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Petition to California Department of Transportation

Road Safety

Let me start by saying that I have lived in Hemet for my entire life and I love this town. It has changed a lot since I was young, and mostly not for the better. One thing that has always bothered me is the number of terrible and fatal accidents that are reported on Gilman Springs Road. I don’t have the most recent statistics, but there have been upwards of 60 accidents and around a dozen, if not more, fatalities in the last few years. I personally have known a person fatally injured on this dangerous road as well as family, friends, and acquaintances who have seen horrifying accidents. CalTrans recently completed construction on two sets of double yellow solid lines, a center rumble strip, a traffic light, and center paddle marker delineators. I was excited that California has recognized the dangers of this road and the often careless drivers that navigate it, when it was decided that there would be safety improvements made. I have driven this road since the safety improvements and my initial impression of these safety upgrades was indifferent. For years I have been wanting the California Department of Transportation to install a center concrete divider between lanes of oncoming traffic, with appropriate cutouts for drivers making left hand turns onto adjacent roads, as well as widening the road to two lanes for each direction of traffic for the entire length of the road, and completing construction with metal guard rails where drivers are not able to safely exit the road onto the uneven dirt shoulder in the event of an emergency. It is becoming all too common that I hear of yet another fatal accident on Gilman Springs Road. Again this morning, even after the safety improvements that were recently completed, I see the news of yet another terrible accident with fatal consequences. How many terrible accidents must we have on this road before the California Department of Transportation installs a barrier to limit the number of head-on traffic collisions? The time for change is now. Please sign this petition to bring improved safety to this high traffic road. Your support is appreciated.

Nicholas XXXX
11 supporters
Update posted 3 hours ago

Petition to Google, Microsoft, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Bing

Google & Bing: STOP BLOCKING LOW DRUG PRICES! Don't let Big Pharma control search results.

A lawsuit alleges that Google and Microsoft's Bing have let Big Pharma front groups strategically suppress and manipulate search results, limiting Americans' access to information about more affordable drugs and lower cost pharmacies, such as those located in Canada. People deserve unbiased, unfiltered access to safe, affordable medication. Tell Google and Bing not to let Big Pharma dictate your search results for drug prices and safe online pharmacies. Take your wallet and health out of the hands of Big Pharma. Together, we can #stopbigpharma. Find out more: Stop Big Pharma Things have gotten worse in recent weeks: The top search results for “online pharmacies” on Google had been a listing of safe online pharmacies selling brand name medications at prices often 80-90% lower than those in the United States. Now, these results are buried pages down, virtually out of sight since March 12th. These medications are far more affordable because they are sold at licensed pharmacies in Canada and other countries where drug prices are lower. These safe online pharmacies have been independently verified by experts at a reputable U.S. website, PharmacyChecker.com.  On July 20, 2019, Microsoft’s Bing started placing pop-up warnings over search results for PharmacyChecker.com. Why? Because, as alleged in the lawsuit, groups funded by the pharmaceutical industry told them to. There is nothing dangerous about information from PharmacyChecker – unless you’re a drug company wanting to keep Americans paying the highest drug prices in the world. To end these anti-competitive practices, PharmacyChecker.com has filed a lawsuit charging a conspiracy among several groups allied with Big Pharma, and the company is requesting a preliminary injunction to bring immediate relief. But this conspiracy doesn’t have to stop you from accessing pharmacy and price information from PharmacyChecker.com. And it can’t stop you from signing a petition telling Google and Bing not to let Big Pharma dictate the drug prices and pharmacies you get to see!  To: Google CEO Pichai Sundararajan and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella As alleged in a recent lawsuit, your companies have let groups funded by Big Pharma strategically suppress and manipulate search results in Google and Bing, limiting consumer access to information about more affordable drugs and lower cost pharmacies, such as those from Canada. This needs to stop. Google and Bing have specifically begun to suppress information from PharmacyChecker.com, a lawful U.S. company that helps Americans find safe and affordable medication from licensed pharmacies. Its webpages previously ranked highly in your search engines because of its trustworthiness. But you have been fed misinformation by programs funded by pharmaceutical companies that don’t approve of PharmacyChecker because it accredits licensed pharmacies outside the U.S.  You can stop this censorship now. Your actions are driving consumers into the hands of Big Pharma or rogue pharmacy sites, preventing Americans from safely finding affordable medication.

PharmacyChecker.com
711 supporters
Update posted 6 hours ago

Petition to Jimmy Anderson, Jill Billings, Katrina Shankland, Dave Hansen

Cap the Price of Insulin in Wisconsin

As a person managing type 1 diabetes myself of over 15+ years, I understand that affordable insulin is truly a life and death matter. Simply put, INSULIN IS NOT OPTIONAL.  That’s why I am seizing the opportunity to support proposed legislation that would cap the amount insulin can cost in Wisconsin. I need your help to make this law a reality.   There is a health care crisis happening around the country. Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 1.25 million Americans. 200,000 of them are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes - it is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Insulin should not be so expensive that people have to worry about how they’re going to afford this life-saving medication.  I’m proud that my home state of Wisconsin could become the next state, after Colorado, to put a price cap on insulin. Although $100 per month for insulin remains unaffordable for many, this legislation is an important first step and is very exciting -- particularly because insulin can cost as much as $500 per month. My hope is that Wisconsin can help lead the national conversation around health care reform, but I need your support to make it happen.    Add your signature of care and tell the Wisconsin Legislature to cap the price of insulin in Wisconsin at $100 per 30-day supply. The pharmaceutical companies that control insulin pricing should be ashamed. This law can help put some humanity back into our healthcare system by making insulin more affordable for thousands of people. Help make this legislation a reality.  If Colorado can do it, so can Wisconsin, and so can every state so that no matter where a diabetic lives, they can access life-saving medication without emptying their bank accounts.  Learn more about Type 1 Diabetes at beyondtype1.org. Please add your signature to this document to show your government representatives, Reps. Jimmy Anderson (D-Fitchburg), Jill Billings (D-LaCrosse), Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay), that you support the Wisconsin Insulin Price Cap Bill. This will help Wisconsin families everywhere live easier while managing the auto-immune disease, type 1 diabetes. Help to end disparities in the type 1 diabetes community so all families of different socioeconomic circumstances managing the condition can live easier with it.  The official definition for type 1 diabetes, as told by JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is: "Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system. T1D seems to have a genetic component and can be diagnosed early in life but also in adulthood. Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive." Type 1 diabetes effects approximately 1.25 million Americans. Of this number, 200,000 are youth. Insulin is NOT a cure for type 1 diabetes. It is a necessary treatment that helps people managing type 1 diabetes survive. Should this bill go through, people managing type 1 diabetes can be less stressed about the cost and reach better blood-glucose levels to live better with the condition. Learn more about T1D community disparities here: https://insulinnation.com/living/reducing-disparities-in-the-type-1-diabetes-community/. Learn more about the bill here: https://waow.com/news/wisconsin-news/2019/07/24/legislative-proposal-would-cap-cost-of-insulin-in-wisconsin/ Watch this petition for updates.

Julia Flaherty
40,726 supporters