Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Tell Congress you support making lynching a federal hate crime
From 1882 to 1986, Congress has tried to pass anti-lynching laws 200 times. They failed every time. During the Civil War and Reconstruction and up to the Civil Rights era, 4,745 lynchings took place across America from 1882 to 1968. Almost all lynchings have been racially driven, targeting and terrorizing African Americans and other minorities. Ninety-nine percent of lynch mob perpetrators have escaped any punishment at a state or local level. With no laws on the books that would make lynching a federally punishable offense, lynching victims and their families are left with no justice. Right now, a bipartisan anti-lynching bill could have a fighting chance at passing. It’s sponsored by Senators Kamala Harris (CA-D), Cory Booker (NJ-D), and Tim Scott (SC-R). There’s a small window to tell your Senators and Representatives that you support ending over a century of racial hate crimes: criminalize lynching in America. White supremacy terrorism and lynching is still a deadly threat to minorities in 2018. Over the last two years, the number of new Neo-Nazis groups have increased nationwide by 22%. Just last year, there was a 17% increase in overall racially driven hate crimes in America. Of all extremist group-led murders in the U.S., 53% were committed by white supremacist groups in 2017. White supremacy violence is on the rise. Tell Congress to protect Americans: white supremacy violence cannot go unchecked. Make lynching a federal crime. With white supremacist hate crimes and groups increasing, it’s vital that the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act passes both the House and Senate. It’s 2018, tell Senators and Representatives to make lynching a federal crime.
Petition to expedia, Allstate, IAC, Progressive, GEICO, Dine Brands, Capital One Financial, Sandals, McDonald's, NUTRISYSTEM, The Walt Disney Company, General Motors, Nestle, Proctor and Gamble, Bayer, Keurig Green Mountain, Ford, Pfizer, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Esurance, Go RVing, GSK, Subaru, Fiat Chrysler, Trivago, Lear Capital, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ebates , Ace Hardware
Companies: Stop advertising on Fox News
“The most effective thing Americans can do is boycott companies that advertise on Fox. They bankroll the poison that goes from the studio into Trump’s head. The second is vote.” – Financial Times’ U.S. National Editor Fox News is propaganda disguising itself as news. It peddles conspiracy theories, hate speech, and ignorance. Its announcers parrot white nationalist talking points and frequently push racist narratives. Fox News lowers the level of our public discourse, and is a key route for fringe views to make their way into the mainstream. Fox News encourages polarization, fear and hatred. Like any other media organization, Fox News is made possible by its advertisers. Major companies bankroll Fox News with their advertising purchases. The signers of this petition ask Fox New’s top advertisers to stop advertising there. Until they stop advertising on Fox News, we will boycott their products. This spreadsheet includes detailed contact information for the companies listed in this petition. In addition to signing and sharing this petition, please contact them to tell them what you think of their supporting one of the most negative influences in American society today.
Petition to Mitch McConnell, Donald J. Trump, Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz
That America Grant Emergency Sanctuary and Refugee Status to Asia Bibi and her Family
Asia Bibi is a Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemy in Pakistan. Although she has been officially exonerated by Pakistan's highest court, she and her family remain at risk of lynching at the hands of tens of millions of her fellow citizens who have placed a high bounty on her life and have already murdered a provincial governor who favored her release. Pakistan cannot and will not protect her and neither will Great Britain. Will not the greatest nation on Earth offer this innocent woman and her family emergency sanctuary - in our embassy if necessary - and emergency evacuation from Pakistan?
Petition to Supervisor Dennis Rodoni
Save The Last Resort -- A Working Model of Sustainability in Marin County
Dear Supervisor Rodoni, We immensely appreciate your recent efforts to, at long last, reach a compromise that preserves The Last Resort (http://thelastresortlagunitas.org) David Lee Hoffman's property, as a historic landmark. As the process of working with David progresses, we must express the imperative to reinstate Marin County's own Architectural Commission's ruling that David's site is historically important. This would allow the use of the California Historic Building Code as a guideline and protections this code offers. Reinstating the Commission's ruling is ethical and allows for long-awaited progress in complying with reasonable code upgrades and an ultimate resolution. We do not want to lose The Last Resort, nor do we want to lose David as a friend, neighbor, and contributor to our community. We feel that David is a visionary who, during the past 40 years, has created solutions to climate change issues that we face as a global community. These solutions lie in the very structures and systems that stand to be destroyed if the Commission's unanimous ruling continues to be discounted or ignored. We believe the demolition of his work would severely endanger the health, safety, beauty and tranquility of Marin County - and the potential for large-scale solutions that David's innovation provides. We request that Marin County, through their receiver, reinstate their own Commission's unanimous ruling, which declared that David's property deserves local historic status. You, too, recently stated in your January 31, 2017 letter to the appointed receiver, “Furthermore, please consider this an official request from my office to include architectural and cultural value determinations on the Hoffman property in your final recommendations.” The reinstatement of the County Architectural Commission ruling would be the final step in bringing closure to the issue of preserving as much of David’s site as possible without interfering with the work of the receiver. We believe that if David loses, we all lose -- and we believe the solution is outlined by the steps in this petition. We are truly thankful to have you addressing these issues. By signing this petition we support the reinstatement of the Marin County Architectural Commission resolution that all 36 structures on the 2-acre property of David Lee Hoffman in Lagunitas constitute a cultural and historic landmark of local importance. Signed,
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 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 A. Gosar, Kurt Bahr, Richard E. 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 Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Frederica S. Wilson, Paul D. Ryan, Jeff Duncan, Bob Corker, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Donald J. Trump
RESTORE DEMOCRACY AND RECOVER VENEZUELA FOR LIFE IN FREEDOM
CALL TO ACTION Venezuela is approaching a special date this January 10th of 2019 in which ends the normal Presidential term. With eight months in advance, the past month of May, Nicolás Maduro Moros he made his own re-election as President, and going over the laws with the support of the CNE (Elections office). That fraudulent action has been disapprove by most of the Democratic Goverments. Therefore, Nicolás Maduro Moros can’t be recognized as Venezuelan President. Venezuela suffer a pretty bad social situation, signed by hunger and dead completely outside of human and civil rights controlled by a madness regimen. IS TIME TO ACT! Call for action to restore the validity of the Venezuelan ConstitutionThe Venezuelan Diaspora, represented by the signatories of the document "RESTORE DEMOCRACY AND RECOVER VENEZUELA FOR LIFE IN FREEDOM ", They address the legitimate and constitutional institutions of the nation, the Venezuelans, civilians and the military, and the international bodies involved in the restoration of democracy and the full validity of the Constitution in our country, so that they act in a concerted manner in this vital time for the restoration of democracy and freedom in Venezuela.Considering the terrible social and economic situation that Venezuela is experiencing, which has led to the mass exodus, unprecedented in America, due to famine, death and insecurity; understanding that the rule of law is non-existent in a kidnapped country, submitted to organizations and nations linked to drug trafficking, guerrillas and terrorism; taking into account that the Supreme Court of Justice and the National Assembly, legitimately constituted powers, have decreed an institutional void in the Presidency of the Republic usurped by Nicolas Maduro Moros, who illegitimately claims to be sworn in for a new six-year period, next January 10th.Fully assuming that it is the duty of every Venezuelan citizen to prevent the Constitution of the Republic from losing its validity, and that the law of the nation has been violated by Nicolas Maduro Moros and his dictatorial regime, which forces us to take action to restore the mandate of the Constitution; Invested with the power granted by Article 333 of the Constitution, and in order to comply with its mandate, we proceed to propose bases of action to restore the effective validity of the constitutional text:- That the Venezuelan civil society, the democratic countries of the continent and the world, and the international organizations act effectively to disregard the usurper Nicolas Maduro Moros as President of the Republic of Venezuela.- That the National Assembly must: 1) Recovers the fullness of its constitutional functions and ignore the constituent national assembly and its actions. 2) Designates an integrated Transition Government in a plural and representative form of the Venezuelan society, so that in the shortest time possible reorders the dramatic situation of the population, restores the validity of the Constitution and creates the conditions for a free general election.3) Proceeds to the reconstitution of all State Powers, according to the Constitution and taking into account the State of Emergency that Country is going through. - The rectors of the National Electoral Council will purge the electoral system and will call general elections for the full restitution of the constitutionality and the Rule of Law. - The Transitional Government will designate an Advisory Council, with broad representation of all sectors of the country and the diaspora, which will contribute to emergency actions and the design of public policies. Our call is, first and foremost, to all Venezuelans, who are obliged to act for our country, its freedom and democracy; and secondly, to the international community, which is indispensable for the restitution of the Rule of Law and the implementation of social and economic-financial programs for the recovery of Venezuela. The organized civil society of Venezuela and the constitutionalist sector of the National Armed Forces must be guarantors of the change that must take place immediately. VENAMÉRICA - ILDESIF - DEMOS - VEPPEX CASA VENEZUELA ARIZONA - VENEMEX (MÉXICO)OBSERVATORIO HANNAH ARENDT (CAPÍTULO USA)CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS SOCIALES (CENSO)ASOVENGUI SAN SEBASTIAN ESPAÑA - VENAMÉRICA-WASHINGTON FREEDOM 4 VENEZUELAVENEZUELA TRICOLOR - VENEZOLANOS ACTIVOS EN EL EXTERIOR (VAEX) VENAMÉRICA CHILE - BIENVENIDOS VENEZOLANOSAYUDA HUMANITARIA PARA VENEZUELA JUVENTUD VENEZOLANA EN EL EXTERIOR (JUVENEX)UN BOCADITO PARA VENEZUELA VENAMÉRICA.ORG8300 NW 53rd. St. Suite 350, Doral, FL 33166, USA Email: Presidencia@venamerica.org Phone: + 1 954 607 9038
Petition to W. Craig Jelinek, Costco
Demand Costco stop selling Koch Industries products!
Koch Industries is the owner of products such as AngelSoft, Quilted Northern, Dixie, Zee, Brawny, Sparkle, and others that are sold at every Costco. The Koch Brothers spend huge sums of money to lobby politicians to pass legislation that helps them, such as the GOP tax credits and climate change denial rhetoric used in our public schools. Koch Industries also own fossil fuel companies, 76, Phillips 66, Chevron and Conoco. One way to impact Koch Brothers bottom line is to stop buying their products and getting retailers, like Costco, to stop selling them. I am asking you to sign and share this petition so we can get Costco to stop selling Koch products.