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 Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Representative Tom Cole
Help me protect my child from the man who tried to kill me
A judge tells a woman she is going to have to co parent with the man who tried to kill her. Experts say “this child was sexually abused.” The court awards the abuser custody. A judge acknowledges that a father abused a child, but says that the mother's attempt to save the child is worse, so the abusive father is given custody. It sounds impossible, but it happens every day. Every year, 58,000 good, protective parents find themselves either coparenting or losing custody to a dangerous parent. 58,000 children every year sentenced to unimaginable suffering. Federal Resolution H. Con 72 will help fix this, by recommending states adopt a “health and safety” standard, which leaves no room for tolerating abuse, and that courts have a minimal understanding of domestic violence and child abuse. Stand up for 58,000 children today and sign this petition because one child is too many.
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 PA Senate Pro Temp Joe Scarnati (R)
Protect 32,800 PA kids from sexual abuse #OneIsTooMany
We all know what happens when a child is sexually abused, right? They tell someone who believes them. That person calls the police. There is an investigation and a trial. It’s a long and stressful ordeal, but the bad guy goes to prison and the child experiences justice. Right? Unfortunately, that rarely happens. Researchers know survivors need, on average, 21 years to talk about their abuse. And most states, like Pennsylvania, have Statutes of Limitation (SOL) on the crime that keep most victims out of court and keep most abusers on the streets, around kids. It has to stop. And removing the SOL and allowing adult victims one year to seek convictions in civil court is a crucial first step. Please, sign this petition to tell our elected officials to end PA’s SOL for child sexual abuse and allow one year for retroactive justice.
Petition to Chris Reykdal, Seattle Public Schools
Approve District Choice Transfer for Nasir Andrews
Nasir Andrews, a 5th grader in the Bellevue School District, has endured more than what should be considered as persistent and pervasive bullying. Since sharing her bully story viral video and changing schools, the bullying continues. In November, Nasir shared that a district staff at her school, Cherry Crest Elementary, accused her of stealing an ice cream, stopped her and searched her jacket. Nasir did not have an ice cream in her possession at all, leaving Nasir to feel publicly humiliated in front of her peers. As a minority student of color, reinforcing a stereotype of criminalization and poverty can be perceived as an act of discrimination and harassment. THE FAMILY WANTS OUT! Nasir's parents spoke to the Manager of Admissions in their choice Seattle Public School District and was told that their request would be denied due to it not being a hardship. Currently, the two hardships that warrant a district transfer are: homelessness and domestic violence We believe school districts should recognize BULLYING as a hardship! Pervasive bullying can lead to depression, anxiety, and suicide. These are hardships for students and families. Parents often feel powerless and hopeless that their child is trapped in a toxic school environment. The State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will have to approve the appeal of the denial. Please sign this petition in support of Nasir Andrews and other students who may need to transfer school districts before it's too late!
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Protect Our Kids from Sexual Violence: Pass the Teach Safe Relationships Act
*Updated July 28th, 2015 Last fall, we organized the group Yes All Daughters and led a protest after multiple teenage girls in our hometown of Norman, OK were raped by the same classmate and then bullied out of their school. The administration was ill-equipped to handle these cases, and their peers blamed and shamed them. The perpetrator was arrested following our protest and pled no contest to two counts of first degree rape on Monday, May 18, 2015. According to the Department of Justice, nearly 300,000 Americans are victims of rape and sexual assault each year. Young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence. WE CAN DO BETTER. As a direct result of our effort, the state legislature introduced a bill addressing Sexual Assault Prevention Education in Oklahoma. Last week, our governor signed the legislation into law. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. The Teach Safe Relationships Act of 2015 requires schools across the nation to create curriculum that teaches kids about healthy relationships, how to spot abusive behavior, and promotes understanding of consent and sexual assault. It will teach teens where to turn for help, and ensures that help will be there when they do. It is imperative Congress passes this important legislation. We demand Congress provide funding for this legislation, including funding to coordinate this crucial initiative’s program development with state-level resources. The Bill has been added as a provision to the Every Child Achieves Act. We ask that you contact your legislators immediately to demand they support Title IV; Section D of the Every Child Achieves Act and that this language remains intact as the bill moves through Congress. THIS CANNOT WAIT. Girls ages 16-19 are four times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault. Educating teens about issues of consent and healthy relationships is essential to reversing these horrifying statistics. EDUCATION IS PREVENTION Sign Our Petition. Stand with us against Sexual Violence. No more Silence. No more Shame.