Petition to New Hampshire State House
Add New Hampshire Teachers to Phase 1B
New Hampshire is one of only two states that has chosen to not vaccinate teachers in phase 1B, as recommended by the CDC. Let’s share our concern with our Governor, Chris Sununu, our students families and the task force in charge of distribution!
Petition to Skateboarders of arsenal tech
Save a skatepark
We want to save the skatepark that has assembled over years at arsenal park in Indianapolis. The ramps there represent way more than meets the eye. Our friends have been memorialized on those ramps. Please sign so we can show the city how much this place means to us.
Petition to The Department of Defense
Extend Military Dependent's Insurance to Age 26
Help the children of our service members have access to the physical and mental health support they need and deserve during these uncertain times! Sign this petition to let the Department of Defense know that young adult military dependents need their affordable health care extended to their 26th birthday. TRICARE is a benefit established by law as the health care program for uniformed service members, retired service members, and their families, including dependents. The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under this Act, plans and issuers that offered dependent child coverage were required to make the coverage available until the adult child reached the age of 26. This aided college age students and their families as they navigated school, careers, and the unknowns of early adulthood. TRICARE, however, was not required to make this change. For the last 11 years, TRICARE's eligibility standards for children have remained "Unmarried biological, step-children and adopted children are eligible for TRICARE until age 21 (or 23 if in college)". According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, "About 30% of young adults are uninsured, representing more than one in five of the uninsured. This rate is higher than any other age group, and is three times higher than the uninsured rate among children. Young adults have the lowest rate of access to employer-based insurance." Now is not the time for young adults to be going without health insurance. Any military dependent who "ages out" this year will be left without access to physical and mental health support and with the unemployment rate rising, chances are they won't be getting employer-based insurance. Help make a difference for those who have sacrificed family dinners, bedtime lullabies, and hearing parent's cheers at their games while their parent was serving our country.
Petition to United States Department of Health and Human Services, Lamar Alexander, Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama
Improve the Equity and Quality of Supportive Housing for the Mentally Ill
There are over 11 million adults in this country suffering from severe mental illness, like schizophrenia and other psychotic brain diseases. Approximately half of them do not have sufficient treatment programs, access to care, or a stable home. They can be found on the streets, in prisons, and in the homes of loved ones desperately trying to find a way to help them. I am one of those millions of parents. Supportive housing is supposed to provide stable homes, job training and treatment assistance, but it is few and far between. Far worse, there is no system of monitoring these facilities to ensure safe and efficient care for these individuals at-risk to be victimized or to commit crimes in their psychosis. With treatment, therapy and stability they can lead lives as participating members of our communities, but we need your help. We need to develop many more supported housing facilities across the country, and create a systems of standards and measures to assure the quality of these facilities and their services. Please show your support for this effort by signing this petition and contact us to participate.
Petition to President of the United States
Mask 2 May
I'm in. I will wear a mask. I will commit to wearing a mask until May 1, and support the president's campaign to get Americans to take the easiest personal action one can take. I believe the science, and I know that I have a role in helping to combat this pandemic.To slow the spread of COVID-19, the CDC recommends almost all healthy kids and adults wear a mask, except for children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. "On the first day I’m inaugurated, I’m going to ask the public for 100 days to mask,” - President-elect Joe Biden Experts say that if 95% of Americans wear masks between now and December, we can save almost 70,000 lives. Joe has called on every American to wear a mask when they are around people outside their household.The top reasons for wearing a mask? When you ask people why they wear their mask or cloth face covering, you get lots of different answers, and with good reason. We are all individuals living in different circumstances. The good news is that any reason is the right reason to wear a mask. Here are the top responses to the question, “Why do you mask?” To keep myself well. People often say things like, “I can’t afford to get sick.” Which is true. No one can afford to get sick with a potentially fatal disease. Even a few weeks of illness creates huge inconveniences and financial distress for many. While we know that masks actually protect people who come into contact with the wearer more than the wearer themselves, wearing a mask sets a good example and encourages others to wear masks too. That means everyone is less likely to get ill. To keep my friends and neighbors safe. That’s right. Your mask protects others from any infection you may be unknowingly carrying. It protects anyone that you come into contact with, including grocery store workers, fellow shoppers, family, and friends. Many note that they wear their masks particularly to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities, including the elderly and those with conditions that put them at higher risk. It is so easy. Wearing a mask, for most people, is as easy a thing as could possibly be accomplished. It is a small thing that makes a big difference. If you’re having difficulty finding a mask, a handkerchief or other improvised face covering is better than nothing. It’s a form of self-expression. For those artistic folks among us, a mask presents a whole new opportunity to introduce fun colors and patterns to their wardrobe. For healthcare workers and first responders. Even if you never come into direct contact with a hospital worker or first responder, your mask shows them you care. You are keeping them safe by limiting the spread of illness in your community. We appreciate it! To get back to business. Right on. The more people wear masks, the fewer cases there will be. And when cases are fewer, we can get back to doing the things that make our lives healthy and productive, like going back to work and back to school. We’ll also have easier access to the services we rely on, which is good for our neighbors’ livelihoods and our economy overall. To get back to fun. Masks lessen cases. The more of us wear masks, the sooner we will be able to do things like visit friends, go to movies, travel where we want, and eat out safely. It’s a way to show your support for good times ahead. Showing yourself in your mask helps normalize it for people who are still uncomfortable with wearing theirs. Before long, when everyone has a mask on, it’s no longer unusual. You may even stop noticing altogether. Until, you see someone without a mask, which will seem out of place.
Petition to President of the United States, United States Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, J.B. Pritzker, Richard J. Durbin
Federal Bereavement Leave Policy
This Bereavement Leave petition seeks to establish universal federal bereavement leave for the death of a family member. With our world being ravaged by Covid-19 the intent is to bring awareness to the need to make bereavement leave for the death of a loved one a universal benefit that is under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Bereavement leave in the state of Oregon allows employees to attend a funeral, make funeral arrangements, or grieve their lost loved one. This leave is two weeks (10 working days) per death and must take place within 60 days from the day the employee learns of the death. This should be a universal federal law as the standard 3 days is simply not enough for most people to plan, grieve and return to work as a productive member of the workforce.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, U.S. Senate, Legislation
Increase time on Statute of limitations concerning medical malpractice cases
A very important friend of mine was recently entitled to a large settlement for a doctor malpractice suit which caused him to be disabled. He was told, after months and months of agonizing pain, suffering and loss that there was not enough evidence to support a law suit. Because of this lack of motivation to go forward in a timely manor, the statute of limitations expired leaving him with no resolution and no accountability on the surgeons behalf. This procedure was to remove a tumor that had formed on his knee from an injury he suffered at the age of 16. It was supposed to be an out-patient procedure that would have him off work for physical therapy and drug rehab for his opioid addiction. When he left AutoZone to have the surgery done, he was such a good store manager that he was taken all the way to a managers convention for sales, and League of Legends. Now he is severely depressed, in agonizing constant pain, and can't use his right leg, making him unable to walk without crutches or drive. He needs help and it is my hope that this petition inspires people to be able to hold others accountable and bring his story to the public for awareness, so that we may bring some light out of this dark situation.