Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Help Refugees Survive a Brutal Winter
The world currently finds itself facing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. You could play an important role in helping the more than four million Syrian refugees who have been fleeing violence, persecution, and the terrorist threat of ISIS. The United Nations and its humanitarian agencies are working around the clock to provide safety, security, shelter, food, vaccines and education to Syrian refugees in need. However, they cannot continue to ease the suffering of civilians without adequate support for the UN and its agencies from Congress. Helping refugees is a core value of the United States and the United Nations. Let’s make sure the U.S. fully supports the UN’s life-saving efforts. Here are a just a few examples of the UN’s work in support of Syrian refugees: The World Food Program (WFP) is delivering lifesaving food assistance to more than four million people in Syria every month, as well as 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries. In preparation for this frigid winter, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has insulated shelters and provided thermal blankets, as well as warm clothing, heaters, and fuel to hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians. The UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF), for its part, has been helping to ensure access to safe drinking water for 15.6 million Syrians, providing educational support and recreational activities for displaced children, and vaccinating millions of children throughout the region in the wake of a polio outbreak in Syria. By speaking up on behalf of the UN’s work, you can ensure the U.S. does its part to protect these moms, dads, and kids in the worst moment of their lives. Help the UN help refugees. Sign this petition today.
Petition to To the Syrian regime/النظام السوري
Release my wrongfully accused friend, open-Internet advocate Bassel Khartabil (Safadi), from Syrian prison.
In 2012, the Syrian government arrested my friend Bassel Safadi and brought him to a military court, and accused him of "harming state security”. Bassel is a distinguished computer engineer credited with opening up the Internet in Syria — a country with a notorious record of online censorship — and vastly extending online access and knowledge to the Syrian people. The Syrian government has falsely accused my friend Bassel Safadi, put him in prison, and tortured him. Tell them to set Bassel free. The Syrian government has arbitrarily detained my friend Bassel in prison, and tortured him. He has spent so far 3 years and 7 months in prison. We know putting public pressure on can help. When he was first arrested, Bassel was tortured for months in a secret military prison system which Human Rights Watch has called a “torture archipelago.” But after pressure from organizations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, Creative Commons, and others, they stopped torturing Bassel, and moved him to a civilian prison where his wife could visit, and we could track his welfare. But now the Syrian government moved Bassel again, and won’t tell us where he is or what is happening. His friends and family now fear that he has been forced back into the horrible secret prison system, or sent to the military court in Qaboon. My friend Bassel is an advocate for free and open communication.. Bassel never held a weapon or threatened the security of Syria. Bassel has also contributed to numerous major Internet projects including Mozilla, Creative Commons, and Wikipedia, and was ranked by the American magazine Foreign Policy as the 19th most influential thinker in 2012. His voluntary work, always non-violent in nature, was greatly valued by Syrians of all backgrounds. His arrest has been a huge setback to the growth of online communities and free expression in Syria. Help me set my friend free. Help Syria’s future, help the Internet’s future in the Arab world. My friend Bassel is an advocate for free and open communication. Please join me in urging the Syrian government to release Bassel Khartabil (Safadi).
Petition to Donald Trump
Revoke blanket ban on seven Muslim-majority countries
President Trump has signed an executive order restricting visits from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. This kind of a blanket ban based on nation of origin is not only cruel, but also immoral. We demand that this ban be lifted.
Petition to President Donald J. Trump
Give the post of US Ambassador to Syria to Amid Yousef
Amid Yousef is a Syrian American peace activist who has spent many years to promote Syrian - American Relations. As a successful entrepreneur he can help to create economic ties. Mr. Yousef would represent a real "Moderate" entity in for the USA in Syria. As you can see from his site, http://www.amidyousef.com/ his ideas and proposals are sound and viable. He would be an excellent US Ambassador to Syria. We ask you please consider him for this post or in some role like special council where he can bring his ideas to fruition. Sincerely, The Undersigned.
Petition to Barack Obama, Theresa May MP, François Hollande, Angela Merkel
Help The People Of Syria
Attacks on medical facilities, starving families, hundreds and thousands of lives lost, and homes left behind in ruins. These are just a few of the barbarous events taking place. So far, there has been no significant change, and families are still going through things no family should ever go through. My goal is to get as many signatures to help those people who are currently struggling with the horrific situation in Aleppo, in hopes that many signatures could potentially result in world leaders acting fast to resolve this issue. Once this petition finally reaches 100 signatures, it will be sent to U.S. President Barack Obama, the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, the president of France, François Hollande, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom/Leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May MP. A majority of the money accepted as donations will go to The White Helmets aka the Syrian Civil Defense, who are a group of volunteers risking their own lives to save Syrians in affected, nearby cities. They are currently in need of safety goggles, elbow and knee protectors, first aid kits, gas masks, fire extinguishers, and helmets. All other funds will be sent to ShelterBox and UNHCR. We must still have hope that change is, in fact, possible. That faith in humanity can be restored once again. We need to let our leaders know that something has to be done NOW. How could we possibly live our lives contently knowing that hospitals are being bombed, that hundreds are killing themselves each day to escape the atrocities taking place? I refuse to sit back & watch this happen in front of my very eyes without taking any kind of action. I will stand up and speak out for those who cannot. Join me in letting your voice be heard; Join me in doing as much as possible for our brothers and sisters who are facing traumatic experiences that they will be forced to remember for the rest of their lives. During times like these, taking any form of action to help or do good does much more than you may think. These people need our help, and they need it now. Thank you, and God bless you all. Donations can be made here: https://www.gofundme.com/ts-help-the-people-of-syria Link to organizations: https://www.whitehelmets.org/en https://www.shelterbox.org http://www.unhcr.org
Petition to John Kerry
Condemn the Humanitarian Crisis in Aleppo
All the world looks on in horror and sadness as the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo becomes increasingly dire. As many as 250,000 civilians remain in Aleppo where Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s army and allies push after a years-long siege. Evacuation efforts are interrupted by fighting and lack of supplies, and civilians are deliberately targeted. The American Jewish Congress condemns in the strongest language the death and destruction caused by the war in Syria. We are ashamed that our leaders have failed to act. We’re ashamed of the violence against innocent men, women, and especially children. We abhor the deliberate targeting of civilians. We also decry U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s inability to act to stop the horrible violence in Aleppo. Kerry’s ineffectiveness in the past months and years has, in part, led to the unbelievable violence in Syria. The American Jewish Congress is ashamed of this catastrophe. Our organization will continue to push for reconciliation and security on behalf of civilians in Aleppo, and we hope you’ll join us. Please join the American Jewish Congress in condemning John Kerry’s inability to act against the violence and, more so, the appalling humanitarian situation in Aleppo. Sincerely, Jack RosenPresidentAmerican Jewish Congress