Petition to Ernie Chambers, Adam Morfeld, Patty Pansing Brooks
Support the Morfeld, Chambers, and Pansing Brooks Amendments to LB46, Nebraska
Recognizing that 1,825 children are abused and neglected each day, that there are at least four child maltreatment fatalities each day, and that there are at least 9.2 victims per 1,000 children (American SPCC, 2017), we believe that child abuse awareness and prevention is a serious issue which deserves attention and support in Nebraska. Recognizing that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men are victims of rape and sexual assault in their lives, that 60% of reported rapes involve victims under the age of 18, that youths aged 12-17 are two to three times more likely to be victims than adults, that 82% of victims are assaulted or raped by someone they know, and that a rape is reported in the US about once every 5 minutes (Rape Treatment Center, 2017), we further believe that rape culture awareness and prevention is a serious issue which deserves attention and support in Nebraska. Thus, we, the undersigned, support the proposed amendments to LB46 by Senators Chambers, Pansing Brooks, and Morfeld. We, the undersigned, urge the Nebraska Legislature to stand up for victims of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, and neglect by supporting honest and accurate license plate options in Nebraska that contribute to the Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Fund. References: American SPCC. (2017). Child abuse statistics: Statistics and facts about child abuse in the US (webpage). Retrieved from http://americanspcc.org/child-abuse-statistics/ Rape Treatment Center. (2017). Facts and quotes: Statistics (webpage). Retrieved from http://www.911rape.org/facts-quotes/statistics Referenced Bill and Amendments: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31032 Petition Written by Board of Suit Up Nebraska http://www.suitupnebraska.org/
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Donald J. Trump, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Donald Trump, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of the Interior, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, U.S. Senate
STOP THE FEDERAL FUNDING TO CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES - TO KIDNAP OUR CHILDREN!
STOP supporting this clear Misappropriation of Funding and Abuse of Authority by Officers of Government Agencies Aiding & Abetting CPS TYRANNY! De-fund Title IVE & IVD! This is not occurring by some foreign entity in some other country, it is happening on American soil and being orchestrated by our very own Government. Specifically Child Protective Services (DHS/DCFS/DSS/CPS) & Family Courts in every state across our GREAT NATION. The lives, health, and well being of our children are in clear and present danger as long as the Department of Child and Family Services has the power to remove them from our care without cause, without warrants or justification. As public service employees in all sectors of government continue to fail to uphold the law or protect those they were selected to serve & protect under The Constitution of The United States. The future of our children and families hang in the balance… CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (CPS) and the FAMILY COURTSare STEALING OUR CHILDREN and OUR MONEY through the Social Security funds for the TITLE IVE & IVD FEDERAL FUNDING (SIGNED INTO EFFECT THROUGH THE "SAFE FAMILIES ACT" of 1997 by FORMER PRESIDENT - BILL CLINTON). On HHS.gov website you will find a pdf file of the money earned on the state by state adoption incentive statistics from 1998-2014. https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/resource/adoption-awardsOver $500 million has been earned from adopting our children out since the Incentivized adoption policy was installed. We must act now to stop this practice once and for all.THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT (NCCAN) in WASHINGTON D.C. REPORTS: NUMBER OF CASES PER 100,000 CHILDREN in the UNITED STATES:CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: PHYSICAL ABUSE (160) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: PHYSICAL ABUSE (59) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: SEXUAL ABUSE (112) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: SEXUAL ABUSE (13) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: NEGLECT (410) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: NEGLECT (241) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: MEDICAL NEGLECT (14) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: MEDICAL NEGLECT (12) CHILDREN IN CPS CUSTODY: CHILD DEATHS (6.4) CHILDREN IN PARENT'S CUSTODY: CHILD DEATHS (1.5)https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=919961644790471&set=a.260812250705417.59044.100003299313717&type=3 CHILDREN IN STATE CARE are 7 TIMES MORE LIKELY to SUFFERABUSE in FOSTER CARE than THEY ARE IN THEIR OWN HOMES. Doctors, physicians, and family care providers who have reported instances where severe neglect and/or abuse is noticeably occurring, are ignored due to the need to continue precipitating funding for out of home placement of perfectly healthy, well-adjusted children. DHS/DCFS/DSS/CPS and those in collusion with these departments and employees, employed within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, no longer PROTECT nor RESCUE TRULY ABUSED CHILDREN, whom are classified as "DAMAGED GOODS" & UNMARKETABLE. Children are being ripped from their loving families by CPS; without warrants, without court orders, without probable cause, and where no imminent danger exists. These children are being placed in foster care with pedophiles, rapists, substance abusers, having records for assaults, then placed up for adoption to strangers (avoiding family members for possible placement, as they only get the Federal Bonuses if they adopt these children out to strangers) - $80,000.00 for children who do not have a disability or handicap, and $140,000.00 if CPS can get them diagnosed (with a condition they often do not have) by one or more of their in-pocket doctors as having a condition such as: ADHD, ADD, Bi-Polar, Turrets, Anxiety, schizophrenia, etc... There is no independent oversight of these departments or their employees and this has fostered a level of UNPATRIOTIC behavior unparalleled to any this country has ever allowed to exist within or outside of our own boarders, until recently. Child Protective Services is targeting new mothers entering hospitals to give birth to their babies, and snatching these newborns right off their mother's breasts with the aid of the doctors who delivered these babies. Doctors/hospital social workers, are detaining these young mothers in the hospital until CPS can come and remove their baby from them where there is no abuse, drug addictions, neglect, etc... Nurseries are being used (not to display the new born babies as it has always been) but as holding tanks to await Social Services removal. Our Children are being placed with strangers; sold like cattle, into slavery and sex trade, and unfit homes, where they are being abused, starved, beaten, tortured, and even murdered. According to the National Center for Abused and Neglected Children in Washington D.C. Children are 7 times more likely to be harmed in foster/adoption care than they ever would have been with their own families. Child Protective Services no longer bother with rescuing truly abused/neglected children as they consider these children "DAMAGED GOODS!" un-adoptable, un-place-able, and unmarketable. They know about the children who are being abused and neglected, but do nothing to remove these children and often (if a removal does take place) they are placed back with their abusers in a very short amount of time before even conducting or concluding an investigation into this abuse. CPS has joined with Law Enforcement, Judges, Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists, Teachers, pharmaceutical companies, etc... correlating together to rip children away from their Bio-families by any means necessary, in order to obtain this Federal Money they continue to funnel into their States and Departments. They are even using the 911 emergency system as a means to target unsuspecting families by alleging that an anonymous call came in against them. Often, it is a CPS worker who made that anonymous call. This funding was put into place by Ex-President Bill Clinton in 1997 under the "Safe Families Act", Title IV, using money from the Social Security Department. There is a clear misappropriation of funds being carried out by this act, which is not only depleting the funds allocated for America’s working class retirement benefits, but is also being funneled to perpetuate this abuse of power by government employees and has become a conduit for corruption in CPS and the Family Court systems. Child Protective Services and their staff doctors are even defrauding the Medicaid programs by triple billing them for each of these kidnapped children. Example: They remove little Johnny, who is perfectly happy and healthy, have him diagnosed with Bi-polar, medicate him with psychotropic drugs he does not need, then renames this child three different times sending out the same billing for each name and receiving 4 times the reimbursements from medicaid for his treatments and medications as well as for the other fictitious names. So, if little Johnny gets sent for an MRI; $3,000.00, X 4, the doctors get $12,000.00 in reimbursements for only really doing one procedure. Parents and families are not given Due Process, Constitutional, Civil, Disability, or Basic Human Rights in this corrupt system. Parents and extended family members are not given due process, adequate council, reasonable opportunity for reunification. They are also systematically being denied their civil, constitutional, and human rights on the ‘hearsay’ and fraudulent testimony of public officers nationwide. RICO violations in the thousands are being recorded/reported, and still nothing has been done to uphold the Constitution and administer any resolve to those effected.Neither judges nor officers of the court observe parent's Civil/Constitutional Rights. These rights are blatantly ignored & denied by both officers of the court, as well as local and state government employees bound to uphold the Constitution of The United States. Thousands of families have evidence and proof of the victimization by these state agencies, and have reported these issues to: Law Enforcement,Superior CourtsCourt of AppealsState and Federal Supreme CourtsDOJ,FBI,Mayors,Governors,Senators, and even toThe President of these United States. Many of these complaints have been dismissed, despite the fact that the DOJ, ACLU, Federal, and State Supreme Courts have ruled that it is in the best interest of the child to remain with their biological parents unless faced with clear and imminent danger. Several Senators and Court Justices have also spoken out against this clear denial of parent’s Civil and Human Rights - perpetuated by officers employed and delegated to serve our great country, “AMERICA”, & ALL of HER CITIZENS. Many parents are facing gag orders if they protest this clear refusal to uphold everything this country was created to defend. We also have restraining orders levied against us, jailed, threatened, forced to sign documents, treated worse than criminals, fined, and even murdered by the very Government put into place to protect us. We, The People; have had enough. We are coming together to stand against this tyrannical Government as it clearly states in our United States Constitution put into place by our Forefathers in the 1700's as it is the only option our Government has left us with. We hope that you will read this, and address these issues, and not blow us off like all the other politicians and state officials and help us to get justice for every family and child who has been wrongfully victimized by this treasonous government. If you do not, then you to are part of the problem and just as guilty and will be held just as accountable by the American People and the Human Rights Tribunal. We Do Not Forget, We Will Not Forgive, and We Are Coming! WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND THAT OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: #1. STOP THE TITLE IVe & Ve/IVd FUNDING - PROMOTING these CRIMES.#2. Open a NATION WIDE INVESTIGATION into these AGENCIES.#3. ACCOUNTABILITY for CORRUPT CPS AGENCIES & FAMILY COURTS.#4. To IMMEDIATELY RETURN the CHILDREN (WHO WERE WRONGFULLY STOLEN) to THEIR FAMILIES. #5. To IMMEDIATELY ABOLISH CPS and the FAMILY COURT SYSTEMS. Groups:Mad Angels Army, Our Children Have a Voice, Our Children Have a Voice (Oregon), We're Watching, Kids for Cash, Victims of CPS, The Coalition for Children and Families, Fight CPSAmericans Against Tyranny, Child find, OpexposeCPS-California, OpexposeCPS-Washington, OpexposeCPS-Arizona, OpexposeCPS-Arkansas, OpexposeCPS-Oregon, OpexposeCPS-New Jersey,OpexposeCPS-Alabama, OpexposeCPS-Texas,OpexposeCPS-Colorado, OpexposeCPS-Massachusetts,OpexposeCPS-Missouri, OpexposeCPS-Michigan, OpexposeCPS-Ohio, OpexposeCPS-New York, OpexposeCPS-New Hampshire, OpexposeCPS-IowaOpexposeCPS-Alaska, OpexposeCPS-Hawaii, OpexposeCPS-Mississippi, OpexposeCPS-Louisiana, OpexposeCPS-Illinois, OpexposeCPS-Tennessee, OpexposeCPS-Georgia, OpexposeCPS-Nebraska,OpexposeCPS-Nevada, OpexposeCPS-Wyomming, OpexposeCPS-Oklahoma, OpexposeCPS-Virginia,OpexposeCPS-West Virginia, OpexposeCPS-Idaho,OpexposeCPS-Maine, OpexposeCPS-Vermont, OpexposeCPS-Kentucky, OpexposeCPS-Kansas, OpexposeCPS-North Carolina, OpexposeCPS- S.C.OpexposeCPS-North Dakota, OpexposeCPS-S.D.OpexposeCPS-Florida, OpexposeCPS-Utah OpexposeCPS- Pennsylvania, OpexposeCPS-New Mexico, etal
Petition to U.S. Congress
Save Our Babies - Vote Yes on Aidan’s Law: Eradication of Death by Zip Code
Aidan Jack Seeger was a happy, healthy, spirited NY boy who, at age 6, suddenly developed vision and concentration problems. His parents thought he just needed glasses. He was misdiagnosed several times. His sight went entirely, then his ability to walk and talk. Eventually, doctors figured out that Aidan had adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), a mysterious and deadly brain disease. Eleven months later, he was gone. The worst part? If the disease had been caught early, Aidan could still be alive and well today. Aidan’s parents, Elisa and Bobby Seeger, have since made it their life’s work to save other children. ALD afflicts 1 in 17,000 people, mostly boys and men, silently ravaging their central nervous systems. Results include blindness, deafness, seizures, progressive dementia – leading to permanent paralysis or death. But there’s a solution: newborn screening of ALD. If the disease is caught before the onset of symptoms, it can be treated and, in some cases, entirely reversed. Through the Seegers’ hard work and commitment, newborn screening for ALD became law in New York State. They are now fighting to pass “Aidan’s Law” , which would fund not only ALD, but MPS1, Pompe, and SMA screening in all 50 states. Currently, it can take up to a decade or more before 50 states are testing for any disease added to the Federal Recommended Uniform Screening Panel. Help us save our babies. Please join us in calling on Congress to pass Aidan’s Law and require newborn screening for ALL diseases approved by the federal government in all 50 states. A child's life should NOT depend on their zip code. Every baby born in this country deserves the same right to a normal, healthy life. In six years of ALD screening only 14 states are screening, OVER 300 babies have been diagnosed with the disease —that’s 300 lives saved. Currently, New York, Connecticut, California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Washington, Tennessee, Florida, Nebraska, Kentucky, Illinois, Rhode Island, Vermont, Texas are testing for ALD. Hopefully, Maryland and Michigan will start testing in 2019 but that leaves people in 36 states in the dark about this silent killer. We must fight for them – for their children. Screening of MPS1, Pompe, ALD and SMA requires a single drop of blood taken from a baby’s heel at birth, and costs less than a cup of coffee per test. Please join us in urging Congress to do the right thing, and pass “Aidan’s Law: Eradication of Death by Zip Code” funding newborn screening for ALL diseases reviewed by the Federal Recommended Uniform Screening Panel in all 50 states.
Petition to Caroline Kaser
Mandate All School Buses Have A/C!
A/C On School Buses Can Save Our Precious Children. There Has Been A High Rises Of Cases Of Children Getting Dehydrated After Riding A School Bus That Has No A/C. Some Children Have Been Dropped Of At There Home's Soaked In Sweat. Children Who Had Bad Migraines Or Headaches. Bus Drivers Are Even Reporting That The Buses Get So. Hot, Their Rider's Pass Out & Have To Be Awaken. In August Alone 19 Heat Stoke or Dehydration Cases Have Been Reported! We Need To Stand Up And Change This.
Petition to Hasbro, Mattel
Stop the gender neutral toy craze!
Now I know the title sounds bigoted but hear me out!! They've recently decided to make mr.potato head and mrs.potato head gender neutral. They claim they want to give children the option to choose what gender the toy is but there are already a male and female version of this toy. The choices are already there! Even so, this is not what kids are worried about at that age! We are neutralizing children's toys to protect adults feelings! We're trying to be more inclusive but not thinking about the people we're excluding. I, and many many others, grew up with these toys. They're changing our childhood. This doesn't just apply to Mr. Potato head but this is the most current example. Please help me stop the gender neutral toy craze!!
Petition to Cori Bush, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Department of Education
HELP ME GET THE DOMINIQUE BILL PASSED SO THAT MORE MISSING CHILDREN ARE FOUND SOONER
Let's make it a law that no schools or anyone taking care of children can get away with NOT REPORTING children taken while under their watch. Let's make "The Dominique Bill" a law that states that this crime must be immediately reported to the police department after they first notice a child was taken by someone who IS NOT supposed to have that child!!! Especially if that child/children have been taken by someone who is a known drug addict and/or could put them in immediate danger!! Let's make sure it states that an Amber Alert, Ebony Alert or any other child alert is immediately ordered to help get that child or children back sooner!!! We must make sure NO ONE or ANY ORGANIZATIONS caring for and educating children can get away with covering up the fact that a child was taken on their watch!! Let's make sure if there is any cover up to protect their name or anyone involved that they lose their license to do business. They must be punished for the cover-up and/or for not reporting the missing child to the authorities!!! Let's make sure they can't get away with not reporting our children missing because they think it's NOT A BIG DEAL that a child is taken by someone they know!!! Let's make sure all permission forms to pick up children are ready and available for any parent with custody to view and update the form for any reason. We must let it be known that we will not continue to tolerate more of our children being taken so easily!! A child alert must be issued immediately, especially if taken by someone who has no permission to have that child or children!!! Many times children who are taken go unreported to the authorities. Some are reported to the authorities and no Amber Alert is issue. Even if their child/children is taken by someone that's not supposed to have them in their custody for any reasons. This happens a lot in the African American Community. We rarely get a Amber Alert issued and often many children are never seen again. In many cases a parent(s) will get their child back but they are not returned the same. The majority of them suffer from physical and/or mental abuse from that situation. And, in many cases the whole family suffer in some way mentally or financially. My family is still suffering mentally and financially!! In 2014 my daughter, Dominique was taken and no Amber Alert was issued!! Even after I asked for one to be issued when my baby girl was taken by the person who put her in danger!! My daughter was only 4 years old at the time and those involved should have call the police and got the Amber Alert issued immediately!!! Especially because she was taken while on their watch!!! I can't go into any more details then I have already. But, I feel no child/children and their family should have to go through this!! Especially, if a child care facility has the power to make the process of reporting it to the authorities and get a child alert issued faster!!! I'm very thankful I got my baby girl back but we all stuff hurt and losses. I don't know if this petition is going to cause me any legal issues but I will edit it to ask for monetary support if it does. Thank you and I hope you consider signing my petition!! Marshelle Woodland
Petition to Brian Kemp, Lucy McBath, Georgia State House, Georgia State Senate
Improve Georgia's "Entry Age for Public Kindergarten and First Grade" Laws for our kids!
I demand a change with the Georgia Department of Education laws: Compulsory Attendance Laws Entry Age for Public Kindergarten and First Grade New Students Requirements Unfortunately, these three laws do not foster a child's environment to excel, thrive, and grow socially, emotionally, and academically. Instead, they hinder, stagnate, and limit our children's abilities to succeed. For example, my six-year-old son was identified as a high-performing student, in Ohio, after testing out of kindergarten. However, after transferring to Fulton County Schools in January, he was demoted to kindergarten, even after providing documentation of his skills and abilities to perform as a first-grade student. This is why I would like to present the discrepancies with the aforementioned laws and advocate for change as I assert there is a form of age discrimination for high-performing students by: Requiring students undergo kindergarten when it is deemed not mandatory per the Compulsory Attendance law Refusing to accept grade-level transfers as-is per Entry Age for Public Kindergarten and First Grade law Promoting favoritism for public school education over private schools when stating parents have options per the New Students Requirements law, which is not public information After consulting with the Fulton County Board of Education, the Georgia Department of Education, and other organizations, it is exceptionally disheartening that my advocacy falls on deaf ears. Additionally, the school system offers lackluster support and engagement for high-performing students due to state laws. While we acknowledge that these are current laws, I propose a major revision to these laws to ensure Georgia remains competitive and provides equitable access for high-performing students and those with special needs and low-performing students. I advocate for children who have been placed on a trajectory for academic success without stifling them because their journeys started outside of Georgia. I urge you to understand the cost of wasted time is extraordinary. On average, for every 180 instructional hours, only about 47 are genuinely at grade level. What do we say for students who are asked to repeat unnecessary courses? Not only is it a waste of valuable, irreplaceable instructional time, but it is an insult to those who have thrived in rigorous environments; yet are now demoted to meet the state age requirements for placement. What is the true gain here? More money per pupil? Parents, let's demand change to ensure our children are being railroaded due to antiquated laws. We should not register our children in private schools to afford them access to a better learning environment. As taxpayers, we have the right to have access to free education, which is equitable and rigorous, according to the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965. We have the right to maintain high standards for our children and to hold the school system accountable. Let's get her done, Georgia!
Petition to Mayor Eric Rodriguez, San Mateo City Council, San Mateo Public Works Department
Slower (and Safer!) Streets Around San Mateo Schools
Like many parents of children who attend San Mateo schools, I would love for my children to walk or bike to school. It's makes kids healthier, provides them a sense of independence, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and smog, improves road congestion, and decreases other societal costs vs. driving. Studies even show that kids who walk or bike to school do better in school. Low income kids are the most likely to bike or walk to school. Furthermore, due to COVID concerns, walking and biking will be increasingly attractive to children who used to commute via crowded bus or carpool. Unfortunately, too many parents are scared to let their kids walk or bike to school. Drivers are often aggressive, prioritizing their convenience over others' safety. Speed limits are set too high, increasing the likelihood and severity of vehicle vs. pedestrian collisions. Traffic enforcement is expensive and impossible at all times. The City of San Mateo should join other Bay Area cities in reducing speed limits on the streets around school grounds. San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale adopted such resolutions. Last year Hillsborough lowered speed limits around schools within six months of parents requesting the change. Unlike many infrastructure improvements (bike lanes, other traffic calming measures), reducing speed limits is a relatively quick and inexpensive change. This change has broad support in the community. Many educators and parent groups have endorsed this petition: SMUHSD Board President Robert Griffin, SMHS PTO President Sandi Del Balso, Serra High School Fathers' Club President Brian Haverty, Aragon PTO President Laura Quanbeck, SM American Little League President Jeff Gilbert. Endorsing organizations include Aragon PTO, SM American Little League, the Nueva School, and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition. (We will be updating this list as additional endorsements come in.) City of San Mateo, please take this easy, but important step in protecting our children and improving the livability of our community. Thank you! Mike Swire and the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition