Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, President Donald J. Trump, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Joe Wilson
Stop denying earned survivor benefits to military surviving spouses
My husband was serving his 30th year in the Navy when the F-18 he was riding in crashed. He was killed, and in a moment, my family's life changed forever. While my children and I were devastated, and then we were saddened to discover that the Dept. of Defense and Congress was far less supportive. My husband’s earned survivor benefit insurance, the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), a insurance annuity, was not paid to me in full. When he died, I was informed that I would only be getting a fraction of the benefit promised. When I asked why, it was explained to me that those spouses who also were eligible to receive Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Veterans Administration will have their SBP survivor annuity insurance benefits offset dollar for dollar by DIC. Full SBP payment is unfairly denied to those surviving spouses. This is known as the SBP-DIC offset, and we must fight to end it. When I lost my husband, I lost 75% of our household income. Today, most SBP-DIC offset surviving spouses receive compensation of only $15,095 a year. These surviving spouses deserve better from their country. I’m calling on Congress to provide surviving spouses with 100% of the Survivor Benefit Plan promised. Our government is reneging on a voluntarily purchased insurance plan whose entire purpose is to ensure that surviving spouses are taken care of financially should the sponsor pre-decease her/him. When a servicemember makes the ultimate sacrifice, their family shouldn’t have to worry about how they will survive. As a Navy spouse, I was there for countless others who experienced loss. When I lost my husband, I realized how negligent the government bureaucracy is towards families who have paid the ultimate price. I want to be there for those families again. Hopefully, if we can gather enough petition support, the government will not ignore us. Please sign the petition to end SBP-DIC offset for military surviving spouses and ask Congress to pass HR 846, (Rep Joe Wilson, SC) and S 339, (Senators Nelson, FL and Collins, ME), the two bills to change the law and end this unjust offset.
Petition to President of the United States, Wisconsin State Senate, Wisconsin State House, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Mike Honda, Wisconsin Governor, Sean Duffy
Military Rape: change the sex offender requirements and law!!
I joined the military because I wanted to serve my country. I served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines for over three years. In that time I was raped and sexually assaulted. When I decided to report the sexual assault I was led through a maze of questions and excuses and I was even discouraged from reporting the crimes. In the end, instead of getting justice I was ostracized and humiliated. I learned that that offenders are not required to disclose their crimes on their discharge papers, and is not on a background check if they get a Non-Judicial Punishment. Most veterans are honorable men and women who have served our country, but there are some who have committed serious crimes like rape and sexual assault during their service and the military has a responsibility to disclose that information for the sake of the public good. If they are not charged per a Court Martial, the Command does not have to make them register, they do not report to ANYONE that the active duty member has to register, and the crime will NOT always be on their criminal back ground. Most Commands do not turn in the paperwork to the proper Civilians to make sure it's on the background check. When asked why Members who got a Non-Judicial Punishment do not have to disclose on their discharge papers, some of the responses I was given were 1) It will take too long to create a national database or 2) the military is going green and it takes too much paper to add an extra check box to discharge papers, THE COMMAND FORGETS SOMETIMES?? This is part of a larger issue of rape within the military. Some estimates reveal that more than 1/3 of women in the armed services are raped during their service and of the reported rapes, 55% are males. If you serve in the US military and you rape or sexually assault a fellow service member you have an 86.5% chance of keeping the crime a secret and a 92% chance of avoiding court martial. Let's get this changed, and make it a requirement that Sex Crimes in the Military should be taken serious, and even if punishment is suspended, or does not go to Court Martial, it should still be on their background for employers and citizens to see while performing a back ground check. And to also include Active Duty Military in our current Database if they were charged per Court Martial (punishment suspended or dropped) Non Judicial Punishment or any form of punishment. If charged one way or another with a sex crime, he/she should also not be allowed to live in Base Housing. Please call (703) 571-3343 and continute to ask WHY they are ignoring our request. Join me in asking the Department of Defense to report criminal history (Military crimes INCLUDING NJP) on their DD214 and request that suspending punishment when being charged with a sex crime not be allowed, Include in Policies and orders that reports MUST be turned into local courthouses to ensure the member registers as a sex offender !! CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org to send stories, ask for help, need to talk, or media inquiries.
Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Department of State, Rex Tillerson, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
They Stood with Us: Save Iraqi Family Under Immediate Threat for Working with U.S. Troops
Mohammed, a 62-year-old Iraqi, and his family are in grave danger because of their affiliation with the U.S. military and desperately need to be granted refugee status in the United States before it’s too late. Multiple generations of Mohammed’s family have risked their lives to U.S. forces and and bring freedom and safety to Iraq. Two of his sons served as interpreters for the U.S. Army, and his brother interpreted for the Marine Corps. All three of them had their lives threatened, and one son was shot in the face by militia. Mohammed’s brother was shot, killed, and left dead in a dumpster when the militia found out about his work. Please sign my petition asking the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have a high-ranking official reconsider the family’s case. Three of Mohammed’s children (the two interpreter brothers and one of their sisters) have already been resettled in recognition of their sacrifices for the United States. But Mohammed, his wife, and his three other children (including a 10-year-old daughter) remain in Iraq, where they are in hiding due to their history of support for the U.S. and the deteriorating security situation in Iraq. They are the prime target for terrorist organizations and will inevitably be killed if they are not rescued. Mohammed and his family firmly believe in the importance of U.S. national security – the family collectively made the decision to defend it at great personal risk. So why is the U.S. government claiming that they are security threat, and denying them entry into the country? Sign my petition to ask USCIS to reconsider their case. After the devastating denial we received last year, Mohammed, his family, and his supporters in the U.S. have one last chance to appeal the decision. But we need your help. We have already submitted over 100 letters recommending that Mohammed be allowed in, now we want to collect thousands of petition signatures saying the same. Will you add your name? We are confident that, given the family’s well-documented loyalty to the United States, if USCIS takes a close look at the facts and circumstances of this case, the agency will approve the resettlement petition and finally allow Mohammed's family, who has sacrificed so much for our country, to be reunited. We made a promise to protect this family. We cannot let this family die at the hands of our common enemy.
Petition to Clinicaltrial.gov and The American dental association, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Food and Drug Administration
Go forward with Dr. Jeremy Mao's clinical trials for regrowing new teeth!
The problem is that people now have the opportunity to regrow damaged and missing teeth! All thanks to the HERO Dr. Jeremy Mao at Columbia University. People go threw painful procedures of root canals, implants etc. Mr. Jeremy Mao has invented a way for that to change forever! We want that chance. We are calling out dental companies, associations and stem cell research centers to allow Mr. Jeremy Mao the opportunity to move forward with clinical trials of his work. This work was founded in 2010 and in 2013 clinical trials were supposed to be done so the public can receive this dental procedure. It 2016 and we the people know that the American dental association and Dental companies along with clinical trials centers themselves are trying to stop this doctor's work and other doctors from allowing his work to reach clinical trials and then to the public. We must demand our opportunity! Yes we can! This will help people all over the nation and across the world! Giving people confidence to be courageous and social and never have to live in depression ever again. Giving people a 3rd chance at a Beautiful valuable real smile. For ourselves, our brothers and sisters, our mother and fathers and our grandparents who all lost teeth and have to live with the artificial crowns or implants let's stop this and regrow our teeth with stem cell teeth regeneration. We want the clinical trials now for Jeremy Mao and his team's work! SIGN THIS PETITION SO WE CAN SEE CHANGE!!!!
Petition to Jimmy Smith, Dennis Baxley, Thad Altman
Leave NO American Veteran Behind. Induct Florida's historical veterans in The Florida Veterans Hall of Fame.
When asked to serve, they did. After their War they became prominent Floridians serving our State. Sam Pasco (U.S. Senator), Gov. Edward Perry and David Lang, Founder of the Florida National Guard were kept out of the 2014 class. Should one group of American Veterans be selected for dishonor? If so, what group of Veterans is next? What message are we sending to today's generation about how their service will be treated in the future if history decides to call their war 'unpopular'? The current interpretation by the Dept. and Cabinet actions exclude various groups of Florida Veterans (National Guard, Confederate, Colonial, Territorial and Native American). Why is one group good enough but the others are not? They are all Floridians and they all answered the call of duty.
Petition to High School, High School Principals, BOE, Superintendents, Dianna Wentzell, Commissioner and Governor Malloy
Allow Enlisted CT H.S. Seniors to wear Military chords during all commencement ceremonies.
Allow Enlisted High School Seniors in all Connecticut communities to wear cords awarded to them from all U.S. Military Branches or provided to them by an American Legion or another official Veteran organization. By signing this petition you are asking that any of the following people in decision making public positions: High School Principals, BOE Members, School Superintendents, Dianna Wentzell, DOE Commissioner and or Governor Malloy take immediate action for the Class of 2017. In hope, that they will also make policy change for all future Enlisted Seniors. Please show your support to our Enlisted High School Seniors and their families who have decided to serve in the U.S. Military.
Petition to Donald Trump
Fight For Those Who Fought For You
As federal patients, Veterans are being prescribed extremely addictive pharmaceuticals linked to widespread death across the country. Despite this fact, these pills remain at a lower classification within the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) than cannabis. Cannabis has helped many people suffering from debilitating conditions such as PTSD, cancer, chronic pain, addiction withdrawal and has statistically lowered the suicide rate in states where it is “legal.” Veterans Health Administration (VA) primary care teams should be educated on how to best implement cannabis into a veterans treatment plan. When a patient is a legal medical cannabis card holder as well as a veteran, they should be afforded the freedom to use cannabis within the VA system as a recognized medical alternative to psychiatric drugs without any discrimination or unjust actions against them. Do you agree? Should veterans be able to treat themselves with medical marijuana. If you do, please join us in the fight to provide veterans safe access and compassionate care within the Veterans Health Administration.
Petition to President and US House of Representatives
Urge President and Congress Vote Infrastructure Bill With
Rahway River Flood Protection
Please contact the President and US CONGRESS and urge passage of an INFRASTRUCTURE Bill that would include construction of the US Army Corp of Engineer plan for Rahway River flood mitigation. Late last year the Congress passed and President passed the federal WRDA bill that made the flood protection a national priority. Now it needs to be funded!