PETITIONS 

While spreading awareness is crucial, it isn't enough to cure racism worldwide. One of the easiest ways that you can take action as a teenager is sign petitions – and as many as possible, considering that each one takes about two seconds to sign but can make a huge difference. Use your voice!

"In order to protect ourselves and those we love, we need the government to collect and release demographic data on the coronavirus. Also, the CDC must aggregate and release data to provide the Black community with information and resources targeted to our needs."(Black Lives Matter).

"George Floyd was a peace activist and a respected community leader. He was far from his home in Houston when he was murdered in broad daylight by Minneapolis police." – Justice for Big Floyd

As stated on the Black Lives Matters website:

At the current rate, the United States is at risk of experiencing not only a deadly healthcare crisis but one that has the potential to result in massive social, economic, and political upheaval as systems reach crisis points and begin to fracture.

We can prevent such devastation if we act now.

Join us in demanding the following:

  • Immediately pass a coronavirus relief package now that provides emergency funding assistance to cover expenses to massively test the population in the millions and provide emergency food and shelter to all homeless and poor.

  • Provide a protection and testing plan for incarcerated people while in custody and upon release.

  • Expand SNAP and unemployment for the duration of the pandemic.

  • Immediately legislate fully paid sick leave for all workers.

  • Implement an immediate moratorium on evictions and utility shut-offs.

  • Emergency funding for family and community-based childcare for families who cannot work from home.

"THEREFORE, PETITION IS MADE BEFORE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES TO NOT ONLY ACT ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE OFFICE - FOR WHICH HE OR SHE HAS "SWORN AN OATH" TO FULFILL UPON OCCUPANCY!" (Danette Chavis). 

Sign this petition in order to push for stronger consequences to be placed on police who take advantage of their power and abuse innocent POC.

"Rubber bullets are not safe to be used for crowd control. They are made of a metal core and coated in rubber. It is not safe to be firing them into crowds, and we have seen over the past few days many protestors losing eyes or damaging their faces due to a rubber bullet hitting them. These bullets are supposed to be aimed at the ground, but we cannot trust law enforcement to do that as we have seen. Rubber bullets can seriously injure, and even kill people. The damage they cause to protestors is immense, and the costs are unimaginable.

Sign the petition in hopes they will see this petition and call for a ban on rubber bullets. Let our people protest and let our people assemble." – Elina Rodriguez.