17 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Colorado State House, James R. Coleman

Co State House, amend our Constitution and add a preemption prohibiting BSL in Home Rule

Breed Specific Legislation and Breed Discrimination Legislation is a ordinance created by Home Rule and Municipals prohibiting a certain "breed" or "type of breed" of dog into their city limits for the safety of the community. Denver County is responsible for almost 3,500 innocent banned dogs being wrongfully taken from their homes and killed due to unprofessional, and uneducated opinions. I'm confused as to why we are not judging our dogs by behavior and temperament? Isnt that what really matters? How the dog behaves and if that dog is a threat or not to you, your family and neighbors? How does the looks of a dog matter as to how they act? It's truly silly if you think about it. Every dog can bite and cause damage. This outdated ordinance is not doing our communities any kind of a public safety measure. It's actually making our neighborhoods more dangerous by not addressing the real problem, the owners! Owners need to be held 100% responsible for their dogs actions. Background checks on owners and harsher abuse/neglect penalties need to be applied.  To help correct the problem, I think every owner and dog should have a behavioral assessment, by a vet or animal behavioral specialist upon registering their animal. This information will be uploaded and monitored onto a database accessible by various officials. A behavioral evaluation will help in identifying and correct potential dangerous dog or what actions can lead to a potentially dangerous dog. Proactive approaches and monitoring will help to curve the breeding, fighting and irresponsible ownership as well as animal abuse/neglect. There are many more was to ensure the safety of the community that can be talked about. Banning breeds is not the way. If you have a suggestion, please leave them in the comments section. All comments will be sent over with petition. I am asking the Colorado State House to sdd an amendment to the Colorado State Constitution by adding a preemption law that will prohibit any and ALL City and Counties in Colorado from enacting and or enforcing any regulations on dogs due to breed or breed characteristics only.  It is time for Colorado to make a stand and reevaluate bringing our families back home!  

Tara Bostick
481 supporters
Update posted 4 months ago

Petition to Charles Whelan, Candace Moon, Kathy Turley, Carrie Penaloza, Doris Truhlar, Ken Lucas, Mark Gotto, Stephanie Piko

Urge Centennial City Council to deny ER on corner of Dry Creek Road/Colorado Blvd!

The Centennial City Council is voting to approve a Free Standing Emergency Room (FSER) on the corner of Colorado Boulevard and Dry Creek Road.  Urge the Council to DENY APPROVAL for these reasons: The proposed FSER will negatively affect local home values.  The FSER in question will literally be in neighbors’ backyard.  The adverse impact on home values is the reason that local HOAs are fiercely opposed to this initiative.  The location of the proposed FSER is ill suited for the intended use.  The northeast corner of Colorado Boulevard and Dry Creek Road is in the middle of a busy residential intersection that would make egress and ingress of emergency vehicles hazardous to pedestrians and traffic. FSERs are much more expensive than urgent care.  FSERs charge exorbitant “facility fees,” which are passed along to patients. FSERs typically do not disclose their fees before care is rendered, and as such there is a complete lack of transparency as to potential medical costs. FSERs medical bills can be over 10x the cost of a visit to a doctor or an urgent care clinic!  FSERs not connected to a hospital cannot accept Medicare or Medicaid. Therefore, senior citizens (often on fixed incomes) and the economically disadvantaged are most at risk at incurring ruinous medical bills. Overlap in scope of services with urgent care centers and hospital-based EDs lead to consumer confusion about appropriate use.  FSER medical bills can be so large that patients find themselves in multi-year payment plans or have their unpaid bills being sent to debt collectors. FSERs are not equipped to handle all trauma care, and some do not have on-call specialists.  The Centennial/Littleton area is saturated with existing emergency services options.   Controversial Model and Risk of Failure.  FSERs have been subject to intense public scrutiny and at least one class action lawsuit.  The largest FSER operator in the United States, Adeptus Health Inc. (UC Health’s partner for its Colorado FSERs) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 19, 2017.   FSERs are increasingly being built in locations that compete with hospital emergency departments.  FSERs duplicate personnel and equipment offered by acute care hospitals, and FSER are adverse to a healthcare delivery system already facing severe economic challenges. Minimal academic study confirming quality and effectiveness.   

Marcelo Corpuz
1,403 supporters
Started 4 months ago

Petition to Colorado State Senate, Colorado State House

Require "Future Notes" on the environmental impacts of legislation in Colorado

Facing worsening and more frequent wildfires, decreasing snowpack, degradation of the Colorado River, the depletion of wells beneath the eastern plains, and global climate catastrophe, Keep Colorado Green asks on behalf of Colorado’s 1,042,670 young people that the Colorado State Legislature put forward legislation mandating the estimation of ecological and environmental impacts of legislation before it is voted on. Currently, the Colorado State General is obliged to provide a fiscal note, estimating the financial costs of legislation once it is proposed. According to the General Assembly’s site: “The fiscal note provides a summary of the proposed law, an explanation of its fiscal impact on state and local government revenue and spending, and an explanation of how it will be implemented. Fiscal notes are based on a set of assumptions that take into account information collected from state agencies, local governments, and other entities or sources. During the legislative session, fiscal notes are updated to reflect amendments adopted that change the proposed measure's fiscal impact.” This serves to inform legislators on the cost of any bill or law well before it is considered, and helps to ensure responsible legislating. The proposed “future note” would mandate that a similar analysis be done with regard to legislation’s ecological, environmental, and public health impacts. This could include everything from an approximated carbon footprint to a land disruption study. In the face of worsening crises, ranging from the increase in beetle kill to the aforementioned drought on the eastern plains, we believe that any responsible legislation must consider how generations of future Coloradans will be affected. As young people, who will be forced to live in whatever world this legislature creates, we believe we have the right to understand the true impacts of proposed legislation. In the midst of a burgeoning global climate catastrophe which is burning our forests and drying our plains, it is absurd to suggest that only fiscal impacts are relevant. In order to fulfill our obligations to each other, our children, and our species, we must face the consequences of the actions we take today. On behalf of our students at high schools and universities across the state, of the future generations both born and unborn, and on behalf of all signed below, Keep Colorado Green asks the legislature to mandate a “future note” on all forthcoming legislation, and further, that individual legislators work to sponsor, propose, and implement this legislation. This is our future, and we have a right to defend it. Signed, -- Keep Colorado Green President Matthew Barad Director Cory Vandenberg Director Sebastian Lloret Director Kelsey McKenna Director Dan McCarthy Director Jackson Chen 350 Colorado Micah Parkin Julia Williams Unite Colorado Springs Ryan James Barry

Keep Colorado Green
517 supporters