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Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States

Give the youth the rights for justice against bullies!

The youth of America have always gone to school to follow the three "R's": Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, all the things that make going to school very important. Lately, there has been a growing pandemic that has become a frightening trend: The fear of being harassed, harmed or worse by bullies in public schools. The recent tragic events of youth committing suicide due to the harassment by bullies and a even MORE disturbing new trend... cyberbullying. The youth of america are tired of living their life in fear and it is time to give them a voice to stand up against bullying without the usage of violence. Recently a alarming statistic showed that  of the youth who are bullied are that of physically and mentally challenged, here is more statistics that are truly heartbreaking: 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at schoolChild and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time highSome kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them As many as 160,000 students may stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of their bullies and/or they just can’t take the pain anymore 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at schoolA poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each monthMore youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school (Source:  THESE STATISTICS must end and the silence about this must end here and now! We, the youth of america are now asking all, to join us to call upon our congress and senate to support a national anti-bullying legislation law to give students, a voice in the world. An national law to make bullying of any kind illegal would be a historic breakthrough. We, the youth of this country are suggesting that the laws be put into action that would absolutely guarantee that the person causing the bullying would be tried in a student court based upon the codes that would be established across the country. It is also a time to RE-ASSURE that all children 17 years of age and over to know that If the crime is more severe, they would be tried in adult court. And to give those who are the victims of bullies a chance to have a voice to stand up and be heard! We, the youth of the united states of america,being tired of the harm, harassment and mistreatment by bullies based on gender, sexual preference, nationalities,  faith, and more, hereby ask the U.S. House of Representitives to PLEASE make a REAL OFFICIAL NATIONAL Law against bullying and to give the judicial power to the student to try the bullies in a student court of law as well and if they are found guilty, face the penalties according to the school codes.

Christopher Gagliardi
1,524 supporters
Started 22 hours ago

Petition to Mayor Mary Lou Pauly, Superintendent Ron Thiele, Members of the Issaquah School Board, Members of the Issaquah City Council

Move the Gun Range!

*Please, when you sign this petition, add a few personal words about yourself and your connection to the issue. Thank you!*   We call on the City of Issaquah and the Issaquah School District leaders to protect the physical and emotional well being of the students at Clark Elementary School, Issaquah Middle School and Issaquah High School by relocating the Issaquah Sportsmen’s Club.  Students, parents and teachers are concerned about the close proximity of the shooting range to these schools for the following reasons:   The range produces excessive and distracting noise, There is frequent gunfire during school hours, Gunfire may be traumatizing for those personally affected by gun violence, School shootings have become more common and we must respond to this changing climate, Noise from the gun range could prove unsafe and confusing in an emergency situation, The sound of the shooting range is shocking and unpleasant for visitors, It desensitizes our children to the sound of gunfire, There is risk of harm to students from firing mistakes at the range, Toxins in the soil, water and air from lead at the range could pose environmental and/or health problems, Our community and the City have changed dramatically and this is no longer a rural area, The sound of gunfire makes students and parents feel unsafe, Students learn best when they feel safe and secure, Other dangerous or undesirable activities are banned near schools, The sound of gunfire makes some students and parents afraid of outdoor play, outdoor PE classes, sports or hiking on the trails behind the school, The gun range is insensitive to students; they continued shooting on the day of the recent student anti-gun violence walk out. We appreciate the range’s special place in Issaquah’s history and commend its years of teaching gun safety.  We understand that some people enjoy the sport and entertainment provided at the range.  Our world and this community, however, have changed dramatically since the range’s inception and it’s time for change.  Schools and shooting ranges don’t mix.   

Freya Thoreson
184 supporters