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Where do you stand on today's education issues? Let's stand together.

It's time to stand together on the education issues we face today. Those issues are big and they are complex, but we can ensure that every child receives a quality education if we unite around our shared vision and focus our energy on impact.

We all agree that every child deserves an affordable, high quality education. And every teacher deserves to be fairly compensated. Every community deserves funding for the programs and resources it needs to give our kids the very best possible start and every possible opportunity. But everyday, the education issues we face are holding our children back. Students around the world are falling behind. Individual students with particular needs, interests, or inclinations are getting lost in the shuffle. Class sizes are increasing as the pool of available teachers is decreasing. In 2008, the United Nations estimated that 69 million children, worldwide, were out of school. Millions of children won't receive an education due to poverty, safety concerns, or discrimination. We are increasingly unable to provide a strong start for today's children.

These education issues seem insurmountable. But we cannot just throw up our hands and continue to ignore these problems. No single person can do it alone. But we know that our community is strong and, together, we can create change.

Let's stand together and advocate for educational reform. Let's come together to take a stand on the educational issues that matter. When we unite for good, we can contribute to the solution and improve the quality and availability of education in our own communities and around the world.

The petitions below cover a range of education issues and take a variety of approaches. Some are aimed at elected officials, pleading with them to change policies and standards so that teachers will receive fair pay. Some demand more funding for early childhood education so that our youngest students can start their educational journey well. Some are aimed at universities and banks, urging them to make higher education more affordable so that everyone can enjoy access to the same opportunities. Some lay out the case of one special student or a small group of local kids whose educational opportunities are at risk. Regardless of its scope or approach, each petition aims to create a kinder, gentler, more inclusive world. When we come together and start down the path of solving any one of these education issues, we can change the direction education is headed and make a turn for the better.

When you create or sign a petition advocating for the education issues that matter to you, you become part of the Care2 community—a community that has made world-changing impact through starting campaigns and supporting each other's work. When you create or sign a petition, you join a community united for good. Your signature may help just one child but your action will encourage a culture of promoting education for all and ensuring a better future for our young people. Your support of the petitions below will ensure that we begin to solve the education issues in our own communities and around the world.

When we stand together, our actions have an impact. Let's stand together and take action on the education issues we face today.

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    PETITION

    To Castle Rock Charter School Administrators and the Castle Rock Advisory Board:

    We, the undersigned parents of Castle Rock Charter School students, urge the administration to uphold the school's charter and mission statement.

    We urge the administration to:

    1) Immediately lift the ban on curriculum that is standard-aligned, selected by parents, and teacher-approved. According to the charter, Castle Rock Charter School is a parent-directed program for “families who wish to home-school their children through personalized learning.” Restricting curriculum to Common Core-aligned texts is in direct violation of the school's mission “to provide a quality and unique method of educational reform.” Using the same texts as the public school defeats the purpose of educating through an individualized learning program.

    2) Cease the micromanaging of allotment spending. Orders that are teacher-approved should not then be rejected by administration. For example, many of the undersigned parents have had orders for basic school supplies like pipe cleaners, butcher paper, and markers rejected by Mady Wolsfeld, the vice principal. By rejecting these orders, administration puts undo stress on the librarians, teachers, and parents. The charter emphasizes the responsibilities of the teacher and parent, which include “selection of curriculum (academic, field trips, projects, and others).” The charter does not mention this being administration's job.

    3) Fulfill their obligation to the school's charter by administering the school's mission and priorities. The current climate of curriculum restriction and allotment micromanaging is destroying the foundation that the school is built upon. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, homeschoolers list a customized and individualized curriculum and learning environment for each child as one of their top reasons for educating their children. This is what Castle Rock offered us and is what is being taken away.


    We, the undersigned parents, consider our relationship with the school as a valuable partnership for educating our children. However, we have signed contracts with the school based upon the school's charter and mission statement. Castle Rock administration is acting in direct opposition to the school's charter. We urge the administration to consider our requests and to act according to their obligations.

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    The city doesn't sell liquor which causes a lot of businesses to refuse to put their establishment there.

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    leave them alone let them live wild like they have been doing. They can't talk but I can talk for them and I say leave me alone let me live my life in the wild

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Make of ruins play a show
  • They goddamn need to

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Kick Owen out of SOI
  • Owen is a very annoying boy who needs to be kicked out of SOI.

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Save India Club
  • The India Club Restaurant and Strand Continental Hotel at 143 to 145 Strand, London are presently subject to a planning application for comprehensive modernisation that would result in the loss of its current usage, including the second floor restaurant and first floor bar. As operators of the hotel, bar and restaurant we are opposing these redevelopment plans. We want to preserve the building and its uses as they are and also preserve the rich cultural history they represent.

    India Club was started by Krishna Menon, India's first High Commissioner to the UK, with founding members being Lady Mountbatten and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. It was a meeting place for leading writers, intellectuals and politicians associated with India's independence. To this day, it has retained it's original features and still stands very much as it did in the days of the post-independence movement. It is a crucial part of the joint heritage of the UK and India.

    This is a petition to Westminster City Council to reject the planning application submitted for 143-145 Strand, London, WC2R 1JA (reference: 17/08077/FULL). We would urge anyone interested in the building and its history to make their views known as quickly as possible by signing this petition.

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    Frenchtown Township in Michigan is considering not giving The Devoted Barn a special use permit to keep operating an animal rescue. We want to let the township know the support for The Devoted Barn and this permit.

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    As I sit here and watch 10 cars go thru the gate to the middle school on Halsted Lane I realize this is not what was promised to us as homeowners. We were told the passes to the gate would be for buses only. This has gotten extremely dangerous for our kids as the cars seem to get more and more in numbers and they do not watch their speed. I am asking you to sign this to make Avon Public Schools limit the pass to buses only to keep their promise and keep our children safe.

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: let's save Obamacare
  • let's save Obamacare. please sign this petition to help prevent Donald Trump from repealing and replacing Obamacare.

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    People all across the country have donated food, medicine, water and basic necessities such as blankets. When the donations come into Puebla and Cuernavaca the police and armed forces instead of working to rescue victims are using their time to steal and stop relief efforts. They stop several 18 wheelers with food and aid and took them in into DIF warehouses where they are going through donations and selecting what they want to sell and keep for themselves using it to profit. Furthermore, perisable items will be damaged instead of reaching the affected victims.
    Please help victims of the earthquake and demand the government, the DIF government institution, police and armed forces allow relief group to distribute aid and make them accountable and force them to distribute what they highjack from relief groups trying to help. It is inhumane, totally corrupt and evil to profit from the suffering of the earthquake victims. Videos showing the DIF and police stopping trucks loaded with aid. Please sign and share, people are suffering and dying

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    All the eu want is free immigration to invade the UK and take votes and control. All the elite want is more money and to get rid of the middle class who they see as too educated and now trouble... we are no longer plebs...

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: SHUT DOWN CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL
  • kenneka Jenkins was killed at the crowne plaza hotel. She was found in a freezer in the hotel, family and friends have yet to know what the cause to her death was and the actual killer.!! with everyone’s help we can try to shut down the hotel and until they give us ANSWERS!

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: JUSTICE FOR JULIUS
  • Julius was a dog that was rescued is extremely poor health. He presented high fever, severe respiratory infections, total mange, anemia, diarrhea, severe malnutrition, muscular atrophy, etc.
    He died 4 days after being rescued. He expelled plastic bags before his death as he was surviving on eating trash while his owners ate their warm meals in the comfort of their home. Julius lived a horrific life at the hands of cruel people who failed him miscerabke. He suffered greatly as he walked around burning in fever for months as people threw rocks at him disgusted by his appearance. He had lost his fur from a severe mange and was covered in bloody, painful sores and his skin was hard as leather. He succumbed after years of cruel neglect and complete starvation. Photos show the kind of horrific life he endured. We have contacted the Humane Society of the United States and their Animal Crimes Unit along with our Maverick County Sheriff Office seeking justice. Please sign this petition to bring his cruel owners to justice. They must be held accountable for the pain and suffering that Julius endured throughout his life.
    THIS IS ANIMAL CRUELTY!!

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    Max key thinks hes fire lets make dreams come true

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    thousands of Americans are depending on Medicaid for existing needs that would become unaffordable without it . it would not be a choice between eating and medical care - they would simply not be able to afford many necessary medical products or treatments . it is a revelation to the world what America really stands for . many countries manage to provide health care to their citizens that is affordable or free . is America now a third world country ? or just full of arrogant people pretending to be leaders ? a shameful display to everyone everywhere . this divides people - not unite them . stop bragging - you have nothing to be proud about .

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    Porter is extremely packed and the food there isn’t really the greatest most of the time. If you help sign this petition we may actually get food that you would like for once without the longest line.

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    If Senate Bill S.1514 passes wolves and bears that are currently protected Will be trophy hunted. This bill will allow the killing and torture by trapping and shooting even during breeding season . Pups and Cubs are also caught in the crosshairs .

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Let Lauren go to lake Mary!
  • Lauren misses friends. Lauren want to be with friends at lake Mary. If u sign parent might let Laure go. Prob not but maybe. We'll see!

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Add Jesus Christ into Smite!
  • i feel that our lord and savior Jesus is not properly represented in video games these days. Help me enlighten the youth of today.

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    Every year at New Years and on Diwali, our animals suffer. The government has tried to issue certain times on those days for loud bangs, but unfortunately the public start a week before and weeks later you get that one person that just has to disobey the law. The day after these loud bangs we find baby birds that have fallen out their nests. We hear of pets that have gone missing - never to be found. This has to STOP!!! We are to take care of God's creatures.

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    We are asking the Mayor and City to reverse their decision and allow 2 temporary soccer field lines to be painted at Veterans Field in Edgewater.

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    Congress must be mandated to use whatever Healthcare policy they mandate for the We the People . No exceptions. No Loopholes. No inequality. No more misrepresentation.

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    CVS Pharmacies recently announced that they will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days. While we recognize that CVS employs pharmacists who have place (including education) in medicine, CVS is no one's personal physician. Opioids are necessary for people who have chronic severe pain, for people after some surgeries (such as total knee replacement) and sometimes for acute pain or end of life palliative treatments. If you want your personal doctor and not bureaucrats or even well-meaning pharmacists to direct your care, please sign this petition which will be sent to CVS.

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    Bars that feature wild animals are popping up at a dramatically fast rate in Japan. Hedgehogs, chinchillas and, more worryingly, otters are the main attractions there, and they are treated like pets.

    Unlike real domesticated animals, however, these are wild individuals and in most countries a licence is needed to own them. Otters are social predators that are unpredictable and usually aggressive when they reach sexual maturity, need a specialised diet and a stimulating environment.

    Kept in small enclosures, sometimes alone, without access to food or water, exposed to loud noises and constant interaction with humans, the baby otters will not stay healthy for long. This kind of establishment is a gateway to hell for these animals. Similarly to lion farms in africa in which only cubs are kept, they will probably be housed only while they are young and will be gotten rid of once they start becoming difficult to manage or aggressive.

    We strongly oppose places that use wild animals at a profit, fuelling wildlife trade and illegal trafficking, poaching from the wild, the image of wild animals as pets and using cubs for financial benefit.

    Japan should block the birth of these "petting" bars immediately and pull its weight in the fight against wildlife trade!

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    Well I'm a proud father of a 5 year old boy, he's my world I will do anything for him, so the reason I'm for this partition is because recently there was a incident that occurred while in the custody of his mom and he said he told his mother about it and nothing was done. When I was made aware of the situation, his older brother whom I also raised but is not biologically mine, told me that they notified their mother and nothing was done. When they told me I contacted their mother and notified her, and let her know that I didn't feel comfortable with my son returning because his attacker was still present in the home, she called the police and they contacted me and was suppose to send a officer,which never arrived so I contacted her to pick her son up when she arrived she and her aunt were very combative and I had to call the cops and they made me release my son to his mother he began kicking and screaming while the cops were present and the still made me release him to her. So I'm creating this petition so that good fathers and fathers that wants to be present and want to protect their kids even when their mothers want and also to make it known to the state of Georgia and people world wide the the laws concerning fathers and their rights or, lack thereof is inhumane and unfair and something should be done about it because their are men who are really fighting to be present in their child or children lives.

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    Ralls County Emergency Services is failing the community and agencies it serves. The cause of this failure is due decisions and changes made by the board and director. This petition is an attempt to save the agency and better serve the community.

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    As Everything was about to be bad, in 2004, it got better as they introduced CN Toon City. It was loved my millions, Where all The Characters from a Lot of CN Shows Would interact to each other (not to mention they did it in 2002 but it wasnt a city) As Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends Was the most popular and BEST show on CN. Followed by Robotboy(or robo i forgot). But in 2010, They All stopped these amazing shows. Sign this petition if YOU And All others Want The CN City Back!!!

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    They are shaming gays, because i am bi and have many gay friends and it is wrong to shame others just because of their sexulity. I want the site taken down now!

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    WE, the undersigned, assert that the truck traffic through Reedsville is intolerable. The noise, vibration, dirt, grime, noxious fumes, and careless drivers create unsafe conditions for homes and businesses in the heart of Reedsville. Children cross a section of this road to access the town's playground. We believe the community deserves better. We want a quieter, cleaner, healthier environment, and safer streets. We ask that Brown Township's elected and appointed officials work with us and industry leaders to make Reedsville a safe, healthy, and vibrant community.

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Disney Land Singapore!
  • Other countries have been known for Disney Land and Theme parks. While Singapore only have Universal Studious. Wouldn't it be great to have at least another major Tourist Attraction??? We hope that the government will take this into consideration. Hopefully, if the government were to agree, not only does it becomes a tourist attraction but also a fun place for us Singaporeans

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    Mr. Conroy made derogatory statements about two young men that were involved in a locker room altercation. The wrestling coach then posted a comment on social media stating that he hopes the two young men loose everything they worked for and that both young men were nothing but thugs. The school was notified about the concern, and they were suppose to have a board member call to address the concern. Mr. Conroy's wife Jen Conroy proceeded to call and try to mislead us stating she was a member of the board, when in fact she is the wife of the coach in question. Telling us that she would take it the parents and let them vote and if the parents voted he would still be a coach. Mrs. Conroy did not address the concerns she tried to over talk us and justify the reason he made the comments, in attempt to undermine the situation.

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    There is a large scale effort by the City of Rockdale to annex 1000's of acres of property owners land into the city limits. This petition is to show the council members, mayor and city manager that the land owners are 100% opposed to this annexation. THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A MONEY GRAB! LEGALIZED THEFT!

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    When this development was told that only buses would have gate passes we were lied to. I have found out not only do administration for the Avon Schools, Teachers, Coaches and some parents also have passes. Our street is not what it was promised to be. Our children are unsafe, the children riding home on bikes are unsafe, and it needs to stop. Please sign this petition to make it only busses that can have a gate pass. There is no reason why everyone else can't use long road to exit!!

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Ban Palm Oil
  • The majority of Palm oil comes from Indonesia. They are illegally burning forests that are hundreds of years old, and hold a lot of carbon that is released into the air when its burning. It is the number one producer of carbon....burning forests. Indonesia then replants palm trees, they grow for 25 years and then those will be cut down and burned. Its in ice cream, candy, soap, and tons of products!!!!! Only one small herd of elephants exist in Indonesia, because the palm oil manufactuers poison them. Lets send a message to the Forestry minister and the President to do their job!!! The other thing you can do is stop buying anything with palm oil.

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    Sign the petition to show your commitment to ending bullying at St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School.

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    URGENT CALL TO ACTION:

    Word coming out from Hwange that a Lion hunt is in progress on the forestry boundary of Hwange & that hunters have set up several bait sites to try and lure out 2 well known lions called "Mopane" & "Sidule".

    They are apparently doing call-ups & bait to lure them out of the protection of the photographic concessions in the forestry area. It has not been confirmed whether this is a "legal" or "illegal" hunt but there is suspiscion of a "quota transfer".

    The PH on this hunt - apparently Tim Schultz was also the PH involved in the incident outside Hwange where a South African client was killed by an elephant when shooting into a breeding herd.

    These lions have become well known photographically & have frequented Hwange Main Camp, Nyamandlovu & forestry areas which are regularly visited by tourists to the park.

    Time to do what you all do best & fight!!!! Share the hell out of this to bring as much attention as possible....

    NOTE - This image is not of the males

    #SaveBigCats #LionStrong #Lion Text credit: Drew Abrahamson

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    Sign this to bring back Raygen and Chiccosticc
    We need your signatures more than ever

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: My life, my music
  • Music education is being restricted at Lafayette High School

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Return chef barb
  • Quality has gotten worse prices have gone up. Nuf said

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Duji’s Resignation
  • We call for the immediate resignation of Duji from Rover’s Morning Glory. Besides Duji’s incompetency and general lack of value to the show, the conscious decision to take and destroy another show member’s personal property is unacceptable. Coupled with the lack of remorse for her actions, Duji has lost any right to remain a member of Rovers Morning Glory.

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    Npc has started using plastic forks. We want biodegradable forks back! Help us help the environment, make the world a greener place and get biodegradable forks back!

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Stop Gambling Ruining Lives!
  • Gambling addictions effect thousands of lives. Not just those that gamble but their family and friends too. This needs to stop! Make gambling illegal.

    There are 8,788 betting shops in the UK. 48% of people have gambled in the past four weeks. With so many betting shops in the UK how do we expect gamblers to stop with so much temptation around! I am passionate about this because my boyfriend is struggling with a gambling addiction and i have seen how it has effect his life and mental state as well as his family and friends.

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    Senator John McCain consistently votes against his Republican colleagues in the Senate. The latest vote against Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill is the last straw. His only reason for voting against the bill was that 'it's not bipartisan'. Guess what Mr. McCain, neither was Obamacare. You are not a Republican. You should switch to the democratic party or leave office.

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    The American Writers Museum, a new attraction on Chicago's Michigan Avenue, includes a section saluting Chicago writers, each honored Chicago writer being represented by a banner and a biography. Most of the worthy names are there. Del Close (though he was known primarily as a director and performer, not a writer) is there for his work in improv. Viola Spolin is not. This is a dismaying omission. DEL would say it is a dismaying omission. He once said to me (with characteristic grumpiness), "Viola got there before any of the rest of us." Spolin was the author of several books, the most famous of which, IMPROVISATION FOR THE THEATER (published by Northwestern University in the early 1960s), has gone through several dozen printings. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is one of the most important and influential books of the American theatre, laying out the theoretical foundation of the improvisation theatre movement. Second City --
    which was founded by Spolin's son, Paul Sills -- is the most notable of the companies that exist because of Spolin and her work. Other Chicago theatres based on Spolin include i/O and the Annoyance Theatre, and such other celebrated companies as the Upright Citizens Brigade and the Groundlings also owe deep debts to Spolin. Add to this the THOUSANDS of other improv companies in the United States and around the world that can trace their beginnings to Spolin's work, and you're talking about a text whose impact on world theatre can only be guessed at. These are more than sufficient reasons to give Viola Spolin her due in the American Writers Museum, and we the undersigned so urge the Museum.

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    Parents, family,and friends of FHS class of 2018 respectfully ask that graduation be changed back to the traditional Saturday morning date rather than during the week.

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    Malu Trevejo is a young Instagram thot that got popularity from shaking her nonexistent hips and ass on musically. She’s rude and starts beef with everyone and then later acts like a victim, she uses her fans for money, and she has a horrible personality. Someone like her doesn’t deserve to be making music at all. She can’t even sing that well. We don’t want to hear anymore of her auto tuned mess. Let’s put an end on Malu TreveHOE

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: KCON IN CHICAGO
  • Kcon is an event that has many popular Korean Idols, YouTubers and many more fun activities that happens every year in different states and countries. Recently, these events have been held in LA, NYC, Australia, New Mexico, & Japan. Of course these cities and countries are very populated and are good for such an event. So why isn't Chicago in this type of event? Chicago aka the Windy City, is a very popular city with lots of diversity and a place to enjoy yourself. Having Kcon here, would be such a fun, exciting, and brilliant event not only for the Kpop fans, but for everyone to get to know about the Korean pop culture and for everyone to connect. Also having it in Chicago, it gives people the opportunity to look around the city and enjoy the beautiful scenes, museum's, the food, and the skyscrapers.

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    A complete Logical theory of creation that seamlessly ties together quantum mechanics and Einstein's relativity theory has been formed we demand that this work as well as the implications of this work be refuted or accepted as truth by peer review

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    Following Hurricane Irma making landfall in the Lower Keys on 9/9 - 9/10/2017, my fiancé, Stephen Homsey (General Manager of Holiday RV’s Keys, LLC), and I (Warranty Administrator for Holiday RV) organized a relief effort through donations from the local community and afar. At the time, the roads south of mile marker 73 were closed due to erosion of the road during the storm. We discovered this because immediately after the storm he and I packed 2 trauma bags and other essentials and headed to the lower keys knowing that the upper keys were ok to check on people who had stayed. Finding out that the roads were closed spawned an idea to get the supplies to the victims by boat. I found a captain and boat, organized donations and drop off locations. We had received authorization to do this by the homeland security and validated volunteers. We delivered 3 ton by boat. Once the roads were open the deliveries were done by vehicle and continue to this day. Over 30 ton of supplies and essentials being delivered to our southern neighbors who were trapped and cut off from any help. We delivered directly to neighborhoods and homes not to a FEMA or Red Cross distribution center.
    Our bosses, Jack and Melody Novoa, knew what we were doing, They didn't want to help or donate yet said "Good Luck". We utilized our time, knowledge, skills and connections to the fullest extent during the week following Hurricane Irma. Had we evacuated we would not have returned to work until 9/18/2017 due to the main road into the Keys being closed to anyone coming in. Several unanswered texts to Jack and Melody Novoa from Stephen Homsey informing them of what we were doing and that this would be a great opportunity to show the community support as the company itself has a bad reputation. Nothing. That is their choice and we respect that. At no point were we instructed to come back to work during the week of 9/11 – 9/15/2017 following the storm.
    Upon returning to work on 9/18/2017 Melody and Jack took both, myself and Stephen Homsey, into a unit. Jack started off very aggressive. Screaming at Stephen and I that we betrayed the company because we helped others and not be there to clean up their property. They were selling units that week and needed us. Fired on the spot for unauthorized absence. At no point were we asked to come back to work nor was anyone else as the evacuation was still in effect. Stephen and I have video of the aftermath of the property before Jack and Melody arrived after the storm cleared. It had very minimal damage and was ok. Of course, I checked on my work property as we live directly behind it. I loved my job and took pride in it. Never late, no write up, just received a raise and Jack shook my hand and said we would talk about another raise after the storm. He had seen the numbers after being gone for 3 weeks and was impressed with my ability to get the “Back” warranty owed to them, nearly $20,000 of $80,000 in 2 months. I’m mentioning this to show that there was no animosity previously. I’m completely blindsided by this. We also rent from them and have to vacate. We are in a natural disaster state and there has to be some sort of laws against this.
    PLEASE sign this petition to force Holiday RV & Marine off our Island. Lets show the courts and Holiday RV & Marine you do not mess with locals. THEY MUST GO. They are more interested in making money off of the hurricane survivors then helping. We need to make Key Largo a better place so lets run this business out. check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/266854633827668/ for more info

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  • 09/22/17--00:00: Save the South Chicago YMCA
  • The announced closing of the South Chicago YMCA at 91st and Houston has the potential of impacting the future growth and revitalization of our community and could set back the wellness of many of our seniors, families, and youth. The YMCA has been an important staple in this community for over 90 years.

    Planned and structured disinvestment continues to destroy the very fabric, culture, and vibrancy of our community. The loss of YMCA programs effectively serves to undermine the revitalization of the South-East Region (South Shore, South Chicago, Calumet Heights, South Deering, South East Side and Hegewisch). The unintended consequence of closing the YMCA is to drive another stake in the heart and soul of the area and its residents and to open the door to further disinvestment and displacement.