Petition to White House, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Tik tok
Option to Report Pedophilia on Social Media to END the Sexual Exploitation of Children
Children are openly being sexually exploited on Social Media. For Example: Instagram has done nothing to remove reported profiles. My friends and I have come across hundreds upon hundreds of profiles created and operated by pedophiles. When we report the accounts, we are almost instantly notified the account was not being removed because it "didn't go against our community guidelines." How is that so? These accounts are FULL of sexually suggestive photos of young children with an insane amount of disgusting comments from adults. Some of which we've come to learn with doing some investigating, work along-side children! What is the point in having the report option if the accounts aren't being properly reviewed? Our Goal: With your help we need to reach 100,000 signatures to have the White House respond to this issue. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik-Tok and Snapchat need to change the way they monitor reported accounts and there needs to be an option to report PEDOPHILIA, specifically. Once the account is deemed harmful to children, the IP addresses should be handed over to the FBI for further investigation. Adults who are seeking to exchange child pornography online are without a doubt physically abusing children around them. It's not enough to only report the accounts. There needs to be liability from the platform and from those who are involved in sexual exploitation. NO MORE SLAP ON THE WRISTS FOR THESE GUYS! Our children are in danger the moment they log on social media. We constantly read enough about Pedo's receiving light sentences from judges or not jail time at all to only walk free and repeat the abuse. The number one priority right now needs to be protecting the innocence of children who are naive and not aware they could be groomed from a fake account pretending to be a child themselves. It took my friends and I less than 10 minutes to find account after account of children being exploited. If we were able to find the names of some of the individuals operating these accounts and locate their employers, there's no excuse for billion dollar companies to NOT DO MORE TO PROTECT THE WELL BEING OF OUR CHILDREN. Join myself and my friends Sara Beverly, Lottie Adele, Sarah Moore, Dean Wato, Hayley and Jade in helping to police social media and hold the platforms accountable.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Nebraska State Senate, Nebraska Governor, Nebraska State House
Pardon James Fairbanks
James Fairbanks freely admits to murdering a pedophile who was convicted of raping 2 children, and known to have molested more. For his crimes the rapist spent 2 years in jail, and went on to victimize more children. We the people stand with James Fairbanks, and find his conduct reasonable. 2 years for child rapists is not justice. Having these people continue to victimize children in our society is not acceptable. We ask that this man be freed, and more measures be taken to protect our children from predators, to include life imprisonment for repeat offenses, and life long probation for any released. https://www.nossmedia.com/post/man-on-omaha-scanner-facebook-page-claims-to-be-killer-in-north-omaha-homicide
Petition to Alabama Governor
Help support rape survivor Brittany Smith
Let me introduce myself. My name is Brittany and I am being accused of shooting my rapist in self-defense, which could send me to prison for life. I'm a mother of four beautiful, amazing children. They are the best thing that could ever have happened to me and they are what keep me going. In January of 2018, I agreed to let an acquaintance named Todd sleep on my couch for the night in order to escape a snow storm. Todd ended up holding me captive in my own home for hours. He threatened to kill me if I tried to contact anyone, brutally raped me multiple times, tried to break my neck and choked me until I urinated on myself and went unconscious more than once. He beat me so badly my fingernails were ripped off, and I had 33 visible wounds on my body, not to mention internal injuries. Eventually I was able to get a message to my brother who came to help. Todd attacked him, and was choking my brother to the point where i feared for my life, while yelling that he was going to kill all of us. Todd was shot. My brother and I called 911 and did CPR and chest compressions for 20 minutes waiting on someone to get there. When the police arrived, they made us stop the CPR. The next day I was arrested for murder. Afterwards, I found out Todd had been arrested 80 times, many of them for domestic violence. While they were married, he bit his wife’s face, broke her nose, ribs and even her jaw. He was a very violent man. He was a monster. A predator to women. I am facing life in prison, away from my children, for defending myself. I am innocent. I need your help. Up until this point I have only been able to acquire court appointed attorneys that do not have the experience with Stand Your Ground cases that I so desperately need. My children are my reason for living, and I don’t know if I’ll survive being separated from them. Please, my life depends on your support.
Petition to Ro Khanna, Congress, law enforcement, U.S. Senate, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, California State Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Rand Paul, Cory A. Booker, Richard J. Durbin, Amy Klobuchar, Michigan State Senate, Ron Wyden, Debbie Stabenow, Claire McCaskill, Maria Cantwell, Jon Tester, North Carolina State Senate, Pennsylvania State Senate, Tim Kaine, U.S. House of Representatives
Mandatory sentencing for pedophiles/ child traffickers
This petition is for legislation that demands harsher and longer mandatory sentencing for child traffickers and pedophiles that prohibit reduction of sentences for over crowding, good behavior or parole. Offenders will receive automatic sentences that include incarceration and mandatory therapy. Possessing child pornography, or engaging in pedophilia will result in immediate incarceration and prohibit bail as these individuals should be considered both a flight risk and an imminent threat to society. For possession of child porn there will be a mandatory 10 year sentence for each instance. Possessing 2 files will result in a 20 year mandatory sentence to be carried out to term. 10 instances will result in 100 years. For producing child porn the offender will receive a mandatory 20 years sentence for every instance. Engaging in sexual acts with a child will result in a minumim of 50 years per instance. Any pedophilia acts that engage in kidnapping the child will result in mandatory life sentence. Any sexual acts resulting in the death of a child will be a mandatory life sentence to be served in full. Intentional death of a child will be a mandatory life sentence to be served in full. Profiting from or engaging in the trafficking of children will carry a 20 year minimum sentence per instance. Finally for the protection of the victims. There will be a mandatory restraining order for life against the offender unless the victim (after turning 18 years of age) decides otherwise. The victim will receive some form of therapy and counselling. Persons under the age of 18 cannot be tried in criminal courts for prostitution charges as they are victims of traffickers. Mandatory drug treatment counselling if that victim was drugged as a result of being trafficked. Redact legislation that charges individuals who report child enticement from online forums with entrapment or stalking. Charge offenders with a mandatory 5 year sentence for each instance of trying to entice a child via social media, email or text. Harsher sentencing and more victim advocacy with a no tolerance policy will send a grave message to those who view children as a mere commodity to exploit and subjugate. The effects of trauma will affect a child for the rest of their lives often resulting in drug addiction, unhealthy relationships, low self image and high risk for suicide. Children are our most precious resource and we must all act to ensure a generation that doesn't need to recover from their childhood. View the story that inspired this petition: #justiceforbabyjames #justice4karaskids https://www.facebook.com/Justice4KarasKids/
Petition to Cardiff University, Welsh Government, Office of the Independent Adjudicator
Demand that Cardiff University Changes Harmful Sexual Assault Policies.
My name is Aliza Cilley, and I am an international student from America enrolled in the Vocal Performance Master's program at Cardiff University. In September of 2018 I moved to Cardiff, and was a hard working and dedicated student, involved in all of my lectures and different performing ensembles. I am really hoping for your support today. In March of 2019 I was sexually assaulted by another Cardiff University Student, and for safety reasons I have made the difficult decision to abandon my studies and go home to New Hampshire to be with my loved ones. I reported my assault to the police and university, which involved a lot of recounting my trauma. These reports only ended in frustration, victim blaming, and disappointment. Several aspects of my cases were mishandled, and due to various hiccups in the process, it has taken a year and a half for the University to come to a conclusion on my case. Did you know that following a Cardiff University student case, the victim does not have the opportunity to appeal the decision, but the perpetrator does? This is just one of countless examples of victim blaming I have faced since March of 2019. Though I have received apologies from law enforcement and university officials, I truly believe I deserve more than that. I have spent a lot of time in the last year reaching out to different members of faculty and staff at Cardiff University, mostly to express that I cannot finish my degree (in person or remotely) for mental health reasons, and in hopes that I could get money back for the degree I paid in full for, but will never receive (including 2 trimesters where I was not studying due to extenuating circumstances.) This request was denied by The Department of Music (Kenneth Hamilton), the University Student Cases Team, and registrar Simon Wright. I have been cooperative with the University, gone through the complaint process, provided all the information I am comfortable providing, but I still find myself fighting for some kind of restitution. It is unfair that I am unable to finish my studies, but my attacker is. I am asking you to please consider signing and sharing this petition, as Cardiff University needs to take responsibility and address their mishandling of such cases. Victims deserve better treatment and continued support, not only from the University as a whole, but the School of Music as well. I am hoping that if I can get an outpouring of signatures, the University will consider rethinking the way in which they respond to these situations, particularly by reevaluating the student case and student complaint procedures, and the way in which officials speak to vulnerable victims. Please sign the petition and stand in solidarity with survivors who have fallen victim to these harmful processes.
Petition to Advocates Against Violence
Pledge to do your part in ENDING child abuse, sexual abuse, rape & sexual assault, shaken baby syndrome, infant loss, dating violence, domestic violence, and murder.
because this is your pledge to participate in doing your part in ENDING child abuse, sexual abuse, rape & sexual assault, shaken baby syndrome, infant loss, dating violence, domestic violence, and murder. By signing this petition, YOU will be supporting victims of violence, survivors, and their families. By signing this petition, YOU will get weekly newsletters and periodic emails about important issues, events, and other things worthy of sharing such as petitions and links to other causes. By signing this petition, YOU will be pro-actively engaged with taking a stand for those who do not have a voice and for those who need your help. By signing this petition, YOU will be making a difference in your local community, One heart at a time. Big things have small beginnings. Together we can accomplish so much more. Together we can move this mountain and we start by carrying away the small stones. And it begins at home.So please take this pledge and you will be making a difference! #ENDIT2014 PLEDGE
Petition to Lee Chatfield, Aric Nesbitt, Mike Shirkey, Stephanie Chang, Gretchen Whitmer, Jim Ananich, Jason Wentworth, Triston Cole, Christine Greig, Graham Filler, David LaGrand, Debbie Stabenow, Gary C. Peters, Peter J. Lucido
Reform Michigan's Child Sexual Abuse Laws
As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I am calling upon the Michigan Legislature to reform child sexual abuse laws, including reintroducing legislation that eliminates the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse (given that all are entitled to justice and recognizing the amount of time it takes many survivors of CSA to come forward), or, at the very least substantially extends them. The survivors of child sexual abuse deserve a window to justice. The Michigan Legislature must take a stand against lobbyists that have thwarted previous attempts to hold perpetrators accountable. The people of Michigan and the survivors of child sexual abuse have had enough of this egregious pandering to institutions that have covered up decades of child sexual abuse within their state. The 100th Michigan Legislature needs to call for a coalition of experts to once again reexamine this issue. The disgraceful ad hominem attacks on experts such as Prof. Marci A. Hamilton must end. With this petition, I am calling for a sincere fact-finding investigation by the Michigan Legislature on how to best proceed with statue of limitation reform on child sexual abuse. The crushing burden of child sexual abuse needs to be shifted from the survivors to the offenders. Lobbyists have exaggerated some statute of limitations reform economic impacts that pale in comparison to the overall impact of child sexual abuse in the United States. An honest study of these impacts will reveal that the facts are on the side of the survivors and not the powerful institutions that seek to protect these criminals and their profits. A window to justice is only one important step towards reforming Michigan’s child sexual abuse laws. Another important step forward is for the State of Michigan to consider screening for adverse childhood experiences. California has taken a bold step towards screening for adverse childhood experiences. The CDC has identified multiple damaging impacts that adverse childhood experiences can create and Michigan needs to act in a comprehensive way to address this issue. With this petition, I am calling for the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to study screening for adverse childhood experiences. The Michigan Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee and the Michigan House Health Policy Committee can and should hold hearings on addressing the problem of adverse childhood experiences. Update: Michigan HCR2 A concurrent resolution to declare Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) a critical health issue, commit the Legislature to action, and encourage the Governor to direct agencies to assess and report progress on reducing ACEs. https://trackbill.com/bill/michigan-house-concurrent-resolution-2-a-concurrent-resolution-to-declare-adverse-childhood-experiences-aces-a-critical-health-issue-commit-the-legislature-to-action-and-encourage-the-governor-to-direct-agencies-to-assess-and-report-progress-on-reducing-aces/1704074/ The courts and the legislature must consider the impact court revictimization can have on survivors. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) testimony is a possible victim-centered solution to this problem. Survivors of sexual abuse currently endure excruciating trauma by having to confront their abusers in court, the argument that CCTV testimony violates a defendant’s right to confrontation has been debunked. CCTV testimony for child and adult survivors is an effective way to solve this problem. Studies currently show that CCTV testimony has no impact on jury deliberation. Michigan’s sexual abuse laws must be informed by traumatology and avoid causing further injury to the survivors. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services currently has specific guidance for law enforcement responses to sexual assault. With this petition, I am calling for the MDHHS to create a Model Policy that addresses child sexual abuse exclusively. The problems that law enforcement face with conducting child sexual assault investigations are unique and should be appropriately addressed. Additionally, I am calling for the 100th Michigan Legislature, MDHHS, and the Michigan Department of Attorney General to address gaps and cohesion issues with child advocacy centers (CACs), increase funding and coverage of CACs, and create a Michigan Department of Attorney General Child Abuse Task Force that consists of multidisciplinary teams to address the systemic and widespread problem of child sexual abuse.With this petition, I am calling for the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), the Michigan Senate Insurance and Banking Committee, and the Michigan House of Representatives Insurance Committee to create mandates that require insurance carriers to cover negligent child sexual abuse, this will create much needed deterrence to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse within youth-serving organizations. In addition to this bold step, DIFS and the legislative insurance committees can and should require insurance carriers to conduct prerequisite annual child protection audits of youth-serving organizations with stiff penalties including coverage termination. The 100th Michigan Legislature has the opportunity to be on the right side of history and stand with the survivors of child sexual abuse. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has already voiced her support for these reforms, the legislature needs to follow suit to help victims of child sexual abuse. Please take action NOW!New CDC Data Underscores Need to Address Adverse Childhood Experienceshttps://www.madinamerica.com/2019/11/new-cdc-data-shows-need-address-adverse-childhood-experiences/Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abusehttps://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/170020.pdfOne year's losses for child sexual abuse in US top $9 billion, new study suggestshttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180521131552.htmThe economic burden of child sexual abuse in the United States.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29533869CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE STATISTICShttp://www.d2l.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/all_statistics_20150619.pdfThe Estimated Annual Cost of Child Abuse and Neglecthttps://preventchildabuse.org/resource/the-estimated-annual-cost-of-child-abuse-and-neglect/The Impact of Child Sexual Abusehttps://www.d2l.org/the-issue/impact/Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors Face Lifelong Financial Burdenshttps://www.npr.org/2018/09/03/643702633/clergy-sex-abuse-survivors-face-lifelong-financial-burdensThe Catholic Church and Boy Scouts are lobbying against child abuse statutes. This is their playbookhttps://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/10/02/catholic-church-boy-scouts-fight-child-sex-abuse-statutes/2345778001/CHURCH INFLUENCING STATE:How the Catholic Church Spent Millions AgainstSurvivors of Clergy Abusehttps://www.williamscedar.com/files/2019/06/ChurchInfluencingStateCatholic.pdfFor many abused by priests, no window for justicehttps://www.woodtv.com/news/target-8/for-many-abused-by-priests-no-window-for-justice/Child Sex Abuse Statistics for Statute of Limitationshttps://www.childusa.org/solImpact of Child Abuse & Neglecthttps://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/can/impact/Detroit Archdiocese transfers assets; critics say it's a shell gamehttps://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/12/14/detroit-archdiocese-transferring-assets/2302809002/As the Archdiocese of Detroit awaits its judgment day, it plays hide-and-seek with its money — including a Cayman Islands venturehttps://www.metrotimes.com/detroit/as-the-archdiocese-of-detroit-awaits-its-judgment-day-it-plays-hide-and-seek-with-its-money-including-a-venture-in-the-cayman-islands/Content?oid=22444383
Petition to NC legislators
Privacy for Victims of Sexual Assault in NC
Under current North Carolina law, the identity of sexual assault victims is included in public court documents. Law enforcement and District Attorney’s offices are not held liable for providing this information to anyone outside of their institutions. In a study of 100 sexual assault cases where the victims reported the crime, 58% of them dropped the case with the primary reason being over privacy concerns. Just this year, a sexual assault victim’s contact information, as well as details about her assault were provided to a journalist. The journalist then used that information to contact the victim, her family, and therapist in an effort to get the “story”. He then continued to harass the victim by sharing a photo that was part of the assault taken by the perpetrator. Laws in Louisiana and Nevada grant confidentiality to victims of sexual assault. We’d like to see those same laws applied in North Carolina. It would also hold law enforcement and attorneys liable should they release this confidential information outside of their institutions. Help us make reporting sexual assault in North Carolina safer and prevent them from being further traumatized. Let North Carolina legislators know that you care about this issue. Thank you!