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Update posted 18 hours ago



Voters of San Jacinto passed Measure AA to keep our kids SAFE by regulating, tracking, and taxing marijuana if Prop 64 passed.  Both Prop 64 and Measure AA passed.  Prop 64 allows every household to grow six (6) marijuana plants regardless if the City has a ban or not.  It also does not require any regulation, tracking, or taxing of marijuana.  A house near a school could grow, smoke, or share with other adults.  Currently illegal marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, and sales are already present in the City and are not regulated, tracked, taxed, tested or guaranteed to be safe.  Creating a City ordinance to regulate, track, test, and tax the cultivation, manufacturing, and sales of marijuana, creating an easier path to acquire safe legal pharmaceutical or recreational marijuana than home  grown.  This would reduce the danger of unregulated marijuana, how it's grown, or who it is given to.  The City would regulate where, who, and how a commercial business ran, rather than allowing the illegal operations to continue unchecked without the resources to shut them down.  Additionally, seed to sale tracking of every plant would occur, identifying who grew it to who bough it, as well as the quality and CBD/THC levels in the product ensuring a safe, clean product appropriate to the buyers needs/wants.  Lastly, the tax revenue could be used to shutdown illegal marijuana businesses and pay for increased police and fire in our under staffed City.  Without an ordinance to regulate marijuana, State tax revenue would not be available to the City. Support a safer community and sign the petition for the City to adopt ordinances to regulate, track, and tax the cultivation, manufacturing, and sales of marijuana. 

San Jacinto Taxpayers Association
15 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Sushma Swaraj, Narendra Modi, Maneka Gandhi

Start a Sexual offender registry in India

Everyday when I open Indian newspapers, the one news that stays constant is rape/ sexual misconduct, and I end up thinking why can't we do something about the rapes in India? Why are we as a society failing to curb the number of incessantly increasing rape cases in India? My friend shared her story of how she got sexually abused by her cousin for years, and, she did not have the courage to report it , until one day her cousin got charged with sexual misconduct at work and got fired. She decided to raise her voice and report his heinous crime. She told me "only if I would have reported this earlier, another girl would have been saved from getting sexually abused". The infamous Nirbahaya rape case, or the recent rape case by an Uber driver where both the cases the convicts had troubled past, if the hiring company had adequate information like a Sex offender Registry/list published on a government site, things could have been different, the driver may not have been hired. We could have stopped 1 rape and many sexual misconducts from happening, although 1 might seem a small number but we would have started the battle somewhere. Indian Law protects these convicts, by covering their faces and not revealing their names, it is high time we do something about this. I am starting this petition, in hope, to do something about the rape cases that are happening in India. Here I am, requesting Indian government to please start a sexual offender registry/list which should be published on a verified government site. A male or female convicted of sexually based heinous crime should be registered on the list, with their picture, home address, and all the information linked to their Adhaar card, so there is no escape for these convicts. Also, no matter how young or old you are, if you are convicted, you should be on this list. It is not just to publically shame these guys, but also to raise awareness, that these guys don't get hired as a bus driver and end up hurting the kids, become uber drivers and end up raping one of our own.   Why should you support the cause? This kind of registry will help when you are sending your brother/sister/ kids to coaching classes, if the convict is on the list, you can save the sexual misconduct from happening. Finding an alliance for your sister, this registry would help you determine that you are not marrying your sister to a rapist.  Please join the revolution "Publish Sexual offender list on a government website" and be part of the solution. This might seem like a hard step, in beginning, but I would rather take it together with all of you than not take it at all.  Please Join me by signing this petition and calling on your local Representatives to implement this not just in your state but nation wide too.  #JoinTheRevolution #PublishTheSexualOffenderRegistry#FightAgainstSexualAbuse

Hemanshi Chawla
168 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to National University Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

Micheline's Three Conditions

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, a botanist for 34 years at NUI Galway, last month won a case against the University who were found to have discriminated against her because of her gender when they failed to promote her to Senior Lecturer. However, five other eligible women lecturers at NUI Galway were also denied promotion in 2009 and have a similarly strong case. Dr Sheehy Skeffington is donating her €70,000 damages to these women to help them pay legal fees to fight the University for their right to be promoted. The fight for women's rights is as important as ever. Women are overwhelmingly under-represented in senior academic roles at third-level institutions in Ireland. Of the Irish institutions examined, NUI Galway has the lowest percentage of women holding senior academic posts with only 21% at Senior Lecturer and above.  In addition, Dr Sheehy Skeffington, granddaughter of famous suffragette Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, has been asked by the University to join a task force designed to review gender equality practices. This is part of the aim to win an Athena SWAN award. She will agree to join the task force ONLY if the University meets three conditions, which she also feels are essential for the award. See e.g.  Please sign this petition and demand that NUI Galway meet Micheline's three conditions. When signing the petition, please indicate if you are NUI Galway staff, student, past staff or past student in the Commentary box.  These are Dr Sheehy Skeffington's three conditions:   1.   That NUI Galway promotes the five other women who, along with Dr. Sheehy Skeffington, were interviewed but not promoted in 2009 when only one woman was promoted out of 15 applying but 16 men were promoted out of 32 applying. The women want their promotion back-dated to 2009 but are willing to forgo any damages because it is the recognition of their worth which means most to them.  2.   That NUI Galway admits that the subsequent round of promotions in 2014, for which there have been at least 20 appeals, was also flawed. That NUI Galway immediately puts this right in a way which at least ensures gender balance among the successful candidates.  The only fair way to do this is to promote all the shortlisted candidates, all of whom were deemed eligible, as half of them were female.   3.   That the aim of any attempt by NUI Galway to address the issue of gender imbalance in senior posts be to have an equal number of women as men in such posts and that NUI Galway starts to achieve this aim by promoting the same percentage of women from each level as the percentage of women at that level. According to recent government statistics, in NUI Galway, there are 53% women lecturers (lowest level), but only 30% senior lecturers and 14% professors. For non-academic posts, it is a similar pattern.        

Rose Foley
3,347 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Sheila Jackson Lee

Help Change Laws Concerning Domestic Violence

Domestic violence against women remains a major concern in today’s society. The problem is so severe that it affects people from all ways of life regardless of socio-economic status, ethnicity, age and religion. The statistics on this issue are alarming. We at the Candace Way Out Foundation want repeat offenders of domestic violence to be placed on a nationwide registry to warn potential victims of past abusive behavior and family assault charges. Such as in the case of offenders with sexual assault. I and so many others mothers are tired of losing our daughters to this senseless act of domestic violence lets do our part to help save our daughters. Rip to my wonderful daughter Candace Reshun Williams who was killed by her spouse 07/17/2014. Rip Dominique Thibodeaux Carter her abuser/ killer is currently out on bond she was killed 11/9/2015. I believe that laws need be changed we are tired of burying our daughters because of this selfish act of violence and they should no longer have to live in fear The Extent of the Problem Murder – Every day four women die in this country as a result of domestic violence, the euphemism for murders and assaults by husbands and boyfriends. That’s approximately 1,400 women a year, according to the FBI. The number of women who have been murdered by their intimate partners is greater than the number of soldiers killed in the Vietnam War. Battering – Although only 572,000 reports of assault by intimates are officially reported to federal officials each year, the most conservative estimates indicate two to four million women of all races and classes are battered each year. At least 170,000 of those violent incidents are serious enough to require hospitalization, emergency room care or a doctor’s attention. Sexual Assault – Every year approximately 132,000 women report that they have been victims of rape or attempted rape, and more than half of them knew their attackers. It’s estimated that two to six times that many women are raped, but do not report it. Every year 1.2 million women are forcibly raped by their current or former male partners, some more than once. The Targets – Women are 10 times more likely than men to be victimized by an intimate. Impact on Children – Violent juvenile offenders are four times more likely to have grown up in homes where they saw violence. Children who have witnessed violence at home are also five times more likely to commit or suffer violence when they become adults. Impact on Health and Social Services – Women who are battered have more than twice the health care needs and costs than those who are never battered. Approximately 17 percent of pregnant women report having been battered, and the results include miscarriages, stillbirths and a two to four times greater likelihood of bearing a low birth weight baby. Abused women are disproportionately represented among the homeless and suicide victims. Victims of domestic violence are being denied insurance in some states because they are considered to have a “pre-existing condition.” 

114 supporters