Petition to Donald J. Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, John Cornyn, Rand Paul, U.S. Senate, Bryan Steil, Department of Veterans Affairs
Require the VA to provide service dogs to veterans in need
Our military veterans are heroes. They face struggles that we couldn't imagine, and they do it selflessly to protect our great country. However, their transition home can often be just as difficult because of mental and physical ailments from their service. The waitlist for the VA is far too long to quickly handle the care of every returning veteran, but their medical needs are urgent. Some of these needs can only be treated through direct medical care, but other needs can be met through a service dog. Service dogs can be trained to care for people with PTSD, visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, and many other conditions. Furthermore, these dogs can ensure that the veteran is never alone while dealing with these conditions. Currently, the VA offers service dogs to those with hearing/sight loss and mobility impairments. However, they do not offer dogs to veterans with psychological issues, such as PTSD. I am advocating that, as part of the VA Compensation and Pension (C&P) evaluation process, the VA offer dogs to all veterans diagnosed with psychological or physical conditions. This small step would make a massive difference in the lives of these men and women. They've given everything for us. Let's give back to them.
Petition to City of Statesville North Carolina
Let Camping World & Gander Outdoors Fly The American Flag!
The City of Statesville has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to require Gander RV in Statesville, NC to take down their American Flag. They are imposing a $50/day fine retroactive to 10/15/18. Many cities like Statesville have requested that Camping World and Gander Outdoors take down their American Flags. WE WON'T DO IT! Stand with us. This is about more than just the flag. This is about our Veterans, Military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will NOT take it down!
Petition to Mark Gordon
Justice for Veteran John Knospler
John Knospler, a decorated Marine with multiple combat tours with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, and 1st Special Operations Training Group, is in need of our help. John honorably served 8 years and 3 combat deployments serving our country. Due to some extremely unfortunate circumstances, John has become a victim of injustice. In October 2013, John was invited out to a veteran-sponsored hunting trip with friends and family to Keeline, Wyoming. After a day of hunting, John went to get a drink at a place called "Racks". There was a terrible winter blizzard that evening. When he was ready to leave, rather than drive drunk, he decided to sleep in his car. John was startled awake to James Baldwin, a Casper local and career criminal, punching through John’s driver-side car window, lunging at John, and threatening to kill him. James Baldwin had a long and violent criminal history (18 felony counts of vehicle burglary, as well as multiple counts of assault and evading police). Knospler attempted to start a manual transmission Chevy Cobalt and drive away, but was unable, due to Baldwin’s assault and the weather conditions during the blizzard. During the struggle, and in pure self-defense, John drew his pistol and shot Baldwin so that he could evade the scene safely, he didn't know if the attacker was acting alone. John then headed to the local police station. He was pulled over one block from the police station. There are clearly some very questionable if not illegal actions that have taken place against John Knospler. The case was tried locally and while the facts, which are highlighted below, clearly prove self-defense, John was found guilty of 2nd degree murder and sentenced to 30-50 years in prison. Listed below are some undisputed facts of the case. Second-degree murder is ordinarily defined as: 1) an intentional killing that is not premeditated or planned, nor committed in a reasonable "heat of passion"; or 2) a killing caused by dangerous conduct and the offender's obvious lack of concern for human life. The state expert investigator, John Daily, was commissioned by the assistant DA and confirmed through forensic evidence that Baldwin (Attacker) broke into the window of John Knosplers vehicle and attacked him. The state expert confirmed that John Knospler tried to flee the situation during the attack and was unable due to weather. The states expert confirmed the window was punched out. Picture and medical evidence shows Baldwin's knuckles and right arm were cut from the glass when Baldwin punched out the window. The State Expert concluded glass dispersion inside vehicle was consistent with window being punched out. The ballistics investigation puts Baldwin bent over and inside the vehicle. The assistant DA refused to prosecute the case and left the DA office. The assistant DA told the DA that the evidence shows self defense and he could not prosecute based on moral grounds and that he "would have probably done the same if in the same situation" The DA took over the case. State expert John Daily's reconstruction report was not used by the DA, instead a Wyoming firearms expert was brought in and asked hypothetical questions and no reconstruction was completed. After the case, the same Wyoming firearms expert was fired for drug use. Local informants within Casper, Wyoming notified investigators that the establishment "Racks" is known around town for "roofying" people and robbing them There were inconsistencies with prosecution’s witness testimonies, where multiple witnesses changed their story after meeting with the prosecutor. The bouncer, for example, testified that he witnessed the entire incident, even though the bar’s cameras clearly disproved his testimony. Regardless, the false testimony was allowed as evidence. The same bouncer, as local informants report, ran a scheme with Baldwin to rob drunk patrons at the establishments he worked. The DA claimed Baldwin was a good man, and was just out to drink. Baldwin, the night of the incident was just out of jail and scheduled to be back in court and facing more jail time for a DUI charge just weeks prior. The former Casper chief of police, told the DAs office that he was in MARSOC and called to gather information on John Knospler. The Chief of police told the DAs office a narrative of a bad marine and was a troubled marine. This could not be farther from the truth. No one at MARSOC, that I have talked to, including the marines that John served with, and senior command, have reported receiving a call. When I told theses marines the description that was given, their response was... "its an out right lie", "full of crap" and "clearly this is someone reporting false information to make themselves seem more important". The chief of polices started the untrue narrative against John Knospler that had a huge butterfly effect. The same Casper Chief of Police lists that he retired from the PD. News Media reports that he was fired and received a vote of no confidence from his officers. There were MAJOR concerns within members of the jury. One of the concerns was the DA's connection to the head of the Jury. Another concern with the jury was that the Baldwins criminal record was not allowed into the court. The DA has been quoted saying "No compelling evidence of an assaultive act by Baldwin was ever presented... Knopsler still has a duty to retreat before using deadly force as long as he would not increase the risk to him-in other words, “he could have just driven away”. John tried, proven by the evidence. Maybe there was a reason the DA refused to use the report commissioned by his own office. John needs our help. He has filed for an appeal through the Wyoming state supreme court but his appeal was denied and his options are running out. He has exhausted his life savings and is in need of financial support to continue this fight. His case received some coverage from the local media, however, it has received little attention outside of Wyoming. We need to generate awareness and make this a widespread issue on a national scale. With all of the ridiculous stories in the media, this should be on everyone’s radar. This is a clear example of injustice to a decorated combat veteran acting in self-defense. With your help, we can bring John home. Thank you! If you would like to donate to John please do so here-https://gogetfunding.com/john-knospler/ Link to Contact Wyoming Govenor Mark Gordon- https://governor.wyo.gov/contact Link to article published by The Daily Caller- *2/16/2019* https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/16/false-witness-iraq-war-vet-freedom-wyoming-case/ Link to John's Defense Page- (supporting documents, trial transcripts, re-enactments, interviews from Jury members post conviction)-http://www.johnjr.knospler.com/webver2/index.html Link to a second defense page- https://www.justice4johnknospler.com/ DA hired investigator John Daily's report- http://www.johnjr.knospler.com/webver2/investigation/johndaily/johndaily.html Link to article published by The Whiskey Patriots-https://www.thewhiskeypatriots.com/jailed-marine-attacked-by-career-criminal-in-his-own-car-needs-your-help/ If you would like to learn more, please visit our Facebook page -https://www.facebook.com/JohnKnospler/
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: email@example.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/
Petition to Kathy Castor, Nydia Velazquez, Charles E. Schumer
Please help a Disabled Veteran/Father get "JUSTICE" for his Daughter a Corrections Officer
We want an investigation into the Criminal Acts committed by Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe, the horrible unavoidable death of my daughter N.Y.S.Corrections Officer Carolyn R. Torres on 12/10/2015, and their Marriage in which he forced her under duress to stay Marry. He has committed Federal tax evasion (IRS) marriage fraud (INS) fraudulent bank accounts,(ICIS) New York State tax evasion (NYS Taxation) used blackmail, "Death Threats" against my daughter Carolyn and me, her father, has also committed estate fraud, credit card fraud. His criminal deeds are the main reason behind the "Death" of NYS Corrections Officer Carolyn R. Torres on 12-10-2015. He has never lived with my daughter. By Signing this petition will can open an Investigation from the UCIS, INS, IRS, New York State Income Tax Revenue, and have this man answer for his Crimes. Officer Torres has lost her life, not a fair outcome for her, however I lost her forever and I will expect her death, but Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe still has yet to be brought to Justice for all his crimes against my daughter and our Nation. Since Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe is her husband /although fraudulently, he still holds the power over my daughter. Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe is a Criminal illegal immigrant, He and his criminal cohorts have found ways to lie, steal, falsify documents to send to the INS, IRS. He has filed false tax returns, opened fake Bank accounts, stole thousands of thousands of dollars in assets, also in Federal and New York State taxes. ( WE HAVE EVIDANCE - DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ). There are other unknown benefits that were obtain by him illegally. He has broken so many Federal Laws, and has threaten the lives of Americans to gain his Green Card and Permanent status in the U.S. My name is Angelo Torres Sr, a Disabled Veteran and I only ask to be given a chance to prove his guilt and to get an Investigation into my daughter death, who I know was killed because of Mr. Isharaka Gunasinghe marriage scam.
Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, President of the United States
Afghan & Iraqi Translators Saved American Lives. Tell Congress to Recognize them as Heroes
While serving in the US Army in 2008, my Afghan interpreter Janis Shinwari saved my life. During an intense firefight, Janis killed two Taliban fighters that had snuck up behind me. Without Janis, they would have killed me. In Iraq and Afghanistan, translators serve alongside the US military and are essential to keeping us safe and helping us do our mission. And they do so at the risk of being targeted by the Taliban, including their families. Janis is not the exception. There are many translators who have saved American lives on the battlefield. Like Fred, who saved 25 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.Supporters had to crowdfund the money to fly him and his family to the US before the Taliban killed him. After serving, Steeler's Offensive Tackle and Army Ranger Alejandro Villaneuva worked hard to get his Afghan translator here. After serving alongside our military, many translators received SIV’s or Special Immigrant Visas, so they could relocated to the United States. Unfortunately, they are not considered veterans. We are asking Congress to honor its promise to our wartime allies. We want them to be treated as the heroes they are when they finally come here after years of screening by the State Department, Defense Department, and Department of Homeland Security. All we are asking is for Congress to name them heroes so that they can check the veteran's preference box on job applications and 56,000 veteran focused charities to include them in their missions. Many are standing by. We are not asking for VA benefits. This is an innovative idea that comes at no cost to the taxpayer and requires no new regulations. Best of all, we have bipartisan support! Yes, people in D.C. can agree on the same thing. This is a simple wording issue. These charities can't help Special Immigrant Visa recipients because technically they are "non-veterans." Ask me if I think my translator is a veteran. Ask the guys from the Pennsylvania National Guard who spent their own money to fly their translator here if he is a veteran. Ask Alejandro. Since at least World War 2, the United States has a very checkered history of honoring our promises to our wartime allies. Yes, big alliances like NATO matter, but it is the friendships and trust at the individual level that is our greatest diplomatic tool. The world knows that we didn't fully take care of the Filipino soldiers that helped us in World War 2, the Koreans during the Korean War, the Vietnamese during the Vietnam War, and now the brave men and women from Afghanistan and Iraq who risked everything to stand shoulder to shoulder with us. With your help, we can change this. We need your voice to get this to the Senate floor. It's time the American people demand our representatives to stand shoulder to shoulder with those that saved American lives. I have a family today because of my translator.
Petition to All Legislator, High Ranking Military Officials, Media, and Veterans Community, Senior Executive Bra
Improve the transition process for military veterans by creating Transition Units!
My name is Cornelius J. Maxwell, and I'm a US Army veteran who served 3 combat tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Also, I'm the creator of the Transition Units Theory. As soldiers we have vowed an oath to defend our nation against all enemies. The enemy named veteran suicide rates, PTSD, homelessness, unemployment, and the lack of veterans acquiring earned benefits are some of our enemies that are defeating our nation. By applying Transition Units to military posts as a nation we provide veterans with the opportunity to network and make connections, get mental help without punitive action, intern for jobs, and acclimate into a routine for civilian life. The concept behind the Transition Units Theory is to take servicemembers out of the military units to prepare for a life in the civilian world similiar to the way we take these men and women out of the civilian population into Basic Training Boot Camps. At the moment Cornelius J. Maxwell have given speeches, done podcasts, and is in the process of creating the Transition Units Theory Bill which has the potential of saving nearly 2 MILLION transitioning veterans over the course of 10 years. Veterans risk taking the ultimate sacrifice for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, so as a nation let's risk a moment of our time to sign this petition in support of the Transition Units Theory Bill by OIF veteran Cornelius J. Maxwell.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs
Donald J. Trump: Re-instate funding to Department of Veteran Affairs
My name is Gregory Sirico, a college student studying Journalism at Ramapo College, and my whole life I have done nothing but respect and honor the actions, services, and sacrifices service men and women have made for this country. In 2018, President Trump signed the largest budget increase the Department of Veteran Affairs has ever seen. A year later through a series of budget cuts, he put the VA back where they were and approximately 9 million veterans at risk to not receiving both medical and economic aid. Sign my petition and hopefully these veterans will receive the aid and support they so greatly deserve.