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Gentrification

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Gentrification is bringing conflict between longtime residents of old neighborhoods and new arrivals. It is a housing, economic, and health issue that affects a community's history and culture and reduces social capital. My goal is to inform others about the ways we can help to find a solution to this situation and help those who are getting negatively affected by this issue, especially low-incomes who face this causing many homeless people to lose their households running a lot of danger in the streets.

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School shooting

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My goal is to try and reduce school shootings to make school a safer place for students. One way this could be done is by having students pass through metal detectors before being on campus and also having their bags checked to make sure there is no contraband with that student.
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Worker's Rights

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I believe that this pandemic finally gave us a glimpse of how unstable some jobs are. I wonder whether or not it is okay for certain jobs to be treating their workers the way they do. I also don't believe that employers are taking enough precautions either to protect workers during this pandemic. I want to re-enforce the rights that workers have during a pandemic like this and make sure nobody is being put at risk. I want to know if anybody else here has any family or friends who have experienced firsthand any unfair working conditions. 
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Gentrification

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Gentrification is growing more and more apparent in LA, and not only is it raising the rent price in low-income neighborhoods, but it is also raising the rate of homelessness. One solution that LA county has come up with is allowing Angelenos to sleep in their cars without the risk of getting a fine, however, I think this is a very band-aid solution.  What do you guys think? How is gentrification affecting you or someone you know?
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Court Delays

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For my CAP Project, I would like to focus on court delays in our justice system. Currently, 75% of inmates in jail have yet to been convicted. The goal of this project is to raise awareness on what causes court delays, as well as the negative impact court delays, can have. An example of a policy would include increased funding for district courts.
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Period Poverty

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The issue I want to focus on is Period Poverty. Up to 500 million women and girls are living each month in period poverty. Women have to purchase enough pads, tampons, or menstrual cups to bleed for about seven years of their life regardless of their financial situations. It causes many girls to miss school on a daily basis. Period poverty includes people who reside in low developing countries tend to suffer from financial constraints which denies them access to essential tools for hygiene like sanitary products and hand washing facilities. To begin tackling period poverty I would like for states in the United States to stop taxing menstrual products with a luxury tax. In the United States, most states use sales tax but non-luxury “necessities” are exempt. Yet most states charge sales tax for women’s  pads and tampons. This is a policy that I would want to eliminate. Periods are not a luxury and thus, shouldn't be charged as such. Menstrual products should be viewed as a necessity needed for women to thrive in everyday life
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Period Poverty

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A verity of young girls and women have problems when it comes to period poverty. As me and and my group try to find way on how to help women with this situation or goal is to be able to find a way to eliminate taxes on menstrual products because it's difficult to monthly purchase these items, as well as giving accesses to educate young girls about this new phase that they are going to experience, also accessing them to a resource center where they are able to get their necessities and more information. Lastly, having schools from all around the world put feminine hygiene dispenser. 
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Period Poverty

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All around the world the topic of menstruation is neglected and seen in a negative light and many lack access to basic feminine hygiene products. Women are ostracized and ignored of their needs everywhere in the world; for example in Nepal women are banished to menstruation huts because it is seen as "dirty" or "impure". For this reason I would like to both enforce policies in states where they have been made and create policies that will educate women and young girls about the process and guarantee that their basic rights are protected when it comes to being able to access feminine hygiene products. First we would like to create policies that eliminate the tax on feminine hygiene products; this is also known as the Pink Tax in the US. Further we would like to enforce education and raise awareness about period poverty and the inadequate access to hygiene products. This could be through workshops that go to girls' schools starting from elementary to teach them about menstruation and the access to menstruation products. This could also be through resource centers that all women can go to for extra support education or to receive resources when it comes to feminine hygiene products in general and the products would be provided free. Lastly there is a Bill existent in California that states all schools are required to provide feminine hygiene products in at least 50% of their restrooms. We could raise awareness and bring attention to this policy that already exists and enforce it by ensuring that all schools are providing these free menstruation products.
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Period Poverty

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Many young girls and women suffer from period poverty and this is a continuing issue that my group and I would like to bring awareness to. We would enforce and contribute awareness to the inadequate access to menstrual hygiene products and education in the US and other countries. In order to do so we will create new policies for countries who do not have any or are not being enforced. Our 1st policy would be reducing or eliminating taxes on menstrual products that include pads, tampons, etc. Secondly, California’s state law declares all public schools should have dispensers with feminine hygiene products. Furthermore, enforcing period education to girls ages 8-18 in school because many girls do not receive guidance from their family due to their periods having a bad stigma to it. Lastly, having resource centers for both young girls and women to go to receive free products and other resources they need. This includes ALL women including homeless women. 
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School Shootings

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We need to enforce gun laws as school shootings are on a rise when it can be prevented there is always a solution. Since just 2019 there has been 434 cases of school shootings and in total there was 2,160 victims that are now traumatized by an event that could've been prevented in multiple ways. Some solutions are that we can enforce programs to prevent bullying as that is one of the most common reasons as to why school shootings occur. To add on students should be given more lessons and opportunities to discuss mental health and proper coping mechanisms. 

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Homelessness

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Link to presentation :

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1PBPLKH4HbkapwixBmJW-sRfloRiSdzzFg-ItMIahRzw/edit?usp=sharing

Problem: Homelessness

What is Homelessness?

  • Homelessness is the state of an individual or family living without stable, safe, appropriate, and permanent housing. 

  • In other words, homelessness is the state of not having a roof over your head and having to live in an unsafe environment like the streets.

Why Is It An Issue

Homelessness is an issue because it makes people vulnerable and it exposes them to an unsafe environment.

People who are going through homelessness have limited access to many necessary things for example:

  • Healthcare

  • Food

  • Hygiene necessities

  • Technology (for school)

  • Clothes 

  • Etc. 

Because homeless individuals are living in an unsafe and unhealthy environment, they are susceptible to both physical and mental health issues.

Being homeless means you are vulnerable to many different health issues like:

  • Chronic Diseases 

  • Respiratory Infections

  • Substance Use

  • Mental health issues leading to Suicide and many more

Our Goal And Policy

Our goal is to make resources more accessible for homeless people in the cities of Los Angeles because they usually do not have access to necessary things like health care and food resources. In order to complete this goal, we would like to create a new policy where we fundraise money in order to create at least one homeless shelter per city in LA. Our ideal homeless shelter will give the resources that homeless individuals currently do not have. We would like to give medical attention both physically and mentally, food resources, clothes, hygiene necessities, technology for kids to do their homework, and overall create a safe place for homeless people.

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Period Poverty

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  Many women all over the world suffer from period poverty. Feminine hygiene products are expensive especially if it's a monthly purchase , these items should be free or have a reduced price on the item and taxes. Young girls should also have access to education on this topic schools should provide these classes. There should also be resource centers for ALL females to go to in order to have discussions and learn about resources they have in order to get these necessities as they are part of one's health care. We also plan to ensure a policy that's already in place in California is placed in other states everywhere in order to ensure most schools have feminine hygiene dispenser for the female body at their institutions.
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It will be an organization where a different charity that supports the education of underprivileged children across the world is picked each month. Students will come together to write unique ,  inspiring pieces and create innovative artwork. This will be bound together in an anthology that will be attached to a go-fund-me page to raise money for the chosen organization. The anthology will serve as a way to inspire and incentivize people into donating to the organization and as a way to bring students together and use their talents for a good cause. 
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 Low-income, minority students are being left behind in regards to academic standards compared to wealthier, Caucasian students. This can be seen through the digital divide that exists amongst these students. A policy can be to modify the funding to prioritize low-income community schools, and to make sure that that funding goes specifically to technology supplies, the internet, and a training program that includes technology in the school curriculum and on educational disparity in itself. This will help give students access to different online resources to do better in school and to prepare them for a future in which technology is a vital part of their lives.   
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Problem: Streets and Alleys being cluttered by trash which had been discarded improperly in public 

Goal: Reduce the amount of trash in the streets near very populated areas in Los Angeles.

Public Policy (enforce): Increase more lawful enforcement of abiding laws, such as fines for littering.

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Period Poverty

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My goal is to make feminine hygiene products more affordable/ accessible for women of low income as they are a necessity. Although feminine products are exempt from sales tax in California, they are still not included in food stamp programs. Including hygiene products in food stamp programs will help the women out more financially than the few dollars they save with the sales tax.

 


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Littering

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Problem/Issue: In my community it’s hard to find trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks leading to people just throwing trash on the floor while they’re walking.


Goal: To reduce littering and clean up our streets.


Public Policy (Create): Add trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks where there’s a lot of foot traffic to make it more convenient for people to throw trash away in the corresponding places.


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Littering

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Problem/Issue: In my community it’s hard to find trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks leading to people just throwing trash on the floor while they’re walking.


Goal: To reduce littering and clean up our streets.


Public Policy (Create): Add trash cans and recycling bins on sidewalks where there’s a lot of foot traffic to make it more convenient for people to throw trash away in the corresponding places.


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For our civil action project, we are focusing on the stay at home order and the unforeseen impacts that are caused by it. There are two aspects to this project: mental health and underfunded communities. Along these issues, some of the questions asked include how are underfunded communities being impacted? How are the impoverished made more vulnerable? Why is our mental health being impacted? Are teachers being considered when thinking about mental health awareness? Are suicide rates increasing? One of the most talked about topics is free health care for all. We want to advocate for a free health care policy for everyone including the unemployed and undocumented. They are the most vulnerable at this time and when they need assistance with their mental health, they should have all resources to aid it. Mental health facilities and aid falls under health care. Therefore, it should be a free policy to help those in need. Our main goal is to bring awareness for these issues and hope that everyone is staying positive in the midst of these uncertain times.

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For our civil action project, we are focusing on the stay at home order and the unforeseen impacts that are caused by it. There are two aspects to this project: mental health and underfunded communities. Along these issues, some of the questions asked include how are underfunded communities being impacted? How are the impoverished made more vulnerable? Why is our mental health being impacted? Are teachers being considered when thinking about mental health awareness? Are suicide rates increasing? One of the most talked about topics is free health care for all. We want to advocate for a free health care policy for everyone including the unemployed and undocumented. They are the most vulnerable at this time and when they need assistance with their mental health, they should have all resources to aid it. Mental health facilities and aid falls under health care. Therefore, it should be a free policy to help those in need. Our main goal is to bring awareness for these issues and hope that everyone is staying positive in the midst of these uncertain times.
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Pollution in LA

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As a person who lives in Los Angeles, and frequently visits downtown LA, I see lots of trash all over the ground. Trash is just floating away in the street even though there are trash cans everywhere. No one dares pick up the trash and just leaves it there thus creating more problems such as rodents and possibly air pollution as well. The highest price for illegal dumping is a $233 ticket/fine. This is not nearly enough because dumping is not seen as a major issue so others will just dump their trash where ever they please. I for one wait till I find a proper place to throw my trash so that I could make my city a better place to live.
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College Tuition

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Hello, my name is Miriam Zendejas, I live in a Hispanic community where my high school's population is more than 90% Latinos. An issue that has always been common throughout my community would be college tuition. Considering that many students at my school have been accepted to their dream school but could not attend due to college tuition being so expensive, colleges and universities need to consider that not everyone has the same income and can provide for themselves. Furthermore, students who have been able to attend their dream school due to FAFSA and more scholarship opportunities, oftentimes it is a struggle for teens to manage both work, job, and more priorities. In a community such as the Hispanic community, these college tuitions have caused many drop out rates as the need for a work environment to help their family begins once graduated from high school. My goal for my civic action project is to raise awareness to the colleges and universities as well as low-income students that it should still be possible to accomplish your educational aspirations. My policy would be to enforce our counselors, and college advisors to encourage and promote more scholarship opportunities instead of students like me always having to investigate things on my own with no personal assistance and not enough motivation. Furthermore, the overall department of education should deeply consider the financial disadvantages that their household maintains. Especially now during this epidemic, considering that some people have lost more than just their job. 


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Gang Violence

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Issue: There is too much gang violence in low income areas due to the lack of attention and resources they receive.

Goal: Reduce the number of violence and crimes happening in these communities.

Policy: Increase not only police surveillance but more sports and activities that encourage the youth to take part in instead of leading into a gang.

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As you may know feminine hygiene products can be quite expensive especially with tax, they are used on a monthly basis for about a week which can accumulate to hundreds of thousands of dollars in a lifetime . These products come in a variation of pads, tampons, liners, and a more eco-friendly alternative is menstrual cups. These products are a necessity not a luxury. Females did not choose to have periods, as it is a natural part of growing up so, these products should be free or have lesser taxation. Another issue is that these products are not always provided or stocked up in public restrooms especially in schools. Californian legislation declares that public schools with grades 6-12 should have feminine hygiene products in at least 50% of bathrooms. However, it is very uncommon for these products to be provided for free or even stocked up in restrooms. 
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Problem/Issue: Global Warming (one of climate change's many outcomes) is one of the most significant causes of Earth's slow, but definite destruction.
Goal: Ultimately, the goal is to reduce the amount of fossil fuels being burned, in addition to decreasing the amount of other unhealthy resources which industries excessively utilize. However, just bringing awareness to the issue of climate change is good enough.
Policy: Make a regulation/law that only permits utilization of renewable and healthier energy sources in terms of large-scale production (such as factories, etc).
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Homelessness is a crisis which affects millions of people and is increasing at a fast pace. Not only do homeless people now have to worry about food, money, and not having a roof under their heads but communities around the nation see homeless activities such as sitting down or sleeping as criminal activity under law. Right now because of circumstances with the coronavirus homeless are not being seen as disturbances or targets for criminal activities but are receiving help to get tested for covid-19 and shelter. My goal is to be able to get justice for the homeless who are put this filter of criminals and are only given help under these circumstances, homeless ( lowest income people) should have access to health tests for free and shelter ( even after covid-19 ) and should not be stripped away from certain justices under the Declaration of Independence given to EVERYONE. 


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Homelessness

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The issue I have chosen is homelessness and the current name is Our Walk Home, as we would want to match for this issue. My goal is to reduce homelessness and provide aid to the ones in need, such as healthcare, housing, and other resources. 
My Policy:
By providing free and accessible healthcare as well as temporary housing to the homeless, not only will it encourage exemplar behavior, but reduce current rising homelessness in all.


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Closed Campus Policy

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The problem and policy that I am working is a closed campus at York High School. My school does not allow students go and eat off the High School Campus. Our goal for this policy is to have the administration allow students to go and get lunch from local/nearby restaurants, or at home within the time given. Closed campus currently is a problem at my school because there are not always healthy lunch choice options, and/or students do not like the lunch that is provided for them. If open campus was granted, it would give Seniors the chance to have freedom, as well as have a break from school if needed and/or choose too. With that, I just wanted to discuss and get input on your schools and if they have open campus. If they do, does if create disciplinary issues, and how are they handled?  How does open campus benefit you during your school day?

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School Shootings

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Is anyone following the Stoneman Douglas High School students in Florida? They are bringing facts, intelligence, and passion to influence public policy. They are being heard. 
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Suicide Barriers On The George Washington Bridge.

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Gizzel Brenda Michelle
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In NYC the George Washington Bridge is known for its suicide rate. Only the 4ft high walkway fence is to blame. We want to get a suicide barrier high enough where a person cannot climb over on both sides of the bridge without defacing the bridge.  
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Enforce NYC's Public Schools' 'No Sagging Pants' policy

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In NYC's public high schools, sagging pants has become a fashionable trend and has been publicized by celebrities- therefore resulting in an increase of students copying this 'style' of wearing their pants below their waistlines. This goes against the Department of Education and the New York City Chancellor's regulations, which state that one must not wear clothing that reveals undergarments, such as briefs and underwear, both of which are typically exposed when one sags his/her pants.
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Hindu holidays on school calander

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In all New York Public Schools Calendars Hindu Holidays are not mention. This action is not justified and is discriminating against Hinduism therefor we are proposing a policy of administering  the two Hindu holidays Holi and Diwali on the school calendar.   How would society react to this proposal? Why is Hindu holidays the only holiday not included on the calendar like other religious holidays? 
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Trade Program implementation

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Brenda Gabriela Gizzel
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Our plan is to obtain a partnership with a trade school and implement one or more of their trade classes in our school academic curriculum throughout each student's high school year.
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Driver's Ed

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We are proposing for the High school for Community Leadership to implement a drivers education course into the school curriculum for students who are 16 years of age and older.  Our goal is to have this program implemented at the High School for Community Leadership for next school year. However, student behavior and grades will be a determining factor of eligibility into the program.


Some Questions about it:

What steps are needed to institute a driving class in the school?

Can students take part of the school parking lot?

Should the students get permission from parents to have the driving class?

Will low income students get a fee waiver for the driver’s ed class?

Will we be able to manage the price of Driver’s Ed classes? (are all programs $500 like Edison?)

Are there any equipments or books needed to be bought before taking the class?

Will be there any insurance policy in the driving programme?

How do you become a certified driver’s ed teacher?

At what time students will have that class?

Will be there any grading system in the driving class?     

What place the driving class will be taken?

If any equipments are needed, do the students have to bring it themselves or will the school provide it?

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Mandatory SAT Prep in Public High Schools

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Camila Brenda Gizzel
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Our goal is to introduce legislation that will make SAT preparation a mandatory course in HIgh Schools, so that students aren't at a disability when taking tests due to lack of preparation or money for preparatory classes. 
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Hand Dryer in Your School Bathrooms

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Michelle Gilbert
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How many times have you went to the bathroom and left without drying your hands? When was the last time you witnessed paper towels left on the floor in the bathroom? Furthermore, we are trying to encourage the use of hand dryers in bathrooms, how do you feel about this topic?


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Modifying School Safety

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Should schools implement the Barracuda device? It is a device in which it prevents the doors from being open from the outside in case of emergency. 
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Body Cams on Police

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Do you think that it is necessary for police officers to wear body cams in NYC?
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sagging pants

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How do you think that we can stop students from sagging their pants?
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Metal Detectors and School Violence.

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Should schools have more metal detectors in order to prevent mass shootings and violence ?



We need scanners to be in all NYC public schools. Air conditioners are about to be mandatory in all schools yet lives are being taken, and students are learning in  an unsafe environments which is why majority of these school shootings and stabbings come from schools with low security . What are we doing about it ? Something has to be done and security and scanning is the answer . Recently in Urban assembly for wildlife conservation 2 kids were stabbed and one died. In this school there was little to no security and their were no scanners. Now in a time where we need more education a school is being shut down because of a lack of security.  There are over 1,700 public schools in NYC yet in the school there are only 193 reported Scanners that would ensure the safety of our students.



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Bullying

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Does Rachel’s challenge have the potential to kill bullying? Why or why not?

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School Scanning Policy

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We are proposing a modification of the enforcement of students found with drugs in our school. Students who are caught with drugs in the school should be given more harsh disciplinary consequences. Provisions for the removal from the classroom and from school property and school functions of students and other persons who violate the code; e. provisions prescribing the period for which a disruptive pupil may be removed from the classroom for each incident, provided that no such pupil shall return to the classroom until the principal makes a final determination pursuant to Education Law section 3214(3-a)(c), or the period of removal expires, whichever is less. In HSCL, you are sometimes punished with in-school suspension, which means that you are still exposed to other students and you are put into a designated area to do your work. Those who are caught in school with drugs should be expelled.



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Home for the holidays

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We are going to be giving free toys,books, and clothes to the families that aren’t fortunate enough to be able to celebrate the holidays traditionally. Do you think it’s a good idea to give toys,book, and clothing to the families around the community? Will it benefit the community?
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Toy Drive

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Do you think kids should be embarrassed to accept charity toys from people that are trying to help out?
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Homelessness -Giving back to the community (skid road)

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Skid road has a 50 mile radius of homeless people. As we critique their life style and their environment we do nothing to help them out. As many people pass by they believe they don't care about themselves or things around them. In this civil action project my friend and I are going to help give joy to the community of skid road and put a smile on people who are having hard time, by passing out toys. While we do that we will also learn how the people of the community thrive through their daily life's, what kind struggles they go through, and how do they make best of what they have.
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Bullying

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If you witness somebody getting bullied would you actually stand up for that person? Or ignore it.
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Food For The Needy

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I’m a senior from Dr.Maya Angelou Community High School   & we're doing the CAP project for our senior portfolio.My project was the Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.During the giveaway we handed out turkeys,canned goods,boxed foods etc.

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How to reduce Drug Use in LA

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Hi my name is Jose Ledesma. We were think of spreading awareness to the youth of today about the effects of drug abuse

-is it a good idea

-any suggestions

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Concurrent Enrollment

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Concurrent enrollment is a low-cost, scalable model for bringing college courses to students in urban, suburban, and rural high schools and secondary career centers. It would allow students and community members to gain college credit without leaving their high school. At the moment, San Pasqual does not have any concurrent enrollment courses, limiting students from reaching their full potential. Please take a minute to fill out this short survey to help support of Concurrent Enrollment:  


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehxVw8BFyj6BC-BICXq95BhHOXvV6SSakALgVn6NBISrAvFw/viewform

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South Park construction

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  1. Is South Park a place you would consider going to at the moment ?
  2. Do you think it needs remodeled  ?
  3. Do you consider it a safe place ?
  4. Would you recommend someone else South Park as a 'to go' place ?
  5. Are more activities needed?
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Homelessness

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What do you think we as a community can do to help the homeless ?
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Graffiti

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Jonathan Diego Daisy
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Should we have a legal graffiti wall in south central or in your community.
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Black Panthers Culture Event

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Hi, I’m a senior at Maya Angelou High school. The topic I would be focusing on how different individuals parties help better our communities. The Black Panther Culture Event is the individual party I will be working on. What did the Black Panther fight/ stand for ? 
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Black Panther Culture Event

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Hi, I’m a senior at Maya Angelou High School. My topic is base on how different organizations in our community that helped better the community or an individual. The Black Panthers Party Culture Event “ Who are we” is the organization I will be working on. Why is the Black Panther party identify as a negative party?
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Homeless

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What are the cause that some of the people be homeless? How can we help them?
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Surveillance Cameras/Street Lights

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Greetings, Brandon Segoviano and I (Arthur Maldonado), are students attending Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, we are residents apart of the Zapata/King Neighborhood Council District in the region of South Los Angeles #2, and our topic is on surveillance cameras and street lights. We chose this topic because there has been an increase of violence and crime rates in our neighborhoods. We want to use this in hopes of creating safer neighborhoods for the people of this wonderful community, not only for the present but also for our future generations. 


Does anyone have some insight or ideas that they can share to further our plan to build a better community?

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Beautifying South Los Angeles communities

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In South Los Angeles residents for years have faced a problem with the communities garbage issue. Children walk to school everyday having to pass through a lot of this pollution, some can even be harmful. Local parks as well as contain harmful pollutants where young adults and children go for recreational activities. 
   What do you think about South L.A's garbage problem and are there any ways to reduce the issue ? 
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Bullying

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How would you feel if your sister/brother was being bullied?
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Neutering dogs

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Do you believe that by neutering dogs the percentage of stray dogs will be reduced? 
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Littering in South Central, LA

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There is so much trash on the streets of South Central, LA. One of the causes is because the city does not place public trash bins. If the city place at least one trash bin every corner I guarantee there will be less trash on the streets of LA. 

-Your neighborhood needs some help ?

-would you like our future generations to live in trash ?

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Bullying

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Maisha Sabrina Samantha Daisy Diego
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What would do if you saw someone being bullied or bullying someone else?
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Maisha Sabrina Samantha Daisy Diego
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Red Cross Survival Plan

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Hello, my name is Carlos and in South Central, Los Angeles we don't have a survival plan in case if a disaster strikes. Where do we go if our house can't provide us shelter? I'm asking for suggestions from others so that we can come up with a plan to stick to and prepare in the event of an emergency. 
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Ways to reduce drug use in South Central

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Hi my name is Cesar Ornelas. I am a senior at Maya Angelou Community High School . And I wanted to ask for suggestions on ways to reduce drug use in South Central
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Black Youth Empowerment

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My name is Zion Cail, I am a senior at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School. We see more African Americans in jail system than the educational system. I'm working on a youth empowerment assembly at my school I'm getting guidance from my teachers. What have you done in your community to empower youth.
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Neutering Dogs

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Ingrid Lindsey Gabriela Robin
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Do you believe that by neutering dogs the percentage of stray dogs will be reduced ?
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Ingrid Lindsey Gabriela Robin
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Littering

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Not many people in my community understand the consequences in throwing trash in in the streets, sidewalks, parks, etc. What are some solutions to help reduce the amount of littering in my community?
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Ways to reduce drug use in South Central

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Alexander
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Hi my name is Cesar Ornelas. I come to Maya Angelou Community High School. I am a senior there and I wanted to ask for any suggestions you guys might have. 


-How do we reduce drug use in South Central?

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Robbery (reduce)

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Robin Gabriel Gordon Alan Salma
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Hey, my name is David Turcios I come to the school Maya Angelou H.S. I'm a senior student there & I want to reduce the level rate of Burgarly crime. Here in the community there is a lot of burgarly crime & I want to put a stop to it !


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Gentrification

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Camila Lindsey Robin Gordon Gizzel
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I'm a senior at Maya Angelou Community High School. The CIvil Action Project I'm working on is bringing awareness to the issue of gentrification in our community. Do you know what gentrification is? 
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Domestic abuse(not normal)

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I'm a student at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School and my CAP project is to raise awareness for domestic abuse and to stop the idea of it being normalized. 
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Homelessness in Soth Central

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Homelessness in south central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the effects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or at least reduce the issue.




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Homelessness in South Central

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Homelessness in South Central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the effects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or reduce the issue.
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Homelessness in south central

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Camila Carlos Brenda Gizzel Gabriela Alan
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Homelessness in south central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the affects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or reduce the issue.
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Gangs

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Yeissy Autumn Alberto Christina Ellery Daisy Diego Julissa Michell David
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How can we young teens to stop getting involved in gangs?
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Police Body Cameras

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1. What problem, issue, or policy do you propose to work on?

I propose to work on enforcing the policy, of requiring all state police officers to wear a body camera because if all police officers wore body cameras evidence of how and what happened during a police interaction would be no argument. For example, an article from AmericanQuarterly.org, by Shira Scheindlin, states a case in which 5 officers, under oath said that the suspect had “failed to use a turn signal,” due to this, the officers pulled the suspect over, checked his car, found marijuana and arrest the suspect. However, a video that was recorded from the officer's car, shows that the suspect was immediately arrested and then the officers checked his car. This case clearly showed the importance of camera and how easy it is to lie and get away with unfair treatment. Also, from this case and many others, by enforcing body cameras, officers will become more cautious before using any kind of force, unless lives are in danger.

2. Provide three claims as to why you believe this is a problem, and describe how each claim affects people in your community.   

Firstly, requiring body cameras for all officers provides clear evidence in is a case of discrimination or mistreatment towards or by the officers. This will protect the people in the community by giving them evidence to backup their claims when in such a position. Secondly, enforcing body cameras on officers, will make officers more cautious before using force or discriminating towards someone, due to the fact that they will always be watched. This will protect the people in the community from unnecessary force or discrimination from officers. Lastly, body cameras, will improve citizen behaviors towards officers because knowing that they are being recorded, they have less of a chance of acting up towards an officer. This will improve the community by promoting good behavior from all.

3. How is the problem or issue related to policy?

Enforcing body cameras on all state police officers is related to policy, because it is a policy on it’s own that needs to be enforced amongst all officers. This being a policy, will make it required to follow which will lead to a safer community.

4. Why do you want to work on this? Why do you think it is important? Introduce your claim, supply relevant information and evidence, and provide a concluding statement.

I want to work on this issue to prevent cases like Michael Brown and Eric Garnes, in which police brutality and discrimination has no evidence and the officers can get away with these deaths. In such cases where lives can be taken without cameras, and discrimination can be overlooked.  Body cameras on all state officers are very important to enforce good behavior to and from officers, which from the statistics given by Scheindlin show that after the enforcement of police body cameras, the complaint level of police behavior has dropped immensely


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Underage Drug Abuse

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Do you believe that drug abuse underage could decrease if they have more support from adults?
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