Petition Tag - children


Two years ago, I was 14 years old and I decided to make a petition to bring back Millsberry. While over 5000 signatures was a tremendous amount of support, we need more. Thanks to everyone who signed the last petition and continue to sign it.

Now we must reach a much higher goal of signatures if we want to save a newer generation. This program was amazing for my childhood and gave me so much knowledge that I wouldn't have known otherwise. Millsberry was a educational fun place where you learned about life, giving back, philanthropy, history, morals, ethics, and how to continue to be a kid while living in positive neighborhoods to suit your style.

Many teenagers and tweens today still wonder about the website that cancelled. We don't know what happened but it's time for them to BRING IT BACK or make a new one.

122. We will help abandoned and orphaned babies in Tanzania!

We really need to help the helpless babies in Africa, or they will not survive! They are the most vulnerable in Africa. In Africa, babies are often left in forests, at roadsides, in latrines, outside churches, hospitals and police stations. Without help, their chances of survival are tiny.

Many of the mothers of the babies have died. The fact is that maternal mortality is 1 in 39 in sub-Saharan Africa. In industrialized countries, the maternal mortality is 1 in 4700! So there are lots of babies in Africa that do not have a mother, and in despair, and because of poverty, they leave the babies to their fate. But there is a great organization in the city of Arusha in Tanzania that takes care of these babies: Neema House Arusha! Currently they take care of 23 babies aged between two weeks and two years. The babies have been abandoned or the mother has died.

Michael, who seems to be five months old, was left on someone's veranda in the middle of the night. When the family found him, they called the police, but got no help . Then they called Neema House instead, and got immediate help. Usually it is the police who calls Neema House because someone has found a baby somewhere. The babies are usually at risk and need care to survive. I'm impressed by Neema Houses effort - they do a fantastic job. But they need help from us, to keep their rescue center running. I myself would very much like to go and volunteer with them for a few months. Information about this and other things about Neema House is found on their website :

You can help them financially, for example by sponsoring one or more babies. Tell people about Neema House or other orphanages, then you make a big difference.

The babies need your help!

123. We want fair-trade products introduced to schools in Coventry

We want to do a fair-trade petition to get fair trade products introduced into schools around Coventry to help the farmers and producers making these products get the fair amount of money they deserve.

124. Convert Open Space in West Milford for Fields and Parks

The West Milford Midget Football Association is fighting for it's life. They are in desperate need of a 50x100yd. Football field in the next 18 months or could be facing expulsion from the New Jersey Youth Football League ( NJYFL).

My overall goal& intention as a parent with Children in this program, does not just benefit one association, but benefits Youth Sports across the Township including; Baseball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Rugby, and all other outdoor sports, by uniting us in one centralized complex. It will also benefit those not involved in Youth Sports by providing another means to be outdoors in a safe and Child-Friendly Area of our Town.

We are asking for your Support and the support of the Residents in Surrounding towns to help levy our Political Leaders, and have the 800+ acres of the abandoned Jungle Habitat Complex Converted along with other open space to help benefit the Children of West Milford Twp., with Recreational Fields, Parks, Walking Tracks, Bike Tracks, Restroom areas and Concessions areas for Sporting events.

We need a significant number of signatures to make this work so please forward this to anyone willing to show their support!

125. STOP the Ysgol Llanbedr Consultation

Ysgol Llanbedr is an English Medium, Church School in a Safe Rural Setting.

Denbighshire County Council School review in the Ruthin area aims to:-

1. Ensure the sustainability of high quality education provision;
2. Improve the quality of school buildings and facilities;
3. Provide the right number of places, of the right type in the right location.

Ysgol Llanbedr Facts:

1. The quality of education at Ysgol Llanbedr is very high, with results always exceeding the Denbighshire and Wales average;
2. The school buildings and facilities are one of the best in the review;
3. Ysgol Llanbedr is a fast growing school attracting many new families in a fabulous location.

The flawed proposal has not taken into account the rapidly growing number of pupils registered to attend Ysgol Llanbedr in the coming years.

The proposal is to close Ysgol Llanbedr and transfer the pupils to Ysgol Borthyn (the other English medium Church in Wales school in the area) This proposal has not taken into account the growing number of pupils registered to attend Ysgol Llanbedr. The proposal is to sacrifice Ysgol Llanbedr, The Jewel in the Crown, to draw down funding for other Educational Projects in the County.

Ysgol Borthyn uses a mobile (portakabin) classroom and does not have off road parking for the safe transport of children to school. Ysgol Borthyn would also be at risk of closure in a couple of years should a new school be built in Ruthin. The majority of pupils who go to Ysgol Borthyn live very close to the likely site of this new school. The disruption of two school closures for primary school children should not be underestimated.

The Local Development Plan has 70 new houses proposed for Llanbedr. Once these houses have been built the demand from the village for the local village school will further increase.

126. Changes need to be made to ALL Parking facilities at the ROYAL BELFAST HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN

The Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children is the only hospital in Northern Ireland dedicated specifically to the care of children. It has 107 beds, and provides general hospital care for children living in Belfast, as well as providing most of the paediatric regional specialities for children throughout Northern Ireland.

The RBHSC provides No 1 care for all children, including those with life limiting illness diseases and conditions, along with a long list of other specialities.

So with that you would think with all the above criteria, that the hospital would have proper or enough car park facilities.... But they do not they don't have adequate disabled car park spaces or normal spaces in the children car park.

As a group for parents that have disabled children throughout NI, who's children attend the RBHSC, we would like to start a petition to see if we can get the conditions of car parking improved.

Many of our parents including myself have spent between 30 mins to 1hr30 mins waiting in queues to get into the car parks so that we can attend appointments for our children etc, and I can confirm that we are 8-10 times late for appointments due to the waiting time getting into the inadequate car park for the children's hospital, we have children with special needs both physical and mental, including children who are oxygen dependant children, so this is not acceptable to be waiting for long periods of time, with children in the car.......

I am speaking on behalf of myself (who has mobility problems) and many other parents, who also face the difficulty when we arrive to park in the disabled access at the side of the children's hospital, as we have to vacate our car and leave our children unattended to gain access to the car park via the intercom service, which is situated on the opposite side of the road, this is an unacceptable situation and needs to be changed to accommodate easier access.

The hospital recently opened a car park beside the children hospital which would have been ideal and made things a lot easier for our families, but it is now open as a staff car park, which is not even used to its capacity, so to drive past many free spaces to go and wait for hours in the other car park for a space, is so disheartening and wrong, it would have made more sense to free more spaces up for the children hospital which are needed so badly.

Recently we have been alerted to builders parking in 4 disabled spaces with their vans and skips, apparently they got permission for 1 vehicle from the hospital but surely this is unfair, surely no one should park in a disabled spot if there're not disabled . Period.

I was also promised in 2011 that a few disabled spaces where to be made available at the back of the disabled car park at the side of the hospital, which was successful, but during my correspondents with the RBHSC I was told that the front of the children hospital would also be changed, as lots of people would illegally park and leave their cars at the entrance, due to long waits at the children hospital, therefore making it impossible to even reach the disabled car park at times..... But this has not been addressed as yet, so this also has to be changed.

We would love your support by signing then sharing our petition so that changes will be made NOW.. It's unacceptable as a parent of a disabled child to have to put up with the lack of facilities in the RBHSC. So please help us to make a change. Thanking you in advance.

127. Save Abbie Loveland Tuller School

Abbie Loveland tuller is rich with history, and is the only Abbie Loveland school left of the 17 spread around the nation that were established by Mother Abbie and ran by 40 nuns. In 1954, Mother Abbie moved to Tucson, Arizona for health reasons. In 1955 she bought a wonderful property called the Merry Weather Ranch that had been built in the early 1900’s.

The ranch came complete with several quaint Spanish style buildings that the school still uses today. Mother Abbie changed the name of the ranch to Abbie Loveland Tuller School and converted it into a convent and private boarding school. Over the years people have donated their surrounding homes to the school, bringing the school to its current total of ten buildings on approximately 7 acres.

The school has now converted the buildings into classrooms, guest homes and even a library. Abbie Loveland Tuller is unique, and the only school of its kind in Tucson Arizona, and maybe even the nation.

128. Stop Common Core in New Jersey

The implementation of the Common Core is illegal.
The Constitution’s Tenth Amendment, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the General Education provisions Act and the Department of Education Organizational Act expressly prohibit the federal government from directing and controlling education.

Here is a little background on Common Core:

Adoption Process
-Contrary to proponents' claims, the Common Core Initiative is not "state-led," but rather the Common Core (CC) standards were created and funded by special interests. States had little to no input.
-The federal government has coerced states into accepting the CC standards, by tying their adoption to Race to the Top funding, No Child Left Behind waivers, etc.
-Under the constitution, the federal government has no role in education policy. Moreover, three federal statutes prohibit what the federal government has done with CC and the attendant assessments.

State/Local Control and Governance
-The federal government is funding the creation of the tests that will be aligned with CC and what's on the tests will dictate what's taught in the classroom. The inevitable result will be a national curriculum controlled by the federal government.
-A state must accept the CC standards word for word. It may add 15% content but may not subtract anything. Anything it adds will not be included on the national tests.

Cost of Implementation to the States/Localities
-The states' costs of implementing CC will be substantial and will include new textbooks, teacher re-training, technology, etc. One study estimates $16 billion nationwide in implementation costs alone.

Privacy/Data Sharing
-As part of the CC process, the federal government pushed states into creating massive databases of very personal student and family information, which it can now share with other federal and state agencies.

129. Put our children first, bring a Sarah law to Ireland!

Background: I began this campaign, for the purpose off my two family members. Which were abused for numerous years, by their step father. Now that it's 2013, the girls who can not be named for protection reasons, have struggled to get their story heard.

At the beginning of October this year Sunday world newspaper agreed to publish their story. 3 weeks on, 3 newspaper stories, radio stations and our facebook page reaching incredible numbers, girls turning the page into charity for protection off children. For communities and victims off sex offenders, to give them place to go, an ear to listen. For families to come together stand together and stop suffering in silence.

The girls and I will be fighting for Sarah law' to be introduced into Ireland as soon as possible. We ask everyone to please share and sign our petition, every man woman and child, or inner child should have right to a voice. Thank you!


130. Free American Citizen Vincente M Tenerelli

Vincente Tenerelli a young college graduate, was the victim of an assault while a tourist in Egypt. He was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter while defending himself at his hotel.

The witnesses and investigator never saw the incident take place but provided false testimony to have him convicted. Vincente has been in jail for nearly two years for self defense.

131. Stop barbaric laws marriage laws (marriage to adopted daughters) in Iran

Islamic mullahs in Iran changing the law about adopted girls and according to new law a man as a step father can marry his adopted daughter.we got to stop such a barbaric laws. There are thousands of orphan children's who may be used and sexually abused by their step parents with a barbaric law supporting them and and supporting pedophilia.

فاجعه غير إنساني ديكر در جمهوري إسلامي
قانونی شدن ازدواج با دختر‌خوانده‌ها در ایران...

132. Mandate Metal Detectors in Schools

From 1999 to the first part of 2013 it has been estimated that 164 students have been killed by weapons that have entered public schools. 176 kids are estimated to have been wounded.

We send our children to school to be educated not executed. Metal detectors will ensure our children a safer educational environment

133. Ban the Presence of Children at Gay Pride Parades

Every year in every major city in Canada, thousands of children are exposed to indecent and sexually explicit images, behavior, and perversions in a sexually charged atmosphere at gay pride parades. These parades are not just a celebration of the gay lifestyle, they are a platform for expressing many forms of sexually explicit behavior.

Children are not being protected by those in our society that are responsible to protect them. So we are petitioning our government at the federal level to add strict measures in place in the criminal code of Canada.

In Ottawa, the mayor, the chief of police, and the children's aid society gleefully celebrate along the parade route while witnessing what really should be a crime. It is illegal to knowingly expose children under the age of consent and minors to pornographic material and sexually explicit content or behavior! Yet children can be found lined along the parade routes while men and women in the most sexually explicit garb imaginable flaunt themselves. Children can also be found walking in the parade route and in Ottawa this year, a school bus load of young kids were part of the parade.

The gay pride parade is filled with all kinds of perverse sexual activity that should not be seen by children. Parents and guardians who bring their children to such events should be charged under the criminal code for exposing their children to such content because it violates the criminal code of Canada in PART V SEXUAL OFFENCES, PUBLIC MORALS AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT. Specifically under section 163 - "Offences Tending to Corrupt Morals."

Exposing children to the activity and sexually charged atmosphere of a gay pride parade is really another form of pedophilia. There is an agenda under way to term gay pride parades as "family friendly." This of course is pure deception. Everything from nudity to Sado-masachism is represented, complete with all kinds of depictions of sexual behavior. This is no more place for children than a strip club would be. We the people must petition our government to put measures in place in the criminal code to protect the innocence of children if parents are not responsible enough to do so themselves.

The criminal code of Canada already has a section that deals with "Offences Tending to Corrupt Morals". It is obvious that the inclusion of children at gay pride parades is designed to corrupt children! Therefore we are asking our government to amend the criminal code to specifically protect children from being made to attend such events as gay pride parades or any sex related event where sexually explicit material, content, images, behavior, or activity are known to be present or promoted. My goal of course is not to criminalize parents, but to put a law in place where police can exercise authority to prohibit children from attending these events and prohibit parents from bringing minors to such events.

We mustn't turn a blind eye to something that so openly subjects children to corruption. The church must rise up and defend the innocence of children. Evil prevails when good men do nothing!

Please join us in this extremely important initiative and sign our petition today!

Be sure to check out my blog on this subject in the website section.

See the following article for a report and images seen by children at the 2013 gay pride parade in Ottawa - Report by Patrick Craine at LifeSiteNews:

134. Daniel's Law

In Australia, the rights of convicted sex offenders seem to take precedence over victims' rights. Especially with paedophiles. Serial sex offenders have their names, photos and addresses, suppressed by the courts on release.

Unlike Megan's Law in the United States, communities have no knowledge as to who they are or where they are. A public register is a right and a national duty that is long overdue.

135. Parth 20mya i Gynwyd / 20mph zone for Cynwyd

Mae nifer y traffig sy'n mynd trwy Gynwyd wedi cynyddu yn sylweddol ac yn debygol o gynyddu'n fwy efo'r ysgol yn fwy a mwy o dai yn cael ei adeiladu.

Mae nifer o'r plant sy'n mynd i'r ysgol yn gorfod croesi'r ffordd.

Ond mae'r traffig yn mynd yn gynt.

Mae angen parth 20mya sy'n medru cael ei orfodi er mwyn sicrhau diogelwch trigolion y pentref a disgyblion yr ysgol.

The amount of traffic going through Cynwyd has increased recently and will increase even more with the expansion of the school and the new housing developments.

Many children have to cross the road while walking to school.

But the traffic is going faster as well.

We need a, enforceable 20mph zone to secure the safety of residents and pupils.

136. Start behavioral studies (for good manners) at primary school

It is research based fact that well mannered children turn into outstanding citizens, parents and co-workers :

First they do not need direct supervision to behave as expected;

2- they do not recourse to violence during conflicts;

3 - they are committed to success and personal growth;

4 - their awareness of shoulds and should nots strengthens their self-control more than those who lack the basic ABCs of good manners.

137. Support the need for an extension at Colchester School of Gymnastics

We have found out recently that we were unsuccessful in our bid for a grant worth £50,000 to help extend our facilities at Colchester School of Gymnastics due to “A LACK OF NEED” !!!

We plan to resubmit the bid but we really need your help to show that there is a NEED! With over 1,200 children on the waiting list and currently about 850 people coming through the doors each week that’s potentially 2,000 signatures to show that there is indeed a “NEED”!

A larger gym would mean more space to run more classes from PreSchool to Recreational to Competitive Gymnastics as well as groups for Freestyle, Adult gymnastics and those with physical disabilities. In addition we would be creating more jobs for coaches and support training opportunities for would be coaches. If we could show that the local community NEEDS and WANTS this it would help the bid enormously.

All you need to do is sign the petition giving just your name and postcode (to show you are a local resident).

Remember that we are a charitable organisation reliant solely upon fees and donations for sustainability so all money made goes back in to the gym to improve the facilities available to all users.

138. Preserving Families: demand a coronial inquiry into the actions of DOCS

As most of us are aware, people with good intentions created a system which, on paper, is dedicated to doing what is in the best interest of the child.

Through the years, the system has become more and more powerful, and as Lord Acton said "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely".

A system which was initially designed to protect children, and presumably preserve families, when possible, now uses veiled threats, open threats, intimidation and altered records to support their view.

Anyone reading this could lose their children. It does not matter if you are guilty or innocent, male, or female.

If you are accused of something by anyone, and "The Department" decides it is true, actual truth or innocence is irrelevant.

139. Make Portishead a safer place

Having lived in Portishead now for a few years, even in this short time I have seen the number of residence dramatically increase whilst the infrastructure remains mainly unchanged. The purpose of this position is to address two issues to make this great town a safer place for the ever growing number of children.

1) Railings around the remainder of the harbour

With an ever increasing number of young children in the area, this is proving to be a future catastrophe waiting to happen. Only recently a buggy and child ended up in the water and had it not been for the quick reaction of selfless passers by, there would be one less child in Portishead.

2) Parking restrictions or crossing points on Phoenix Way and Newfoundland Way

An emotive topic I am sure for most one way or another however access and egress to and from these main roads are increasingly impossible due to the increasing amount of mindless drivers who ignore the highway code and park on the corners.

We are not suggesting parking is stopped throughout, however, we would like to see some form of common sense shown in relation to the bends and junctions or at very lease, crossings incorporated onto the roads in order to aid people crossing.


140. Stop closure of Saplings Children's Centre, Stratton, Swindon

The children's centre is the only facility/service of its kind in the Stratton area. There are 1035 children under the age of 5 in the catchment area with 213 vulnerable children.

The government propose to merge with high worth and close to move there. Please sign to support saplings and stop its closure and let it continue it's very important service to those vulnerable children and supporting parents.

141. Riverside Park, Burnham on Crouch - keep bushes cut down

We would like Riverside park to have bushes removed or cut down between the two play areas.

We all have children of differing ages and feel that for safety reasons we would benefit from being able to see our children in all parts of the park.

With the bushes, the view is obscured and due to a recent incident has made us take action.

142. Support Cold Lake Family Friendly Zones

As Parents it is our job to raise smart, obedient and respectful children. This generation has been lost to radical groups who threaten to phone the police or child services if we raise a hand to discipline our kids.

It's come as far as to say that we (the Parents) are afraid to discipline in fear of going to jail and losing our kids. So we don't. But instead we let the belligerent behavior, the swearing, the spoiling and the downright hateful attitude the youth of today use to take control of us. That is NOT the way it works. WE are the Parents. We make the rules. And it starts with this petition.

In the city of Cold Lake there are family areas that have been overrun by today's youths. Now let me say that again Family areas. Today's youth are not oblivious to small children that inhabit and enjoy these areas. The youth mind you most citizens swear in public areas. But adults have a far greater respect for smaller kids. This petition is in its effect wanting to ban all swearing in designated family zones in the city of Cold Lake and certain areas. These designated zones will be the beach area in Cold Lake, the marina and the provincial park.

I realize that Cold Lake does not have the man power to undertake such a bi-law, but with the Help of the Canadian Forces members on their own time when it happens can issue a citation for such action. With the base in such close proximity it would be easy to confer with the Commanding Officer there. Banning Swearing in these areas seems like a stretch but I believe that small children should be allowed to use these areas instead of parents removing themselves from the area. I believe that people are able to watch what they say around kids but choose not to. Just because they can swear doesn't mean they should.

This is why a bi-law banning swearing in certain ares would help in the fundamental development of our children.

143. Syrian Crisis : Stop the war - Save Syria's Children

The Syrian Crisis as reported by the United Nations confirms the appalling abuses of children in this escalating conflict and this underlines the urgent need for a resolution to this crisis and for humanitarian access to those children still trapped in the country.

It is a sad indictment of the international community's failure on Syria that children continue to be killed, injured and maimed by artillery and crossfire. There are said to be approximately 6,500 (likely to be a huge underestimate, as two thirds of all recorded deaths, the UN reports, do not include an age) children killed so far in this 27 month conflict.

144. Justice for Alanis

Family court judge names William Vernon as the killer of a 19 month old baby — five years after he was cleared by a jury, but due to our fantastic laws in this country Vernon CANNOT be re-tried for the murder of baby Alanis. New laws now allow a second prosecution if new evidence is revealed — but they came in after his trial - furthermore, there is no "new evidence" in this case

MONSTER William Vernon has been dramatically named as the killer of a baby — 5 years after a jury acquitted him.

Vernon, 24, originally from Cardigan Street, Chaddesden had walked free after he was cleared of stamping 19-month-old Alanis Holland to death.

But a family court judge chose to rule openly “in the interests of justice” that he DID cause her death, and branded him a danger to children.

Worried social services staff brought the case to protect the two children of his new lover.

Judge James Orrell heard Vernon had savagely beaten one of the youngsters, a six-year-old known only as Child A, ten times with a metal spatula.

Judge Orrell said: “This incident was vicious and not simple chastisement.” He said it was hard to imagine any child could be safe with Vernon. The judgment finally vindicated Alanis’s innocent mum Joanne, who Vernon had cruelly accused in court of being the killer.

She said: “I’ve been all the way to hell and back. Now, at last, everyone finally knows the whole truth. When I went to see Alanis at the mortuary I made a promise to her that I’d get justice for her.

“I’ll never forget the foreman delivering the not guilty verdict at Vernon’s murder trial. I just collapsed in tears. “In other people’s eyes the jury incriminated me. I was called a murderer in the street.

“In an ideal world he’d be behind bars. At the very least he should be tagged.” Joanne had left toddler Alanis in jobless Vernon’s care at the home they shared in Overseal, Derbyshire, in February 2000.

When she returned Joanne found her child struggling for breath. The jury at Leicester Crown Court heard a recording of her sobbing and pleading for help during a 999 call.

Alanis was lying limp in her arms, her life ebbing away, as distraught Joanne pleaded: “Please come back to me.” The tot had a ruptured liver — more usually seen after a child has been run over by a car.

The prosecution claimed that Vernon was the only person who could have inflicted the “dreadful” damage. But the jury cleared him of murder AND a lesser charge of manslaughter after he went into the witness box to accuse Joanne.

She was never charged and yesterday Judge Orrell said it was “inherently unlikely” that she would have harmed her daughter.

He said: “Vernon said Joanne inflicted the injuries and punched Alanis. This suggestion is insidious and fanciful. “Joanne is a mother who has no problems controlling her temper. Vernon is a man with a violent temper. What he did to Child A shows the extent he will go to to punish children.”

The judge then declared in Derby Family Court: “William Vernon struck Alanis with such force that he ruptured her liver and caused her death. Vernon presents a serious and continuous risk to young children.”

Details of any order made by a judge in the Family Division are not made public.

Vernon CANNOT be re-tried for the murder of Alanis. New laws now allow a second prosecution if new evidence is revealed — but they came in after his trial

145. Stop promoting child violence

It has become very common to log onto popular video sights online and view fights between school aged children. I want to stop the ability to upload a video that involves minors in any sort of violent behavior.

I want it to be against the law to video tape and upload a video of a child onto the internet that is being hurt or attempting to hurt another child or person.

I want those creating and uploading the videos as well as those allowing the videos to be posted on their websites held responsible. I no longer want to see real life violence between children being used as a form of entertainment on the internet.

146. Support the cleanest and safest methods for obtaining fuel, fertilizers, dyes, and water

History reminds of nazi control, gas chambers in slavery times and in new age times, torture was encouraged. States such as Alabama, welcome Monasato, who promotes the strongest chemical and product.

We recommend education to those within this community and everywhere. It has become a global crisis affecting children globally.

Ethanol, Chemtrails and war remind us all to defend our planet and health.

147. Protect our Kids

Having been through having our grandchildren abused then abandoned by their parents and after we took up Kinship care for them through DOCS we found that both these so called parents STILL maintained their legal rights of guardianship over these very same children they abused and abandoned.

This was supported and even encouraged by QLD current legislation. I believe that when a parent or guardian abused and gives up their child then along with those actions their rights as parents should be automatically removed until returned by a court.

This will protect the child from continued manipulation and abuse with the full knowledge of the law.

148. Require Storm Shelters in all Missouri Public Schools

Missouri is a state located within the region known as "Tornado Alley". In 2011, Joplin was struck by one of the most devastating tornadoes in our country's history.

Recently, Moore, OK was struck by a storm of similar magnitude. Each of these storms struck schools and lives were lost needlessly.

Had these schools and others been required to have storm shelters on site, lives may have been saved.

149. Ensure children's safety to and from school

My son will be attending Central Junior High in the fall of this year and we live almost a mile from the school. Right now I drop him off at before care at school in the mornings before going to work and his dad pick him up in after care around 3:30 or 4pm.

I was told by the superintendant that CJH does not have a program like that in place and can not open their doors before 8:20am. I have to be at work by 8:30 and I work in downtown Chicago so I take the train to work. I have asked several times can something be done, even suggested that they make it a fee base. To no avail nothing is in place yet or in the works.

I just want to ensure my son get to school on time and safe. There is too much happening to our children these days to just stick your heads in the sand and say well nothing has happen so far in EP. There are at least 10 registered sex offenders in EP. The walk from my home to CJH is a long walk, and a kid walking alone is like a play ground for a sick, troubled person who want to cause harm to an innocent child. I was told I am the only parent in EP with this concern.

Please help me make a difference by signing this petition so that our children can be safe and working parents can go to work with a peace of mind that their child is safe at school.

150. Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in New Jersey

Hydraulic fracturing, or hydrofracking, is the very unethical practice of pumping chemicals into the group in order to mine for natural gasses.

The main issue with hydrofracking is that the chemicals contaminate the water supply, and can potentially poison the tap water of families and individuals all over New Jersey and many other states across the country.

Hydraulic fracturing companies are not required to disclose all chemicals that they are pumping into the ground water, making the process unsafe.