• Zack's Law
    The current doctrine gives clear rights to sanctify murder against an intruder. It does not give rights to a fleeing offender or one that has surrendered to do no harm and is murdered anyway. The castle doctrine gives a shooter the right as the Judge, the Juror and the executioner. All constitutional rights as a defendant are bandished.
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    Created by Vonda Clark Picture
  • National Licensing & State Reciprocity for Telemental Health Providers
    There are several reasons why counselors need the ability to get a national license, not one that ends at the state border. 1) Mental health needs are going to skyrocket in the aftermath of the pandemic. Creating an agile, responsive, national force of mental health workers that can respond to mental health criss "hot spots" will be important. 2) Clients, who have started seeing a counselor out of state during the COVID 19 exemptions, may have to start all over again with a new counselor when the exemptions run out if Congress doesn't act. 3) Counselors run into problems when clients who reside in one area temporarily move to another state (think of college students who go to college in one locale, then may go home to a different state). Current licensing laws don't adequately address current reality and our new telemental health capacities. 4) The pandemic has shown us how arbitrary state lines are when it comes to health emergencies. If these rules can be waived now, then surely we can find a more permanent workable solution. Please tell Congress we need a national solution to the problems created by state-by-state licensing for counselors. At the very least, we need a national approach to licensing telemental health providers so when crises arise, we can respond swiftly and in a unified way.
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    Created by Elizabeth Brokamp
  • To let High School seniors finish spring sports
    To let senior athletes get the senior year they havent gotten yet to actually see what a senior season is and make memories that last forever
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    Created by Teresa Gore
  • Include Tattoo Studios in Phase 2 of reopening businesses In Washington State
    Licensed and established Body Modification Businesses (Tattoo Studios, Piercing Studios etc) WILL NOT present any greater risk of COVID -19 transmission than a Salon, Barbershop or other Personal Care Service. Although we are licnesed under this category, we seem to have been omitted likely due to lack of understanding of our industry. As per our licensing requirements, we are trained in the prevention of disease transmission and are confident in our ability to operate safely. Washington Tattoo Studios were forced to cease operations when closures were mandated on 3/16/2020. Currently, if the phases open as scheduled, we will have been ordered closed for a total of 14 weeks. We should be able to open along side similar buinesses when phase 2 allows it. Our standards of care and sanitation are equal to or greater than those of most salons, barbers, nail shops, as well as retail, manufacturing, restaurants and other businesses already open, and allowed to reopen in phase 2. We just want to be seen and treated as equals and get back to work. Ours, along with other small businesses are suffering. Reopening in Phase 2 will gives us a chance to hopefully recover some of our losses from this long closure and move forward. We have families to care for and needs to be met just like everyone else. We make an honest living, contribute to our local economy and give to our communities, just like other hardworking business owners, contractors and employees. It would be a great disservice to segregate us from other small businesses like ours in plans for slowly reopening Washington. Thank you for your consideration and support.
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    Created by Melissa Bell
  • Stop the Trump Administration's Hunting Expansion on Wildlife Refuges!
    We're in the midst of Earth's sixth mass extinction — one species vanishes nearly every hour. Opening national wildlife refuges to more hunting is exactly the kind of action that is fueling the wildlife extinction crisis. We should be working to protect animals, not making it easier for them to be gunned down. These wild animals deserve to be safe from hunting in the very places set aside to protect them.
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    Created by Miranda D.
  • Join Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson by adding your name to fight for safe and fair elections
    During the Wisconsin primary this spring, thousands of voters risked their health and defied a stay-at-home order to exercise their right to vote. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only story of states not being prepared to hold safe and fair elections in the middle of a pandemic. Every American deserves the right to cast their ballot safely and without unnecessary risk. That’s why we support the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020, n. This bill would do the following: Expand Access to Vote-by-Mail: Vote-by-mail could be the only safe and secure option for some Americans. States must offer multiple options for requesting, receiving, and returning mail-in ballots while maintaining the security of our voting system. Expand Early In-Person Voting: While all Americans should have the choice to vote by mail, it is crucial that we recognize that many people will prefer to vote in-person. We must make in-person voting as safe and available as possible. Expanded early voting will allow voters to cast their ballot a few days or sometimes weeks before Election Day. Expand Online Voter Registration: We should not make voter registration complicated if we really want everyone to participate. Online voter registration is a safe, accessible and secure way for voters all across this country can sign up to participate in our democracy. It allows eligible voters to quickly and easily register to vote online from the comfort of their own home. We know that when we knock down barriers to casting their ballot and make voting more accessible no matter who you are, more people -- especially young people and people of color -- turn out to vote. And when we all vote, we create a stronger democracy. Please add your name if you agree our nation must do more to guarantee safe and fair elections in 2020. Stay tuned for more information on how you can get involved.
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    Created by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
  • REOPEN CALIFORNIA SALONS
    We need to feed our families.
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    Created by Mike Bradbury
  • Provide Emergency CARES Act Relief to Every Citizen and Family!
    Millions of people are either being denied any Federal CARES Act relief or having the federally issued emergency COVID-19 relief payments issued to help them and their families seized, taken, and used for other intents and purposes --- to pay non-emergency debts. This amounts to institutional and state THEFT of federal emergency relief payments made to help the people of our country during a time of global emergency and national crisis - for PROFIT and GREED. As one example, millions of divorced parents, their families and their children are having the federal emergency relief payments issued to them unlawfully treated as income and seized by the states. Their payments are being seized to pay back "child support" - even if the parents are making regular payments. The states are seizing and taking their emergency relief payments, treating the money and income - and using it to line state coffers and to enrich the states. In effect, this is allowing states to engage in criminal profiteering from the global pandemic. This is the nightmare scenario now unfolding across this country for millions of parents and their families. Parents are losing their jobs and sources of income as a result of business and government shutdowns. Millions of these parents are finding themselves unable to continue paying “child support” (in addition to being denied equal access to their children). Under normal circumstances, these parents would be able to file a motion for modification with the court and state. But our courts have shut down indefinitely because of the crisis. So divorced parents have no way to modify their support orders debts, and interest penalties mount for them each week. As they fall behind, with no access to the courts, their driver's and professional licenses can be suspended and they can be jailed (at state taxpayer expense), making it impossible for them to find new employment. When potential employers do background checks, they don’t care why someone was jailed – all they see is that the person was jailed, so why would they hire you? The state is profiteering because the federal government pays the state matching dollars for every dollar of “child support debt” the state manufactures and reports it as collecting to the federal government (See SSA Title IV-D.) You can be behind or defaulted in student loan payments to the federal government and get a CARES Act emergency relief check. You can be defaulted and behind in your IRS taxes, and get a CARES Act emergency relief check. You can be a convicted felon in jail, and receive a CARES Act emergency relief check. You can be DEAD or a foreign national, and receive a CARES Act emergency relief check. But if you are one of millions of parents who owe even a dollar of back “child support,” you and your family with receive NO CARES Act relief. This included parents who are often paying expenses for TWO households, years after their divorces were final, even if you are paying support in accordance with court orders! Divorced parents and their families and children are not second-class citizens to be unconstitutionally denied Equal Protection of our Laws. Parents married to immigrants and their families and children are also not second-class citizens to be unconstitutionally denied Equal Protection of our Laws. Millions of small business owners have received NO relief. This injustice must be corrected!
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    Created by Peter Szymonik
  • Tell Amazon: Reinstate Fired Workers Organizing for Health and Safety Protections in Warehouses
    Bashir Mohamed, an Amazon worker in Minnesota, spoke out about unsafe working conditions and Amazon showed him the door. Just two weeks before, the company fired Chris Smalls, another worker who dared to protest Amazon's failure to protect workers, igniting an international firestorm and drawing scrutiny from elected officials. Amazon has also fired two tech workers in Seattle, Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa, both outspoken critics of the company's climate policies and the conditions workers face in Amazon operations. Courtney Bowden and Gerald Bryson are the latest whistleblowers to lose their jobs. These firings are outrageous and a fundamental failure of leadership.
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    Created by Phil Ruiz
  • Impeach and Remove Attorney General Barr
    Our Department of Justice is meant to uphold our laws -- and hold those who violate them accountable, no matter who they are. But Attorney General William Barr has turned it into a political tool to protect Trump and his allies from investigations and accountability. The latest example? The DOJ just dropped its case against Michael Flynn -- even though Flynn already pleaded guilty. That’s completely unheard-of. Flynn, Trump’s former National Security Advisor, lied to the FBI twice during the Russia investigation -- and admitted later to doing so. But Trump -- who values personal loyalty to him over all else -- had been pressing for Flynn to be let off the hook, calling him “innocent,” his prosecution an act of “treason,” and saying he was “strongly considering” a pardon for Flynn. And while he won’t need to do that now that the DOJ has dropped its case, the message is the same: as long as you’re willing to cover for Donald Trump, he’ll let you break the law and get away with it. And as Trump’s Attorney General, Barr is leading that assault on the rule of law -- even though he swore a sacred oath to uphold it. Time after time, Barr has subverted the Justice Department’s mission in order to protect Trump or his cronies. He walked back the recommended sentence for former Trump advisor Roger Stone after Trump complained on Twitter… he brazenly misled the public about Robert Mueller’s findings… and his Department of Justice tried to bury the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump’s impeachment. Plus, he threatened legal action against those governors who enforce social distancing regulations during the COVID-19 crisis -- falling in line with Trump’s stance against these life-saving measures. The Attorney General is supposed to defend our nation by making sure no one is above the law -- but Barr has repeatedly abused his power to serve our lawless president. That’s why Congress has a duty to impeach him and remove him from office.
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  • Let’s Put Saving Lives Ahead of the Pentagon’s PR Stunts
    Each day, we hear story after story after story about someone who is suffering in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. In response, the Pentagon performed a series of military fighter jets flyovers across the United States in early May. But this ultra-militaristic show of force has nothing to do with COVID-19 — it won’t help people get their jobs back or get better. It’s simply a gigantic and insulting waste of taxpayer money in a moment when millions are asking for critical help and support. Our movement is built for fights just like this. When Trump wanted a tank parade, we stopped him. When his Administration tried to limit our rights to protest outside the White House on the National Mall, we fought back, and we won. We can win this fight, too, but only if we get loud now. Demand Secretary of Defense Mark Esper immediately stop fighter jet flyovers and redirect every dime planned for these shows to be spent on lifesaving medical equipment and economic relief instead.
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  • Include Tattoo Studios in Reopening of Personal Care Businesses in Ohio
    Licensed and established Body Modification Businesses (Tattoo Studios, Piercing Studios etc) WILL NOT present any greater risk of COVID -19 transmission than a Salon, Barbershop or other Personal Care Service. We were all forced to cease operations when closures were mandated on 3/18/2020. We should be able to open along side them 5/15/2020. Our standards of care and sanitation are equal to or greater than those of most salons, barbers, nail shops, as well retail, manufacturing, restaurants and other businesses already open and allowed to reopen this month. We just want to be seen and treated as equals and get back to work. Ours, along with other small businesses are suffering. Reopening this month will gives us a chance to hopefully recover our losses from this six week long closure and move forward. We have families to care for and needs to be met just like everyone else. We make an honest living, contribute to our local economy and give to our communities. Just like other hardworking business owners, contractors and employees. It would be a great disservice to segregate us from other small businesses like ours in plans for reopening Ohio.
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    Created by Nicole Forte