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Capitol Riots

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Update posted 13 hours ago

Petition to Mitch McConnell, Charles E. Schumer, Mitt Romney, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Rick Scott, Shelley Moore Capito, John Cornyn, James E. Risch, Roy Blunt, John Boozman, Mike Braun, Richard Burr, Bill Cassidy, Tom Cotton, Kevin Cramer, Steve Daines, Joni Ernst, Deb Fischer, Lindsey Graham, Cindy Hyde-Smith, James M. Inhofe, James Lankford, Mike Lee, Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, Mike Rounds, Richard C. Shelby, Dan Sullivan, Roger F. Wicker, Todd Young

Tell Sen. McConnell to strip Cruz (R-TX) and Hawley (R-MO) of their committee assignments.

Senator McConnell, Today you gave an impassioned speech in the well of the Senate asking for the members of your caucus to respect the will of the states, to respect the will of the people, and to respect the sanctity of law. You asked for your members to be part of the unity to bring our country back together during a painful and difficult year. You pleaded with your caucus to respect both “we the people” as well as respect your wishes as their leader. Two of your members stand out as Senators who neither respect you and your leadership nor the will of the States, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). Based on the fact that they clearly have no respect for the will of the States and the people who represent them, as a result of their disrespect of you and your request to preserve our democracy, as a result of the chaos and lawlessness that they spurned that placed capital police, Members of Congress, and their staff in danger and fear, based on their disrespect for their oath to protect and defend the Constitution and what it represents, our Democracy, we request that in the 117th Congress you strip these two Senators of their committee assignments.  These members have disrespected our nation and no longer deserve to sit in any committee in any position of authority until they can prove once again that they respect the people and the government that those seats represent. Remove Senator Cruz and Hawley from all committee assignments!

Vets for America
720 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Mike Garcia

Rep. Mike Garcia (CA-25) must recant his support for Trump, or Resign.

This past week, Congressman Mike Garcia (CA-25) joined an unprecedented challenge to the Electoral Count mounted by 140 Republican House members and 12 Republican Senators to object to the results of the 2020 Election in the states of Arizona and Pennsylvania, on the basis that they were not "regularly given," despite numerous State and Federal Court Rulings to the contrary.ArtII.S1.C2 of the United States Constitution--which Rep. Mike Garcia has sworn to uphold--explicitly states each state is entitled to appointed electors according to their own laws, so as Federal Representative, he lacks legal standing to object. Instead, he claims to be ostensibly fulfilling his "duty to protect the rights of the men and women of California's 25th District." He won reelection of this hotly contested district by a mere 333 votes precisely because moderate Republicans.His continued defense of these baseless and blatantly false claims were a major contributing factor to the unprecedented storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, which led to the deaths of five people, including a Capitol Hill Police Officer, Brian Sicknick, who died of his injuries after being bludgeoned with a fire extinguisher by a pro-Trump mob. This act was denounced as an act of domestic terrorism by GOP Spokesman Michael Ahrens, Rep. Will Hurd (R) (TX-23), among others. Additionally, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) reported to Hugh Hewitt that senior White House aides told him that President Trump encouraged the violence and was 'delighted' and 'excited'. Given the fact that he has given ideological cover for what his own Republican colleagues have called an act of domestic terrorism, I believe he has violated his Oath of Office, in which he is required to uphold the "Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." I believe that by his actions, he has violated the spirit of this oath, and several Americans are dead because of it. I believe this to be moral cowardice in the face of a grave threat to our democracy. As a resident, a voter, and a registered Republican of his District, whose rights he claims to protect by this action, I am asking him to publicly recant his previous support for Trump, publicly recant his opposition to the Electoral Count in Pennsylvania and Arizona, and publicly apologize to his constituents for using their reputation to defend this unprecedented action, or resign.

Kevin de Bree
73 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to President Joe Biden

Establish a US Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

On May 25, 2020 Officer Derek Chauvin knelt on George Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.  Each of us witnessed the abomination on video.  Watched and attempted to process what we saw with our own eyes and what was undeniable.  Mr. Floyd's death sparked protests against systemic racism that began in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, subsequently spread to cities across the United States, and ultimately across the world.  We all know that what we are witnessing is wrong, and we cannot stand by silent, complicit to injustice.  We are honor bound to act as rational, caring individuals. All of us watched the growing list of people, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, and countless others who have been subjected to brutality.  What we are witnessing in real time is a symptom of systemic institutional racism that we as Americans have failed to address, and we are at a nexus in history.  Where do we wish to go, and who do we want to be?  What side of history, do we want to be on? 2020 has been brutal, for all of us.  We lost civil rights luminaries Congressman John Lewis, who exhorted us to get into "good trouble, necessary trouble."  We lost C.T. Vivian, Bruce Boynton, Lucille Bridges, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, and Airickca Gordon-Taylor.  Their dreams, our dreams, will never die.  We will continue the struggle! There is hope, and we can be part of the solution, part of envisioning and actively creating the just world that we wish to live in together.  A world where all of us are acknowledged for our worth, a world that says we matter and have value, and have equitable access to the benefits of all our world has to offer.  We need to bring our country together to have a national dialogue that will result in coherent public policy to address the effects of systemic racism, and we need to do it now! We support Representative Barbara Lee's H.Con.Res.100 Urging the establishment of a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation introduced in the House of Representatives on June 4, 2020 and urge our Representatives in the House to cosponsor the legislation (to send an email to urge your Congressperson to cosponsor legislation click here). We support Senator Cory Booker's S.Con.Res.50 A concurrent resolution urging the establishment of a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation introduced in the Senate on December 3, 2020 and urge our Senators to cosponsor the legislation (to send an email to urge your Senator to cosponsor legislation, click here). We, the undersigned, urge President Joe Biden to issue an Executive Order within the first 100 days of the Biden/Harris administration to establish a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. Furthermore, we advocate for national leadership to provide concrete actions in public policy to address systemic racism in our political, legal, environmental, economic, health, and social institutions. We are doing this together, because we care about each other and understand that your struggle, is my struggle, is our struggle, and together, it can be done. #USTRHT

Manuel B. Zuniga, Jr.
495 supporters