Petition to MLB
Strip The Houston Astros of the 2017 MLB Championship!
The punishment announced by Major League Baseball against Houston Astros, after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to cheat during its World Series-winning 2017 season (which includes one-year suspensions for both GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, loss of draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a $5 million fine), is not enough! Their acts not only hurt the Los Angeles Dodgers and their fan base, but all fans of baseball. Major League Baseball must: 1) Void the 2017 World Series Championship by the Houston Astros. 2) Mandate the Astros refunds to any person who purchased 2017 Astros championship memorabilia. 3) Mandate the Astros donate all profits directly associated to the 2017 Championship to designated charities within the Houston area. 4) Mandate the Astros collect all 2017 championship rings issued by the team to players, staff and ownership team, with the rings being destroyed, along with the 2017 Championship trophy. The punishment must fit the crime and these acts can only truly be addressed with a complete void of the championship that was won unfairly.
Petition to MLB
Strip the Astros 2017 WS title
This petition is for the MLB to make history right. The 2017 World Series has forever been tarnished due to the proven facts that the Houston Astros used technology to cheat against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They should there by be stripped of their World Series title. Please sign this petition if you agree.
Petition to MLB
Petition for Astros to vacate the 2017 World Series championship
We believe that the penalties issued by MLB against the Astros for their illegal use of technology to gain an advantage during the 2017 World Series should include the vacating of the 2017 World Series Championship. Allowing the Astros championship to stand compromises the integrity of the game and the MLB organization as a whole. The current penalty is not harsh enough and will not be enough of a deterrent for other teams to act in the same manner in the future. Teams may be willing to lose draft picks and take a suspension to achieve the goal of a World Series championship. In comparison to the game's highest honor, this is a relatively small price to pay. We need players to respect the game, and we need the game to respect the players and fans that were hurt by this cheating scandal. The Astros cheating resulted in irreparable damage to the legacy and careers of the many players who were competing against an opponent who was using more than their athletic skill to merit the title of World Champion. This point in and of itself merits the vacating of this title from a team that stands as a fraud to this great achievement. This situation goes far beyond one championship. You are setting a precedent for the future. You are sending a message to organizations, current players, fans, and perhaps most importantly, young future players and fans of the game. A World Series Championship is baseball's highest honor and must be earned with integrity and respect. We petition for the Astros to vacate the 2017 World Series championship title.
Petition to President Gianni Infantino
Support Iranian Women to Watch Sports in Stadiums (#NoBan4Women)
UPDATE: Iranian women were allowed into Azadi stadium on October 10 - but we expect stadiums to open completely and permanently. We continue to advocate for Iranian women to be allowed into league matches where most incidents of physical and verbal abuse, detention and arrests occur. We look to FIFA for the full stop to gender discrimination in sport. UPDATE: FIFA President Infantino answered our petition and gave the Iran Football Federation an ultimatum to stop the ban in time for the October 10 qualifier match. We urgently need your help to sign and share this petition to let FIFA and Iran know that the world is watching and expecting an end to this gender discrimination! === 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. Iran's largest stadium is named Azadi - which means "freedom" - and it seats 100,000 sports fans. However, not one of those seats is currently designated for Iranian women to freely enjoy sports. Please sign my petition demanding FIFA use its power to call for an end to Iran’s stadium ban for women. Help me raise 100,000 signatures to represent the 100,000 seats of Azadi Stadium. UPDATE: We have surpassed 300,000! Help us reach 500,000!! 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 39 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 the 2018 World Cup which bans women from stadiums, a direct violation of FIFA’s gender discrimination statute and their new human rights policy. 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 Petitioner: My Fundamental Right | Supported by: Equality League
Petition to Major League Baseball, Robert Manfred, Jim Crane, Major League Baseball Players Association, tony clark
Issue punishment to the Houston Astros players who took part in the 2017 cheating scandal
On January 13, 2020, Major League Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred issued a 9 page report in regards to his investigation on the 2017 Houston Astros cheating allegations. The ensuing punishments included zero discipline for the players involved, citing they were too spread out to punish fairly. The 2017 Houston Astros won the World Series due to one of the most heinous, extravagant, meticulously planned cheating operations ever seen in professional sports. In Mr. Manfred’s report, he cited that the operation was mostly player driven. That said, not a single current day player was punished for the atrocity. This petition is a message to not only Mr. Manfred, but to Jim Crane of the Houston Astros, and Tony Clark, president of the players association. The following suggestions should not go unheard. From Major League Baseball: Year Long suspensions for José Altuve, George Springer, Marwin Gonzalez, Josh Reddick, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Yuliesky Gurriel, and any other players who played significant innings for the Astros in 2017. Completely strip all accolades earned by Astros position players, including, but not limited to their 2017 World Series title, Jose Altuve’s 2017 MVP award, Jose Altuve and George Springers 2017 silver slugger awards, George Springers 2017 World Series MVP award, and Jose Altuve’s 2017 batting title. Bar Alex Cora, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, and any other player who has since retired from Hall Of Fame Eligibility, as well as active players. From Jim Crane: An apology media session where each member of the roster is required to write their own personal apology. The release of the most prominent participants in the scheme. Vacation of your 2017 World Series Championship, with each players ring being returned. From the Major League Baseball Players Association/ Tony Clark A permanent ban from the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseballs pension program for retired players. A statement on behalf of the entire players association condemning each player and calling them out by name. This entire scandal not only destroys the credibility of the Jim Crane, Brandon Taubman, and Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch, Alex Cora, and Carlos Beltran, but if the pleas of the many fans outside of Houston aren’t heard for increased justice, it strips the game of baseball of any remaining integrity it had in the post-steroid era. This gross injustice, followed by its shallow punishment is a dark spot in the record of baseball the likes of which the steroid era never came close to. Careers were altered and ended. The game that is America’s past time should be treated with dignity and class, and these punishments are a slap in the face to all baseball fans, including Astros fans. Please, for the sake of the game, come down harder. If you won’t let Pete Rose be eligible for the hall of fame, then at least make an example of the 2017 Houston Astros players, because none of them, George Springer, Jose Altuve, Marwin Gonzalez, Carlos Correa, Yuliesky Gurriel, Alex Bregman, Josh Reddick, Evan Gattis, Brian McCann, Alex Cora, AJ Hinch, and Carlos Beltran deserve nothing more than to be completely wiped from the history books.
Petition to Ralph E. Massullo, Chris Latvala, Stan McClain, Patricia H. Williams, James Bush III, Tracie Davis, Brett Hage, Sam Killebrew, Josie Tomkow, Susan L. Valdes, Ardian Zika
Support the Florida Athlete Safety Bill
My name is Laurie Martin-Giordano and my son, Zach suffered an Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS) during summer conditioning workouts for football in 2017. He fought incredibly hard for 11 days, but he could not survive his devastating injuries. I had to plan my 16 year old son's funeral. In the weeks after his death, I began to research exertional heat stroke and I learned a few things that crushed my already broken heart: EHS is preventable simply by recognizing the early symptoms of heat illness (dizziness, vomiting) and removing the person from the activity to a cooler area, away from the sun. 100% of EHS victims survive when Cold Water Immersion (CWI) is used promptly, on-site. CWI wasn't used to treat Zach, but why not? Florida high school athletes, cheerleaders, band members, and JROTC all traditionally participate in summer conditioning workouts. I learned that any rules and policies, set up by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) to ensure their kids' safety, ONLY apply during the academic school year. The guidelines for response to cardiac arrest and heat illness, 2 of the 3 most common reasons for sudden death of high school kids, are only suggestions. (Football practice for two weeks prior to school starting in the Fall is included as "pre-season" with a few specific rules.) All attempts over the last 2 years by me, along with heat illness experts, Athletic Trainers, and FHSAA's own Medical Advisory Board, to change the handbook suggestions to mandatory policies have been voted down by the FHSAA Board. This week, Legislators in the FL House of Representatives have a bill to vote on that incorporates "best practice" safety measures to protect our kids, including the use of AED's, Wet Bulb Globe Thermometer temperature activity modification guidelines and using Cold Water Immersion to treat EHS. By signing this petition, you are voicing your support of the proposed sports safety bill that will be discussed on Wednesday, December 11th and believe this legislation will save lives, and is necessary to provide leadership to our schools in regard to sports safety.
Petition to Major League Baseball
Vacate the 2017 & 2018 MLB World Series Championships
The 2017 Houston Astros illegally used technology to steal opposing teams signs. This occurred throughout the 2017 season and into the post season, ultimately resulting in a World Series Championship. The 2018 Boston Red Sox are guilty of the same offenses. While MLB has handed down a variety of fines and suspensions to those involved, the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox have maintained the title of World Champions. This is a great disservice to the fans of Major League Baseball and the countless players, coaches, and staff members that have played the game the right way and been cheated. The only way for Major League Baseball to show that these acts will not be tolerated is to Vacate the titles for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Both the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox utilized technology to directly change the outcome of games played en route to their championship victories. Make things right and vacate the 2017 and 2018 World Series titles!
Petition to Brian Kemp
Make “The Bank” the official nickname of Truist Park, formerly known as SunTrust Park
As a lifelong Braves fan we’ve had a tradition of great nicknames for our beloved baseball parks. From Fulton County Stadium to Turner Field being affectionately referred to as The Ted its always rolled off the tongue and left folks with no confusion of where you were or where you were going. Now after this banking merger, I was hoping the powers that be would take this opportunity to dub our beautiful new ballpark with a fitting nickname but their greed stood in the way and left us only with Truist Park. It actually makes me cringe to say that out loud because somehow it sounds even worse than Suntrust Park. So fellow ATLiens and Braves fans I come to you today from a place of peace and all I ask is that we let the higher ups know that we will continue to chop all the way into October but when we speak to our rivals fans we do so with pride and not shame of our name. After conferring with multiple experts on the matter we’ve decided that “The Bank” is the perfect nickname for Truist Park. It’s quick, easy, rolls off the tongue and also literally has what Truist is in the name. So join me and sign this petition and we can celebrate wins and The Bank for years to come or don’t and let Big Money win again.