Change the name of the Waldo tunnel to The Robin Williams Tunnel
  • Petitioning Assemblymember Marc Levine

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Assemblymember Marc Levine

Change the name of the Waldo tunnel to The Robin Williams Tunnel

    1. Petition by

      Julie Wainwright

      Belvedere, CA

Like many worldwide, I am mourning the death of the immensely talented entertainer and incredibly good person, Robin Williams. I live in Marin County, California, about three miles from Robin’s home in Tiburon. He was my neighbor -- I often saw him running errands, walking the dog, performing at the local theater, working at the coffee shop. Robin wasn’t just an international icon -- he was an integral part of our community here in the Bay Area. We claim him as our own.

I want to remember and honor this very important citizen here in our community for the joy he brought to the world and to bring awareness to the silent illness that eventually took his life. I’m asking for your support to encourage the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to change the name of Waldo Tunnel to the Robin Williams Tunnel.

Named after a politician from the 1850s, the Waldo Tunnel is the fastest way to get between San Francisco and Marin on Highway 101. Tens of thousands of people travel through this landmark each week. Above each of the tunnel entrances are rainbows, which I believe personify Robin in that he was so playful, fun, accessible, alive and colorful. Plus, many people first learned of Robin from his role in the 1970s TV show “Mork and Mindy,” where he often wore rainbow-colored suspenders.

For these reasons, I believe changing the tunnel name would be a fitting tribute to a man who was beloved in our community and admired worldwide. Robin was a one-of-a-kind type of person, and I want him to be honored in an unconventional, everlasting and beautiful way. This is just one way that we can do that.

Robin will be dearly missed, but I hope this change will provide us with a happy memory of him and will bring more awareness to the disease that sadly took his life. Please sign my petition if you agree! Thank you.

To:
Assemblymember Marc Levine
Change the name of the Waldo tunnel to The Robin Williams Tunnel

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Wow! Great News. The Williams' Family has embraced this petition.

      Julie Wainwright
      Petition Organizer

      And Assemblymember Marc Levine will bring it for a vote in December! Very exciting. The last step will be to raise money to have the signs changed. We can do that easily. Thank you for all of the support. May his family find comfort in the messages you have left. And, now we are only a few steps from there leaving a mark in the world to remember one of the greatest, most soulful entertainers ever.

    2. Reached 50,000 signatures
    3. Decision-maker Assemblymember.levine@assembly.Ca.gov responds:

      Assemblymember.levine@assembly.Ca.gov

      Thank you for contacting me about the potential renaming of the Waldo Tunnel after Robin Williams.

      I am very interested in this issue and will be exploring it further. Something like this should be done in consultation with Mr. Willia...


    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. We reached 100 supporters in 3 hours. Let's keep it going.

      Julie Wainwright
      Petition Organizer

      The Waldo Tunnel should be renamed as Robin Williams Tunnel.
      Thank you for supporting this initiative.

      We are on the way to making it happen.

    6. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Misty Hay SANTA ROSA, CA
      • about 12 hours ago

      So many of us loved and enjoyed Robin Williams and think this would be a wonderful way to remember him.

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    • Clare Revelli SAN RAFAEL, CA
      • about 15 hours ago

      It is a perfect tribute to Robin who

      brought rainbows to so many!

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    • david glenn ST. PETERSBURG, FL
      • about 15 hours ago

      Robin Williams was a great humanitarian, everyday person, humorist, comedian, actor, and human being.

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    • corey clayton OCEAN GROVE, UNITED STATES
      • about 17 hours ago

      Because it's the right thing to do.

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    • John Kohan OAKLAND, CA
      • about 17 hours ago

      Robin Williams was a fantastic human being. I have lost family and friends to suicide. I consider Robin to be both, family and friend. It would be an honor to drive through the Robin Williams tunnel.

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