• Unlock Police Body Camera Audio in New York
    Body Cameras have been used in New York since 2017. Unfortunately, the truth is that less than 0.1% of police body camera video files are ever reviewed. There is simply too much data for a human to automatically review. However, this data contains valuable insights that can be used to generate police performance metrics. The technology exists for these files to be scanned and analyzed to make reviews and reports an efficient and effective process. Wearing body cameras alone is not enough to instill trust in law enforcement transparency. The audio data needs to be analyzed through natural language processing that can identify the areas police departments need to improve to build community approval levels.
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    Created by Andrew Frazier
  • Sign the petition: Tell Congress to protect Amazon delivery drivers!
    Amazon thinks it can get away with anything. Now the tech giant is forcing delivery drivers to either agree to intrusive surveillance in their vans, or lose their jobs.1 New reporting shows Amazon often forces drivers to choose between keeping their jobs and using the bathroom.2 Rather than solve this dilemma, Amazon wants to install artificial intelligence cameras and force drivers to submit biometric data in order to stay employed. Agree to constantly be spied on by your company or get fired: How can that possibly be a legal workplace standard? Congress can’t let Amazon mistreat their workers. Sign the petition: Tell Congress to protect delivery drivers and investigate Amazon labor practices! This isn’t just micro-management, it’s a dangerous pattern for Amazon. Amazon uses their vast tech resources to spy on workers and push their productivity to the physical brink, all in the name of profit. In Amazon warehouses, algorithms like Rate and ToT (time off task) have contributed to so many workplace accidents and injuries that working at Amazon is considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the US.3 But whenever workers stand up for themselves against Amazon, the tech giant fires back with fury. Amazon hired a Koch-backed anti-union consultant to try to stop workers in Alabama from organizing a union.4 They force employees into “classes” where pro-union workers are intimidated and threatened with pay cuts if they continue to form a union. Amazon thinks that just because they’re rich and large that means they’re in charge, and that they can treat their employees however they want. They think no one is strong enough to stop them. But they’re wrong. Congress can regulate how Amazon operates and treats their workers. They could do it now, if you speak up. Sign the petition: Tell Congress to protect delivery drivers and investigate Amazon labor practices! Sources: 1. The Verge, “Amazon delivery drivers have to consent to AI surveillance in their vans or lose their jobs,” March 24, 2021. 2. The Intercept, “Documents Show Amazon Is Aware Drivers Pee In Bottles And Even Defecate En Route, Despite Company Denial,” March 25, 2021. 3. Futurism, “After Deaths, Amazon Lands on List of Most Dangerous Employers,” October 18, 2019. 4. The Intercept, “Amazon Hired Koch-backed Anti-union Consultant To Fight Alabama Warehouse Organizing,” February 10, 2021.
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    Created by Demand Progress
  • Sign the petition to President Biden: Restore the Iran Deal!
    In 2015, President Obama negotiated the Iran Deal -- an agreement that blocked Iran’s pathways to nuclear weapons in return for lifting sanctions that had devastated the Iranian economy. The deal provided unprecedented access to Iran’s nuclear program and created the most instructive nuclear inspections that any country has ever voluntarily accepted. The Iran deal was the result of years of painstaking negotiations and is one of the strongest and most significant nuclear nonproliferation arrangements in history. With this deal, we peacefully eliminated the threat of a nuclear armed Iran and strengthened our own national security. Without it, we face yet another avoidable disastrous conflict in the Middle East. In 2018, Trump reneged on the Iran deal and imposed sanctions on Iran. With the U.S. out of the deal, Iran has had little incentive to abide by the deal and has reduced its compliance.Trump undermined American credibility for future international agreements, further isolated the U.S. from major allies, and impoverished the Iranian people. Now is the time for the United States to salvage the Iran nuclear deal. President Biden campaigned on the promise of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, and we must hold him to that. Returning to the Iran deal is a necessary requirement for effective, broader diplomacy with Iran. The United States, along with people worldwide, deserve a long-term diplomatic approach to Iran and the wider region that minimizes human suffering and fosters lasting peace. The U.S. has yet to reenter the agreement and this historic diplomatic opportunity is at risk of being lost. President Biden must ignore attacks from warhawks and take bold steps to jumpstart diplomacy with Iran. Sign the petition: Demand President Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal.
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  • Petition to Support SB138; Illinois Driver Education Being Offered as a Webinar Option
    This gives options to parents and students to receive a quality education in Drivers Ed without the demands that an in-class course places on a busy family.
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    Created by ads office
  • Voter Suppression is unamerican and undemocratic
    The freedom to choose our leaders, and to speak up for what we believe in, is foundational to American democracy. Restricting someone’s vote, their right to assemble, or their right to speak is taking away their freedom. Voting, the right to assemble, and free speech should be accessible for all citizens, no matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money they make. To make every vote and voice count, we need a system that is free and fair to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Florida lawmakers are pursuing bills that are meant to remove voting rights and personal freedoms. We need Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, JM Family Enterprises, and Publix to come out publicly and denounce any attempts of voter suppression or removal of personal freedoms by the Florida legislature. Currently two bills are making their way thru the Florida legislature and both are dangerous to the personal freedoms and voting rights of Floridians. HB1 the Combating Public Disorder bill enacts heavy-handed punishments designed to curb free speech by criminalizing acts of dissent. This bill has one purpose only: to further embolden racism in Florida. SB90, is another voter suppression bill which, if passed, would disenfranchise Florida voters by removing ballot drop boxes and enacting additional burdensome vote-by-mail requirements. We are urging Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, JM Family Enterprises, and Publix to follow the lead of the Black Economical Alliance, and speak out on behalf of Floridians for their personal freedoms and voting rights. Several corporations like Delta, Coca-Cola, American Airlines, and Dell have all come out against similar bills in Georgia and Texas. As beneficiaries of a democracy, we need you Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruises, JM Family Enterprises, and Publix to do your civic duty and publicly denounce any attempts of voter suppression or removal of personal freedoms by the Florida legislature. Works Cited: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/31/business/voting-rights-georgia-corporations.html
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  • Protect Our Right to Vote
    We live in a fragile democracy whose outcome is too often determined by gerrymandered districts and dark money that fuels political campaigns. We're not stupid; we the people understand that elections in the United States are fueled by political donations, large and small. But right now, we are facing an unprecedented threat to our democracy. Voting restriction legislation is being passed to make voting more difficult while also providing less oversight of the outcomes. These measures are moving us closer to an authoritarian system that silences as many people as possible. We need U.S. corporations and businesses to stand with us during this perilous time. Public statements are NOT enough. Today, we call on the business community--large and small--to publicly denounce these new voter restrictions and make absolutely clear: NO POLITICAL DONATIONS to any legislator who votes in favor of limiting a citizen's right to vote in ANY way whatsoever.
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  • Stop silencing voters in Georgia & nationwide
    Republican legislators in states across the country are using Trump’s baseless, incendiary lies about the 2020 election to pass extreme anti-voter laws. Laws that drastically cut early voting hours… laws that make it harder for eligible voters to cast an absentee ballot... and as we’ve now seen in Georgia, even laws that make it illegal to give snacks or water to those who are in line to vote. These restrictions are specifically designed to keep voters -- especially Black and Brown voters -- from the ballot box. It’s blatant voter suppression. Republican lawmakers are angry that their party lost -- and now, they’re using widely-disproven conspiracy theories to try to make sure those who won’t vote for them can’t cast a ballot. That is not how our country is supposed to work. Every eligible voter deserves to be heard in our democracy -- and have a say in the people and policies that impact their everyday lives. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- a landmark civil rights bill -- used to protect voters from this type of egregious voter suppression. But the Supreme Court gutted the law back in 2013, giving states a green light to take away our rights. Congress must reverse this decision and put a stop to this wave of targeted attacks on voters by passing the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act -- a new, updated Voting Rights Act that would protect voters in Georgia and nationwide. If you agree, add your name today.
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  • Texas Public Water and Energy are for Texans
    See Facebook page "Water Angel-conservation" for more information Legislators must do the right thing now for Texans before this legislative session ends in May, or Texans will see more (like the first during winter Storm Uri) Texas Public Utility ordered supply overcharging for crisis racketeers through our electricity and water utility bills in both summer and winter weather extremes from now on. That would be bad for Texans and for business. https://www.statesman.com/story/news/2021/03/15/bill-filed-texas-senate-could-undo-billions-ercot-overcharges/4701598001/ This Austin American Statesman article is re SB 2142 and quotes the author about the bill's transfer of emergency energy price setting and reversal authority away from legislators to Energy Reliability Council of Texas ERCOT. Legislature needs to reverse that price increase order this session and also needs to leave the authority for reversal with our elected lawmakers not transfer that authority to  governor appointees like the ones who have just resigned and the ones like the former ENRON executives who have been appointees since the creation of ERCOT and  appointed by Governors Bush, Perry and Abbott.) language in SB 2142 for transferring that authority away from elected lawmakers needs to be cut. Listen to the phone call between a Texas Public Utility Commissioner and Wall Street investors: https://www.texasmonthly.com/news-politics/wall-street-profited-off-texas-blackouts/ During the conversation the Wall Street investors are promised by the Texas Utility commissioner that he personally will do all he can to ensure our elected Texas Law-makers will enabled these investors to keep their windfall gained by overcharging the People of Texas. He assured the investors our law makers can and will set up similar payment and finance mechanisms to help utilities collect the money from rate payers by facilitating the energy utility payments to investors as they did for water utilities. In past years the legislators made the Texas Water Development Board a "bank" with loan conditions decided behind closed doors by a committee of our legislators with campaigns well endowed by Wall street investors so that more  public utilities in Texas will end up bought out for cheap and controlled by investors.   Our Texas leader on this phone call promised the investors would   have their  way and law makers will cause  more crisis profiteering for them during Texas extreme heat.  They  planned for this summer as they spoke of removing the "Cap Gap" and again overcharge up to $9,000 per MW hour for extreme emergency pricing for energy this summer. That could be in effect for months. People can only live 3 days without water and die even faster in extreme heat. Yikes!  During this phone call the "Brazos Problem" was discussed, the investors obviously are not form Texas. They pronounced Brazos like "brau-ZOS." Brazos Valley Electric Utility does not want to pass these charges to their rate payers and filed for bankruptcy. The Texas Public Utility Commissioner apologized for the Investors feeling insecure and assured them Texas law makers can fix that too. This phone helped define the new Texas law makers' word and newly proposed bill title: "Securitization" is a Wall Street term. When used this way in Texas laws it sets up unethical, questionable laws, bad for Texans and for business. It establishes our laws as for securing crisis racketeer markets. This phone call was frightening to me. After this telephone meeting was made public, Governor Abbott dismissed this sole Public Utility Commissioner. Likely the new Utility regulator will be someone who will better keep phone calls from the public. It was also interesting to hear how the governor times his utility commissioner appointments in mid summer to avoid the legislature approval process.  Listen to the  Brookings Institute March 2021 radio podcast "Dollars and Sense" https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DollarAndSense_Transcript_The-Texas-fiasco-and-the-global-push-for-green-energy.pdf. The experts explain that the small areas of Texas (20%) not included in our large state controlled investor influenced grid did not experience as bad impacts as the part of the state with utilities on the ERCOT grid. Experts stated this might provide evidence our law makers have made extreme weather impacts worse for most Texans. This is the energy price hike order for up to  $9,000 per MW hour that must be reversed. PUC Public Utility Commission   Docket No.51617 Feb 16 2021 https://www.puc.texas.gov/51617WinterERCOTOrder.pdf The Texas laws included in this price hike order contain many conflicts and violations with laws protecting the public and our resources.  Also they betray our leaders' oaths of office.   A few laws they conflict with and violate include: Texas Administrative Procedure Act, the Public Utility Regulatory Act ('PURA'), Public Utility Commission rules, and due process rights.  These emergency pricing decisions are not reasonably supported by expert advice or evidence regarding either shortages or costs or protections for the public. Our leaders now are only considering market-based solutions.  However, market security does not equal security for the public,  our vital resources nor our national security. http://info.tpj.org/Lobby_Watch/pdf/ERCOTLW.fn.pdf https://www.newsweek.com/dallas-county-judge-says-gov-abbott-consciously-chose-regulations-that-led-power-crisis-1570289 https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?e=c78cc1abda&u=3d0ce87edeeb6df90043897db&id=daa51e0c30 https://www.texasmonthly.com/politics/texas-blackout-preventable/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
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  • Stop the Arkansas Bill (HB 1570)
    This is important because as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, everyone should be treated equally, and stuff like this should NOT happen. Transgender youth are beautiful people who just want to be seen as the gender they identify with. This bill is very dangerous because it won't help innocent children who need the treatment to be able to successfully transition. This bill is a gateway for states to make more anti-transgender laws, that is not good!
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    Created by Claire Krob
  • Shut Down the Dakota Access Pipeline
    The Biden-Harris administration should be commended for its early focus on climate change, tribal sovereignty, and racial justice and equity, including its decision to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and nominate Rep. Deb Haaland to become Interior Secretary. We, the undersigned, respectfully urge President Biden and Vice President harris to reverse another harmful Trump Administration decision and immediately shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) during its court-ordered environmental review. When Trump took office four years ago, he stopped the environmental review of the pipeline and fast-tracked it, disregarding serious environmental risks and trampling over Native American treaty rights & tribal consultation. In March 2020, the U.S. District Court ruled in favor of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and several other tribes that DAPL is operating without the proper permits and necessary environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act. In July, the Court ordered the pipeline shut down pending the environmental review. On January 27th this year, the U.S. Court of Appeals confirmed that the pipeline is operating illegally and gave the Biden-Harris Administration the authority to shut it down, and is asking the Biden-Harris Administration whether they intend to shut it down or allow it to operate illegally without a permit. We urge President Biden and Vice President harris to remedy this historic injustice and direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to immediately shut down the illegal Dakota Access Pipeline while the Environmental Impact Statement process is conducted, consistent with the D.C. District Court’s decision and order. Additionally, the U.S. Army Corps must ensure a robust environmental review with significant tribal consultation, tribal consent, and a thorough risk analysis. With real leadership, we have a momentous opportunity to protect our water and respect our environmental laws and the rights of Indigenous people. This is our moment. Mni Wiconi. Water is life.
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    Created by Mark Ruffalo
  • Urge Senator Romney to Pass Immigration Reform
    - Immigrants are vital to the State of Utah. Approximately 106,279 undocumented immigrants live in Utah, comprising around 40% of Utah’s immigrant population. / Los inmigrantes son vitales para Utah. Aproximadamente 106,279 inmigrantes indocumentados viven en Utah, lo que equivale al 40% de la población migrante de Utah. - 140,517 people in Utah, including 71,207 US citizens, lived with at least one undocumented family member between 2010 and 2014./ 140,517 personas en Utah, incluyendo 71,207 ciudadanos americanos vivieron con por lo menos una persona indocumentada del 2010 al 2014. - $81.4 million from Utah undocumented immigrants’ income went to state and local taxes and $129.5 million went to federal taxes in 2018. / Inmigrantes indocumentados contribuyeron $81.4 millones en impuestos estatales y locales y $129.5 millones en impuestos contribuyeron al gobierno federal en el 2018. Please sign our petition to tell your Utah representative and Senators that separating families is not what Utah stands for and that we want a pathway to citizenship for ALL undocumented Utahns. / Por favor firma nuestra petición para decirle a todos nuestros representantes y Senadores que Utah no está de acuerdo con la separación de familias y que queremos un camino a la ciudadanía para TODA nuestra comunidad indocumentada. Comunidades Unidas is a 501c3 non-profit and nonpartisan organization focused on empowering Utah's Latinx to recognize and achieve their own potential and be a positive force for change in the larger community. To learn more about Comunidades Unidas please visit our website www.cuutah.org and follow our Instagram @comunidadesunidas and Facebook linked below./ Comunidades Unidas es una organización 501c3 sin fines de lucro y no partidista enfocada en empoderar a la comunidad Latinx de Utah para que reconozca y desarrolle su potencial y sea una fuerza positiva para el cambio en su comunidad. Para aprender más sobre Comunidades Unidas por favor visita nuestra pagina www.cuutah.org y síguenos en nuestro Instagram @comunidadesunidas y en el link de Facebook abajo. Sources / Fuentes de información: http://research.newamericaneconomy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/nae-ut-report.pdf & https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/immigrants-in-utah
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  • Stop state funding for "Crisis Pregnancy Centers"
    CPC's systematic use of scare tactics and misinformation will continue to jeopardize womens' safety if nothing is done. Sign this petition to preventing CPC's from receiving taxpayer funding. The state of Kansas currently uses YOUR tax dollars to fund CPC's that use lies and medical misinformation to keep women from obtaining safe abortion care. WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW: - Sign this petition - Contact your representatives directly and urge them to make a stand about this issue - If you are aware that a clinic is fake, write an appeal to google to remove it from the search for "abortion clinics" and spread the word about it through social media or local signage - Share this petition on social media
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    Created by Morgan Cravens