Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney
Allow Lloyd Jones to put a picture of Spider-Man on his four year old son's gravestone
Lloyd Jones was denied by Disney to put a picture of Spider-man on Ollie Jones, his four year old son's headstone. Lloyd was denied because Walt Disney would like to keep the "innocence" and "magic" of their characters. “We can’t move on until we have his headstone done – Spider-Man was Ollie’s entire life. He loved it so much." Says Ollie's father.
Petition to Columbia Memorial Hospital
Stop CMH from moving birthing services to Albany Med.
Beginning October 1st, expecting mother's will no longer be able to give birth at Columbia Memorial Hospital. Those services will be moved to The Birth Place at Albany Medical Center. This decision leaves a lot of questions for the communities served by CMH. Will the hospital provide transportation for mothers in labor? Will families without transportation be expected to take on the heavy cost of using an ambulance? Doesn’t this pose new risks to pregnant women who are losing local access to a birthing facility? How does CMH plan to address emergencies? CMH chief medical officer Dr. Clifford J. Belden stated that "births at CMH are down from ten years ago” when CMH handled about 600 births a year. It is now down to less than 300, he said. CMH states that no jobs will be lost as a result of this decision. But why force families to travel almost an hour during one of the most stressful and joyous times of their lives? Expecting mothers deserve all the support they can get. This is a critical service that our community needs. There has to be another option.
Petition to www.dmh.ms.gov , http://www.ago.state.ms.us/
Mississippi’s LACK of Mental Health Services
Today is a devastating day for people in our community that need mental health services. It was announced on WLOX News, our community services (Gulf Coast Mental Health Center, Crisis Stabilization Unit, (2) Residential Homes, School Services: 1600 Broad Ave.Gulfport, MS 39501 228-863-1132 firstname.lastname@example.org Main Office 228-863-1132) will be closing due to lack of funding. Mental Health Resources are ALREADY LIMITED and OVER-BURDENED prior to these community services closing. Multiple hospital and community supported outpatient services have been closed. Local inpatient psychiatric hospitals have recently changed to “private” and people are being placed in ER’s until they stabilize or get committed and transfer to state hospitals UPON bed availability, which at times can be more than a month. Our community will not function without the services of Gulf Coast Community Health, mentally ill patients will no longer have treatment to prevent crisis or hospitalization. This affects families, caregivers, law enforcement, the jail systems and the general public. Mental Illness is already stigmatized and considered a low priority, imagine what the community will be like without services that have the specialized training and compassion to care for this population. We can not just sit back and watch this happen to people in our community, they deserve care and support. They are our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends and neighbors. Please help bring attention and funding to how important these services are to our community. https://www.wlox.com/2019/07/18/gulf-coast-mental-health-center-close-its-doors-clinics-four-south-ms-counties/ https://mississippitoday.org/2019/06/03/jim-hood-long-railed-against-mississippis-mental-health-system-now-amid-his-campaign-for-governor-he-must-defend-it-in-court/ http://www.dmh.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/FY2019-Budget-Request-Legislative-Agenda-Final.pdf http://www.dmh.ms.gov/who-we-are/board-of-mental-health/ http://www.dmh.ms.gov/service-options/mental-health/adult-services/ http://www.ago.state.ms.us/ https://msmentalhealth.org/ MS Attorney General's Office P.O. Box 220 Jackson, MS 39205 MS Attorney General's Office Walter Sillers Building550 High Street, Suite 1200Jackson, MS 39201Telephone: 601-359-3680 Mississippi Department of Mental Health “DMH” 1101 Robert E. Lee Building239 N. Lamar Street • Jackson, MS 39201 PHONE: 601-359-1288 • FAX: 601-359-6295 ************************************************************************************************************* Did you know AG Hood is involved in a lawsuit regarding the lack of mental health services? One that includes his demand for community services? Do you know, due to closing Gulf Coast Community Health services, how many mentally ill people will be jailed for a lack of services and/or placement? Did you know Gulf Coast Community Health provides therapists in the school systems for children in need? Do you know how many people can DIE without these vital services? Please help bring awareness to this community crisis, #mentalhealthmatters too!
Petition to Dianne Feinstein, Kamala D. Harris, Gavin Newsom, Boeing, Senator Henry Stern, Meredith Williams, Mohsen Nazemi, Julia Brownley, Jared Blumenfeld
No more kids with cancer: clean up the Santa Susana Field Lab
When my daughter Grace Ellen was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer, at age four, I thought that our family had the worst, most devastating luck. But after spending months in the hospital with her, we learned that she was one of over 50 children who may have been poisoned by one of the worst nuclear meltdowns in America. Sign to demand that governor Gavin Newsom push the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to completely clean the Santa Susana Field Lab and prevent any more children from getting cancer. Grace Ellen’s form of cancer was incredibly aggressive. At age four she was put on several clinical trials, had ten times the normal amount of chemotherapy, and spent two years fighting her cancer. A year and a half later her cancer came back and she underwent a bone marrow transplant. She was unable to walk or eat or drink, and had to fight for her life in the hospital isolation floor. Her childhood was stolen from her, and it haunts me to know her cancer might have been avoidable. She, like the other 50 children, grew up within 20 miles the Santa Susana Field Lab, land which was developed in the 1940s to conduct nuclear research. In 1959 an uncontained partial meltdown of a sodium reactor caused such a devastating radiation leak that many consider it to be the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history – and it was completely covered up for years. Our community has up to 60% higher cancer rates, 20% higher invasive breast cancer rates, we have the reports to prove it. It is the Department of Toxic Substance Control’s job to clean up this mess. They know our children are sick and dying, but they aren’t taking any meaningful action against those who own the land – Boeing, NASA and the DOE. The Woolsey Fire, which began on Santa Susana Field Lab, may have exposed millions of people in Southern California to the chemical and radioactive waste from the site, via ash and smoke. It proved once again that we will not be safe until the site is 100% cleaned up. I will protect my children even if I have to tear down mountains with my bare hands – and I am one of many parents fighting for our kids. To win this, we need our governor to push the corrupt Department of Toxic Substances to clean up this disaster once and for all. Will you join us?
Petition to Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
Stop Facebook from locking up accounts of CBD businesses
I have been on Facebook for ten years and we have had a good relationship with them. I used my business account to buy ads for benefits I have done for friends with cancer, heart attacks, strokes with no or little or no insurance. I did fundraisers for friends as well as people I didn’t know whose houses burned down. I spent money on Facebook ads for all these as well as ads promoting my radio shows Memphite Music Inner View and That Memphis Music Radio Show. Facebook helped me with all of these projects and I thank them for that. In May of 2018, I started taking CBD oil and it helped me with aches and pains quickly. After about six weeks I got feelings in my numb feet for the first time in fifteen years. I wanted to share what had helped me so much so I founded The CBD Advocates. From June of 2018 until the end of the year I didn’t attempt to buy ads on Facebook. The President signed the Farm Bill Act of 2018 which made hemp derived CBD legal in all 50 states. At that point, I attempted to promote a post about my CBD business and not only did they tell me I was selling illegal drugs but they locked up my account. That was in January or February and I argued with them until May and gave up trying to buy ads. I recently tried to buy an ad promoting the Gina Moore Fundraiser and was refused because I am a drug dealer. If they handle our money and privacy in the same matter that they handled the new CBD laws, we're all screwed (and not in a good way). Hemp-derived CBD oil is legal in all 50 states. They are preventing these companies from reaching their full potential and it needs to stop. THIS IS JUST WRONG and they’re doing it to many, many CBD Businesses. CBD is legal. Facebook answers to no one but themselves. Please sign my petition.
Petition to Arlington County Board, Commonwealth of Virginia
Arlington and Virginia to act after 5G approval decisions
The Arlington County Board on July 16, 2019 voted to allow wireless providers to attach small cell facilities necessary for 5G technology to County-owned streetlight poles. This controversial decision was arrived at in contradiction to and despite ample public protest from local citizens and NGOs in the Arlington County who were concerned about possible health effects of this technology. At present time across the globe there is lack of credible independent scientific evidence that would either debunk or prove various theories. Lawmakers across the world are hitting the breaks on 5G by either postponing decisions until more scientific evidence appears or completely banning 5G roll-out. For example, cities of Brussels and Geneva halted their 5G plans and decided to monitor independent scientific studies to determine the harmful effects of 5G. Arlington County Board hastily accelerated its decision, perhaps under pressure from FCC and telecommunications industry. County already approved ordinance (July 2019) to allow Small Wireless Facilities (SWF) on third-party infrastructure in public right of way. As of March 2019, the County has already issued: 11+ permits in right of way 75+ zoning permits on private property Considering the claimed 5G benefits of 10x more connections, 10x more throughput, 100x capacity, 3x spectrum and 10x speed, it is evident that installation of 5G on poles will inevitably cause more RF-EMF emissions from antennas on existing towers and rooftops where there may have been already exceedances of FCC’s Maximum Permissible Exposure (MPE) Limits and other non-compliances with both federal and state requirements. The FCC has different MPE limits for two different tiers of exposure groups. The first tier is the “General Population/Uncontrolled Exposure Limits.” These exposure limits apply to the public and individuals exposed because of their employment, but who may not have been made fully aware of the potential for exposure or cannot exercise control over their exposure. Per FCC, when telecommunications equipment is mounted on rooftops, RF-EMF emissions could exceed higher than desirable guideline levels on the rooftop itself and such levels might become an issue for maintenance or other personnel working on the rooftop. However, concrete does not shield from RF-EMF radiation so they forget about residents living in those buildings. The second tier under MPE Limit is “Occupational/Controlled Exposure Limits.” FCC defines this group as persons exposed because of their employment, and who may have been made fully aware of the potential for exposure, and can exercise control over their exposure. Telecommunications industry workers would fall into this category. The authorities and telecommunications industry conveniently choose to apply less stricter limits even for antennas on residential rooftops. Both federal and state authorities do very poor job enforcing their own regulations and monitoring compliance with even existing MPE requirements. They blame lack of their agency resources that does not allow them to inspect every site but the truth is that even after many citizen complaints they sometimes try to do nothing until there is wider-scale public outcry. For new tower and rooftop installations whose number is expected to rise exponentially after roadblocks to 5G are removed, FCC, Commonwealth of Virginia and Arlington County neither have rigorous health study requirements based on RF-EMF emissions measurements nor proper process for permit review and revocation based on non-compliances. Some feel that authorities rubber stamp permits without proper scrutiny and control which endangers unaware public living 24/7/365 in buildings that have rooftop antennas. Section 332(c)(7) of the Communications Act of 1934 preempts local decisions premised directly or indirectly on the environmental effects of radio frequency (RF) emissions, assuming that the provider is in compliance with the Commission’s RF rules. We understand that at this time it is difficult if not impossible to overrule the above July 16, 2019 County Board decision. However, we recommend that County Board starts listening to valid claims by the public that 5G and any of such developments need to be in a more controlled fashion. Therefore, we hereby petition that Commonwealth of Virginia and Arlington County specifically: 1. In every of their decision, process or document, whether past or new, to introduce a provision that monitoring for independent scientific studies to determine the harmful effects of 5G is required which may necessitate rescission of any decisions made or permits issued. 2. To change permitting process for new installation to include mandatory health impact study review and public engagement. 3. In the Master License Agreement (MLA) for Small Wireless Facilities to introduce requirement that SWF Vendors MUST comply with all FCC safety requirements not only at a specific pole but compliance must be proven at the adjacent line of sight cell tower(s) and rooftop(s) based on proper emissions study and review at those locations. 4. To amend Commonwealth of Virginia RF Radiation Exposure Compliance Plan so that FCC’s stricter MPEs for General Population/Uncontrolled Exposure Limits are applied to residential rooftops. 5. For antennas on residential rooftops, to introduce annual requirement for an independent emissions study that must include actual measurements done on the rooftop as well as inside the units on the floor adjacent to the rooftop. 6. For all permits already issued, to initiate a compliance review based on citizen complaints. 7. For non-compliant residential rooftop sites, to require proper abatement and, where it is impossible to bring the site back to compliance, to initiate permit revocation.