Petition to Monroe County Board of Education, Mary Persons High School
Implement a practical contingency plan for Mary Persons High School Graduation.
MPHS GRADUATION CEREMONY SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED... CHANGE THE LOCATION... The 2016 Graduating Class of Mary Persons High School (Forsyth, GA) may not celebrate this occasion on the day that has been set aside for the last 2 years due to poor planning by school officials. There is a possibility of inclement weather, and the scheduled outdoor event will not be changed to an inside venue, however the ceremony is scheduled to be postponed day after day until weather permits. Monroe County Board of Education officials should implement a contingency plan that allows the graduation ceremony to commence on the scheduled day, June 3 and not be postpone until June 4, June 5, or later dates based on the weather. There are several viable options that allow graduation to proceed as planned. The graduation ceremony should be moved to an indoor facility (school gym, Tift College, Macon Auditorium, Centreplex or other indoor venues), even if the number of guest must be limited. Another option is changing the time of the ceremony to an earlier time that accounts for inclement weather. If the graduation ceremony is postponed for a day or more students who have plans to immediately leave the area after graduation will not be afforded the opportunity to participate in this accomplishment, out-of-town families/ guests may be not be able to attend. Specifically, my graduating senior along with a few others, have made plans to leave the area immediately following the originally scheduled ceremony. It is not fair for any graduating senior to miss this momentous occasion due to poor planning especially those students who are leaving immediately to begin their journey in college programs such as my daughter. Considering our military background it is very difficult to understand how such an important event lacked proper planning and a viable contingency plan to accommodate graduating students rather than accommodating the masses such as the 6000 guest attending from the community per the Superintendent. There are only 273 graduating seniors so 6000 guests seem extreme for such a small class. It is evident the graduation ceremony is for the benefit of the community rather than the students whom have earned this achievement or the families who have supported them throughout their school years. My daughter and every other student deserves to celebrate this accomplishment on the day set aside for them. MPHS GRADUATION CEREMONY SHOULD NOT BE CHANGED... CHANGE THE LOCATION...
Petition to Amazon, Google Music, Spotify
Block Explicit music by default for all online music services
I'm sure anyone who has kids and online music will have faced the embarrassing situation of an inappropriate song coming up on radio or a playlist. This can also be a problem in workplace listening and public spaces. Why can't we have a toggle switch for all online music services with a default to clean songs only? Spotify have been petitioned since 2012 for the ability to block explicit music and no action has yet been taken. Google music has an option to block explicit songs in radio but could go further. Amazon has no option (this is shocking with Echo devices now in many family households). Let's get a huge petition going that they can't ignore!
Petition to Official Charts, Chris Austin
Stop streaming data count in the main charts.
Since 2014, the Official Charts company has chosen to include streaming data from services like Spotify & Deezer in their chart rankings along with actual sales. While the system has some advantages in theory, in practice it is a complete shambles. It has created artificial monopolies for songs whose sales aren't very strong and are only boosted by this streaming. It would be like if when vinyls were popular, that trading them with your friends counted towards chart ranking. It is ridiculous, and has led to such underserved feats as Drake's One Dance topping the chart for as long as Bohemian Rhapsody despite not even being in the top ten in actual sales. It is utter nonsense that streaming counts in the official charts. We need to stop this now. #StopStreamingSpoilingOurCharts
Petition to twenty one pilots, Tyler Joseph, Josh dun, Fueled By Ramen, Spotify
Regional At Best by Twenty One Pilots to be available on Spotify EVERYWHERE
I ( @slowtownjh from Twitter) was trying to listen to the newly added Regional At Best album (Released in 2011 by Twenty One Pilots) on Spotify, when I found that I couldn't. It wasn't available in my country. Now, of course I was outraged, and went to inform the groupchat immediately. As I expected, everyone felt the same way. We at Josh Tops™️ believe that everyone should have the right to listen to what is, in my opinion, the best Twenty One Pilots album so far, and to have it on their Spotify playlists. Sign this petition today if you too have the same beliefs as we at Josh Tops™️, and demand the right to be able to sob uncontrollably along to the glorious album that is Regional At Best whilst browsing your Spotify playlists.
Petition to European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union
Make the Internet fair for performers
[Version française] [Deutsche Version] [Versione italiana] [Versión española] [Versão em português] [Polska wersja] [Dansk udgave] [Česká verze] [Ελληνική έκδοση] [Nederlandse versie] [Slovenska verzija] In the first half of 2015, over 1 trillion songs, movies and TV series have been streamed online - more than double the amount in 2014. However, whilst Spotify, Netflix and iTunes and other legal, on-demand streaming and download services continue to grow in popularity and value, performers still do not receive a fair share of the income generated by their recorded performances. In order to remedy this unfair situation, four international organisations representing over half a million performers in Europe (AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO) have joined forces and launched a campaign for the fair treatment of performers online (the Fair Internet campaign). Do you believe that performers should be fairly rewarded? If so, you can help us make that happen. Simply sign this petition and share it with your friends and colleagues on social media. Raising awareness is key to setting up a fair legislative framework for performers in Europe. Thank you for your support!