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Petition to Truckee Town Council

Help Truckee Join the Meatless Monday Movement (Truckee Resident signatures only)

The Meatless Monday Truckee Coalition is asking the Truckee Town Council to proclaim Mondays as Meatless Monday.  This initiative will encourage the people of Truckee to make an easy change that will reduce cancer risk, fight obesity, help prevent heart disease, reduce carbon footprint, save water, and promote the ethical treatment of animals.  The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District has already recognized the great benefits of this campaign for years by making Mondays, Meatless Monday in all of our school's cafeterias. Cities including San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Sacramento, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and many others have made the Meatless Monday proclamation. Additional facts: A recent Harvard study concluded, “red meat consumption is associated with an increased risk of total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality” due to meats high fat and cholesterol content. It takes 10x more fuel to produce one calorie of animal protein versus one calorie of plant protein. It takes the equivalent of 60 showers worth of water to produce one pound of beef.  It only takes the equivalent of 6 showers worth of water to produce one pound of tofu. Over 70 billion animals worldwide are killed each year in factory farms (most of them are treated inhumanely). Reducing our meat consumption, even just one day a week, can make a huge impact.  We invite you to join us in support of Meatless Monday Truckee by signing this petition and spreading the word to your Truckee friends and family.    Let's get Truckee to join this global movement! (Must be a Truckee resident to sign.)  

Meatless Monday Truckee Coaltion
205 supporters
Started 4 days ago

Petition to Mike Morath, Gene Aluna, Andres Ramos, Denise Fritter

Save SASIC; Remove Dr. Nelson

Parents and community members, SASIC District, under its current superintendent, Dr. Tonja D. Nelson, has been putting its student body in danger. Currently, the San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity District has had numerous complaints brought forth from its own teachers, faculty/staff, students, and parents. These complaints range from:  Employee Harassment (intimidation tactics from the district level, teachers’ certifications have been threatened, hostile work environment, employees feeling targeted and bullied) TEA infractions (transcripts being altered, falsifying teacher of record, falsifying attendance documents, schools operating under false pretenses) Labor infractions (breech of employee contracts, salary and wages withheld, overtime hours not being honored, time-clock being altered, employees being docked pay unlawfully, lunch and break times not being given) No Human Resources presence (audio recorded evidence of Human Resources lying to employees, aligned with Superintendent, and not working for employees) Nepotism within the district office (school currently employs Superintendent family members and friends in positions of power) Improper conduct between staff and students Serious Food Health Code Violations (district is currently serving students spoiled and expired food, photo evidence is available). This is just the tip of the iceberg.  Our current Superintendent, Dr. Tonja D. Nelson, recently had her previous school shut down by the T.E.A. This school, The Academy of Careers and Technologies, lost its charter due to a failure to meet financial accountability standards and academic standards. This school has illegally re-opened as “Monticello High School.”  Teachers, faculty, and staff have brought these concerns to their superiors, human resources department, and, most importantly to the district office and the School Board, only to be met with resistance in trying to bring these matters to light. Every protocol has been exhausted in trying to get these issues resolved in house but currently our Human Resources department, which operates under the Superintendent, is unable or unwilling to assist us. Many other teachers, faculty, and staff have been compelled to step forward but have not done so due to the fear of retaliation. They have been forced to keep quiet if they want to keep food on their tables and provide for their families. This petition is giving a voice to those who are unable to speak up.  Despite evidence that reports were made of these heinous issues and Dr. Nelson did nothing to remedy them, she is now attempting to point the finger elsewhere and claim herself unaware. These excuses show a lack of leadership, an uncaring attitude towards the students she is meant to protect, and a great incompetence in her role.  It is because of this that a new superintendent is needed to restore SASIC to the haven it once was for San Antonio students. The removal of Dr. Nelson as superintendent is the first step in ensuring that our students receive the best education and protection that SASIC District can provide and that they deserve.  We are now looking to you, our parents and members of the community, to do what’s right and relieve Dr. Nelson of her duties as superintendent so that the SASIC District may get back to educating our children and serving the community. Please join us today in signing our petition and let the SASIC District school board know that you support one another in our fight to improve our school and the unfortunate vote of no confidence in our current superintendent, Dr. Tonja D. Nelson.   Thank You, Save SASIC  

Save SASIC
100 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to U.S. Senate, John Barrasso, James Inhofe, Shelley Capito, John Boozman, Roger Wicker, Deb Fischer, Jeff Sessions, Jerry Moran, Mike Rounds, Joni Ernst, Dan Sullivan, Tom Carper, Ben Cardin, Bernie Sanders, Sheldon Whitehouse, Jeff Merkley, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker, Edward Markey, L. Tammy Duckworth, Kamala Harris, Dianne Feinstein

Demand A Strong EPA For Our Bays

Let’s not trash the EPA. Reject Scott Pruitt as its new chief. Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently boycotted the vote for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  This comes as widespread, bipartisan concerns are being raised about Pruitt's record of challenging the core mission of the agency he’s been asked to lead. Many question Pruitt’s future commitment to protect public health, enforce the law, and hold corporations accountable to maintain healthy water, air, and land in their business practices. Pruitt has sued the EPA on behalf of regulated industries more than a dozen times in an attempt to weaken regulations such as the federal Clean Water Act. These regulations form the bedrock of our work at Heal the Bay and our sister organizations across the nation. They are hard-fought gains that were direct responses to past disasters. We cannot go back. A silenced, weakened EPA is a threat to our Bays. The U.S. Senate will vote on the appointment of Pruitt as EPA chief in the coming hours amid growing concerns about a broad directive from the new administration to censor EPA research, indefinitely. As a trusted ocean and watershed advocate, Heal the Bay is guided by the best science, not emotion. Over the last 30 years, we have seen first-hand how the EPA and its partner organizations can improve public health for Angelenos through environmental policies and regulations. A weakened EPA means turning back the clock on our critical programs in Greater Los Angeles that monitor beach water quality, prevent unsafe consumption of locally caught fish, protect our dwindling wetlands, and keep our streams and watersheds healthy to buffer communities from climate change. Scott Pruitt won’t do it. Our vital work is far from over. Sea level rise poses a real and immediate threat to many U.S. cities that are unprepared to adapt to the impacts of climate change. We need strong EPA leadership and funding now more than ever. These issues affect us all.  Sign this petition urging the U.S. Senate to reject Pruitt’s nomination for EPA chief. Tell our elected officials to maintain strong EPA funding for programs that affect our Bays nationwide. Call your local senators directly in the next 24 hours to make sure your voice is heard.  

Heal the Bay
57,273 supporters
Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Greg O'toole, Alex Best, The Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Sussan Ley MP, Professor Andrew Wilson

Make Soliris (Eculizumab) Available for Dialysis Patients with aHUS in Australia.

Those on dialysis with aHUS in Australia are in desperate need of your help and you can make a difference by signing this petition! Atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS) is an ultra-rare life-threatening blood disease that can damage major organs like the kidneys, heart, brain, and can even cause death.  Soliris (eculizumab) is the only approved drug that can save the lives of those with aHUS.  It is saving lives in the US, Spain, France, England, Germany, Russia, Argentina, Italy, and other countries.  On 12/1/2014 the Australian government made the decision to fund Soliris for a small number of aHUS patients who met “defined clinical criteria”.   This was great news for those who were new patients with active aHUS.  But those who had already lost their kidneys due to their aHUS,  and were on dialysis in need of a kidney transplant, have been denied funding.  Without access to Soliris, a transplanted kidney would suffer the same aHUS attack as their native kidneys.  A meeting was held in March 2016 by the PBAC to discuss funding Soliris for those patients needing a kidney transplant but the PBAC decided against it leaving these patients a life tied to the dialysis machine. Please sign this petition telling Sussan Ley MP, Minister of Health in Australia, and Professor Andrew Wilson, Chair of the PBAC, that they should immediately provide Soliris to those patients in Australia with aHUS who are on dialysis and in need of a kidney transplant.  These dialysis patients just want their lives back and you can help them.

Jeff Schmidt
45,232 supporters