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Stop The LA Fitness Project From Being Built !!!!!! It's About Quality Of Life !!!!!!

This LA Fitness project will create negative and permanent impacts on residents. These impacts will immediately and permanently affect emergency services, traffic congestion, our local environmental and air quality, noise, and perhaps an increase in crime.  The LA Fitness project presents numerous SAFETY issues for children, the elderly, pedestrians and all other citizens who use the roads. The drastic increase in traffic will hamper the ability for emergency services to adequately do their jobs, make it unsafe for residents to walk and ride their bikes, and bring the traffic congestion to an intolerable level.  Rossmoor Center Way/Main Way going into Sprouts that would lead to the gym is already congested all day, everyday. Residents already don't want to travel through that area. The LA Fitness project will only make it worse.  The Los Alamitos Unified School District, Rossmoor, and the County of Orange are constantly looking at the traffic impacts within and outside our community. At its own cost, the school district has even begun a program offering low cost bus service to all the schools from Seal Beach, Los Alamitos, and Rossmoor. Rossmoor houses 4 elementary schools and receives a great deal of traffic coming from in and outside of the school district.  The health club will be generating at least 1500 extra daily trips (other similar gyms have 2,300 members checking in on a daily basis) into this already congested area, thus undoing all the hard work that has been going on to mitigate traffic congestion during school hours.  The proposed location of the gym would also be in too close of proximity to many condo owner's bedroom windows. A business that is open 18 hours a day is not a good FIT for these residents.  This is a quality of life issue. We hope that sheds some light on why we are so passionate about the gym not being put in that location. We are NOT against LA Fitness. It just isn't a good FIT for that location.

Coalition Against LA Fitness Project
344 supporters

Petition to Jack Dorsey

Conduct a large-scale shut down of accounts that tweet rape threats at women!

“You need to be raped...” This is one of many messages sent to women worldwide on social media every day. I know because I’ve received plenty of these threats. These intolerable comments are traumatic for me because I’ve been raped. I was drugged and brutally gang-raped by four men nearly 20 years ago. I still remember the fear and torment of being unable to take control of my own body or scream for help. I remember the intense pain I felt the next morning when I regained full consciousness. Not just physical pain, but intense mental and emotional pain that made me want to commit suicide. I would never wish that pain on anyone. Not even on my rapists. In 2014, I went public with my story. As a public rape survivor and activist, I use Twitter as a platform to spread my anti-violence message, but that same platform is being used by others to bully, terrorize, and threaten me. Unfortunately, Twitter does not take threats of rape seriously. Women receive the same response over and over when they reach out to Twitter for help: “Thank you for letting us know about your issue... the content doesn’t violate Twitter rules.” This is unacceptable. Threats of rape are used intentionally to terrorize women into submission and silence. Twitter bullies use rape threats because they know it instills a level of fear in women that can only rival the threat of murder. We cannot as a global society accept this kind of behavior. Twitter has block and mute features, but they’re not enough. They don't stop the threats, and they do nothing to stop Twitter from being a platform that fosters violence against women. We know that there are hundreds of thousands of users who have made these threats. I'm all for free speech, but threatening rape and the brutal violation of another's body is NOT something we should protect. Please stand with me and urge Twitter to begin a large scale shutdown of accounts that tweet rape threats. It’s time for Twitter to send the message to their users that the platform will not be used to promote threats of rape. It’s time for Twitter to listen and care about the requests of their female user base. NO ONE “needs to be raped...” Thank you to Chinmayi Sripada, whose petition in India inspired me to stand with her in solidarity and start the same petition in the United States. Join us and this global movement for this important change now.

Brenda Tracy
234,365 supporters

Petition to Department of Education

Don't cut the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, enacted in 2007, was designed to encourage college graduates to pursue careers as social workers, psychologists, teachers, public defenders or doctors in rural areas or places of high need. The loans would be forgiven after 120 payments (10 years). There are at least 552,931 people on track to receive the benefit, with the first wave of forgiveness set for this October. This program was designed to help students break free from crippling debt by working for the public interest. PSLF is now under siege and may be cut entirely from the new proposed budget. Elimination of PSLF could result in thousands defaulting on their loans, hurting individuals and the economy as a whole. Already 1 million borrowers defaulted on their loans last year. Students and families will struggle without help. Make your voices heard and tell the Department of Education and secretary DeVos to save the PSLF program and make sure it is solvent for future generations.

David Tzall
126 supporters

Petition to Donald Trump, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

We want to see Trump's tax returns.

President Trump calls reports of his alleged compromising ties to Russian businesses and government officials, “FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT.” He can prove it by releasing his tax returns. Who does our president owe money to? Can they use his debt to manipulate our Commander-in-Chief? Is he receiving income from foreign sources to his businesses from which he has yet to divest? The answers are easy to discover if he releases his tax returns. In a press conference, Trump told the assembled reporters, “The only people who seem to care about my tax returns are you people here.” Our country does care. In fact, according to an ABC/Washington Post poll, 74% of Americans (including 53% of Republicans) want him to RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS. Every major presidential candidate for the past 40 years has voluntarily released their tax returns. President Nixon even released his tax returns while under audit. Why does President Trump refuse to release his taxes if he has nothing to hide? Please sign and SHARE this petition calling on President Trump to RELEASE HIS TAX RETURNS NOW.

Nancy Huehnergarth
435,279 supporters