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Petition to US State Department

Ban Downloadable/Plastic Guns and Bullets

On July 31st, a United States Federal Judge blocked Cody Wilson and his organization, Defense Distributed from releasing their 3D printed gun blueprints. However, the judge did provide Wilson with other options, such as mailing USB drives with the information on them. In addition, Defense Distributed illegally released the blueprints to the public, days before they were scheduled to be granted permission.  In addition to Defense Distributed, Deterrence Dispense has become active. Unlike Defense Distributed, Deterrence Dispense has no leader, no address, and no known members. They also use peer to peer (P2P) sharing to share CAD files. Because there is no central server location, Deterrence Dispense is extremely hard to shut down. They are 100% anonymous. This makes is exceptionally difficult to take legal action against the group or shut them down. Now, we not only have loosely regulated CAD files for 3D printed guns but there are unregulated files from this new group circulating.  3D printed guns are dangerous because they can be made on demand and can bypass security checkpoints undetected. Also, they have no serial number making the guns untraceable. Kids, felons, terrorists, abusers and mentally ill people could all get their hands on an unlimited amount of guns, without a single background check. A new startup has also appeared on multiple news stations because of their frightening and absurd goal. They want to give blueprints for 3D printable bullet proof vest penetrating bullets to the public at no cost. Not only is this dangerous for citizens of the United States but this organization going under the name, Atlas Arms is also anti government and encourages the bullets to be used to murder police officers.  Safe Nation demands that a bill is passed, stating that all gun and bullet blueprints are illegal to be sold or given for free in the United States. If you agree, take a minute to sign the petition because every signature counts!  Safe Nation is a student led organization fighting to end gun violence. It was founded in July, 2018 and has been fighting for gun violence ever since. Text @GUNFREE to 810-10 to subscribe to text message updates! REGISTER TO VOTE! Text @FUTURE to 644-33! Follow our social media channels to support us and to help campaign!@oursafenation on Instagram and Twitter  Visit our website! www.oursafenation.org Some users have issues signing this petition. Please email safenationhelp@gmail.com for technical support, or go to www.oursafenation.org/contact *PLEASE READ UPDATES BELOW FOR CURRENT NEWS AND GOALS*

Safe Nation
140,047 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Debian Community, DebConf Committee

Support Palestinian human rights and cancel DebConf Israel! #BoycottDebian

To the Debian community and the DebConf Committee: We are workers in tech and many other industries, and we call on you to take a stand for Palestinian rights. Respect the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement to end apartheid in Israel and withdraw the 2020 Debian Developer Conference from the University of Haifa in Israel. We call on all developers and attendees: Boycott DebConf 2020 to pressure Debian to relocate the event, and spread the word with #BoycottDebian. The DebConf Code of Conduct states that there is no tolerance for "unwarranted exclusion from conference or related events based on age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, [or] religion", yet the entire State of Israel is based on racist apartheid. In fact, the 2018 Nation-State Law of Israel codifies apartheid. This law states that the country is the nation-state of the Jewish people alone, and it denies the rights of millions of Palestinians. Instead, Palestinians live under a brutal military occupation and blockade which is recognized as illegal by the United Nations and the vast majority of the world. With tragic irony, the DebConf 2020 announcement coincides with the start of Israeli Apartheid Week and comes one year after the start of the Great March of Return. These marches are a series of ongoing protests in Gaza which demand Palestinian refugees the right to return to their homes from which Zionist forces expelled them in 1948. In the past year Israeli snipers have injured thousands and killed hundreds of Palestinians. Israeli snipers murder children like 13 year-old Hasan Shalabi, medics like 21 year-old Razan Al-Najjar, and even disabled Palestinians like 29 year-old Abu Thurayya. We call upon Debian developers and DebConf to lead the Free/Libre/Open Source community and fight for human liberation as well as software liberation. The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement has, for 15 years, called for the boycott of cooperation with Israel and its academic and cultural institutions until the following three demands are met: 1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN Resolution 194 Honor the struggle of the Palestinians and boldly join the fight against apartheid! Long live Palestine!

Patricia Gorky
71 supporters
This petition won 6 days ago

Petition to Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Mike.O'Rielly@fcc.gov, Brendan.Carr@fcc.gov , Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, fletcher.cook@att.com , michael.balmoris@att.com , marcella.medina@att.com , Media.relations@sprint.com

Let's Stop the Robocall Insanity!

Let's stop the minute-to-minute annoyance of unsolicited calls constantly coming through to our mobile phones. Calls when we are in a meeting, calls when we are with our children, calls when we are having dinner, calls when we are going to bed – when does it end? Ten a day, then 15, then 20 – it just doesn’t stop. Join me and sign the petition to pressure the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to require that all phone carriers implement into their networks, free of charge, robocall blocking technology to prevent these calls from ever getting to your mobile phone. We need the FCC to make the necessary regulatory changes on their end and then to start this mandate of the phone carriers. Many of the hundreds of millions of calls are originating overseas. Companies and scammers are using computer technology to dial literally millions of numbers a day. With the push of a button millions of calls go out through the network at one time. Furthermore, they are using “spoofing” technology to have those calls come through to our phones as a local call by showing a local area code to try and fool people into picking up. It is time for the FCC to require phone carriers to develop and implement technology that can detect when a flood of calls are coming through the networks and prevent those calls from ever making it to your mobile phone.  Please sign the petition here, send this along to your friends and family and make our voices heard!  The more that sign, the more the FCC will take notice. In addition to this petition, please reach out to your congressional representative and United States Senator and let them know you have had enough and that you want them to lend their voice by letting the FCC know the robocall insanity must stop! You can find your Congressional representative’s contact information here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/ You can find your United States Senator’s contact information here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm To file complaints and contact the FCC you can do so here: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/stop-unwanted-calls-texts-and-faxes Lets do our part to stop the insane robocalls now! Please let me know your personal story with these insane Robocalls in the comment section. Thank You

Richard Codey
392,437 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Google, Inc, Apple

Add AED locations to Google Maps and Apple Maps as a searchable feature to save lives.

THE PROBLEM Within two seconds, with your cell phone, you can find the closest Starbucks, including directions, maps, pictures and more. But if someone collapses from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and when every second counts, why can't I use the same technology to find where the closest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located?  Google My Business listings will tell you if a location has WiFi, Free Parking, Handicap Access, and much more. Why can't an AED be on that list? If I am in a shopping area and someone collapses, I should be able to ask Google or Siri and instantly know the location of the closest AED.  This feature has the potential to save thousands of lives, and over time, tens of thousands of lives, or more.  (UPDATE: Here's a news story about our petition that aired last night.)   THE SOLUTION How do we make this happen? Is it Bob on the 7th floor in the Maps Department? Is it legislative? Is it public pressure? As I start this, I have no idea and need help with guidance and ideas.    HOW CAN YOU HELP If you have any insight or ideas on how to make this happen, please connect with us directly. If you agree with this initiative, please: Sign up to keep in the loop Post this campaign on your social media pages   WHY IS THIS MY MISSION? This is my mission because my wife Julie, had a cardiac arrest. When she collapsed, she was not breathing and her heart was not beating. Within 45 seconds of her collapse, she was receiving CPR. Within 2 minutes, she got a shock from an AED, followed up by a second shock. Three minutes after her collapse, the ambulance arrived. By that time, she already started breathing and her heart started beating again. Today she has fully recovered because of the quick actions of those around her and because of the AED.  Watch this video for Julie's story.  This technology has the potential to save thousands of lives, if not tens of thousands of lives over time.    SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST STATISTICS Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 300,000 every year. SCA can strike persons of any age, gender, race and health. An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a device used to administer an electric shock and restore the heart's normal rhythm. The survival rate for SCA is less than 5%. This is due to limited AED accessibility. If an SCA victim receives defibrillation through an AED within the first minute, the survival rate is 90%. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, survival decreases by 7 - 10%. 30% - 50% of SCA victims would survive if AEDs were used within five minutes. If defibrillation is delayed by more than ten minutes, the survival rate is less than 5%.

Greg Coon
9,317 supporters