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Petitioning United States Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, New York State Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, Hakeem Jeffries, New York Times, Donald Trump, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United Hea...

Get access to ALL the medical help, if that's what you need

We need to change the system with the kind of coverage we can get under our medicaid insurances. Having different types of medicaid insurance, should not change the coverage we have from our doctors. Furthermore, things such as service and therapy dogs should be covered by our insurance for those in need. When there are real medical problems, it is very hard to find the medical help we can get without excessively paying out of pocket for each doctor. There are many insurance plans that fall under medicaid. However, when someone is looking for doctors, they would have to either keep switching their insurance, or pay out of pocket for the coverage that is needed.  Furthermore, there are many things insurance would not pay for altogether which causes us the problem to be more prone to be in debt. I believe service and therapy dogs should not have to cost thousands of dollars to be obtained. Someone who may be in a manuel wheelchair for example, would need help going up and down the sidewalks, switching on and off the lights, and opening doors. A service dog is something that is trusted to perform activities that people with disabilities would otherwise need the help of another person to do. Many times not having someone you trust near you, would ultimately require you to trust strangers. A physical disability causes the incapability to run away from danger, and therefore, they become a target. A therapy dog helps with things that medication cannot do such as, to over come Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Service and therapy dogs should therefore not be considered a necessity. Those with disabilities may have the means to board a public bus, but traveling to or from the bus may be an issue. (Not to mention that there are not many trains out there that are wheelchair accessible, and even if there are, it may be very difficult to control a wheelchair when the brakes are not good ones such as in a manuel wheelchair.) We The People, need help with medical expenses. We need all doctors to accept ALL medicaid insurances. We the people should have all medical help covered by our insurances and not have to be in debt for medical expenses that would otherwise be covered. All those people who want to feel both safe, and independent should have the services that fall under the "medical" category be covered. This should apply to both veterans who put their lives in danger to keep our society safe, and non-veterans who would otherwise feel more comfortable to go out to work and feel that they too, can work and make a difference in society.  Please sign and share!

Lilly Jonson
4,434 supporters
Petitioning Donald J. Trump

CONTAMINATED BLOOD SUPPLY!!!!!

Lyme Disease is a devastating disease that wreaks havoc on nearly every internal body system. It's often mis-diagnosed leaving many people without knowledge of these organisms living in their bodies. These people may so kindly donate blood because they are unaware of any such disease. The blood collection centers do test for certain diseases like, Hepatitis B, C, West Nile and AIDS. However there are no protocols in place to test the blood donations for the presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi or the 300+ co-infections. According to studies by NIH and the CDC, it is confirmed that Borrelia Burgdorferi can survive being stored in a blood bag. It has also been proven in a laboratory using mice that the Lyme bacteria can successfully be transmitted via transfusion. This is a HUGE PROBLEM!!!!!! Please sign this petition to protect our recipients of blood donations and STOP the spread of Lyme Disease. With this petition we ask three things: 1. Check the entire Nations current blood supply for contamination and dispose of any unsafe supply.  2. Add Lyme testing to the protocol when receiving donated blood.   3. Investigate the CDC, as their Lyme guidelines are seriously outdated.  Borrelia Burdorferi and it's co-infections are blood borne infectious diseases!  This needs immediate attention before one more person becomes infected. There have already been documented cases of Babesia transmission via transfusion back in 2012, however the CDC, nor any other agencies turned their so called concern into change.    Lyme Disease is a world wide Pandemic.  

Kristie Penn
2,417 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Donald Trump, President of the United States, United Nations, Amnesty International, Kellyanne Conway, Muhammadu Buhari, Yemi Osinbajo, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Global Rights, Human Rights Watch, ...

USA Take Action on the Killings of Christians in Nigeria!

Over the past several years, there have been numerous tragedies in the homes of Nigerian Christians. Christians have been killed even beheaded by local terrorist and tribal groups such as Boko Haram and the Fulani Herdsmen. Just 2 weeks ago, over 200 Christians were killed by Fulani Herdsmen. The current administration of Nigeria did nothing to comfort, console or bring justice to the families that suffered loss. Pastors have spoken against these atrocities and in response, President Buhari's administration has decided to infringe upon their democratic rights. 2 days ago, DSS agents attempted to arrest Apostle Johnson Suleman, president and founder of Omega Fire Ministries, for speaking out against these injustices. We cannot be silenced! Enough is enough! It is time for the Nigerian government to act! Until the Nigerian government takes action, President Buhari and top government officials should be denied entry into foreign nations. It is time for America and nations around the world to take a stand! Stop the killings of Christians in Nigeria!

Joy Increase
1,972 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Human Rights Campaign, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, American Red Cross, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Wyndham Hotels Worldwide, World Bank,...

APPROVE THE BILLION COIN GLOBALLY

The Billion Coin also known as Tbcoin is on a world mission to eradicate poverty in our world.The paper currency is depreciating everyday and an average man or woman in the society cannot afford his or her basic needs anymore in some countries across the globe.  The vision and mission of the billion coin is to put a huge end to poverty permanently. It's a cryptocurrency that is growing faster daily in value between 1% to  5% daily,most people in the world are now holding onto it and they are even transacting businesses with it, but it needs to be accepted and approved globally by world leaders to find it's way into every organizations and homes. Holding a Tbcoin at hand is something of great value because it does not depreciates but rather appreciates daily. Let us all give a global approval for the billion coin to be used in our daily business transactions and also be accepted by every merchants in the world.  How TBC Works TBC already has millionaires across the globe and its still making daily. Everyone too can be part of it today. TBC is a true and complete decentralized crypto currency. Here is how an average person can become successful with Tbcoin, first is by buying as much coin as you can and keeping it. The value of your coin will increase by 1- 5% daily. At 5% daily you have your money doubled every 2weeks .so all you need to do is buy as much coin as you can and store them in your wallet and hold on to your coin till any time you wish to sell them or exchange them or use them in paying for goods and services. TBC is on a mission to end poverty globally and bring happiness to every home and businesses. What makes TBC Unique among Digital Currency is simple, it has the fastest growth rate amongst others and it is decentralized Join this revolutionary movement against paper money today. Get registered today visit www.thebillioncoin.info/    check your email for confirmation, you may check spam or inbox, then click on the link to confirm your registration Next is to login on the website, then locate reference and you will see wallet guide  Make sure you click on the wallet guide then follow all the step gradually OrYou may open a TBC wallet here : www.tbc004.net THE BILLION COIN............ the future of currency.

Eradicate Poverty
1,859 supporters
Closed
Petitioning American Red Cross

THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS NEED FEDERAL HELP!!

The US Virgin Islands have literally been devastated by hurricane IRMA. These islands were directly hit by a category 5 storm. The infrastructure is completely gone. The entire power grid is down, there is no running water, the airport is ruined as well as many homes, businesses and buildings. This is US territory, these people need help! These are three tiny islands that have no fresh water resources, there is no such thing as an evacuation plan, there are no shelters for people they are just left to themselves. PLEASE HELP with an effort to get the USVI the help it desperately needs, again, these islands are part of the United States of America. These people deserve the same recovery efforts that will be provided for the continental United States. Please help get these people the help they need and deserve. 

Eric Silvestro
1,700 supporters
Closed
Petitioning NIKE, Apple, Google, American Red Cross, World Wildlife Fund, PetSmart, Facebook, Twitter, Inc, Twitter, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, The Walt Disney Company

ANIMAL ABUSE: A WORLDWIDE TRADITION THAT NEEDS TO BE STOPPED.

Animal cruelty, such as using them for consumption, is somewhat very barbaric because such things can only be done by people who have such obsessed and dirtied minds. Nowadays, our pets, like our cats and dogs, are being butchered for the reason that they are part of the community’s culture. But can you just imagine eating a person’s pet for food? According to Beopjeong Buddhist Priest, “Dog meat consumption is an evil custom that doesn’t belong in a modern society as well as a vice harmful to the mental health of our citizens. In my opinion, the fact that our society has been wasting national resources on utterly divisive internal conflicts in all walks of life, such as politics, economy and religion from ancient times is a natural result of evil practice of betrayal and a loss of trust in humanity through the slaughtering and eating of dogs which is then applied in human interactions consciously and unconsciously. Additionally, the slaughter of dogs causes severe pollution. In the process of mass breeding of dogs, a lot of noise pollution occurs and its negative effects on the public are serious. To solve that dog farmers commit the cruelty of forcibly bursting dogs’ eardrums to reduce the noise of barking. There isn’t anything they won’t do in order to eat dog meat. Moreover, to flavor the meat, sometimes the dogs are hung by the neck then mercilessly bludgeoned all over with a club, bursting their internal organs and killing it brutally and heartlessly. We must indeed call this a diabolical behavior.” Sometimes it is simply that people do not understand that what they are doing to an animal is causing the animal pain. Other times, people who have been abused themselves will be cruel to animals because they think that is the only way to treat others. This is not the proper way of treating animals just because of their personal reasons. Not only the government, but also people from all over the world should be aware of these issues concerning animals because they are also a person’s best friend and a way to lessen an individual’s stress. This is called animal abuse and this should not go on. Animal cruelty is the point at wherein somebody harms a creature or does not enjoy a creature capably, as not giving a dog or cat sustenance and water. It is illegal to be barbarous or hurt animals, even your own pets. It's likewise called animal abuse, or neglect. Among the abused animals, dogs, cats, horses, and livestock are the most often reported. According to the 1,423 U.S. cruelty cases on pet-abuse.com’s 2011 digest, the following are the species of the victim: 70.1% involved dogs; 20.9% involved cats; 24.1% involved other animals. Undercover investigations have stated that there are a lot of animal cruelty cases in the factory farm industry. But since livestock have weak protections under the state cruelty laws, only big cases are reported, and few are sued. Here are some example of animal cruelty happening around the world: Over 2 million dogs are brutally killed in South Korea every year. That's over 5,000 dogs a day who get strangled, burned, electrocuted or beaten to death for their meat. The Nebraska Humane Society has no right to remove a dog from the home with unjust cause and that instead of euthanasia as an ultimatum, rehabilitation through training be offered to families willing to put forth the time and money please sign. Yulin is a dog and cat meat-eating eating festival. The traders continue to insist that its culture but that is a lie, this festival only started in 2010. In conclusion Dogs are human’s best friend. They could do many things that are beneficial for us like being able to increase our mood dramatically because they have a lot of psychological skills that gave them the capability to do that. Admit it or not, we need them in our lives. In the end, every creature in this world is precious no matter what they are. These dogs are being abused and tormented in a way they shouldn’t be, and we are the ones who could stop those people from doing such things again and again and also pets such as dogs and cats are kept by most people as a form of companion, protection, a friend and most of all, as a family. However, despite them being a source of positive vibes, other traditions are being practiced to kill, and even eat these animal companions. Festivals such as, the Yulin Festival in China, are being held every year so as to celebrate their tradition as a whole community. It said that this festival caused an estimated number of 10, 000 cats and dogs killed and murdered as a form of tradition. These animals are even said to have been killed in a brutal way—by means of cage, and even skinned and bludgeoned alive (Henderson, 2016). Most of the dogs that are being consumed are pets stolen from a family, stray dogs or in some, are being sold by their owners to be served at the festival. Because of that, the world has been alarmed in this kind of tradition, there are organizations against this tradition. Animal Abuse is a widespread catastrophe happening around the world. This petition aims to stop or prevent future animal abuses/cruelty by signing in our petition you agree to help our fundraising activity. References: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/yulin-dog-meat-festival-2016-10000-dogs-set-to-be-killed-and-eaten-at-chinese-food-event-a7093321.html https://www.paws.org/kids/learn/animal-cruelty/ http://koreandogs.org/ http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/petition/DogAndCatMeatUSA http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/abuse_neglect/facts/animal_cruelty_facts_statistics.html  

Christian Libunao
1,650 supporters
Closed
Petitioning State House - Office of the Nigerian President, Nigerian National Assembly, United Nations, African Union, Donald Trump, Theresa May MP, ECOWAS, American Red Cross, Caritas

Save Benue From Fulani Herdsmen Terrorists!!!

Over the past few years, the Fulani herdsmen occupation in Benue state as well as other neighbouring states in Nigeria has led to widespread deaths, seizure of indigenous lands and destruction of farmlands and produce. Almost 2,000 people have been killed, and more than 750 seriously wounded within the last three years alone, with approximately 100,000 people displaced as a result of this. A simple online search will show the many barbaric atrocities suffered at the hands of these murderers. Just search 'Fulani herdsmen killings in Benue'.  The Federal Government of Nigeria has failed to address this dire situation and has failed in her duty to protect the people of Benue, a majority Christian state. Why has our President remained silent on this issue while Christian communities are being massacred by these Muslim Fulani Herdsmen? The people of Benue spend each day living in fear that they will be the next victims of the Fulani herdsmen terror. Enough is enough; it’s time to say no to living in fear.The Fulani Herdsmen should go back to their respective states and leave us to farm peacefully on our indigenous lands. They have no right to our lands and they have no right to violate our people and property. Please help us raise awareness by signing this petition and sharing this page until the Nigerian Government addresses this issue. Please help to give the people of Benue a voice as the Nigerian Government has turned a blind eye to these atrocities. This is our only hope of bringing the world's attention to this issue, as we only found the change.org website by chance. Like and share our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/saynotolivinginfear/

Sir-Kuram Gwakyaa
1,572 supporters
Closed
Petitioning American Red Cross, Elise Stefanik, Chris Collins, Peter Abbate, Peter Lopez, Peter Lawrence, Hakeem Jeffries, Lee Zeldin, Adriano Espaillat, Claudia Tenney, Hillary Clinton, Tom Reed, John Flanaga...

Send Immediate Support and Rescue

Right now, at this very moment, their are lives in an airport in Puerto Rico that have no water or food or medication that wait for rescue and relief to arrive, and no one is coming. Right now, at this very moment, their lives in Puerto Rico that are staying in place in line for the last two days and for unknown days to come, that are facing a CRISIS that is being IGNORED and at the very least, is not being viewed by our dignitaries as the true humanitarian crisis THAT IT IS. Right now, at this very moment, I don't know how to help. I'm at a loss and truly, truly heartbroken for these people. But just because I don't know HOW to help right now, doesn't mean I can't find a WAY to help. I am one person, who can do at least ONE thing. Right now, that one thing, is publicly calling attention to this devastating issue. Right now it is bringing this light to others, to other "one person's" who can do "one thing" too. Next, I'm going to reach out to my Senators, the Red Cross and our President via this petition to implore them to urgently send aid and resuce and relief. And from there, I will continue to do ONE THING........ So, join me? Sign, Share and do ONE THING to stop this Humanitarian Crisis that should not be happening in the first place........ <3

Jennifer Rose Stremich
654 supporters
Petitioning Network Lobby, FCNL , ACLU, MoveOn.org, American Red Cross, Ben Cardin, Elijah Cummings, United Methodist Church, UNHCR

STOP the horror on the Border - Call for Action

I want human rights and faith based advocacy groups to get together to immediately organize a national day of mass protest at the border and all 100 sites where children, torn from parents at the border, are being held. Ask us to show up, be ready to engage in civil disobedience, stand between ICE and parents. If we can't get to a protest site, figure out how we donate money and frequent flier miles to those who can. Other issues should be on hold for a few weeks. Sign to say you will show up or help others to get to site. This petition should show that a call to action will be answered!  

Carol Beck
525 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...

40 ACRES AND A MULE REPARATIONS FOR MOST HIGH CHILDREN

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
454 supporters