30 petitions

Started 2 days ago

Petition to Ohio, Ohio State House, Ohio State Senate

Support & Advocate for Youth Mental Health Services Across Ohio

To Concerned Citizens and Ohio Legislature:  The political youth of Northeastern Ohio is reaching out to you today with concerns for our state's mental illness epidemic in relation to violent behavior. Backed by a strong foundation of evidence in this topic shows that the enforced medicating of those who are mentally ill, and efficient psychiatric care would be the best course of action for reducing the rate of crime and school shootings within our communities. Statistics show that most mental illness begins development from a young age. This behavior is facilitated in children by factors including, but are not limited to bullying, economic status, race, and family life. We at YAMI wish to advocate for legislation that helps fund new construction of psychiatric facilities that are closely accessible to the youth of Ohio. In addition, we also promote the enforcement of stricter medication legislation for opiates and prescription pain killers. Lastly, we wish for the Ohioan governments to implement highly effective psychiatric care in all public schools for students of all ages. Our plea to you, and all Ohioan legislators, is to help promote and pass legislation that would bring this type of change to our communities. With Ohio having the fifth highest rate of serious mentally ill patients, we are here to advocate for this legislation in hopes that not only this rate would go down, but that we would have the proper care in our areas to prevent its development in our youth. This petition shows the support of our community and of Notre Dame Cathedral Latin High-School. Our goal is to have over 100 names signed to this petition with the hope it will show how even a small group can create change to advocate and increase services for Mental health programs in Ohio.   Sincerely, Youth Advocacy for Mental Illness (YAMI)

Paige Rowley, Olivia Remchick, Kathryn Burns
7 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Mark Dayton, Debra Hilstrom, James P. Metzen, Al Franken, Chris A. Eaton, Minnesota State House, Minnesota State Senate, Minnesota Governor

Minnesota State Legislators: Enact "Cameron Norris Law" as New Child Homicide Statute

What Happened to Cameron Samuel Christopher Jones, was a close family friend of Cynthia Sweats' family for years. He was trusted to watch Cameron for Cynthia on one occasion, so she could go to work. Samuel Jones brutally beat baby Cameron Norris to death on February 7, 2003. Jones was released March 8, 2017 after only serving 14 years, of his 20 year maximum sentence. Jones is now a free man, on parole until 2023. Jones has never showed remorse, had no mandated rehabilitation, nor has he faced Cynthia to apologize, for what he did. In the courtroom he smiled and scoffed at the victimized family members during his sentencing.  Cynthia Sweats will never receive justice for Cameron's death. However, her goal is to provide justice for other children fatally victimized at the hands of an adult. The courts should hold offenders fully accountability for these crimes.  WCCO 4 NEWS TAKES THIS CAUSE SERIOUSLY: Cameron Norris Law – A focus into the future, for a new Child Homicide Statute in Minnesota.  MISSION: Enact Cameron Norris Law in response to child homicide. Offenders must be held fully accountable for the crime they committed. Parents need to feel some sense of justice. The cycle of violence needs to be broken with mandated intense rehabilitation for those found guilty of these heinous crimes, if any plea bargain is offered.  Society Needs Lawmakers to;  See society's need for harsher sentencing and mandated treatment for those who harm a child.  Ensure that all parents feel heard and represented throughout the process. Mandated Restorative Justice Rehabilitation to offenders that seek the plea bargain.   Outline of Cameron Norris Law Offender will be charged with 1st degree homicide, when arrested and booked into jail. Offender is given the choice to decide if he/she wants to go to trial or take the "Intentional Second Degree Murder" plea deal. If offender chooses to go to trial; He/she can be found guilty or not guilty, in court of law. If found guilty, offender will be sentenced to life in prison If offender chooses intentional second degree murder plea deal; Plea deal sentence terms; 40 years max, possible parole after 26 years (2/3rd of 40 years)  Offender can only reach parole in 26 years by compliance with all requirements of the plea deal. If offender is not in compliance with all requirements, the offender must serve the remaining 14 years (of 40 year maximum sentence) before parole will be offered one more time.  Plea deal requires; The offender to confess and provide all details of the child's murder. Offender to successfully complete extensive, intense treatment, structured rehabilitation, goal training, anger management, coping and skills training, educational and job coaching skills. Offender must complete all phases of the rehabilitation program,  show progress and remorse. If all requirements of the Restorative Justice Rehabilitation Program have not been met, the offender will forfeit the agreement and will then serve life in prison. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT Help me in this fight for better laws to give justice to children. We need Cameron Norris's Law. SIGN the Petition & SHARE with everyone that you know. God Bless you! IMPORTANT LINKS FOR YOU TO KNOW FACEBOOK: WEBSITE:   TWITTER: @2013FFCAK GOFUNDME:         

2,683 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Rick Scott

Use the line item veto to save residents from CS/SB 7026

With the house passage of CS/SB 7026, litigation that puts millions of Floridians in legal jeopardy is dangerously close to becoming law. We petition Florida Governor Rick Scott to protect his citizens by using the line-item veto to strike lines 736 to 747 in the bill, which read: "790.222 Bump-fire stocks prohibited.—A person may not import into this state or transfer, distribute, sell, keep for sale, offer for sale, possess, or give to another person a bump fire stock. A person who violates this section commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, the term “bump fire stock” means a conversion kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device used to alter the rate of fire of a firearm to mimic automatic weapon fire or which is used to increase the rate of fire to a faster rate than is possible for a person to fire such semiautomatic firearm unassisted by a kit, a tool, an accessory, or a device." Beyond the politically charged title of this section, this verbiage places potentially millions of law-abiding citizens into limbo as it can be argued that modifications that do as little as lighten a firearm may increase its rate of fire. With such a loose definition, very severe penalties, no grace period, compensation, or options for disposition of offending devices, this section would be extremely harmful to the residents of the state of Florida. Governor Scott, we call upon you to do what is right for your residents. If a bump-fire stock ban is something desired by the State of Florida, strike this poorly written section and recommend the passage of a separate ban with these concerns addressed.  

Michael Stevenson
153 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, mike thompson

Pass H.R. 4240 by March 24th: Require background checks on private gun sales

90% of Americans support background checks for all gun sales (source), yet it is estimated that 22% of gun sales in the US go through without a background check (source). Right now, there is bipartisan legislation (H.R. 4240 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017) proposed in The House of Representatives has that would close the so-called background check loophole for private gun sales.  H.R. 4240 - Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act of 2017: is bipartisan will require private (unlicensed) sellers to conduct background checks on buyers at a gun show or after advertising to buy/sell a firearm creates funding to fix gaps in the instant background text system (NICS) bans the creation of a National Gun Registry penalizes states without a process for Relief of Disabilities specifies that background check requirements do NOT apply to temporary transfers for hunting, sporting, etc, or examination of a firearm by a potential buyer full text here: This bill has been blocked from a vote despite public and bipartisan support. This week, Rep. Mike Thompson is attempting to force a vote with a Discharge Petition: 218 congressional signatures are needed to bring the legislation to the floor, and as of the writing of this petition, there were only 169. Tell Congress that we want them to prioritize the people over politics:  Congress, listen to the 90% of Americans who are in favor of required background checks on all gun sales. Sign the Discharge Petition. Vote in favor of H.R. 4240. Do it quickly, do it together, and do it proudly. You are our representatives: represent us. Petition updated 3/4/18: added the full name of the legislation and additional topics addressed by the bill other than background checks. Graphic found at

Stefannie Pace
198 supporters