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Sexual Assault

172 petitions

Started 23 hours ago

Petition to Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles Schumer, Claire McCaskill, Patty Murray, Maggie Hassan, Kamala Harris, Tammy Baldwin, Debbie Stabenow, Heidi Heitkamp, Maria Cantwell, Dianne Feinstein, Tammy Duckworth, Elizabeth Warren, Mazie Hirono, Robert Casey, Joe Donnelly, Michael Bennet, Edward Markey, Patrick Leahy, Ron Wyden, Martin Heinrich, Tom Udall, Tom Carper, Chris Murphy, Jeff Merkley, Cory Booker, Gary Peters, Jon Tester, Sherrod Brown, Dick Durbin, Angus King, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar

Senators: formally call on Trump to resign due to sexual assault allegations.

Dear Senators, Last week, you called on Senator Franken to resign due to the allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him. You held strong to your conviction that someone who has been accused of such misconduct is unfit to hold office. It follows, then, that you should formally call on Donald Trump to resign due to the allegations brought against him during his campaign - allegations that were even more numerous and severe than those against Franken. The women who spoke out about their experiences with Franken were taken seriously, and he bore the consequences. Should the women who spoke out about Trump be dismissed and forgotten? Calling on Franken to resign while remaining silent about Trump is grossly unjust, and makes it difficult for your base of Democratic supporters to continue to have faith in you. We have taken out one of our best liberal champions - while the real problem continues to occupy the highest office in the land. If you are to hold strong to your principles, it is your duty to come together with your colleagues in the Senate and formally call on Donald Trump to resign due to the many allegations of sexual assault that have been brought against him (not to mention the reckless actions and tweets that have put our world in danger, and the ongoing investigation of his collusion with the Russian government.)We thank you for your consideration, and hope that our country will soon get back on track - before too much more damage is done.

Anya Kremenetsky
148 supporters
Started 1 day ago

Petition to US Congress

Impeach Judge Alex Kozinski

Impeach Judge Alex Kozinski! Judges are government employees with significant power. They can provide justice and uphold rule of law or cause significant harm to innocent lives through abuse and corruption of their position. While judges are supposed to be held accountable, too often oversight is weak or non-existent. The Washington Post reported, Friday 8 December 2017, that six women have come forward accusing Judge Kozinski of sexual misconduct. On Saturday, 9 December 2017, Nancy Rapoport, a University of Nevada law professor, described "a predatory encounter" with Kozinski. Rapoport believes more people will come forward. In the recent past, Judge Kozinski was caught posting sexual degrading images of women on a public website. Ralph Mecham, a retired federal court executive said Judge Kozinski broke into a judicial computer security system to restore access to pornographic websites. Bloomberg News reported the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist was “enraged” when a "committee of federal judges disobeyed his recommendation to discipline Kozinski after he disabled computer filter software meant to block sexually explicit Web sites."  These are a few allegations now in the public knowledge. Judge Kozinski is a government employee. A public servant. Being paid with our tax money.  The US Constitution says that "good behavior" is expected of federal judges. US Congress has the power and, more importantly, the responsibility to impeach government employees who are not exhibiting good behavior. US Congress--show America you are taking the #MeToo #SilenceBreakers revolution seriously and launch an immediate, bi-partisan effort to impeach Judge Kozinski Judge Kozinski is the start of exposing judges behaving badly. There are thousands of court clerks across the country who may come forward and report on a well-known culture of corruption, racism and extreme misogyny by far too many white, male judges. Call your Congressional Representative and ask them to impeach Kozinski and all the judges who are exposed.          

Lori Handrahan
48 supporters