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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
170,872 supporters
Petitioning Steve A. Linick, U.S. Embassy, U.S. Governors, Ydanis Rodriguez, councilmen of NY, New York City Council, President of the United States, Bureau of council affairs, NY Senate, FBI victim assistance...

Justice for Jeffrey U.S. Embassy needs to intervene!!

On Monday April 23rd at approximately 2am, Jeffrey Alexander Tavarez was brutally murdered in cold blood as he arrived to his home. He was an American who moved to the Dominican Republic after falling in love and fathering a child with Dauriza Daniela Burgos. He had received a very large lawsuit settlement in NY, 2 months prior to his death. On said night, his life partner Daniela paid and arranged for several hitman to wait outside their home so they can gun down her son’s father in cold blood. Her brother has also been implicated as a coconspirator in this heinous crime. The motive to her betrayal was to gain full control of the lawsuit money. Moments after Jeffreys death Daniela claimed she knew nothing of his belongings nor where his passport stood. She later changed her story and escorted the police to a pawn shop to retrieve Jeffrey’s jewelry and stated his passport was in a safe box and turned it to the police. The Dominican Republic is a corrupt island and jurisdiction can be easily influenced by the wrong people.Jeffrey’s family is seeking justice!!! Unfortunately, we can’t trust the jurisdiction of Dominican Republic to handle this case alone and we are desperately seeking help from the U.S. We need the Embassy, specifically Steve A. Linick, the Inspector General of the U.S. Government, to get involved and for these criminals to get prosecuted to the full extent of the law, for this brutal murder. We sometimes seek happiness outside the US whether to live, retire, or simply vacation. When our loved one looses their lives especially as tragically as Jeffrey lost his shouldn’t the U.S. help us fight for justice? Please intervene and enforce with greater power. Please sign as your signature is a another voice heard.

Victoria Garcia
9,485 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
170,872 supporters
Petitioning Maggie Hassan

Restaurants must disclose the 8 largest food allergens on all menu items.

My name is Erin Conroy and I am writing to you today as a concerned mother and member of society. I consider myself a part of the silent majority as I rarely bring my personal concerns to our government, except by way of my voting preferences. However, on this particular issue I can no longer keep silent. The topic of my concern is food allergies, and the risk that sufferers are exposed to daily. My daughter has suffered with allergies since birth, so I have been passionate about the subject for the better part of two years. That passion grew into a necessity of action on May 8th of this year when a young woman named Rachel Hunger died after experiencing anaphylaxis. Rachel was a beautiful woman who showed immense promise. She taught at my daughter’s daycare, and I can honestly say that all of the children there loved her. Tragically, her life was cut way too short over something that could easily have been avoided. Rachel knew of her peanut allergy, and therefore knew to be careful about what she ate. Unfortunately, that conscientiousness didn’t help her. It didn’t help her because she was exposed to the allergen without knowing that it was in her food. You see, the restaurant she was establishing, although listed some allergens on their menu, didn’t list one of the ingredients – a peanut paste – in the item that she consumed. Therefore, Rachel thought she was safe to eat it. Sadly, she was wrong. This heartbreaking event could have been prevented though, and this life lost saved, if only restaurants were mandated to disclose allergens on every item on their menu. It is unreasonable to request that every single allergen be listed, I know. However, is it too much to ask that the top eight be reported? We are already demanding companies to list these eight allergens on food that is sold in stores; is it too unrealistic to request that those same eight allergens be disclosed on every menu throughout this great nation? Laws similar to this idea were already implemented in parts of the European Union. Certain countries, such as Spain, use identifiers from a legend on their menu to indicate allergens in each dish. As you can imagine, it would take little effort to add identifiers to menus here in the United States. The Food Allergy Research & Education website states that researchers estimate that 32 million Americans suffer from food allergies, and that every year emergency medical care is required for 200,000 people. Also shockingly, the “Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that the prevalence of [a] food allergy in children increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011 (FARE website, May 13, 2019).” I believe you would agree that these statistics confirm that this is a large percentage of our population. Considering the continued increase of sufferers, wouldn’t it make sense to make the change now? Please consider signing this petition in hopes that a light will be shown on the severity of the subject. One death is too many - especially when there is such a simple solution.

Erin Conroy
7,004 supporters
Closed
Petitioning U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Paul Ryan, Dianne Feinstein, Duncan Hunter, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, U.S. Governors, John Barrasso

HELP PROTECT THE WOLF AND OTHER BEINGS FROM EXTERMINATION! JOIN THE FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES!

A new threat to thousands of wolves in the Great Lakes and Wyoming is Congress' latest salvo against the Endangered Species Act. Since January congressional Republicans have introduced 34 legislative assaults against endangered species and their most powerful protection: the Endangered Species Act. Bad bills like the one targeting Great Lakes and Wyoming wolves undermine the Act, putting threatened and endangered wildlife back in the crosshairs. We expect more of these dangerous, senseless riders in the days and weeks ahead. This and every other attack from Trump and Congress allowing endangered wolves to be hunted and killed must be stopped. Please join us in pushing back against this bill and the torrent of wildlife decimation. The science-based approach of the Endangered Species Act has brought wolves in the Great Lakes region back from the brink of extinction. Stripping protection from wolves now is exactly the wrong thing to do. Nine out of 10 Americans support the Act and want it strengthened or unchanged. Yet Congress keeps pushing to destroy this bedrock American law. While Washington and the media are distracted, we aren't. Congress is getting ready to hurt wildlife not just by weakening the Endangered Species Act, but with other malicious tricks like taking funding away from species like monarch butterflies, wolverines, walruses and the golden-winged warbler. This means even though these vulnerable species may be designated for protection, they could be wiped out. Nothing less than extinction is what's at stake in the coming days. Two dozen lawsuits against Trump's anti-wildlife administration have been filed. Just last week a new wolf pack was identified in Northern California -- but we won't be hearing good news like that in the future if Congress rips away at the bedrock law that keeps wild wolves and so many other vulnerable creatures alive. PLEASE take action now.

Anthony Turitto
3,494 supporters
Petitioning Everyone, United States Supreme Court, Delaware State House, Delaware State Senate, W. Charles Paradee, Donald J. Trump, Council of the European Union, U.S. Senate, U.S. Governors, U.S. House of Re...

Process of finding a Missing person

if we really want change we must also sign here  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/change-process-finding-missing-person On 11/8/2018  Ahyanna Baker-Griffin never came home .  The very next day was 11/9/2018 her son’s 1st birthday .  She was never the type to not come home or not check in on her son , so as family we knew something was wrong . Saturday a report was filed but we ,the family , were told they do not search for a missing person until 72 hours later because “they have the right to not come home “ . We expressed we knew she was in danger but procedure is procedure .  On 11/15/2018 we got the call that she was found shot dead and the father of her child had killed himself .    We could not track her location bc a subpoena had to be filed for T-Mobile . And that took way too much time .However the car they were in had a tracking device .  Most dealerships and SID/GPS companies only require a police report to send a signal .... She did not die the same day she went missing she was alive for a few days   she could’ve been saved had we just tracked her location       So today we ask , please sign this petition so when someone goes missing and the family is 100% sure this not normal behavior and they have children we do not wait 72 hours to look for them .  We are trying to get the time down to as small as 12-24 hours . It only takes 1 second to lose a life .....  please we may not bring Ahyanna back , but we can save someone ....    Please help us change the law and bring mothers like her home sooner ...  100,000 signatures needed within 30 days to reach the White House   Thank you 

Alanta Guiler
3,236 supporters