Petition to Dave Young, Nick Metz, Mike Coffman
Justice for Elijah McClain
August 24th, 2019, 23-year-old Elijah McClain was walking home after buying some tea at a local convenience store. According to Elijah's family, Elijah, who was anemic, preferred to wear a ski mask to keep his face warm while he was walking. The Aurora Police Department received a call of a "suspicious man". This call resulted in Elijah's death. After the McClain family requested the bodycam footage from the officers on scene it was reported that in the footage, "He is laying on the ground vomiting, he is begging, he is saying, 'I can't breathe.' One of the officers says, 'Don't move again. If you move again, I'm calling in a dog to bite you,'" -Mari Newman (the McClain's lawyer) When the paramedics arrived they administered a dose of Ketamine to the already unconscious Elijah to "sedate" him. He was pronounced dead August 27th, 2019, at only 23 years old of a heart attack. Denver 7 News stated, "...they couldn’t determine whether McClain's death was an accident, was due to natural causes, or is a homicide related to the police department's use of a carotid hold". The officers on the scene were placed on temporary leave, however, they are back in the field with no charges. Sign this petition to bring justice for Elijah. Demand that these officers are held accountable.
Petition to legal system
Justice for Promise!
Promise Goodwine is a hardworking mother of 2 who is currently facing LIFE IN PRISON for her participation in the riot in Tampa. She did not kill any or hurt any one. She has been on the FRONT LINES of the protest and has been receiving death threats and harassment from local racist in her home town of PLANT CITY FLORIDA. Our injustice system is not equal CLEARLY she is facing more time for the riots over racist injustice then the actual killer cops that killed George Floyd. Since the riots Promise had been peaceful protesting and even dedicated her back with a tattoo of Trayvon Martin Rosa Parks Harriet Tubman Malcom X Martin Luther King and has got the names of over 30 murder victims of police brutality.SHARE Please sign this petition to have all charges dropped for Promise!! There’s no reason she should be facing this much time in prison while these police officers are getting off with a slap on the wrist for committing MURDER!! https://www.plantcityobserver.com/promise-goodwine-arrested-for-involvement-in-may-30-tampa-riots/ https://www.khon2.com/news/national/ap-norc-poll-sweeping-change-in-us-views-of-police-violence/ https://youtu.be/mArifJts1rc https://youtu.be/oCZ1E2nsG2E https://gf.me/u/yc7xqf
Petition to Senator John Cornyn, Senator Ted Cruz, U.S. House of Representatives
Due Process and Properly Executed Military Process -Sexual Harassment and Missing Soldiers
PFC Vanessa Guillen was brutally murdered by another service member at Fort Hood in Texas. An American soldier from Houston, Texas, Guillen was missing for months before she was found. Before that she was the victim of sexual harassment that she was afraid to report to superiors. The culture of intimidation that exists on this installation and throughout the Armed Forces (search #iamvanessaguillen to read stories from women throughout all branches of service) is toxic and change is long overdue. in addition, the conduct and behavior of officials at the Fort Hood installation were unacceptable. The Guillen family begged for action. It was slow-going and labored. How can a murder suspect walk free for so long? A full investigation and direct disciplinary action against those leaders entrusted with her well-being is necessary. This tragedy involves guilt far beyond the man who ended this young soldier’s life so violently. It goes beyond the girlfriend who helped hide evidence and the remains of this young hero. It reaches all the way up to the leadership in command at their installation. Our service members swear in to serve our country. They make this promise knowing they could die in the process of defending our land and our way of life. Where is our commitment to ensuring that we protect them, ensuring an environment to serve without intimidation, harassment and violence? This petition calls for the Senators of the State of Texas, where Vanessa Guillen was a constituent, to investigate and take action against those at Fort Hood who handled this manner inappropriately. It calls for reform to military procedures for reporting sexual harassment without having to go through their chain of command. It calls for changes in military Criminal Investigation procedure when a solider is reported missing. It demands legislation passage in Vanessa Guillen’s name to ensure no other soldier has to face the violence that she experienced.
Petition to Andy Beshear, Daniel Cameron, Rand Paul, Tom Wine, Donald J. Trump
Justice for Breonna Taylor
Breonna Taylor was an award-winning EMT and model citizen. She loved her family and community, working at two hospitals as an essential worker during the pandemic. Nearly four months ago, a division of the Louisville Police Department performed an illegal, unannounced drug raid on her home. Not a single officer announced themselves before ramming down her door and firing 22 shots, shooting Breonna 8 times, killing her. Not only were the police at the WRONG HOUSE, but the man they were looking for had already been arrested earlier that day. 1. Charges must be filed immediately. The officers involved, specifically John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, Myles Cosgrove, and any other law enforcement officer involved in the death and coverup of the death of Breonna Taylor must be fired, charged, and arrested immediately. There have been no charges thus far (it has been nearly 4 months). Their pensions must be revoked. 2. Her family must be paid in damages for wrongful death and the negligence of the LMPD. 3. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear must speak up on behalf of Breonna, and Governor Beshear or Attorney General Daniel Cameron must appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Louisville Police Department immediately. An in-house investigation is unacceptable. 4. The "no-knock" warrant that police had used in Breonna's murder completely violates the constitutional rights to reasonable search and seizure. By law, police must be legally obligated to announce themselves before breaking and entering into a home privately owned by American civilians. Legislation to federally ban no-knock warrants must be passed in Congress and signed by the President; what happened to Breonna was a complete violation of her constitutional rights, and threatens the rights of all American citizens. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has voiced similar concerns. A special session must be intervened by Congress to discuss the constitutionality of no-knock warrants immediately. This has carried on for over three months. For weeks, the city treated Breonna like she was a criminal, calling her a “suspect” before finally admitting that she was an innocent, crimeless victim. She had no drugs. She committed no crime. Yet, she is dead, and the perpetrators are facing no charges. She was not only an exemplary citizen, but an essential one. She was a daughter, a friend, an American hero, and most importantly, a person. She deserved to be treated as such. Let’s get justice for Breonna. Say her name. PLEASE help me get the word out, and share this campaign on your social media platforms. Thank you to everyone who is helping in our fight to get justice for Breonna.
Petition to Marysville MI City Council
Fire Marysville Police Officer Danielle Quain
Earlier this month (June 2020), a racist meme was shared by Marysville Police Officer Danielle Quain on her personal Facebook page. The post in question callously mocks protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement, and by extension, the suffering of Black people at the hands of police brutality. Not long after the post was discovered, a disappointed citizen filed a complaint with Marysville PD. The department failed to take this complaint seriously, and instead gave the name of this person to Officer Quain, who then used this information to seek out the person on Facebook and send them a friend request. The response by Marysville PD is a violation of the filer's privacy, and the attempt by Officer Quain to retaliate is both inappropriate and unprofessional. This conduct creates an atmosphere where concerned citizens are afraid to speak out against injustices they witness, and is a prime example of the systemic racism the current civil rights movement is working towards amending. In light of Marysville city council passing a resolution on June 22nd declaring racism a public health crisis, we are calling on city officials and Marysville PD to hold themselves and their employees accountable. Racist sentiments should not be tolerated in any level of local government, and the failure to address the actions of Officer Quain shows that the city is comfortable allowing its employees to spread these opinions openly and without consequence. Setting the tone of acceptable conduct in our police departments, local and otherwise, is of utmost importance if we are to address the systemic racism that is so deeply embedded in our society. Marysville Police Department: We urge you to do and be better for the citizens of your community. We ask that in order to truly serve and protect, that you do not allow toxic and racist attitudes to exist freely in your ranks. Set the right example and remove Officer Danielle Quain from her job!
Petition to Department of Defense, United Nations Development Program, U.S. Senate, Department of Justice, U.S. House of Representatives
Make laws that stop hair discrimination in the military, & states, for African Americans.
African Americans have always been discriminated against. Today many businesses tell us that our hair is not acceptable. If it is not told then it is implied. There needs to be a law that stops this. There is even a regulation that discriminates in the united states military. AR 670-1 states " Males are not allowed to wear braids, cornrows, or dreadlocks (unkept, twisted or matted, individual parts of hair) while in uniform or in civilian clothes or on duty." This is a target towards African Americans and it only teaches to not like African American hair. This used to be the same for African American women in the army but now African American Women can wear their natural hair. The discrimination against African American hair has got to stop.
Petition to Sonoma County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Mark Essick, City of Santa Rosa Police Department, Mayor Tom Schwedhelm, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, City of Santa Rosa City Council, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors
Justice For Georgia Lee Moses
(UPDATE: We can donate directly to Georgia's family using the link below: https://gf.me/u/yduk9p ) Georgia Lee Moses was a 12-year-old girl full of life. She was always smiling, joking and loved her family and friends. She especially loved her little sister, 7-year-old Angel, whom she actively cared for, for years. Unfortunately, her precious life was tragically taken too soon. At the age of 12, Georgia was strangled and left on the side of the road on Highway 101 in Petaluma, California. She was nude, abandoned but not forgotten by the people that loved her. There have been many speculations as to why little effort was put forth into examining her home life before her death as well as the lack of urgency in the case following her death. One speculation being race and another, her family’s social status. Over the years, the authorities have done little to solve her case. Potential suspects have been identified, numerous phone calls made, new information presented, and emails have been made to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office as well as the FBI with no response. On August 13th, 1997 around 10:00 PM Georgia was last seen at the 76 gas station on the corner of Sebastopol Road and Dutton Avenue in Santa Rosa, California. Georgia walked to the gas station with one of her friends and met a man she left with to go to a party. Georgia had asked her friend if she wanted to join her but her friend's mother did not let her go. That was the last time Georgia was seen alive. The man Georgia met was someone she knew, described as approximately 6 foot 3 inches tall, African American man, 24-28 years old, 200 pounds, with a short fade haircut, slight mustache, and he was driving a small four door white car. The man may have been from San Francisco. It has been 23 years and her case is still unsolved. As of a year ago, her case was said to be open. Georgia’s family and friends are coming together to seek justice for her death. We need your help to have her murder properly investigated, have new interviews conducted and to push to have DNA testing done to locate a possible suspect. Her family deserves justice and Georgia deserves justice. Please sign this petition and help a family get closure after so many years. Written by Georgia's sister, Angel.
Petition to The National Collegiate Athletic Association
Demand The N.C.A.A. adopt equitable hiring practices focused on BIPOC & women.
For far too long Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) and women coaches have been denied their chance to advance their skills, experience, and education to the highest level of leadership in higher education by serving as head coaches and athletic directors throughout this country. The N.C.A.A. inspires student athletes to reach to the highest levels, to overcome any obstacle, to train to be the best they can be, in their respective sports, and work to become champions on the field. They deserve to have coaches and athletic directors that look like them and inspire them. Off The field though the NCAA has failed to implement or create real equitable policies, possibilities, and opportunities for BIPOC and women to rise to the highest level of leadership and become head coaches and athletic directors. They have dedicated their life to their sport, helped bring honor, pride, integrity, and in many cases earned millions of dollars for these universities. We demand The National Collegiate Athletic Association immediately create policy for all schools to implement hiring practices modeled after Oregon House Bill 3118, known as the “Oregon Rooney Rule.” HB 3118 requires "the interviewing of at least one qualified candidate of color when hiring for head coaches, athletic directors and assistant head coaches for all sports". Furthermore 2/3 of the finalists for hiring coaches in women’s sports must be female candidates (Judith Sweet Rule). Endorsed by:Dr. Richard Lapchick,Chair of DeVos Sport Business Management Program & Director Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.Dr. Merritt Norvell,Executive Director at National Association For Coaching Equity and Development.Van MaloneAssistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Cornerbacks Kansas State University. Eric S JacksonCoach & Recruitment Coordinator Lewis & Clark College Portland Oregon. Nigel Burton Former Division 1 head coach Pac 12 Network analyst.