Human Rights

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Update posted 2 hours ago

Petition to Don Davis

Vehicles for the Vulnerable

Like many families with disabled family members, transportation is a struggle with my son Jayden and me.  A wheelchair accessible van would alleviate our issues, but the cost is too high for a working mother with student loan debt and other expenses that come with daily life. Medicaid can help, but their policies make it nearly impossible to get what families need. They help with accessible vehicles in two ways. They will either pay to add modifications to an unmodified vehicle, or they will help with the purchase of a previously modified vehicle by paying the cost of the conversion toward the total price of the vehicle. Recently, I requested an already modified vehicle, and was approved but only for $7,175.00. A conversion costs upwards of $20,000. I learned that for unmodified vehicles, Medicaid pays for nearly 20 conversion items, but will only cover four items on a previously modified vehicle. Many conversion items on previously modified vehicles are necessary for even the most basic conversion. For example, any vehicle with a ramp needs a lowered floor, but that item isn't covered by Medicaid for previously modified vehicles, though it IS covered on unmodified vehicles. If Medicaid would cover the same conversion items on a previously modified vehicle as they do on unmodified vehicles, I would be able to purchase the vehicle and finance the remaining cost. I don't want to buy an unmodified vehicle because there is no guarantee modifications would be approved, and the conversion process itself takes eight to ten weeks. I have already been battling Medicaid for over three months. Please sign this petition to require Medicaid to cover the same conversion items on a previously modified vehicle that they cover on a modified vehicle. My child should not have to be confined to our home over a policy which can be revised to work in favor of our disabled children, rather than against them. ********* While I'm fighting this policy, I still need adequate transportation for my son. Therefore, I am posting the link to a GoFundMe Campaign to raise the money to purchase a vehicle in the meantime. Any money raised will be applied to the cost of the vehicle, whether Medicaid helps or not. Thanks again!********

Rebecca Fontes
66,970 supporters
Update posted 5 hours ago

Petition to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop José H. Gomez, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan

Justice For The Victims In The Current Scandal Within The Catholic Church

There is a disease within the ranks of the Catholic Clergy, a kabal that must be amputated from the body of clergy. This kabal has taken part in, abetted or remained complacent in the violation of the innocence of its faithful, both children and adults, as well as its seminarians.  We would like the Church to cooperate with the Justice System and its laity to provide adequate investigation into all allegations of clerical misconduct and to purge through laicization these broods of vipers who taint not just the Catholic community, but the ecumenical and entire community of the universal church regardless of denomination.  To the ordained authority of the Catholic Church who represent the ecumenical line of succession passed down by Christ, through the apostles and the generations following by rite, specifically in the United States: The 6 Cardinals Currently Lead US Archdioceses; Cardinal Blase J. Cupich - Chicago, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo - Galveston-Houston, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan - New York, Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley - Boston, Cardinal Joseph William Tobin, CSsR - Newark, as well as Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl - Washington, The 4 US Cardinals Are Not Currently Diocesan Bishops; Cardinal Raymond L. Burke - Patron of the Order of Malta, Cardinal Kevin J. Farrell - Prefect of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Family, and Life, Cardinal James M. Harvey - Archpriest of the Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls, as well as Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien - Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, The 6 US Cardinals Are Retired; Cardinal William J. Levada - Prefect Emeritus, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony - Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, Cardinal Adam J. Maida - Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit, Cardinal Justin F. Rigali - Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, as well as Cardinal James F. Stafford - Major Penitentiary Emeritus, The Active Bishops; the 6 Cardinal Archbishops, the 29 Archbishops, the 162 Diocesan Bishops, as well as the 74 Auxiliary Bishops, The Retired Bishops; the 7 retired Cardinal Archbishops, the 28 retired Archbishops, the 108 retired Diocesan Bishops, the 42 retired Auxiliary Bishops, the 145 Latin Catholic dioceses, the 33 Latin Catholic archdioceses, the 16 Eastern Catholic dioceses, the 2 Eastern Catholic archdioceses, as well as the 1 Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter, The Eastern Rite Eparchies; St Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago (Illinois), Eparchy of St George in Canton for the Romanians (Ohio), Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Stamford (Connecticut), Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passaic (New Jersey), Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix (Arizona), Eparchy of Our Lady of Deliverance Syriac Catholic Diocese in the US (New Jersey), Chaldean Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle of Detroit (Michigan), Chaldean Eparchy of St Peter the Apostle, San Diego (California), Eparchy of Parma, Ohio (Ruthenian), Eparchy of St Maron of Brooklyn (New York), Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York of Armenian Catholics, Eparchy of Newton, Our Lady of the Annunciation, Boston (Melkite Greek) (Massachusetts), Eparchy of St Nicholas in Chicago for Ukrainians (Illinois), Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon (Maronite), Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St Josaphat, Parma (Ohio),  as well as St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada (New York), The Eastern Rite Archeparchies; Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) as well as Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), The Archdioceses in the US; Archdiocese of Anchorage (Alaska), Archdiocese of Atlanta (Georgia), Archdiocese of Baltimore (Maryland), Archdiocese of Boston (Massachusetts), Archdiocese of Chicago (Illinois), Archdiocese of Cincinnati (Ohio), Archdiocese of Denver (Colorado), Archdiocese of Detroit (Michigan), Archdiocese of Dubuque (Iowa), Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston (Texas), Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Indiana), Archdiocese of Hartford (Connecticut), Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Archdiocese of Los Angeles (California), Archdiocese of Louisville (Kentucky), Archdiocese of Miami (Florida), Archdiocese of Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Archdiocese of Mobile (Alabama), Archdiocese of New Orleans (Louisiana), Archdiocese of New York (New York), Archdiocese of Newark (New Jersey), Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma), Archdiocese of Omaha (Nebraska), Archdiocese of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, Archdiocese of San Antonio (Texas), Archdiocese of San Francisco (California), Archdiocese of Santa Fe (New Mexico), Archdiocese of Seattle (Washington), Archdiocese of St Louis(Missouri), Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis (Minnesota), Archdiocese of the Military Services (District of Columbia), as well as the Archdiocese of Washington (District of Columbia), The Dioceses in the US; Diocese of Albany (New York), Diocese of Alexandria (Louisiana), Diocese of Allentown (Pennsylvania), Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown (Pennsylvania), Diocese of Amarillo (Texas), Diocese of Arlington (Virginia), Diocese of Austin (Texas), Diocese of Baker (Oregon), Diocese of Baton Rouge (Louisiana), Diocese of Beaumont (Texas), Diocese of Belleville (Illinois), Diocese of Biloxi (Mississippi), Diocese of Birmingham (Alabama), Diocese of Bismarck (North Dakota), Diocese of Boise (Idaho), Diocese of Bridgeport (Connecticut), Diocese of Brooklyn (New York), Diocese of Brownsville (Texas), Diocese of Buffalo (New York), Diocese of Burlington (Vermont), Diocese of Camden (New Jersey), Diocese of Charleston (South Carolina), Diocese of Charlotte (North Carolina), Diocese of Cheyenne (Wyoming), Diocese of Cleveland (Ohio), Diocese of Colorado Springs (Colorado), Diocese of Columbus (Ohio), Diocese of Corpus Christi (Texas), Diocese of Covington (Kentucky), Diocese of Crookston (Minnesota), Diocese of Dallas (Texas), Diocese of Davenport (Iowa), Diocese of Des Moines (Iowa), Diocese of Dodge City (Kansas), Diocese of Duluth (Minnesota), Diocese of El Paso (Texas), Diocese of Erie (Pennsylvania), Diocese of Evansville (Indiana), Diocese of Fairbanks (Alaska), Diocese of Fall River (Massachusetts), Diocese of Fargo (North Dakota), Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend (Indiana), Diocese of Fort Worth (Texas), Diocese of Fresno (California), Diocese of Gallup (New Mexico), Diocese of Gary (Indiana), Diocese of Gaylord (Michigan), Diocese of Grand Island (Nebraska), Diocese of Grand Rapids (Michigan), Diocese of Great Falls-Billings (Montana), Diocese of Green Bay (Wisconsin), Diocese of Greensburg (Pennsylvania), Diocese of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), Diocese of Helena (Montana), Diocese of Honolulu (Hawaii), Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux (Louisiana), Diocese of Jackson (Mississippi), Diocese of Jefferson City (Missouri), Diocese of Joliet (Illinois), Diocese of Juneau (Alaska), Diocese of Kalamazoo (Michigan), Diocese of Kansas City - St Joseph (Missouri), Diocese of Knoxville (Tennessee), Diocese of La Crosse (Wisconsin), Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana, Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana, Diocese of Lake Charles (Louisiana), Diocese of Lansing (Michigan), Diocese of Laredo (Texas), Diocese of Las Cruces (New Mexico), Diocese of Las Vegas (Nevada), Diocese of Lexington (Kentucky), Diocese of Lincoln (Nebraska), Diocese of Little Rock (Arkansas), Diocese of Lubbock (Texas), Diocese of Madison (Wisconsin), Diocese of Manchester (New Hampshire), Diocese of Marquette (Michigan), Diocese of Memphis (Tennessee), Diocese of Metuchen (New Jersey), Diocese of Monterey (California), Diocese of Nashville (Tennessee), Diocese of New Ulm (Minnesota), Diocese of Norwich (Connecticut), Diocese of Oakland (California), Diocese of Ogdensburg (New York), Diocese of Orange (California), Diocese of Orlando (Florida), Diocese of Owensboro (Kentucky), Diocese of Palm Beach (Florida), Diocese of Paterson (New Jersey), Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee (Florida), Diocese of Peoria (Illinois), Diocese of Phoenix (Arizona), Diocese of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), Diocese of Portland in Maine, Diocese of Providence (Rhode Island), Diocese of Pueblo (Colorado), Diocese of Raleigh (North Carolina), Diocese of Rapid City (South Dakota), Diocese of Reno (Nevada), Diocese of Richmond (Virginia), Diocese of Rochester (New York), Diocese of Rockford (Illinois), Diocese of Rockville Centre (New York), Diocese of Sacramento (California), Diocese of Saginaw (Michigan), Diocese of Salina (Kansas), Diocese of Salt Lake City (Utah), Diocese of San Angelo (Texas), Diocese of San Bernardino (California), Diocese of San Diego (California), Diocese of San Jose (California), Diocese of Santa Rosa (California), Diocese of Savannah (Georgia), Diocese of Scranton (Pennsylvania), Diocese of Shreveport (Louisiana), Diocese of Sioux City (Iowa), Diocese of Sioux Falls (South Dakota), Diocese of Spokane (Washington), Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, Diocese of Springfield in Massachusetts, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau (Missouri), Diocese of St Augustine (Florida), Diocese of St Cloud (Minnesota), Diocese of St Petersburg (Florida), Diocese of St Thomas, VI (Virgin Islands), Diocese of Steubenville (Ohio), Diocese of Stockton (California), Diocese of Superior (Wisconsin), Diocese of Syracuse (New York), Diocese of Toledo (Ohio), Diocese of Trenton (New Jersey), Diocese of Tucson (Tucson), Diocese of Tulsa (Oklahoma), Diocese of Tyler (Texas), Diocese of Venice (Florida), Diocese of Victoria (Texas), Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston (West Virginia), Diocese of Wichita (Kansas), Diocese of Wilmington (Delaware), Diocese of Winona (Minnesota), Diocese of Worcester (Massachusetts), Diocese of Yakima (Washington) and the Diocese of Youngstown (Ohio), We, the ecumenical faithful of the universal church, request the cardinal virtue of justice for the seminarians, children and others who have been abused, molested, sexually assaulted and raped by those placed in ecclesial authority over them. We request that the USCCB set the example globally by setting the tone for the pursuit of justice within the Catholic Church in the United States and its territories. We request full state and federal cooperation with law enforcement to investigate any allegation of such injustices allegedly committed at the hands of our ordained leaders as well as those who may have abetted in such instances, covered up such instances or remained complacent in such instances. We request that this cooperation with law enforcement be supplemented with investigation in every parish led by the laity. These investigations should be in cooperation with law enforcement whenever such cases be applicable. We request a purge of leadership within the Catholic Church of those found to be guilty of such crimes against the faithful and innocent. We request that any leadership found guilty either by the courts of man or the investigation of the church to be stripped of their positions through public and transparent laicization in accordance with canon law (CC 1583, CC 290-293). We request this to be done at every level of religious order, from brothers and sisters to the Bishop of Rome, if allegations of these crimes, abetting or complacency prove true. We cite in pursuit of these actions the following catechetical paragraphs: On Virtue - 1804-1811, especially 1807, and On Sexual Morality - 2331-2359. We would also cite Presbyterorum Ordinis, CC 277 and the entirety of the Theology of the Body Homilies as presented by Saint Pope John Paul II. In order to provide an example of righteous anger from Christ Himself, we cite Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48 and John 2:13-16. Given Christ’s reaction to matters lesser than those present in the current scandal, we believe justice should be handled proportionately since those involved in these matters are no less than the “brood of vipers” Christ encountered in His time. We request justice in these matters. Sincerely, The ecumenical body that comprises the universal church,

Daniel McKenzie
340 supporters
Update posted 6 hours ago

Petition to Mr. Ryan Rich, Mr. Robert Williamson, Ms. Andrea Lee

Bring Spotify and Pandora Back To Our iPads

On September 21, 2018 we celebrated homecoming at Noblesville. We had tons of fun and we cheered hard. We ended the day with a nice movie. And when I was walking out the door someone asked me, “Did the delete Spotify of your iPad too?”  I ignored them and went on with my day. That night, I checked my email and I got an email from our principal saying, “The Spotify and Pandora apps have been removed from all student iPads here in order to ensure compliance with the guidelines established under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). ”  This got on my nerve and so, I looked up what the heck COPPA is. And I found thanks to , “The primary goal of COPPA is to place parents in control over what information is collected from their young children online. The Rule was designed to protect children under age 13 while accounting for the dynamic nature of the Internet. The Rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children, and operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. The Rule also applies to websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information directly from users of another website or online service directed to children.” As an 8th Grader I am offended. I am 13 and I am under this “Act” for something for something that was put on for people UNDER 13. Yes, UNDER 13. In social studies we are learning about peaceful protests and the tax act, and the cause of the America Revolution. “March is Music in Our Schools Month, which was created to increase awareness of the importance of music in student’s lives. ‘Music has the potential to take a person from the Beta brainwave state to deeper Alpha, and then Theta brainwave states, depending on the music,’ explained Dr. Masha Godkin.” Explains Northcentral University. This is unacceptable so, what I have learned that when students listen to music they learn better, then they take it off our iPads?! Let’s win our music back together!

Trevor Greenlee
367 supporters