Petition to Mayor of Brussels
Remove the urinal from the wall of the St. Catherine's Church in Brussels
English, Español, Français, Português, Deutsch, Italiano, Polski (ordered by total number of speakers)ENG: The urinal on the northern wall of the Church of St. Catherine in Brussels should be removed and relocated so that people using it wouldn't urinate on the wall of a church. A urinal on the wall of a church (or any other temple) offends basic civil rights and values of Civilization - respect for religion and human dignity. This fight is not only about the Church of St. Catherine in Brussels - it is about respect for our universal values that are a foundation of Europe. A symbolic fight for a renaissance of the West. ES:Retirar el urinario de la pared de la iglesia de Sainte-Catalina en Bruselas. El urinario del muro norte de la iglesia de Santa Catalina en Bruselas debe retirarse y reubicarse para que las personas que lo utilicen no orinen en el muro de la iglesia. Un urinario en la pared de una iglesia (o cualquier otro templo) viola los derechos civiles básicos y los valores de la civilización: respeto por la religión y la dignidad humana. Este pedido no se refiere solamente a la Iglesia de Santa Catalina en Bruselas, se trata de respetar nuestros valores universales que son la base de Europa. Una lucha simbólica por el renacimiento de Occidente. FRA: Retirer l'urinoir du mur de l'église Sainte-Catherine à Bruxelles L'urinoir sur le mur nord de l'église Sainte-Catherine à Bruxelles doit être enlevé et déplacé afin que les personnes qui l'utilisent n'urinent pas sur le mur d'une église. Un urinoir sur le mur d'une église (ou de tout autre temple) porte atteinte aux droits civils fondamentaux et aux valeurs de la civilisation - le respect de la religion et de la dignité humaine. Ce combat ne concerne pas seulement l’église Sainte-Catherine de Bruxelles - il s’agit du respect de nos valeurs universelles qui sont le fondement de l’Europe. Un combat symbolique pour une renaissance de l'Occident. PT: Retirada dos mictórios do muro da igreja Sainte-Catherine em Bruxelas. O mictório no muro norte da igreja Sainte-Catherine à Bruxelas deve ser retirado e deslocado afin que as pessoas que os utilizam não urinem no muro de uma igreja. O mictório no muro de uma igrja (ou em todo outro templo) é um atentado aos direitos civis fundamentais e aos valores da civilização- o respeito da religião e da diginidade humana. Esse combate não diz respeito somente à igreja de Sainte Catherine de Bruxelas- se trata de respeitr aos valores universais que são o fundamento da Europa. Um combate simbólico para um renascimento do Ocidente. DE: Entfernen Sie das Urinal von der Wand der Katharinenkirche in Brüssel Das Urinal an der Nordwand der Katharinenkirche in Brüssel sollte entfernt und verlegt werden, damit die Benutzer nicht an der Wand einer Kirche urinieren. Ein Urinal an der Wand einer Kirche (oder eines anderen Tempels) verletzt grundlegende Bürgerrechte und Werte der Zivilisation - Achtung der Religion und der Menschenwürde. In diesem Kampf geht es nicht nur um die Katharinenkirche in Brüssel, sondern auch um die Achtung unserer universellen Werte, die eine Grundlage Europas bilden. Ein symbolischer Kampf für eine Renaissance des Westens. IT: Rimuovere l'orinatoio dal muro della chiesa di Sainte-Catherine a Bruxelles L'orinatoio sul muro nord della chiesa di Santa Caterina a Bruxelles dovrebbe essere rimosso e ricollocato in modo che le persone che lo usano non depositino la loro urina sul muro di una chiesa. Un orinatoio sul muro di una chiesa (o di qualsiasi altro tempio) viola i diritti civili fondamentali e i valori della civiltà: il rispetto per la religione e la dignità umana. Questa richiesta non si riferisce solo alla Chiesa di Santa Caterina a Bruxelles,si tratta di rispettare i nostri valori universali che sono alla base dell'Europa. Una lotta simbolica per la rinascita dell'Occidente. PL: Usunięcie urynału z kościoła Św. Katarzyny w Brukseli. Urynał zlokalizowany na północnej ścianie kościoła Św. Katarzyny w Brukseli powinien zostać usunięty lub przeniesiony, aby ludzie nie oddawali moczu na ścianę kościoła. Urynał na ścianie kościoła (albo jakiejkolwiek innej świątyni) jest obrazą dla podstawowych praw obywatelskich i wartości cywilizacji - szacunku dla religii i ludzkiej godności. Ta walka toczy się nie tylko o kościół Św. Katarzyny w Brukseli, to również walka o uniwersalne wartości będące podstawą Europy. To symboliczna walka o renesans Zachodu.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, Charles E. Schumer, Charles E. Schumer, Patrick J. Toomey, Bob Casey Jr, Tom Wolf, Pat Brown, Charlie Dent, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Mike Pence, Orrin G. Hatch, Mitch McConnell, chuck schumer
Net Neutrality. A basic human right.
"Net Neutrality is like a library, it should be open to everyone. Its not right to prohibit the freedom to access it." - Brian Curtin. Net neutrality is the "first amendment of the internet". It is one of the best ways for mutual freedom, and should never be forfeited. In simple terms, net neutrality is the basic concept that companies such as At&t, Verizon, Google or even social media sites, have to treat your data as an equal and cannot favor or block certain content. This pretty much means you have a one hundred percent freedom to choose what websites or applications you wish to use. Big companies have already privatized a tool that was created by "the public" and have sold it off, resulting in themselves making money. No longer having net neutrality would make this much, much worse. Look at it this way, if Ajit Pai, Donald Trump and the FCC pass the bill to repeal net neutrality, you will no longer have freedom to surf the web and do what you would like to do. More and more things will be filtered, censored, and everything will be much slower. No longer having net neutrality will also lead to paid prioritization. The internet is a place that allows freedom, net neutrality will maintain the fact that the government does not have any rule over internet use. Our first amendment right grants us with free expression and actions that are fundamental to democratic government. We have the freedom of RAPPS (religion, assembly, press, petition and speech). A great example of this would be in Portugal, where people pay separately for messaging, social and music apps and even email services. Taking away net neutrality would be the same as taking away your freedom of speech. It is vital for creativity as well as innovation. The internet is an important tool to get ones viewpoint and opinions across. It is a place where everyone has a voice. That should never be taken away. Now, using the same tools, it is up-to you to get your viewpoint across and allow net neutrality to continue. "Everyone should have their own opinion and be able to voice it. No matter what it is. Of course, that does not mean your opinion is always right. But, you’re certainly entitled to your opinion."Tim Mcgraw Sources: Debate.org. “Is Net Neutrality a Good Thing?” Debate.org, Debate.org, 2017, www.debate.org/opinions/is-net-neutrality-a-good-thing Tarnoff, Ben. “Time to Release the Internet from the Free Market – and Make It a Basic Right.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 29 Nov. 2017, www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/nov/29/net-neutrality-internet-basic-right-america-trump-administration Romm, Tony. “Trump's FCC Has Revealed Plans to Wipe out Net Neutrality.” Recode, Recode, 21 Nov. 2017, www.recode.net/2017/11/21/16679114/fcc-ajit-pai-net-neutrality-rules-donald-trump Jon Brodkin - Oct 6, 2015 4:10 pm UTC. “How Net Neutrality Violates the First Amendment (According to One ISP).” Ars Technica, Ars Technica Addendum , 6 Oct. 2015, arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/10/net-neutrality-violates-the-first-amendment-according-to-one-isp/. Griffin, Andrew. “Donald Trump Plans Total Repeal of Net Neutrality Law That Keeps the Internet Free.” The Independent, Independent Digital News and Media, 24 Nov. 2017, www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/trump-net-neutrality-repeal-internet-rules-fcc-free-latest-news-ajit-pai-a8067811.html https://gbatemp.net/attachments/what-is-net-neutrality-video-blocked-jpg.92770/
Petition to CRL Rights Commission
Keep religion free from regulation in South Africa
On 26 October 2016, the CRL Rights Commission released its Preliminary Report on the “Commercialisation” of Religion and Abuse of People’s Belief Systems. The Report recommends the regulation of religious institutions and religious practitioners in South Africa. The proposals contained in the CRL Report represent an unacceptable erosion of your rights to freedom of religion and association guaranteed by the South African Constitution. It is not for the State, or any other body, to decide which religions qualify as a "religion", or to sit as "judge" over the doctrines of religious institutions, and decide whether they can operate. While the Commission has valid concerns regarding isolated incidents taking place in the name of faith, through the enforcement of existing legislation, education and provision of resources, we believe there are viable alternative solutions to every problem the Commission has identified. We as the faith community of South Africa have a right to remain free to believe, teach, preach and live out our religious convictions and beliefs, without the control and interference of the State. The State should respect and help protect our constitutional right to freedom of religion and association. If you agree, join us by signing this petition where we call upon: the CRL Commission to review and re-consider their recommendations, to ensure that freedom of religion is protected and respected; and the Government to ensure that the existing laws are enforced upon those who perpetrate abuses under the guise of religion. Follow FOR SA on Facebook @FreedomOfReligionSA or visit our website at www.forsa.org.za If you would like to support FOR SA with a donation, please click here. To join FOR SA and subscribe to our Newsletter, please click here.
Petition to NIKE, Gucci, Kitchen Aid, Starbucks, Licencees Of Trump's Brand (Real Estate), Two Rivers Co.
Tell These Companies: It's Time To Dump Trump!
Donald Trump's brand is bigoted bullying. His commentary has been increasingly reckless and racially charged -- and his conduct has been exposed as predatory. For example: Trump bragged about sexual assaulting women, claiming that he can get away anything because of his celebrity. Trump attacked Mexicans, calling them "murderers" and "rapists." Trump endorsed and encouraged violence against Black Lives Matter as well as other anti-Trump demonstrators Attacked female critics in the media by suggesting that they were having their period or by explicitly calling them ugly. Said that he would seriously look into getting rid of all the Muslims in the United States. Several weeks after saying that, he put out an official policy that called for banning all Muslims from entering the United States. Trump's conduct has gotten so extreme that even mainstream and venerable news outlets have started comparing his conduct to fascism. Many of Trump's major business already cut ties with him. NBC and Macy's as well as many other companies that do business with Trump ended their relationship over the summer. It's a good start. But there's more work to do. This petition is targeting remaining Trump business associations: 1) Did you know that many of the Trump buildings are not actually owned by Trump? They're actually owned by other property companies and they pay Donald Trump to license his name and put it on the building. These companies should stop paying Trump to use his name and remove his name from their buildings. 2) Over the years, Donald Trump has bragged many times that Gucci and Nike placed their flagship stores in Trump buildings. He's very proud of these stores and these business deals. Donald Trump uses Gucci and Nike's brand recognition to legitimize his bigoted bullying. Gucci and Nike should no longer allow for Trump to do this. They should reconsider their business deals with Donald Trump and begin exploring relocating their flagship stores. 3) Starbucks has coffee shops in Trump properties. Trump's brand is wildly inconsistent with Starbucks' brand. Not only that, but recently Trump actually called for a boycott of Starbucks, claiming that Starbucks was engaging in a war on Christmas. Starbucks should reconsider its business arrangements with Trump and pursue relocating those stores, 4) Kitchen Aid is the named sponsor of the PGA Senior Golf Championship. Donald Trump spent many years lobbying for a major golf tournament and was awarded the 2017 Kitchen Aid PGA Senior Golf Championship. Trump is very proud of this. Kitchen Aid should not allow for Donald Trump's dangerous bigoted bullying to be rewarded. Accordingly, they should push to move the tournament to another location (as many less prestigious golf events have already done). Follow The #DumpTrump Effort On Facebook: facebook.com/DumpTrumpEffort
Petition to The University of Maryland
Reduce UMD Student Fees and Tuition for the Remainder of the COVID-19 Pandemic!
It is unacceptable for students to pay for resources they do not have access to. Currently, University of Maryland students are being overcharged for their online educational experience and for services they are less able to utilize. We require a continued review and reduction, for all students, of tuition and fees for the remainder of the COVID-19 global pandemic. As we do not know when this pandemic will end, we need a comprehensive plan that adjusts prices justly. #LowerUniFees #NoResourceNoFee Students should not pay for resources that they do not have access to. It is never the burden nor responsibility of students to supplement the financial insecurities of their higher education institutions, particularly during a global pandemic. Higher Education is already unaffordable for most students with student loan debt totaling over 1.7 trillion nationally. Currently, University of Maryland students are being charged fees for services they are not able to utilize due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis. Students will not be able to receive the same academic and educational experience as before the pandemic started, yet it is proposed that we are to pay the same costs. As the school found it necessary to refund students the cost of unused resources during the Spring of 2020 and the initial outbreak of the pandemic, the school should remain committed to its scholars by not requiring the cost of unused resources - particularly as the pandemic has increasingly placed pressure, financial and otherwise, on students. Tuition rates should also be considered for reduction. UMBC reduced tuition by 22% as well as other noted tuition reductions from DMV area schools and around the nation. We are not receiving the same experience as in-person learning and the price should reflect that accordingly. The University should lean on donors, the federal government, savings, and other revenue streams during this time to supplement the needs of the institution. Students are not who institutions should turn to for extracting funds, especially if not providing services that match the request. We require a review and lowered adjustment of fees for the remainder of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Sign the petition today and contact UMD Leadership for further action: Office of the President Vice Presidents Fees to be reviewed and refunded to students (Based on Spring 2020 COVID-19 fee refunds): Shuttle Bus Athletics Recreation Services Stamp Student Union Performing Arts and Cultural Centers Student Facilities Sustainability Housing Dining Parking What we know: COVID-19 has caused an overall unemployment rate of 11.1% COVID has negative implications for mental health which students already deal with at high rates Students must now bear paying additional fees and tuition for resources that we will not have access to. Despite knowing the effects of COVID-19 our current leadership has not deemed it fit for us to receive a refund for the services not available to us Students are experiencing unprecedented changes to the educational experience, including in some cases exclusively online instruction International students have deportation concerns Across Universities, students face the same struggles as the average person and more during this time Some students must choose between homelessness and education Civil unrest in the nation is still occurring
Petition to Bernie Sanders, Donald J. Trump, Dan Crenshaw, Andrew Yang, The Walt Disney Company, Apple, Microsoft, Michelle Obama, New York State House, New York State Senate, New York, New York Times, Department of Education
College tuition reimbursement/lessen tuition due to online learning.
Colleges are raising tuition during the Covid crisis when they should lower it but they refuse to lower tuition even though most colleges have switched to online schooling. It is unfair and unamerican. Some students do not have the funding to keep paying for college tuition regardless of scholarships especially during covid when many households have been affected greatly and have had to use savings for bills and tuitions and still to this day have no source of income other than unemployment or stimulus checks. Refusing to lower tuition or reimburse tuition will only further the student debt crisis and potentially risk the lives of many Americans and families around the world. There are many house holds that rely on the younger generation to graduate college and help provide for the household and taking away money from those families is unethical. Students and families should not have to pay a ridiculous amount of money to attend college when majority of the colleges have switched to online classes and students do not need to use campus resources or facilities. I hope to make change the corrupt college system!! God bless you and God bless America!!!!!!
Petition to Dr. Ellen Junn, AS President, Timothy White
Lower Stanislaus State University's Fall 2020 Tuition
This upcoming semester, Fall 2020, California State University, Stanislaus has a tuition of $3,803 for undergraduate students taking more than 6 units. In my student center, I am being charged $3,978. If you look at the breakdown of the total cost of attendance, you can see that the cost of tuition is only $2,871. The additional cost is for on-campus resources. Since the campus is closed for the Fall 2020 semester, this petition is to lower the cost of admission to the sole cost of tuition. Students should not have to pay additional fees for on-campus resources we do not have access to. I am encouraging all undergraduate students to sign this petition to get rid of the extra fees tagged onto tuition since we are essentially paying for nothing.
Petition to New York Film Academy
Tuition Assistance Due to COVID-19
Tuition Assistance Due to COVID-19 To The New York Film Academy Producing Department Chairman, As the entire world is dealing with COVID-19, the contagious respiratory disorder, situations occur due to this coronavirus and everyone has the feeling of being on an entirely different planet. Producing students and those amongst other departments within the New York Film Academy and the entire globe have faced disasters before, but nothing as uncertain and catastrophic as this pandemic. In fact, this is an unprecedented time that demands major adjustments in our everyday lives as students and faculty. Students all over the world have shown courage in adapting to such unfavorable conditions with the shift to distance education in spite of witnessing their families and home countries in lockdown and/or quickly catching the ailment itself. However, some issues need to seriously be addressed soon as these have been entirely beyond the students' control. The most serious of these is the need to acknowledge that the students of the New York Film Academy are looking for financial assistance right now. The impact of this crisis, on both students and their families makes the situation a lot more intricate and there is a dire need for special considerations campus wide. Many families are suffering due to business closures and job loss and therefore, not generating enough cash flow to afford their students’ education and expenses. In addition, for those who are able to obtain a part-time job due to the rigorous school scheduling, students are no longer able to rely on those jobs to pay for their education and living expenses due to business shutdowns inside the US. The spring semester began roughly around February 3, 2020 for most, and by March 13, 2020, all weekend classes were halted and began transitioning for online course studies beginning March 16, 2020. With almost two full semesters of no physical class, and classes being held on an online basis, students not only lose the effect of being in class, but alongside they lose possible collaborations with fellow students and professionals in the area. Online classes also result in reduced cost for the university to operate as a whole. For the New York Film Academy, who is deemed a private university, what could be better time than this to show they support its students. Offering more than equipment discounts are more adequate to students that are in screenwriting, producer, and non-technical programs within the university. Refunding certain amounts already paid by students or by reducing part of the tuition for the semesters yet to start will be an example of the university supporting its students. (i.e. September 2020.) The schedule of being online with class makes it even more difficult for the students to obtain the limited job opportunities that we have lost by not being on the campus location we paid to attend. Some students and courses at New York Film Academy are charged a substantial amount where an annual increase of tuition still applies throughout this pandemic. In some programs, the number of courses taken each semester may decrease, though tuition either stays the same or increases. We are also requesting the university provides an online resource or physical information, detailing what our classes cost and what our tuition goes toward. (Lab fees, facility, classes, etc.) This goes into question if we are unable to use the benefits and resources like social clubs, library archives, sound studios, editing bays, etc. Not only will this provide transparency but will also give students the opportunity to budget appropriately during these uncertain times. Students are not only bearing the loss in terms of lower learning quality due to distance education, but also suffering from adverse mental health and heightened levels of distress due to confinement and associated financial struggles. We do thank you for your resources in this regard. A considerable reduction in tuition would help the students in coping with these unfortunate series of events. With hope that this message reaches the highest ears and eyes within New York Film Academy, we, the students look forward to a practical solution that informs us our voices are heard. Thank you, New York Film Academy Producing Students