Many members of the US Congress are currently urging the US government and Covid-19 response team to implement a wage cap on agency travel nurses in facilities, citing the high wages that travel nurses as crippling to our hospitals. A circulating letter with over 200 signatures fails to recognize or acknowledge the true problems at hand in our healthcare system. Instead, it urges a wage cap in order to "protect patients in dire need of life-saving health care treatment and prevent conduct that is exacerbating the shortage of nurses and straining the healthcare system."
Ironically, travel nursing pay is being cited as a contributing factor in the nursing shortage and strain on our healthcare system. For those of us working on the frontlines, we know that this is entirely the opposite of the truth. It is in fact that generous travel packages that are keeping many hospitals afloat at this time with staffing and maximizing bed capacity during unprecedented times. The pandemic has simply exposed the many flaws of our system, but apparently not clearly enough for our elected officials to advocate for us. We all know that wage caps are going to have a detrimental effect on staffing, forcing even more nurses to give up working at the bedside and further worsening the problem at hand.
What about encouraging legislation to protect the safety and rights of nurses? What about legislation to nationalize safe nurse to patient ratios? What about legislation to set a fair, competitive minimum pay for nursing? Reach out to your elected officials and voice your concerns. There are many solutions out there, but this isn't one of them. Read more
Caleb CullenUnited States
Created Feb 1, 2022
Petition to University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Content warning: talk of suicide and mental health
Within a month, I, as a student have found out through my peers that we have lost two students to suicide. Although, the following log (https://p2c.police.unc.edu/crime-log/ ) has three occurrences that have been classified as suicides, six as well-fare checks, and one as an emergency commitment. This is only since August tenth, two short months. Only one of which has been addressed by the school. There has been no alleviation, no mourning period, nothing. As we awake to the news of potentially a third student taking their life, we need a moment to reflect. A moment of silence for the ones lost and a moment of anger for us as students, no Alert Carolina, nothing - complete and utter silence. While all of the events are equally traumatic and impactful. This potential third tragedy has left students traumatized, confused and created a feeling of guilt amongst not only the student body but also amongst the students that live their everyday lives in that residence hall. This is a call to action, a demand for action to be taken. For mental health to become a true priority on Carolinas Campus, for more understanding of mental health struggles. Last year during the height of the pandemic we were given mental health days - but, shocker, mental health struggles do not simply disappear. Not only this but the pandemic is still actively booming and that isolation and fear of contracting or spreading the virus is at an all-time high. Action needs to be taken and the administration needs to start prioritizing the mental health of students, viewing us as people instead of a source of revenue.
*I use the word potential as I personally was not informed of what would be the second suicide, that information was found logged on the UNC crime log. This is not to take away from the situation if it has happened but to prevent the spread of possibly false information. As always, if you are in need of help 800-273-8255.Read more
The Protect Arizona Children Coalition (PACC) posted information on Facebook exposing the dangers of comprehensive sexual education (CSE), which, among other things, teaches young children to consent to sexual behavior.
The post included an image of a tweet that read, “It isn’t harmful if they enjoy it. Children can learn to enjoy sex with an older partner if they experience it with consent. #LoveIsLove”
The post also included an image of a rainbow flag that stated, “Love is gender and age blind."
In response to the exposure of this pedophilia promotion, Facebook removed the post and banned the public page of PACC, along with the private page of the woman who created the post.
Facebook’s behavior is biased in favor of pedophilia and the harmful and illegal behavior of sexual contact between adults and minors.
Help us send a message to Facebook:
Pedophilia is wrong, and children should never be taught to consent to it.
Facebook's censorship has not gone unnoticed.
Facebook MUST re-publish Protect Arizona Coalition’s Facebook page and the page of the individual who created the post.
Please sign our petition today.Read more
Dear Friends of Israel,
Petition to the South African Government to cease efforts to sever ties in its efforts to sever ties with the State of Israel and to reinstate the SA Ambassador to Israel further that efforts to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel will have a deeply negative process and peaceful outcome.
We therefore demand that the SA Government cease in its efforts to cutRead more
South African Friends of IsraelSouth Africa
Created Jun 5, 2018
Petition to President of the United States, Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security
Hurricane Maria ripped roads apart, uprooted trees, pulled walls and metal roofs off homes, and devastated the ailing island of Puerto Rico.
We've all seen the images of the aftermath, but the real story is now about survival. Ten days after the storm hit, millions need to survive deteriorating conditions.
In storm-battered neighborhoods across Puerto Rico, aid hasn't come quickly enough and hasn't been sustained.
Puerto Ricans are dying. Americans are dying.
Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, credited with turning around the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, weighed in on the crisis, “Puerto Rico is a bigger and tougher mission than Katrina, and we had 20,000 federal troops, 20 ships, and 40,000 National Guard.” The island’s most pressing needs include fuel to run hospitals or potable water to drink. Honoré says, “You need at least 50 to 80 helicopters in there.”
In contrast, only 4,400 federal troops have been deployed to Puerto Rico as of September 29th.
The 3-star general appointed to the crisis, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, says there are not enough troops and vehicles sent to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
President Trump, deploy 50,000 federal troops to the island and 80 helicopters to distribute fuel, water, and emergency supplies.
Give our troops the resources they need to be successful in Puerto Rico.
Help them save millions of American lives.
To be clear. The Trump administration has not stepped up yet, which is reminiscent of the days following Katrina — 10,000 federal workers is not enough. Puerto Rico was destroyed, and the effects are on a larger scale than Katrina.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on September 29th urged Trump to ramp up the federal assistance. "This is, damn it, this is not a good news story. This is a ‘people are dying’ story. This is a ‘life or death’ story. This is ‘there’s a truckload of stuff that cannot be taken to people’ story. This is a story of a devastation that continues to worsen.”
No more excuses about it being 1,200 miles away from the mainland.
What matters most is how you respond in the days to come.
The ball is in your court, Mr. President. We're asking for you to do more. Not just today, but tomorrow, and the next day until we fix this together.
Puerto Ricans are not them or they — we're Americans who need help.Read more
Relief efforts are finally coming in, but more coverage of this situation is desperately their home. Fundraising efforts are underway, but we need more exposure to make this a success.
These their needs and fundraising opportunities.
All we are asking is to include these relief efforts inRead more
Mary SmithUnited States
Created Sep 10, 2017
Petition to DePaul University, black lives matter, college students
DePaul University operates on a quarter system. This means during this pandemic and nationwide attack on racism and police brutality following the murder of George Floyd, Black DePaul students are expected to process our trauma and complete final exams/assignments.
DePaul has only offered inaccessible counseling services. We say these services are inaccessible due to them being offered remotely. Additionally, it is unrealistic to seek counseling whilst trying to complete coursework for our classes. Unfortunately, this is not enough. We need our load lightened. To ask students to carry on academically during this time does not align with Vincentian values.
We ask that our allies help support us in gaining final exam/assignment exemptions for students. It is unjust that we are expected to push past the trauma of being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 AND the murders of our people. Our GPAs should not have to suffer because we are collectively experiencing racial trauma.Read more
Species around the world need protection from the large threat of climate change, and require protection using numerous strategies: well-managed carbon tax, Clean Energy Subsidies, Energy Efficiency Standards, the Paris Agreement, etc.
Polar bears are Vulnerable and are in desperate need of help as populations decline. The African plains are turning into desertland at a rapid rate due to climate change. Please, help protect our environment and wildlife from the growing threat of climate change.
Tell the United States to return to the Paris Agreement, numerous countries to start using efficient methods, companies to be more responsible, and so on. Protect wildlife today!Read more
Albeki MoggerBrooklyn, NY, United States
Created Sep 10, 2018
Petition to United States Department of the Interior
If the Trump administration has its way, the North American Wolverine may be doomed to the endangered species list.
For years pro-industry legislators have pushed for dismantling key provisions in the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and now the Department of the Interior and the Commerce Department’s National Marine Fisheries Service just announced a proposal to gut automatic protections for wildlife like the North American Wolverine and the Monarch Butterfly, to name a few, that are currently under consideration for threatened species protection.
Sign and share today to stop the Trump administration from stripping 45 years of protection for threatened species from the Endangered Species Act.
Under the guise of an administrative effort to scale back "government regulation," this new proposal is just a way to give agriculture and energy companies the freedom to drill and graze cattle in habitats earmarked for protected species. The new rules specifically target two provisions of the ESA:
Protection for species listed as threatened — The new rule would only grant "certain protections" to threatened species, species at risk of becoming endangered if no action is taken, on a case-by-case basis.
Economic factors for habitat protection — The new rule would allow officials to factor in economic opportunities, like drilling and ranching, when considering protection for wildlife.
We have 60 days to tell the Trump administration to keep the ESA intact with these key wildlife protections. Sign and share today to protect the most at-risk species, like the North American Wolverine.Read more
Finley BFlorida, United States
Created Jul 20, 2018
Petition to President of the Philippines, Vice President of the Philippines, SENATORS OF THE PHILIPPINES, Governors of the Philippines, Congressmen of the Philippines, Vice Governors of the Philippines, Mayors...
Sa Korea pala, 30% ng sahod ng politicians ang ambag. Kung dito po sa atin gagawin na 30% ng sweldo ng mga elected officials natin, mula kay President Duterte hanggang sa Vice Mayor ng pinakaliblib na bayan, magkakaroon po tayo ng tumataginting na higit sa KALAHATING BILYONG PISO!
Makakakalap tayo agad ng P581 Milyon if 30% ng sahod ng elected officials from President to Vice Mayor ang magpe-pledge. Ang katumbas po non ay 440,000 test kits, or 7.5 milyon na meals, or 1.5 milyong Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Patunayan ninyo na ang mga pinuno ay hindi lamang pulitiko kundi mga LINGKODBAYAN.
FOR THE BREAKDOWN OF ELECTIVE OFFICIALS' SALARIES, PLS VISIT: https://www.facebook.com/MDS2016/posts/2612361465719918
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Paolo QuimboManila, Philippines
Created Mar 24, 2020
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