Petition to Softball Rules Committees
Fielder’s Masks for Infielders
Many in the softball community would like to see fielder’s masks become a required piece of equipment for infielders. We are hopeful that this petition can help better inform the rules committee on the size of the softball community that would like to see this change. By signing this petition you are making your voice heard in your desire to create an environment where parents can feel more confident in their daughter’s wellbeing while playing softball. Please make your opinion known now.
Petition to President Donald J. Trump, United States Congress, United States Senate
Find the Children
The United States Government has lost track of 1,500 children that have been separated from thier families at the United States border! This is not a Democrat or Republican issue! This is a human issue! Please put compassion before hate! These are babies who have lost everything! They need to be with thier families! We the people demand you find these children and reunite them with thier families! We must put aside our differences and find the children
Petition to St. Louis County Department of Highways & Traffic, Lindbergh School District, Lindbergh School Board of Education
Safer Way to School for our Kids
With Dressel Elementary School on Musick Ave, being surrounded by neighborhoods full of families in walking distance, and in an effort to help our children be active as encouraged by the schools and physicians, we would love for our children to be able to walk, ride bikes, skip, or even run to school. Currently, There are sidewalks on the south side of Musick Ave where the school is located, however, on the north side of Musick Ave, the sidewalks stop from Crecelius Drive to Kamping Lane. There is also no longer a crosswalk light on Musick Ave where there once was in between Crecelius Drive and Sonata Drive, the electrical boxes are still there, however, the walk light has been removed. We are proposing that sidewalks be placed in between the three streets that are missing, between Crecelius Drive, Sonata Drive, and Kamping Lane. As well as moving the cross walk light to a safer location at the corner of Crecelius Drive across Musick Ave to the stairs that lead down the back of the Dressel Elementary School Property. This way the families can safely get their children up Musick Ave, and across to the school without having to worry about their children getting hit on a busy street. This should also help with the speeding traffic on Musick during the school hours. if there are signs placed at the bottom of both hills warning of the crosswalk light, then it will warn drivers to slow down. Please help make this community a safer place for our children to grow, learn and get to school in a healthy way! Thank you!
Petition to Iowa State Senate, Iowa Governor
The Sabrina Ray Movement
I want there to be more in depth look into how DHS handles reports of Child Abuse in Iowa. I also want it to be where DHS does not call ahead to let people that are being suspected of Child Abuse know they are coming over make it to where they come over unannounced. I want it that way so DHS has a better chance of catching Child Abuse. Sabrina Ray was a beautiful 16 year old girl that was killed by her adoptive parents on May 12, 2017. She was a child of God and she should not have been killed. DHS had been out to her house frequently from 2013- 2017. I have heard they were being investigated when Young Sabrina was killed. Sabrina Ray was one of five children who resided in the home with her parents but she was beat and refused food the most. The day she died she only weighed 60 lbs. my 12 year old daughter weighs 100 lbs. she was very malnourished and something needs to change our children need protected. There were two other girls that were abused but not as much as Sabrina. Sabrina was forced to go without food for days, she would have to eat out of the garbage to get food. There are reports that she would be beat if she didn't do her chores. She would sneak food to try to get something to eat. When all this was happening there was a daycare being run there and my two children attended it. My 9 year old daughter has told me something's they have done. It is hard very hard to hear. I included the news story so you can read up on it. Please let's help our children make DHS take more time to look into child abuse our children need this. They are our future. No child deserves what Sabrina went thru or the other two girls. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.kcci.com/article/exclusive-former-foster-child-describes-horrific-abuse-inside-perry-home-where-teen-died/9663716
Petition to YouTube, Susan Wojcicki
ADD Parental Controls or a Parents "Code" to YOUTUBE.
There needs to be some sort of parental control on the internet and what our children have access to. While we cant control everything, the children basically have the world at their hands and all that comes with it. I contacted Youtube to see how I can control what my son is able to search (or the results of searching) and they advised me that YouTube is for 18 years + and there is nothing I can do. While I understand this, there is just too much influence for kids to be watching YOUTUBE gamers and other kid Youtube Stars. Clearly, YouTube supports child Youtube stars and they are on the news all the time. Why cant they add ONE ADDED FEATURE for parents to prevent our children from seeing things they shouldn't. Of course we dont want them to have access to pornographic things, but other things as well that Youtube has to offer. Lets please insist that YouTube simply create a feature which requires a parents code to move forward- and not just a "restricted mode" in which the child can just turn off without a code.
Petition to Superintendent Charles P. Littlefield, Phil Denbow, Kara Salvas, Lindsey Laliberte, James Sullivan, Adam Gianunzio, Gregory Martakos, Allan Whatley, Marge Polak, Matthew Benson, Stephen Harrises, Benjamin Loi, Janet Bouchard, Dean Shankle
Protect Hooksett Children and School Employees From Armed Intruders
Every day there are more and more accounts across the United States about armed intruders killing or wounding students or staff members at American schools, not to mention the psychological harm these intruders inflict upon their victims. There are many theories as to why there are so many school shootings ranging from increased gun violence, mental health issues, broken homes, isolation and bullying at school and the list goes on and on. What we do know is that there are means available today to protect the children. There is no nation wide solution to this problem, however we can prevent armed intruders from causing harm to the children of Hooksett and this petition is to request that Superintendent Charles P. Littlefield, Assistant Superintendent Marge Polak, Principal Matthew Benson, Principal Stephen Harrises and Principal Benjamin Loi work with the Hooksett School Board Chairman Phil Denbow, Vice Chairman Kara Salvas, Clerk Lindsay Laliberty, members James Sullivan, Gregory Martakos, Adam Gianunzio and Allan Whatley together take the following action at the Hooksett schools, specifically David R. Cawley Middle School, Hooksett Memorial School and Fred C. Underhill School. Install permanent, armed school resource officers at each of the schools to immediately confront any armed intruder. This petition serves as a notice to Superintendent Charles P. Littlefield, Assistant Superintendent Marge Polak, Principal Matthew Benson, Principal Stephen Harrises, Principal Benjamin Loi and the Hooksett School Board members listed before. Together, we can make Hooksett children, staff and visitors safe within our school buildings and prevent another tragedy like Sandy Hook Elementary, Stoneman Douglas High School and Columbine High School for examples.
Petition to NY State DOT
Traffic Light on Hempstead Ave, RVC Near Covert Elementary School
Covert Elementary School is located on Willow Street in South Hempstead, NY. There are two busy roads on either side of the school – Long Beach Road and Hempstead Avenue. There is a traffic light on the Long Beach Road side of the school, but no traffic light on the Hempstead Avenue side of the school. As a result, children riding their bikes and walking to school (in the area from Reeve Road – Columbia Rd) are put in danger. With the road curving in that area, it presents a danger to both the driver and the pedestrian. Although there is a crossing guard present during school hours, if a child is in a morning or afternoon school program, they are on their own to cross the dangerous road. Additionally, even with a crossing guard present, there are no signs on Hempstead Avenue alerting drivers that they are approaching a school zone and the approaching cars are often exceeding the speed limit and not respecting the crosswalk. We are requesting a traffic light/3-Way Stop sign to be placed on Hempstead Avenue between Allen Road and Atkinson Road parallel to Willow Street leading to Covert Elementary School. We the undersigned are petitioning to take immediate action to keep our children safe.
Petition to Roy Reese
Protect our Children in Washingtonville Central Schools
Proposition to Station Armed Security Personnel in our schools Each year, our nation’s schools are entrusted to provide a safe environment for approximately 55 million elementary and secondary school students in public, private, parochial and independent schools. Families and communities expect schools to keep their children safe from threats - no task is more important than creating a secure learning environment for America’s youth. This proposition is to place 2 Trained, Armed Security Personnel (ASP) in each of our 5 schools within the Washingtonville Central School district. One of the best ways a school can protect itself against such threats is to have a carefully selected, well-trained Armed Security Personnel on campus. Preferred hires are Retired Law Enforcement Officers or Retired Military Veterans. The firearms training that all police officers and military service members receive helps ASPs recognize the sound of gunfire (telling it apart from fireworks, etc.) and discern whether it is getting closer to the campus. Listed below are details on the involvement and effects of these Armed Security Personnel. Armed Security Personnel Roles and Responsibilities: The Johns Hopkins Center for Technology in Education says that ASPs have three main roles and responsibilities. One is that of a law enforcement liaison. Another is that of a law-related counselors and law-related educators who develop relationships with students. An ASP's primary role, however, is to provide law enforcement-type services to a school to encourage everyone to follow all of the school regulations. ASPs investigate allegations of criminal incidents and make referrals of students to juvenile authorities and law enforcement when necessary. In addition, an ASP can monitor a police radio throughout the school day and has knowledge that helps the ASP evaluate threats heard on that radio. Executive Director, National Association of School Resource Officers operations director Mac Hardy, a former School Resource officer, recalls a time when he received radio reports of an escaped convict approximately 35 miles down a highway from his school. Upon evaluating the threat, Hardy chose not to order a lockdown, in part because he received information that the convict was a non-violent offender who had walked away from a work-release assignment. Such threat assessments can be more challenging for individuals who lack law enforcement experience. ASPs can also assist the administration in planning and execution of safety and first responder incidents. ASP can assist in: How to create effective plans for multiple types of emergencies (not just shooters) and what such plans should contain. Why exercising such plans is necessary and how (and how often) to execute such exercises. How to develop situational awareness, to recognize quickly when something different than normal is happening. How to quickly evaluate when unusual sounds, events, etc. represent threats to the school. How to safely and efficiently reunite students with their families after a crisis. ASP Duties: ASPs are expected to work to reduce juvenile delinquency rates by establishing close contact with students and to build positive relationships with them. ASPs also conduct security inspections, monitor crime statistics and work with local police and students to design crime prevention strategies. The ability to work closely with school administrators is a must for any ASP, as is the ability to train school personnel in handling crisis situations. As an ASP, you also must attend and participate in many school functions, including at night and on weekends. With the ability to employ 2 ASPs per school, coverage of one, or both ASPs can be coordinated to accommodate schedules and prevent overtime pay. ASP Pay and Working Environment Salary for an ASP depends on the district’s pay scale but should be in line with other employment of similar responsibility and training. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, police and sheriff's patrol officers made median salaries of $55,270 in 2012. Two Armed Security Personnel per school, with 5 schools in the district is an annual expenditure of approximately $552,700 annually, which is a .6% (6 tenths of a percent) increase from last year’s school budget of $92,291,918. The ability to hire a retired Law Enforcement Officer or Retired military veteran on a part-time basis will help reduce payroll expenditure. An ASP might have an office, but spends most of the day out in the halls, cafeteria and school grounds. The idea is to see and be seen. In conclusion, the expenditure of a small percentage of our budget will positively influence our schools and school safety with the addition of Armed Security Personnel. The benefit of having trained, qualified retired Law Enforcement in our schools to both be a liaison and mentor to both students and staff is invaluable. The protection and proactivity of ASPs will deter threats and violence in our schools, making the schools once again a safe, secure place of learning and education. Our current system of prevention utilized by districts all across the county is clearly failing, and our lack of proactive change could be catastrophic. In Best Regards, Diana KyDon A concerned Parent