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Relationships

2 petitions

Update posted 6 months ago

Petition to Department of Justice

We need to criminalize emotional and psychological abuse in the US.

Lets bring bring justice to the victims of emotional abuse once and for all. We need to do something to give the abusers a reason to not want to do it, to change their ways of thinking and to make it more widely known about. If the abusers know they can get charged with a crime and spend jail time for their actions, then I honestly believe we can see the amount of emotional abuse cases go way down. Unfortunately, I personally have had terrible luck in relationships, so this issue hits very close to home for me. I have had back to back relationships that have been abusive in almost every way imaginable. I have dealt with emotional abuse for the majority of those relationships. I personally know the torment emotional abuse can cause, the despair, the depression, anxiety, disabling panic attacks, and the pure feeling of worthlessness. Sometimes it feels like I have swallowed a black hole and became that because any life or even enjoyment of life I had in me is gone. Millions of people (women and men included) go through this at the hands of what is usually a master manipulator, narcissist, sociopath or psychopath.  There is not enough protection for the victims of this tormenting abuse. The victims are laughed at and told to "suck it up" and "stop being a crybaby" way too often. It isn't a matter to joke about. It isn't a matter to not take serious.It is a serious issue in our country that effects far too many people to continue being ignored and laughed at. This type of abuse can cause irreversible damage. Even as little as a few months of emotional torment can cause decades of trauma for the victim. We need to all come together and realize that this is a major problem, and we need to stop letting the criminals that knowingly cause this pain get away with it. It will be tough, and rules will need to be put in place that are going to be tough. We aren't going to stop emotional abuse over night, I doubt we will ever stop emotional abuse completely. We can pass more laws on the matter at the least, that way there is more awareness of this type of abuse. Also, the abusers may think twice before emotionally tormenting someone becuase of a much higher risk of being criminally charged for their criminal behavior. I have included some links to resources around the web for people to learn more about this type of abuse if they wish to. I have no affiliation with the websites posted here besides using them as good sources of information. Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness The National Domestic Violence Hotline Where to find Legal Help Find Therapy for Abuse

Miranda Brewer
15 supporters
Update posted 2 years ago

Petition to US President, Barack Obama

Want a special day for Siblings? Sign below petition so our President knows.

Siblings Day (April 10) follows the spirit of Mothers Day and Fathers Day, a great American tradition and highly respected celebration of family values and beliefs. All siblings should also be appreciated, honored and celebrated each year and have a day to call their own. We need 200,000 signatures in order to begin this process. Do it now!! Sign our petition urging our President to sign a Proclamation to create a NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY to be celebrated every year on April 10th. This year could be a great year for Siblings Day,and we need your help for this commemorative day to become a reality. Please forward this petition to all your brothers and sisters, friends and relatives. Created: March, 2016 Issues: Family Signatures needed to reach goal of 200,000 OFCOURSE WE WELCOME MORE *     *     *     *     *     *      *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *      *   MORE INFORMATION HERE                                      Mothers Day was founded by Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, PA in 1907 and Fathers Day founded by Mrs. John Dodd of Spokane, WA in 1910. Almost one hundred ten (110) years have gone by without honoring our siblings! Claudia Evart, a native New Yorker, after losing both her only siblings, felt inspired to create Siblings Day Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) publicly supported volunteer organization. See our website, www.siblingsday.org for information about past work to get National Siblings Day established. Beginning April 10, 2015, Siblings Day was #1 trending topic on social media for two consecutive days. Worldwide media outlets published and posted stories about Siblings Day which included blogs and TV and radio broadcasts. There was also an overwhelming response from the public, celebrities and politicians which lead to Siblings Day going viral and trending on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and more recently on Google+ and Tumblr!. Over the years, we have been working continually to spread the idea of Siblings Day and have been recognized by three past US Presidents (Clinton, 2000), (Bush, 2008) and Obama, (2016) and six cabinet members. We have also received gubernatorial proclamations from 49 states and recognition from many other politicians including Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, NY Mayors; Manhattan borough President; celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Olsen sisters, Beyonce, Kardashians, Cindy Crawford; cultural institutions including children's museums and zoos; universities and colleges, and more importantly America's siblings. In furtherance of establishing this day, we have been involved in the creation of UN resolution for Siblings Day with the help of UN Estonian Ambassador, Sven Jurgenson and the President from the Republic of Estonia and look forward to discussions with other countries.

Siblings Day Foundation
235 supporters