Just after Trump was sworn in, every petition on the Whitehouse.gov website was stripped.
Eighteen hours after the “installment” ceremony, thete were five petitions posted. They deal with a call for
- Trump to release his tax forms;
- Trump to place all of his businesses in a true blind trust,
- Trump to resign immediately due to violation of the emoluments clause;
- To have the government repeal the National Firearms Act (a gun rights, 2nd amendment petition); and
- To have the government allow American farmers to grow hemp again to “create jobs and rebuild the rural economy.”
This first one went up soon after every pettion to President Obama disappeared. It was the one on Trump’s tax returns. Here’s what it says:
Immediately release Donald Trump’s full tax returns, with all information needed to verify emoluments clause compliance.
Created by A.D. on January 20, 2017
The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
As you can see in the quote, it has already received 111,624 signatures by 8:15 am on January 20, 2017. That’s a little over 20 hours after Trump took the oath of office.
I had heard about this petition about 7 pm EST on January 19. I signed it then. I was near the 25,000 point in the signatures. Now it’s moving exponentially.
For those who haven’t signed these petitions in the past, the White House agreement for these petitions is that when the petition receives more than a hundred thousand signatures, the president will give a response.
Let’s make it a groundswell and keep pushing. If we get millions of signatures, Trump may realize that this call for releasing his taxes is not just a journalistic concern. It’s a concern of, for, and by the entire nation.
Do it now. Sign and then share. Thanks
Sign seen at a rally in State College PA on a need to end rape culture around the country
On April 24, I posted a blog announcing that the Yellowstone Area Bar Association had announced that they will be giving G. Todd Baugh their annual “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the end of May. I expressed outrage and said that I’d be back with another posting once “we finalize plans on how to deal with this outrageous decision to honor Baugh.”
This is our first step. We have created a MoveOn.org petition calling upon the Yellowstone Bar Association to immediately rescind this award.
Why is this so important?
Non-reporting by sexual assault victims is commonplace in our society. G. Todd Baugh’s victim blaming and rape myths have caused sexual assault victims to further question whether they should report their assault. We need to protect our sexual assault victims.
The Yellowstone Bar Association, as members of the legal profession, need to step up to the plate and make sure that bias in the judiciary does not stop victims from coming forward. Honoring someone who disses and blames victims creates a view that the legal system maintains a “Climate of Indifference” towards victims of sexual assault.
AND THAT’S NOT OK!
That’s why we created and I signed onto a petition to Jessica Fehr, President, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, which says:
Victim blaming and rape myths have no place in our society, especially by the judiciary. G. Todd Baugh engaged in such victim blaming and rape myths and was censured and suspended for these biased acts. We, therefore, call on the Yellowstone Area Bar Association to rescind their Lifetime Achievement Award to G. Todd Baugh.
Will you sign this petition? Click here: