Petition to Donald J. Trump, Rob Portman, Mike Crapo, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, Charles E. Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Marco Rubio, Dianne Feinstein, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Rand Paul, Richard J. Durbin, Tim Kaine, Lindsey Graham, Debbie Stabenow, Jay Inslee, Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, Christian Porter, Gabrielle Upton MP, Yvette D'Ath, Attica Woodson Scott, Vanessa Atterbeary
Life imprisonment of a Repeat child sex offender.
It has been brought to many people’s attention from a viral Facebook post that a man by the name of Logan M. Cutcher, 21, of Piqua, has been charged with first-degree felony rape in connection with an incident on or around March 25. Cutcher was arraigned on the felony rape charge on Monday in Miami County Municipal Court, where he entered a not guilty plea and his bond was set at $500,000. According to the Piqua Police Department, Cutcher is accused of forcibly raping an 11-year-old female victim at a residence in Piqua. The victim knew Cutcher through a friend. Cutcher had also previously been charged with obstructing official business prior to getting charged with rape, and he was arraigned on the obstruction charge on March 31. The victim was previously reported as running away or missing on March 24, and on March 26, she was located at Cutcher’s residence. Cutcher had reportedly lied to police about the victim being at his residence during this time, so he was charged with obstructing official business. In 2018, Cutcher was found guilty of two separate charges of first-degree misdemeanor unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, one in connection with an incident in November 2017 and one in connection with an incident in May 2018. Cutcher was fined $250 and $100, respectively, for each charge. According to court records, Cutcher has not paid those fines. Also according to court records, Cutcher was labeled a Tier I Sex Offender in 2018 following the second charge of unlawful sexual conduct, but he is currently not on the state’s sex offender registry. ⚠️⚠️⚠️ I just want to add that the viral Facebook post I came across was the reason I created this petition. On this post there were many individuals blaming this 11 year old victim for the rape, and trauma she had to experience because of this sick, and evil man. I don’t want to get into the extent of what was said, but this girl is suffering from trauma on top of trauma. Eleven year old children can not consent to having sex, especially with a 21 year old man. I hope that this can bring her some justice, and peace knowing he will never walk free again. She deserves to be able to start healing, and this is a good first step.
Petition to Missouri Lawmakers
Change Missouri Child Enticement Laws
The change we are asking for is to prevent there ever being a victim of sexual assault. The way the law is written unless we are peace officers even if the predator flat out says they are going to have sex with a minor in great detail and shows up to a meeting location admits their intention again they will not press charges. We need to stop waiting for a crime to happen if there is enough evidence showing the intention the person has we should be able to take preventative measures and prosecute them to protect our children. By making this change our community has the ability to prevent sexual assault of a child. We need to stop waiting for the crime to happen before we do something. These laws should be in place to provide the fullest protection of our communities and the children who live in them. Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face with the most serious array of consequences. About one in 10 children will be sexually abused before they turn 18, including one in seven girls and one in 25 boys. In 2017, 5700 children were reported sexually abused just in Missouri alone. Children with a history of child sexual abuse demonstrate an increase in rates of substance abuse/dependence and delinquency and crime. 70% of child sexual offenders have between one and 9 victims, while 20% have 10 to 40 victims. About 60% of children who are sexually abused are abused by the people the family trusts (Teachers, Coaches, Church Officials and/or other family members)
Petition to United States Senate, Joni Ernst, Dianne Feinstein
Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
When I was in high school, I was verbally and sexually abused by members of my family. At 16, I finally gathered enough courage to leave. I was terrified I would not survive and that my abusers would follow me. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allowed me to get a restraining order, which I believe saved my life. But the VAWA — which provides critical services to women across the country — continues to be *temporarily* renewed at each spending bill deadline, but Congress still has not fully reauthorized the bill. Will you add your name now to tell the House Judiciary Committee that they must vote to fully reauthorize the VAWA? When I went into the courtroom and told my story to the judge, I was granted a fully enforceable protective order against the abusive members of my family. If they came near me, they would be arrested. The people who had victimized me for my entire life were no longer above the law. With one piece of paper, the government gave me the first step in getting my life and my freedom back. Before the VAWA, the type of access, help and fully enforceable document I was granted simply did not exist. The legislation helps ensure victims who come looking for help are listened to, believed, and given the protection they need to sleep at night and thrive in a life free of their abuser. More often than not, sexual assault victims are not treated as victims. We are treated the opposite — like we did something wrong. We are cross-examined even though we are not on trial. We are doubted first — not believed. We are mocked for our lack of memory, nerves, and PTSD. Rarely are we offered help, assistance, or simply asked if we are OK. The first time this ever changed for me was with my experience seeking a protective order. The legislation passed by the VAWA is helping to bridge the gap between victims and law enforcement; making it easier for them to understand what victims go through and help them accordingly, obtain the resources they need to help, and guarantee the protections that victims deserve and desperately need. Don’t let our country take such a drastic step backward. Call your reps. Demand this legislation be fully reauthorized. Survivor’s protection is not a bargaining chip. Sign this petition to let your representatives know you support survivors and want to make sure they can rely on the protections and resources granted to them in the VAWA.
Petition to Ashlynn's Dad
I'm only 4 Years Old. Help Protect Me From Being Sexually Assaulted, Again.
Supporters of Ashlynn, I have made the decision based on the counsel of my new attorney to remove our petition from being online. Though my initial lawyer advised that it would be a good idea to build support through social media. In any case, to each and every one of you that signed our petition, shared it, donated money, etc - thank you from the bottom of my heart! I will be under the radar for a while as I continue working to secure my daughters best interest, safety and welfare. I hope to return with good news. Please keep us lifted up in your thoughts and prayers. We're still raising money for our lawyers if you were interested in making a donation. Any level of help is much appreciated! You can contribute here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/AshlynnSmith Thanks, again! Andrew Smith, Jr.Ashlynn’s Dad
Petition to Dr. Ray Belton, Southern University System Board of Supervisors
A Complete and Thorough Review of Southern University's Title IX Policies
Over the past few days, many brave women and men of the Southern University community have come out to tell their stories of sexual assault and violence. Many of these students told stories of how these traumatic incidents have occurred right on our beloved campus. Not only were they hurt and violated by their assaulters, but the very system created to protect them also failed them when they made the courageous decision to report their assault. The students of Southern University demands a complete and thorough review of the Title IX policies implemented regarding the investigation of sexual harassment and assault on our campus. We come to school to learn and prepare for the next chapters of our lives, not to be assaulted then neglected by those who are hired to protect us. NO LONGER WILL THE STUDENTS OF SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BE SUBJECTED TO SUCH FAILURES BY OUR ADMINISTRATION.
Petition to Los Alamitos Unified School District
Demand Stricter Consequences for Discrimination on LAUSD Campuses
It is the duty of the school district to protect its students from discrimination in all forms. Los Alamitos Unified School District has allowed its staff members to turn a blind eye to the discriminatory tactics used by students towards others on a daily basis. We are petitioning for harsher punishments to be implemented into our student code and for existing ones to be regularly enforced. As students, it is our right to attend a safe and non-discriminatory school. Racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, and other commonly used micro-aggressions are forms of bullying which are clearly identified under the Zero Tolerance Policy. Protect us, stop prioritizing blue ribbon school status over the wellbeing of your students.
Petition to UTD Students, UTD
GET CHRIS LEE EXPELLED SEXUAL ASSAULTER
He has been accused of sexually assaulting girls at parties numerous times. When he apologizes for it he send the same message to all the girls! Literally copy and paste! He has barely received any kind of punishment for his actions. Its time to expose him for his wrongs! Hes still out partying and living a normal life even though he knows what he did! He has no guilt! Give him what he deserves!! As a anonymous person trying to help the students of UTD please sign! These women deserve justice!
Petition to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
JUSTICE FOR AAREFAH MOSAVI! 9th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS: GRANT HER APPEAL NOW!
Stop the Cover-up of Rape and Sexual Assault by Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA and all School Administrations Defend Title IX Against Betsy DeVos and Trump’s Attacks EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Whereas, Justice for Aarefah Mosavi is justice for all who share her experience of having been raped or sexually assaulted, and who have suffered the failure of administrations and managements who cover-up for and turn a blind eye to those offenses. Ms. Mosavi, a Muslim American woman, made the valiant decision to publicize both Chester Brown’s offenses and those of the Mt. San Antonio College administration, inspiring women and women’s rights supporters across the world with her recorded testimonial, Whereas, Injustice against one is an injustice against all who have suffered rape and sexual assault. Whereas, The constituents of the United States of America must stand united against violence and discrimination against women and against institutionalized violence and discrimination against all victims of sexual violence, and any institution that perpetuates these vices. Whereas, In June 2015, Aarefah Mosavi brought dual lawsuits against Mount San Antonio College and Chester Brown, a student and co-worker at Mount San Antonio College, for rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and religious discrimination, Whereas, Aarefah Mosavi brought a lawsuit against Mount San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) administration for violating Title IX in myriad ways, including demanding Ms. Mosavi re-enact the rape that Chester Brown committed against her on a note-taker in the “investigative” meeting despite admitting under oath that they knew Ms. Mosavi was traumatized, violating the Clery Act by failing to record incidents of crime accurately, including Aarefah’s complaint against Brown; interviewing Brown’s witnesses, but refusing to interview any of Aarefah’s witnesses; failing to view drastic changes in Brown’s accounts of how he sexually assaulted Ms. Mosavi; failing to question the credibility of Brown when he admitted he deleted text messages that implicated his guilty conduct surrounding the night he raped her; Lorraine Jones admitted under oath that she and co-defendant James Czaja closed the investigation into Mosavi’s complaint before they were supposed to, Whereas, Judge Michael W Fitzgerald negligently and wrongfully threw out Aarefah’s case against Mt. SAC administration despite admissions under oath that clearly show defendants discriminated against Mosavi and violated her Title IX rights, and despite that Mt San Antonio College failed to disclose documents relevant to their sham 'investigation' of Aarefah's complaint (Mosavi v Mt San Antonio College et al, p2, 2018). Whereas, When Ms. Mosavi took Chester Brown to trial in August 2018, presiding Judge Virginia A. Phillips conducted herself prejudicially against and with hostility towards Aarefah and her legal counsel by: threatening Aarefah Mosavi and her counsel with jail if they used the word “rape” to describe the rape Chester Brown committed against her; threatening Aarefah Mosavi and her legal counsel with a mistrial if the words “Metoo” were used in court; refusing to allow Aarefah’s counsel to question jurors during jury selection to eliminate the potential for bias; depriving Ms. Mosavi of her right to a jury of her peers by disqualifying prospective jurors simply on the basis that they had previously been victims of sexual assault or rape and by lacking young Muslim women who wear hijab on the jury; refusing to allow Ms. Mosavi to refer to her medical records, which document extensive injuries she sustained because of the rape Chester Brown committed against her; violating Ms Mosavi and her supporters' 1st Amendment Constitutional right to protest by prohibiting them from protesting within 2 blocks of the Federal Courthouse; defense attorney Martin Carpenter for Chester Brown was caught influencing Brown to lie about what he could remember; Chester Brown perjured himself on the witness stand with no admonition from Judge Virginia A Phillips, Whereas, The federal nature of this lawsuit may affect students across college and university campuses that receive federal funds, and it may set a precedent that will establish what more colleges and universities can get away with in their suppression of sexual violence on college campuses. Therefore Be It Resolved That: 1. We, the undersigned condemn the ways that Aarefah Mosavi was stripped of her right to due process and a fair jury trial by Michael W. Fitzgerald and Virginia A. Phillips. 2. We, the undersigned demand that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals grant Aarefah Mosavi’s appeal. 3. We, the undersigned demand the Mt. SAC and other school administrations be held accountable for their cover-up of rape and sexual assault 4. We the undersigned, demand that Chief United States District Judge Virginia A Phillips be impeached granted the prejudicial, hostile, and unconstitutional means by which she conducted herself against Plaintiff and her counsel. 5. We the undersigned demand that Martin Carpenter of Carpenter, Rothans, & Dumont be sanctioned by the California Bar Association for suppression of evidence, attempting to admit perjured documents into evidence, neglecting evidence tampering by his client, and for influencing defendant Chester Brown to lie about what he could remember in relation to statements Brown made to police officers. 6. We the undersigned demand that Chester Brown be sentenced for committing perjury in addition to religious discrimination, rape/sexual assault, and sexual harassment. 7. Defend Title IX Protections for victims of sexual assault against attacks by Trump and his Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Send a letter of support calling on the 9th Circuit to grant Ms. Mosavi’s appeal to: email@example.com BACKGROUND Via United for Equality and Affirmative Action (UEAA) "Years before the #Metoo movement, Aarefah Mosavi, a female Muslim student at Mt. San Antonio college began a public campaign that forced the man who raped her, Chester Brown off the campus and the resignation of several administrators who tried to cover up that she had been raped. Her case has taken on national importance as her video testimony went viral, providing leadership and inspiration to many other women who have come forward to publicly name their rapists. Aarefah’s continuing struggle has helped lay the ground work for the #Metoo movement. The brave actions of women like Aarefah Mosavi, Christine Blasey Ford, and the #metoo movement founded by Tarana Burke have created a major shift in popular consciousness in favor of believing women and survivors, further discrediting the misogynist victim-blaming and slander used to silence women. They have brought what has been for far too long the private struggle of millions of individual women, out into the public light. Our movement is now putting the rapists and those who protect them on trial to face the public shame of what they have done. We stand with Aarefah Mosavi in demanding the Ninth Circuit Court grant her appeal. Aarefah’s fight for justice is the fight for us all. Aarefah’s Fight for Justice: On December 12, 2013, Aarefah Mosavi was raped by another student and co-worker, Chester Brown. When she reported the incident to Mount San Antonio College, she faced what almost every college student comes up against in seeking justice against their assailant; an administration prepared to do everything they could to crush her into silence. First the Title IX coordinator told Aarefah to re-enact the rape by performing the rapist’s actions on another administrator. Aarefah had already described what Brown did to her in previous interviews, but when she expressed discomfort in reenacting the rape, the administration cited this as “failure to cooperate.” They accepted testimony from Chester Brown’s supervisor and his friends vouching for his ‘good character,’ but dismissed and refused even to interview Aarefah’s witnesses, including another woman who had also faced sexual harassment and religious discrimination by Chester Brown. They permitted Chester Brown to remain on campus during the so-called ‘investigation,’ where he continued to work in the same building Aarefah attended class. When Aarefah complained of the rapist loitering at the footsteps leading up to her class, the Title IX coordinator told Aarefah to not report unless he “touched” her or “said anything” to her. The Title IX coordinator refused to provide Aarefah with notes that were taken during interviews after she repeatedly asked for all records pertaining to her complaint. But Aarefah refused to be silenced, and she took matters into her own hands. She began a public campaign of rallies, marches, and public tribunals to expose Chester Brown and the administration’s cover-up. A video of Aarefah’s testimony inspired other women to come forward at Mt. SAC, UC Berkeley and other campuses. Aarefah filed federal lawsuits against Chester Brown and against the Mt. SAC administration for their gross violations of her Title IX rights through attorneys Shanta Driver, Ronald Cruz, and Monica Smith. The Courts, already entrenched in age-old misogynist tradition, and now emboldened by Trump’s promotion and defense of sexual assault and abuse of women, have so far failed to provide justice for Aarefah. After ruling twice in her favor, Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald wrongfully threw out Aarefah’s case against the Mt. SAC administration, despite the multiple abuses of her rights and attempt to cover-up the rape that were made clear during testimony the college defendants made under oath. 1) They admitted under oath that they did not interview Aarefah’s witnesses but interviewed Brown’s; 2) They admitted under oath that they did not review changes in Brown’s testimonies given to campus public safety (which describe a sexual assault) 3) The Title IX Coordinator admitted under oath that she and co-defendant James Czaja closed the investigation into Aarefah’s complaint before they were supposed to. 4) The Title IX coordinator admitted under oath that she saw that Aarefah was traumatized, but still demanded that she simulate the rape in her traumatized state. 5) They admitted under oath that they did not question Brown’s credibility when he destroyed all text messages pertaining to the night the rape took place. In August, 2018, Aarefah took Chester Brown to trial. From before the trial even started, Judge Virginia A. Phillips issued rulings limiting what the jury could see or hear, unquestionably influencing the scope of the trial and the final verdict. Judge Phillips 1) threatened Aarefah Mosavi and her counsel with jail if Aarefah or her counsel said she was raped by Chester Brown; 2) she threatened Aarefah and her legal counsel with a mistrial if the words “Metoo” were used in court; 3) she refused to allow Aarefah’s counsel to question jurors to eliminate the potential for bias; 4) she deprived Aarefah of her right to a jury of her peers by disqualifying prospective jurors simply on the basis that they had previously been victims of sexual assault or rape and by lacking young Muslim women who wear hijab on the jury; 5) she refused to allow Aarefah to refer to her medical records, which document extensive injuries she sustained because of the rape Chester Brown committed against her; 6) she demanded that any mention of the college’s transgressions be stricken from the record, but she allowed the college Title IX coordinator to serve as a witness for Brown. 7) Phillips allowed defendants to use altered documents against Aarefah during trial, but refused to allow Aarefah’s counsel to refer to her medical records. 8) Phillips violated 1st amendment constitutional rights of Aarefah’s supporters when she prohibited them from protesting within 2 blocks of the Federal courthouse. 9) Attorney Martin Carpenter for Chester Brown was caught influencing Brown to lie about what Brown could remember. 10) Chester Brown perjured himself on the witness stand with no admonition from Judge Virginia A Phillips. Virginia A Phillips’ unjust actions are reprehensible and were largely responsible for depriving Aarefah of her right to justice and a fair jury trial. At the core of Aarefah’s relentless fight for justice are her unshakable conviction of her own dignity and equality, and determination that the truth must prevail, and an understanding that taking on both the rapist, and the institutions that defend him, requires organization and a movement. Aarefah is speaking out publicly across the state of California and beyond to gain public support for her appeal to the 9th Circuit Court. The Federal nature of this lawsuit will affect students across college and university campuses that receive federal funds, and it will set a precedent that will establish what more colleges and universities can get away with in their suppression of sexual violence on college campuses. As Trump’s Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is attempting to gut Title IX protections for rape and sexual assault survivors at schools and college campuses, championing Aarefah’s case and her fight for justice, and inspiring survivors to publicly name rapists and hold them accountable through collective action, we can defeat these attacks. Most importantly we can change the entire climate for women so we can be free to develop our talents and fulfill our dreams without the constant threat of sexual assault and harassment. “Survivors are resilient, we are triumphant: we are soldiers, we are Olympians, we are lawyers, we are doctors, we are academics, artists and musicians: we are champions in every profession, and neither our resiliency nor our success shall be used against us to deny us the virtue of justice that is owed to us, and our liberty that is inalienable to us!” –Aarefah Mosavi Aarefah’s legal fight is not over, and the movement is only just getting started. The justice survivors can win is in the palm of our hands, our voice, and our defense of each other and our common humanity.