Job Creation not Job Elimination
  • Petitioned Governor McDonnell

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Governor of Virginia
Governor McDonnell
Virginia Governor
Virginia State Senate
Virginia State House

Job Creation not Job Elimination

    1. Queen Zakia Shabazz
    2. Petition by

      Queen Zakia Shabazz

      Richmond, VA

Many lives are at stake if Virginia's governor allows homes to be inspected and undergo remediation of mold hazards by unlicensed and non-certified contractors. Effective July 1, 2012, mold remediation and mold inspection will revert to being un-regulated professions, meaning state credentials will not be required to perform those activities. Mold, an environmental hazard, has many health effects, is life threatening and causes excessive damage to property. All of these can be exacerbated if not treated by properly trained professionals. This deregulation also disenfranchises contractors and training providers who took the initiative to create jobs for themselves and others in this troubled economy. Instead of Governor McDonnell creating jobs he is systematically eliminating them.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • William Kilpatrick CLIFTON, VA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It is important that the Mold Regulations that were in effect in Virginia be reinstated, so that qualified and licensed professionals can inspect and remediate mold issues effectively and properly. This will avoid environmental health issues for occupants of buildings affected by mold contamination issues.

    • Della Hamlin NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Everyone on this planet should live in a healthy home. Therefore, mold remediation and mold inspection should be done by licensed individuals to insure that optimum health in this regard is promoted.

      Della Hamlin

      July 8, 2012

    • Linda Block LEICESTER, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      As a lead risk assessor and instructor of the Renovation, Repair and Painting trainings for contractors, I know the importance of educating those who enter homes for the purpose of renovations and home improvements, especially when children occupy those residences. We have to think prevention! It makes sense for our health and our pocketbooks.

    • Avia Mcleod MCCOLL, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      To save as many lives and futures as possible.

    • John Leary PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Follow proper and regulated procedures so prevention will occur which avoids continual correction if proper and regulated procedures are not followed.


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