• Bring back the stream for Walden school
    this has effected many of the AP students, further pushing the weight of stress of the AP classes, Bringing the Stream back would help many of our students, it would also be really funny.
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    Created by Ronan Ward
  • Protect Trans Students in Virginia!
    The GOP will stop at nothing to actively terrorize marginalized communities like the queer community and queer students. It is no mystery that the GOP will continue these vitriolic and baseless attacks against our most vulnerable communities; they have proven this to us throughout their history and they are still openly committed to that legacy. We are currently seeing the direct results of what can happen with low voter turnout. The GOP will not govern effectively, they will prioritize violent roll backs of any progress that we have made thus far to protect marginalized communities and they will build their platforms around doing so. If this makes you angry, turn your anger to action. A few districts have already spoken out against the ruling, but we need more. We need widespread outrage at this new proposed legislation to prevent it from going through. We need to take our anger, our fear, our passion and our love for one another and show the GOP that Virginia is for lovers, and beyond Virginia, our community will not be intimidated, oppressed or legislated out of the society we all live in. In a Youngkin state, we have to fight for one another because he has made it clear that he will not fight for the rights of all Virginians– only those that he and his party deem deserving of basic liberties and fundamental human rights. There is a 30 day comment period for public comments on this pivotal issue that begins on September 26 and ends on October 26. You don’t need to be from Virginia to speak out and support trans lives. You can submit public comments here: https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/GDocForum.cfm?GDocForumID=1953
    1,673 of 2,000 Signatures
  • Cancel the LUMA contract that has left Puerto Ricans without power over and over again!
    Before Hurricane Fiona hit, Puerto Ricans were being subjected to nearly daily power outages that were burning out generators, leaving hospital patients at risk, and forcing children to do their homework under flashlights. For this state of misery under the LUMA Energy consortium, households and businesses were issued SEVEN rate hikes—in one year alone. This abuse is unconscionable. After more than 100 organizations sent letters to the Commonwealth and Federal governments, and to Congress, and after attempts by legislators in the Island to withhold funding from LUMA Energy were blocked by a Congressionally-imposed fiscal control board, Puerto Ricans en masse took to the streets. Their demand that went unheeded: Cancel the LUMA contract. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, we echo the call of the people being harmed by this bad contract and incompetent service provider. Do right by the people by canceling this contract before Nov. 30th. Otherwise LUMA will be locked in for 15 years. In fact, all you have to do is not sign any renewal contract. To President Biden and Congress, we say Puerto Rico MUST have a sustainable and clean, renewable energy grid that is reliable, hurricane or not. The federal government should take immediate steps so that what should have been done after Hurricane Maria is accomplished. Federal reconstruction funding to rebuild the electricity grid should be required to be used for only sustainable and clean, renewable energy projects, not dirty, polluting fossil fuels. FEMA should reprogram the tens of billions already available in disaster funding to municipalities and NGOs. As energy experts advise, Congress should move to cancel all or a substantial portion of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s debt. FEMA officials recently testified that out of $13 billion available in US grid reconstruction funds, only $40 million had been disbursed, FIVE years after Hurricane Maria. Enough is enough! Please join the demands of the people of Puerto Rico: #CancelLUMA, #CleanGrid4PR #CommunityDrivenRecovery
    1,615 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Power 4 Puerto Rico
  • Tell the Senate: Oppose Casey Arrowood’s nomination!
    A Trump-era prosecutor who targeted Chinese academics without proof of a crime could be facing a big promotion in the US court system. Civil rights and Asian American groups are furious. We’re joining the call to stop his nomination. Casey Arrowood was the first prosecutor to use Trump’s racist “China Initiative” to target academics of Chinese origin. And he was relentless. The Biden administration ended the “China Initiative,” calling it “biased” and “flawed.” But now Casey Arrowood could be promoted for using it against the Chinese immigrant community. Unless we speak up to stop it. Sign the petition: Tell the Senate to oppose Casey Arrowood’s nomination! The “China Initiative” was created to root out economic espionage from China, but instead this policy was weaponized for overzealous prosecution against Asian academics. Casey Arrowood used the “China Initiative” to go after Dr. Anming Hu. With only a Chinese press release translated poorly via Google as evidence, Casey Arrowood accused Dr. Hu of being a spy. He then placed Dr. Hu and his teenage son under FBI surveillance for over a year. When the surveillance didn’t turn up any evidence of espionage Casey Arrowood tried to mount a wire fraud case against Dr. Hu that was so weak a federal judge had it tossed out. Casey Arrowood should not be allowed to practice law, let alone get promoted to the US Attorney’s office. Demand Progress has long led the fight against this exact kind of government surveillance abuse. Now we’re standing with civil rights groups, elected officials, and academics to demand that the Senate block Casey Arrowood’s nomination. Will you join us? Sign the petition: Tell the Senate to oppose Casey Arrowood’s nomination! Sources: 1. Tennessee Lookout, “Falsely accused University of Tennessee professor: Biden should rescind U.S. Attorney nomination,” August 11, 2022.
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    Created by Demand Progress
  • Tell President Biden to remove Joseph Cuffari from Homeland Security!
    A Trump appointee – who somehow still has a job at Homeland Security – is refusing to cooperate with the January 6th Committee about the missing Secret Service text messages during the insurrection at the Capitol. Joseph Cuffari is the Inspector General at Homeland Security, which means he’s supposed to investigate any potential wrongdoing in the agency. Instead he’s blocking the investigation into Secret Service agents’ texts sent while Trump’s mob stormed the Capitol. If Joseph Cuffari refuses to do his job, then he shouldn’t have that job. Period. Sign the petition: Tell President Biden to remove Homeland Security IG Joseph Cuffari! Trump appointees should have been removed from their jobs on Day 1 of Biden’s Presidency. Instead Trump cronies like Joseph Cuffari and Louis DeJoy are abusing their positions of power. For Louis DeJoy that means trying his level best to dismantle the Post Office. For Joseph Cuffari that means standing in the way of finding out what really happened on January 6th. Joseph Cuffari isn’t just refusing to testify before the January 6th Committee, he’s also refusing to provide documents relating to the missing Secret Service text messages, and refusing to allow his employees to be interviewed.1 Simply put: he’s standing in the way, and he needs to be removed. The American people deserve to know the full truth of what happened on January 6th. We need to know who was involved in planning and who could have intervened to stop it, but didn’t. We need the full picture because our very democracy is at stake. Only one person has the power to remove Joseph Cuffari as Homeland Security IG, and it’s President Biden. Sign the petition: Tell President Biden to remove Homeland Security IG Joseph Cuffari! Sources: 1. NBC News, “Top Democrats say Trump-appointed inspector general is not helping with inquiry into missing Secret Service texts,” August 16, 2022.
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    Created by Demand Progress
  • Protect Navajo Voices; Protect Navajo Votes
    Currently only 12 percent of the Navajo population votes in the Presidential and Delegate Primaries. In order to build further civic engagement to ensure that the voice of the Navajo People prevails, we have to have a free and fair electoral system. This is especially true with our tribal elections. If we want to inspire our children to make a difference through voting in county, state, and federal elections, we must show that voting at the tribal level has meaning. Without a free and fair election system that the Navajo People can believe in, the Navajo vote will be suppressed all across the board. In order to maximize the strength and power of the Navajo voice and vote, we must build a model electoral system here at home. If we can do this, we can inspire our youth to raise their voice and flex their electoral power at every level. And in so doing, we can transform our Nation from a forgotten patch of jurisdiction to a political powerhouse setting the tone of conversation all the way from D.C. to our State Legislatures and Governor's Mansions.
    438 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Ethel Branch
  • Muir Michigan Speed Limit Reduction for Elementary School
    People should join this petition to ensure the children are able to safely cross the road. I would also like to see a crossing guard in place. Parents of the community are concerned, and action taken previously by other community members to reduce the speed limit have not been honored; in fact; MDOT elected to increase the speed limit. Accidents have resulted from this decision. Truck drivers and other drivers have also voiced concerns as they do not feel safe turning into driveways, onto side roads where there are no stop signs/stop lights, and into businesses.
    108 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Robin Coon
  • Investigate GOP Governors like DeSantis for human trafficking & violating federal immigration law
    Families, including children, were transported across state lines under false pretenses. This was a premeditated effort targeting persons by national origin. It’s shameful that instead of treating asylum seekers with the love, dignity and care they deserve, Republican Governors like Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott are exploiting them and using them as political pawns. Families, including children, are being transported across state lines under false pretenses. Immigrants are being treated inhumanely. These are not isolated incidents. They are deliberate actions relentlessly carried out by anti-immigrant Republicans/politicians. It’s completely unacceptable and it needs to end now. Republicans want to divide us by demonizing immigrants. But no one is illegal on stolen land. And immigrants deserve to be welcomed and treated with dignity, love, and care. Together, we can keep fighting for immigration justice including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented folks.
    96,230 of 100,000 Signatures
    Created by Vanessa Brito Picture
  • Police Brutality in San Rafael - Fire Them
    San Rafael Police department used “Excessive Force” on an unarmed and cooperative man. We need to speak up against institutional power. This is what the community does in such a circumstance
    2,563 of 3,000 Signatures
    Created by Mark Solomons
  • End indigenous homelessness in Minneapolis
    Our community is suffering from an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that we haven’t seen since the Indian removal act. The opioid and mental health problems our indigenous relatives are experiencing is killing our children and young adults in our native communities every single day. We must create a safe and culturally healthy space to heal. Western “treatment” is not working for the historical trauma that is the cause for most of the addiction and mental health issues we are facing today. To heal properly, my people must return to our traditional ways of healing and living the best we can in this artificial environment that has been created by the colonists and settlers. This little 6 acre park is perfectly located in the Minneapolis Indian community. The park is only blocks away from the Native American Community Clinic, Indian Health board and the Takota Institute for higher education. This historic move would all but eliminate the homeless encampments in south Minneapolis. Our relatives would be able to be housed with dignity and heal within the community instead of always being “sent away” to get treated and fixed. So please join our historic endeavor to get stolen Indian Landback and create our Red Road Village…
    94 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Mike Forcia Picture
  • Raise for Waste Management
    We all believe we are under paid for our positions
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    Created by kevin perez
  • Justice for Rashad Jamal
    United we stand Divided we fall. We need as many signatures as possible to help fight against the cruel and unusual punishment of Rashad Jamal. Let’s do what it takes to see that they either grant him a court date or free him.
    412 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Travis Slaton