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Petitioning Donald J. Trump, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, United States Department of Transportation

Airlines: Ban Nuts

In August 2017 I almost lost my life. I have severe food allergies, many of which can lead to a life threatening anaphylactic reaction. On the flight home from our family vacation the airlines served roasted mixed nuts without any announcement.  The stewardess stated she was not serving "peanuts" when I told her I was allergic to all nuts.  Despite calling the airlines in advance to make them aware of my severe nut allergy.  The representative had reassured us that our flights would not be serving any nuts as they no longer do this.  She was sadly mistaken.     My lips became pallor, my voice started to become raspy and I began to have a difficult time breathing.  I took what Benadryl I had and two Epi-pens.  The airlines has no protocol for anaphylactic reactions.  My husband had to ask if they had oxygen.  Another stewardess applied ice to the back of my neck  while wearing latex gloves.  I'm allergic to latex potentially making my reaction even worse.  My husband was asked to make the decision to divert the plane.  He did fearing a secondary reaction.  I shook violently from the Epinephrine and unable to talk I could not correct the medics when they said I consumed peanuts.  Not once did I touch or eat the nuts.  In route to the hospital my Glasgow coma scale went down to a 3, the lowest score and completely unresponsive.  My husband covered our kids eyes as they wheeled my lifeless body into the hospital as they continued to ventilate my lungs.  I was admitted for observation with elevated vitals.  My family was stranded with nothing or anywhere to stay.   All the shaking aggravated my previous medical condition, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  To no avail physical and occupational therapy and botox injections did not help this time.  On December 21st at Johns Hopkins I had a first rib resection, scalene and pectoral minor release.  I struggle to this day to hold my son or daily normal activiies.  My daughter and I struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and are going to therapy. So many people do not understand the severity of food allergies because they themselves do not know someone that is affected by a life-threatening allergy.  The lack of knowledge can fester anger over a mere snack however I believe their feelings would be different if it were their loved one.  It's something no one chooses to have or want.   There is a huge misconception that a nut allergy is only to peanuts when it can be all nuts.  Some reactions can be so deadly that they do not have to be consumed.  I'm lucky to be alive today and I believe it's because its to have Safe Air in the Air, Quest for Airlines to ban NUTS.  Protocols need to be in place and change needs to happen on what can be served on airplanes.  Can we all be safe while flying in the air.  Can airlines not serve other snacks besides nuts.  Why does it have to be the snack of choice?  We protect our children in schools can we not do the same for those who are flying 30,000 feet in the air.  Please sign and share my petition and help make the vital changes to the airline industry and help educate those who do not know how detrimental it can be by sharing my story  Please help me save another life. 

Tricia Powell
42,445 supporters
Petitioning U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, United States Department of Transportation

Demand Access to and Control of Your Car's Data

Cars today gather enormous amounts of data about the vehicle and its driver, including important maintenance and repair information. This valuable data helps drivers make smarter decisions about how to repair and maintain their cars. Most new cars are equipped with systems that wirelessly transmit this data.    So who has access to the data your car collects? Not you. Sign our petition to demand Congress give vehicle owners access to and control of the data generated from their own vehicle. By 2022, 87 percent of new vehicles in the United States will be equipped with wireless technology that transmits vehicle data in real time, according to IHS Markit forecasts. Currently, data transmitted wirelessly goes only to the automakers, giving them full control over how it is used and who to share it with. Without direct access to and control of this data, vehicle owners may face higher costs and have fewer options when it comes to who maintains and repairs their vehicles, restricting their ability to choose more affordable repair options. Access to and control of valuable vehicle data is the only way to ensure consumers have a choice in where they repair their vehicle. Vehicle owners deserve the right to direct where their vehicle data goes, so they can make their own choices.  Join the movement. Demand access to and control of your vehicle data. To learn more about your car and your data, visit our website.

Auto Care Association
17,456 supporters
Petitioning Donald J. Trump, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew M. Cuomo, United States Department of Transportation, Charles E. Schumer, New York Governor, New York State Senate, New York Times, Catharine Young, Ne...

Require School Buses To Have Proper Safety Equipment

Lets keep our children safe and let’s start from enforcing stricter laws on people obliviously passing the school bus red lights, stop signs. More then 50,000 people in New York State pass school buses that are loading or unloading students each day. We want all our kids to come home safely and alive from school as many of us “parents” have work and need to find private transportation for them to school and from school and the only way we can make a change is by showing the government on how important our kids life’s are and how much we love them. As a school bus driver I see many drivers not only passing my school bus signs but speeding though them we need this to stop  especially for a City like New York itself. IF YOU LOVE AND CARE FOR YOUR CHILD YOU WOULD NOT HESITATE TO SIGN THIS PETITION AND FIGHT FOR OUR CHILDRENS SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.  For The decision makers, • Traffic cameras on all SCHOOL BUSES like citi buses have.                         • GPS on all school buses• more law enforcement agencies looking out for our children.• Drivers having direct communication with 911 in case of a tragedy like this happens they don’t have to pick up a phone dial 911 explain the situation give their location because by that time that child will be deceased. All buses work with students. MAKE IT SAFE.

Antoni Parys
9,525 supporters
Petitioning Ron Wyden, Oregon Governor, Oregon State Senate, Oregon Department of Transportation, United States Department of Transportation, Oregon State House, Oregon State Police, Oregon Sheriff Department

Put in a stop light at 140 and Kershaw

On Tuesday, May 9th 2017, a young man, soldier, wrestling champ, well-known and loved community member 21-year-old Hunter Hoeptner was killed in a fatal accident while riding his motorcycle on highway 140 where it meets with Kershaw in White City, Oregon. Hunter was a good man. He volunteered 100 of his own hours in high school to help others in the community. He was a hard-working wrestling champion for Eagle Point High School, and a leader for others. He also joined the National Guard to help others. He wasn't just any regular guy; he impacted people's lives deeply every day he had on this Earth. He inspired us to follow in his footsteps and make a greater change for our lives. Just being around Hunter made people happy. He didn't have to tell you he loved you or cared about you because you could see it in his actions, you knew he did. Many people of this community are hurt right now because of this tragedy. His death was unexpected and unfortunate, but I don't want it to go down as just another death on this road. There needs to be something done on this highway where Kershaw meets. A little orange light is not enough. Too many people have been in accidents and hurt here to not take action. The safety of other loved community members is on the line. I would like to propose a speed limit change as well as a traffic light. A simple change could save lives as well as heart ache for this community.    -Tristan Watson & Taylor Thompson

Taylor Thompson
6,196 supporters
Petitioning United States Department of Transportation, Miami Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works

Fix a Deadly Intersection in Miami, Fl that took the life of Joshua "Chiko Josh" Gonzalez

      My name is Tiffany Gonzalez I am one of 5 siblings and on February 9th 2019 I received the worst news of my life. I received a phone call from my older sister who in disbelief called to tell me that my youngest brother had past away in a horrific car accident. I was in shock I could not believe the words that were being communicated to me. "What happened? Your lying! Why are you saying this? It cannot be! Tell me you're lying!" I yelled as my boyfriend tried his best to console me. We did not have a chance to say good bye or a final I love you. My brother past away seconds after he was ejected from his vehicle as he lied on Ives dairy road. I still cannot believe that my youngest brother died in the exact neighborhood we all grew up in. This incident happened on Ives Dairy Road and 10th Ave/ San Simeon way, Miami, Florida. In the only neighborhood Joshua lived in all his life. How can this be?       Our family feels that there was a lot of chaos and confusion, and lack of resources in the time which we needed the most, for our dear youngest brother was lying unconscious on the floor his precious sports car in multiple pieces and split into two. Hundreds of people speculating and filming and taking photos with their phones. No Help in Sight. That is unacceptable in 2019. Our hearts were filled with despair. When my father arrived to the site he fainted from the shock of seeing his youngest child lying on the street under a tarp. A mother out of the country and a sister out of the state(that's me). We are all as a community, as friends, and family members of Joshua Robert Gonzalez aka Chiko Josh demanding in this petition that there be a direct evaluation and restructuring of the intersection in which took the life of my baby brother. Let me repeat this, My brother lost his life.          Speed may have been a factor but that's because Ives dairy road is a main road that acts more like a highway connecting northern Miami to Aventura and also to the famous Hardrock Stadium. High speeds, curbed streets with no view of the light coming ahead. Specifically, the intersection that took my brothers life is no stranger to accidents. Just in that 1 week that my brother passed away there were 3 accidents in that same intersection. In fact, an estimated 200 accidents occur a year at the very same intersection of Ives Dairy and 10th Avenue/San Simeon Way, Miami, Florida. We must make a change by directly restructuring the intersection. Specifically an installation of traffic cameras, the green arrow should turn red and a sign should be installed indicating “Left Turn Only on Green” . That is aside from a plaque in honor of Joshua “Chiko Josh” Gonzalez.       The life that was taken was special and precious. Many of Joshua's friends take pride in his honest, funny and vibrant personality. They have told me many stories in which display a side of my brother that truly, deep inside he was just one big kid at heart. These stories give me just a little comfort to take my mind off of the deep sorrow that fills my heart. Joshua was a proud graduate of Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School which is located just minutes away from the site of his death. Both of his sisters graduated from Michael Krop and our mother worked there in its founding years up until Joshua’s graduating year. This intersection can affect both students and parents of students if no changes are made. People who love Joshua and are severely grieving now must pass by this intersection every day, several times a day, and it really is an agonizing experience.        This petition is to bring awareness to the community and make a change in this intersection. We simply cannot drive down this same intersection and not experience a change in honor of the special life that was taken in that very spot. The death of my baby brother shall not happen in vein there must be an impact to the community in a positive way to uplift those many affected by this huge loss. We should all come together in honor of Joshua and create this change.        Many lives have been affected by the life that was taken and the numerous accidents that take place. Affected are the residents of the Ives Estates community and those individuals who must travel on Ives dairy road. Students and parents of students who attend Madie Ives elementary and Dr. Michael Krop Senior high school are also affected as Ives Dairy road is the main road adjacent to these schools. How are these individuals affected? This is due to things like traffic, debris, road blockage, and simply a disturbance to the overall atmosphere as well as there safety and well being while commuting on this road.         We need the County of Miami Dade and the Florida Department of Transportation to re evaluate this intersection and restructure it in order tolower the amount of accidents and fatalities that occur in Ives Dairy and 10th avenue/San Simeon Way, Miami, Florida. Speed bumps, medians, speedometers, traffic Signs, traffic cameras, and specific turn signals would all be direct factors that need to be considered and addressed in order for a change to happen. Another relevant factor is that the community of Ives Dairy has a lot of new land development which is causing even more population in the city. To add, this intersection is less than a mile away from the exit and entrance to Highway I-95. We need to clearly mark the intersection and give more direction to the drivers. And a set restriction of when NOT to turn left. If not only for the life of our beloved deceased but for all those potential lives who can fall victim to this deadly intersection.           If we win this petition we will be successfully doing everything in our power to lower the amount of crashes and deadly accidents that happen in this intersection in return, protecting lives and the overall atmosphere of this community. If we lose, it's only a matter of time before this deadly intersection takes yet another precious life. Let us not carry this pain without any sort of justice or self peace to know that if anything can come out of this tragedy, it would be this. It would raise our hopes in knowing we have done all we can to assure another life isn’t taken at this “Killer Intersection”.             To sum up our plead in this petition, there should be a turning signal for those who turn left and specifically the arrow should turn red indicating when cars cannot turn. There should be a sign installed which reads “Left turn on green arrow only” Additionally an intersection camera should be installed. Furthermore, a sign in which indicates the color of the upcoming light should also be installed along the curbs as it is impossible to see the traffic lights as you approach.    

Tiffany Gonzalez
4,728 supporters
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
4,653 supporters