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Petitioning Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, U​.​S. House of Representatives, U​.​S. Senate, U​.​S. Department of State, U​.​S. Governors

Shut down pedophile organization, NAMBLA

NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) is a pedophiliac organization that has been operating since 1978, whose main focus is normalizing paedophilia by making it legal for the child to give consent before relations. Here are some of their "values", taken straight off their website:  * "NAMBLA is strongly opposed to age-of-consent laws and all other restrictions which deny men and boys the full enjoyment of their bodies and control over their own lives.." * "We believe sexual feelings are a positive life force. We support the rights of youth as well as adults to choose the partners with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies." * NAMBLA is attempting to normalize consensual sexual relations between fully grown men & children ages 5-10 years old. * NAMBLA justifies their pedophilia by saying "Dolphins do it too!" (Go to Nambla.org - they really do make this comparison!) As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I feel it is my duty to do all that I can to try and protect any other child from going through the excruciating and relentless pain and suffering these acts cause. This type of organization does not exist in the best interest of anyone except PEDOPHILES. NAMBLA has been spreading mental illness and justifying heinous crimes against children for over 40 years, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!

Nicole Stevenson
216,051 supporters
Petitioning U.S. Governors, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Abolish Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time is a practice that was created over 100 years ago to increase the amount of workable hours during summer months.  By artificially "extending" day into the evening, the amount of literal daylight one had to work was increased exponentially. Today, this practice is absolutely foolish, as agricultural workers are the vast minority among all working Americans,  totaling 1~2% in most states,  less so in others. There are several medical complications that have been attributed to the practice of Daylight Saving Time such as increase in heart attacks.  The impacts of DST are likely related to our body's internal circadian rhythm, the still-slightly-mysterious molecular cycles that regulate when we feel awake and when we feel sleepy, as well as our hunger and hormone production schedules. Light dictates how much melatonin our bodies produce. When it's bright out, we make less. When it's dark, our body ramps up synthesis of this sleep-inducing substance. Just like how jet-lag makes you feel all out of whack, daylight saving time is similar to scooting one time zone over for a few months. The problems with DST are the worst in the spring, when we've all just lost one hour of sleep. The sun rises later, making it more difficult to wake in the morning. This is because we reset our natural clocks using the light. When out of nowhere (at least to our bodies) these cues change, it causes major confusion. Like anytime you lose sleep, springing forward causes decreases in performance, concentration, and memory common to sleep-deprived individuals, as well as fatigue and daytime sleepiness. Night owls are more bothered by the time changes than morning people. For some, it can take up to three weeks to recover from the sleep schedule changes, according to a 2009 study in the journal Sleep Medicine. For others, it may only take a day to adjust to this new schedule. All in all, we should allow our bodies to adapt to time changes just as they always have.  With the initial point of DST having become entirely unnecessary in the states which it is now still in effect, it is the most logical path to make it non-standard throughout America. 

Jaden Silvernagel
185,890 supporters
Petitioning Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, Humana, Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, medi-cal, Medicaid, U​.​S. Governors, Aetna

Homebirths need to be fully covered by insurance companies during COVID-19 and always!

Dear Insurance companies,   I am a birth rights advocate writing you on behalf of every pregnant and birthing person amongst this COVID-19 pandemic and always! Birthing at home with a midwife is NOT a luxury, it never has been, and it most certainly is not during this pandemic. With “stay at home” orders in place, and pregnant people being described as some of the most vulnerable, it is a necessity for healthy pregnant people to have medical insurance coverage to birth at home with midwives to reduce their exposure to COVID-19, which will soon be taking over hospitals. Hospitals will be running out of space, personnel will be limited and pregnant people will be forced to birth under less than healthy environments.  Hospitals are already limiting support people and also advising pregnant people to undergo unnecessary cesareans due to COVID-19. Not only is this completely unnecessary, it is unhealthy for the birther and baby. Many birthers during this pandemic want to switch from hospital birth to homebirth, as to minimize their exposure and maximize their health. But health insurance companies are not fully covering homebirths with midwives and it’s leaving parents and babies in predicaments they do not need to be in. Parents should not be forced to birth in a hospital where sick people congregate. Pregnancy is not an illness. It’s a normal function. You have the capability to cover homebirth midwives during this pandemic which means healthier parents, healthier babies, YOU save money, you keep hospitals helping people who really need the help, and you lessen the exposure of COVID-19 to parents and babies. Homebirths with a low-risk parent and baby are SAFE and reasonable, especially considering our circumstances. I have had a homebirth myself and can say that the care I received was impeccable and far cheaper than a hospital birth. I run a very large social media outlet with over 1 million people who are either pregnant, nursing, birth workers, parents, or learning about birth and options. PEOPLE WANT THE OPTION TO BIRTH AT HOME WITH INSURANCE COVERING THEIR MIDWIVES. Hospitals are now removing all support people from labor and delivery, forcing people to birth alone in hospitals, even without their partners.  If prisons are letting out non-violent offenders to minimize the spread of this virus, why are you not doing your part as well? If there was ever a time to insure homebirths, IT IS NOW!  

Flor Cruz
35,072 supporters
Petitioning U​.​S. Senate, U​.​S. Governors, Donald J. Trump, U​.​S. House of Representatives, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Stand with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dear Sir or Madam, We physician parents—and members of the Physician Moms Group—are writing urgently to support Dr. Anthony Fauci. We, along with all healthcare workers, have been working tirelessly in our roles during this unprecedented pandemic. Dr. Fauci, who is an internationally renowned Infectious Disease expert, has been a steady voice to the American public, guiding us through this most difficult and uncharted time. We are writing and asking the American public and our elected leaders to show full support for Dr. Fauci’s relentless efforts to communicate scientific and medical facts to keep us safe while we maneuver to our new normal. It is now more imperative than ever to stand strong in support of medical leaders and science, on behalf of our communities and country. We need to continue to reinforce proven preventative measures that keep us safe and to re-flatten the curve during this escalating COVID-19 crisis. We support universal masking, hand hygiene, widespread testing, contact tracing and continued physical distancing until a cure and/or a vaccine is found and implemented successfully. In summary, we wholeheartedly support Dr. Fauci and his steadfast resolution to speak on our behalf, despite those voices that say otherwise. We wish him and leaders across our cities, our states, and our nation continued strength during this time. Below are signatures of concerned citizens, parents, and physicians who are calling for continued support for and cooperation by lawmakers with scientists and medical leaders. We are in the fight of our lives for every American life, our American way of life, and our America. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! Authors: Susan B Geiger, MD, FAAEM - Emergency Medicine Sonal Saraswat Gupta, MD, FACP- Internal Medicine Jennifer D Martin, MD, FAAD - Dermatology Thanh Nguyen, MD - General Surgery Hala Sabry, DO - Emergency Medicine Jade Le, MD - Infectious Disease Lori Bryant, MD - Pediatrics Terry Krause, MD - Family Medicine Theresa Hegge, MD - Plastic Surgery Therese Susan, MD - Psychiatry Regina Troxell, MD - Child Neurology

Hala Sabry-Elnaggar
26,579 supporters
Petitioning U​.​S. House of Representatives, U​.​S. Senate, U​.​S. Governors

Real estate agent relief needed because of COVID-19

The number of confirmed COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) cases continues to rise rapidly, with social and economic repercussions becoming more evident and more pronounced. Given that economic uncertainty and expected job losses will likely reduce demand for homes and place downward pressure on home prices, the impact on the real estate industry is unknown. This rapidly changing situation is leaving real agents and brokers with a host of questions and no clear answers on the long-term effect on their livelihood. According to the National Association of Realtors, there are roughly 2 million real estate agents in America. The gross income of the median agent is roughly $41,800 per year — before taxes, health insurance, and other expenses. As one of the few professions that truly reflect the diversity of the communities we live in: ⅔ of real estate agents are women, making it one of the largest female-led industries in our country 63% of agents are over 50 years old 70% of real estate agents volunteer in their communities The need for an Economic Hardship package is immediate and should include the following at the federal and state level: Emergency Medicaid Health insurance for those who are uninsured $100 billion in government-backed, low interest loans, to help support the commission income that is disappearing AND Equal relief/aid funding of self-employed agents, as we are not covered under the current proposed relief bills being voted on at the Federal level. In addition, State governments should: Ensure open access to county recorder and auditors’ offices, so that real estate property records can be accurately maintained and available for all; Ensure that banking and lending are defined by state law as “essential services” so as to allow for limited work and resources outside of shelter in place orders;Loosen restrictions on e-closings, if any; and, Remove any restrictions that may exist related to working from ‘unlicensed’ location We the undersigned plead with our elected officials to hear our warnings and cries for help as we not only see our own economic plight, but also the sacrifice of our livelihoods as we struggle to keep our communities healthy. Please sign our petition now.

Jennifer DuBois
19,974 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Health and Human Services

Abolish Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Saving Time is a practice that was created over 100 years ago to increase the amount of workable hours during summer months.  By artificially "extending" day into the evening, the amount of literal daylight one had to work was increased exponentially. Today, this practice is absolutely foolish, as agricultural workers are the vast minority among all working Americans, totaling 1~2% in most states,  less so in others. There are several medical complications that have been attributed to the practice of Daylight Saving Time such as increase in heart attacks.  The impacts of DST are likely related to our body's internal circadian rhythm, the still-slightly-mysterious molecular cycles that regulate when we feel awake and when we feel sleepy, as well as our hunger and hormone production schedules. Light dictates how much melatonin our bodies produce. When it's bright out, we make less. When it's dark, our body ramps up synthesis of this sleep-inducing substance. Just like how jet-lag makes you feel all out of whack, daylight saving time is similar to scooting one time zone over for a few months. The problems with DST are the worst in the spring, when we've all just lost one hour of sleep. The sun rises later, making it more difficult to wake in the morning. This is because we reset our natural clocks using the light. When out of nowhere (at least to our bodies) these cues change, it causes major confusion. Like anytime you lose sleep, springing forward causes decreases in performance, concentration, and memory common to sleep-deprived individuals, as well as fatigue and daytime sleepiness. Night owls are more bothered by the time changes than morning people. For some, it can take up to three weeks to recover from the sleep schedule changes, according to a 2009 study in the journal Sleep Medicine. For others, it may only take a day to adjust to this new schedule. All in all, we should allow our bodies to adapt to time changes just as they always have.  With the initial point of DST having become entirely unnecessary in the states which it is now still in effect, it is the most logical path to make it non-standard throughout America. 

Jaden Silvernagel
185,890 supporters
Petitioning doctors

Healthy Childhood Immunity and Vaccination

Healthy Childhood Immunity and Vaccination The last 30 years of microbiome research necessitates a radical shift in our model of human health.  This new science of bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses necessitates a restructuring of our biologic models of genomics, proteomics, inflammation, carcinogenesis, immunity, and infectious disease.  The last three decades has also seen a catastrophic increase in childhood chronic diseases and infertility in young adults.  The trajectory of these disease curves predicts the collapse of the human population and the likelihood of our own extinction within the century.  The simultaneous microbiome research in soil, water, and air systems of the planet provide additional insight into the crisis, demonstrating that the collapse of human health and survival is symptomatic of a fundamental collapse of planetary health and biology.  This petition is a call to action for governmental agencies, Universities, and private-sector laboratories and pharmaceutical companies align to create a well-funded, cohesive, international research center to rapidly advance our understanding of childhood health, immunity and vaccination in the context of a microbiome that is now understood to be the foundation of human health, rather than our now antiquated threat model.  Please identify your professional degree, current title, and unique identifiers for the purpose of legal petition.

Zach Bush
16,117 supporters