32 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Barbara Sears

Use the medical transportation company of choice

Up until last week I was able to use a company called Scenic View Transportation to get to medical appointments that are located in Northeast Ohio. This company has went above and beyond to provide me transportation. They are not any ordinary transportation company. The drivers are on time. The service is good quality service. They have educated themselves about my  very complex medical condition. They know what I need if a problem should arise.  Last week MTM/United Healthcare abruptly ended their contract with Scenic View Transportation. With the contract being interupted I lose access to quality transportation that has helped me remain stable in my community.  Scenic View has helped me stay out the hospital by providing quality transportation. The amount they charge is a little bit more than other providers. This is because it's worth the amount they charge. Drivers are on time, they are close by when I need picked up, they are able to accommadate my power wheelchair. They also go outside of Summit County for appointments that I have.  In my local community there are very few companies that travel outside Summit County for people in wheelchairs. I have reached out to Summit County NET program about this issue. I was told that Scenic View can't get a contract with them until 2019. This leaves me with only one provider in my whole county that could meet my needs. However this one company cannot do that as they are booked up. In the last year there has been a greater need for NET Providers to pick up transportation needs for others around the county because of cuts to DODD services through local county board. So other service providers had to pick up the slack. Unfortnately that left me with no one to help. Scenic View came to my rescue. Without Scenic View I lose the ability to get to doctor's appointments for specialists that I see for Dysautonomia, Mast Cell and other disabling conditions. The loss of transportation puts me at risk for frequent hospitalizations, lack of access to medical care and much more. It also would force me to have to make six hour long commutes on a public bus. This would take away my ability to have home care services. As it would have me spending the majority of my day traveling. My health cannot handle this amount of time on the road or traveling. As I have conditions that are disabling.  I'm asking the Ohio Department of Medicaid Director to consider my request for a contract with NET or Ohio Medicaid that would allow me to use them as a provider for my transportation needs. Even more so for the contract with United Healthcare and MTM to be renewed for myself and others who use Scenic View Transportation.   

Alicia Hopkins
115 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Mike DeWine

Voices for Mackenzie Basham

My daughter Mackenzie Basham pled guilty to 9 counts of burglary in August 2014. She was advised by her attorney to take a deal unethically. She was 19, with a prior of 2 seat belt violations at time of arrest. Allen County Sheriff Samuel A. Crish made a statement publicly of others involved in these crimes in May 2014. No other persons were brought in on any charges associated with this case.Allen County Prosecutor, Juergen A. Waldick, also knew of others involved in these crimes.The head Crime scene investigator on her case was police sergeant Fredrick DePalma. DePalma, 49, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2015 for 35 counts of theft in office and 24 counts of tampering with evidence. He committed the police misconduct on cases in 2014.  DePalma signed every single piece of evidence in Mackenzie's discovery packet against her in 2014. Mackenzie admitted to having stolen property in her apartment and car and being paid to take it to pawn shops. The sentencing judge said aloud that drugs and the "wrong" crowd had put Mackenzie in this situation. In a courtroom full of Mackenzie's family and friends, not one official of Allen County said a word as she pled guilty out of pure fear to every single one of these crimes alone. That would mean 9 burglaries in 3 days, done by one 19 year old girl. She was given a 14 year sentence.  Mackenzie had a 2 year old baby at the time of sentencing, he is now 6 years old.  Please help me be a voice to get Mackenzie a shorter sentence so she can be reunited with her son before 2028. In 2028 her son will be 17 years old, and my daughter will be 34 years old. She has served enough time for her involvement in these crimes and has learned a very difficult lesson. She is now drug free and ready to have a second chance on life. She is a loving mother and a beautiful caring person. She is ready to function in society in a positive way now at 23 years old.  Please help me be her voice on the outside by signing this petition. My goal is to get Mackenzie a commutation of her sentence. This would make her sentence shorter and give an encouraging light at the end of the tunnel for our family who loves her so much. Positive letters of support for Mackenzie can be sent to: Ohio Parole Board Mackenzie Basham #090219 770 West Broad St, Columbus Ohio 43222.

Judy Frisby
1,864 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Rob Portman, Sherrod Brown

Stop animal abuse in Ohio, Change Ohio State Law 959.02

We are petitioning Junior Senator of Ohio Rob Portman and Senior Senator, Sherrod Brown. In Ohio, law 959.02 states, "No person shall maliciously, or willfully, and without the consent of the owner, kill or injure a horse, mare, foal, filly, jack, mule, sheep, goat, cow, steer, bull, heifer, ass, ox, swine, dog, cat, or other domestic animal that is the property of another. This section does not apply to a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity." But nowhere in there does it say that whomever owns the domestic animal does not have the right to harm, kill, injure, etc. Is this okay? Just because I own the animal does not give me the right to kill, and/or injure it in any way shape or form. The animals need justice as much as the people do Many animal abusers are not given proper punishments, and therefore, the animals suffer. Sometimes much more than the people do.  The fine for animal abusing is at minimum, 300 dollars, no hours of community service, and no days/months/years in jail/prison I believe that for the animals, the punishments for animal abuse should be increased dramatically and the law should be changed, no owner of any domestic animal should have he right to harm and/or injure any animal. This is not right and MUST be stopped, people should not have the right to do that, or even feel like they can even make an animal feel hurt or abandoned in their own house, or even environment! If we win, all animals will have the freedom to feel safe, isn't Ohio supposed to feel safe? Like a soft, warm, blanket? Isn't America supposed to be a free country? For animals and huamans alike? If we lose, this catastrophic law will keep people from paying the proper sentence for a disgusting act that should be illegal. Animals have many rights, feeling safe should be one of them. If we were all to team up to get our act together and change this outrageous law, I think it would look a little similar to this, "No person shall maliciously, or willfully, kill or injure a horse, mare, foal, filly, jack, mule, sheep, goat, cow, steer, bull, heifer, ass, ox, swine, dog, cat, or any other domestic animal, This section DOES apply to a licensed veterinarian acting in an official capacity." Sign to get this law changed and free our animals of this abuse ridden state. Thank you for your time,                                          Megan    

Megan McHie
1,531 supporters