Petition Tag - family

1. Keep Kandanga Pool Open Longer During School Holidays

Lets face it. The Kandanga pool is all we have - but its hardly ever open!

Those of us that live in a small rural town understand the pitfalls that come with it. Generally those are:
- lack of infrastructure
- poorly build roads
- lack of transport for all
- inadequate sporting and exercise facilities for children to keep motivated
- minimal shopping accessibility
- limited activities for teens/youth outside of the family home
- attractions for families to attend and enjoy as a family
- lacking council owned facilities for community groups to attend/flourish

However, those 'typical' rural towns have not also been slugged with:
- a flailing tourism trade
- a dam coming and then going over a 10+ year process
- a local school pool closed to the public
- a weekend market struggling to attract new visitors
- a large caravan and camping park dedicated to tourism removed from the area

However, what is more frustrating, is that locals have access to only ONE community pool between Kenilworth and Gympie (an area more than 55KMs in distance) where locals, visitors and families can meet up and escape the searing heat during summer. It is a family atmosphere, where alcohol is prohibited and kids are welcome!

The local youth can meet their friends and have some fun in a safe and friendly environment, especially with the typical heat that is dealt to these towns during the summer months.

The pool is central to the only RV friendly towns in the Valley. We see a tremendous amount of transient visitors that would continue to use the facilities daily, contributing to our already small economy.

All we ask, is that Gympie Council thinks about the opportunities the Kandanga Pool offers to ALL residents and visitors and reconsiders it opening hours over the school holiday period.


Help us get back on You Tube (our long-term channel). It has been my job (our work, especially for me) for over 7 and 1/2 years, and yet one day last week they just axed our account after SOOO much work, and lesser pay than deserved, but we were building up fast, with over 61k subs, but much more work to get there than some, and for NO VALID REASON - NO EXPLANATION.... OUR LONG-TERM FAMILY CHANNEL CANNOT BE SEEN ON YOU TUBE OR ANYWHERE, AND WE CAN NOT SIT BACK & TAKE THIS!!!!! WELL OVER A THOUSAND VIDEOS - NOT SEEN & GONE IN AN INSTANT. No email warning of anything, and our fans have no clue what is going on, as do we!

We follow the guidelines, this is our only source of income, we have nothing but... nobody seems to care, as far as YT is concerned, yet they show near pornography AKA nudity, guys making out online, I can prove all of these things, cursing HEAVILY, and many other 'YT rules' BROKEN beyond wods for children to see and view, unfortunately, but that is OK! We do NOT break such rules AT ALL.. we are a family channel!

We have SO many fans that we meet nearly daily while out, which feels so awesome, more so than money, but we do need the money too, as my husband awaits his deserved disability. We are constantly told that our girls inspire others, and now they are devastated, as am I who does soo much work every day to keep our channel fresh and to make well-deserved money for our needy family. THIS IS NOT FAIR IN THE LEAST & NEEDS TO BE FOUGHT!

Help us,.... spread the word, and let's make a difference!! I am so distraught.. my children distraught.. this is our life, our lives.. this can't go unheard! IT MUST BE FOUGHT IN THE NAME OF INNOCENCE!!!

Thank you friends and fans!

The Possible family!

3. Autumn Boehle For DollSkill Model

Autumn Boehle has been a friend of mine for over two years. She can pull off any hair color with any shirt and any bottoms. She is a sweetheart but don't flirt with her because she's taken. You have to respect that her and her boyfriend have been in a relationship for a long time. I nominate Autumn for a new model because she's someone I look up to and she's so amazing like omg, We don't talk much but I idolize her.

4. Bid's Place Retail Liquor License Renewal

Dear Beloved Bid's Place Customers,

It breaks our hearts to tell you that it has been brought to our attention that we are potentially being denied renewal of our liquor license and that our original license was issued on a "temporary basis". Losing this license would mean the end of Archie's and would be financially devastating to us. We want to remain optimistic and refrain from negativity when we beg you for help. We see no other option that to come here and ask for support from the community, our neighbors, friends, and from our beloved Bid's Family and customers.

We humbly ask you to sign this petition if you are a registered voter and any *letter* or other *community support* is GREATLY appreciated. We have to somehow show them that we deserve our liquor license. Thank you all so much for reading, sharing, and helping us in any possible way. Thank you now and always for your continued support of our family business.

Dave & Marci


Little background on the company....

At Main Event, we love what we do, because we get to deliver fun to guests every day at 37 centers across the USA.

We offer state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, gravity ropes adventure courses, billiards, video games and more

We serve delicious food from fresh Italian street market options to bar favorites to full-on casual dining, along with cocktails, beer and wine

We are Dallas based, and a subsidiary of Main Event Entertainment Group (ASX: AAD) of Australia

6. Review of Banned Breeds Regulations in Camp Pendleton

A resolution regarding ‘banned breeds’ aboard United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Whereas, According to that all ‘banned breeds’ with extended waiver must have been removed by September 30th of 2012, and

Whereas, With the stress families of Camp Pendleton are emphasizing the consideration of temperament exam, and

Whereas, If an animal that is considered a ‘banned breed’ may successfully complete and pass a temperament exam annually, then they may be registered aboard Camp Pendleton, and

Whereas, If the animal fails the temperament exam, the owner does not renew it upon the anniversary of the original or the owner does not register the animal on base then they have 30 days to remove animal or receive a DNA test at the owner's expense at the base shelter, and

Whereas, If the animal’s DNA test comes back greater than 50% of a banned breed the owner must either register the animal for a temperament exam or remove the animal from base property. If the DNA test comes back less than 50% all DNA test fees will be refunded and no temperament exam will be necessary, and

Whereas, With these actions it recognizes and promotes proper animal behavior amongst the military community of Camp Pendleton; therefore be it

Resolved, That banned breeds be allowed aboard Camp Pendleton as long as they pass an annual temperament exam, be it further

Resolved, The relationships of banned breeds with not only improved care and good training, but will be a step to lessen the stigma of said breeds, be it further

Resolved, That with the ability of the families of Camp Pendleton and the Command to work together further on a solution to not only on bettering military families life, but also the pets of military families as well, therefore be it resolved.

7. Support Loud House Farm

Loud House Farm is a small family farmstead in south Kansas City. We are situated on the backside of Terrace Lake, and nestled within our surrounding neighborhood, on a quiet back street. Many of the surrounding residents do not even know we are here. Our farm was part of the original farmland, going back to the early 1900's. The suburbs have grown up around us, and the zoning was changed along the way.

Our goal is is a viable and sustainable use of the land in order to create a wellness environment for our family, our animals and our community. We want to offer city folk the opportunity for a small farm experience; through our farmer markets, classes and Community Gatherings.. Last Year we hosted seasonal Markets, were part of the Cultivate KC Farm Tour, offered classes on Missouri foraging, housed the Seed Exchange Pot Luck Dinner and opened our farm to a dear friend for her special wedding day. We are honored to have the land and to use it in a meaningful way.
To accomplish this goal, we are seeking a new zoning designation from our City.

8. Give Murad's parents a visit visa to the UK

My name is Abdelrahman Murad and I am a 27-year-old from Gaza. I managed to leave the city in October 2014 in order to take part in a five week training course at the United Nations in New York. One year later I qualified for a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in the UK. I graduated in February 2017 and my graduation ceremony will be held in July (2017), for which I desperately want my parents living back in Gaza to attend. To my dismay, the UK embassy has refused to grant them a visa to visit, assuming they may not return. In reality they have no interest in a long stay. My father has a family to take care of and a business to run. Please, if you can, help me and my parents meet up for this special occasion after nearly three years of not seeing one another.

In nearly a decade, exiting and entering Gaza has been difficult, if not impossible, for its two million residents. This poses a particular challenge for students looking forward for a better education.

My case was no exception. I made it through the Rafah Crossing, Gaza’s only gateway to the world which opens only several times a month, after two failed attempts in a week. Desperate, I did not have the chance to say goodbye to my family on the day of departure. I only just made it . I wrote more about this experience, which you can read on my personal website. See:

In February 2017, I graduated from the University of the Arts London with an MA in Media Communications and Critical Practice. My graduation ceremony is due for 28 July 2017. In April 2017, I began work in the field of communications at the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP). Because of the unreliability of the Rafah border and the risk of being stranded inside, I opted to not take a break from my studies or work to travel back and see my family.

I am writing to ask for your kind support of my petition to the UK Embassy in Jordan, which calls upon them to give my parents a visa to attend my graduation ceremony in London. I have already asked my parents to file a new visa application, after the first was refused.

The visa application was refused despite being well supported by documents. I even advised my parents to attach documents providing proof of their intention to return to Gaza. I bore in mind the unmeritable humanitarian and economic situation of Gaza. I believed it is enough reason for visit visas to be refused, let alone the having the infamous Palestinian passport.

Whilst I felt let down by their decision, and have even at times considered giving up and simply not attending my graduation, I have now decided to make a challenge. Their explanation simply has no substance, and is based on the unfair judgment that my parents intend to remain in the United Kingdom beyond the expiry of their visa.

Here is the explanation put up by the embassy:

“You have not shown from the supporting documents you have any family members living in your country of residence or other countries and therefore consider you have very little in the way of ties to provide you with enough incentive to leave the UK on completion of your proposed visit”

With your support, I hope to see my mum and dad soon.
To read the response from the UK Embassy, please see the original document below:

9. Help bring my brother to me.

Please help convince my mother to bring my brother to me. All my family and friends who know me know he is my LIFE!

10. Petition Colleton County Council: Proposed ACE Basin Speedway

This petition is to gather and show COMMUNITY SUPPORT for the Proposed Ace Basin Speedway which we hope would include a 3/8 or 4/10 mile dirt track, a go-cart track, and a mud-bog pit, a track area for tractor pulls, along with Concessions with some seating and restrooms, and of course, ample stand seating. We believe that with this type of Complex, racing and activities for the family and community can go on almost all year 'round. Walterboro is situated in a prime location between Oglethorpe Speedway, Sumter Speedway, and Modoc Speedway. A venue here would not only draw racers from around the state, but also from surrounding states, including Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, and even Virginia. The track would attract different race series, like Pro Stocks and Winged Outlaws, that are certain to draw large crowds! The many different festivals of our area, would also provide a prime opportunity for racing, such as a "Rice Festival 100" or a holding races during the Grits Festival, Shrimp Festival, etc...... An outdoor venue such as this could host fantastic Monster truck shows that enable the trucks to turn loose and show off, where they are restricted at indoor venues. Many people love a mudbog and a good tractor pull. And others would love racing go-carts or souping up their lawn mowers for the lawn mower races on the go-cart track! Then there are the kids' can race each other on their tricycles and bicycles, have box car races, race RC cars, participate in candy drops, ride around the track in the race cars WITH the racers (at slow speeds), visit the pits, even race their battery-powered cars! The whole point is FAMILY FUN and FAMILY TIME! Finally, a Speedway Complex will bring JOBS to our community. It will bring BUSINESSES back to our community that we've lost, such as a machine shop, fabrication shops, specialty race parts, and new restaurants and hotels to handle the people coming in to see the events....people that will be SHOPPING and SPENDING their money in our town. If we can garner support to convince Colleton County Council to construct this multi-faceted park, it will reap the benefits and make money to put MORE family oriented activities in our town....the things families can enjoy such as putt-putt and water pads and maybe even a YMCA. Thanks for your input!

11. Help Pass "The Internet Pornography Age Verification Act"

Help Pass The Internet Pornography Age Verification Act. Currently children have complete and unrestricted access to internet pornography. Parents and educators have the obligation to install filters to try and protect children from what they are seeing. But it is not working. It is about time that we hold these websites accountable for what children are accessing. Currently it is a felony for an adult to send a nude photo to a child via email or text. These websites are sending photos to millions of children, with no consequences. This is hurting our children and it needs to stop now! Promise Land Men's Ministries has figured out a way to almost completely eliminate access of internet pornography to children. We need your help to get this to Congress so they can create legislation.

12. Horse ban/restrictions on the Corinella Foreshore

Some valid points as to why the Corinella Foreshore should not be closed or any restrictions imposed on our equine companions:
• It is the only safe horse beach in the area.
• There are hundreds of kilometres of coast along the South East in Victoria; the horse section as it stands is already only just a fraction of the Corinella Foreshore.
• It is good for horses physical and mental wellbeing
• It is good for Equine Enthusiasts physical and mental wellbeing
• It is an excellent place to rehabilitate injured horses or increase their fitness
• It is used by recreational, competitive and professional horses and horse people
• Local adults and particularly kids have ridden on this beach for generations with a record of 0 incidents
• Above all it is a place for immense enjoyment and fun for those involved with horses
• To ban horses from the beach is un-Australian. It shouldn’t be a numbers contest between Equine Enthusiasts and people. It is about giving everyone a fair opportunity and the freedom to enjoy our beautiful beaches
• Dogs are already allowed in the horse area provided they are on the leash
• Dogs can be taken to virtually any park/footpath/public place as well as many other designated beaches. The same cannot be said for horses!
• Many people travel a long way to enjoy this beach
• The horse industry is one of the largest industries in Australia and is steadily growing!
• Closure will greatly reduce the quality of life for a lot of horses kept in an urbanised environment. The beach gives them a chance to stretch their legs and mentally and physically relax
• Horses have helped to build this country and defend it, we owe it to them to provide a safe place to cool down and relax
• If the beach is lost it will force people to ride and train in more urban environments such as road verges, where the risk to all parties is greatly increased

13. Support People With Pets

As people with large dogs, we know how hard it is to find housing that allows pets and doesn't kill you with fees. We feel discriminated against by home owners and apartment owners. They allow children! To us our pets are our children, part of the family. We are just supposed to 'Get rid of them' when hard times come? We think there should be a law against charging people with pets so much and just being able to flat out say no. It is discrimination. Pets are family and have no one besides us.

14. President Trump will prevent threats to America, do you disagree ?

President Trump will ban people coming to America, thought to be a possible threat to America.

Many people have spoke against this. As a solution, we ask that you, as an American Citizen open your home to a family of Immigrants that could be hostile to Americans being completely responsible for them until they can prove they are not a risk to America. You will be responsible for helping them become Americans and to follow American laws.

This will give a family a chance of becoming Americans,
who otherwise would not be permitted.

Thank you

15. Searching for Patsi Lynn Taylor on Long Lost Family USA!

Searching for Patricia -Patsi- Lynn Taylor is a Facebook page set up for the purpose of sharing information about a missing person, my sister, Patsi Taylor.

Patsi was in and out of state care for much of her young teenage years and she ultimately ran away from the last facility she was at. The Tulsa Girl's Group Home on Peoria in Tulsa, OK was her last residence.

On August 31, 1981 she left the group home and never returned. For over 35 years our family has searched and sought out answers to try to find the trail that could lead us back to our Patsi, but we have been unsuccessful.

Recently, I was in contact with Long Lost Family USA Casting department and had high hopes of making it to their show and getting some help from even more professionals that have reunited families with similar (and even more difficult) circumstances. In the weeks following the interview with them, the contact was less and less and finally I did receive a letter stating that it looked as though the chances of making it to their show was grim.

I am asking for your help in signing this petition in support of them taking on my sister's case and trying to help us solve this mystery that has pained our family for over 3 decades. Please show your support so that Long Lost Family USA will reconsider their decision on Patsi Lynn Taylor!

16. Build a Newport City Center Park

The Newport City Council is considering the purchase of the property directly South of City Hall on Highway 101. This vacant property is privately owned but is currently being used as a parking lot. The City would like to purchase the property for approximately $1.1 Million. Their plan is to make it a parking lot temporarily and then at a future time possibly build an annex to City Hall. In the mean time it would be able to serve as a "temporary permanent" home for the Newport Farmer's Market.

Although there are many city employees that park in the vacant lot there are two other public parking lots within one city block of this property. Neither of which is filled to capacity on a daily basis.

The route along Highway 101, especially south of City Hall, is an eye-sore to the community. Although Newport claims the title of "Tree City USA," very little greenery can be found in the city center and surrounding business districts. The sidewalks can often be found strewn with garbage, there are several vacant business buildings, as well as a handful of existent parking lots.

17. Protect the Marriage Act and the Natural Family

For centuries the institution of marriage is both a symbol and protective legal framework for the natural family. Marriage is the special bond between a man and a woman to the exclusion of others.

Marriage is entered into with intent to hopefully produce and raise children, to support each other in times of need, to bring together families and to ensure the future of our people. Marriage and the natural family are the basic building blocks of civil societies in East and West.

In Australia, as in most other nations, legal marriage requires both partners to comply with a set of biological characteristics and laws: A bond of marriage cannot be formed between brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, certain other blood relatives, underage partners, persons otherwise married or partners of the same sex. These partners may love each other and decide to live together, but they cannot form a union in marriage.

If a mutually expressed feeling of love would become the sole qualification for marriage under the law, how can parliamentarians reasonably reject demands to recognise polygamous marriage, marriage with children, or marriage between relatives? After the Italian parliament recognised same-sex unions in June 2016, lobby groups are already demanding equality for polygamous unions to reflect the cultural norms of certain migrant communities.

The possible ramifications are far reaching for children deprived of natural parents: Claims of biological and genetic discrimination, accusations of creating more stolen generations and the consequences for our demographic fabric with severe fiscal implications are most obvious.

De-facto partnerships and civil law arrangements are readily available to homosexual couples. There is no need to unsettle the special bond of marriage and abandon the natural family. Marriage is rightfully defined as the union of a man and woman, formed with the intent to create a natural family and to preserve the right of children, wherever possible, to be raised by their natural mother and father. We hold this to be a self-evident natural right deserving of its special status and ongoing legal protection in our society.

18. Save Eugene the Sandy Hill Pig

Eugene the pig has a great life. He lives with his loving owner and his friend (a rabbit) where he enjoys taking baths, watching youtube and performing tricks. However, due to Sandy Hill by-law, Eugene may soon be taken from his family, which would be devastating to Eugene as well as the family he lives with.

Eugene and his owner living in Sandy Hill, which has a bylaw stating livestock cannot be kept. However, many Canadian cities including Edmonton and Calgary offer permits for owners to keep potbelly pigs as pets. If Sandy Hill adopted these same bylaws, Eugene could stay with his family.



Article 1-War hero Rory Malone's mother denied a say in where his medals go-Stuff NZ

Article 2-Fallen soldier should be 'honoured like his mates'-NZ Herald

4th August 2012-Battle of Baghak, Afghanistan. Corporal Rory Malone is killed in action.

Rory, without due regard for life and limb, drags his OC, a father of 3 and seasoned veteran to safety. Bullet lodged in his body he ventures out again and engages the enemy. Laying down fire to suppress the insurgents hailstorm of death, so his brothers-in-arms can increase their odds of survival. Rory is struck with a bullet to his chest. One last breath is gasped. He is dead. May he be at peace.

He leaves behind a shattered family- Mother, Brothers and Sister. He leaves behinds his humour, his intelligence, his wit. He leaves his whanau as custodians of his mana. We protect it fiercely and cherish it dearly.

3rd Dec 2015-over 3 years later-the NZ defence minister announces a special honours list. Our Rory is to be awarded the NZ Gallantry Medal! Our hero.

13th April 2016- Rory's mates are honoured along with Richie McCaw. Medal ceremony at NZ Government House. What a day that must be-family, friends, and the applause and gratitude of the peoples you served. Well Done. Well deserved to all.

But wait- What about our Rory? Our hero. No notice to the family? No notice to his comrades? What - a request to send it in the MAIL?

Rory gave his life to his country. He served with diligence, skill and bravery admired by his peers and appreciated by his commanders.

“The core values of the NZDF are courage, commitment and comradeship." So come on NZ government and the NZDF, reflect the values you preach.



We, his Whanau just want closure. We want him honoured like his mates were. No more, no Less.

Kia mate ururoa, kei mate wheke.
(Fight like a shark, don’t give in like an octopus.)


20. Petition to Stop KFC from Occupying Buddy Hoagies' Signature Venue

Capitalism is on the rise and KFC has set a higher bid on the venue that used to occupy my beloved Buddy Hoagies.

A place that holds many memories for us Northerners.
A place where students study for their Olevels is now being replaced with a fast food restaurant that is bound to bring a lot of noise to the public.
A place that sells reasonably healthy food that is now, sadly gonna be replaced by deep fried unhealthy chicken.
A place that provides jobs for full time students, elderly people and housewives.
A place that allows kids to play while their parents dine.
A place where the kitchen staff and service staff are like family.

Stop capitalism now by pledging against Lee Bee Wah's support of Fast food chain, KFC.

Dear Lee Bee Wah. Step down, because ever since you proposed for cyclers to get a bicycle license, I laughed. Just because you don't like smokers, doesn't mean you can shut down the place they hang out at.

21. Save Tallawudjah's safe bike track

Glenreagh has a lovely family trying to start a kid friendly family safe bike track on there OWN property and there are people opposing this.

Please help us save our safe tracks to keep kids out of state forests and off roads.

We want a safe environment for our children to use their bikes.

22. Save Wander Over Yonder

Wander Over Yonder has been cancelled by the higher bosses at Disney because they think two seasons is enough.

23. Homes for homeless people in Spokane, Washington

Hi. My Name is Silas I'm 10 years old. And I want to make a difference.

The homeless population in Spokane is a problem in many ways. One reason is that the residents of Spokane feel uncomfortable about all of the homeless people standing on the streets asking for money, food, water, and many other things.

Also it is very sad that people do not have enough money to afford homes and other things. I think a lot of you can agree that the Spokane city officials are not doing enough to help the homeless population of Spokane.

I want Spokane to build enough homeless shelters so that all homeless can have a place to stay instead of the streets.

So please sign my petition so Spokane can be a better place.

24. Rehome a deserving family

A young working mother with 3 children of school age become homeless and lose all belongings after an accidental fire caused by faulty electrical equipment destroyed there life. She turns to the local authority Swale Borough Council for help in being re-homed as she was in private rental and has nowhere else to turn, unfortunately they refuse to help in re-homing leaving them struggling to live and carry on a normal life.

Below is documented link to the fire…/home-saved-after-neighbours-…/

Yet recently as reported in Kent Online it is reported that "Swale council agree to house up to 10 Syrian refugee families over five years says leader Cllr Andrew Bowles" If these people can be helped when they have no-one else to turn to then surely our own families should be able to expect the same help. Is this really the caring community side of Swale Borough Council they want us to judge them by ?

Below is documented link to the rehoming of syrian refugees…/council-offers-to-house-syri…/

25. Support Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

First Nations/Indigenous/Metis/Inuit women suffer tremendous abuse, are one of the highest in regards to vulnerable sector. Indigenous women make up for 4.3 percent of Canada’s female population, 16 percent of female homicides, account for 11 percent of missing women, and 1,200 aboriginal women have been murdered or have vanished since 1980. According to RCMP data, at least 1,017 Indigenous women and girls were murdered from 1980-2012.

Vision Statement: If we stand together for human rights, and to stop oppressive practices/laws. Each person, no matter who or where they are, can make change happen by acting in concert with others who share their vision of a world where everyone lives in dignity.

Value Statement: is of a world in which every person enjoys all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments.

Mission Statement: To generate action to prevent and end grave abuses of human rights and to demand justice for those whose rights have been violated. To educate the mass/society to help us stand-up, and give a voice to the voiceless and unheard. To fight for equality, equity, pursuit of social justice, and challenging/stopping oppressive practices.

Goal Statement: To fight for equality, equity, pursuit of social justice, and challenging/stopping oppressive practices. To connect with other organizations, and campaigns that have the same values and goals. To use our social media account as an open forum so people in society voices can be heard in a safe place, and know they are not alone. We are a group what to pressure the government to implement the recommendations of the calls to actions about the missing and murdered indigenous women and child. To write letters, and petitions to our government to make this changes.

26. Keep My Husband Guy In Australia

I met my now husband Guy in 2010. He had already applied for Australian Residency after completing a $20000 Tafe Course on a student Visa supported by his immediate family, who are all Australian Citizens.

All was well till a glitch in process ruined all our plans for the future. He only received an email letting him know he was an illegal immigrant in 2012. Our world was falling apart, my mother who had been battling cancer since 2010 had to have another operation and my Aunty who was a huge part life was diagnosed with terminal cancer. All the while Guy and I had 3 teenagers (my beautiful children) to try and keep going. Guy was there for me. We were allowed to put in another application and were given options that would could quite possibly been approved but would have involved him having to leave my side. We chose the partner option and have had it refused.

I truly believe it was our age difference that has swayed the decision. Our Appeal goes to the Migration Review Tribunal on the 26th of Oct and I am pleading for SIGNATURES to add to our evidence

27. Ohio 911 Fatal Overdose Prevention Law

​Accidental overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, exceeding even motor vehicle accidents among people ages 25 to 64. Many of these deaths are preventable if emergency medical assistance is summoned, but people using drugs or alcohol illegally often fear arrest if they call 911, even in cases where they need emergency medical assistance for a friend or family member at the scene of a suspected overdose.

The best way to encourage overdose witnesses to seek medical help is to exempt them from arrest and prosecution for minor drug and alcohol law violations, an approach often referred to as Good Samaritan 911.

The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance. Witnesses to heart attacks rarely think twice about calling 911, but witnesses to an overdose often hesitate to call for help or, in many cases, simply don’t make the call. In fact, research confirms the most common reason people cite for not calling 911 is fear of police involvement.

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted policies to provide limited immunity from arrest or prosecution for minor drug law violations for people who summon help at the scene of an overdose. New Mexico was the first state to pass such a policy and has been joined in recent years by Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

Good Samaritan laws do not protect people from arrest for other offenses, such as selling or trafficking drugs, or driving while drugged. These policies protect only the caller and overdose victim from arrest and/or prosecution for simple drug possession, possession of paraphernalia, and/or being under the influence.

28. Support National Aunts and Uncles Day August 19th!

Please sign our petition to support the official recognition of National Aunts and Uncles Day in honor of our beloved family members who have loved, cared for and supported us throughout our lives.

Although dates have been mentioned and suggested, no date has yet to be taken serious. We need to take action to change that.

We need to show our Government that WE THE PEOPLE demand our voices be heard!

29. Petition for Iowa State SIDS Rememberence & Awareness Day - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

My son was born on May 4th, 1983 and he died on July 10th, 1983. He died of SIDS - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. I was a young Mother and Wife and this was my only child. That was 32 years ago, and I never had another child. I missed all the years and memories of him growing up. I still remember and love him always. For all of those who have experienced such a great loss or know someone who has, then I know they can relate.

Back in 1983, my ex-husband and I met with Governor Terry Branstad. He presented me with a certificate and declared that day to be SIDS Day, but somehow it never actually got put on the books.

Let’s create not only a day of Remembrance but also a day of Awareness for this terrible disease. Many young Mothers and Fathers don’t know about this disease and the tips to help to prevent it. The medical profession has made advances in the area of SIDs. They understand it much more than they did at one time and while there is no cure, there are tips on how to help prevent this terrible disease from taking other precious, young lives.

For all those affected, we will not know the love of this child and will always experience that loss in our lives. We should honor all those who have lost their precious babies to this terrible disease and create awareness for others. Awareness, Knowledge and Remembrance should be recognized on this special day.

Please sign the petition for a Declaration of Proclamation Coordination for an Official SIDS day to be set for July 10th of each year, in the state of Iowa.

30. Ban the burka and niqab in the UK

Why should the Burka be banned in the UK?

• CCTV is invalid for criminals wearing the burka/niqab as you cannot see in CCTV the face or appearance of anyone wearing one;

• Criminals can use the burka/niqab as a disguise to stop police from recognising them and arresting them;

• If a motorcyclist enters a petrol station rushing to pay for their petrol to get to a loved one in an emergency at hospital they are asked to remove their helmet before they enter and pay, the burka/niqab is allowed to stay on whilst in the building, what's the difference?

• Terrorists can walk freely around the streets covering their face in a burka/niqab without the police knowing if they are following the right person when in a crowd as they could easily be mixed up;

• It is not a religious obligation if you do not wear the burka/niqab;

• Can you trust s person that you cannot fully see the face of?

• Public places should not allow the burka/niqab as it can make people feel uneasy and scared wondering who the person under the burka/niqab could be e.g a murderers, rapists and paedophiles etc;

• Why should we risk our own safety for other individuals to be given freedom?

• Why should they be at less risk if commiting crimes?

• Why should they be able to hide away?

• Why waste all that money on security?

Bring back public safety and bring the risk of crime down more! It's for your own sake and your families sake.

• £515,000,000 spent on CCTV by councils alone before February 2012 which is coming out of tax payers pockets without public houses, sports facilities etc forking out thousands for them to be installed.