Petition to National Weather Service
Fund the National Weather Service
I made this petition to make sure that National Weather Service gets the funds that they need for better technology. This issue affects The National Weather Service, the Broadcast Meteorologists, Emergency Officials, and the general public and we need change now! Please sign and share with others! The National Weather Service helps brings reliable weather information towards millions of people and with the technology failing, it's becoming more and more difficult to do this. The National Weather Service has helped protect and save lives over 100 years and they have gave people the resources and instruction on dealing with severe weather and other weather related subjects. With the technology that they have, it has become difficult to maintain these resources. Please help.
Petition to Gavin Newsom, Eric Garcetti, California State Senate, Rita L Saenz
Demand CA EDD accountability for Unpaid unemployment claims due to Covid 19 measures.
Hello, though I am only one person, I speak for the thousands, and perhaps millions of people who been impacted by the pandemic lockdowns of 2020. Millions of us, put our lives on pause, and trust in our state leaders to care for its people in an unprecedented time. However, the effects of these desicions were brought to light by the 1.4 million people who had thier payments stopped by the California EDD. As the state unemployment department works to clear these payments, hundreds of thousands, who are in legitimate standing with thier unemployment claim, aren't being paid, have gone numerous weeks or months without payment, and/or accounts stuck in "pending" status with no reason why, no date of when the payments will clear, and no relief in sight. These are real people with real families that are suffering because of the problems at the California EDD and the state department. This is wrong and needs to stop. The California EDD must be held accountable and pay the pending! #paythepending This petition is in response to the inaction of state's leadership to correct the problem. We've endured broken promises, phone lines with multi-hour long hold times, and weeks when callers cannot get through at all. The pandemic has caused hardship for everyone but the harsh realities now faced by good citizens because of the failures of the unemployement department must end now! The state's leadership promised the people would be taken care of. this petition is to help them keep thier word. No more broken promises. #paythepending After signing this petition, please use the hashtags #CAEDD #unemployment #covidrelief and #paythepending to share this on all your favorite social media platforms. Every signature gets all of us closer to being heard and resolving this for all Californians affected. We are asking state leadership to do the right thing. #paythepending
Petition to CSUSM , CSUSM Admin, CSUSM community, North County Community, CSU, North County Students, North County Faculty, North County Staff, CSUSM Students, CSUSM Staff, CSUSM Faculty
Support the CSUSM DREAMer Resource Office
Ever since its establishment in 2017, the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) DREAMer Resource Office (DRO) has served over 2983* students and their loved ones through the many services and resources offered. The DRO has been a constant support system that has encouraged us as students to be confident enough to come together and voice our concerns in spaces where we may not always be comfortable doing so. Unfortunately, funding for the DRO has always been uncertain, given that they are currently funded by a 3-year grant as opposed to being institutionalized and funded by the university. The funding from the grant ends June 30, 2021, and at this moment, although we have heard of different promises from the university (such as DRO space expansion, adding a coordinator position, and hiring peer mentors), it still feels like there is no guarantee for the future of the DRO. To have the DRO in a position that prevents them from actively supporting students due to limited funds and privileges is silencing the students who may want, or need, to use the DRO as a shield/voice when they are not comfortable using their own. In addition, it is no secret that undocumented students contribute to the incoming tuition for CSUSM. According to data collected from the most recent update of the UndocuAlly training presented by the CSUSM DREAMer Resource Office, there are approximately 432 undocumented/AB 540 students enrolled for the Spring 2021 semester *. This number may not be an accurate representation of the actual number of undocumented students on our campus given that this data is based on self-disclosure. Unfortunately, undocumented students are not granted the privilege of financial aid and many scholarships are limited. An undocumented student may receive financial assistance if they apply for Assembly Bill (AB) 540 which can help undocumented students, US citizens, and legal permanent residents pay in-state tuition. Only if a student qualifies for AB540 they may be eligible to apply for the California Dream Act (CADA), which since 2011, allows students who are undocumented to qualify for state grants, scholarships that were not previously open to undocumented students, and loans. Although this can be considered a good thing, it is also not so great in the sense that students might not have the ability to work after college due to their status, which can bring additional financial challenges. Additionally, not every student may be eligible to apply for the AB 540 and CADA. Therefore at the DRO, among many other things, students are informed about financial aid available and guided to make their own financial decision based on the limited resources available to them. If this community is bringing money into the institution through tuition, it is crucial that the university acknowledges and acts upon the fact that these students deserve the right to a location on campus that will continue to support, assist, voice, and promote the voices of our undocumented and mixed-status students. The university must keep in mind that, now more than ever, the global pandemic has negatively affected and silenced the voices of many of our students. The DRO deserves protection to serve as a student advocacy establishment, especially because it is needed to support all of the individuals who are vulnerable under the institution. We urge you to support us in raising awareness regarding the invaluable asset that the DREAMer Resource Office is to California State University San Marcos. Not only will this show that undocumented students are deserving of this space, but it will be a true statement to whether or not CSUSM does support and advocate for Undocumented and Mixed-Status students. *Collected from the 2019-2020 academic school year. Numbers only reflect the Fall of 2019 and not Spring 2020. Collected from CSUSM DREAMer Resource Office data infographic. *Additional information collected from most recent UndocuAlly Training provided by the CSUSM DREAMer Resource Office.
Petition to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Debt collectors can harass you online -- even if you dont owe $
A new federal rule allows debt collectors to harass people on their social media accounts like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Worse, these debt collectors don’t even have to confirm that the person they’re bothering actually owes the money! That means any of us could get unlimited text messages, emails and direct messages on social media about supposed money we owe, even if we don’t owe it. Sign our petition to fight back against this anti-consumer rule! Sign petition The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should stand up for consumer rights, not hurt them. Which is why the Bureau should immediately rescind rules that allow debt collectors to harass people on their social media accounts — without even confirming first if they actually owe money. Debt collectors also should be required to document that a person actually owes money before trying to collect it. Your job is to protect consumers from financial harm and scams, and this new rule does the exact opposite.
Petition to Vladimir Tenev, Justin Sun, Ashwin Navin
Add BTT Coin to Robinhood
Cryptocurrency is growing! We all want to be able have access to coins be it a new or old one for investing. This petition will help bring attention to robinhood that it's customers and potential customers are demanding and would love to be able to purchase BTT (bittorrent) coins on their platform. BTT (bittorrent) is currently in high demand and is upsetting to us that we can't purchase it on our favorite apps.
Petition to Elected Officials
Immediately Protect and Strengthen Higher Education for the Post COVID World
Dear Elected Official: Higher education--especially public institutions and all but the wealthiest private colleges --faces an unprecedented crisis that will have catastrophic consequences for the nation. The economic cataclysm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic is devastating state budgets, and universities are losing additional billions as they refund housing and fees. Higher education leaders have announced drastic budget cuts, furloughs, lay-offs, and even permanent campus closures. The stop-gap emergency relief funds universities received through the CARES legislation were woefully insufficient. Our public institutions are suffering the greatest damage. They are already facing unprecedented losses of tens of billions of dollars, but received only $14 billion, or .7% of the April 20 CARES Act funding. The COVID crisis is compounding the threats already facing public higher education for decades. Over forty years of funding cuts by state legislatures and institutional reorganization had already raised tuition by 260 percent and reduced tenure track faculty positions by 50 percent. A generation of students has been saddled with $1.6 trillion in unpayable debt, educators and researchers have faced insecure and poorly paid work, and support staff have been reduced. If we don’t act immediately, our system of higher education will be in shambles. Universities and colleges will close or shrink, student debt will mount. We will lose the most vital economic and intellectual engines of our nation. Our nation’s colleges and universities are uniquely positioned at this moment of crisis to help the U.S. manage the unprecedented challenge of COVID 19. Higher education directly employs 3.6 million people, and accounts for 6.7 million jobs in the US. Public institutions alone are currently educating 19.4 million students across the nation. The total gross output of higher education institutions due to research investments and wages accounts for $1 trillion annually. Just as universities and colleges used infusions of GI Bill funds and public investment to help the nation adjust to the unprecedented new conditions after World War II, higher education institutions have an important role to play in rebuilding the post-COVID 19 world. They will provide young people with education and skills that prepare them for new careers while also driving the engine of US innovation and economic development. In many communities, colleges and universities are anchors of employment, offering stable jobs with benefits to thousands of workers. And they breathe life into our social and cultural institutions. If the government fails to act now, universities and colleges will continue to close or scale-back their operations. Many regions across the country will be devastated. We will lose an entire generation of workers and the knowledge-production we need to confront the challenges of the twenty-first century. We need federal legislation that will guarantee that all students can afford higher education and that our institutions will provide stable employment and living wages for all of their workers. We thereby call on the federal government to immediately: 1. Expand federal student grants for postsecondary education 2. Cancel existing student debt 3. Offer federal investment directed mostly at public institutions but also for non-elite not-for-profit private institutions targeted at: a) lowering tuition costs for undergraduate and graduate students b) extending PhD student funding to account for research time lost to COVID c) converting contingent teaching positions into full-time long-term employment d) retaining all staff and service workers In the coming weeks and months, there will be continued calls for massive federal investment in all areas of public life. Higher education institutions must be prioritized. The closure of our institutions of higher education would be catastrophic to our collective future.
Petition to Federal Drug Administration
A World-Wide Effort to Ban Plastic Medical Mesh Devices
Mesh victims, their friends and family are united through hope and courage to end the use of medical mesh devices. Medical mesh has serious adverse side effects including but not limited to: organ perforation, chronic pain, nerve damage, chronic inflammation, erosion, death, disability, autoimmune problems, chronic infections, sepsis and loss of consortium to name a few. Mesh is being used to repair: hernias, stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, rectopexy, breast reconstruction surgery; mesh is being placed just about everywhere. Children are also being implanted with mesh. Some victims were implanted without their knowledge and most without informed consent. Time after time the evidence proves that mesh is incompatible with human tissue. Mesh triggers an autoimmune response that leads to chronic inflammation. Many victims haven't realized that some of their health conditions are related to the mesh. The mesh injured have been robbed of their quality of life and health. Mesh is made with polypropylene plastic; the quality of the resin is not standardized, monitored or controlled. Some mesh implants were made with resin that was intended for the production of disposable food containers. When mesh disintegrates and fragments it could end up just about anywhere in the body. Mesh has been removed from pelvic bones, spinal chords, organs, tissues; fragments of mesh have been pulled through the skin. Biofilm is another destructive side effect of mesh; a slimy bacterial film forms over the plastic that could lead to severe infections (sepsis). When conventional antibiotics can no longer get rid of the resistant bacteria known as "superbugs" the mesh injured must have antibiotics administered intravenously. Plastic doesn't belong in human bodies. Litigation for mesh injured women was consolidated in West Virginia; over 100,000 mesh injured women attempted to receive compensation in a system that was rigged and thoroughly flawed. New Mid District Litigations are forming for hernia and rectopexy repairs using mesh. Medical mesh devices are approved through a 510k process that is based on the approval of predicate devices. This has been going on since the 90's; manufacturers claim that the new version is better but mesh injuries continue to maim victims. It is a difficult challenge to find adequate medical, legal and emotional support after the damage has been done. All of this pain and injustice could be avoided by future generations by banning the use of medical mesh device implants. Native tissue repairs could fix most of these problems without the unwanted side effects. It's just not worth it! The only ones truly benefiting from these devices are the manufacturers as they rake in billions each year at our expense. This is a world-wide problem. Please join us in solidarity to ban mesh. Thanks to the efforts of advocates in the United States, Australia and New Zealand steps have already been taken to limit the use of mesh. But limiting the applications of mesh devices isn't enough; mesh needs to be banned. People over Profits! Please share to all your social media our goal is to make it loud and clear that we the people want mesh medical devices to be banned. This is the link to the petition: https://www.change.org/TheWorldUnitesToBanMesh P.S. Please feel free to add your experience with mesh in the comments. Friends and family are encouraged to participate in the comment section as well. chang.org replied to my inquiry about the possibility of including other countries to be able to sign the petition; this was their reply: However, we are also an open platform and your petition isn't restricted to that area only. You can rest assured that anyone in the world will be able to support your petition, so my best suggestion is to continue sharing your campaign as much as possible through social media and email. Also feel free to participate in the comment section of the post updates where we provide a forum for discussion on mesh related topics . We encourage you to submit images, articles, videos and post update ideas. This is an evolving work in progress so please speak up and let your voice be heard. We care about what you are feeling and what you have to say; express your soul. Please send your media submissions to my Facebook Messenger at: https://www.facebook.com/shadia.hernandez4 Thank you on behalf of all the mesh injured across the world