Petition to ECU Student Engagement
Remove Theta Chi from ECU
Theta Chi has been sexually assaulting people, drugging women and has been called out on it multiple times. They’ve also had emails sent out by the school about them because of these sexual assault situations. They have been reported four times this year ALONE for drink tampering. People have been begging to get rid of the fraternity. Nothing has been done about it yet. Sign this petition so we can move forward about it.
Petition to Everyone
FIJI - University of Iowa
On the night of September 5th 2020, a sophomore girl went to hang out with her friends at the University of Iowa Fiji house while she had no clue what they had in store for her. This sophomore girl was, drugged, raped, videotaped, and photographed, and left her with no memory of what they had done to her. These boys planned to rape this girl, along with many others and continue to get away with it. Not only did these boys plan this and carry it out, but they sent the videos to their entire FIJI group chat where no one said a thing to stop it. All of their members saw what they did to this girl, and the FIJI members just told them to delete their proof. These boys are still allowed on campus, and even showed up in the same class as the girl that they raped. The Iowa City detectives have messages of them planning to do this to her, they have their DNA, they have the videos, and the photos. Almost 1 year of struggling to get this case to court, the Iowa City county attorney told her that this case will not be taken to court, despite more than enough evidence. Since the courts wont give her justice, we need to do it ourselves. University of Nebraska isn't the only FIJI house doing this. Shut Fiji down nationwide.
ROE v. WADE: MY BODY, MY CHOICE!
ROE v. WADE: MY BODY, MY CHOICE! (FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT) (5m read) The Supreme Court's "egregious" decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. A LIL BIT OF BACKGROUND INFO In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a pregnant woman had the right to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. The decision struck down many U.S. federal and state abortion laws. Nearly half a century later (May 3, 2022) a Supreme court draft regarding Roe v. Wade was released to the public. Authored by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., a 72-year-old male, the draft is aiming to overturn one of the most momentous court cases in history. In the initial draft, Alito stated that legalizing abortion was “…egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences.” Mr. Alito’s ‘passe’ views on women's rights illustrates the consequences of egregiously mishandling power to impede upon the rights of others. Sign this petition to exercise and uphold the constitutional rights of free speech and privacy! The liberty to make private health choices is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT of the American Woman. Abortion is a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT of the American Woman. It is protected under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. **Most notably the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. (We’ll get to these in a minute) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WHAT’S GOING ON RIGHT NOW In recent months, there has been a tidal wave of attacks on women's rights across the United States. Most notably, southern states like Mississippi and Texas have already taken a staunch stand in controlling women and putting us at risk by creating laws that limit or remove access of abortions and safe Planned Parenthood clinics, most notably in areas that predominantly serve ethnic minorities and citizens with limited economic means. According to the Centers of Disease Control, ethnic minorities such as Black, American Indian, and Alaska Native women are two to three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women. A prime example of this abuse of power is the Texas Heartbeat Act, which states abortion is illegal once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That could be as soon as 6 weeks. The National Library of Medicine states that, “Among all pregnancies reported… pregnancy awareness was [on average] 5.5 weeks.” These coordinated acts are designed to prevent women from effectively making their own choices about their own bodies. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE PROTECTIONS OF THE FIFTH AMENDMENT The Fifth Amendment states clearly that, “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property without due justice of the law.” In order to really comprehend the rights that are in jeopardy, we will have to provide some clarity on a few terms here. For starters, a person. According to Merriam Webster, a person can be regarded as a “human who is an individual.” Individuality literally means, “single; separate.” Healthline, an American website and provider of health information, states that, “In human pregnancies, a baby-to-be isn’t considered a fetus [human baby] until the 9th week after conception, or week 11 after your last menstrual period (LMP).” This can also be supported by the National Library of Medicine, which states, “ ..the physical appearance of a fetus resembles the mature human form at about week 9 of gestation…” To put it briefly: A baby isn’t a complete human “baby” until about 9 weeks after fertilization. Until then, it is generally a clump of embryonic cells that are unable to survive outside of its vessel, the mother. The person in this situation isn’t the microscopic cells developing inside of the body, it’s the living breathing human facilitating the life-to-be. The Woman. Denying any citizen the right to make private healthcare decisions regarding their own body is a clear case of depriving that individual’s liberty. Further, if that decision involves a medical issue that endangers the patient’s life, then the Fifth Amendment is even more obviously on the side of the patient, not the government. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------THE PROTECTIONS OF THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT Limiting access to proper healthcare and restricting abortion care from women essentially abridges the freedom of choice and privacy. This specific term “abridged” is really important here because it's used in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Amendment states, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge [or diminish] the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States. Nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” If the freedom of making important personal healthcare choices was taken from us- regardless of extenuating circumstances (such as major or potentially fatal health concerns, rape, incest, and sexual trafficking) illegalizing abortion would make the woman 100% liable in these extreme, and unfortunately too common, situations. Denying women the right to the freedom of choice would also be a direct infringement on the Constitution. The consequences would be a detrimental blow to Women’s privacy rights. We would not be protected. Choosing whether or not to hold and have a child is the sole choice of the vessel within whom the child was created. The woman. By eliminating the essential access to abortions, the choice of the woman is essentially eliminated. Small, linear views cannot grasp the full scope of reality. Laws should be made and kept universally inclusive to ensure fairness and protection among all its citizens. It is a choice to support abortion, and it is a choice to not support it. As the old saying goes, mind the business that minds you. With all the foundational support and evidence stacked up, the restrictions on abortion was never about human rights, it was about controlling women. Read for yourself! - RESOURCES: The Constitution of the United States https://www.oyez.org/cases/1971/70-18 Read Justice Alito's initial draft abortion opinion which would overturn Roe v. Wade - POLITICO https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/p0905-racial-ethnic-disparities-pregnancy-deaths.html Trends in Timing of Pregnancy Awareness Among US Women - PMC (nih.gov) Personhood status of the human zygote, embryo, fetus - PMC (nih.gov) Embryo vs. Fetus: What’s the Difference? (healthline.com) Person Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster individual_1 noun - Definition, pictures, pronunciation and usage notes | Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
Petition to United States Supreme Court
My body My choice, American women need a voice
May 1st 2022 the Supreme Court justices made a provisional decision to overturn Roe vs Wade ruling that was set in place in 1973. This ruling legalized the abortion procedure across the United States. It equated a women's right to abortion with the 14th Amendment, the right to privacy. This issue has since become so much more than the original declaration. It is about the right for a woman so have a SAFE abortion. The right for a woman to have access to SAFE healthcare and education. Also, the right for a woman to have agency over her own body. This petition stands for women around America who believe that the government should not have a position when it comes to their bodies. Please keep up to date on your news outlets regarding this matter and sign this petition!
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Pass the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act.
I was sentenced 78 months to serve at a federal prison for a white-collar crime. I left home a healthy single mother of two sons, not ever experiencing any serious illnesses. I was a registered nurse who had achieved 3 secondary degrees. I was homeowner and a successful business entrepreneur. I was also six weeks pregnant. Anytime I was transported, I was chained at my ankles with another chain around my waist that bound my hands in front of my belly. While shackled, forced to step up into a van, I fell. A couple days later I begin spotting with streaks of blood, which I reported immediately to the medical staff. They instantly informed me they had “no” means of caring for me and would need approval from the US Marshals to take me to the ER. The turnaround time for approval ended up being 4 weeks. At that point, it was no longer an “emergency,” so I was turned away from the ER — I then required a second approval for an obstetrician, which took 4 more weeks. A total of four requests were made, each taking 4 weeks, while I was placed in solitary confinement for “medical observation." I ended up miscarrying at approximately 20 weeks without any formal or proper prenatal care. While I was miscarrying, I lay wet in a pool of blood, curled up from excruciating pain, in complete darkness, locked in a cell until an officer made rounds. I suffered the entire miscarriage shackled to the bed. When asked, the officers told the nurse and myself that the linen which contained my unborn child had been thrown in the trash. I had no privacy. Male officers were at my bedside 24hrs observing my nakedness and any treatment given to me. I received no counseling, nor had any opportunity to grieve my miscarriage. I was relocated to another facility where again, I was placed in solitary confinement for a month. Solitary is being locked in a 6’ by 9’ room with a bed, toilet, sink, and no window for 23 hours a day. For women in prison, stories like mine are a lot more common than you would think. Women are the largest growing prison population. Our federal, state, county, and private prisons are not equipped to give women the medical care they need, especially when pregnant. We need to ban the shackling and solitary confinement of pregnant women in prison throughout the United States. These prisons do not implement best practices of standardized care or data collection which allows no liability for the treatment of incarcerated women, promotes harm to children, and destroys families. I have testified before the US Commission on Civil Rights, providing statements of women who are being dehumanized and abused incarcerated in federal, state, county, and private prisons. We are fighting for safety and justice of incarcerated women. We request that Congress and all states throughout the US establish policies that prohibit shackling and solitary confinement, implement best practices of standardized care, provide data collection for accountability of safety, and promote strong relationships with their children. Please sign my petition asking Congress and US State Legislators to pass the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act throughout the United States. Thank you,Pamela Winn
Petition to Pete Buttigieg, United States Department of Transportation
Women are 73% more likely to get injured in a car crash - Demand Equality for Women
Women are 73% more likely to be injured and 17% more likely to die in a car crash than men. The U.S. allows companies to crash-test cars with dummies based on a 1970s average male, and the government’s 5-star safety rating doesn’t require testing for women in the driver’s seat position. More equal testing standards and new crash test technology could save thousands of lives and prevent needless injuries. What can you do? Sign the petition below addressed to the U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg, urging him to update car crash testing standards and technology — and account for women and other vulnerable groups — now! Our Petition: Dear Secretary Buttigieg, Government standards for vehicle crash testing are outdated and unequal. This deadly gender bias in vehicle safety is unacceptable. It is time to stop studying this issue and fix it now. Females are not just smaller versions of males. Due to differences in physiology and driver positioning, women’s and men’s bodies behave differently in a crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – the agency that creates and oversees FMVSS and NCAP ratings – has been in possession of data for years that show women are 17%-18.5% more likely to die in a vehicle crash than men. But our government does not equitably account for these differences, either in design regulations (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, or FMVSS) or voluntary 5-star safety ratings (the New Car Assessment Program, known as NCAP). As a result of this government-supported bias in the design, women die and are more at risk of serious injury in a crash than men. That means up to 1,342 women are needlessly dying every year. But while crash test dummy manufacturers have created technologies that could make vehicles safer for women and other under-represented groups, neither the FMVSS nor NCAP has been updated to reflect advancements that would bring equality to vehicle design. NHTSA’s current NCAP 5-star rating voluntary crash test regime does not require testing female dummies in the driver’s seat. Instead, a dummy derived from the measurements of a 1970s average-sized male is used. Women are significantly more prone to whiplash in a crash. Relative to males of the same age, females in deadly crashes were 9.4% more likely to die as a result of neck injury. And differences are exacerbated when women become pregnant – for instance, standard seatbelts do not fit more than sixty percent of third-trimester pregnant women. People from all over the world, men and women alike, are coming together to ask the US Government to pay attention to this issue. We are asking for the following legislative and regulatory changes: NHTSA should immediately update NCAP. By using outdated and male-centric crash-test dummies and by limiting the scope of testing of NCAP, NHTSA allows – according to its own research – hundreds of women to be killed every year. NHTSA has the regulatory authority to update NCAP today and could do so with the stroke of a pen. NCAP should: Immediately transition to the latest generation of crash test dummy technology for both male and female occupants. Require all tests to use the most up-to-date male and female technology in the driver and passenger seat tests to ensure equitable testing to help close the safety gap for women and other vulnerable groups. Congress should create a structure that commits NHTSA to review the crash test landscape regularly with the intent of implementing the latest crash test technologies so that we never fall behind again. Women and other vulnerable populations have waited long enough. It is time to stop studying this issue to death. Let 2022 be the year we turn words into action, update vehicle crash test standards and ratings, and save those who should have been treated equally all along.
Pass The Menstrual Product Equity Bill
As a female high school student, I experience first hand the educational consequences of having a menstrual cycle. My period causes me to miss school, leave class for extended periods of time, and not pay attention during class. This can be attributed to students not having access to menstrual products in school. If I forget to bring menstrual products, I either leave school for the day or spend a significant amount of time searching for tampons and pads. This is an issue many menstruators at my school struggle with. So, I tried to convince my school board to provide students with free menstrual products but they refused. I personally acquired a grant to fund the effort. And, every week, I or a member of my Women’s Advocacy Club restocks the bathrooms. However, when the grant runs out, so does our product supply. Right now, crucial legislation being considered in Minnesota this legislative session (Senate File 3052 and House File 2750, The Minnesota Menstrual Equity Bill) would provide free menstrual product access for students in grades 4 through 12. Public and charter schools would receive funding from the state to pursue this initiative. The effort will cost two dollars per student, which totals up to two million dollars–a miniscule amount compared to the state’s nine billion dollar surplus. To close the educational barrier for menstruators, the Minnesota Legislature must pass this bill.
Petition to Isabella Cady Concannon
hugo owens middle school dress code change
It is time to update unnecessary and discriminatory rules of dress code. schools openly discriminate against girls while enforcing rules and to be quite frank if the fear of "distracting" classmates is overpowering enough to make rules against expressing oneself than think of how this may be effecting the future women of this country. the some of many ways we can change this dress code is allow crop tops, tube tops, short shorts, removing the fingertip length rule, and we can also allow any form of jewelry to be worn so we can let people show who they are as well as allow shoulders to be seen.