46 petitions

Started 5 months ago

Petition to


Please sign this petition to HELP SAVE FOXFIELD and ask your friends and family to visit to sign!  In 1977, Charlottesville resident Mariann deTejada donated 137 acres on Garth Road - founding the Foxfield Races and preserving a green belt in the heart of Albemarle county.  In her will, Mrs. Tejeda gave direction and provided for the perpetuation of the Foxfield Races, for charitable and recreational purposes, education, and related activities on the property, for the enjoyment of the people of Albemarle County and their friends and visitors. Believing she had protected the Foxfield property in perpetuity, her will also instructed that upon her death, Mrs. Tejeda be buried on the race property. Mrs. Tejeda’s will should be honored in perpetuity, and for almost 40 years, it seemed like the Foxfield Races would always be a part of our community. But, in 2016, neighbors and patrons learned that those entrusted with preserving Foxfield, according to Mrs. Tejeda's wishes, had disregarded and seemingly abandoned their responsibilities of ensuring Mrs. Tejeda’s specific wishes be honored. They devised a plan to sell and develop the racetrack property, putting an end to the races and other charitable activities.  A group of local residents have an ongoing lawsuit trying to preserve the integrity of Mrs. Tejeda’s will and ensure her wishes are honored, so that everyone can enjoy the Foxfield Racetrack property as she instructed. Foxfield is not only a beautiful open space, but a Charlottesville institution. Please HELP SAVE FOXFIELD by signing this petition and getting others to join in. Thank you for your support!

Save Foxfield
5,149 supporters
Started 8 months ago

Petition to Joe Platania

Demand Joe Platania Drop the Charges Against Corey Long and Donald Blakney

Eight months have passed since August 12th, the day that white supremacists invaded a community and terrorized everyone in their wake. Although many have already forgotten about Charlottesville and it's impact on those who experienced it, marginalized residents have not stopped facing continual trauma from the horrific events that took place. In particular, three black community members in Charlottesville who stood up against Nazis continue to be targeted by the cops and courts for their involvement in showing up against white supremacy. Charlottesville police charged Corey Long, Donald Blakney and Deandre Harris with various outrageous misdemeanors and felonies. The police and courts wanted to paint a narrative that these defenders were threats to public safety. But we weren't buying that. We showed up with signs, chants and bodies on the day of Deandre's trial and made it known to the public that we won't stand idly by while community protectors are forced to relive their trauma and endure the senselessness of the trial process. The courts ultimately found Deandre rightfully not guilty. But in this town, it never ends. Now, two more of our community defenders await trial. But we don't want to rely on the court system to get justice for Donald and Corey- we want the charges dropped now. Joe Platania, the Commonwealth's Attorney, has the ability to drop the charges and not persue the case. So why won't he? Sign this petition to let Joe Platania know Corey Long did NOTHING wrong. Donald Blakney is a community hero. Urge Joe Platania to drop these senseless charges now. Every show of support for these community defenders counts.   There will be no peace without justice. Fighting white supremacy is not a crime.And justice for Corey and Donald comes when Joe Platania agrees to drop the charges. #CoreyLongDidNothingWrong #DropEmCville 

Drop Em Cville
245 supporters