Successful Campaigns

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Successful Campaigns
  • Black Presidents and Deans Say: No More Stolen Black Lives!
    Thank you for supporting this campaign. Black presidents, deans, and scholars at theological schools and departments of religion will not accept anti-Black violence or White supremacy in any of its forms. Our colleagues at AAR and ATS have made specific commitments to us, and we will continue to follow up with them through this summer. Contacts: Pamela R. Lightsey, [email protected] & Matthew Williams, [email protected]
    305 Signatures
    Created by Pamela R Lightsey
  • Reunite Michel and Heidi with their Mother Myrna
    On April 14, 2016, Michel 9 yrs and Heidy 13 went to Mexico to meet their mother with the hope that they can be a family. It was a tearful meeting and they knew that the struggle was going to long and hard. Against all odds they are a family today. Myrna, Heidy and Michel will be going to NY. More photos, videos and information will follow when we greet Myrna with joy and happiness of her homecoming. The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC celebrates this reunification, recognizing the hardship caused by our immigration system that does not take into account the needs of families, especially young children. We hope that moving forward our government sees the light and passes fair and humane immigration policies that respect the rights and dignity of all human beings.
    373 Signatures
    Created by R Ragbir Picture
  • Tell Congress Religious Liberty Doesn't Mean LGBT Discrimination
    We did it! We delivered our letter to members of Congress in support of religious liberty and equality and in opposition to the First Amendment Defense Act. By raising our voices when and how we did the bill did not come to a vote. Read more here: http://www.groundswell-mvmt.org/you-stopped-congress-from-using-religion-to-discriminate/
    3,791 Signatures
    Created by Stosh Cotler Picture
  • Justice for Sylvester "Jahsyl" Smith
    In June, we delivered the petition, and the attorney was finally allowed to visit with Jahsyl – it was a fantastic day. Together, each and everyone of us made this happen and WE MADE HISTORY! Jahsyl was happy and "relieved" to read the petition and to see for himself everyone's support. It lifted his spirits. Thank you for helping to make it happen, Venus
    735 Signatures
    Created by Venus Evans-Winters
  • URGENT: Tell West Virginia State Senators to Raise the Minimum Wage!
    In March 2014, West Virginia passed a minimum wage bill – increasing it to $8.75 by 2016! “I signed this bill because I believe it is a positive step toward helping more than 100,000 hardworking West Virginians earn a fair wage—including mothers, fathers, working adults, as well as teens working their first jobs,” Governor Tomblin said.
    18 Signatures
    Created by Michael Livingston
  • Tell Corizon Healthcare to Reinstate Sister Barbara Finch! No union-busting!
    After negotiations between Corizon Heathcare and the United Steelworkers Union, Sister Barbara Finch was rehired!
    21 Signatures
    Created by Michael Livingston
  • Urgent Vote To Fight Child Sex Trafficking In NY
    Early Saturday morning, June 22nd, the New York legislature passed a bill extending Safe Harbor to 16- and 17- year olds! The Safe Harbor laws make it so minors arrested for prostitution are treated as victims of sex trafficking and provided with the services they need to rebuild their lives, instead of jail time and a criminal record that keep them vulnerable to exploitation. This is a tremendous victory in the fight to end child sex trafficking and to help trafficked girls and boys. Thank you for being part of the voice that made this happen! Click here to read our blog post on the victory, including coverage by the Wall Street Journal: http://www.groundswell-movement.org/victory-in-new-york-in-the-fight-to-end-sex-trafficking/
    722 Signatures
    Created by Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson
  • Tell Education Commissioner King to listen to Buffalo on Aug 8th
    Commissioner King Jr. didn't attend our meeting, but we created enough pressure that he did the right thing and funded both Lafayette and East High Schools! Thank you to the parents, students, teachers, and people of faith in Western New York and beyond who made this win possible.
    144 Signatures
    Created by Louisa Pacheco
  • Tell Obama: Anti-LGBT religious exemptions are wrong and immoral
    In July, President Obama signed an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees – with no religious exemptions. Thank God! Share the good news: http://on.fb.me/1nARlOc
    2,213 Signatures
    Created by David Elcott, PhD
  • Tell ESPN: Christian Does Not Equal Anti-Gay
    "We made one mistake: The mistake was not being more careful with Chris Broussard, and there is a collective responsibility there." – ESPN president John Skipper. In May, Rev. Debra Haffner delivered the petition to ESPN, telling them that people of faith found it unacceptable when a sportscaster labeled Jason Collins a sinner on the air. We shared the petition directly in a conversation with ESPN's Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellness, who agreed that greater sensitivity is needed in handling future stories of athletes coming out. People of faith raising their voices made a difference, and we continue to work until, one day, we will live in a world where every human life is sacred and beautiful, and our sexual and gender diversities are welcome as a blessing.
    4,713 Signatures
    Created by Debra Haffner