• The head of Chicago’s FOP is defending Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol. He has to go, NOW
    The violent attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters—incited by Trump and his allies—was an attempt to violently overturn the results of the election. It left at least five people dead and threatened the lives of members of Congress, top government officials, Capitol police officers, and everyone who works at the Capitol. Rioters armed with guns, mace, handcuffs, and tactical gear entered the Capitol, and almost reached areas where members of Congress and others were hiding. Catanzara is defending the rioters, justifying and normalizing their attack on the Capitol, and downplaying the threat they posed. It’s dangerous, and needs to be stopped. When law enforcement signals to right wing militias and white supremacists that they’re on the same side, it encourages more serious acts of violence and sends the message that they may get away with it. Last year, we saw how this escalated violence in Kenosha, Portland, and elsewhere, with tragic results. Catanzara is making it more likely this will happen again, and at the same time he’s making it nearly impossible for people in Chicago to trust their police force. Here are a few quotes from Catanzara: • “Do I support [the Capitol attack]? I wouldn’t have partaken in it. They’re individuals. They get to do what they want. Again, they were voicing frustration. They’re entitled to voice their frustration.” • “They clearly have been ignored and they’re still being ignored as if they’re lunatics and treasonous now, which is beyond stupid.” • “Do I support the frustration? Listen, I don’t have any doubt that something shady happened in this election. You’re not going to convince me that that many people voted for Joe Biden. Never for the rest of my life will you ever convince me of that.” • “If the worst crime [at the Capitol] is trespassing, so be it.” • “it’s an inconvenience at this point, is all it is.” After Catanzara made these statements, it was reported that a Capitol Police officer died as a result of the riot. This is outrageous, but not surprising. Catanzara himself has had more than 35 official complaints against him as a police officer, and been suspended 6 times. He marched alongside white supremacists and QAnon supporters, and he is already being investigated by the Police Board for racist and violent social media posts, including one where he said Muslims “all deserve a bullet.” Chicago’s FOP and other police unions have long promoted violent, unaccountable, and authoritarian policing - and they viciously attack activists and political leaders who are pushing for change. During this election, Chicago’s FOP, the national FOP, and many other police unions endorsed Trump and waged a campaign of fear, lies, and inflammatory rhetoric to promote his re-election, and the authoritarianism he stands for. Chicago’s FOP in particular is notorious for attacking, intimidating, and threatening activists and political leaders who get in their way - and under Catanzara’s leadership, its actions have been more extreme and dangerous than ever. It’s time for Catanzara to be fired as a police officer and removed from his position as leader of Chicago’s FOP. Join us in calling on Chicago city leaders to publicly call for his removal and do everything in their power to make it happen.
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  • Hold them ALL accountable for the coup
    Unless this is done, laws become a lie and the democracy is well and truly dead. Unless this is done, you create a schism between power and the powerless that is too deep to heal; our brothers and sisters of color, our women, will never trust, will never stop fighting to create equality, and there will never be peace. Ever. Unless this is done, you confirm the ability of another dictator to take the White House, and you allow the Senators who care only for their own skins to keep perpetuating the violence and lack of morality to continue. And you simply kill our country.
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    Created by Lori Kirstein
  • Congressional Dems: Support Staff and Employees After Attack
    During the attempted coup, several Congressional staffers took heroic actions (including protecting the states' electoral college records and remaining with their Members) and all employees and vendors in every part of the building faced unprecedented terror. Even worse, as the white-supremacist mob breached the complex, they paraded symbols of hate, including the Confederate battle flag, through the halls, chambers and offices of Congress. All building personnel, particularly those who are the targets of this mob's ire (Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Jewish and LGBTQ) should be provided with immediate paid time off as well as 100% paid mental health and trauma support. Regardless of whether someone works directly for a member of Congress, staffs a vendor location in the complex or provides cleaning services to the building, the trauma they have and will continue to endure after the events of January 6, 2021 can be traced back to government officials and members of Congress and to the abject failure to stop these events by Capitol Police. The least our country can do for these committed employees, staffers and vendors is provide time to recover, grieve and tend to their mental health needs.
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    Created by Davis Senseman
  • Expel Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas from the United States Senate
    As a Kansan, I was disturbed that the United States Senator elected to represent me would take part in an effort to overthrow the election of another state. If my vote is to count, my elected representatives must trust the state and local officials whose job it is to accurately conduct, count, and audit each election. Regardless of the outcome of the election, Senator Marshall's actions set a dangerous precedent for our nation's democracy that anyone's vote may not count so long as enough U.S. Senators object at the point of certification. This is a violation of the United States Constitution and amounts to an attempt to overthrow the Government of the United States. Senator Marshall presented no substantiated evidence to support his actions, and instead used conjecture, conspiracy theories, and lies to support his claims. Without verified evidence of election fraud, Senator Marshall's actions amount to an act of sedition, and for that he should be expelled. The First Amendment gives me the right to petition the United States Government for a redress of grievances, and as his constituent, I petition the United States Senate to hold Senator Roger Marshall of Kansas accountable for his actions.
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  • Label Hate Groups as Domestic Terrorists
    Ending white supremacy is THE work of our generation. Its been 15 years since the FBI warned us that the klan and other hate groups had infiltrated police forces across the nation. On JAN 6TH 2021 we saw the consequences of previous administration's failure to act on the FBI's warnings. This horrible failure must be corrected. We must not tolerate intolerance!! Will you stand on the right side of history Mr. President? Label hate groups as terrorists and make it impossible for them to function in the light of day. Hate speech is not free speech it is premeditated violence.
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  • Impeach Missouri Sen Josh Hawley
    Senator Hawley's actions directly put our nation's democracy at risk. He incited violence by his words and must be removed.
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  • Force Mike Braun to resign
    Indiana has no laws that allow for a recall so Mike Braun must be forced to resign.
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    Created by Mallory Rodenberg
  • Put Stacy Abrams on Mount Rushmore
    Consistently with this country’s history, women and people of color are given little celebration. Yet they have been the literal backbone of this nation. It is long overdue for their contributions to be noted.
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    Created by Julie Bindeman
  • Remove Trump Immediately with the 25th Ammendment
    The President of the United States wields tremendous power. This President is a clear and present danger and has actively supported insurrection. Impeachment would take too long. He is clearly incapacitated and unable to perform his duties. Vice-President Pence can be a caretaker until the inauguration of Joe Biden.
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  • Petition for Senator Josh Hawley to Resign
    Senator Hawley claims to be fighting for the people, but in reality he is fighting for himself and Donald Trump. If he will not respect the will of the people, he does not deserve the privilege of serving them. He also has shown that he will use Missourians as a pawn in his game of power, no matter the cost to the Nation.
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    Created by Star Morrison
  • EXPEL TED CRUZ
    AT THE WRITING OF THIS PETITION, THE US CAPITOL IS CURRENTLY ON LOCKDOWN AS TED CRUZ AND FELLOW COWARDLY REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS STATED THEIR CONVICTION THAT CERTIFYING THE VOTES OF THE PEOPLE “IS A PROFOUND THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY AND TO THE LEGITIMACY OF ANY ADMINISTRATIONS THAT WILL COME IN THE FUTURE”. “EVEN AS TEMPERATURES ROSE AND EVEN AS TRUMP ENCOURAGED MASSIVE PROTESTS AT THE CAPITOL IN AN EFFORT TO PRESSURE LEGISLATORS, CRUZ DID NOTHING MORE THAN NOD ALONG.” (WAPO) HIS ACTIONS HAVE INSPIRED • ARMED STANDOFF IN THE CAPITOL CHAMBERS • EVACUATING CHAMBERS • MEMBERS OF CONGRESS SHELTERING IN PLACE
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    Created by Diana Gorham
  • Investigate and Prosecute Trump's Crimes
    Donald Trump's pathetic efforts to stay in office against the will of the American voters has been truly criminal. His departure from office will not end this abuse. If there are no consequences for breaking the law, Trump and those like him will continue to do it with impunity. We call on all prosecutors—federal, state, and local—to fully investigate alleged crimes committed by Donald Trump before, during, and certainly after his time in office, and to prosecute them fully if he has broken the law. Donald Trump is not above the law—and no number of Twitter followers can be allowed to change that. If he has broken the law, he must be held accountable. Federal law enforcement—the FBI and DOJ—has an obligation to investigate the very public illegality Trump is implicated in, from lying on his taxes, to treating the White House as a campaign tool and lure to make money at the Trump Hotel, and even attempting to pressure Georgia's Secretary of State to "find" (meaning: "fabricate") enough votes to throw the election to him. And it looks like he's broken state laws as rampantly as federal, giving New York's Attorney General and Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney jurisdiction to prosecute Trump for crimes that cannot be waived by a presidential pardon. Trump should not be singled out for prosecution solely because he was president or to settle political disagreement. But by the same token, he must not be given special treatment or have his crimes ignored simply because of the office he held, because of the extent of the corruption he perpetrated, or because he still has millions of supporters. Nobody is above the law, and Trump's wealth and abuse of his office must not be allowed to justify putting him above accountability under the law. Our democracy depends on it.
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    Created by David Sievers, MoveOn Civic Action