Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org. gov.
Criminally Charge Heroin Addicts When They OD and EMS is Required
In Erie County, Ohio and much of the state, a heroin addict can overdose and be back at home that same evening with no criminal charges. Why is it that someone in possession of marijuana can get charged, someone drinking and driving can get charged, but a heroin addict can overdose in public etc and not get a single charge? Why is it OK for a heroin addict to tie up EMS and first responders and cost millions of dollars to the state and tax payers to cover the cost of Narcan and these EMS runs? Why??? We started this petition with the goal of making that change. Heroin is by far one of the worst drugs available anymore and people are getting away with it on a daily basis. Ems workers are responding to overdose calls on a daily basis and these people get brought back to life and sent home. Where are the adult consequences for abusing, possession etc that any other drug user gets when caught with such things? It's time to start making these people own up to what they are doing, it's time to take away everything they own and give them a dose of reality while they sit in a cell and think about what it is they are doing. At any given moment there are people on Heroin behind the wheels of cars, sitting next to you in restaurants, leaving needles on the street for our kids to find etc. Stand up with me and let's say NO MORE!!!!! If enough of our voices are heard, we may be what's needed to cause something to change. Let's not wait until it's too late and the cemetery continues to fill up unnecessarily!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
Petition to Waylon Brown, Todd Prichard
Protect Iowa Newborns - Sponsor Sterling’s Law
Baby Sterling Daniel Koehn died at the hands of his parents around August 30, 2017, in Alta Vista, Iowa. The circumstances surrounding his death are tragic and unconscionable. Baby Sterling died in agony after many days of neglect and lack of care by his parents. You can read more about Baby Sterling and the circumstances of his murder here. One detail that has stood out to me as I have followed this case is that when Sterling was born, he was taken to a local hospital. At that hospital, his umbilical cord was tested for the presence of drugs. The presence of Methamphetamine was found in Baby Sterling’s umbilical cord. However, state officials say they didn’t learn of this positive drug test until after Baby Sterling died (The Courier). If someone providing medical care at that hospital had just reported that Sterling tested positive for the presence of meth at his birth, he might still be alive and living in a loving and happy home today. According to a 2017 report in the Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine that studied instances of newborn drug screening, “sixty-nine of 76 [Iowa] hospitals completed the survey for a 90.8% response rate. Newborn drug testing is ordered in 97.1% of responding hospitals with most testing 25% or less of newborns annually. The majority utilized a risk assessment tool (89.6%), although many (62.7%) also allowed for provider discretion. No hospital performed universal testing of all newborns. 86.6% of hospitals reported all positive newborn drug test results including illicit and/or prescription drugs to child protective services. 35.0% of hospitals notified mothers of the report and 45.5% offered substance abuse services and/or treatment to the mothers." Clearly, Iowa is not doing enough to protect its most fragile of citizens. According to this report, less than 100% of Iowa hospitals test newborns for the presence of drugs, and only 25% or less of newborns are being tested in the hospitals that do test. Some hospitals use a risk assessment tool to determine which babies to test, but not all do. And, for those hospitals that do conduct risk assessment and neonatal drug testing, only 86.6% reported it to child protective services. That is why, through this petition, we are asking the Iowa state representative and senator representing Sterling's legislative districts to draft and introduce a bill of legislation to the Iowa State House and Senate that will be known as Sterling's Law. This bill would legislate into law mandatory, universal drug screening of mothers and/or newborns upon hospital admission and delivery, and mandatory reporting of maternal drug abuse to state child protective services. That way, child protective services can follow-up with drug-addicted mothers and continue the process of screening parents and homes, and identifying situations of child abuse. If even one social worker had been notified to follow up with the Koehns, he might still be with us today. Sterling did not have anyone to stand up for him in his life. He died after many excruciating days, alone, terrified, in the utmost pain, and too weak to even cry. I hope that now, you will join me and hundreds of others in standing up for him in his death. Please sign this petition and urge Senator Brown and Representative Prichard to write and sponsor Sterling's Law.
Petition to Honorable Judge Theisen
We are asking the Honorable Judge Theisen to give the maximum penalty to Michelle L Mayer.
U CLAIRE, WI (WCMH) — A Wisconsin woman is accused of getting paid in meth, cocaine and cash in exchange for allowing men to sexually assault two children. Michelle Mayer is charged with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child- party to a crime, WEAU reported. According to court documents, Mayer allowed men to come to a home and abuse two children, beginning when they were six and nine-years-old. An informant told police the children were threatened and ordered to perform sex acts and pose for pictures while naked. The children were also forced to use meth to keep them awake, according to police. The two children were injected with meth more than 100 times in order to keep them awake, according to the police informant. The abuse went on for as long as nine years, WTMJ reported. If convicted, Mayer faces up to 80 years
Petition to Andre Industries LLC
Safety in neighborhood for our children
Hi my name is Whitney and in my neighborhood we have some wonderful people with some wonderful kids. We have worked very hard to make it a safer more respectable community. In recent events a new tenant came to the neighborhood and brought a certain type of people. Now there are break-ins coming from that Resident and this resident has stolen other people's city trash cans from there residence and has thrown needles in other people's yard. And has brought an array of drugs and prostitution along with dangerous people to our community. We have notified code enforcement, The cops, and we don't know what else to do. we are asking for our petition to be granted to have Shay Epps removed from our neighborhood for the safety of our children. Please help and come together with us to make our community a safer place for our children to live and if we cannot get her removed then we ask to petition that the city place neighborhood watch cameras in our community. Thank you sincerely Ms. Payton
Petition to City of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti
Close the Alley on 28th Street and Bronson Avenue in Los Angeles
Hello, I’d like to express the sadness and disappointment that I feel everyday when I walk by the alley on 28th street and Bronson Avenue in the city of Los Angeles. I witness drug deals, homeless encampments, drug abuse, gang members tagging up the walls, illegal dumpings, and the homeless using the alley way as a restroom. A few years ago, the owner of the “The Livingroom Bar” (a neighborhood dive bar) was murdered in this same alley. He was shot and killed in plain day light. These activities all strike fear in the community. I personally don’t feel safe. I am afraid for everyone living in my neighborhood. Today, I humbly ask that you sign this petition, so that the city of Los Angeles can close this alley way. Adding gates and locks could help prevent these activities from happening. I have a child and I don’t want him growing up witnessing this. It’s time to make a change! On behalf of my family and community, I thank you!
Petition to Senator Tom Killion, Governor Tom Wolf, delco da kat copeland, chief of staff shannon royer, Senator Vincent Hughes, Senator Pat Browne, senator katie muth, Senator Mario Scavello
Petition to put a "Failure to Render Aid" act in place in PA
My son passed away on 7/22/19 from Fentanyl poisoning. The man he was with waited 20 minutes to call 911. As we well know every second counts with an overdose, I'm sure by far I'm not the only one who has faced this crisis. Since there isn't any official law in place, there is nothing that can be done to hold this man responsible for not contacting 911 in a reasonable amount of time that could have easily saved my son's life. I shouldn't have had to bury my son, instead he should be alive and hopefully in a rehab today working towards his recovery. The Good Samaritan Act is a good start, though this needs to be addressed as it is now a BIG loop-hole and hasn't been taken care of. Please, vote for this act to be approved - if it saves 1 life it's worth it. It is too late for my son's life, but not too late for others.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States, Human Rights Campaign, HHS , The Department for Health and Social Care, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Chris Christie
Change HIPAA rules dealing with addiction.
As someone with a very close cousin who has battled addiction for 10 years now, it is obvious to me that the HIPAA Privacy Rule needs immediate change. The HIPAA Rule must change so that it allows patients’ families to be notified immediately of any medical issues/updates regarding the patient. I understand that it protects the patient’s rights, however, in a situation where someone, like my own cousin, is rushed to the hospital due to a drug overdose, these privacy rights should be thrown out the window. Families have the right to know what is going on with their loved one. My cousin has fortunately survived two overdoses, yet still refuses help and continues to use drugs like heroin. A person who uses drugs on a regular basis is clearly not in the right state of mind, and should not be granted the ability to sign themselves out of rehab, especially without any family members being notified of their whereabouts. There comes a certain point where a person’s well-being should be put before their privacy rights. Drug addicts can not make rational decisions and therefore it should not be their sole responsibility to make decisions regarding their health. Recently, my cousin was administered Narcan to save her life after she overdosed. She ordered the hospital to send her parents home and because of the HIPAA Rule, they had no choice but to leave. Because of my cousin’s right to “legal privacy,” she has the ability to sign herself out of the hospital without her parents being notified. This leaves her parents in the dark as to whether she is alive and safe, or has overdosed alone somewhere. One time, my cousin signed herself out of rehab and her parents were not even told that she had left the facility. Days later, her mother arrived at the rehab facility to visit and support her. It was not long until she realized that her daughter was missing. In 2017 alone, over 70,000 people died of drug overdoses. A number of them were able to escape from their families and go under the radar with the help of the HIPAA Rule. If we could help just a fraction of the victims of drug abuse, we could make an enormous change in society by saving many lives and creating worry free parents. The HIPAA Privacy Rule continues to allow people like my cousin to sneak away and obtain their next high, possibly their last. Please sign and make a difference.