Petition to Megan Brennan, USPS
Hazard pay for all USPS EMPLOYEES!!
As we get deeper and deeper into this Coronavirus epidemic postal employees are being forced to work and do overtime upwards of 12 hours a day. As of this present time there have been Upwards of more than 40 confirmed cases of coronavirus with-in the United States Postal Service. From dealing with the day-to-day struggles of rain, sleet snow, hail or no AC in postal vehicles limited heating in postal vehicles no innovations in carriers delivery methods no innovations in protection clothing or any other areas of the post office. Megan Brennan USPS CEO hasn’t sent any supplies such as had sanitizer or mask for employees protection, she made a very vague statement which basically read her employees should follow CDC guidelines. Blood, sweat, and tears postal employees carrier this company on their backs day in and day out at the expense of time with our families, wear and tear on our bodies, mental and emotional abuse from USPS management. We are demanding hazard pay for working during Coronavirus considering we are essential during this epidemic we should at be paid for it. The union is no help to employees during this at all they should be fighting for this hazard pay or threatening for another shutdown. We have to get louder post office!! Hopefully this is an outlet to make change happen.
Petition to Massachusetts House Of Representatives, Massachusetts Senate, Charlie Baker
MBTA Essential Workers Support Bill #HD.4970. We Need The Legislature To Support Us!
MBTA Essential Workers on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis Support Bill #HD.4970: An Act relative to state employees performing core functions As public transportation workers at the MBTA, we take our responsibility to the public good of the Metro Boston area and the Commonwealth very seriously. During this public health crisis, we recognize more than ever how much people depend on us to be a vital service in their lives. We work with a high level of professionalism every day to transport those people as best we can under incredible amounts of stress, uncertainty, danger, and the high risk of potentially contracting this deadly virus, COVID-19. Everyday we see our co-workers continue to test positive for COVID-19 which strikes fear in all of our hearts. We’ve experienced the tremendous loss of a colleague and we face the finality of death together. Never did any one of us ever imagine we would be forced into the predicament of potentially putting our lives on the line every day while we continue to serve the Commonwealth as essential employees. We have been left to fight for our own personal protection equipment just like all frontline essential employees. We have watched other essential employees be provided streamlined testing for COVID-19 while wondering if we may someday get our turn. We do our best to perform our duties in the face of these hazards without complaint but can’t help feeling very alone sometimes. In the words of Tony Utano, President of Transport Workers United Local 100 in New York, “Dedication and duty does not mean using transit workers as cannon fodder.” The frontline workers of the MBTA, members of many different united unions, will always continue to serve the great people of this Commonwealth that we all love, even in the face of this immense challenge and trying times. We support Bill.HD.4970 as validation that our service matters, our lives matter, and that our legislative leaders recognize the moral obligation they have to serve us in our time of need. This petition is signed by active duty, frontline, essential workers of the MBTA who support Bill. HD.4970 and people who agree that essential workers deserve your consideration in this piece of legislation. We’ve seen many private companies do the right thing for their frontline essential employees but as public sector employees we need our legislatures to do the right thing for us. We urge you to not only support it but to do your part in ensuring it becomes reality.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Mitch McConnell, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, Charles E. Schumer, Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Schatz, Mazie K. Hirono, Hawaii State Senate, Hawaii State House, David Ige, Ken Ito, Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Laura H. Thielen, Ronald D. Kouchi, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, Ed Case, Sean Hannity, Sean P. Duffy, Sean Patrick Maloney, Marco Rubio, Nydia M. Velázquez, Kamala D. Harris, Kamala Harris, David Sampson, Jimi Grande, Tom Glassic, California State Senate, California Governor, Vicente González, Joe Donnelly
Compel Government to support Small Businesses who had Business Interruption Coverages
A petition to -Support Small and Medium Businesses who have paid in good faith for Business Interruption CoverageThe goal of this petition is to compel the government, both state and federal to work in coordination with private insurance companies for the immediate benefit of small and medium sized businesses that are the back bone of America.. At this unprecedented time in American history, there is no better and quicker way to do this than to utilize the existing structure of insurance companies to get funds immediately into the hands of small and medium sized businesses who have paid for business interruption coverage, and whose claims are now being denied as a result of State mandated Covid-19 business closures. We believe that notwithstanding ANY exception or exclusion contained in the fine print of any insurance policy - The Federal Government in partnership with the insurance companies should immediately accept and handle business interruption insurance claims in the same way that the Federal Government has budgeted and mandated that banks extend paycheck loans and and individual state unemployment offices extend and enhance unemployment benefits to both W-2 employees and now, as never before, to 1099 subcontractors. I urge everyone to please sign this petition to compel the government as well as our insurance companies to work together for the best interest of small and medium sized businesses to facilitate the immediate payment of business interruption claims. Loans should be the last option, not our first or only option! The very existence of many businesses and jobs are at stake.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, Greg Abbott, United States Department of Health and Human Services
Hazardous pay for healthcare workers
I am aware of the coronovirus situation we are facing. This is more serious than people are taking it. As a Respiratory therapist I am considered to be most exposed to these type of patients. Rather intubating a patient who comes in with respiratory distress, or administering nebulizers, placing patient on Bipap or Vapotherms, High flow oxygen devices. I am the one who manages the Ventilator. I am the airway I will be in the patients face and be at risk. Like many times before with other situations a patient comes in and the whole ER staff is exposed later finding out that we were exposed to this patient and now have to get testing and take special medications for example being exposed to TB and having to be medicated for 3 months; or meningitis and having to be medicated. This Coronovirus is much more serious and has proven to be more deadly. We are supposed to be at social distancing however as a healthcare provider I cannot stay home we have to come to work in any situation and care for patients. I love what I do however I don’t feel we are recognized enough for what we do. Please allow us a raise or at least HAZARDOUS PAY throughout the healthcare system immediately! Thanks
Petition to Governor Tom Wolf - Pennsylvania, PA Rep. Mike Turzai, PA Senator Joseph Scarnati, Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate
Allow Pennsylvania licensees to sell spirits for take-out & delivery thru 12/31/20
The COVID pandemic has shut down non-essential businesses, but Pennsylvania has decided that grocery stores and beer distributors (as well as our local brewers, distillers, and vintners!) can stay open. That still leaves the market for legal alcohol sadly underserved. The State Stores are closed, and the PLCB's website is proving unable to meet customer demand. Individual statewide deliveries from only three warehouses put added stress on a delivery chain that's needed for medical supplies. There is a simple, elegant solution that has benefits for all: allow Pennsylvania's restaurants, taverns, and beer distributors to sell wine, beer, spirits, and cider for take-out and local delivery. Ontario just made a similar allowance through the end of the year. Given the current devastating restrictions on the restaurant and hospitality industry, there is a strong likelihood that many of these businesses will close and never re-open. Every one of them will leave unemployed citizens, blighted neighborhoods, weakened banks; shocks that will echo throughout the state. If these businesses are to remain open in order to rehire laid-off employees after the emergency, they need every opportunity to stay afloat. We need to allow them to create profit where they can, and they can fill the hole that the State Stores have left. Restaurant people are licensed, trained, and motivated. They are already paying their taxes on every bottle sold. Most of them already have an inventory of spirits that is a frozen asset. Let them sell that and make money to pay employees, rent, utilities, and debt, a chance to re-open fully when the crisis abates. Beer distributors, also licensed and trained, need to be allowed to sell wine and spirits simply in the name of fairness. They are doing their part to serve Pennsylvania citizens' needs in the crisis, they deserve to continue to survive this. The PLCB's wholesale arm is supplying large customers, like supermarket chains, with wine. In the name of fairness, in the name of economic survival, they need to supply all licensees who can safely do take-out or delivery sales in their neighborhoods. The addition of spirits to trucks that are already on the road is a no-brainer answer to the problem of spirit sales to citizens (without the risks of statewide home delivery). Infrastructure is already in place, or can be put in place quickly with the assistance of the PLCB's wholesale suppliers, who have already offered to help. That means more jobs for Pennsylvanians. There is no good reason why this should not be allowed. The only thing holding it back is laws that were put in place as much as 85 years ago. That was a different time; Prohibition was repealed to help meet an economic crisis. Once again, we find ourselves in very different times, and new laws are needed to meet new crises. Help the hospitality industry now, and change this rule immediately. This can make a huge difference to the future of literally thousands of small businesses, and tens of thousands of employees, across Pennsylvania.
Petition to Preferred Campus Management, American campus communities, University of Central Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis, The White House, Florida Representitives, Mayor Buddy Dyer
Allow Students Who Live Off-Campus to Terminate Their Lease
Many students, like me, and their families lost their job due to COVID-19 and are not able to afford their rent. UCF asked students to return to their permanent residence yet the off-campus housing apartments are still charging us rent and threatening late fees/penalties and giving us slim to no options. Students have enough debt as it is this is just added pressure during extremely unprecedented and difficult times. The UCF Interim President, Thad Seymour, Jr. sent out a letter to all off-campus student housing managers requesting them to work with students on a case by case basis and to consider granting early lease terminations, as UCF has begun processing refunds for on-campus student housing. UCF sent an alert to all students (attached) stating the following: "UCF Alert UCF Alert - Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:32 PM "UCF has taken strategic actions to depopulate the campus over the past several weeks. By tonight, students who reside in UCF Housing should have returned to their permanent residences. Those with extenuating circumstances remaining on campus and students in off-campus housing must abide by the order. Students currently off campus should not return to UCF until further notice." According to this UCF Bulletin dated 3/25/2020, students were asked to return to their permanent residents, and therefore by following pertinent instructions from the direction of their university, we are now prejudiced to be held accountable for our lease obligations. Since students were informed from UCF that the rest of their spring and summer semesters will be online and stay home at their permanent resides, therefore the remainder of our leases should be terminated as most Spring/Summer leases end in July 31, 2020. The off-campus affiliated housing facilities including Plaza on University, Knights Circle, The Retreat, The Station, The Point, Mercury 3100 and many more complexes are holding students at bay by threatening consequences if payments are not made in the timely fashion. They are blatantly breaking the law and taking advantage of college students and again giving us incredible stress when President Trump distinctly gave a reprieve to help those affected during this astounding economic collapse, from the horrid pandemic. THEY ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF STUDENTS THIS MUST END AND WE MUST BE ALLOWED TO TERMINATE OUR LEASES IF WE CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY THEM!!!!
Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, NYSCOPBA
NEW YORK STATE GIVE CORRECTION OFFICER'S MASKS for COVID19!
In this time of a Pandemic from COVID19, Correction Officers are front line with the inmate population within Prison walls. Cuffing, frisking, transferring inmates IS a contact task within a confined space & certainly NOT 6 feet apart. State Troopers have been authorized to wear masks for such tasks as pulling over vehicles while OUTSIDE!!! BOTH Correction Officers & State Troopers ARE FIRST RESPONDERS as well as CIVIL SERVANTS. Level the playing field & give ALL Law Enforcement & Peace Officers the masks NEEDED to ensure safety in public health to all during this historical time. COVID19 IS a MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Give CORRECTION OFFICERS SUPPORT with this simple gesture. Having a MASK will give them a peace of mind to be able to do their job & ensure their health when at work & their families health at home. CORRECTION OFFICERS ARE ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL & FIRST RESPONDERS! Come together as ONE NATION that protects ALL!!! PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO SUPPORT ALL OUR BOYS & GIRLS IN BLUE!
Petition to Bob Duff, Mayor Harry Rilling, City of Norwalk
Norwalk Against Littergloves
I, Lindsay Lewis, a resident of Norwalk am starting this petition on behalf of other residents of Norwalk to address the ongoing littering of worn gloves, masks, wipes, and other used materials in places other than designated litter receptacles. I am requesting for an official order be brought forth throughout the city of Norwalk to prevent individuals from disposing of their litter on the ground. I believe most have noticed this, including yourself, and feel most unsettled at the blatant disregard for our city and its residents and visitors. According to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Connecticut has had an anti-litter law since around 1897. Around that time, fines were set at $20 if caught throwing your trash out on highways or streets. Littering has since been made an infraction and while an infraction is not a crime, it is against the law to litter. (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection 2020) The Connecticut Anti-Litter Law CGS Sec. 22a-250: "No person shall throw, scatter, spill or place or cause to be blown, scattered, spilled, thrown or placed, or otherwise disposed of any litter upon any public property in this state or upon any private property in this state not owned by him, or in any waters of this state..." CGS Sec. 22a-248 defines "Litter" as "...any discarded, used or unconsumed substance or waste material, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, any bottle, jar or can, or any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material which has not been deposited in a litter receptacle." With this said, our city of Norwalk has noticed a new trend amidst the COVID-19 pandemic; though far from trendy. Individuals are irresponsibly discarding their worn gloves, face masks, wipes, and other used items on the ground. We refer to these individuals as “Littergloves” also known as litterbugs. While most public places have litter receptacles located throughout for the purpose of using them, it appears to be easier for some to simply chuck the worn and possibly infectious items on the grounds of these highly footed areas. Our question is, why? Why is this happening and what is being done to mitigate the likelihood of such offensive behavior? We are aware this is happening at a nation-wide level, yet our residency lies in Norwalk. We need to be especially vigilant of our own actions now more than ever. We need to do whatever we can to contain this virus and slow the spread, which includes placing our own litter into the garbage. We need to do better; as a city, as a community, as people. We are urging our city officials to take immediate action on this probable offense. Please carefully consider the following actions: •An official order for the city of Norwalk to abide by. This alone can deter littergloves from irresponsible discarding of their litter. •Posting visible signage in public areas of Norwalk with said orders. Increases awareness.•Urging businesses in Norwalk to post similar signage. Increases awareness. •Imposing strict fines on individuals (littergloves) caught in the act of littering any discarded materials as defined above as “litter” anywhere other than litter receptacles. Similar to cell phone use while driving fines, the first offense will start at $150, the second offense will increase to $300, and so on. •Urging those who witness someone littering to report the incident. Capturing photo, video, and details of location and persons can help. In essence, if you see something, say something. This can also help law enforcement figure out which areas need to be patrolled more than others. •Litter receptacles placed at each cart return area of grocery store parking lots. This seems to be one of our biggest problem areas. •Bag stands placed at each litter receptacle. Similar to that of pet waste bag stands for individuals to bag and tie their used items before placing in receptacles. This will also provide an extra layer of protection for those essential workers handling our garbages. It is our hope the above actions would prevent such individuals from littering and keep our residents and visitors of Norwalk safe and healthy throughout this troubling time. Your responsiveness to the city’s concerns thus far make us certain that you will give weight to these requests. Thank you for your time and urgent attention to this matter. Sincerely, Lindsay Lewis References “Litter.” CT.gov, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Reduce-Reuse-Recycle/Municipal-Recycling-Resource-Center/Litter.