Petition to Fremont Unified School District, Jeff Evans, Jeana Nightengale, Carol Halbe, Michael Jaramillo, Zack Larsen, Steven Musto, Megan Barrington, Amanda Melsby, Ann Crosbie, Yang Shao, Michele Berke, Desrie Campbell, Larry Sweeney
No More Hazardous Exposure to Smoke
Today I walked into school watching dozens of students wearing dust masks and many more coughing. No, this is not just a petition so that students can get off school and have a free day; this is to secure the health and wellbeing that we all deserve. The effects of this wildfire smoke is much worse than we think, aside from already exacerbating the damages of those with lung conditions (i.e asthma, lung disease), this wave of chemicals is deteriorating the health of everybody. Beneath the minor aggravating health effects- itchy eyes, stuffy nose, and nauseating odor-, online articles are reporting that the new influx of smoke will be devastating to our students: "They go deep into the lungs, to the alveoli, and the smallest ones can even get into the bloodstream.” (KQED Bay Area News) As a result, everybody will be subject to horrible long term health conditions, as this fire smoke directly causes bronchitis, pneumonia, and in extreme cases- heart attacks and strokes. While these pernicious health conditions may not be visible now, if we continue to expose our students to conditions- already deemed hazardous by the National Air Quality Index (http://google.org/crisismap/google.com/2017-tubbs-fire) our students will begin to develop alarming symptoms that will greatly harm them. We understand that the Fremont School District is trying their best to prevent exposure to these dangerous conditions (i.e prevent after school activities, sending messages to parents about the harmful smoke), and we understand that many in the educational department have their student's best interests at heart, but students are still being subject to these toxins every single day. Even if their children are being heavily affected by the smoke, parents are unwilling to allow students to stay home, in fear that students will miss out on important tests or assignments in school- this goes for the students themselves as well. Why should students have to choose between academics and their health? Give students the choice to protect their safety and wellbeing, stop sending our kids outside in chemical smoke now. For a list of credible sources used in this argument: https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/outdoors/air/smoke_from_fire.htm https://ww2.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2017/10/10/doctors-warn-against-the-toxins-and-triggers-hidden-in-wildfire-smoke/ https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smoke.index
Petition to Univeristy of Hawaii at Hilo Office of the Chancellor
Stop UH Hilo cutting classes and departments!
There are a number of proposed cuts to classes and undergraduate programs at University of Hawaii at Hilo, especially in the arts and humanities. These cuts would impede the ability for the young people of our town to pursue accredited degrees in fields that promote cultural development and social health. Hilo is not a large city, we do not have the sort of cultural infrastructure that Honolulu has and as such there exist very few outlets for artistry and culture outside of UH Hilo. Many students rely on grant support to attend classes and would not be able to afford attendance at either of the two private dance schools in town, neither of which are accredited. The administration is even considering cutting the only performing jazz ensemble on the island, whose twice yearly concerts are consistently sold out. This is not due to a matter of budget, but rather UH Hilo hiring two new “recruiting” admins, at a $138,000 salary. These admins were hired due to “low enrollment” yet tuition continues to increase, and with classes already being compromised, making the average graduation time be 5-6 years. This does not include the cost of living, student fees, textbooks, and such, only tuition! These are some of the classes being recommended for slashing at UHH:1. Eliminating the Japanese lecturer (reassign to fulltime faculty) 2. ART 101 (reassign to full time faculty) 3. DANCE 290 4. MUS 420 5. COM 240 6. COM 370 7. COM 444 8. ENG 209 WWW 9. PHIL 220 10. PHIL 345 11. PHIL 435 and more classes in the future to be jeopardized! Instead of having more admins, we should hire more educators, with contracts to teach MORE classes, in all areas of study! Please sign today to show support in not cutting classes, especially the humanities!
Petition to HISD, Richard Carranza
Bring Back Dr. Simmons
Dr. Simmons has changed the lives of so many past and current students and their families. Simmons has been at Furr High School since 2000 and made the school what is now considered a model for the future of High Schools across the country. Her 17 + years as a change maker has enabled each person who passes through her office Door to exit with more confidence and inspiration than they ever dreamed possible. If Dr. Simmons has changed your life or you have followed all the amazing things she has done as Principal at Furr High School and believe that if she comes back she will continue to make a difference in all the current students, then join the FURR community advocates by signing and sharing this petition to demand that Dr. Simmons is immediately reinstated at Furr High school where she belongs. Let's use our voices to appropriately stand for those that have stood for us. Thank you.
Petition to Michael J. Martirano, Lloyd G. Jackson II, Michael I. Green, Gary Price, David C. Price
Change the lice policy in WV schools.
The West Virginia Department of Education decided to change its policy on lice. The parents were not informed of this change and most likely will not be. This new policy says that children that are found to have nits or live lice at school will NOT be sent home. The children will remain at school. More importantly though, if the child returns to school and still has live lice, again nothing will be done. The child will remain at school with lice and will be allowed to interact with their peers who are then in danger of becoming infested with the parasite. I became aware of the policy after my own child became infested due to another child being repeatedly sent to school while infested and I explicitly asked for the lice policy. There was no information sent home to parents and the policy is not posted anywhere online for parents to view. Why is the Department of Education being so secretive about this change if it was truly the right change to make?
Petition to MAYOR MICHAEL S. RAWLINGS OF DALLAS
NEEDED: A STATUE OF PRES. KENNEDY IN DEALEY PLAZA, DALLAS, TX
It was 54 years ago that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. and still there is no respectable monument to his memory. There is a tiny bronze plate in the ground at Dealey Plaza and a strange looking building a couple of blocks away that no one has any idea of what it is or represents, that is supposed to serve as a memorial. Too much time has passed to not have a monument to show respect and gratitude for this great President. I think a bronze of him about 8 feet tall standing behind a podium over looking Elm St. would be appropriate. It would be between the two concrete embankments of the John Neely Bryan Pergola; one of which Abraham Zapruder filmed the assassination on. On front of the podium could be inscribed to the effect: Here on November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. A decorated Navy veteran of WW11, Senator and President. We owe the greatest debt to him for not invading Cuba and avoiding nuclear war with Russia. President Kennedy wanted world peace more than anything. The alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald never had a trial and claimed he was a patsy. Naturally we need approval and funding. Please write, FAX, or call the Mayor of Dallas. I don't see why the 6th Floor Museum cannot help with the funding of the monument. They charge $16.00 per ticket and make a fortune. This is the most visited site in Dallas. If they are there for the memory of the President, they should feel obligated to help with this project. Please contact the Mayor and make a personal request. Michael S. Rawlings MAYORCity of Dallas1500 Marilla Street Room 5ENDallas, Texas 75201-6390Fax: (214) 670-0646(214) 670-5111
Petition to Arthur F. Golden, '66, Kareem I. Muhammad ’01
Retain Student Control Over the Rensselaer Union
On September 27, 2017, Chairman of the RPI Board of Trustees, Arthur F. Golden '66, J.D., sent a message to the RPI community. Following three unsuccessful attempts, beginning in 2016, to remove student control from the historic Rensselaer Student Union, Arthur F. Golden informed the RPI community that RPI President, the Honorable Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., had been granted the sole authority with respect to "...any decisions on the hiring, formal reporting line, removal, and other terms and conditions of employment of the Director of the Union," effectively disregarding any power the Rensselaer Union Constitution and Student Government once had. Students were not consulted about these changes. For the first time in 127 years, the successfully student-run Rensselaer Union has ceased to be operated by students. Yes, the building is still there, the clubs, organizations, and intramural sports still exist, services like banking and dining remain operational, and study spaces and meeting rooms are available, but the student experience will soon become a shell of what it once was. There will be no more freedom, no more meaningful choices, no more risk-taking opportunities like starting a club or hosting a specific event, no real say in what matters. The student experience born from a student-run union and treasured by so many RPI alumni and students may soon no longer exist. Students will not have the power or control to shape the present and future of their Union. The RPI community must unite and fight before our beloved cornerstone of the student experience is lost forever! Please sign and share this petition if you disagree with the Board of Trustees’ recent decisions to give Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson unilateral control over the Director of the Union position and to allow the Union Constitution and 127 years of Rensselaer Union tradition to be trampled. Let’s send the RPI Administration and Dr. Jackson a collective message of our own: our unwavering support of a student-run Rensselaer Union. Visit www.savetheunion.xyz for daily updated content.
Petition to Stacey F. Jones, Mona Adkins Easley, Eddie Moore
Reverse Termination of NSU Professor, Steve Opfer
Alumni and current students of Norfolk State University's Mass Communication and Journalism department have begun contesting a campus-wide implementation affecting faculty employment requirements. Administration has requested professors of the university obtain a PhD, resign or face termination - devoid of consideration for their collective years of dedication to the NSU family and brand. Professor Steve Opfer, of the Mass Communications department and advisor for the Spartan Echo Newspaper, has been met with such a request; as it appears his "lack of credentials" do not jibe with the new image of our beloved school. Professor Opfer is one of the many professors who bring real industry experience, in addition to having significantly impacted and shaped numerous students who have been privileged to be under his tutelage. He has instilled a sense of community and work ethic among his students, past and present, directly influencing our careers within and outside of the media realm. Losing Steve Opfer to another instructor who may fulfill the requirements of the "new tradition, the new NSU", would not only be a threat to the NSU MCJR brand, but also a devastating blow to the student body. The students and alumni of Norfolk State University are not opposed to change, we, in fact, embrace it. However, we will not support an administration who refuses to acknowledge the perspective of its Spartan family. Simply put, Professor Steve Opfer is woven into the fabric of the Green and Gold we so love to "BEHOLD". Lend us your support of this petition by signing, sharing and encouraging POSITIVE discussion of the issue at hand. Let every unforgettable experience, unfaltering encouragement and jewel of knowledge provided by Professor Opfer be a reason why NSU's administration should reverse his termination. Silence is unacceptable; let your voices be heard! Professor Opfer, the student body stands with you. #BEHOLD!
Petition to State Bar of Texas
Disbar Nona Matthews for Using and Abusing Children for Profit
En el fondo es en Espanol... **************************UPDATE:************************************ WE ARE LOOKING AT ANOTHER DIRECTION TO REPORT NONA MATTHEWS. THE WALSH LAW FIRM HAS STRONG CONNECTIONS WITH THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS. WE MAY STILL REPORT HER TO THE BAR AT A LATER DATE, BUT AT THIS TIME - WE HAVE REPORTED TO OTHER ENTITIES AND WILL KEEP Y'ALL POSTED. ~ WE STILL NEED SIGNATURES AND FOR THOSE IN THE FIELD OR THAT CANNOT SIGN FOR VARIOUS REASONS - THE CONTENT HAS STILL BEEN VERY HELPFUL TO MANY OTHERS. PLEASE KEEP SHARING THIS PETITION. KNOWLEDGE IS EVERYTHING. Above you will see a picture of Attorney, Ms. Nona Matthews. Our 12 year old son was the victim of her flagrant abuse and egregious decisions four years ago and he continues to be victimized by Ms. Nona Matthews for flagrant abuse of law. Texas Attorney, Nona Matthews (Bar Code 00787982), represents school districts in the state of Texas regarding issues arising from the mistreatment of disabled students across the state. IMPORTANT: THE MAJORITY OF THIS ACTIVITY HAPPENED UNDER HEAVY SEAL IN THE LOWER FEDERAL COURT. JUDGE JOHN MCBRYDE DID NOT EVEN ALLOW THE FAMILY (CASE PARTICIPANTS) ACCESS TO THEIR OWN COMPLAINT. IT WASN'T UNTIL WE GOT TO 5TH CIRCUIT THAT WE COULD SEE ALL OF NONA MATTHEWS' ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. She is well known for being extremely unethical in redacting factual information from records to cover the truth. She is doing this under deception of using the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act also known as the acronym FERPA. The Act was created to conceal the child's identifiable information and NOT to be used to conceal the actual facts crucial to the knowledge of events in the judicial system. Redacting and covering those facts in records is unethical and does not allow justice to be served. It is deception. Nona also TAMPERS with evidence and changes government documents, blatantly lies and commits subornation of perjury. In Federal Court, she did much of this under heavy seal that even the family (case participants) were not allowed to access her illegal activity until well after the fact. This is all a fun game to NONA MATTHEWS - what's worse is that she intentionally and deliberately did this as a FACT WITNESS and decision maker to a disabled child harming a child permanently. A good case is fought by the laws that protect the school districts, not by unethical acts Ms. Nona Matthews takes in hiding the truth ultimately harming disabled children and the judicial process further that is to fairly protect all as our legal system was intended to do. Presently, we have a case in our legal system that she is doing much of the same to the ultimate harm of our minor young son that has continually been harmed by her tactics including making intentionally CRUEL and FALSE allegations in her briefs. It is deplorable and preventing justice from taking place. Ms. Nona Matthews also redacted facts that we took to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford School District School Board Grievance against the school district's Vice Principal Damon Emery for committing perjury in a Texas Education Agency Hearing also known as TEA. Ms. Nona Matthews redacted facts in order that the school board was not able to see what actually took place. Her acts have prevented justice from being served in the legal court system as well and she continues to do these extremely unethical acts to the detriment of many Disabled children across the state of Texas and to the detriment of justice being served. She has done this in legal filings in the court system as well. This is one of many very unethical acts she has taken in the TEA Hearings and the U.S. Court system including intentionally misrepresenting facts as she biasly protects herself for poor decisions she made. A good attorney fights with good caselaw and the laws set up by our country to protect the rights of all people with a fair, ethical, unbiased court proceeding. Harming children with these unethical acts is inexcusable and deplorable. These unethical acts have harmed Autistic children, children with ADHD and other learning disabilities in the schools across the state of Texas. Additionally, Ms. Nona Matthews has also intervened with the Texas Education Agency Investigation team by asking certain TEA employees not to investigate complaints brought by parents for the safety of their children. She is doing this to protect her own bad decisions as well as unethically intervening with the Texas Education Agency investigations that are to protect children and teachers both. We ask that the process is allowed to go through without Ms. Nona Matthews unethical interventions. We ask that Ms. Nona Matthews be fully investigated and disbarred for flagrant abuse of the law. She has made thousands of dollars winning cases illegally. There are many that can attest to this as you will see in the comment section of this petition. Please sign our petition to help have Ms. Nona Matthews removed from the judicial system to prevent her from further harming Texas DISABLED CHILDREN and the legal system from doing the work it was intended to do to bring fair, ethical justice for all. PETITIONING FOR CHANGE AND PLAYING FOR CHANGE! Please sign this petition with ONE click on behalf of our son and all children's disability rights...we NEED Change for these children!! IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS PETITION, PLEASE READ THROUGH THE UPDATES. Arriba veran un foto de la abogada Sra. Nona Matthews. Nuesto hijo de 12 años fue la victica de su flagrante abuso y de sus decisiones atroces de hace cuatro años y el continua siendo victimizado por la Sra. Nona Matthews por su atroz abuso de la ley. La abogada de Texas, Nona Matthews (numbero de barra de abogados 00787982). IMPORTANTE; LA MAYORIA DE ESTA ACTIVIDAD SE LLEVO A CABO BAJO CIERRE INTENSIVO (LOS EXPEDIENTES NO ESTAN DISPONIBLES AL PUBLICO) EN LA CORTE BAJA FEDERAL. EL JUEZ JOHN MCBRYDE NO LE PERMITIO EL ACCESO A LOS EXPEDIENTES NI SIQUIERA A LA FAMILIA. ESTO ACERCA DE SU (DE LA FAMILIA) PROPIA QUEJA! NO FUE SINO HASTA QUE LLEGAMOS AL CIRCUITO QUINTO QUE PUDIEMOS VER TODA LA ACTIVIDAD ILEGAL DE NONA MATTHEWS. Ella es muy bien conocida por su falta extrema de etica al redactar informacion objetiva de expedientes que abarquen la verdad. Ella esta haciendo esto bajo engaño al usar el Acta de los Derechos Educacionales y de Privacidad tambien conocida for sus siglas en Ingles FERPA. El acta fue creada para sellar (mantener inaccesible) la informacion identificable del niño y NO para ser usada para sellar (esconder) los propios hecho cruciales para tener conocimiento de los eventos en el sistema judicial. Redactando y encubriendo esos hecho en los expedientes carece de etica y no permite que se haga justicia. Es un engaño. Nona tambien altera (falsifica) la evidencia y cambia documentos del gobierno, descaradamente miente e instiga a cometer perjurio. En la corte federal hizo mucho de esta bajo sello (con expedientes que no son accesibles) que ahun la family (participantes del caso) no se les dio acceso a su actividad ilegal sino hasta mucho despues de los hechos. Todo esto es un juego divertido para NONA MATTHEWS - lo peor es que ella intencionalmente y a proposito hizo esto siendo un TESTIGO DE LOS HECHOS y siendo una de las personas que tomarian una decision respecto a un niño con una discapacidad, dañando al niño permanentemente. Un buen caso (a favor de un niño) es combatido por las leyes que protegen a los distritos escolares y no deberian ser combatiodos con hechos sin etica de la Sra. Nona Matthews quien oculta la verdad y a final de cuentas daña a niños discapacitados y al proceso judicial cuyo objetivo es proteger justamente a todos. Hoy en dia, tenemos un caso en nuestro sistema legal al cual ella le esta haciendo mucho de lo mismo lo cual, a final de cuentas, termina dañando a nuestro hijo menor quien ha sido continuamente lastimado por las tacticas de ella, inclyendo haciendo alegatos FALSOS y CRUELES en sus informes. Esto es deplorable y esta previniendo que se haga justicia. La Sra. Nona Matthews tambien redaca hecho que llevamos a junta de quejas del distrito escolar Hurst-Euless-Bedfors en contra de el vice presidente de la escuela Damon Emery por cometer perjurio en una audiencia de la Agencia de Educacion de Texas tambiien conocida como TEA por sus siglas en Ingles. La Sra. Nona Matthews redacto los hechos de tal manera que la junta escolar no pudiera ver lo que realmente estaba pasando. Sus acciones previnieron que se hiciera justicia en el sistema legal de las cortes y ekka tanbueb continua cometiendo estos hechos extremadamente sin etica que perjudican a muchos niños discapacitados por todo el estado de Texas y que no permiten que se haga justicia. Ella tambien ha echo esto en presentaciones legales en el sistema de cortes. Este es uno de los muchos hechos con mucha falta de etica que ella ha llevado a audiencias de la TEA en el sistema de cortes de Estados Unidos incluyendo tergiversar hechos para protegerse a si misma, con prejuicio y parcialidad, de las pobres decisiones que ha echo. Una buena abogada pelea con casos de ley y con las leyes que se establecieron en nuestro pais para protejer los derechos de todas las personas con un procedimiento en corte justo, etico e imparcial. Dañar a los niños con estos actos sin etica es imperdonable y deplorable. Estos echos sin etica han lastimato a niños autistas, niños con ADHD (THDA, trastorno de hyperactividad con deficit de atencion) y otras discapacidades de aprendizaje en escuelas por todod el estado de Texas. Adicionalmente, la Sra. Nona Matthews ha intervenido con empleados del equipo de investigacion de la Agencia de Educacion de Texas al pedirles a ciertos empleados que no investiuen quejas que los padres han interpuesto con respecto a la seguridad de sus hijos. Ella hace esto para proteger sus propias malas decisiones y tambien su intervencion sin etica con las investigaciones de la Agencia de Educacion de Texas. Teles investigaciones son para proteger a los niños y a los maestros. Pedimos que el proceso se le permita continuar sin las intervenciones sin etica de la Sra. Nona Matthews Pedimos que la Sra. Nona Matthews sea completamente investigada y sea expulsada de la abogacia for su flagrante abuso de la ley. Ella ha ganado miles de dolares ganando casos ilegalmente. Hay muchas personas que pueden atestiguar sobre esto como veran en la seccion de comentarios de la peticion. Por favor firmen nuestra peticion para ayudar a que remuevan a la Sra. Nona Matthews del sistema judicial y para detenerla de que continue dañando a NIÑOS DISCAPACITADOS en Texas y parar que siga previniendo que el sistema legal funcione en la forma para la que fue diseñado: que haga un trabajo justo, etico y con justicia para todos. HACIENDO UNA PETICION POR UN CAMBIO Y ORANDO POR UN CAMBIO. Por favor firmes la peticion con un 'click' de parte de nuestro hijo y todod los derechos de niños con dicapacidades...NECESITAMOS un cambio para esto niños. SI ESTA PETICION ES NUEVA PARA TI POR FAVOR PONTE AL DIA LEYENDO TODAS LA ACTUALIZACIONES (UPDATES). Esta peticion sera entregada a: La Barra de Abogados de Texas