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syrian refugees

27 petitions

Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to US Congress and President, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Chuck Schumer

Humans, not politics! Petition US govt to help parents adopt young Syrian orphans

Thousands of Syrian babies and children are living in cramped, makeshift orphanages while politicians debate about whether or not to admit Syrian refugees. We can cut through the red tape on one front at least: help Americans adopt Syrian babies and young children who have been orphaned by the terrible ongoing slaughter in Syria.  With a fast-track bill to Syrian adoption, Americans can make a grassroots difference. Thousands of Americans apply each year for overseas adoptions. Many are daunted by high expenses, long waits, red tape and potential corruption. Instead of wasting human & financial resources on wars overseas, let's help abroad and at home, by caring for the most vulnerable and helpless of all Syrian refugees-- the orphaned babies and young children. Politics can't and shouldn't enter in when it comes to them. We can put our resources toward subsidizing these adoptions by qualified American families. We can reach out to Syria by literally adopting their needy children as our own. This will nurture children, provide an affordable way for parents to adopt, strengthen ties in the Mid-East, and perhaps pave the way to lasting peace. For the cost of one bomber, we can make thousands of families happy, and thousands of children safe. Note: the photo below is of the late David Bosnick and his adopted daughter. David was a middle school teacher, father, husband, writer and passionate humanitarian. The 50 Things Fund and the Fifty Good Things About Adoption organization were established in his honor and memory. 

50 Good Things About Adoption
142 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Darrell Issa, Loretta Sanchez, Kevin McCarthy, Dana Rohrabacher, Mike Honda, Ami Bera, Xavier Becerra, Judy Chu, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Adam Schiff, Ed Royce, Duncan Hunter, Jeff Denham, Janice Hahn, Devin Nunes, Steve Knight, Scott Peters, Ted Lieu, Mike Thompson, Tom McClintock, Anna Eshoo, Linda Sanchez, Mark Takano, Eric Swalwell, Zoe Lofgren, David Valadao, Jackie Speier, Karen Bass, John Garamendi, Susan Davis, Brad Sherman, Peter Aguilar, Tony Cardenas, Jared Huffman, Jerry Brown, Julia Brownley, Ken Calvert, Grace Napolitano, Jim Costa, Doris Matsui, Jerry McNerney, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Mark DeSaulnier, Juan Vargas, Doug LaMalfa, Raul Ruiz, Norma Torres, Alan Lowenthal, Lois Capps, Sam Farr

Save Aleppo

As it stands, there are thousands of civilians left cold in the crossfire in Aleppo. The bare minimum we seek to do with this petition is ensure that they make it out safe.  In the past few days, air strikes, shelling and street-to-street combat in Syria, particularly in Aleppo’s eastern neighborhoods, have killed or injured scores of civilians. Since December 13th, thousands more fled the fighting in besieged eastern Aleppo with nothing more than the clothes on their back and their children in their arms. We write with urgency to request that you use the full authority of your office to convene international negotiations designed to stop the modern-day genocide in Syria, stabilize the country, effect the return to Syria of all refugees, provide for political change towards a popularly supported, accountable Syrian leadership, and hold Bashar Al-Assad’s regime accountable for all war crimes it has been inflicting upon the Syrian people. The international community must do everything they can to put a stop to this inhumane war. The Syrian regime must give safe passage to citizens trapped in the city and allow aid workers into Aleppo to save as many lives as they can. This is not politics, this is human rights. Please, let us not be responsible for witnessing genocide being committed on an entire city and not moving the masses in order to stop it.  

Students for Justice in Palestine at Sacramento State
62 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Department of Homeland Security, United Nations

Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees into the United States.

We are two eighth grade students hoping to make a difference for the millions of Syrian refugees. Please join us in our efforts to help those in need. The situation in Syria is unimaginable. There have already been more than 300,000 deaths due to this ongoing tragedy. Almost half of Syria's pre-war population of 23 million has been displaced by the war, 6.5 million of which having been internally displaced within Syria. With all of this going on in the world around us, the average person cannot even point out Syria on a map. Recourses for refugees in Syria are scarce: About 70% of the population is without access to adequate drinking water, one-in-three people are unable to meet their basic food needs, more than 2 million children are out of school, and 4 out of 5 people live in poverty. The worst part is that there is no one willing to help the countless people living in these conditions. (BBC News) Of 4.8 million refugees who have managed to fled from Syria, 95% are in just five countries Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The U.S. has taken in a total of 10,000. (Amnesty International :: September 4, 2015). Over half of the states in America oppose accepting Syrian refugees, despite having more than enough resources to accommodate the change. This is not, by any means, morally acceptable. “Syria has become the great tragedy of this century, a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history. The only solace is the humanity shown by the neighboring countries in welcoming and saving the lives of so many refugees.” — António Guterres, the UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees

Zelie Chowaiki
27 supporters