• CONGRESS: Enlarge the Food Stamp Program (SNAP) for Americans in Need due to COVAD19
    Food banks are ill equipped to handle the volume of recipients as a result of the multitudes of Americans who have lost their income. The Food Stamp program (SNAP) would allow these folks to purchase their groceries in the supermarket allowing them dignity and safety by not waiting in lines for 3 hours or more. Also supermarkets are designed to move a lot of food and food banks do not have the same capacity. This petition is to go to your Members of Congress and Senators.
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  • Ban Pet Sales in the Remaining 49 States
    Banning retail pet sales will save the lives of countless animals. Adopting a rescued animal saves a life. When you purchase an animal, you support the pet breeding industry, which includes puppy mills, cat breeding operations, and industrial rabbit farms. Every year countless animals are purchased on a whim, and end up at municipal shelters and rescues. These situations are preventable, simply by assuring that an adoption process is in place, and animals that are available are rescued, not bred.
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  • The Federal Government's Accountability for COVID-19 Deaths
    In light of the extensive evidence that through late January, February and early March there was a refusal by Donald Trump to take seriously and make any effort to address the growing menace of the Corona Virus, even as he was being repeatedly warned of its dangers (e.g. in the context of his daily Presidential briefings) it is apparent that he was engaging in a dereliction of his duties and as a result was placing every American citizen in peril. Furthermore, as was recently documented in the New York Times, at the end of February Trump and his administration perpetrated a systematic cover-up, lying to and misleading the American public in an effort to convince people that COVID-19 posed no serious danger to them. The Trump administration purposely jeopardized the health, safety and lives of Americans and is culpable for the growing number of deaths that have at least in part resulted from this. They must be held responsible for their inaction and disregard for protecting the lives of American citizens.
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  • Protect the U.S. Postal Service from Trump
    Trump just picked one of his longtime cronies to serve as the head of the U.S. Postal Service -- an agency he’s been railing against for years and called a “joke” just last month. That’s right: Louis DeJoy is set to become the first postmaster general in two decades who didn’t rise through the agency’s ranks. In fact, DeJoy hasn’t had a single day of experience within the agency. He has, however, given millions of dollars to Trump and the Republican party since 2016. This is just the latest step in Trump’s plan to undermine the USPS. He has already threatened to veto any stimulus bill with Postal Service funding in it -- and he’s trying to impose draconian conditions on USPS workers as a condition for a loan from the Treasury. Now, he’s making sure he has a man on the inside -- someone who can do his bidding for him. The USPS couldn’t be more crucial to the survival of our democracy, especially this year. Many will return their 2020 Census forms by mail, to make sure we get an accurate count of everyone living in the U.S. -- and vote-by-mail programs will be an important way for voters to safely make themselves heard in the 2020 elections. That’s why our representatives can’t let Trump, DeJoy, or anyone else threaten the USPS or our right to vote by mail. Add your name to tell Congress: we need careful oversight of this vital agency.
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  • NYC: Let Immigrants Vote Absentee!
    As COVID-19 forces NYC's immigrant communities to grapple with death and economic devastation, they may now also face widespread disenfranchisement at the exact moment their voices need to be amplified. In advance of primary elections, the NYC Board of Elections created an online application for absentee ballots on May 5, but failed to provide it in any language other than English. As a result, hundreds of thousands of immigrant voters, afraid to visit polls and unable to vote by mail, could be shut out of primary elections. According to the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, more than half of the 1.6 million immigrants living in New York City are citizens, and 853,000 people residing in the city speak languages other than English. NYC Board of Election may also be violating Section 203 of the federal Voting Rights Act, which requires the Board to translate all materials into certain minority languages. See: https://www.justice.gov/crt/language-minority-citizens Tell the Board of Elections and our elected leaders to PROTECT immigrants' voting rights!
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    as a shop owner for 21 years my opinion is that the closing of licensed tattoo facilities opens up the very real threat for wanna be artists, otherwise known as scratchers, to practice the arts from home. (which is illegal)…..while this has been going on for years in the area where I conduct business, the longer we are forced to remain closed the more of a chance there is for a larger breeding ground for other medical problems such as staph infections, HIV, and or hepatitis, just to name a few. believe it or not, the tattoo industry is thriving and if people want the work done bad enough they will seek it out no matter where it is they get it from.
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  • #JusticeforAhmaud: District Attorneys George Barnhill & Jackie Johnson must RESIGN now!
    Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man, was jogging near his neighborhood in Brunswick, GA on February 23 when he was chased down, shot, and killed in cold blood. His executioners were father & son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, two white men, who told police they believed Ahmaud fit the profile of a suspect. But the truth is: Ahmaud’s murder was an act of hatred and white supremacy. Worst of all, the two DAs who recused themselves District Attorney Jackie Johnson and District Attorney George Barnhill further perpetuated the mismanagement of Ahmaud's case. DA Johnson has a history of her judgment being called into question. In previous years, she's shown through the mishandling of cases, her inability to fairly prosecute the officers she works with on a daily basis. And DA Barnhill even defended Ahmaud’s murderers by making the outrageous claim that Travis McMichael acted in self-defense and his actions fell within Georgia’s citizen arrest laws. In his letter to the Glynn County police, he stated, "it appears {Travis and Gregory McMichael's} intent was to stop and hold this criminal suspect until law enforcement arrived. Under Georgia law, it is perfectly legal." Barnhill also went on to state that there was no need for arrest. And it is because of Barnhill's suggestions to police that two months have gone by without an arrest or any form of accountability. Now, a district attorney in another county has finally decided to bring the case to a grand jury--but grand juries aren't convening in Georgia until after June 2. Instead of seeking justice, DA Barnhill abused his authority to exonerate the McMichaels in the media. For their inaction, both District Attorney Gregory Barnhill and District Attorney Jackie Johnson must immediately resign. Ahmaud’s death is akin to a modern-day lynching. We must act NOW to end this racist terror. Enough is enough. We are demanding justice for Ahmaud -- we refuse to lose any more of our loved ones to these reckless acts of violence. Sign the petition demanding District Attorney George Barnhill & District Attorney Jackie Johnson's immediate resignation.
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  • Hold the Line for Dr. Amy Acton
    Because until massive testing, tracing, and adequate provisions exist for supportive isolation of coronavirus victims, Ohio remains in a state of emergency. Governor DeWine accepted more than enough risks already in opening Ohio.
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  • Listen to the Experts NOT Extremists! Keep Shelter in Place for Palm Beach County
    We are deeply concerned about the growing number of COVID cases and deaths in our community. Palm Beach County's death count ALONE is higher than 18 other states. The handful of extremists who held a ReOpen Rally in front of your meeting last night do NOT represent the vast majority of residents who want Shelter in Place to continue until public health experts deem our county safe to enter Phase 1 of reopening. A poll taken on April 22 from Quinnipiac University showed among registered voters, 76 percent said the economy should only reopen when health experts say it's safe. Only 17 percent say Florida should reopen even if public health officials warn against it. source - https://poll.qu.edu/florida/release-detail?ReleaseID=3659 Please listen to the EXPERTS, not the extremists and keep Shelter in Place for Palm Beach County until health experts believe it is safe to begins Phase 1.
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    Micro-small businesses, also known as Community Small Businesses under the current SBA guidelines have been rejected, denied, and/or do not qualify for PPP loan funding, without being provided clear reasons or explanations. According to Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or the “CARES Act Title I—Keeping American Workers Paid and Employed Act, Section 1102 - Paycheck Protection Program, loans in underserved and rural markets were to be prioritized as it related to processing and disbursement. “(P) REIMBURSEMENT FOR PROCESSING. (iv) SENSE OF THE SENATE. It is the sense of the Senate that the Administrator should issue guidance to lenders and agents to ensure that the processing and disbursement of covered loans prioritizes small business concerns and entities in underserved and rural markets, including veterans and members of the military community, small business concerns owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (as defined in section 8(d)(3)(C)), women, and businesses in operation for less than 2 years. www.CSBcoalition.com
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  • Force Trump to Protect Meat Plant Workers
    Right now, these companies are using the keep open order as protection from any liability for what happens to workers. This is egregiously unfair and is a barely disguised form of what's called "forced labor." Workers should not have to choose between poverty and getting sick and possibly dying. These plans change all of that. Shame on Trump and Shame on these companies for not doing this!
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  • Life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders.
    Now 18 years later William is still challenging his conviction. He poses one key question: If an incarcerated person learns that the state knowingly presented false testimony and no evidence proving he committed this crime in order to secure a conviction against him, how likely does it have to be that knowledge of the truth could have affected the jury’s verdict. This therefore violates the defendant’s due process rights and requires the conviction to be set aside. William has now been in prison for 18 years, for a crime I know and thousands of others know he didn’t commit. I am even more shocked to learn that over 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year and that prosecutorial misconduct is rampant in communities across the United States. I am dedicated and determined to help William And it’s why I need your help today. I urge you to join me in asking Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, Govenor of Arizona Doug Ducey, and the Arizona Board of Parole to take into account the undeniable facts of Williams case, and provide him executive clemency, justice and a chance to live a normal life outside of the prison walls.
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