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Abolish Daylight Savings Time

106 Signatures Goal: 100

Ancient civilizations adjusted their days to the sun by themselves and did not force this change on their people. In the 1900’s an English builder William Willett was on his way to play a round of golf and became disturbed when he noticed people asleep during the sunlight hours. He advocated tirelessly for Daylight Savings Time (DST) and many countries agreed with him. Isn’t it time to take back our own power and conduct our lives accordingly? We no longer need to have our government dictate to us when to wake up and when to go to sleep. There is no proof that DST saves energy. It reduces the amount of energy in the evenings, but increases energy usage in the mornings. The effects on seasonal adaptation of the circadian rhythm can be severe. It often takes two to three weeks to make the seasonal time adjustment. Why are we making our lives so difficult? There is evidence from a 2008 study (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time) that the change from Standard to Daylight Savings Time increases the rate of male suicides. Due to this tragedy and a higher heart attack rate during the time change, some countries have chosen to stay on DST year round. How much longer do we want to be manipulated by this antiquated practice of adjusting time? The solution is to stay on Daylight Savings Time all year as some countries have already done; or to satisfy everyone, adjust all clocks by a half hour and leave them there all year. We need to abolish Daylight Savings Time. If you agree, please sign this petition. Start a petition in your area as it is voted on in each state/country. We the People are the ones who will make the difference in everything political if we raise our voices! Don’t be silent, be heard!

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March 14
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 11, 2016
    Apr 11, 2016
    Pleassssse keep it current... the lighter nights are so rewarding. Just leave it alone now!!
  • Tara Nicole
    Tara Nicole United States, Babylon
    Apr 04, 2016
    Apr 04, 2016
    I find it to be unnecessary to turn the clocks back or ahead. It makes summer time fly by and winter time drag, it messes up on a lot of people's schedules especially if they are taking medication at a certain time same time everyday and also our sleep schedule is off.
  • Pamela Landy
    Pamela Landy United States, Steamboat Springs
    Mar 16, 2016
    Mar 16, 2016
    This is a ridiculous outdated concept
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 14, 2016
    Mar 14, 2016
    Do not see the value in keeping daylight savings time. Only causes missed appointments etc.
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    Tara Nicole United States
    8 months ago
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    John Gingras United States
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    Pamela Landy United States
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    Roy brady United States
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    Gracie Cobo United States
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    Arsene Texeira Canada
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    Rhonda Green United States
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    Sharon Canada
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    Roberta United States
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    Sally Perry United States
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    Jeff Gray United States
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    Michael Chapman Canada
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    christine Badr Canada
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