Petition to Plano , Texas Governor, Harry LaRosiliere, Liz Del Turco
Allow scooter and bikes in the new Plano skatepark.
Plano Texas is building a new skatepark that does not allow bikes, scooters, or roller blades. The only type of riding allowed is skateboarding. The problem here is that a large group of people ride those things that are not going to be allowed at the new skatepark. The worry is with bike is that the bars will scratch the ground and pegs will also ruin the ground. A fix to this is only allow plastic pegs and bikes now have bar ends that are plastic or soft metal that will not do anything to the ground. Scooters do not mess up the concrete because they have plastic bar ends and almost all grinds are done on metal along with skateboards. Skateboards have metal trucks that will scrape the ground just as much as scooters will and the boards hitting the ground will do just as much damage as bikes or scooters do. This is not fair to other riders that would like to ride the amazing park.
Petition to SaveFoxfieldRaces.com
SIGN UP TO SAVE FOXFIELD
Please sign this petition to HELP SAVE FOXFIELD and ask your friends and family to visit http://savefoxfieldraces.com 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!
Petition to Councilmember Jose Huizar
Save Little Tokyo! Save First Street North!
We, Little Tokyo stakeholders, petition Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Jose Huizar to save Little Tokyo by ensuring the selection of a community-based developer that will develop First Street North in accordance with the Sustainable Little Tokyo Community Vision. First Street North is a block critical to the past, present, and future of Little Tokyo, and the our community vision includes affordable housing and commercial space, community/cultural space, an expanded Go For Broke National Education Center, and park space to ensure a healthy, equitable, and culturally rich Little Tokyo for generations to come. We petition Councilmember Huizar and Mayor Garcetti to: Give back First Street North to Little Tokyo to be developed for and by the community. Approve the Go For Broke National Education Center’s ground lease immediately.
Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, AMC Entertainment, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Carmen De La Rosa, New York Times, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportes, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, ABC, Adriano Espaillat, NBC, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Reopen and preserve the Coliseum Cinemas in Washington Heights
I hold my neighborhood, Washington Heights, very close to my heart. Although things change, and people change, one thing that I know is missing in my community is the charming Coliseum Theater, located in the heart of uptown life in Manhattan. B.S Moss' Coliseum Theater opened on September 24th, 1920, to rave reviews and a FULL HOUSE! It was designed by Eugene De Rosa, who designed a number of Broadway theaters during the Roaring Twenties. In addition to Harold Lloyd, who performed at the theater on opening night, the Marx Brothers, W.C. Fields, Eddie Cantor, and Gertrude Berg all performed there. The 3,500 seat theater was the third largest in the city and was built on the site of the Blue Bell Tavern. The tavern had been in existence since before the Revolutionary War and George Washington spent a night there. According to Reginald Pelham Bolton, remains of the tavern were visible until the construction of the theater. The theater was taken over by RKO (Radio Keith Orpheum) and renamed the RKO Coliseum Theater. By the 1980s, the theater was subdivided into a triplex and the ornate marquee was taken down. The theater closed and re-opened under new management as a quadplex in 1991. This reincarnation of the theater closed in 2002. In 2004, another theater opened in the space only to close in October 2011. (Source available upon request) as a child, I, along with thousands of people within the Washington Heights Community, used to come to this theater in order to enjoy watching movies at our convenience. I never realized that this building, which I used to pass by almost every day, had such rich history attached. So why not make it of use? Our community deserves to have a movie theater, where it was originally built to entertain audiences for decades to come. I want to make the building a Landmark, and I also want a movie theater company to buy out the building, in order to continue the glory it once had.
Petition to James W. Mills, Braxton T. Cotton, Terry E. Barnard, Brian Owens, Jacqueline Bunn, Esq., Crystal Moon, State Board of Pardons and Parole
"Plea To Release Brother Julius "Mecco" Campbell in the Community"
After serving 25 years in State custody, Mr. Julius Campbell has demonstrated his readiness to make a successful transition back into society. He currently serves as a liaison in Philips State Prison to prepare inmates to be released by empowering them to be outstanding citizens and disciplined men through mentoring and biblical principles. He has instilled in many to have vision and purpose to accomplish the daily task of integrating within the community of which they will live and work. The 2017 New Orleans Theological College graduate have founded and spearheaded various Faith and Character Based programs in many of the correctional facilities where he has served time. In recent months, he has passed the torch by training and preparing other men to continue the positive work that he started after his impending release. Upon his release, Mr. Campbell has plans to reach, teach, and train citizens in the community where he will reside. As board members, we know that the decision to grant parole is not easy, but we hope that your board will see that he is ready to enter back into society. Julius will reside with his mother and step-father who are both committed to helping him become a productive citizen in the community. He has two job/career offers that will financially sustain him and eliminate any concern for becoming a repeat offender statistically. Also, as a condition of parole he is committed to utilizing resources such as transitional housing and volunteering his time to give back to the community by empowering youth, the homeless and those that are less fortunate. We, the people are humbly asking your pardon of Julius Campbell when he comes up for parole in June 2018.
Petition to Bishop Dennis Sullivan
Request Diocesan Bishop Sullivan to delay closing St. Michaels Church in Atlantic City, NJ. All public Sunday Masses will now end on September 27, 2015.
St. Michaels Church and Parish is 112 years old and a Historic Landmark and Cultural Center for Italian-Americans and Atlantic City. St. Michaels Church contains beautiful Italian Renaissance sculptures, frescos, paintings and sacred objects that are irreplaceable. $8 Million was spent in 2000-2001 to completely restore St. Michaels Church and the adjacent Dante Hall. Closing St. Michaels Parish which occupies almost a whole city block will eliminate the heart, soul, and character of the Ducktown District of Atlantic City and allow corporate developers of outlet type stores to commercialize the community and “take over” the historic area. Closing St. Mikes will further deteriorate a community in a City that needs the Churches’ spiritual and moral leadership more than ever. St. Michaels is an icon and model of the Mission of the Catholic Church to preserve community, traditional values, and the saving message of Jesus. St. Michaels Parish has hundreds of admirers who are not aware of the Churches closing many of whom are graduates. They deserve the right and the opportunity to Save St. Mikes for the future.
Petition to James City County Parks & Recreation, James City County Board of Supervisors
Help Create the Garden Grove Skate Park & Community Garden
Help us join with Grove Community Garden to create the Garden Grove Skate Park & Community Garden. The Grove area is without sufficient recreational outlet for the residents and children. Further, the area is designated at a food desert with very little access to fresh foods. The community garden that serves the area is in constantly in need of help, both in working hands and financially. Triangle Skateboard Alliance proposes a partnership to help preserve and manage the community garden behind James River Elementary School and to repurpose the 18000 square foot tennis courts adjacent to the garden into the largest skate park on the peninsula. This park would serve residents in Grove as well as neighboring Williamsburg, James City County, Gloucester, York County, & Newport News. The park is also expected to draw skaters from Richmond to Virginia Beach. Triangle Skateboard Alliance volunteers and local skaters would volunteer to help build the park and help maintain the neighboring garden. Site plans will incorporate plant life and growth into the park design, giving it a green aesthetic and a look and feel unique to Garden Grove.
Petition to City of Detroit, Michigan, State of Michigan
Citizens Against the Grand Prix on Belle Isle
We believe that it's time to pull the plug on the Detroit Grand Prix event on Belle Isle. Before bankruptcy, the City could not afford to properly maintain the Island, so offers by the Grand Prix to run the race there in exchange for making "improvements" might have made some sense. Now that the State of Michigan has taken over and has made Belle Isle a State Park, the time has come to allow the Island to be used as it was intended - as a nature and recreational park to be used by all people, year round. This current year, the Grand Prix began setting up 8 weeks before the race. That means concrete barriers inhibiting access to the riverfront, blocking bike lanes, etc. When you include the weeks afterward to dismantile it and clean up, this means the island is essentially monopolized by the race people for the better part of three months. This is prime park season, with public access impeded to the river, and most public gathering places in the half of the Island where the race course exists. The fact that an immense portion of the island near the Fountain and Casino has been encased in concrete - creating a gigantic parking lot - to serve the purposes of the race organizers, is a permanent blot and eyesore on the face of the island. It's time to say no to the rich and powerful who have taken over the island, and return it back to the people. Move the Grand Prix somewhere else - get it off Belle Isle.