• Hillsborough TWP Committee: Continue Virtual Meetings
    Hillsborough community members with disabilities, weak immune systems, and others should be able to participate in our local government.
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  • Save the Children: Support HR 2590 - Save kids in occupied Palestinian territories
    For the first time, there is legislation in Congress to ensure that no US tax dollars fund multiple human rights violations carried out by the Israeli government against Palestinians. We need you to take action today to ensure that your representative is on this bill. The Palestinian Children and Families Act (H.R. 2590), introduced by Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN), states that the U.S. will not fund the Israeli government's imprisonment and torture of Palestinian children; theft and destruction of Palestinian homes and property; or any further annexation of Palestinian land. This legislation couldn't come at a more critical moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed systemic injustices across the globe, intensifying the harms of state violence and discrimination - Israel is no exception. During the pandemic, the Israeli government has continued to imprison Palestinian children under a military court system, putting them in grave danger of contracting COVID and separating them from their families. Horrifyingly, at a time when we are all asked to stay at home, the Israeli government has actually increased the rate at which it is demolishing Palestinian homes. Now is the time: The U.S. must stop funding the Israeli government's human rights abuses.
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    Created by Save the Children Staff, friends , and colleagues
  • Abrar Omeish is a Racial Equity Champion: Stop the Slander
    The characterizations by Knotts and the GOP are designed to shut down important dialogue and run counter to free speech principles. Education systems must welcome diverse opinions.
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    Created by National Arab American Women's Association NAAWA Picture
  • Save Adult Roles
    The Utah State Office of Education is cutting Adult Roles & Financial Literacy as of Fall 2022. We CANNOT, we WILL NOT let this happen! Adult Roles and Financial Lit. has long been the capstone class students take as they exit high school and begin their adult lives and careers. It has been THE course that prepares an individual with the personal, relationship, and financial skills to be successful in life and in ANY career. It IS personal and professional productivity. This course is a legacy in many high schools, and it is being taught to and empowering third and fourth generations in many families. When the Financial Literacy graduation requirement emerged in 2008, it was an unparalleled success. It is the one course where finance is embedded in relationships just as it is in life. Finance is behavioral. Research and data demonstrate that personal and family finance is more than crunching numbers. It is emotional and relational, and when taught in that context, efficacy skyrockets. It has been the shining star in Utah’s unique tradition of education. The Family and Consumer Science (FCS) teachers are uniquely educated and qualified to teach this content. FCS empowers individuals. FCS empowers families. ALL Utah students must continue to have access to this specialized and timely course. #saveadultroles (Sign, Comment & Share)
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    Created by Hunter Lewis
  • Cheyenne Students need a Crosswalk
    Keep Cheyenne's students safe! Install a flashing, lighted, pedestrian crosswalk between East high school, Brimmer Park, and the City Bus stop. This stretch of roadway is extremely dangerous and students' lives are at risk in attempting to cross the road here. The location in question is just far enough from the Pershing Boulevard traffic light/cross walks where many motorists start to accelerate. Yesterday, I had to cross this section of road with 10 special education students from East high school, and I had a challenging time trying to get motorists to yield for us. As educators, we are teaching students to utilize city resources and how to navigate as young, independent adults. Both adult and student community members deserve safe and accessible access to and from this bus stop, East high school, and the city park. Tell Mayor Collins and Cheyenne City Council Members to officially support this proposal and commit to the prompt installation of a flashing light, pedestrian crosswalk as soon as possible. We have NO lives to spare and next year can be too late.
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    Created by Donna Dundon
  • Just A Little Respect
    We are tired of being continuously disrespected by the BOE when we get into negotiations each year. The BOE and their negotiation team seem determined to belittle us and ignore our very real concerns and well-reasoned solutions. We all know that the BOE could work with us on these issues, but instead, we are treated as an impediment to their plans. We could read through previous emails on negotiations or even clips from BOE meetings to show that we are not trusted to help guide our district to success, but more than their words, we can see it in their actions during negotiations. Why do we have to fight every year for steps and tracks? Shouldn't that be a given? Why are we not trusted to create lesson plans and manage our classrooms? We are highly certified and degreed professionals, right? Time and time again, the BOE shows through their actions that we are not worthy of respect. Therefore, we offer the following statements to clearly communicate to the BOE that it is time for a shift in how we are treated. Educator Voice WE wholeheartedly disagree with how the district treats us and we believe that if we come together, we can convince the BOE and the wider community that we should be helping to lead the way for our schools to succeed. TOGETHER, we can work for the good of our students, our schools, our communities, and even ourselves. TOGETHER, we can begin to make our voice heard. WE BELIEVE in an open, democratic process in providing an effective voice for the professionals working in our schools. WE BELIEVE that educators can contribute quality ideas to reduce the need for substitute teachers through positive incentives instead of punitive measures like the attendance matrix. Learning Environment WE BELIEVE in the ability of educators to be knowledgeable of their students' needs, capable of producing meaningful lessons, and critical to the success of every student in our district. As a result of this belief, we cannot support actions by the BOE to allow different schools the ability to impose various restrictions and conditions on our pedagogy. WE BELIEVE in our right to protect the learning environment for all our students, and we recognize the need for using effective supports and interventions to enable those students to return to the classroom as soon as they are ready for the learning environment, but we reject any proposal by the BOE that restricts our ability to use our professional judgment to temporarily remove a student when they are disrupting our learning environment. Compensation WE BELIEVE that we are not subject to a moral obligation to work for no compensation. To suggest otherwise, further exemplifies how the BOE does not respect us as individuals with needs and desires outside of our career. WE BELIEVE that educator compensation as reflected in the salary schedule should at least keep pace with inflation which it has not since 2010. WE BELIEVE UTW’s compensation proposal is fair and just.
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    Created by Olivia Sumner
  • Broadband for All
    So many people don’t have access to sufficient internet which disproportionately effects poor people, people of color, people in rural areas. Students have been meeting at fast food restaurants to do homework and attend classes, in parking lots of libraries and town halls. Anyone who is without good internet access is at a major disadvantage for so many things like access to information, education, health care, government services, essential goods.
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  • Atco, NJ Residents' Well Water in Peril
    Some people would like to preserve Atco Raceway as a treasured landmark. To those people, I would say that it is a nostalgic idea for preserving a place that generations have enjoyed. To all people who get their drinking water from wells in the surrounding area, whether Atco Raceway is preserved as a landmark or not, we cannot and should not allow the asphalt to be pulled up and replaced with gravel. As reported in The Pine Barrens Tribune by Mr. Thomas J. Stalba, Jr., of Hammonton, NJ, "Now they (IAA) are trying to convince the board and the community that they are a 'used car establishment' that should be able to tear up paving and put 6,000 recently wrecked cars, and the fluids remaining in them, on a bed of gravel with a water table that is as little as 1.7 feet below the surface of the ground on top of the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer, right next to the Mullica River watershed, in the heart of the Pine Barrents." Carl Miller, as quoted in The Pine Barrens Tribune, who said he has participated in drag racing since the late 1960s, "called allowing cars in disrepair to be parked on gravel 'a terrible idea' that would allow chemicals to seep directly into groundwater with little possibility of containment." Car liquids, such as gasoline, antifreeze, brake fluid, and even oil do not have the chance to pool under a vehicle if there is gravel underneath. Do the residents of Atco, NJ know that they are responsible for their clean drinking water? Visit these two state sites: https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/documents/pw_faq.pdf https://www13.state.nj.us/DataMiner/Search/SearchByCategory?isExternal=y&getCategory=y&catName=Certified+Laboratories IAA states that they have millions of dollars in insurance should well water become contaminated. How would the homeowner know if his well water was contaminated? He would have to use a NJ state certified testing center that would cost thousands of dollars. Then do a second test just to be sure that the chemicals we are drinking now are "within allowable limits." Then it is our responsibility to make every effort to fix our own wells. The cost to do this would be thousands and thousands of dollars each year for each homeowner. When I moved to Atco almost 30 years ago, we were presented with giant carbon tanks placed inside the laundry room by the State of NJ. We were told that the blueberry field at the end of the road had sprayed pesticides on the plants and the pesticides made their way into the water table in "amounts that exceeded what was allowable." You see, we are still drinking water with contaminants already. We just cannot afford to test our well water annually, as the State of NJ recommends. Why then are we allowing the very obvious poisoning of our water table to occur? If you believe this is an injustice, if you want to keep your loved ones safe, if you want to stop what is so obviously wrong from occurring, you will sign this petition to stop this from happening immediately. Then tell your neighbors to sign as well. We all deserve clean drinking water. We certainly pay enough in our taxes for this "privilege." Thank you for listening.
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    Created by Lisa Hudson
  • Name the KSU campus green after John R. Lewis
    John Lewis fought for Civil Rights throughout his entire life. He was one of the "Big 6" organizers for the March on Washington, the Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 60s, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2011. Congressman Lewis marched, sat in, and did whatever he could to push forward the cause for civil rights. His legacy still impacts the US and the world today. John Lewis took his fight to Congress on behalf of the people of Georgia, where he represented Georgia's 5th Congressional District for over 20 years. He worked to ensure all Georgians were taken care of and our university should honor the late John Lewis with the naming of the John Robert Lewis Green, which will be known to students as the "Lewis Green" or "John Lewis Green". Tell the KSU administration to support this proposal and naming of the green after the late John Lewis by signing this petition.
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  • Petition for more remote courses at MSU
    I am a student at Montclair State University who believes that every student has a right to advocate for what they believe in. MSU students should have a say in the decisions that impact them.
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    Created by Sherley Dorcelian
  • Stop the Bullying and Harrassment at Teays Valley
    We, the undersigned, are shocked and disheartened with the rampant bullying and harassment happening in the Teays Valley School District. The daily reports coming home from students range from verbal abuse, cyberbullying, to physical attacks and sexual harassment. This is unacceptable! Teachers and administrators have been made aware and nothing has changed. Either the incidents are ignored, complaints brushed aside, or the perpetrators are not dealt with seriously enough to deter future incidents. Consequently, the bullies are learning that they can act with near impunity. The victims are learning that their voices do not matter. Are these the lessons Teays Valley wants to instill in their students? We, the undersigned, value Teays Valley School District. For many, it was a significant factor in choosing where to move. For others, there is the pull of tradition and family ties that keep them here. There are many strengths to our district. Sadly, diversity is not one of them. However, we do have students who represent marginalized groups. Students of color deserve a safe school. Neurodivergent students deserve a safe school. LGBTQ+ students deserve a safe school. Students of different religions – or no religion- deserve a safe school. Those who advocate for their fellow students deserve a safe school. There is absolutely no excuse to tolerate bullying and harassment of them! We now call on Teays Valley administration to actively engage with students and parents to assess the hostile environment currently in place and develop an action plan to ensure every student is safe.
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    Created by Jessica Frymyer
  • Congress Gave $10 Billion in Relief for Child Care- Make Sure it Reaches the Providers
    Child care facilities remain on the brink of closure! Please tell Colorado to give their child care facilities the funds Congress allocated for them. Please ask the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child Care to provide better oversight of these funds. Please ask the General Accountability Office to investigate misappropriation of these public funds.
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