Petition to Larry Merlo, CVS Pharmacy
Tell CVS to Donate, Don't Dump
For about a year, I’ve walked up and down the streets of New York City in the evenings to save perfectly good food and other items from CVS’s trash, which I then gift to friends, family, and people in need. I find it ridiculous - and frankly disrespectful - to see how much CVS wastes when millions of people, including CVS’s own employees, struggle to put food on the table. CVS, as a policy, throws out excess, slightly damaged, or about-to-expire merchandise. In CVS's trash in New York I've found unopened toothpaste, bars of soap, tissues, and shelf-stable food like Oreos and oatmeal (which safely can be eaten months after the best by date*). All of this should have been donated. Over the course of several months I've emailed CVS's CEO Larry Merlo about this multiple times, and as direct result have spoken to regional management about this multiple times. They've promised to donate more, but nothing has changed. I'm hoping this petition can pressure CVS to make donation their default. Tell CVS to #donatedontdump Donate to a local shelter, food pantry, or church. CVS has a national partnership with Feeding America, but still a lot of food and usable merchandise is thrown out. CVS should not only allow regional managers to form partnerships with local charities, but should reward them for doing so (make it part of their performance appraisal, for example). If donation is not a possibility, allow employees to take home food and other usable items that would otherwise be thrown out. Employees, most of whom make minimum wage, are forbidden from taking home or donating excess merchandise to those in need, and might be fired for doing so. CVS should allow employees to take home items that would otherwise be thrown out. Thank you for your help! I hope you'll sign and share this petition. -Anna *Legally, only baby formula needs to have a best by date. Best by dates on all other products are voluntarily put there by manufacturers and often only indicate product quality, not product safety. If anyone were to get sick from donated food, CVS would be protected from legal liability under the Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. In addition, there have been no recorded lawsuits related to food donation.
Petition to Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners
Save Miami-Dade's Redland!
Miami-Dade is home to unique agricultural land and it is imperative we preserve it for future generations! The historic Redland area has always provided essential rural traditions for Miami-Dade residents and is the weekend oasis for our local community. Generations of Miamians have enjoyed farmers markets, cinnamon rolls, milkshakes, exotic fruit, horseback riding, rodeos, and scenic drives to name a few. Our tropical climate provides us with a year-round growing season, as well as the ability to produce a special range of crops like orchids and rare tropical fruit. Our agricultural land also protects environmentally sensitive areas, provides a critical wildlife corridor for the Everglades, and protects our precious future supply of drinking water. Miami is well known for its beaches and cities, but we are also home to a billion dollar agricultural industry. Miami-Dade leads the State in the production of tropical vegetables, tropical fruits and ornamental nurseries, and ranks second in the production of winter vegetables and ornamental fish. Additionally, Miami-Dade's agricultural industry provides employment opportunities for more than 20,000 people. Miami-Dade County staff has determined there is no need to include agricultural areas in the proposed boundaries allowing for development, especially the historic Redland area. Florida State law and County code currently protects agricultural land from inclusion in development areas in order to avoid urban sprawl. However, a small group of self-interested lobbyists who no longer support agriculture are attempting to amend the current rules and push development further into our agricultural designated areas, taking this unique area and potential opportunities from future generations. Please sign this petition to let the Board of County Commissioners know that you support the recommendation of the Miami-Dade County Planning Department to strengthen the protection of the historic Redland area by more clearly defining Redland boundaries and excluding this historic agricultural area from consideration in moving the Urban Development Boundary. By supporting your local farmers and Redland agricultural community, you will help keep our agricultural land green for future generations to enjoy! Want to help even more? Join us on January 23, 2020 at 9:30am at the Board of County Commissioners hearing, 111 NW 1st Street (Government Center) or call your local County Commissioner and let them know that you enjoy our farmland and want it preserved for yourself and your children! http://www.miamidade.gov/commission/districts.asp
Petition to Julia Klöckner, Cornelia Prüfer-Storcks, Prof. Dr. Eberhard Haunhorst
STOP ANIMAL TESTING - Close the “Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology“ Hamburg
Hi, My name is Carolin Iding, I am 26 years old and live in a small village near Hamburg. I have decided to raise my voice for those who have no voice on our planet - the animals. That's why I have opened this petition. On October 11th, the SOKO Animal Welfare and Cruelty Free International has published images and investigations about the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology ("LPT"). The LPT is an experimental laboratory in which approximately 12,000 animals (including beagle, monkeys, cats and rabbits) are systematically tormented and misused as test objects for industrial and agricultural chemicals. This makes the LPT to one of the largest animal testing laboratories in the EU. The monkeys live in small cages, many of them have developed compulsive behaviors and only move in circles. They are fixed on their heads for trials and punished with the utmost rudeness, so they suffer bloody injuries. The beagle only see humans during feeding times or when they are picked up for the experiments. And even then, they happily wag their tails, so much they need human caring. The rest of the time, they vegetate in their cages, which are covered in blood by the poisoning symptoms of the tests, until the moment they die lonely and agonizing. Most of these studies end in death, after which many of them are literally slaughtered and end up in garbage bags. The LPT has operated for years in the greatest secrecy, external views and visits were undesirable and were rejected in a charmless way. We all know now why! When I think about how much animals are suffering in this moment behind the walls of the LPT and experiencing hell on earth, everything in me contracts. No creature deserves to be treated like that and to die in this way! Therefore, we demand the immediate closure of the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology in Hamburg and Mienenbüttel by the authorities and nothing else! Watch the video: https://youtu.be/eRy8uNN1OEA
Petition to GCU Dining, Raising Cane's
Put a Raising Cane's on GCU's Campus
Raising Cane's is and amazing restaurant that needs a place on GCU's fast growing Phoenix campus. Cane's has low wait times because of their simple menu and would serve students amazing chicken and Texas toast. The restaurant would bring a good amount of revenue to the school and the chain. Students would love the variety and would blow their dining dollars at this fine establishment.
Petition to Frito Lay
Bring back Crunch Tators
Crunch Tators were a phenomenal chip that should have never been discontinued. Frito Lay has the power to bring back this crunchy deliciousness and satiate the appetites of the masses. Bringing back Crunch Tators should have a significant impact on world peace.