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Tell Democratic and Republican Leaders to Get On Board With Ending Mass Incarceration - Petition

Society & Culture  (tags: Democrats, Republicans, mass incarceration end it, petition )

- 864 days ago -
Past party platforms have not only failed to call for reform they have championed tougher punishments. USA claims to be the leader of the free world, yet is responsible for a quarter of the global imprisoned population.


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Animae C (507)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 4:40 pm
Thank you for taking action!

Thanx my friend!

Pat B (356)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 4:41 pm
Signed, thank you, Dandelion.

JL A (281)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 4:53 pm
signed via email, noted; thanks for posting Dandelion

Trish K (29)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 5:15 pm
I know six children deprived of their father for ten years because the man he was driving home with had 3 ounce of cocaine in his pocket when they were pulled over in a notorious bust em location on the Mass Turnpike. Massachusetts had just enacted a Mandatory Maximum of ten years for drug trafficking. This is a big lose - lose for hundreds of thousands of men, women and children.
I loathe the way this country treats it's children which they insist must be born even in rape. Those lost years of all concerned are gone forever with their dignity. The children bare the weight. That is murder of the soul and that is rape. Close those damn prisons.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 5:45 pm
Signed-thx Dandelion

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 5:46 pm
Signed, thanks Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 4, 2016, 7:01 pm
Noted, signed---ty Dandelion.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday June 5, 2016, 3:28 am
Signed and shared over social media, Dandelion.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 5, 2016, 3:41 am
I signed - but I think there is no real democracy in our politics - it is only named so; thats what I feel. Thanks

Ben O (140)
Sunday June 5, 2016, 4:32 am
I thank myself for taking action!

Liv B (0)
Sunday June 5, 2016, 9:11 am
Thank you for taking action!
We can’t win without your help. Take a minute to spread the word on Facebook
Done, thanks Sheryl

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 6, 2016, 1:59 am
Reshared over social media to spread awareness, Dandelion.

Danuta W (1251)
Monday June 6, 2016, 4:16 am

Cat H (1)
Monday June 6, 2016, 7:35 am
Noted and signed.

Mary T (356)
Monday June 6, 2016, 11:11 am
thank you Dandelion - signed, noted and shared

Mandi T (367)
Monday June 6, 2016, 11:31 am

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Monday June 6, 2016, 11:55 am
Noted and signed, thanks Dandelion.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 6, 2016, 12:05 pm
Reshared over social media to spread awareness, Dandelion

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 6, 2016, 1:23 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks.

Mike M (40)
Monday June 6, 2016, 2:09 pm

Barb K (1694)
Monday June 6, 2016, 2:38 pm
Thank you for taking action!

Victoria P (115)
Monday June 6, 2016, 4:28 pm
Signed with thanks

Walter F (129)
Monday June 6, 2016, 4:57 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday June 6, 2016, 5:26 pm
Gladly signed. Noted. Thank you, Dandelion.

Rose Becke (141)
Monday June 6, 2016, 9:38 pm
Done too

Inge B (199)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 1:34 am
Thank you for taking action!


Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 1:56 am
Reshared over social media to spread awareness, Dandelion

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 2:16 am
Thank you for taking action!

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 7:17 am
Thank you for taking action! SSN

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 9:15 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 10:53 am
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks Dandelion.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 3:39 pm
Keith Ellison, one of Bernie's picks for the platform committee, is soliciting input at , and criminal justice reform is on his list of priorities that are in his mind (climate change isn't, but there was a way to add that). He requested those receiving it share widely, so I am sharing. I certainly trust him more than I trust DWS.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 4:34 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Dandelion.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 6:14 pm
Thank you Joanne. I added that form also onto an article I posted. Which is Sanders Names Dr. Cornell West and Keith Ellison To the Democratic Party Platform Among Others

Might I also add a Native American woman, Deborah Parker......Aho!

Marc P (50)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 6:27 pm
Unfortunately the fastest way to end mass incarceration is to change the mindset of the American public. Our society has become viscous and unforgiving. Just look to the mother of the child who slipped into the gorilla habitat causing the zookeepers to shoot the gorilla. people are making DEATH THREATS to the mom. Others are calling for life imprisonment, destruction of he family and worse! We now have people cheering, and blaming the victim when police murder someone in cold blood on the streets. And begging for laws that allow the government to COMPLETELY RUIN a person's life FOREVER, for relatively minor crimes and misdemeanors. Our Judges hand out 100 year sentences to people who will likely not last 20 years in prison for selling drugs - Just to slake the thirst of the public for revenge! We, as a society, have lost our compassion and our ability to forgive, and to recognize that people make MISTAKES! We have created a milieu where there IS no such thing as an "Accident", and EVERYONE MUST be held accountable, blamed, and punished, no matter how completely out of control of any situation that person was. This is what really needs fixing before true criminal justice reform can take place.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 6:33 pm
I fully agree with what you say Marc. But we must address this from many angles. Our leaders make the laws so they must be pushed by those of us who can show compassion and empathy. All of us are not thirsting for blood.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Tuesday June 7, 2016, 9:32 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday June 8, 2016, 2:06 am
That's an excellent point made, Dandelion, about thirsting for blood.

This thirsting for blood can be taken as both literal, and metaphorical, in terms of the machinery wanting to make profits and covet power and wealth AT ANY COST.

This ultimately is a broken down model of way of life. Voting for Hillary ISN'T going to set about making things better, as her lifestyle and actions indicate. She's a very good speechmaker, but an appalling ordinary citizen supporter. Donald Trump just operates in a different derange, sterile universe compared to the rest of us.

Every piece of footage I've ever seen of Bernie Sanders and Dr. Jill Stein, demonstrate and show THEY ARE CONNECTED with the grass roots of people and their struggles.

Hillary and Donald only struggle to fill in a tax return

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday June 8, 2016, 5:55 am
Is very sad situation Darren, I know people are overjoyed today, a woman. Hooray, some were in tears on the news channels. Some men are saying, now we can tell our daughters they can be anything even a President. All emotional, happy, and I "get it".

However, women have been rulers in other Countries and are rulers in other places. It isn't like this is the first time in this world that women will hold a top position. It might be the first time for the USA but it is not the first time. As Native women know, before native culture was devastated by this Dominant Culture the role of women was already in important places.

Back in the 1800's when American Indian women were captured to be placed into Dominant Culture they were shocked to find that women had so little power or rights. They were amazed that women could not keep their own belongings or shelter that they had no say in their home or communities. Native women at the time owned the belongings in the shelter and the shelter, they could divorce an abusive man, he left in his hand only his clothes, his tools, and his sacred items.

A Chief could certainly stand up and talk and tell the Nation about matters important to all, however if the head Grandmother stood up he immediately silenced himself and acknowledged her. Women used power at important times so if she stood up, it was important to listen carefully to what she had to offer. Whatever was going to happen within the Nation went through the Grandmothers counsel and if it didn't pass them it went back to the men to counsel further.

So while for many people in Dominant Culture in the USA having a woman is a big deal, to me, it would be and is important to have a woman in the highest office to be one of quality, integrity, a peacemaker rather than a warmonger, one who truly connected WITH the people not this falseness of having to hire people to "study" us and then to parrot Bernie Sanders because he is naturally CONNECTED as you say, not her type of connection - oh gee what do I say just to get this position.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday June 8, 2016, 8:21 am
Well, perhaps from a different time and period, but IF Hillary Clinton is anything like Margaret Thatcher was, her government sold off British assets via privatisation, she destroyed the Union base with her personal and public fight against Arthur Scargill, and took part in the Wars of the Day (Remember the ILLEGAL sinking of the Belgrano? in approx. 1982, that effectively returned her to office, after seeing unemployment rise through the roof.

Successive Conservative right-wing governments have decimated entire industries, and made hardship the NORM for ordinary working citizens.

Marianne R (95)
Wednesday June 8, 2016, 2:33 pm
thank you Dandelion

Maryann S (112)
Wednesday June 8, 2016, 6:57 pm
Signed, thanks Dandelion.

Jeff Creech (64)
Thursday June 9, 2016, 10:19 am

Beth M (138)
Thursday June 9, 2016, 5:28 pm

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 10, 2016, 12:17 am
No, they both have "Alpha-wired" male brains, Nyack, hence the destructive natures in both.

Women with Alpha-wired brains are most competitive, conniving, aggressive and deceitful. I've worked with plenty of them.

Hartson Doak (39)
Friday June 10, 2016, 1:15 pm
Why do you think felons can not vote? This is the mass attempt to remove masses of democratic voters from the roles, blacks, poor. Hispanics, anyone who is not in power. But, been a government by the people, we can take back that power. This is one attempt to keep the stasis quo.

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 10, 2016, 9:42 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Dandelion

Doris F (18)
Saturday June 11, 2016, 3:47 am
signed, thank you Dandelion

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday June 11, 2016, 10:06 am

fahad Al fahad (140)
Saturday June 11, 2016, 2:50 pm
signed, thank you Dandelion :)


Darlene W (303)
Friday July 1, 2016, 5:26 pm
Noted and signed-thank you Dandelion.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday July 1, 2016, 10:43 pm
Reshared article/petition over social media to spread awareness, Dandelion

joan silaco (578)
Monday July 11, 2016, 12:06 am

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 11, 2016, 12:57 am
Reshared article/petition over social media to spread awareness, Dandelion
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