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Petition to Theresa May MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sadiq Khan
Our brave and heroic emergency service personnel deserve a substantial pay increase
Over the last few months the numerous tragic events that have rocked this country have revealed people who truly are hero's. The men and women of our emergency services,have demonstrated what it truly means to be selfless, in ways that can never really be re paid. But what we can do as a society is, campaign for our firefighters,ambulance staff,police and front line a&e hospital staff to be paid a salary that reflects the work they do. Those that join ,do so because they care. They are driven by a determination to make a positive difference. It's now time that the government stops taking advantage of their humanity, by showing some humanity to all emergency service personnel by paying them a more deserving wage.
London, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to https://www.sa.gov.au/directories/government/premier-and-ministers/hon-geoff-brock-mp , Geoff Brock
SUBSTANTIAL POWER PRICE REDUCTIONS, for Pensioners, Poor and Struggling Families.
Thanks to the sell off of the ETSA Power Utility in South Australia. South Australia has the 2nd highest cost of electricity in the world. Pensioners, Poor, unemployed, Single Parent and Low income familes are really struggling with the cost of Electricity costs. Even to the point of having to choose between Power and food. The charities have been pushed over their limits to help.This really needs to be reversed at the source of the problem, the power companies themselves and their greed in raising prices and gold-plating the network. The network upgrades should been paid BY the companies themselves out of the income they derive off said networks, just like other businesses like farmers have too pay for farm improvements out of their own incomes.Over the last 10 power has gone from being affordable to being totally UNAFFORDABLE by those who are forced to live on much reduced incomes. Companies should have a special rate for those on low incomes, that is substantially reduced from their retail rate of at least 40% off the total bill, whether its paid "on time" or not. If there is a reasonable effort being made to pay the bill, there should be no disconnection allowed. Disconnections should only be allowed if there is no money being paid off the bill. If NOTHING happens Power costs will force electricity to be out of reach for most low income people and families. People will then start to DIE.
Petition to Minister of State for Health
Help for tinnitus sufferers. Substantial research into tinnitus.Stop suicide from this!
Tinnitus receives hardly and funding for research. There is around just over ONE POUND spent each year, per person suffering from tinnitus. It is one of the most devastating afflictions yet LOW on the list! As well as taking their own lives some are travelling abroad in pursuit of assisted suicide. Tinnitus can be due to loud noise exposure, stress, breakdown, age related, illness, medication, hearing loss, which can be age related too. There are many causes. There are war veterans suffering but all deserve relief. It can be manageable or TORTURE! It takes you from the world. It can lead to, and in most cases does....stress, anxiety, sleep deprivation, depression, loss of self and much more...SUICIDE!! WE WATCH THE WORLD GOING ON BY AND WE ARE NOT PART ANYMORE. Just getting up! Getting a day even started! Everyday things...a walk to the shop, take the dog out...WATCHING TV....... NOISE in our ears means we cannot hear tv, radio, music properly!!!!!! Without tinnitus, one can cry a problem out or use various other ways. With debilitating tinnitus NOISE DOES NOT GO AWAY....CONSTANT COMPANION! And the tinnitus is the cause. Life becomes unliveable for many. All the therapy, relaxation techniques, tablets etc, family support... do not work. And some people have NO ONE! For those who do have family, friends etc.... they can still feel isolated despite all the support. It does not change just your life but those around. Every aspect of their health too! Imagine a JUMBO JET in your ear, both ears, in your head. Imagine not being able to hear anything for the noise in your ears! How do sufferers cover that up? They CANNOT! Your ears are so important. Tinntus needs to be taken SERIOUSLY! It is on the increase, and is debilitating to the point of SUICIDE! Many also suffer from other things, debilitating or not. What having peace, or something near to that would do for them! Would you like to lie in bed with screaming tinnitus? Cannot lie back and listen to the radio, music, audio books or watch tv! These are things that are first nature to most. Reading can be impossible to concentrate on. And sleeping! Days in lots of cases and sleep comes from sheer exhaustion from tinnitus. Sleep and then the cycle starts again. For those who don't suffer.. IT CAN COME ON SUDDENLY AND IT COULD BE YOU!!! AGE IS NOT A FACTOR NOWADAYS! Sign for what can help MILLIONS, people you know, family, future generations and.. ...perhaps your OWN future health....... Signing can help the hopes and futures of people worldwide. Please sign no mater where you live. UK research, if we are successful in our petition, will be shared! Someone has to be the leader! Vote and make it happen! Please!
Glasgow, SCT, United Kingdom
Petition to Larry Hogan
Maryland Carry Laws Prevent Citizens From Legally Protecting Themselves
The headline says it all! Maryland carry permit laws prevent the average citizen from legally protecting themselves. The residents of Maryland need to come together and make a change, we need to make Maryland a safer state to live, by allowing law abiding citizens to carry out the right to legally protect themselves. While we shouldn't change the law in response to the terror attacks in Paris, by denying Maryland citizens the ability to lawfully defend themselves, such a tragedy could occur here unabated until a response arrives. The crime rate in this state will drop, and people won't have to worry about getting robbed while simply walking down the street at night. Let's all come together and try to show our elected officials that we, as residents, deserve the right to protect ourselves. Thanks for your support.
Bishopville, MD, United States
Petition to The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, The Honourable Adrian Dix, Janet Silver
The dignity every mother deserves: Proper care for dementia patients.
I am petitioning the Canadian Minister of Health, The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, to ensure our health system is equipped to deal adequately and humanely with the 400,000 seniors living with dementia in our country. On June 5th of 2017, I brought my 78 year old mother Patricia Craven to St.Paul’s hospital in Vancouver with the assistance of paramedics. She suffers from Alzheimer’s and home caregivers had been having trouble assisting her as her condition had worsened. After calling 811, the non emergency health line, it was suggested I admit her to hospital to have her medication altered, which I did. A horrific incident followed. My mother, an elderly Alzheimer's patient, was kept in the emergency ward, surrounded by bright lights and the screams of distressed people for over 10 hours. She finally became agitated and attempted to leave. Hospital staff quickly called security, asked me to leave the area, and despite her begging them not to, held her down, disrobed her and put her in a four point restraint while a nurse injected her with sedative. I was left to listen to the sounds of my mother screaming and sobbing. Afterward, she was left shaking and confused, with heavy bruising, and no immediate counseling. Only I was by her side to comfort her. It was a brutal, traumatizing event which, I never could have predicted at the day's beginning. This unfortunate and needless chain of events happened here in Canada, in the very institution where we are directed to go during our most perilous times. After I went to the press and an article in the local newspaper ran, countless families contacted me with similar stories of their own. Two internal reviews of the incident have justified all of the actions that were taken by hospital staff. Security footage of the incident was "taped over" despite reviews underway. Several misrepresentations and mistruths were scattered throughout both reports. Sadly, I was not surprised by the incident being reviewed and assessed with a protective bureaucratic response. I hope action can be taken to protect dementia patients in the future. I understand the stresses that hospitals are under - the cruel irony of this incident is that my mother is a retired emergency nurse herself who often commented on the challenges she faced on the front lines of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. Proper training to deal with dementia patients is incredibly scant for most hospital staff. But incidents like these can be used to create a movement to promote change. Systems, however flawed, can change under crisis or pressure. I ask the Canadian Minister of Health -- as well as the BC Minister of Health -- to consult myself and dementia experts, to design and implement an action plan to better equip health care professionals and hospitals to deal with dementia patients. I want to be a partner in change, not a justice seeker. Family members of dementia patients are often sources of very specific knowledge and should be used as liaisons during transitional times for the patient. During my mother's incident, I was completely under utilized and ignored, which allowed the situation to escalate needlessly. Seniors suffering dementia often revert to a childlike state, leading with their emotions while being cognitively limited. Would we ever tolerate a child being treated the way my mother was? Please sign this petition to affect change for those who will experience the journey of dementia. Canada can once again be a world leader in a vital cause. We must be a voice for those who have lost theirs. You can contact the Canadian Minister of Health directly as well - The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor - Ginette.PetitpasTaylor@parl.gc.ca . You can copy and paste this into your email to keep it simple - "84,000 citizens are asking you to please consult dementia experts, to design and implement an action plan to better equip health care professionals and hospitals to deal with dementia patients: https://bit.ly/2JtKgQq Thank you!" Sincerely,Aaron Craven Broader details on my mother’s experience can be found in the following article that ran in the Vancouver Sun, after I had contacted the press following the ordeal. Read the article here .
Petition to ISO
Change the present "Taiwan, Province of China" to "Taiwan"
… military conflict. They already have maintained a substantial number of missiles aimed at Taiwan…
Petition to Doug Ford, Christine Elliot
Stop cuts to the College of Midwives of Ontario
… individual midwives of Ontario already pay a substantial sum for their College accreditation each year…
Petition to The Prime Minister
MAKE IT LAW for county councils to put Changing Places Toilets in all town centres with a bench and hoist for Severely disabled people - No more changing on public toilet floor
I am a mum of 3 and my youngest son is 10 Years old and was born with quadriplegic cerebral palsy (massive brain damage) due to being starved of oxygen at birth http://youtu.be/OdpioDSZd8g This link is of him and some of his friends using Eye gaze technology to use their eyes to access a computer because they are severley disabled. We access Horsham Town on a regular basis to shop, have lunch, and meet up with other mums for coffee with their disabled children/teenagers in same situation. He attends Ingfield Manor School in Billingshurst http://youtu.be/9KwnIZBHyvs where all of the students have Cerebral Palsy and are equally severley disabled, they all also access Horsham Town. He attended the Dame Vera Lynn School for Parents also http://www.dvltrust.org.uk/dame_vera_lynn_trust/school_for_parents_west_sussex.htmlWhen he was 5 years old we were given a RADAR key to access the disabled toilets in Horsham which i was very pleased with, until I actually used the disabled toilet I realised that disabled loos are not for the severley disabled/elderley, they are for the limping/walking with sticks or wheelchair users with upper mobility and can get themselves onto a toilet.We also access Crawley Town on a weekly basis for shopping, eating, entertainment.. but Crawley Town has the same LACK of facilities for the severley disabled and elderley?I know that Gatwick Airport has a ‘Changing Places’ toilet, but not Crawley Town ?If you are severley disabled or paralysed, you need carers to lift you out of the wheelchair and place you on a flat surface to have your continence pad changed... This is what I am forced to do with my 7 seven year old son, I have to lay him on a urine soaked floor inside the disabled loo, with the 2nd carer standing outside with the wheelchair they have to pass to me the changing accessories through the open door for all passers by to view, this is one of the most awful experiences I have to face every time I come into Horsham Town..Thousands of people with physical and/or learning disabilities cannot use standard disabled toilets because they cannot walk or stand. They need support from one or two carers to use the toilet or to have their incontinence pad changed.; Standard disabled toilets do not provide changing benches or hoists to lift the person on to the toilet or bench. Most are too small to accommodate more than one person. Without 'Changing Places' toilets; the person with disabilities is put at risk; and families/carers are forced to risk their own health and safety by lying their daughter; son or loved one on a toilet floor.; This is dangerous; unhygienic; humiliating and undignified. We take it for granted that we would not change a baby on the floor of a public toilet - so why on earth is this acceptable for disabled adult people?;This link is to what is needed, it provides room for the disabled person and wheelchair with two carers, bench and hoist http://www.changing-places.org/install_a_toilet/design/example_layout_and_design.aspxIt should be accessed by all who use a RADAR key.This link is to the Equalities Act section 20 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/section/20In the West Sussex County Times, .. Is a short story on this problem, I also have the same problem when visiting Crawley to shop, they do not have a ‘Changing Places Toilet’ either..I have also posted the photograph of my little boy laying on the ‘pee pee’ floor of the disabled toilets, and there are alot of comments from local people who face the same problem or are suprised and embarrased they there is NO facility for the most disabled people, there are comments on there that they simply do not go out at all in fear that the toilet will be needed!! This is not a problem I want to face when my son gets older. Brighton already have a changing places toilet and are about to open a second one..see link http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/leisure-and-libraries/public-toilets/changing-places-public-toilets and Gatwick Airport also have a changing places toilet.. see link http://www.gatwickairport.com/at-the-airport/special-assistance/prm-facilities/On 30th May 2013 Myself and some mums and dads with their disabled children/teenagers and Simon Wilson an adult with severe Cerebral palsy http://www.simonsable.com/ met up with David Smith Equalities Officer in Caffe Nero Horsham Town to prove that we do use Horsham Town, but do not have any toilet facilities.**David Cameron is quoted here on the Families and Childrens Bill : David Cameron recently said ‘When you've had the privilege of bringing up a profoundly disabled child, you suddenly realise there are two different sets of places: those that are disabled-friendly, that are accessible, that are helpful; and those that aren't… And what this all about really, is greater equality in our country, making sure that all places are more friendly, and accessible to disabled people** This is the thing, most people don't realise unless you are in that situation, and to be fair, why would you? We just need to raise awareness that this is real life for many, and not just children either.. all those service men and women who have come back and are now disabled through head injuries, old age, people have strokes and it leaves them paralysed, all these people need to access a changing bench and hoist to have continence pads changed.. times really have changed, children with sensory and unseen disabilities wear continence pads and need to lay down to have them changed, some lick the floor or whatever is near them and a toilet floor is just disgusting, so it really is important to have a changing bench and hoist inside these changing places toilets.. anyone who uses a radar key really In the words of NELSON MANDELA himself when he spoke of EQUAL RIGHTS for the disabled in a letter to the SCOPE charity "We cannot claim to have reached anywhere near to where a society should be in terms of practical equality of the disabled. We continue to try. We realise that legislation and regulations are not sufficient or the end of the long walk to equality and non-discrimination. Education, raising of awareness, conscientisation, eradication of stigmatisation: these are key elements in achieving non-discrimination against the disabled in practice and in their everyday lives"(please see link) http://blog.scope.org.uk/
Horsham, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Barack Obama
Stand with Pope Francis to help combat climate change
Climate change changes lives. In the poorest and most vulnerable places around the world, rising sea levels, merciless droughts, and torrential storms and flooding are threatening lives and livelihoods. As the international relief and development agency of the Catholic community in the U.S., Catholic Relief Services and our Church partners worldwide witness firsthand the life- altering effects of climate change on the people least responsible for it, least equipped to deal with it – and unable to escape it. We are doing our best to help, but the real power is helping to curb climate change altogether. Echoing Pope Francis, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have spoken out strongly for the urgent need to respond to climate change. Now is the time for action. Tell President Obama that you stand united with Pope Francis: that it is our moral obligation as the world’s most powerful country to act now, with courage and conviction. Urge President Obama to demonstrate strong U.S. leadership during COP21 so that the world can agree on how to tackle the climate change threatening the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters. Ask for robust U.S. contributions to the Green Climate Fund so that poor countries can better respond to the challenges of climate change and protect their citizens.
Catholics Confront Global Poverty
Petition to Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Australia says NO to Julien Blanc's team teaching domestic violence.
The 'tactics' Julien and his team teach include 'choking' women and calling them 'deadbeat whores' in order to shock them into submitting to his dominance. Now Julien Blanc's associate, RSD instructor Jeff (Jeffy) Allen has been granted a visa and is back in Australia to teach men this disgusting, vile violence against women. They call themselves "pick up artists", but are nothing more than promoters of sexism and violence against women. Julien Blanc tried to preach these tactics at ticketed events around Australia in 2014. Fortunately you all stood up and said "hell no" – Australia very loudly said no to violence against women. Then Immigration Minister Scott Morrison revoked Blanc’s visa. This was great news! But now Julien Blanc's bro Jeff Allen from "Pimp by RSD" is back – running events which promote and profit from violence. He’s touring Australia right now teaching young Aussie men to choke women and treat them like garbage to assert dominance over women and essentially psychologically abuse women until they submit to these men. Even though RSD has been very secretive about who they were bringing over this time, this picture posted on Instagram after the first event in Sydney last week shows it is him. https://www.instagram.com/p/BAg6wR3u9z8/(also here if removed from above link) Here’s video which shows Allen driving around in his ‘rape van’ and making fun of rape in a ditty he sings to an audience: https://youtu.be/iJY9XGJcuqM?t=438 And here’s Allen making fun of people with disabilities by impersonating a ‘retarded’ man to trick women into engaging with him. There are more videos in this link to an article by Dr. Matthew Berryman which demonstrate the culture of objectification in the movement. – including co-founder Owen Cook basically admitting to rape. http://melindatankardreist.com/2014/11/australian-pick-up-artist-accused-of-sexual-harassing-exposing-himself-to-women-why-i-reported-him-to-crimestoppers/Jeff Allen represents Real Social Dynamics. This quote is from a RSD forum: “They dream about this. They wanna be tied up and fully succumb to your aggressive masculinity. They want you to push them against the wall, rip their clothes off, put her in a submissive position and call her bitch, slut, whore until their skull can’t take it anymore…” “See as much as women wanna be raped, they also want to be made feel beautiful.” This is abhorrent. I've witnessed many women in my life be mistreated by men who claimed to care about them – many who are trapped in abuse by the exact tactics promoted by Julien Blanc, RSD co-founder Owen Cook and RSD instructor Jeff Allen. These tactics represent a very real danger to the community and serious, often life threatening danger to individuals. I have created this petition because it is inconceivably sickening that we would allow people to not only promote domestic violence and sexism, but also to profit from it. If you think Jeff Allen needs to be deported like his 'colleague' Julien Blanc was, please sign & share this petition.(This petition text was updated 16/01/16 in light of new information regarding the specific RSD representatives currently in Australia)
South Yarra, VIC, Australia
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