Petition to Tumblr
Remove neo-nazis and white supremacists from Tumblr
Following Discord's recent shutdown of racist alt-right servers, we ask that Tumblr takes neo-nazis and other white supremacy groups more seriously instead of repeatedly ignoring reports on violent language. I've reported several neo-nazi types to staff, including those who have posts like "gas the k-kes" and "kill n-gger apes" alongside nazi imagery and romanticized portraits of Hitler. This is the response I get every time. > Hello, > Thanks for bringing this to our attention; we really appreciate your efforts to make > Tumblr a safer place for everyone. > We do strongly suggest you block this user. You can find out more about how to > do that here: https://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/social#blockactions Tumblr staff - by ignoring the rampant and violent hate problem within their community - are providing a safe place for violent fascists and other racists to feel at home. This specially ironic since Tumblr pretends to stand with Charlottesville victims despite actively hosting neo-nazi groups. It's outrageous that Tumblr staff refuses to ban these hate communities, and even more insulting that they pretend to be at the forefront of social justice. We want our communities to feel safe, and that cannot continue with the large neo-nazi presence. Multiple have already died in the past few months because of this ideology. It's clear that Tumblr will not respond to anything except negative publicity or advertisers leaving their network. So please let them know how the Tumblr community feels by signing and sharing. What we need to happen: 1. Take reports more seriously. Do not just ask the user to block a dangerous user. 2. Explicitly condemn this hate speech in your Terms of Service. Although it already is to an extent, staff does not seem to follow their own rules. 3. Stop giving a safe place for Nazis and white nationalists. This behavior has NO place on Tumblr and you must remove those inciting hatred and violence. 4. Assign moderators to deal with this issue internally. Thank you for your help.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Pass Common Sense Gun Control
I am a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS, where the school shooting happened on 02/14/18. I am close friends with one of the victims and I want common sense gun control to be passed to prevent more families from losing loved ones in these terrible tragedies. I'm lucky that I was on the other side of the school when the shooting started and was evacuated quickly. Nick Cruz killed SEVENTEEN people, some who were freshman just starting their second semester of high school, others seniors who just committed to the colleges of their dreams. He took away their hopes and aspirations. He should not have been able to carry an assault rifle. We need to convince our elected officials that now is the time to speak up against the NRA and promote some form of gun control. They should not be worrying about how much money they will make or whether they will be re-elected. Innocent people are DYING because of gun violence. These children and heroes might be alive today. There’s a reason why other countries don’t have mass shootings and as a nation, we should work towards that. Please sign and share this petition with everyone you know. Nobody should have to face tragedies like this.
Petition to Martin Baron
Tell the Washington Post to stop citing hate groups
It would be unthinkable for journalists to cite the KKK as a legitimate source in articles about race. It would be unimaginable to cite Nazi leaders in articles about issues impacting the Jewish community. It should be no different for anti-immigrant hate groups, whose founder is a white nationalist – yet the Washington Post has cited anti-immigrant hate groups 50 times in the first six months of 2018 alone. Sign our petition to demand that the Washington Post stop legitimizing hate groups by citing them in their reporting. Hate groups are on the rise and our country is in the throes of an increasingly emboldened anti-immigrant government. The media, in offering these groups a platform to use their language and perpetuate false narratives of fear and xenophobia, is legitimizing the insidious reasoning used to separate families, spread fear within immigrant communities, and racially profile American citizens. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and Numbers USA are all known anti-immigrant hate groups. Ethical and fair journalists should not reference these organizations or allow them to publish opinion pieces in their publications. We are asking journalists to stop quoting known hate groups; hate is not a balanced opinion. Tell the Washington Post to stop citing anti-immigrant hate groups.
Petition to President of the United States
Stronger Gun laws
Recently, there has been a shooting in Florida. There were 17 victims in this horrific event. These victims were young, innocent people. Many died because they were saving their own classmates or students. This event effected so many people, many who lost their close friends and family in this act of terror. No one deserves to go through what these people had to. We have to take control, otherwise things like these will only continue to happen. These events have happen in the past countless times, 30 of which have been this year as of February. We MUST do something about these gun laws. Incredibly dangerous weapons are EASILY falling into the hands of the wrong people. They are in the hands of regular civilians, rather than the officials and military where they belong. They are being used for the wrong reasons, they are supposed to defend us from harm not kill innocent people. We can no longer stand by and watch these things happen or wait for someone else to speak up. We Can’t JUST offer our prayers for the families, but USE OUR VOICES AND BE HEARD! Our government must take action. There needs to be change in our laws if we want to feel safer in our communitys. We NEED to fight for stronger gun laws, so things like this CANNOT happen. Our Future Children SHOULD be able to feel safe. If we don’t start taking a stand now, will we ever? If we don’t set an example For our future, who will? SIGN THIS PETITION SO WE CAN ALL BE SAFE FROM GUN VIOLENCE!
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.
Petition to godaddy, scott wagner
Tell GoDaddy: We won’t stand for white nationalist hate-fueled campaigns
On August 11, 2017, a group of proclaimed white supremacists began a rally to “Unite the Right.” They chanted “white lives matter” and made monkey noises in the face of University of Virginia students of color who came to counter protest. It was a horrific 24 hours that turned deadly. Now a white nationalist clothing company, Right Brand Clothing, is raising money on GoDaddy to fund the legal fights of four men who were arrested for violence at the Charlottesville protests. Right Brand Clothing directly funds a hate group whose members, all white nationalists, have committed acts of violence towards others. Demand GoDaddy take down this hate and violence-fueled campaign as they have others like it in the past. GoDaddy has taken down other crowdsourcing campaigns for inciting hate and violence in the past — but they are refusing to take this one down because, as they say, “it does not incite violence.” The clothing company in question funds the Rise Above Movement, a hate group whose members have committed acts of violence towards those in not only Charlottesville, but also in Huntington Beach and Berkeley, California. GoDaddy’s policy is that it will not censor speech, but it will take down campaigns that incite violence towards others. They kicked off neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer for derogatory comments following the violence in Charlottesville. So why won’t they remove Right Brand’s campaign? Your voice matters. Urge GoDaddy to remove this campaign that is aimed towards helping neo-Nazis who committed acts of violence towards others and were arrested accordingly.
Petition to eHealth , Emergency Assistance Plus, HotelPlanner , Medical Concierge Network, American Cellars Wine Club (Vinesse Wines), Association Group Insurance Administrators (AGIA Affinity), Direct Long Term Care, Global Rescue, Long Term Care Resources, ManageYOURiD , Clearent Credit Card Processing Services, FFLBizHub.com , Life Insurance Central, Transamerica , Aig , Mutual of Omaha Insurance, Protective , Prudential Life Insurance Company, Holiday Card Central, Genworth Financial
Tell companies to cut their ties with the NRA
With 96 Americans killed with guns on the average day, and murderers targeting our schools, churches and concerts, the American people are getting fed up with inaction on the part of our politicians. Although the majority of Americans favor stronger gun control measures, they never seem to happen. This is in large part due to the actions of a single organization, the National Rifle Association. Historically, the NRA supported hunting, marksmanship, safety training – and common sense gun laws. But a faction takeover of its leadership in 1977 brought into power a group with extreme views, which have now become the NRA party line. Many members of the NRA don’t support its more extreme policies. For example, 74% of NRA members support requiring background checks for anyone purchasing a gun, and 71% support prohibiting people on the terrorist watch list from purchasing guns – positions that are the opposite of the NRA stance. So why do they remain members? One reason is financial – NRA members receive valuable discounts on things like insurance and hotel stays. The myriad of discounts offered to NRA members by corporations are listed on the membership benefits page on the NRA site. These partners of the NRA include MetLife, LifeLock, eHealth, Norton Security, Allied Movers, NorthAmerican Van Lines, Hertz, Avis, and the First National Bank of Omaha. Indeed, the NRA touts the many special discounts as number two in its list of reasons to join the organization, and stresses the “access to hundreds of dollars in savings.” These corporate partnerships not only help the NRA attract and retain members, but also provide funds for the NRA that help fuel its extremist agenda. It’s time to tell companies that it is no longer acceptable for them to be associated with the NRA. Let’s send a message to the NRA membership benefits partners they must end sever their relationships with the NRA. This petition is aimed at 25 of the companies involved in the NRA membership benefits program. This is because 25 is the limit for a Change.org petition. Let’s start with these 25, and then go after the others later. In addition to signing and sharing this petition, please look at our Google document which lists all of the partner companies and contact information for them, and consider also reaching out to the companies directly to show your displeasure.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Let the CDC Conduct Research on Gun Violence: End the Dickey Amendment
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not been able to do any research on gun violence in America since the Dickey Amendment was inserted into the federal spending bill in 1996. The amendment states that “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” In the same spending bill Congress moved the $2.6 million from the CDC's budget that was used to study gun violence into other areas. While the Dickey Amendment does not completely prohibit gun violence research, its removal of all CDC funding has created a strong deterrent against researching gun violence at all. Beyond the lack of funding, prospective researchers have faced literal death threats while pursuing research into gun violence. Our representatives in Congress refuse to have any real debates about gun use in America because they state that there is just not enough research into the matter. The only way to fix this problem is to have Congress repeal the Dickey Amendment and to put funding back into the research of firearms and gun related deaths. Only then will we have enough research to figure out why mass shootings, and the deadly use of firearms in general, is so common in America. Even the original writer of the amendment, former Rep. Jay Dickey of Arkansas, whom it is named after now regrets the limitations it has created in conducting research into the matter. He simply didn't want to “let any of those dollars go to gun control advocacy.” The problem is that the amendment stopped all research on gun violence and because of that we are lacking a lot of key information that could help not only Congress, but the American public, understand why this violence keeps happening. Even the American Medical Association has called gun violence a “public health crisis” so it should receive the same amount of funding and research as any other health crisis so we find the underlying problem. Examining the impact of firearms from a public health perspective is not an argument for or against anything. It is simply a means by which arguments can, and should, be informed. It is about gaining knowledge so we can have a better understanding of how to help the American people. Please sign this petition and let our representatives in Congress know that we wish to repeal the Dickey Amendment and to put funding back into the research of gun violence in America. *Please also contact your local representative and let them know that you wish to have the Dickey Amendment repealed: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/