Ban cat declawing in the state of Colorado
In the state of Colorado it is legal to declaw your cat. Not only is this inhumane, but it is very harmful to the health of your cat. Essentially, you are cutting the top knuckle off of your cats paw. People often mistakenly believe that declawing your cat will stop them from scratching, but in reality all you're doing is making it less likely that your cat will use the litter box and more likely to start biting instead of scratching. The method of removing the claw is quite horrifying. To do this, they amputate with a scalpel or with guillotine clippers, then the wounds are closed with stitches or surgical glue, and then the feet are bandaged. There are many drawbacks to declawing your cat as well, such as: pain in the paw, infection, tissue necrosis (tissue death), lameness, and back pain. When you remove your cats claws it changes the way their feet touch the ground, feeling like the equivalent of wearing an uncomfortable set of shoes. So please, let's put a stop to this!
FOX News remove Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly is a news person with an agenda. Instead of reporting the news, she attempts to distort and manipulate facts to support her own agenda. Her latest victim is Donald Trump. A news source should not be trying to influence the American Voter. FOX professes to be fair and balance but Kelly loads her panels with those that support her views. This has become a typical FOX News ploy during these elections. Kelly needs to be removed from her position until she has learned the mantra "The facts, ma'am, just the facts."
Provide Media Coverage for our US Citizens in the Virgin Islands Disaster Relief Efforts
Over 110,000 American citizens live in the United States Virgin Islands. The Islands of St. Thomas and St. John have suffered devastating destruction to their homes, businesses, restaurants, resorts, and overall infrastructure. With little to no internet capabilities, no electricity and running water, as well as communication challenges the residents have months and months of rebuilding ahead. Major news outlets and media sources have given intermittent, if any, coverage at all to this dire situation. Relief efforts are finally coming in, but more coverage of this situation is desperately needed. Many of us don't live on island but hold a special place in our hearts these people and their home. Fundraising efforts are underway, but we need more exposure to make this a success. These people are American citizens, and they need our help! Please help us secure more media coverage of their needs and fundraising opportunities. All we are asking is to include these relief efforts in the landscape of the overall broadcasting. Those wishing to donate can find three reputable organizations here: St. John Community Foundation: https://stjohncommunityfoundation.com St. John Rescue, Inc.: www.stjohnrescue.com/donate St. John Animal Care Center: http://www.stjohnanimalcarecenter.com/donate
Get Troy Aikman and Joe Buck banned from announcing Green Bay Packer's games
This is a petition to get Joe Buck and Troy Aikman banned from announcing/commentating on the Green Bay Packers. On behalf of the Green Bay Packers fans across the world, we would like action taken to prohibit them from giving their constant negative input about our team. We are sick of the biased announcing always coming from them.
Protect Immigrant Physicians From Executive Order, Protect Patients From Losing Doctors
Dear Madam, Dear Sir, On January 27th 2017, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) which implemented a 90-day suspension of visas and other immigration benefits to all nationals of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Yemen, Libya and Somalia. Legal experts believe this suspension may be extended indefinitely. We have learned that there is a tremendous amount of confusion regarding the implementation of this order. The latest information we have obtained reveals that the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has put a hold on all visa extensions and immigration benefits (including adjustment of status and employment authorization) for citizens from the above-mentioned countries who are inside the United States. We have been notified about cases involving physicians and their families who left the United States for a short vacation or a humanitarian mission and were not allowed back into the United States. The unrealistic conditions required in the EO for discontinuing the suspension make it very likely that this EO will turn into a permanent ban. We, physicians and healthcare providers of various nationalities practicing medicine in the United States in a variety of different fields, are directly impacted by these decisions and we would like to voice our deepest concerns and strongest opposition to this measure, as it directly affects patient care as much as it affects us. This EO will result in a lot of hard-working, compassionate physicians who go above and beyond in patient care not being able to have their legal status extended, not being able to continue practicing medicine, not being able to serve their patients and communities because their work authorizations will not be renewed, and not being able to see their families abroad for years. As it is, many physicians have not seen their families in several years due to the unfortunate and tumultuous events in their home countries. Many International Medical Graduates (IMGs) who are in search for residency training positions will also be blocked from matching to a residency spot, and many medical researchers will not be able to continue contributing to science and development. These bans have highly negative consequences. The unethical and discriminatory treatment of law-abiding, hard-working, and well-integrated immigrant physicians fundamentally contravenes the founding principles of the United States. The long term effect of this EO will result in a decline in the number of practicing healthcare providers in USA causing abrupt cessation of patient care, which will affect patient safety and work flow in vast institution throughout the country. We appreciate all the supporting statements issued by multiple medical organizations including the statement by the American College of Physicians on Jan 31st, 2017. We find it a source of relief knowing that our medical society realizes how important immigrant physicians are to the American communities. However, we would like to respectfully ask for more. We would like for all possible legal action to be taken to make sure that physicians will not be forced out of the country and out of practice. We also need a strong push towards allowing physicians from the above-mentioned countries to enter the United States. We strongly urge the use of all possible legal power to have this Executive Order rescinded due to its tremendously negative impact on physicians, their families, and on patient care.
Third Party Debates 2016
Step # 1 - Unite as many Americans who pledge to vote third party as possible on this page (send the world a strong message that we mean business about finding a better candidate than Trump or Clinton). Step # 2 - Demand at least one debate between candidates that the majority of Americans do not actually dislike or distrust, namely Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Darrell Castle, Evan McMullin, and any other candidate that starts gaining traction. Step # 3 - Vote our conscience and make the best candidate the next president of the United States.
The ending of The Yulin Dog Festival
This is so pressing we can not stop now. There is a dog meat festival in Yulin, China that last for 10 days. Where they brutally torture dogs before they consume them for meals. The forms of torture include boiling them alive, beating them to death, starvation and dehydration, and keeping them in very small cages with over 10 dogs in one. We would like to stop this festival because it is inhuman to commit this kind of act to a poor innocent dog.
Fox News: Make a public apology for the statements made about the Pagan/Wiccan community
For too long we have stood by and have allowed others to bash us and our beliefs. If this kind of thing had happened with the Christian religion, there would be an outrage! It is time that we take a stand and make it clear that this is unacceptable and we WILL NOT tolerate it! To see exactly what was said, visit the following site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm41k7tNhVI
Develop Kern County's First Veterans Hospital.
It is time Kern County takes care of our veteran community. Help us to persuade the current investors of the East Hills Mall, the VA, and the County of Kern into building Kern County's first Veterans Hospital by utilizing the vacant East Hills Mall 611,630 square foot space. AND/OR Creating a new facility altogether, in Kern County, while taking into consideration the specific healthcare needs of veterans here in the community and implementing better counseling services. *If you are veteran, first and foremost we thank you, and we would love to hear from you on what services you'd like to receive in Kern County. Family of veterans are encouraged to do the same. Comment and Share! #VeteransComeFirst
JUSTICE FOR ANGELYS BRIELLE: Change FL law on Vehicular Homicide to equal running a redlight as reckless driving.
My name is Angelique Cruz, I am making this petition because I'm not sure what else to do but I just want my story to be known. May 19, 2015 changed my life forever, you see I was involved in a horrible car accident in Hillsborough county. My sister and I were doing last minute errands for my baby shower that was that Saturday. I was 34 weeks pregnant (the passenger) and my sister was 28 weeks pregnant (the driver). We were t-boned by a red light runner, a company landscaping dump truck (Cuban Tree Services Inc) which had 2 passengers in the truck and the driver. At impact my placenta detached, and I was stuck in the car for about 30 mins till firefighters cut the roof of the car. My sister made it out immediately and was rushed to the hospital. Once they finally got me out, I was rushed to the hospital. I endured multiple injuries and was unconscious for about 3 days. I had bleeding in my brain, broken pelvis, fractured pubis and sacrum (which are all still broken and fractured), collapsed lung with a chest tube, abdominal bleeding to a main artery (which I almost died from) with a vascular coil, and multiple blood transfusion. Both my sister I had emergency c-sections, I was cut vertically. My nephew, thank god, survived and my sister endured minor physical injuries. My daughter was not that fortunate, she lived for three hours, 4.9 lbs and 18 inches long, but then finally lost her fight and went with God. She passed because I was stuck in the car for so long and with my placenta detached, she fought to breathe. My daughter and my nephew now share the same birthday.I finally woke up 3 days later and the hospital let me see my daughter and hold her. I had to learn to walk again, and though my physically injury hurt me everyday what hurts more is not having my daughter.Her cause of death, stated on her death certificate, was the car accident. The man was charged with nothing more then failure to stop at steady red light and failure to secure load with cover/tarp (he drove a dump truck that was completely full) I called Hillsborough county sheriff department and spoke with Detective Mike Cherup and as he told me there is nothing that can be done and I can not press charges on the man because my daughter was technically not a passenger in the car and she technically was not alive. Although this was very hurtful to hear and he was very rude I did research and found the 2015 Florida Statute 782.071 Vehicular homicide-782.071 Vehicular homicide.—“Vehicular homicide” is the killing of a human being, or the killing of an unborn child by any injury to the mother, caused by the operation of a motor vehicle by another in a reckless manner likely to cause the death of, or great bodily harm to, another."I then stated this to Detective Mike Cherup and he told me there is still nothing that can be done because running a red light is not considered to be driving in a reckless manner to cause a death. I did not believe this was true, and basically even if I had died that day my family would not be able to press charges on this man. This man just had to pay for a red light ticket (which I later found out those charges were dropped because the officer did not appear in court) while I had to learn to walk again and have to live with out my daughter. I did not want to give up so I emailed Thomas Michaels-Division of Law Revision and Information, and told him my story. He kindly explained a similar situation that happened to him and told me unfortunately "Florida law doesn’t equate running a red light with reckless driving. It’s an issue our lawmakers probably need to address." The reason I am writing this petition is to make awareness to this situation, make a change to this law, and get justice for my daughter. I not only lost my daughter, I lost memories, and dreams I had for her and my future. Please help and share my story. #justiceforAngelysBrielle -A Grieving Mother (video documentary coming soon)