The police accountability petition needs a LOT more love, people!

The Brown family supports body cams on cops to help foster police accountability.

If you’re in the US, you should sign these petitions as well:

investigate Michael Brown’s death - naacp.org

bring Darren Wilson up on federal charges - whitehouse.gov

bring Darren Wilson up on federal charges - change.org (this one can also be signed from outside the US)

bring Darren Wilson up on federal charges - colorofchange.org

there's only a couple hours left to help stop virginia's state to pass a law that denies service to gay, lesbian, and bi people.

please please sign this petition and reblog this post to spread the word. imagine, for example,  being denied attention at the hospital because of who you love. spread the word!

As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this Administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.
—  The White House responding to a petition from more than 120,000 Americans on banning practices by mental health providers that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Got questions about the Administration’s commitment to LGBT equality? Ask now using the White House Ask Box, and follow along tomorrow when senior officials take your questions right here on Tumblr.
x-los.livejournal.com
Dashcon Disaster

Oh. Oh my. 

Intro summary of Dashcon debacle


Dashcon: what happened
A list of Dashcon’s problems
a committee head who quit on Dashcon as a case study for awful nerd organization
Dashcon Is Embarrassing, And Here’s Why
Dashcon attendee viewpoints
Dashcon Legality Issues
Dashcon Schedule: note the strange ESL descriptions, their shittiness
DashCon Disaster – Welcome to Night Vale Walks Out & More
comment on people’s reactions to Dashcon Debacle
WTNV on pulling out of Dashcon
What Dashcon admins say about WTNV pulling out
The poor poor people who seem to have put together a thoughtful panel
Dashcon Admins explain $17,000, claim was not hoax
Admin team responds to criticism
$17,000 ball pit
a response re: making sure projects you crowdfund are legit
Dashcon - Play-by-play of the almost-cancel
The Baker Street Babes on leaving Dashcon early

A video of an admin speaking on near-cancelation


So if you didn’t hear about the Dashcon $17,000 debacle…

Dashcon 2015 Early Registration
Tumblr’s Dashcon Staff on negative feedback
awkward ballpit footage
Dashcon We are the Champions
Another explanation of Dashcon’s issues
What can you buy with $17,000?
fandom wank coverage
THE BALLPIT IS UNCLEAN
Is the dashcon a legit thing that’s going to happen? My friends and I are iffy on it. (:
TLDR: Yeah there have been some serious issues but people are really being asshats about it. 
What’s so bad about Dashcon? a Dashcon Masterpost
DashCon is about to get a class action lawsuit
warning signs for a falcon
attendee perspective
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DASHCON FEEDBACK PANEL
Cleolinda’s Dashcon Roundup
Scathing, probably really angry, DashCon review under the cut!

Dashcon Mix
Part II of the Insider View

Adios–asshole asked me to add his petition to X-los’s Dashcon Master Post, so here it is:

Rent an entire building for $1,700,000. Fill it with balls. Or get $17,000,000 to remove all H20 from the sea. Send it to space. Fill the ocean w/ balls and make BallPit Day a national weekly holiday

1.Not supporting marine parks 
2.Take a Pledge to support that - and tell everyone you know
3.Contact the goverment
4.Sign and share petitions
5.Check your area for protests that are going on you can join 
6.Learn about why there is hope in this movement
7.Watch Documentary's 
8.Investigate SeaWorlds Truth Team
9.Spread the word!

Sources for each point for further reading
1 2 & 2 3 4 (page 44)  5 6 7 8 9 & 9 10
10 signs sourced from X

Four petitions worth signing:

This one is extremely important: the President is required to respond to this if it gets over 100k signatures. This one is to bring Darren Wilson up on federal charges.

Body cams for cops, equally important: the President is required to respond to this if it gets over 100k signatures. This is what the Brown family supports to help create police accountability.

change.org petition: bring Darren Wilson up on federal charges

colorofchange.org petition: bring Darren Wilson up on federal charges

You can also write to your local representatives and demand body cams for police officers and ask them what they’re doing to create police accountability in your community.

Watch on blog.collegehumor.com

The debate, now explained with jokes!

Why Net Neutrality Matters (And What You Can Do To Help)

Stop Skinning Animals Alive in China

Animals on fur farms in China are bludgeoned, slammed on the pavement and have their heads kicked in. Often, this doesn’t kill the poor animal so it remains alive for the skinning process. These living animals then have their skin ripped from their flesh while they hang by their limbs writhing in pain. Once the fur has been detached, the bodies are then thrown into piles where many animals continue to breath and squirm for up to ten minutes after being skinned alive. This brutal and torturous fur farming industry in China must be stopped.

petition.parliament.uk
Improve LGBT education in all schools to help combat homophobia & transphobia. - Petitions

“It should be made compulsory for all schools to teach about the LGBT community. At the minute there is just not enough being said about it in schools. Pupils should be taught about this from early on towards secondary school. Gay & lesbian relationships also be included in sex education lessons.

As I just left secondary school last year, I wasn’t taught anything about the LGBT community. The only time anything related to it came up was during a R.E lesson where same-sex marriage was debated; which actually caused a lot more discomfort as ignorant answers were shared. The way to help eradicate hate crime is through education. The UK is a place of equality and diversity and we should be showing that through our education system.”

please sign and signal boost my friend’s petition to have better education on the LGBTQ+ community in schools in Britain!!

Young Americans [originally titled ‘College Republicans’] is a film that will reunite actors Dane DeHaan, Daniel Radcliffe and Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas.

The screenplay, by Wes Jones, topped the 2010 Black List [a list featuring the best un-produced screenplays].

“The script is based on a true story from 1973 centred around Karl Rove. Rove, claimed to be played by DeHaan, runs a campaign for national College Republican Chairman. Under the guidance of his campaign manager Lee Atwater, supposedly Radcliffe, Rove’s campaign is far from clean.Their campaign includes a wild road trip intended to drum up support. Despite all the political machinations, however, the focus is really on the friendship between the two, and that’s something that Radcliffe and DeHaan could do a lot with.” [from entertainmentwise.com]

Let me bribe you to sign

You sign THIS PETITION, prove to me that you did and I will draw you a little something. I will seriously draw 10,000 drawings if I have to, I don’t care. I have that kind of time. 

So sign it, prove to me that you did it you can tag me [wigglebox] in a screencap or submit it to me  with a request for a doodle, and I will doodle that doodle for you. [these aren’t going to be massive illustrations, just doodle sketches, but hey…]

It’s free art just for a signature. 

change.org
PLEASE SIGN: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Stop Gassing the Birds!
Please contact Honolulu Mayor, Kirk Caldwell, and demand that he stop the round-up and gassing to death of feral (free-living) chickens in Honolulu.

There’s nothing “humane” about gassing birds with carbon dioxide. It burns their eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause severe nausea, vomiting, bloody vomiting, and dry heaving, all while very slowly suffocating. Birds in a CO2 gas chamber often attack each other out of panic and distress. When they don’t die, they get thrown back into the chamber for even more suffering.

Gassing animals to death with CO2 is opposed by Animal Haven, Animal Rights Hawaii, United Poultry Concerns, The Humane Society of the United States, and the American Humane Association – to name just a few. The City and County of Honolulu, for decades, have deployed a great variety of hunters, trappers, exterminators, and others to trap and kill the birds. They are well aware that rounding up and killing is futile. It even causes the birds to spread out and establish themselves in even more new areas. They also know that OvoControl birth control feed works, but they would rather keep the contracts flowing for campaign dollars than solve the problem. They’d prefer that the chickens be cruelly asphyxiated to death. 

Urge Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell to use birth control feed instead of trapping and gassing the chickens. 

Tell him you are outraged that his administration would trap and torture these birds to death when contraception is the only humane and effective way to reduce the feral chicken population. Click through to the page for Caldwell’s contact info. Thank you!

PETITIONS TO SAVE THE ANIMALS:

SHARE THIS LIKE A BLUNT AT A COLLEGE PARTY

Hey guys, I really encourage that you take a little time and sign some petitions to help save the animals (help also by reblogging this). We are their only voice, their cruelty and abuse needs to put to an end.

Feel free to add more petitions to this post.

Animal Welfare Petitions
Animal Abuse Petitions

Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival: Dogs and cats are kidnapped from their homes, snatched from the street and put into cages smaller than them. Beaten, boiled alive, forced to suffer such cruelty. They do not have a voice, so we must speak for them. (More information on the page, other petition about yulin, and help make 2015 the last year of this festival)

Stop Trophy Hunting Giraffes

Stop using live animals for keychains: New fashion jewelry in China, animals living under plastic containing a liquid nutrient and oxygen that allows them to live up to 2 months.

Urge Japan to end Cruel Taiji Dolphin Hunt

Urge the U.S Government to take action, 314 species of birds are at risk of extinction!

Stop Sponsoring Circus Cruelty

Save the Great Barrier Reef!

Save the lives of Russian Polar Bears!

Stop killing dogs and cats for their meat in the US

Stop the killings of the Denali National Park Wolf

Pass the law to stop repeated animal abuse

End Antarctic Drilling for Good!

Demand Australia to end the cruel live export trade

Ban Poisoning of dogs and develop a safer method to address stray dog issues

Fire cow animal abusers and implement stricter laws on handling them

Tell South Carolina to stand up against puppy mills

Stop testing botox on animals

Help save the Cockatoos from extinction

Ban Gillnets and Trawlings to protect dolphins

Mozambique - stop the terrorist funding elephant massacre

Tell Oregon to ban the sale of Ivory

Strengthen regulations to include any form of animal cruelty in the registration act!

Urge India’s Government: Save endangered Tigers from a new Highway

Urge China to shut down its Ivory trade to stop Elephant Extinction! 

Tell Congress to protect Tiger Habitats

Save the Humboldt Marten

Urge the State Government to Create a Marine Park in Sydney Harbour to Protect Wildlife

Indonesia - Ban the Use of Wire Traps That Kill Tigers

Speak out for the Florida Panther

Save the wolves and other wildlife from Rand Paul’s species endangerment act

Reject Japan’s scientific whale killing plan!

Tell Ecuador to stop massive shark killings

Stop the illegal trade and help the Vaquita

Stop UK’s biggest pig factory from being built

Tell EPA: stop the spreading of bee-killing pesticides

Obama - Honey bees need a stronger rescue plan

These are just a few, of the many petitions there are that you can easily sign. Please reblog to help spread these petitions! You can also help by adding a link in your blog to this page, so your followers can see it!

Our government has spent the last 17 years and millions of dollars to bring wolves back to the Northern Rockies. In spite of the progress that has been made, numerous setbacks—namely Wyoming’s new law that legalized the hunting and trapping of wolves—threaten to undo this extensive work.

Since the law was passed last October, more than 40 of the state’s 328 wolves have been killed. Even more alarming is a loophole in the law that will allow for the continued hunting of wolves no matter how few remain. We cannot allow this needless slaughter to continue!

Join with us now and urge Wyoming Governor Mead to remove this damaging law and help preserve this species for years to come!

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