womens rights

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Petition to Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory, Vanessa Wruble, Planned Parenthood, New York Times, Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, Washington Post, BBC, CBS, CNN, NBC, Hillary Clinton

A Call for New Leadership in the Women's March Movement

My name is Natalie Birnbaum. I am an attorney practicing in New York City, a proud feminist and a Jewish woman. I ask all of you to sign the letter below in the order to restore integrity to a unified and inclusive Women's March and continue to advance the voices of women everywhere.  To: Vanessa Wruble, Tamika D. Mallory, Carmen Perez, Linda Sarsour, Bob Bland Re: An Open Letter Calling for New Leadership in the Women’s March    We have so much to be proud of. We have made enormous strides. It is no secret that the organizing power of the Women’s March has emboldened, united, and provided us American women with the platform to be heard throughout the world. For this, women of all backgrounds are grateful. It is in this spirit of inclusivity, that we write to you today.   We cannot afford to be divided. We cannot allow personal opinions and political affiliations to tear us apart, to silence voices that so desperately need to be heard. Currently, we are at risk of such division, as a movement that was founded on principles of equality and inclusivity, is paradoxically, silencing swaths of women it claims to represent. The LBGTQ community, Jewish women, and all people who oppose bigotry, are losing their seats at the table. The internal divides and anti-Semitic rhetoric spoken by, supported by, and tolerated by you, the leaders of the Women’s March, is far more divisive than an isolated controversy that can be mended through apology alone. You, Linda Sarsour and Tamika D. Mallory, refuse to denounce Louis Farrakhan, thereby isolating Jewish women, the LBGTQ community, and our allies from the movement. You, Tamika D. Mallory, refuse to rescind your social media comment that Farrakhan, who is known for his hate speech against the Jewish and LGBTQ communities, is “definitely the GOAT” [greatest of all time]. We disagree. You, Linda Sarsour, claim to “reject antisemitism in all its forms,” and yet you identify as a proponent of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions of Israel. In a 2017 interview you were asked if there is room for people who support the state of Israel in the movement. You responded, “There can’t be in feminism. You either stand up for the rights of all women, including Palestinians, or none. There’s just no way around it.” We disagree. We believe standing up for the rights of all women includes both Palestinian and Israeli women and our allies. We believe the Women’s March should be a movement of integrity—a movement of, for and on behalf of all women and their allies. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to be specific, clear, and personal in denouncing and condemning hateful rhetoric in today’s cultural climate. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to have confidence in our leadership. We echo Teresa Shook, founder of the Women’s March movement, and stand in solidarity with all Sister March Organizations, to bring the movement back to its authentic purpose. We agree with Teresa Shook and ask that, you, Linda Sarsour, Tamika D. Mallory, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez gracefully step down from your leadership roles in the Women’s March. We ask that the Women’s March honor its mission “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change” and its commitment to “dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.” We ask that religious inclusion be added to the Unity Principles, which “represent a new understanding of the connected nature of our struggles and a vision of our collective liberation.”   We ask that Jewish and LGBTQ women are provided the space to feel safe in our fight for equality. Women, including Jewish and LGBTQ women, will not be silenced, and we will not be siloed. Women will be included. Indeed, all women must be included, else this movement can hardly claim to be – truly – a Women’s March.  

Natalie Birnbaum
117 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Department of Justice, Donald J. Trump

Small Business Government Procurement Corruption

Have you ever used a Camelbak (R)?Well did you know it was invented in the 1980s by a man named Wes Schneider of Wesleyan Company who was bankrupted by the Army?His Patents: story (audio): story (audio):   The government often fails to prevent and punish wrongdoing at the Federal level.Well, I'm trying to prevent what happened to Wes from happening to me and from happening to others down the line.I'm involved with the same part of NSRDEC, the Chem/Bio Protection part of Natick Soldier Research Center in the Army, and they refuse to respond to my inquiries about funding and support.Instead, they are duplicately and fraudulently funding a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff called nanoGriptech.nanoGriptech has received about $5 Million of your taxpayer dollars plus other funding.Among nanoGriptech's misrepresentations and clues to their misuse of funds is that:1) They sent a cease and desist letter to me over one year ago naming an entire law firm (as a scare tactic) and would not speak with me or direct me to the entire law firm they claim as counsel.2) Their required non-proprietary summary report is not online yet they have been awarded even more money knowing that their technology wouldn't meet the solicitation's ask.3) They only make one product - a gecko grip adhesive - and so every SBIR they've gotten has been producing an iteration of that one product.   I am just frustrated. Contractors, soldiers, and large corporations from all over the world are inquiring about my closure technology but I am unable to serve most of them due to lack of access to capital to perform all of the development and testing that the contractors desire.The thing about manufacturing tech is that it demands a lot of upfront capital in tooling and production costs.If contractors wanted nanoGriptech's product, they could have and should have had it as the company has been around since 2009 and has received MILLIONS in funding. America claims to want manufacturing in America. Diversity in STEM. And female entrepreneurs. Yet, I am all of the above with very little support.   I NEED YOUR HELP. Please, tell DoD to support my small business to help their contractors protect the warfighter.I couldn't save up enough revenues from other areas to meet this contractor demand NOW (testing and tooling for the aerospace, space, & defense areas are especially expensive plus B2B sales are slow.)And, tell nanoGriptech to sue me if they so desire with the whole entire WSGR firm supposedly backing them since 2017.Even more, tell DoDIG to do its job and for DoD to STOP WASTING YOUR TAX DOLLARS!This duplicate funding/fraud case happened in the same exact state.   I'm trying to be a young, productive Wes.My own government is subverting my efforts, over-funding SBIR mills and ignoring the desires of the contractors who contact me by refusing me enough funding to help them.This will only continue if we don't stand up to them TODAY.

Tes Thomas
805 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Rick Snyder, Michael Eagen


NANCY SEAMAN ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE. SHE HAD NO OTHER CHOICE AT THE TIME. HER VERDICT WAS OVERTURNED BY THE STATE COURT IN 2005 AND BY THE FEDERAL COURT IN 2010.  SHE HAS THE SUPPORT OF THREE JUDGES!  WE URGE YOU TO SET HER FREE.   We are petitioning Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to grant clemency for NANCY SEAMAN.  She has been in prison since 2004 and is 66-years-old.   Nancy killed her abusive husband in self-defense when he attacked her because she was leaving him. Her trial judge, Honorable Jack McDonald, overturned her conviction in 2005 because the jury had insufficient evidence. Federal Honorable Judge Bernard Friedman also overturned the verdict in 2010. You can read their letters to Governor Snyder on the Justice Thru Storytelling, Inc. website at    These judges support her clemency. And we do, too!  This three minute video of the Michigan Department of Corrections Psychologist and domestic violence expert Nels Thompson (retired) with Executive Director of Justice Thru Storytelling Kelle Lynn explains why she should be released from prison! Read the attached letter written by Nancy Seaman describing her own journey and advocating for change to Michigan's archaic law...People v Christel.   The jury verdict was overturned by the judge in August 2005 based on the severe limitations of expert testimony in the courtroom because of this law.  Had the expert been able to testify about Nancy Seaman in full to the jury, Judge Jack McDonald said that it's highly probable they would have never charged her with first degree murder and sentenced her to LIFE in prison.                

Justice Thru Storytelling, Inc
1,307 supporters