• Make Standard Time permanent, not Daylight Savings Time
    This is a significant step to protect our health and our children.
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    Created by John Rethorst
  • Virginia Must Legalize It Right
    The CannaJustice Coalition leading this work in VA is proudly partnering with Minorities for Medical Marijuana and Morring Law firm here in the Commonwealth to push this message forward. Legalization can be a way to dismantle the War on Drugs or re-activate it. As the number four reason for deportation and the reason why many are barred from housing, education and employment, we must legislate legalization that makes the public feel safe, and ensure police are not targeting them for a legal substance. As of August 31, 2021, the state is responsible for incarcerating 570 people for 599 marijuana-related offenses. There are 229 people incarcerated with a non-drug related Most Serious Offense (MSO), 331 people incarcerated with Drug Sales MSO and 10 people incarcerated with Drug Possession MSO with their families sooner. There are even more of our loved ones on community supervision due to marijuana that need to be set free from surveillance. Cannabis expert, Shaleen Title, explains that this a crucial and vulnerable moment for the future of the cannabis market. While states are making historic progress creating paths for small businesses and disenfranchised groups, larger companies are expanding, consolidating, and lobbying for licensing rules to create or maintain oligopolies. Federal legalization will only accelerate the power grab already happening with new, larger conglomerates openly expressing interest. Left unchecked, this scramble for market share threatens to undermine public health and safety and undo bold state-level efforts to build an equitable cannabis marketplace and reduce the impact of disproportionate policing. Virginia must recognize our role in protecting our people but also our place in the federal legalization conversation that stands up to exploitative businesses and demands an equitable return for those impacted by the racist War on Drugs.
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    Created by Marijuana Justice
  • save wolves from extinction
    Wolves are key apex predators for balanced ecology of wild lands. Yellowstone Park in 1960s is a good example of what will happen to wild land when wolves are absent, total collapse of ecology, no animals or vegetation. Without sufficient healthy wild land, our future generation will not even have clean water to survive. Hence the Federal government's project Conservation Atlas. You cannot conserve healthy wild land without having healthy numbers of wolves. Killing them must stop NOW. Protect them now, they will repay us in tenfold.
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    Created by Ayako Moult
  • Rebuild Criminal Justice before it becomes detrimental to the character of inmates
    Collectively we can make changes for the betterment of our youth and the communities through work release, education, innovation and hard work.
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    Created by Candyce Brown
  • Bring Ty'Ava Home
    We're not safe unless we're all safe. Child protective services operates as a kidnapping gang who takes children from safe and loving home. If we don't stand together, united, the government will continue to take our children.
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    Created by Operation Stop CPS Picture
  • Petition for the Department of Buildings for 2 Berry Billboard
    When we took the space at 2 Berry, an abandoned warehouse with no power or water, in 2015 I had a handshake agreement with my landlord for use of the outside on North 14th for a patio. For 4 years our landlord never allowed us to use it as he rented the wall to Seen Media for advertising, making over $50,000 a year off it by 2019. After threatening legal action we finally wrestled it away, and put in our patio. Now, the landlord would like to put in a billboard on our roof. Apart from the massive disruption to our business, and possible damage to an already neglected roof that has numerous leaks and massive structural damage, the added revenue stream for our landlord will mean small business like us will never be able to renew leases. The city needs to address the use of empty commercial spaces for advertising immediately. If a landlord can make $100,000 a year off of a 1600 sq foot commercial lot they will never have incentive to fill those spaces and will leave them empty for years and years waiting for a multi-chain retail or bank to come along and pay anything they want. The pandemic cost a lot of small businesses, many shuttered, including 2 of our 3 locations. A positive that came out of it was that for the first time in decades small businesses that survived had bargaining power with landlords and many new exciting restaurants, bars, and storefronts opened but things are not back to how they were. We need to curtail these revenue streams for landlords ASAP or you will see more and more empty storefronts.
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    Created by Bram Robinson
  • Tell Congress and the President: Transition to Clean Energy Now ☀️
    In light of rising oil and gas costs due to the war in Ukraine and the hastening of catastrophic climate change, I am asking for you to heed the call of activists in Ukraine and in our Native communities to immediately end America’s reliance on fossil fuels. I urge you to: - Pass President Biden’s climate and clean energy plan immediately: Fully fund weatherization, conservation, and wind and solar programs in the U.S. -Enact a global Marshall Plan to combat climate catastrophe, including using the Defense Production Act to build millions of heat pumps so allies can heat their homes using renewable energy instead of Russian gas by next winter. Finally, the Biden administration must halt the expansion of fracking and drilling permits in the United States. More dirty energy won’t solve our problems. It’s time to accelerate the transition to just, safe, and clean local energy.
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    Created by Winona LaDuke
  • Congress: Tax Big Oil to stop their price gouging
    The largest oil companies are raking in record profits, in part because they are gouging prices during a time of war and crisis. According to the Guardian, in the third quarter of 2021 alone, 24 top oil and gas companies made more than $74 billion in net income. There is no reason for them to be jacking up prices at the pumps—especially during a time of war that already has the potential to ignite global instability. Congress must do everything in its power to rein in prices–from banning price gouging to investigating pricing schemes to taxing companies for their excessive profits. It’s time to deliver immediate relief to consumers, hold oil companies accountable, and tax them at fair levels. Instead of taking action, Republicans in Congress are working to shield oil executives by supporting Putin and his efforts to disrupt our markets. They continue to put profits and the ultra-wealthy over the needs of Americans. Long term, we need to decrease our dependence on oil and prioritize combating climate change by creating high-paying jobs in renewable energy, as laid out in President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. But right now, we need action to relieve the problem of oil companies choosing to massively increase prices at the expense of people just trying to get by. While other industries are putting Ukrainians ahead of profits, Big Oil must be stopped and held accountable. Add your name if you agree.
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  • President Biden: End U.S. Support for Oil Dictators
    From Russia to Saudi Arabia, oil dictators are helping to turn our planet into a giant war zone and climate disaster. But even as the Biden administration works to stop Putin's invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. also arms and protects every single oil monarchy across the Middle East. Saudi Arabia's monarchy has been America's top weapons customer. Meanwhile, the dictatorships of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have led a brutal war of starvation and bombardment in Yemen. To make matters worse, the Saudi and UAE rulers are literally refusing to take President Biden's phone call. Meanwhile, global gas prices could drive a worldwide recession while these dictators and Western oil companies make a hefty profit. It is time for the U.S. to stop investing in oil dictators who are helping to drive a global climate crisis. President Biden must stop supporting the brutal oil monarchies of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and every other U.S.-backed autocrat across the Middle East. Source: 1. "Saudi, UAE leaders declined calls with Biden amid Ukraine conflict: report," The Hill, March 8, 2022.
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    Created by Sunjeev Bery Picture
  • End corporate tax loopholes!
    Tesla will pay $0 in federal taxes this year despite recording a record profit of $5.5 billion in 2021 thanks to existing corporate tax loopholes and the company’s “creative” accounting. That’s unacceptable. Tesla is headquartered in the United States and its 2021 profits secured CEO Elon Musk’s title as the world’s richest man. Yet the corporation will avoid all US corporate taxes because its enormous profits were recorded outside the US, while inside the US, the company reported a loss. For at least three years running, Tesla has avoided contributing to funding the social services and infrastructure that the US desperately needs. Congress must act now to make sure Tesla and other big corporations pay their fair share! Sign the petition to close the tax loopholes for the rich and powerful!
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    Created by Demand Progress
  • Save American Food Market's American Dream
    For decades spanning several councilmembers and prosecutors, the Detroit Shoreway has tried time and again to frame American Food Market as a cause for drug distribution within the community yet despite numerous police raids and injunctions have found no evidence for these claims. As of March 4th, 2022, Councilwoman Jenny Spencer and the Cuyahoga prosecutor's office of Michael o'Malley chose to enact a nuisance law rarely used in history as a new tactic to shut the store down temporarily. They claim it is the responsibility of the store owners to enforce laws surrounding drug trafficking happening near the store or else suffer the consequences for other people's actions. It is the duty of law enforcement to patrol the neighborhood from crime, not small business owners.
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    Created by Thaer Husien
  • No new drilling! Use renewable energy to address gas prices.
    Oil and gas lobbyists are using Russia's invasion of Ukraine to push for a massive expansion of oil drilling here in the U.S. Pressure is building on the Biden Administration to ban oil imports from Russia. If that happens, gas prices may rise further. And that is leading Joe Manchin and the fossil fuel industry to use this crisis as a justification to massively expand fracking, offshore oil drilling, and other reckless practices at the expense of the climate. Yet it won't even produce enough oil to make a dent in rising costs. Our addiction to oil helped fund Vladimir Putin's war machine while also causing devastation here at home in the form of floods, fires, and scorching heat waves. The answer isn't to drill more oil. Instead we must finally start moving this country away from dependence on fossil fuels and taking bold action to address the climate crisis. Will you speak out now in this urgent moment?
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    Created by Demand Progress