Petition to Rafael Salamanca Jr
#JusticeForJunior... Turn Grocery Store Into Junior Memorial Community Center.
On June 21st 15yrs old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz nickname Junior was brutally stabbed by a group of gang members on East 183rd Street and Bathgate in The Bronx. I am calling all political leaders of this area to close that store down and make that space a community center. A place where young people can come in and feel safe in their community. If there was responsible adults in that store they would have known how to handle that situation, it was avoidable. Mr. Gustavo and Mr. Salamanca you have the power to make somethings happen and we pation you to make it happen. Prayers, statements and donations are not enough. Now it is time to prevent this from ever happening again in this community.
Petition to Ed Trzaska
Cancel the Montgomery Rodeo
The rodeo is made out to be an entertaining and family-friendly event, when in reality it is nothing but a cruel spectator sport based on the suffering and exploitation of animals. Still, every year, signs appear all around my town and nearby towns advertising the Montgomery Rodeo. The Montgomery Rodeo is a fundraising event that claims to want to bring the community “a true rodeo experience.” Although it may be for charity, this does not excuse the fact that the rodeo is still just a western themed circus that masks animal abuse and exploitation as an amusing sport. At the rodeo, people may be winning prizes, but the animals are the one paying the price. I am deeply saddened when I start to see advertisements appear for a rodeo very close to where I live. The Montgomery Rodeo features many cruel events, and the especially cruel calf roping, team roping, and goat tying. Calf roping, or tie down roping, is an extremely violent and pathetic “sport.” Someone (or two people if it’s team roping) riding a horse tries to catch a petrified running calf with a loop rope, dismounts the horse, then ties the calf by three legs in the shortest time possible. This results in calves being slammed to the ground, and getting severely injured. Goat tying is the same event, but with a goat instead of a calf. This unnecessarily cruel event in my town could be replaced with something much more family-friendly and enjoyable. Please join me in asking the mayor of Montgomery Township, NJ to stop the rodeo from taking place this summer- or ever again.
Petition to Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Emmett Carson, Samuel Johnson, Dan'l Lewin, David P. Lopez, Erik Dryburgh
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation Must Stop Funding Islamist Hate Groups
In 2008-15, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) provided eight donations totaling $330,524 to two extremist organizations. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) received five donations totaling $132,933. Islamic Relief received three donations totaling $197,591. We differentiate between Islam and Islamism. American Muslims are an important part of our country; but Islamists pursue an extreme political ideology with no real mandate from ordinary Muslims. Islamists such as those running CAIR and Islamic Relief encourage hatred against women, Jews, Christians, the LGBTQ community, and Muslims belonging to minority sects. Islamists radicalize Muslims in the United States and fund jihadi violence abroad. CAIR and Islamic Relief duplicitously employ liberal rhetoric in their pursuit of illiberal ideas, sometimes successfully duping politicians, journalists, academics, and philanthropists. The Middle East Forum and its allies oppose all funding of Islamist organizations because this money both legitimizes Islamists as the voice of America’s Muslims and betrays those moderate Muslims working to free their faith from the grip of hatred and extremism. SVCF is the largest community foundation in the United States. With over 8 billion dollars in assets under management, it is the go-to charitable organization for some of America's wealthiest philanthropists. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, made a $500 million dollar donation to the foundation in 2013. America's largest community foundation and its philanthropic partners should not support organizations that promulgate extremism both here and abroad. We the undersigned call upon the SVCF to immediately stop all funding of extremist groups, including CAIR and Islamic Relief. Appendix 1: What Are CAIR and Islamic Relief? CAIR was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial. The FBI has banned outreach with CAIR since 2008. In 2014, the United Arab Emirates, a pious Muslim country, designated CAIR a terrorist organization. The Anti-Defamation League accuses CAIR of promoting anti-Jewish sentiment. Six CAIR leaders have been arrested, convicted, or deported for terrorism-related crimes: Randall (“Ismail”) Royer, Ghassan Elashi, Bassem Khafagi, Rabih Haddad, Nabil Sadoun, and Muthanna Al-Hanooti. Islamic Relief is the largest Islamic charity in America and the Western world, reporting an income of about $110 million in 2014. But it is a designated terrorist entity in Israel and the UAE. Banks such as UBS and HSBC have closed Islamic Relief bank accounts over concerns about terrorism financing. Appendix 2: Examples of CAIR and Islamic Relief Hate Speakers Siraj Wahhaj is a former member of CAIR’s advisory board and one of CAIR’s most regular speakers. LGTBQ: “I don't believe any of you are homosexual. This is a disease of this society. … you know what the punishment is, if a man is found with another man? The Prophet Mohammad said the one who does it and the one to whom it is done to, kill them both.” Infidels: “Woe to the Muslims who pick kafirs [a derogatory Arabic word meaning non-Muslims] for friends. … Take not into your intimacy those outside of your race. They will not fail to corrupt you. Don't you know our children are surrounded by kafirs. I'm telling you, making the hearts of our children corrupt, dirty, foul.” Hussain Kamani is a Deobandi preacher who has spoken at multiple Islamic Relief events. Sex slavery and adultery: Kamani explains that Muslim men may fulfill any sexual desires “with a female slave that belongs to him.” Those who commit adultery or have sex outside of marriage, he asserts, must be “stoned to death.” When Muslim husbands are learning to “train their wives,” beating them is allowed as a “last measure.” Abdul Nasir Jangda, also from the Deobandi sect, has been promoted and given platforms by both Islamic Relief and CAIR. Non-consensual sex: Detailed notes published by Jangda's students indicate that he defends the use of female sex slaves and justifies marital rape: “The thing to understand is that the husband has his set of divinely given rights one of which is the right to have his physical desires satisfied.” Death penalty: He advocates the killing of apostates and adulterers. Omar Suleiman is one of the most frequent speakers at CAIR and Islamic Relief events. Honor killings: “Sisters ... you know what happens with a really jealous Dad? He kills you and he kills the guy. You are offending Allah ... whenever you make yourself promiscuous or you open yourself up to a relationship.” Homosexuality: “When Allah describes homosexuality as a repugnant shameless sin and details his punishment of a people that practiced sodomy, how can anyone who believes in Allah not find it immoral? … If as Muslims we don't take a clear stance on this, we will be forced to conform and watch this disease destroy our children.” Muzammil Siddiqi is chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America and the religious director at the Islamic Society of Orange County. He works closely with CAIR and often speaks at its events. Homosexuality: He publicly supports the death penalty for homosexuals. Hassan Shibly is a CAIR staffer, the head of its Florida office. Homosexuality: He expresses hatred for the LGBT community, as in this tweet where he says homosexuality is a quick way “to earn God’s wrath.” Jamal Badawi is a recent board member of CAIR’s Canada branch and a popular speaker at CAIR events in the United States. Homosexuality: Its spread is a sign of the “End Times.” Marital violence: Men have the right to beat their wives.
Petition to Mayor Anthony E. Vaz, Borough Clerk Diane B. Stabley, Borough Administrator Christopher J. Vaz, Council Member Richard Tompkins, Council Member Louis DiGuilio, Council President Michael Carbone, Council Member Agnes Polhemus, Council Member Harry Smith, Council Member Victoria Graichen
Repeal the New Water & Sewage Rates (Ordinance 17-22) - Seaside Heights, NJ
The residents and property owners of Seaside Heights are petitioning for a repeal of Ordinance 17-22, which has imposed new fees that are crippling current homeowners and business owners. Seaside Heights' new water fees have led to an 803% increase on some bills. WATER SHOULD NOT BE CHARGED A PREMIUM. The Borough has imposed new:1. MONTHLY BILLS, instead of quarterly2. Bills calculated PER UNIT, rather than PER PROPERTY3. MONTHLY FACILITY FEES for simply owning property (essentially it's another property tax disguised as a water fee)4. ADDITIONAL RATE HIKES for 2019 This Ordinance is crippling the current residents of Seaside Heights and will: 1. Drive out lower-income residents Lower income residents likely will not be able to afford this new burden on their monthly budget. This will make them pack up and MOVE OUT. The Mayor and the Council should be aware that our residents are still financially recovering after having to rebuild from Hurricane Sandy. Some homeowners are still in the rebuilding and construction phase. Seaside is indirectly targeting its financially-strapped residents to DRIVE THEM OUT. The Borough's hope is to drive in new and wealthier property owners and taxpayers to help combat the Borough's deficit, which was caused by poor fiscal management. 2. Close up small businesses With already high costs such as rent, workers' wages, and taxes, the last thing small business owners can afford is a large increase in their utilities. Something as basic as water should not be charged a premium. 3. Decrease property values The less money homeowners have in their pockets, the less money we're going to put into our homes. This will lead to more homes on the market at a lower price and a decrease in Seaside's curb appeal. WE SIGN THIS PETITION TO TELL THE SEASIDE HEIGHTS OFFICIALS THAT WATER IS NOT A LUXURY. After signing, visit us for STEP 2 at SeasideWater.com If you wish to contact the Mayor or any of the Council Members, find their contact information below: Borough Hall Phone Number: 732-793-9100 Mayor Anthony E. Vaz: firstname.lastname@example.org Council Members: Mike Carbone - Council President (Finance Subcommittee) Louis DiGuilio (Enterprise Subcommittee - Water & Sewer) Agnes Polhemus (Enterprise Subcommittee - Water & Sewer) Harry Smith (Enterprise Subcommittee - Water & Sewer) Richard Tompkins (Finance Subcommittee) Victoria Graichen Borough Administrator Christopher J. Vaz: 732-212-6806 and email@example.com Borough Clerk Diane Stabley: 732-212-6813 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to California Bureau of Investigation
App to Help Find Missing Children
ProblemThe recollection of faces and distribution of information in regards to missing children within the state of California is outdated and incompetent. Paper flyers are affected by the bystander effect. Amber Alerts come once every hundreds or thousands of children who are reportedly missing. There needs to be a better way to collect and distribute data in regards to missing and found children within the state of California.SolutionThis problem can be solved by creating a phone application that gives the following information or notice to aid the search of a missing child:- Push Notifications that are real time- Photos of child and area that abduction took place- Information to best aid the search (last seen with, clothes, height, weight, abductor's car, etc.)- Comments to open discussion on any home surveillance cameras in the area- Map of reported abductions within your area- Messaging system to report any possible suspects- Shareable links to connect others to vital information- Found children to show progress in the communities' connection systemPersonal storyI am starting this petition because I was leaving a store one day and became overwhelmed when I saw the amount of missing children flyers posted on the wall. Some were as recent as one week ago and others were as far back as thirty years. I stood in front of this wall for five minutes before anyone else stopped to look with me. I left remembering one child's information out of thirty-two. There are families and communities out there staring at photos of their lost ones for months and even years hoping that they would return or obtain some form of closure. I have no children, but to think that this may not affect me in some way and someday is sheer ignorant and inhumane. Loss strikes everyone in different forms. So I hope this petition raises awareness to work towards making this form of loss a lot less and connection communities a lot more.
Petition to Curt B Leng
Petition for Reasonable Regulation of Student Housing in Residential Neighborhoods
We the undersigned petition the Town of Hamden to adopt reasonable regulation regarding student housing in residential neighborhoods. We respectfully request: 1: Housing locations – impose a strict limitation on the number of permits provided where: A permit will not be provided when the proposed property is within a 1,000-foot radius of an existing student occupied house. No more than one permit will be issued to abut any residential property. Only one permit will be issued per city/town residential block. Each student-occupied house must have sufficient on property parking for each occupant. Excessive on street parking should result in a fine. Permit issuance is subject to approval from abutting property owners. 2: require stricter rules regarding student activity. Permits will not be renewed based on multiple complaints. (a)Students should not: (1) drive reckless or at dangerous speeds in neighborhoods, (2) host loud disruptive parties, (3) vandalize and/or pollute any property within the jurisdiction 3. create a complaint board with regular public communications regarding how to contact officials funded by permit fees. 4. Any person who owns a house rented to students will (a) be liable for damage, whether actual or perceived, to town resident-occupied properties. (b) loss of property value, whether actual or perceived, as a result of student presence. (c) subject to fines for blight violations. (d) maintain properties in accordance with the neighborhood standard (e) regulate parking to designated on property areas. Houses should be inspected for building code violations prior to, and after, each rental agreement. Student rental housing should supplement the high tax bourdon on residents with diminished quality of life as a result of student neighbors.
Petition to Michael Coen email@example.com, Stephen Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-969-2008 , https://m.me/theindopub?fbclid=IwAR3ALJW2yxiEOExKw8eQFYeZMYRAE1xNpivpYnBEDbZSM64cL7jFa1SyKl4 , @theindopub
Keep Jessica and Eli in their home, Please. With love.
We are writing to respectfully ask that you allow Jessica Kagle to stay in her home. Please allow her to buy the home in question, in Beverly, MA. Jessica and her dog Eli have been so happy in the house and offered to purchase the house. Because of personal feelings, the landlord decided not to sell to her. She made an offer equal to what they agreed to sell the house to you for. Jessica runs a local non profit that focuses on local children and education. She is always giving of herself to others. She really deserves to have a great home. For Jessica and Eli, options are limited, and this makes a huge difference in their lives, while it is just an investment to you. We know that you care about the community and that you were unknowingly caught in the middle of this situation. But now that you are aware of the effect you can have on real lives, we ask that you do the right thing. Jessica is willing to reimburse you for all costs incurred by you in the process. You will not lose any money. Yes, maybe some time and you will have to find another investment. But the impact on Jessica's life is real and is so big. Please consider making an impact in someone's life at no cost to you. It is the right thing to do. Signed, People who love Jessica and Eli
Petition to Warren Kampf, Sarah Hermans, Jake Corman
Close the PA Dangerous Dog Loophole and Protect Children.
In the summer of 2016, our eight-year-old son was viciously attacked and bitten multiple times in the face by a neighbor’s dog without provocation. This picture was taken a week before the attack that left a portion of his upper lip hanging, split open and torn from his face. His lower lip was split straight through and shredded by the dog’s teeth. His nose and cheek were punctured. The dog’s teeth just missed the labial artery and left it exposed. Had it been severed, this attack could have been far more serious. General anesthesia and hours of cosmetic surgery were required. He was left with facial scars and deformed lips. The dog was not determined to be a dangerous dog under PA law because of a loophole. As a result, the neighborhood is left unprotected and our son is forced to see his attacker unmuzzled on a regular basis. The Pennsylvania Dog Law is defective. The judge hearing the case found beyond a reasonable doubt that this dog attack was unprovoked and caused severe injury. However, the case resulted in a not guilty verdict. In PA, getting a dog declared as dangerous requires proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the dog has a ‘vicious propensity’ in addition to proving the attack was unprovoked and caused severe injury. While the law states that the incident itself “may” prove vicious propensity (to attack), the lack of clarity in the law leaves a loophole. The dog owners can exploit it because a single attack causing severe injury without provocation does not legally guarantee such vicious propensity.Some people have commented that it's just a bad ruling by the judge. If one judge can get it so wrong, this can and will happen again. Imagine if a rape verdict required proving not only the actual rape, but also a propensity to rape. After hearing witnesses on behalf of the rapist testify that they were not raped and that the rapist was always nice to them and their family, the judge finds the rapist not guilty. It is absurd. One rape is enough. Just like one unprovoked attack causing severe injury should be enough too. The law needs the "may" removed from it so that a fair verdict is certain. To be clear, this is not about punishing or putting the dog down. A guilty verdict is required to make the owners, whose dogs commit these acts, take reasonable precautions. By supporting this cause, you agree that a single unprovoked attack causing severe injury is enough. The courts shouldn’t wonder about how to interpret ‘vicious propensity’. A dog that does this once has already proven that it has the vicious propensity to do it again. Protections are required by the Dangerous Dog Law when there is a guilt verdict. Owners of a dangerous dog are required to post a warning sign, muzzle the dog when out in public, maintain bonding for the medical expenses should there be a next victim, construct a proper enclosure to protect people from the dog, and register the dog with the state so that no unsuspecting family adopts the dog in the future without being warned about its history. Please let your state representatives and state senators know you care about the safety of children and neighborhoods. No one should have to feel unsafe in their own neighborhood!