Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Repeal Daylight Savings Time

I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People,
a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov, and ask for your support. Will you add your
name to mine?  If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by April 09, 2014,
the White House will review it and respond!

Here's some more information about this petition:

Cease the practice of Daylight Savings Time and go to Standard
Time all year long.

We need to move to Standard Time year round. Every November and March we  change the clocks backwards and forwards. Studies have shown each time we  move the clocks backwards or forwards there is an increase in car accidents,  workplace accidents, and heart attacks in the two or three days that follow.
It has been shown that Daylight Savings Time does not save energy as it was  supposed to do, and costs millions in lost revenue. Many children have to get  up and go to school in the dark in March when clocks are moved forward, and  then again in the early Fall months as days get shorter. Going to Standard Time year round would prevent the increased risk of accidents and health  issues as well as allow children and workers to travel to school or work when  it is light outside.

You can view and sign the petition here: