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Demand Justice for Laquan McDonald!

On October 20, 2014, Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke brutally gunned down 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, shooting him 16 times. Because for more than a year Chicago city officials showed no intention of holding Officer Van Dyke accountable, we demand: * the resignation of Superintendent Garry McCarthy for his inability to end the culture of violence towards Black people within the Chicago Police Department * the resignation of State's Attorney Anita Alvarez for her continued protection of violent and corrupt police officers * that Governor Rauner appoint a special prosecutor to investigate this case and all future cases of police...

Urge Gov. Susana Martinez to Reconsider Her Stance on Syrian Refugees

New Mexico should welcome Syrian refugees, who are fleeing the same perpetrators of violence that struck Beirut and Paris. Governor Martinez’s opposition to settling Syrian Refugees in New Mexico does not align with the compassion we expect from our state. Because Gov. Martinez has no authority to close our borders to Syrian refugees, her remarks only inflame a reactionary sense of xenophobia.

Stop Matt Bevin, governor-elect, from refusing Syrian refugees

Matt Bevin, it goes against my own Christian values and against humanitarian values to refuse a single refugee coming to the Commonwealth based on his passport or nationality. If we selectively like some refugees but oppose others, based on their nationality or religion, we directly support those who attempt to polarize Christians vs. Muslims and try to plant fear into our hearts. Helping my neighbor, Syrian or Cuban or Iraqi or American, is what my religion calls me to do (and I follow this calling).

Tell Republican governors: Stop attacking refugees

Threatening to refuse Syrian refugees entry into our state is playing to baseless racist fears for cheap political gain. Stop attacking the refugee families who are fleeing the same terrorist groups behind the attacks in Paris, Beirut, and around the world.

5 protesters shot: We stand against white supremacist terror

Local police and federal authorities have proven unable- or unwilling- to protect Black communities from police violence and protesters from state repression and white backlash. In order to protect Black communities and protesters from the police and racists, Freedom, Inc. calls on the United Nations and Organization of American States to 1. launch an independent investigation into police violence against Black communities AND police repression of the democratic rights of protesters supporting Black rights; and 2. send international peacekeepers to protect Black communities and protesters from state violence, state repression and white supremacists. In addition, we call on white allies...

President Obama: Stop GMO Salmon!

I'm deeply concerned that the FDA just approved genetically engineered (GMO) salmon, despite widespread opposition and serious safety concerns. GMO salmon poses potential health risks to people who eat it. And what's worse, it would be unlabeled on grocery store shelves, so people couldn’t avoid it when they shop. You can stop this. Please take action to keep GMO salmon out of the food supply by revoking its approval.

Kick big polluters out of climate policymaking

We call on you to take immediate action to protect the COP21 climate talks happening in Paris next month, and all future negotiations, from the influence of big polluters. Given the fossil fuel industry’s years of interference intended to block progress, push false solutions, and continue the disastrous status quo, the time has come to stop treating big polluters as legitimate ‘stakeholders’ and to remove them from climate policymaking.

Texans Supporting Syrian Refugees

On November 16, 2015, Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Barack Obama stating that the State of Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Paris, a violation of his authority. Let Governor Abbott know that regardless of his letter to the president, Texans support Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Texas. Terrorism is on trial, not Syrian refugees.

Restore Syrian Refugee Program in Michigan!

We call on Governor Snyder to restore Michigan's commitment to resettlement for Syrian refugees and to comply with the Refugee Act of 1980, under which the President has the power to admit refugees who face "persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion" into the United States.

Charge Deputy Ben Fields with Assault!

Deputy Ben Fields of the Richland County police department body slammed a teenage girl in front of her classmates for refusing to leave class, while classmates looked on in horror and the teacher did nothing. Arrest Deputy Fields and charge him with assault! Fire the teacher for failing to protect his students! Stop using police to solve simple discipline matters! Community control over police!

Petition for Compassion

In the face of tragedy, compassion not fear must be the motivating factor if we wish to progress forward and protect the values of this country. We ask you, Governor Hickenlooper to stand by your original action and support President Obama in welcoming Syrian Refugees to America, including Colorado.

Welcome Refugees in Chicago

Do not allow Governor Rauner's fearmongering to impact Chicago. Pledge to maintain a welcoming city and stay open to refugees from Syria and anywhere people are fleeing for safety.

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