Petition to Timothy Sands & Bernice Hausman
Reject white supremacy at Virginia Tech
As former graduate students in the English Department at Virginia Tech, we were disturbed and horrified to hear that Mark Neuhoff, a current English MA student & English composition teacher, is an avowed white supremacist. We were even more disturbed to see how the department, and the university as a whole, have handled the complaints lodged against Mark. As graduates of VT’s English Department and former graduate teaching assistants, we’re deeply disappointed by the lack of leadership, accountability, and compassion we’ve seen in the university’s response to white supremacy on campus. University administrators have the privilege and responsibility of creating an inclusive campus for all students. That means acknowledging the fear that students and colleagues of color feel when they’re faced with a white supremacist on campus. It means taking real action to mitigate that fear. It means being willing to step up and speak out against white supremacy. We stand with students who are protesting Mark Neuhoff’s continued employment with the English Department. It’s long past time to take real action. We want to see Bernice Hausman, Timothy Sands, and other university administrators respond to these concerns with the gravity they warrant and remove Mark Neuhoff from his teaching position. Silence is tacit approval. At a moment in history when racist ideology is an ever-growing threat to people of color in our country, you are in the unique and privileged position of having the power to take REAL action to protect students of color. Protecting these students is not only your privilege, but your responsibility. We want to see increased transparency about actions the university is taking to protect Jewish students and students of color, and we want to the university offer a clear, unequivocal rejection of Mark Neuhoff’s views. We also want to see you do the right thing and reject white supremacy on Virginia Tech’s campus by taking action to remove Mark Neuhoff from his teaching position. To read more about Mark Neuhoff and the university's response, please see our post on Medium here.
Petition to Charles E. Schumer, Charles "Chuck" E. Schumer, Senator Charles Schumer
Demand Senator Schumer Take ACTION Following Charlottesville
Five days after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia: * Not one arrest has been made for Saturday's assault of Deandre Harris, though two of the white supremacist assailants were positively identified several days ago. * Other than putting out statements condemning the white supremacist violence and Trump's vile comments, no ACTION has been taken by Democratic leadership. Please stand with me to demand today that Senator Charles Schumer 1) ORGANIZE and LEAD an urgent, **sustained** national effort to oust Trump's three known white supremacist advisors: Bannon, Miller, and Gorka; and 2) Demand that the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney and the Charlottesville Chief of Police oversee the immediate arrest and criminal charging of Mr. Harris' assailants. These are actions that Senator Schumer and Congresswoman Pelosi could have — and should have — already led. We the people most not allow our representatives to remain passive as Nazis consolidate power in the White House and violent, known white supremacists remain free. UPDATE: I spoke with the senator's office again at about 4:45 last night to tell them I would forward the petition to his office today. Within 30 minutes, likely by coincidence, Schumer had tweeted: "I will not let Pres Trump/Steve Bannon off the hook for refusing to unequivocally denounce white supremacy/neo-Nazism/other forms of bigotry" My answer? "@SenSchumer What does that MEAN in ACTION? What are you calling on us to DO with you to make those words meaningful? Words are not enough." Please keep this petition moving, my friends. Sign and share to send the message that along with tens of millions of Americans, you demand leadership and focused action, not just platitudes. EIGHT people have been arrested for pulling down the Confederate statue in NC. Not ONE PERSON has been arrested for the assault of Deandre Harris. The videographer who captured the assault on video has not been asked by VA police to share his footage. The life of this black man is of less importance than a white supremacist fantasy fetish. That doesn't reflect the values of the country I want to live in. Help me pressure our leaders to directly and urgently acknowledge and speak out about this injustice.
Petition to Mayor John L. Rowe, Paige Cherry, Bill Moody Jr, Elizabeth Psimas, Mark Whitaker, Nathan Clark, Lisa Lucas-Burke
Replace the Confederate Monument in Portsmouth with statue of Missy Elliott.
We believe it is time to finally replace the Confederate Monument in Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia near the intersection of Court and High streets with a new statue of a true Portsmouth native hero. Who better to encapsulate the culture and spirit of the city enshrined in a new monument than Grammy Award winning rapper, dancer, and record producer Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott? Before she was "Missy Misdemeanor" she was Melissa Arnette Elliott, born on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia. Hailing from humble beginnings as the only child of a power company dispatcher and a welder at Portsmouth's lauded naval shipyard, she rose to become a platinum recording artist with over 30-million albums sold. All this without even once owning a slave. Getting this statue put up will be a lot of work and you may ask yourself is it worth it? I say yes and ask you to join me in letting us work it. Together we can put white supremacy down, flip it and reverse it. Let us come together in getting City Council to erect this statue in honor of Missy Elliott and all those in the great City of Portsmouth who work it each and every day. Ycamerpus Etihw! Missy is all of us. Missy is everything the Confederacy was not.
Petition to Jerry Falwell Jr., Michele Bachmann, Mark Burns, James Dobson, Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Tim Clinton, Ronnie Floyd, Jentezen Franklin, Jack Graham, Harry Jackson, Robert Jeffress, David Jeremiah, Richard Land, Johnnie Moore, Tom Mullins, Ralph Reed, Jay Strack, Tony Suarez, James Robison, Paula White, Tom Winters, Sealy Yates, Robert Morris
Evangelical Board: Denounce Trump & White Supremacy and Step Down From The Advisory Board
It's become clear that Trump not only condones but emboldens and empowers white supremacy and Nazism to take unprecedented action in America, moves that actively silence, terrorize and harm people of color and Jews, not to mention the LGBT community and women. In essence, these values go against everything America stands for, yet the man currently running America has allowed them to flourish. Christians know "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). This weekend in Charlottesville showed that this verse does not simply address a spiritual death but physical death as well. Now is the time, more than ever before, for Christians to take a stand against the sins of white supremacy. Now is the time for Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board to listen to the calling of their faith and take steps to publicly denounce Trump, white supremacy, and Nazism. These faith leaders must step down from Trump's board. Anything less than that simply will not do. There is no excuse anymore. #QuitTheCouncil Contact info for board members compiled by Guthrie Graves-Fitz (Twitter: @GuthrieGF) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cyEmEFg3O8LQdTkG_CIboZb5LOdIThJZbtQIFEjDTNM/edit?usp=sharing
Petition to Virginia General Assembly, Commonwealth Transportation Board, Governor Ralph Northam
Stop Memorializing a Slave Owner and White Supremacist: Rename Jefferson Davis Highway
Jefferson Davis was hailed as the “champion of a slave society” when he was selected in 1861 to become President of the Confederate States of America. Davis was an unrepentant white supremacist who fervently believed the Southern cause, slavery and segregation were right and just until his last dying breath in 1889. It is therefore outrageous that a major Virginia thoroughfare, Jefferson Davis Highway (aka Route 1) which abuts the Pentagon and other US Capital landmarks continues to bear the name of a morally depraved, non-Virginian who rejected the very idea of a United States. The back-story of the decision in 1920 to name southern sections of Route 1 after Davis adds to the disturbing legacy of racism in America. At that time, the Daughters of the Confederacy along with US Rep. Earl B. Mayfield of Texas, a close ally of the Ku Klux Klan, began a campaign to attach the name of the Confederate president to Southern roads in a futile attempt to create a transcontinental highway bearing his name. At the height of the Jim Crow era, when lynching of Southern blacks was conducted with regularity and impunity, these advocates of white domination routed a road symbolizing black oppression and enslavement across several predominately black neighborhoods, as if to reinforce the message of racial subjugation. The choice of name is, therefore, an affront to African-Americans and, indeed, all Americans who are repulsed by the evils of slavery, segregation and racism. It's time for the Commonwealth of Virginia, to remove the name of this Confederate leader from all sections of Route 1 in Virginia. Virginia is a state that prides itself on its diversity, technological innovation, leadership in education and progress. The name Jefferson Davis is far from what the state should honor. Let's stop indulging the race haters who named the road after their race hating hero. Let’s change the image of this important roadway from hatred and rename it to memorialize hope and progress. Please sign this petition calling on Governor Terry McAulliffe, the Virginia General Assembly and the Commonwealth Transportation Board to rename all sections of Jefferson Davis Highway.
Petition to Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Jersey Governor, Cory A. Booker
Discrimination and favoritism Investigation of Woodland Park, NJ employees and Officials.
This City is pretty much owned and operated by handful of families who are connected by blood and favortism. Starting from the Mayor, Police Force, Fire Department, School System, City Hall, Court, and Public Service. They target all who speak freely and harass them with any means necessary including and limited to Police, Coding, Harassing, and hacking Children's Phones. They violate Civil Liberties and seek to entrap law abiding citizens.
Petition to President of the United States, United States Congress, Department of Justice
All hate group actions should be a federal crime
If we’re so serious about national security, why aren’t we creating laws and punishments for groups which promote hatred? Groups like the KKK, neo Nazis, right wing Nationalist groups etc. promote hatred and the use of violence to achieve their goals. In short they are terrorists. If you agree that such groups should be accountable to federal laws which and are a threat to our national security then please sign this petition to make every and all hate groups and extremists and an act of terror illegal and punishable by federal law.
Petition to Mayor Keith Brady, Police Chief Douglas L. Meadows
Help to designate neo-nazi and white supremacy groups as terrorist organizations.
A request to the city of Newnan, Georgia designating neo-Nazi and white supremacy groups as terrorist organizations. Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia that has unleashed hate groups and the killing of innocent people and creating the necessity to label these groups accurately. After the events in Portland that left two good Samaritans dead and one wounded due to a hate crime, it is time to see these neo-Nazi organizations and white supremacy groups for what they are and that is terrorist organizations. When a housewife and mother is stabbed in their own kitchen in Jerusalem or dozens of people are blown up by a bomb at a concert in Manchester or good people are stabbed when standing up to abuse on a max train, they are all acts of terrorism. The person carrying out these crimes against innocent people belongs to a larger centralized group that controls their thinking and often times their actions. In Portland, Jeremy Joseph Christian, after stabbing three people in the throat and killing two of them said: "I stabbed the two (expletives) in the neck and I'm happy now", as he sat in the back of the police car.Jeremy Christian will be honored by his organization just as other terrorist organizations honor their perpetrators of their terror. We must see these organizations for what they are and to send a clear message that although THEY BELIEVE their time has come and they will rise up, we cannot allow that to happen. Their angry language and separationist views serve only to inflame the negatives in our society and we choose the positive. We will not be fearful to travel or to be out in the streets or to help others in distress. We do not take our freedoms for granted and will not allow terrorists to obstruct those freedoms. The undersigned believe that these hate groups should be labeled terrorist organizations by the City of Newnan, Georgia and hopefully in future by the federal government. It is our hope that these groups will lose their ability to parade around, to meet and spread their hate to one another, to train their youth in ways of killing other human beings. This is a threat to our freedom and love of country and is worse than anything outside this country and we the undersigned want to see cities, states and the federal government supporting the classification of these groups as terrorists.