Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President Donald Trump
Legalize Lyme Disease
Lyme disease has reached epidemic proportions. It is the fastest growing infectious bacterial disease in America. Generally contracted through a tick bite, new evidence shows it is also contractable via mosquito, spider, or fly bite , from mother to child in the womb , or potentially through unprotected sex . The CDC admits that it does not know how many people have Lyme disease. Estimates vary between 300,000 and 1.5 Million new cases diagnosed per year . These figures do not include tens of thousands of undiagnosed or misdiagnosed cases. 25% of all Lyme cases are children. When Lyme disease is not treated early it can be debilitating, even fatal. The spiral-shaped bacteria (Borrelia) bore their way through every tissue, organ, or bone, causing damage wherever they go. The bacteria knowingly avoid treatment areas in the body and by changing their shape, mimic non-threatening cells. They create intelligent biofilms to protect themselves from antibiotics and their host's natural immune response. Studies now show that 1 in 5 cases may go on to become chronic due to Borrelia "persisters" . Unfortunately, the CDC-approved test available for early detection fails approximately 50% of the time . And due to abysmal funding for research, effective treatments are experimental and often long-lasting. The CDC's illegal preferential treatment of out-of-date and inaccurate Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) Lyme Treatment Guidelines  support a government narrative that chronic Lyme does not exist. Thusly, insurance companies are not required to cover treatment costs and patients are left to pay for long-lasting treatment out of pocket. Lyme Literate Medical Doctors (LLMDs) who practice life-saving medicine for Lyme patients are forced to operate outside of the insurance industry, for risk of being shut down. Such little information and training is available to physicians across the country, patients are left to suffer for years before they even receive a diagnosis . By then, many have been misdiagnosed with any of the 300+ diseases that Lyme mimics . They have lost their jobs and are on disability. Some (including children and teens) are heavily affected by the neuropsychological effects of the disease and succumb to suicide . Others have died simply due to ignorance of doctors . This cannot continue. The CDC and IDSA have failed to control Lyme disease. As sufferers, care-takers, friends, family, and co-workers of those who are suffering, we urgently request from the President and all members of Congress: 1. Legislation Expanding The Definition Of Lyme Disease To Cover Chronic Lyme And Co-infections 2. Legislation Protecting Doctors Who Treat Chronic Lyme And Co-infections From Insurance Industry-driven Investigation And Shut-down 3. Heavily Increased Funding For Research Into Chronic Lyme Disease And Co-infections 4. Greatly Improved Testing With High Accuracy Rates (As Seen With Ebola And Other Infectious Diseases) 5. Education Of Doctors And The Public Regarding Symptoms And All Treatment Options -- This petition was originally featured on the We The People petition site. Thank you for signing and sharing with friends, coworkers, spiritual leaders, family members, loved ones, and strangers. It is time to Legalize Lyme disease, including chronic stage and co-infections! -- Sign to add your voice to establish proper legislation and funding of this global epidemic. Important resources: ILADS.org lymedisease.org lymestats.org lymediseasechallenge.org -- Sources:  New England Journal of Medicine: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199006143222415Journal of Molecular Medicine: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF01711648Journal of Clinical Microbiology: http://jcm.asm.org/content/26/8/1482.full.pdfPubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4075471Folia Parasitologica: http://folia.paru.cas.cz/pdfs/fol/1998/01/11.pdf  Annals of Internal Medicine: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=699780 PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7648832  Journal of Investigative Medicine: http://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-sexual-transmission-2/Conclusions Raphael B. Stricker, MD On Sexual transmission of Lyme disease: https://twitter.com/NorVect/status/604992062421921792  Dr. Richard Horowitz discusses new case estimates with Congressional Candidate Zephyr Teachout: https://youtu.be/rTIeyKuo8JY  Scientific American: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lyme-disease-may-linger-for-1-in-5-because-of-persisters/  Journal of Infectious Diseases, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene/College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing Program: http://www.lymedisease.org/lymepolicywonk-two-tiered-lab-testing-for-lyme-disease-no-better-than-a-coin-toss-time-for-change-2/  Advocates Call on CDC to Remove Expired Lyme Guidelines from all Publications https://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=202124  Study of over 6,000 Lyme patients: http://www.lymedisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/lymedisease.org-patient-survey-20151.pdf  Can Lyme Disease Be Chronic? Dr. Richard Horowitz: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/05/06/lyme-disease-debate-can-condition-be-chronic/  Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/emerging-diseases/200903/infection-can-change-your-personality-theres-plenty-proof?collection=126213  "Doctors Pushed ALS Diagnosis, Ignored Lyme", Valley Breeze: http://www.valleybreeze.com/2014-12-17/cumberland-lincoln-area/geraghtys-doctors-pushed-als-diagnosis-ignored-lyme#.Vub33JMrJE5
Petition to The 538 Members of the U.S. Electoral College
Electoral College Members: Please Save Us From Donald Trump!
Last night, to the dismay of half the country and much of the world, Donald Trump came out ahead in the race for U.S. president by a razor-thin margin, and as usual, most of the media prematurely rushed to declare a winner. Of course the possibility of another President Clinton was equally dismaying to many, and all the candidates other than the nominees of the 2-party cartel were once again shut out of the presidential debates, arguably once again making the election results illegitimate regardless of who ends up in the White House. Hillary Clinton actually received more votes than Trump did, even though he came out ahead in the Electoral College tally. But the Electoral College has not actually voted yet, and that vote is what ultimately elects the president. What many people don't realize is that they could still change who becomes the next president! An ABC News story reports:http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/electoral-college-rogue-electors-43323385As explained in the above article, 21 states do not require their Electors to vote for the candidate to whom they are pledged, and indeed one Clinton Elector from Washington has already announced he will not vote for her! With the votes of 270 Electors needed to make him president, Trump has been reported as having between 279 and 290 pledged, and Clinton between 218 and 228, with 31 still up for grabs as Michigan, New Hampshire, and Arizona were still too close to call.This means that as few as 10 Electors refusing to vote for Donald Trump could deny him the 270 total and throw the election to the House of Representatives! With a Republican majority in the House, members would not vote to elect Clinton, but a coalition of Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans might choose a less odious Republican, or even the 3rd-place vote-getter, Libertarian candidate (and former Republican governor of New Mexico) Gary Johnson.Republican Electors, your party has saved us from Hillary Clinton; please have the courage now to stand up and save us from Donald Trump! Do you really want this unstable, thin-skinned man with his finger on the nuclear button!? In the name of humanity, we the undersigned ask you, Republican Electors, please vote your consciences. Please do not vote to make Donald Trump president of the United States!
Petition to Channing D. Phillips
Drop felony charges against journalists who covered Inauguration Day protests
On January 20th, 2017, at least seven journalists were arrested and charged with felony rioting while covering the Inauguration Day protests in downtown Washington, D.C. These charges carry a maximum of 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines--not to mention the lasting impact of having a felony charge on one's record. These journalists were arrested simply by virtue of their presence covering the protests. They were not participants in the demonstrations and clearly identified themselves as members of the press to police. You can review the charging documents here--note the boilerplate, verbatim language in each of the complaints, which does not specify individual actions by these journalists. Please sign this petition to tell the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia to drop all charges against these journalists. You can also contact the U.S. Attorney for the District of Attorney directly at email@example.com and his spokesperson at William.Miller3@usdoj.gov. UPDATE: Below is the remaining journalist who faces charges of felony rioting: Aaron Cantú, independent journalist Below are the journalists against whom the charges have been dropped: Alexander Rubinstein, reporter for RT America (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945523/Rubinstein-Alexander-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017 John Keller, documentary producer for Story of America (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945522/Keller-John-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017 Evan Engel, reporter for Vocativ (https://www.scribd.com/document/337723706/Engel-Evan-Notice-of-Dismissal-Jan-2017 Matt Hopard, web-based video journalist (https://www.scribd.com/document/337945521/Hopard-Matthew-Motion-to-Dismiss-Jan-2017 Shay Horse, independent photojournalist Alexander Stokes Contompasis, independent journalist If other journalists are known to have been arrested and charged while covering the Inauguration Day protests in Washington, D.C., notify me via Twitter at @ScottCRodd and I will promptly update the list.
Petition to Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, Joaquin Castro, Beto O'Rourke, Lindsey Graham, Joe Donnelly
Protect and Preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
As a result of the recent election, the time to preserve vital progress in our nation has come. President-elect Donald Trump’s anticipated immigration plans pose a significant threat to undocumented immigrants nationwide. Undocumented high school graduates wishing to go on to college to further their education, wanting nothing more than to contribute to their communities and to the United States, face a harsh reality after graduating high school. DACA presented hope for a future for many undocumented students across the country. Young children and young adults with aspirations of becoming future doctors, teachers, lawyers, and countless other career paths were given an opportunity to pursue their dreams when Obama announced the DACA program. Donald Trump plans to terminate this, effectively ending all young undocumented students' hopes of obtaining driver’s licenses, work permits, and a college education and putting them at an increased risk for deportation. What is DACA?“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a kind of administrative relief from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit. The program expires after two years, subject to renewal. PLEASE NOTE: DACA does not grant a path to permanent residency or citizenship. The DREAM Act, which would lead to permanent residency, has NOT passed.” http://undocu.berkeley.edu/legal-support-overview/what-is-daca/ “On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.” https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca DACA Eligibility RequirementsYou may request DACA if you: 1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012; 2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday; 3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time; 4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS; 5. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012; 6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and 7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. DACA is not amnesty, nor a direct path to citizenship. DACA allows eligible immigrants to obtain a driver’s license, obtain a work permit, and stay in the country to work toward a path to citizenship without great risk of deportation. Thanks to DACA, these immigrants can share their experiences and talent while developing their skills and education as they work to establish themselves as U.S. Citizens. Pew Research Center estimates there are 11.1 undocumented immigrants in the country while the Department of Homeland Security estimates there are 11.4 undocumented immigrants in the United States as January of 2012—the number only continues to increase. These immigrants are our friends, neighbors, classmates, coworkers, and students. President Obama’s announcement of DACA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RXSlMu5EDI Obstacles Faced by Immigrants · “Most immigration lawyers charge between $5,000 to $7,500 to accompany a client through the green card process.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87996&page=1 · “Some cases can cost closer to $15,000 before adding on application fees and any potential family members.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87996&page=1 · “Applicants can spend years marked by a feeling of lost opportunity and helplessness as they wait for the process to conclude.” (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=87996&page=1 · Many colleges do not accept DACA students · Out of state tuition for many DACA college students if they can find a college that accepts them · FAFSA cannot be utilized by undocumented students and many scholarships cannot be awarded to undocumented students, putting them at a major disadvantage when it comes to the college application process. · Constant association and comparison to terrorists and criminals—including racial profiling. While terrorists and immigrants with malicious intent do get into the country, this is a very small proportion and must not be overgeneralized to the population as a whole. Immigrants, legal or undocumented, tragically face a growing hatred that has been inspired by negative framing of immigrants, use of misleading information, and the strategy of using them as scapegoats. · Immigration raids in their communities · Being forcibly taken or separated from their families. Children are often separated from their parents because of the deportation process. Without DACA:• According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are an estimated 1,932,000 DACA eligible immigrants in the U.S. If Donald Trump carries through with his plans to end DACA, these almost 2 million immigrants will be unable to obtain driver’s licenses and work permits, will not be able to work toward their educational dreams, and will be at great risk for deportation • We will be ending the work, progress, and achievements of young immigrants. All of their hard-work and progress will essentially be destroyed • According to the American Psychological Association, there are one million children under the age of 18 who are undocumented and 4.4 million under the age of 30. Those who currently are in the DACA program or are eligible for DACA, will be at major risk for deportation if DACA is ended. • We will be ending the educational paths of future doctors, businessmen and women, skilled trade workers, teachers, and more • We will be tearing apart and ruining families who only wish to work toward becoming U.S. citizens Please pledge your support to prevent the termination of this vital program and show Donald Trump we do not want to see these young, hardworking, patriotic immigrants separated from their families and forced out of our country. Let us show President-elect Donald Trump that these young students want nothing more to contribute to our country by protecting the program that allows them to work toward their ultimate goal of becoming U.S. citizens. Please remember that DACA is just one program that is in place to help immigrants assimilate into our nation. With Donald Trump’s election, this is only one facet of the immigration progress that is at risk. There is much more that needs to be done. This is just one step. Please share this with friends, family, and coworkers, and remember that we must all come together as Americans or watch our great nation continue to grow divided and crumble before our eyes. Resources and Further Information: https://www.dhs.gov/immigration-statistics http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states https://immigrationforum.org/ http://inthecountrywelove.com/ http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org/ https://www.ilrc.org/ https://www.nilc.org/ http://saalt.org/policy-change/immigrant-rights/daca-stories/ http://unitedwedream.org/dreamer-narratives/daca-stories-arian/ https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2015/07/09/117054/results-from-a-nationwide-survey-of-daca-recipients-illustrate-the-programs-impact/ http://www.migrationpolicy.org/programs/data-hub/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca-profiles http://www.apa.org/topics/immigration/undocumented-video.aspx https://thinkprogress.org/heres-how-much-trump-s-mass-deportation-policy-would-cost-everyone-3e19f51ff8cf#.8ey83fmt6
Petition to Liberals, Democrats, indepenants , US Citizens, immigrants, Activists, Republican National Committee, Democratic National Committee, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton
Ask Barack Obama to be a voice for our nation
Dear President Barak Obama, Where are you? This morning I looked at an old photo of you on my fridge and a tear rolled down my eye. I’ll never forget the morning I woke up and found out Mr. Trump had been elected President of our United States of America. There were tears, confusion, anger and even outright fear of what had just happened. My friends and family were left shell shocked as we looked around at each other and tried to provide ourselves comfort that we’ll get through it somehow. We looked to you to explain and didn’t get much reassurance. You looked tired and nervous but we all kind of understand your diplomatic approach had to be that of a humble and strong leader for the sake of our nation. I had hoped you would accomplish more during your presidency but I understood when you got to office realities must have set in. The job was probably more than you’d ever imagined and protecting our country, cleaning up foreign disasters you’d been left with, the economy (lets not even go there) all while dealing with a congress who stonewalled you must have been incredibly frustrating and hard. I don’t blame you for not giving us the change we needed and you’d promised. You did what you could, and in my opinion were the best president of character the country has had since Abraham Lincoln. But what happens now? Whether it was some conspiracy that elected Donald Trump or just great marketing, its tearing apart our country and rippling through the world like the nuclear bombs he’ll probably have hailing over North Korea in a few months. You see the same things happening as us happening and probably know more about things we can’t even comprehend. We are afraid Mr. President (and I mean you Barak when I say that). My children are in fear, the country is divided and we need someone to look to for leadership. You are the guy, we all know it. You were the voice for our nation who stormed into office with hopeful ideas and grace. We love Bernie, I was all for him but he’s an old man now and doing only what he can. Hillary is done and while I gave her my vote we now know she was never the right choice. I know you can’t be our ‘Commander & Chief’ again but you can be our voice. You can help grassroots organizations become motivated. You can mentor the next bright young democratic leader who can charge into office in a few years and thwart this current administration. Where is your voice sir? We need it and we need it now. We have no one else but you or like you who can speak for us. I’m sure it seems unfair, you have a family that you want to spend time with, a wonderful wife and a lot of tough years to try and recover from. But despite the gray hair you are still somewhat a young man. Have you lost your vigor after dealing with eight years of the job? Do you not care about the people who put you in office anymore? Remember us! We showed up and cheered for you at every rally, we went door to door telling the older generation why things needed to change, we donated our hard earned money to your campaigns. We worked for you when you needed us and now I’m asking for you to step back in and be a voice. A fearless voice, the same man we thought we’d elected over 9 years ago that would change not only the United States of America but the world. This won’t stop until we have someone to speak for us and at the moment there is no one else with a voice or a platform like you. You once said “Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change”. This is true, however our podiums have been shut down and our representatives are weak and scared of a vindictive leader. Come back please, we need you now. Respectfully,US Citizen
Petition to Richard Burr, Devin Nunes
Show us the Russian Ads
As part of the investigation into the illegal Russian manipulation the 2016 Presidential Election ads on Facebook and Google's ad network are being collected. The People of the United States must see the ads along with tracking data such as location and demographics. We request that the ads and any other factors in displaying and viewing the ads be made public as is practical to the investigation. The American people must know how we were targeted by foreign agents. This data is readily available to Facebook and Google it can be saved for later disclosure. This petition is a request to the Intelligence committees in Congress though their Chairmen who are in ideal positions to hold the corporations and the Executive Branch accountable for preserving and releasing this information. We want to see the specific ads.
Petition to Fairfax County School Board, Ryan McElveen, Megan McLaughlin, Jane Strauss, Pat Hynes, Tamara Derenak Kaufax, Sandy Evans, Karen Corbett Sanders, Dalia Palchik, Elizabeth Schultz, Thomas Wilson, Karen Keys-Gamarra, Niharika Vattikonda, Ilryong Moon
Fix the Grading System for Fairfax County Public Schools!
Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia is home to nearly 189,000 students*, commands the second most used public school bus fleet in the nation**, and employs over 28,000 people.* It is also ranked as one of the best academically performing school systems in the U.S.A., having ten high schools that are ranked in the top 30 in the state of Virginia***, and its S.T.E.M based school, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is ranked #6 in the country.# Despite its high caliber rankings, grades for individual students remains a large problem. As a student, I have suffered a number of stressful classes where I frantically worked to boost my grade to an 'A,' and all because our schools don't award grades equitably. The students, parents, and teachers of FCPS deserve better. Grades shouldn't trick or punish students. Our school system's current scale for grading students is insufficient, inconsistent with other schools, and hampers student achievement. But with our new proposed grading system, we can fix all of that. It will make 'A's easier to earn, make it harder for students to fail, and all around increase student academic achievement while reducing student stress. These changes will allow not just the schools to flourish, but students as well. Currently, all assignments in FCPS are graded on the following scale: 4.0 A (100-93) 3.7 A- (92-90) 3.4 B+ (89-87) 3.0 B (86-83) 2.7 B- (82-80) 2.4 C+ (79-77) 2.0 C (76-73) 1.7 C- (72-70) 1.4 D+ (69-67) 1.0 D (66-64) 0.0 F (Below 64) This scale was enacted in 2009 to remedy the somewhat flawed "5-Point" grading scale from the early 2000s and 1990s. Many school board members have even said they are proud of the FCPS grading scale because "a 90 or higher is an 'A.'" This, however, is not the actual case. Students who receive a 90-92 for a grade are awarded an 'A-.' This grade is 0.3 lower on the G.P.A. scale, punishing students whom still earn high marks. Furthermore, to fail an assignment (or class) a student need only earn a 63%. Given that FCPS defines an 'F' as "the status of a student who has not demonstrated the basic knowledge...or skills"## for a class, it makes no logical sense that students earning nearly 2/3 the credit for an assignment are deemed to have zero basic knowledge. These problems should be fixed. Grading ought to be simplified. That is why we, the undersigned students, parents, teachers, and community members of Fairfax County and beyond, hereby recommend that the Fairfax County School Board pass and the FCPS Superintendent implement this NEW grading scale for all FCPS students. The NEW FCPS Grading Scale: 4.0 A (100-90) 3.7 A- (89-87) 3.4 B+ (86-84) 3.0 B (83-80) 2.7 B- (79-77) 2.4 C+ (76-74) 2.0 C (73-70) 1.7 C- (69-67) 1.4 D+ (66-64) 1.0 D (63-56) 0.0 F (55 and below) The most basic aspects of this change are these: 1. 90-100% scores will now earn students the grade of 'A' and a 4.0 G.P.A. 2. Scores of 55% and below now warrant 'F's instead of 64%, resulting in an extra buffer of nine percent where students no longer feel the pressure of failing. 3. All other grading percentages have been moved down by 3%, no new letter grades are to be added, and no other G.P.A. scale changes have been made. If the Fairfax County School Board implements this new grading scale, these are just a few of the many positive effects: 1. A more easily earned 'A.' All students, myself included, have felt the pressure of trying to earn that *perfect* G.P.A. in any one class. No longer will students with high grades have to fret over a few percentage points (e.g. 92-93) to earn their 'A.' If a student has a grade of 90% or higher, he/she has demonstrated mastery. This new grading scale will reflect that. 2. Grading aid to students struggling in classes. Tens of thousands of FCPS students will fail a class this year, a sad figure to imagine. But what if there were a way to help students with low test scores? If the FCPS grading scale is modified, 'F's will become nine percentage points harder to receive, giving relief to students and preventing many from having to take expensive summer makeup courses or worse: attend school an additional year. This, in turn, will also save the county A LOT of money. 3. Reduce the number of incomplete assignments. In recent years, the Fairfax County School Board has implemented a policy stating the lowest grade that can be given on work or tests is 50%.^ While this has aided students with missing work, it has also become an incentive not to try on any assignment at all, since the lowest grade is only a 50 and to avoid that 'F' a student needs a 64%. However, by lowering the 'F' grade to 55%, a 'D' will become more attainable to students, and the "No-Zero Rule" will still prevent students from quickly flunking while enabling some to persevere to earn even higher grades. 4. Increase FCPS' Academic Competitiveness When comparing FCPS with neighboring school systems, its grading scale is actually a bit harsher at evaluating students. In the bordering school systems of Prince William^^ and Arlington counties~, students are only required grades of 90% or higher to earn an 'A' as opposed to Fairfax County's requirement of 93%. Also, the neighboring school systems of Prince William^^, Arlington~, and Loudoun counties~~ do not assign the grade of 'F' unless an assignment or test is below 59% as opposed to Fairfax County's assigning of 'F's below 64%. By implementing this new grading scale, not only will FCPS match the surrounding school norms for earning an 'A'; it will be one of the harder counties to fail in! And that is not only good news for FCPS students' grades, self-esteem, and overall pride in their schools. And, it will boost FCPS' overall academic rating. With this new grading system, we can enable Fairfax County Public Schools' students to thrive, be more competitive, and have less stress from grades. We will even improve the quality of our local education system. Some students with 'C's may get 'B's, or students with 'B's 'A's! Some failing students may pass!!! For a change this monumental to occur though, we cannot do it alone. We need every signature we can get. The process will be long; this won't be easy. But with enough grassroots support, we can fix our public schools' grading system! To quote Robin Cook: "Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself." For a link to a printable version of our proposed new grading scale, click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1p32tsn7li3VM9EjJMG4nqKK0uc1jWwXSvGaVVb29c5A/edit (Note: link only accessible to those with FCPS Gmail accounts) Sources: *FCPS Statistics **Size of Public School Bus Fleets ***FCPS School Rankings, USNEWS #TJHSST School Ranking, USNEWS ##FCPS Current Grading Scal ^FCPS "No-Zero" Policy ^^Prince William County Public Schools Grading System ~Arlington County Public Schools Grading System ~~Loudoun County Public Schools Grading System
Petition to Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan: Stop Russian Election Hacking
Tell Paul Ryan to take action now. Russia interfered in the 2016 election and they are interfering now. If Paul Ryan fails to protect American voters, then Vladimir Putin wins and American voters lose. Again. Sign this petition to demand Paul Ryan support bipartisan efforts in the Senate to protect future elections from Russian attack.