Petition Tag - health

1. Lets Make University Food Healthier and Cheaper

Our universities are packed full of commercial fast food restaurants with menu items that are high in cholesterol, greasy and for the most part not made with the freshest ingredients. For students to study day and night, while having to juggle jobs and other responsibilities on the side takes quite a bit of energy. Energy requires proper eating and on campuses the accessibility of affordable healthy meals should be the norm. Unfortunately it is not and we deserve better. With your support and signature we would like to propose a change that will allow us to integrate more of the food items we should have access to, at the fair price to our campuses.

2. STOP the Pavilion Dog Park Cell Tower !

This petition is being started to stop the planning and construction of a Verizon cell tower on the land currently being used as a dog park at the Greenville County Pavilion Recreation Center Complex at Old Spartanburg Road and Scottswood Road in Taylors, South Carolina.
On August 29th 2016, Greenville County's planning commission voted to approve a lease of this land to Milestone Development/Milestone Communications Inc [see GreenvilleParksHQ.com] to construct a 120 ft cell tower at this location. According to AntennaSearch.com, there are already 75 towers within a 4 mile radius of the proposed tower site.

Nearby business owners, residents, and parents of children in nearby day care centers, schools, playgrounds and churches are extremely concerned about short and long term health/ safety issues, property devaluation and are calling for all planning for erection of the tower at this location to IMMEDIATELY CEASE and for a new more suitable location to be found and used instead.

Cell towers or cell masts emit radio frequencies (RF) a form of electromagnetic radiation like a microwave oven for a distance of up to 2 miles in hilly areas. [safespaceprotection.com] Even at low levels of radiation with just short exposure time, there is evidence of cell tissue and DNA damage and it is linked to numerous health problems such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness, skin reactions, anxiety, nausea and irritability that can begin within days of tower activation for some sensitive people. Down the road, long term exposure has led to birth defects, brain cancers, nervous system break down and complete inability to function.

Dr George Carlo hired by the telecommunications industry to conduct studies on cell tower radiation concluded that exposure to radiation from cell towers is "potentially the biggest health insult" this nation has ever seen and a greater threat than cigarette smoking or asbestos.

FCC.gov "safety" guidelines are among the least restrictive in the world allowing up to 580 microwatts per square centimeter whereas Australia permits up to 200 microwatts. Russia, Italy and Toronto, Canada allow 10 and China and Switzerland manage quite well at 6 and 4 microwatts respectively. New Zealand has proposed levels as low as .02 microwatts per square centimeter. [geoengineeringwatch.org]

Numerous studies including:
1) The 1998 Vienna Resolution conducted by 16 world leaders in bioelectric magnetic research 2) The International Association of Fireman study of impact of towers on or near firestations have made firefighters sick. 3) The 2003 R. Santini et al in Rennes, France study of people living within 300 meters of cell antennas 4) The 2011 W.H.O. Internat'l Agency for Research on Cancer study that classifed RFs radio frequency electro magnetic fields (EMFs) as " a possible carcinogenic" based on increased incidences of brain cancers 5) The 2003 E. A. Navarro study in Valencia, Spain where people living 50-150 meters away from cell towers were studied 6)The 2007 Dr John Walker studies showing high incidences of brain hemorrhages, brain cancers and high blood pressure of people living within 400 yards of cell masts. 7) The 2004 Israeli Study "Increased incidence of Cancer Near a Cell Phone Transmission Station" found those living near cell towers had a 4.5x higher cancer risk. 8) The 2012 Bio-inititive report [Bioinitiative.org ] more than confirms all of the above studies conclusions and looked at
many additional studies. It concluded that safety standards are as much as 1000 times too lenient and recommended a safe (RFR) level for those living near cell towers be set at .003 microwatts per square centimeter.

The verbiage of Greenville County Ordinances passed in 2005 ( after the Telecommunications Act of 1996) all show that the goal of Greenville County Government is first and foremost to protect the health, safety, welfare and property values of its residents as well as protect the environment. Allowing the tower to be put up at this location would be a violation of those ordinances.

Please join us in telling Greenville County Government elected and appointed officials that we are not willing to risk our health or our children's health or see further damage to the environment or our properties devalued as a result of a cell tower put up at this location and are calling for cancellation of all lease agreements and or contracts with Milestone Communications to construct a tower here.

For more information and updates visit "Upstate Action" channel on YouTube and search for "Stop the Pavilion Dog Park Cell Tower". Also contact your county council representative at GreevilleCounty.org ] and tell them to do what they can to STOP the tower from being put up at this location. Finally come to the next Greenville County meeting planned for May 10th, 2017 to voice your disapproval and THANK-YOU for SIGNING THE PETITION BELOW.

3. Make School Lunches Better

In France, they serve five-course meals, made of a main dish, yogurt or cheese, desert, appetizers, a side, and vegetables. Here, we get frozen tater tots and meat with so much preservatives it would last weeks. We get unappetizing vegetables in small plastic bags, and meat that has been radiated and isn't even real meat. We get ketchup that's really just tomato paste with water. Sure, you pay for money to feed us- but the food hardly gives us energy or increases our health. And I think that it's time to fix that. There is a reason we are the most obese nation in the world.

4. Keeping Ohio in Daylight Savings Time

The switch of hours for Daylight Savings was implemented in the World War II era to save electricity and store it for the war effort. That may have helped in the 1940s, but now it is just a negative risk to everyone.

The switch from forwarding our clocks one hour in the Springtime and Autumntime drastically increases the chances of accidents on the road. "In 1988 the cost of sleep-related accidents exceeded $56 billion and included 24,318 deaths and 2,474,430 disabling injuries" (The New England Journal of Medicine). This is sole because the times where it is dark outside is completely reversed to no sunlight in the morning and longer sunlight in the evening.

There are also severe health risks with the loss of sleep and change of schedule. "In conclusion, these data suggest that shifts to and from DST might transiently affect the incidence and type of acute cardiac events, albeit modestly" (The American Journal of Cardiology).

Lastly, electricity efforts are no longer supporting the results from World War II. "Our main finding is that, contrary to the policy's intent, DST increases electricity demand. The findings are consistent with simulation results that identify a trade-off between reducing demand for lighting and increasing demand for heating and cooling" (The President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology),

This petition is to get government attention, specifically for the state of Ohio, to regulate the time change and to not keep forwarding and rewinding the hours to accommodate for the seasons.

5. Support the UOttawa Real Food Challenge

The Real Food Challenge (RFC) is a national, student-driven campaign to reshape our food economy. We are a network of students and youth at schools across the country, advocating for "real food" on our campuses and in our communities.

The impact
Collectively, colleges and universities across North America spend over $5 billion per year to feed their students. By working together to shift 20% of purchasing to Real Food, we will be funnelling $1 billion into the agriculture and supply chains we need for our future.

We have a goal of reaching 20% Real Food procurement by 2020.

Please show support for the Real Food Challenge at the University of Ottawa by signing below!

6. Full Rheumatology Services for Mayo University Hospital

Full Rheumatology Services for Mayo University Hospital

Please sign the below petition to support the people of Mayo on lists in Sligo/Manorhamilton and Merlin Park Galway for people living in Mayo to be treated in Mayo
• Full time Rheumatologist based in MUH
• Full time Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapy in MUH
• Rheumatology Infusion Service in MUH
11 Hours a week will not provide a service to all 26,000 people across Mayo with Arthritis

7. Subsidy for Meningococcal (MenB) Vaccine

Meningococcal disease is a serious illness which, even when treated, kills 10 to 15 infected people out of 100. And of those who survive, about 10 to 20 out of every 100 will suffer disabilities such as hearing loss, brain damage, kidney damage, amputations, nervous system problems, or severe scars from skin grafts. Thanks to meningitis vaccines, thousands are alive today who would otherwise have died or been left seriously disabled from these deadly diseases. The addition of the MenB vaccine will save even more as it can help prevent meningococcal disease caused by serogroup B.

8. Clean Air & Water - No Permit for Industrial Sand Mine/Processing Plant on Bruce Rd.

Industrial Sand Mining is a relatively new industry in the State of Texas has little oversight. Little oversight can mean big consequences for communities next to the Frac Sand Mine/ Processing Plants. Permit By Rule is not near adequate for these kinds of operations. Who is watching out for the people next to these mines? Frac Sand is crystalline silica. Crystalline Silica is a carcinogen. Dust size particles generated during the mining , exploding , crushing, processing , drying , loading , and hauling of Frac Sand is a health hazard to the people living next to mine and those on the truck route to and from mine. According to and many others have all stated that when these particles are inhaled they can reach deep into the lungs and have fatal consequences. The organizations above state that exposure from inhaling or ingesting has been linked to silicosis, tuberculosis, emphysema, bronchitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, chronic thyroiditis and kidney-related diseases. A mining operation daily withdraws up to 2 million gallons of water that is mixed with a compound called polyacrylamide which is a flocculent used to treat the sand. That compound itself is non-toxic. But its production method may leave minute traces of a neurotoxin. As piled sand dries, acrylamide-laden water can seep into groundwater. Also, there can be acid runoff from mines. Please take the health and well being of the residents and their children into consideration and help us to sustain the quality of life we are accustom to.

9. Speak UP! Speak NOW! Make the IWC Health & Wellbeing Stage 2 Development happen!

IWC's proposed Health & Wellbeing Stage 2 Development is desperately needed so this community-run, non-government organisation can continue to build medical and health services for all peoples, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, across Bundaberg and the Wide Bay / Burnett.
IWC is seeking 50% funding support from our Government, and we need everyone in our communities to show THEIR support for the delivery of the Stage 2 Development..

10. Let's get Craig Harper to Canberra

Craig seems to have forgotten to schedule Canberra into his 2017 tour (that or he thinks we don't need him). I'm hoping we can get enough signatures together to convince him to come and impart his legendary wisdom and knowledge upon us.
If you don't know Craig do yourself a favour and check out his website you'll be sure to find something that resonates www.craigharper.net
He is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in health, high-performance and personal development. His content is delivered in a fabulously engaging and entertaining way. Like no other speaker he manages to keep shit (very) real!

11. Petition for the amendment of the Bilgola Pool Management Plan

For the last 2 years, November 2015- April 2016 and October 2016 to present we have been running swimming/fitness classes at the Bilgola Rock pool for local children many of whom are current nippers at Surf Life Saving Clubs, training to be our future lifesavers, a huge benefit to the community.

I am a ASCTA Bronze accredited coach and have undertaken numerous courses for swimming skills and first aid.

Originally many of the children were being trained at a local privately run swim school (25mtr pool) which closed down in November of 2015.
As the coach of that swim club, I approached the then Pittwater council to request limited access to the Bilgola Rock Pool so that we could continue training. Upon meeting all the councils criteria required, my request was accepted and a permit granted. Another permit was applied for and granted in October 2016 for the next season (October 2016 - April 2017) and we've been operating well under the council approved permit times (6.30am - 9am).
There is really no other convenient local distance pool to train at, hence our application to the community pool at Bilgola.
We train with lane ropes to protect the children while making the swim more enjoyable and safe for the local swimmers.
Currently our permit allows us to train on:
Wednesdays 6.30am set lane ropes - 7am starts - 7.45 finishes (2 lanes of 8 only)
Thursdays 6.30am set lane ropes - 7am starts - 7.45 finishes (1 lanes of 8 only)
Fridays 6.30am set lane ropes - 7am starts - 7.45 finishes (2 lanes of 8 only)

Note : when the lane ropes are set at 6.30am they are gladly used by the locals as the pool is not marked and there are numerous incidents of accidents where people cross swimming paths. Also many local pool swimmers are happily receiving stroke correction advice and exercises at no charge during this time.

We've had very few complaints compared to the growing support network and there is significant acceptance from the community and the local swimmers at the pool recognising the training of our future lifesavers/surfers in distance swimming.

However, one complainant though has found a clause in the Bilgola Pool Management Plan (BPMP) which states that "a group" is not allowed to begin activities until 7.30am. As the children are school age this time wont work for them (finish 8.15am)

Remember the pool has 8 lanes, at most 2 are in use for a period of 45 min (7am - 7.45am) - that's it.
There is no fee structure, its all by donation and not a prerequisite to attend. Classes can and are cancelled due to bad weather and attendance is a factor of each families busy lives. At the time of this issue council and I were working the pool hiring fee structure.

Of interest, we're advised that Avalon Beach Rock pool management plan start time is 6.30am (15 mtr) and Palm Beach (50mtr but already in use) is 7am

We ask that you sign the following petition to request Northern Beaches Council to amend the BPMP to 6.30am so as to meet the current times of the squads and that are well within the approved current council permit.

12. Sanitary Towels For Free

Growing up in rural areas can be difficult for many young girls. Most young girls find themselves surrounded by poverty, hardship and a lack of positive role models, causing them to end up sexually active at an early stage, falling pregnant and end up using drugs and alcohol to deal with their circumstances.

Growing up in rural Hammanskraal myself, I believe that with the right people caring and reaching out to young girls to motivate, encourage and mentor we can inspire them to believe in their dreams and to pursue their full potential. For many of us, buying sanitary pads is as easy as buying bread and milk. But this is not the case for millions of girls and women in South Africa. They are at a permanent disadvantage as they are forced to stay at home as they are unable to afford this basic necessity. Girls use unhygienic alternatives to sanitary pads, such as newspaper or even sand and leaves, or sitting on cow patties. Doing this puts them at a huge risk of infection. And, according to Barnes, of nine million girls aged between 13 and 19 years in South Africa, "80% of those were missing a week of school every month... That's just time you can't make up and it's affecting their education."

13. Mandate that all street signs and adress numbers be visible from the street to help Emergency Response Teams

Everyone has had a hard time finding and seeing addresses in the dark and we all know how frustrating that can be, so imagine if someone's health and safety depended on the response time.

It's very important for all Emergency Response personnel to not have to worry about this and have to second guess themselves when time is of the essence.

All efforts should be made to make sure they are able to do their job to the best of their ability.

14. Protect the community-based, non-profit Earthwise Farm

For almost ten years the not-for-profit Earthwise Farm has been a model for small scale community based farming. Thousands of people of all ages visit us to rediscover their connection with growing food. Our farm based events draw hundreds of people to celebrate and share a new vision for the future of farming.

We are Tsawwassen’s authentic grass roots inspired community farm, and our success has been made possible by our community.

But that could change.

In a few weeks, our certified organic field will be dismantled to accommodate site grading for the Southlands development project, and when the work is completed, we may not be allowed to resume farming in that location.

We ask that the Corporation of Delta:
1) Keep the Earthwise Farm in its current location as the feature of the Market Square, as promised; and,
2) Support Earthwise to continue to deliver its community and farming education programs without interruption during the development process.


Throughout the debate and public presentations leading to the approval of the Southlands development, Century Group (the developer) stated that, “As the working model for the Southlands Community-based Farm, Earthwise Farm and Garden will be the feature of the Market Square” (Imagine Southlands website 2013-2016).

In the Corporation of Delta Bylaw 7271, Attachment E on page 26 includes our farm area as part of the Earthwise Garden Precinct Plan, and notes that it “will be retained in its existing configuration.”

Based on these public assurances of a secure future on the site, Earthwise, its volunteers and community supporters have made a huge investment in program development that is dependent upon continued access to the Earthwise Farm in its current location.

15. Support Arthritis Ireland's call for a third Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist

Children with arthritis are fed up waiting in pain. 688 is the number of children waiting to see a consultant paediatric rheumatologist for the treatment of childhood arthritis, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). This is a national health crisis, so enough is enough. During the month of May, Arthritis Ireland is calling for the urgent appointment of a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist to be appointed at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin to help ease the huge burden on overstretched services. Children on waiting lists are not just waiting in pain; they’re also at risk of permanent, irreversible joint damage that can impact on their ability to live a normal life.

We are asking the public to help us put an end to Waiting in Pain. Help us by signing our petition.

16. Free Food Distribution Center at the Antioch New England Campus

Citizen's Supply is trying to establish a free food distribution center at the Antioch New England Campus so that anyone in Keene and the surrounding area can come to get something to eat.

Food is a right not a privilege! By signing here I state that I am in full support of this mission and would like to see a free food distribution center at Antioch New England!

17. Help 7 years old ERIC fight Cancer! Send a few words of Comfort to him!

Help 7 years old ERIC fight Cancer!! Send few words of Comfort to him!

On the 25 of August 2016 at 08:00 in the morning, I got to know that my neighbour's 7 years old son Eric has cancer. Eric sent his father to let me know that he wanted me to visit him at the hospital and I did and will continue to do so. While at the hospital I realized just what kind of life Eric has just entered into and how brave this 7 year old is. I knew I had to let him know that he will not be alone in this new journey. I had to let him that people care and I'm therefore reaching out to you to send a few encouraging words of comfort and recovery to this brave child.

Let us make Eric know that he is not alone. Send your words now!! and I will take them to him. Please make sure you add your name to your words and where you are!

18. Support the Teen Dating Violence Policy Petition

Teen dating violence is a serious issue that affects us all. As friends and relatives of victims, we cope with the loss of our dearest ones. As classmates of victims, we feel unsafe and have a hard time performing our best at school. As observers of teen dating violence, we watch as violence becomes a normalized component of our culture. As victims, we are impacted in the most gruesome way possible. Teen dating violence needs to be addressed immediately.

On September 30th, 2011, Cindi Santana, a 17 year-old student at South East High School in South Gate, California was stabbed to death on school grounds by her former boyfriend, Abraham Lopez. Prior to the incident, Lopez was arrested and subsequently released on bail after threatening Cindi. Santana’s mother notified her daughter’s school of Lopez’s threatening behavior and presented a restraining order regarding Santana’s safety. However, the school did not undertake the proper measures to follow it, and on September 30th, Lopez approached Cindi at the school courtyard during lunch and stabbed her multiple times, resulting in her death.

Before the Cindi Santana case, the violence prevention non-profit, Peace Over Violence and other youth-groups and community partners, had been working with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for ten years to implement a policy advocating healthy relationships and teen dating violence prevention. In previous years, when POV presented the policy to the LAUSD board, it was repudiated, but in light of Cindi’s death, the policy was passed on October 11th, 2011 with an unanimous vote.

However, it still has not been effectuated by LAUSD due to a clause concerning funds. The clause allows the policy to be delayed as long as funds are not sufficient to support said policy. Many more acts of violence have occurred since then, and still, the policy has not been implemented.

The best way to prevent further acts of teen dating violence is by effectuating this policy which will:
- Establish a Prevention Coordinator and Prevention Liaisons to coordinate the dissemination of prevention methods, intervention techniques, and curricula addressing adolescent dating abuse.
- Provide prevention education to students on topics of healthy relationships and dating abuse.
- Provide ongoing professional development to school staff on topics of healthy relationships and dating abuse.
- Provide parent/caregiver engagement opportunities to educate parents on topics of healthy relationships and dating abuse.
- Coordinate appropriate intervention and response to incidents or complaints of dating abuse.
- Establish ongoing tools to monitor and assess dating abuse prevention activities and intervention techniques.
- Provide annual written notice to parents/caregivers and students of the school teen dating violence policy.

We must implement this policy to prevent another serious tragedy. Violence not only affects the victim physically and mentally, but also his/her ability to perform well in school, live a healthy lifestyle, and his/her family and friends. To support this policy, please sign below.

19. Place Doctors to Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is expecting 10 doctors to locate to this area. They are opening practice over the province and Glace Bay is not expecting any new doctors.

Some family doctors have re-located away from Glace Bay over the past few years, leaving patients with no one to care for their needs on a regular basis and people having to visit hospitals with no regular doctor to assist with health matters.

Some doctors in the area wish to retire but cannot due to knowing that their patients will be without a doctor and wants to ensure they are being taking care of.

20. Ban GMO foods and seeds

GMO's have harmed and threatens not only our environment, but also our people's and societies health. Thus they are in reality an enemy of the land and people. Seems many of our politicians perspectives and ideology aren't much better, as they continually take donations which ultimately secure their favoritism come legislation time, much like a simple bribe does.

~ GMO's food corruption has and is harming our people by complicating our health issues. This is basically chemical warfare that attacks our people so they can profit. Disrupting our health, domestic tranquility, and the general welfare of our nation. Many other countries have banned GMO's for this very reason, yet our politicians and judicial system continue to favor them over the people who are harmed by their actions.

Our US Constitution's article III, Section. 3, defines such actions as treasonous high crimes, abuse of authority, conduct unbecoming of an official, and a dereliction of duty to uphold their sworn oath of office.

The Constitution, Article II Section. 4.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Source: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Article III, Section. 3
~ Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

Article the eleventh... The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Article the twelfth... The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Source: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

These basic rights and laws are also reinforced in the bill of rights:

Amendment IX
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Amendment X
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Source: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

"Each justice or judge of the United States shall take the following oath or affirmation before performing the duties of his office: “I, ___ ___, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ___ under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.”"
Quoted source: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/28/453

~ The charge of high crimes and misdemeanors covers allegations of misconduct peculiar to officials, such as Treason, perjury of oath, abuse of authority, bribery, intimidation, misuse of assets, failure to supervise, dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming, and refusal to obey a lawful order.

1) The constitution clearly states that adhering to their Enemies is treason.
2) An Enemy is defined as: Something that harms or threatens someone or something.
3) GMO's are harming people while contributing to the manipulation our food sources for profit.
4) Many of our Congressional and several Judiciary officers are allowing them, thus aiding and abetting their use (A defined enemy of we the people), thus breaking their oath of office.
5) The charge of Treason and High Crimes includes abuse of authority, perjury of oath, dereliction of duty.

Amendment I
" Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Since many of our congressional members and Judges have aided and protected the use of GMO's. We can legally say that they're adhering, aiding, and comforting the enemy.
Thus this petition to the government for redress of "We the peoples" grievances is prudent to our health, and the safety of our posterity's future.

Anyone guilty of violating their sworn oath of office, abusing their authority, or by definition committing treason against "We the people" and our Constitution. Should be charged with, and convicted of, High crimes and treason against "We the people", and subsequently removed from their position(s) and office(s), without their salary for life or government benefits, immediately and forthwith.

Unhealthy Reference sources
~ Scientist who discovered GMOs cause tumors wins lawsuit,
Global justice ecology project, Posted on February 22, 2016
http://globaljusticeecology.org/scientist-who-discovered-that-gmos-cause-tumors-wins-lawsuit/

~ GMO dangers: Facts you need to know.
Center for nutritional studies, modified on November 16, 2015
http://nutritionstudies.org/gmo-dangers-facts-you-need-to-know/

~ 10 scientific experiments proving GMO's can be harmful to human health.
Collective evolution, April 8, 2014
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/04/08/10-scientific-studies-proving-gmos-can-be-harmful-to-human-health/

~ 10 studies proving GMOs are harmful?
Genetic Literacy Project, November 13, 2015
https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/11/13/10-studies-proving-gmos-are-harmful-not-if-science-matters/

~ Risks & Side Effects of Genetically Modified Food.
Livestrong.com Last Updated: May 31, 2015
http://www.livestrong.com/article/417880-risks-side-effects-of-genetically-modified-food/

~ Short-term Effects of GM Foods,
Geneticly modified foods, updated May 2016
http://www.geneticallymodifiedfoods.co.uk/shortterm-effects-gm-foods.html

~ How Subchronic and Chronic Health Effects can be Neglected for GMOs, Pesticides or Chemicals, International journey of biological sciences, 29 May 2016
http://www.ijbs.com/v05p0438.htm

21. White Rock Mayor Urged to Approve Medical Marijuana Pilot Project

It is no secret that medical marijuana facilities have been growing in number in BC's Lower Mainland. Many of these facilities have opened and operated without the guidance of their government or local city officials, resulting in certain relaxed operating protocols, miscommunication and facilities being shut down on a frequent basis.

Rather than risking the confusion and inconsistency, communities can initiate a Pilot Project which would allow a Mayor and City Council the opportunity to openly work with a pilot facility, such as Releaf Compassion Centers, to create operating protocols and bylaws.

The pilot facility's operating protocols would be up for public scrutiny and adjustment until the point is reached where the community and the pilot facility no longer have concerns that need addressing. Then all facilities that wish to open within the community will have to abide by those agreed upon standards.

Releaf has requested a Pilot Project with the City of White Rock, believing that it will be an effective solution to creating safe community-based access to medical marijuana that supports the needs and concerns of the everyone.

22. ER, acute care services to be suspended at Preeceville hospital, starting June 1

Sunrise agreed on June 2015 when placed on temporary bypass that they would bring Preeceville Hospital back up to standing once another Dr was secured by Jan 2016.

A full year has passed and nothing, Sunrise are making 6 more Long term care beds and four are for palliative care and IV therapy. Those are our 10 acute beds. And no ER services.
Our Hospital & long term care facility is newly built with over a million dollars worth of funds raised to ensure the communities surrounding Preeceville would be cared for.

23. Help Assault Victims in Chesterfield

Virginia's Chesterfield County has NO Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Programs within their hospital system. What does this mean? Sexual assault victims in Chesterfield are not being provided with the support and care they deserve.

Driving distances of up to one hour are prohibiting assault victims from getting the treatment they need. In addition, valuable evidence is being lost due to this void in Chesterfield.

We are calling on community-centered and caring individuals to sign our petition and urge Chesterfield to provide for the need missing in our community.

24. Construct a New Recreation Center for the City of Page

In 2013 the rates for obesity in the Coconino County was 21%, 1 in 5 adults are obese, However, the Native American community within Arizona has an obesity rate of 80%!

This statistic is alarming as the leading cause of death is cardiovascular disease, obesity being a precursor, and should be addressed. Page, AZ is approximately 34% Native American/American Indian.

With a majority of the population susceptible to becoming obese, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and liver problems a recreation center in Page, AZ is a viable option to combat this epidemic. With funding available in the General Fund (Page, AZ), unrestricted funds 20,000,000$ (Page, AZ), help from the county (Coconino County), state (Arizona), tribe (Navajo Nation), and federal government (USA) a recreation center is palpable.

25. Ban Tire Crumb Rubber from Turf at San Diego Unified School District Schools

*Our children, students, athletes, and environment deserve safe, non toxic fields.
* Tire Crumb Rubber infill contains many known carcinogens and heavy metals.
*Non-toxic/organic infill is available from the turf co. our district is using and its use is growing nationwide.
*Natural turf, or even dirt, don't hurt.

San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) is installing tire crumb rubber fields at many schools ( a lot of them elementary) over the next few years, A couple dozen schools are lined up to get these fields this year, and some already have them.

Crumb rubber, or tire crumb, is finely ground up (into ant size or even sand size pieces) car and truck tires. Tires contain heavy metals, known carcinogens, and other toxic substances.

There can be up to 40,000 ground up tires sprinkled loosely on one field. Our young children ages 5-10, their small developing bodies being the most vulnerable to chemical exposures, will be rolling in these fields, eating their snacks on these fields, making mountains out of these tire pellets on these fields, dropping their water bottles onto these fields, and tracking these tire pieces into our classrooms, cars, homes, and laundry machines. Our older children will be playing sports on these fields; diving to catch a ball, doing a tackle, or sliding into third base.

There is a high probability that our children could ingest these tiny sand size pieces, or get them in a wound or their eyes, as well as breathing the chemicals released into the air from the surface, which can reach temperatures of up to 140 degrees on a 90 degree day. As parents of children playing on these fields, we deserve to know, IS IT SAFE?

As of now, NOBODY can tell us it is safe for our children to be exposed to tire crumb.

There has been a cancer correlation, called a cancer ‘cluster’ by toxicologists, between soccer goalie players (whom are most prone to dermal contact and ingesting crumb rubber) that have played on crumb rubber fields and blood cancers.

Given mounting concerns about recycled rubber surfaces, several governmental agencies have recently modified their stance on the safety of crumb rubber. On February 12, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission unveiled an ‘Action Plan’, appointed by our federal government, with the aim of addressing data gaps, characterizing crumb rubber constituents, and assessing exposure pathways. The first draft of this study will be out by the end of 2016. According to the EPA announcement of this collaborative effort, “existing studies do not comprehensively evaluate the concerns about health risks from exposure to tire crumb.” The same conclusion was reached by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and it is addressing the risks from chemical exposures resulting from ingesting crumb rubber from artificial turf and their study will be done in June 2018.

With the lack of federal scientific studies to show a product safe, our district is installing these fields at a fast pace with no notice to parents or students, nor warning signs posted at the fields for proper cleaning after play or the restriction of food and drinks. There are labor laws protecting the installers of these fields, informing them to wear respirators, safety goggles, and gloves, but there is nothing to warn of any dangers to our children.

There are alternative infills to use vs. tire crumb rubber. These options would also be more environmentally sound, which is especially important for a school district that is close to many water sources. The turf company installing our fields has these options available. They are non- toxic and organic, using cork, coconut and rice husk. There is also the other option of going back to natural turf.

We want our children to have turf and longer playing hours outdoors, but most of all we want to be sure it is safe. Let's not let our children be the canaries in the coal mine on this one! Let's educate ourselves and others, and advocate for the health and safety of our children. Our children deserve better!

Please sign the petition (your email will not be used for any other purpose) to let our district know that you do not want them installing any more tire crumb rubber fields in SDUSD. You can also talk to your principal about what field is planned to go in at your child's school and share concerns with them. You can also contact Board of Education by email or sign up for a three minute public testimony.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

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26. PRESIDENT OBAMA: ENDORSE HARM REDUCTION AS A PRAGMATIC, EVIDENCE-BASED AND PERSON-CENTERED POLICY

The United States is in the midst of a growing opioid overdose epidemic. This public health crisis claimed the lives of nearly 29,000 people in 2014 alone, and has made many communities across the country vulnerable to outbreaks of HIV and viral hepatitis. We call on President Obama, in his last year in office, to make drug policy reform part of his presidential legacy by explicitly endorsing and embracing harm reduction.

President Obama’s Administration will be remembered for leadership on criminal justice reform, expanding access to treatment and recovery through health care reform, and a commitment to a public health approach to drug problems. His Administration has supported and expanded access to critical and life-saving harm reduction strategies, including syringe exchange programs, overdose education and naloxone distribution, and medication-assisted treatment. However, President Obama has not yet directly affirmed the broader role of harm reduction itself as a vital element of a comprehensive drug strategy.

Silence on harm reduction leaves key elements of the Administration’s drug policy ambiguous and unclear, both globally at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs, and domestically for policymakers and communities across the country grappling with the overdose epidemic. In recent months, the President has highlighted his Administration’s efforts to tackle the prescription opioid and heroin crisis, challenging stigma and proposing evidence-based policies and investments. A stronger and clearer call for harm reduction from the White House would complement these initiatives. Ultimately, President Obama’s explicit endorsement of harm reduction would support and catalyze the work of community leaders, advocates and families to protect health and save lives.

27. Healthy Food Options in Frederick County Schools

Unhealthy school food has been a big problem for many years now and it has not gotten any better. Why can't we change that?

I want students to have healthier options in their schools so they can get the nutrition they need and so they don't fell hungry when they get home or even during class.

28. Stop The Cell Tower at 1822 Wagner Lane, Petaluma

Cell Towers have been shown to cause MANY serious health hazards.

Short Term Exposure can cause: Fatigue, Insomnia, Headaches, Loss of Focus, Depression, Loss of Memory, and Irritability.

Long Term Exposure: Asthma, Autism, MS, Cancer, Brain Tumors, and Alzheimers.

29. Say no to Aldi Byron Bay Liquor License

Do you care about the direction that our beautiful town of Byron Bay is heading?

We as a community can steer our own boat and have a say in its direction.

Does Byron Bay need a cut price alcohol seller?

Our community has already fought off Dan Murphy's. We have the right to object and say no.

If Aldi is having a petition to say yes then our community can have a petition saying NO!

30. Let's bring CIZE to 24hr Fitness!

Cize is one of latest fitness programs designed to teach you how to dance while working out, having fun, and burning calories. Developed by Shaun T, creator of Hip Hop Abs and Insanity, Cize uses a choreography format to break down each dance move until a full routine is complete.

Other dance workouts like Zumba and Ujam have been extremely popular classes. Why? It appeals to people's love for dance and fitness. With its choreography style format, Cize challenges you to memorize a full set of eight-8 count movements. When your mind is busy learning new moves, there's no time to feel tired or make excuses. This brings calorie burning to a new level.

Students perform the entire routine as the end of class finale and allows people to feel as if they are part of a music video. They come in with no prior knowledge of the workout and leave looking like pros by the end of class. See for yourself:

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