid. For questions concerning this procedure please contact Debbie Minton at (615) 532-1135.