Health and Safety

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Update posted 16 hours ago

Petition to Andy Wilson, Steve Madison, Victor M. Gordo, Gene Masuda, John J. Kennedy, Margaret McAustin, Tyron Hampton

Tell the Pasadena City Council to keep pot away from minors. #ProtectPasadenaKids

The following Pasadena, California residents support the "Proposed Regulations of Recreational Marijuana” (dated 10/19/16) prepared by the City of Pasadena staff in response to the passing of Proposition 64.  • • • • • This is an overview of the City of Pasadena’s proposed staff recommendation for retail marijuana sales: • Location: 1,000 feet from Sensitive Uses such as schools, libraries, parks, another marijuana establishment.  Can extend to nightclubs, bars, etc. • Number: 7 Citywide with 1 max per Council district • License: Require a Conditional Use Permit and Business License with applicable fees. • Where Allowed: General Commercial and General Industrial Zones where housing is not permitted. • • • • • The city staff of Pasadena has created a proposal that does protect kids. We encourage the Pasadena City Council to adopt ALL city staff recommendations on retail sales, commercial cultivation, and personal indoor cultivation to help keep marijuana out of the hands of minors.   In addition, Protect Pasadena Kids (PPK) proposes adding bus stops and train stations used by minor students as a Sensitive Use area.  Extending the Sensitive Use to popular traveled areas by teens such as Old Town and Lake Street is also proposed proposed by PPK.   All advertising of pot, dispensaries and usage will not be allowed within the 1000 ft of designated kid zones as well. Please include your Pasadena council district number or council member’s name in your comment. 

Erika Foy
408 supporters
Update posted 23 hours ago

Petition to Indiana State House, Indiana State Senate, Indiana Governor

Protect Drivers from the Dangers of Carbon Monoxide: Pass Savannah's Law

In 2015, My wife and I lost our daughter, Savannah. She was with her boyfriend, heading to the mall like a typical teenager when Savannah suddenly passed out. Her boyfriend tried to go to the hospital, but he too passed out. Only one of them ever woke up. Savannah had been overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning. In our grief, we struggled to understand how this could happen. We discovered that a simple emissions test would have detected the issue and prevented her death. It was a fact that was hard to come to terms with, and now we want to make sure such a tragic, preventable loss doesn’t happen to anyone else’s loved one. We are proposing Savannah’s Law to require all cars on the road to get a proper emissions test. Our first goal is to get the law passed in our home state of Indiana, where Savannah passed away. Emissions tests are needed to detect deterioration and rust, especially as a car gets older. The older the car, the higher the risk of there being an emissions issue that could lead to tragedy. This is what happened to Savannah. There were no warning signs. Without an emissions test, there was no way to know the car had become a ticking time bomb. Savannah’s Law would require all cars 10 years old or less, to get a biannual emissions test. Vehicles older than 10 years would have annual tests. Currently, only two counties in all of Indiana require any kind of emissions testing. These patchwork emissions testing requirements are an issue across the country, and it is costing lives. Please help us protect people from vehicles with deadly carbon monoxide leaks. Not only will we save lives, but we will improve air quality. Sign our petition asking the Indiana legislature and governor to pass Savannah’s Law.

John Bettis
68,060 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to American Red Cross, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Donald Trump


Lyme Disease is a devastating disease that wreaks havoc on nearly every internal body system. It's often mis-diagnosed leaving many people without knowledge of these organisms living in their bodies. These people may so kindly donate blood because they are unaware of any such disease. The blood collection centers do test for certain diseases like, Hepatitis B, C, West Nile and AIDS. However there are no protocols in place to test the blood donations for the presence of Borrelia Burgdorferi or the 300+ co-infections. According to studies by NIH and the CDC, it is confirmed that Borrelia Burgdorferi can survive being stored in a blood bag. It has also been proven in a laboratory using mice that the Lyme bacteria can successfully be transmitted via transfusion. This is a HUGE PROBLEM!!!!!! Please sign this petition to protect our recipients of blood donations and STOP the spread of Lyme Disease. With this petition we ask three things: 1. Check the entire Nations current blood supply for contamination and dispose of any unsafe supply.  2. Add Lyme testing to the protocol when receiving donated blood.   3. Investigate the CDC, as their Lyme guidelines are seriously outdated.  Borrelia Burdorferi and it's co-infections are blood borne infectious diseases!  This needs immediate attention before one more person becomes infected. There have already been documented cases of Babesia transmission via transfusion back in 2012, however the CDC, nor any other agencies turned their so called concern into change.    Lyme Disease is a world wide Pandemic.  

Kristie Penn
1,934 supporters