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Petitioning American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, St. John's Catholic Church of Goshen, Hamptonburgh Cemetery Association, Dennis Caplicki

Save Wagon Wheel Farm

For 19 years, Jason & Kristin Touw have managed, and more recently farmed, the Kozareski lands in Goshen and Hamptonburgh.  Joan Kozareski expressed on several occasions verbally and in writing that it was her intent to sell the land to the Touw family so that Wagon Wheel Farm can continue to be a working farm and destination for families and community members to make memories for decades to come.  In November 2018, the Touw family was approved with financing to purchase the properties.  Wagon Wheel Farm is an agribusiness modeled in environmental sustainability, community, and supports building local businesses and infrastructure while maintaining the beautiful rural character of central Orange County that everyone has come to cherish. Just days after the Touws received financing, Ms. Kozareski suddenly passed away and made a generous donation of several million dollars in savings to five charities: St. John's Catholic Church of Goshen, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association and the Hamptonburgh Cemetery Association.  In addition, she donated the farmland to these charities as well.  They will now decide the fate of Wagon Wheel Farm.  The business owners, Jason and Kristin Touw, have approached the charities with an interest in purchasing and preserving the farms, but there has not been much communication and the charities have listed the farms apparently to sell to the highest bidder, most likely a developer or individual that will not be farming the property themselves.  Jason and Kristin Touw have spoken with the Orange County Land Trust and are committed to securing preservation for both the farm on Sarah Wells Trail and the farm on Route 416 adjacent the Orange County Thomas Bull Park, should a purchase agreement prevail. We need the help from the community to contact these charities and tell them to SAVE WAGON WHEEL FARM!  The Touw family is the recipient of the 2018 New Farmer's Grant from Governor Cuomo and they are dedicated to seeing the longevity and prosperity of the property as working farms for the community to visit and enjoy for years to come!

Friends of Wagon Wheel Farm
1,821 supporters
Petitioning Cincinnati childrens hospital, Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, American Heart Association

Pericarditis testing for Children and Teens.

My son nick passed away May 11th 2016 after he went into cardiac arrest because he had pericarditis ( fluid on his heart) . My son was seen at Adams county regional medical center may 9th having chest pain and feeling fatigued and wheezing my mom took him in where they let him sit for 4 hours not once did a doctor check him out or listen to his chest the nurses took his vitals they did xrays and a ekg and then the doctor decided from that my son had bronchitis and gave him antibiotics and cough pills and when they were discharging him they checked his vitals and his blood pressure had dropped low but they said it was ok and discharged him by the next day my son started running fever and was wheezing worse and light headed and his chest hurting worse we tried getting him into his family doctor and they wouldn't see him because they were over booked so we had to continue with the antibiotics and cough pills then by the 11th my son couldn't walk hardly was sleeping alot and wasn't eating and still very wheezy and chest pains and fever .I rushed him to Cincinnati children's hospital where my son went into cardiac arrest and never came back they tried 45 mins to revive him. So I'd like to get doctors to  A. Do testing for pericarditis in children and teens when chest pains involved. B. Have hospitals do more tests when a child is having low blood pressure and chest pains. A ecg could have saved him C. Doctors take more time to understand a patient's condition and complaints not just blow them off. D. Give every patient the care they deserve regardless of medical insurance held or not having any at all. E. Doctors be trained to know even children and teens can have heart disease or heart problems and how to properly treat them. If i can save even 1 child suffering from pericarditis and save another parent from the pain of losing a child then its worth it. Pericarditis is fluid around the heart and i had never heard of it before my son passed away i feel there's just not enough knowledge of the disease and we need to bring this to others attention and make sure children and teens are tested for this because no child should be shrugged off and let down by health care facilities. 1 test could have saved my only son a ecg and a high dose of ibprophen he would be here. Its completely treatable. But that hospital that doctor failed my child. 

Jessica Fletcher
1,241 supporters
Petitioning Centers For Disease Control, American Cancer Society, Cure Magazine, Federal Drug Administration, Canadian Cancer Association, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, National As...

Stop promoting lung cancer stigma in the media

For years, anti-smoking ads effectively reduced smoking by emphasizing negative images of smokers afflicted with lung cancer. Unfortunately, these ads caused the public to equate smoking and lung cancer, and villianized smokers and lung cancer patients instead of tobacco and tobacco companies.  This "smoking equals lung cancer" meme is persistent, pervasive, and generates lung cancer stigma.   Lung cancer stigma increases depression and blame among patients and their family members, reduces compassion and funding for lung cancer, hinders awareness of other lung cancer risk factors, and discourages those at high risk from seeking lung cancer screening that could save their lives. The "smoking equals lung cancer" meme is unfair and inaccurate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) state smoking affects every organ in the body and is a risk factor for twelve cancers as well as sixteen other diseases, including heart disease, the biggest killer of all.  In fact, more people die of smoking-related cardiovascular disease than die of lung cancer.  But publications and media usually mention smoking and smoking cessation only in association with lung cancer. This reinforces the stigma.  What do we want?We're asking US and global cancer organizations, media companies, researchers, and professional organizations to help reduce lung cancer stigma by reducing the "smoking equals lung cancer" mindset.  We're asking they do this by using the following tactics in their communications:  avoid using any images of tobacco products in communications about lung cancer refer to smoking as a RISK FACTOR for cancer (instead of a cause) when discussing smoking in association with lung cancer, include references to other known risk factors for lung cancer avoid featuring communications about smoking and smoking cessation in proximity to lung cancer communications whenever possible discuss smoking and smoking cessation in association with EVERY cancer (not just lung cancer) and every disease linked to smoking Why do we care? Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer. In the US alone, a jumbo jet's worth of lung cancer patients die every day.  One in sixteen people in the US will get it in their lifetime, and about 80% of them will be nonsmokers.  Organizations that promote smoking cessation focus on lung cancer patients (most of whom do not smoke) rather than ALL patients whose diseases are linked to smoking. The fact is, smoking cessation cannot cure ANY cancer, nor guarantee a person will not get lung cancer. Because of stigma, many people don't know that anyone with lungs can get lung cancer, and that lung cancer research is funded at a level far less per death that other major cancers. Members of the Lung Cancer Social Media (#LCSM) community want to change these facts in our lifetimes.  You can learn more about lung cancer stigma here of this petition include [names of lung cancer organizations]

738 supporters
Petitioning Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, American Family Insurance Group, United Nations Development Program, Samara Yeshaya, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), President of the United States...


INTRODUCTION Harriet Tubman became famous as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland’s eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutal beatings. In 1849 she fled slavery, leaving her husband and family behind in order to escape. Despite a bounty on her head, she returned to the South at least 19 times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Tubman also served as a scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War. In 1849 Tubman fled Maryland, leaving behind her free husband of five years, John Tubman, and her parents, sisters, and brothers. “Mah people mus’ go free,” her constant refrain, suggests a determination uncommon among even the most militant slaves. She returned to the South at least nineteen times to lead her family and hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Utilizing her native intelligence and drawing on her boundless courage, she eluded bounty hunters seeking a reward for her capture, which eventually went as high as forty thousand dollars. She never lost a fugitive or allowed one to turn back. Did You Know? Harriet Tubman's birthname was Araminta Ross. Two things sustained her: the pistol at her side and her faith in God. She would not hesitate to use the pistol in self-defense, but it was also a symbol to instruct slaves, making it clear that “dead Negroes tell no tales.” Timid slaves seemed to find courage in her presence; no one ever betrayed her. She affirmed her faith in God in her statement, “I always tole God, I’m gwine to hole stiddy on to you, an’ you’ve got to see me trou [through].” Tubman collaborated with John Brown in 1858 in planning his raid on Harpers Ferry. The two met in Canada where she told him all she knew of the Underground Railroad in the East. Advising him on the area in which he planned to operate, she promised to deliver aid from fugitives in the region. Brown’s admiration for her was immeasurable, and he wanted her to accompany him on the raid. Tubman planned to be present but was ill at the time and could not participate. Tubman’s resistance to slavery did not end with the outbreak of the Civil War. Her services as nurse, scout, and spy were solicited by the Union government. For more than three years she nursed the sick and wounded in Florida and the Carolinas, tending whites and blacks, soldiers and contrabands. Tubman was a short woman without distinctive features. With a bandanna on her head and several front teeth missing, she moved unnoticed through rebel territory. This made her invaluable as a scout and spy under the command of Col. James Montgomery of the Second Carolina Volunteers. As leader of a corps of local blacks, she made several forays into rebel territory, collecting information. Armed with knowledge of the location of cotton warehouses, ammunition depots, and slaves waiting to be liberated, Colonel Montgomery made several raids in southern coastal areas. Tubman led the way on his celebrated expedition up the Combahee River in June 1863. For all of her work, Tubman was paid only two hundred dollars over a three-year period and had to support herself by selling pies, gingerbread, and root beer. After the war, Tubman returned to Auburn, New York, and continued to help blacks forge new lives in freedom. She cared for her parents and other needy relatives, turning her residence into the Home for Indigent and Aged Negroes. Lack of money continued to be a pressing problem, and she financed the home by selling copies of her biography and giving speeches. Her most memorable appearance was at the organizing meeting of the National Association of Colored Women in 1896 in Washington, D.C. Two generations came together to celebrate the strength of black women and to continue their struggle for a life of dignity and respect. Harriet Tubman, the oldest member present, was the embodiment of their strength and their struggle. Sarah Bradford, Harriet: The Moses of Her People (1886); Earl Conrad, Harriet Tubman (1943); Dorothy Sterling, ed., We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century (1984). This is more than history this is a Biblical moment that our ancestors pave the way for us to have I am being led by the Holy Spirit to start this movement of getting us reparations so that we can heal ourselves from the wounds of our ancestors pain and affliction. I can only imagine to change that this could bring to the people of the Lost tribes I pray that everyone takes heed and understands that this is the time the first will be the last and the last will be the first praise the most high for His blessings Samara Yeshaya

Samara Yeshaya
617 supporters
Petitioning National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives

Dehumanising nursing image in a soap opera " CLINIC MATTER"

Nursing is a unique profession requiring intellectual and enthusiastic professionalism. It takes a lot of extraordinary qualities to care for the sick and well in various dimension of human existence. Many in the society do not truly understand "who a nurse really is" thus, portraying the image as a servant like, feminine profession for secondary school drop-outs with low intellectual capabilities and dependence on "obeying the last order". In line with the above, 'Clinic matters', a popular household soap opera in Nigeria which started transmission initially on Nigeria Terrestrial Television and now on Satellite bouquet has not only been misinforming the public, but has rubbished, downgraded, degraded and bastardised the image of the nursing profession with impunity! We say " Enough is enough!" Nurses worldwide deserve an apology from the Producer of this image denting soap opera. We hereby demand that: 1.The producers of this program should stop airing the soap opera with immediate effect! 2. The producers of the movie tender a PUBLIC APOLOGY to nurses worldwide. 3. The producers should henceforth work with relevant professionals before releasing any further episodes of the program (either already recorded or presently being shot). If after 30 days of this petition, a media apology is not instituted, we shall be forced to take legal action (local and international) against all those involved in the airing of this program featuring activities that are obviously an insult on the intelligence of Nurses all over the world! Signed. Inspire Nurses Network, Africa.

341 supporters
Petitioning richard durbin, Tammy Duckworth, Bruce Rauner, Lisa Madigan, Evelyn Sanguinetti, Mike Parson, Josh Hawley, Claire McCaskill, Roy Blunt, Ann Wagner, Wm. Lacy Clay, Emanuel Cleaver, Vicky Hartzler, M...

For all businesses that serve the public have at least 1 person per shift CPR certified.

My grandfather colapsed while shopping at a Walmart in Granite City IL. My grandmother was at check out waiting for him. He was by himself when he collaspsed and had a heart attack. No one employed by Walmart is required to be trained on CPR and there policy is to secure the area and not touch the injured person when a accident happens and call 911. No shoppers were allowed to intervine and he laid on the ground untill the paramedics arived 5 plus minutes later. He passed away 3 days later in ICU at Gateway Hospital in Granite City IL from lack of oxygen to the brain. I am so appauled that no one , not security, not a manager not even a pharmacist or tec could help him. If they were trained on basic CPR and had an AED on site they may have saved his life. I really dont want this to happen to someone else. Walmart is a huge corporation that serves millions of customers. I feel that every business that serves the community should have at least 1 trained person per shift trained on CPR and the use of an AED. I want to get the word out in the hopes that laws and policies change and this could be prevented for another family. My grandfather was 81 and lived a good long life. I believe it may have been his time to leave this earth, but what if a child chokes and goes in to cardiac arrest or a younger person has a heart attack. Every minute in these types of situations is crucial. Large businesses that serve a wide variety of consumers should be prepared in the event something like this happens. Please sign my petition to change policies and let our local goverment know you want a change.  

Christina Holman
168 supporters