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Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Raising Cane's Owner

Bring Cane's to Starkville, MS

Hello, dear people of Starkville.  I would like to petition to bring a Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers franchise to the beautiful city and college town of Starkville, MS. Why? 1) Ole Miss, LSU, Southern Miss, AND Alabama all have one (as well as probably many other schools across the SEC). Why shouldn't we? MSU is just as good of a school as them (if not better). Give the students what they want. 2) There are plenty of locations in Starkville that it could go. When do you ever see anyone eating at Captain D's or Abner's, for example? There's no way they're not running out of business. Abner’s actually just did go out of business I believe. Put a Cane's there, see what happens. Money signs. 3) It would bring TONS of business. Think about how well Cookout did when it first opened! Think about how good it is still doing to this day! People are packed in there at like 1 am on any given weeknight! Think about how good Dairy Queen is doing! Any new restaurant in Starkville, especially one that is so popular and highly sought after- like Cane's- will become the new hangout spot for the 20,000+ college students in this city, who are just yearning for some good chicken. 4) It would keep people from having to drive 1 WHOLE HOUR AND 32 MINUTES to the closest Cane's, which is in Tuscaloosa, AL. That is the home of the Crimson Tide... why would you want any Bulldogs to have to go there ...??? Plus it causes poor college students to use their gas and hard earned money to drive all the way there, just because Starkville doesn't provide the people with what they want -- Cane's chicken. (People actually make this drive just for Cane's. I can't make this up. The demand is there). 5) Cane's > Zaxby's. And side-note: even if you want to settle for Zaxby's in the absence of Cane's, you can't even eat there now cause they built that new median in the middle of the street. You can barely even get to the Zaxby's entrance coming from that direction without almost sacrificing your life trying to U-turn... #notMYmedian 6) (this was edited in after this petition was posted): Read the comments on this. Do you see how many people would give you their money? Heck, several people have even said they would eat at Cane’s every day (or even every meal) if it came to Starkville! You already have a loyal customer base. This is a no-brainer. 7) There are so many more reasons. Feel free to leave your reasons in your comment after you sign. If this petition gets 5,000 signatures I will send it to every single possible Cane's email, fax #, and so on until I get a response. I will also send it to the GSDP (Greater Starkville Development Partnership), and local Starkville business owners, so they know if they start a Cane's franchise here, they'll have plenty of supporters. Sign it. Do it for the chicken. One Love.

Shelby Baldwin
6,058 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to John Cyrier, John Kuempel, Judith Zaffirini, Joe Straus, Greg Abbott

Make BBQ the State Food of Texas

Texas is the Barbecue Capitol of the World but barbecue is not our official state food. That honor belongs to chili. It’s time for a change. The Lone Star State teems with barbecue joints, from the world-famous to neighborhood hangouts. They are urban and they are rural. They are old -- with walls blackened from generations of smoke. And they are new -- outfitted with an army of hulking pits than can feed hundreds. They can be found over the fence, down the alley and in backyards if you follow the white smoke. According to acclaimed Texas food writer Robb Walsh barbecue has a long history here. The Caddo Indians started cooking meat over open fires 10,000 years ago. Later black slaves cooked to mark the end of harvest or celebrate events like Junteenth. Germans and Czechs came later, bringing their European techniques to Central Texas in the 1830’s. In the last ten years, a boundless passion for hand-crafted, smoked meats has blessed Texas with a robust barbecue economy. The live oak, mesquite and hickory that feeds the flames comes from Texas. The beef that yields fatty brisket comes from Texas. The tourists, forming lines that curl around the block, travel across Texas in search of great barbecue as if following their favorite football team. The kingmaker of the 50 best barbecue spots, Texas Monthly, writes that “…we are living in the golden age of Texas barbecue.” And we agree. That is why we call on our state lawmakers to make barbecue our state food, the culinary symbol of where we’ve been and who we are. This petition is part of a reporting project from Verify, a production of WFAA-TV in Dallas and TEGNA Media. We take real people along on reporting trips so they can ask their own questions and reach their own conclusions.  This time, we're taking a 1,500-mile RV road trip across Texas with a viewer who’s helping us answer this question: Barbecue or chili, what should be the State Food of Texas?  Learn more about this project here.

Verify Road Trip
2,417 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Texas State House, Texas State Senate, Greg Abbott

Keep Chili as the State Dish of Texas

Currently, there is an effort underway, by Texans who love barbecue, to make barbecue the State Food of Texas.  With this petition, we, the lovers of Texas chili, now make our voices heard. Chili has been our State Dish since 1977.  We urge you to preserve its status and respect the words of House Concurrent Resolution #18 which reads:  WHEREAS, One cannot be a true son or daughter of this state without having his taste buds tingle at the thought of the treat that is real, honest-to-goodness, pure, unadulterated Texas chili; and WHEREAS, Texans continue today the tradition begun in San Antonio over 140 years ago of making the best and only authentic concoction of this piquant delicacy; and WHEREAS, President Lyndon B. Johnson commented that “Chili concocted outside of Texas is a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing,” and Will Rogers described Texas chili as “the bowl of blessedness’; and WHEREAS, Texas has been the site of the annual International Chili Cook-off since 1967 and is the home of the 1976 World Champion Chili Cooker, Albert Agnor, or Marshall; and WHEREAS, It is customary for the legislature to designate certain state emblems in recognition of this state’s great heritage and rich resources; and WHEREAS, The beauty of Texas trees and flowers is represented by the pecan and bluebonnet and the mockingbird is emblematic of our abundant and varied wild life, but the internationally esteemed cuisine of this great state has received no official recognition and has no official symbol; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, the Senate concurring, That the 65th Legislature, in recognition of the fact that the only real “bowl of red” is that prepared by Texans, hereby proclaims chili as the “State Dish of Texas.” This petition is part of a reporting project from Verify, a production of WFAA-TV in Dallas and TEGNA Media. We take real people along on reporting trips so they can ask their own questions and reach their own conclusions. This time, we're taking a 1,500-mile RV road trip across Texas with a viewer who’s helping us answer this question: Barbecue or chili, what should be the State Food of Texas? Learn more about this project here.

Verify Road Trip
1,619 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Governor Jerry Brown

Governor Brown: Ban Glyphosate in California!

Did you know that one of the most widely-used herbicides in history, sprayed on our food crops, streets, playgrounds, and parks, has been proven to cause serious harm to our health? I’m concerned about my children’s health and safety, and Monsanto’s Glyphosate  weed killer (Roundup) is putting all of ours at risk. Join our campaign asking Governor Jerry Brown to ban the use of Glyphosate in California. In fact, Glyphosate is considered a carcinogenic by the WHO and even the California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Glyphosate herbicides have also been found to be linked to various cancers specifically lymphoma, are endocrine disruptors, neurotoxic, and a cause of liver disease. Yet this dangerous chemical is so pervasive that glyphosate is now found in our children's urine, mother's milk, our bloodstreams, and our food, beverages, water and more. There is a global movement taking place to ban this toxic chemical, and we’re asking California to lead the way for the U.S.  Other countries have begun to take action to protect their health, and the health of their children. Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and El Salvador have banned glyphosate. France is phasing out the use of glyphosate herbicides in agriculture over the next 5 years completely. In Europe, after 1 million Europeans requested a ban, 72% of the Members of the European Parliament voted to ban glyphosate and EU Member states have refused to renew the license. Sign my petition asking Governor Brown to ban glyphosate in our great state! To further support a glyphosate ban in California contact 

zen honeycutt
3,738 supporters