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Petition to All schools in Jeddah
Include special needs education in school systems
People with special needs are as capable as us. When we don't include people with special needs be it Trisomy 21(Down syndrome) in our schools and workplace, we begin to draw a line that limits people with special needs from reaching their full potential. To start off, we would like all schools in Jeddah, whether public or private,to include education for people with Trisomy 21 in their school system. When we begin to include them in our school and workplace, misconceptions and false stereotypes are broken down so that the truth can shine. Once we begin to teach our children that people with special needs (esp. Trisomy 21) are capable and not inferior to us, we begin to build the staircase to reach the epitome of equality. People with Trisomy 21 have one difference compared to us-an extra chromosome. Will we let something as little as a chromosome block us from forming true friendships and letting them achieve the dreams they CAN achieve. Sign this petition in order to provide people with Trisomy 21 the right to have a good education and showcase their abilities . We have a special request for Nobles International School to consider this petition and we hope that it will include special needs education in its school system. We believe Nobles International School is a suitable school for this petition as it has a very low rate of bullying and all its students and teachers have a harmonious relationship - they are like family. Help us make people with Trisomy 21 be included in our school and workplace so that their true abilities can be revealed and the misconceptions about them be forever concealed. إن المجتمعات المتقدمة تفتخر بترسيخ مفاهيم العدالة الاجتماعية بين أفراد المجتمع.هذا ما يجعلها تتفوق على مشاكل اجتماعية مثل التميز العرقي و الطائفي أو الإنساني بكل أشكاله بحيث تحترم حقوق و قدرات كل أفراد المجتمع ومن بينهم الأشخاص ذوي القدرات الخاصة الذين كانوا معرضين سابقًا للإهمال من قبل المجتمع .فقد استطاعت هذه المجتمعات أن تعيد الإعتبار لهذه الفئة الإنسانية و ترفع من مستواها وذلك من خلال تأكيد حقوق التعلم و العمل و التجربة دون أي عوائق. إنه حريٌّ ببلادنا أن نقتدي بهذه التجارب الإنسانية الرائعة و نعيد التكريم و الإحترام لأولائك الأشخاص الرائعين-و خاصة أشخاص التثلث الصبغي أي متلازمة داون- لفهم إمكانية تطوير قدراتهم و عدم دفنعا في غياهب النسيان. فهم أشخاص لهم قدرات إذا تم إحتضانها و تنميتها تتمكن أن تثمر بشكل إيجابي في اندماجهم السليم بمجتمعنا. وذلك يكون بتوفير بيئة تعلم طبيعية و سليمة تحترم قدراتهم و تعزز إمكانياتهم في تطوير ذاتهم. نحن نقدم التماسًا خاصة إلى مدرسة النبلاء العالمية أن تأخذ هذا الإقتراح بعين الإعتبار و نأمل أن تمنح لأصحاب القدرات الخاصة الدخول في نظامها المدرسي. إن مشاركتكم و توقيعكم على هذا الإلتماس على موضوع الترحيب بقبول ذوي متلازمة داون في المدارس العامة والخاصة هو ، و لا شك، يعتبر دعمًا لهم. مما يؤكد احترام هذه الفئة الانسانية و احترام لقدراتهم و حقهم بشكل آمن و متوازن و حضور كريم في مجتمعنا. تذكروا: نحن متشابهون جميعًا في الإنسانية
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Petition to AICTE Chairman Anil Sahasrabuddhe
Right to Know Indian Knowledge Systems
…This petition is about awareness of Indian knowledge systems. It will empower people with … systems, rather aim at syncretic thought, it is desirable that freedom of expression may be given to all disciplinary frameworks and systems. …
Petition to President of the United States
Tell Congress It’s Time to Fix Our Water Systems!
… systems. PABs free government dollars for allocation to other troubled areas of the economy, and…
Fairfax, VA, United States
Petition to Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown
Support the HOT CARS Act – Require alert systems in cars to prevent hot car deaths
I need your help to pass a bill aimed at saving children’s lives, via the HOT CARS Act. You probably have heard about babies dying inside hot cars every year. I have too. But I used to think this would never happen to somebody I know…until it did…I am part of a close community in Cincinnati experiencing this unimaginable tragedy. A friend of ours realized she had unknowingly left her baby girl, that she so deeply loved, unattended in her car as she went to work. They would do anything to get her back. Their lives and the lives of all these parents who have suffered this heartbreaking tragedy across our nation are forever changed. Even more tragic is the fact that these unthinkable deaths can be prevented through technology and education. You can help me achieve this. I learned through the KidsAndCars.org nonprofit organization: that more than 800 children have died in hot cars since 1990. Sadly, we all think that “this could never happen to me,” until it does. It has happened to doctors, fire fighters, teachers, caregivers, principals, nurses and more. I learned, a child’s body overheats 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s. At 104° F heatstroke starts within a child’s body, at 107°F fatality is imminent. Our car interiors heat up extremely fast. I didn’t know that even if the windows are cracked open, the temperature inside can reach 125° F degrees in mere minutes! Children can heat up and die even when the outside temperature is 50° F. Elderly and pets left in cars are also at risk. Unfortunately, even with education campaigns that have increased awareness and laws for leaving kids unattended in vehicles, the statistics have sadly stayed unchanged with a national average of 37 children dying every year. In the majority of these tragic cases (55%), children are left unknowingly by loving devoted parents or caregivers. Why? Because our brain can fail us. A change in daily routine, lack of sleep, stress, fatigue and or other distractions of the mind are things that all people have experienced which can be key contributing factors (according to KidsAndCars.org). This is supported by Dr. David Diamond, a professor in the Departments of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida and an expert on neuroscience. He has said: “From a brain science perspective, parents can, through no fault of their own, lose awareness of the presence of a child in the car.” "It is important to stress that these parents do not have a reckless disregard for the care of their children. Rather, common factors like a change in routine lack of sleep, or even simple distractions can all have an effect on even the most responsible parents. “The common factor is not just stress, but that the parent is on a drive that typically does not include the child, so the brain goes into autopilot mode that takes the parent from point a to point b, and the day care is not along that route,” said Diamond, who has interviewed parents of children who died of vehicular heatstroke. “The parent is driving, the mind is wandering to plans for the day, and the awareness of the child is lost.” “Parents’ brains can fill in the memory of dropping children off with caregivers and really believe it happened. They talk about their children at work, have pictures of their children on their desks and even tell co-workers that they have to leave early to go to the day care. That is why it is imperative that there be a system to provide an alert to remind parents of the presence of a child in the back seat. This is a modern phenomenon which requires a modern solution." This is why I need your HELP to sign this petition so our Senators will make it a priority to pass the HOT CARS Act that requires vehicles to have a safety alert system to prevent these losses. The proposed legislation would establish a performance standard for a visual and auditory alert system. The U.S. Department of Transportation would then issue a rule requiring new vehicles to be equipped with an alert system to remind drivers to check the rear seat. We already have reminders in our vehicles to prevent us from locking our keys inside our cars or leaving our headlights on and draining the battery; so why not a safety alert for our beloved children? Please sign this petition today.
Mason, OH, United States
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Get Lead Out of Public School Water Systems
When a parent sends their kid to school, the last thing they should worry about is whether the water in a school's drinking fountain could be contaminated. And yet at public schools nationwide, lead levels in water are not only higher than they should be -- they're dangerously high. Our schools have severely outdated infrastructure that is putting millions of kids at risk for drinking water contaminated with lead. This year alone there have been 8 schools in Virginia, 5 in Austin, 16 in Tallahassee -- and the list goes on and on -- that have reported lead-tainted water. Schools in at least 20 states have reported lead contamination in their water, and yet only four states in the country require that schools test their water for lead. More than 25 U.S. Senators have signed on to a proposal that would give funding to test lead in water in public schools around the country. Send a message to lawmakers that we need this testing to happen now. Lead exposure has been linked to IQ loss, impaired hearing, impaired formation of blood cells, shorter stature, and learning disabilities, to name a few. Just a few years after 8,000 children in Flint, Michigan were exposed to lead contaminated water, school infrastructure across the entire country points to signs that millions more children may be at risk. That's why we need immediate funding for testing of water in public schools, and where lead contamination appears, funding for filters and other preventative measures to make sure kids aren't exposed to lead in drinking fountains at school.
Petition to Sec. Leonor Briones, Comm. Virgilio Almario, President Rodrigo Duterte
Let's support Philippine languages developing their own writing systems!
… writing systems from above, and even to use divisive politics in each ethnic region to achieve … writing systems of Philippine languages which have already been developed by the native speakers … currently making efforts to develop their writing systems, and protection from intervention by outside … Philippine languages to take and maintain the lead in developing their own writing systems where none…
San Pedro, Philippines
Petition to Pride in Surrey, Surrey Pride
Pride in Surrey, drop BAE Systems as a sponsor!
… discrimination and violence in all its forms, and in favour of human rights in general. BAE Systems is one of …, injury and exile on many. BAE Systems sells weapons to countries with poor human rights records, such as … as of October 2018. It seems that none of these things are a concern to BAE Systems, which continues … to have Saudi Arabia as its third biggest customer. Yet BAE Systems is not only a sponsor, but the … has since been moved here (archived copy here). When BAE Systems became a sponsor for the Great…
Guildford, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Carl Brazier david sidaway randy conteh
sprinkler systems in council flat buildings
'We want sprinklers installed in all council flats NOW' Residents are stepping up their calls for sprinklers to be installed in all council flats after a devastating fire which killed a mum in Ringland close Hanley “Sprinklers also need to be installed in all of the flats on the estate and they should already be there. This is a tragedy and the council needs to act now.
Stoke on trent, ENG, United Kingdom
Petition to Paducah City Government, City of Paducah
Lower Paducah Power Systems Bills
Any one with Paducah Power knows how unfathomably high the bills can get. In fact this month ours was $300.... In their recent Final Rate Study Report: "POWER COST ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE PURPOSE: The purpose of Power Cost Adjustment clause is to provide for recovery of PPS’s power supply costs not recovered in its base energy charges. The treatment of over/under recoveries of such costs is described below. " Base energy charges are not, a result from the actions on consumers. It is the direct result of contracts made with power sourcing and distribution companies. It should not be the responsibility of tax paying consumers. ------------------ Now here is the question... How is this practice legal? After bringing this situation to light in a public forum, I was disheartened to hear stories from a multitude of people saying that they have personally had to make huge life decisions revolving around the cost of their electricity. And why? As a single person it would be impossible to make any changes... So this petition will be our chance to voice our concern as a community. Either lower our bills, or allow us to rezone the electrical facilitation in McCracken and surrounding counties.
Paducah, KY, United States
Petition to Prakash Sangam
Appeal to redBus: Make travel safer for women
I was molested by a bus driver. Apparently a girl sleeping alone on a single berth equals easy prey, and the driver felt I was up for “grabs”, so to speak. As a girl travelling alone - how often have you experienced it - creeps in the bus who stare at you? Drivers who eye you like a piece of candy? No proper toilet to go in? Not everyone can afford travelling by flight, there isn’t always a train seat available. Bus is often the most common means of travel, and due to lack of options, we conveniently ignore ratings & reviews of buses & book the one that best meets our time / budget. Whilst there are limited actions anyone can take to avoid creepy co-passengers, the least we can expect is a decent service by the bus operator themselves. I wrecked my mind over what would make me feel safer travelling by bus again, reached out to redBus with my suggestions, since they are the most preferred bus booking website, however the best I got was a response saying “Thank you for your suggestions, we will attempt to implement the same”. This was a couple of months ago. Since then, I haven’t seen any of the changes I asked for implemented. We need a more transparent bus system. The drivers, staff, owner should know that they are accountable & responsible for the passengers travelling in the bus. We don’t expect 5-star (or even 3-star) treatment for a bus journey costing Rs. 800 - 1000/-, however we can expect basic facilities & respect, considering we are spending 12 - 14 hours of our lives in their care. I’m hereby appealing to redBus to take a stand in this matter & take passenger safety as their top concern, and here are the action points I would like to see implemented: Drivers: Background Verification of Drivers & all staff should be mandatory for listing on redBus List of Drivers, Staff with photo & employee id on the redBus website Ratings of the Driver & Staff Stops taken by the bus for food, breakfast etc Orientation whilst Hiring - with the penalties for all misbehaviour clearly spelled out - this includes Drinking whilst driving, stealing from passengers, Misbehaving, Sexual Harassment, Refusal to stop at bus stops, etc. Before Travel: Employee ID, Name, Photo (of driver, helper) clearly indicated on the bus tickets, and available on the redBus App The places & approx time the bus would be stopping An immediate & responsive emergency complaint system on the redBus App During Travel: Phone Numbers in the Bus - clearly visible to all passengers - stating “In case of emergency / complaints, call this number” List of complaints that the passengers are invited to raise - Rash Driving, Drunk Driving, Misbehaviour, Harassment including Sexual Harassment - this indicates that the complaint will be taken seriously and the numbers are not there for formality only, which often get ignored. After Travel: On website, a complaints resolution system that is continuously monitored & invites people to talk about their issues - enumerating things that will indeed be addressed. A phone number to call in case of any harassment issues such as mine Our current means for dealing with sexual harassment is to keep it quiet and get the least number of people involved (preferably none). Alternatively, to physically assault the offender and walk away with the belief that “I did my part, that pervert will never look at another woman again”. If the providers / aggregators can acknowledge that stuff like this does happen and put in place measures for preventing & dealing with defaulters, it would be one step towards a safer travel, and avoid the problem altogether. I believe that redBus cannot wash their hands clean by saying “it is the responsibility of the bus operator” and leave it at that - at this rate its just a few months before we have a rape case. Why put passengers in the situation when it can be avoided by simple steps? If the railways can adopt instant complaint resolutions through Twitter / SMS - why can't a tech-focussed startup do the same?
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