military families

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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Kendall Rasmusson

Honoring A Hero - Keeping a Memorial

In April 2018, we received a violation notice from Desert Oasis of Surprise Master Association Home Owners Association for a decoration that I have had up since we moved in April 2017. We have been fined $50.00 for not removing the decoration. I do not want to remove the decoration when all other decorations on the house have not been a violation. This decoration hangs proudly on our home and is a part of our American patriotic theme of our home. My decoration is honoring my brother, US Army Airborne Ranger SGT John Kyle Daggett, who died serving our country on May 15th, 2008. My decoration is a reminder to our community of the sacrifices our soldiers make to keep our country free. My decoration has connected my community members, honors our Veterans, and joins us together. Our family has had people stop by to talk, leave letters, flowers, and cards honoring my brother, my family and thanking me for honoring him with my decoration. It honors all of America's military, values our fallen soldiers, supports our veterans and shows that we are all a family. I love the connection I have with our community because of my decoration. I am proud of my brother and want to display my decoration without being scrutinized by the HOA. My violation appeals have been denied and I am moving forward petitioning the community’s approval to keep my decoration honoring a local American Hero.  

Kendall Rasmusson
1,805 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to CDC’s NCEH/ATSDR Director Dr. Patrick Breysse, Dr. Ileana Arias, Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Cory Gardner, Rep. Doug Lamborn, Governor John Hickenlooper, James N. Mattis, Alex M. Azar II

Include Colorado Communities in new National Health Study on PFAS Water Pollution

Colorado residents in Security, Widefield, and Fountain have been​ ​exposed​ ​to​ ​toxic​ ​Perfluoroalkyl​ ​Substances​ ​(PFASs) ​in their drinking water for an unknown period of years, and have a right to​ ​know ​how much of these chemicals they carry in their bodies. PFAS exposure has been linked to numerous health problems, including cancer.  The 2018 Federal Defense Budget directs the CDC Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct a national study on the cumulative health effects of PFAS exposure, and to include a minimum of merely 8 out of 100+ military communities with toxic PFAS water contamination. The Peterson Air Force Base toxic PFAS contamination site impacted the drinking water of over 60,000 residents & military families, making it the largest impacted military community. Therefore, we, the undersigned, ask that you contact​ ​Dr. Patrick Breysse, Director NCEH/ATSDR, and Dr. Illeana Arias, Director, Division of Community Health Investigations, to request the inclusion of the affected communities near Peterson Air Force Base in the national health study, including, but not limited to voluntary​ ​PFAS​ ​blood​ ​serum​ ​testing​ and​ ​longitudinal​ ​health monitoring for all residents.​

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition
250 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Philip E. (Phil) Berger, Louis Pate, Harry Brown, Jerry W. Tillman, Wesley Meredith, Floyd B. McKissick, Jr., Gladys A. Robinson, Terry Van Duyn, Ben Clark, Norman W. Sanderson, Erica Smith-Ingram, Roy Cooper

NC Bridges for the Fallen

The state of North Carolina is one of the few states that refuses to place memorial bridges to honor fallen service members. As a Gold Star Wife, I have learned the importance of Gold Star Families seeing the name(s) of their fallen loved ones live on. It breaks my heart that the state of North Carolina is one of the only states that do not allow bridges to be dedicated in honor of the fallen. This is something that needs to change for several reasons.  North Carolina is home to the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, NC. The 82nd has played a substantial role in our great nations history and our future. Population wise, Ft. Bragg is the largest military base in our great nation. Ft. Bragg also is home to our nations GRF also known as Global Response Force, this means the men and women stationed at Ft. Bragg are ready to deploy with in a very short notice. On top of being home to the 82nd Airborne Division, North Carolina is also home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (Goldsboro, NC), the Coast Guard's Base Support Unit (Elizabeth City, NC), and Camp Lejeune (Jacksonville, NC). North Carolina represents three out of the four main branches of service, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps. North Carolina is a state with huge military ties, but somehow we are lacking in the ability to fully honor our fallen service members. This is something that needs to change. These great men and women who sacrifice it all, deserve to be honored and remembered to the greatest extent of the word.  Banksy once said a man dies twice, once when he takes his final breathe and again when his name is spoken for the last time. NEVER let this happen, ALWAYS remember our fallen service members and the sacrifices they have made for both you and I.

Emily Piotrowski
53 supporters