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Veterans

309 petitions

Update posted 17 hours ago

Petition to Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Secretary, U.S. House of Representatives

Permanently Stop Abusive VA Dog Experiments

UPDATE (September 2018): U.S. Congress and the President enacted a law extending restrictions on VA's dog experiments through 2019. Read more here. --- UPDATE (March 2018): Following your efforts, U.S. Congress enacted a law to de-fund the VA's dog experiments for 2018 and placed dramatic restrictions on the practice. Read more here. We're still working to end this waste and abuse for good! --- As U.S. military veterans, family members, and active duty members, we’re sickened that the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.) has been using taxpayers’ money to purchase, breed, abuse and kill dogs in wasteful experiments. The VA’s painful and deadly experiments on dogs are a betrayal of these loyal animals who literally save soldiers’ lives on and off the battlefield. These projects also waste resources desperately needed to provide veterans with care and services.   According to news reports and the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, some of the V.A.’s current projects involve: giving mixed-breed puppies heart attacks (Richmond V.A.) cutting into beagle puppies’ brains (Milwaukee V.A.) damaging dogs’ spinal cords (Cleveland V.A.) With the support of 75% of taxpayers and a coalition of influential Democratic and Republican lawmakers, in March 2018 Congress enacted legislation that cuts funding for and drastically restricts future dog testing at the VA. Now, please join us in urging the VA Secretary to PERMANENTLY end this waste and abuse.   William Barko, US Army Ret.John Blaha, USAF Ret.Stan Benton, USN Ret. and USAF Ret.Bruce Bryant, US Army Ret.Chris Burand, US Army Ret.Gary Cantara, USAF separated, honorable dischargeWilliam Coll, US Army Ret.Michael Donahue, USNWayne Hair, US Army Ret.Ed Hernandez, USMCWill HubbardJennifer Johnson, USN Ret.Dr. Isis Johnson-Brown, US Army Ret.Ken Phillips, US Army Ret.Robert Reed, USAF Ret.Diane Solomon, USN SpouseTyler Spires, US ArmyVirginia Joy Stovall, USN Ret.Lyn StrangstadDanell Tomasella, US Army Ret.Nancy Warner-BrownJennifer Wilsbacher, US Army Ret.Merrie Wilson, USAF Ret.

White Coat Waste Project
160,585 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Toms River Regional Schools Board of Education, New Jersey School Boards Association, New Jersey Department of Education

Support Daniel P. Leonard, Toms River, NJ BOE

Daniel P. Leonard, a Retired Career Army Combat Veteran and U.S. Paratrooper with multiple deployments and current member of the non-partisan Toms River BOE, has been the subject of a partisan witch-hunt based upon Lies & False Context perpetrated by a left wing coalition; particularly an extremist group intent on tarnishing Mr. Leonard’s sterling reputation as a military hero and selfless, unpaid civil servant and proven community leader. Please Sign this petition in support of MSG (Ret) Daniel Leonard and Free Speech. https://nj1015.com/how-one-nj-veteran-put-cair-in-their-place-opinion/?fbclid=IwAR2taPG2pXg0T9jCC26Qc_T-IYZmzU5cx7-N-wDBYt4ytLd6cupNeaLcxeU http://shorenewsnetwork.com/2019/08/03/army-veteran-toms-river-school-board-member-family-kids-receiving-death-threats-after-criticizing-rashida-tlaib/ https://nj1015.com/is-free-speech-dead-facebook-live/ https://www.amazon.com/I-R-Hamas-Government-American-Islamic-Relations/dp/1540707555 Mr. Leonard has been the target of a coordinated international campaign to disparage his integrity and fitness for his position on the school board by CAIR (Hamas) - The Council On American Islamic Relations which government organizations have tied to known terrorists. Stand up for Freedom and let Toms River & New Jersey know we support Mr. Leonard. ***UPDATE*** We will be having Rally with Guest Speakers to support Daniel Leonard on 9/18/19 at 7PM  Location: Toms River High School North, BOE Meeting, 1245 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, New Jersey 08753 Please Come Support an American Hero and Free Speech! Sincerely, The Committee To Support Daniel Patrick Leonard - The Most Qualified Board Of Education Representative This Town Has Ever Seen!   https://www.linkedin.com/in/dleonard76/ www.facebook.com/TeamLeonardNJ www.twitter.com/DPL08722 www.instagram.com/teamleonardnj/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3soF8crjGLh1RPVZM2BdLQ/videos?view_as=subscriber View Mr. Leonard's Single Term Highlights - This Assault On Him & His Family By People That Don't Even Live Here Has Forced This District To Lose A True Asset For The Students, Staff & Taxpayers!   * Armed Security Officers In Every School* Over 150 Million In District Repairs & Upgrades After 30 Years Of Neglect* Completely Rid Your Non-Partisan School Board Of Partisan Special Interest* Ocean County Appointee To The NJSBA Board Of Directors* District Liaison To The Ocean County School Boards Association* District Representative To The NJSBA Delegate Assembly* Increased Transparency Between The District & Residents * Beachwood School Tax Increases have remained The LOWEST when compared to Toms River, South Toms River & Pine Beach Since He was Elected the Board In 2016!* SAVED The Taxpayers Nearly $20 Million In Bond Interest Since The Referendum Passed in January 2019* Referendum Taxes Are LOWER Than Originally Projected - Just As He Promised!* Does What Is Fair & Equitable For ALL District Stakeholders Rather Than What Is Politically Expedient - In other words - Does Not Make Decisions Based On How They Will Impact His Re-Election ..... They Are Based On Actionable Intelligence and Immediate Facts & Evidence ..... NOT Social Media Emotions or Personal Relationships!  Yet - He Has Been Forced To Abandon His Re-Election Campaign So That He Would Not Compromise The Integrity Of The School District Due To These Outside Agitators & Their Threats & Intimidation.  We Must Take A Stand!  

Chris Borino
982 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, Dan Brown, Kathy J. Byron, Lee Ware, Mike Cunningham, Timothy Hugo, Bill Eigel, Jason Holsman, Daniel Marshall, III, Jacob W Hummel, Robert B. Bell, Israel D. O'Quinn, Jamilah Nasheed, Bob Onder, Ron Richard, David E. Yancey, John Joseph Rizzo, Caleb Rowden, Margaret B. Ransone, Dave Schatz, Scott Sifton, Wayne Wallingford, Michael J. Webert, Paul Wieland, Tony O. Wilt, Christopher T. Head, Jeion A. Ward, Mark L. Keam, Eileen Filler-Corn, Kaye Kory, Joseph C. Lindsey, Lamont Bagby, David J. Toscano, Steve E. Heretick, Michael P. Mullin, Jeffrey M. Bourne, President of the United States, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, U.S. House of Representatives

Stop Forcing Mail-Order Pharmacy as the Only Option of Coverage

Patients' lives depend on choice. **Since starting the petition, I have realized that there are many issues other than temperatures with forced mail-order pharmacy.  Mail-order pharmacy is very loosely regulated. There are life-threatening delays, lack of face-to-face relationship with pharmacists for people with chronic conditions, and rapid closures of our independent pharmacies; although, a recent study showed people prefer independent pharmacy (2018, Gill).    *************Our Story************* Our son, received a life-saving liver transplant at the age of 2 from a 3-year-old little girl. His life depends on the potency and effectiveness of chemotherapy/immune suppression medications every 12 hours to prevent his body's immune system from fighting off his transplanted liver. In the past mail-order delivered his liquid oral medications in nothing but a plastic envelope on a 102-degree day on a hot enclosed not temperature controlled UPS truck. Shortly after, he went into liver rejection which could have resulted in complete liver failure or death. I speculated that the medication could have been too weak after the delivery of medications in high heat. I vowed to never again risk his life with mail-order pharmacy. Recently, we were mandated/forced to only use mail-order pharmacy in order to receive coverage for his life-saving medications.  The package arrived in only a bag on a hot day without an ice pack. The hot non-temperature controlled enclosed delivery truck can reach temperatures up to 170 degrees. His labs elevated again afterward. My son wants to know, "Why would they do that?" I contacted the manufacturer, who performs the testing stated that both of my son's medications should be discarded and considered less potent once stored above 86 degrees as higher temperatures and freezing could both result in lower potency. Liquid medication is the most harmed by the mishandling of medications outside of the manufactures temperature storage guidelines.  I contacted the mail-order pharmacy who refused to replace or take back the medication. They said the law & USP Pharmacopoeia allows them to ship up to 104 degrees, although the manufacturer states it is not proven safe at these temperatures. However, I have received communication from USP Pharmacopoeia who writes guidelines for storage, and they also said that the mail order pharmacy should follow the manufacturer's guidelines of 59-86 degrees for storage. Again, the trucks reach up to 170 degrees which is much hotter than 104.  I contacted the FDA, who states that the mail order pharmacy should be using the manufacturer's guidelines that have been proven safe..However, since the mail-order pharmacies are regulated loosely by the State Board of Pharmacy, not the FDA. There was nothing that the FDA could do.  I made over 30 calls to the insurance company begging for them to please let us pick my son's medications up at the local pharmacy at which they are filled. My son's physician wrote a note/appeal as his transplant team has stated that they have tried to voice their concerns about this issue with their pediatric/child patients and no one is listening! The insurance company still denied the doctor's appeal for us to pick up my son's medications in the safest way. It was not until the Media became evolved that the insurance company budged.  I felt helpless and have united with many other pharmacists, physicians, patients, mothers and fathers, and caregivers who feel the same way. Helpless. Mail-order of prescription drugs should be a choice, not the only option of coverage.  Mail-order pharmacies may appear to save money, but when my son ended up in the hospital after taking medications that could have been compromised by having lower potency, the cost of the rejection was thousands of dollars. If his liver would have fully failed, the cost of his liver transplant for just 5 days (he was in the hospital for 5 weeks) was over $1,000,000. The lax regulation and oversight may save money on prescription drug plans but may come at an increased cost to the health plan itself. Also, keep in mind the endless waste of medications that automatically are sent regardless of whether or not patients need them. Also, people with chronic, complex conditions, should always have the option of face to face interaction with a pharmacist who knows their complex needs and medical history. The pharmacist and patient relationship are crucial to the successful outcome of the patient's overall health. Taking this away is harmful to patients and be more costly to our already stressed healthcare system.   Only allowing mail-order pharmacy for coverage is unethical and irresponsible. I share stories on my social media sites every day of patients who are suffering from lack of choice.  We need your help to make mandatory mail-order an option, not a mandate.  YOUR URGENT SUPPORT WILL SAVE LIVES! THANK YOU!! WE APPRECIATE ALL OF THE SUPPORTERS, CAREGIVERS, & PATIENTS.  Thank you,  Loretta Boesing, Founder of Unite for Safe Medications You may make a tax-deductible contribution to support our advocacy here Email: loretta@uniteforsafemeds.com Facebook Page: Issues with Mail Order Pharmacy @justamomwholovesherson Twitter: @BoesingLoretta The greatest way that you can help is by sharing this petition & gathering 2-3 people in your community who are having issues and speak to your legislatures.                  Reference: Gill, Lisa L. “Consumers Still Prefer Independent Pharmacies, CR's Ratings Show.” Product Reviews and Ratings - Consumer Reports, 7 Dec. 2018, www.consumerreports.org/pharmacies/consumers-still-prefer-independent-pharmacies-consumer-reports-ratings-show/

Loretta Boesing
159,938 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Kerrville District Attorney Scott Monroe

Support Iraqi War Veteran In Reducing Time To Fit the Crime

He risked his life as he served this country to ensure we have our constitutional rights, yet he is now being denied his rights to a fair sentence.   Iraqi War Veteran, Vernon Travis, unjustly received a 55-year-prison sentence for Burglary of a Habitation with intent to commit another felony, while his counterparts received 15 and 29 years, respectively.  Travis and one accomplice were apprehended at the time of the crime, while the 3rd person was at large for over a year. While Travis did not initiate the break into the house or contrive the plan, he was the only one to throw himself at the mercy of the court.  No one was harmed, yet Travis received the excessive 55-year sentence.   Travis, had been released honorably from the Air Force shortly after returning from Iraq. He received no post military counseling to determine any level of support he should receive after serving. Subsequently, and after self-medicating for symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), he was formally diagnosed by the Veteran's Affairs Hospital.  He and two childhood friends allegedly burglarized a known drug dealer to steal Xanax and money. Evidence proves a conflict of interest relationship between Travis' attorney and one of the other accomplices exists in the form of court transcripts, personal telephone records, and falsified documents. Travis' attorney covertly protected the at-large accomplice.    The Kerrville District Attorney is willing to review information, but makes no guarantees to make remedy because his constituents, the jurors, voted the sentence. They were unaware of the facts of the at-large accomplice's role. We seek a just, comparable sentence commensurate with his involvement for Vernon Travis.  

Dawn Brown
481 supporters