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Petition to The Walt Disney Company

Add Pocahontas and Mulan to the 17" Limited Edition Disney doll line

In 2009 disney started a line of 17” limited edition dolls that began with the release of Snow White. These dolls are unique due to their size and detail, reimagining the characters we love from our favorite Disney movies. Since then Disney has continued to release these collectable dolls featuring the princesses, heros and villains from some of their most popular films. It is no surprise that these dolls have become extremely popular among Disney fans and doll collectors. Each year the excitement grew as a princess from the princess line was reimagined into a 17” collector doll often being celebrated with a line of merchandise featuring said princess. With Jasmine being featured as the doll in 2015 two princesses were noticeably left to be made in order to complete the line, Pocahontas and Mulan. Now, in 2016, they have again been neglected and Disney has seemingly decided to start from the beginning releasing characters that have already been done simply in a new outfit. Collectors have found themselves disappointed that Pocahontas and Mulan, both being a part of the official Disney princess line, have been overlooked and remain unmade in favor for characters who have multiple 17” doll renditions. For those of us who put a lot of time and money into collecting we’d like to be able to complete the princess line and add two unique and important characters to our collections.

Anna thecollector
543 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to CarMax, Bill Nash, Katharine Kenny, Tom Folliard, William R. Tiefel (Chairman of the Board)

Stop selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers.

CarMax is the largest used-car retailer in the U.S. You've probably seen their ads claiming that every car they sell passes a rigorous “125+-point inspection.” What they don't tell you is that CarMax fails to get the safety recall repairs done before they sell cars to consumers. On May 19, Angela and Clarence Davidson bought a used 2010 Dodge Ram from CarMax in Irvine, CA. With children at home and in college, and a 5-year-old grandson, they wanted a safe car. Because the car was "CarMax Quality Certified," they believed it was safe. But after they bought it, Chrysler told them the truck was recalled over a year ago. The drive shaft was defective and likely to separate from the rear axle. CarMax had failed to get it repaired before selling it to the Davidsons. When they tried to return it, Carmax refused, and told them it was now their problem, not CarMax's. So they took it to a Chrysler dealer for the safety recall repairs and thought it was fixed.  On May 30, without warning, the truck fell apart on the freeway and caught on fire. The couple and their 12-year-old daughter barely escaped before the truck exploded into flames. It also caused a brush fire that closed down the freeway for about 4 hours. They owned their “CarMax Quality Certified” truck just 11 days. Then it almost killed them. How could this happen? CarMax sells ticking timebomb cars with safety defects like: catching on fire, brake failure, exploding air bags, axles that break, ignition switches that make cars die in traffic and disable the air bags, and other life-threatening safety defects. CarMax must stop selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers without getting the free repairs done first.  CarMax says they're not authorized by auto manufacturers to perform safety recall repairs. So instead of taking recalled cars to other dealers who are authorized to do the repairs, for free, CarMax dumps the unsafe cars onto their customers. Last year, CarMax took in over $10 Billion. They can afford to get recalled cars repaired for free or sell them to dealers who are authorized to perform safety recall repairs. They just don't care enough about their customers' safety to do the right thing.  CarMax needs to hear from consumers. Tell CarMax to stop selling unsafe, recalled cars to consumers without getting the free repairs done first.

Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety
97,967 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Joe Lacob and Peter Guber

Warriors Ownership...It's Time For Official Team Merchandise That Also Recognizes OAKLAND!

Oakland California is a true sports city. Even more so, it is a true basketball city. Bill Russell, Gary Payton, Isaiah Rider, Jason Kidd, Antonio Davis, Paul Silas, Brian Shaw, Paul Pierce, Leon Powe, and today's NBA star Damian Lillard, among several others, were all either born or raised here. Therefore, it is undeniable that Oakland, CA has contributed much to the legend and lore of the NBA over several decades. Which brings us to the matter at hand, the "Golden State" Warriors. The sad but plain truth is that despite having been the host city of the Warriors for the past 45 years, the Golden State Warriors organization has never acknowledged Oakland on any official team merchandise. A Little History: -When the organization was formed in Philadelphia in 1946, they bore the name of their host city, and called themselves the Philadelphia Warriors. -When the organization moved to San Francisco in 1962, despite being the only professional basketball team in the Bay Area(just like today), they still bore the name of their host city, and called themselves the "San Francisco" Warriors. But 9 years later, when they moved to Oakland in 1971, for some strange reason, all of a sudden, the rules changed. The team completely refused to identify with its host city, Oakland. Rather, in a move that is completely contrary to every other team in the NBA that has multiple teams playing in one state, they chose to label themselves with the ambiguous moniker of "Golden State". Now the official Golden State Warriors mantra is that the Warriors are simply the "Bay Area's team", which supposedly justifies them using the nationally ambiguous identity of "Golden State." Yet at the same time, they regularly and brazenly showcase their retro "San Francisco" and "City" jerseys all over the NBA, even putting a San Francisco "City" logo in the middle of the Oakland Oracle Arena court, for the world to see! They have committed themselves to taking the team from Oakland, and moving them back to San Francisco by the 2018/2019 NBA season. They even went further, and publicly flirted with changing the name of the team BACK to the San Francisco Warriors after the move! We believe this is disrespectful and unfair to the city of Oakland, and to that we say, Enough is Enough! If the Warriors can proudly display their pride in San Francisco, a place that only hosted the team for 9 years, then even more so they should recognize and acknowledge the city of Oakland, who has hosted them for 45 years, spent over 100 million dollars of taxpayer money, hosted 2 championships, and supported the team through thick and thin, even while the Warriors were the laughing stock of the entire NBA!  We think it's time that the Warriors finally have alternate jerseys that pay homage and respect to the city and fans of Oakland and the East Bay, who have been the lifeblood of the organization for 4 and a half decades! We are proposing alternate jerseys that say "THE TOWN", a name that we Oakland residents have affectionately called our city for over 30 years. I have included examples of what the jerseys could look like, but any similar style can also be discussed and suggested. The main point is that the Warriors should ALSO have official team jerseys, that fans can purchase, that acknowledge their host city, Oakland CA, and the fans of Oakland and the East Bay, who have been the lifeblood of the Warriors team and organization for over 4 decades! Is there precedent in the NBA for this? Well consider: -The Portland Trailblazers have "RipCity" jerseys -The Charlotte Hornets have "BuzzCity" jerseys -The Houston Rockets have "ClutchCity" jerseys -The Golden State Warriors have proudly flaunted "The City" jerseys around for years, despite not even playing in San Francisco for the past 45 years.So it is only RIGHT and FAIR that the Warriors also have official team merchandise that says "The Town", to represent Oakland, just as it has official team merchandise that says "The City", to represent San Francisco. Not to mention, it would increase team revenue from merchandise, as I'm sure these jerseys would be extremely popular league wide!  Let's see...16 years in Philadelphia, 9 years in San Francisco(Daly City)  45 years in Oakland. Oakland loves and identifies with the Warriors. We always have. But it often feels that the Warriors don't want to publicly identify with us. We think it's long overdue for the Warriors organization to show Oakland some love! Join us in urging Warriors ownership to finally do the right thing, before they move back to San Francisco, and all remembrance of Oakland and the East Bay, becomes nothing more than a distant, forgotten memory!In addition to signing this petition, don't hesitate to message the Warriors organization directly, and let them know how you feel as well!jlacob@warriors.comhttps://twitter.com/peterguberhttps://twitter.com/rickwelts For more on the background story...http://bit.ly/1RzffLS

Warriors Love
3,296 supporters
This petition won 2 weeks ago

Petition to Donald O. Burnette, Rick Scott, Chase Tramont, Scott Stiltner, Thomas Leek, Dorothy Hukill, Ron DeSantis, Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio, Drew Bastian, Bob Ford

Tell Port Orange You Oppose Opening a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Next to a School

The City of Port Orange Florida is Voting to Open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Directly Next Door to The Legacy Dance Studio, a Dance School for Children. Per Port Orange, Florida - Land Development Code Chapter 18 - Section 2: - Special exceptions. (9.7) C - Separation Distances “The proposed dispensary shall be at least 1,000 feet from the nearest pre-existing school, house of worship, day care facility, public park, drug treatment facility, half-way house, medical marijuana cultivation center, medical marijuana processing facility, or another medical marijuana dispensary, measured lot line to building.” We and our patrons believe this code was put into place for situations just as this, as the distinct, multiple references in 9.7c, to locations children are most likely to congregate, show a precedent for distancing children and those at risk from dispensaries, no matter how that dispensary is packaged or presented. We have 160 children attending our Dance School from the hours of 9:00am to 9:00pm in a wide range of specialized teaching disciplines such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary. 120 of those students are under the age of 10. Older students are encouraged to come early to teach the younger students, learn and study, in a safe environment. We understand the position of Surterra, and are not debating the rights of Marijuana usage, but Surterra is selling a Federally illegal substance, still not even regulated by the Florida State Legislature that would be portrayed as it is completely legal in front of children, next door, on a daily basis. This is a confusing message my business and young students will be thrown in the middle of, which is a debate with loud voices on each side. Approval of this proposal would not only put undue hardship on our business as a Dance School of young children, but this most importantly will adversely affect our students. This exception would take away a place for these students to get away from the daily barrage and pressures, of things like Drugs and Alcohol.

Shannon Thomas
255 supporters