Petition to Walmart
Give Robert (Bob) Caetta his job back
Bob has worked at Streetsboro Walmart for about 5 years as a greeter and customer host. Always happy, smiling and laughing, customers looked forward to seeing him as they entered and exited the store. Bob was not only a greeter, though; he was a thorough worker, diligently scanning all unbagged items and matching items up with customer receipts. I noticed Bob's absence last week, but waited a few days, thinking that he may have been on vacation. Worried about his well being, I posted my concern on a social media platform only to find out that Bob was put on an unpaid leave because, after 5 years, Walmart has determined that Bob cannot perform the functions of his greeter job. Bob ALWAYS did his job and he did it well, with enough cheer to light up your darkest day. He was able to comfort sad children, direct customers to find products in the store, and make your whole shopping experience nothing less than delightful. Bob was one of the greatest assets for Streetsboro Walmart; the happiness that he brought to all of us customers is something that no amount of money can buy and we want him back. It only takes a minute to sign and share this petition. You may feel that something like this won't help, but it will. Your heart will feel better and Bob will know that we care and are truly trying.
Petition to Andrew M. Cuomo, James G. Skoufis, Aileen Gunther, Karl Brabenec, Jonathan G. Jacobson, Colin J. Schmitt, Peter B. Harckham, Thomas P. DiNapoli, Monica R. Martinez
38 years as a dedicated New York State Employee and Pension Denied. Justice For Kathy!
My name is Michael Hoard and I am defending my deceased wife in the state's denial of her pension after 38 years of dedicated service. From her hospital bed on October 18, 2019, we filled out her retirement paper work and had it notarized. On October 19, 2019, I over-night mailed the forms to the New York State and Local Retirement System (NYSLRS). She chose October 21, 2019 as her retirement date on the form. My wife suffered from Stage 4 Lung Cancer for two years. During the week preceding us filling out her Retirement Form, she had suffered a heart attack and at least two strokes, complications from cancer. In addition, I learned that the cancer had started spreading like a wildfire throughout her body. This is the reason we rushed her retirement pack to the state. Over the past year she refused to retire and collect disability, which probably would have earned her more money than she made actually going to work. But she was a fighter and loved her job and the people she worked with, so she kept telling me, "Just another year." On October 25, 2019, Kathy passed away in our new home under Hospice Care. She had only been able to enjoy this home for three weeks before I had to bring her to the hospital. I think we were both guilty of being in denial where the disease was concerned. You see, up to just weeks before her death we would go fishing from our Kayak and live life pretty close to normal. The treatments were working to keep the tumors stable. The sickness associated with treatment would cause her to miss a few days a month from work and occasionally she would have to leave early, but she was a soldier at heart and kept moving forward, striving to live the life she loved. Instead of giving up when she learned of the cancer she began to shine brighter than she ever had before. She dedicated her life to helping others with this horrible disease. We started a team, Kathy's Team Fist Bump, which raised over $8,500 in two years as participants in the Pine Bush, NY, Relay For Life Event. We started an online Journal/Blog (Diagnosed With Cancer, What Now? Kathy’s Team Fist Bump Shares Their Experience.) to help others through the confusing maze of challenges a patient and/or caregiver must go through before treatment can finally begin. This post has well over 9,000 views from around the world! We also started a book together that would be a continuation of the Journal to help those newly diagnosed with cancer. These are just a few of the reasons Kathy deserves what she has earned. She never wanted to cheat people, only help them. And to have such an inspirational person to literally thousands of others cheated after death, and by an employer that she has given so much too, makes this an unbelievable tragedy in today's world. On 12/13/19, I sat down for an interview with News 12 reporter Nikita Ramos to discuss a Senate Bill that is currently stalled at a special committee, and has been since June. This bill will defend others like me that witnessed their loved ones fill out their State Retirement paperwork only to lose them before the 15 days the state demands had passed. Click the following link to view my interview: Interview with News12 Listening to Senator Peter Harckham's statement following my interview I have a strong suspicion that this bill will never pass. To safeguard against this I am starting this petition so that Kathy's Rights are honored before the bill fails, at which time, I'm sure they will use that as more ammunition to fight us. After contacting friends, co-workers of Kathy and myself, and elected officials, the New York State Comptroller's office received numerous calls. Since 12/6/19, I have received two phone calls from the New York State Retirement System with offers, which are really nothing more than offers to send me the benefits I, as the beneficiary, am entitled to as things stand now. It's called an Ordinary Death Benefit, which is paid to the beneficiary of a deceased state employee that has not retired yet. Once Governor Cuomo approves Senate Bill S5763B, then I will be able to collect the Post Retirement Death Benefit, which includes the pension she earned. KEY WORDS: "Once Governor Cuomo approves Senate Bill S5763B". They say it like it's a guaranteed thing. I continue to explain to them that Kathy wanted to retire on October 21, 2019. She knew she wasn't capable of working any longer. The state, if you think of it like I am, as her husband, forced her to work longer than she was capable. The state changed her retirement date to November 3, 2019. Kathy passed away on October 25, 2019, allowing them to simply classify her death for Ordinary Death Benefits and save the money she had earned as a retiree. I gave the October 21st retirement date she had chosen to her friends so they could coordinate a type of retirement celebration for her even though the strokes had taken her movement and voice away. When I told them the new retirement date the state had picked no one visited on October 21st. And no one visited on November 3rd either because she had already died. So, can you see how this affects me, her husband? She has hosted so many retirement parties over the years and she couldn't wait for her own, but it would never be because of this law...or forced labor. That's actually how I'm starting to see it and it angers me! I am very confused, uncertain, and terrified that I won’t be able to honor my wife's dying wish's. I am humbly asking for your support in finding someone that we elected into office that has enough of a human side to get this case to THE person who HAS THE POWER TO OVERTURN THIS DENIAL. You can't tell me that a convicted felon can get a pardon but someone like my wife can't be forgiven for dying 8 days before the state's chosen retirement date for her! Please sign and share so we can make this petition go viral. For those wanting to go one step further please contact Governer Cuomo and tell him what you think of this petition. (Mail: State Street, Albany, NY, 12230, Ph: 518-474-8390, Online Form: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/governor-contact-form There's Power in Numbers Because WE Elect the People Who Will Be Receiving This Petition. TAKE PART IN RIGHTING THIS HORRIBLE INJUSTICE DONE TOO MY SOULMATE AND WIFE! #kathysteamfistbump #justiceforkathy #cancersucks
Petition to Atlantic City Mayor and City Council
Oppose Atlantic City Economic Apartheid Referendum
A fraudulent Atlantic City "economic apartheid" petition, created and chaired by an Autocratic group of men, aims to take the power of the vote from the citizens of Atlantic City. Over the past several months this group of angry men misled, misinformed, and collected signatures from Atlantic City residents by "telling" them the purpose of the petition was to get guns off the streets of Atlantic City. Many of the folks who signed the petition didn't read the fine lines, which actually call for Five Council members to select a Mayor from one of the five to preside over the legislative and economic functions of Atlantic City, as well as run the day to day operations of government. So basically this will means that Atlantic City residents would have no say about who will be their Mayor, education programs or recreation centers for our children, and eliminate any chance to create local minority business enterprise participation in equitable diversity inclusion. This Atlantic City "economic apartheid" referendum will unequivocally open the Pandora Box of more local political foul play behind closed doors, political campaign contributions payoffs to influence the Five Council members decisions, casino, union bosses, and out of town developer would become the new dictators and autocratic rulers of Atlantic City, and have the absolute power to fulfill their dream of gentrifying Stanley Holmes Village and Back Maryland, versus the "power of the people" democratic vote. Atlantic City Voters, Black, White, Bangladesh, Latino, Asian, and LBGT communities, "by any means necessary" we must UNIFY, RISE, and OPPOSE the economic apartheid bondage of this unconstitutional petition to take the Power from the People of Atlantic City. May God bless our honorable endeavors awaken an Atlantic City sleeping giant, and mobilize a historic "collective community" grassroots movement to "do good while doing well!"
Petition to Edmund G. Brown Jr., California State Senate, California State House
Allow California's Prisoner Firefighters to Work Professionally After Release
California has been devastated by massive wildfires, and thousands of state prisoners have volunteered to fight the flames. Paid just $1 an hour, the state encourages low-level prisoners to risk their lives and serve alongside professional firefighters. But once inmates leave prison, they often can’t work as firefighters because of their criminal records. Despite their frontline experience, most counties in California require firefighters to become licensed emergency medical technicians (EMTs) — and that credential is often denied to anyone with a criminal record. Nearly 4,000 of California’s firefighters are state inmates, carefully selected to participate in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation CAL FIRE program. At least three inmates have died fighting these fires. It’s simply wrong to deny these men and women the ability to become firefighters after they have served their time. A steady job is one of the best ways to prevent re-offending. Restoring the right to earn an honest living is crucial for ex-offenders to regain a sense of hope and a new chance at redemption. In 2018, California passed a law that eased licensing barriers for many residents with criminal records. But that reform does not apply to firefighters. Sign our petition urging California to make it easier for formerly incarcerated people to become firefighters and EMTs after serving their time.
Petition to Elizabeth Warren, United Nations, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Ombudsman, FTC, Ralph Nader, Elizabeth Warren
Create Debt Neutrality Rights for Paying Down Credit Cards & Student Loans.
Compromise regarding consumer debt is a powerful tool. Forgiving Credit Card and Student Loan Debt can send the wrong message, but telling people to "get any job", or "get a second job" to pay their debts is flawed if the jobs don't pay enough to pay down a person's existing credit card and student loan debts. The compromise solution for those with Unending Credit Card and Student Loan Debt would be to allow a person to declare Debt Neutrality on their debt if they are experiencing a hardship in their lives. Consumers presently owe 3 trillion dollars in credit card and Student Loan Debt. Put another way, that 3 trillion in debt costs between 30 billion to 60 billion dollars EVERY MONTH in never ending interest rate charges just to keep the debt at that level! Debt Neutrality starts with those who can afford to pay down their debts without taking on any new debt, provided the interest rates, penalties and fees are discontinued on their present debts. After the first wave of consumers exercise Debt Neutrality and begin actually paying down their debts, the economy should begin improving as consumers with less and less debt actually have a touch more money to spend locally, which in turn should create new job opportunities for those still out of work. This in turn helps states and cities generate more tax revenue. The result could be a cascading affect of economic improvement that requires no government funds of any kind, just the release of the financial death grip that banking institutions have over many consumers via credit card and student loan debt. What we need is for Congress to grant Debt Neutrality Rights, and then get out of the way! Please follow the Debt Neutrality Petition on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/debtneutrality and http://www.facebook.com/debtsuspensionrights
Petition to NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, Premier Doug Ford, MPP Bob Bailey, Minister Lisa Thompson
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 People of Guam
GRAND FATHER LICENSE TO ALL PRACTICING BARBERS ON GUAM
Unlicensed barbers are everywhere on Guam, they work in barbershops and salons including people’s back yards. Since there hasn’t been a barber school on Guam, people are left with desperate situation. Therefore by law nobody without a barber license is allowed to practice barbering. With that said the board of barbering and cosmetology face a difficult task of regulating the increase illegal barbering practices. In conclusion if we grandfather the existing practicing barbers on Guam just like 20 years ago. That will assist the Guam board of cosmetology and barbering and will allow more jobs more business and most of all help the barbers of Guam
Petition to U.S. Senate
Nationalize American economy and give it under workers' control
Capitalism is unfair to workers as capitalist class prioritizes profit over workers' wellbeing. Nationalization and democratization of industry is important step towards communism: utopian, stateless, moneyless, classless society. If you won't do complete reform to socialism atleast make labor unions more influential, so workers will have a say what happens with their labor. Excessive value and profit come from worker's labor and capitalists take some value from that so they can earn millions of dollars while many people worldwide are homeless, illiterate, hungry, thirsty and sometimes even forced to send their children to perform exhausting labor. With U.S. adopting socialism as economic system, many allies will do same. And eventually workers worldwide would be liberated from oppression. Global warming- it is real and caused by mankind -would be almost non-existent if we replace capitalism with more effective system. When Stalin collectivized industry in USSR, he transformed Russia from agricultural dependent, primitive nation into one of most influential countries in 20th century. United States is already influential and developed and socialism would improve it's status even more. I hope atleast part of my petition is accepted. And remember what Karl Marx said: "Workers of the world, unite!"