Petition Tag - rights

1. Right for equal parentage

There are 13 million estimated number of single parents across the nation.(Census Bureau, 2011) While it was studied that 17.8% of custodial parents (approximately 1 in 6) are fathers. Did you know that children without a fathers in their lives are far greater than any other child to be at risk for teen pregnancy, drug use, and or mental health issues (anxiety, depression, emotional disorders). Researchers have studied and concluded that children are 63% more likely to commit suicide in fatherless homes (Bureau of Census, 2017). A study conducted by sociologist has shown that 72 % of adolescent murderers have grown up in homes with an absentee father figure (Cornell [et al.], 2017). Lastly, child abuse is significantly more likely to occur in homes without stable father figures (Census Bureau, 2011)
For many children, the fight is out of their hands. They never had a chance to even bond with their father. If the father is to fight for their child, they are left to fend for themselves. The father must declare in written English why they are the best qualified individual to care for their own child. At which point a judge will then read and “to their best ability, objectively decide who the best parent may be to obtain majority parentage”. I don’t know about you, but this sounds ridiculous! Imagine if some stranger told you to “build a resume” as to why you should maintain parentage of your children. Then for them to “best decide” if you are up to a challenge, regardless of what you say after they have read your declaration. It’s one hurdle after another. It’s said, parenting must remain in the best interest of the child. I ask, how is putting unnecessary strain on a hard-working father in the best interest of the child. The reality is men are being forced out of their own families or what’s left of a family after an already defeated cohort.

2. security gaurd rights

The safety of security officers and the public need to be endorsed more than what they are at this point In time. Security officers go to work feeling relaxed, happy, cheerful and willing to go to work. These security officers should have the rights to go to work un-harmed and also should return home un-harmed. The safety of the public unfortunately is being over seen as many customers or patrons should have a good experience while shopping. It is a given right for our patrons of the public to not have to fear or feel unsafe while doing their day to day business. The safety of staff members needs to be taken more seriously as the drug crime increases which make it more violent as we're all aware of it, so action needs to be taken. Thieves and criminals continuously enter Rockingham shopping centre while being intoxicated on drugs and alcohol after they have been told continuously that they have been banned and to not enter the shopping centre again appropriately and nicely. When these security officers are telling the offenders to remove them self’s from the shopping centre at times they get aggressive, threatened, abused, spat on and assaulted. By law security officers have the right to use reasonable force if offenders refuse to leave the premises but centre management at Rockingham shopping centre say ''it’s a hand off policy''.MCS security (CEO) has given the security officers the rights to endorse having hand cuffs, batons and pepper spray.

The (CEO) of MCS security has said they will sign the documents for these rights but it depends on the centre management if they're willing to sign it to confirm the rights. The public of Rockingham and surrounding suburbs have spoken to security staff on several occasions underlining there fears and or concerns of their safety. Some patrons have said they're willing to shop at other shopping centres because the crime and violence is outrageous and disgraceful behaviour. At times police officers are prioritized to emergency calls, but the first on the scene is security officers. The police officers of the public wouldn't have to attend the confrontations as many times as what they do if juveniles, thieves and violent offenders would listen to security officers.

3. Transgender Student Rights

A transgender student at Kent island high school is facing the issue of having to walk with the girls at graduation when he identifies as a male. This is totally and utterly unfair to him and should not even be an issue.


On top of the seeming failures in her constituency, Lisa Hanna's failure in the Ministry of Youth and Culture is disappointing because I thought that she would bring more to the table from a policy perspective.

Frankly speaking, she has failed the youth of this country. She has not been able to create the atmosphere in Jamaica that will deter certain acts against our youth. The campaign to be the youth's keeper has reached the common man and, therefore, no one feels empowered to do anything for the youth of this country. In my view, people have dropped their collective responsibility to protect the youth because they do not see leadership in Hanna.


5. 24 hour rest day per week inscribed in the Employment Act for FDWs

Social changes remain unattainable until you take part in the action. The Singapore government has attempted in many ways to build protections for its foreign domestic workers (FDW); however, it has never been sufficient! These regulations are remarkable for what was absent as there are many gaps that can potentially undermine the protective measures laid and there are still many clauses that can, but have yet to be enacted into the law.

There are still 59% of foreign domestic workers who are not given their weekly day-off, according to a survey done by the Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2).

People are against myself and my fellow advocates for human rights because they assume we campaign for FDWs over employers. However, what we are saying is that FDWs should be entitled to the same rights as every other worker in society because they are human beings and not tools that can be overworked to our liking.

We need to work as a society to address this issue of the right to rest which makes the FDW community vulnerable to being victims of discrimination and abuse. We are here to educate and provide you with information about human and worker rights so that we are all aware of the collective responsibility to deal with this issue.

6. Give us light, no more darkness

As a Young Nigerian, for as long as I can remember constant light or even semi-constant light has always been a seemingly impossible feat. Government after Government, promises after promises but no result.
I remember the day, there was a power outage in my estate and my three year old nephew immediately said, 'Nepa has taken the light'. That moment marked one of the saddest moments of my life, to know that children so young have already been introduced to the harsh reality of living in Nigeria.
The most ridiculous thing is that nothing is being done. The main excuse is there is no water to power the dams, Lagos is surrounded by water (which is being sand-filled and built on constantly)
Each and everyone of us sit and criticise the Government in our own homes all to no avail.

It is time for us to take a stand. Our Government needs to know that we would not settle.

7. Human rights bill

A human is an entity that is made of human genetics and has a heartbeat. Each human has a inalienable rights to life, liberty, religion, and pursuit of happiness. Any organization (public, private, religious, secular, or other) that by policy or practice denies any human of rights to life, liberty, religion, and pursuit of happiness shall not be eligible for any federal or state funding or tax exemptions of any kind.

8. Students Rights in Schools

50.1 million children and young adults walk through the schoolhouse gate every single day. And every single day they sacrifice their rights to the government.

Outside of school the government is required to provide a warrant before they can search you. But in schools there is a completely different standard, what the courts call 'reasonable suspicion'.

A reasonable suspicion standard only requires that a teacher or school official have a mere "hunch" of wrong-doing in order to search your person or property. This is the largest and most significant violation of rights in our nation right now. It has 3 impacts
1. Racial profiling, schools target African-Americans in their searches, and
without a warrant required they over-scrutinize blacks
2. Disability discrimination, schools target students with mental disabilities
3. Rights violation, as an American you have the right to be free from
unwarranted searches

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9. Support Women Against Feminism

Group that started to help women to speak up and have a voice to say no to feminism.

10. Support the NSWAFRG - Aboriginal Fishing Rights Group

The NSWAFRG are a concerned Aboriginal group NSW of people that have been lobbying NSW government for Aboriginal people's fishing rights in NSW.

This group has been very successful in advocating Aboriginal people's rights to their fishing resources.

The NSWAFRG would like to build a vision with Aboriginal communities on the south coast of NSW .The vision will lay the foundation for the future of Culture fishing for the YUIN people.

11. Save Medical Cannabis in Washington state

We are a local Medical Marijuana dispensary residing in Bellingham Washington part of Whatcom county. With current law changes in the state small medical marijuana businesses like ourselves are struggling to stay open. With over 1,300 patients relying on our survival through the changes in the state. We are very worried about the well-being of our patients and the future of their medicine.

As a company who from the beginning has charged sales tax on our products while from the beginning being zoned correctly we are confused on why we have not gotten our 502 retail license. We are interested in getting our medical endorsement as well to continue to serve our patients. We are asking to receive our license, we pay our taxes and we have our business license. We have had our business license from the beginning proving we are ahead of the game and deserving of being able to serve our community.

We are here to fight for our patients, over the years of being open we have seen our fair share of success stories in the state. Being one of the leading states on patients rights for medical cannabis access. People from all over the country and even world have settled in to embrace the medicine and its god given potential. Sadly the example we were leading has diminished and unfortunately the states current laws take a decent amount, if not most of patient's rights away. From children with epilepsy going seizure free for extended periods, to multiple patients cancer being abolished.

We know there is something we are doing right to help people find the products needed for their survival. Call us Crazy, but we love to see these types of success stories. It brings joy to our hearts to see a little girl who knows nothing but suffering, 150+ seizure free days and counting. It makes our problems not seem so big when we are able to see a woman clear up tumors on her lungs, or to see a man walk in the door a week later when his leg was suppose to be amputated do to cancer. To even success stories of our own.

If we are forced to do so, we will begin our transformation into a recreational style store, while serving medical patients. We want to stick around to help all aspects of the field and assure that someone around still cares about patient rights. Sign the petition to not only keep us going, but to fight for the rights of patients everywhere.

Cannabis is a natural plant found naturally around the world, it is a right that we have our medicine, not someone's decision sitting behind a desk. It all starts with Grass Roots movements, will you be able to say you were there to see it all blow up? Or will you be there to say damn, if only i would have spoke up?

12. Say NO to Ocean Burials. Say No to EPANZ.

EPA are going ahead with agreeing with allowing Ocean Burials in NZ. Originally 5 off shore areas had limited restrictions and now it has the go ahead.

How do you feel about fishing in the waters of a burial nature, how do you feel about creating a tapu type area in the waters of NZ?

Sign this petition and let's stop this from happening.

Let us instead of distributing our loved one's remains in the oceans let's bury them where they deserve to be buried and let's show our loved ones some respect.

13. North Carolina to Secede from the United States of America

We the People of North Carolina, in Order to form a more perfect State, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this petition for the United State of North Carolina.

14. Stop Manipulation of the Population by Mainstream Media and other news groups

What is Selective Media? News and Media in today’s society don’t portray everything that occurs with equal coverage.

For example, a lot of news and media don’t show to the audience all of the deaths of American soldiers or civilians that are being killed. News stations try to avoid these events by showing the audience other news that don’t have to do with the war that is currently going on in today’s world.

During a study that looked at how different races/ethnicities were broadcasted at sports events such as the Olympics, Asian athletes were depicted by the commentators by cultural stereotypes.

For the 1993 World University Games, a white commentator guided the viewers throughout the whole thing, rather than having racial equality on the broadcast.

These are some examples of how media and news are sometimes racially unequal at sport events such as the Olympics.

15. Equal rights for all Greek citizens

Οι Έλληνες ζητούν ισότητα ενώπιον του νόμου. Το Μ.Ε.Σ.Α. ("Μαζι Εναντια Στην Αδικια", βλ. ιστοσελιδα) συντάσσεται και ως εκ τούτου απαιτεί μαζί τους, να αρθεί η ασυλία των μελών της κυβέρνησης και κατ’ επέκταση να καταργηθεί το άρθρο 86 του Συντάγματος.

According to art. 1 of the Greek constitution, all governmental powers come from the people and exist because of the people. Art. 4 of the Greek constitution specifically states that all Greeks have the same rights, and art 120 states that the enforcement of the Greek constitution is at the end in the hands of the people.

Nonetheless, art 86 of the Greek constitution states that the members of the Greek government, if and when they commit a crime, can only be accused after a petition of at least 30 parliament members (i.e. members of the Greek government). This is not the case for the average Greek (i.e. you are not only to be accused after a petition from 30 of your family members).

Thus, the existence of art. 86 is a monstrosity and also is in direct violation of the aforementioned articles.

16. Save Sylvester the Lion

Cape Town - Sylvester, the lion that escaped from the Karoo National Park for a second time on Tuesday, 29 March, will be put down once he is re-captured, SANParks announced on Tuesday.

“We will not take him back to the park," Reynold Thakhuli for SANParks told Traveller24. "Unfortunately, this lion has now been identified as a damage-causing animal and will be euthanised”.

"Thus far, we have received reports that he has killed a cow," Thakhuli says.

Last year, when Sylvester went AWOL for more than three weeks, he killed 26 sheep along with other game belonging to private owners.

17. Return Hapsburg Property

Since 1919 after the Treaty of Trianon, there have been numerous laws passed by the newly formed Republic of Austria to guarantee control of their country. Among these laws were the so called Hapsburg Laws.

These laws secured Austrian power by banning the entire House of Hapsburg-Lorraine from Austria, they took all of their property, and they took the right of all Hapsburgs from becoming president or obtaining power in the government.

Over the years, the Republic of Austria has been forced to repeal many of these unjust laws by organizations such as the United Nations allowing the Hapsburgs to go to Austria in 1990, and Hapsburgs retain the right to hold office since June 2011 after investigation from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

The Hapsburgs were granted back their property in 1935 for a short time until the Nazis invaded Germany and annexed it into the Third Reich.

18. Let's Talk Teachers & Government

Strike action, also called labor strike, labor strike, on strike, greve (of French: grève), or simply strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal of employees to work. A strike usually takes place in response to employee grievances. The union representing Ontario's elementary school teachers will meet with the premier on Friday morning, the day after it announced its members will stop supervising all extra-curricular activities in schools starting next week.

We are slowly tearing and ripping the economy apart. One of the reasons is strikes. The point of this petition is not to point fingers. But to show you the student's and parents of students who want the Government as well as the Teachers to give in and work together. I am a student Devin, I am not fully educated on the things that are going on in our union but from what I hear it could have consequences. SCHOOL'S SHOULD BE A COMMUNITY, A FAMILY. WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER. What makes a family? What makes a community? Not only learning but experiencing things together. Plays, Trips, Dances, etc. Now they are getting rid of those.

Research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the National Research Council (U.S.) shows that participation in extracurricular activities, sports and clubs are key characteristics for evaluating student engagement and students’ sense of belonging at school. This research also shows that both engagement and belonging have a significant impact on students’ overall success.

According to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, “extracurricular activities can . . . foster lifelong appreciation and interests, preparing a young person for life in ways that go beyond academic success.”

Students, Parents, ANYBODY. Help the students of schools in the DSBN, and anywhere prove to the teachers and the union that they need to talk.






19. Let Irish chairs speak their mind

It is often said " It is not the man above the chair, but the chair beneath the man." These words were often thrown around in light hearted conversations throughout my youth.

Never did I deem, that one day, not in my lifetime anyway, that chairs might actually have a say in how they want to be treated. It doesn't take much to simply ask a chair if he/she would like you to sit down. Simple. Common. Courtesy. All I want is equality. And that can never be too much to ask for.

20. Allow the rights of Driving and Traveling in Alaska

We the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our republic nation and pioneered this great land, in order to secure and transmit to succeeding generations our heritage of liberty to travel unrestricted within the Union of States, do ordain and establish and give this Command.

21. Animal Parents' Rights

Recently my beloved cat was taken into someone else s home at that time the said person tied to pick up my cat that she did not know or the cat know her. My cat scratch said person as it is a cat. When this happened I was informed. I then said sorry that happen but my cat should not have been in the house.

The next day I was called again to claim my cat had went over and attempted to scratch said person again as they where attempted to make it leave. None of this has been witness by anyone. But the Animal Control feel it is necessary to come and tell me they are going to have to take my cat over a scratch. There are various time and experience that have been with this Animal Control person. This was not a isolated event.

22. Support Conjugal Visits For Prisoners in the UK

I believe its important that as much as we have the right to be there to support our loved ones in prison emotionally I also believe its as important to physically have the right as well such as conjugal visits.

Conjugal visits are taken place in countries such as Brazil and in some circumstances in a few states in America; based on these it is proven to sustain relationships and regarding the prisoners it is proven to help them as well both to maintain them selves mentally and physically.

From these examples I see no harm and no reason why as to why we can not Pass an act to make Conjugal visits legal in the UK.

23. Hunters Against High Fences

We are a group of people from LaSalle, Caldwell and Winn Parish's in Central Louisiana who strongly oppose the construction and maintenance of deer-proof high fences thus eliminating and hindering the hunting rights of surrounding land owners. Our property has been surrounded by a high fence thus causing a void in the presence of deer on our property.

The construction of the high fence is continually causing a considerable amount of damage to the eco system. Tarps have been constructed over all waterways in which the high fence crosses causing a disturbance in the natural flow of the waterways, flooding and erosion as well as killing trees on the surrounding properties.

24. Petition to Create a Lactation Room at NTC (Antigo Campus)

Under section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are required to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk.

Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express milk.

College students should be allowed this right as well.

25. Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation

Today, more than 20 million people die each year due to inequalities in global health. More tan 150 million people face unaffordable health care costs each year. And more than 100 million people each year are plunged into poverty.

About 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where FGM is concentrated.

If current trends continue, as many as 30 million girls are at risk of being cut before their 15th birthday. It’s no longer enough for any one group or country to take action. What we face is a global crisis that needs a global movement to end Female Genital Mutilation and promote women reproductive health.

26. Stop Islamic demands from being forced on US Citizens!

It recently, has been brought to our attention through social media, that a Walmart store in Ohio has agreed to slaughter animals in a specific way in order to accommodate Islamic demands. THIS IS AMERICA.

We do not bow to the demands of other countries, and we are tired of the expectations that we SHOULD! We want Walmart to know that if they cave under the pressure of sharia law, your bread and butter, AMERICANS, will take their business elsewhere. If your worried about your bottom line, worry about that!

27. Support Grandparents' and Great Grandparents' rights

Grandparents and Great Grandparents do not have rights to their grandchildren and/or Great Grandchildren in the state of Florida.

We are petitioning for this right to be made available to all Grandparents and Great Grandparents.

28. Canadian Digital Rights: a call for virtual borders to be removed

Because of ridiculous copyright laws a lot of videos and websites have been banned from Canadians and other countries. Its not fair and its not right because we pay for our internet and I don't think we are receiving what we are paying for...

It is not right to block information... It violates our rights to Freedom of Information...

I believe we should have equal access to the internet we are paying for...

It's done on Netflix, youtube and other websites that provide videos...

We should not be told we can't watch a video because of the country we live in.

29. Allow Australian citizens the right to carry weapons for self defence

For many years now the Australian people have been denied the right to carry weapons to use for their personal protection, and there has been countless situations over the years that may have been prevented if the victim had a weapon to defend themselves with.

I take the recent Sydney siege as an example. Would it have gone on for so long, if the hostages had of been carrying a weapon also? Would the two people who lost their lives still be with us? I take the case of Jill Meagher as another example, she may very well be still alive if she had an item to defend herself with.

A lot of people counter this argument with "people should go and learn martial arts so that they can defend themselves", while this is true, what about a person with a physical disability or the elderly? Learning martial arts would be almost impossible for them, how are they supposed to defend themselves?

Remember, criminals will always have weapons, why should the law abiding citizens be defenceless?

30. Rename Italian Greyhounds to "Cermets"

Hello Petitioners!

So, the popularity of the Italian Greyhound has risen in the past 4 years due to the viral video star Jenna Mourey (JennaMarbles). In honor of her recognition to the breed's popularity, this petition has been made.

We hope to convince the Pedigree association to rename the Italian Greyhound breed to the new "Cermet" breed (serrmayt).