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Petition to Government of The Gambia;, Speaker of the National Assembly.
THE PLANET's FUTURE DEPENDS ON CHILDREN's EDUCATION AND MORE...
The Gambia is a small country in West Africa, which includes the Island of Saint Mary, at the mouth of the Gambia, where the capital, Banjul, stands, and James Island, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River and for its abundant wildlife in Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Pantanal Reserve, which includes monkeys, leopards, hippos, hyenas and rare birds. However, there is still a lot of poverty, especially in rural areas. We know that - along with education - housing, basic sanitation, health and good nutrition are necessary for children to have a healthy life and a good level of learning. These basis are fundamental not only for efficient learning, but for any child to acquire a feeling of respect and love for their surroundings. And love teaches us to respect the space of other species that have been losing their habitat to us, humans. The Gambia's biodiversity is incredibly good not only for the planet, but for the country itself, because, in addition to providing valuable quality of life for Gambians, it promotes tourism, which represents an important segment of The Gambia's economy. Considering these issues, we ask The Gambian Government to expand investments in affordable housing, basic sanitation, health and education - also implementing a universal basic income for vulnerable people: requiring, however, a vasectomy and/or endoceptive for those who already have one child (two children per couple) and want to benefit from the income. We also ask a lifetime fine to the middle and upper classes, proportional to income, from the third child onwards - in order to help supply these needs and to protect the gorgeous environment of The Gambia. The planet needs to breathe and all humans need quality of life - including Gambians. Thank you for your support! Angela May, Buba Manneh and Fabakary Sanneh
São Paulo, Brazil
Petition to Malcolm Turnbull
LIFE DEPENDS ON WATER, OUR RIVERS DEPEND ON YOU
We live on the driest inhabited continent on the planet and what has always been clear is water is life and our rivers, including the Murray-Darling system are the lifeblood of this country. For too long we have abused what mother nature has given us and not given our rivers or the ecosystems that are supported by them the respect they deserve. Right now our rivers are stressed along with the country and communities that rely on them. Last year alone, the Darling had no flow for eight months, this is longer than ever before seen in white man’s history despite the fact that last year New South Wales rainfall was 20% above average. The Murray-Darling is an interconnected system, much like a set of lungs. If one is sick and dying the other may survive but for how long? The last few years have seen higher than average rainfall with last year alone being 63% above South Australia’s average rainfall, but eventually there will be another drought and ignoring the management issues of the basin due to a few good years is ludicrous. It’s time the communities along these great rivers stand up and call upon Malcolm Turnbull to finish what he started and get a plan in place that is sustainable and fair. As a young person I’m sick of hearing from older people what our rivers use to be, let’s fight to get them back to what they were.
Petition to WBSD School Board
The Jackson Community depends on our schools!
Please sign to help support the Jackson Community and Jackson Elementary School! Feel free to also comment, as the comments will also be given to the School Board. By signing this you agree to support the Jackson Community and Jackson Elementary School, along with Decorah and Fair Park. Please read below for more information. BACKGROUND The outgoing mayor of West Bend recently set up a private task force of West Bend businessmen to evaluate many of the West Bend School District facilities. The proposal they offered to the School Board was to no longer have a school in the Village of Jackson and to instead build an undersized new school to house nearly 800 elementary-age students in West Bend and to permanently bus all Jackson children to that school. This task force was not requested by the School Board, and conducted this work independently and without being asked. The School Board has not taken a stance on the task force’s conclusions and has stated they are reviewing the task force’s findings. The task force holds no official authority and is merely a group of community members. We thank the School Board for not immediately embracing this task force’s findings and instead taking an appropriately measured approach in its response to the task force’s work. A NEW JACKSON ELEMENTARY IS NEEDED Jackson is the one portion of the School District which is expanding, with nearly 200 new housing developments in the works right now. There is more land primed for development in Jackson than any other area of the School District. Jackson is growing and the District must acknowledge that and plan accordingly. This means building a new school in Jackson. Jackson Elementary is one of the highest performing schools in not only the West Bend School District, but the county. Closing a successful school would take the District backwards and demonstrate to the community that the District does not value success or high-quality academics. It would communicate that the desire to potentially save $20 per year on a tax bill outweighs the District’s obligation to provide the children of our community with the opportunity to grow, excel and eventually realize the American dream. The hard-working parents and citizens of our District deserve a school system that puts children first. A NEW JACKSON ELEMENTARY MAKES FISCAL SENSE The idea of transporting all of the children in Jackson to West Bend daily is not best for young children and does not make fiscal sense. Bus routes are extremely expensive, a fact it appears this task force did not consider. Also, transporting elementary aged students to West Bend every day will require very young children to spend a substantial amount of time on the bus daily. Five year olds should not spend an hour on the bus each morning and then again each afternoon. If Jackson Elementary were closed and students were forced to travel to West Bend, the District would likely see a significant increase in the number of children open enrolling out of the District as parents search for closer options for their young children to attend school. This would drain the District’s coffers and vastly accelerate a declining enrollment trend. Jackson is the one area of the District with the growth to temper the District’s declining enrollment trend. Losing the students of Jackson to another District could accelerate this declining enrollment trend to catastrophic levels. Additionally, the task force did not consider the negative impact of constructing a school for 800 elementary-age students. Few families would view this as the right situation for their young child. Parents want schools that feel like communities, not factories. Parents forced to enroll their child in a school of 800 would likely seek open enrollment opportunities and leave the District, thereby exacerbating the declining enrollment situation in the District. An elementary school for 800 children would be virtually unheard of in the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin DPI database lists 877 schools as true elementary schools with students no older than 5th grade attending. The median enrollment for those schools is 334 students. Only 6 of those schools have an enrollment of at least 800. Clearly the parents and communities in our State have acknowledged that oversized elementary schools are not the best way to educate students, nor is it the type of impersonal setting that parents want their children in at that early age. If the village of Jackson were to lose its public school, the effect on Jackson property values and businesses would be disastrous. Residents would flee, driving down property values. Selling a property in Jackson would become extremely difficult. Businesses would struggle to attract top talent to their companies without a neighborhood school to boast about. The success of Jackson Elementary is a rallying point of pride for the community of Jackson. Closing our school and thereby ripping that away from the people of Jackson would be a heartless and devastating act against the residents of Jackson DISTRICT MUST MAKE GOOD ON ITS PROMISE Additionally, the District has been promising a new school for Jackson for nearly a quarter of a century. When referendums to remodel Badger Middle School, Silverbrook Intermediate School and Green Tree Elementary (all schools in the city of West Bend) were brought forward, the citizens of Jackson were encouraged to vote in favor of those developments with the promise that a new Jackson Elementary would be next on the agenda. To now close Jackson would be a horrific bait and switch on the part of the District and would demonstrate that the School Board cannot be trusted with our tax dollars or our vote. Jackson has stood by and watched improvements be made to most other schools in the District over the past couple decades while Jackson residents have waited patiently, trusting the District will eventually invest in the children of its community. The District must keep its promises and not treat the children of Jackson as second-class citizens in the West Bend School District SUMMARY It is possible that the private task force did not take into account the considerations presented in this statement and may wish to review their work and reflect on the concerns brought forth. We encourage the task force to act as a dynamic, collaborative and solution-oriented group, willing to work with the rest of the members of our community. The District will not arrive at a sustainable and optimal solution if the task force simply digs in its heels to defend its original findings regardless of concerns brought by the community. We appreciate that the task force agreed that an appropriately-sized referendum, paired with appropriate maintenance budgeting and well-reasoned adjustments to declining enrollment trends is necessary for the District to succeed. Thanks for your time and support! Traci Wells & Casey Latz
Jackson, WI, United States
Petition to Federal government of Brazil;, President of the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil.
THE PLANET's FUTURE DEPENDS ON CHILDREN's EDUCATION AND MORE...
PT Brazil is known for its varied biodiversity, called the greatest collection of plant and animal species found on the planet, housing 60% of the Amazon Rainforest which hosts approximately one-tenth of all the species in the world. "Anyone who has been to the Amazon will tell you that nothing quite compares to the sounds of the jungle at night, where nature reigns supreme and those who visit the Pantanal are amazed by the sheer quantity of birds and mammals you can see. While these are two specific areas for wildlife viewing in Brazil, opportunities to get out into nature and see wildlife are by no means restricted to these areas.", as said in https://www.thesouthamericaspecialists.com/what-to-do/nature-and-wildlife/brazil However, there is still a lot of poverty all around the country. We know that - along with education - housing, basic sanitation, health and good nutrition are necessary for children to have a healthy life and a good level of learning. These basis are fundamental not only for efficient learning, but for any child to acquire a feeling of respect and love for their surroundings. And love teaches us to respect the space of other species that have been losing their habitat to us, humans. In a deeply Christian country, it is worth reflecting on the commandment to multiply and fill the Earth: God said us to fill the Earth, but He gave us wisdom to realize that the Earth was already full by the time we started to take the place of His other important creatures. And we must value God's creation. It is also worth imagining how much we would still have of forests if China had not implemented strict birth control. The human being must stop thinking about himself and his own offspring. Everyone must think about Nature - and the poorest should still think in their first two children, avoiding a third one. If humble people themselves do not think about their own children, they cannot expect others to do so. In fact, in this way, they often end up making cheap labor available for enrichment with the sweat of others. The sad past of slavery is enough, when women were forced to have several children to serve "their masters". Thinking about quality of life, we must consider that we are already in need of transgenic food to feed the overpopulation, in addition to more pesticides for less losses - while the richest may opt for organic foods. Besides that, scientists have alerted that around 33% of worldwide plant and animal life could disappear by 2070 if nations don't act to reign in global carbon emissions - and if it continues unabated as they have for the last few decades, the species extinction rate could jump to 55%. Tragically, it may be impossible to avoid this scenario altogether, but according to a study performed by researchers from the University of Arizona, if governments adhere to the guidelines they set out for themselves in the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA), the number of plant and animal species that go extinct could be cut to "just" 16%. This alarm makes the preservation of the Amazon and all Brazilian forests essential! Brazil's biodiversity is incredibly good not only for the planet, but for the country itself, because, in addition to providing a valuable quality of life for Brazilians, it promotes tourism - which represents an important segment of the Brazilian economy - and other investments attracted by these characteristics, as well as by companies that value the environment. Considering these issues, we ask Federal Government of Brazil to expand investments in affordable housing, basic sanitation, health and education - also implementing a universal basic income for vulnerable people: requiring, however, a vasectomy / endoceptive for those who already have one child (two children per couple) and want to benefit from the income. We also ask a lifetime fine to the middle and upper classes, proportional to income, from the third child onwards - in order to help supply these needs and to protect the gorgeous environment of Brazil. The planet needs to breathe and all humans need quality of life - including Brazilians.
São Paulo, Brazil
Petition to U.S. immigration judge Helaine Perlman
Grant Kevin Euceda asylum. His life depends on it.
The U.S. government wants to deport a Honduran youth named Kevin Euceda, who has already been in detention for more than two years. U.S. immigration judge Helaine Perlman, the judge who is ruling over Kevin’s request for asylum had made a decision to grant him asylum — but the government (ICE) disagreed and wants her to make a new decision. Deportation means a death sentence. Kevin deserves the opportunity to stay in the USA and rebuild his life. He already has met the qualifications for political asylum. If Kevin Euceda is deported he will be killed by gangs in Honduras. As a youth, he was forced into gang life. He was physically abused, and forced to witness torturing and killing, including dismemberment of body parts. He refused to participate in further activities such as random “blood in” murder and wanted out. This is why he risked his life to enter the United States. “To bolster its policy of stepped up enforcement, the Trump administration is requiring that notes taken during mandatory therapy sessions with immigrant children be passed onto ICE, which can then use those reports against minors in court. Intimate confessions, early traumas, half-remembered nightmares — all have been turned into prosecutorial weapons, often without the consent of the therapists involved, and always without the consent of the minors themselves, in hearings where the stakes can be life and death.” Kevin’s confidential therapy notes were used against him. Once again his trust has been betrayed. His own words interpreted and misinterpreted by several government lawyers and agencies to serve their “spin” of his tragic story to gain reasons for deportation and win in court. His own words used against him. Justice needs to happen in this case. He has again been victimized by our legal system that has mishandled the case. Please sign this petition to have Kevin Euceda be awarded asylum! Save this young man’s life!
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Petition to Federal Government of Nigeria;, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria.
THE PLANET's FUTURE DEPENDS ON CHILDREN's EDUCATION AND MORE...
Nigeria, often called the "Giant of Africa", is a patchwork of distinctive regions, including deserts, plains, swamps, mountains, and steamy jungles. High on Nigeria's southern mountains, the slopes are covered by thick rain forest. This is the home of rare western lowland gorillas, once thought to be extinct in Nigeria. The "Giant of Africa" has one of the largest river systems in the world, including the Niger Delta, the third largest delta on Earth. Much of Nigeria is covered with plains and savannas, where, many years ago, teemed with giraffes, elephants, lions, cheetahs, and large herds of antelope. Nowadays, most of these animals have been killed by hunters or their habitats have been destroyed. "Nigeria's diverse landscape makes it ideal for a broad range of plants and animals. Many species live nowhere else on Earth. Unfortunately there aren't very many national parks in Nigeria and competition for space with humans has left many species on the endangered list.". Descriptions obtained in https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/countries/nigeria/#:~:text=Nigeria%20is%20a%20patchwork%20of,covered%20with%20plains%20and%20savannas and photo from https://borgenproject.org/10-facts-about-poverty-in-nigeria/?fbclid=IwAR2FXbpx89ejCAy8VelI5gxDpZtbz117H71bveRO9mpq96SbH84FWz4scNo The amazing southwestern plains are home to the Yoruba people, who have lived there for thousands of years. However, 40% of Nigeria's population still live in poverty, as in most developing countries. We know that - along with education - housing, basic sanitation, health and good nutrition are necessary for children to have a healthy life and a good level of learning. These basis are fundamental not only for efficient learning, but for any child to acquire a feeling of respect and love for their surroundings. And love teaches us to respect the space of other species that have been losing their habitat to us, humans. The Nigeria's biodiversity is incredibly good not only for the planet, but for the country itself, because, in addition to providing valuable quality of life for Nigerians, it promotes tourism, which can represent an important segment of Nigeria's economy. Considering these issues, we ask the Federal Government of Nigeria to expand investments in affordable housing, basic sanitation, health and education - also implementing a universal basic income for vulnerable people: requiring, however, a vasectomy and/or endoceptive for those who already have one child (two children per couple) and want to benefit from the income. We also ask a lifetime fine to the middle and upper classes, proportional to income, from the third child onwards - in order to help supply these needs and to protect the gorgeous environment of Nigeria. The planet needs to breathe and all humans need quality of life - including Nigerians. Thank you for your support! John Abe and Angela May
São Paulo, Brazil
Petition to Contact your senators and congressmen. Please!
Help us get the Nurown drug fast tracked. My life depends on it!
ALS is a fast moving disease that robs you of all functioning of muscles. The Nurown drug is showing great results and is restoring functions of the body. Brainstorm Technologies has been doing this stem cell research for over 10 years and is being slowed down due to red tape. Please help us we don't have time for this crap! I'd sign away any liability papers. Thanks for your support, Mark Nordby
Missoula, MT, United States
Petition to Oriental Mindoro National High School, Calapan Waterworks Corporation
Life depends on water, the life of others depends on us
"In 2016, one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the Philippines was acute watery diarrhoea, claiming over 139 000 lives." -World Health Organization By signing this petition, you become one with our goal to promote and provide our fellow Filipinos to have access to safe and clean water.
Joshua Dave Romblon
Petition to Mr. Anthony Ojukwu
IMPLEMENTATION OF CHILD MARRIAGE LAWS IN NIGERIA
In Nigeria (Northern Nigeria) young girls below the age of 18 are being given away to grown men for marriage. According to Wikipedia, many girls are married before the age of 15, some as young as 7. As of 2006, 15–20% of school dropouts in Nigeria were the result of child marriage. In northern states over 50% of the girls marry before the age of 15. Child marriage leads to teenage pregnancy and most importantly violates the rights of children. This petition is to put an end to this by pressuring the legislative and executive bodies of Nigeria to make and enforce the laws that discourage child marriage. I strongly believe we will eventually provide a place that is safer for the young girls and boys f Nigeria. Please sign this petition to show your support to stop the denial of the rights of our children. Every signature counts. Thank you.
Petition to Deborah MacLatchy, Dr. David Haskell
Support Lindsay Shepherd, TA at Wilfrid Laurier. Academic freedom depends on our support.
Who is Lindsay Shepherd? Lindsay is a student who's doing a 12 month Master of the Arts at Wilfrid Laurier university. Her MA is specified as "Cultural Analysis & Social Theory". The English Communications class that Lindsay taught was CS101, "Canadian Communication in Context". CS101 was the class where "one or many" students spoke a complaint about her. But the "one or many" only went to the university's Rainbow Centre. The "one person or the group" spoke their complaint to the Rainbow Centre, and the manager of the Rainbow Centre (Toby Finlay) was the one who next informed (1) Nathan Rambukkana, (2) Herbert Pimlott & (3) Adria Joel to call a disciplinary meeting of Lindsay. CS101 was meant to teach the following to 1st year Communications students: "An Intro to key issues in Canadian mass communications from a variety of perspectives, including such topics as social history of mass media in Canada, public policy and politics, and popular culture." Canadian Communication in Context, or CS101, was meant to teach English grammar and beyond it. Lindsay's job as teaching assistant required her to introduce a classroom discussion about (1) Canadian public policy, (2) politics and (3) popular culture whenever those three concerned themselves with the English language. An example that Lindsay tried to teach was the Jordan Peterson & Nicholas Matte debate from public television, which was TVOntario. Link to the transcript is here: https://tvo.org/transcript/2396103/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/genders-rights-and-freedom-of-speech Link to the full video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kasiov0ytEc The Peterson/Matte debate on The Agenda was a sample of the contentions that Canadians are right now discussing as their criticism of Bill C-16. What is Bill C-16? Bill C-16 is a radical law because it makes pronouns compulsory for all Canadians to speak & write whenever a transgender person wants someone to describe "them" by "their" chosen pronoun. An example would be: "They" or "them" as a pronoun. Bill C-16, as a language law, will extend protection against hate speech toward "gender identity" and "gender expression". Bill C-16 will add gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. Bill C-16 would, in all, amend both the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code. This legislation is summarily radical because laws about words & propaganda within a democracy only prohibit words being used as slurs. So a "language law" for a democracy consistently prohibits words from being used as "hate speech" rather than enforcing an entire population to use certain words as "gender pronouns". Bill C-16, however, has already been done in communist & fascist countries. Think of "comrade" being legally required for all communists to speak & write while in public schools, and so on. North Korea would be an example of where people are compelled to use specific words. An example would be from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/north-korea-defectors/?utm_term=.fc2ae0727679 It published on November 17th, 2017, the stories from Koreans who had escaped from North Korea. One story was very telling. It was by "a university student, 대학생, who escaped in 2013": We had ideological education for 90 minutes every day. There was revolutionary history, lessons about Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un. Of course, they taught us about why we needed nuclear weapons, and they would tell us that we needed to make sacrifices in our daily lives so they could build these weapons and protect our country, keep the nation safe. I was so sick and tired of hearing about all this revolutionary history, I was so sick of calling everyone “comrade.” I didn’t care about any of that stuff. As well, Jared Brown, the lead lawyer for Brown Litigation spoke the same misgivings about enforcement of words as pronouns on May 17th, 2017 at the Senate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1vkExyp1vA Jared Brown reasoned his own misgivings at the Senate’s third & last review of Bill C-16. Bill C-16 was wrongly applied in Wilfrid Laurier University. Bill C-16 was wrongly assumed by “one or many” students to mean that a discussion about English pronouns must be censored. Someone from CS101 made a complaint to the Rainbow Centre about seeing a TVOntario clip of Jordan Peterson. Lindsay Shepherd was next asked to a meeting with her supervising professor (1) Nathan Rambukkana, (2) Communication Studies coordinator Herbert Pimlott, and (3) acting manager Adria Joel of the Equity & Diversity department. All three reprimanded Lindsay because they believed she was teaching Transphobia. However, Lindsay had secretly recorded her meeting with Nathan Rambukkana, Herbert Pimlott, and Adria Joel: https://youtu.be/DvdTiVbvvaA Wilfrid Laurier President Deborah MacLatchy next apologized to Lindsay: The apology is here:https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/nov/apology-from-laurier-president-and-vice-chancellor.html Herbert Pimlott & Adria Joel didn’t apologize. Nathan Rambukkana only published an “open letter”: The “open letter” is here:https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/nov/open-letter-to-my-ta-lindsay-shepherd.html Deborah MacLatchy finally concluded that Lindsay didn’t commit *hate speech* within the classroom of CS101. Her statement is here: https://www.wlu.ca/news/spotlights/2017/dec/president-statement-re-independent-fact-finder-report.html Meanwhile: Michele Kramer, president of the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association, made a public statement that the faculty association “condemns violent speech“: http://www.wlufa.ca/2017/12/12/wlufa-statement-on-recent-events-at-wlu/ To myself, this statement was very questionable because Herbert Pimlott is also a Vice President of the faculty association. So, the faculty association wants to define any “discussion” as “violence” when this speech is heard and righteous anger is felt toward it? This is a pro-censorship problem. Any debate could be defined as violence because it only takes a few people to feel upset when hearing a “discussion” and to then define that speech as violence to silence it. Greg Bird (or Uccello) had also run a petition that argued the safety of genderqueer & trans people on Wilfrid Laurier’s campus were threatened with violence. In conjunction, Toby Finlay (the Rainbow Centre’s administrator) also repeatedly called any conversation about Lindsay as acts of violence. Meanwhile, Deborah MacLatchy hired Robert Centa as a lawyer to represent the university during its inquiry. Howard Levitt also contacted Lindsay and became her lawyer. He did this as pro bono for her. Howard Levitt discovered from Rob Centa that only a spoken complaint was made to the Rainbow Centre. Specifically the complaint was spoken to Toby Finlay, whose own gender pronoun is “they” and “them”. It was this “them” who contacted Rambukkana, Pimlott and Joel to call a meeting with Lindsay so that she would be scolded. During their tribunal, Herbert Pimlott, Nathan Rambukkana & Adria Joel intended to censor her. All three ignored academic freedom because Lindsay is a teaching assistant. Lindsay knew the trio were wrong. So she contacted the National Post and other media. Christie Blatchford from the Post immediately replied. Blatchford next published, “Thought police strike again as Wilfrid Laurier grad student is chastised for showing Jordan Peterson video“: http://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-thought-police-strike-again-as-wilfrid-laurier-grad-student-is-chastised-for-showing-jordan-peterson-video Other media soon followed and published their reporting of Lindsay’s experience of a kangaroo court at Wilfrid Laurier University. In all, I and many more people were troubled when we listened to Lindsay’s supervisors attempt their re-education of her by invoking the “Ontario Human Rights Act, Bill C-16 and Wilfrid Laurier’s Gendered Violence Prevention & Support policy“. Their appeal and deferral to the above sounded exactly like a secular bureaucrat or religious official invoking the dogma of a political manifesto or a holy book. Secular politics, political values or religious dogma that forbid academic freedom, objectivity, learning to debate, etc., have no place in a university. Values that are righteous and totalitarian have no place in a university. To myself, the intellectual freedom of the TA and students within the classroom must be supported. Finally, Wilfrid Laurier is no longer a university to many of us. How can this place be a university when the Humanities & Social Sciences in it drivel Social Justice as a righteous doctrine that could never be questioned because it could never make gross mistakes? Wilfrid Laurier University must assure that both the TA & students will have intellectual freedom in the university classroom. Heterodoxy & Debate must be supported.
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