Posts tagged ‘petition’

April 21, 2013

One Favor

Hey all! So I’m doing a petition here for a class at school for a final project. I usually don’t like to ask for things on here, since I see my blog more of as a journal, but I would appreciate all the help I can get. Basically for this project, the first person that reaches 30 signatures¬†will be supported by my professor to gain the recognition that it needs to help initiate a change.

This is a sociology class, and my professor is really into making petitions and raising awareness to various issues that are present around the nation. Because of this, he’s got some really good connections with awareness groups and non-profit organizations and is willing to dedicate his time to one of these issues. Since there are so many issues, however, some of these problems just fade into the background. Anyways this is my chance to bring to light some of the other things that often get overlooked in our society. So anyways here’s a piece of what I’m trying to raise awareness for:

“It’s more important than ever to protect federal nutrition programs that feed our nation’s children, but right now the sequester – which automatically cuts funding for a large number of federally funded programs – includes devastating cuts to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), cutting 600,000 mothers and kids from the program altogether.

Sequestration also cuts billions from education funding, including Head Start programming that provides preschool aged kids with important health and nutrition services. More than 70,000 kids would lose access to Head Start under the plan.”

headstart

Now I’m sure you can understand why this would be an issue to a number of people, especially for those that can not provide food to their children. It is definitely not talked about as much with much of the focus on gun control and other issues, but with your help every signature will make a difference in the long run. So to help this issue take off, all it takes is a minute of your time to sign a petition. That’s all you have to do. And if I do make it to 30 first, then it will just take off from there.

https://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-protect-kids-access-to-food

So that’s the link to the petition. Your signature can help to change some one’s life. So please, don’t hesitate to sign it and share it with others to raise awareness for this issue. Thank you!

March 30, 2013

Any help would be appreciated!

Hey everyone!

You all have been there for me time and time again and it’s one of those things that keeps me going, actually. It’s amazing to know that about a year and a half ago, I took that step to spill all of the emotions, experiences, and observations that I had in my life thinking that no one would even care. And that’s fine, since I was really only doing this as a personal kind of thing.

But when people started to relate to the things and thoughts that only I thought I had, it really opened my eyes to all of the wonderful folk out there. Those same people that were there for me through thick and thin. Reading through all of y’alls post reassures me to the utmost that there are good people with compassionate hearts still out there in the world. And although I only know most of you by your blog names, every person that follows, every person that I have the opportunity to interact with really does mean a lot to me.

All of those perspectives, lifestyles, views, aspirations. It is very refreshing to know that there are people still in this world that I have had the opportunity to exchange words with (even if they were only through this website as a medium). Each and every one of you have really added to my own personal outlook on life in some way or another and life means that much more to me. So thank you.

So I have just one favor, and it should only take a minute at the most. I am hosting a petition and all of your support would be well appreciated! Here’s the link to the petition.¬†

You can find more information there, but the main jist is to protect children’s access to food. 1 in 5 kids are exposed to a lifestyle where food is something that is hard to reach. And that should not be a problem for our children. My goal is to get 100 signatures, to raise awareness to this issue, and I know that this is something that can be done in no time. The WP community is one that I come to time and again for help like this, because I know you all have compassionate hearts. And if you could take that 1 minute to look through this proposal and sign this petition it would mean a lot to me.

It feels good to come back, knowing that people are still reading through my posts and sharing their ideas with me. I look to start writing some more here pretty soon, plus I need to get back at all of you for nominating me for these awards that I am always humbled to receive! There are so many other talented writers out there and when I get picked for these awards it really makes me wonder what makes me stand apart from them to get them.

Anyways, sorry about the long post, but there isn’t an amount of words to show how much I am grateful to each and every one of you. I will definitely make it a point to come back so I can catch up on all of your posts, because I know I missed a lot. But other than that, you guys keep being awesome!

And here’s a little something to keep you jammin in the meantime. Oh and Happy Easter to all of you!

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