Petition to Warren Copeland
Heroin users to be criminally charged when overdose requires ems attention.
Springfield and Clark county have been hit hard by heroin addiction like the rest of the country. Overdoses have skyrocketed along with the use of Narcan. If you drink and drive you will be charged. Even if you are addicted to alcohol. If you smoke weed and drive or are caught with it you can face charges. Why have I seen a neighbor overdose, get Narcan and be back at his house the same day? This petition will be delivered to Mayor Warren Copeland when completed. If you use heroin, overdose and emergency medical has to respond you should face criminal charges even if it's mandatory drug counseling, losing your license or similar consequences for other illegal substances. This is what this petition is for. Thank you for signing this and standing up for your community. Disclaimer: I am not arguing the belief system many have that addiction is a disease. I'm merely arguing if an alcohol abuser receives criminal charges so should the heroin abuser.
Petition to Colorado Governor, Colorado State Senate, Michael Botticelli, Patrick Kennedy, NAMI Denver, NAMI Colorado, SAMHSA , Diana DeGette
Team For Treatment: Addiction Recovery Assistance
My son has the disease of addiction… He has used heroin for the better part of 8 years. Almost 2 years ago, as a direct result of the need to finance his addiction, he was arrested, served time and was sentenced for theft. The sentence included, but was not limited to, in-patient rehabilitation, mental health therapy and probation. (For more on our story… Please read the below updates). Currently, Colorado has little to no public resources for those suffering from addiction, yet seeking recovery. There is no one organization that can provide ALL personalized treatment options, created with the following considerations: The individual’s needs (inpatient/out-patient rehabilitation/ support groups); The individual’s living needs (sober living options); The individual’s court order (some include rehabilitation/sober living/support groups); The insurance type (there are very few options for rehabilitation that accept addicts with Medicaid or those in need of a sliding scale payment plan). With this said, I petition the United States lawmakers, to support the Team for Treatment: Addiction Recovery and Reform (TFT). Our team will meet with addicts seeking recovery and assist in designing a unique "life" plan for sobriety. TFT will assist, those that qualify, with: Admittance assistance (and possible scholarships) into drug/alcohol rehabilitation programs (in patient and outpatient); Information on drug and alcohol support groups; Information on Medically Assisted Treatment; Career guidance/employment leads and Sober/transitional living options. In summary, TFT will work tirelessly building partnerships with drug/alcohol treatment facilities, sober living homes, career counselors and drug/alcohol support group organizations in order to provide a seamless road to recovery. TFT is petitioning the State of Colorado for a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax in order to assist in the overhead of this mission. TFT will, in addition, be confirming corporate donors and will host fundraising events each year. The above dollars will provide the necessary funding for rehabilitation scholarships, monthly overhead and necessary marketing and advertising campaigns. Many states have voted to legalize marijuana and Colorado could become the trendsetter, showing a positive use of marijuana tax dollars by designating a small percentage of the marijuana sales tax to TFT and recovery assistance to those who are suffering. Colorado has the ability to create the most successful recovery program in the United States. On behalf of my son and all others needing assistance in creating a "LIFE" after addiction: Hear this plea… Fund this mission!
Petition to Rebecca Mitchell, Pecy Howard
Eliminate the Waitlist for Opioid Treatment in Stanislaus County
Over 200 people are waiting for services they need to be safe and well. How will you answer them? For the past 5 years, we have struggles with a waiting list that at one point reach 500 community members trying to get help for their opioid addiction. Consider what waiting means for these individuals. Waiting not only places these individuals at higher risk for overdose, but it also increases medical health risks, provokes potential criminal activity, and places strain on families trying to manage their addiction on their own. Eliminating the waitlist is not only the right and decent thing to do, it is the medically preferable thing to do AND the financially sensible thing to do. Furthermore, timely treatment and support services reduce the chance of these individuals ending up in very expensive justice systems or hospital emergency rooms, and will ultimately help them become better contributing members to society. Please help do the right thing: approve further treatment in Stanislaus County. Waiting Lives Matter!
Petition to Barack Obama, Donald Trump, John Kasich
DEMAND A NATIONWIDE HEROIN STATE OF EMERGENCY NOW!
********************************************************* THIS IS A PETITION TO DEMAND A NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC ********************************************************* WE THE PEOPLE OF THESE UNITED STATES DEMAND A STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN PANDEMIC THAT HAS KILLED THOUSANDS THIS YEAR! HOW MANY MORE MUST DIE? Every STATE GOVERNOR, PLEASE...Declare a state of emergency! Mr, President, please, we implore you to declare an immediate state of emergency for the ENTIRE country to address the HEROIN PANDEMIC ! Thousands are overdosing and people are dying. We cannot afford to wait another minute! Please help us! This petition was initiated and created solely by Camelia Carter on 8/7/16 9/13/16 This petition began as a desperate plea to Ohio's Governor Kasich & President Obama to declare a state of emergency for the State of Ohio and is still such. The verbiage has been edited today to reflect this. We have also made edit today to ask each State's Governor to follow suit and declare a state of emergency to address the heroin epidemic in their state! THIS IS A PETITION TO DEMAND A NATIONWIDE STATE OF EMERGENCY TO ADDRESS THE HEROIN EPIDEMIC This clarification posted 10/30/2016
Petition to Mike DeWine, Jill Delgreco, John Kasich
Appoint a Special Prosecutor in Ross Co Ohio to investigate the deaths and disappearances
Due to the unsolved status of the disappearance and/or deaths of numerous women, allegations of police corruption, the lack of trust in the Chillicothe Police Department, and the alleged disappearance of evidence, we the people of the State of Ohio, hereby ask Mike Dewine, Attorney General, to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the disappearance and deaths of the women of Chillicothe, the alleged misconduct of numerous police officers, and the disappearance of evidence in law enforcement's possession.