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Petition to Mary Miller


  Stop decades of sexual abuse at Presentation High School, a Catholic all-girls school in San Jose, California. Over the past three months, dozens of victims have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by multiple abusers during a thirty year period. The majority of these incidents were reported to the school administration, yet the school did not file a single report with Child Protective Services, allowing predators to have allowed unfettered access to thousands of girls for decades. Neither the school administration nor the Board of Directors have responded or even acknowledged a request for an independent investigation into the allegations of abuse. Instead, the school administration has called this request “the dark side of social media” and has said the allegations are an “outright lie” and “unsubstantiated claims masquerading as facts.” Several victims offered to attend a board meeting to share their stories, but have been denied the ability to meet with school leadership. Here is how you can help. 1) Please sign this petition and help us circulate it: 2) Please follow us on social media and share our sites and pages to continue to spread the word. Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: THANK YOU! Our original request (when only two cases of abuse were known) is below: We, the undersigned, in light of the accusations unveiled in the recent Washington Post story entitled "When the legal system fails sexual assault victims, we have to find our own closure" written by Presentation High School alumna Kathryn Leehane hereby state the following: We are outraged by the nature of the accusations against former Presentation French and Spanish teacher, John Fernandez. We are outraged by the apparent lack of response by the Presentation administration once charges of abuse were reported to Marian Stuckey and Mary Miller beginning in 1990. We are outraged that John Fernandez was allowed access to thousands of young women while in a position of authority for twenty years. To remedy this alleged failure on the part of the school administration, we demand the following actions take place: We demand an independent investigation into all allegations of abuse by John Fernandez during his 20 year tenure.  Pending the results of the investigation, we demand a public apology in the form of an open letter to all alumnae on the Presentation website, in the Presentation Magazine, AND in a direct-mail campaign to all former students. Pending the results of the investigation, we demand that appropriate consequences be brought against anyone found to have been in a position of authority when these accusations were leveled and did nothing to affect change. Pending the results of the investigation, we demand a substantial monetary pledge towards charities that work with survivors of sexual assault. We request a response to the above within 90 days. We look forward to your response and efforts to remedy past errors and end a culture of silence. Not Words, but Deeds.  

Presentation Too
6,503 supporters
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Petition to North Carolina State House, Josh Stein, North Carolina Governor, Alma Adams, Richard Burr, Donald Trump

Domestic Violence Victims shouldn’t have to wait a year and day to divorce their abuser

In the State of North Carolina the law for a married couple to get a divorce is a separation of a year and one day. There are no exceptions to this rule. This can be understandable for a cooling off period. However, there should be some exceptions to this rule. One in particular that would be in the instance of Domestic Violence. The victim has to remain married to their abuser for the year and one day before they can file for divorce. There should be an exception to the rule. There are so many things that are unable to be changed for the victim without the divorce decree. In a lot of instances, they feel unprotected. If there is proof and an order is in place, a victim should be able to file for divorce from their abuser within 60-90 days instead of the normal year and a day. I myself have experienced my abuser able to get a job at my same place of employment, loss of insurance without a divorce decree, and unable to have separation of items through courts leaving me in a financial drain and him in a financial gain. There is so much more as well but this was just the tip of the iceberg. I can’t change my name and he has used his status to illegally gain access to medical records. When I tried to remove my abuser from my health insurance, they told me that Domestic Violence orders and separations do not count as a change in status to remove him. I was forced to carry his health insurance until I couldn’t afford to pay the premiums and the insurance company dropped me. A person who has Lupus, RA, and other health issues. Victims need to be protected more.

Sarah Robinson
131,770 supporters