Petition to U.S Congressman Austin Scott, U.S Congressman Austin Scott, U.S. House of Representatives
Give the Victims of Camp Lejeune’s Contaminated Water Compensation and Free Health Care.
NED 100,000 GOAL The drinking water at Camp Lejeune was a hidden hazard and it was decades later that the truth was finally exposed that the drinking water contamination was caused by the leaking storage tanks from 1953 to 1987.The U.S. government is compensating some victims and giving them free health care . All the victims of the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune have endured years of illnesses and suffered loss of life. The victims are asking for compensation and free health care for all the victims of Camp Lejuenes contaminated water. Compensating all the victims ensures them that they were not forgotten and the U.S. will take care of the American citizens of this country. Thank you.
Petition to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Require Licenses/Permits to Own Venomous Reptiles
Many people in the state of North Carolina own a reptile of some sort, whether it be a lizard, gecko, or snake. However, some of these reptiles are venomous and can pose a threat to the person keeping them. I have seen multiple posts in reptile sale groups on Facebook advertising copperheads, sometimes even rattlesnakes. The people trying to sell these animals will usually say that the buyer of said reptile must have experience workin with venomous reptiles. How can you be certain that an interested party actually does have experience? Most of these cases can end up one of two ways. Either the buyer of the reptile figures out how to handle the animal, or they get a bite and need emergency care. I propose that all owners of venomous reptiles obtain a certification, stating that they are fit to own a venomous animal. If people have to get a permit/license to own a rifle or a handgun, why not need the same certification to own a venomous animal? They are both more than capable of killing someone. This certification will cover the most common, and even more exotic, venomous reptiles. For example, Gila monsters, cobras of any type (ex. King, monocled, spitting), gaboon vipers, rattlesnakes, bush vipers, copperheads. A man in Orange County was bitten by one of his King Cobras last year, and the anti-venom had to be delivered from a zoo. If people are going to own venomous snakes, they should have some form of training so that incidents such as this don't happen. I have attached the link for the news story for convenience: http://www.wral.com/orange-county-man-in-hospital-after-king-cobra-bite-snakes-pose-no-threat-to-public/15679398/ In conclusion, it is for the benefit and safety of all members of the population that venomous snake owners be put through training to obtain certification stating they are allowed and have the ability to own venomous reptiles. Incidents where people are bitten have the potential to put the reptile-keeping hobby in a bad light. My family personally has multiple geckos, some skinks, and ball pythons. None of these animals are harmful to people, but people are afraid of snakes because of stories on the news. Thank you for your time.
Petition to Chairman William Cobey
Mandatory Mental Health Education in NC Schools
Bullying is on the rise in our state. More and more students are taking their lives because of bullying and the the fact that mental health is not talked about in schools. As a society, we tend to write off the issues of our youth. Bullying is being seen as amost a right of passage as our friends, family, and school staff ignore or do not take notice. Almosy nothing is done in schools for the students who are being bullied or even the ones doing the bulling. How will children and teens be able to recognize the signs of depression and anxiety if they are not properly educated on the issue? Something has got to change. It is an issue that needa to be discussed in schools. There needs to be proper training for staff to recognize signs of bullying and depression. We need to fight to fix the school system for our sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and children to come. After all these students are our future. Please share and sign this petition. Help bring change to the schools of NC and hopefully we can spread this across America. After all, we have to start somewhere.
Petition to Thom Tillis, North Carolina State House, North Carolina State Senate, North Carolina Governor
Pass NC House Bill 185 Medical Marijuana, END Opioid Abuse in NC- It's TIME to SAVE LIVES!
You may think having a large amount of THC in your system will kill you, but you are wrong. Ever since marijuana has been known to mankind, not one single account of death from overdose has been recorded. On the other hand, in 2010, 38,329 people died from drug overdoses. Sixty percent of those were related to prescription drugs. In that same year, 25,692 people died from alcohol-related causes. 2015-2016 Facts & Statistics: (PDF Link) American Society of Addiction Medicine 2015 Opioid Facts & Figures 2015 If you are completely fine with alcohol and cigarettes, then there shouldn’t be a reason you aren’t accepting of marijuana as well. As you can see from a 2010 study published in the Lancet and reported on by the Economist, a team of drug experts in the U.K. assessed the combined harms to others and to the user of marijuana as less than the harms posed by alcohol or tobacco use. The negative stigma of pot use has certainly made it seem like it’s worse, and since using the drug is still illegal, the fact that only people who are willing to break the law will smoke has inevitably made it associated with a “pothead” culture. These are just the preconceived notions we’ve been brought up in though. A world where instead of drinking cheap beer, a hopeful political candidate can roll a joint to seem like the “people’s choice” doesn’t have to seem crazy. This scenario would be the healthier choice. An epidemic of unintentional poisoning deaths continues to affect North Carolina. Since 1999, the number of these deaths has increased by more than 300 percent, from 297 to 1,140 in 2011. The clear majority of unintentional deaths are drug or medication-related, occurring when people misuse or abuse these drugs. In particular, opioid analgesic deaths involving medications such as methadone, oxycodone, and hydrocodone have increased significantly in North Carolina. Opioid analgesics are now involved in more drug deaths than cocaine and heroin combined. Wilmington, North Carolina leads the nation on opioid abuse and in a recent study of the top 25 worst US cities for opioid abuse, North Carolina clocks in a record, 4 times. In the Nation, (THE ENTIRE NATION FOLKS!) Hickory was the 5th, followed by Jacksonville at 12th and Fayetteville at 18th. Earlier this year CBS North Carolina Investigates talked to outreach groups, users, law enforcement agencies, and even the DEA about the problem.They say prescription abuse often eventually leads to heroin abuse.In fact, CBS North Carolina pulled the numbers and found heroin deaths in our state have skyrocketed more than 584 percent. Can you imagine how many people's life would change for the better and would be saved by reducing these numbers? Medicinal Marijuana can provide a much better & safer alternative, saving millions of lives, and protecting our future generations! WE MUST BE THE CHANGE! Tell our congressmen & women that enough is enough, give people the choice and a chance. If we don't try, nothing will change, more people will continue to be addicts & die- I think of my daughters, think of yours and your sons- your grandsons! your neighbors, your teachers, your police officers & every single human being that we share our lives with. Instead of first thinking about the "bad" things you hear in our society about marijuana, think of all the positives that could come from this being legal- besides most importantly saving lives & reducing the crippling opioid epidemic, North Carolina is an agriculture state, think of how many people would benefit from this without consuming, the amount of jobs it would create and farms it would save. Last December in 71 out of 100 counties, the unemployment rate INCREASED, remained unchanged in 20 and only 9 saw a slither of a decrease. Please stand up, speak up, show your support & let our representatives know. Peace be with you all. ✌ God bless you and God bless the Great State of North Carolina!
Petition to Roy Cooper, Margaret Spellings
Approve free college tuition for North Carolina's residents!
Earlier this year, the state of New York introduced the Excelsior Scholarship, a tuition free program for New York residents. It grants New York's middle class residents free college tuition at any CUNY or SUNY school, making higher education more affordable and easier to access. (Free tuition for New York) But it's only one state out of fifty taking action. It's progress for New York students, but what about the rest of us? The ones who are frantically applying for the FAFSA, applying for every scholarship available, graduates drowning in student debt. It's time consuming, it's stressful, and it's sending graduates off to a rocky start. Having to juggle debt and other finances right off the bat? Yikes. As a resident of North Carolina and a high school senior, I keep watching New York with jealousy while internally semi-panicking, thinking about the FAFSA and scholarship deadlines. Recently, I asked a teacher and one of my classes if NC should do the same for NC residents- my teacher agreed and I was startled by my class's (very loud) reactions, agreeing as well. Now, it may only be a tiny silver of the North Carolina population who feel this way, but I strongly feel many other NC residents will agree. I did some digging around, and I found out that interestingly enough, Roy Cooper's (NC Governor) mother was a school teacher. Not only that, he's dedicated a part of his public service to education and our students to ensure a good education for all. Roy Cooper, I can trust that you can acknowledge that education creates more opportunities, creates more jobs, and is something that everyone should have access to. Can you follow in Governor Cuomo's (New York) footsteps? Can you work with Margaret Spellings, president of the UNC system (and former US Secretary of Education), to ensure this right for North Carolina's residents? Why is it that we have to pay to access higher education in order to create a better future for us and future generations to come? We've had free access to public schools but costs to continue on into public university. New York is advancing, it's only soon enough that another state will follow their footsteps. North Carolina should be next to follow. If you agree, please sign this petition for North Carolina's government to approve free tuition for middle class NC residents in all 17 UNC schools.
Petition to Donald Trump
Recreational Marijuana in North Carolina
I believe that recreational use of Marijuana will reduce crime and help people from all types of ailments. People can be responsible with Marijuana if given the chance. It's better for you and safer than drinking. Consider all the jobs that would be created.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
UNC Pembroke Student Parking Rights
Students attending UNC Pembroke living on campus or commuting can all agree that the one thing our wonderful institution lacks is plentiful and legal/un-ticketed parking for residents, students, staff- not to mention possible visitors. We pay parking permits, yet we are not assigned a spot with this permit. We are not even guaranteed a parking space day to day with this permit. Tickets are passed out for parking in inappropriate locations, even if there are no spaces and our cars are not in the way of anything. College is expensive and college kids are typically known for being broke, but never did we expect it to be over parking the best we can with permits we've purchased. We, the signed, request the prompt attention to cut ticketing costs on students and ask our leaders to work with us to either identify guaranteed parking places per student or to work as a family to create what our establishment agrees to be proper and plentiful parking for all attending our wonderful campus. Go Braves.
Petition to North carolina
Declare Independence from Meat
There are nearly 9 million pigs in North Carolina… and 10 million humans. There are a dozen counties in in the state where pigs actually outnumber humans, but most of these animals live their short lives in concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). They are rarely if ever seen by the general public. However, to our neighbors in eastern North Carolina, the reality of factory farming is anything but hidden — the smell, the flies, the foul brown water all seep through the land they call home. This isn't just an animal rights issue, it's a human rights issue, too. It’s social injustice, plain and simple. One could argue that North Carolina is a microcosm of the ills of factory farming; what's bad for the animals is bad for public health and for the environment. Our neighbors (humans and other animals) deserve freedom from harm. Reducing demand for meat is a small but truly significant and compassionate action we can take to ensure that justice rules. The good news is that community activists are beginning to motivate their neighbors to take action. Will you join them? It’s time to meet the neighbors; to see the big picture and act in concert with core values related to compassion, environmental stewardship, and social justice. Sign this pledge to show that you are among those choosing more compassionate choices and eating plants instead of animals. Do it for yourself, do it for the animals, and do it for our North Carolina neighbors who deserve better!