• Joint Chiefs Promise to Enforce Election
    The continuation of American democracy.
    21 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Stanley Holditch
  • Senate Democrats: Boycott Confirmation Process for RBG Supreme Court Vacancy
    We are not going to be able to stop the confirmation - procedural maneuvers in the Senate may frustrate or delay it, but similar tactics were used during the Kavanaugh confirmation, and Senate Republicans were still successful in seating a very weak nominee on the Court. It will send a far stronger symbolic message to boycott the process completely. The nominee will be confirmed, but the legitimacy and stature of the Court will forever have an asterisk in the history books for as long as the great Ruth Bader Ginsberg's replacement holds tenure on it.
    93 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Stephen Scheck
  • Campus Voting Petition for UW-Madison Students
    In the 2016 presidential election, the critical state of Wisconsin was decided by less than 25,000 votes. Less than fifty percent of the eligible student body participated. This is unacceptable. Although students share the blame for this disappointing turnout, the University, Mayor, and Clerk’s office have an obligation to ensure that turnout amongst students is as high as possible. As we have stated, this means removing barriers to voting and ensuring that all eligible students have the capacity to vote easily and safely. Regardless of one’s political perspective, this will be one of the most important elections in our nation’s history and a victory in the state of Wisconsin will prove to be decisive for either candidate. Voting is a right that must be made accessible to every UW-Madison student eligible to do so. Sincerely, The UW-Madison College Democrats, Badgers for Biden, and the Young Progressives (Image Credits, Wisconsin Public Radio, Emily Hamer)
    134 of 200 Signatures
    Created by Paige Leiser
  • Keep Gray Wolves from Slaughter!
    We've seen the tragic results when wolf management is turned over to states. States beholden to special interests are eager to let wolves be hunted, trapped and poisoned with the same kind of violence that nearly drove them extinct more than a century ago. In the one-third of Washington where wolves lost federal protections back in 2011, the state has wiped out entire packs. Idaho has for years expanded its hunting season for wolves and Wyoming even allows people to chase wolves to exhaustion with snowmobiles, then run them over. Wisconsin has laws requiring trophy hunts of wolves just as soon as wolves are stripped of federal protections. These are just a few examples of what could happen nationwide to wolves if federal protections are stripped and management is turned over to states. America needs wolves. They are a vital keystone species and their loss can have devastating effects on ecosystems and other species. Removing Endangered Species Act protection is the opposite of what's needed: stronger protections and science-based wolf management plans. We demand you immediately stop plans to strip Endangered Species Action protection from nearly every gray wolf in the lower 48.
    4,301 of 5,000 Signatures
    Created by Miranda D.
  • Shut down the Senate: Stop Trump and McConnell from picking RBG's successor!
    This is a frankly terrifying moment. But there is a path forward. Senate Democrats have the power and the leverage to prevent Trump and McConnell from deciding who will succeed Justice Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. The Senate runs on unanimous consent. If a single Senator objects to anything, even routine procedure, everything grinds to a halt. That is what Senate Democrats must do: block unanimous consent on every single thing for the rest of the year. It may be our best chance to stop Trump and McConnell. Senate Democrats can block every motion, force every bill to be read in full, and use a wide range of parliamentary tactics to shut down the Senate between now and January, when new Senators and the president are inaugurated. Will you help?
    26 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Demand Progress
  • Hold the Pentagon Accountable for COVID Corruption
    The Washington Post reports that Pentagon has funneled almost $700 million of COVID-19 relief funds intended to build up *medical equipment supplies* to massive defense contractors for things like jet engine parts and body armor.  This is corruption, pure and simple — and all of us ARE already paying the price of the Pentagon’s waste. These funds could’ve shored up the severe shortage of N95 masks at numerous U.S. hospitals. Or supported desperately needed vaccine distribution infrastructure. Instead, they were funneled to defense contractors and spent on things like jet engine parts and body armor. There is only one solution: the Pentagon needs to pay this money back. Urge your member of Congress to demand that the Pentagon pay back the nearly billion dollars in COVID funding it misspent.
    417 of 500 Signatures
    Created by Stephen Miles Picture
  • The University of Michigan: Decolonizing Pedagogies Initiative
    DPI must be instilled within DEI project plans to offer a sustainable approach to retaining diverse ANISHINAABEK, Native American, First Nations, Black Native, Pacific Island, Mesoamerican, South American, Caribbean Indigenous and global Indigenous students and their epistemologies. DPI at The University will give way to mass decolonization of academia throughout Turtle Island. Decolonization must BEGIN with Michigan! THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE TREATY OF FORT MEIGS ON BEHALF OF DIVERSE ANISHINAABEK AND GLOBAL INDIGENOUS ONTOLOGIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Times up Michigan, your Treaty obligation is overdue. We DEMAND decolonial pedagogy.
    1,030 of 2,000 Signatures
    Created by Samara Jackson Tobey
  • PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES UNDER OATH DURING DEBATES
    If the candidates are under oath during the presidential debates, voters could be better assured of the veracity of the claims. It would also provide legal recourse if either candidate lied to the American people during such an important national forum.
    30 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Heidi Haghighi
  • Stop the Combating Violence, Disorder and Looting and Law Enforcement Protection Act
    I. This act allows the arrest of being in a protest that turnt violent, even if you are not inciting any violence. And would be convicted of a 3rd degree felony. II. The portion titled "Obstructing Roadways", states that if there is a protest on an interstate, the driver can drive through a group of people and not be responsible for any death or injury. The driver can use being threatened by "a mob" as a viable excuse to drive into a crowd of people. III. The RICO Liablity, is a punishment by the state for organizing a protest that turned out violent, when in reality the oragnizers didn't have an impact on the violence, and discourages the general public from protesting. IV. If any city in the state of Florida defunds the police they are denied state funding and aid. This comes in the light of a pandemic, where Florida was once the hotspot of. State funding also goes for hurricane aid, and unemployment. If any state government official attends a protest that turns violent they could loose their job and benefits. Lastly, bail is denied until the first court appearance if involved in a protest that turnt violent, over an offense that is not particularly severe. All of these are outlined on the act, and discourages the state of Florida to take part in protest, which supresses the voices of the State of Florida, in fear of arrest or fine.
    11 of 100 Signatures
    Created by Patrick Quick
  • We need a climate change segment for all the presidential debates
    The climate crisis is at our doorstep, and presidential candidates must speak to how they will stop and decrease the impacts of climate change going forward. Chris Wallace included two question on the climate in the first presidential debate, and believe all debates going forward must include a similar segment. Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane, ripped apart the coastline near Lake Charles, LA, barely missing major metropolitan areas like Houston, TX, and New Orleans, LA. Massive, powerful, and destructive hurricanes are becoming the norm—and we haven’t yet reached the end of the 2020 hurricane season. Wildfires are currently burning across the entire West Coast, from California to Oregon and Washington. Entire communities are being displaced or destroyed, people are dying, and millions had to experience apocalyptic orange skies from the smoke and soot. The air quality in cities like Portland, OR, has been abysmal. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, any level above 300 on the air quality index is hazardous, and anything above 500 is off the charts. Portland has faced days where the air quality index reached 516. Firefighters—including crews of state prison inmates, who earn as little as $6 a day—are working in extreme temperatures and perilous conditions to battle the fires. And so many of these repercussions from the climate crisis happen during a global pandemic that has killed close to 200,000 people in the U.S. The impact of climate change on coronavirus transmission is still being explored, but researchers already believe that people are more likely to die from COVID-19 when exposed to poor air quality. We are seeing the tragic reality of the climate crisis of our generation. The climate crisis is disproportionately hurting communities of color and low-income communities. We are already seeing this with frontline communities breathing in toxic air, including in Philadelphia, PA, and consuming toxic water, in communities that include Flint, MI. We are seeing this with the farmworkers in California breathing in toxic air as they supply food for American families. Not only that, but the federal government, states, and localities are facing the economic consequences of climate change. Entire cities and communities are being threatened and damaged. Hurricane Laura is estimated to have caused $25-30 million in damage, and the financial impact of the West Coast wildfires is predicted to be close to $20 billion. The financial, human, and wildlife cost of climate change is incalculable. Climate change, racial justice, and economic justice are all inextricably tied. So we must act now. The climate crisis is here, and we, our politicians—and our future president—have to take action in order to mitigate its impact. That is why it is essential that candidates for president speak to this urgent issue. In 2016, the national presidential debates did not include any questions on the climate crisis. The Democratic candidates were eventually asked about climate, thanks in part to petitions like this one. Omitting a conversation on the climate crisis from the presidential debates absolutely cannot happen again this year, when a historic election is underway. Let’s collect as many signatures as we can on this petition and make sure our voices are heard. We are asking Chris Wallace, Steve Scully, and Kristen Welker, the moderator for the presidential debates between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, and major news media networks to include a substantial segment on climate justice. Both presidential candidates must directly address what they plan to do in order to decrease the impact of climate change on this country and the world.
    113,990 of 200,000 Signatures
    Created by Anisa Nanavati
  • OSCEOLA, IN. QUAD RAILROAD GATES
    Anyone who knows our story, knows why this is important to us and most of the people who surround us. My twin brother Franky Reeves Jr. is unfortunately a tally on the fatality statistic list in Osceola.We believe if the quad gates would have been installed my brother, and many others would still be here today. If this safety feature exists, I don't see why it's not being used on all busy railroad intersections, because of its huge capability to save lives! We strongly believe that Beech Rd as well as Ash rd. could benefit tremendously from quad gates. Thank you for taking the time to read and sign this petition!
    254 of 300 Signatures
    Created by Heather Reeves
  • Urgent Gender Inclusive Housing Reform at ASU
    The ASU Rainbow Coalition and Barrett LGBTQ+ Club are formally reaching out to the ASU administration to request an action plan to reform gender inclusive student housing at ASU. Student leaders from individual RainCo-affiliated organizations have been in contact with USG since the Spring semester and earlier in an attempt to address these issues, but despite many assurances that housing reform is underway, no real progress has been made and it is clear to us that our concerns are being continually ignored. For transgender and queer students, housing with students of the same gender assigned at birth can put our health and safety at risk. For this reason, ASU has provided the option for students to apply for “Gender Inclusive Housing” which gives students more options. However, Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH) is not a legitimate option for students because of unacceptable issues with the application process that render it almost completely dysfunctional––issues we have brought up repeatedly with the administration but have not been taken seriously.
    586 of 600 Signatures
    Created by Gage Keranen