Petition Tag - family

1. Support People With Pets

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Build a Newport City Center Park

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

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

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

5. Protect the Marriage Act and the Natural Family

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Save Eugene the Sandy Hill Pig

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

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

7. NEED 1000 SIGNATURES - HONOUR CPL RORY MALONE - KIWI SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION - MEDAL CEREMONY NOW

PLEASE READ, REFLECT, SIGN AND SHARE.... Lest we forget.
HELP US REACH 1000 SIGNATURES.





UPDATE-POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD
Article 1-War hero Rory Malone's mother denied a say in where his medals go-Stuff NZ
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/80931282/War-hero-Rory-Malones-mother-denied-a-say-in-where-his-medals-go

Article 2-Fallen soldier should be 'honoured like his mates'-NZ Herald
http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11655092

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/last-post-first-light/78873725/New-Zealand-Gallantry-awards-for-army-men-who-risked-lives-for-comrades

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

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

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

Corporal Rory Patrick Malone-K1013159- DESERVES A MEDAL CEREMONY IN HIS CAPTIAL. NZ GOVERNMENT HOUSE. NO MORE NO LESS.

I ASK EVERYONE TO SUPPORT THIS REQUEST. HIS MEDAL OF BRAVERY WILL BE GIVEN TO THE NZDF MUSEUM.

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

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



Petition - HONOUR CPL RORY MALONE-KIWI SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION-MEDAL CEREMONY NOW - GoPetition

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

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

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

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

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

9. Save Tallawudjah's safe bike track

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

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

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

10. Save Wander Over Yonder

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

11. Homes for homeless people in Spokane, Washington

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

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

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

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

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

12. Rehome a deserving family

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

Below is documented link to the fire
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/…/home-saved-after-neighbours-…/

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

Below is documented link to the rehoming of syrian refugees
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/…/council-offers-to-house-syri…/

13. Support Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

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

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

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

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

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

14. Keep My Husband Guy In Australia

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

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

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

15. Ohio 911 Fatal Overdose Prevention Law

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18. Ban the burka and niqab in the UK

Why should the Burka be banned in the UK?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Why should they be able to hide away?

• Why waste all that money on security?

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

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

19. PETITION Demanding Consultation on Ontario's Health and Physical Education Curriculum

- WHEREAS, in 2010 the people of Ontario rejected the sensitive, graphic, age-inappropriate, sex education content contained in the 2010, Grade 1 – 8 Health and Physical Education Curriculum,

- WHEREAS, in 2010, the government responded to the public concerns by removing the sensitive content, and promised to provide “opportunities for parents to lend shape to a (sex ed) policy” (Premier McGuinty, April 22, 2010).

- WHEREAS, parents and the public at large have not been granted opportunity to provide input into the content of the proposed curriculum,

- WHEREAS the government survey process did not allow for broad public input,

- WHEREAS the government has announced it will fully implement a revised curriculum in September 2015,

20. We Support the Duggar Family: Don't Cancel "19 Kids and Counting"

Liberal activists are at it again with another attempt to pressure TLC to cancel "19 Kids and Counting," the successful cable television show featuring the Duggar family and their pro-life values.

The Duggar family's central theme is their pro-life, Christian values and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children have been outspoken over the years in defending human life from abortion and promoting abstinence education.

We, the undersigned, fully support the Duggar Family and TLC should keep 19 Kids and Counting on the air!



After you have signed, PLEASE share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter!

21. Save the Snowflake Babies

UPDATE - Amy Adams has advised that she is not able to intervene as Minister of Justice and that the appeal will have to be put before the NZ Parliament to change the HART Act. This petition will therefore be added to an application to the NZ Government.

On November 22nd 2014, 2,000 NZ children, frozen as embryos, are to be destroyed over the following year. This action is in accordance with the HART Act of 2004 in NZ, which prohibits them being kept any longer in frozen storage facilities without ethical approval. Their lives will be ended unless some intervention is carried out. They are also not protected from scientific experimentation under NZ law.

I have been in dialogue with my MP Jaqui Dean who has sent my concerns to Dr Johnathan Coleman, the Minister of health, who has in turn written to the Minister of Justice Amy Adams. She has recommended a course of action to bring the matter before the NZ Government.

The HART clinics have been working with the department of Health to contact parents. Time is running out for these little lives to be saved before November 22nd.

Only a ministerial action can intervene to stop their destruction in time.

22. Support South Carolina Domestic Violence Victims

For years South Carolina has "claimed" to have one of the toughest domestic violence programs in the United States. I personally left there because of not being able to recieve the basics of protection that they claim to provide, they never took pictures (which I was later told they were supposed to) they completely botched my case and showed up three hours later after being called three times after my ex husband beat me and my teenage daughter.

Even the domestic violence advocate that was assigned to my case said I should have sued them. Now my daughter is facing the same problem, in the same county, and being treated the same way. South Carolina has one of the highest domestic violence death rates in the United states even though they claim to be the toughest.

Please for the sake of our children and daughters and other family members consider signing this so that we may try to enact legislation and change, before another life is lost and those who are suffering will know that they are entitled to be protected to the services that our law enforcement claim they are providing.

Let's give hope and a chance at life back to those who need it the most.

23. Irish Water Free Allowance: Equal Rights to ALL Parents

Every household in Ireland will receive an Irish Water application pack from September 2014. Households in Ireland are asked to complete the application by the closing date of 31 October 2014.

Domestic water charges will apply from 1 October 2014 for both metered and unmetered homes, with the first bills being issued from January 2015. Every household is asked to confirm how many people live in the property, however it discriminates against separated parents by further stating that only children who have their primary home at this address are counted.

Parents who share custody and access will not receive equal treatment because due to our complex family law system, many father's are not considered the primary carer even when custody and access is equally shared.

Please take 15 seconds to put your name and email address to this petition to demand equal rights for all parents who are raising their children.

24. 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.

25. Protect Our Community from Excessive Gambling

"Supermarket chain Countdown is making it easier to gamble, installing Lotto outlets at its checkouts so that customers don't have to go to a separate counter."

Source: ONE News
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/fears-lotto-countdown-checkouts-encourage-gambling-5858566

Please sign this petition to help our voice be heard that we the wider community want to protect those vulnerable from easy access to gambling.

Don't let Countdown make it harder for those addicted to gambling to choice between food for their family and a Lotto ticket.

26. Stop Sex Offenders From Accessing Your Home

It has come to our attention as a community that registered sex offenders are able to gain access to our homes.

If a sex offender is employed as property management that person is entrusted with keys to all units on the property. The safety of our families should be the most important thing to all of us.

Please help pass this petition so we can submit it for consideration to stop sex offenders from having access to the places that we should feel the safest.

27. Petition Against Wifi in Camps Across Canada

The Canadian Press reports that Parks Canada has put out a call for bids from contractors capable of installing Internet access points in as many as 150 national park locations over the next three years – 50 this year alone. This is enraging. The Walterdale Bridge construction in Edmonton alone disrupted 17,000 square metres of fishery habitat, but this internet access construction will destroy thousands of square kilometres of forestry, grassland and potentially fishery as well.

The physical environment on the earth provides favorable conditions for the existence and growth of different life forms, including man. These living beings constitute the biological environment. Both the physical and biological environments are in a close interaction with each other and form a stable self perpetuating system. To take away the small amount of interaction with nature campers seek is preposterous and also violates environmental rights on many accounts.

Taken directly from the Environmental Bill of Rights for Canada:
"As early as 1978, a survey conducted for Environment Canada found that 89% of Canadians considered the deterioration of the natural environment to be of major concern.(2) This finding has been reinforced by subsequent polls, including the December 1990 Gallup Poll, which indicated that more than two-thirds of Canadians are buying "environmentally friendly" products.(3)"

The environment is constantly changing and this affects life on earth; some these effects can be lasting and irreversible. So we must realize that we should be concerned about environment, even moreso in our protected National Parks. Today, when environment is being polluted so rigorously, everyone has only one question on his / her lips and mind that is how to save environment from being polluted. How do we protect the earth from disaster? The strongest way to protect environment is save trees. Trees are one of the main creations that play an important role to keep air clean. If there will be no fresh air available then how will human beings, animal, and birds survive? Therefore, a clean environment is the need for every living object on this earth. Destroying said habitat will hinder the growth of animal life in our parks, as well as the spiritual connection required between man and nature.

28. Establish and support the International Tribunal of Reparation

This petition is conceived as the logical next step to several initiatives that the Organization of African Unity, currently African Union, United Nations, Republic of Haiti, Caribbean Community (Caricom), and civil society have undertaken to eliminate the impact of slavery, racism, discrimination and related exclusion.

On the borders of certain countries (e.g., Israel and United States) fences are built to socially isolate, exclude and/or separate targeted communities formed of individuals that are deemed illegal by national laws. In most of those cases, significant numbers of people (e.g., Somalis, Congolese, Syrians, etc.), due to religious, ethnic, and racial conflicts, are forced to resettle in refugee camps and/or faraway countries where they have no previous ties. While the factors underlying such cases vary; by and large, the results are seizures of land, property, resources, and other possessions of these families that are displaced. For instance, the recent decision of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic (case number 168-13) to render thousands of Dominicans Stateless on the basis of their African ancestry calls to question the Cultural Heritage of the Island of Ayiti, which African Studies, as well as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), recognize as the Nation where Africans rose to affirm their humanity in the New World.

These alarming situations do not mean the whole world is facing a new phenomenon, However, they do indicate widespread systemic impunity, and denial of due process. In a general sense, specific attention should be focus on the plight of Africans who for more than a century have presented a valid case for Reparations from Slavery. While this request continues to be formulated, no court of law has deemed it necessary to adjudicate their claim. However, Reparation is not such a controversial issue; for instance, the U.S. government formally apologized for the internments of nearly 120,000 Japanese Americans that were forcibly relocated and confined by the U.S. military following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, by signing into law the Civil Liberties Act on August 10, 1988. This law also granted reparations to surviving internees and their families.

The case for Restitution and Reparation is considered beyond dispute by many thinkers, policymakers, and advocates who cite negative health outcomes from Slavery and Racism among significant segments of the world’s population. In a seminal report, the Boston Public Health Commission published in 2005, the researchers found racism to be a leading contributor to Health Disparities among Blacks and Latinos. Such findings are easily corroborated by other reports such as the UN’s annual Human Development Index (HDI) that shows most Africans on the continent and abroad occupy the lowest echelon for life expectancy, income, and education (http://hdr.undp.org/sites/default/files/hdr2013_en_summary.pdf).

Therefore, the most effective manner to address those egregious cases, such as the thousands of Dominicans rendered Stateless, is to convene a judicial process for the victims to seek redress to their grievances based on this common accord: “National laws are subservient to International Courts” (The Economist, December, 2013).

29. Support Mandatory Paid Maternity Leave

Currently, there is no federal law mandating that companies give paid maternity leaves to their employees.

I am petitioning for the federal government to enact a law mandating that companies pay at least fifty percent of their employees average monthly income to the woman on maternity leave during the duration of her maternity leave as long as the amount of time taken for this leave is within the standard FMLA leave length.

I believe it is unrealistic to expect women to take the standard FMLA unpaid leave. Whether the woman's healthcare provider determines she is ready to go back to work shortly after birth or not, many women do not have the luxury of relying on any other person(s) to financially support them during their maternity leave.

I believe we should follow the lead of so many other countries and provide this resource for all women in need of maternity or family bonding leave.

30. Family Carriage for Maersk Sailing Officers

Recent change in Family carriage rules for Maersk Sailing officers dictates minimum age for children to sail as 4 years. This change reflects the companies reluctance in supporting family carriage for their officers, as at 4 years children start their schooling and spouses cannot leave their young children.

The company quotes "safety" as the reason behind this change. However when an individual is accompanied by his family onboard he has to sign an indemnity form, thus taking the responsibility on himself. Thus the change in age is irrelevant either ways.

This Petition is started considering the "Young Parents" who wish to share more moments as a family.