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children safety

31 petitions

Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Congressman Mark Rozzi, Da John Adams, Mike Fitzpatrick, John Adams

MUNIZ has passed and it will ease restrictions on the sexual predators and hundreds of predators will be exempt from Megan's law due to this new Muniz Law.

Muniz Legislation just passed by our pa supreme court and it will become federal law if we allow it to. This new legislation  is set to limit restrictions on current registry predators and limit the amount of years a predator has to register.  The legislation  also states that if the sexual abuse occurred before the new Megan's law requiring stricter rules, that retroactive criminal charges can not be applied to the new Megan's law tougher requirements that was enacted in 2012. That it's unconstitutional to retro back any sexual abuse crimes and apply the new Megan's law tougher requirements to that conviction. So in other words, say your daughter was sexually assaulted by her bus driver at 7 and 8 years old and the crime occurred in 2008, but child was scared and ashamed to say anything, than in 2015 when she is old enough to realize what he did to her was wrong, she reports the abuse and realizes there was another girl the bus driver molested years before. That the mother reported that crime, but because it was before the new Megan's law  requirements to report any abuse of a child, that the school district and bus company swept it all under the rug and made the conscious decision to allow him to drive bus and have unrestricted access to little children including my baby girl Amanda. Now let this sink in, please. This predator who molested 2 elementary school girls not only gets only 2 years probation, but because of the new Muniz Legislation  could possibly not have to register according to the new Megan's law requiring stricter rules and regulations and gets to walk free with a slap on the wrist. How would you feel if it was your daughter and your daughter says to you with tears rolling down her face, " mommy he only gets 2 years probation for what he did to us?".How do you as a mother explain this to her? Tell her the county failed her and the other girl. I'm just a mom who was raped at 5 and molested until 12 trying to fight for justice for our daughter and all the other children who were sexually assaulted and now may realize that the predator who molested them, may be released from any further requirements and will be free and clear to have unrestricted access to little children. We need to hold these predators accountable for their crimes and protect our innocent children from further fear and harm. There's no statues of limitations for murder or any other violent crime, why not the same across the board and get rid of this Muniz legislation. My fears should be your fears if this legislation allowed to stand. Ty. And this is my daughter's voice as well as mine. For this story is not fiction, we are living this nightmare now. I need your signature and voice to take to our DA before the final decision is made on October 27th. Please, please sign.       

Cheryl stalnecker
412 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

Require all MLTS/PBX Phones Dial 911 Easily: Help Enact Kari's Law

On December 1, 2013 Kari Rene Hunt was murdered by her estranged husband whom she was intending to divorce. She agreed to meet him at a local motel to leave their children with him for a short visitation while he was in town. Her estranged husband ambushed her in the motel room and cornered her in the restroom. During the struggle and resulting death of Kari, her oldest daughter, age 9, (name with held for privacy) attempted to dial 911 from the motel room phone. She followed instructions as taught by her mother on the way to call for help but she was never instructed that in some hotels and motels you must first dial a "9" and then 911. We are attempting to ensure that any person needing police, EMS or the Fire Department at any hotel or motel location or from any MLTS/PBX system be able to dial the numbers 911 and receive emergency response. In a panic, any under age child, or for that matter anyone in an emergency situation should be able to depend on dialing 911 from any phone in the United States and receiving assistance. We pray the lawmakers in our Congress and Senate hear the cries of Kari and her children and enact a law requiring all hotel and motel chains, including all "Mom & Pop" locations have all phone systems updated to E911 systems. These systems allow the 911 call to automatically connect to a 911 operator without having to dial a "9" in order to get an outside line. Total E911 fees/funds collected from the use of telephones in the United States was $2,322,983,616.36 in 2012. Total amount spent for E911 or 911 enhancements in the United States was $97,367,543.46 leaving $2,225,616,072.90 un spent. Where is this money? Some states such as Illinois, has diverted monies from the collection of E911 fees to it's general fund therefore being spent on who knows what. The money is there, it's being collected by who? THE GOVERNMENT! It's being spent on very little E911 functionality or just sitting there. Why?  WE ask that Wyndham Hotels, which is the parent company of Baymont Inns and Suites where this incident occured, lead the way in the industry by updating the antiquated phone systems still used in some of their hotels. Sadly though, 2 year 11 months later we have heard nothing from the Wyndham Corporation, however, the Marriott International Corporation has mandated to all franchise hotels under the Marriott brand to update their systems to be direct dial 911. Can you you guess what hotel we will be using from now on will be? That's right , MARRIOTT! Seconds count and when a 9 year old little girl is mature enough and brave enough to attempt to dial for help, she should be answered. When that child dialed 911 she should have heard, "911, what is your emergency?" Instead she heard static. We understand the cost implications (which in most cases is very minimal or free) and know that E911 has been a requirement for a few years, but only a handful of states require it. Why? Money is collected from every citizen that uses a phone but it's the citizen that is NOT benefiting from the collection of these funds. We ask the United States Congress to make it a requirement for all hotel and motels operating the United States and offer conversion assistance where needed. We also ask that such law(s) prohibit excessive charges for doing this update, in most cases it is simply a series of buttons from a keyboard that will solve the problem. Please help make this "Kari's Law".  https://www.change.org/f/help-get-karis-law-through-the-senate?source_location=petition_show

Hank Hunt
610,255 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Monroe Township Board of Education, George Adams, Ron Coleman, James Henderson, Joe Mahoney, Lisa Pflugfeleder, Joe Rumpf, Andy Schwaiger, Jeff Simpler

Removal or Resignation of Charles Earling, Dave Sullivan & Ralph Ross Sr.

Superintendent, Charles Earling, along with David Sullivan and Ralph Ross, also employees of the district, have had first hand knowledge that mold exists and has existed in Holly Glen Elementary School as well as other schools in Monroe Township for an extended amount of time.  They were requested to have the mold tested numerous times throughout the years, but continually ignored our pleas. Mold can cause serious health issues.  The most common mold symptoms and health effects are associated with a respiratory response. Chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning.  There are also numerous long term affects it can do to your body and immune system.. The actions of these individuals to ignore the pleas of parents, staff,  and teachers along with outside contractors is irresponsible and unforgivable.  It is also criminal. Due to their actions, it has twisted all confidence from our community members and we are standing among each other to demand a change. We urge the members of the Board of Education, who were elected into office with the intent to be the voice of the public and to have our children’s best interest in mind when making decisions, to put a plan into place to remove Charles Earling, Dave Sullivan and Ralph Ross Sr. from the positions they hold in the Monroe Township Public School District. The negligent decisions they have made has caused health hazards to our staff, teachers, administrators and most importantly, our children. This is unacceptable and will not be tolerated any longer. This requested removal of these individuals is based upon the reports of black mold findings and the cover-ups that have taken place by these individuals.   We, the public are rightfully urging you to use the power that was given to you upon your election. Our children are the most important asset in our lives.  It is unfair that they have been exposed to these conditions without someone standing up for them and stepping in to take action.  Please restore the voice of the people, the faith in our community and the love and concern for our children.

Debbie DeFelice
1,959 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Board of Supervisors

Stop Plymouth Cell tower from being built next door to baby

Dear Caring Reader, Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter and to sign our petition. My husband and I moved to Amador County from Rancho Cordova to our dream home during the fall of 2015. I was pregnant at the time with our daughter who is now one. We envisioned raising a family in this quiet rural setting and we were overjoyed when we were able to close on the property. It was a fixer-upper but that only made it more enticing because it meant we could build our American Dream, our way (my husband is a Veteran).  On Saturday July 1, 2017, three days before Independence Day on July 4th, we received a notice from Amador County Community Development Agency Planning Department of a proposed 136’ tall Microwave/Cellular tower to be built on the property immediately adjacent to ours, or better said… A looming tower just feet away from our daughter’s nursery blasting microwave and cellular emissions 24/7 leaving us without the ability to turn it off! When we purchased the property we were aware of a cell phone tower in Sutter Creek and an additional tower nearby on Willow Creek Road. Since we relocated here we have had no issues with cellular service (AT&T, Verizon or Net10) or the internet which is provided by local businesses.  After researching the issue we have found that this tower is part of the FCC’s Connect America Phase II which subsidizes companies to expand their cellular and internet service. However our area is not even eligible for said service. To add insult to injury the tower currently on Willow Creek Road has vacancies and in fact is a more suitable site. This tower is only 3,000 feet away from the proposed site, and actually sits at a higher elevation.  It is also interesting to note that the proposed tower for some reason is exempt from environmental standards (CEQA)!  Ironically, regarding our daughter’s health, our own health and the health of our neighbors and their grazing livestock, upon further research we were absolutely dumbfounded to find that in 1996 the Government passed a law that does not allow counties to deny permits to cell companies based on health concerns.  I cannot understand how in this great country of ours how a person’s health (or an animal’s in the food chain for that matter) is not taken into account especially when that risk concerns a young growing child’s! I personally feel that this tower is an assault on my family’s welfare, property value, peace and security…an assault on our American Dream.  So, if health is off the table for the sake of argument let’s touch upon the fact that property values around these antennas drop by an average of 40 percent as compared to other similar properties without an antenna. Simply put, would you choose to live next to such an eyesore?  We love living here and do not want to move, nor can we afford to. We have put everything, including many hours of blood, sweat and tears into our little piece of America.  We have formed many relationships with our neighbors who also relocated to this area for the rural setting, family values and the amazing views.  Please help us in our fight to protect our dream, for in the larger scheme of things it is your dream too.  We along with our neighbors will be at the public hearing at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the County Administration Center, 810 Court Street, Jackson, California. They will be making a decision on whether to approve a use permit at that meeting.  Please feel free to attend.  Thank You, The Somerville’s

Mercedes Somerville
415 supporters