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7 years ago

Rhonda, just what I have seen in my 42 years.  I do know some Homeless People.  Alot choose to be homeless, due to our Society, the Government, and or Heart broken people who  find their real Familes in the Streets.  They are loved and accepted for who they are, they only have to meet their own expitations.  Sincerely,  Elaine

please help
7 years ago

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/help-the-homeless

As Charlotte-Mecklenburg's population grows each year and our relative supply of affordable housing decreases, we continue to see the numbers of homeless families and individuals swell in our community. Over 5,000 people are homeless in Mecklenburg County on any given night and tens of thousands annually

  That total includes people who are living on the streets, staying in shelters and with friends and family, or living in transitional or permanent supportive housing. Nearly half are families; more than a third are children. "Street homelessness" is the image commonly presented to portray homelessness, yet less than 10 percent of the 5,000 homeless people in our region regularly live on the streets. Almost half of all homeless adults are employed.

  Why not invest this kind of money into day shelters for the homeless.  You could provide lifeskills classes to these people.  You could provide GED classes, and work training.  this would help them transition from a life of nothing into a life of something more.  Finally people would be able to get back on their feet and contribute back to society.  Do you really believe that people who are homeless chose to be this way?  It happens because life happens, not because this is the way they choose to live.  Please think about the future of Charlotte and the surrounding areas.  Think about the future of our youth.  Over 2,000 children in our area are homeless.

  A primary cause of homelessness in the Charlotte - Mecklenburg area is the shortage in the supply of affordable homes. A worker earning minimum wage no longer has sufficient income to afford a safe and decent apartment. And with regional fair market rents averaging more than $650 a month for a two-bedroom apartment, many working families are struggling to find homes within financial reach.  With your help, we can ask the Mayor to help

7 years ago
all signed
7 years ago

someone once said: " that it is only when we climb out of our little rat holes that we can see clearly " .

Thank you Cate and members for seeing clearly, you will always have my full support.  Light Love & Blessings

Anonymous
7 years ago

Mels, you can add any petition you like. Even open your own thread.

Cate, I understand how you feel. I have submitted news that I thought were important, but most thought not.....I too felt like screaming.....

7 years ago
Can we add petions that seem to be very slow even when they have been sent in messages?
Cate and Bradley
7 years ago
I totally agree with your comments and I am saddened by the apathy in this country. We have to stand up and be counted, not sit and bemoan our plight. 
I agree
7 years ago

Apathy in this country has lead us down a slippery slope. There is no shock value left to what the Bush and company do. It is though they lulled this nation in believing everything okay. I actively disagree with Bush and company. I actively voice my thoughts. We need a wake call America before it is too late.

Peace and Grace

A Perfect example Site Problems
7 years ago

Before I posted each every part of this thread, I previewed and vetted each post to be sure it would post correctly.

The Waxman post was cut off, as was my closing sentence on the 4th post. I will re-add them here:

Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-29th District, California
Support Waxman's Bill to Protect the Surgeon General
Target:
Representative Henry A. Waxman, US House of Representatives
Created by:
Let's show our support for this legislation, which would free the Surgeon General's Office from censorship and suppression of important infformation by the Executive Branch.
Let's show our support for this legislation, which would free the Surgeon General's Office from censorship and suppression of important infformation by the Executive Branch.
Honorable Congressman Waxman:
We the undersigned fully support your bill to free the Office of the US Surgeon General from interference from the Executive Branch in carrying out its reponsibilities and disseminating vital information to American citizens.
signature
goal: 500




339
signatures
7 years ago
7 years ago

Now, just to be REALLY conservative number-wise, let's assume that of the ACTIVE AMERICAN members of Car32, 60% have moderate to very liberal political leanings. The next petition was aimed at this group. The number in this group should be somewhere in the 2M+ range. However, this next petition does not even have 1,000 signatures yet - far removed from a reasonable goal - I think, given the hypothetical pool to draw from - of 5000 signatures.

Joe Lieberman in a Tirade
TELL JOE LIEBERMAN & THE HILL: HANDS OFF IRAN
Target:
Joe Lieberman, Senator, US Congress
Created by:
Joe Lieberman thinks an air attack against Iran as a last resort to thwart their nuclear program (and let's be honest - to protect OPEC's control of the flow of oil) is perfectly OK.Even as a last resort, it's NOT OK! We as a nation cannot afford - morally or militarily - another pre-emptive war.Tell him and the rest of Washington, DC why attacking Iran should not be on the table now or ever. NO MORE BLOOD FOR OIL!
Joe Lieberman thinks an air attack against Iran as a last resort to thwart their nuclear program (and let's be honest - to protect OPEC's control of the flow of oil) is perfectly OK.Even as a last resort, it's NOT OK! We as a nation cannot afford - morally or militarily - another pre-emptive war.Tell him and the rest of Washington, DC why attacking Iran should not be on the table now or ever. NO MORE BLOOD FOR OIL!
CBS NewsFACE THE NATIONSunday, January 22, 2006 Senator Joe Lieberman, in response to a question from Bob Schieffer: We have the most powerful military in the history of the world. We are capable, if necessary, of continuing to pursue our aims militarily in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere and, if necessary, conduct a military attack on Iran, hopefully with the assistance of our coalition allies in Europe. This would be primarily an air attack. It's not going to involve massive use of ground forces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .So I want to repeat again that military option is the last option. But I want the people who lead Iran to understand that it is on the table. We deem their pursuit of nuclear weapons to be dead serious.
signature
goal: 5,000




663
signatures


This post was modified from its original form on 22 Aug, 19:11
7 years ago
 Next: If we accept the hypothesis that the majority of active members are AMERICANS, no matter what political stripe, you might think the next 2 petitions would draw a lot of attention:
 
Kevin Kiley, Director, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Created by:
There are many veterans of the unjust war in Iraq with PTSD and other combat-related psychological difficulties being virtually ignored by dumped in Ward 53, inapproriately housed in with the chronically mentally ill. It is UNJUST to shelve these veterans into a ward where they do not and cannot receive proper care and rehabilitation. These brave veterans need appropriately-focused help to be able to re-enter society and live as normal lives as possible after serving our country. We ask that you make immediate arrangements for proper diagnosis, placement and treatment for mentally-stressed, psychologically-impaired Iraqi war veterans. They served for US - now WE must serve THEM
signature
goal: 5,000




527
Support Waxman's Bill to Protect the Surgeon General
Target:
Representative Henry A. Waxman, US House of Representatives
Created by:
Let's show our support for this legislation, which would free the Surgeon General's Office from censorship and suppression of important infformation by the Executive Branch.
Let's show our support for this legislation, which would free the Surgeon General's Office from censorship and suppression of important infformation by the Executive Branch.
Honorable Congressman Waxman:
We the undersigned fully support your bill to free the Office of the US Surgeon General from interference from the Executive Branch in carrying out its reponsibilities and disseminating vital information to American citizens.
signature
goal: 500




339
signatures

However, even though I KNOW that whatever their feelings about the war in Iraq, MOST people here care about our fighting men and women. But my petition to properly treat returning troops with mental disorders caused by their combat service has only 527 out of the goal of 5000.

The petition to support the Waxman bill to protect the Office of the Surgeon General

Four Petitions that Need a LOT More Attention...
7 years ago
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...but first, please put up with my rant, which I am trying to base on LOGIC.

Care2 advertises 7M members. Ok, at any given time I bet they could be as much as 2M off depending on activity, duplicate profiles for people, etc.

So, let's say at any one time there are 5M active members.

Proceeding from this, let's guess that 3.5-4M of those members are Americans.

Next, let's acknowledge that there are a LOT of problems with this site, ranging from veerrrrrrrrrry slow response time, email that doesn't work properly, friends lists that often get corrupted, postings that disappear or post 2 or 3 times, bad links, many lock-ups while trying to navigate, and on and on ad nauseam.

This brings me to the first petition:

CARE2 NEEDS A TECHNO FACELIFT
Target:
Matt McGlynn, Founder and Vice President, Engineering, Care 2
Created by:
Care2 needs to upgrade its IT equipment. As much as many of us love Care2, navigating the website can be so frustrating that many of us don't participate as much as we would like to.Rather than adding new subsites (e.g. polls, etc.) and other cosmetic add-ons, Care2 needs to put more time and money into developing a faster, smoother IT interface so we who are enthusiastic members can truly enjoy our time here.THANK YOU, CARE2 TECH TEAM!Care2 has addressed one of our big issues. If you haven't already noticed, we can now send mail to 25 people instead of 10 at a time. That's a great breakthrough and it shows that Care2 is responsive to our comments.Let's keep signing to encourage them to continue to work on site performance (slow loading, broken links, etc.). YOUR signature still matters!Cate
Care2 needs to upgrade its IT equipment. As much as many of us love Care2, navigating the website can be so frustrating that many of us don't participate as much as we would like to.Rather than adding new subsites (e.g. polls, etc.) and other cosmetic add-ons, Care2 needs to put more time and money into developing a faster, smoother IT interface so we who are enthusiastic members can truly enjoy our time here.THANK YOU, CARE2 TECH TEAM!Care2 has addressed one of our big issues. If you haven't already noticed, we can now send mail to 25 people instead of 10 at a time. That's a great breakthrough and it shows that Care2 is responsive to our comments.Let's keep signing to encourage them to continue to work on site performance (slow loading, broken links, etc.). YOUR signature still matters!Cate
Based on my own poor experiences with this site and the complaints of countless others, I didn't think 10,000 signatures out of our 5M active worldwide members was too outrageous. However, as you can see, there are 967 signatures from people interested enough to push the powers that be at Care2 to really overhaul this site.


This post was modified from its original form on 22 Aug, 18:54