Petition to Eric Schneiderman, Rod Rosenstein
Appoint Preet Bharara as Special Prosecutor to investigate election influence by Russia
Update, May 9: We created this petition two months ago, when Preet Bharara was fired. But with the firing of James Comey this afternoon, it's once again clear that we need an investigation run from outside the administration and DC. We strongly encourage New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Preet Bharara to take the lead. ***** Preet Bharara is one of the most accomplished jurists in America, with a history of honest, non-partisan investigations and an ability to take on even the largest of cases. He’s led the charge against corruption in the New York State government, financial fraud on Wall Street, and international gang activity. He is respected by Democrats and Republicans alike and has extensive experience with international investigations, including in Russia. Now that he is no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mr. Bharara is the perfect candidate to take on the task of investigating the role Russia played in the 2016 elections. Because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from all future cases that involve Russia, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is responsible for leading any investigation into Russia’s actions. We ask Mr. Rosenstein to name Mr. Bharara as Special Prosecutor in charge of the investigation. Update: Although Mr. Bharara has demonstrated his fierce independence and commitment to nonpartisan investigation time and time again, it’s increasingly clear that the Trump administration doesn’t share that same commitment. So we’re adding an additional option to the petition: We ask New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to hire Mr. Bharara, so they can continue to work together to protect our electoral process by investigating any possible interference. Election integrity is central to our survival as a democracy. This isn’t a Republican or a Democratic issue — this is an American issue. We as a nation demand an honest, non-partisan investigation, and Preet Bharara stands alone in his qualification to lead that inquiry.
Petition to Russian Ministry of Education
Free the 300+ Children: Urge the Russian Government to Allow Over 300 Orphaned Children to Be Adopted By Their U.S. Families
We met Maxim on a trip to Russia in 2007 and fell in love with him. He’s got such a big heart, we knew almost immediately that he was supposed to be our son. We almost managed to sort all the papers out needed for his adoption. But in December 2012 – President Putin passed a law banning us, American parents, to adopt children from Russia. We were shocked by this sudden decision. We miss Maxim terribly every day. Our son is now stuck on the other side of the world because of this new law. But not only him. Over 300 children, many with severe health problems, are currently stuck in orphanages in Russia. These children have adoptive families whom they have met and started to fall in love with, waiting for them in America. These children have already been abandoned by their parents once – we can’t break their fragile hearts a second time. No child should have to think they’ve been abandoned twice. We want to fight to be Maxim’s parents, just as many other US parents want to give a home to over 300 Russian kids. We are calling on the Ministry of Education to make an exception and permit these 300 children, including Maxim, whose adoption procedures were not finalized, to reunite with their US parents. The documentary Dark Matter of Love, which tells the story of some of the last three Russian children able to be adopted into the US, shows what Maxim is going through right now. It demonstrates what a difference the love of a family can make to children’s lives – regardless of where they’re from. We’ve joined forces with the filmmakers in this campaign. With a series of screenings in Russia and the US we’re hoping to raise the profile of the situation these children are facing, and put pressure on both the American and Russian governments to find a way to get these children into loving families. But we really need your help. Please sign our petition, encourage your friends on Facebook and Twitter to do the same. Let’s show our governments that the Russian and American people want the same thing – for these 300 children to find love, and to find a home. If anyone deserves it they do.
Petition to Donald Trump
Alicia Edquist showing Muppets In Space during all her classes
Many student journalists (three including myself) have expressed interest in the idea of Alicia Edquist and Christian Brown to show Muppets In Space during all their classes after Edquist sent out a Twitter poll asking if she were to show a journalism movie in her mass media class which one would we want to see, given the following options: Spotlight Citizen Kane All The President's Men The purpose of viewing Muppets In Space is to provide the students with valuable insight into the world of broadcast journalism. We believe that both instructors should show Muppets In Space instead of any of the offered titles because they are not as funny as Muppets In Space, nor do they feature multiple scenes where the characters break into song and dance, nor are there any CIA operatives that are grizzly bears (an endangered species). Should this petition be signed into law; I, Benjamin Marcus Garcia of Whittier, do intend to purchase the screening rights of this classic American film using my Jew Money™ and connections with the Schmedia™; with the hope that the money will go towards giving grizzly bears other large roles in films to come -- instead of degrading parts as performers in a circus and being the spokesperson for putting out fires in New Mexico. Amen.
Petition to Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice
The Department of Justice Should Investigate Hillary Clinton and DNC for Treason
Some, such as the failed VP candidate Senator Tim Kaine, are starting to call Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with the Russian lawyer an act of treason.Why is this? Presumably it is because it was an attempt to interfere with an election. If this is such a concern, why wasn't Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and the DNC called out for 'treason' for colluding with one another to stop Bernie Sanders from becoming the democratic nominee?As a concerned citizen of the United States of America, I am calling on the Department of Justice to open an investigation into Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and the DNC for interfering in the democratic primary. If Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed because he met with a Russian lawyer, then we should treat the group involved in, as Senator Kaine put it, "hijacking democracy" the exact same way that Donald Trump Jr. is being treated by the media and the democrats. If democrat politicians are so concerned with the integrity of the electoral process, they should have no problem with supporting this petition. In fact, Tom Perez has admitted that the democratic primary was rigged against Bernie Sanders:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKlZRtNb_iEOf course, we already know from the DNC emails that Wikileaks released that the democratic primary was rigged against Bernie Sanders:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/24/here-are-the-latest-most-damaging-things-in-the-dncs-leaked-emails/?utm_term=.00bf93aebdefWho could forget that Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to resign as chairman of the Democratic National Committee due to the revelations of a rigged democratic primary? American citizens, politicians, and other government officials should not exempt any person from accountability to the law of the United States of America. If Donald Trump Jr.'s actions for speaking with a Russian lawyer about possible dirt on Hilltary Clinton is treason, we must conclude that what happened in the DNC was the result of an act of treason by all of those who were involved. All citizens of the United States needs to be assured that one's position does influence how our justice system treats them. If you agree, sign this petition and share it with as many people as possible so that our concerns can be heard.
Petition to European Union, IACHR , Marco Rubio
Ask Brazil and Russia to stop selling tear gas to the Venezuelan regime
The Venezuelan people is fighting on the streets, demanding that the government opens a humanitarian channel to ensure food, water, and basic medicines get to the people. It is also demanding the scheduling of expired regional elections and a revocatory referendum. The government, in control of all branches of power in Venezuela, chooses to ignore its own people, causing a dramatic increase in the death toll for starvation and basic illnesses, which adds to the everyday violence, adding up to over 24K deaths per year. Instead, the government is using its military force against its own people, killing at least one or two protesters per day over the past 50 days of protests. Although there is a legal ground for the use of tear gas, the Venezuelan government is shooting at close range directly at people and killing most by cardiac or other kinds of concussions... they went so far as using helicopters to throw the cans at a lethal speed. Most of the cans are marked with expired dates, making them even more dangerous. On top of that, there are hundreds of videos showing improper use of force, violations of human rights, arbitrary detentions, hundreds of missing people, destruction of private property, armed civilians infiltrating pacific demonstrations, and usage of other non-authorized weapons against the protesters. Most of the used weapons are made in Brazil and Russia, and we're begging the international community to urge both countries to stop providing such ammunition to the Venezuelan government until it complies with international human rights law. Please sign and help up make our voices heard, Venezuelan lives are depending on you.
Petition to Time Magazine, Brobel Design, Nancy Gibbs
We demand an apology for negative portrayal of a Christian church on Time Magazine's cover
The May 29th Time Magazine cover designed by Brobel Design depicted St. Basil's Russian Orthodox Christian Cathedral, located near the Kremlin in Moscow, enveloping the White House. This accompanied an article discussing "Russia's social media war on America". Additionally, the image displayed does not portray the several prominent crosses located on St. Basil's Cathedral. They have been removed from the image. We find all of this misleading, unprofessional, and unbecoming a respected organization such as Time Magazine for the following reasons: 1) Portrayal of a Cathedral belonging to the second largest Christian group in the world, the Orthodox Christian Church, as something harming America. The Orthodox Christian Church (of which the Russian Orthodox Church is a part of) has thousands of parishes within the United States, and millions of American citizens belong to the Orthodox Christian Church. To portray a Cathedral of the Orthodox Christian Church as an enemy of America is an insult to, and an attack on all the members of this faith. 2) Removal in the image of the crosses which are prominently placed atop St. Basil's Cathedral. Removal of the crosses from the cathedral in the Time Magazine cover masked the fact that this building--and by extension all other Russian Cathedrals in this style-- is in fact a Christian Church. This enabled Time Magazine and others to display these Churches as dangerous to America without disclosing that they are in fact Christian Churches: Churches of the religion held by the majority of Americans. We demand that Time Magazine, the Editor of Time Magazine, Nancy Gibbs, and Brobel Design issue a public apology for the above reasons.