Abolish Daylight Savings Time
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Abolish Daylight Savings Time

    1. michael drake
    2. Petition by

      michael drake

      austin, TX

According to webexhibits.org, "Daylight Saving Time has been used in the U.S. and in many European countries since World War I. At that time, in an effort to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power, Germany and Austria took time by the forelock, and began saving daylight at 11:00 p.m. on April 30, 1916, by advancing the hands of the clock one hour until the following October. Other countries immediately adopted this 1916 action: Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey, and Tasmania. Nova Scotia and Manitoba adopted it as well, with Britain following suit three weeks later, on May 21, 1916. In 1917, Australia and Newfoundland began saving daylight.
The plan was not formally adopted in the U.S. until 1918. 'An Act to preserve daylight and provide standard time for the United States' was enacted on March 19, 1918." (www.webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/e.html)
In the year 2013 daylight savings time is no longer needed. Please urge Congress to abolish this practice.

To:
Congress
Abolish Daylight Savings Time

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Rita Sonnleitner RIO RANCHO, NM
      • 7 months ago

      TIRED OF BEING TIRED FOR WEEKS AT A TIME FOR TW TWICE A YEAR

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    • Kyle Clark ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 7 months ago

      I hate daylight savings time and my cousins in Arizona don't have it

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    • Cyndie Birdsong ROCKLIN, CA
      • 7 months ago

      We are not farmers any more and have various work schedules. The time changes are disruptive to everyone's schedules and causes sleep issues. There is a certain amount of daylight, period. Changing our clocks will not change the amount of daylight in a given day. Let's split the difference and move our clocks forward a half hour in the Spring, and leave it like that forever!

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    • Dollie Dickison RED OAK, TX
      • 7 months ago

      You may not think that 1 hour can make a difference physically and mentally..BUT IT DOES...SO PLEASE make MARCH 9TH, 2014 THE LAST CHANGE....

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    • shannon factor PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
      • 10 months ago

      The daily routine we establish for our bodies, our children, our pets, our homes are needlessly interrupted twice a year, causing everything from eating, digestion and regularity issues with children; sleep issues with children and adults; disorientation; even missing events and meetings. This sometimes takes weeks, and in some people's case, months to re-regulate. Please stop this needless practice. Please make our time a year-round standard so we can finally be in sync with the rest of the world.

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