• Every Death of a US COVID-19 Patient Needs to be Heard
    Let's show the President and his administration what 100,000 of something looks like. To date, finding 100,000 deaths in the US from COVID-19 during the past 4 months describes a ridiculously large number - a total exceeded (for example) only by the total US military deaths from either the 4+ years of WW II or the 4+ years American Civil War. Ranking 3rd on that list is not an achievement of which to be proud That the 100,000 deaths happened so swiftly, in so many locales, and with so little recognition of the actual spread of the virus speaks to the total lack of sincere concern for all those affected and in particular of the empty expressions of empathy to all the patients, their families and loved ones, as well as the medical and support staffs and organizations who ran toward the pandemic to help rather than retire to some more serene place of safety. 100,000 deaths and the corresponding muddled and ineffective efforts offered by the Executive leadership stands out as clearly as the pervasive absence of any continuing care or concern about the public at large. The mixed messages, fits and starts of policy or proclamation, and valuing of business results over peoples' health, lives, families, futures and contributions to society tells the shockingly dismissive story of what matters to the rich and powerful. We can inform our President and his associates of the real magnitude of concern by signing this petition in multiple hundreds of thousands so as to dwarf the sad effects of their feckless attempts to downplay the realities of the issues. Let's cap the many signatures with a tearful emoji from each signer!
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    Created by Fred Newman
  • Plastic Free Packaging Option on All Amazon Orders
    During the Covid 19 pandemic the amount of plastic being used worldwide has increased significantly. The amount of plastic used in Amazon delivery envelopes and packaging is limitless. If Amazon makes this change it will set an example that will have immense impacts. As Bezos is propelled toward being Earth's first trillionaire, he, and his company, can give back to Earth by stopping unnecessary plastic use.
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    Created by John Lyman
  • Hazard Pay for ALL Amazon and Whole Foods Workers
    Because Amazon and Whole Foods employees are on the front lines of this pandemic. While Amazon is increasing revenue, its employees are putting themselves at risk every day keeping things humming.
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    Created by Eva Kiczkowski
  • Mandate for Florida Unemployment Benefits and CaresAct Funds.
    The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act promises an extra $600 per week to workers on unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic and extends unemployment eligibility by up to 13 weeks. It also dramatically expands who qualifies for unemployment during the crisis. Alas in the state of Florida where we are the lowest paid in benefits in the entire country, are not getting anything but the run around from the Florida DEO and our Governor Ron Desantis, who blames those of us who have filed, for months. The working class in Florida are losing everything they ever worked for. The working class people of Florida deserve better.
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  • #JusticeforBre: Police officers who killed Breonna Taylor must be FIRED
    Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman, was in her home in Louisville, KY on March 13th when officers from the Louisville Metro Police Department barged in without a warning nor announcement and broke through her door, fired off more than 20 bullets, and ultimately took Breonna’s life. Her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, thought someone was burglarizing their home and fired his gun to defend himself. But in turn, the officers responded with a hail of bullets and turned an average morning into a tragedy. The police were at the wrong house. There was no search warrant that gave them the right to be there in the first place. Despite the clear and egregious misconduct of the police officers, Kenneth Walker is being charged with attempted murder and the murderers who killed Breona Taylor are walking free without any consequences. Instead of being transparent about their fatal misconduct, the police and commonwealth attorney conspired to make it look like this was a routine drug raid. LMPD even continued to falsely refer to Breonna as a “suspect” in the media for weeks though she had done nothing wrong. Nothing. A recent lawsuit filed against the officers reveals that police were actually searching for another person more than 10 miles away, who had already been arrested that morning. This is an affront to Black people, our communities, and Breonna’s family. They are charging her boyfriend with a crime to cover up, distract, and deflect from the fact they murdered a young Black woman in cold blood. All too often, Black women face police harassment and violence at the hands of bloodthirsty racist cops who see no value in Black lives. Breonna, her boyfriend, and their families deserve more. She was an EMT that lived her life on the frontlines as an essential worker, and when we need people like her the most during this pandemic, cops ended her young life. Let’s honor Breonna and hold the officers responsible for this tragedy accountable. We’re calling for the three police officers, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove, to be fired and for all charges against Kenneth Walker to be dropped immediately. These officers are threats to our communities and as long as they’re allowed to wear badges Black people are not safe.
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    Created by Rashad Robinson
  • Port Wentworth City Council: Take Councilmen Barbee & Stephens to Court to get our money back
    Councilman Barbee and Councilman Stephens cost the city taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars when they failed to show up for several council meetings in a row. By not showing up to meetings, city council could not conduct city business and official meetings were not able to be held. Both Councilmen intentionally boycotted official meetings for political reasons. The taxpayers should not be required to pay the costs of their political agenda's.
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    Created by Jodi Hawks
  • Micro gym/ professional pilates studios
    The longer we stay closed, the harder it will be to reopen. Most of the studio owners I know are female and some mothers, like myself a single mom. Most of us have created a community and specialties that set us apart. Many of us take pride in our businesses to creat a clean and professional environment with the highest standards yet fear has taken the confidence and comfort away from our clients. We need individual officials to inspect and make individual determinations based on today's practices. It's as important as getting tested. If we are healthy with safe practices with no business, we will still deteriorate. The years of commitment to my community could be lost in a matter of months because my business model got thrown in with 24 hour fitness. My wish is for individual determination, and screening for healthy and wise practices so true micro gyms can open and get back to the work of helping others thrive!
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  • Allow Licensed & Health Department Regulated Tattoo Studios to open in NJ
    As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and non essential business remain closed, licensed Tattoo artists and Body Piercers have been directly affected by the health and financial burdens that it has caused. We care deeply for our communities, and especially for those who have suffered a loss or illness as a result of the pandemic. We have been overwhelmingly willing to self isolate and sacrifice our livelihoods, and were among the first to step up and donate our Personal Protective Equipment to the cause while we waited for weeks to receive any kind of support . Not allowing us to reopen along with salons and barbershops would be a sign of extreme prejudice. Please consider we are as essential to our families as any other working person.
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    Created by Jennifer Carmean
  • Columbus City Council: Let the People Vote on Protecting Our Water!
    The CCBOR charter amendment, if passed, will ban disposing of radioactive frack waste in our city and hold polluters within our watershed liable. Currently, we have 11 active injection wells (with 3 more pending permits) having accepted over 613 million gallons of frack waste and a permitted landfill site for taking radioactive drill cuttings within our watershed. (Full language here: https://columbusbillofrights.org/our-initiative/) In 2018, concerned volunteers gathered over 12,000 valid Columbus voter signatures, and with all legal requirements met, the Columbus City Council voted to put the CCBOR on the ballot. However, due to a state law of questionable constitutionality, the four Franklin County Board of Elections members, unelected by the public, voted to deny the people of Columbus their right to vote on the CCBOR on the Nov 2018 ballot. Because safe drinking water is critical to our community, the volunteers did not give up; so they began another initiative to allow voters to have a voice on the November 2020 ballot. Due to a charter amendment passed in 2014, petitioners in Columbus have only one year to collect signatures, and Primary Day would be a prime focus for collecting many signatures. Governor DeWine, however, considered the hazard to public health to be too great to hold in-person voting on March 17. Out of concern for public safety, the group ceased signature gathering with nearly 9,000 signatures already collected. Time limits on signature collection, especially in this pandemic, are destroying our constitutional right to initiative. In good faith, the CCBOR group: 1. Requested an extension of the one-year time limit equal to the time lost during the shelter-in-place order. City Council denied the request. 2. Requested that the Columbus Department of Health (CDH) toll the time requirements due to the pandemic emergency. CDH deferred to City Council. 3. Requested that City Council use its authority under the charter to place the CCBOR, by a two-thirds vote, on the November 2020 ballot. City Council denied the request. Columbus City Council tells us it could cost the City money if it passes and if the City were to be sued. That is a risk that the People should have a say on by voting on it. We ask how much is clean and safe drinking water worth to the people of Columbus? Let the People decide! City Council should enable our democratic right to vote on citizen-initiated proposals to OUR City Charter, especially during this pandemic. SIGN HERE to tell the Columbus City Council that YOU WANT A VOICE on protecting our water - Put the Columbus Community Bill of Rights on the November 2020 ballot. Note: Because this decision has consequences beyond Columbus, Ohio, this petition may be signed by Columbus Metro residents and other concerned Ohioans, Americans, and Global Citizens. * Columbus Metro Communities that purchase their Water from the City of Columbus:  (https://www.columbus.gov/utilities/water-protection/Water---Sewer-Contract-Communities/) Bexley Brice Dublin Gahanna Grandview Grove City Groveport Hilliard Marble Cliff Minerva Park New Albany Obetz Reynoldsburg Riverlea Upper Arlington Urbancrest Valley View Whitehall Worthington Various other small county pockets like Brookside Estates, Hamilton Meadows, Ridgewood, Village Park, etc. - various contracts with Franklin County * Columbus Metro Communities that the City of Columbus does not serve but are within the Columbus area watershed: Canal Winchester, Pickerington, Westerville, and various townships, like Blendon, that Aqua Ohio serves. https://youtu.be/1Y7DV0cnqwU
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  • Congress: We demand a 5-year ban on Saudi and Emirati arms sales!
    The sale of U.S. weapons has enabled the catastrophic war in Yemen and other Saudi and Emirati human rights abuses for far too long. Yet, while the Obama administration paused some arms sales and repeated bipartisan majorities in Congress voted to block them entirely, the Trump administration has pressed on, welcoming arms lobbyists through the door. Now, Trump and Pompeo fired the State Department Inspector General investigating the legality of past weapons sales that might expose these deals for what they are: illegal money made from human suffering. There must be repercussions for this corruption of U.S. foreign policy: It is time to end the U.S. role in propping up human rights abusers and an overpowered arms industry. Add your name to urge Congress enact an immediate, five-year ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
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  • Support the People’s Vaccine!
    Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the entire world. Hundreds of thousands of people have already died (nearly 100,000 Americans alone), and the disease is spreading by the day. As long as vaccines and treatments remain unattainable, people will continue to get sick and die. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Oxfam has called on world leaders to come together, and take concrete steps to ensure that we find a vaccine for Coronavirus as quickly as possible. The leaders of South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, and Pakistan have already pledged their support to a People’s Vaccine, as has the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown. We are now calling on the White House and U.S. Congress to sign on and pledge full support for a People’s Vaccine. As per Oxfam’s People’s Vaccine campaign, the commitments include the following: ***A mandatory worldwide pooling of patents and sharing of all COVID-19-related knowledge, data and technologies in order to ensure that any nation can produce or buy affordable doses of vaccines, treatments and tests. ***The rapid establishment of an equitable global manufacturing and distribution plan for all vaccines, treatments and tests that is fully funded by rich nations and which guarantees transparent “at true cost prices” and supplies in accordance with need rather than the ability to pay. This would include urgent action to massively increase manufacturing capacity to produce the vaccines in sufficient quantities and train and recruit millions of health workers to distribute them. ***A guarantee that COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and tests are provided free of charge to everyone, everywhere, with priority given to frontline workers, vulnerable people, and poor countries with the least capacity to save lives. If U.S. leaders signed onto this agreement, the impact would be felt worldwide: It would open the door for more leaders of Western countries to support this agreement, as well. We will undoubtedly quicken the process of finding treatment for Coronavirus by all coming together and pooling together resources and knowledge -- hundreds of thousands of lives (and possibly more) would be saved, and immeasurable pain and suffering will have been prevented. More information: "World leaders unite in call for a people’s vaccine against COVID-19,” May 14, 2020. https://www.oxfam.org/en/press-releases/world-leaders-unite-call-peoples-vaccine-against-covid-19 "OPEN LETTER: Uniting Behind A People’s Vaccine Against COVID-19," Oxfam International, Medium, May 13, 2020. https://medium.com/@Oxfam/uniting-behind-a-peoples-vaccine-against-covid-19-87eec640976
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  • Kenny's Law
    Kenny was shot on March 25, 2015. Kenny's life was taken by gun violence. His murderer has been free since then on bond. Kenny and his family have yet to see Justice. Kenny was taken from his son Trey, his mother Peggy Bates, two sisters Melinda Crabtree and April Diets, and so many other family and friends. This case has been put off for five years for one reason after another. We want a change of Venue and Justice served. Kenny's murderer is the grandson or nephew of the Mayor of Lee County; he deserves to go to trial for my brother's murder. The law and court systems will put away a drug dealer but let a murderer still walk the streets. This is not Justice for the loss of Kenny's life, so please take 3 minutes sign this petition and let's receive Justice For Kenny's law. Thank you all who sign this petition Justce For Kenny; we need your help to make this Kenny's Law.
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