Petition to Sky, BBC, ITV, MEDIA
Ban on gambling adverts
It has and is becoming a serious problem among our youth, unemployed generation that have access to social media, mobile apps, they are targeted by gambling companies making millions, if not billions and leading people to very bad debts, drugs and suicide. Most of the high profile people promoting these products are current or past football managers such as Harry Redknapp, Jose Mourinho to name a few. They are not in any financial difficulty but are causing misery to many, many millions. They and other prominent sports and media personalities are role models and causing untold damage when they surely don't need these funds. I plead to all the promoters of these gambling adverts, stop putting them on billboards around football matches and other locations nationwide. Please be a "role model" we can be proud to look up to. Please don't encourage this trade but join us in banning it. The gaming companies earn millions out of poor people's misery.
Petition to Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Tesco, MORRISONS, asda, aldi, Lidl
Stop supermarkets using non-recyclable plastic
My name is Lexi and I am 8 years old. I worry about the environment, especially about the amount of plastic polluting our world. One of the things that makes me feel better is making sure that me and my family are recycling any plastic that comes with our food and deliveries. The sad thing is, a lot of that plastic is non-recyclable, which means it either goes into the sea and rivers or into landfills where it will take a very, very long time to break down. Not all shops are bad at this - some deliveries we get come wrapped in paper, and even use paper tape, so that everything can be recycled. But I have noticed that supermarkets are not so good. A lot of food comes wrapped in clear plastic, and it is almost always not recyclable. I've also had lots of useless plastic coat hangers delivered with my clothes, that I would never use. I think supermarkets have already made a really big change by getting people to stop using plastic bags to carry their shopping in. That makes me think they can also stop using non-recyclable packaging. Please help me make a little change, that might have a big result. Thank you so much, Lexi
Petition to UK Parliament, Boris Johnson
Tell the UK government to stop new oil and gas fields
My name is Lauren MacDonald, I’m 21 years old and I live in Glasgow. Last year, along with thousands of others, I was part of the successful campaign to stop the Cambo oil field. In January, despite the recent widespread public backlash against Cambo, the UK government quietly gave the green light to another development, the Abigail oil field, off the coast of Scotland. By approving Abigail, the UK government has yet again placed the short-term profits of oil companies over the future of all life on earth. We all want a liveable future - one where we have safe, clean, affordable energy that doesn’t pollute our lungs, threaten the balance of nature, or push millions of people into poverty. However, instead of committing to a rapid transition to renewables, the UK government is lessening our chances of survival by proposing to extract even more fossil fuels. Many people in the UK came together to fight Cambo. Now we’re demanding an end to all new fossil fuel extraction. While millions of us face skyrocketing energy costs caused by our reliance on gas, the government does nothing. Instead of properly taxing fossil fuel companies like Shell and BP, who made a combined £24 billion last year, and using that money to help people heat their homes, the government is instead choosing to give these companies hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money in tax rebates. It gets worse. The UK government is currently pushing for even more oil and gas drilling, which would lock us into an expensive, dirty energy source for decades longer than necessary. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, reportedly wants to fasttrack six new fields this year alone. The fact that the vast bulk of these reserves are oil, which the UK exports overseas, means there is no public benefit from these projects. They absolutely can not be allowed to go ahead. We deserve a liveable future, and for this to happen, we have to stop all new oil and gas fields. The solution to the energy crisis of today and the ones to come is to make energy cheap, clean and renewable. More oil and gas will only fill the already full pockets of fossil fuel CEOs.Last year, I saw the governments of the world come together in my home city at COP26 to make big promises about climate action. Now, we need to make sure the government keeps its word.I’m calling on the UK government to:1. Reject all new and recently approved oil and gas fields and stop issuing licences for fossil fuel companies to search for more oil and gas. 2. Tax big polluters that made record profits this past year and use the money to support households across the UK. 3. Support oil and gas industry workers and affected communities to transition to renewable energy, making sure people can switch to sustainable, clean jobs as we move away from oil and gas. We know what we have to do, and we have the solutions we need to get there. All we’re missing is leaders willing to act. Will you sign this petition to protect our communities and future generations of people in the UK and across the world?
Get TheRealOverloadComedy Verified On TikTok
Hi, my name is Shumirun Nessa also known as 'The Real Overload Comedy' on TikTok. I started creating comedic, motivational and body positivity videos on tiktok before Covid started. I currently have 4.6 million followers on TikTok. I also continually work hard on creating content on my tiktok every single day. I used to be so shy and always keeping myself to myself, but now I am so expressive and I believe in spreading laughter and happiness because 'life is too short'. I started thinking like this when I was diagnosed with Hyper Trophic Cardio Myopathy, which is a heart condition. I have already applied to be verified twice on TikTok now, but TikTok replied back both times saying that I was unsuccessful. I asked what the reason was for my rejection and I can work on it, but they didnt give me a answer unfortunately. This is why I started this petition. Hopefully, I can get enough of my amazing and fantastic followers to sign this petition and get TikTok to notice me and hopefully get me verified.
Petition to Tim Cook
Apple: Are the new iPhones built by child labour?
Last week, Apple launched its new range of $1,000+ iPhones and watches. Over the years I've owned a range of Apple products and will never forget the first time I got hold of one of the first iPods - what a wonderful creation! 1,000 songs in my pocket! Later I bought a MacBook for uni and was able to do cool presentations and edit photos and videos. I'm like hundreds of millions of people who have experienced the magical creations of Steve Jobs and now Tim Cook. There's no doubt that Apple has made a good dent in the universe. However - to be cliche - there are always bad apples. In the last few years, Apple have come under scrutiny for cases of suicide in the Foxconn factory where their products are assembled, and the investigations by Amnesty International which found children as young as four years old mining minerals in dangerous working conditions for as little as £0.08 a day. To their credit, since these issues became news, Apple paid attention and took action in 2017 to these injustices. But even more recent reports allege Apple may have committed human rights abuses this year. It is not at all clear. And as consumers and citizens, we can take steps to ensure there's no blood spilled in the production of the things we buy, and exercise our responsibilities to protect fellow humans’ rights in the digital age. That's why this petition asks Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc., for transparency on the following: 1. Can you confirm that the newly released Apple products have not sourced any minerals from mines with child labour?2. Can you confirm the minimum pay of workers in your supply chain?3. Will work with us and our union of citizens to shape tech for good? If you want answers to these questions too, please sign this petition. Thank you. Together, we're stronger. Kind regards, Alvin Carpio
Petition to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Hold Facebook to account #TalkToUsMark
In the last few days it has been uncovered that the personal data of 50 million ordinary people on Facebook was used to sway the US elections in 2016. Cambridge Analytica’s use of this data without permission or knowledge has dominated the headlines. I’m a big fan of Facebook, I use it everyday to share information and connect with friends and family near and far. My closest friends even poke fun at me for ‘completing the Facebook game’, having maxed out the number of connections allowed! I do not doubt the huge value Facebook has given the world. That’s why I’m so worried - we ARE Facebook. And I’m not alone: The hashtag #deletefacebook has even trended on Twitter! Authorities in the United States and Europe have called for Mark Zuckerberg to face them; Cambridge Analytica’s CEO has been suspended; Facebook investors have sued the company, and; the platform has lost US$60bn in market value so far. Governments and the market has responded. How should we, as citizens, respond? As an avid user, my main question is: Can I still trust Facebook to protect my data? And as a citizen, my main question is: how has this data sharing impacted elections around the world? Therefore, this petition calls for two simple things: We call for Mark Zuckerberg to testify to the UK Parliament and US Congress to answer these urgent questions, and; We call for Facebook to investigate and list publicly any other violations of our data by other third parties. We want to give Mark Zuckerberg an opportunity to calm our nerves, and act upon Facebook’s community values of being open, inclusive, transparent, and trustworthy. The ball is now in his court. I hope you join me in signing the petition. Kind regards, Alvin CarpioCEO, The Fourth Group
Tesco Stop The Replacement of People by Machines
My name is Pat, I am 69 years old, and retired but I am a volunteer helping disabled people with applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) forms and a Trustee of Disability Network Hounslow. I am active in Hillingdon & Hounslow UNITE Community. My local Tesco's now has large numbers of 'self-service-card only tills (SSCOTs). My daughter Tash and I started the petition. What used to be a great shopping experience has now become physically difficult, overwhelming, and a 'nightmare'. At my local Tesco mega-store, and probably all over the country, Tesco is bringing in new self-service and sort-it-out-yourself card only till machines. They make up 2/3 of the tills now. These new tills are not accessible for people who don't have credit cards and can only use cash or those with little confidence to use these self-service card-only tills - myself included. People such as carers, older people, many disabled people, especially those with mobility problems, manual dexterity issues or lifting problems are unlikely to be able to use these SSCOT's and will most likely have to queue waiting for more than 30 minutes to wait for a staffed till. During busy times, the queue could be longer. Staff hours of work have been varied, its not that they've got rid of the staff, but they've replaced check-out staff with these new SSCOT's I love chatting with the staff, albeit briefly, especially as l live on my own. Talking with human staff is important to me. Now that experience has been taken away. With these new replacement Self-service-card-only tills (SSCOTs) you have to choose your shopping if you can find it, put it in the trolley, unpack it, load it onto the belt that is static, scan it (if the scanner works), shove it across with your elbow (the packing area is too small for a big shop) then it goes into the packing area, pay for it and then lift it off out of the packing area and then load it into your trolley. This is a physically taxing process. As an older woman, I can't lift anything heavy, and that goes for many disabled people. I had to get help to lift windscreen wash because it was too heavy. I want Ken Murphy the Chief Executive Officer of Tesco's to bring back more staffed tills and check outs. I want him to commit to a People & Profit Policy not a Profits before People Policy. Thank you for signing this petition.
Petition to Instagram
Make Instagram allow users to filter out weight loss ads
It's no secret that the aim of a weight-loss ad is to make you feel inadequate in your body so that you are persuaded to pay the company large amounts of money to help you lose weight. To some, these ads may be harmless and they can scroll on but for some these ads are triggering and dangerous. This is why we are asking that Instagram adds the option to not see weight-loss ads; this setting already exists for other potentially triggering topics, such as alcohol and parenting, and should be extended to weight-loss. This setting would make Instagram a safer, and therefore a more inclusive, place for those with a history of disordered eating and/or body image issues.