• Save the Postal Service, fire Louis DeJoy!
    President Biden has the power to fire Trump-appointed head of the U.S. Postal Service Louis DeJoy, but he still hasn’t done it. Since being put in his role by Trump, DeJoy has been on a crusade to privatize the USPS, slash worker hours and pay, slow down mail delivery, and raise the costs for consumers. So why hasn’t he been fired yet? Sign the petition: President Biden must act and fire Trump crony Louis DeJoy from the USPS. President Biden can fire DeJoy by appointing two new people to the Postal Board of Governors who are committed to a strong USPS, worker safety, effective mail delivery, and firing Trump’s Postmaster General. 1. DeJoy’s tenure has been a disaster for USPS workers. Trump appointed DeJoy in 2018 to oversee privatization of the postal service. Since then, DeJoy has cut postal worker staffing by over 30 million hours just this year, and dramatically reduced wages for two thirds of rural mail carriers. 2. Overworked, underpaid carriers are currently working through record-breaking heat waves, often in trucks that lack air conditioning. Multiple USPS workers have died in the past two years from heat related illness, including one in Texas this summer. 3. Mail prices have gone up, and delivery has slowed down. Service cuts have been felt especially hard in rural and Indigenous communities, where broadband is scarce and for-profit delivery companies often don't provide service. 4. DeJoy has plans to keep cutting the USPS, and to make life more miserable for workers. President Biden must nominate Postal Board of Governors candidates who will fire DeJoy for his failed leadership, and advocate strongly for the expansion of USPS services already authorized by Congress. Add your name: Urge President Biden to fire Trump-appointee Louis DeJoy and save the USPS! Sources: Government Executive, “USPS continues to lose more money than expected,” August 9, 2023. ABC, “Family, friends mourn loss of Dallas USPS mail carrier who died on this route,” July 1, 2023. Vox, “If the US Postal Service fails, rural America will suffer the most,” April 16, 2020. Truthout, “DeJoy’s 10-Year Plan Could Gut USPS. He Doesn’t Want You to Know the Details,” August 7, 2023.
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  • Tell Congress: Close the Data Broker Loophole!
    When families expecting a child post to pregnancy websites like BabyCenter, they might not know that ICE is watching them. That’s because ICE contracts a data broker to scrape thousands of social media sites, gaming platforms, and even financial apps like CashApp. Why does ICE need to know when your baby is due, what video games you like to play, or where are you planning your next vacation? ICE doesn’t need this personal information about us, but because there’s a legal loophole, they can and do get access to a lot of our online activity. Congress must act now to close the Data Broker Loophole. Sign the petition: Tell Congress to close the Data Broker Loophole! ICE can reach into our personal online activity because they don’t do the spying themselves. Instead they contract out shady third party data brokers who do their spying for them and then give them wide access to everything they find. You’ve likely never heard of these companies, but they’ve probably already know a lot about you. For instance, ShadowDragon, the data broker ICE uses that scrapes data from BabyCenter. ShadowDragon doesn’t stop at pregnancy websites. According to their own internal videos and events, they scrape data from all the major social media platforms; gaming platforms like Fortnite, XBOX, and Playstation; review sites like Yelp and Tripadvisor; messaging apps like WhatsApp; even financial transaction apps like CashApp. The Fourth Amendment right against illegal government search and seizure needs to apply to the internet. That’s why Congress needs to act now to close the Data Broker Loophole. Sign the petition: Tell Congress to close the Data Broker Loophole! Sources: 1. 404 Media, “Inside ShadowDragon, The Tool That Lets ICE Monitor Pregnancy Tracking Sites and Fortnite Players,” September 18, 2023.
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  • End Merch Cuts Nationwide for Artists and Fans
    This week, Live Nation announced it would stop taking merch cuts at some of its venues. While it’s a start, there are nearly 100 Live Nation venues this does not apply to and many, many more venues nationwide owned and operated by other companies. Every venue and promoter must follow suit. Venues and promoters—often one and the same, given Live Nation’s effective monopoly on the live music industry—do not design, manufacture, ship, transport, load, or unload, and in most cases sell an artist’s or band’s merchandise. Fans are already price-gouged by junk fees on ticket sales. Taking a cut of merchandise sales from artists not only drives up the cost of merchandise for fans, it also creates a situation for musicians where making ends meet is even more difficult in an already predatory industry. These cuts have such a negative impact on some artists, they are forced to consider leaving the industry altogether because they cannot afford to continue with their careers. The fans come to the venues for the artists, not for the venue owner or promoter. They buy merchandise to support the musicians they love, not because they’re fans of a corporation. Their money should go directly, and entirely, to the artists.
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  • No Pay for Congress
    There are a few hard-right members in Congress who are holding the government and the country hostage by not passing a budget. If the government has to shut down, many federal employees will not to be paid. This will also cause a ripple effect and many others will be hurt. But the congressmembers will still get their paychecks! This is not right or fair! Sign the petition that if the government shuts, down Congress will also not get a paycheck!
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  • Clothing Company Need To Use EcoFriendly FABRICS
    others should join my campaign, because this is affecting our living life. If CO2 levels continue to rise, and our bodies take in too much CO2, it can cause major health, problems and concerns, and if micro plastics, continue to enter our oceans and contaminate our waters. It will be hard for the Earth. water is a very important liability to how earthworks. It keeps the Earths temperature at a good rate, it’s what our marine life needs to live.
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  • Transition to clean energy and save our planet!
    We need to act NOW if we want to slow and eventually stop the damage we’re doing to our planet. We don’t have anywhere else to go, and the lives of our children and grandchildren are in our hands.
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  • Cancel all medical debt!
    A third of all Americans are burdened with medical debt, and more than 79 million individuals struggle with overdue bills. Medical debt overwhelmingly affects low-income and middle-class families and drives millions into poverty every year, disproportionately hurting Black and Latinx communities. Meanwhile, the U.S. healthcare industrial complex—from insurance and pharmaceutical companies to large hospitals—are using high profit margins to steal billions off of the backs of everyday people. Our for-profit system of healthcare is a uniquely American problem, fueled by corporate greed. But together, we can demand change. The last thing anyone should worry about when they or someone they love gets sick is if they can afford to pay for lifesaving, necessary treatment. Nobody should go into debt getting the care they need. Our government failed to have proper oversight over the unethical practices that preyed on Americans seeking care—and now our government is responsible for canceling medical debt. It’s time we bring an end to this predatory system and pave a pathway to a healthcare system that works for all of us.
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  • Game Day Parking- ODU STUDENTS
    This would mean much to the students because we will be able to see that we are being heard and cared for. We should be able to park our cars freely in the granted areas without having to make room for visitors. When our cars are being towed, some of them end up in a tow yard where we’d have to pay the tow yard’s fee in addition to the $100 ODU citation. This can easily make someone spend $180-$200 out of pocket just to gain their car back. Again, making it unfair to the students that attend the university. If you are a student that has gone through this, as I, you should join my petition by simply signing.
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  • Make polluters pay: Sue Big Oil to hold them accountable for their climate crimes NOW!
    Our neighbors are losing their homes, and sometimes even their lives, to fires, floods, and extreme heat. Cities and states are spending billions to respond to non stop climate disasters and extreme weather events. But instead of paying their fair share for the damage they’ve caused, fossil fuel companies continue to rake in massive profits at our expense. It’s time to make polluters pay for the damage they’ve done. There’s now a growing global effort to use our legal process to hold Big Oil accountable for their climate disinformation and the damage they’re doing. Cases in South Africa, the Netherlands, the United States, and beyond are already making their way through the courts. Together, we can build a global movement that supports these lawsuits and other mechanisms to hold Big Oil accountable. These lawsuits aren’t a solution to the climate crisis – we need governments to do their part – but they’re a powerful tool for us to finally hold this industry accountable. Join us and sign the petition.
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  • Virgin Gorda Water Woes
    It’s important that Virgin Gorda has a consistent supply of water. The business stakeholders and residents of Virgin Gorda in an effort to express our desire for a resolution of our water woes present to you the attached signatures which requests an audience to discuss and come up with solutions for the challenges we continue to face on Virgin Gorda. We have collectively opted to present you with a petition in the hopes that this would accurately express the urgency in which we are requesting your attention. We understand that the road to success during these times is a long and difficult journey. However, we believe that government has a responsibility to be honest with its citizens and residents. Access to water and sanitation are recognized by the United Nations as human rights – fundamental to everyone's health, dignity and prosperity. ‘International human rights law obliges States to work towards achieving universal access to water and sanitation for all, without any discrimination, while prioritizing those most in need. In guiding the implementation by States, key elements of the rights to water and sanitation are elaborated by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in its General Comment No. 15 and in the work of the Special Rapporteur on human right to safe drinking water: • Availability: The water supply for each person must be sufficient and continuous to cover personal and domestic uses, which comprise water for drinking, washing clothes, food preparation and personal and household hygiene. There must be a sufficient number of sanitation facilities within or in the immediate vicinity of each household, and all health or educational institutions, workplaces and other public places to ensure that all the needs of each person are met. • Accessibility: Water and sanitation facilities must be physically accessible and within safe reach for all sections of the population, taking into account the needs of particular groups, including persons with disabilities, women, children and older persons. • Affordability: Water services must be affordable to all. No individual or group should be denied access to safe drinking water because they cannot afford to pay. • Quality and safety: Water for personal and domestic use must be safe and free from micro-organisms, chemical substances and radiological hazards that constitute a threat to a person’s health. Sanitation facilities must be hygienically safe to use and prevent human, animal and insect contact with human excreta. • Acceptability: All water and sanitation facilities must be culturally acceptable and appropriate, and sensitive to gender, life-cycle and privacy requirements. (United Nations Human Rights Office of the Commissioner)’ The Spanish Town Community of Virgin Gorda continues to be plagued by water challenges which include but not limited to the following 1. Foul smelling water allegedly caused by sargassum 2. Lack of a reliable supply of government supplied water 3. Eroding water distribution system 4. Water capacity challenges 5. Aging and inefficient pant infrastructure 6. Staff shortages in the Water and Sewerage Department The situation has reached emergency stages in the last two weeks. On a regular basis we are told that the reservoir levels are low hence water supply has to be rationed . Up to a few weeks ago water was rationed with no water pumped in Spanish Town at nights from 9pm to 5am. Of late water is not pumped 12noon to 4pm and then again 9pm to 5am. We are very concerned that September is one of the periods of lowest water demand due off-peak tourism season and yet there appears to be low water levels. The lack of water creates unhygienic situations that concerns our community especially now that schools are back in session. We are seeing an increase in COVID cases worldwide with BVI not being an exception. Some of our businesses depend on water. As a tourism destination this is also not a good posture in the international space where our guests travel from. Any publicity on water challenges can create a negative image that can impact our livelihoods. We are even more concerned in the lack of information and communication from The Ministry of Communication and Works, The District Representative, The Water and Sewerage Department as well as Aqua Designs the operator of the water plant. We the signatories on this petition ask the authorities to 1. Advise the nature of the challenge with water production and distribution 2. Advise a timeline to rectify the challenges 3. Install a backup power generating supply to ensure water production even when BVIEC cannot provide electrical power We look forward to dialogue with all concerned as water is a basic human right as mandated by The United Nations. We are asking that a meeting be chaired with the community where the following parties are present. thaWe are further asking for this meeting to be held no later October 6, 2023. -All members of House of Assembly -Aqua Designs Lead Management Team both for Virgin Gorda and the region -Acting Director Water and Sewerage -Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communications and Works -Permanent Secretary Natural Resources We anticipate a discussion surrounding the petition and the steps you intend to take to partner with us the residents of Virgin Gorda. In this regards, please feel free to contact Sharon Flax Brutus, Chair VGROC, the designated point of contact for our Virgin Gorda Community via email at [email protected] or 2844416717
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  • Congress: Don’t throw our kids off the childcare cliff!
    For many parents, making ends meet each month is already a tremendous challenge. The end of crucial pandemic relief has resulted in a cascade of difficulties, including rising grocery and gas prices, the resumption of student loan payments, and unexpected Medicaid disenrollments. Losing access to affordable and reliable childcare is a burden too heavy to bear. We cannot afford to let our childcare system collapse. It's not just about providing a safe space for our children; it's about ensuring the well-being of families and our economy. Sign the petition to protect our children's future, support working parents, and strengthen our communities. Congress, the time to act is now.
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  • Stop the County's Harassment of Twin Lakes Landowners - DEMAND A PUBLIC MEETING!
    YOU COULD BE THE NEXT HOMEOWNER TARGETED! The Board of Supervisors are targeting Twin Lakes homeowners to seize our shorefront for more public access even though there six public areas on North Twin . NOTE: In this instance, homeowners have made tens of thousands of dollars of improvements to the shoreline, their property and have contracts with the DNR to have private access to the shoreline. This could cause a devaluation of their property, increased traffic and noise as well as all liability defaulting to the landowner.
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