Petition to Jamie Pedersen, Washington State Senate, Washington State House
Abolish the statute of limitations on sex crimes in Washington State
When I was ten years old, my sixth grade teacher sexually abused me and my two best friends – on many occasions. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I learned he had abused many, many, other children, but was never held accountable for his crimes. By that time the statute of limitations had passed and none of us could press charges against him. Stand with survivors and demand that Washington State abolish the statute of limitations for felony sex crimes. Childhood victims of abuse often don’t report their abuse because their abusers threaten them, they don’t understand what is happening to them, or fear not being believed. For many, the strength to pursue justice comes only after counseling or therapy in their adulthood. How can we then bar victims from seeking justice once they are older, and better equipped to speak about past abuse? My abuser still lives in my hometown and has worked with children through his church. A background check will reveal that he is not a registered sex offender. He couldn't possibly be... all the victims we know about have been time-barred from seeking justice by the statute of limitations. It’s time to stop protecting abusers and pass House Bill 1155, which would eliminate the statute of limitations for felony sexual assault offenses. This bill is part of a nation-wide movement to change our justice system to better serve survivors. Already, New York, California and several other states have abolished their statutes of limitations – now it’s Washington’s turn. Call on Washington legislators to stand on the right side of history. Sign the petition today.
Petition to Mark Rozzi, Judith schwank, Mike Fitzpatrick, Pat Toomey, Page Rothstein
The pa supreme court's recent decision has sided with the predator no registry requirement
Muniz case that our Pa supreme court has called unconstitutional to the predators has allowed my daughter's predator to get only probation and no REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS...none. This decision voted on by majority of affluent white men,is set to limit restrictions on current registry predators and limit the amount of years a predator has to register. The ruling also states that if the sexual abuse occurred before the new Megan's law requiring stricter rules, that retroactive criminal charges can not be applied to the new Megan's law tougher requirements that was enacted in 2012. That it's unconstitutional to retro back any sexual abuse crimes and apply the new Megan's law tougher requirements to that conviction. So in other words, say your daughter was sexually assaulted by her bus driver at 7 and 8 years old and the crime occurred in 2008, but child was scared and ashamed to say anything, than in 2015 when she is old enough to realize what he did to her was wrong, she reports the abuse and realizes there was another girl the bus driver molested years before. That the mother reported that crime, but because it was before the new Megan's law requirements to report any abuse of a child, that the school district and bus company swept it all under the rug and made the conscious decision to allow him to drive bus and have unrestricted access to little children including my baby girl Amanda. Now let this sink in, please. This predator who molested 2 elementary school girls not only gets only 2 years probation, but because of the new Muniz decision has been released from any further requirements and will be free and clear to have unrestricted access to little children. We need to hold these predators accountable for their crimes and protect our innocent children from further fear and harm. There's no statues of limitations for murder or any other violent crime, why not the same across the board and get rid of this Muniz decision? My fears should be your fears if this decision is allowed to stand. Ty. And this is my daughter's voice as well as mine. For this story is not fiction, we are living this nightmare now. I need your signature and voice to stop this. This decision needs to be overturned. This will only cause more fear and axiety to the victims. It will also hurt the victims who have not come forward yet. What message is this decision sending to them. This decision can not be justified. Please help me to get this ruling overturned here.
Petition to SONY, Sony Music, The Orchard
Tell the Music Industry #WeKnow and it's not OK.
All we are asking is that you take a moment to read this and evaluate facts. The history of the accused and the accusers. If you would like to help us have a voice, it starts here. If you would like to help us remove abusive misogynists and sexual predators from the music industry, it starts here. Let promoters, venues, managers, and fans know that #WeKnow and it's NOT OK. Ways you can help: Visit We Know blog to find your local venue, copy and paste our e-mail message to them. Feel free to add your own words, explanations, and feelings about this. Tag or @ your local venue via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to voice your concerns on this issue and why they should no longer book harmful musicians and bands. Post to your own Instagram a photo of your local venue or thoughts on the issue. # the venue to spread the word. Visit We Know Blog to contact The Orchard and Sony Music. Share this!! Over the past few months, you have heard our stories (past few years actually if you’ve been paying close attention). We have come forward with our experiences of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse from Jonny Craig. This is not something we have just recently started talking about. This is something we have all been talking about while still presently in a relationship with him – as far back as 2012. We (for the most part) cannot list specifically a finite number of times the abuse occurred. It was ongoing throughout the entirety of our “relationship”s. Something we had to endure to keep him from intentionally “overdosing” or “quitting music” (as his threats would often go). When these relationships end, he easily manipulates everyone around him, including any new target that we are all “just crazy”. Jealous and bitter we could no longer be together. Through the passing of time and his own actions, the body count of “crazy girls” is mounting. “Crazy girls” via his word choice, when in reality we are simply abuse survivors seeking answers and closure for our trauma. We could go on for pages and detail the accounts of abuse. We have done so on our own social media accounts, for years now. Additionally, Jonny has painted an accurate representation of himself through his own countless social media posts of a misogynistic nature. These can be seen directly in the #WeKnow Instagram Those that know our story more than likely know his. He has done nothing but remain silent on any and all allegations until recently. He has ignored them like the coward he is, hoping they would just go away and he could continue in life with his predatory ways. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. The label that has been by his side upwards of a decade (Artery, recently acquired by Warner) chose to drop Slaves. SiriusXM Octane Channel publicly denounced him and permanently removed any Slaves music from its rotation. His band contains 0 of the original members. They cannot tolerate the adult babysitting and consequences required that comes along with the abusive train wreck that is Jonny Craig. He is now signed with The Orchard (Sony), who must somehow be living under a rock to remain unaware of his egregious transgressions. He was given a second chance by Warped Tour in 2015 – just to be kicked off for his sexual misconduct toward their merch girl. Their attempted defense to these claims was to have a previous merch girl write a long “heartfelt” letter about how she never felt harmed by him..one that has stake in her career and wouldn’t dare take a mis-step to fall back down the misogynist ladder. Not to mention anyone that has worked with him in the past has signed a non-disclosure agreement (gee, I wonder why). Anyone with a job in the industry…and hoping to keep a job in the industry…has made some muddy moral decisions to do so. Upon being called out in the “town meeting”, he regurgitated up some sob story about how he was just recently broken up with and will “surely relapse” if kicked off tour. His jury of peers saw through the veil of lies and chose to vote and kick him out. It is time the industry follows suit. Vying for complete and utter unwarranted pity is his go-to move. This is the angle he works when he knows he’s just about used up his current target. He can write vague tweets about how he had ex girlfriends that “stayed anyway even though he was on drugs” while clearly failing to leave out how he falls to the ground and threatens to commit suicide any time his abuse target tries to leave. This is only after his physical, mental, and sexual harm no longer fazes them. This is when he realizes they have started to realize they deserve better, a way out. This is the angle he uses on everyone, his dying number of fans included. His main talking point is STILL that we are all just “crazy bitter exes” that somehow want to be with him and since he “doesn’t want us” anymore…we all just “want to ruin his career” or “want to be relevant online” etc etc etc. He will often point to how all his past mistakes simply occurred because he was high. This in no way alleviates the culpability for his actions while under the influence. Are we to view drunk drivers as blame free because they wouldn’t ever soberly hit and kill someone? He often promises there’s some “new” him surfacing and just needs to be “finally given a chance.” He has been given chances. Countless chances. And proved time and time again what sort of monster lies underneath his exterior. He is nobody without the attention, adoration, or financial support from someone else. When left to his own devices he must look himself in the mirror and see who he is. An empty, unlovable soul that relies on his dwindling musician power to break women. With no real world skills or education, he relies on his “career” as a musician to open these doors for him. He wields a power dynamic of “being known” to weasel his way into advantageous situations with UNDERAGED women, women he randomly targets online, or women he has arranged to meet at his show. He may never take full responsibility for the trail of victims that have come forward, but he will stop when he is forced to. When his victims of opportunity are taken away from him. And we need you to help us make that happen. We have no desired relevance to gain. We have no jealousy card to play. Only a monster to slay. And that monster is him. It is time to let the industry know: WE KNOW. And it’s not OK.
Petition to Patricia Serpa, Adam Satchell, Jason messier
As a victim of the heinous form of torture known as child molestation, I suffered years of paranoia knowing that my "boogeyman" was walking around in the same small state as me upon his release from his pathetic 8 year sentence. 15 years later, MY children are walking around with me in the same state as this monster. Because he was a level 1 Offender, he was deemed "not bad enough" to be registered as a sex offender PUBLICLY in the state. This is unacceptable..There are offenders who are level 2 and 3 and have done less damage to a victim and we receive community notifications. My offender was a monster and I can never take back what was damaged as a child, but as a parent and an adult, these sick individuals need to be flaunted as they are, to make the public aware and prevent lifetime traumas such as the one I have survived.
Petition to President of the United States, Sam Brownback, Pat Roberts, Mike Pompeo, Kansas State House, Jerry Moran
change the laws for all sexual predators, murderers & abusers of minor children.
There are too many offenders, predators & abusers that are getting off with just a slap on the hand. All you ask of them is the promise to register and stay away from children. It is not working, everyday there are more children that come up missing, molested, abused and hurt in the most heinous way. It is all too often that these offenders are getting off with very little if any punishment at all. Many of them are or have absconded and are out there undetected searching for the next victim. This has got to stop. People who abuse children know that nothing will be done because our CPS fails to look into reports of abuse of children properly. The sexual offenders who have done this to these precious babies get to walk free while the children and familes suffer. There are so many precious children who do not survive their attacker, those that do survive suffer until they can find some kind of inner peace, either way there is someone left behind suffering from something that can be stopped, or at least slowed down. You as the President of the United States of America have the ability to make the punishment for these crimes more strict. Harsher punishment should be implemeneted for such heinous crimes against these innocent little children. Offenders, murderers, & abusers do not deserve to be protected in jail because of a crime they committed. The system is weak, and contiues to fail to prosecute these crimes to the fullest of its ability. Once a person has been jailed & apon conviction they should NOT be released back out into public. There is not enough money to pay enough manpower to track these sick individuals once released back out into public because they promise to be good. You CANNOT guarantee that any state can keep track of these people. However you CAN guarantee once convicted and behind bars that they stay there. This proposed petition would require an immediate death penalty, life behind bars no possibilty of parole, and/or castration of the offender after they are found guilty. In exchange for the insanity plea there would be a life sentence without parole. While some states do not support the death penalty the other forms of punishment would be implemented. People who choose to hurt our precious children do not deserve mercy. Children cannot defend themselves against an adult there are no excuses for letting these people bond out of jail where another child can be hurt. I pray you help protect our children from those who wish to harm them.
Petition to AIM
STOP enslavement and belittlement of Indigenous women
There is a website(http://www.ndngirls.com/tour2/index1.html abusing and using Indigenous women(American Indian) for profit. They are extremely sick disturbing sexual pornographic images of Indigenous women. These people are extremely vulnerable and poor. They have been taken advantage of and I want the pervert or perverts behind this to be stopped and imprisoned. This is disturbing and these people deserve a fair chance at life. They are taken advantage of and they clearly do not have a mental stable existence. They need help and the person/people who are responsible need to be researched and shut down.By shutting down this porn these women can have a chance at doing something with their life and not be killed/raped. Please help these people. I am a fullblood native american and the odds have always been against us. Them doing this porn gives them no chance.
Petition to Sam Brownback, Mike Pompeo, Barbara Ballard, Laura Kelly, Kansas State House, Kansas State Senate, Lynn Jenkins, Pat Roberts
Make Kansas Clergy Mandate Reporters regarding Child Sex Crime and Abuse!!!
We are putting this petition together to have a law made making ALL Kansas clergy mandate reporters of Sexual abuse and abuse in general of a child. It's time to stop silencing a child's voice. It's time for churches to understand and realize they are not above the law. How many times have children gone unheard simply because the church keeps it hidden or tries to handle things "internally"? Last year our lives were turned upside down. My son came forward with the fact that he had been molested more than once off and on for 3 months. We can't call it rape yet because we are in the throws of the legal system and trying to get justice for our Sheldon. It didn't happen at the hands of some scary stranger who kidnapped him and took him away from us. Some of it indeed happened in our church during an over night stay and even in our own home. Right under our noses where we thought our son was safe. By people we knew well and trusted. There are other minors involved so we can't go in to anymore detail than that at this time. The part that happened in our church was not reported right away. Why? Because clergy are NOT mandate reporters in the state of Kansas. This needs to be changed.... how often do children in the church who are abused choose not to come forward for fear of not being believed or worse having their voice silenced?? We had the stranger danger talks and even the good touch bad touch talks. It still wasn't enough for Sheldon to speak out right away. It took three months for him to build the courage to come forward. We are telling Sheldons story not to gain attention or fame but to raise awareness about how close to home the threat can be. How often abuse in the church goes undealt with and the trauma and longterm damage d that results from it. Sheldon coming forward sadly doesn't happen in most cases. A staggering 60% of kids who are sexualy molested don't ever come forward. We could have just fallen apart completely and lost our faith and blamed God, but we didn't. Instead we are starting Kids Voice Ministries and Kids Voice Kansas To empower children to speak up and to believe that someone does indeed care and will believe them and most importantly STOP the abuse. Even in the church. Our other mission and focus is educating churches and the religious sec on children's rights and how devastating it is when you cover up or down grade what has been done to a child. We are just getting this off the ground and hope to raise as much awareness as we can!! Please pray for our family as we move forward and heal. Pray that God will work through us to help stop the suffering and free children from the chains of sexual abuse and that their voice WILL be heard!!!
Petition to Joseph Vallario, Kathleen Dumais, Bobby Zirkin, Mike Miller, Michael Busch
PASS The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act. Stop Serial Rapists & Child Molesters!
The Repeat Sexual Predator Prevention Act (HB301/SB270) is back in 2018! Tell your legislators #TimesUp on serial predators claiming consent and getting away with it. Thanks to sponsors Senator Jim Brochin and Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary! Did you know? According to the CDC, one out of every five American women will experience rape during their lifetime. Every 98 seconds a person is sexually assaulted in this country. And every 8 minutes, that victim is child. Millions of men in the United States are also victims of rape. 1 out of every 10 rape victims are male. The vast majority of rapists will never be incarcerated. Only SIX out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison. When victims finally get to court, they want to believe that justice is imminent. But the laws are stacked against them. In Maryland, serial predators are able to hide prior instances of rape and child molestation from juries. Today, in 2018, a defendant’s past predatory sex acts are not admitted as evidence during a trial… even if a clear pattern of assault or abuse can be established. · If the defendant has a history of rape and assault, including any convictions—the jury will never know it. · If the defendant is a registered sex offender—the jury will never know it. · If there are other victims willing to testify and share their story—the jury will never know it. And while prosecutors cannot introduce this vital evidence, · Serial rapists can— and WILL— try to reference a victim’s sexual history despite rape shield laws. · Serial rapists can— and WILL—claim consent. · Serial rapists can—and WILL—rape again. We need your support. Help change the unimaginable reality Maryland’s victims of serial rapists and child molesters face every day. At least 35 jurisdictions and the federal government already have laws or rules enabling prosecutors to introduce this critical evidence. It is time Maryland joined these states and stood up for survivors of rape and molestation. Sign this petition and help us to pass critical legislation that will close these loopholes, before serial rapists and child molesters continue victimizing our friends, family members, and neighbors. Sign NOW to tell your representatives in the Maryland General Assembly you won’t wait to help victims. Will they?