Petition to Stephen Levin, Joannene Kidder, Peter Bray, Brian Kavanaugh, Nydia Velazquez, Community Board 2
Save the Brooklyn Heights Promenade
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports, "The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is backing a plan that would temporarily replace the famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway during the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) between Atlantic Avenue and Sands." Street.(Read Article) In addition to turning the Promenade into a highway, the Chapin playground and part of Columbia Heights (including several structures) would also be sacrificed. This would cut off important access to Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Promenade is a beloved place to stroll and enjoy the views of the harbor and lower Manhattan. It also acts as an important physical and vegetative barrier to the pollution created by the 150,000 cars and trucks that use the BQE daily. To replace it with a highway is completely unacceptable. It will change the peaceful nature of the neighborhood, increase noise and air pollution and damage the fragile historic homes in the neighborhood. We can not allow this to happen. Please sign and share the petition below. You do not need to live in Brooklyn to participate. The Promenade is important to locals and tourists alike. In addition, if you would like to be kept abreast of news, activity or want to volunteer, please visit savethepromenade.org. Thank you for your support.
Petition to Ricky Thomas
Keep Irving Cliffs heritage! THE STAR STAYS
Our little glue of America is under attack, our beloved star/cross that has been lit on holidays for over 60 years is now been challenged for its constitutionality. A freedom from religion group is trying to make our town take this down. It is part of our history, our legacy, it is a fixture just as much as anything else in our beautiful little town!
Petition to Teresa Espinosa
Show Your Love and Support to Keep Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios Alive
Debbie Reynolds Legacy is more than just a dance studio. It's a home for artists and dancers alike to share their passions and explore their dreams. Debbie opened her doors in 1979, creating a haven for friends and fellow entertainers to rehearse and refine their talents. Icons Dick Van Dyke, Lucille Ball, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cher, Usher, Ariana Grande and many more have all graced these floors with their presence. Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios is known worldwide for training some of the greatest dancers and choreographers in the industry, as well as giving generations of students a safe place to learn, grow and achieve. These priceless effects cannot be measured or physically shown, but only felt. This living landmark is at risk of being demolished and developed into an apartment building, which is not the future our community nor Debbie wish to see, but rather remain the home for flourishing creativity, inspiration, and emerging new legends. We are counting on your support to prevent this enormous loss by signing our petition to win over the hearts of city officials. Show your love and share your story to help give us a long-lasting future and continue Debbie Reynolds' great LEGACY.
Petition to City of Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, Sarah Sodt
Make the Showbox at the Market a Historical Landmark
This historic music hall that has a rich history of music within it is now the victim to the gentrification of Seattle. Onni Group has filed plans to tear down this venue to build a 44 story tower with 442 residential units on the Showbox Property. This is tragic and heartbreaking to every single musician and concertgoer in Seattle. The Showbox at the Market has been active as a music hall since 1939 and has legends like Duke Ellington to grunge heroes Pearl Jam. Lets make this venue a historical landmark to preserve Seattle's rich culture of music and various arts that have graced this venue and keep it going. I'm passionate about this venue because it is home to the first stage I ever stepped on with a band and performed at. I have a love for this venue, there is a magic inside and you can feel the energy when you walk inside of it. I know for a fact I alone am not the only musician, comedian, and or performer who can say that.
Petition to US Congress
U.S. Congress: Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund
Dear Senator/Representative: The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been our nation’s most important and successful conservation and recreation program for 52 years and I am shocked to just learn that it expired on September 30th. Beginning with President Teddy Roosevelt, the Land and Water Conservation Fund has protected both national and local public lands and our drinking water in every corner of the United States for us all. Unless Congress passes reauthorization legislation, it could be gone forever, and along with it – future protection of the places we love. The time to act is now. Save America’s most precious resources – our land, our water and our History. LWCF is America’s most important tool for meeting communities’ conservation and recreation needs – from iconic national parks and wildlife refuges, to famous historic sites and treasured cultural landmarks, to working forests and crucial natural habitats, to 45,000 neighborhood playgrounds, ballfields, and recreation facilities. LWCF does all this without using any taxpayer dollars – it is funded with revenues paid to the government from offshore oil and gas drilling. This is a critical investment not only in our quality of life, but in American jobs. Outdoor recreation, conservation and historic preservation activities contribute more than a trillion dollars annually to the U.S. economy, supporting 9.4 million jobs. After giving an estimated $17 billion in tax savings to millionaires, while pushing for $1.7 trillion in cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps and other earned benefits - why not give something back to the average American? Please cosponsor, along with more than 200 bipartisan cosponsors, Land and Water Conservation Fund reauthorization legislation in the House (H.R. 502) or Senate (S. 569 & S. 896) and sign on to any Dear Colleague letters circulated to demonstrate support for reauthorizing and funding this important program. Support robust funding of LWCF and oppose the Trump Administration’s 103% cut to LWCF in their FY19 budget. Please authorize continued use of offshore oil and gas drilling revenues paid to our government to permanently support LWCF. It’s not just protecting our clean water and public recreation - The Grand Canyon, the Smoky Mountains, and redwood forests are just a few of our natural treasures that you and the entire government can never replace. We borrow this earth from our children and future generations, for “the land of the free and the home of the brave”. Please do your job as a public servant to preserve and protect our country. Thank you, An Extremely Concerned Citizen & Voter
Petition to Casey Tighe, Lizzy Szabo, Tina Francone
Preservation of Dinosaur Ridge and Surrounding Open Spaces and Park Land.
PETITION OBJECTING TO REZONING & COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT We, the undersigned, object to the forthcoming application to rezone the parcels of land located along C-470 in the Rooney Valley, particularly at the Northwest and Southeast corners of W. Alameda Parkway and C-470 for the reason that this land should be preserved in its natural state for the benefit, education and enjoyment of current and future generations. This land of historic and geologic significance is home to the Dinosaur Ridge Museum and Visitors Center, and lies in the Rooney Valley surrounded by the natural beauty of the Foothills, Dinosaur Ridge, the Dakota Hogback, Green Mountain, Bear Creek Lake, parks and open spaces. The proposed rezoning and commercial development is not compatible with and will forever negatively change the fundamental nature of the area surrounding one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil localities found in the Morrison Fossil Area National Natural Landmark. Consequently, the rezoning application must also be denied because the proposed development will not promote the health and welfare of the current and future residents and landowners of the surrounding area.
Petition to WA, Issaquah School District 411 Issaquah Wa
Save Providence heights Chapel
Providence Heights Chapel is a mid century architectural and cultural treasure for the Pacific Northwest. It's stained glass windows are the artistic work of French pre-eminent stained glass artist Monsieur Loire. The Issaquah School Board 411 acquired the property through eminent domain saving it at least for the present from the bulldozers. However the district wants the property for a new high school so the fate of the chapel is still uncertain. Please sign this petition to let them know you value of this structure to the community and world beyond.
Petition to Kate Gallego (Councilwoman, City of Phoenix), Thelda Williams (Councilwoman, City of Phoenix), Sal DiCiccio (Councilman, City of Phoenix), Jim Waring (Councilman, City of Phoenix), Michael Nowakowski (Councilman, City of Phoenix), Debra Stark (Councilwoman, City of Phoenix), Laura Pastor (Vice MayorCouncilwoman), Daniel Valenzuela (Councilman, City of Phoenix), Doug Ducey, Kimberly Yee, Greg Stanton, 668 North LLC, Lela Alston, Ken Clark, Katie Hobbs
Save the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center
Please find the latest update at https://www.phoenixchineseculturalcenter.com/ In June 2017, a local Scottsdale based True North Companies’ subsidiary purchased 97 Units of this commercial condominium units, and started its plan to remove all features connected with Chinese culture and history from the exterior of the buildings to create standard "modern" office buildings despite disagreement from another condominium owner. This would destroy an important piece of Arizona's history. We urge you to preserve our Chinese cultural heritage, Phoenix's only Chinatown. The Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center, also known as the COFCO center, was built by COFCO with help from community volunteers and donations from local Chinese immigrants with support from the City of Phoenix government. The Center was created according to the public art requirement by the City 20 years ago. Special materials and supplies were brought from China, and skilled workers from China spent years making this one of the most beautiful Chinese Cultural Centers in North America. The names of donors are engraved in the Wall of Honor, and it has become a Phoenix landmark, and part of Arizona's history. For the last two decades, the Center has played an important role in the Valley of the Sun. Chinese New Year performances and celebrations have educated both tourists and locals about Chinese culture, and the garden and its artifacts are an important example of Chinese workmanship and cultural significance. While the new owner has recognized the historical importance of the Center, and has offered the garden artifacts, we want to save the entire Chinese Cultural Center. It would be impossible to fully disassemble and restore the center's heritage at another location. Conservation of culture and history encourages building strong relationships with the local community to address its needs; preserving the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center will benefit business and long-term development of the area, and maintain an important piece of Arizona's history. Please sign this petition to share your support for preventing the destruction of the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center.