NO EXCUSES-NATIONWIDE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PETITION: TO MAKE SURE ALL ABSENT PARENTS ARE FULLY HELD RESPONSIBLE
  • Petitioning Barack Obama

This petition will be delivered to:

President of the United States
Barack Obama
NC Child Support Enforcement Supervisor
Terry Wilson
Director
Ramon Rojano
Child Support Enforcement
Lillian Overton

NO EXCUSES-NATIONWIDE CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PETITION: TO MAKE SURE ALL ABSENT PARENTS ARE FULLY HELD RESPONSIBLE

    1. Shaunesi DeBerry Melvin
    2. Petition by

      Shaunesi DeBerry Melvin

      RIVERDALE, MD

In 2008, you were voted into office because of a few reasons, but one was because we thought you were going to toughen up on child support or at least enforcement. I'm a 29 year old mother of 2 daughters, yet between jobs I send thousands of kids back 2 to school. I empower, motivate & encourage single mothers, married mothers and men daily to be better in society. All I hear y'all talk about is Marriage Equality & Gun Control. Have you thought that Adam & Steve dad probably took them for a joke? And their mom did the best she could but they only saw women so that may be why they are gay? Or maybe people are killing because of hate, jealousy, etc. because they lack something at home?
The ROOT. I think it's time you focus MORE on children. Parking lot education for a second. The most important things are taught in the house, but look at the poor quality of parents. WHY? Because they don't have to be better. They get away with minimum & the laws allow it.
I'm doing a lot right now to help mothers like myself. I need your help. I've done more work in this email than NC Child Support Enforcement has done in years for us. Google me or see below. Just like you, my daughters will be raised by a single mother. And just like you, my daughters will be great. But there are over 10 million of us. You gon help us out or nah? #turnUP

 

 

My name is Shaunesi DeBerry Melvin, I am the ex wife of a International Professional Basketball Player who's monthly pay has been at a high of most US citizens yearly salary and because of this I stand firm on the grounds of NO EXCUSES when it comes to receiving a reasonable and consistent payment amount for our daughters. In 2011, at a show cause ( The absent parent was not in compliance with the order) hearing held in Wake County (Raleigh NC) for the support of my daughters the Judge took his passport, held him in contempt, but put wording in this child support order that neither of us should make "disparaging" remarks against each other via social media. This let me know that this particular judge wasn't seeing the BIGGER picture. What someone says about me, or what I say about them is NOT important in child support court, nor in enforcing the order. What IS important is that both parties do their part in making sure that the bare minimum for the children is upheld with NO EXCUSES. To date my daughters child support arrears is over $8k and thats only for a few months of being behind, yet the absent parent's private paid legal counsel has continuously accepted motions on his behalf, came to court, and has been able to get continuances granted. Meanwhile, I've had to depend on community support, multiple hustles and family and friends in order to stay afloat. In 2013, I've received 5 payments of $72.06. Where is the enforcement of the $1249/mth order? Who is the "law"? Who is in charge of enforcing? What are the courts doing to keep this from happening every few months/years? While going thru all of this and struggling I have been able to feed hundreds of families during the holiday, and send hundreds of kids back to school with donations to my non profit, Women Wear Pants Too Inc.™ because of this I am a firm believer that there is NO EXCUSE when it comes to making something happen. I hope to get as many signatures as possible on this petition because for the past 4 years this has been part of the "story of my life" and its time for a CHANGE not just for my daughter's case but for ALL cases!!

www.SHAUNESI.com

 

To:
Barack Obama, President of the United States
Terry Wilson, NC Child Support Enforcement Supervisor
Ramon Rojano, Director
Lillian Overton, Child Support Enforcement
President Barack Obama, NC Division of Social Services, NC Child Support Enforcement

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 100 signatures
    2. 95 SIGNATURES!!

      Shaunesi DeBerry Melvin
      Petition Organizer

      5 SIGNATURES FROM MY GOAL!! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH !!

    3. Reached 50 signatures
    4. THANK YOU ALL!!

      Shaunesi DeBerry Melvin
      Petition Organizer

      You all have helped me reach 25 signatures in NO time. I'm SO grateful for the support !!

    5. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Marcia Green CHAPEL HILL, NC
      • 10 months ago

      This is important to me because I am a single Mom & my daughter has to yet get any financial support from her father. I have had to bust my butt working two 2 three jobs sometimes & even put sch on pause to take care of my daughter. Its not fair when the other parent is very capable of taking care of his responsiblity as well. I didn't sign up to do this on my own. I'm tired & I feel like there is no excuse. Something needs to change asap.

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    • CARRIE MERCER DURHAM, NC
      • 10 months ago

      I am a single working mother of 3, and their dad was the best father around while we were together!!! Then once it was over for us, it was pretty much over for our children as well. Their dad only had to pay 50 a month when he was first put on CS because "the law" in NC says if you make no more than 800 a month that's the legal amount you can afford... BULLSH@t because if all I got is 800 a month, best believe they are gonna get more than 50 of that, now its a "LITTLE" more but he is very inconsistent with the payments its not fair to the children or the mothers who are really taking care of their children and not just wanting a hand-out or just looking out for themselves!!! Y'ALL REALLY REALLY NEED TO DO BETTER!!!!

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    • Kim Wesson LOWER, AL
      • 10 months ago

      Nationwide, over $108,000,000,000 (that is billion, with nine zeroes) of child support is owed, and fifty percent of this is owed directly to the government for the upkeep of children. This is a major economic problem which goes unrecognized. Children are not trash to be thrown aside.

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    • Jennifer Balero TOMS RIVER, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      I Agree!! Can you sign mine too?? its for the IRS to investigate my ex husband for stealing my kids tax money!! its

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    • Anne Adams CHESTER, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      My ex owes me $8500 but lives in a different state so nothing is done

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