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Petition to Scotland County Government

Access to childcare for public city meetings

After reviewing the tapes of the city council meetings, I quickly observed one thing. The meetings were only showing older folks. Where are the rest of the people who truly represent Scotland County? That is young families with children. City council meetings are held after daycare close but that shouldn’t stop the citizens from being actively engaged in the local government. I am here to give you the opportunity to do something differently. To do something that no other city council in NC is doing and that is to tear down a barrier that we have. It is access to childcare during civic engagement.  There is not one challenge in our county that doesn’t impact parents. Challenges will be more thoroughly solved when the people who it impacts are in the room and having a conversation but the biggest hurdle to being heard is childcare.   Every voice counts. Everyone around town should be able to have their voice heard. Not just the ones who are retired but the ones who decide to move back to Scotland county and start a family here and call this place home again. The ones who are on the ground and trying to make changes with a toddler in tow. Let’s put our new town hall to use and designate a space for children to be supervised during the monthly city council/commission meeting times. It’s easy, it’s not expensive, it can lead to better engagement and better decision-making. There’s nothing to lose—and potentially a whole lot to gain. Together, let’s petition Scotland County for a 6-month pilot program and let’s make our local government more accessible.

Mason's Playhouse Drop-In Childcare Center
29 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Quinton Lucas, Kevin O'Neill, Teresa Loar, Dan Fowler, Brandon Ellington, Melissa Robinson, Katheryn Shields, Eric Bunch, Lee Barnes, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Andrea Bough, Heather Hall

Kansas City: Declare Climate Emergency

More than 700 local, regional, and state governments around the world have adopted resolutions to declare a Climate Emergency. Let's ask Kansas City to join this global effort and be part of the solution! Climate Emergency declarations recognize that global warming caused by human activities has dangerously increased emissions of greenhouse gases and resulted in a grave existential threat to the future wellbeing of all life. Combined with the catastrophic decline of biodiversity and a accelerating ecological collapse, the climate crisis means a broad human mobilization is urgently needed to secure a future for all We urge the City Council of Kansas City to pass a Climate Emergency Declaration: "Resolved, The City Council of Kansas City declares a climate emergency and calls for an immediate emergency mobilization to restore a safe climate." Based on Declarations in communities around the world, including such language as the following (Kansas City language to be developed through proposal to the City Council): WHEREAS, in April 2016 world leaders recognized the urgent need to combat climate change it by signing the Paris Agreement, agreeing to keep global warming “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C;” WHEREAS, the death and destruction already wrought by current average global warming of 1°C demonstrate that the Earth is already too hot for safety and justice, as attested by increased and intensifying wildfires, floods, rising seas, diseases, droughts, and extreme weather; WHEREAS, according to the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, 1.5°C of global warming could expose 500 million people to water poverty, 36 million people to food insecurity because of lower crop yields, and 4.5 billion people to heat waves; WHEREAS, in October 2018, the United Nations released a special report which projected that limiting warming to even the dangerous 1.5°C target this century will require an unprecedented transformation of every sector of the global economy by 2030; WHEREAS, climate change and the global industrialized economy’s overshoot of ecological limits are driving the Sixth Mass Extinction of species, could devastate much of life on Earth for many millennia, and may pose as great a risk to humanity as climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; WHEREAS, such necessary measures to restore a safe climate include: A rapid, just, managed phase-out of fossil fuels; Ending greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible to establish a zero-emissions economy; A widespread effort to safely drawdown excess carbon from the atmosphere; A full transition to a regenerative agriculture system; and An end to the Sixth Mass Extinction through widespread conservation and restoration of ecosystems; And COMMITS TO a countywide just transition and climate emergency mobilization effort to expeditiously reduce countywide greenhouse gas emissions; to adapt resilience strategies in preparation for intensifying climate impacts; and to provide maximum protection for County residents as well as all the people and species of the world; and commits to the continued education of County residents about the climate emergency; and underscores the need for full community participation in addressing the climate emergency, including the residents of Kansas City and all community organizations and institutions who will be integral to and in the leadership of the mobilization effort. Full text of model Climate Emergency declarations, based on 700+ similar declarations worldwide, can be found in draft form here: We can do it Kansas City!   PETITION PRESENTED TO: Mayor Quinton Kevin O' Dan FowlerC/o Lee BarnesC/o Ryana Parks-ShawC/o Kevin McManusC/o        

Will Hall
9 supporters