Topic

parenting

17 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to CSUF Associated Students Inc.

Install Diaper Changing Stations on CSUF's Campus

As peers, friends, and classmates, we are called to speak out on behalf of parenting students at California State University, Fullerton. We believe that parenting students should feel welcomed and supported by our school community and that our school community should advance efforts to expand and install the resources that they need to successfully participate in our school community while also balancing the needs of their children. Parenting students face unique challenges as both students and caretakers, and at times, those roles intersect right here on our campus. Unfortunately, we have noted that the campus lacks designated diaper changing stations (aka diaper decks) available for these students to address their young children’s basic needs. The Bathrooms Accessible in Every Situation (BABIES) Act was signed into law on October 7th, 2016. This bill mandated that government-owned and government-financed buildings provide “safe, sanitary, and appropriate” baby changing facilities in both men’s and women’s restrooms and that such facilities must also comply by reasonable accommodations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act. While this legislation impacts federally associated entities, it sets an important standard for our country- a standard that we would like to meet here at California State University, Fullerton. Diaper changing stations would benefit parenting students, employees with small children and visitors to campus and would thereby make our campus a more welcoming environment for all families. In support of marginalized parenting students at CSUF, we urge you to respectfully consider this petition for diaper changing stations. We hope that stations may be placed in at least one men’s and one woman’s bathroom on each floor in every building of campus.    We are ready and willing to work to make this a reality. Thank you for standing with parenting students at CSUF.

Brooke Paz
127 supporters
Started 9 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Donald Trump

Help struggling Parents/Grandparents. "PARENT PLUS LOAN PROTECTION BILL."

GOAL: To raise awareness and bring relief to parents/grandparents whose children have used Parent PLUS educational loans, have "stiffed" their parents, and refuse to help them pay back the loans.   Hello, my name is Richard Misner, and I was instructed to take out Parent PLUS Loans for my two children to go to college.  At the time, I was told by the loan officer that if I didn't sign for the loans, they wouldn't be able to attend college. My intentions were honorable and I was planning on paying what I could to facilitate their educational needs. However, I fell onto hard times, and the loans were deferred. Upon both children graduating from college, neither one helped pay on the Parent PLUS Loans. Years have passed, and a bankruptcy and foreclosure have not discharged the loans and I continue to struggle to pay them. I am 64 years old, a Vietnam Era veteran, and have been with the same employer for 42 years. Unfortunately, I will have to continue working and paying on these Parent PLUS Loans until I die, which at that point they will be forgiven. I have sought various loan forgiveness programs to no avail.  I have reached out to my children, whom both have professional careers, and they have refused to assist with paying for the loans. I also find it disturbing that many non-citizens can obtain student loans with no payback required, while I live from paycheck to paycheck.  The bill I propose, is to make students who benefit from Parent PLUS Loans, bear some of the responsibility of paying back these loans. My bill would propose that the loan companies should mandate that the benefactor of the education loan shall pay half of what is owed, with the parent/grandparent being responsible for the other half. This way, the loan could be payed back in a quicker amount of time and would ensure that the children would have a vested interest in seeing that the loans get paid back sooner. The second half of the bill, is to form a list so that all deadbeat students names would be placed on a national register, and would remain there until the loan arrangements have been met. This list should be available to all major corporations, credit bureaus and government entities to use for vetting new employees. This practice is currently being used by the federal government to ensure that contractors do not owe money prior to getting a government contract. I believe that this bill would protect parents/grandparents credit, and enable them to retire as they were intended to. This would also make students more responsible for their actions. 

Richard Misner
55 supporters