Petition to U.S Senate, U.S Governors, school boards
All schools should have to go through an active shooter drill and have a plan set in place
This year already there has been 18 school shootings, school should be place of learning, a safe place. Nothing could of prepared the families of Stoneman Douglas High School for the emotional trama they would feel. On Febuary, 14 2018 , an armed shooter entered the highschool through a easily accessible gate. He pulled the fire alarm and waited until the students filed out. Once the first few shots rang out panic set in. Some students ran, some hid. None knowing exactly what to do. Currently, we do not have a mandatory, all around, law set in place. Each school night have more protection then the next. This is to make every school as safe as the other , to make sure each one has a plan for every single classroom. Even if teachers know what to do , they aren’t communicating with the students, many of my peers are still worried about what to do in a scary situation such as a school shooting. Many of them make up there own plans on what to do , but it’s all random. This petition will help make schools a more comfortable space , making it a country wide policy for students and teachers to go though the motions of what to do in case a horrible act like this happens. Making sure everyone in each school knows exactly what to do. As a highschool student I want to feel safe at school and be prepared for the worse, while not having to worry about what to do. I know no parent wants to get a text from their child in the middle of the day telling them they might not make it home. Every child should feel safe at school, and every parent should feel safe sending their children to school. By forcing all schools around the country to have active shooter drills every month and to have a specific plan in place for each classroom with open communication to students about what to do , we as a nation will be much more prepared if these kinds of despicable acts happen again.
Petition to Sundar Pichai, @AdSense , @googlepartners , @SuzBlackburn
Google @AdSense please end your partnerships with Sandy Hook Hoax sites.
On December 14th, 2012, twenty-six students and teachers were senselessly gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Five years later, a small industry of websites remain dedicated to spreading malicious conspiracies about the tragedy. Websites like these and the people who publish them have tormented the victims and their families. The publishers promoting these hurtful lies share a common business partner: Google. The five sites shown in the link above all earn revenue via the Google Display Network. An advertiser pays Google for the ad impressions or clicks, Google keeps a percent of the money and gives the rest of the money to the publisher. Since most advertisers don't track every site their ads appear on, few know they are sponsoring a network of hateful conspiracy theorists. Advertisers trust Google to help them find customers, but since Google is unwilling or unable to distinguish quality content in its ad display network from sites that promote conspiracy theories about Sandy Hook; advertising dollars line the pockets of these awful publishers. Despite months of communication from activists at Sleeping Giants, Google has failed to take action. So as the 5th Anniversary of the murders at Sandy Hook approaches, we are asking for your help. Let’s tell Google this isn't OK! Tell them that while the First Amendment protects speech, it doesn't guarantee an income for spouting conspiracies about the murder of young children. Please join us in asking Google to stop funding Sandy Hook Denial.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Pass Legislation for Gun Regulation
From 1966 to 2012, almost 1/3 of all the world's mass shootings have occurred in the US. In 2015 alone, the US has seen 372 mass shootings (defined as one shooting incident that wounds or kills 4 or more individuals), killing 475 and wounding almost 2,000. Easy access to guns for those who use them for terrorist purposes is a plague upon America that cannot continue unfettered. We all remember Sandy Hook Elementary, Columbine High School, Pulse nightclub. And there are still hundreds of mass shootings that we have not heard of, hundreds of shooters that easily obtained a gun, and then hurt innocent people: mothers and daughters, sons and fathers, students and citizens. The whole world mourns for those that were lost to unrestrained gun violence. Of the 30 deadliest shootings in the US, 16 have occurred in the last 10 years. This problem is growing out of control and out of proportion. I petition the US Congress to pass three bills for gun regulation: 1) expand/regulate background check laws to require strict background checks for all prospective gun owners (gun shows, gun stores...), 2) pass federal law to require a license for gun owners and purchases, and 3) prohibit individuals on the terror watch list from obtaining a gun. (1) People don’t actually need background checks to buy guns from unlicensed sellers, as is the case with those who offer firearms at gun shows or online. At gun shows, no background check is required. In the Charleston church shooting, the killer, Dylann Roof, bought his Glock at a gun store, where he would have been required to pass a background check. Though he already had a criminal record of trespassing and drug possession, he "met the legal criteria" and was allowed to purchase a gun. (2) Right now, it is not federal law to require a license for anyone purchasing a gun or owning a gun; this is left to the states. Recently, in February of this year, a Ted talk was posted of the mother of one of the Columbine shooters. She said, "It was appallingly easy for a 17 year-old boy to buy guns, both legally and illegally, without my permission or knowledge. And somehow, 17 years and many school shootings later, it's still appallingly easy." (3) Individuals on the FBI's terror watch list are not prohibited from buying a gun. In fact, of the 2,477 prospective gun buyers monitored on the watch list from 2004 to 2015, 91 percent of the transactions were permitted. Yes, gun ownership is a right protected by the US Constitution. But murder is not a right. Gun regulation is not about taking guns away from well-meaning citizens who want a gun, feel safe with a gun, or just want to own a gun. Gun regulation is about protecting the lives of the innocent. It is not infringing upon the rights of American citizens. It has nothing to do with the second amendment. Gun control is about decreasing the amount of mass shootings in the US. I do not want to live in a country where 20 1st graders are brutally murdered and the government does nothing to prevent it from happening again. I hope you don't either. Whether you are liberal, conservative, or moderate; Democrat, Republican, or independent; own a gun, want a gun, or neither; I think we can all agree that gun regulation, when taken seriously and implemented correctly, will protect the well-being of all of America. Please, sign my petition, and together, we can make changes that will save lives.
Petition to Rachel Maddow
Go on a coffee date with Sarah Clements
Sarah Clements, daughter of a Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher and senior in high school, has taken the tragedy of the Sandy Hook School shooting on 12/14 and transformed it into a catalyst for changing the world. She founded the Jr. Newtown Action Alliance to help teens use their voice and take action on issues in their own style. Local, State and Federal legislators know her by face and name after her many correspondences, meetings, articles, and trips to Congress. And every step along the way, she has served as a leader inspiring other teens to do the same. And it's not just the Newtowners who appreciate her leadership and passion. Just last month the PeaceJam organization had her as their keynote speaker for their SouthEast region. Generation Progres, a division of the Center for American Progress has worked closely with her while developing a nation-wide coaliition for youth organizations that launches later this month. But more than what she does, Sarah is best know for who she is. Like her idol Rachel Maddow, you are unlikely to find her in a suit and heels. She is real, genuine, and down-to-earth approachable. She is as at ease with a loner teen as she is with a leader of our country. At a recent PeaceJam event, none of us were surpised to see two different people stand up to explain what inspires them in life - the way they have interacted with, and felt supported by, Sarah. Tenacious. Well-informed. Civil. Engaged. Intelligent. Sincere. We know Rachel Maddow will have a wonderful time chatting with Sarah because they have so much in common... that is, if Sarah will remember to breathe in the presence of her idol. 1. CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/08/us/newtown-six-months-later/index.html?iref=allsearch 2. Hartford Courant: http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-newtown-activists-gun-control-20130921,0,5429224.story 3. Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-clements/newtown-students-gun-control_b_4018945.html 4. The Daily Orange: http://dailyorange.com/2013/10/rodgers-millennials-hold-power-to-shift-culture-of-gun-violence-school-shootings 5. Generation Progress: http://genprogress.org/voices/2013/10/16/22476/newtown-activists-respond-to-claims-that-gun-reform-legislation-has-faded/ 6. PeaceJam SouthEast http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vbd2AYIPiuo