102 petitions

Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Kate Brown, John Lively, Kurt Schrader, Teresa Alonso Leon, Earl Blumenauer, Jennifer Williamson, Greg Walden

Do Something About Minor Rapists/Sexual Abusers

I am a victim of rape. I was 14 years old when my 15 year old boyfriend at the time sexual abused me. I pressed charges after a few months when it happened. The Oregon (Specifically Forest Grove & Hillsboro) police department told me they couldn’t do much for me because he was also a minor. Eventually, they decided to do a case against him & his “punishment” was 2 years of therapy & probation for me to have a lifetime of trauma. He has violated his probation not once but TWICE on failed drug tests. The punishment for violating his probation was they gave him was one single night in detention. They have help him more than they helped me. His probation officer said that he is earning straight A’s and doesn’t want to impact his education because of this mistake. They have offered him so much help for school and I had ZERO help. Not to mention he also pleaded guilty in court. Only adult rapists are sentenced and punished. The victims are of all ages. I would still suffer the same trauma as if an adult raped me. I would just get more justice. RAPE IS RAPE. no matter the age of the rapist. if the age of the victim doesn’t matter, then neither should the age of the rapist. A minor rapist is still as worthless as an adult rapist. I have friends and acquaintances have their teenage boyfriend or girlfriend or just a teenage friend violate their bodies & think it’s fine and laugh it off like typical teenage behavior. It isn’t funny nor is it right. Help me at least put him on the Sex Offender Registry. It is not justice for him to get away with a serious crime and go on with his life. Take a few minutes of your time to sign this petition and help me and other girls, women, boys, & men with minor abusers get justice. 

priscila v
536 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Donelle Dadigan, Patty Brunton, Cindy Braun, Christine Derenthal

Remove Bill Cosby Star NOW from The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bill Cosby is a brilliant stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author and community activist. Now, he is also a convicted sex offender. SIGN MY PETITION TO REMOVE BILL COSBY'S STAR FROM THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF  FAME.  After DECADES of whispers and rumors, Cosby was found guilty of three counts of sexual assault in April 26, 2018.  The case involved Temple University employee Andrea Constand, who testified under oath that Cosby drugged and molested her at his Philadelphia home in 2004.  At the trial, five other women told about similar encounters.  OUTSIDE COURT, MORE THAN  **60 OTHER WOMEN ** HAVE COME FORWARD with stories that are much the same, but include rape.  SOME of the victims were minors when they were assaulted.  MANY of their horrific encounters took place decades ago.   On September 25, 2018, a silent Cosby heard his sentence: three to 10 years in prison.  Despite his attorney's protest, Cosby was handcuffed and transported directly to prison immediately after Judge Steven T. O’Neill made the ruling.  This dramatic fall from grace has been tough for the millions of fans--including myself--who adored Bill Cosby. First, there were his terrific comedy albums, and then he was Scotty, the uber-cool agent on "I, Spy."  Later, Cosby was high school coach Chet Kincaid and a happy-go-lucky spokesperson for Jell-O Pudding Pops.  For many, he was also the wise and funny Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show," a loving family man and The All American Dad.  BUT, the real Bill Cosby hid behind every one of these characters.   In reality, Cosby was a cunning sexual predator and serial rapist, serving up alcohol and pills to unsuspecting women and then assaulting them.   NOW, it's TIME for The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to DO THE RIGHT THING.  SIGN MY PETITION TO REMOVE BILL COSBY'S STAR FROM THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF  FAME.  Despite the sentence--which includes Judge O'Neill making Cosby register as a sexually violent predator--the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has so far refused to remove the star.    While rescinding a star has no precedent, taking away an honor from Cosby has already happened dozens of times this past year.  In a one-two punch in early May, Bill Cosby’s name and statue were removed from the prestigious Television Academy Hall of Fame AND the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame.    As of July, **Nearly 30 colleges and universities across the United States have revoked honorary degrees from Cosby,** including Yale University, an action the college has never taken in its 300 year history.  Some other prestigious schools are USC, Temple University, Johns Hopkins University, Notre Dame and Boston College.  At least half a dozen other colleges are recommending to their boards that their Cosby degrees be revoked.    When the verdict was announced, Cosby shouted expletives in the courtroom.  Unlike others who have apologized and taken responsibility for their reprehensible behavior, Cosby continues to say he has done nothing wrong.  To keep the Bill Cosby star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame is to agree with Bill Cosby.  For the sake of millions of tourists who visit the Walk of Fame every year--especially families with young children--NOW is the time to remove Bill Cosby's star. Together, we can encourage The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to DO THE RIGHT THING.  REMOVE BILL COSBY'S STAR.   THANK YOU.   

Hilary Grant
35,717 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India, Supreme Court of India, K. Chandrashekar Rao CM Of Telangana

Justice for Disha

Disha, a veterinary doctor from Shamshabad in Hyderabad was found dead with her body partially burnt under Chatnapalli bridge on Thursday morning Nov 28, 2019. It is very heartening and deeply hurting to hear the last call made by Disha to her sister, saying "I'm so scared!". She is pleading for help, precious time was lost when Police stations in the area pushed responsibility on other stations. When it comes to criminal situation or grave danger it does not matter who makes the call or which police station gets to hear the call, action has to be taken first.  Time was lost in deciding which police station should take the case. Four people have been named as suspects and arrested. Mohammed Areef 26, (truck driver), Jollu Shiva 20 (cleaner), Jollu Naveen 20 (driver)  and Chintakunta Chennakeshaavlu 20. The perpetrators punchered Dr Disha's Scooty motor cycle and got close to her pretending to help her to gain her confidence. Later she was raped and burnt alive.  We have to put an end to crime against women and girls. I request Supreme court of India to handle the case at extreme urgency and pass a strong law that is going to change forever how rape cases are handled in India. It is time for us all to stand up and protect girls and women  in India unitedly. We cannot have one more Disha, Nirbaya incident happen in the country and we wait for justice to take a prolonged time where in victims are made to run from pillar to post, even after prime accused have been arrested. Justice delayed is justice denied. Action for supreme court justice and concerned authorities. 1. Complete DNA tests, collect forensic evidence and complete trial of the victim within one month of the incident. 2. Try individuals committing crime as adults if they are under age. 3. A police station that first receives the call or when approached by a family to lodge a complaint has to create an FIR without loss of time and alert all stations in the neighborhood in case of a missing girl/women. 4. Create a nationwide Alert system similar to one in U.S.A (Amber Alert) where in all agencies in a state/country, billboards are alerted immediately as soon as a girl or women goes missing and an FIR Is lodged. 5. Alcohol to be sold only on verification of Identity card, disallowing minors to buy it. 6. Petrol should be allowed to filled in a can or a container  at a petrol bunk only on verification of  Identity card and on taking the mobile number of the individual to prevent crimes from happening. 7. Create a Nationwide database of missing girls/women that is searchable by law enforcement authorities. A police officer should be able to use this information anywhere anytime. Hoping trial will be completed by Dec 31, 2019 with justice being delivered and with new law amendments and stricter enforcement of the same in the future will lead to better safety and security of women.  With the  arrival of New year 2020 dawn, a new vision and a happier world for girls/women should emerge. I sincerely hope that this movement will see the light that will shine forever bright on the girls/women of India, where in she is free and not afraid of men around her.  Please sign the petition and join your hands with me to write a new chapter in fighting rapes/violence against girls/women in India. Demand justice from Honorable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi and Supreme court of India to make India safe for its girls and women so that they are not walking with fear for their safety when they step out of their home. Thank you for your Support In the hopes of a new Disha for the girls and women of India.    

Chandrakumar Mudugere
3,358 supporters