Petition to Bryan Steil, Tammy Baldwin, Scott Walker, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, Wisconsin Governor, Ron Johnson, Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan, Tony Evers, F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Ron Kind, Sean P. Duffy, Glenn Grothman, Adam Neylon, Jennifer Shilling, Lena C. Taylor, Robin Vos, Scott L. Fitzgerald, Romaine Robert Quinn, Alberta Darling, Mark Miller, Thomas Tiffany, John Nygren, Luther S. Olsen, Roger Roth, Tyler August, Mike Gallagher, Travis Tranel, Gordon Hintz
Wis. Teen Face Life in Prison for Killing Man Who Allegedly Raped Her and Sold Her for Sex
A Wisconsin teenager is facing life in prison after admitting to killing an accused pedophile who allegedly abused her and sold her to other men for sex. Chrystul Kizer, now 19 (was 17 at the time), admitted to killing 34-year-old Randall Volar at his home last year after she says he raped her, according to her attorneys. No woman should be facing life in prison for handling an assailant on her own, where she lacked the time or resources to seek proper assistance. 1. She should be protected under sex trafficking victim laws (which they feel like her circumstances are different- so they refuse to) 2. Volar had been arrested and released four months before he was killed, court records show. At the time of his death, authorities were investigating Volar on child sex trafficking allegations and her attorneys said Kizer was one of his victims. How we can make a difference: Publicize this. Share to as many as possible to help bring light to this case and obviously a big issue we have here in America, specifically Wisconsin at this time. We have until her court hearing in February- where she’s currently held on a MILLION DOLLAR bond- to petition for her freedom. If we win- that’s a step in the right direction. If we lose, that’s a step in the wrong direction as a WHOLE, convicting someone for being sex trafficked- especially as a child. Every action has a reaction. Every action has a consequence- this was Volars. Should she really spend life in prison when she practically didn’t even get to fully enjoy her childhood?? https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/local/child-sex-trafficking-murder/
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Phil Murphy, Department of Justice, U.S. Senate, Cory A. Booker, Robert Menendez
End Bias Crime, Stop Corruption, Reform NJ
While it is a known fact any victim residing in the United States today should never be the subject of retaliation, harassment, and/or be imposed by threats of revictimization by their offenders, this is not the case among victims of bias hate crime, orchestrated by law enforcement in New Jersey, with the State refusing to investigate, and charge. These individuals have been brutally, and/or sadistically victimized at the hands of their aggressors, in the absence of rightful criminal prosecution against their attackers, in an attempt to successfully ‘subjugate’ innocent persons (as if a minority ‘person’ is ‘land’), deliberately perpetuating covert racism, and preserving the inherent discriminatory thread in Monmouth County, and across New Jersey, when slavery ended over 150 years ago. Between 2015-2019, I was the victim of several aggravated assaults by law enforcement at Neptune City Police, partnered with harassment and bullying by Long Branch Police, and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. This began in 2014-2015, when Joanne Jodry (Caucasian, 55) began stalking and harassing me; I went to the police, and signed complaints. Joanne, in retaliation, indicated she felt pressed to speak to Keith Mitchell at Neptune City again, after she became increasingly concerned she would catch a felony for her actions. Joanne obtained a family picture of me (31), with my niece (who is white, and was 4 years old in the photo), and my dog, from my website; she lied to Keith and told him my niece was her daughter, and that my dog was her dog. Joanne also told Keith that she believed I suffered from mental illness. Keith, in the absence of Keith speaking to me, and based on my family picture, signed a complaint against me for harassment, and disorderly conduct (since dismissed). From there, in a nutshell (and still in the absence of speaking to me), Keith Mitchell and Michael Vollbrecht both of Neptune City, drove to my apartment, called Monmouth Medical for a psychiatric screen, performed an illegal search on my apartment without a search warrant, or probable cause, when I was at work, all based on my race, and my family picture. Keith then called Long Branch Police, and told a detective at Long Branch to ‘pick me up’ if they see me. Sometime in between, Joanne and Keith spoke again where Joanne admitted to Keith that while she knew my niece was not her daughter, ‘she felt’ the picture of me, with my niece, personified the relationship between Joanne and her daughter. Yet still in spite, a couple days later, I was violently assaulted by Keith, and Michael on my college campus (in graduate school), and transported to Monmouth Medical, where I was restrained by Michael, and hospital security, stripped naked, and force injected sedatives and psychotropics for several months, with no knowledge of what was happening, or why that transpired. The re-victimization and retaliation by Neptune City Police, Long Branch Police, and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, continued to this day, the more I pressed forward to hold all individuals accountable. Recently (and concurrently), after being told by a detective at Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office that 'they are aware of the criminal acts against me (by individuals, and law enforcement), they refuse to investigate', as well as being harassed by the current Director, and lieutenant of the Department of Professional Responsibility at the Prosecutor’s Office, I found out there were also no BWC’s, and no ‘perceived’ recorded victim statements by my aggressor. The Prosecutor’s Office then supplanted the MVR as evidence, to attest to the actions of Keith Mitchell, when in the absence of the BWC’s, and recorded statements, it confirms this incident was bias crime. Now, the Office of the Attorney General has mismanaged my complaints in the absence of proper escalation or entrusting my complaint to another State Prosecutor’s Office, or legitimate policing faction, to investigate. Additionally, I have also yet to hear back from Mr. Gurbir Grewal, the Attorney General. • When is it ever okay for a police department to effectuate search in someone’s home, in the absence of a search warrant, and probable cause?• How many other people has this happened to?• Why haven’t the officers who committed the crimes been collared?• Where is the money coming from to support these factions illegal policing practices? Support and End Bias Hate Crime, Stop State Corruption, and reform New Jersey today!
Petition to Food and Drug Administration
Ban Harmful Chemicals in Hair Dyes and Straighteners Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
My name is Natasha, and I am an activist for a women's health and environmental charity--but that’s not the only reason why I’ve made this petition. For more than 15 years, my mother sought medical attention for a lump on her right breast. However, her primary care physician neglected to send her to a specialist for further examinations of her lump, claiming that it was just calcification. She had to be her own advocate, found a new PCP, and insisted on further tests. At age 60 my mother, Luisa, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment, following her double mastectomy surgery this past August. In 2007 her younger sister, Betty, died of breast cancer at age 43. Genetic testing found no hereditary explanation for my mother’s diagnosis, but rather that the disease was contracted through environmental factors. For decades, my mother often used permanent hair dye and chemical straighteners, due to a lack of awareness of the harmful ingredients they possessed. Hair products are made up of more than 5,000 chemicals, many of which contain carcinogens. Most of these harsh chemicals are rarely listed on the product labels, making it nearly impossible for consumers to know exactly how they can impact their health. Researchers suspect the link between hair dyes and chemical straighteners, and an increased association of breast cancer, can be traced back to the toxic ingredients in hair products that we inhale and absorb through our skin during use. In December 2019, new research found that women who used permanent hair dye or chemical straighteners were at higher risk of developing breast cancer--and this disproportionately affects women of color like my mother, who consume more toxic hair products than anyone else. Use of hair dye is associated with about a 45 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer among Black women (compared to a 7% higher risk for white women). That is an unacceptable health risk. One in eight U.S. women are diagnosed in their lifetime with breast cancer, and about 41,760 women in the United States are expected to die in 2019 from it. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Black women. Black women--who continue to be medically overlooked in a myriad of ways--are also diagnosed at a later stage and consequently die at a higher rate after diagnosis. I won’t let this happen to my mom without a fight. This is why I am urgently calling on the Food and Drug Administration and leading hair product manufacturers to act now and ban all toxic chemicals from hair dyes and straighteners. These alarmingly toxic chemicals are harmful and not needed in hair dye and chemical straighteners, and their life-threatening impacts are thoroughly preventable. Fortunately we are seeing more and more corporations embracing chemical-free options, and we would like to urge the FDA to take action to ensure that women’s lives are protected from unnecessary cancers. In order to save lives, it is therefore crucial that we urgently bring about change so that these harmful substances are removed from commonly used hair products. In the meantime, I appeal to women who use those products to avoid buying them. Boycott these companies who continue to put these carcinogenic products into the hands of women--in spite of the scientific evidence of their role in increasing breast cancer risk. These companies are killing women slowly. Please sign and share so that together we can stop harmful chemicals from ever ending up in hair dyes and straighteners in the first place. Thank you for fighting for my mom, and for women everywhere. Natasha Link to NIH study: https://bit.ly/2LYckzt Campaign hashtag: #ToxicFreeHair
Petition to L.A.Councimember Marqueece Harris-Dawson
Nipsey Hussle Square
This is a call for LA Councilman Harris-Dawson to name the intersection of Crenshaw and Slauson. Nipsey Hussle Square In honor of a community icon.Please call or email Councilman Harris-Dawson to let him know you support this effort.I started this petition because...I knew Nipsey Hussle personally. He wasn't just a rapper. He was a gentrification fighter, entrepreneur philanthropist and community icon,
Petition to David G. Gutiérrez, D’Wayne Jernigan, Carmella Jones, James LaFevers, Brian Long, Ed Robertson, Donald J. Trump, Greg Abbott
Justice for Crystal Mason
Texas resident Crystal Mason is one of the most recent victims of voter disenfranchisement, a form of voter suppression that affects more than six million Americans. On March 28, 2018, Judge Ruben Gonzalez sentenced Ms. Mason to five years in prison for “voting illegally as a felon on probation,” and more recently turned down Ms. Mason’s bid for a new trial. Ms. Mason has always maintained that she was unaware that her name had been purged from electoral roll and was ineligible to vote in the 2016 presidential election. Ms. Mason and her legal team are working together to appeal the decision to a higher court. Without a lifting of voices and unified support for Ms. Mason and other people of color who have been targets of voter disenfranchisement, government officials will continue to silence and oppress them. Signing this petition shows that you stand with Crystal Mason, and agree that she should be immediately pardoned. Meet Crystal Mason, the Black Texas Mother Facing 5+ Years in Prison for Voting in the 2016 Election (Video) US voter suppression: why this Texas woman is facing five years' prison (Article) https://www.gofundme.com/justice4crystal (GoFundMe page for Crystal Mason)
Petition to Mayor E. Ben Zahn, III
Petition To Stop City Of Kenner Nike Ban
Thomas United Methodist Church has been an anchor in the Kenner community for 135 years. We have seen firsthand, a young Black man wrongfully and brutally killed at the hands of Kenner police right in front of our faith community just last year. We are deeply saddened to learn of your efforts to use government to boycott Nike for supporting Colin Kaepernick for raising awareness around police brutality, racial inequality and social injustice. Your position negates the hurt and pain experienced from the life that has been lost at the hands of police officers right here in our community. Let us remember that our commandment is to love God and love people. Our love for God should challenge us to love people who do not look like us, who do not share our experiences and who may have different beliefs. We have seen that love extended to over 11 million people who embark on the City of Kenner every year through the Louis Armstrong International Airport. As ambassadors to the world, it is our responsibility to also be an example of compassion, empathy and to seek understanding from the unheard and disenfranchised. We stand with Nike, Colin Kaepernick and any organization who strives to “do justice, love mercy and walk humbly” with God’s people and reject your plans to force personal beliefs on public institutions that exist to serve all of its citizens regardless of their race, economic status or their political beliefs. We implore you to reverse your policy to ban Nike from the Department of Recreation and all public entities. Show the world that the City of Kenner believes in love, not hate. Thomas United Methodist Church invites the Greater Kenner Community to show we are stronger together. Our unity will demand that elected officials not use public office as a tool to divide its citizens. Support the petition to reverse the Nike ban and keep Kenner united!
Petition to Robert D. Hradsky, Kent Syverud
Reinstate #NotAgainSU Protesters
Syracuse University promised not to suspend students protesting racist acts on campus, and then proceeded to suspend 31 students for their chosen method of protesting- remaining in Crouse-Hinds hall. Further, they prevented any food from going inside the building in an attempt to draw protesters outside, even after they were already suspended. There is no reason to punish peaceful protesters, especially when there is no punishment for the acts that made them feel so deeply unsafe. #NotAgainSU has a list of reasonable demands that have not been met.
Petition to City of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Change Lamar Street in Dallas to Botham Jean Way
In honor of Botham Jean, who was murdered by an off duty Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger, who entered the wrong apartment, we would like to see Lamar St. changed to Botham Jean Way. We feel this is important as we push for police reform as a sign that bad policing will not be tolerated. This is also significant due to Dallas Police Headquarters is located on Lamar Street, and coincidentally, the same street where he was murdered in his home by now-former police officer Amber Guyger. This change will serve as a reminder that Police misconduct and brutality will not go unpunished as well as a sign that the city of Dallas, Texas along with the Dallas Police Department is pushing forward to fix these issues that plague the community. Botham Jean’s life was filled with endless possibilities but was cut short at the hands of a Dallas Police Officer. Let this change serve as a movement towards unity and trust among the Dallas Police Department and the citizens of Dallas. Let us never forget the life and legacy of Botham Jean, a son, a brother, a friend, who will never be able to fulfill all of what he was destined to be. #NeverForget #BothamJean