Iowa State Senate
Iowa State Senate
Serenity Alert- A National missing children’s alert for children who aren’t Amber Alerts
There are specific guidelines for children to be considered for an Amber Alert. So what about kids who do not qualify? Children who are not believed to have been abducted but are now missing. What if your child went missing and could not be found but also did not fall into the guidelines to be considered an amber alert? As a parent I believe a national alert should be issued anyway. Such as a Silver Alert, which goes out when a senior citizen is missing. Anything can happen and it is a disservice to our children to not have a plan in place to protect them. Please sign the Petition for the SERENITY ALERT, to give parents and loved ones a little more peace of mind knowing that the whole nation knows about their missing child.
Que le devuelvan la Hacienda Santa Monica a los niños pobres de Panamá.
En Panamá hay medio millón de niños pobres, 200,000 niños viven en extrema pobreza. Muchos de estos niños solo tienen una madre que sirve como Madre y Padre a la vez. Estas guerreras Panameñas se levantan todos los días a las 4am con una sonrisa en cara para tomar un pésimo sistema de transporte y llegar a un trabajo donde les pagan mal. Ese es el Panamá que vivimos, el Panamá de dos países, el Panamá de los que tienen dinero y el Panamá de los que no tienen. Se acabo la clase media. Se acabo la justicia, y se acabo la solidaridad. Vivimos en un país donde las leyes se aplican para los pobres y no para los ricos. Pero de vez en cuando llega a Panamá un hombre rico, con un corazón grande. Esa es la historia del Sr. Charles Lucom, un hombre Norte Americano que hizo su plata con mucho esfuerzo y sudor en Panamá. Y cuando murió, decidió dejarle en su testamento a los Niños Pobres de Panamá un regalo. Les regaló la Hacienda Santa Mónica. La Hacienda Santa Mónica queda en Antón y colinda con Buenaventura y Juan Hombrón. La Hacienda tiene alrededor de 700 hectáreas de terreno (que valen más de $800 millones) y se le fue regalada a los niños pobres de Panamá por el Sr Lucom como dice su testamento. Como los niños pobres de Panamá no cuentan con un representante legal, el Sr Alberto Vallarino y su pandilla de abogados deciden asaltar a los 500,000 niños pobres de Panamá y robarles la Hacienda Santa Mónica. El Sr Vallarino con sus secuaces utilizaron el corrupto sistema Judicial Panameño y cambiaron el Testamento del Sr. Lucom y se quedaron con Hacienda Santa Mónica. Queremos que se haga justicia y le devuelvan la Hacienda Santa Mónica a los niños pobres de Panamá como lo quiso el Sr. Lucom en su testamento. Gracias, Los niños pobres de Panamá.
Iowan representatives to vote YES on gun control
In the light of America's School shooting epidemic, high school students like us are extremely shocked and angry. We want to keep our schools friendly, safe, and welcoming, but with all of these school shootings happening, our sense of safety has been compromised, and fear has clouded our curiosity and will to learn. There have been a shocking 18 school shootings in the U.S. this YEAR. There have been 143 school shootings in America since Sandy Hook in 2012. Something has got to change. This is not just a "gun problem", this is a national security problem, one that concerns the youngest demographic and their education rights.This an issue that children and teenagers are going through. There needs to be action. We cannot stand this immense threat to our education. Reform needs to happen, we cannot keep losing young lives to the point where we become desensitized to it, and it becomes "normal." This is our future, and if the government will not fix it, we must. We need to get past our politics and beliefs and find a way to protect our future generation. We can be the change. Join us in supporting common-sense gun control so that we can save lives!
Tina's Law: Domestic Violence Offender Registry
On the morning of November 24th 2017, Tina Stewart was brutally murdered by her boyfriend. Tina's boyfriend beat her to death; beating her to the point that he broke both of his own hands. On the day of court the judge stated, "This individual has a history with violence and why wasn't this known?". It was at the moment, Don Estes, Tina's Uncle, made a promise to his niece, he would do everything in his power to change the law so there wouldn't be a next time that a judge, girlfriend, boyfriend, or anyone have the need to ask why they weren't aware of someone's violent history. It's time to make a difference. It's time to take a stand. And, it's time to change the law! We have a registry for sex offenders and we even have a registry for animal cruelty across the country. Why do we not have one for individuals that are abusing men, women, and children? Tina's Law would require any person with a history of domestic violence, violent offenders, and individuals with Protection Orders Against them to be registered; similar to sex offenders. We need to hold these individuals accountable for their actions. Making this change in the law across all states would prevent someone that's been charged (as mentioned above) from moving to another state and starting over, as if they've never been convicted of a crime. This would be a national registry so hiding or moving to another state is not going to keep anyone from knowing their history with violence. If you're convicted of domestic violence, you will go on the registry. If Tina had known about her boyfriend's violent history, she would have never gone out with him. This law will save lives! We need your help by taking a stand with us to change the law. We're not only asking you to sign the petition, we're asking you to also share the petition and help us with making a change.
Legalize darker front window tint in Iowa
The State of Iowa says we cannot have front window tint darker than 70% light visibility through the windows. The only excuse I have received for this, is that it is for "police safety". What is it actually protecting them from? To see if we have a gun or weapon? An officer wouldn't be able to tell if you have one anyway. I have known several people who have been pulled over and sited for window tint. They were abiding all of the laws of the road. So does it make you a criminal to have tint on your windows? Personally, I have very light sensitive eyes, and I would love to have tint on my windows. Legally I cannot do so. This needs to be changed. It will not only help me, but the other people whos eyes are sensitive to light. I along with many others feel this to be a burden among citizens to be pulled over for such a silly reason. I am allowed to conceal a weapon, yet not allowed to have tint? Think about it. I have started this petition in efforts to make front window tint legal in Iowa. It is being sent to Kim Reynolds and I am asking for more support. I've received tons of feedback on how it makes a big difference to people all over Iowa, from eye sensitivity to sun allergies. Give us our Freedom to do what we want with our own personal property. I need lots of supporters. I really hope we can make a change. If you think this may be a nuisance law, please sign the petition and share it with Everyone. Thank you. Office of the GovernorState Capitol 1007 East Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50319 Phone: (515) 281-5211
The Sabrina Ray Movement
I want there to be more in depth look into how DHS handles reports of Child Abuse in Iowa. I also want it to be where DHS does not call ahead to let people that are being suspected of Child Abuse know they are coming over make it to where they come over unannounced. I want it that way so DHS has a better chance of catching Child Abuse. Sabrina Ray was a beautiful 16 year old girl that was killed by her adoptive parents on May 12, 2017. She was a child of God and she should not have been killed. DHS had been out to her house frequently from 2013- 2017. I have heard they were being investigated when Young Sabrina was killed. Sabrina Ray was one of five children who resided in the home with her parents but she was beat and refused food the most. The day she died she only weighed 60 lbs. my 12 year old daughter weighs 100 lbs. she was very malnourished and something needs to change our children need protected. There were two other girls that were abused but not as much as Sabrina. Sabrina was forced to go without food for days, she would have to eat out of the garbage to get food. There are reports that she would be beat if she didn't do her chores. She would sneak food to try to get something to eat. When all this was happening there was a daycare being run there and my two children attended it. My 9 year old daughter has told me something's they have done. It is hard very hard to hear. I included the news story so you can read up on it. Please let's help our children make DHS take more time to look into child abuse our children need this. They are our future. No child deserves what Sabrina went thru or the other two girls. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.kcci.com/article/exclusive-former-foster-child-describes-horrific-abuse-inside-perry-home-where-teen-died/9663716
To keep kids safe in Iowa schools, the ban on mask requirements must not be reinstated!
UPDATE: A federal judge has ruled that the law banning the ability to require masks on school campuses is in violation of the rights of children with disabilities and puts them and their families at risk! This means the ability to require masks on school campuses is again in control of local school boards! It's time to let these decision-makers know that we need them totake action that serves the best interest of public health! Recently 3 studies have come out showing that universal masking in schools makes a significant difference in rates of covid transmission in schools.: A study sponsored by Cincinnati Children's Hospital showed that he rate of students getting diagnosed with COVID-19 was 78% higher in partially masked schools than those that had universal masking.(https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2021/09/21/cincinnati-childrens-study-masks-lower-covid-19-cases-quarantines-school/5800121001/ The CDC has released similar data. After accounting for other confounding factors, counties without mask requirements experienced larger increases in pediatric COVID-19 case rates compared to those that did. ( https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7039e3.htm?s_cid=mm7039e3_w In a study of Arizona school systems, the odds of a COVID outbreak in the school was 3.7 times higher in those schools that had no mask requirements. (https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7039e1.htm?s_cid=mm7039e1_w We need school districts to make these tough decisions to provide for the safety of students, staff and community members. Let's implement these strategies NOW so we can avoid outbreaksa and illness and get to a place where we can safely return to normal! The Delta Variant now dominates across the U.S. Case numbers are out of control. In Florida, deaths have reached a height never before seen in the pandemic. Children now make up 22% of new cases of Covid. And Iowa's numbers are rising swiftly. Only 45% of the state is fully vaccinated, and only 30% of children 12-17 are vaccinated. Additionally, children 0-11 make up half a million people in the state, none of which can be vaccinated at this time. These numbers are nowhere near protective for the community as a whole. With schools back in session, and case counts rising rapidly in the state, mitigation strategies are crucial to limiting the spread of Covid. Laws that prohibit the ability of institutions to require masks put many at risk and threaten to prolong the pandemic. The CDC has made it abundantly clear all individuals in schools over the age of 2 should wear masks, regardless of vaccination status. Multiple medical associations have repeated this recommendation, including the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, American Nursing Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Kim Reynolds and the state of Iowa have tied the hands of educators to protect their students. We, the citizens of Iowa, condemn the reckless law put into effect, in the dark of night, banning the ability of local governments and K-12 schools to mandate the usage of masks. Face coverings are now a well-studied, proven, simple, effective, and inexpensive public health tool that is near-unanimously accepted as being an important component of our fight in this global pandemic. This law is a reckless act by Iowa Legislators and Governor Kim Reynolds that is anti-science and directly endangers public health. It defies CDC guidelines for schools whose populations are largely unvaccinated and puts the health of the public at risk. Beyond these facts, the law is nonspecific and leaves these entities without recourse. Let it be known we will not forget this careless disregard for public health at the ballot box.
State of Iowa Against Mandates
Iowa State Against the Mandates!!! United we stand! We need EVERYONE whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated, pro-mask or anti-mask, to stand up. Everyone that is against these mandates, ALL Iowans, etc. We are asking that you sign this petition. We are not anti-vaccine nor anti-mask, but we are anti-mandate. *We should have the right to choose what goes in our bodies and whether to wear a mask or not. *We should have the right to make our own medical decisions. We cannot be afraid, this should be a CHOICE not a mandate. We live in a country where freedom is supposed to exist. We must stand up for our freedoms before we are stripped of more and more. What will be next? *States are starting to ban mandates because WE THE PEOPLE are speaking out. Let’s stand TOGETHER let’s come TOGETHER Iowa ❤️