I don’t care if you don’t normally reblog stuff like this. I’m tired of nobody caring. Reblog it. Signal boost it to your followers. Sign it yourself. Make your parents and your non-Tumblr friends sign it. Just get it signed.
You see, there’s been a petition going around for the past week or so. This is a petition that could potentially save many, many, lives including mine.
Now, ever since I first saw this petition, on 18 November 2012, the signatures have gone up by 1,000. It currently has about 3,000 signatures.
That’s not much, considering it needs 25,000 signatures by December 14th.
Now why am I upset, do you ask? Because if this were any other petition, Tumblr would have bombed the shit out of it right now. Gay rights? Transgender rights? Women’s rights? It would have a hundred thousand notes and probably be at least halfway finished by now.
But nobody cares about autistic people.
Nobody cares that we are consistently being denied live-saving organ transplants because we are autistic. Even if you do not like autistic people, or do not know much about autism at all, you have to admit that this is wrong. It’s not even legal. That’s right, this is a petition to make doctor start following the law. That’s how much prejudice there is against us.
Please, if you live in the United States, take a few minutes out of your day. Make an account on whitehouse.gov, which you can use to sign many other important petitions, and SIGN THIS PETITION.
I know for a fact that if this weren’t about autistic people, it would have more signatures If tumblr can raise money for a Homestuck project but not get a few thousand signatures to save lives? I will be very, very, very disappointed.
If you don’t live in the US, please please signal boost this to your followers and make sure they know how important it is that they sign this. This is a terrifying reality and we are being given a chance to do something about it. Please, please help.
I cannot impress on you how important this is. If you care about anything at all, please sign this and reblog it so your followers can sign it. Lives of people like me depend on it.