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Petition to Mark R. Shaw, Steven Goldberg, Ryan Green, Ellen Torbert, Landon Nitschke, Scott Halfmann

STOP Southwest Airlines from using an Airborne Killer on its planes!

There is an airborne allergy that can kill people within 15 minutes of breathing any particle of it- that is a peanut. Unless you have a peanut allergy, or have a loved one that is afflicted with this deadly allergy, you are not aware of how being allergic to peanuts can kill you, if you do not get medical attention within 15 minutes. The last place you can do that is in sky, so why would an Airline intentionally expose people to this allergy?  Why would they do this when you are confined in a pressurized space? Most people believe that if someone has a peanut allergy, as long as they do not eat the peanut they are fine. THAT IS WRONG. Exposure to the dust, especially in a confined space, where air is recycled is one of the most dangerous places to be for that person.  Most people believe that if someone has a peanut allergy, they will be fine after injected with an Epipen. THAT IS WRONG. After being injected with an Epipen, the person needs to get serious medical attention immediately after this adrenaline shot. They cannot do this while in a plane in the sky. Epipens DO NOT CURE it! Southwest is literally setting the stage for a murder. They tell people with a peanut allergy it is fine they will not serve them. See at the bottom here, their own words to my complaint letter- they can help the "Majority" of their peanut allergic fliers. Persons with a Peanut Allergy can experience a myriad of symptoms of anaphylaxis - and all are life- threatening.   These symptoms can include:  Mouth: Itching, Swelling of lips and/or tongue Lungs: Shortness of breath. Coughing or WheezingHeart: Weak pulse; Dizziness; Passing out or ShockSkin: Itching; Hives; Redness or Swelling Throat: Itching; Tightness/closure or CoughingStomach: Vomiting; Nausea; Diarrhea or Cramps Or Death. Steward and Stewardesses on Southwest Airlines have admitted they have no way of cleaning up the peanuts dropped, spilled, or crushed on the floor. The remnants, particles that are in the air remain! And they have no way of knowing about or cleaning up after those customers (who have been seen doing this) who wiped their hands off on their seats or seats in front of them, after eats peanuts.  This can be from other flights, not even the current flight! The twitter links below show photos from a flight where no peanuts were served, yet peanuts were all over the plane, that was from when I boarded the plane! The Americans with Disabilities' Act states: that something is a disability if it substantially impairs a major life function. Breathing is a major life function.  Someone with a deadly allergy like a Peanut is considered disabled under the law. Further, in 1986, Congress passed the Air Carrier Access Act. Under ACAA, the Department of Transportation does not generally consider an allergy to be a disability, however "if a person’s allergy is sufficiently severe to substantially limit a major life activity, then that person meets the definition of an individual with a disability," a DOT spokesperson told ABC News. (citation below). DOT defines an individual with a disability as someone who has an impairment that substantially limits their ability to care for themselves, perform manual tasks, walk, see, hear, speak, breath, learn or work.  If someone can not breathe after being exposed to peanuts, under this definition they are disabled due to this allergy!  So why won't Southwest help the disabled? Why do they continue to put this "killer" on their planes?  They claim their customers love peanuts too much. Putting peanuts over lives. We need to stop this, please support this petition and #boycott Southwest until they remove these deadly killers from their all of their operations.  Below are photos of peanuts all over a plane where no peanuts were even served on that plane! And Southwest's "response" My original email to them on February 16, is below- after watching a woman on a flight after eating her peanuts, wipe her hands all over the back of the cloth seat in front of her. "Hello I am aunt to a 7 year old beautiful nut allergic little girl. I fly on Southwest all the time. I cringe when you pass out peanuts on every flight. On every flight I refuse them in protest. Each time, the stewards always say well we don't serve them on flights when a known nut allergy is on board. I always have the same response- nearly every flight i see food on the floor of a prior flight. If even one peanut is on the floor, and I have seen some, any person with a nut allergy would immediately - once the plane becomes pressurized become deathly ill. Those Eppi Pens only give you 15 minutes until you need medical attention. Southwest continues to pass peanuts out though even though a large population of people have this DEADLY Illness. This illness is a disability. Since the planes are not fully scrubbed of peanut particles and debris I am formally requesting you STOP serving these as you are playing with people's lives. I love flying your airline, but this practice is truly irresponsible. They do not do this in Europe Airlines anymore. You are expanding your routes now and taking on a larger group of people and someone is going to be hurt, or killed because of this business practice. As a civil rights lawyer and a loving aunt, I beg you to please stop."   This was their cold hearted response from a "no - reply email: "Dear Traci, Thank you for contacting us. I am so glad to know that you are usually pleased with your experiences on Southwest. We appreciate the loyalty you’ve shown us as a Rapid Rewards Member since 2009 and I welcome the opportunity to address your concerns. I am truly sorry for any disappointment with having peanuts as our snack option. As you know our Employees are trained to follow certain procedures when we are notified that a Customer is traveling with us and has a severe allergy to peanut dust. That said, we have decided not to forego serving peanuts for two reasons:  1) Experience tells us that we can accommodate the majority of our Customers who have peanut allergies with our current procedures and 2) The feedback we receive from our Customers doesn't justify the need to permanently remove peanuts—a trademark of our Company. In fact, we get a great deal of positive comments regarding our peanuts from Customers who were counting on a low-sugar, low-carbohydrate snack. And, we often must respond to complaints from Customers on flights that we do not serve peanuts. Rest assured, we are grateful for your taking the time to inform us of your concerns as we realize the usefulness of Customer feedback and its purpose to improve upon our operation. Please know that I have tracked your concerns via our monthly summary, which is distributed to our Senior Leadership. We are fully committed to providing our Customers with affordable, dependable, and genuinely friendly air travel, and we will continue to do our very best to meet or exceed our Customers' expectations. Your patronage is very important to us Traci, and we hope to welcome you onboard a Southwest flight soon. Sincerely, Sloan Chatterton, Southwest Airlines The file reference number for your email is 2224661574247."    Citation:  

Traci Hinden
300 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Clark Shawnee Local School District

Place metal detectors/more permanent police staffing in our school for our safety.

Issue/Grievances  On February 21, 2018, a threat was made on social media from a person who threatened to start a school shooting at "SHS" (which could involve any school in Clark County with these initials.) Unfortunately, our school is one of the schools that meet these criteria. This is not the first time that the school has been subject to the threats of a shooting, bombing, or other mass tragedy. This is one of many times that this has happened within the span of a few years. In response, only now have we been afforded the luxury of guaranteed police support, as often there is a very small police presence at the school and the elementary buildings. Due to this threat, there have been sweeping promises of 'heavy police presence' at the school, which we feel should be a consistent measure in order to guarantee the safety for each and every student. According to U.S. News, the population of the high school is 624, and the middle school additions make this number much higher.  It is a major flaw in the system that these hundreds/1,000+ kids are only supported by 1 Student Resource Officer. Multiple tragedies in schools across the nation have highlighted the necessity for more than one trained official in the school to help coordinate and shut down the events that are taking place.  Solution We Search For To be crystal clear - we want to solve a security problem within our school district. We encourage our student body to sign this petition to be submitted to the school district in order for them to see our clear desire for a safer school environment for all. We hereby request for metal detectors to be included with renovations of Shawnee High School and for construction of the new buildings adjacent to the school. We hereby request for a more strong and coordinated police presence at our schools. We hereby request for the Clark Shawnee Local School District to revise their strategy for an active shooter situation and to solidify it with any new information possible. We hereby request for the administration to allow the student body the right to speak out on these issues in order to create a positive change, protected by the references provided at the end of this message:  References to Supreme Court rulings on student rights to free speech, alongside our Constitutional rights that are applicable. Tinker vs. Des Moines Independent Community School District First Amendment to the United States Constitution Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Nathan Martin
1,302 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Lee county School Board

Enforce safety at Bonita Springs Center For The Arts

As of recent, Bonita Springs Center for the Arts had been threatened (school shooting) twice within a months time; making a list on who is to be killed. Two weeks or so back a student reported writing on the bathroom wall “Bye Bye Bonita 2-28-18” and nothing was done to our knowledge. Weeks later another student claimed to see a “hit list” containg guns surounding multiple names that she recongnized in that EXACT stall as the incident before. Today (March 8th 2018) there was a substance on that same wall, which was dotted along the walls which appeared to be blood. Parents of the kids who were on the list did what was necessary and called the school but yet they claimed there was nothing possible that could be done since there was so physical copy and end up just shoving it under the rug. This is serious, serious situation that is now going to be taken into hands of the students. We can’t stand by to see another incident like Columbine (1999) or Douglas (2018) and hundreds of others, not now, not ever. We need to enforce security all year round. You may not have noticed but usually after a major traumatic event (particularly a school shooting) they’ll have a couple extra police officers for a day or two to make parents feel like their children are genuinely safe, but then where do they go a week later? They’re gone plain and simple. Security needs to be enforced all year round not for two days. Why does something such as 17 students dying need to happen in order to feel semi protected for 48 hours? Students should NEVER even consider the possibility of being shot while attending school especially in this time in our life while we’re still developing. We’re the future of America, if the school administration won’t do anything about it why should we stay quiet in fear?- Daisy Caballero (student at Bonita)

Daisy Caballero
260 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to New York State House, New York State Senate, Andrew Cuomo

Safety for our Students

In the weeks following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, schools districts, and communities are having important discussions on the topic of student safety, and working to make improvements. New York State must partner with us to ensure timely and meaningful changes to improve the safety and security of our school communities. To that end, we urge our New York State representatives to support the following via legislative efforts and budget considerations:   Increase Community Aid and make it a separate category to supplement Foundation Aid to be used for mental health and social service support. Mental health and social services are as important as physical plant security measures. Exempt security measures from the property tax cap.  The tax cap limits districts’ ability to raise local revenue. School safety and security is a pressing matter, and exempting local spending in this area will allow districts to invest in security while staying within the tax cap. Expedite the approval process for Building Aid for capital projects and Smart Schools Bond Act funding by providing additional funding and civil service exemptions for SED to hire additional professional staff to meet the demand. Current turnaround time for approval is a full year. Pass legislation S.2946/A.8327 which will allow districts to hire retired police officers as School Resource Officers without requiring an SED waiver to exceed the $30,000 salary cap.  Student safety must be districts’ highest priority. We need increased security measures, which inevitably will have a significant cost. New York State must assist districts so that they can make meaningful, effective and timely adjustments to improve safety at our schools.     

Ali Gordon
522 supporters