Petition to Oxford High School
Rename wildcat stadium to Tate Myre stadium
On Tuesday 11/30 at around 1pm there was an active shooter in Oxford High School who killed 3 people and injured many more one of the students was killed in an attempt to disarm the shooter, this student is Tate Myre, Tate is not just a hero to his fellow students at Oxford high school but a legend, his act of bravery should be remembered forever and passed down through generations, he put his life in danger to try and help the thousands of other students at Oxford High School
Petition to Port Washington Board of Education
Masks optional for Port Washington schools
The New York State Department of Health mask mandate directed to children in public schools is set to expire by February 21, 2022. Governor Hochul has indicated that once the state mandate lapses “I expect all school districts will say, 'We don't have to do this anymore.'" We, the parents, students and community of the Port Washington school district, wish to make clear to the Board of Education that we believe the district mandate should end on February 21. Parents should be free to mask their children if they find that to be in their child’s best interest, but parents should not be forced to mask their children. Forced masking of all children would be inconsistent with the determination of the NY State Department of Health that masks should no longer be mandated in schools. Please restore parental choice in masking to the families of the Port Washington School District. Please end your mask mandate on February 21.
Petition to Mayor Eric Adams, CUNY, SUNY
SHUT DOWN THE VACCINE MANDATES AT CUNY, SUNY AND ALL UNIVERSITIES.
To all my fellow students, I know many of us have been placed in a very difficult situation, choosing between our degree or what we want to inject in our bodies . As many of us have registered for Spring 2022, we've been sent letters mandating vaccination in order to continue our studies or else our classes will be withdrawn. This is simply an unacceptable force of tranny. I personally received a phone call from my school, New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, New York. They told me that I needed to be fully vaccinated in order to remain registered for the semester but since there was only two weeks left for school to start, I needed to get the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. I thought are these people insane asking me to get the worst brand that has caused the most side effects of all three brands in order to register for the semester. This is unconstitutional in America, the land of the free. The country that offers freedom, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of what I choose to go inside my body. In the case that schools continue to enforce these mandates, I rather lose the opportunity to obtain my degree than lose my freedom. I ask you all to please sign this petition to end the vaccine mandates at schools, colleges and universities. We all should have the opportunity to success no matter what’s your vaccination status is.
Petition to iit kgp, GATE organizing committee
Postpone GATE 2022 exam date due to COVID-19 3rd wave
With the current third wave, COVID-19 due to its new variant Omicron has spread severely in several states, cities. Several studies including one done by IIT Kanpur predict that the peak of the 3rd wave is expected in early February and the wave will end by April. Therefore the peak is most likely to coincide with the usual exam dates of GATE. If the exam dates are not postponed, the candidates appearing for GATE 2022 run an imminent risk of getting infected and spreading it thereby getting threat to their life as well as their family member's lives. We appreciate the note posted on GATE 2022 official website: "The health and safety of our examination participants is of utmost priority. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, all dates mentioned in this website may change. In rare cases, the GATE 2022 examination may be postponed or cancelled due to situations beyond control." On behalf of the GATE participants who have signed this petition, I request you to postpone the GATE 2022 exam dates to a safer date in the month of April.
Petition to Nancy Pelosi, Gavin Newsom, California State Senate, California State House, Kevin McCarthy, Maxine Waters, Julia Brownley, Ken Calvert, Doug LaMalfa
4 year college should be free
I feel like a high school diploma isn't good enough anymore in today's day and age. Most of the jobs available for those with only a diploma is minimum wage and/or hard labor. I don't think people should have to break their back for a living. Even those who finish college most likely end up with debt that they will end up having to try to pay back for most of their lives. If it were free, the working and middle class would have a better chance at getting a good life. Some people see college as a waste of time because of the debts that people get stuck with after. If that weren't the case, then I feel like more people would want to go get a degree. Then that would widen the workforce if more people were qualified for different jobs. Then the better paying jobs that people have, the more tax money the government may have to fix our streets and any thing else that needs to be done around California. Also, I read that California is a very democratic state, and I read that many democrats agree with this proposal so it would probably be the best place to start.
Petition to UC Davis Administration, Chancellor Gary S. May, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Croughan
We Need Safe, Accessible Working and Learning Conditions at UC Davis
As UC Davis campus community members and those in solidarity, we refute the harmful language and unsupported claims made in the UC Davis Winter Quarter Update: Dec. 30. The update's references to influenza and "living with COVID-19 at an endemic level" make clear that the UC Davis administration is not prioritizing the immunocompromised, the disabled, unvaccinated people, children, those who live with people from any of these groups, or the general health of the public. We also know that COVID-19 has been affecting people with pre-existing social, economic, and physical conditions much more significantly, making them more vulnerable to outbreaks. Given that: Breakthrough COVID infections with the Omicron variant are becoming increasingly more common, Although some breakthrough infections may seem mild, the risk of devastating and disabling long haul COVID persists and we do not yet know what long term effects will result from contracting Omicron, According to Covid ActNow, a nonprofit providing data analysis on the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., "Yolo County, CA is more vulnerable than 82% of U.S. counties," As of January 2nd, 8 of the 12 ICU beds in Yolo County are filled, impacting the most vulnerable in our community, and there have been multiple times in the last month when there were 0 ICU beds available, UC Davis positivity rates have increased drastically, to the highest rates throughout the entire pandemic at 2.8% (for the final week of December 2021), before students and faculty have returned to campus en masse from holiday gatherings, We demand that UC Davis administration offer full online accessibility and options alongside in-person ones (often called a hybrid approach) for lectures, discussions, labs, all other forms of instruction, as well as non-teaching staff positions at UCD. This applies to both this quarter and going forward, not only due to the pandemic but also because this constitutes a vital access need for disabled people. Additionally, for Winter Quarter 2022, UC Davis administration must extend online instruction until appropriate safety features are in place to ensure the health and well-being of all UC Davis affiliates, especially those who are particularly vulnerable during this pandemic. It has been very difficult for both teaching and non-teaching staff to switch between on- and offline, so the administration must also provide support for all staff who are spending many hours doing extra labor without sufficient training, supplies, or compensation.
Petition to Northside Independent School District, Brian woods, NISD Board
Raise the Pay for IAs #IncreaseTheBasePay
There is a shortage of IAs (Instructional Assistants). Even more so with the pandemic. Being an IA is not an easy task. We instruct and re-teach our students what teachers have taught. Some of us go home with bruises/ scratches from an upset student(s); sometimes daily. The highest paid IA position in an elementary school (Special Education) is paid less than $1,400 a month after taxes (not to include the deduction of insurance). Which means that there are several IAs such as an ISS IA, PE Assistant, Pre K IA, Clerk, etc. that are getting LESS than that. When IAs have asked why we don’t get paid more, the board states that they compare pay to other districts; but what about the increasing cost of living? Especially in these trying times. We love what we do despite the challenges the position may bring. There are IAs that go above and beyond what is expected of us. It is said a lot that Teachers are underpaid. We get paid a lot less than they do even though we often do the same duties that the teachers do. Some examples include making worksheets, buying supplies to help with behavior or supplies to reward behavior, handling the “dirty work” of student restroom breaks and clean up at the end of the day. If we volunteer to help out at school events we aren’t paid for it. Teachers get paid extra for these events. If a sub does not pick up for a teacher (and even sometimes when they do), we take charge of the classroom and teach the students from the lesson plans because we know the routine. Teachers rely on us to help them finish the things they do not have time to do. It is our job to deal with behaviors such as hitting, biting, scratching, etc. so that the teachers can continue teaching the rest of the class. I don’t type all of this to complain about the job. We love the kids and the feeling of making a difference in their lives. Some of us want to go the extra mile and do more than our job description, but it is hard to be motivated to do more when it goes unnoticed and underpaid. Some of us want to volunteer for school events on our own time, but it is hard to justify taking out of the little time we get with our families when we aren’t being compensated. We need to be able to take care of ourselves and our families. The pay we are getting is barely enough to cover our rent/ mortgage payments. Some of us can’t afford to live on our own so we live with family or friends. Some IAs have children/ family we support or medical expenses that, as you can imagine, are very costly. Have you heard the phrase “teachers need heroes too”? It’s referring to IAs. When teachers need help and are overwhelmed, IAs are there to help. When other areas of the campus need support, IAs are there to help. Please sign and help us get the pay we deserve. If you sign, please consider leaving a reason why you support this in the comments. Thank you!
Petition to Diocese of Brooklyn
Unmask our children
We need to end mask mandates for nursery through 8th grade in St. Luke’s school immediately! After almost two full years of this pandemic we have learned that children are NOT the main spreaders of COVID. They do not transmit it and they do not get sick from it. Schools in other states have dropped mask mandates without any issues. Schools in other countries NEVER had mask mandates and there were no significant rise in cases among children or staff. And now some countries are dropping the mask mandates altogether because of a lack of evidence that they work or do anything to stop the virus spread at all (United Kingdom).Children are being physically and emotionally harmed due to these mask mandates. Physically, masks are extremely unhygienic. Kids are constantly touching their faces to adjust their masks, which is actually causing MORE germs to be spread! In addition, kids are developing headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, etc. due to the restricted oxygen flow while wearing masks all day. Furthermore, emotionally, it is causing significant trauma. Childhood is a crucial time to develop friendships by socializing and interacting with their peers. When wearing a mask, they lose the ability to see facial expressions which plays a critical role in socialization. Kids need to see smiles. By mandating masks, we are also teaching children to be fearful of each other. This will undoubtedly cause long-term negative psychological impacts over a a virus that has a mortality rate of less then 1%. Research shows childhood depression and suicide have risen dramatically this past year due to lack of socialization. Masks are causing much more harm in our kids than benefits! Forcing children to wear masks is nothing short of physical and emotional CHILD ABUSE! Parents should be the only ones to decide what is best for their kids, not the government or school officials! These masks take away our human dignity, covering our faces which are made in the image of God. END MASK MANDATES IN OUR SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY! Sign this petition