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Petition to Barack Obama, President Barack Obama and Commissioner Of OCSE Vickey Turetsky

Over $116 BILLION in "UNPAID" Child Support in the U.S.!!

The OCSE is a very Broken system Nationwide! This petition is for REFORM of the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) and to bring awareness to the Difficulties many parents experience, when trying to collect child support from a Deadbeat Parent. Deadbeat Parent meaning: The Non-Custodial parent (NCP) who Intentionally Evades the OCSE and their Legal and Moral Child Support obligations. Parents who keep nothing in their name that can be attached. The parent who DOES NOT Cooperate with OCSE or The Courts. The NCP who is BEATING THE System!! Millions of Families/Children Rely on their Local Child Support Enforcement Office and the Services they offer, to Collect Child Support "Rightfully" owed their children. Services like... LOCATING and "SERVING" Non-custodial Parent, Establishing Paternity, Establish Court Orders and ENFORCING Court Orders.  Interstate cases being the Most Diffucult.  Today, in the U.S. there is over $116 BILLION in "UNPAID" Child Support.This enormous amount grows Daily. Most of which is NOW owed to Families, NOT the State! This is UNACCEPTABLE! Most Custodial,parents would perfer Child Support INSTEAD of WELFARE!! The current OCSE system, is DEPRIVING U.S. Children of Basic Needs and is in desperate need of Reform! Unfortunately, The OCSE "Priortizes" which cases they will ENFORCE! Focusing "ONLY"on the NCP who is NOT running & hiding, and who's wages can be easily garnished! THE EASY "Automated" CASES!! The more difficult cases, like mine and a Million others, are CLOSED! Such Priortizing, is Discriminating!!  "ALL" Child Support cases deserve to be a PRIORITY! Some cases have been waiting as long as 2 DECADES for Enforcement! Again, this is UNACCEPTABLE! COURT ORDERS MEAN NOTHING,IF NOT ENFORCED! CLOSING "UNPAID" Child Support cases without exhausting "ALL" remedies that are available under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.  (Both Local & Federal) ALLOWS  Deadbeat parents to Neglect their Legal and Moral Child Support obligation to their children, with Little or NO Consequences at all! CLOSING Child Support cases is a HUGE problem, within the OCSE system, and now it is Automated! This must be CHANGED,To Help Children/Families, and NOT Deadbeat parents. Also, Closing "Unpaid" Child Support cases, makes the OCSE'S percentage of collections "LOOK" great on paper, To receive more Government Funding $$$ for Themselves. This is so WRONG!   Any Reform or Releif you can provide these Children/Families would be greatly appreciated. JUSTICE FOR CHILDREN Not DEADBEATS! Thank You for your Time,  Child Support Arrears per State: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/fy2013-preliminary-report-table-p-85 Criminal Nonsupport 50 State Table- http://www.ncsl.org/research/human-services/criminal-nonsupport-and-child-support.aspx  Major Change in Who is owed Arrears:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/major-change-in-who-is-owed-child-support-arrears CASE CLOSURE:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/clarification-of-case-closure-criteria  OCSE Preliminary Report to Congress 2013:  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/fy2013-preliminary-report  CHILD SUPPORT LIFTS CHILDREN OUT of POVERTY! 4.2 million custodial families were poor in 2011. Nearly all of these families are headed by a female custodial parent. Many are young, never married, and a member of a minority. Most have two or more children eligible for child support. These families struggle to make ends meet.  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/blogs/voice/2014/02/05/history-demonstrates-child-support-lifts-children-out-of-poverty/  DO YOU PAY CHILD SUPPORT?? You Kids may not get it!!   "UNDISTRIBUTED" CHILD SUPPORT! http://thechildsupporthustle.com/3/post/2014/07/undistributed-child-support-payments.html                                                                                                                                                  BILLION$$ of "UNDISTRIBUTED" Child Support!                                                                                             http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/css/resource/fy2013-preliminary-report-table-p-16   CONTACT:

Paula Testa
3,513 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Caroline Rush

Create a law to protect models from being pressured to lose weight!

I’m a 25 year old model, a clothes size 8. The girl in the picture is me. When I walked into one of the UK’s biggest model agencies last year they told me I ticked all the boxes except one -- I needed to lose weight. So I did. Four months later I lost nearly a stone, 2 inches off my hips. When I returned to the same agency they told me to lose more weight, they wanted me "down to the bone".When I look in the mirror I see someone that is healthy and comfortable in their skin. That’s because I had the guts to carve out my own path and refuse to let people pressure me into losing more and more weight. But with London Fashion Week the reminders are everywhere that we need a law to protect young girls, and boys, who are put under pressure to be dangerously thin.Modelling can be a very lonely place, especially for girls working internationally who are away from the usual support network of friends and family. When models travel overseas they are often put into shared accommodation with other models, and being surrounded by girls who are all striving to stay thin can perpetuate bad eating habits and encourage eating disorders. I’ve been on shoots for up to 10 hours where no food is provided -- the underlying message is always that you shouldn’t eat. The agencies managing and recruiting models have a responsibility to the wellbeing of girls on the catwalk at fashion week, and in the industry as a whole.Earlier this year France became the latest country to vote to criminalise the use of models who are dangerously thin. Those breaking the law face fines and up to six months in jail. And there is growing momentum for change in the UK -- Caroline Nokes MP is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image and is campaigning for the Government to look at the possibility of legislating to ensure models are of a healthy weight.  The time is now for us all to come together.Please sign my petition to create a law to protect vulnerable young girls and boys in the industry.*Note: the fur in the image is fake fur! 

Rosalie Nelson
232,453 supporters
Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Lisa M. Hollier MD, Lisa M. Hollier MD

Stop Unnecessary Hysterectomy and Castration

It’s estimated that 90% of hysterectomies are considered to be medically unnecessary. Removal of the uterus leads to pelvic organ prolapse and loss of uterine orgasm. Even worse, gynecologists routinely take it upon themselves to remove healthy ovaries when they perform hysterectomies for benign diseases. They say it prevents the possibility of ovarian cancer. However, the risk of ovarian cancer in women who have no family history of the disease is less than 1%. Meanwhile, removing the ovaries greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (the #1 killer of American women) and accelerates osteoporosis. Removal of ovaries is linked to a variety of diseases and cancers, not to mention mental impairment and sexual dysfunction. Most women do not know that when they agree to removal of their ovaries that they are agreeing to castration because the term castration is never used. Instead, they're told they will be undergoing some far-and-away sounding thing called "oophorectomy". No woman can give informed consent to ovary removal when she doesn’t understand that she is agreeing to castration. Castration (also referred to as gelding, neutering, fixing, orhietcomy and oophorectomy) is any action, surgical, chemical or otherwise, by which a male loses the functions of the testicles or a female loses the functions of the ovaries. Castration is considered to be immoral and barbaric according to every country in the world other than Germany and the Czech Republic. More specifically, it's considered to be immoral and barbaric to sugically castrate convicted sex offenders. Indeed, the South Carolina Supreme Court held in State v Brown (1985) that surgical castration is a form of mutilation and therefore considered to be cruel and unusual punishment and illegal under the 8th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. If it’s considered morally wrong to surgically castrate rapists and child molesters, then why is there no outcry about the castration of millions of innocent women? Thousands of women are surgically castrated every single day in hospitals across this country. That works out to be approximately 9 women every 10 minutes. Keep in mind that these women have committed no crime. Innocent and unsuspecting women agree to hysterectomy and wake up castrated. Where exactly is the outrage? What about cruel and unusual punishment being illegal? Does it somehow not apply to women? What about a woman’s right not to be mutilated? Please sign this petition and tell ACOG's President Lisa M. Hollier MD to STOP the CASTRATION of thousands upon thousands of innocent and unsuspecting women every year.

Robin Karr
566 supporters