Petition to Popp Family, Melissa Dunning
Save Aunt Millie's Bakery in Fort Wayne
Aunt Millie's Bakery in Fort Wayne has announced the closure of their facility in April of 2018. It is vitally important that the people of Fort Wayne let Aunt Millie's know that this is the wrong move. Aunt Millie's Bakery is absolutely iconic to Fort Wayne. The smell of bread baking downtown has been part of our identity for 116 years! Given the current resurgence in business and industry in Fort Wayne, especially downtown, it is a mistake to take away this vital business now. The company has decided that closing the plant and laying off 91 employees is the right move to "reduce excess capacity", but this is not correct. The people of Fort Wayne love the bakery and its history that is so entwined with our own. Why give up on us after we have served proudly as headquarters to this company for over a century? We are known for the revolving sliced bread sign on top of the bakery and the company claims the sign will remain; but without the smell of the bread baking, what is the point? The Popp Family should reconsider the closing the Fort Wayne location. It is especially shocking considering all of the opportunities flooding into our city at this time. When other businesses are building, investing, and vying for a chance to get into our area, it seems very wrong to move a long-standing integral part of our culture and commerce out.
Petition to State of Ohio Board of Nursing, Sherrod Brown, Marcia Fudge, John Kasich, Ohio State House, Ohio State Senate
Ohio Board Nursing please join in 2017
the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC)
Teleheath care is here. Ohio needs to join the compact that allows one to practice in multiple states. This will allow Ohio nurse practitioners and nurses to practice across state lines providing telephonic healthcare and not need to move to a NLC compact state. They maintain their home in Ohio and continue financially and socially enriching their Ohio community. This is personal for me. I wish to move back to Ohio for my family is aging and as the oldest granddaughter and a nurse, traditionally caregiver support is upon my shoulders. However, my job needs my compact nurse licensure status that Missouri provided me. Please Ohio in 2017 join the NLC. Thank you!
Petition to Kmart
Save Manteca Kmart!
I am starting a petition on behalf of all the Manteca,CA Kmart employees and our beloved and loyal Kmart shoppers who don't want our store to close! To many of our employees this is not only a means of servival but it's family! I have many customers who were literally in tears when they heard the news today. Many shared their family memories and are saddened that they won't be able to share anymore with their family. Kmart is and always will be family oriented, I mean what other stores do you know give free goodies out to the kids every Saturday? We are supposed to close in September but with all the love from the community urging for a petition to keep our store open we are hoping to change the fate of our store, so please sign the petition and spread it around. Thank you for your time!
Petition to James Cocuzza Sr., Thomas Foley, George Hoff, Chris Christie, Frank Pallone, Cory Booker, New Jersey State House
Lift residency restriction of Keansburg EMS volunteers
I’m a US Army combat veteran who’s looking to answer the call to serve once again. I'm big on camaraderie and the Brotherhood-like bonds when it comes to working as a group or in teams. Teams you trust are what create success in an organization. Being from a town that used to be known as West Keansburg, I have made friends in Keansburg. Not Hazlet. Keansburg. A problem that someone who lives in my area might have, is the residency restriction on membership for Keansburg Emergency Medical Services (KEMS), and I believe that it should be lifted - for the safety of our residents and for those who wish to volunteer from nearby towns. Building bonds and friendships over the years helps to keep an organization strong. Being forced to go to a town that’s 4.5 miles from my home, where I would have to create new bonds and friendships, makes little sense. There is no reason why someone in former-West Keansburg needs to wait for EMS from Hazlet, a call that is 4 miles away, when there is KEMS less than a mile away (0.7 mi. from my location). This could be the difference in a life-and-death situation. Thus far, in 2017, Hazlet answered 640 calls between January and May; KEMS has answered 1,137 calls YTD, and of those, 101 were transported just in September alone. Keansburg is a prominent summer attraction and they can use the extra volunteers from neighboring towns when needed, whether they just need a driver or extra qualified hands on deck; but they are not just a summer EMS unit, they run 24/7/365 helping people. At one time, there was a need for slots to only be available per town, for Keansburg, there were 25, but there is no need for it now – it was recognized, then lifted. The residency restriction is also an obsolete concept, and needs to be lifted as well, so that people who live nearby can volunteer their time and dedication to the residents; so the EMS Personnel can answer a call that is closer to them to potentially save someone who wouldn't have lasted a few more minutes. Wouldn't it make sense to contact the closest EMS to the situation? Why are we calling EMS from a further distance, in any situation, for help? They need the extra hands, especially in the summer, to better serve the community. Help me lift the residency restriction so that others like me can serve their communities. We need this residency restriction lifted so that Keansburg EMS can aide in making our towns a better place!
Petition to Lyda Krewson
End St. Louis Residency Requirement
Full-time employees of St. Louis are required to live in the City in order to keep their jobs. Police officers and firefighters, citing safety and financial concerns, have successfully fought against St. Louis’s city requirement. They argued that they should be able to choose where to live. It’s time for St. Louis to give other employees the same rights. St. Louis currently turns away valuable prospective employees because they live mere minutes from the city border. It's time to focus on what's important - hiring and retaining valuable employees who care about their job and the city regardless of whether they live in the city or some minutes away.
Petition to The Honorable Mayor of Las Vegas, Arts Commission of Las Vegas
Support Local & Sustainable Free Range Performing Artists Organically!
I propose that we stand together and demand that the City of Las Vegas Institutionalize the career path of performing artists in the Live Entertainment Capital of the World, the Mayor shall formalize as essential to industry the steps from the street corner through the many venue tiers and to the world stage if we are to claim such titles as ...of the World. I have an idea I insist will create jobs if allowed to, it will benefit merchants and distributors and craftspeople and it will reveal a new level of audience engagement, something only hinted at previously. I saw a vision of it and have a plan where to go and how to get there from here. I can do nothing alone, not when it's for all of us and will take most of us to put in motion once we're in agreement what it is we're trying to do and how. It begins with a service that can create a ready sustainable pool of local talent but nowhere to put them because of our inherited top-down business model. The live performing artist is the engine of the local economy in many directions and power regarding who is allowed access to public stages/audiences/prospective patrons should reside there and not at venues. It ends with an audience who makes it part of their day to participate. BIG TOP PROMOTIONS: CAREER CONSULTANTMARKETING FOR THE PERFORMING ARTIST A Service of Career Consultation Targeting Performing Artists & DesignersFacilitate Creating Future Career Opportunities By Utilizing Self Marketing To Extend Career ViabilityBiG ToP Promotions is an aspiring Las Vegas-centric business dedicated to identifying and serving the long term needs of the performing arts community of Clark County in a unique and perhaps revolutionary way starting with iPortfolio™, a service I've devised with a product I can deliver based on an artists presentable body of work. I have a model for an inter-dependent coalition of local venues and businesses working collectively to further the motto Support Local & Sustainable Everything Possible while providing an unparalleled audience experience. My proposal for a first industry is the one I know intimately but by my reckoning my basic plan could be ported to inspire job creation without management in other markets. That's all fanciful compared to what I have prepared to rejuvenate the performing arts industry in Las Vegas, once everyone is up to speed and on board. More info can be found http://bigtoppromotions.weebly.com