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Save our historic Casa Linda Plaza trees from demolition!

The historic Casa Linda Plaza shopping center is scheduled for demolition/renovation by EDENS property management as of today. Plans involve replacing the original, 75yr old trees for parking spaces. This center is a staple to our community, these trees are habitat to many local wildlife, and are some of the last remaining original features to this landmark site.  We are meeting with the EDENS team next Tuesday; they have told City Councilman Mark Clayton they will hold off on tree removal until our meeting. Our aim is to preserve these trees and allow the rest of the development to proceed forward. There is no "replacement" for a 75yr old tree- no matter how many small trees are planted. Please sign our petition, show your support, and say NO! to demolishing our beautiful trees! “EDENS' purpose is to enrich community, and these redevelopment initiatives will be rooted in and reflective of East Dallas.”- Tom Kiler, Managing Director at EDENS.  We can't be "rooted in" if you destroy our roots! Please save our trees from demolition. Whether its 5 trees or 50... these trees have spent years growing roots in our community, as we have as well. Edens' mission statement is to "Enrich community through human engagement."  We ARE the community; we were not consulted or brought in to the conversation when these plans were approved. Nor were we consulted when EDENS put an end to our annual historic Christmas tree...If they're truly interested in enriching the community and driving prosperity into the spaces we CHOOSE to frequent and give business to, they will meet the needs and desires of our community.  "East Dallas is the Best Dallas" -Dowdy Studio Thank you all so much, Casa Linda, Casa Haven, Forest Hills, Lochwood and all East Dallas neighbors

Taylor Slovak
6,642 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Ydanis Rodriguez, Gale Brewer, Shahabuddeen Ally, Steve Banks

Take Back Community Programs at NYC's Fort Washington Armory!

Please sign this Petition for Change and take BACK Community programs to NYC's Fort Washington Armory.  Please help children, youth, adults and families in dire need in Washington Heights/Inwood and Upper Manhattan. By signing this Petition you are helping to advocate for the utilization and public use of New York City's Fort Washington Armory at 168th Street. The Armory Foundation is overcharging nonprofit groups and not utilizing this city building to help create community programs. In the video above you can see a Community Leader speak of the atrocities going on at The Fort Washington Armory by The Armory Foundation and many others. This campaign will help Open Access to community programs and space at NYC Fort Washington Armory.  Norbert Sander, in DNAInfo, past President, states.."It just happens to be in Washington Heights?” (By Lindsay Armstong October 30, 2014). Children have been denied access to programs and non-profit groups are being charged exorbitant fees (see articles below in updates).   Email for more information and The Armory 168's spokesperson will contact you.    Armory 168 recently received the below email/letter from John Doe, (full version below under "petition letter) "What has happened at the Armory is a travesty to the children of Washington Heights and the entire city of New York!" John Doe The letter documents parts of the "travesty" that have taken place at the Fort Washington Armory. To see the full text, look under Petition letter section. Unfortunately, the Armory, “which just happens to be in Washington Heights”, has forgotten about the needs of this community and it has lost sight of its original mission.  A change in leadership and policy is needed immediately and the only way that this will happen is through informed pressure from our community, local politicians and a boycott/protest of the prestigious Millrose Games. As The Armory Foundation, Jon Schindel and Rita Finkel, and company try to rally support at the upcoming community board meeting, it is important that the information in this letter be shared and investigated.  Our children, our student-athletes, our coaches, parents, and residents deserve better." John Doe By signing this Petition you are helping to advocate for utilization of a public space for children, youth, adults and families at the Fort Washington Armory.

Fort Washington
306 supporters