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Petition to Rick Scott

Give all Stoneman Douglas High School Seniors honorary diplomas

Dear Rick Scott, the seniors at MSD, class of 2018, are suffering through this terrible shooting, along with the rest of the school. We lost four students in our graduating class. For the first time, I am taking action, on an issue that must be dealt with now. Not tomorrow, not next week. NOW. Due to the shooting, we cannot fathom going back to our school and "learning" on a campus where our classmates lost their lives. Many students are traumatized and scared to return, affecting their ability to complete classes and work. As I returned to school for the first time on Wednesday, I walked into my class (which was relocated, due to it formerly being in the building of the shooting) and I arrived to my classmates just asking about their test grades that they took on the day of the shooting and speaking about what graphic things they saw and the things that occurred in their classroom. This is way too stressful for students to be worrying about their grades. There is less than 90 school days left, and everything has been interrupted by the last two weeks of absence. The absence will not stop as students are scared to return. It is impossible for us to return to normal and continue on. I (and many others) believe the class of 2018 should be given honorary diplomas because there is not enough time to make up for our work, grades, and exams. We have suffered enough. Please take this into consideration- actually, make this happen, it's your only choice, because we would like to graduate on time, together, and in the school where we began 4 years ago. Douglas is our home. The least we can ask for is that we have early release days for the rest of the year, or are excused for absences.  Thank you.  Josh Levine, MSD Senior, class of 2018.

Josh Levine
699 supporters
Started 1 week ago

Petition to Bank Of America, Bank of Montreal, Branch Bank and Trust, Capital One Financial, Citizens Financial Group, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Bank, MUFG Bank, Northern Trust, People's United Bank, Stifel Bank & Trust, TD Bank, u.s. bank, Wells Fargo, Zions First National, Regions Bank

Banks, stop financing assault weapons manufacturers!

If you’re a customer of Bank of America, Chase, Wells Fargo, or any of more than a dozen other banks, your deposits could be helping finance the production of assault weapons – the weapons used in Parkland and many other mass shootings. This report from Think Progress shares the details. Sixteen banks are financing Remington Outdoor, Smith & Wesson, Sturm Ruger, Sig Sauer, and Vista Outdoor, the makers of the assault weapons used in Parkland, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, at a church in Texas, and in countless other tragedies. It’s time to tell these banks that it’s no longer socially acceptable to be financing these merchants of death. Banks love to tell us how they are community-minded, but helping fuel gun violence is the opposite of community-minded! Please sign this petition to tell banks to stop financing assault weapons manufacturers. And in addition to signing and sharing this petition, please look at our Google document which lists all of the banks and contact information for them, and consider also reaching out to them directly to show your displeasure.

Boycott NRA Partners
28,337 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Nebraska State Senate, Pete Ricketts

Nebraskans, tell the Unicameral to vote against allowing guns in our schools.

On Friday, March 9th, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill that would, among other changes, allow for county sheriffs to appoint, and public schools to employ, armed "school guardians" as a defense against mass shootings. Such policies will be disastrous to the integrity and safety of public schools. Besides a litany of problems with implementing such a plan, there's no evidence that armed civilians can deter, or effectively respond to, a mass shooting. Two deputies exchanged fire with Eric Harris at Columbine. A police officer exchanged fire with Omar Mateen at the Pulse Nightclub. There were multiple armed law enforcement officials present at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Statistics gathered by the New York City police department show that even trained law enforcement officials hit their targets well below 50% of the time. That level of accuracy would make a school employee with far less training a hazard rather than a defense in a high-stress, complex scenario like a mass shooting. But ultimately, this is not a battle over implementation or efficacy. This is a battle over what kind of places we want our schools to be. It's time to make clear to our Senators that schools should be places where our students and teachers feel safe, not where they feel threatened by one another. Schools should be places where students can trust their teachers, not fear their lethality. Schools should be welcoming spaces that promote learning, health, and community, not securitized combat-zones. We cannot afford to treat this as a problem that will stay in Florida. Thirty-eight states already allow civilians to carry firearms in public schools in some capacity. If we aren't vocal, Nebraska could become one of them. Senator Steve Halloran (District 33) has already spoken in favor of arming teachers. Governor Pete Ricketts has voiced openness to the idea. Now is the time to let the Nebraska Unicameral know that guns are not welcome in our public schools. Sign this petition if you: Are a Nebraskan teacher or other school-employee who would choose not to work in a state where civilians are allowed to carry firearms in public schools. Want your state senators to publicly commit to vote against allowing firearms in public schools. Are an educator, student, or concerned citizen who wants the Unicameral to keep all guns out of our schools.  

Nebraska Educators for Gun Regulation
164 supporters