thekatenator:

THIS IS A PETITION TO REVOKE AUTISM SPEAKS OF IT’S NONPROFIT STATUS

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recognize-autism-speaks-hate-group-and-revoke-its-nonprofit-status/CZTM9H2h

sourcedumal:

ilovemy4c-hair:

compactiscute:

So natural hair is being targeted by the U.S. Military. 

“More than 30% of females serving in the military are of a race other than white. As of 2011, 36% of females in the U.S. stated that they are natural, or refrain from chemically processing their hair. Females with natural hair take strides to style their natural hair in a professional manner when necessary; however, changes to AR 670-1 offer little to no options for females with natural hair. In the proposed changes, unauthorized hairstyles include twists, both flat twists as well as two strand twists; as well as dreadlocks, which are defined as “any matted or locked coils or ropes of hair.” These new changes are racially biased and the lack of regard for ethnic hair is apparent. This policy needs to be reviewed prior to publishing to allow for neat and maintained natural hairstyles.” 

There is a petition to reconsider the changes added to AR 670-1 and you can sign here

Signing the heck out of this!!!!

Aww hell to the no

mentalillnessmouse:

Hi, I was wondering if you could possibly share this with your followers? I’ve been working with my college’s chapter of Active Minds, a mental health advocacy and awareness organization, to petition Google to provide more comprehensive and widespread information about mental health services to users who might be at risk for doing harm to themselves. Basically, we want Google to make a popup that comes up whenever someone searches something like ‘suicide’ or ‘pro ana’ or ‘self harm’ and gives the option to be directed to a comprehensive list of helpful resources instead of going on to websites that could give advice or encouragement on how to do harm to themselves. We reached 1,000 signatures yesterday which is a huge deal and is really exciting, but we’re still a long way off from our goal. It would mean the world to me if you could share this with your followers to maybe get the word out about this petition a little bit more. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask me. I’m sorry to be that annoying person who goes and asks anyone who they follow to do things for them, but I feel like this is something that’s at least relevant to people who follow this blog and it could even end up helping them.

thebicker:

invisiblelad:

rarerandomgem:

think-progress:

Everything about this is disgusting.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/873/572/063/fire-judge-jan-jurden/

Here’s a petition to get this idiotic judge fired!

Affluenza strikes again. 

And more to the point, it’s glaringly obvious the rules are incredibly different for the 1% and those in the cheap seats but… seeing how stark those differences are can be incredibly frustrating. Sure, when you’re so well connected that your parents lunch with the D.A and or the Senator is on your speed dial, that’s one thing but when you do something this morally depraved and get special consideration when every other person in the same circumstance would be justly pilloried it says a lot about how “affluenza” and those judges who dole out preferential treatment really think about social class.

Nobody “fares well” in prison, but it only matters when a rich white guy might end up there.

socialistxtwerker:

ohstella:

chemeuevilady:

stay-human:

stay-human:

Beyonce: Don’t Play Apartheid Israel

As a feminist woman of color I ask Beyoncé to stand on the side of justice and cancel her gig in Tel Aviv, Israel. Beyoncé is scheduled to play to a segregated audience in Israel on July 15, 2014, the venue has not been confirmed in Tel Aviv. This boycott is “inspired by the struggle of South Africans against apartheid and in the spirit of international solidarity, moral consistency and resistance to injustice and oppression.” Israel is a persistent violator of international law and has failed to respect fundamental human rights. Until Israel ends its occupation and oppression of the people of Palestine I ask you, as a person of conscience and a philanthropist, not to play in Israel. Beyoncé, please join  now in the cultural boycott of Israel, and help stop entertaining apartheid.

Sign the petition here!

Guys the petition barely has 1250 signatures. Now I know for fact we can do better than this. It’s fucking Beyonce, we need to reach like tens of thousands for this to work. Fucking sign it instead of just reblogging this stuff on tumblr and get everyone else you know to sign it as well. If Beyonce pulled out of a concert from Israel think of how huge a win for BDS that would be, there would be so much exposure and it would really help, at the very least, American awareness (which is especially important cuz that’s where Israel’s military and political support comes from that lets them commit war crimes with impunity).

ohstella!

Alright y’all- sign the damn thing so Beyoncé is forced to cancel her show in Tel Aviv. Hopefully as a result of this petition she will see why as a feminist woman if color she should stand with the people of Palestine and denounce the apartheid state of Israel and its occupation and oppression of Palestinians and Africans.

Girl, don’t let me down!

epochryphal:

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Require All Single-Stall Restrooms be Made Unisex.

Given that:

1. restroom access is a basic human right;

2. people with disabilities may have caretakers of a different gender, or may have to travel further to a correctly gendered restroom;

3. parents may have children of a different gender;

4. transgender and gender non-conforming people frequently face outing, harassment, violence, policing and anxiety when forced to pick a gendered restroom, and may suffer health complications due to avoiding gendered restrooms;

5. “family” restrooms are not always available;

6. databases and apps such as “Safe to Pee” are inadequate; and that

7. similar policies have already been adopted by institutions such as UC Davis;

We hereby petition the White House to federally decree all existing and future single-stall restrooms be designated unisex.

Created: Mar 21, 2014

Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties, Disabilities, Women’s Issues

SIGNATURES NEEDED BY APRIL 20, 2014

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

(Source: captain-majed)

descartesthinksnot:

HELLO

The petition to legally recognize non-binary genders expired because it did not reach 100,000 signatures in time.

HERE IS A NEW PETITION. It expires April 20th. DO NOT LET THIS ONE FAIL AS WELL.

i-couldnt-be-your-hero:

i-couldnt-be-your-hero:

Hey guys, this is a link to a petition to have gender neutral bathrooms put in on my university’s campus. Please sign it and reblog so others can sign as well. This is an important cause, so please help gain support! Plus it’s for a grade so if you sign I’ll be all the more thankful.

We still need signatures guys, please help out!

madaranookami:

I would like it if you could take a moment of your time to hear this information. March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and I would like to help spread awareness.

I began having symptoms at age 11, had my first surgery and diagnosis at 15. I am now soon to be 25 and have had 3 more surgeries, numerous hormonal treatments, epidurals, radio-frequency nerve ablation, physical therapy, mindfulness training, acceptance and commitment therapy, and countless other treatments. I’ve tried dietary changes and exercise and everything from there to prescription narcotics.

I love school and graduated high school at age 16. I still don’t have a bachelor’s degree because of issues I’ve encountered with pain preventing me from attending school, and three years ago I had to leave school indefinitely. Some days I can’t get out of bed and either have to be helped to the bathroom or crawl. Other days I can manage to get errands done if I have medication. Every day is a struggle.

This is not ‘just cramps’ I am not imagining it. I am not exaggerating my level of pain. This is real. This disease has caused damage to my heart because of constant intractable pain, medications have damaged my stomach, I grind my teeth in my sleep when I’m in pain to the point I’ve damaged my hearing. I won’t even begin to go into the psychological damage.

Right now Endometriosis is not considered a disabling condition, and anyone who files for disability with only Endometriosis will be denied with no consideration. Even once it reaches the point of ravaging the rest of the body and destroying the mind it is still hardly looked at, and dismissed. Some women have minimal symptoms, that is not the norm. Something else I want you all to realize is that there is no cure for this.

There is no cure.

I ask that you take a few moments to sign this petition before April 4, 2014 and try to help gain some recognition for women in tremendous need. To each person who signs this I thank you.

If you would like to know more about my personal story, you can look here and here.