Petition to United Parcel Service
Demand UPS provide Air Conditioning to all drivers
As a nurse of 20 years, I’ve seen dozens of patients who have suffered from heat stroke. Last summer, my husband -- a UPS delivery driver -- was one of them. In all but one state, UPS does not provide air conditioning for their drivers -- even in the blistering summer heat. Join me in demanding that UPS keep their employees safe by adding AC to their delivery trucks. After several days of working in the humid August heat in 2016, my husband woke up feeling ill. Hours later, he was in the emergency room and his kidneys were failing. My husband was re-hydrated and stabilized by a team of doctors. He was one of the lucky ones. Drivers like my husband are at incredibly high risk during summer months, when temperatures in their trucks can climb to 180 degrees. As a result, they can face dehydration and heat stroke, which can have life-threatening consequences. Because UPS won’t protect their employees, drivers like my husband are forced to protect themselves. He tries to save his vacation for the hottest weeks of the year, but it’s nearly impossible to predict. After 14 years as a dedicated employee of UPS, I can’t believe my husband has to worry about his safety at work. UPS: We know you care about your service, now show us that you also care about your people. No one should have to go to work not knowing if they are going to make it home. Sign now to demand that UPS protect their employees.
Petition to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Plea for Adequate Housing for Transitioning Foster Youth and Alumni
Many thanks to Representative Mike Turner, and to his legislative aide Dan Hare,As foster care youth and alumni, we urge federal legislators to support the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act. This bill is youth-driven in every sense, because the only reason it exists is that current and former foster youth volunteered their time for six years in a row to travel to DC and educate federal decision-makers about the Foster Care to Homeless Pipeline. It makes no sense for our nation to be able to so clearly identify and anticipate this need, and not to proactively address it. For our population, the need for housing supports when we age out of foster care is entirely predictable. You know who we are, where we are, and at what date we will transition from the foster care system to adulthood. This nation doesn’t act upon the anticipation of foster youth homelessness until it’s too late. Foster care youth and alumni deserve equal opportunities like our peers in society. Foster youth should have a system to fall back on. Finding housing during this time of transition is difficult, due to lack of a support system, lack of financial stability, and limited housing options. Even if we find initial housing, it can be difficult to maintain adequate funding and safe living conditions. Not caring about this need comes with a price tag, and the biggest cost is missed opportunities. Lack of adequate transitional housing for foster youth is detrimental to our mental health, safety and self-sufficiency. When foster care youth chronically worried about shelter, food and safety, this can undermine our capacity to grow, and keep us in arrested development. Living in day-today “survival mode undermines our chances of achieving our goals for the future. It increases the risk that we will become chronically homeless in the future. If our nation truly cares about ending youth homelessness, then our situation as foster youth is the very easiest situation in the nation to address - and this bill offers a clear way to address it. It is bipartisan, cost-neutral and relies on existing resources. If we assist in ending the Foster Care to Homelessness Pipeline, then we can help mold self-sufficient and contributing members of society.We, in turn, pledge to help with efforts to help other homeless youth who do not come from our situation. Our firsthand experience has made us passionate about improving outcomes for foster youth, because we know what it’s like to have literally no one to rely on. If you can address the needs of our population, which are entirely predictable and can be proactively addressed, that will free up future funding to assist other young people in need.
Petition to Colorado State Legislature and Denver City Council
Make Lemonade Stands Legal for Kids in Colorado
Sign the petition to take a stand for kids lemonade stands to make them legal for our children in Colorado! And across the country! We are making progress. Your signature matters- thank you! After a whirlwind summer that began when my three little boys' neighborhood charity lemonade stand was shut down by police and we were told we needed multiple permits, we have since taken a stand! I recently met with a Colorado State Senator who has agreed to work on 2019 legislation, "Legalize Lemonade Stands and Other Businesses Run by Kids." I spoke at Denver City Council's Public Forum, and they too are working on changing the laws for Denver. New York has announced they will make updates. We can do this, one city and state at a time! To STAY INFORMED about updates on the progress of law changes, media changes, and news across the country, sign up for our mailing list at http://www.lemonadestandmama.com or email: email@example.com. We need LOTS OF HELP to make this happen. JOIN US! I will also be providing updates on: Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lemonadestandmama Twitter: https://twitter.com/lemonadestandma Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lemonadestandmama Recent National Media: CBS This Morning July 24, 2018 The Wall Street Journal July 23, 2018 Fox and Friends July 24, 2018 In 2017, Austin Texas and the state of Utah signed laws to make occasional childhood lemonade stands safe and legal for our kids. Our kids deserve this protection in Colorado too, and across the country! Utah Lemonade Stand Law Passes Austin Texas 2017- City Council Law Change- Kids Lemonade Stands Now Legal A childhood lemonade stand is symbolic of many of the values that this country was founded upon, including valuable lessons of entrepreneurship and charity. We want to encourage the future leaders of our nation. Did you have to worry about permit laws during your childhood lemonade stands? I know that thought never occurred to me, until we learned the hard way. Thank you for signing this! Lemonade Stand Mama, firstname.lastname@example.org
Petition to New York’s leaders
Keep Politics Out of Our Pension Funds!
More than two million state and municipal retirees who have worked hard throughout their careers, serving the public, depend on their modest pensions to support themselves and their families. And in turn, New York taxpayers depend on their public officials to fulfil their fiduciary duties and ensure that state and municipal pension funds remain fully funded. However, some of New York’s leaders are determined to foolishly and hastily force state and municipal pension funds to divest from fossil fuels as a way, they say, to combat climate change. Enough is enough! Enough is enough! If you agree that New York’s leaders shouldn’t play political games with public pensions, please sign the petition.
Petition to The Honorable Raymond Martinez, Elaine L. Chao, Donald Trump
Repeal ELD Mandate through Regulatory Review
Docket ID: DOT-OST-2017-0069-1442 #RepealELDs
On November 20, 2017, the Small Business in Transportation Coalition ("SBTC"), an industry trade group, petitioned Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") to reconsider the Electronic Logging Device ("ELD") Rule as a good candidate for repeal in response to an October 2, 2017 Notification of Regulatory Review (and request for comments to be submitted by December 1, 2017) issued by the USDOT under Docket ID: DOT-OST-2017-0069-1442. SBTC requested an emergency stay on the December 18, 2017 ELD rule effective date. On December 18, 2017, the ELD rule went into effect and the request for a stay went unanswered. On January 5, 2018, FMCSA denied SBTC's request for reconsideration as "untimely" and kicked back the exemption application suggesting it must conform to a rule that applies to exemption applications submitted by individual motor carriers. On February 1, 2018, SBTC petitioned for reconsideration of that denial pointing out the request was a timely comment under the USDOT's regulatory review notice and supplemented its request for an exemption from the ELD Rule for all owner operators and companies with less than 50 employees. On April 1, 2018, motor carriers not compliant with the ELD rule will be put out of service. I support the SBTC's efforts to repeal the ELD rule in its entirety. In the event the rule is not repealed, I support the SBTC's exemption application. #RepealELDs
Petition to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Premier Doug Ford, Minister Todd Smith, MPP Bob Bailey
End Tarion’s new home warranty monopoly NOW: Give Ontario's new home buyers a choice!
Doug Ford wants the market to dictate and so do we! It's time to end Tarion's monopoly! Justice Cunningham, in his Tarion Review, also recommended ending Tarion's monopoly: "...I am recommending the introduction of a competitive multi-provider model for warranty protection. Introducing competition should encourage continuous improvement and innovation. This in turn can lead to better consumer outcomes such as enhancements in warranty protection beyond minimum amounts..." (Justice Douglas Cunningham, Tarion Review Final Report, Dec. 16, 2016). Tarion is a private corporation created as a monopoly by the Government of Ontario to provide warranty protection to new home buyers and to regulate builders. The legislation was established in 1976 – 42 years ago – and many agree that it has never worked properly. Numerous media reports show that there are many serious problems resulting from the legislation and how Tarion is administering the legislation. It's time for Ontario to catch up to other provinces like Alberta, BC and Manitoba and offer a CHOICE of warranty providers! Sign this petition to ask Premier-Elect Ford to end Tarion’s monopoly and offer a number of warranty providers in Ontario -- like Justice Cunningham recommended -- and like other Canadian provinces are doing. It's time for Ontario to catch up!
Petition to Jared Huffman, Sherrod Brown, Keith Ellison, Nancy Pelosi, Chellie Pingree, Jared Polis, Barbara Lee, Dianne Feinstein, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, John Garamendi, Jerry McNerney, Jackie Speier, Maxine Waters, Anna Eshoo, John Larson, Suzan DelBene, Jim McGovern, Seth Moulton, Chris Van Hollen, Raul Grijalva, Barbara Boxer, Xavier Becerra
Field 21 million American World Service/Jobs Corps volunteers over the next 27 years.
People's Lobby's citizen-initiated proposed law will produce a robust, peaceful, productive national service program that helps our military volunteers create smarts, security, jobs, and a growing middle class. The AWSC National Service proposed bill is at http://peopleslobby.us/awsc-congressional-proposal Imagine if 20 million Peace Corps Volunteers had served since 1961 rather than barely over 200,000... if the same increase applied to such do-good organizatiions like VISTA, AmeriCorps, do-good NGOs, etc... Imagine if People's Lobby Inc. (PLI) Joint US-USSR Peace Corps, which inspired Congresswomn Boxer to introduce it as HR 1807 in 1989, had by now produced 100,000 Russians and Americans who had served together as PCVs. Imagine if this ambitious, educational,enriching, and unifying national service program were funded with potentially no cost to tax payers http://peopleslobby.us/awsc/financing-awsc/ thanks to its non-traditional funding mechanisms, Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge, and growing public awareness of huge inequities Would the world be a better, healthier place? Nixon opened China. Press Trump's Congress to inspire, move and open the US, Russia, and other nations to peaceful robust AWSC National Service. Without money, PLI needs citizen pressure to attract strong original sponsors to introduce the AWSC Congressional Proposals. PLI then needs your continued citizen support to add cosponsors and pass the legislation. This interactive letter to Congressional reps offers citizens the opportunity to press your representative to sponsor the AWSCNS Congressional Proposals that will create jobs, expand common sense, and strengthen public policies from the grassroots on up. To sign the petition, click the "Take Action" or "Sign" button to the right under Uncle Sammy. www.peopleslobby.us Recruit supporters by clicking the brown E-mail widget (or Facebook or Twitter - @attiladl https://twitter.com/attiladl ) in the right column and mailing the note there to some of your friends. You can follow some AWSC news by liking our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-World-Service-Corps/108491385864236 Read op-eds http://opednews.com/author/author6270.html Become an OPED fan of PLI Executive Director Dwayne Hunn in order to be notified of opeds and forward to others. And if you want to painlessly raise revenues that built America's once vibrant Middle Class click to: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/reinstitute_tax_brackets_that_grew_a_middle_class
Petition to U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Attention real estate investors: cancel the registered trademark " We Buy Houses "
You might find this hard to believe, but the phrase "We Buy Houses" is a registered trademark. The current owner of the trademark ( X5 Ventures LLC / WeBuyHouses.com ) is attempting to force real estate investors into giving up their websites, social media, and marketing materials if the investor uses this term in their real estate marketing, even though their actual trademark (as it is registered) is only for specific printed marketing and educational materials. These tactics are disrupting investor's businesses and causing great monetary loss to many small business owners. Here is an email that they sent out and it is similar to many other emails they are sending to investors all over the country: http://webuyhousesflorida.com/TrademarksEmail.pdf . You can read what they have to say about themselves at: http://ip.webuyhouses.com/trademarks/buy-houses-trademarks . If you google the phrase "we buy houses trademark" you will see all the trouble being caused. We want to have this trademark canceled altogether because the phrase "We Buy Houses" is a common term describing what real estate investors do for a living and should not be trademarked at all, let alone be used to put other investors out of business or force them to pay thousands of dollars to the trademark owner to buy a "license" to use the phrase. You can see the trademark yourself at: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-application-process/search-trademark-database under the basic word mark search "We Buy Houses" with registration #3149336 and registration date 9/26/2006. Join the petition and let's get this trademark canceled once and for all !