Petition Tag - recieve

1. Students of St. Anns to recieve a FREE casual day on their birthdays

In the past our school has given a free casual day to each student on their birthday.

I would really like to continue this tradition because it gives the students something to look forward to and it's a fun way to celebrate their birthday.

2. Keeping extra credits for honarary classes at Pebblebrook

January 11, 2006

My name is Chasidy Walker and I attend Pebblebrook Highschool of Mableton, Georgia and as of today January 11, 2006 I was notified by my school teachers that there will no longer be extra credits given to the students who attend honor classes.

We work hard, we strive to bring home the best grades to show our parents our ability, not just our parents but ourselves! One of the people or groups of people we reflect with our outstanding progress is our own school... the very school who comes to take away the privilege we recieve along with grades; when one attends a honor class and makes a passing grade we recieve points, extra points that goes toward our GPA.

I belive this was an unfair act, no reward for working hard, but yet and still those students on level and below are now going to recieve the same credits we recieve?

Why take something away from us that we worked hard to earn?

3. Casino Bus Tour - control those who abuse guidelines!!

The Hannahville members names that appear on this petition, and the bus tour customers would like to request that the daily bus perks be returned. "Perks everytime a customer rides the Casino buses" we feel the latest action is unfair to those who are following the guidelines and rules, also unfair to the bus drivers and coordinators, who most often ride these buses at 20 times or less daily.

We do understand that some measures must be taken but, not at the expenses of those who do follow the casino rules when riding the buses. As a tribal member, we feel that cutting back on the perks not only hurts those who ride daily for their own personal gaming, but it hurts the business of our tribal gaming all together. As it is now, the customer numbers have reduced in great quanities since the Beach club has made this decision. Which at some point must hurt the business of our tribal enterprises.

We are asking by our signatures that other efforts be made to control those who abuse your guidelines, one that does not infringe on our choice to ride daily and recieve the Casino perks during each ride.

4. Raise Direct Support Staff (MR/DD) Rates

Direct Support Staff who work with people with developmental disabilities do not recieve adequate compensation for the work they do. They are often asked to work long hours doing very demanding work that affects people's lives. They cannot make a living wage working at just one job. Most are single mothers trying to raise their family and they must take two or more jobs to make ends meet.

Most importantly, the work they do is very important for the people they work with and for society. By paying direct support staff minimum wage or slightly above they and their work is devalued. Caring for other human beings the hardest and most important work in our society. They should be paid accordingly and should recieve a living wage.