Petition to United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Rick Scott
Equip ALL car seats with child sensor to prevent hot car deaths!
An average of 37 kids die every year as a result of being left in hot cars. The Hot Cars Act of 2017 will help in the future but we need to put this to a stop now, as many of the vehicles that come equipped with these sensors will not be affordable for many Americans for years to come. I would like to take an additional step by requiring all car seats be equipped with a child sensor as well. Any future manufacture of car seats should include a sensor and sensors should be provided to those who already own car seats at no cost to parents. There is absolutely no need in any child ever dying of such a horrible death again. In addition to this, the parents or caregivers who were responsible often face criminal charges in addition to the lifelong guilt and misery they must endure. Some parents have even committed suicide. No amount of education to the public will help, as most parents think they are not capable of "forgetting" a child. We all know the risks and none of us think we could ever do it. But it happens and it happened to me. Fortunately, my daughter was not left for long and suffered no injuries as a result and was asleep the whole time. I was one of those parents who thought "if you can forget your baby, you don't deserve to have one". I am a registered nurse with no criminal background. I helped raise my nieces when my parents adopted them when I was a teenager and went on to have two daughters of my own. We moved to Florida to give our family a better life one month before that day. I now risk jail time and loosing my nursing license. I think about what happened every day. I have learned that mistakes can and will happen to the best of us. I did not even know car set sensors were available, but had I known, I do not think I would have installed one because I knew I was a good parent and did not think I was capable of making this horrible mistake. So as the summer months are approaching, I urge you to end this needless and tragic loss of life and misery. Cars have a sensor to alert you if you are not buckled, why shouldn't your child's car seat have one to alert you if they are buckled.
Petition to Sean Forey, Brewster Cesear, Deborah Jerome, Vanessa Angell, Katie Gill, Allen Williams, Chris Wolfe, Tina Francone, Libby Szabo, Casey Tighe, Adam Paul, Ramey Johnson, Charley Able, Sharon Vincent, Pete Roybal, Dave Skilling, Barb Franks, Karen Harrison, Dana Gutwein, Testing , Testing
STOP Over-Development in Rooney Valley NOW
With an urgent agenda and closed-door meetings, the Town of Morrison is caving in to a developer’s plans for a residential development that will forever blight a pristine and prime section of the Rooney Valley. The judgment and wisdom of the Mayor and Trustees is brought into question. Just north of Morrison Road, 300 acres of Valley land within the borders of the Town of Morrison is slated for rezoning and then vesting (to prevent more appropriate rezoning in the future) before being disconnected and reverting to control by Jefferson County. Ventana Capital is being given a “blank check” by Morrison officials to construct a community of 1100+ residential units, many high-density, without appropriate infrastructure. The combination of rezoning and the lack of citizen recourse to the County sets the stage for unhindered development that will benefit the developer at the expense of the residents and the County. We advocate for remediation of the impacts of the following issues: · Traffic Congestion along Indiana and Morrison Roads, as well as C470 and the entrance and exit ramps – an estimated 30,000 new vehicle trips per day! · School Crowding – even if the developer agrees to provide land for a school, there is no money to build it! And, even if JeffCo issues bonds, the money would not nearly be enough for all the neighborhoods in line for a new school ahead of RRR. · Water has been “guaranteed” by the Town of Morrison, but practical as well as legal challenges remain· Sanitation/Sewer service is a considerable challenge given the significant water run-off and historical flooding in the proposed development area.· Recreation Areas– can our already crowded hiking and biking trails accommodate thousands of new residents?· Parks - no playgrounds, recreation centers or libraries are planned· Police and Fire Services, as well as ongoing infrastructure expenses, will have to come from the County – at what cost to taxpayers? Morrison, Lakewood and Jefferson County officials have an obligation to the people who elected them to ensure that inappropriate development is stopped - and plans for sustainable development and quality of life are fully explored. "SMART" development will actually provide value to the Valley, its residents, Jefferson County, and the state of Colorado. TODAY, PLEASE WRITE TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS DEMANDING "SMART" DEVELOPMENT IN THE ROONEY VALLEY. Visit our website - https://www.nixthedisconnect.org/take-action for more information and email addresses.
Petition to President of the United States, Mitch McConnell, Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan
Save Community Health Center Funding!
Federal funding for community health centers across the U.S. expired last October – putting the health care access of 27 million patients at risk. If this funding isn’t reauthorized soon, services will be cut and millions of Americans nationwide could lose their health care. We are CommWell Health, one of 10,000 community health centers currently living at the edge of a fiscal cliff as we wait to see if Congress will take action. Community health centers like ours are non-profit health organizations who help patients that are often unable to be seen elsewhere. Since October, we’ve had to make tough budget choices to ensure that we can continue to provide care to our patients. That’s why we are issuing this red-alert to Congress calling on them to re-authorize Community Health Center funding right away. Community health centers across the country, along with their doctors, patients and staff face a ticking clock as much of our federal funding will only last through March 31, 2018. Our communities need action now. Please stand with us by signing and sharing this petition calling on Congress to re-authorize funding for our country’s Community Health Centers today!
Petition to Peter Cahill, Charles Schumer, Chad Lupinacci, Frank Petrone, Tracey Edwards, Susan Berland, Nancy Kamel
Traffic Light Needed on RT 110 Huntington Station NY at Sprucetree Ln - Best Buy Entrance
On May 15, 2015 our brother Brett Rainey was killed while riding his motorcycle northbound on Rt 110 in Huntington Station, NY. If there was a traffic light with turning signals and crosswalk at this dangerous intersection his death could have been prevented. There are two obstructed left-hand turns going both north and southbound on Rt 110. Drivers are also making illegal left-hand turns out of the Best Buy/Chase parking lot and also illegally turning left off of Sprucetree Ln going northbound on Rt 110. With a traffic light this safety hazard would be greatly be reduced. Additionally, pedestrians would be able to safely cross the 4 lanes of traffic without making a mad dash risking their lives. In the 2 plus years that we have been fighting to get a traffic light at this intersection there have been several car accidents in that same spot. Is the DOT waiting for ANOTHER death before they do something?! We are asking for the help of our community so that we can assure the safety of our residents and commuters. Please sign our petition! It will go to DOT representatives to hopefully reevaluate this dangerous intersection. We - the signers of this petition - urge the NYS DOT to re-examine this intersection and prevent these dangerous left-hand turns and illegal left-hand turns from happening.
Petition to president Trump
Halt the Gun Violence Epidemic Today by Declaring a National State of Emergency!
Americans are in the midst of a gun violence epidemic. The National Emergencies Act gives the president the power and responsibility to declare a state of emergency when the government lacks the procedures and capacity to address an unchecked natural or man-made public health epidemic. How much more must Americans endure? Domestic military installations have been attacked; media members have been murdered on camera. Shootings have recently occurred at church prayer meetings, in movie theaters, restaurants, department stores, offices, factories, schools, colleges, national parks and while driving along major US highways. We ask that you declare a state of emergency to protect us from the gun violence epidemic now. The public space has become Russian roulette--every place is a potential risk. When the H191 flu hospitalized 20,000 people and killed 1,000, you used your power and declared a state of emergency. Yearly, The Gun Violence Epidemic Causes: [i]10,000 homicides, 70,000 wounded, 18,000 suicides, 2,000 accidental deaths Costs of the Gun Violence Epidemic:Annual: $229 Billion, Each Homicide = $441,000, Hospitalization = $583,000 The Government cannot stop the Gun Violence Epidemic without information:Under existing law, states do not have to report prohibited gun purchasers to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)— In many states 90% of mental health records are missing.[ii] —Millions of people with mental disabilities have purchased guns. We do not know who they are. Nor do we know who has developed mental illness since buying a gun. —Guns sold at gun shows, over the internet or through private sales do not require a background check. These represent 40% of the guns sold,[iii] and we do not know if these people should be prohibited purchasers Countries with strong gun laws and our national statistics show "law- abiding" citizens cause most gun violence. Only 7% to 8% of US gun homicides are gang based -- most mass shooters are legal gun owners. [iv] Rather than attracting gun crime "gun-free zones" repel it. That is why courts and the headquarters of all major U.S. corporations (including the NRA) ban guns. Remedy: Declare a National State of Emergency and, among other things, consider:1. The requirements and standards for people to be carrying guns outside their homes. 2. That parents who own guns be held accountable as accomplices for gun violence their children cause with the parent's guns. 3. That gun trafficking be made a felony to reduce the gun violence epidemic in the inner cities. 4. Appointing a commission to address this epidemic, such commission to exclude members of the gun lobbies, who profit from the epidemic they’ve caused and do everything they can to keep it going. Clearly, our government does not have the resources, procedures and data to stop the next Aurora, Charleston and Chattanooga. President Trump: Use Your Power Today to Halt the Gun Violence Epidemic. Declare a National State of Emergency! [i] http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/04/true-cost-of-gun-violence-in-america[ii] Feasibility Study Size, Scope and Costs of Projects Required to Close Information Gaps In Reporting Events Legally Prohibiting the Ownership and Purchase of Firearms. Prepared for the Illinois State Police November 2, 2009 [iii] http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jul/25/michael-bloomberg/mayor-michael-bloomberg-says-40-percent-guns-are-s/[iv] https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2013/crime-in-the-u.s.-2013/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded-homicide/expanded_homicide_data_table_11_murder_circumstances_by_weapon_2013.xls
Petition to Ralph Northam, Donald Trump, Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Barbara Comstock, Mark R. Herring
Prevent Hospitals from Seeking Guardianship As Means 2 Override Patient Rights
Anastasia on Facebook I used to think all the talk about "murder boards" in hospitals was a fallacy. However based on recent family events sadly they are true. Currently there is not a law that prevents hospitals from seeking guardianship as a means to override a patients rights to dispute discharge or treatment decisions. While there are specific instances where taking guardianship of a patient is not only advisable but is absolutely necessary when life is threatened, such as in the case of minors who need a life saving treatment but the parents refuse to allow it due to personal values or religious beliefs; however even those instances should be few and far between. Instances like those that have happened to our family the last few weeks, where a parent, family member who holds a legally executed power of attorney and stands 'in loco parentis' for an incapacitated family member can have their powers summarily and arbitrarily suspended or terminated because they disagree with a hospitals decision not to treat a condition because a doctor perceives the patient has no quality of life because they suffer from a brain injury and feels the person "would not want to live that way" should never happen! Quality of life is something that cannot possibly be known or measured with the limited and superficial contact that occurs in a hospital setting and is something best left to the patient and those closest to them. To have strangers come in and forcibly tear you from your loved ones, to abduct your person, because that is exactly what this is - an abduction - is terrifying for a person with a brain injury and other such patients. It is terrifying for an incapacitated person who has relied heavily on and whose life, happiness and well-being has depended on a family member that it is so inextricably intertwined it is impossible to separate one existence from the other without creating great psychological and emotional harm and trauma. I can say this because I have had to watch my sister whimper and cry out in fear since guardianship of her was awarded to Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians. I have had to watch the expression of fear on her face while being told lawyers would now be her guardians and that I no longer had control over where she lived, who would be caring for her, what medications she could or could not be given, or treatments she would or would receive. I did not and could not tell her these same two lawyers also had the authority to place her in clinical trials, and had the authority to dispose of her remains how they saw fit. When Inova Fairfax Hospital appointed guardians removed her from the hospital without notifying a single family member I had to watch the expression on sadness and bewilderment at seemingly having been abandoned when I walked in six hours later because it took our Virgnia State Delegate making calls to locate her because Inova had ordered their nursing staff to not give me any health information, just as they chosen to ignore my power of attorney before we went to court. I have had to watch her being over medicated and suffering while her guardians were missing in action because they signed papers to have her sent to a substandard nursing facility and then went out of town for several days. I have had to physically clamp off my sisters feeding tube to prevent her from being given three sedating medications directly after giving her morphine because a nurse said she could not give my sister her regular medications when she would normally get them because their “protocol” only allowed them to give her medication at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 5:00pm. Which means she was receiving a massive dose of 600mg of Neurontin, 2mg of Klonopin, and 10mg of Ambien on top of morphine in an 8 hour period! Now maybe it’s just me, but you do not administer those medications, at those doses to a 5’2” 108lb female unless you are trying to put her into a coma or kill her. Stand with our family if you believe this is egregious and sign our petition to not only stop Inova Fairfax Hospital from killing or intentionally putting our sister in danger and to STEP ASIDE and let Anastasia's family care for her as they always have done; but to have legislation put in place to prevent this from every happening to anyone else's child or loved one every again!! Here is is a link to the meeting and the Inova Fairfax Casemanagement team. https://youtu.be/VxMFP-o-p6U
Petition to Miami-Dade Commission
Petition opposing charter school on SW 120th st. due to traffic and safety.
I oppose the expansion of the Smart Charter School on SW 120th Street because it will increase traffic to 120th Street and the surrounding residential area. It would violate the existing no school zone near Miami Executive Airport. En Español: Me opongo a la expansión del Smart Charter School en SW 120th Street porque aumentará el tráfico a la calle 120 y al área residencial circundante. Violaría la zona existente de no escuela cerca del aeropuerto Miami Executive Airport.
Petition to Michael Lewis, Lena Gonzalez, Robert Garcia
PETITION TO PATROL , SIGN FOR SAFETY
Bomb threats, Gang tagging, Vandalism, Car theft, Drug deals, Drug use, Homeless All in less than a 5 block radius. All 7 of these items have occurred in this neighborhood in the last 30 days. A neighborhood next to the police headquarters. And sadly, and outrageously, this has become the norm. We have thousands of residents living in this area, and we, 535 Magnolia, are of part of them. We cannot become complacent and just be glad it wasn't us this time when someone's car gets stolen (even LBPD is not immune at their headquarters), a bomb is left in our car, or our property is tagged--repeatedly. If we do not Sign or petition to let authorities know more has to be done, we cannot be mad when these things happen again. We cannot be mad when our property value diminishes because people sell as quickly as they buy after being a victim and perhaps constant victim of crimes. We cannot be mad when people stop investing in the upkeep of the properties out of hopelessness. We cannot be mad when guests share they don't feel comfortable coming to our neighborhood. We cannot be mad, when WE don't feel comfortable coming to our neighborhood. We CAN only be mad, when we have asked for help and nothing is done. PETITION TO PATROL more, SIGN FOR SAFETY now. Put your signature on here to show the below a united force that wants change. We, the Association at 535 Magnolia, would like Mayor Garcia, the City of Long Beach, Lena Gonzalez, and the Long Beach Police Department South Patrol to increase the amount of police presence in our neighborhood increase the frequency of police patrol These 2 things are known statistically to deter crime. LBPD can't be everywhere all the time, but if we are rebuilding LB, and trying to draw people to live here and generate revenue, and downtown is being transformed and touted as the place to be, then we need to make it a safe place people would like to move to, and more importantly, a place they'd like to stay. People are more likely to stay if it's safe; and certainly more likely to leave if it's not. PETITION TO PATROL more, SIGN FOR SAFETY now. We hope you decide to sign and be like us, the squeaky wheel that hopefully will get the oil, Mr. Garcia!