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Women's Rights

543 petitions

Update posted 19 hours ago

Petition to Jerry Brown, Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein, U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi

Protect Women and Children from Ride Share Predators!

In recent years there have been hundreds of reports involving women and children being assaulted by their Uber or Lyft driver.  While Uber and Lyft have background checks and even an emergency button in the app, I don't think these safeguards are enough. There needs to be a bill called, The Safer Rides Act, to prevent further victimization from happening. Under this bill these companies will have to prioritize safety of there passengers over profits by making changes to the platform. I've thought of a few ideas to make the ride share experience safer below.  Let me know if you have any other ideas to add to this. Sign this petition to: Require that your id is scanned before starting a ride to ensure you're 18. Require rides to be video recorded and audited periodically or when a customer feels uncomfortable or sends in a complaint. Require an actual picture of the car that's picking you up. Raise the age limit to download the App from ages 4+ to 18. Require companies to create safe guards in there software (i.e. when user is dropped off at home they are required to enter a password within 5 minutes of there drop off, if they don't the phone will automatically alert local law enforcement.  Another option could be if the ride that supposed to take 10 minutes ends up taking 25 minutes, the driver should automatically be called.  If the driver doesn't answer alert law enforcement. No longer settle sexual assault crimes using non-disclosure agreements.  Victims should never be silenced. Join the movement in protecting women and children from ride share predators.  Please sign this petition.

Nicholas Boenzi
13 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Jay Inslee

Paid 4th Trimester Leave for Washington Parents

Mothers in Washington State are faced with a hard decision when it comes to having children.  Every mother has enough on their mind during their pregnancy and the first months of their child's life: What hospital to have their child born at? What medical care do they want in their birth plan? Their mother-in-law wants to be in the room during the birth, how does she feel about that?Simply because we live in Washington State, (easily one of the more advanced states in technology, home of Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing), new mothers are faced with the decision of how to care for their home and newborn child once they are born.Because Washington State does not govern paid parental leave for new parents (much less adoptive parents or same sex parents) are faced with the decision of how much unpaid time off they can afford while recovering physically from child birth and any time to bond with their child.I encourage our representatives to seriously consider funding for parents to have paid parental leave in Washington State.  The benefits to the parents and children are endless.I have done the research and in order for this petition to become reality I need actual signatures, online won't do it. I can email or Facebook message you the pdf for you to sign if you would like to be a part of this.Although I appreciate the support for anyone anywhere, only Washington State registered voters can sign the petition for it to move forward.

Rebecca Valley
3,617 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Justin Alferman, Rob Vescovo, Courtney Curtis, DaRon McGee, Dan Shaul, Gina Mitten, Doug Beck, Missouri State Senate, Missouri State House

Attack the Tampon Tax!

Periods are terrible. Everyone with a uterus knows that. Cramps. Bloating. Acne. Mood swings. Blood.  The list of what makes a menstrual cycle awful goes on and on. However, there is one thing that doesn't need to be on that list: the tampon tax. Feminine hygiene products need to be exempt from sales tax for several different reasons. I've included some important ones below, but be aware that there are many more reasons to destroy the tampon tax! Menstrual products are a necessity for anyone who experiences a menstrual cycle. Women already make only about 77% of what men make. Why should women have to spend more on products they need? Sales tax on essential items, such as tampons, disproportionally affect people of color and those already struggling financially. For example, Hispanic and Latina women only make 54% of what non-Hispanic white men make. Source 1 Feminine hygiene products are considered luxury items by most lawmakers. Because of sanitary reasons, societal pressure, the stigma around menstruation, and many other reasons, freebleeding is simply not an option for many women. Therefore, menstrual products ought to be considered necessities by the law. Sales tax adds up - especially when you consider than the average women would have about 450 periods in her lifetime. That's a lot of pads to buy. Source 2 Charging sales tax for feminine hygiene products punishes women for being women. It penalizes anyone with a uterus just because they bleed once a month. The vast majority of legislators are cis men. They may have wives, they may have daughters, but in the end, most of them are unwilling to create legislation that makes menstrual products exempt from sales tax. Alternatively, these male legislators may be too uncomfortable with this issue to attempt to change things. As a young woman who will be going off to college in two years, I think a lot about finances. I know menstrual products will definitely take a chunk out of my wallet, but it doesn't have to be this way. Making feminine hygiene products exempt from sales tax is a small step for Missouri to make, but it is a big deal for women who are unemployed, struggling to make ends meet because of medical bills or student loans, or just experiencing the difficulties of being a woman. Women should not have to choose between buying food and buying tampons. This petition will be sent to Missouri lawmakers in an attempt to get them to change the tax code. In 2017, HB 841 was an introduced bill about feminine hygiene products, but it was never passed. Signing this petition will help persuade Missouri's legislators to take HB 841 and other bills like it seriously. Many of these members of the Missouri House of Representatives are going to be up for reelection in 2019, so their reactions to this petition can really affect how their constituents will vote next year. As strong, determined citizens, we can get the tampon tax abolished. Join me and help make the world a better place!

Rosie Lopolito
40 supporters