Petition to Voters, Welsh Government, The People
Force Joel Osteen to pay back any and all government aid funded by taxpayers.
Joel Osteen and his church recently received over four million dollars in taxpayer-funded government aid. For his church that does not pay taxes. If you believe this is unfair to taxpayers, please stand with us. This is not an issue of religion, this is not an issue of who you believe in. This is an issue of fairness. His business is the church, which apparently is doing quite well to afford this man a home and estate that is several million dollars. Whilst constantly riding in private jets and doing things normally reserved for the richest of people. This man is no longer a servant of Christ or his people, but a servant to the almighty dollar. It’s clear that he is manipulating the system to maintain massive amounts of wealth. This is incredibly unfair to people that follow him, as they may think what he’s doing is justified in some sick way. Our government and this man should be held accountable for this gross overpayment and blatant disregard for taxpayer’s well-being. While the average American is struggling with covid, bills, work, and every other daily stress, this man is banking over four million dollars of our money. If you believe this is not to aid in his message of love and kindness of man and woman in the vision of God, or you simply believe his acts are unfair and downright slimy, please sign this petition to force him to pay back any government aid that was recieved. Thank you.
Petition to Amazon.com
Amazon should be responsible for all e-gift card scams.
I got an email phishing scam to send $100 e-gift card from 'Sephora Gift Cards - E-mail Delivery' at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQQJ896/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to a person at firstname.lastname@example.org. I emailed back and forth with the scammer who, I thought, was my dear friend, and I ended up sending one $100 e-gift card and another $150 e-gift card. Once I knew my dear friend's email was hacked and hijacked later on the same day, I called Amazon Customer Service at 888-280-4331. They could see the orders and both funds had not been dispersed, but they could not cancel the orders. They asked me to contact Sephora. So I called Sephora at 877-737-4672. The rep asked me to call CashStar (who actually processes all the e-gift cards for Sephora) at 207-549-2200. The rep at CashStar said they couldn't find the order by my email nor by the receiver's email mainly because it was placed on Amazon not on Sephora. My friend called me the following day to apologize for the issue, and he had more than 50 contacts that he needed to call for the same thing. Mine is bad enough, but his is in real nightmare. I think Amazon should have the ultimate power to cancel such an order, but they couldn't. They should STOP providing such a product that can be easily used by scammers to victimize people like me until they CAN CANCEL such an order. Now, I just notice a statement - "Sold and delivered by ACI Gift Cards, LLC., an Amazon company." on the bottom part of this 'Sephora Gift Cards' page. So, if Amazon does own this company, and they cannot cancel such an order, shouldn't they be responsible for the amount of the money for such an order?
Petition to Toyota Motor Company
Toyota MUST Alleviate Catalytic Converter Theft
Recently, the catalytic converter was stolen from my Prius. I was astounded at how prevalent this crime is, and how costly it is to repair and replace the part. Many thousands of Prius owners have been in this position, and it is only getting worse. These repair bills are more than $2000, and it takes a thief less than three minutes to abscond with the part. TOYOTA is responsible for this problem. There should be no part of a car that is both so costly to replace AND so easy and profitable for thieves to steal. I wouldn't leave my laptop sitting on my car seat in plain view, and how dare Toyota install something just as valuable and tempting directly in reach of thieves. This is a RECALL issue. An independent company has invented a solution, while Toyota has been utterly negligent in addressing these pervasive and costly concerns. Cat Security ™ manufactures a shield to prevent theft, and it should be Toyota's responsibility to pay for and install them onto every Prius in the world. Furthermore, any new model of Prius should include theft deterrents by design. Instead of doing what is right, Toyota has been greedily profiting from a more than 2000% increase in catalytic converter sales since 2019. Like many Prius drivers, I could not afford such a surprise expense, and the pervasiveness of this crime is built into the very design of the car itself. It is time for Toyota to address AND redress this issue. Give us catalytic converter security now!
Petition to British Airways
Stop British airways moving Acc- ldn to Gatwick airport from Heathrow airport
British Airways from March 2021 are to relocate all incoming and outbound flights on the Accra - London route from its current terminal at Heathrow Terminal 3 to Gatwick Airport. For many years British Airways have always hindered the Accra route by either giving Ghana terrible planes, or putting Ghana at the very last Gate in the terminal. By putting us in Gatwick it will now will take far longer to reach town and practically unfathomable if you are to descend into central london via car. Unlike other African countries like Nigeria, it is about time that we speak up for ourselves and take a stance against injustice towards the African routes. Please sign this petition for there to be a change before this route comes into effect from March 2021
Petition to Michael Gove, HMRC, UK Government, Parliament, EU, Ursula von der Leyen, Boris Johnson
Re-instatement of the Marginal VAT scheme between GB and EU (inc. NI) on Second Hand Goods
“WatchPro” In the case of the free trade agreement signed by Britain and the European Union last year, businesses trading in second hand goods are being hit with a change in taxation rules that puts UK-based operations at a massive disadvantage to competitors on the Continent when selling goods into the EU. The issue relates to a little-known regulation known as the margin scheme. This allows any business based within the EU to pay sales taxes, such as our 20% VAT, on just the profit margin of the trade. Since January 1, the UK is no longer included in the margin scheme, so the same watch selling for £15,000 would now have £3,000 of VAT added. Since all remaining 27 member states of the EU still offer the margin scheme, it means a customer buying the aforementioned Rolex from any trader based in the EU will pay £16,000 for the watch, but a UK-based business selling to an EU-based customer would have to charge £18,000. The disadvantage on price is being compounded by difficulties getting goods cleared through customs. There are additional concerns that the most reputable operations will be undercut by dodgy dealers buying and selling on the black market and not declaring sales for tax purposes. Putting a number of genuine businesses with large employee bases out of business. This could also set perceptions of the pre-owned industry back by years to the days when second hand watch dealing was synonymous with flogging dodgy timepieces from street markets. It is also likely to spark a rush to acquire more watches within the UK, with rising demand potentially leading to higher prices.
Petition to people
Extend Eviction Moratorium and Support
Extend and Support a Wisconsin Eviction Moratorium February 1st will be a traumatic day for thousands of Wisconsinites. When the CDC Moratorium on evictions is lifted on January 31st, some 35,700-75,500 Wisconsin households will face housing disruption or eviction filings. What will follow will not be the happy end of 2020 we all anticipated, but another year of economic devastation, COVID sickness and death, and despair. The three moratoriums we’ve seen in Wisconsin have mitigated economic disaster. In April, some 415,557 people were unemployed, a 400% increase from March, when COVID first hit. During the moratoriums, people have found work without worry of payments or evictions, with just 156,549 people unemployed in November. However, this progress will evaporate when the millions in rental debt is due and thousands of renters are evicted, hurting all of us—renter and landlord, urban and rural. Evictions will also increase COVID sickness and death. The lifting of state moratoriums across the country last year resulted in 433,700 new cases and 10,700 deaths. This is likely to be even worse given that the new B.1.1.7 variant is 50-70% more transmissible than the original virus. Shamefully, despite these ongoing and impending crises, our state legislators have done nothing. They haven’t passed a single piece of legislation in more than 8 months. That’s why we need our mayors and city council members to step up—calling on state legislators to act and promoting local solutions. Specifically, we call upon our local leaders to: 1. Provide government financial assistance to help all Wisconsin renters pay off all outstanding rental debts (i.e. The Right to Shelter Fund). 2. Provide rental assistance to tenants and small landlords moving forward to help ensure renters do not subsequently accrue debts, and to help small landlords get by with little to no revenue streams. This funding can be modeled off of Governor Evers’ $25,000,000 Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program which used CARES Act funding to provide rent and security deposits to landlords on behalf of tenants who qualified.Cancel accruing late payment fees. Not only do these fees add to the sum total of debt, but they also, in effect, penalize tenants monthly for failing to pay, even if they want to and are unable. 3. Provide dedicated case-by-case support to tenants who have been evicted in the last nine months. Although the moratoriums have prevented many people from being evicted, 800-3,000 households have nonetheless been evicted per month, depending on the relevant moratorium. For example, the CARES Act saw 2,300-2,400 households evicted in Wisconsin monthly due to its narrow federal mortgage qualifications, in contrast to the some 800 households evicted per month during Governor Evers’ moratorium. 4. Publicize and spread the details of the moratorium as much as possible, working with partner organizations, activists, and courts to ensure as many people as possible are aware of the status of their debts, future payments, and legal challenges. In particular, make it a priority to inform as many BIPOC and low-income households as possible are aware of the moratorium and its implications.Call on the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to provide regulatory protections against landlords gouging rental prices for renters who are able (as well as those not able) to pay. We all want 2021 to be a new chapter, but if we continue to do nothing or take insufficient steps to delay our problems, 2021 may be even worse yet than last year. None of us want that. In solidarity, The Rural and Urban Communities United in Solidarity Coalition (RUCUS) North Side Rising Our Wisconsin Revolution Rise Wisconsin
Petition to President Joe Biden
PREDATORY LOAN CREDIT AMNESTY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS
We the undersigned request Pres. Joe Biden sign an executive order granting Predatory Lending and Front Loading Interest Amnesty to those classified as African Americans, American Descendants of Slavery ( ADOS) or once classified as Negroes, Coloreds, Copper Colored, and Black Indians of North America. We ask that the executive order instruct Pres. Biden economic team and Commerce Secretary, Gov. Gina Reimondo to create a plan designated to specifically eliminate past negative Credit history caused by Predatory Lending and Front Loaded Interest, reported by the three credit reporting agencies: Equifax; Experian; TransUnion; they are all publicly traded , for profit companies. African Americans, American Descendants of Slavery (ADOS) or once classified as Negroes, Coloreds, Black Indians of North America our communities have a challenge with not only everyday life but economics. We are the primary targets for predatory lenders and unusual lending practices. If we come togather one step at a time maybe, we can help some people in the long run. Our first step is to bar pre-calculated interest adjustment loans. Companies have created something called interest adjustment loans. This allows the companies to charge the entire amount of interest on the loans before the time accrue. They list principle and combined interest as account balance so there is no consideration of early payments. Second step is to expose the financial consequences of redlining and correct this institutional racism that is common practice that started in the segregation era and continue to this day. Predatory Lending and Front-Loading interest businesses specifically target minorities and allows the Racial Wealth Gap to continue to grow exponentially and create areas of bad credit communities. According to ADOS co- founder Antonio Moore, the average White middle-class Family has $120,000 in wealth and the average Black middle-class Family has $1,700. So if the White bread winner lose his or her job they have $120,000 to draw off while the Black Family has $1,700. Bad credit makes it difficult to get a good paying job to getting a descent place to live. We have generational members of Boomers, Gen- X, Gen- Y, and Gen- Z with bad credit because of these Predatory Lending and Front-Loaded Industry. These companies will continue to be disrespectful and condescending to our Comunities. One example of many is the practice of placing kill switches in cars. Some car dealerships will turn the car off if a customer is late on payment. Not only is this disrespectful but dangerous. Let us force them to complete in the free market and stop creating bad loans. In the absence of true economic inclusion or policies specifically targeting the racial wealth gap, Predatory Loan Credit Amnesty For African Americans is a grassroot effort seeking a fresh start in the community. Will you join us in our efforts to bring financial Literacy and proper Legislation in our communities paving a way to reducing the wealth gap and inequality.