Petition to Paul Ryan
Restore CHIP! Children’s Healthcare Insurance Program
Nine million children across the U.S. are at risk of losing access to health care due to Congress’s failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program has attracted broad bipartisan support and is credited with providing almost universal healthcare for children in the U.S. Since 1997, CHIP has provided health care access for working families with children who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Congress let funding authorization for CHIP expire on September 30 — now millions of children could lose their healthcare if they don’t act. Tell Congress the time to reauthorize CHIP is now. If Congress fails to act, all fifty states will be out of CHIP money by July 2018. American families deserve better than this completely avoidable outcome. Children across the country are depending on people like you to stand up and speak out on their behalf. Tell Congress to take action to reauthorize and restore needed funding for CHIP. Please add your name to tell our representatives to act and save health care access for nine million kids and their hard-working families.
Petition to Bill Partyka
Tell Gerber: Get the Arsenic Out of Babies’ Cereal!
Arsenic is a toxin proven to cause cancer. It can also permanently harm a child’s ability to learn. One of the biggest sources of children’s Arsenic exposure is infant rice cereal. This is why Healthy Babies Bright Futures started a petition to tell Gerber, a leading producer of infant foods, to reduce the arsenic in our children’s rice cereal. Infant rice cereal is one of babies’ first foods, and naturally occurring arsenic in rice can be harmful for a growing baby’s brain. In fact, studies have found arsenic in every container of rice cereal that has been tested and it is the #1 source of arsenic for babies. Gerber has already demonstrated that they can be a leader in this effort to make rice cereal safer. Just last year, the company took its infant brown rice cereal off the market (brown rice has the highest arsenic levels). Now, we’re calling on Gerber to cut down the level of arsenic to 25 ppb – a level comparable to amounts our tests found in its multi-grain infant cereal. We believe parents should be able to feed their baby a spoonful of cereal without worrying about whether it could be a risk. It’s time for Gerber to take action. If you agree that Gerber should help parents protect their child’s ability to learn and thrive, please sign and share this petition. Tell Gerber it’s time to cut the arsenic in our babies’ cereal!
Petition to The public
We are starting this Petition on the behalf Spencer Price. He's a victim of online school bullying. He attends North High School - Sioux City Community School District! They ignored the death threats that he had received! Also, some of the school students has told to kill himself! Kristi Rice his mother has made reports, has gone to the principal and absolutely nothing was done. We are doing this because the school to be held liable for ignoring their rules and state laws! #SpencersLaw
Petition to New Hampshire Healthy Families
Help New Hampshire's Children
I have a 12 year old grandson who fell into a bonfire at age 2. He has had over 600 surgeries and procedures since then. He has had the same burn team through Shriner's and currently Children's Hospital in Waltham, MA for 10 years. Now, New Hampshire Healthy Families (NHHF) is denying him access to his burn team even though there is no qualified children's burn doctor in the State of New Hampshire. They are refusing the do Prior Authorizations and are now telling us (me, Partners in Health, and Families First) that they are sending him to a podiatrist (who has no previous experience with children or burn victims) because they say they have no other option. I want to know why this child (who has been through so much already) is not being allowed access to the care he requires. It has been less than a year since the last major surgery in which part of his foot was amputated. A doctor with no burn knowledge runs the risk of complicating his healing process. I am extremely distraught at the thought that this child could die from an underlying skin graft infection or gangrene due to the lack of knowledge an unspecialized doctor has. I am pleading for help with this matter. He has already lost so much in this life, please help me give him the chance to continue to heal. Adding to the issue, he is not the only child in New Hampshire going through this. NHHF is denying MANY children from the care they need because they are not in a shared contract with them. This is outrageous and disgusting that a contractual profit overrides the needs of children who desperately need access to medical providers in other states. Our children should not have to suffer because NHHF isn't in a contract with a certain doctor. There are currently a lack of qualified specialized doctors in New Hampshire. Many of the top surgeons for children are located in Boston and the surrounding areas. Children are potentially going to DIE because of the lack of care that is going to be provided. Help us have a voice and get NHHF to understand that children are FAR more important than a contract. They have been doing Prior Authorizations for the past ten years and NOW all of a sudden, they have decided that the children are no longer important. These kids are our future. Let's make sure they have a future also.
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Marvel, Walt Disney, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, ABC
Release Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends and other family cartoon series on DVD/Blu-ray
Hello. I'm appealing to those at Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Disney, and Marvel and their affiliated companies, such as ABC. I'm looking to get the 1980's cartoon Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends released on DVD (and blu-ray disc) in America. For some reason this great, fun, and nostalgic cartoon, that is appropriate for the entire family, and is loved by all who grew up at the time, has never been released on DVD in the U.S. The cartoon ran new episodes for 3 seasons (Starting in 1981) on NBC, and is the one that follows the adventures of: Peter Parker/Spider-Man (voiced by Dan Gilvezan), Angelica Jones/Firestar (voiced by actress Kathy Garver), and Bobby Drake/Iceman (voiced by Frank Welker; who voiced Fred from Scooby Doo as well as many other characters) as they go to Empire State University and fight crime in New York City. This series also included the character of Peter's Aunt May (voiced by June Foray). I think that it should be put on physical media so we don't lose this great cartoon. You may be saying, "Well, it's streaming online". This is true and that's great, but servers can break down and masters can degrade. At least with DVD/Blu-ray, if the player breaks, the content can still be played in another player. If not releasing it on DVD is for fear of not enough return on your investment, then pair it up with another cartoon (like those listed below) and package all the DVD's together. In addition to Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, I, and those undersigned, also request that you release other family friendly Marvel Cartoons on DVD including: The Incredible Hulk 1982 cartoon series The 1979 Spider-Woman cartoon series (with Joan Van Ark voicing the lead role) The 1978 Fantastic Four cartoon (the one with Herbie the Robot) and The 1981 solo Spider-Man cartoon series These particular shows are not overly violent, with no foul language, and they have some drama without being too overly dramatic like a lot of current cartoons / animated shows, which makes them great releases for parents looking for something appropriate for the entire family. All of these have been released in Europe and I think it is time that they be released in America.
Petition to Maria Cantwell, Jeff Merkley, Roni Norton, Washington State Attorney General, Washington State Department, Oregon State Department
ADRIANA UCAN IS HOME IN THE UNITED STATES WITH HER GRANDPARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adriana UcanEverett, WA APR 29, 2017 — So my Sister and and I went to Yukatan and managed our way through this foreign country and we brought Adriana home!!!!!Yukatan Authorities had no idea Oregon State took Adriana from her family here in the United States....Between the Consulate and DIF we were successful in proving Oregon State's Negligence in sending Adriana there. They had no idea Adriana had never been there before and never met her family there.They had NO idea of her families desperate search for her in the United States.Now that Adriana is home and safe it is now time to move forward with demanding rights for Grandparents so no other family has to endure what Adriana and our family endured. I fully intend to continue this fight for justice for Grandparents and thousands of children who have no voice in their fate...Please continue to pass this VERY IMPORTANT PETITION to stop the Abuse of Power forced upon families from State agencies that do not have children's best interests at heart and give Grandparents the rights to protect their families.Ken and I want to thank each and everyone who supported our efforts to bring Adriana home safe and sound to be reunited with her family. We are not done yet. There are thousands of children across this great nation who still need to be saved. Adriana's story is now being discussed at the Senate in Washington D.C. With Senator Jeff Merkley.This is our platform......Lets change these agencies from abusing the power given to them by the government and put these children first!!!!! Please join us in changing things for all these families and children. Adriana and our suffering has not been in Vain.... Thank You!!!!Ken and Roni Norton
Petition to Andrew Cuomo
Prevent Child Abuse and Murder
We hear the stories every day; children killed or tortured by their family. It’s heartbreaking. It’s so easy to turn away. But the saddest thing is that many of these tragedies can be prevented by existing programs. When a new parent is paired with a trained professional who regularly comes to the family home and supports, guides and teaches them about parenting, amazing things happen. Families break the cycle of poverty and violence. Children succeed in school. And child abuse is prevented. These programs, called Maternal Home Visiting programs, have 40 years worth of data proving they work. But they’re available to 10% or less of the families that need for them. That’s unacceptable. One child is too many. Our children deserve better. But they won’t get it unless we demand it. So please, sign this petition and let your voice be heard.
Petition to John Flynn, Joanna Pasceri, Kathy Callan
Open a Public Investigation into Sex Abuse at Nichols School, including a Victims Hotline.
Nichols School of Buffalo, NY has issued a private report, commissioned and paid for by the school, detailing decades of sexual abuse of its students by at least ten teachers. We call on Erie County District Attorney John Flynn to open a public, independent investigation of sex abuse at Nichols, including providing a victims hotline. A public, independent investigation will allow everyone -- Nichols alumni, their families and friends, child protection advocates, education professionals, and the concerned public -- to determine if additional crimes were committed or the harm caused by Nichols teachers, administrators, and staff members is more extensive than has been reported. Most important, an independent investigation will help bring closure and comfort to the victims.