Petition to Seattle City Council Members
Tell the Seattle city council to ban the use of facial recognition in law enforcement
I am an active citizen in Seattle and since big technology companies have started to develop facial recognition, police departments and law enforcement agencies have been looking into using facial recognition to help them to catch suspects. Since San Fransisco banned facial recognition due to privacy concerns, a lot of other cities and states have considered banning them, but not many other cities have taken action. I am vehemently against the use of facial recognition for use by police departments because it is prone to error and increases unchecked surveillance by law enforcement agencies.
Petition to New Jersey State House, New Jersey Department of Developmental Disabilities, New Jersey Ombudsman for People with Disabilities
Strike Down the Peeping Tom Proposal
Listen up! People with disabilities need your support. There is a proposal apparently being supported by the New Jersey Ombudsman for People with Disabilities that would see the installation of invasive security cameras in group homes and supervised apartments across the state. This proposal is currently being trial-ballooned by certain legislators in the state assembly. Helping Hands president Gary Rubin, an outspoken self -advocate, feels people with different abilities need to take urgent action on the "Peeping Tom" proposal. “The New Jersey Ombudsman for People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities is allegedly pushing legislation that would see the installation of invasive security cameras in group homes and supervised apartments across the state. This proposal is being made with complete disregard to the wishes of people with different abilities and is a violation of our right to privacy. We need to tell the Ombudsman and the world that people with different abilities deserve choice and privacy in their own homes.” By signing this petition you are stating "As a concerned citizen I am urging those in leadership to act now to prevent a bill requiring cameras within the homes of those with different abilities (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities). I assert that is a violation of the basic human right to privacy. This action would not serve to improve safety within the community of those with disabilities or ensure quality services. Instead I am urging that a focus group of advocates, support professionals, and families be established to provide input as to what is needed to support this community." Please consider supporting our petition to prevent this proposal from being drafted and protect the rights of people with disabilities. Thank you for your support!
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Donald Trump
End unwarranted gov't digital spying before our data leaks again
Americans are not being put first when it comes to digital privacy. Our government is actively spying on our digital lives without our consent. Both major parties are responsible for blatantly and repeatedly disregarding our Fourth Amendment rights. To make matters worse, our data is being held without adequate protection as most recently seen here: http://money.cnn.com/2017/11/17/technology/centcom-data-exposed/index.html http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/20/pentagon-accidentally-exposes-web-monitoring-operation.html Although the above leak allegedly did not contain private data, our government does hold private data, as Edward Snowden has revealed. Our government has proven itself unfit to be the caretakers of such sensitive information. This is not a call to end all digital surveillance, since warranted cases of digital surveillance have protected us from terrorism and will save lives in the days to come. This is a call to hold our government accountable and to ensure the protection of American citizens. I am asking our President to put Americans first by making an Executive Order and to urge congress to pass legislation requiring the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, military, and all local law enforcement agencies to scale back their surveillance of American citizens to constitutional parameters and to delete all data that was collected illegally.
Petition to Edward P. Mangano (Nassau County Executive), Anthony J Santino, Kathleen M. Rice, Steven D. Rhoads, Thomas B. Corona, Thomas C. Krumpter, Patrick J. Ryder, Nasrin G. Ahmad, Dorothy L. Goosby, Gary Hudes, Edward A. Ambrosino, Bruce A. Blakeman, Erin King Sweeney, Anthony P. D'Esposito, Dr. Joseph S. Famularo, John E. Brooks, Kathleen Hochul, Andrew Cuomo
Residents Against Drones: Ban the use of drones in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County
The unregulated use of drones within our community—Town of Hempstead—has resulted in a serious situation to which we are seeking your support in resolving. Recent increases in drone activity within our community and resulting privacy concerns prompted multiple residents to contact police (Nassau County First & Seventh Precincts). It was at that time it came to our attention that due to the current state of the law, such activity—drone operation over residential neighborhoods is not deemed illegal. In fact, the law does not address the issue at all, leaving vulnerable populations (children, the elderly etc.) with no recourse. We are seriously concerned that an unmanned aircraft system (a drone) equipped with surveillance equipment has been routinely collecting video footage and pictures of all of us in the privacy of our homes, without our consent. Aside from the serious violations relating to the invasion of privacy this particular issue raises a myriad of other concerns regarding the intention of the operator and her/his use of such equipment. Drone usage in the airspace above private property without consent should be viewed no differently than an individual walking on one’s property with a video camera in hand (ie. trespassing, nuisance, and harassment). I urge you to enact legislation to immediately ban the use of drones (especially with video recording equipment) in residential areas in the Town of Hempstead and establish penalties for those who violate the law. We are just one bad incident away from images of our children and other vulnerable populations exploited on the internet from footage obtained through residential drone use. Imagine this over your home, watching your family's most private moments: 2 Drones over power lines on Belmill Road in residential area Unregulated drone over residential neighborhood - noise nuisance, violation of privacy, harassment Belmill Road Drone