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This one was made by Chelsea Starkweather-Winene:
Stop the Unjust Detention of Coston Winene
To: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson
Show support for the release of Coston Winene, an asylum seeker from the Democratic Republic of Congo who has been held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement since December 9, 2015. Let him reunite with his U.S. citizen wife.
I met and fell in love with this wonderful man. He came to the U.S. seeking asylum from a tribal feud in his home country. Coston is a member of the royal family, and that has put his life in danger. Members of another tribe and rebels want him dead simply because of his royal position. Moreover the eastern DR Congo is in an ongoing humanitarian crisis, with more people fleeing every day, due to war devastations that result in continual violence and areas being overtaken by rebels. My family is not safe there. This area has been deemed the "rape capital of the world." My daughter and I are not safe there.
I am a U.S. Citizen and we have a 4-year-old daughter, but I am now in fear she may not grow up having a father. Coston was detained, when he entered the USA and sought asylum in December 2015, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), not because he committed a crime but because he came to this country seeking asylum. KEEP READING.
This one was created by Jamani Montague:
Prisoners in Namibia Need Water -- And You Can Help
To: The Namibian Correctional Service and Windhoek City Government
Take responsibility for the underground pipe leaks at Windhoek Central Prison by funding water-system repairs.
In late 2015, experts discovered multiple underground pipe leaks throughout the prison's water system. About 70% of the water traveling through the prison each day is wasted due to these leaks.
The Windhoek city government is traditionally responsible for paying for water services at the prison. Since the discovery of the underground pipe-leaks, the Windhoek city government has repeatedly asked the Namibian Correctional Service to fix the pipes at Windhoek Central Prison. Namibian prison officials, however, claim that there are no funds to do so.
The city government has since limited the amount of water routed to Windhoek Central Prison, and on one occasion completely shut off the prison's water supply until forced by the municipal court to turn it back on. Still, no resolution or plan of action has been made by city or prison officials.
The only people physically affected by this petty political battle are the 3,500 Namibian prisoners who are in constant fear of waking up to no water. You can help them by signing this petition.
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