Petition to International Olympic Committee
No Olympics In U.S. Until Trump's Travel Ban Is Lifted For Good!
We implore you to not allow any American city to host the Olympic games until Donald Trump's travel ban is gone once and for all. Athletes work a lifetime to achieve their dream and to have their hopes and dreams dashed because of this ban is against everything that the IOC strives for! "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well." Donald Trump's travel ban defeats athletes from several countries without them ever being able to compete. We believe that those who strive a lifetime to achieve, deserve their chance. The travel ban will not allow for this.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump, Paul D. Ryan, Mitch McConnell, United States Supreme Court, Republican National Committee
Demand Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse herself from the upcoming 'travel ban' case.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Justice Ginsburg made numerous disparaging and personal remarks against then-candidate Donald Trump. Such overtly political statements are nearly unheard of from a Supreme Court justice, particularly when they're directed so pointedly at one candidate, as justice Ginsburg's were. Now the supreme court is facing a major case which deals with fundamental issues of presidential power and judicial oversight brought on by President Trump's so-called 'travel ban' executive orders, which have been ruled unconstitutional by federal appellate courts. In these lower court decisions, campaign rhetoric during the 2016 election was cited as a primary driver of the court decisions against the orders. This is an unprecedented legal rationale, and one which the Supreme Court will have to rule on. However, Justice Ginsburg's insertion of her own political views into the 2016 campaign, and her pointed criticisms of Donald Trump the candidate, now renders her hopelessly prejudiced against Donald Trump the president today. Particularly regarding a case such as this, which will hinge so directly on campaign rhetoric -- rhetoric she actively participated in -- it would be completely improper for Justice Ginsburg to participate, and likewise impossible for the Trump/DOJ arguments to expect a fair hearing from her. Just as our attorney general Jeff Sessions and Representative Devin Nunes have recused themselves from cases which could reasonably be considered a conflict of interest, so must Justice Ginsburg recuse herself from this case.
Petition to President Trump
Reverse Muslim Ban
The 90-day ban on people entering the United States from the predominantly Muslim countries of Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Sudan, as well as the 120-day ban on all refugees, and the indefinite ban on Syrian Refugees SHOULD BE REVERSED. No Muslim extremist from any of the 7 countries listed has carried out a fatal attack in the U.S. in more than two decades. Further, this violates the spirit of the FIRST AMENDMENT of the United States Constitution that states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...." This executive order discriminates against people based on religion and must be reversed. Further, the United States is a nation of immigrants. Many of our ancestors fled their home countries because of poverty, famine, persecution, and the dream of a better life. We cannot deny that hope of a better life to refugees around the world.
Petition to U.S. Senate, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, Mike Pence, Paul D. Ryan
People Against Travel Ban Executive Order
On Friday, January 27 2017 President Trump signed an executive order that put an immediate halt on immigration from multiple countries, including Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Libya for a period of 90 days. The Executive Order also effects an indefinite suspension of the acceptance of refugees fleeing the violence in Syria. We, the undersigned, strongly object to the Executive Order for three reasons. First, that the Executive Order (EO) is illegal, under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 (INA). Second, that the EO's discriminatory purpose is harmful, both to our nation and to the world at large. And finally, that the EO is a direct and shameful violation of the founding principles and integrity of this nation, the United States of America. 1) Under the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) it is illegal to bar immigrants from the United States solely based on their national origin. In other words, the United States cannot refuse to accept immigrants just because they are coming from a certain country, or were born in a certain country. (This petition is not against vetting and screening for visa approval, but against blanket travel bans rooted in discrimination. At present there are many people being unjustly detained despite possessing valid U.S. visas). 2)This Executive Order's discrimination is severely injurious to our nation as it prevents peaceful individuals with much potential to benefit our nation from entering this country on the pernicious foundation of racial, ethnic, and religious prejudice and fear. The Executive Order is not only damaging to the United States, but also to the global community and the humanitarian crisis that beleaguer it, as well as to promising individuals (mothers, wives, husbands, fathers, sons, daughters, students, scientists, artists, and humans) whose opportunities to contribute to our nation and our world are being denied. 3) The Executive Order is a blatant and disgraceful violation of our country’s founding principles of freedom, liberty, and equal opportunity for all, and is therefore a compromise on our national integrity. It’s malign message of discriminatory hatred and fear is unworthy of the enlightened foundation on which the United States ought to stand. For these reasons, we the undersigned, urge the President to reconsider his Executive Order, and for Congress, our representatives in the governing of this great and welcoming nation, to oppose the continuance of this illegal, unethical, and unpatriotic ban on immigration, as well as any such future legislation.