Petition to City of Statesville North Carolina
Let Camping World & Gander Outdoors Fly The American Flag!
The City of Statesville has filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to require Gander RV in Statesville, NC to take down their American Flag. They are imposing a $50/day fine retroactive to 10/15/18. Many cities like Statesville have requested that Camping World and Gander Outdoors take down their American Flags. WE WON'T DO IT! Stand with us. This is about more than just the flag. This is about our Veterans, Military, and the men and women that have sacrificed for this great country. They are the reason we fly the flag and they are the reason we will NOT take it down!
Petition to New Jersey Governor, New Jersey State House, New Jersey State Senate, Phil Murphy, Josh Gottheimer
Include NJ EMS in 9/11 Disability Pension
On 9/11/01 it is estimated that 1000 first responders from New Jersey, including paramedics and EMTs, both paid and volunteer, Red Cross workers and construction workers responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Neither the hospitals nor agencies that sent these brave men and women into NYC has taken responsibility... While NJ legislation is in the works to award disability pensions to paid and volunteer firefighters who have had to leave their jobs due to problems resulting from their 9/11 response, EMS and their fellow New Jersey Resident Responders have been completely ignored! We are there when help is needed in your darkest hour but we need your help now. Please sign this petition and help NJ EMS personnel, NJ Red Cross and our fellow NJ responders get the help they so desperately need. edit: as of 6/18 there has been an addendum made to the pending NJ legislation to include SOME EMTs and paramedics BUT NOT ALL. We can’t allow 9/11 help to be given to some and not all based upon who employed them that day. They stood side by side and should be compensated with health care and disability pensions in the same way.
Petition to United States Trade Representative, Donald J. Trump
#SaveOurFireworks by Opposing the #BoomTax and Removing Fireworks from the Tariff List
Dear Friend of Fireworks, Consumer fireworks is mostly a seasonal business but we have seen growth in year round sales as interest and use continues to grow. Our industry has an annual economic impact of nearly $900 million in consumer sales and there is no sign in it slowing down. Our industry and customers are now facing a new challenge with steep tariffs on our devices. The Trump Administration has proposed a 25 percent tariff on select imports from China and fireworks is on the list. It’s important to understand that our only source for nearly all of today’s consumer fireworks is China. With the regulatory and wage environment in America today, very little if any consumer fireworks can be produced here. This proposed tariff is an excise tax resulting in an estimated $200 million in increased cost for the consumer at the point of sale. Or as we call it, the #BoomTax. The distributors and retailers who deal in fireworks around the Fourth of July are primarily small family-run businesses and non-profit organizations. The fireworks stands and tents we either operate or sell to in grocery store parking lots and on the roadsides serve as fundraising opportunities for organizations like school boosters, churches and veterans’ organizations. This unfair tax will raise the cost of firework devices significantly, hurting the very organizations that make up the fabric of America. Fireworks are one of the few things that bring our communities and neighborhoods together in the celebration of freedom and we need a little more of that in today’s America. They’re both safe and affordable and we need to keep them that way. So say no to the #BoomTax. Join us in signing the petition telling United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and the Trump Administration to remove fireworks from the proposed tariff list. Sincerely, National Fireworks Association
Petition to United Parcel Service, Chris Smith, Congressman Tony Cardenas
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 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Premier Doug Ford, MPP Bob Bailey, Minister Bill Walker
End Tarion’s new home warranty monopoly NOW: Give Ontarians a choice!
Why has Doug Ford changed his tune since he became premier? Why has he not ended Tarion's monopoly? Could it be that he is now more interested in catering to builders/developers than protecting Ontario's consumers? Tarion has been studied for decades - the problems are well known. Numerous media reports show that there are many serious problems resulting from the legislation and how Tarion is administering the legislation. Unfortunately, on Feb. 20, 2019, Minister Walker announced that his government needs up to another 9 or 10 months to make a decision on whether to end Tarion's monopoly. This was such a disappointment! As the Ford government stalls, each month the Ford government is FORCING approximately 5,000 families who purchase newly built homes to also purchase a warranty from the monopoly Tarion - a mandatory warranty that many agree is little to no good. What happened to Ford's slogan "for the people"? Justice Cunningham, who was hired by the Ontario Government to conduct an independent review of Tarion, ultimately concluded that Tarion basically needs to be dismantled. Justice Cunningham laid out a comprehensive plan forward, with 37 recommendations, including 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..." (Tarion Review Final Report, Dec. 16, 2016). 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 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 Walmart
Bring Back & Offer Layaway Year round - Not just at Christmas time
I love that Walmart offers Layaway during the christmas shopping season. Actually starting in September and going till like a week before Christmas. I love that!!!! I remember when Walmart offered Layaway YEAR ROUND and then some years ago for whatever reason they took it away. But, continued to offer it at Christmas time. This petition is to PETITION and send the message that I am sure i am not the only person and customer who loves shopping at Walmart. That would love to see Walmart bring back and OFFER Layaway Year round. As they do not do that currently do so except for Jewelry. We want YOU (Walmart) to offer Layaway on all PRODUCTS year round and including Christmas time. You all could offer where customers can initiate and start layaway contracts online and in store and be able to make payments both online and in store to. Offer 2 month (8 wk), 3 month (12 wk), up to 6-9 month layaway terms. with reasonable/ affordable payments (amounts) and initiation and cancellation (where applicable) fees. Please listen and cater to your customer base and bring back LAYAWAY (YEAR ROUND) this also would be in addition to other walmart.com services you offer such as pick up today and site to store. This WOULD NOT REPLACE EITHER OF THOSE.
Petition to Senator Patty Murray, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Maria Cantwell, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Dan Newhouse
Job Corps being taken over from Forest Service.
3000 students and over 1100 forest service federal employees will be out of jobs and training programs if Sectretaries Acosta and Perdue get their way. Job Corps serves low income and disadvantaged youth aged 16 to 24. This is slated to happen by September 20th 2019. If it goes as DOL and USDA proposes, 3000 students in the program face either being sent home or relocation under new leadership. 1100 devoted federal workers would be laid off for cheaper wages. Job Corps and the Civilian Conservation Corps serve to connect young people with training in vocational education and wildfire fighting. We need those skills in our society and our disadvantaged students need an education when they fall through the cracks. Don't end a 60 year proven program that serves its people. Send a strong message to congress that vocational education, our youth and our faithful public employees do not deserve this. Save the Forest Service Job Corps!