Petition to U.S National Park Services
Hold Petroglyph Park Ranger Accountable in Tasing of Indigenous Praying Man
On Sunday, December 27 2020, Darrell House, a Native American and a Marine Veteran, was tased by a Park Ranger while praying a few feet off trail at Petroglyph National Monument. He was off-trail to maintain social distance due to a large group passing. Shown on an Instagram video, Mr. House was tased multiple times while lying on the ground with his hands in the air and was later handcuffed so the Park Ranger searched for weapons--which he did not find. We need to hold this Park Ranger accountable and let the National Park Service know that as a community, we do not tolerate violence towards native peoples--especially on their ancestral lands. Please sign this petition to demand that the National Park Service immediately remove the Park Ranger(s) involved and apologize to Mr. House and the native community. https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/video-park-ranger-tases-native-american-man-at-petroglyph-national-monument/5962472/
Petition to Usrowing
Keep Lightweight Rowing at Youth Nationals
USRowing has made the decision to cut all lightweight categories from racing in this year’s competitions due to the pandemic. We feel that eliminating all lightweight racing opportunities is not the best course of action in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19. We align with the goal to stay safe and respect all protocols, but the decision to make USRowing Youth Nationals less exclusive contradicts the overall goal of limiting the number of people at the event. We feel that making the regatta more exclusive and having stricter qualifications would be a more effective course of action than cutting lightweight rowing completely. Making Youth Nationals "sign up only" would mean that more eights and fours would register to participate, bringing in more coxswains that would also have to get weighed in before racing. Allowing coxswains to get weighed in completely contradicts the stated reason for the elimination of lightweight racing categories. Regardless of weight class, all rowers across the country have been waiting for a national caliber opportunity to demonstrate all of the hard work that has been put in over quarantine. It is absolutely devastating to have this opportunity denied to lightweights only, while at the same time opening up the regattas to more open weight athletes, especially so far in advance. We urge USRowing to reconsider these premature decisions and find a better solution that includes lightweight events.
Petition to Snap Inc.
Make Snapchat Implement an Emergency "Delete Account" Pathway
MY STORY: On January 15, 2020, an unknown person hacked my friends account and posed as them. They were able to receive my Snapchat password, and they locked me out of my account. They had access to all of my “Memories,” a feature Snapchat encourages its users to utilize to store content, and therefore access to personal images, screenshots, and most pictures that I have taken on Snapchat in the past few years. The hacker then sent messages to my friends telling them to tell me to talk to them from a new account. The hacker then continued to threaten me and provide ultimatums. Give them my “My Eyes Only” password and they would give me my Recovery Code, they would not hack my friends, they would not post images on my Public Story, they would not post my images on a Revenge P*rn website, etc.. My “My Eyes Only” included sensitive, explicit, and most of all personal content, so I did not give them the password. They then proceeded to post semi-nude images of me from my “Memories” on my Public Snapchat Story, and I do not know what they did with any of the other images, whether they are saved to their phone and shared with their friends or posted publicly on the Internet. I acknowledge that this is Sexual Harassment and Cyberbullying. In some photos, I am under the age of 18, which borders Child P*rnography. I filed out the Snapchat Report form right as they sent me the first threat, asking for access back to my account or for the account to be deleted. Almost 12 hours later, I have received no reply. There is no helpline to call and nothing I can do. I have filed a police report, but that too is to no avail in these complicated and tricky times. Every time I changed the password, they changed it back. They set up a new Two-Factor Authentication and refuse to give me the Recovery Code. They have access to all my personal content, and I feel violated and helpless. SUMMARY: Snapchat is a growing social media platform catering internationally to people as young as 13. With new features like “Memories” and “My Eyes Only,” introduced, many users store private and personal information, images, and more under the impression that it is safe. Although there are new protective features Snapchat has implemented, such as Two-Factor Authentication, accounts still continue to get compromised - thus private information and content is compromised, which can be unsafe, especially for minors. Snapchat does not have any sort of widely-known 24-hour helpline and does not provide a time frame for responding to filed reports through their Support platform. In the case that an account is compromised or hacked into, or in the case of some Emergency, there should exist a way to quickly delete said account. This may present itself as a 24-hour callable helpline, an Emergency report form that will be responded to within a few hours, or something else. This platform should be available remotely and accessible to someone who does not have their phone. GOAL: I hope to protect future Snapchat users, especially minors who might not know of additional authentication features, by pushing Snapchat to create a way for users to Delete a Compromised Account in case of Emergency or a special scenario like mine. I wish that everyone’s personal content within the application is protected. The same way a credit card can be canceled if it falls into the wrong hands, a Snapchat account should be able to be quickly deleted should it do the same. Thank you for your time and support! **I also think that Recovery Codes and Authentication Features should be more widely publicized.**
Petition to Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, President of the United States
Select a Native American to run the Department of the Interior
We would like to formally request that incoming U.S. President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris name the Department of the Interior to be filled now, and ideally in perpetuity, by a Native American. We need a leader who will strengthen our country and not give in to corporations looking to exploit our shared resources. The Native tribes of this land have centuries-long traditions of doing just that: caring for the land, living in harmony with it, and using its resources in balance and with reverence. Let’s not forget that nearly all Americans reside on land that was mostly stolen from Native tribes. Despite this injustice, Native American communities actively participate in our democracy and were essential to the coalition-building that led to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s historic win in this year’s presidential election. For example, some tribes in Arizona voted 97% for Biden-Harris. We owe it to our Native American communities to give them a seat at the table. Ideally, we would like to see a panel of tribal leaders weigh in on the selection process for this cabinet position, using criteria important to them for such an appointment. This process would demonstrate deference to these groups suffering at the U.S. government’s hands since the founding of our country. Naming a Native American to lead the Department of the Interior honors the sacrifice Native tribes have made for the growth of our country, as well as rewards them for their participation in our democracy. Most importantly, it provides this important leadership role to a group that culturally is best suited to protect our natural resources in a sustainable and honorable manner. Sign this petition to ask the Biden-Harris administration to appoint a Native American leader as the next Secretary of the Interior.
Petition to North Carolina State Senate, Thom Tillis, National School Boards Association, New York City Public Schools
Stop Standardized Testing in the U.S
On average, each student takes around eight mandatory standardized tests per year, averaging around twenty to twenty-five hours each school year. A study has shown. that testing takes up 2.3% of classroom learning time. From Pre-K to twelfth grade, students have taken up to one-hundred-twelve mandatory standardized tests. I realize there may be some pros and cons to getting rid of mandatory standardized testing, but I firmly believe we should get rid of it. We should be allowed to be passed based on our knowledge in class, our homework and our daily grades and. small classroom quizzes. Thats what matters. We shouldn't. be judged on our intelligence because of one test that decides our destinies for us despite our own dreams. The amount of stress given to us before and even after tests are atonishing. Parents claim they just want us to try when they force us to get A's and B's nothing below a, B minus. We should be learning how to file taxes, how to fill out a check, how to buy a house, a car, etc. Not learning the same things over and over just with more steps. Studies have shown that we only use 37% of what we learn will be used in real life when the other 98% is not useful or we wont use after graduation. Finland doesn't use standardized standing, the only tests they have is small classroom tests. Even then, they are used to test to see what the student is learning, they grade them based of learning, not just grades. Finlands success and graduation numbers are higher than in the U.S because of this. I really hope you consider signing this petition and helping me and many other achieve this goal. Thank you!
Petition to SIGN THIS SO WE CAN GET THE DOWNFALLS HIGH SERIES
DOWNFALLS HIGH SERIES
Hey ya’ll! Downfalls high was an emotional masterpiece. I’m sure all of us wanna know so so so many different things about the characters and their personal lives! This movie deserves a continuation SIGN THIS SO MOD AND KELLS CAN MAKE DOWNFALLS HIGH A SERIES AKA A TV SHOW!!!