New York State Senate: Create Avonte's alert, named for  Avonte Oquendo.
  • Petitioning Adriano Espaillat

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Adriano Espaillat
Phil Boyle
Neil Breslin
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Ruben Diaz
Martin Dilan
Hugh Farley
Simcha Felder
John Flanagan
Charles Fuschillo
Patrick Gallivan
Michael Gianaris
Terry Gipson
Martin Golden
Joseph Griffo
Mark Grisanti
Kemp Hannon
Ruth Thompson
Brad Hoylman
timothy Kennedy
Jeffrey Klein
Liz Krueger
Andrew Lanza
William Larkin
George Latimer
Kenneth LaValle
Tom Libous
Betty Little
Carl Marcellino
Kathleen Marchione
Jack Martin
Eric Adams
Joseph Addabbo Jr.
Tony Avella
Greg Ball
John Bonacic
George Maziarz
Velmanette Montgomery
Ted OBrien
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New York State Senate: Create Avonte's alert, named for Avonte Oquendo.

    1. Karen  McQueen
    2. Petition by

      Karen McQueen

      Glenn Heights, TX

This is very important because these children or adults do not have a way to seek help the way other people who are missing maybe able to. The quick notification of a missing person will result in a quick return to home. At the time of Avonte's missing status if an Alert was sent out to everyone phones, radio station, etc an awareness would have taken place to be on the look out for this child. Lets not let this happen again for any child or person with the inabliity to communicate. 

To:
Adriano Espaillat
Phil Boyle
Neil Breslin
David Carlucci
John Defrancisco
Ruben Diaz
Martin Dilan
Hugh Farley
Simcha Felder
John Flanagan
Charles Fuschillo
Patrick Gallivan
Michael Gianaris
Terry Gipson
Martin Golden
Joseph Griffo
Mark Grisanti
Kemp Hannon
Ruth Thompson
Brad Hoylman
timothy Kennedy
Jeffrey Klein
Liz Krueger
Andrew Lanza
William Larkin
George Latimer
Kenneth LaValle
Tom Libous
Betty Little
Carl Marcellino
Kathleen Marchione
Jack Martin
Eric Adams
Joseph Addabbo Jr.
Tony Avella
Greg Ball
John Bonacic
George Maziarz
Velmanette Montgomery
Ted OBrien
New York Governor
President of the United States
New York State Senate
New York State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Create Avonte's alert, named after Avonte Oquendo, a system so when a person that is unable to communicate or has a lower level of function vs their real age goes missing an alert goes out nationwide.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Remembering Avonte

      Karen  McQueen
      Petition Organizer

      It is with sadness that I am adding this update. It is hard for me to type these words. The remains found, have been confirmed by the Medical Examiner in New York, are of Avonte Oquendo. I know I am not the only one praying for this family...All our prayers and positive energy is and have been directed to the Oquendo family for months and even more so at this time. This petition was started with love and concern, I to have a child with Autism as the many who have taken the time to sign, promote and share it on Social Network. It is greatly appreciated. For it's not about me, it is for our children! Started and WILL be continued in the name of Avonte Oquendo.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPYQyZ9Lwg4

    3. 1-17-2014

      Karen  McQueen
      Petition Organizer

      Human remains were found along the river, no positive ID as of yet.

    4. Update

      Karen  McQueen
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone! So far I have had John Cornyn office contact me about the petition. Senator Cornyn (Texas) was a proponent for the Amber Law which help put in place the Amber Alert. If you would please write Senator Cornyn and let him know how important that this Avonte Alert would be to you and that you would like for it to be nationwide that same as the Amber Alert. Please and thank you .

      https://www.facebook.com/Sen.JohnCornyn‎ OR http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=ContactForm

      John Cornyn

      John Cornyn. 39,526 likes · 3,581 talking about this. I was born in Houston on February 2, 1952, and was raised in San Antonio. My parents, John and Gale, were both native Texans. My dad was a B-17 pilot in World War II and served for 31 years in the U.S.

    5. Reached 5,000 signatures
    6. Just a update. 11/01/2013 (2 of 2)

      Karen  McQueen
      Petition Organizer

      I want to say thank you for supporting this petition. I will try and send out an update weekly at the least. When trying to make an idea, such as this, into a bill and then a law it is going to take a great amount of time and effort. This is something that will not be put into use,within a month or two it may take a year or so. There is no guarantee that if given a chance to be voted on that this will pass. This is where the signatures on the petition will help. There is no set number of signatures that is needed that I know of but the more signatures WE have will show the politicians that WE ARE HERE. What is needed is the attention of the lawmakers to get them to help with making this into a bill then into a law. I assure everyone that this petition is getting out to who it needs to get out to. I am open to any suggestions. Again THANK YOU! THANKS for the promotion also! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-Avonte-Home/414437158656906 for updates on the search.

      Bring Avonte Home

      Bring Avonte Home. 19,604 likes · 13,886 talking about this. MISSING TEEN: Avonte Oquendo - Help bring him home! Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old boy with autism is missing in Queens, NY. Please help him return home and show support for he and his family by spreading the word about his disappearance.

    7. Just a update. 11/01/2013 (1 of 2)

      Karen  McQueen
      Petition Organizer

      I sent an email out but I think it is being moderated so I am writing here so everyone can be updated. My name is Karen, I live in Texas and I am a Registered Nurse. I have a 13 y/o son (Kourtland) who has Asberber's Autism as well as 3 other children. I am teaming up with Simone Greggs with All the love, INC. (www.alltheloveinc.com) to try and make Avonte's Law into an actuality‎.

      All The Love, Inc. - Autism Awareness

      The vision of All The Love, Inc. is to raise awareness about Autism in the African American, Hispanic, and other minority communities. We seek to advocate for early detection and race related research. Our main goal is to make sure that resources are also available to underserved communities by pointing them in the right direction.

    8. Reached 4,000 signatures

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    • Hilda Garcia QUEENS, NY
      • 3 months ago

      My granddaughter has autism, she used to ride the school bus with Avonte

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    • Jennifer Lamagro SPRING CITY, PA
      • 5 months ago

      I saw the desperate pleas on twitter from @Mommy. My heart is with all who knew and all who loved. Have a blessed day.

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    • Mari Rodriguez CHAMBERSBURG, PA
      • 5 months ago

      My son is autistic and also non verbal. We need our kids safe where ever they may be.

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    • Sara Olivera BRONX, NY
      • 5 months ago

      My son is disabled

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    • Amy Cotz HACKENSACK, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      My son Matthew has Autism!

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