Petition to Instagram
Demand for Instagram to Improve Its Rules Against Animal Cruelty
We are requesting Instagram take stronger action against animal cruelty. Too many posts depicting animal violence have been uploaded with no retribution. When a report is made, Instagram, time and time again, have said the post is within its regulations. It is inexplicable why images of abused and murdered animals are deemed appropriate when selfies of people with exotic animals are not. We ask that Instagram: 1) Prevent the uploading of abused and murdered animals like it has banned the posting of exotic animal selfies. 2) A team of REAL people discerning the in/appropriateness of reported images. 3) The reporting of suspected animal abuse to animal welfare organizations. 4) Assisting animal welfare organizations in the investigation of animal cruelty. We are standing up for those who do not have a voice, and we are asking you to do the same. Special thanks to Simonne and Sabelle
Petition to Mark Farrell, Hillary Ronen, Malia Cohen, Rich Hillis, Myrna Melgar, Joel Koppel, Kathrin Moore, Dennis Richards, Steve Wertheim, Jane Kim, London Breed, Art Agnos, Catherine Stefani, Sandra Lee Fewer, Aaron Peskin, Ahsha Safai, Jeff Sheehy, Katy Tang, Norman Yee, Rodney Fong, Milicent A. Johnson, SF Supervisors1
Don't Let The Historic Flower Market Be Destroyed For More Tech Offices
The San Francisco Flower Mart is a 100-year old historical landmark and national treasure. Called “the best flower mart in the country” by Martha Stewart, thousands of families – farmers, wholesalers, shippers, floral designers, and other merchants – depend on it for their livelihoods. When Kilroy Realty Corporation purchased the Flower Mart in 2014 and announced it would bulldoze the market to build an office high-rise for tech companies like Uber and Airbnb, Flower Mart tenants compromised – agreeing to a temporary relocation to the Bayview District and, eventually, a reduced and reconfigured market after construction is complete. Now, years later, Kilroy has unilaterally decided to relocate the Flower Mart to a new site for 4.5 years (at Piers 19, 19 ½, and 23) during construction. Flower Mart tenants voted to reject the new site because logistical challenges make it unworkable. For example, semi-trucks will have to line up to unload at a single entrance crossing the busy public sidewalks of the Embarcadero, polluting the bay and making it impossible for the market to function. Still, Kilroy insists this is the only site available. We suspect that Kilroy’s true aim all along has been to destroy the Flower Mart in order to replace these older tenants with wealthy tech companies. If they get away with their new relocation scheme, they could very well succeed as tenants go out of business. But it's not too late. Current laws do not allow Kilroy to build an office high-rise where the Flower Mart stands. The Board of Supervisors must first rezone this industrial site in order to unlock the absurd profits Kilroy will reap. We are a group of local florists who refuse to let our beloved community get uprooted and thrown aside. We ask all San Franciscans to tell the Board of Supervisors: If Kilroy can’t stick to their promises, don’t change the rules to help them line their pockets! Blue-collar families matter just as much as private real estate developers! Coalition to Save the Flower Market, Florist Action Committee
Petition to U. S. Department of Transportation
Eliminate Daylight Savings Time
Daylight savings time is an unnecessary burden that impacts millions of lives twice a year. Many people complain but nothing changes. Let's end this once and for all. Join me in petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation to end the madness. Get rid of Daylight Savings Time!
Petition to Jack Murphy, Brandon Webb, Susan Wojcicki
Remove SOFREPS's Ambush Video from YouTube
This video has crossed the line. It is disrespectful to these men, their families, their friends, their teammates, and quite frankly, to the American people. This petition is for EVERYONE - you don't need to be military or former military to sign!! The video in question shows the savage murder of two U.S. Special Forces soldiers, ambushed by terrorists in Niger. It shows these brave men fighting until the end, taking their last breaths before they are viciously executed by the enemy. SOFREP (Special Operation Forces Report run by former American military, intelligence and Special Operation Forces vets) has apparently lost their mind and taken this video from ISIS, watermarked their OWN logo onto this footage, and posted it onto YouTube for the world to see. Not only are they aiding the enemy by spreading their ideology, they have turned their backs on their BROTHERS. I watched the video, not in its entirety, but I saw more than I intended to. I wasn’t expecting to see what I did. My heart hurt. It ached. And it still aches. My heart aches for the men who bravely died for us that day, for their families who have lost a brother, a son, a husband, a father. And I know that there are a lot of other true, red-blooded Americans who feel the same. What is SOFREP's justification for reposting an ISIS propaganda video? So that the world can see the brutality of war. That they are "merely journalists and we as the general public need to be educated on what happened in Niger". That is a pitiful excuse if I have ever heard one. This is not journalism. This is a moral violation. We don't need to see a video of men perishing for our country. We don't need this kind of graphic, visual reminder of the inhumanities of war. The only people who need to be "educated" on what happened are the people who are in a position to make changes so that this doesn't happen again. Not the general public. Not these men's parents, their siblings, their wives, their kids. Basically no one but those who have the authority to change the mistakes that were originally made that day to prevent further casualties. SOFREP justified this video by likening it to the 1943 Life Magazine picture of three Americans killed in war, lying lifeless on a beach. I am sure this was a hard picture to look at back in the 40's. It still is a hard picture to look at today. War is terrible. It is ugly. It is sad and painful. But there can be ABSOLUTELY no journalistic comparison between a grainy image from the 1940s and a GoPro helmet cam video showing the vicious deaths of American soldiers. The bodies on the beach had no identifiable markings and their faces cannot be seen. The same cannot be said for the video in question. These men have identifiable markings. Tattoos, watches, clothing, the way they walked, the way they ran, the way they bravely took position to fight the enemy. Slightly blurring out their faces, in which SOFREP did, does not remove the fact of who they are. People who knew them, who watch the video, will know who they are. Their loved ones who accidentally stumble onto this video will know who they are. In the Life Magazine picture, we cannot see these men dying but we can only imagine how they died. We cannot see them lying on the ground, slowly taking their last shallow breaths. We cannot see their brothers frantically checking on them to see if they are dead or alive. We cannot see their bodies being blasted by high powered rifles. We cannot see their blood pooling on foreign soil on which they lay from execution shots. We cannot see them fighting until the bitter end. Journalism has changed a lot these last few decades. What may not have been acceptable years ago may now be accepted by the mainstream media and the general public as okay. However, the posting of this video is unequivocally unacceptable. This has to end today. Shame on you SOFREP. Shame on your inability to stand behind your brothers. Shame on you for your lack of professionalism. Shame on you for disrespecting these men and their families. Shame on you for capitalizing on enemy propaganda by putting your watermark on such a video. Shame on you for using their deaths for your own agenda. Shame on you for trying to justify your decision to post such atrocities. Shame on you, period. Out of respect to these men, their families, their teammates, their friends, the SF community, the men and women who are still in harms way and fighting for our freedoms, and anyone else who may be deeply disturbed by SOFREP's inability to make good decisions, we demand that SOFREP remove this video from YouTube immediately. Let's take a stand now and put an end to SOFREP's madness. Let's join forces and band together as true Americans to show them that this is not something that we stand for. Heck, if you feel so compelled, stop associating with SOFREP. Stop following them on social media, stop subscribing to their services, stop giving them the clicks they need to continue such senseless decisions. To Staff Sergeant Bryan Black, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson, Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright, and Sergeant La David Johnson: May you rest in peace. Your ultimate sacrifice that day will never be forgotten. To your families: Thank you for your sacrifice as well. Without your support, brave men like these wouldn't be fighting for our freedoms. We pray that you find peace and comfort in this difficult time. To all the men and women who have previously served, are currently serving, and who have lost their lives serving in our United States Armed Forces, thank you. Thank you for being brave and doing more than what most people could. PLEASE DO NOT VIEW OR SHARE THIS VIDEO. IT IS DISTURBING IN NATURE.
Petition to Congressional Committees on Commerce, Science and Transportation and on Energy and Commerce, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Hold Websites Accountable for Aiding and Abetting Human Trafficking
Did you know that when websites profit from the illegal activity of human trafficking, they are not held accountable? In the event that a company profits from the sale of victims of trafficking (including minors), they can use Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act as a defense. Section 230 provides websites with blanket immunity from “third party content”. This was designed to protect websites from being prosecuted when someone visiting their site posts inappropriate or even illegal content without the site’s knowledge or approval. It was NOT designed to grant immunity when a website actively PROFITS from third party content. Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now is one of several anti-trafficking organizations that are seeking a change to the CDA. In order to stop human trafficking, we must take action to make access to this crime more difficult. Section 230 had good intentions, but it has been used to protect various companies that profit from advertising sex trafficking of women and children. If websites profit from crimes such as human trafficking, they should be held accountable. We must urge lawmakers to amend the Communications Decency Act if we want to see a decrease in trafficking and exploitation in the US. Join us in asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act so that 1. State and local law enforcement agencies have the authority to arrest and prosecute websites that advertise human trafficking victims and 2. The protections that websites currently enjoy from being held liable for third party content when they profit from that content is eliminated.
Petition to Google, Inc, YouTube
Google: Take down instructional videos for illegal automatic gun modifications!
It only took fifteen minutes for the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history to occur. One man was able to injure or kill 574 people from a Las Vegas hotel window. The Clark County Sheriff has confirmed that two of the weapons used in the massacre “appeared to have been mechanically converted to full automatic fire.”Despite automatic weapons being illegal, people can turn to places like YouTube to learn how to turn their weapons into killing machines. A quick search for “diy automatic rifle” on Youtube returns 1.8 million video results! These videos provide advice and step-by-step guides for private citizens who want to make illegal modifications to otherwise legally-available semi-automatic firearms.YouTube shouldn’t be allowing videos that teach people how to turn their weapons into deadly, illegal machine guns. YouTube must remove and ban these videos now.I believe the ease with which anyone can turn to a website like Youtube to find tips and detailed instructional guides to make deadly weapons even more lethal presents a clear and present danger to society.Platforms like Youtube should be part of the solution to gun violence – not an enabler of deadly behavior. They must take action now. Enough is enough.If you agree with me, please sign and share this petition calling on Youtube to take down millions of videos showing gun owners how to illegally modify their semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic killing machines today.
Petition to reddit.com
Save r/watchpeopledie, as it did nothing to violate the TOS of reddit, and it should be saved from being deleted off reddit, as it was a community for years and it has made many people much more aware and safe, and made them feel good about how they have a life, and prevented several from killing themselves.
Petition to Instagram, Instagram.com
INSTAGRAM Allows Videos of ANIMAL TORTURE AND MURDER