Petition to President Gianni Infantino
Support Iranian Women to Watch Sports in Stadiums
I grew up loving the game of football. As often as possible, I’d watch the matches on television with family and friends, cheering on our favorite teams and players. But as a woman in Iran, I’ve never seen a single game played in my home country. Sign my petition demanding FIFA use its power to call for an end to Iran’s stadium ban for women. Women are passionate sports fans just like men, and deserve to cheer on their teams in the stadiums. The fact that this discriminatory ban has existed for 38 years is appalling, and an assault on our right to free assembly. But the good news is that it’s not actually written into our law, and can easily be overturned – if we apply enough pressure on the right people. Iran is the only country playing in this year’s World Cup which bans women from stadiums, a direct violation of FIFA’s gender discrimination statute. Yet FIFA president Gianni Infantino has shown no sign of doing anything about it – in fact, he was recently photographed posing with Iranian president Rouhani the day after 35 women were arrested for attempting to attend a football game. Sign my petition to demand that Mr. Infantino use his power to get Iran to end the stadium ban for women. Support #NoBan4Women. Thank you! من از طرفداران فوتبال هستم، اما همیشه مسابقات رو فقط از توی تلویزیون دیدم و بخاطر دختر بودنم هیچوقت این شانسرو نداشتم که بازی تیم مورد علاقهام رو در کشورم از نزدیک تماشا کنملطفا این طومار رو که برای پایان دادن به منع حضور زنان ایرانی به ورزشگاهها به فیفا نوشته شده امضا کنید بسیاری از خانمها هم مثل اکثر آقایان طرفدار فوتبال هستند و این حق رو دارند که مسابقات مورد علاقه شون رو از نزدیکتماشا کنند. این مانعی که سالها وجود داره توهینی به همه ما زنان ایرانی است. خوشبختانه منع قانونی در این مورد وجودندارد، بنابراین، تغییر این شرط ممکن استایران تنها کشوری است که این اجازه را به زنان نمیدهد که این بر خلاف قوانین فدراسیون جهانی فوتبال است چرا کهتبعیض جنسیتی محسوب میشود. با این حال تا کنون هیچ انتقادی از طرف فیفا مطرح نشده است. اگر همه ما خواسته خودمان را مطرح کنیم، فیفا قادر به نادیده گرفتن این وضعیت نخواهد بود فیفا یک مجمع بین المللی است و عده زیادی از زنان در این مجمع حضور دارند که به افکار عمومی اهمیت میدهند لطفا برای درخواست از فیفا جهت پایان دادن به منع حضور زنان به ورزشگاهها این طومار رو امضا کنید
Petition to James Webb
Save Eastern Michigan Wrestling Program
Sign this petition to #SaveEMUwrestling EMU Wrestling is one of only four division 1 wrestling programs in the state of Michigan. Their program is being cut in an effort to save money but there have been large donations to the wrestling program specifically to keep it in recent years. This has been a gross mishandling of finances by the board if a program with plenty support has to be cut to cover other areas of the school. EMU had two all-american wrestlers in the 2017-18 season. The cutting of the program coming just days after these young men earned those all-american honors at the NCAA national championship tournament. This program needs to be reinstated, the sport of wrestling needs our help. These young men who work so hard do not need to be punished for the actions of others. The university spent millions just to turn their football field turf gray but they are cutting these programs to save about half of what they spent on the turf.
Petition to City of Detroit, Michigan, State of Michigan
Citizens Against the Grand Prix on Belle Isle
We believe that it's time to pull the plug on the Detroit Grand Prix event on Belle Isle. Before bankruptcy, the City could not afford to properly maintain the Island, so offers by the Grand Prix to run the race there in exchange for making "improvements" might have made some sense. Now that the State of Michigan has taken over and has made Belle Isle a State Park, the time has come to allow the Island to be used as it was intended - as a nature and recreational park to be used by all people, year round. This current year, the Grand Prix began setting up 8 weeks before the race. That means concrete barriers inhibiting access to the riverfront, blocking bike lanes, etc. When you include the weeks afterward to dismantile it and clean up, this means the island is essentially monopolized by the race people for the better part of three months. This is prime park season, with public access impeded to the river, and most public gathering places in the half of the Island where the race course exists. The fact that an immense portion of the island near the Fountain and Casino has been encased in concrete - creating a gigantic parking lot - to serve the purposes of the race organizers, is a permanent blot and eyesore on the face of the island. It's time to say no to the rich and powerful who have taken over the island, and return it back to the people. Move the Grand Prix somewhere else - get it off Belle Isle.
Petition to President of South Korea, Mr. Thomas Bach, President & CEO, Hee-Beom Lee 2018 평창 동계 오림픽 위원회 이희범 회장
Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!
Please visit "Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Action Center" for more actions you can take: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach, and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Lee Hee-Beom, We ask you to please watch this video: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q South Korea is the world’s 14th largest economy, yet an estimated 2.5 million dogs and thousands of cats are slaughtered each year in that country, and eaten as “health food”. Forced to endure deprivation and unimaginable torment, from the moment they are born until the day they are slaughtered, dogs are imprisoned in cramped, rusty, raised cages all their lives, with no protection from extreme elements, no access to water, no exercise, or medical care. Their eardrums are often burst to deter barking. Finally, in broad daylight, often in front of other live dogs, they are electrocuted, hanged, beaten or burnt to death. It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea, which is one of the major economic powers and boasts one of the highest education levels in the world, is still continuing to commit this type of barbaric brutality in this day and age. For the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and backyards, it is a tragic reality and a nightmare from which they can’t escape; but it is unacceptable and shameful: South Korea is happy to take the benefits of an advanced society, but not the full responsibility. This is a profit-driven, tax free, unregulated industry that aggressively promotes the myth that eating dog meat (especially the dog’s penis) enhances male virility and provides men with energy. South Koreans genuinely believe that the more the dog is made to suffer, the more it will enrich the quality of the meat and increase the health benefits to the consumer. Many dogs are sadistically made to experience extreme fear and suffering prior to death. Cats are frequently boiled alive to make tonics believed to treat rheumatism. The demand is so high in South Korea that 20% of the dog meat is now imported from China. If South Korea wants to be respected as a nation of conscience, then South Koreans need to strengthen their animal protection laws and permanently ban dog and cat meat consumption. This has continued for far too long, and it is now time for the South Korean Government to take moral leadership for its citizens and take a stand against this appalling practice. Not only would this save the South Korean animals from unimaginable suffering, but it will be in South Korea’s economic interest because people across the world will keep condemning South Korea’s cruelty. Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” It is time, therefore, for South Korea to start taking animal welfare seriously and prove that South Korea really does have a compassionate and ethical society. This means it is time for the South Korean Government to start better educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering, about not abandoning pets, and about treating animals in a humane and decent manner. And, the first step must be to finally end this horrendous cruelty of dog and cat meat consumption. If South Korea does not take the above action immediately, I will boycott the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, and all South Korean businesses and tourism. The favor of your reply is requested. We thank you, in anticipation, for taking swift action! ------------------------------------ I also urge you to write to the Olympic Committee that you will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. International Olympic CommitteeMr. Thomas BachChâteau de VidyCase postale 3561007 LausanneSwitzerland Video: CARE (Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth), The Korea Observer. For more actions you can take please visit: http://koreandogs.org/pc2018/ International Olympic Committee Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Official Website for The 23rd Olympic Winter Games - PyeongChang, South Korea
Petition to Beech Grove School District
Change the name of Beech Grove athletics from Hornets to Pythons
During the course of the last few days, the citizens of Beech Grove Indiana have learned that a fourteen foot long Burmese python has been running around town. In light of the popularity and notoriety that "Vine" has gathered, along with the polarizing effect of bringing us all together focusing on a common new found love I propose we change the Beech Grove Hornets, to the Beech Grove pythons so we can always fondly remember this time we have shared, and Vine can live on forever.
Petition to WWE, Good Humor Ice Cream, Good Humor, World Wrestling Entertainment
Bring Back WWE Ice Cream Bars
Why Ice Cream Bars? If you grew up in the late 80's all the way up until the mid 2000's you might remember the WWE/F Ice Cream Bars. Each bar came in a brightly colored box featuring all the big names in wrestling history. Names like Hulk Hogan, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ricky Steamboat, "The Macho Man" Randy Savage, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, John Cena, etc, have all graced these delicious treats. In 2009 Good Humor and WWE discontinued these amazing treats much to the dismay of many fans. Since they've been discontinued, the demand for these ice cream bars are higher than ever. Will We Ever See Them Again? Over the course of almost 10 years, WWE continues to tease the return of these treats. They've gone as far as to give the fans a recipe to make the ice cream bars themselves back in 2008. Most fans who tried it however, were unsuccessful. In 2011, former WWE Superstar Cm Punk, had a t-shirt featuring a WWE Ice Cream Bar on it. He claimed to have been "working on" getting the frozen treats back, but since then Punk has left the WWE and our hopes for WWE Ice Cream Bars seemed crushed. So the question remains, will we ever see them again? Merchandise Sales Each WWE Ice Cream bar, came in a box plastered with WWE Superstars all over the box. In most cases, the boxes came with a card on the side that you could punch out to keep.(I still have a few) Other times, the boxes came with cutouts of WWE Superstars that you could put on display anywhere. These ice cream bars originally sold for around $3-4, depending on where you picked them up at. With the high demand for these, WWE can easily make $4-5 off of just one ice cream bar, and they will sell fast. WWE's current roster features some of the biggest and best athletes to date. Superstars such as AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Samoa Joe, and many more that they can easily place on the ice cream bars or even the boxes. It's been nearly 10 years since anyone has tasted the sweet taste of those WWE Ice Cream Bars and the money WWE would pull in from this would be amazing due to the high demand. If I'm not mistaken, these were only available in The U.S. With the amount of fans WWE has in this era, they can easily expand these treats on a global scale. What Can You Do To Help? By signing this petition, you not only help us relay this message to WWE, you bring thousands of fans, one step closer to WWE Ice Cream Bars. It's been nearly 10 years since anyone has had a WWE Ice Cream bar and this petition will let WWE know that we will not rest. We will not give up, until our voices are heard. You can also share this petition after you signed it to help get as many signatures as we can. You're help will not go unnoticed as you will be helping many of thousands of people get back something that Good Humor and WWE took away from us in 2009.
Petition to Nintendo
Tell Nintendo to bring Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort to the Nintendo Switch!
When I was a child, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort were my favorite games. Instead of going outside and playing like a normal child, I played Wii Sports Resort with friends. I used to brag that I had gotten all of the i-points in the Island Flyover mode, swordfight with friends, and beat everyone in wakeboarding. We still get together and play games on Wii Sports to this day. The music is also just as great. You see, one of the best parts of the Wii was its music. Each "app" had its own beautiful music. For instance, the Mii Maker had jazzy, bossa-nova style music while the Wii Shop theme was bright and exciting. The Wii Sports music was no exception. I know the theme by heart, and it's such a great tune. Thus, the Nintendo Switch was actually kinda disappointing. Yeah, it had great games, but it had no Wii Sports on it. I am not the only one who seems to want this. There are others like me who want the chance to play Wii Sports on the Nintendo Switch. If we get this on the Switch, then we can play Wii Sports anywhere, whether at home, school, on the bus, or at a friend's house.
Petition to Kim McMillan, Ron Erb, Valerie Guzman, Wanda Smith, Geno Grubbs, Jeff Henley, Mike Alexander, Bill Powers, Jeff Burkhart, David Allen, Deanna McLaughlin, Tim Chandler, Jennifer Letourneau
North Clarksville Community Center
Clarksville is a rapidly growing community that has a prime opportunity to provide services and resources to the diverse citizens that contribute to its tax base. Despite the Tiny Town area being the fastest growing area in Clarksville, it lacks the attention that other areas in our community have received. It has been said by elected officials that; "Most citizens in that area are military affiliated and can access the resources of Ft Campbell, Kentucky." This petition calls upon elected officials to realize that while a good portion of the population of this town may be military affiliated, we live and pay our taxes in Clarksville and deserve to have the City provide amenities to support our side of town. Secondly, Clarksville has not built a community center since the 1980s when the population was approximately 54,777 that has since grown to approximately 158,156. With only three community centers in Clarksville and two of them being on the South side, it is evidently time to build another one in North Clarksville. The Crow Community Center serves 20,971 citizens and Burt Cobb 20,619 in South Clarksville and the Kleeman Community Center serves 52,150 which is twice as much as the other to and the same size in North Clarksville demands a high demand in the area. Tiny Town Road has enough land available to build a community center with similar to the Foy Community that caters to the various recreational interest of a very diverse community. The Tiny Town Road location also has the infrastructure to support the traffic caused by the people seeking to enjoy the community center with a great mixture of restaurants, convenience stores, and service stations to serve local and traveling teams coming to compete in tournaments. There are also residential neighborhoods close enough for the community to easily access the complex in addition to its close proximity to several elementary, middle, and high schools. I have lived in the Tiny Town area since 1992 and have only seen more houses and businesses being built with only two new City recreational projects, the Robert Clark Park Blueway and the Barbara Johnson Park. I believe that it is time for the City to make a significant investment in North Clarksville. An investment that has the potential to enhance the quality of life and serve as an economic stimulator for our community. The sample image you see if from the Round Rock Sports Center in Round Rock Texas. This 82,800-square-foot indoor sports center floor plan is built with basketball and volleyball teams in mind. The flexible court layout can be configured to hold 3 NCAA basketball, 6 basketball courts or 12 volleyball courts, within the 47,775 square feet of open space. There are 1,300 seats available for spectators and 502 parking spots. The facility also boasts a referee lounge, locker rooms, a training room, LED scoreboard screens, and three large multi-purpose rooms that can be divided into nine smaller rooms. I am sure that indoor tennis could also be accommodated at such a facility. Parks and Rec has also expressed an interest in adding an indoor pool to the facility. If you support a Community Center in the Tiny Town Road area, please sign this petition. Thank you very much!