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Petition to The Honorable Ken Calvert, Rep. Ken Calvert, Donald J. Trump, Edmund G. Brown Jr., Dianne Feinstein, California State Senate, California State House, Nancy Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Hillary Clinton, Doug LaMalfa, Connie M. Leyva, Donald Wagner, President Donald Trump, Department of Veterans Affairs, Zoe Lofgren, Human Rights Campaign, Department of Education, Michelle Obama, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Maxine Waters, Xavier Becerra, Tom Young, Jr., Hannah-Beth Jackson, Kamala D. Harris, Melissa A. Melendez, Melania Trump, Karen Pence, Rex W. Tillerson, Mike Pence, Ben Kalasho, Jeff Sessions, Maria Foscarinis, Megan Hustings, Amy Anderson, Phil Ting, Miguel Santiago, Hilda Solis, Jan Arbuckle, Oscar Villegas, Stephany Aguilar, Phil Ansell, Robert Huff, Edward R. Royce, Dana Rohrabacher, Raul Ruiz, Darrell E. Issa, Barbara Lee, Adam B. Schiff, New York Times, ABC, Democratic National Committee, Facebook, FOX News, FOX Broadcasting Company, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Google, Inc, Twitter, Inc, Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg, NBC, Republican National Committee, Department of Homeland Security, Bill Quirk, John Garamendi, Eric Swalwell, Jackie Speier, Mike Honda, Scott H. Peters, Anna G. Eshoo, Jerry McNerney, Jim Costa, Mark Takano, Jared Huffman, Ken Calvert, Mike Thompson, Alan S. Lowenthal, Lois Capps, Lesley Griffiths, Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Kevin de Leon, United States Department of Labor, Luis Alejo, Live Nation, Linda T. Sánchez, LinkedIn, Ted Lieu, Carol Liu, Ling Ling Chang, Tony Cárdenas, Kristin Olsen, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cheryl Brown, Adrin Nazarian,, Amazon, Tom McClintock, USA Today, Norma J. Torres, Karen Bass, Capcom, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Jeff Brown, Joe Buscaino, Cindy Cavanaugh, Curtis Hunt, Kathy Miller, Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Elizabeth Pianca, Stacie Spector, Gail Holland, Greenpeace USA, International Animal Rescue, Support Admin, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration, Angela Merkel (CDU), Greg Abbott, Tony Abbott MP, Animal lovers and wildlife rescuers, Qualcomm, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Elizabeth Warren, Walmart, Kathleen Wynne, Kanye West, Washington Post, Warner Music Group, Whole Foods

Unhomeless the Homeless in California

**Declare State of Emergency in California for All Homeless Individuals and their Companion Animals**  *♡♡♡PLEASE REMEMBER♡♡♡* THAT THE NUMBERS LISTED IN THIS PETITION REPRESENT ACTUAL ***♡♡♡HUMAN BEINGS♡♡♡*** On any given night, there are over 148,000 homeless people in California - 23% of the entire nation’s homeless population. In L.A. County, for example, the number of homeless people climbed 13% in a year to just over 60,000, according to the latest point-in-time count. **The Los Angeles County count found a 24% increase in homeless youth, defined as people under 25, and a 7% jump in people 62 or older.  Officials estimate about 29% of people experiencing homelessness in the county are mentally ill or coping with substance abuse problems. About two-thirds of all people on the streets of metro Los Angeles are male, just under one-third are female, and about 2% identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. This year’s Count revealed that 23% of the unsheltered people experiencing homelessness—more than 9,200 people—were homeless for the first time last year. The majority (53%) cited economic hardship as the cause.  Los Angeles County has the second largest population of homeless people of any region in the United States, according to a government report released Wednesday. In Los Angeles, 600,000 people are considered "severely rent burdened," which means they spend half their income on rent. More than 8,000 people became homeless here for the first time last year, according to the 2017 Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority report. "We are reaching levels of inequality that we have not seen since the Gilded Age," said Tracy Rosenthal of the Los Angeles Tenants Union. The union helps organize tenant boycotts against things like rent increases and gentrification. **Updated 9/19** In L.A. County, for example, the number of homeless people climbed 12% in a year to just shy of 59,000, according to the latest point-in-time count. Within the city, the number soared to more than 36,000, a 16% increase. Los Angeles County's total — 55,188 — was behind only New York City's 76,501, according to the 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, 95 percent of people experiencing homelessness in New York City were sheltered, the report found, while only 22 percent of those experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles were sheltered in 2017. The HUD report findings were similar to the results of the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released in June by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which put the county's homeless total at 57,794 — an increase of 23 percent over the previous count. The HUD report found that on one night in January, nearly one of every four people experiencing homelessness in the United States was in New York City or Los Angeles. According to the report, overall homelessness increased nationwide this year for the first time in seven years, by slightly under 1 percent compared to 2016. On a given night across the country, 553,742 people were homeless, with nearly two-thirds housed in shelters or transitional housing programs and one- third living on the streets, according to the report L.A.'s big increase in homelessness had a significant impact on the national numbers. Between 2016 and 2017, individual homelessness increased by 9 percent (15,540 people) in the nation's major cities. Los Angeles accounted for 60 percent of this increase. According to the report, Los Angeles County ranked: - second nationally in the percent of unsheltered homeless, at 84.3 percent; - first in the number of individuals who are homeless, at 47,082; - first in the number of unaccompanied homeless youth at 5,163; and first in the number of homeless veterans (4,476) and percentage of unsheltered veterans (76.1 percent). California had 134,278 homeless people, and while the Golden State has the nation's largest population, the rate of 34 homeless residents per 10,000 people was twice the national average, according to the report. Of those, 68 percent were living on the streets, by far the worst percentage. The report said half the nation's homeless live in California, New York, Florida, Texas or Washington. Counties across the state are facing a pervasive and deepening homeless crisis that imminently endangers the health and safety of tens of thousands of residents, including veterans, women, children, LGBT, youth, persons with disabilities and seniors.  Nowhere is this more evident than in Los Angeles County at least  134,278 men, women and children -- 10,000 to 12,000 in Downtown, including more than 8,000 parents and children in the San Fernando Valley alone -- are without homes.More than 53,000 homeless people, or 40 percent of the state’s total, live in Los Angeles County. That number is up from about 36,000 just six years ago. There are beds for less than one third of the homeless in Los Angeles county, comprehensive services are available to far fewer than half, and the county jails are routinely used as a substitution for mental health facilities.  In Los Angeles county the tremendous scale of homelessness threatens the economic stability of the entire region by burdening emergency medical services and the social services infrastructure. It is time to treat this crisis like the emergency it truly is.  The increasing numbers of displaced homeless people and the lack of ongoing resources to stably re-house them require immediate and extraordinary action. That is why We in LA County are taking the lead in a statewide effort to ask Governor Brown to declare a state of emergency in California to address this growing humanitarian crisis. We need: *Provide 50,000 more vouchers, through a combination of Housing Choice Vouchers and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, two longstanding key programs that provide needed rental subsidies for extremely low-income Americans; *Increse the value of those vouchers to account for the high cost of rents in America’s cities and counties; and, *Create a program based on best-practices to incentivize landlords to work with voucher holders to find stable housing Specifically, we urge you to implement the following recommendations: (1) Create a system for secure storage of the personal property of people experiencing homelessness. Without reasonable provision for the storage and safety of homeless people’s possessions (for example, a site with a tub or shopping cart - sized public locker system), homeless encampments are inevitable. (2) Meet the basic medical and hygienic needs of the homeless people in our midst. Beyond simply assuring access to public restrooms throughout our cities / county during the day, we ask that you: a) Establish a system of easily accessible medical / hygienic facilities (perhaps through medical vans or hygienic equivalents) to be made available to homeless people during the day, so that they could be treated for simple ailments like colds or the flu, as well as have their persons and their belongings “deloused” (freed from bed bugs / lice) b) Establish a system of infirmaries and, if needed, one-night quarantine wards for those arriving ill or infested with bugs, so that homeless persons arriving at the shelters for the night can become confident that they will not simply contract the flu or pests while sleeping at the shelters. (3) Do not close shelters (that is, do not expel the people that the shelters are serving) before a reasonable hour (7-8 am). No one should be forced to leave a shelter at 5 or 6 am, literally into the cold and darkness, before most other businesses and services open. (4) Establish a system of “day centers,” often called “multipurpose centers,” so that people experiencing homelessness have safe places to go to during the day where they could have many of the above mentioned needs met, as well have places to receive counseling, access to phones and computers with internet access for jobs, possible family and/or friends to reconnect  or simply to rest /recreate. (5) Respect the right of people experiencing homelessness to file complaints against homeless service providers and allow them to document the problems and complaints they have about the shelters through photography, video, or audio recordings MUCH MORE NEEDS TO BE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED NOW ! Please join us! Sign our petition urging to declare the homeless crisis a state of emergency and bring the concerted effort and resources needed to tackle this crisis in a meaningful way.  Homelessness, Humanitarianism, Social justice, Human Rights, Economic Justice, Homeless crisis, Affordable housing, Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, and the Right to Live Free of prejudice.  No human in our country should be homeless. Let's take the first step together. Every single man, woman, child, baby deserves a safe place to call home. Along with their cats, dogs, birds, fish, and all the other additional animals types that are "family pets/companionship and should be lovingly taken cherished in a home also. Please then Share this petition with your family, friends, neighbors, and on your social media to spread the word even further.  Thank you for your support.

Lori Jean Siebers
5,405 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom: Put a Qualified Environmentalist on the AQMD Board to Clean Up LA's Air

After 30 years of improvement, Southern California’s air quality is getting worse. The region has the worst ozone pollution in the country, and climate change is making that pollution more deadly. In 2019, the LA Times reported that there was a 10% increase in deaths attributable to ozone pollution in the last decade. We must take action now to reduce emissions and improve our air quality. Clean air saves lives. Reducing emissions saves the planet. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is responsible for improving air quality in the greater Los Angeles area. There is one open seat on the Governing Board. In 2019, Governor Gavin Newsom nominated a former ExxonMobil executive for the seat. After residents protested he was forced to withdraw the nomination. Now is our chance to make sure a person committed to improving the health of our communities joins the board. We ask Governor Newsom to nominate a public health advocate or environmental justice advocate, from the community not a corporation, to the AQMD Governing Board. AQMD’s Governing Board is responsible for holding hearings and passing policies and regulations to improve our air. However, the Governing Board is made up of aviation, mining and oil industry insiders and politicians more interested in protecting the interests of corporations than the health of residents. California has made great strides in reducing its emissions over the past several decades. AQMD deserves credit for the role it has played in that progress. However, the Governing Board has shown that its current membership is not up to making the progress we need now, in the face of potentially catastrophic climate change. A recent exchange between a local resident and the Board chair proved how out of touch he is with even the small changes we need to make in our region to save lives. Image courtesy Mike McBey used under a Creative Commons license.

NELA Climate Collective
938 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Dr. Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi, President, Rick Swig, President

Save the Ficus Trees in San Francisco

San Francisco - has posted tree removal notices on a series of healthy, mature 220 (Ficus) trees infuriating neighbors and merchants The lead agency for this threat is the Bureau of Urban Forestry/Department of Public Works (DPW). According to the latest tree census, there are an estimated 7,000 mature Ficus street trees planted in the city. DPW is acting under a 2014 standing order (#183151) to eliminate Ficus trees that neatly folds in with a recent 2016 voter initiative (Proposition E) returning maintenance of street trees to the City. Simply put, removing this many trees reduces maintenance costs in the long run for the City but also further diminishes the size and volume of our urban forest canopy, already the smallest (at 13.7%) of any major American city today. In the case Ficus Trees, tree removals will deprive a diverse neighborhoods of its character and wildlife habitats, contribute to local climate change by removing carbon sinks, increase respiratory health problems of residents caused by auto pollution, eliminate the cooling provided by shade trees, exacerbate storm water drainage by diverting water into an antiquated sewer system and destroying nesting grounds for a variety of bird populations. Please sign our petition, share and comment to end this War on Trees happening throughout San Francisco. 舊金山-已在一系列健康,成熟的207(無花果)樹上發布了砍樹通知,激怒了鄰居和商人 造成這種威脅的牽頭機構是城市林業局/公共工程部(DPW)。根據最新的樹木普查,該市估計種植了7,000棵成熟的榕樹。 DPW正在根據2014年常規令(#183151)採取行動,以消除整齊地折疊的榕樹,而最近的2016年選民倡議(提案E)則將路旁樹木的維修歸還給紐約市。 簡而言之,從長遠來看,清除許多樹木可以減少紐約市的維護成本,但同時也進一步縮小了城市林冠的大小和體積,該林冠已經是當今美國主要城市中最小的(13.7%)。 在榕樹的情況下,砍伐樹木將剝奪多樣化社區的特徵和野生動植物棲息地,通過去除碳彙來促進當地的氣候變化,增加由汽車污染引起的居民呼吸系統健康問題,消除遮蔭樹提供的降溫,加劇通過將水轉移到過時的下水道系統中並破壞各種鳥類的築巢場來排泄雨水。 請簽署我們的請願書,分享並發表評論,以結束這場在舊金山發生的“樹木之戰”。Jiùjīnshān-yǐ zài yī xìliè jiànkāng, chéngshú de 207(wúhuāguǒ) shù shàng fābùle kǎn shù tōngzhī, jīnùle línjū hé shāngrén zàochéng zhè zhǒng wēixié de qiāntóu jīgòu shì chéngshì línyè jú/gōnggòng gōngchéng bù (DPW). Gēnjù zuìxīn de shùmù pǔchá, gāi shì gūjì zhòngzhíle 7,000 kē chéngshú de róngshù. DPW zhèngzài gēnjù 2014 nián chángguī lìng (#183151) cǎiqǔ xíngdòng, yǐ xiāochú zhěngqí de zhédié de róngshù, ér zuìjìn de 2016 nián xuǎnmín chàngyì (tí'àn E) zé jiāng lù páng shùmù de wéixiū guīhuán gěi niǔyuē shì. Jiǎn ér yán zhī, cóng chángyuǎn lái kàn, qīngchú xǔduō shùmù kěyǐ jiǎnshǎo niǔyuē shì de wéihù chéngběn, dàn tóngshí yě jìnyībù suōxiǎole chéngshì línguān de dàxiǎo hé tǐjī, gāi línguān yǐjīng shì dāngjīn měiguó zhǔyào chéngshì zhōng zuìxiǎo de (13.7%). Zài róngshù de qíngkuàng xià, kǎnfá shùmù jiāng bōduó duōyàng huà shèqū de tèzhēng hé yěshēng dòngzhíwù qīxī dì, tōngguò qùchú tàn huì lái cùjìn dāngdì de qìhòu biànhuà, zēngjiā yóu qìchē wūrǎn yǐnqǐ de jūmín hūxī xìtǒng jiànkāng wèntí, xiāochú zhē yīn shù tígōng de jiàngwēn, jiājù tōngguò jiāng shuǐ zhuǎnyí dào guòshí de xiàshuǐdào xìtǒng zhōng bìng pòhuài gèzhǒng niǎolèi de zhú cháo chǎng lái páixiè yǔshuǐ. Qǐng qiānshǔ wǒmen de qǐngyuàn shū, fēnxiǎng bìng fābiǎo pínglùn, yǐ jiéshù zhè chǎng zài jiùjīnshān fāshēng de “shùmù zhī zhàn”. San Francisco: ha publicado avisos de eliminación de árboles en una serie de 207 árboles sanos y maduros (Ficus) que enfurecen a los vecinos y comerciantes La agencia principal para esta amenaza es la Oficina de Silvicultura Urbana / Departamento de Obras Públicas (DPW). Según el último censo de árboles, se estima que hay 7,000 árboles de la calle Ficus maduros plantados en la ciudad. DPW está actuando bajo una orden permanente de 2014 (# 183151) para eliminar los árboles Ficus que se pliegan con una reciente iniciativa electoral de 2016 (Proposición E) que devuelve el mantenimiento de los árboles de la calle a la Ciudad. En pocas palabras, la eliminación de estos muchos árboles reduce los costos de mantenimiento a largo plazo para la Ciudad, pero también disminuye aún más el tamaño y el volumen de nuestro dosel forestal urbano, que ya es el más pequeño (con 13.7%) de cualquier ciudad estadounidense importante en la actualidad. En el caso de Ficus Trees, la remoción de árboles privará a diversos vecindarios de su carácter y hábitats de vida silvestre, contribuirá al cambio climático local al eliminar los sumideros de carbono, aumentará los problemas de salud respiratoria de los residentes causados ​​por la contaminación automática, eliminará el enfriamiento proporcionado por los árboles de sombra, exacerbará drenaje de aguas pluviales desviando agua hacia un sistema de alcantarillado anticuado y destruyendo los nidos para una variedad de poblaciones de aves. Firme nuestra petición, comparta y comente para poner fin a esta Guerra contra los árboles que se desarrolla en todo San Francisco.

John Nulty
4,972 supporters