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 Elven Jones Jr, 7SG V Dot Nam
The Fight Against Racism | #WarInAmerikkka
One of the main problems in America is Racial Terrorism "Racism", which is destroying our ways of life every day as well as the economy that we live in. For the past 4 years, police killings have accumulated alarmingly. The most liberal estimates project the total number of people killed by police in the U.S. to be about 1,200-1,300 per year. There are many cases where people died as a result of being chased, beaten, arrested, restrained, shot, pepper sprayed, tasered, or otherwise harmed by police officers, whether on-duty or off-duty, intentional or accidental. When the Big 3 automobile companies opened up employment for blacks in urban cities, the United States were able to rebuild the economy and put an end to depression and recession. Since America is a melting pot and Americans spend over 75% of their gross income on entertainment, the focus should be on what the children perceive by ear and eye.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
Let the CDC Conduct Research on Gun Violence: End the Dickey Amendment
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has not been able to do any research on gun violence in America since the Dickey Amendment was inserted into the federal spending bill in 1996. The amendment states that “none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” In the same spending bill Congress moved the $2.6 million from the CDC's budget that was used to study gun violence into other areas. While the Dickey Amendment does not completely prohibit gun violence research, its removal of all CDC funding has created a strong deterrent against researching gun violence at all. Beyond the lack of funding, prospective researchers have faced literal death threats while pursuing research into gun violence. Our representatives in Congress refuse to have any real debates about gun use in America because they state that there is just not enough research into the matter. The only way to fix this problem is to have Congress repeal the Dickey Amendment and to put funding back into the research of firearms and gun related deaths. Only then will we have enough research to figure out why mass shootings, and the deadly use of firearms in general, is so common in America. Even the original writer of the amendment, former Rep. Jay Dickey of Arkansas, whom it is named after now regrets the limitations it has created in conducting research into the matter. He simply didn't want to “let any of those dollars go to gun control advocacy.” The problem is that the amendment stopped all research on gun violence and because of that we are lacking a lot of key information that could help not only Congress, but the American public, understand why this violence keeps happening. Even the American Medical Association has called gun violence a “public health crisis” so it should receive the same amount of funding and research as any other health crisis so we find the underlying problem. Examining the impact of firearms from a public health perspective is not an argument for or against anything. It is simply a means by which arguments can, and should, be informed. It is about gaining knowledge so we can have a better understanding of how to help the American people. Please sign this petition and let our representatives in Congress know that we wish to repeal the Dickey Amendment and to put funding back into the research of gun violence in America. *Please also contact your local representative and let them know that you wish to have the Dickey Amendment repealed: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
Petition to Ty Thompson
Punishment for students harassing MSD Survivors
Constantly, students who were not at the school on February 14th, 2018 are slamming books, making jokes during fire alarms, smashing glass bottles, and popping balloons near those of us who were there. There seems to be no punishment for these students. I cannot sit by and let my fellow survivors be tortured and teased relentlessly. This will be sent to the principal and the school board to try and enact punishments for people who think that PTSD is a joke.
Petition to Florida State Senate, Florida State House, Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson
Ban Automatic Weapons in the State of Florida
Three. There have been three mass shootings and yet ZERO action has been taken to stop any future shootings. Instead, the legislature in the State of Florida (and basically all republicans nationally) have been either ignoring the issue or passing laws that basically do nothing to explicitly fix the issue. The citizens of Florida have had enough of this in-action. We demand that legislation be passed that outright bans automatic weapons of ALL types. Hopefully action will be taken and we can stop innocent people (especially children) from dying for no reason. Maybe we can set an example for other states to follow and the country, in addition to the State, can become a better place for everyone to live. For the people and morality of this great state, we need ban automatic weapons. Please sign and share this petition if you care that you children or fellow citizens should be able to feel safe wherever they go and not have to fear about being shot.
Petition to Gabe Newell, Mike Harrington, Warren Davidson
Ban ‘Active Shooter’ from being released by STEAM
STEAM, a digital distribution platform developed by Valve Corporation setto release “Active Shooter” on June 6, 2018 across various platforms. This FPS (First Person Shooter) will allow participants to play the role of a school shooter as well as SWAT. From STEAM’s website: Active Shooter - the Simulation. Pick your role, gear up and fight or destroy! Be the good guy or the bad guy. The choice is yours! Only in "Active Shooter", you will be able to pick the role of an Elite S.W.A.T member or the actual shooter. Lead your team, extract civilians and neutralize the shooter. Please join me in letting STEAM know that the fact they are looking to glorify and profit from this subject will not be taken lightly.