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Petition to Tennessee State House, Pat Marsh, Tennessee State Senate, Bill Lee, Scott DesJarlais, Marsha Blackburn, Lamar Alexander, Tyson Foods

Protect Our Water From Tyson Factory Farm

Located in Lincoln County, Tennessee, Taft is an agrarian community home to small business owners, multi-generational farmers, new farmers, horseman, cattleman, artists, families, churches, and one K-8 school. The people of Taft learned of plans to construct Tyson Foods Chicken Houses .75 miles south of the main town crossroads and 1.25 mi. from a new K-8 School building (set to break ground Summer 2019). They immediately organized themselves into a grassroots group called No Tyson In Taft. Of most critical concern to the group is the parcel of land where the chicken house operation will be located. It is within less than 1/4 mile of natural water resources of the Tennessee River Watershed and Lincoln County Water Wells. The wells deliver water from two carbonate aquifers to over 15,000 residents of Lincoln County. Additionally, there are USFWS Wetlands throughout the community that are in the direct path of the Monarch Butterfly Migration and home to hundreds of migrant bird species, like the Great Blue Heron and the elusive Chuck Will's Widow. All of these habitats are at risk for contamination. The operation of these chicken houses will likely cause irreparable damage to our water resources, our fish and wildlife, our air quality, the value of farm property for future generations, and our long-term health. It is not worth the risk. Will you help us protect our community? This petition will send the message to Tyson Foods that the community of Taft, TN and its support network oppose the construction of this operation. We implore Tyson Foods to halt construction.

Loree Beth Sowards
887 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com, Amazon

Adopt a climate plan shareholder resolution and release a company-wide climate plan

The workers at the company Amazon wrote an open letter to Jeff Bezos, asking him and the Amazon board of directors to rise to the challenge of becoming a leader in the time of the climate crisis. Jeff Bezos has, so far, ignored this letter and done nothing in response to the workers. This petition is to support the workers in their open letter and ask amazon to adopt the following practices and policies: 1) Amazon must meet and support the demands of their workers, as outlined in their recent open letter to Jeff Bezos,2) Amazon must cut their emissions in half by 2030, and reach zero by 2050,3) Amazon must end any projects designed for oil and gas exploitation and drilling,4) Amazon must focus reducing their carbon impact first and foremost in vulnerable communities, including but not limited to communities of color, indigenous communities, and low income communities,5) Amazon must call on the federal government to endorse green policies, such as the Green New Deal,6) Amazon must not endorse or fund candidates known for climate denial,7) Amazon must excuse their workers from work in the case of climate change related disaster, 8) Amazon must provide a clear annual report of their carbon emissions and additional environment impact.       Amazon has the potential to be a business leader in a future affected by climate change, and until Amazon steps up to cut their emissions, provide equity to their workers, and release their amount of carbon emissions, the customers of Amazon will continue to demand that Amazon listens to their workers and steps up to meet the demands of the climate crisis.  The IPCC has said that we have less than 12 years to avoid catastrophic climate change effects. Amazon has shown the creativity and intelligence to be able to step up to the challenge of being a leader, now, they just need to act. 

Cody Clark
943 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Long Island City Small Businesses, New Yorkers, LIC Residents, State and City Government Officials

Show Your Support of Amazon HQ2 in Long Island City | Sign This Petition.

When we first started this petition it was to show support for Amazon HQ2 in LIC. Now it's to show Amazon we want them back.  Read the open letter in the New York Times  signed by NYC community members, industry leaders, and political figures, all signing in support of Amazon, and an appeal to welcome the company and Jeff Bezos, back to New York City. It's now or never.  If you have not signed yet, the time is now. If you have, please share with your family, friends, colleagues and communities. Let's tell Amazon we want them and 25,000 jobs in New York City. Join the voices of those who signed this letter of support: - Plinio Ayala President & CEO, Per Scholas, Inc. - Ajay Banga President & CEO, Mastercard - Rob Basch President, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy - Eric Benaim CEO, ModernSpaces - Neil Blumenthal Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker - Seth Bornstein Executive Director, Queens Economic Development Corporation - Josh Bowen Owner, John Brown Smokehouse - Charles Boyce President and CEO, Boyce Technologies, Inc. - Mary Cunningham Boyce Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University - Gianna P. Cerbone Owner & Chef, Manducatis Rustica VIG; President, Queens Council on the Arts and Board Member, LIC YMCA - Kenneth I. Chenault Chairman & Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners - Mark A.Christie President, Hunters Point Community Development Corporation - Mario Cilento President, NYS, AFL-CIO - Claudia Coger Tenant Association President, Astoria Houses - Michael L. Corbat Chief Executive Officer, CitigroupInc. Hon. - David Dinkins Former Mayor, City of New York - Danny Donohue President, Civil Service Employees Association - Donna Drimer President, Matted LIC Hazel Dukes President, NAACP New York State Conference - Catherine Engelbert Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte - Hector J. Figueroa President, 32BJ SEIU - William E. Ford Chief Executive Officer, General Atlantic LLC - James P. Gorman Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley - Thomas Grech President & CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce - Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green Mount Neboh Baptist Church & President of MPAC (Mobilizing Pastors & Communities) - George Gresham President, 1199 SEIU - Andrew Hamilton President, New York University - Christopher Hanway Executive Director, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement - Robin Hayes President & CEO, JetBlue Airways Corporation - Jukay Hsu Founder & CEO, Pursuit - Hon. Hakeem Jeffries Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Dr. Angelo Ippolito, LIC Chiropractic - Marion Jeffries President , NAACPAstoria/ LIC Branch - Kristina Johnson Chancellor, State University of New York - Jelena Kovacevic Dean, Tandon Schoolof Engineering, New York University - Gary LaBarbera President, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York - Mary Beth Labate President, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities - Kevin S. Law President & CEO, Long Island Association - Joey Levin Chief Executive Officer, IAC - Anthony Lopez Executive Director, Zone 126 - Elizabeth Lusskin President, Long Island City Partnership - Hon. Carolyn Maloney Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representative - Rev. Corwin Mason Community Church of Astoria CAC - Felix Matos Rodriguez Chancellor Designee, The City University of New York - Bill McDermott Chief Executive Officer, SAP - Hon. Gregory Meeks Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Gail Mellow President, LaGuardia Community College - Heidi Messer Co-Founder & Chairman, Collective|[i] - Marc Morial Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League - Anne Cotton Morris Citywide President and Tenant Association President, Woodside Houses - Michael Mulgrew President, United Federation of Teachers - Deanna M.Mulligan President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America - Hon. Catherine Nolan Assemblywoman, New York State Assembly - Jon Oringer Founder & CEO, Shutterstock, Inc. - Charles E. Phillips, Jr. Chief Executive Officer, Infor - Rev. Gilbert Pickett Mount Horeb Baptist Church - Martha Pollack President, Cornell University - Miriam Porto Owner, Madera Cuban Grill & Steakhouse and R40 Argentinian Restaurant - Frank “Turtle” Raffaele Founder, COFFEED - Hon. Max Rose Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Steven Rubenstein Chairman, Association fora Better New York - Robert Rubin Former Secretary, U.S. Treasury - William C. Rudin Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc. - Kevin P. Ryan Chairman & Founder, Zola, Workframe, Nomad Health, MongoDB, Inc. - Kris Schrey President, Long Island City Parents Group - Carlo Scissura President & CEO, NewYork Building Congress - April Simpson Tenant Association President, Queensbridge Houses - David M. Solomon Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs & Co. - Rob Speyer President & CEO, Tishman Speyer - Douglas C. Steiner Chairman, Steiner Studios - Alan Suna Chief Executive Officer, Silvercup Studios - Steven R. Swartz President & CEO, Hearst - Bishop Mitchell Taylor Senior Pastor, Center of Hope International & Co-Founder, Urban Upbound - Dennis Walcott President & CEO, Queens Library - George H. Walker Chairman & CEO, Neuberger Berman Group LLC - Peter T. Ward President, New York Hotel Trades Council - Carol Wilkins Tenant Association President, Ravenswood Houses - Fred Wilson Managing Partner & Chairman, CSNYC; Co-Chair, Tech:NYC; & Partner, Union Square Ventures - Tom Wright President, Regional Plan Association - Kathryn S. Wylde President & CEO, Partnership for New York City - Rev. Patrick Henry Young First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst CAC  

BOROUGHS FOR BUSINESS
12,091 supporters
Update posted 1 day ago

Petition to Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, Michael Loughlin, John Shrewsberry, Hope Hardison, Zachary Kalemba, Steve Easterbrook, Kevin Ozan, Richard Levy, Mary Mack, Avid Modjtabai, Johnathan Weiss

Wells Fargo: Use Your Influence to Stop Animal Cruelty

Chances are, you or someone you know has a bank account with Wells Fargo. It’s one of the largest banks in the world and almost everyone is familiar with this company. But most people don’t know about Wells Fargo’s close relationship with the nation’s biggest fast-food chain: McDonald’s. Not only is Wells Fargo/Wells Fargo Advisors a top institutional holder of McDonald’s stock, it also has a special financing program for McDonald’s franchise operators, and until recently the companies even shared 2 board members.Wells Fargo’s close relationship with McDonald’s is bad business because it means working with a company that supports extreme animal cruelty.Right now, McDonald’s is the subject of a nationwide boycott because of its outdated and ineffective animal welfare policies. The restaurant refuses to enact standards that would prevent some of the cruelest factory farming practices, despite the fact that many of its competitors, including Subway, Starbucks, and Burger King have already vowed to stop supporting these abuses. And yet, Wells Fargo has continued to invest in McDonald’s and its franchisees. It is unethical for Wells Fargo to continue to do business with a company that is complacent with widespread animal abuse and neglect.As consumers, we have the choice to support businesses that we feel are socially responsible and avoid businesses that don’t align with our morals. That’s why so many consumers are boycotting McDonald’s. Companies like Wells Fargo have this same choice and Wells Fargo has chosen to continue doing business with McDonald’s despite the unnecessary and outdated animal cruelty in the restaurant’s supply chain. Join us in asking Wells Fargo to either use its influence for good by urging McDonald’s to adopt meaningful animal welfare standards, or to end its relationship with McDonald’s.

The Humane League
149,757 supporters