Daylight-savings time is an unnecessary burden that impacts millions of lives twice a year.
Many people complain but nothing changes. Let's end this once and for all. Join me in petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation – which is the federal agency responsible for oversight of daylight-savings time – to end the madness. Several states have already opted-out or are considering opting-out, so why not end it all together?
Get rid of Daylight-Savings Time! Read more
To: The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Subject: Petition to Eliminate the Maintenance take immediate action to eliminate the MOC program and adopt alternative, less burdensome methods of, the undersigned, urge the ABIM to take our concerns seriously and act promptly to eliminate theRead more
Aaron Goodman MDUnited States
Created July 21, 2023
Petition to John Webb, Founder (Wicked Campers), Hon Jarrod Bleijie, Hon Jarrod Bleijie, Hon Campbell Newman
My 11 year old daughter was with her grandfather in the Blue Mountains a few days ago, when she read the slogan:
'In every princess, there's a little slut who wants to try it just once' on the back of a Wicked Camper van.This is the only way I can explain how offensive it is. When one reads such a slogan, the same thing happens to every person who understands it - which my 11 yr old did - we picture it. This business, makes us picture that and many other degrading things.You can either gain pleasure from this image or disgust. Those who gain pleasure are the problem - yet they have a platform to spread their vile perspectives.
My daughter was upset by this because she felt, as a girl, that the slogan was refering to her and it made her fear being perceived that way - especially by someone she may cross paths with who may agree with that perspective.
This particular phrase promotes paedophilia and resonates very badly with everyone who thinks it's abhorrent to sexually assault a girl, especially by groomed males who think 'she wants it'. Slogans such as this ring too familiar to real life attrocities, such as the recent discovery of Rolf Harris's sexual assaults; enacting on a girl as young as eight.
It is inconceivable that Wicked Campers choose to not only write the misogynistic 'joke' but also then publicise it through their moving, billboard vans. Disgustingly they have also promoted that, 'Fat girls are harder to kidnap.'
Shame on them.
Adult females are also degraded into sexual objectification and disrespect - with slogans on show for people of all ages to indiscriminately see and absorb:
'A wife: An attachement you screw on the bed to get the housework done.''A blowjob is a great last minute gift!''I wouldn't trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn't die!'
Racism has also played a part with slogans such as:'Save the whales, harpoon a Jap.'
You get the idea. Are you happy with this?
This business (amongst many others) thrives on pleasing a small demographic of people, who find it funny to mock those who may be living the horrible realities perspectives such as these manifest.
But we are the majority, not them.Enough. It is time to say enough - with calm, intelligent but firm resolve. We must become Actionists - by looking at the action that is being performed, (regardless of gender), deciding whether it's good for us as a species and calling it out if it isn't; demand change.
This is not good. I'm calling it out. Join me.PaulaRead more
In society today, people are acquiring firearms too easily. Some purchase handguns for protection, some purchase rifles or shotguns for hunting; however, there is no acceptable reason for anyone to purchase automatic or semi-automatic assault rifles. We see these weapons being used in terrorist attacks and you can help ban them.Read more
Plastic straws are one of the most pervasive forms of plastic waste, and incredibly destructive to our oceans and environment. So why are stores like Starbucks giving out straws which get used once, only to end up lodged in a sea turtle’s throat?
We live in South Florida and for a recent school project, Davis (13-years-old) and I (Davis’ mom) volunteered on a beach clean up where we saw just how devastating plastic waste is on our shores. In the last 25 years, over 6 million straws and stirrers were removed from beaches during annual cleaning events.
We’re asking Starbucks to lead the way and transition away from single use plastic straws.
Starbucks has built its reputation as a company concerned about its environmental impact. They recently invested $10 million in designing a more environmentally-friendly cup, and now straws seem like the next logical step. As one of the largest fast-food companies worldwide, it could lead the industry in protecting our oceans.
If it's expense that's keeping the company from doing what's right, then we’re sure their customers would be happy to pay an extra 5 cents to ensure that their plastic straw doesn't end up lodged in a sea turtle's throat.
During our beach clean up, it seemed like the sandy trash was endless. We need to take better care of our planet to leave a home for future generations – and we’re asking for Starbucks’ help.Read more
Diana and Davis R.South Miami, FL, United States
Created June 25, 2017
Petition to Jane Chu, National Endowment for the Arts, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chris Collins, Peter T. King, Elise Stefanik, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate
We all know that uncontrolled use of plastic is a disaster from a health and environmental perspective and is a serious challenge to us, our future generations and all life on the planet. Poor and developing countries and poorest of poor are the biggest victims. Yes but dont forget eventually the monster of unsustainable living will devour everyone here.
While we are banning plastic bags which are used by small vegetables vendors and shop keepers, the big companies are having a free run and continue to propogate the unmitigated disaster. Their tall claims and talk on sustainability and being purpose driven not withstanding- which in that case becomes quite meaningless and merely a PR exercise or action taken when really forced to.
Humans dont need those plastic water bottles like Bisleri, Aquafina, Pure Life, Evian, Kinley etc. It is causing far more harm than good. We must find better ways of delivering clean water.
We dont need those plastic lined packs used to pack 50 grams of chips which are harmful, unhealthy and exorbitantly priced.
We dont need those supari, chutki, cadbury, manikchand etc in small plastic pouches.
Companies like Amazon are using huge amounts of plastic to deliver their products. Even when I used plastic bags I never used the kind of single use plastic and thermocol etc. It 10 times or much more !!
Just about 15 years ago we didnt buy our daals and rice in plastic bags and we didnt have all the stuff packed in huge amounts of plastic. We wont die if we dont do that today but we will certainly kill ourselves and the planet if we dont act fast ! A bit of inconvenience (if at all) is a tiny price to save our environment. Else we face an unmitigated disaster and unthinkable misery to humans and all life forms.
We must pass laws to make sure
1. In a short span time they move to sustainable packaging and maximum recycling.
- It is perfectly fine if we dont get 50 grams of potato sold as unhealthy chips sold at extortionate kind of prices
- It will be great if we get rid of those plastic bottles use to pack those extremely unhealthy soft drinks.
- Companies like Amazon must find better ways of delivering products else the world is better of without them. The world doesnt need Amazon, Amazon needs the world !Read more
TELL NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER MARYELLEN ELIA NO!!
TELL HER THAT AS A YESHIVA PARENT YOU REJECT HER ATTEMPT TO IMPOSE HER CURRICULUM ON OUR YESHIVAS!
New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has issued new guidelines that require all private schools – including our yeshivas – to adopt a curriculum that the State has prepared.
She has directed that all private schools – including our yeshivas – must be inspected to enforce the new curriculum. She even requires all yeshiva teachers to be evaluated by the State. This new curriculum comes with a comprehensive course list. There are seven required classes for grades 1-5, and 11 required classes for grades 5-8. The State is imposing a total of seven hours a day of secular studies in grades 5-8. In fact, public schools are only required to provide 5 hours a day of instruction.
Leading Rabbonim such as Rav Elya Brudny and Rav Yisroel Reisman have spoken out publicly about these intrusive guidelines.
The Agudah, Torah Umesorah and PEARLS have written to the Commissioner to let her know that these guidelines are unacceptable to all of our private schools in New York State.
Even the Catholic school community has spoken up and told Commissioner Elia that they reject her guidelines and have directed that all Catholic schools not to cooperate with them.
Now the Yeshiva community needs to make its voice heard.
We need to let Commissioner Elia know that we choose yeshiva education for a reason. We trust our Rabbis, our principals, and our leaders to create the school schedule and curriculum that works best for our children.
We do not need these new State Education Department rules!
We do not want these new State Education Department rules!
We will not accept these new State Education Department rules!
Commissioner Elia has threatened yeshiva parents with sanctions if we do not bend to her will.
On the day she released these guidelines she said that if yeshivas don’t change and adopt her curriculum parents “would be notified they need to transfer students within . . . six weeks to two months,” and if they didn’t “they’d be considered truant and that’s another whole process that gets triggered.”
Tell Commissioner Elia that yeshiva parents will not be manipulated.
Tell Commissioner Elia that yeshiva parents will not back down.
SIGN THE PETITION TODAY
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Sadly, Polk County has the worst statistics of any county in the state of Florida. In 2018, 10,932 animals were killed at Polk County Animal Services. That is about 30 animals PER DAY! Almost 2/3 of the animals that entered the shelter never made it back out. This is unacceptable.
Polk County Animal Services is funded by taxpayer dollars through a budget approved by the County Commissioners for the Sheriff's Department. We, the taxpayers of Polk County, demand review and reform of the outdated sheltering practices at Polk County Animal Control with a goal of a no kill community and 21st century sheltering model for our county. All healthy or treatable animals should be placed for adoption, a comprehensive Trap/Neuter/Vaccinate/Return program for community cats should be created, and low-cost spay/neuter programs should be offered for reducing pet population.Read more
Every time an Island resident must cross the bridge, we have to pay 47.75. It adds up quickly, especially with residents needing medical care not available on Prince Edward Island or having family members that live elsewhere. Every time an off Islander wants to visit our beautiful province and support our local economy, they have to pay the same 47.75 to return home. With the large amount of tourists and regular travel across the bridge each year, it is not a necessity for us to pay nearly 50 dollars every time we wish to cross the bridge. This increasing toll has been paid unwaveringly for over 20 years while every other province is able to travel the Trans-Canada Highway with no fees other than the infrequent highway toll. Prince Edward Island does not have that luxury even though the Confederation Bridge is part of the Trans-Canada. There is no fee to cross into Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, or even Canada to the United States. There is no fee to cross the new billion dollar Champlain Bridge in Montreal. As fellow Canadians, we deserve the same respect and treatment. It's understood that there are maintenance fees and employees to pay, but an amount drastically less than the ever increasing 47.75 would more than suffice for such costs. The Confederation Bridge needs to be affordable for both Islanders and visitors, the cost of living is steadily going up but wages are not on par. Bridge costs need to be eliminated, or at the very least, discounted a significant amount. There needs to be a change.Read more
Taylor MacDougallRichmond, Canada
Created June 11, 2015
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