• Save Free School Meals
    This is not just a matter of compassion; it is essential for the education and future of our youth. Countless studies have demonstrated that hungry children struggle to focus, learn, and reach their full potential academically. By guaranteeing free school meals, we address childhood hunger and make a critical investment in the well-being of our future generations. States like Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Vermont, and California have already taken steps to implement policies that provide free meals to all kids, resulting in positive outcomes in combating childhood hunger and improving educational performance. It is imperative that we stand firm against any proposal that undermines the free school meals program and instead advocate for policies that make it easier for children to access nutritious meals at school.
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    Created by Allison Johnson
  • Petition Against Houston ISD's Plans for Using Library Spaces as Detention Centers
    We, the concerned citizens and supporters of “Literacy and Justice for all” urge the Houston Independent School District to reconsider its plans for converting library spaces into detention centers. Let us collectively protect and nurture the sanctity of libraries as beacons of knowledge and learning, fostering a love for reading and empowering students to succeed academically and beyond. By preserving these invaluable resources, we can create a more equitable and enriched educational experience for all students within the Houston community.
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    Created by Richard E Ashby Jr
    We live in a time where convenience makes a difference. It will be a added bonus to be able to have liquor delivered to your door since you have the option to have everything else delivered.
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    Created by Sharisse Montgomery
  • National Forests Should Not Become Carbon Waste Dumps
    National forests in the United States are essential and irreplaceable. They preserve precious habitat for a wide diversity of plants and animals, provide health and enjoyment to recreationalists, and play a key role in fighting climate change. But now the U.S. Forest Service is planning to allow carbon waste dumping in national forests. We can't allow the nation's forests to be used as a dumping ground for fossil fuel companies and other industrial polluters. Not only would carbon storage require the buildout of dangerous pipelines, injection wells and roads — it would also pose potentially deadly risks to people and wildlife. Carbon dioxide leaks are highly hazardous and can lead to suffocation and even death. We need to stop this dangerous proposal in its tracks. Tell the Forest Service to scrap its upcoming proposal to allow carbon waste dumping in U.S. forests.
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    Created by Karen Feridun
  • Remove Trump, the multi-indicted candidate, from the Republican presidential debate!
    Trump has been indicted on two federal charges—most recently for hatching a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election results and, previously, for stealing classified documents and refusing to return them to the government when requested. He’s also been charged on the state level for violating campaign finance laws and sending hush money payments to Stormy Daniels to silence her, and more state charges are imminent. And any day now he will be charged in Georgia for 2020 election interference. Additionally, a recent jury trial found him liable for sexual assault. Trump is not above the law. Allowing the thrice-indicted Trump to participate in the first Republican debate would give him legitimacy that he does not deserve or have. Trump must be held accountable for all of the crimes he’s committed against the American people. Trump has used his legal woes to rake in tens of millions of dollars from donors, much of which he is using in self-serving ways that fly in the face of campaign finance laws. He is conning donors and voters and has made clear he will continue to break the law. MAGA Republicans continue to threaten our freedoms at every chance they get and are willing to hold on to power for themselves by any means necessary. To maintain any credibility as a legitimate national party, the Republican National Committee should not give credence to the idea that Donald Trump is a legitimate candidate.
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  • Rename Donald J. Trump State Park
    The name "Donald J. Trump" on a state park is a constant reminder of a presidency stained by controversy and division. The former president's involvement in inciting the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 and his subsequent impeachment tarnished the dignity of the office. We deserve a park name that reflects unity, progress, and inclusivity. Donald Trump donated the land in 2006 with the promise that it would bear his name, but times have changed. With criminal charges against him, it's clear that honoring his name is no longer appropriate. Renaming the park is an opportunity to send a powerful message about our values and the kind of future we want to create. We need a park name that represents the best of our community and embraces the principles of democracy, justice, and respect for all. Sign this petition to support the renaming of Trump Park and usher in a new beginning that we can all be proud of!
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    Created by Valeria Trevino
  • Induct Sinéad O'Connor into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame!
    Sinéad O’Connor released 10 studio albums and her contributions to musical excellence with albums like "The Lion and the Cobra" and "I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got" are undeniable. Chart toppers like “Nothing Compares 2 U” continue to have cultural and musical relevance decades later. Additionally, her prominence as a political activist challenging the entertainment industry has made her an icon ahead of her time, spurring films like "Nothing Compares" and countless pop culture references. A rising musician in the 1990s, Sinéad O’Connor was blacklisted by the industry for her outspoken political activism against sexual abuse, war, and nationalism. She passed away on July 26, 2023 at the young age of 56. She deserved recognition for her integrity as a musician and an artist while she was alive, and she deserves it now. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame lacks gender diversity, with only around 60 of its over 700+ inductees women. That’s less than 9%. It’s time more women take their rightful place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. We can’t allow the bias and discrimination that prevented Sinéad O’Connor from being celebrated in the '90s to continue block her place in history. Demand that Sinéad O’Connor be nominated and voted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as soon as possible!
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  • Pennsylvania Needs an Aggressive Climate Action Plan
    As the climate crisis intensifies, so too will the impacts to all of Pennsylvania's communities, but especially to those that have been suffering disproportionately at the hands of polluting industries for generations. In fact, experts like Pennsylvania's Dr. Michael Mann have been warning us for years that conditions will only get worse, that there is no "new normal." And since what happens in Pennsylvania doesn't stay in Pennsylvania, our outsized contribution to the crisis will impact everyone. Nothing is going to improve without aggressive action by our state government. Nothing is going to make state government act without pressure from all of us.
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    Created by Karen Feridun
  • Put people over greed and give writers and actors a fair contract!
    A common misconception is that writers and actors are all super rich, but it couldn’t be further from the truth, which is that 95% of the 160,000 actors with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) make less than $25,000 per year, and they need to make $26,000 a year to even qualify for health insurance. And not to mention that the top studio executive made 384 times the average writer the past five years. The reality is that the massive wealth inequality that we see between the ultra wealthy and everyday working people is reflected in the entertainment industry too. Streaming companies make BILLIONS of dollars in corporate profits each year, pay top executives hundreds of millions of dollars combined, while giving writers and actors the short end of the stick. This cannot continue, and this is why actors and writers are on strike. And the impact of the companies' greed is not just causing harm to these workers, it is limiting the stories that come from the communities we need to hear from most. As the industry’s business model becomes unsustainable for emerging writers and actors there will potentially be fewer stories penned by historically marginalized communities. The lack of representation impacts us all—and it’s especially jarring given right-wing attacks on sharing diverse stories in classrooms and libraries. It also just means the range of TV shows we get to see will be worse. It's pretty clear that writers and creators should be fairly compensated to ensure creative talent of all backgrounds can contribute to the quality content we all love. Writers and actors simply want a fair contract, and together, we can make that happen. Sign the petition to tell ultrawealthy entertainment executives to put people over corporate greed and give writers and actors a fair contract NOW!
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  • Expel Marjorie T. Greene From The U.S. Congress
    Marjorie Taylor Greene has been associated with several conspiracy theories in the past. It's important to note that she has distanced herself from some of these theories or claimed that her views have evolved. Here are a few examples: 1. QAnon: Greene has expressed support for the QAnon conspiracy theory, which alleges a secret plot against President Trump by a deep state of pedophiles and Satan-worshipping elites. She has since distanced herself from QAnon and stated that she no longer believes in it. 2. 9/11 Conspiracy Theories: In social media posts, Greene has suggested that the 9/11 attacks were an inside job and that evidence supports controlled demolitions of the World Trade Center buildings. 3. False Flag Shootings: Greene has commented that mass shootings, such as the Parkland school shooting and the Las Vegas shooting, were staged or false flag operations. 4. Jewish Space Laser: In a Facebook post, Greene endorsed a conspiracy theory that blamed wildfires in California on a Jewish-controlled space laser. She has since disputed this theory and called it a mistake. 5. Pizzagate: Greene has liked and shared social media posts about the Pizzagate conspiracy theory, falsely claiming that high-ranking Democrats were involved in a child sex trafficking ring operating out of a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. 6. Deep State: Greene has frequently used the term "deep state" to refer to a secret network of government officials and bureaucrats working to undermine President Trump and his administration. 7. COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories: Greene has expressed skepticism about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, questioned the effectiveness of masks, and suggested that the virus may have been intentionally released. 8. Recorded Revenge Impeachments motions. It's important to note that experts and mainstream media outlets have widely debunked these conspiracy theories. Greene's association with these theories has drawn criticism and controversy.
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    Created by Steven Carrero
  • Workers Can’t Wait: Implement heat safety protections now!
    2023 is on track to be one of the hottest years on the record, and construction and other outdoor workers are continuing to do essential labor amid historic heat waves. Unfortunately extremists like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott aligned with corporate special interests to take away workers’ rights and eliminate local ordinances that mandate common sense heat safety standards like water breaks. Since 2011 there have been over 430+ preventable worker deaths due to environmental heat exposure, and in places like Texas incidents are on the rise. Instead of protecting workers, the Texas legislature and Gov. Abbott are doing the opposite, passing legislation to overrule city policies enacted in Austin and Dallas mandating water breaks for construction workers. This sets a dangerous precedent and will have a serious and deadly impact on workers who rely on common sense safety standards in the face of consistently rising global temperatures. Enough is enough. As we work comprehensively to address the climate crisis, we need to establish heat safety protections NOW to keep workers safe. Fight back! Tell the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to pass immediate and permanent heat safety measures!
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    Created by Congressman Greg Casar
  • Don't let Biden deport a Black Mauritanian man to slavery!
    I.S. and his family know what awaits him if he's deported to Mauritania—retaliation, torture, and possibly death. He was recently transferred to the ICE jail in Prairieland. We fear his deportation is imminent. Biden and Mayorkas have the power to save I.S. and grant TPS for Mauritania, as well as to release the more than 100 Mauritanian refugees locked up in Adelanto. Let them know we want them to use this power today! Read "'Guilty until proven innocent'? Advocates say Black immigrants face racial bias," Columbus Dispatch, 7/13/23, https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/politics/2023/07/13/guilty-until-proven-innocent-advocates-say-immigration-court-is-racist-black-african-immigrants/69629480007/ and "Letter to ICE Urging Release of Mauritanian Asylum Seekers," 7/19/23, https://www.aclu.org/documents/letter-to-ice-urging-release-of-mauritanian-asylum-seekers.
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    Created by Mauritanian Network for Human Rights in US