Petition Tag - support

1. Unban Account

Ive been playing ourworld since 2011.
Ourworld Zoe is who took a look at my ticket. Ive never had problems with them before until now, because you know you can't just let go of an account you've been on for year, and have spent time on gaining items.
I couldn't get on my account, so i asked why. Zoe replied with its been banned for selling items its theft. Something along those lines. I never forced someone to buy an item, nor did i scam anybody. I know its against the rules but i was just trying to get back some of the money I've spent on the game.

All i want is my account, obviously i probably won't sell anymore because i can't risk it. Its just really unfair that people who do scam get away with it "virtual theft". They won't do anything to a scammer. But, they will to someone who hasn't scammed.

2. Space for RUTD

Rowan University is growing at a tremendous rate. With money pouring in from donors, new buildings are getting built to meet the needs of engineering students and other majors alike. The theatre department at Rowan University is attempting to build in size just like the school, but we only have five rooms to rehearse for over twenty projects a semester, including two main stage shows, over a dozen senior projects, two student run lab shows, a choreography showcase, as well as directing and devising classes that rehearse and produce new work to perform once a week, every week of the semester. These mere five rooms (two solely devoted to dance), stand up against a university giving BUILDINGS to other majors. We fought a full year for a water fountain to be placed in the dance studios, and it sits, not even producing an ounce of water. Our facilities are being used non-stop and compared to the buildings across campus that are being cleaned once a day if not more, our rooms are infested with ants and sweat build-up from weeks of classes and rehearsals.

3. AUBG Alumni Petition - Call For Action!

• AUBG alumni are deeply concerned with what is happening at AUBG during the last years and share the opinion that the current situation is unacceptable.
• The time for evolutionary change has long passed. AUBG’s success requires a change of leadership, a change of structure, a change of the academic program and a change of mindset. The only way to achieve this is through a major change in the AUBG Board of Trustees.
• We demand and expect concrete actions by the Board of Trustees, as listed below.

4. AUBG Alumni Petition - Call For Action

• AUBG alumni are deeply concerned with what is happening at AUBG during the last years and share the opinion that the current situation is unacceptable.
• The time for evolutionary change has long passed. AUBG’s success requires a change of leadership, a change of structure, a change of the academic program and a change of mindset. The only way to achieve this is through a major change in the AUBG Board of Trustees.
• We demand and expect concrete actions by the Board of Trustees, as listed below.

5. Daddy Delivery

For far too long, women in Trinidad and Tobago have been forced to labour in public hospitals alone, without the support of a doula or significant other.
At the discretion of a nurse, a man/woman with a certificate from lamaze classes can enter to support, but if a c section is needed he MUST leave.
It's time for this to stop. It's time for women and men to speak up.

Your child can only be born once.... will you miss it?

6. Young Autistic Man Urges Sky To Invest In A Brand New Sky Box That Is Compatible With The EPG Music

A deal that works for EVERYONE as WELL as myself AND others SIMILAR to me.

7. Support Lidl Ayr

Our proposal seeks the regeneration of our existing Lidl store, neighbouring Brantano retail unit and associated car park into a new Lidl foodstore with accompanying car park and associated works at 15 Allison Street, Ayr,

Our new store will have an extended retail sales area, a dedicated in-store bakery, a new warehouse area and delivery bay. It will extend to 1,767 sq. m gross internal area, with a net sales area of 1,242 sq. m.

The proposed foodstore will be supported by 118 car parking spaces, including 6 dedicated disabled and 5 parent and child spaces, together with cycle parking and storage provision.

It is proposed that the foodstore will be open between the hours of:
• 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday; and
• 9am to 7pm Sunday.

All waste will be stored within the warehouse area to the rear of the store and will be collected at the same time as deliveries, thereby minimising HGV movements. It should be noted that there will be a maximum of two deliveries per day.

The redevelopment of our store will provide the following benefits to the local area:

- A reconfigured store which provides a clean and shopping experience to meet the needs of customers with wider aisles to enhance the customer shopping experience.
- Customer toilets and disable toilets.
- A new in-store Bakery with an improved range of products.
- A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.
- Continued employment being retained in the area.

8. Support Lidl Sprowston

Our proposal comprises the erection of a new store with associated access, car parking and landscaping on land to the north of Blue Boar Lane, Sprowston. The store will extend to 2,526 sq. m gross internal area with a net sales area of 1,689 sq. m.

Our new store will be supported by 120 car parking spaces, including 6 dedicated disabled and 7 parent and child spaces, together with cycle parking and storage provision.

A new vehicular access is proposed off the existing access and roundabout via Blue Boar Lane. This access will be designed to accommodate both cars and HGVs to ensure safe access for vehicles entering and leaving the site. Pedestrian access will be provided from Blue Boar Lane via existing pedestrian walkways to the south of the site.

It is proposed that the store will be open between the hours of:

• 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday; and
• 10am to 4pm Sunday.

All waste will be stored within the warehouse area to the rear of the store and will be collected at the same time as deliveries, thereby minimising HGV movements. It should be noted that there will be a maximum of two deliveries per day.

Our new store will provide the following benefits to the local area:
- A purpose built store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers.
- A dedicated in-store bakery.
- Improved shopping choice and provision of a new mainstream discount operator for Sprowston.
- A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.
- Landscaping that will improve the visual amenity of the site.

Several new job opportunities will also be created by the development, with up to 40 new jobs by the store alone. In addition, we were the first major food retailer to pay its staff the UK National Living Wage.

9. Support Lidl Loughborough

The proposed development comprises the erection of a new Lidl foodstore with associated access, car parking and landscaping on the site of the former Charnwood Railway building, Trinity College Annexe and former petrol filling station (currently Hire Station) on land to the north of Station Avenue, Loughborough. The store will extend to 2,460 sq. m gross internal area with a net sales area of 1,424 sq. m.

The proposed foodstore will be supported by 140 car parking spaces, including eight dedicated disabled and eight parent and child spaces, together with secure cycle parking and storage provision.

A new vehicular access is proposed off Station Street between its junctions with Station Avenue and Derby Road. This access will be designed to accommodate both cars and HGVs. The access proposals will include the widening of Station Street on the approach to Derby Road to ensure safe access for vehicles entering and leaving the site. Pedestrian access will be provided from Derby Road to the east of the car park and from Station Avenue to the south.

All waste will be stored within the warehousing area to the rear of the store and will be collected at the same time as deliveries, thereby minimising HGV movements. It should be noted that there will only be a maximum of two deliveries per day.

The development of the site will provide the following benefits to the local area:
• A purpose built store that will provide a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers.
• A dedicated in-store bakery.
• Improved shopping choice and provision of a new mainstream discount operator for Loughborough.
• A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.
• Landscaping that will improve the visual amenity of the site.

Several new job opportunities will be created by the development, with up to 40 new jobs to be created by the Lidl store alone. Lidl were the first major food retailer to pay its staff the UK National living wage

10. Support Lidl Oakham

The proposed development comprises the erection of a new Lidl foodstore with associated access, car parking and landscaping. The store will extend to 2,460 sq. m gross internal area with a net sales of 1,424 sq. m.

The proposed foodstore will be supported by 126 car parking spaces, including five dedicated disabled and seven parent and child spaces and secure cycle and storage provision. Vehicular access to the site will be taken from a new proposed access on Land’s End Way to the east and at the junction of Land’s End Way and Barleythorpe Road to the south.

A new vehicular access is proposed off Land’s End Way in the north-east corner of the site. This will accommodate all traffic to and from the north, including deliveries. All HGVs will route to and from the site via Burley Park Way. The existing access in the south-east corner of the site will be utilised by traffic approaching from Barleythorpe Way. Comprehensive improvements will be provided at this location to address visibility and pedestrian safety issues. A dedicated pedestrian access to the site will also be provided direct from Lands End Way.

All waste will be stored within the warehousing area to the rear of the store and will be collected at the same time as deliveries, thereby minimising HGV movements. It should be noted that there will only be a maximum of two deliveries per day.

The development of the site will provide the following benefits to the local area:
• A purpose built store which provides a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers.
• A dedicated in-store bakery.
• Improved shopping choice and provision of a new mainstream discount operator for Oakham.
• A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.
• Landscaping will improve the visual amenity of the site, including a soft landscaped area located along the eastern boundary of the site.

Several new job opportunities will be created by the development, with up to 40 new jobs to be created by the Lidl store alone. Lidl were the first major food retailer to pay its staff the UK National living wage

11. Support Lidl Morpeth

Our proposal seeks the regeneration of the existing Lidl store, former PFS and Sanderson’s car park into a new Lidl foodstore with accompanying car park. Our new store will have an extended retail sales area, a dedicated in-store bakery, a new warehouse area and delivery bay. It will extend to 2,573 sq. m Gross External Area (GEA), including a net sales area of 1,424 sq. m, resulting in an increase of net sales area of 450 sq. m net compared to the existing store.

The existing vehicular access points to the PFS, existing Lidl and Sanderson’s car park will be closed off from Stanley Terrace and Corporation Yard and a new access will be created for Lidl’s customers and delivery vehicles. Our proposal will deliver a reconfigured car park to provide 109 parking spaces, including 7 disabled spaces, and 5 parent and child spaces which are positioned close to the customer entrance located at the north west corner of the store.

Separate staff parking will be retained at the rear of the store to be accessed via New Phoenix Yard. Trolley bays and cycle parking are positioned opposite the store entrance within the customer car park.

The redevelopment of our store will provide the following benefits to the local area:
• A reconfigured store which provides a clean and fresh shopping experience to meet the needs of customers.
• A new in-store Bakery with an improved range of products.
• A contemporary building design that will complement the surrounding area.
• Continued employment and additional employment opportunities being retained in the area.

12. No more cuts to support staff for special needs children

Vulnerable children are suffering once more at the hands of budgets restraints. Once again our disabled children come under fire as moray council want to cut 1:1 support and class room assistants hours making our children and other children suffer.

This leaves the situation and future of our children's entitled education unsure and unsafe

We would like to raise an issue of a current situation that will affect every school. The loss of pupil support assistant’s/classroom assistant positions within schools and the reduction of additional support that will be available in schools.

There has been no public consultation about this and parents signing this petition would like to urge all morayshire councillors in moray to work together to fight this issue.

We also petition Pat Mclennon to realise the impacts that this will have on children 1-4 support need levels. There needs to be a consistent level of support in schools for pupils that need extra help in nursery, primary and secondary education. How will cutting classroom assistant positions affect the deliverability of the GIRFEC care plan that schools are legally obliged to deliver? How can GIRFEC work if teachers are being left in classes with mixed learning levels and try to deliver the care plans that children with Additional Support Needs (ASN) require. All children with ASN need consistent support that pupil support assistants provide.

Cutting any level of support for children with ASN will have a detrimental knock on affect to families trying to support their children in mainstream education.

TAKEN FROM
Cuts in school provision for additional support needs ‘deeply worrying’
Written by Tom Freeman on 20 August 2015
FOR HOLYROOD MAGAZINE
The number of teachers who provide support for children with additional needs in Scotland has fallen by 13 per cent since 2010. According to Scottish Government figures released in an answer to a Parliamentary Question by Labour MSP Siobhan McMahon, the number of Additional Support for Learning Teachers has drop from 3,363 in 2010 to 2,963 in 2014. 22 of Scotland’s 32 Local Authorities recorded a fall, with Aberdeen City and Highland seeing numbers fall by a third.

The Scottish Children’s Services Coalition (SCSC), a coalition of organisations working with children with learning difficulties and complex needs as well as those with care experience, said one in five of the school population are now identified as having Additional Support Needs (ASN). 62 per cent are boys.

A spokesperson for the coalition said the cut in specialist teachers was “deeply worrying” and could further isolate young people and their families.
“For us, this is completely unacceptable. By reducing the number of these teachers we are preventing many of these vulnerable young people chance of achieving a positive school-leaver destination, such as further education or employment, meaning that they are not achieving their full potential,” he said.

Those with ASN include young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ADHD, dyslexia and those with care experience, and disproportionately affects children from lower income families and areas of deprivation.

Local authorities have a statutory requirement to identify, provide for and review the additional support needs of their pupils. In her parliamentary answer Education Secretary Angela Constance said: “It is for education authorities to ensure that they have sufficient resources, including teaching and support staff to ensure that they meet their statutory responsibilities.”

Teacher numbers overall have also suffered a drop, from 52,022 in 2010 to 50,814 in 2014.
Article source
https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/cuts-school-provision-additional-support-needs-%E2%80%98deeply-worrying%E2%80%99

To Further Support our concerns about the impact of cuts to ASN hours in schools and the cutting of PSA and Classroom assistant posts.
Excerpt from Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009
7 Assessments and examination
After section 8 of the 2004 Act insert—
“8 A Assessments and examinations: further provision
(1)A person specified in subsection (3) may request that the education authority arrange for a child or young person to whom section 4(1)(a) applies to undergo, for the purpose of considering the additional support needs of the child or young person, a process of assessment or examination.
(2)The education authority must comply with the request unless it is unreasonable.
(3)The persons referred to in subsection (1) are—
(a)where the request relates to a child, the child's parent,
(b)where the request relates to a young person, the young person or, where the authority are satisfied the young person lacks capacity to make the request, the young person's parent.
(4)The education authority must, in accordance with the arrangements made by them under section 4(1)(b), take into account the results of any assessment or examination undertaken by virtue of this section.
(5)A process of assessment or examination undertaken by virtue of this section is to be carried out by such person as the education authority consider appropriate.
(6)In this section the reference to assessment or examination includes educational, psychological or medical assessment or examination.”.
8 Additional support needs etc.: specified children and young people
(1)In section 1 (additional support needs) of the 2004 Act, after subsection (1) insert—
“(1A)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), a child or young person has additional support needs if the child or young person is looked after by a local authority (within the meaning of section 17(6) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36)).
(1B)But where, in the course of identifying (in accordance with the arrangements made by them under section 6(1)(b)) the particular additional support needs of a child or young person who is looked after by a local authority (within the meaning of section 17(6) of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (c. 36)), an education authority form the view that the child or young person is, or is likely to be, able without the provision of additional support to benefit from school education provided to or to be provided for the child or young person, subsection (1A) ceases to apply.”.
(2)In section 6 (children and young persons for whom education authority are responsible) after subsection (1) insert—
“(1A)Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), every education authority must in particular consider whether each child or young person falling within section 1(1A) for whose school education they are responsible requires a co-ordinated support plan.”.
9 Functions of education authority in relation to certain pre-school children with additional support needs
In section 5 of the 2004 Act (general functions of education authority in relation to additional support needs), for subsections (2) and (3) substitute—
“(2)Where a child falling within subsection (3) has been brought to the education authority's attention as appearing to have needs of the type mentioned in subsection (3)(c), the authority must (unless the child's parent does not consent)—
(a)in accordance with the arrangements made by them under section 6(1), establish whether the child does have such needs, and
(b)provide such additional support as is appropriate for the child.
(3)A child falls within this subsection if the child—
(a)is under school age (unless the child is a prescribed pre-school child),
(b)belongs to the authority's area, and
(c)appears to have additional support needs arising from a disability (within the meaning of the[F1Equality Act 2010]) which the child has.”.
We also believe that the local authorities and the Scottish government are in violation of the following articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Convention on the Rights of the Child (20 November 1989)
Article 3
1. In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.
2. States Parties undertake to ensure the child such protection and care as is necessary for his or her well-being, taking into account the rights and duties of his or her parents, legal guardians, or other individuals legally responsible for him or her, and, to this end, shall take all appropriate legislative and administrative measures.
3. States Parties shall ensure that the institutions, services and facilities responsible for the care or protection of children shall conform with the standards established by competent authorities, particularly in the areas of safety, health, in the number and suitability of their staff, as well as competent supervision.

Article 4
States Parties shall undertake all appropriate legislative, administrative, and other measures for the implementation of the rights recognized in the present Convention. With regard to economic, social and cultural rights, States Parties shall undertake such measures to the maximum extent of their available resources and, where needed, within the framework of international co-operation.
Article 29
1. States Parties agree that the education of the child shall be directed to:
a) The development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential;
2. No part of the present article or article 28 shall be construed so as to interfere with the liberty of individuals and bodies to establish and direct educational institutions, subject always to the observance of the principle set forth in paragraph 1 of the present article and to the requirements that the education given in such institutions shall conform to such minimum standards as may be laid down by the State.

Also cutting ASN hours in schools will be in violation of The Scottish Attainment Challenge. The First Minister launched the Scottish Attainment Challenge in February 2015 to bring a greater sense of urgency and priority for everyone involved in Scottish education to relentlessly focus efforts on narrowing the gap at all levels and in all sectors.

The work is set firmly within the context of Curriculum for Excellence which aims to ensure that all children and young people in Scotland develop the attributes, knowledge and skills they will need to flourish in life, learning and work.

The Scottish Attainment Challenge will focus and accelerate targeted improvement activity in literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing in specific areas of Scotland. It will also support and complement the broader range of initiatives and programmes to ensure that all of Scotland’s children and young people reach their full potential.

13. Shared property project housing fund

Housing are complaining about a shortfall in homes for homeless people and people including young families that are in desperate need of a roof, so I have started a online fundraising page to get the housing to donate what is asked to home either 31 single people or 62 couples

I have started this petition for housing to show what the public say about my idea.

Please do donate if you think they should put their hand in their kitty to make this happen.

The following is what I'll be fundraising for and profit (without deductions) for each property found.

£145,000
5 bedroom semi-detached house
Dudley.
£300 per month
£300 x 5bedrooms = £1,500 per month
£1500 x 12 (1year) = £18,000
£18,000 x 10years = £180,000
(Without deductions).
-
£170,000 
6 bed terraced
Erdington, Birmingham
£400 per month
£400 x 6bedrooms = £2,400 per month
£2,400 x 12 (1year) = £28,800
£28,800 x 10years = £288,000
(Without deductions).
-
£220,000
5 bed detached,
Nottingham, (could try get cheaper).
£525 per month
£525 x 5bedrooms = £2,625 per month
£2,625 x 12(1year) = £31,500
£31,500 x 10years = £315,000
(Without deductions).
-
£190,000
5 bed detached
Nottingham (could get cheaper).
£475 per month
£475 x 5bedrooms = £2,375per month
£2,375 x 12 (1year) = £28,500
£28,500 x 10years = £285,000
(Without deductions).
-
£119,000
5 bed semi-detached
Shirebrook
£480 per month
£480 x 5bedrooms = £2,400
£2,400 x 12 (1year) = £28,800
£28,800 x 10years = £288,000
(Without deductions).
-
£190,000
5 bed semi-detached
Kingstanding
£480 per month
£480 x 5bedrooms = £2,400
£2,400 x 12 (1year) = £28,800
£28,800 x 10years = £288,000
(Without deductions).

Complete:
£1,644.000 (one million six hundred and forty four thousand). Without any deductions after x10years solid rental income as a shared property.

Funding needed to.house 31 people at a minimum (without couples) would be £1,034.000 i can easily make that back over x10 years as shown above..

The project is massive as they will also get full help by professional people such as, social workers, employment agencys, doctors, dentists, people to help with anything else the client base will grow and grow.. and it will be a investment company which will give to charity and give taxes if needs be.

I have decided to start this because i live in a shared accomodation myself and i actually don't want to leave, everyone is well polite and the workers are very down to earth and the phone is going constantly asking if any rooms are spare for another adult in need and my accomodation runners have to reject and say no because they are full up.

If i manage to secure this funding then there will be another x31 bedrooms available for those in need of emergency/temporary accomodation or/and needing assistance with anything.

Also i just wish to a big massive thank you to everyone that drops a donation to help this project hit off and it will all go a really long way. THANK YOU.

14. Support Funding for Type 1 and Type 2 Insulin Dependent Diabetics

This petition is to bring awareness to the people of Canada, specifically Alberta, to request more funding for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetics. It is not right for people who abuse illegal drugs to be able to depend on provincially paid resources and have them supplied for free while diabetics rely on benefits and work insurance.

The government provides hardly any help to many of the diabetics. My husband has talked with many diabetics (like him) and has yet to hear anyone say the government was a big help. Very few actually benefit from the "assistance" offered.

It is also important to know that many diabetics are not entitled or qualify for benefits or tax credits. The provincial government prides themselves on these things however it doesn't help many people at all. It's like propoganda and we (the diabetics) want everyone to know what we're actually dealing with and the amount of "help" that doesn't apply to us. These costs rack up into the thousands per month for many of us.

I have sent letters to Sarah Hoffman and Jane Philpott, with no reponses at all.
As a Type 2 diabetic for 20+ years, and one who was asked for assistance to cover the costs for all diabetics that have to pay for their test strips, lancets and insulin and needles, it is hard to fathom how our Provincial and Federal Health Systems could just disregard this problem across Canada.

So, I personally ask you to sign this petition if you feel it is wrong for someone who contributes for the best of our society and must pay for these life sustaining supplies and medications due to lack of benefits, while those who chose to inflict harm on their bodies have the resources to get their supplies and drugs for free. This petition is about awareness and fairness.

15. Help Our Veterans First

As a country we are doing amazing things in helping refugees from Syria, the Middle East, and almost any country that seeks aid regarding this matter. However we disregard our Veterans the help they need when they get home. As a country we do not even know how many homeless Veterans there actually are.

We are not helping them but rather putting 10.5 million towards Syrian refugees without looking at the domestic issue of our Veteran affairs first. These men and women gave their lives for country, our freedom, to protect our way of life. Then when they come home, we treat them like their expendable pawns in a chess game.

Human lives cannot be valued, before we look to help other countries, we should look to our own. We should support our Veterans heavily as prized members of our society, understanding without a doubt that they are the heroes of the world.

16. Bring back Telethon people in need for 2016

Irish people will always come out in the event of people in need.

It's in our nature.

17. Farmville Country Escape Complaints

I have played this game Farmville Country Escape for18 months. I play on different tablets now. Also money to buy items in the game. Over this time I have created several Co-ops for other players in the game. Every time there is an update on this game it is causing game crashes, major glitches, games unable to load, missing keys, missing upgraded farm crafting stations that also cost keys to upgrade.

When a player contacts Zynga Customer Support they are not receiving the help they need in a timely manner to fix the problems. Or any support at all. In the past I have created pages to help players.

The company that owns this popular face book game needs to come up with a better solution for us players experiencing the above problems.

18. Support Act to Provide Funding Extensions in Programs for Human Trafficking Prevention and Homeless Youth

The Leahy-Collins Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act reauthorizes a critical federal grant program established to help states and local communities address the needs of runaway and homeless youth in both urban and rural areas. The bill also extends the Transitional Living Program, which provides longer-term residential services, life skills, education, and employment support to older homeless youth. The proposal also reauthorizes the Street Outreach Program, a community-based program that focuses on crisis intervention (Leahy, 2014).

The reauthorization measure includes important new language to combat human trafficking, as well as a non-discrimination clause to prohibit any grantee from discriminating against a child based on sexual orientation or gender identity. This new language would provide critical protection for the approximately 40 percent of homeless youth who identify as LGBT (Leahy, 2014).

Leahy, who has long been a champion of youth services provided by the original Runaway and Homeless Youth Protection Act and fought for its reauthorization in 1998 and again in 2003, urged all Senators to support the bipartisan legislation. The bill is supported by the National Network for Youth, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, the True Colors Fund and the Human Rights Campaign, among many others (Leahy, 2014).

“Supporting our youth when they are most in need, and helping to get them back on their feet benefits us all,” Leahy said. “Homeless children are less likely to finish school, more likely to enter our juvenile justice system, and are ill-equipped to find a job. The services authorized by this bill are designed to intervene early and encourage the development of successful, productive young adults” (Leahy, 2014).

“Despite the recent decline we have seen in chronic homelessness, there are still more than 1.6 million homeless teens in the United States,” Collins said. “As the Ranking Member of the Housing Appropriations Subcommittee, I have made it my goal to address chronic homelessness. We must make sure our nation’s homeless youth have the same opportunity to succeed as other youth. The programs reauthorized by this bill are critical in helping homeless youth stay off the street and find stable, sustainable housing. I look forward to working with Senator Leahy to quickly move this bill through the Senate and House so that the President can sign it into law" (Leahy, 2014).

19. Character Reference support for Edraline & Sanny Enriquez

A couple of weeks ago, Edraline and Sanny Enriquez were made aware of some issues their eldest son had in school with behavior through his school notebook. Edraline, asked her son about the situation and asked him not to do this again as she would give him a telling off. Her son promised not to misbehave again and Edraline wrote a note back to the School on the notebook apologising.

On 22nd October 2014, they picked up their children and as a family made their way home. In the car the children were their usual chatty selves and her eldest was very excited about starting book club the next day. The family got home and preparations were made for food. A social worker called at their home and Edraline was accused of hurting her eldest. Edraline strongly denies this. She was barely given any information as to how this situation came about and calling the school for more details, did not clarify matters fully. The parents were not allowed to speak with their children. The social worker did and when she came back she said her eldest was afraid of Edraline. The social worker told the parents they would be taking the children away. The children were taken to a relative, and the couple were not allowed to make any contact with them. The relative was made to agree to the restrictions. She and Sanny were not told what or why precisely this was happening and what would be happening over the following days. This was the last time they saw their children.

The following day a family friend went to pick up the couples' children from school but the children were not there. The friend thought they were with the couple and contacted them to check. The children were not. They appeared to have been taken by Social Services and the couple did not know where they were. They did not know what to do and went home, their minds traumatised. They then got a call from Social Services and were told they were coming to see them.

Social services arrived with police. They said the children were no longer safe with them or relatives. They accused the couple of not respecting the restriction and going to see the children the previous night. The couple deny this as they would have respected the instructions given to them. They were given only two options, for the children to stay with foster parents or at a foster home. The parents begged to have them returned or with family or with friends, but they were pressured to choose one of the options.

On 24th October, the parents were visited by a social worker and made to feel intimidated into signing the children into care or going to Court immediately. Edraline asked for time to speak to a solicitor to get advice but she was pressured into making a decision without the opportunity to seek legal advice in the fragile mental state she was in.

The parents have now taken legal advice and will be embarking on the journey to getting their children back as soon as possible and clearing their names from the hurtful allegations made against them. This petition aims to gather character references from family and friends for Endraline and Sanny to show Social Services that they are responsible, caring, loving and hardworking parents, who would not harm their children as alleged.

20. Support Lidl at Bishop Bridge Road Norwich

Lidl have agreed to acquire the Value Car Centre premises on Bishop Bridge Road, Norwich and have submitted a planning application for a discount food store with associated parking. Lidl’s proposal will regenerate the site by creating a contemporary and modern store to facilitate further choice for consumers in the locality as well as creating up to 40 new jobs in the area.

The application is currently under review by Norwich City Council and is scheduled to be determined by 18/02/16.

You can support this application by any of the following:

- Signing and sharing this petition.
- Writing a small letter or email to the City Council (tracyarmitage@norwich.gov.uk or FAO Tracey Armitage, Norwich City Council, City Hall, St Peters Street, Norwich, NR2 1NH).
- All of the above.

Thank you for your support.

21. Support The Solomons

As some of you know, perhaps many not though, Joseph Solomon and I have been fighting a visa battle for him to be allowed a visa to stay in the country as my husband.

He's originally from South Africa and came over with his family almost 10 years ago in October - and from then he would be allowed indefinite leave to remain. He was raised speaking English, educated in English, came over here and has done GCSE's and even has A levels, one of which A Level is a grade B in English Language! He is also working full time and doing an Open University degree in his own time (I have a very clever husband!) On his last application for a visa renewal in January, he mistakenly ticked a box indicating he was from a majority English speaking country. It turns out legally it isn't.

After the home office refused our application, we had to seek legal advice and go to court - all very expensive and even after hearing him speak and seeing him, and seeing us together, the home office were still hell bent on sending him back as he didn't have a specific piece of evidence at the time of the application that proved in their eyes he could speak and understand English. After what was nearly 4 weeks of waiting, the judge informed us that legally he had to side with the home office and we lost our appeal. we were devastated. Our only option left was to have our Barrister make an application to the upper tribunal, but they don't have to hear us.

On Wednesday evening, we just received notification to say they have rejected our application and as such we have no other choice but to send him back to South Africa.

So, not only does it seem that the home office are happy to tear a husband and wife apart for the sake of a statistic, but once Joseph goes back, I am the only one who can get him back in the country as I would have to be his sponsor, but as I don't earn the minimum income threshold of £18,600 per year, I can't apply to get him back until I have a job that pays that much and have been in that job for 6 months. This pretty much leaves me homeless as well as husband-less, as I will have to move out of our house and it looks like it will be for about 12 months that we will be apart.

We have been very touched by the support of our family and friends that do know about all of this and so grateful for the strength we have gained from our beliefs of knowing that God is in everything and it is often through the hard times that we grow the most.

My plea now is for continued prayers for strength in our time of separation, but particularly if anyone knows of any jobs for me to apply for or anyone hiring, anywhere in the country I hasten to add, or any business owners that my want to hire me, please let them know and forward this post to them.

Joesph and I have about three weeks left together so whilst we won't even be able to make it to our first anniversary together, hopefully I will be able to get him back for our second.

22. I Support Professor Bain

Support University of the West Indies Professor Brendan Bain as gay rights groups had him FIRED for statements concerning HIV prevalence in gay men.

From the Jamaica Observer:

The 33 lobby groups, from a number of Caribbean islands, are also demanding that Professor Bain be removed from all positions of representation of the UWI on HIV and AIDS issues. They are, as well, insisting that the university drafts and implements a "policy which protects lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex staff and students from discrimination".

However, the groups and the UWI administration, which appears to wilting under the pressure, are on a collision course with the church as the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals has expressed support for Professor Bain and has asked the UWI to resist the demand to sack him.

The Medical Association of Jamaica also supports Professor Bain.

23. Don't Deport Justin Beiber

Justin Bieber has done many good things here in America. He has supported multiple Charities and foundations which include but are not limited to Alzheimer’s Association, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, City of Hope, Cure Duchenne, Food Bank For New York City, Give Back Hollywood Foundation, Grammy Foundation, It Gets Better Project, Jumpstart, KaBoom, Musicians on Call, Pencils of Promise, Red Cross, Usher’s New Look Foundation.

You can find more information on this at www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/justin-bieber Justin Bieber may not be perfect, but who is? He worth having in America.

Justin Bieber is a good individual who deserves a second chance. Justin Bieber took time on Valentines day to visit a 6 year old child with a rare form of cancer. He flew her and her family to New York and spent two hours with them. You can read more about this at www.digitaljournal.com/article/319702

Justin often visits children from the make a wish foundation, where they help children with terminal illnesses. He visited a school that supports homeless children in Las Vegas and donated $100,000 to them for school supplies and food. He also donated an additional $100,000 for toys for the kids not only did he donate to the school but he performed an acoustic of “Under the Mistletoe”.

You can read about this and so much more on www.march1st.tumblr.com. He has done so much to help people not only here in America, but also in other countries too. He is an great asset to the United States of America.

If I were to write about all of the inspiration, and love and compassion he has shown towards his fans then this request would be endless. He has been a blessing to many people lives and his music has touch many many lives for the good.

I believe he deserves a second chance.

24. Stand With Major General Paul Vallely and General James Mattis

We STAND with Major General Paul E Vallely.

Talk is CHEAP, people. Lip service without GUTS is a total waste of time, so unless you can step-up to it, all of you who are complaining need to shut your pie holes!

PUT UP OR SHUT UP!

In less than 24 hours we only got 145 signers on our first petition. We hear all this "talk" about wanting to roll on Washington, but when push comes to shove, all it is, is talk. No wonder the generals won't make a commitment to lead us. That is BULLSHIT.

If this is all the better turn-out we can muster, better hunker down for a long, long life of slavery. What a bunch of Candy ASSES!

I get so tired of all the lip service to wanting to roll on Washington when all it is, is a bunch of hot doggers who haven't got the cojones to sign their name in a show of support.

Sign the petition if you will support Major General Vallely and General Mattis. If we get enough signatures, the petition will be sent to them. Please also "Share" and refer your friends to sign the petition as well.

NOTE: It is NOT that it hasn't been attempted already. On 11-11-2011, MG Vallely and Colonel Harry Riley set out to MARCH ON WASHINGTON. They had commitments from over 10K veterans to show up. Well guess what? Out of those over 10K so-called "Patriots" who promised to show-up, less than 400 actually had the INTESTINAL FORTITUDE to even show-up. Do you see where I'm going with this? Either PUT UP OR SHUT THE HELL UP!

We're tired of listening to your gas, because that's all it is! Saving this nation is YOUR responsibility. There are those who WILL LEAD, but they need sheepdogs, NOT sheep to back them up!

Do NOT sign your name ANONYMOUS. Doing so will disqualify your signature. If you haven't got the courage to sign your name, don't sign the petition at all.

25. Support X-Armed Forces Personnel Disabled and Able Bodied

I believe that all X-Armed forces personnel are not treated with the respect they deserve after serving our country, they need support to reintegrate into society after spending time within the service, food, lodging, clothing, toiletries, day to day items to keep them going, perhaps counselling to come to terms with what they have seen and been through, trauma, stress, disability, loss of loved ones, friends, all of this is part of integration and we need to help those who have helped us, not forgetting their families who also need support in these times of hardship and change.

26. Release the first Bayonetta on the Wii U

With the upcoming release of Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U, we the Bayonetta, Platinum, Nintendo, and Sega fans as well as game collectors would like for the company to make a port of the first Bayonetta game for the Wii U, this would benefit us all since the Wii U install base would grow as well as to prepare the newcomers for the sequel.

We want to show our support, give us the games and we will gladly get our Wii U if we don't have one already.

27. Government review of the Child Support System - Make it Fair

The Child Support system is generally unreasonable - There are more issues than one can mention - Please comment where possible in the petition, all comments will be submitted to the Senate. Our goal is 10,000 Signatures.

Each case in the CSA Australia should be individually assessed.

Something in my opinion must be done to create a fairer system.

28. Support the completion of community basketball courts

The purpose of this petition is to demonstrate the community support for the completion of basketball courts for our youth. Our town has a tremendous history for basketball and previously had 3 basketball courts available.

Currently two are run down and not maintained and a third one has a foundation but no apparatus to play. We need to consider the true benefits of court completion as well as the future of our youth.

Children, teenagers, and young adults alike would all utilize this community facility. It's importance would provide a gathering of friends, an atmosphere of exercise, as well as deferring our youth from hitting the streets and seeking trouble from boredom. Your support is crucial to see to it that the newest court located at the East end of town (13th street) be completed to include cemented backboards/nets, weather proof painted basketball lines, cemented benches, water fountain, as well as appropriate safety fencing.

We are asking that your signature provide Midland Council with the community interest and backing of this project. Thank you for your support.

29. Advocating for more rights for families of mental health patients

So many people today are affected, either directly or indirectly, by mental illness. Many times, patients suffering from mental illness are being helped or taken care of by family members. Unfortunately, family members have no rights when it comes to assisting with the treatment of their family members or gaining information for this treatment.

Families are often left in the dark when it comes to treatment plans for their loved ones. A plan has been put into place that allows, among many other things, to let families play an active role in the treatment of these patients.

By signing this petition, you are supporting the adoption and continued support of the Olmstead Plan for Mental Health and Disability Services: State Plan Framework. For mor information on this Plan, please visit http://iowamhdsplan.org/

Thank you for your support of our case.

30. North Sydney Council - PLEASE support your Business Community!

‘Vivid’ is a light and entertainment festival run over 17 days in Sydney which, last year attracted half a million people to the city, enhancing community spirit and supporting business and trade operators.

On 8 April this year North Sydney Council agreed to fund the expansion of the Vivid festival to include North Sydney with a $100,000 contribution in 2013 to the over-$1million contribution being made by Destination NSW to this development. Expanding ‘Vivid’ to North Sydney would bring an estimated 350,000 visitors to our shores – to our cafes and restaurants, to Luna Park , our art galleries, small businesses one and all, and bring great economic benefit and much needed ‘life’ back to our region, especially important in the colder months and outside business hours.

Last Monday 15th April at an Extraordinary meeting, the Council rescinded this decision, denying any funding and thereby any potential for economic benefit in North Sydney. We were at the meeting and heard all the arguments as to why the Council should not participate, however, there are many better reasons for this project to be supported.

North Sydney Chamber of Commerce has written an open letter to the Councillors explaining why we think they should support Vivid – and now we are asking for your support. We believe that businesses in North Sydney LGA have been ignored for too long and that it is time that we stand up and demand to be heard.

The North Sydney Chamber of Commerce is absolutely apolitical about this – we only want the best for business in North Sydney LGA and international events such as Vivid are about much needed economic stimulation. We hope we can count on your support.

And Vivid is just the beginning - we need more and more activities of this nature and we need to tell that to Council!

If you would like Council to be more supportive of business and listen to us when we ask to be heard, please sign this petition. Time its tight for this project as we would like to present this petition to Council on Monday, so please don’t delay – and please pass this on to your business colleagues.