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Action Against Drones: IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO?On the occasion of Spring Days of Action against the killer drones the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance issues this call to action: The National Security Agency is not only violating the 4th Amendment to the US Constitution by taking away the privacy rights of Americans and others around the world, but contributing to the deaths and the maiming of innocents, including children, in the NSA's role supporting the US CIA and US Military drone strikes. The Obama Administration has already violated the 5th Amendment rights of Americans killed by the drones including Anwar al-Awlaki and his son in Yemen. International law has been violated, as the US drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq are war crimes. The NSA is culpable, and we must nonviolently express our First Amendment rights and responsibilities under international law to oppose the US Government and the Obama Administration's extrajudicial killings carried out in our name and with our tax money. On Saturday, May 3, 2014 we will gather and peacefully assemble at the National Security Agency to hold a public witness against the its role in violations of international law, war crimes, and crimes against peace. Across the United States, citizen activists have been involved in challenging the killer drone program, and some of them have been arrested and jailed for being voices for the voiceless drone victims. The demonstration at the NSA will be nonviolent, and is open to all peace with justice people. Some participants may be moved to risk arrest, however, the demonstration is open to all. Please let the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance know if you are able to be at the NSA on May 3 by emailing Joy First at firstname.lastname@example.org A final planning meeting will be held on Friday May 2. Contact Malachy Kilbride at email@example.com for information on this important planning session. The NSA, former employer of Edward Snowden, is located at Fort Meade, Maryland where the courageous US war crimes whistle-blower, Chelsea Manning, was tried and convicted. If not you, then who, will join us on May 3, 2014? Come out for peace with justice for all and be a voice FOR the drone victims and AGAINST US militarism and the violence of empire. For more information contact Joy First, convener of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance at: firstname.lastname@example.org of 100 SignaturesCreated by Malachy K.
Pass SB 1132 California Fracking MoratoriumLast year, under pressure from the oil industry, the California Legislature failed to pass a moratorium on fracking. Since then, fracking has continued to expand in California, putting our communities, our water supply and the climate at risk. Now we have another chance to pass a fracking moratorium bill. State Senators Holly Mitchell and Mark Leno introduced SB 1132, a strong moratorium bill that, if passed, will protect California from fracking and other well stimulation techniques. SB 1132 just got a yes vote at the first committee hearing. The next vote is on April 30. We have a real opportunity to pass a fracking moratorium in California this year. The oil industry will spend huge amounts of money and political capital fighting this bill. We need your help before the next vote on April 30. Please sign the petition to urge our California State Legislators to vote yes on SB 1132 for a fracking moratorium now.4,804 of 5,000 SignaturesCreated by Pat J.
Create a Virginia Commission to Convert from War to Peace EconomyWhile military spending produces jobs, it produces fewer of them than civilian spending, or even than tax cuts for working people. It's a drain on the economy, in addition to its other significant drawbacks.19 of 100 SignaturesCreated by David S.
PETITION TO ESTABLISH PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA OUTLET LIBRARIES ON ELECTION MATTERSThe People desire that all elections be open, honest and transparent. If we truly wish to be a dynamic, fluid, diverse and Democratic Society...then all American Citizens must be informed and stay involved! These digital/internet media outlets would provide a Public Library access to current, as well as past election materials and information...an election in progress, would be documented and made available to the public in real time. The information services provided by these media outlets, would alleviate any fears of having non informed voters.. It would also eliminate any reasons given for certain partisan elections.. such as a county coroner, for example. In certain positions, it should not be required to associate your party affiliations with job requirements..it should not be a factor. Please sign to support election TRANSPARENCY and REFORM..keep the pressure on our Public Servants to be accountable for their actions!5 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Karen R.
Memorial and TrialTo honor the dead and bring those responsible to account.2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Leon K.
Trump Must Go, Now!Trump is a clear and present danger to our country and planet. He and his administration have created policies that are cruel, vindictive, and divisive. These policies have had detrimental impacts on every family and community. His lack of leadership and incompetence is reflected in his mishandling of the covid19 crisis. Every day we are tormented with broiling angst and frustration voiced by the media and our government representatives; one cogent reminder after another of his gross ineptitude. Where is the outrage reinforced by action so desperately needed in these most challenging times? When will those who have the power to influence stop the madness and stand up with peaceful protesters and say enough is enough? Now is the time and place for government representatives and all concerned citizens to raise our collective voices. We need to heed and follow the example of MSNBC'S Chris Hayes who recently stated with a high sense of urgency, "Trump Must Go!" and Chris Cuomo of CNN who pleaded we all need to be outraged. He utilized the film Network's most telling quote "We need to get mad as hell and yell it loud and clear, we're not going to take this anymore!" We simply cannot wait until November for things to change. The stakes are too high; we must not leave more time for Trump and his minions to enact their draconian agenda, to do more damage to our fragile democracy while affecting in a most egregious manner the most vulnerable amongst us. Daily uttering repetitious litanies of fact-based Trumpian malfeasance taxes our mental health to the limit. Feelings of excessive anxiety, helplessness, and despair, to name a few, do nothing to protect our wellbeing. Thus, we need this petition to be embraced by a collective tidal wave, to march forward with those who demand justice, and say with conviction, enough is enough! Trump Must Go, Now!8 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Joe F.
Add monthly Bonus during COVID pandemic to make sure that Home Health Aides will keep workingAs it is now Aides are paid little, $9 to $12/hour (at least in my state), but many have been quitting since they are risking their lives for so little. W have no Health AIde for my wife, which happened since the Coronavirus Pandemic. People who live with their clients are now burdened with care of their disabled relative or friend. This is reaching a crisis point, where disabled people will NEED to move to nursing homes or other congregate-care facilities, which is much more expensive & dangerous.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Ted Q.
U.S. House of Representatives must immediately pass the Green New Deal and Medicare For AllAmericans, who mostly support these two bills, need assurance from our Congress members that the future is toward care of the Earth, its people and life itself. The 2020 Democratic Party Platform ahead of Nov. 3rd will be greatly enhanced in its power if the House takes action now on these two sweeping policy programs.9 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Sidney M.
No warI am a senior and too much police brutality and poverty and racism.3 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Dharamraj N.
New York state Board of Elections should not cancel the state's presidential primary.Canceling the presidential primary is contrary to democracy.2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by peter g.
Cancel Rents, Mortgages and Utilities During Disasters and PandemicsWe have stay in place orders right now. The most important part of that is we are being ordered to stay at home. If citizens don't have to worry about a roof over their heads and keeping the lights on, then all we need to do is feed ourselves and stay healthy. This is important because we don't know how long this disaster is going to last. If we the people had a "medicare for all" healthcare system, our rooves are covered and our lights are on, everyone gets a food card (amount based on number of family members), then when we're asked to stay home, no one has to worry about how long this is going last, and stop worrying about getting back to work. We need to stop and shut down, stay inside and take care of those that are taking care of us. We don't need corporations to take care of us, we are Americans and can take care of ourselves.1 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Michael S.
Mandatory temperature check for Mental health workersThe OMH are not protecting workers who are in frequent contact with patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus. These people are in contact with clients 5 days 16 hours a day...2 of 100 SignaturesCreated by Audie B.