Petition to Bill Gassen
Tell Sanford Health: Stop Killing Animals to Train Doctors
I need your help to improve medical training and save animals. Sanford Health, operating in the Dakotas and headquartered in my home state of Sioux Falls, S.D., is the last remaining medical center in the country still using animals in its trauma training course. The course is known as Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and is run by Sanford Medical Center Fargo and conducted at North Dakota State University. It involves cutting into pigs to teach invasive procedures. Trainees make incisions and insert tubes and needles into an animal’s chest cavity, abdomen, throat, and the sac surrounding the heart. But this practice is completely out of step with modern standards of medical training. In fact, among the 385 accredited programs surveyed, Sanford’s is the only one in the U.S. or Canada still using animals. Programs elsewhere in the Dakotas—at Altru Health Systems, St. Alexius Medical Center, Avera McKennan Hospital, and courses run by the South Dakota ATLS Taskforce—use only nonanimal training methods. The American College of Surgeons, which developed and accredits ATLS courses, has endorsed the replacement of animals with simulation for training since 2001. Yet, more than two decades later, only Sanford continues to kill pigs for use in ATLS training. It’s obvious that Sanford Health is behind the times. Sanford’s ongoing failure to keep up with modern training methods is a disservice both to trainees and to their future patients. Dakotans deserve medical training that is consistent with national standards, human-relevant, and humane. Please join us by telling Sanford Health that NOW is the time to banish this animal use to the history books! Ronald Cohen, MD Sioux Falls, S.D.
Petition to Center for Disease Control, American Heart Association
Condemn the New CDC and AHA Guidelines for Healthcare Workers
We, the healthcare workers of the United States, firmly stand in opposition against the newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and American Heart Association guidelines that fail to value the inherent dignity of our bodies. These policies shorten our quarantine periods, allow us to return to work with COVID-19, and recommend we not delay cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with COVID in order to don PPE. These policies treat healthcare workers as collateral damage for governmental and hospital failures that have exacerbated the severity of this pandemic; policies that have devastated our healthcare system and the workers who comprise it. We have given our very best in order to meet the needs of our communities as COVID-19 has swept through them. We have seen more and given more than we ever should have been asked to see and give. We call on the CDC and AHA to adjust these guideline updates in order to accurately reflect the immutable dignity of healthcare workers. Our health and safety matter. We will not jeopardize the health of our families, our patients, our coworkers, and ourselves in order to do our jobs. It is completely devoid of morality to ask us to do so. We recognize and honor our fallen sister, Celia Marcos, RN, who died of COVID-19 after rushing into a patient's room to perform CPR without donning PPE. She died fighting this terrible virus and attempting to save the life of a patient. The new AHA guidelines do not appropriately reflect the sacrifice and heroism of Nurse Marcos and ask the rest of us to do the same. May Celia rest in peace, and may we all remember her as we fight to protect healthcare workers everywhere. To the CDC and AHA, the world is watching. We are watching.
Petition to Sh. Narendra Modi, S. Hardeep Singh Puri, S. Charanjit Singh Channi, Sh. Mansukh Mandaviya
Establish AIIMS in Amritsar Sahib.
Establish AIIMS in Amritsar Sahib Amritsar historically also known as Rāmdāspur and colloquially as Ambarsar, is a city in northwestern India which is located in the Majha region of Punjab. Home of the glorious Golden Temple, the iconic city of Amritsar, portrays the heroic character of the Punjab. Amritsar is the Spiritual Capital and Cultural Centre of the Sikh Religion. Amritsar is the most Important & Global City of Punjab. Amritsar today is a thriving city with active trade and tourism industries. This Petition is all about the request to the Government of India to establish AIIMS in Amritsar Sahib which is the most Important & Global City of Punjab. But Currently, don't have such Govt. Hospital which can provide all types of health facilities to the residents & people of nearby towns, district's. The social infrastructure of Amritsar requires multiple categories of health care — both public and private. People from Majha region currently depend upon costly private hospitals which are out of reach for middle and low income groups families. Local Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, which is attached to Government Medical College, Amritsar, has cherished history as it was established in Lahore, in 1864. Later, it was relocated here in 1920. Currently, its campus is spread over 165 acres. AIIMS Delhi and the PGIMER Chandigarh started functioning by shifting renowned faculty of Government Medical College, Amritsar. It is the oldest medical institution of North India in Amritsar. This medical college may also be upgraded to the level of AIIMS. The establishment of AIIMS in the Amritsar City will be a real tribute to Guru Teg Bahadur, as we also celebrating their 400th Gurpurab in 2021 who was born in the walled city of Amritsar. Through this petition, we request the Indian Government to make best efforts for the establishment of AIIMS in Amritsar. But we also urge Government of Punjab to send the draft proposal for AIIMS in Amritsar to the Union Government. AIIMS is the need of Amritsar, It will boost health facilities in the entire Amritsar/Border Region of Punjab. Currently, people of this region are forced to travel Other Cities for treatment & healthcare related issues. AIIMS in Amritsar will prove beneficial for all. #AIIMSInAmritsar - ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤਸਰ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਮੰਚ (ਐਨ.ਜੀ.ਓ) | Amritsar Vikas Manch (NGO)
Petition to Kate Brown
Allow Oregon health care workers the right to choose what goes in their bodies
Just a week ago, health care workers were given the option to test weekly or get vaccinated. On Thursday, August 19th that all changed when Governor Brown mandated vaccines for health care workers. Health care workers must now be fully vaccinated by October 18th or lose their jobs. Also, unemployment claims for vaccine related lay offs are still up in the air. These health care workers have been saving lives and now the governor is threatening to take away their livelihood. If this isn’t coercion, then what is? Health care workers have been working tirelessly since the beginning of the pandemic. While many workers chose to get the vaccine, there are still those who have decided against it for whatever personal reason. According to data updated by the Oregon Health Authority on July 3, 2021 just 57% of Oregon’s certified nursing assistants are vaccinated; 60% of licensed professional nurses are vaccinated; and only 56% of advanced emergency medical technicians have received a shot. It's time that we support our health care workers like they have supported us. Sign the petition and tell Governor Brown that our health care workers deserve the right to choose what goes in their bodies without being coerced.
Stop bad business practices in private non-in-network Healthcare Providers' offices!
Many times you go see your PCP or out-of-network provider they don't have access to your Health network online charts. I'm requesting out of network or private health providers to be required to ask for the patient's info or permission to update their charts to help better serve you as a Patient before the appointment if possible. Private and non-healthcare networks healthcare providers be also required yearly to update patients' charts even if not seen. A lot of times the private provider won't have key important info or blood work test or all the medicine the patient is currently on in their files.
Petition to Texas, Greg Abbott
stop abbott from taking trans kids away from homes
there are many trans people, many of which are kids. saying they are being abused and taking them out of their homes for being themselves solves nothing. forcing adolescents to hide who they are will only cause negative, detrimental effects to their mental and physical health. whether a child transitions or not should be up to the parent, not the government. it is disgusting and cruel that texas is forcing people to out their children for being different. people need to be heard. these people are only CHILDREN. at a young age, this will only cause trauma that will worsen with age. these kids need to learn that being trans is okay, and not that being trans means fearing for your life. they should be able to grow up being accepted and happy with who they are, not pushed away. we are all human. a different gender identity that strays from the one we are assigned at birth does not make us an alien. i am asking this as one human, to another. please give people their rights back. they are just children. please.
National Vasectomy Mandate
The recent Supreme Court leaked ruling overturning Roe v. Wade has laid bare the conservative agenda for America in this century. The intent is to remove all bodily autonomy for women and have state controlled bodies for the purpose of mass childbirth. This is a clear violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Limiting state control of reproductive function to one sex is unconstitutional. The state must expand this control to men as well. It is likewise unconstituional to force women to bring their rapists fetus to term without also eliminating the ability of the rapist to cause impregnation. We must mandate vasectomy for all males from the onset of puberty, and they must hold that vasectomy until their wedding day, or until they can substantially prove in a court of law that they are fit to be a parent.
The 19th: Economic Boycott for Women's Bodily Autonomy
On the 19th of each month, from 12 AM until 11:59 PM we commit to NOT buy, pay for, purchase, send, or expend any of our monies in protest against:1. the anticipated Supreme Court's decision stripping a woman of her federal Constitutional rights to bodily autonomy in favor of each state determining that right; and2. the United States Congress for its continued failure to protect women equally under the law.For far too long women have had to rely on the courts to protect us from gender inequality in every aspect of our life. The highest court of our country, the United States Supreme Court, has now lost our faith that women can rely on the federal constitution to protect us from sexist laws passed on a state by state basis. We birth the citizens of the United States of America, and we deserve equal treatment in any state in which we stand.Our Bottom Line:We will not buy into an economy that refuses to honor our independence under the Federal Constitution. On May 19th, 2022 we will withhold our participation in the economy. We will hit the bottom line of the United State's economy to show our governments (Federal and States) how much our voice will be heard. What we are willing to sacrifice until we get that Federal legislation, now and when we vote.Why the 19th?The 19th Amendment is the only legislation that guarantees women's rights expressly in our Constitution. It was the beginning, it clearly is not enough.Why now and not after the decision is released?When the Supreme Court makes it clear that a woman's rights to bodily autonomy are not guaranteed under the Federal Constitution, why wait? Now is the time to let our elected representatives know just how many of us are going to raise cain, and put our money and our votes where our mouths are now, and every day until the United States Congress protects women under the Federal Constitution.Why a one day boycott of buying?Because when spenders and buyers withhold their purchase power, legislators listen. By signing this petition, and committing to not buying, sending or spending any money on May 19, you are sending a message through your signature committing in this petition to participate, and by not buying which, when done in unison on the same day with all the other petition signers, to show its impact to the U.S. Department of Commerce in its tracking of the PCE ("Personal Consumption Expenditures") price index*. Perhaps more days will be needed, but this is a simple way we can unite silently to make a big statement.A note to small businesses: we know small businesses will be impacted by this, and that may hurt for one day. We ask for small businesses to show their allyship with women gaining express equality under the Federal Constitution by preparing for the 19th. Having oppressed women is going to hurt small businesses much more than one day without sales.A note on whether this is premature, I mean, it's just a draft opinion afterall: Yes, it is at the time of this petition going live, just a draft, but the legal underpinnings are not going to change. They are: under the guise of State's Rights, the Supreme Court of the United States is going to hand down a decision that expressly denies women bodies protection under the Federal Constitution. Why can they do this? Because the ERA did not pass as an Amendment to the Federal Constitution (amongst many other reasons that we may need to discuss, but don't if your bottom lines is you are against a government telling a person what to do with their body).WHEN: May 19th, ThursdayTIME: 12 am until 11:59 PMWHAT: Do not spend any of your money. You can work, but don't cash paychecks. Don't buy anything, order anything. This protest can only work if a whole lotta people care enough to not contribute to economy as BUYERS on the 19th of May. Note, no one is saying don't work...unless your employer lets you have the day off...just don't buy anything for one 24 hour period).*What is PCE? https://www.bea.gov/data/personal-consumption-expenditures-price-index