Petition to David Abney, UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, UPS Corporate office: 404-828-6000, Frederick W. Smith CEO FEDEX, FedEx Corporation 942 South Shady Grove Road Memphis, TN 38120 USA (FEDEX), 1.901.369.3600. Fedex corp number.
Tell UPS/FEDEX to start shipping again to areas affected by hurricane Maria and Irma.
Hundreds of thousand, if not Millions of families are starving in Puerto Rico because families cannot get supplies to their love ones. Families are being forced to only take out $20.00 a day from ATM's. (You are also on-line for 6-8 hours to pull out $20.00 from your account. The branches are not open, despite what their US branches say. You then have to decide between gas (standing in line can take up to 12 hours) and food (6-8 hours), because to look for food and necessities you must drive around for hours, looking for food, medical supplies and most importantly (Water) mind you it’s in the 90's most of the time. But there are millions of families all over the world that want to help!! I have two shipments with emergency food just sitting in Carolina, PR, Puerto Rico at the UPS, and my Mom with 4 kids, my niece and husband are starving, with only 4-5 bottles of water left. Other families are less fortunate. If Walmart and other carries can receive there supplies, why not the people that are fighting to live... Below is a picture of a town in Humacao, PR, they wrote SOS/we need water and food, please answer the call. If safety is an issue please contact the president and tell him, help us help them, send the national guard...PLEASE WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL???? TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!!! PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND ASK THEM TO SIGN AND DO THE SAME BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.....
Petition to FedEx
FedEx needs to offer cheap rate to USVI and PR emergency supply packages.
We respectively request FedEx to offer a special code that can be used by stateside Americans to significantly reduce the cost to send emergency relief packages to family, friends, and other people living in the United States Virgin Islands and The United States territory of Puerto Rico. This code should significantly reduce the cost associated with sending these time sensitive and immediately needed supplies. Currently the cost to send a 30-35lb package from zip code 54455 to 00802 is being quoted at roughly $700. The same package to Naples FL is being quoted at $40-$60. This is unacceptable given the nature of the need to get supplies to the USVI as fast as possible.
Petition to Department of Homeland Security, President of the United States
Waive the Jones Act for Puerto Rico to Help Rebuild its Infrastructure and Economy
Everyone has seen the unprecedented devastation in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The entire island is without power and thousands of Americans may die. Many have asked how they can help. This petition focuses on cutting through bureaucracy that could cost lives and add to the suffering of millions of Americans in Puerto Rico. The Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act 1920, 46 U.S.C. § 883) prevents foreign ships from carrying cargo between the US mainland and noncontiguous parts of the US like Puerto Rico. Foreign ships can't stop in Puerto Rico to offload goods. Instead, goods are dropped off on the mainland and brought to the island on US flag ships. This makes everything more expensive, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, could actually cost lives. The Department of Homeland Security extended a waiver of the Jones Act to relieve PR, but the waiver expired on September 22, 2017. I started this petition on Saturday, September 23rd. By September 28th, this petition garnered nearly 500,000 supporters, and President Trump and DHS agreed to waive the Jones Act for 10 days. While this is a good start, Puerto Rico will need additional time to rebuild its economy and infrastructure and should receive the benefit of foreign support. For example, Germany has already begun assisting Puerto Rico with restoring its power grid. By signing this petition, you are telling the Department of Homeland Security and the President of the United States to waive the Jones Act for 12 months to give Puerto Rico the relief it needs to recover and rebuild its infrastructure and economy.
Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Luis V. Gutierrez, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, Nydia M. Velázquez, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Bill de Blasio, Jenniffer González-Colón, FEMA, Robert Menendez
Satellite phones for Puerto Rico Emergency response now!
The people of Puerto Rico are in serious danger since hurricane María impacted the island. Communications systems are down and people have no ability to communicate their needs posing a deadly hazard as they are unable to reach out for life saving help. Those who have family in the island are also suffering the deep emotional impact of lack of communication not knowing the conditions of their loved ones or if they are even alive. While the communications system is restored and aid is provided, we demand that satellite phones -which do not depend on the damaged local systems- be provided. Satellite phones can immediately work as a basic tool for the survival of Puerto Ricans. We recognize that there are many priorities including the restoring of power in hospitals, the distribution of food and water and other basic needs but without communication systems in place all other efforts fall short as people are unable to communicate and strategize their responses to the need. Satellite cell phones should be send to Puerto Rico by the US government entities in charge of rescue and aid missions immediately. We the people of Puerto Rico and their families and allies in the United States demand that satellite phones be provided and distributed immediately as one of the first steps in life saving response ! WE ASK THE CONGRESS AND THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE-FEMA-TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTOIN. TO MAKE THIS REAL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE....EVERY MINUTE THAT PASSES WITHOUT ACCESS TO COMMUNICATION IN PERTO RICO IS A POTENTIAL LOSS OF LIFE. PLEASE SEND SATELLITE PHONES TO THE PEOPLE OF PUERTO RICO NOW!!!
Petition to Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, Thomas Rivera Schatz, Carlos Méndez Núñez
Impeachment of Gov. Ricardo Rosello
As you might know, the Gov. Of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosello, was caught using a private chat discussing government jobs, contracts, etc. with s, advertising agencies, and members of his inner circle. These sparked outrage as they included profanity, misogynistic, and homophobic remarks, as well as political maneuverings laid bare. Rosello announced that all chat participants resigned from their positions in the government(except him); however, he asked his chief of staff, Ricardo Llerandi, who was part of the chat group, and the secretary of Public Affairs, Anthony Maceira, to stay on board. “After analyzing the content of the communications, it is impossible for me and for those who expect the highest ethical and behavioral standards, to continue with this controversy that distracts and hinders the important public efforts that lie ahead,” the governor’s statement reads. Adding to the public backlash brought about by the government officials’ chat group, was a 32-count indictment on fraud-related charges, for which the former heads of the Department of Education, and the Health Insurance Administration (ASES by its Spanish acronym), were arrested, along with contractors of those agencies. It's time for the House of Representatives, and the Senate to do their job, which is to represent the people of Puerto Rico. ALL the political parties need to come together in order to get this done. Start the impeachment process immediately!!! Como es de su conocimiento, el gobernador de Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosello, fue sorprendido mediante un grupo de mensajes (chat) privada sobre trabajos gubernamentales, contratos, etc., con agencias de publicidad y miembros de su círculo íntimo. Esto provocó indignación, ya que incluían comentarios profanos, misóginos y homofóbicos, así como maniobras políticas al descubierto. Roselló anunció que todos los participantes del chat renunciaron a sus cargos en el gobierno (excepto él); sin embargo, le pidió a su jefe de personal, Ricardo Llerandi, que formaba parte del grupo de chat, y al secretario de Asuntos Públicos, Anthony Maceira, que se mantuvieran a bordo." Después de analizar el contenido de las comunicaciones, es imposible para mí y para quienes esperan los más altos estándares éticos y de comportamiento, continuar con esta controversia que distrae y obstaculiza los importantes esfuerzos públicos que se avecinan", se lee en la declaración del gobernador. Agregando a la reacción pública provocada por el grupo de chat, fue una acusación de 32 cargos relacionados con fraude hacia los ex jefes del Departamento de Educación y la Administración de Seguros de Salud (ASES) quienes fueron arrestados, junto con los contratistas de esas agencias. Es hora de que la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado hagan su trabajo, que es representar a Pueblo de Puerto Rico. TODOS los partidos políticos deben unirse para poder hacer esto. ¡INICIEN el proceso de residenciamiento de INMEDIATO!
Petition to U.S Congress, Puerto Rico
Ricardo Rosello resignation
After reviewing the offensive remarks the governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosello, made about Puerto Ricans, he does not represent the interest of the island. He along with government collegues disrepected and degrated women, LGBT community and journalists. The governor expressed he would not resign because the people entrusted him with his position. But, he has lost credibiltyin his capacity to be a leader. Now, we take it back. We demand Ricardo Rosello resigns.
Petition to Costco, Municipio de Isabela, Municipio Aguadilla, Costco Wholesale, Noticel , Hon. Charlie Delgado Altieri
Build new Costco in Isabela-Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
There is a lack of good supermarket, food variety, organic and fresh products in the area.
Petition to Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, Puerto Rico State Senate, Puerto Rico State House, Arnaldo Cruz
Strong governance for an independent and autonomous Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics
*DESPLACE LA PANTALLA HACIA ABAJO PARA LA VERSIÓN EN ESPAÑOL* Are you signing on behalf of a professional organization or scientific society? Click HERE. During the past two years, the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics (PRIS) has faced a series of threats that have undermined its autonomy, credibility, and reputation. From 2017 to date, the administration of the Hon. Dr. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares has illegally removed members from the Board of Directors, tried to dismantle the Institute and outsource its functions, and made appointments to the Board that have been questioned by the international scientific community. In January 2019, there were allegations about the politicization of the Board of Directors and their ability to act independently and free of partisan influences. As of February 10, 2019 the role of executive director of the Institute has been vacant, after the resignation of Dr. Mario Marazzi Santiago, who had served in this role since 2007. These events not only cast doubt on the future of the Institute of Statistics, but also create serious concerns about the capacity of the Puerto Rican government and society to make decisions and create public policies informed by scientific evidence and by statistics that are timely, reliable, and of high-quality. Therefore, we ask the Government of Puerto Rico and the Board of Directors of the Institute of Statistics to take the following actions to strengthen the governance, independence and autonomy of the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics: Maintain the powers and faculties of the Executive Director to protect the independence of PRIS: Any future amendments made to the organic law of the Institute should seek to strengthen the governance and independence of the agency, but without weakening the powers and faculties of the Executive Director, and without granting more power to the Board of Directors or the Governor. Dissociate the Governor and Puerto Rico Senate from the process of nominating and confirming members to the PRIS Board of Directors: Currently, the members of the PRIS Board of Directors are nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Puerto Rico Senate. To avoid the possibility of partisan influence, we ask that the nomination and confirmation process to the Board of Directors of the Statistics Institute be dissociated from the government in turn (similar to the nomination process for the Board of Trustees of the Puerto Rico Science Trust). Strengthen the PRIS Board as an independent, objective body of experts: We ask that candidates to the PRIS Board of Directors (1) are nominated by scientific associations or professional and industrial groups that represent the relevant fields of specialization; (2) are experts with integrity, personal and professional objectivity, demonstrated expertise, and advanced academic preparation (a master's or doctoral degree) in the use of statistics, economics or planning; (3) do not have direct connections to the current or previous government administrations (i.e. not having held elective public office during at least five (5) years prior to their appointment; not having participated, collaborated or made political or financial contributions to political candidates or campaigns, as suggested in Article 2 of P. de la C. 4409 from May 12, 2008, presented by the Representative and now Resident Commissioner Hon. Jennifer González-Colón). The search and appointment of the next Executive Director is done transparently and in consultation with the Puerto Rican and international scientific community: The scientific community has demonstrated time and again its commitment to the autonomy of the PRIS and government transparency in Puerto Rico. Therefore, the members of PR-SPAN and UCS, and members of the Puerto Rican and international scientific community are willing to actively participate in the nomination, search and selection process for the next Executive Director of the PRIS. It is of the utmost importance that the Executive Director has the relevant expertise, and is committed to the independence and autonomy of the Institute, and to keeping it free from partisan influences. We urge the scientific community and friends of Puerto Rico to join this petition and continue advocating for the autonomy, independence, reputation and credibility of the Puerto Rican Institute of Statistics. For more details contact the Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network (PR-SPAN) at firstname.lastname@example.org. *SCROLL UP FOR THE ENGLISH VERSION* ¿Representas a una organización profesional o sociedad científica que interesa firmar como colectivo? Presiona AQUÍ. En los pasados dos años el IEPR ha enfrentado una serie de amenazas que han socavado su autonomía, credibilidad, y reputación. Desde el 2017 hasta la fecha, la administración del Hon. Dr. Ricardo Rosselló Nevares ha removido ilegalmente a miembros de la Junta de Directores, intentado desmantelar el Instituto y externalizar sus funciones, y hecho nombramientos a la Junta que han sido cuestionados por la comunidad científica internacional. En enero de 2019, surgieron señalamientos sobre la politización de la Junta de Directores y su capacidad de actuar de manera independiente y libre de influencias partidistas. La dirección ejecutiva del Instituto quedó vacante el pasado 10 de febrero de 2019 tras la renuncia del Dr. Mario Marazzi Santiago, quien fungió en este rol desde 2007. Estos acontecimientos no sólo arrojan dudas sobre el futuro del Instituto de Estadísticas, sino que crean serias preocupaciones sobre la capacidad del gobierno y la sociedad puertorriqueña de tomar decisiones y crear políticas públicas informadas por evidencia científica y estadísticas puntuales, fiables, y de calidad. Por tanto, solicitamos al Gobierno de Puerto Rico y la Junta de Directores del Instituto de Estadísticas que tomen las siguientes acciones para fortalecer la gobernanza, independencia y autonomía del Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico: Preserven los poderes y facultades del Director Ejecutivo para garantizar la independencia del IEPR: Cualquier enmienda futura a la ley orgánica del Instituto debe fortalecer la gobernanza e independencia de la agencia, pero sin debilitar los poderes y facultades del Director(a) Ejecutivo(a), ni otorgar más poder a la Junta de Directores o al Gobernador(a). Se desvincule al Gobernador(a) y Senado de Puerto Rico del proceso de nominar y confirmar a los miembros de la Junta de Directores del IEPR: Actualmente, los miembros de la Junta de Directores del IEPR son nominados por el Gobernador(a) y confirmados por Senado de Puerto Rico. Para evitar la posibilidad de influencias político-partidistas, pedimos que la responsabilidad de nominar miembros a la Junta de Directores del Instituto de Estadísticas no recaiga sobre el gobierno en turno (similar al proceso de nominaciones para la Junta de Síndicos del Puerto Rico Science Trust). Se fortalezca a la Junta del IEPR como un cuerpo de expertos objetivo e independiente: Solicitamos que los candidatos a la Junta de Directores del IEPR (1) sean nominados por asociaciones científicas o grupos profesionales e industriales que representen los campos de especialización relevantes; (2) sean expertos con integridad, objetividad personal y profesional, experiencia demostrada y preparación académica avanzada (maestría o doctorado) en el uso de estadísticas, economía o planificación; (3) no tengan conexiones directas con las administraciones gubernamentales actuales o anteriores (es decir, que no hayan ocupado cargos públicos electivos durante al menos cinco (5) años antes de su nombramiento; y no hayan participado, colaborado, ni realizado contribuciones políticas o financieras a candidatos políticos o campañas, como sugiere el Artículo 2 del P. de la C. 4409, presentado el 12 de mayo de 2008 por la entonces representante y ahora comisionada residente, Hon. Jennifer González Colón). La búsqueda y nombramiento del próximo Director(a) Ejecutivo(a) se haga de manera transparente y en consulta con la comunidad científica puertorriqueña e internacional: La comunidad científica ha demostrado una y otra vez su compromiso con la autonomía del IEPR y la transparencia gubernamental en Puerto Rico. Por tanto, los integrantes de PR-SPAN, UCS y miembros de la comunidad científica puertorriqueña e internacional estamos dispuestos a participar activamente en el proceso de búsqueda y selección del próximo Director(a) Ejecutivo(a) del IEPR. Es de suma importancia que se escoja a un Director(a) Ejecutivo(a) que tenga la pericia relevante, y que esté comprometido(a) con la independencia y autonomía del Instituto, y de mantenerlo libre de influencias político-partidistas. Exhortamos a la comunidad científica y a los amigos de Puerto Rico a unirse a esta petición y a continuar abogando por la autonomía, independencia, reputación y credibilidad del Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico. Para mas detalles contacten al Puerto Rico Science Policy Action Network (PR-SPAN) al email@example.com.