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 chinese laundry
Call on Popular Footwear Brand "Chinese Laundry" to Change Their Name
Please sign to add your support behind the following petition to Chinese Laundry: There is a longstanding American racist legacy involving the stereotypical Chinese laundry. The phrase today therefore holds glaring racist implications. You changed your logo, so you must have some awareness of these implications. No company should be allowed to causelessly perpetuate a damaging and hurtful stereotype for profit. We call on you to change your name, because without any context, the phrase "Chinese laundry" is a relic of a history of racism against Asian immigrants and Asian Americans. Since the founders nor their families are Asian, we beseech you to please do your research and realize the absurdity of your company name and callousness of your brand.
Petition to Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners
Change South Dixie Highways to Harriett Tubman Highway
We hereby petition our Miami- Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners to move with urgency and immediately change signs on U.S. 1 from “Dixie” Highway to Harriett Tubman Highway. Whereas: in 2020, Miami- Dade’s main artery, from one end of the County to the other, is still named “Dixie Highway”. Why do we still “honor” the Treasonous Confederacy, slavery, and “The Land of Dixie”? WE believe this is shameful, hurtful, disgusting, and completely unacceptable. WE applaud the BCC’s unanimous approval of Commissioner Dennis Moss’ Resolution to pass this name change in February of 2020. WE, also point to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s overnight renaming of Pennsylvania Avenue in D.C. to “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. Her leadership proves that where there is a will, there is a way. WE THEREFORE: Call upon you to do the right thing. The time to act is NOW!
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 Clark County Council
Eileen Quiring Needs to Resign
On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, Eileen Quiring shockingly, disgustingly, declared, “I do not think systemic racism exists in this county. Period.” Her words are out of touch, to say the least. This county has hosted numerous Proud Boy rallies. A man on the Vancouver Education Board of Directors just suggested “Two Words. Fire hoses!” as a counter measure against Black Lives Matter supporters. Identity Evopra white supremacists have flown signs over highway overpasses stating “it’s okay to be white” and “white lives matter.” We have fired police deputies for openly supporting extremist, nationalist groups. 10 days ago a member of our community was filmed violently assaulting a Black Lives Matter supporter who never swung a single punch. He was assaulted by four menu wearing Proud Boys uniforms. One of the men was already on probation for assault from previous white nationalist rallies. There is a memorial park run by The Sons of Confederate Veterans which glorifies the confederate flag and Jefferson Davis beside our interstate. Systemic racism is alive and well in Clark County. There is proof anywhere you choose to look. We need a council chair who not only acknowledges that, but proposes action to combat it. Eileen Quiring needs to resign.
Petition to nintendo, Animal Crossing, Animal crossing new horizons
Create more inclusive hairstyles for Animal Crossing (ACNH)!
Every person should feel represented when playing a game they love and making their avatar. Ethnic hair styles are often forgotten. In light of what is happening in America concerning black rights, it would be amazing to have gamers of all races represented on all gaming platforms. Let's start with Animal Crossing! Let's create an environment of inclusivity and acceptance in this already amazing game.
Petition to Rockdale Citizen Newspaper
Remove Darrell Huckaby from the Rockdale Citizen
For decades Darrell Huckaby has gotten away with his heavily racist rhetoric! Recently he made a comment on Facebook regarding the removal of a confederate monument stating “Lives will be much better for blacks people now. They will start marrying their baby mommas, raising their children to respect the law and graduate from school and stop depending on the government for support. Problems all solved now that this oppressive historic statue is gone”. We can no longer standby and allow the Rockdale Citizen to give this man a platform to spew his hate! This is a call to action, we demand that the Rockdale Citizen remove Darrell Huckaby’s column from their newspaper in an effort to combat and stand up against racism!
Petition to Michael Reynolds, Mayor Terry Merritt, Councilman Dale Black, Taft Matney, Carol King, Diane Kuzniar
Demand Councilman Dale Black to Resign from Mauldin City Council
Councilman Dale Black who chairs committees and is also Mayor Pro Tem shared racists posts on his Facebook page recently. Despite several meetings with Pastors, leaders in the Upstate, and the Mayor and City Council; he refuses to resign. The Mayor and Council also voted not to ask him to leave his seat. We do not need an elected official in his position who has these thoughts/feelings and expresses them on social media. An elected official cannot be objective with these beliefs that were shared. Mauldin is a city with diverse residents and business owners. I have lived here for 21 years, and my Grandparents built here in the 70s. It has always been a home to me with people who love and look out for their neighbor, regardless of skin color. I now have a two year old, and I want this city to continue to be the place where we come together, love, and support one another. Mr. Black probably doesn't feel his posts were racist, but he doesn't get to decide that something racist and offensive to our friends of color is not. We must listen and support the black community. Although Mr. Black now says he is regretful for his posts, we cannot let these types of actions go without consequences. Please sign this petition asking Councilman Black to resign and the Mauldin City Council and the Mayor; Terry Merritt, to demand Dale Black's resignation.