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environmental issues

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Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to American people with a moral conscience

Declaration repudiating Trump and Trumpism

Declaration repudiating Donald Trump, his words and actions, and asserting his essential and irremediable unfitness to serve as President of the United States of America We strongly and unequivocally believe it to be the responsibility of every citizen in a properly functioning democracy and normal political environment to accept the outcome of an election freely and fairly conducted and to acknowledge, despite differences of opinion with regard to public policy and political-economic philosophy, those declared winners of such an election as the electorate’s legitimate leaders and representatives. When, however, the citizens are asked to choose between doing what is morally right and carrying out what is their customary responsibility in a democratic society to accept an election outcome, an extraordinary situation has arisen. No citizen should feel or be compelled to take a position for the sake of political expedience that is in violation of fundamental and universal moral principles. In such instance, the citizens have a right – and even a responsibility – to take a stand against an immoral outcome which has been deceitfully attained. That right and responsibility may reach so far as to repudiate the declared winner of such election. To recognize as legitimate such a declared winner of an election would be to commit an immoral act, and no political authority or system can rightfully oblige the citizenry to commit a shameful act which is offensive to fundamental and universally recognized morality. Whereas Donald Trump as a presidential candidate, his key staff, and many of his supporters made explicitly clear during the campaign that they would not feel compelled to accept the outcome of the election if they were to lose, Whereas Donald Trump and elements of the Republic Party ran a campaign based and built upon divisiveness, bigotry, racism, incitement to hatred and even violence, hypocrisy, slanderous untruths, and misrepresentation to an extent so extreme as to be inconsistent with fundamental human, American, and democratic values, Whereas Donald Trump, in contrast to all other major party candidates in perhaps the entire history of the United States has uniquely shown himself by his words and actions to be morally and temperamentally unfit to serve as President of the United States of America, Whereas forces within the Federal Bureau of Investigation took blatant steps to influence the election of Donald Trump in the last 11 days of the campaign, doing so with facilitation from, and perhaps the outright complicity of, FBI director James Comey, and whereas forces from outside the United States used stolen and perhaps falsified emails of Democratic Party officials to influence the election in favor of Trump, and whereas the Trump–Pence campaign exploited the FBI’s irresponsible actions and the stolen materials to create, publish and broadcast patently untrue and defamatory advertisements in the traditional media and to circulate similarly untrue and defamatory messages on social media, Whereas Donald Trump, since being declared most probably to have received the majority of the Electoral College votes, albeit while receiving some 2 million fewer of the popular votes than did the candidate who was his nearest rival, has shown every indication by his words and action that he will refuse to be bound by generally and historically accepted standards to avoid conflicts of interest and would indeed endeavor to utilize the office of president to further enrich himself and his family, and Whereas populist, anti-democratic, demagogic, and potentially authoritarian forces and politicians also are gathering strength in other countries beyond the United States, and notably so in numerous European countries, and whereas these forces and politicians are finding inspiration, encouragement, and public support in the successes of Trump and the vile words and deeds of his most abhorrent supporters, and inasmuch as this phenomenon provides comfort to and encourages greater boldness in our nation’s adversaries even as it threatens our democracy, international cooperation and world peace, Therefore, we the undersigned and those who will support our nonpartisan position and efforts resolve and unambiguously declare that we do not and will never accept that Donald Trump can or does legitimately serve as president of our free country with its tradition of equality, toleration and decency, law and order, or that he should be regarded as legitimately so serving. For us to do otherwise would be to commit an egregiously immoral act. We further declare that we will actively and continuously oppose Donald Trump’s illegitimate and wrongfully obtained claim to the office of the President of the United States of America, and we denounce those within his circle and any other political leader, whether or not formerly or currently holding public office, who had supported or condoned his candidacy and his unjust claim to the office of president.    

Gale A. Kirking
1,193 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Thomas Massie Kentucky’s 4th district representative)

Convince Thomas Massie to vote yes on the “green new deal”

Recently a new bill has been proposed and the frameworks laid out. This is the ‘Green New Deal’. A bill that takes big steps into changing our negative impact on the environment. Over the course of the years following the potential passing of this bill, fossil fuel use, and the combustion engine itself will be phased out. The bill is also about the job opportunity America will then create with the presence of these new renewable energy industries. The impact humanity has had on the environment for the last 100+ years is starting to show dramatic effects, and without this change some of our children might not have a future on this planet. The time to act is now. Living in Kentucky I fear for our representatives concern for the environment might be too little. We are a major producer of fossil fuels. This petition is for Thomas Massie, Kentucky’s 4th district representative. These signatures are from the voters in your district that wish you not concern yourself with the money you may make off of supporting the fossil fuel industry, and look toward the future with new job opportunities for the state, and the country. Vote in favor of the ‘Green  New Deal’ when the time comes. The people are asking for change and it is your duty to listen to the people you represent. We will be heard, and there will be change for the future.

Mitchell Wetenkamp
27 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Dan Stec, Carrie Woerner, Elizabeth "Betty" Little

Demand Local Air Quality Monitoring Now!

Demand Local Air Quality Now! UPDATE: BEFORE READING Upon research, it is important right now that all of those who are concerned about the air quality in warren county, should be attending local meetings and asking questions to learn more about the actions already taking place in the city of Glens Falls on environmental issues. We have a Climate Smart Community Task Force that has monthly meetings at Crandall Public Library. We also have a Sustainability Counsel that holds meetings every 3rd Tuesday of the month at City Hall. I encourage you to regularly attend these meetings to get the latest information on what is going on. Enforce Continuous Air Emissions Monitoring in Warren County Lehigh Northeast Cement Co. of Glens Falls, NY wants to start burning a new resource called raggertail for their cement making process, which has been given the go-ahead to use. There has been local controversy over using raggertail due to it containing plastic. What is even more concerning, is that state-wide studies were done from 2011-2015 dubbing Warren County with the HIGHEST cancer rate in the state of New York. This is 15% above the state average. To put into perspective, 561 out of every 100,000 residents were diagnosed with an invasive form of cancer. To ADD MORE to these horrific results, we have found that there is NO LOCAL air quality monitoring systems locally in Warren County, which hosts 6 major factories that are in EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory Program. The DEC ONLY does a smokestack test for compliance once every 5 years, which does not provide enough reliable information. The CLOSEST air quality monitoring systems are at Whiteface Mt. (88 miles away) and Stillwater, NY (30 miles away). How can we make an intellectual decision about introducing alternative resources, if we don’t have any way to collect consistent data on our air quality to see how these factories affect the air currently? ACTION STEPS: 1) Sign the petition to demand LOCAL AIR QUALITY MONITORING NOW. Share and get as many people to sign on and get involved. 2) We need as many people to show up to Lehigh’s public forum on the issue. The Forum will be held at the Queensbury Hotel in the Adirondack Room, February, 27th at 6P.M. 3) Call or email local elected officials about the issue to demand a delay in the use of raggertail until we get consistent local air quality monitoring in Warren County: * Contact your ward supervisor for more information, or the Mayor of Glens Falls, Dan Hall. ·      Assemblyman Dan Stec, StecD@nyassembly.gov, (518) 455-5565 ·      Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, woernerc@nyassembly.gov, (518) 455-5404 ·      Senator Betty Little, little@nysenate.gov, (518) 455-2811

Hannah Williams
568 supporters