Petition to New York State House, Carmen Arroyo, Andrew Garbarino, Ellen Jaffee, David Weprin, F_lix Ortiz, Aravella Simotas
Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz Child Victim Protection Act
En Español aquí The death of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz—specifically the brutal way the Bronx teen lost any chance at his survival—has since enthralled the nation’s heart. This innocent boy—someone who could have been your son, your grandson, your brother, your cousin, or nephew—was slaughtered on an unbearable display for all to watch. What can be seen from video surveillance is this: The savage acts of five gang members, dragging Junior outside of his neighborhood bodega and stabbing him multiple times with a machete and knives. What can be felt from the video is this: Pure helplessness. Junior continued his struggle for survival after his attackers fled the scene. He yelled to neighbors and onlookers to “dial 911.” Perhaps an unfortunate sign of the times, no one used their phones to call for help, but instead, recorded the scene to post on various social media platforms. Realizing he would not receive the assistance he so desperately needed, Junior struggled through his final moments alone. His strength allowed him to run nearly three blocks towards St. Barnabas hospital where, sadly, he arrived too late and took his last breath on the sidewalk outside of the emergency room doors. When tragedies occur, people often wonder what could have gone differently. Grieving family members and friends struggle with the idea that their loved one would still be alive if the events were altered, even slightly. This is not the case here. Junior’s life could not have been saved. Junior’s live should have been saved. Junior would still be alive if the people around him undertook a minimum degree of civic duty to protect the life of a dying child. Unfortunately, there is no legal “duty to act” in situations like these. Under New York law, the passersby who spectated, recorded, and posted Junior’s death have not committed any crime. By virtue of legislation, we can create a meaningful way to honor Junior’s legacy so that children like him are never abandoned by their communities again. By sharing responsibility for public safety, the citizens of New York need to collectively call upon state lawmakers to enact legislation that would create a legal “duty to act” upon any person, who reasonably believes that a child(ren), under the age of 16, is exposed to, or has suffered, grave physical harm. These witnesses shall be required to immediately report the incident to authorities or assist the victim, under reasonable and safe circumstances. This proposed legislation, the “Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz Child Victim Protection Act,” will impose criminal and civil sanctions against any person, who fails to notify authorities, in situations like the ones highlighted above. Similar laws creating a “duty to act” have been enacted in California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Junior fought for his life. For several long minutes he sought help from members of his community—some who have known him for his entire life—to which not one person acted. They failed Junior. We all failed Junior. Let us make sure we don’t fail him again. Junior’s life shall not be lost in vain. We need 100,000 signatures to initiate a change.
Petition to John Hickenlooper, President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, Michael F. Bennet, Diana DeGette, Scott R. Tipton, Lucia Guzman
Change Colorado’s Unborn Murder Law & Charge Chris Watts With 4th Count of Murder
Chris Watts has admitted to killing his wife, Shanann Watts. Shanann Watts was pregnant with a baby. A baby boy that they had planned to call Niko. When she was murdered, so was Baby Niko. Colorado currently does not have a law that would charge Chris Watts in the murder of Unborn Baby Boy Niko. Please join our fight to have this changed and this monster charged with a 4th count of capital murder. Chris Watts has been formally charged with murder against Shannan Watts & their two born daughters, Bella & Celeste. Please sign and share this petition! #JusticeForShanann #JusticeForCelesteBellaNiko #NikosLaw I am aware that even with the growing support it may not be possible that this will affect the charges against Chris Watts but it is my hope that if it doesn’t, it does soon go in to affect & that not just Colorado but every state adopt this law for any (God forbid) case like this in the future. I think it should be called Niko’s Law.
Petition to Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of Health and Human Services, immigration and customs inforcement, Kurt Schrader, Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden
Reunite Detained Immigrant Children with their Parents
As of July 20, 2018 close to 3,000 children were separated from their parents by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) while attempting to cross the Mexico-USA border and the US government doesn't have a definite plan to unite them. Parents and children have been told that they will likely never see one another again. Suicide attempts have been noted among children and parents separated from their loved ones. Immigrant children are forced to stay in cages, completely isolated from the outside world. Many cry themselves to sleep, begging to see their parents. Several hundred cases of sexual abuse by immigration officials have been reported by the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). As citizens of the United States of America, we will not tolerate such cruelty on behalf of our government against immigrants, many of who are seeking asylum from violence, war and atrocity in their home country. Limited communication between the Department of Health and Human Services, ICE, and ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) has been to blame for making family reunification practically impossible. We demand that the US government get it's act together, take every step necessary to immediately unite parent and child, and avoid further suffering. For More Information Please Click the Link Below: https://www.npr.org/2018/06/19/621065383/what-we-know-family-separation-and-zero-tolerance-at-the-border
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Charles "Chuck" E. Schumer, Paul D. Ryan, President of the United States, Barack Obama
Give All Disabled Children Medicaid
ALL DISABLED CHILDREN NEED MEDICAID At 4 months old, my daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy consisting of Spastic Quadraplegia with Dystonia. Now, age 6, my daughter needs Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech Therapy. She is responding very well to therapy. Like many families that support disabled children, finances are always a struggle. No matter how hard you work, it's never enough to cover as much therapy as you want to give your child. These therapies are the only way our child will be able to be a fully functioning member of society in the future. The Problem: Medicaid takes the family's income into account when determining eligibility. For those who are neither poor, nor rich, every dollar goes to paying for therapy and equipment. It is a huge, constant struggle on the family and there is NEVER enough money. Every dollar goes to another therapy appt or piece of necessary equipment. The Resolution: For those in the middle, we do not ask for Disability payments, nor SSI payments. We simply need Medicaid to offset what insurance companies won't pay for — the therapy needed beyond the limits of private insurance, the equipment that insurance companies refuse to cover that is necessary for our children. We beg you to join us in fighting for these minimal benefits for our children to give them a fighting chance, and so they don't have to be on Federal Disability and SSI assistance when they turn 18. Help our disabled children become independent. We ask for ALL disabled children, regardless of family income to be eligible for Medicaid at no cost.
Petition to Kelly Schultz/Director of Missouri child advocacy, Kelly Schultz/ Director Missouri child Advocasy
Grandparents Speak up for defenseless grandchildren & rights on being failed by the system
We need to speak out for our grandchildren,listen and asure them that they will be ok. And report any one who has effected their well being. If they are sexual or physically being abused. By anyone.
Petition to Tracie Davis, Audrey Gibson, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor, Florida State House, Susan Davis, Bernie Sanders, Paul D. Ryan, Mike Quigley
Help families of murdered children pass Curtis’s Law
I will never forget the day those policeman came to my door to tell my that my son Curtis was dead. Your world is immediately flipped upside down and the pain grips you like nothing else you can imagine. After the initial shock wears off, you want answers. As a parent, you need basic answers. Answers to questions like: Who is investigating my child’s case, and where are their belongings? As if the pain of losing my child wasn’t enough, I had to take on the additional stress and frustration of attempting to pry these very basic details out of the law enforcement agency investigating my son’s death. In Florida, law enforcement agencies are not required to release any information about on-going murder investigations to anyone. My son’s investigation has been on-going for almost 20 years now. I had to get a lawyer to simply find out who was working on my son’s case! I would later learn that my experience was not unique. Other parents were struggling through the same process. Those who can’t afford legal counsel often give up. This is why I am working with other parents of murdered children to create a law in Florida that would require law enforcement agencies to send a letter to the parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin within 30 days of notifying them of their child’s death. The letter would include information about: Onsite police and paramedics, assigned investigators, coroner’s name, where child’s property and belongings are stored, and any available photos This would NOT be required if the child’s parent, legal guardian, or next-of-kin is a suspect or person-of-interest in the child’s murder investigation. When a family faces the unthinkable, all they want is some type of closure. They shouldn’t have to spend weeks or months, or even retain legal counsel to get the basic information about their child’s case that can help our families begin to heal. Please sign this petition today and help families like mine pass Curtis’s Law today.
Petition to Waterford junville court, Superior court of new london, Senator heather sommers all senators
help my son baby "dylan"(real name being private for his safety) get justice
my son baby dylan was abused in a dcf approved foster home after he was stolen from me . i begged dcf to check on him and with my concerns for monthes , they just laughted and ingorened the signs by the time they listened it was almost to late his bones were broken , lost 23 pounds and only weighted 17 pounds at age 19 monthes. dcf wouldnt let me stay more than two hours a day while he was in the hospital with noone most of the time for dcf wouldnt allow anyone of his family be there for him . crystal magee his fostermom is facing trial but we fear she will be set free and is free now while my son faces life time injuries for what she did and dcf workers incharge got a way with a slap on the wrist please help me get justice for my son he needs to come home and so does his five siblings and they wont let him
Petition to waterford juniville court, Senator heather sommers, Attorney ryan k, Attorney phammond, Attorney lisa vincent, Law office of attorney lisa vi cent, Lori hellum
return gabby ,mason,dallas,lillyana,zuri church home to mom
my husband and i got our beautiful amazing kids stolen from us for lies that we had a dirty home , my mental health , and housing unstablity and that my kids were in immediate danger. my court appointed attorney bullied me into commitenment saying that it will get my kids home faster. all the steps dcf asked me to do and the court asked me to do has been done for almost two years now. my children are suffering at the hands of dcf here in ct. my son d known as baby dlyan here in ct almost lost his life because of dcf , he was almost straved , beaten , they allow my rapist around my daughter lilly even knowing hes on drugs, they changed my kids birth certifcate without allowing me to fight it. all my kids suffer from emotional trauma and just want to come home and be with eachother and mommy and daddy. i been emotionally belittled by dcf beaten verbally . they havent been documenting my case for almost 7 months but claim we didnt make enough progress. please help me end my familys specially my five little ones suffering and get them home and i promise to help others in this fight.