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children's rights

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Started 12 hours ago

Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul

Metal Detectors, Police officers, and motion cameras in all Public Schools

Mass shootings have been shown to be a problem in this generation. Installing metal detectors in every public school as well as police officers and motion cameras in every other external one way door will completely eradicate the School Shootings. If we post at least two Police officers who are already trained at the front of the school to check bags (X-ray) and walk through a metal detector we would not have any more school shootings. No kid would even want to bring a weapon because they know what will happen. If an active shooter were to show up the Officers would be able to Immediately call for backup saving a 3-5 minute window it normally takes after a shooting has began. Also they would be able to shoot to kill an active shooter. The Motion cameras would be there just in case someone tries to sneak in without going through the metal detectors causing an immediate lockdown and police interference at that point for safety of the children. We already pay taxes for both Public Schools and police officers so adding a couple to each school yes knowing there's about 120,000 public schools adding 2 police officers at 25,000-30,000 a year would up spending 72 Billion a year in protection for our kids if all police had to hire new. Precincts that have too many can actually utilize the extra in schools to save spending. That's a pretty big budget however with other things the Government has wasted billions of our dollars on this would be thee most beneficial for our kids safety. I feel if we get this kind of protection they can add a 5% tax on purchasing a gun to help cover a portion of the funds across the board as well as adding an option to donate to a school safety fund I'm sure many would be all about it. I know with how much money this is and it's going to be a fight however if you don't want another school shooting this is the best option to eradicate them. Arming teachers and training them how to use a weapon would only make the budget way higher and fluctuate due to new hires. If we do this together we can save the lives of many and keep families together. Help me on this journey and sign this petition!

Cody Siegmann
10 supporters
Update posted 15 hours ago

Petition to Tracie Davis, Audrey Gibson, Marco Rubio, Florida State Senate, Florida Governor, Florida State House, Susan Davis, Bernie Sanders, Paul 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.    

patricia ward
58,306 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Kate Brown, John Lively, Earl Blumenauer, Greg Walden, Nancy Nathanson, Pete DeFazio, Suzanne Bonamici, Kurt Schrader, Andy Olson, Peter Courtney, Tina Kotek, Laurie Monnes Anderson, Alissa Keny-Guyer, Jennifer Williamson, Margaret Doherty, Jackie Winters, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Ginny Burdick, Jeff Kruse, Alan Bates, Chip Shields, Mitch Greenlick, Richard Devlin, Diane Rosenbaum, Peter Buckley, Oregon, Jessica, Susan McLain, Janeen Sollman, Paul Evans, Diego Hernandez

Make a Law that Private Schools Should Recognize Bullying and Enforce a NoTolerance Policy

My husband and I just recently pulled our son out of a Private Waldorf School because he was being bullied. There were several instances where one child in particular had kneed our child in the groin. This particular child would also act out in class and make it where our child was unable to focus in class. One day, our son was being bullied so bad by this child, he was in after school care and was self-harming and not one adult that was present took note of this. When bringing this to the attention of the principal they looked at me specifically and told me they would figure out why it wasn't noticed. This day in particular we were not notified of this instance by anyone other than our son. The next day our son was jumped at school by the same child. He was grabbed from behind on his shoulders so hard that he fell to his knees. His bully punched and kicked him in the leg and stomach. Other children joined in. His teacher at the time was on the playground at recess. We were not notified of this instance until our son was picked up from school and mentioned it to his father. The principal did not find it necessary to notify us. When we requested a sit-down with the parents and the principal it was denied and the principal told us it would be better if just the children sat and talked with the principal. This particular child that was bullying my son never had any kind of reprimand even though their school policy stated that the child would have a 2 day suspension until they figured out what to do. This child, in the same week, struck another child so hard they could barely stand the rest of the day. That child's parents were not informed of this situation either until they saw their child that day. This school in particular does not have a counselor on staff nor a school nurse and claims that all their staff is trained in First Aid/CPR. Yet there are multiple children being bullied and getting head injuries. When they obtain these head injuries they are "checked" by staff to see if they have a concussion or not. Nowhere, in their training that they have shared with us does it say they are trained to administer these types of assessments.  In the State of Oregon we have several laws that relate to Bullying in School. There is the House Bill 1555 that relates to no toleration of any type of bullying and ORS 339.351 as well as ORS 339.356 that have strict guidelines as to what bullying is as well as what policies need to be enforced. However, this does not extend to Private Schools. If public schools must have a Counselor and Nurse on staff as well as an Anti-Bullying Program we want the children in Private Schools to have the same. Children in Private schools should have the same mandated rights as children in Public Schools as well as the same mandated accountability process or similar. Children should be taught to be kind and KNOW what Bullying is and the fact that it will not be tolerated.  http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/nclb/title_iv/a_drugfree/bullying-laws_2010.pdf http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/nclb/title_iv/a_drugfree/ors-339bully.pdf Please help us create a Bill and ORS that will extend these laws and policies to Private Schools.  Thank you for your time!     

jesse Azzopardi
56 supporters