Petition to Donald J. Trump, United States Supreme Court
Wrongly convicted, SaveDustinjHiggs.com help me change the narrative.
Dustin John Higgs is going to be executed for a crime he didn’t commit. He was accused of killing three girls but later to be found not guilty. All witnesses, including the man who actually killed the girls, confirm Dustin's innocence. This innocent man should be spared. The only reason he’s still in jail is because they say he was at the scene of the crime and he was accused of bullying Willis Hayes (who did commit the crime) into killing the three girls. But even Willis Hayes has said that this is false. So please help me to free this innocent man. Don't let what happened to Brandon Bernard happen again. Dustin is set to be executed on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, January 15th. Help me stop this tragedy. Dustin Higgs #31133-037 Special Confinement Unit PO Box 33 Terre Haute, In 47808 Please! check out ...SaveDustinjHiggs.com
Petition to U.S. Senate
Pass Bill S. 1721 to Protect LGBT+ Lives
Add your name to fight for bill S.1721 to protect LGBTQ lives and ban the use of the "LGBTQ Panic Defense" on the federal level. According to the American Bar Association, the LGBTQ Panic Defense is defined as “a legal strategy which asks a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity is to blame for the defendant’s violent reaction, including murder.” The LGBTQ community is disproportionately represented in hate crime statistics (representing 17.6% of single bias hate crimes in 2017), despite making up a much smaller percentage of the American public (4.5% by some estimates). Transgender people and people holding intersecting identities take up an even higher percentage. In addition, research shows 1 in 5 Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual people will experience a hate crime in their lives. This number is increased to 1 in 4 for transgender people. According to the LGBT Bar, "The LGBTQ+ “panic” defense strategy is a legal strategy that asks a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression is to blame for a defendant’s violent reaction, including murder. It is not a free-standing defense to criminal liability, but rather a legal tactic used to bolster other defenses. When a perpetrator uses an LGBTQ+ “panic” defense, they are claiming that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity not only explains—but excuses—a loss of self-control and the subsequent assault. By fully or partially acquitting the perpetrators of crimes against LGBTQ+ victims, this defense implies that LGBTQ+ lives are worth less than others." Dozens of murders have been acquitted due to this strategy, and this defense was used successfully as recently as 2018. As of January 2020, eleven states and Washington DC have passed legislation banning this defense, and several more have legislation at some level of the lawmaking process. On the federal level, legislation has been proposed, but has not passed. Please add your name to this petition to our senators to pass this vital ban on a defense that promotes LGBT+ discrimination. In addition to signing this petition, please take the following steps to make sure we can fully protect LGBT+ lives: 1. Contact legislators in states currently trying to ban the gay/trans panic defense. 2. Advocate for legislation in states where there is currently no proposed ban on the LGBTQ panic defense. 3. Become involved in organizations working to protect the rights of LGBTQ individuals such as the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBTQ Bar, the ACLU, and local organizations. For more information about LGBTQ Panic Defense visit these websites: https://www.americanbar.org/groups/crsj/publications/member-features/gay-trans-panic-defense/ https://lgbtbar.org/programs/advocacy/gay-trans-panic-defense/ https://www.lgbtmap.org/equality-maps/panic_defense_bans
Petition to Reddit
Appreciation for u/MegaThiccc
u/MegaThiccc, the man himself, the absolute legend has not received the appreciation he deserves. This petition is being made in hopes that we can all celebrate our lord and savior. We propose that a statue is built for him! (Or a specific award or tag is made, that works too) Please join us in our journey of celebrating Thiccc!
Petition to Joseph R. Biden, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Counter-Terrorism, Kamala D. Harris
Declare the “Proud Boys” a Terrorist Organization.
The Proud Boys, a radical, dangerous, racist, transphobic group were called to arms by President Trump to “Stand Back and Stand By” during the first Presidential political debate of 2020 on 9/29/2020. This was a call for National Terrorism. Within an hour this group had the slogan printed and were thrilled to be given direction by their leader. This vile group must be declared a Terrorist Organization before more deaths occur. Below is a history of the organization: The Proud Boys was formed in 2016 by VICE Media co-founder, Gavin McInnes. In an op-ed in the far-right outlet Taki’s Magazine—notorious for its regular contributors, which included white supremacist Jared Taylor—McInnes announced the foundation of the group, describing its members as “Western chauvinists who refuse to apologise [sic] for creating the modern world,” and who “long for the days when ‘girls were girls and men were men.’” According to McInnes, the Proud Boys, whose name is taken from a song in the musical Aladdin, are a response and opposition to “politically correct culture.” McInnes’ orders were “We need more violence from the Trump supporters. Choke a bitch. Choke a tranny. Get your fingers around the windpipe. Get a gun." During the last three years, the Proud Boys have established themselves as a dominant force within the alt lite. Easily recognizable, thanks to their black and yellow Fred Perry polo shirts and red Make America Great Again baseball caps, members are regulars at far-right demonstrations and Trump rallies. After several years of forging alliances with members of the Republican political establishment, the Proud Boys have carved out a niche for themselves as both a right-wing fight club and a volunteer security force for the GOP. Despite their associations with mainstream politicians, Proud Boys’ actions and statements repeatedly land them in the company of white supremacists and right-wing extremists. Jason Kessler, the primary organizer of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, is a former Proud Boy. Several members attended the violent August 12, 2017 demonstration that ended in the death of counter-protestor Heather Heyer. During an October 2018 brawl outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan, for which two Proud Boys members were convicted and sentenced to substantial prison terms, and seven others pled guilty, the Proud Boys were joined by the 211 Bootboys, an ultra-nationalist and violent skinhead gang based in New York City. In October 2019, members of the Denver chapter of the Proud Boys marched with members of Patriot Front and former members of the now-defunct neo-Nazi group Traditionalist Worker Party. These relationships show the Proud Boys to be less a pro-western drinking club and more an extreme, right-wing gang. Ideologically, members subscribe to a scattershot array of libertarian and nationalist tropes, referring to themselves as anti-communist and anti-political correctness. Please sign so we can let our government know we will not stand for such injustice!
Petition to U.S Senate and House
Support Legal Action In Response To 1/6/21 Before It's Too Late
On January 6th, 2021 armed conservatives stormed our state capitol while dressed in Nazi insignia and waving confederate flags. They murdered police officers and assaulted our military men and women. This is the second time in America's history conservatives have attempted to overthrow our democratic and constitutional way of life and replace it with a conservative fascist ethnostate symbolized by the confederate flag. We, the undersigned, call upon the House and the Senate of the United States 117th Congress to convene a Special Grand Jury to conduct a comprehensive investigation of all aspects of the events of January 6th, 2021, to review evidence of criminal conduct within the executive branch of government, and to prosecute anyone for whom probable cause is found. Additionally, we need new laws that will charge with a felony members of groups or parties that seek to enact anti-democratic and anti-constitutional agendas against our country. Members of such parties should not be able to compromise our constitutional rights by holding office, entering law enforcement, military service or any position sworn to uphold our constitution.
Petition to Youth, Parents, Adults, Community
Help us build a better nation for the teens! #FightAgainstTeenViolenceandAbuse
Teen violence and abuse has been around for thousands of years and became a global public health problem. It involves number of acts, ranging from intimidation and physical confrontation to more serious sexual and physical abuse to murder. Some 200,000 homicides occur each year among young people aged 10-29 years worldwide, which is 42 percent of the total number of homicides worldwide each year. In individuals aged 10-29 years, homicide is the fourth leading cause of death, and 84 percent of these homicides include male victims. Teen violence and abuse has a serious, sometimes permanent effect on the physical, psychological, and social functioning of an individual when it is not fatal. Teen violence refers to harmful behaviors that can start early and continue into young adulthood. The young person can be a victim, an offender, or a witness to the violence. Violent acts can include bullying, fighting, including punching, kicking, slapping, or hitting, use of weapons such as guns or knives. Some violent acts can cause more emotional harm than physical harm. Others can lead to serious injury or even death. On the other hand, abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or all of these. Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents or guardians don't take care of the basic needs of the children who depend on them. Physical abuse is often the most easily recognized form of abuse, such as any kind of hitting, shaking, burning, pinching, biting, choking, throwing, beating, and other actions that cause physical injury, leave marks, or cause pain. Be one with us now! Let's use our voices to reach out and spread awareness with the aspiration to lessen the victims and cases of teen violence and abuse not only in the Philippines but globally.
Petition to Erin Mendenhall, Utah Department of Health, Michael Brown, Dillion Hase, David Budwit
Help the Homeless in Salt Lake City make it through winter
This winter Salt Lake City faces a homeless crisis unlike anything we've known. Our state's shelters are currently full or are operating beyond capacity. The overflow shelter in Midvale that has opened every winter to help with the increased demand that comes with colder temperatures, is already full. The Road Home served as many people by May of 2016 as it had the entire previous year of 2015. Yet the City has no plan in place for the hundreds of homeless who currently live out 5600 W, or the many families who are camping or living in their cars, and will be seeking emergency shelter this winter. Help the Homeless. All of the People and families that live in campers and motor homes and even tents. We are all people too. Just like all other humanity we need somewhere to call home to. We're not all out here because we're bums. There are many that can't work, don't qualify for assistance so here we are. Yes it can look dumpy on the side of some back road filled with campers, but we're getting run off everywhere. We get harassment from everyone. Being told to pack up and move, or risk losing our trailers to impoundment. So here your already struggling, let's make it better by taking everything you own. Please we sre all in this life together. So help give us a hand up not a hand out. Help us get some land or property or something for us to park and stay. We're not all as bad as everyone thinks. We just want somewhere to call home too.