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Petition to Sacramento County Animal Care, Darrell Steinberg, Jerry Brown, California State Senate, California State House, DIane Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Tom McClintock, Ami Bera, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Jill Stein, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Paul Ryan

HELP BRING HER HOME! THIS JUST IS NOT RIGHT! PLEASE HELP!

WILL BE PRINTING OUT AND DELIVERING THIS PETITION, OUR SIGNATURES AND COMMENTS IN PERSON TO THE SACRAMENTO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEXT WEEK! Below is Rosemary's story: she is now home where she belongs and I can not tell you how happy we all are to have our baby Rosemary back! Now our mission is to ensure that this NEVER happens to anyone else EVER AGAIN! The Shelter and the county of Sacramento must change legislation and policy to prevent this from happening to more people! Over these past few days I have received hundreds of stories from other people involving shelters in the sacramento area and surrounding counties and these stories have broken my hart, shocked me, and strengthened my resolve to make this right and to put a stop to this kind of tragedy! Sign now to demand change to legislation and policy a few suggestions I have would be to: 1.) at least a 6 day hold on lost pets not just 72 hours! 2.) ensure that there is a period of time allowed for owners to claim their companion after the adoption date. 3.) ensure that if the lost pet is still at the shelter the right full owners rights are recognized. 4.) And demand that officer Libby at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter issue a public apology!  My little 3.5 pound Minature pincher chihuahua mix Rosemary got out of my house while I was at work when our bigger family dog pushed open the door. I looked for her day in and day out and could not find her until the 6th. Day when someone on Facebook showed me she was at the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter. Now keep in mind that animal shelter is nearly 40 miles away from my home and I NEVER thought that she could or would be there. When I called the woman that runs the shelter told me that she had been adopted out and all she could do is give the adopters my contact information and let them decide what to do. What she didn't tell me is that my baby was still phisically at the shelter! So the next day I went in as soon as their doors opened to get my baby Rosemary and both employees that were helping me were stopped in their tracts by the woman that ran the shelter. She then approached me very angrily and hostile and the first thing she said to me wasn't hello or anything like that it "I told you, they would call you if they wanted! Why are you here? You can't be here IT isn't yours and I don't Care how you raised it." All while my poor baby could see me through the glass door and was jumping up and down onto the glass to try and get to me, it truly was hart breaking :(  PLEASE HELP AND SIGN THIS PETITION TO DEMAND THAT SITUATIONS LIKE THIS NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN AND TO DEMAND THAT ROSEMARY BE ALLOWED TO COME BACK TO HER RIGHTFUL HOME WHERE SHE IS LOVED AND MISSED BEYOND BELIEF! PLEASE SIGN, SHARE AND DONATE!  

Alec Nygard
2,652 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Joan Schloeder (Rep. Chris Smith's Office), Mary M. Noonan, Chief of Staff (Rep. Chris Smith's Office), Chris Smith, Daniel Tillson

Town Hall Meeting with Rep. Christopher Smith NJ-4

The constituents of New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District are petitioning our Congressional representative, Chris Smith, to hold a public town hall meeting as soon as possible. Town hall meetings were essential to the formation of this great country, and they remain just as relevant today. James Madison and Alexander Hamilton believed that "the representative ought to be acquainted with the interests and circumstances of his constituents (Federalist 56)." Members of Congress have a duty to act in alignment with the ideologies and priorities of their districts. Congressman Smith has not hosted or attended a public town hall meeting since 1993, and requests to his staff have gone unanswered.  According to the United States House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: "Understanding the importance of balancing responsibilities in Washington with duties back home, this [year's] calendar also provides a district work period nearly every month so that elected Representatives can stay connected to their constituents." There are many open dates in the coming weeks.  If an in-person meeting is problematic, the nonpartisan Congressional Management Foundation found that online town hall meetings were "easy to run and did not require a significant amount of Members’ time or effort...Participating Members of Congress also found these interactions useful. As one Representative stated, “I thoroughly enjoyed being able to engage with my constituents on the topic...and learned a lot from the session.”  #WhereIsChrisSmith--- New Jersey's 4th congressional district includes: Mercer County Hamilton Township and Robbinsville Township Monmouth County Allentown; Avon-By-The-Sea; Belmar; Bradley Beach; Brielle; Colts Neck; Eatontown; Englishtown; Fair Haven; Farmingdale; Freehold Borough; Freehold Township ; Holmdel; Howell; Lake Como; Little Silver; Manalapan; Manasquan; Middletown (part); Millstone; Neptune City; Neptune Twp.; Ocean Twp.; Red Bank; Roosevelt; Rumson; Sea Girt; Shrewsbury Borough; Shrewsbury Twp.; Spring Lake; Spring Lake Heights; Tinton Falls; Upper Freehold; Wall. Ocean County  Bay Head, Jackson, Lakewood, Lakehurst, Manchester, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant (part), Plumsted

Indivisible NJ4
1,542 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Chris Ward (Council member, District 3), AECOM Developers, San Diego Historical Resources Board, Kevin L. Faulconer, Kelley Stanco, Civic San Diego, Cyrus Sanandaji, Joseph Martinez, Anthony Cutri

San Diego Historical Resources Board: Save the Historic Caliente Mural

On Thursday, April 28 at 1 pm, San Diego's Historical Resources Board will hold a meeting to strip away any historical association to the Caliente mural located on the back wall of downtown's California Theatre (included San Diego's Register of Designated Historical Resources in 1990). In December 2011, after news broke that a beer company was set to paint over the mural, a petition on Change.org garnered over 1,000 signatures and made sure city officials listened loud and clear. An independent historic report commissioned by the Save Our Heritage Organisation determined the mural itself was also of historical significance. Now, the city wants to make way for big development.  You can read the proposed meeting outline to destroy what has now been demoted to a "painted wall sign" here.  Let City of San Diego Planner Kelley Stanco, the 11 members of the Historical Resources Board (an organization with the mission of "helping San Diego protect its history"), Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, Sloan Capital Partners LLC and AECOM developers know that San Diego indeed values its history.  Developers are using a Historical Resource Technical Report prepared by AECOM to say the mural does not meet the Historical Resources Board criteria. The report's findings are biased and false. "We must always maintain our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity—in all that we do, every day of the year," AECOM's "core values" section of its website reads.  Along with the findings of the SOHO's independent historical report, the Caliente mural fits the HRB's criteria to a T. For example, Criterion A says: "Exemplifies or reflects special elements of the City’s, a community’s or a neighborhood’s historical, archaeological, cultural, social, economic, political, aesthetic, engineering, landscaping or architectural development." The original racetrack was built by a trio known as the “Border Barons”: Baron Long (partial owner of downtown’s U.S. Grant), sports promoter James Coffroth (who was instrumental in bringing The Star of India to the SD Harbor in 1926), and Wirt G. Bowman (who at one time was the landowner of Rancho Peñasquitos). Later, it would become the brainchild of illustrious San Diegan John S. Alessio of “Mr. A’s” fame. The Caliente mural is a throwback to a time gone by, when sister cities Tijuana and San Diego were just that. Caliente had a marketing office in downtown SD (on Broadway Street, not far from where the mural is located), and represented an economic and cultural boom to San Diego when it was known as "The Gateway to Old Mexico." Criterion B is that the mural "is identified with persons or events significant in local, state or national history." See above.  Under Criterion D, AECOM's study says that "[r]esearch into the painted wall sign at the California Theatre at 1122 4th Avenue failed to conclusively identify an artist or designer."  As mentioned in this 2011 piece I wrote for San Diego CityBeat, José Jesus Moreno, a longtime artist with Pacific Outdoor Advertisement was responsible for painting the detailed flowers on the signature horseshoe-shaped letter "C" in Caliente. Moreno's history is tied to San Diego's further, given he also painted the signs along Interstate 8 before they were standardized. As well as harkening to a time of cross-border economic and cultural symbiosis, the 40-by-80-foot sign is one of the boldest love letters in history—from John Alessio to his wife Edna. In April 1956, he unveiled Caliente's “Fabulous 5-10,” a precursor of the modern-day pick-six wager. When Alessio met Edna, she worked at Kress' five-and-dime store, a stone's throw from the iconic sign. Lore has it couple's song was Bing Crosby's' "I Found Million Dollar Baby (In A Five and Ten Cent Store)." HRB: Don't be instrumental in rewriting history; AECOM: be true to those core values you proudly tout on your website; Mayor Faulconer: protect the character and historic nature of your downtown. Why go against the 45 Year Rule and demolish the theatre and by default the mural your board deemed important enough to be considered for historic designation just a few years ago? Why not try to incorporate the existing structure and the mural onto the theatre's second act? 

Enrique Limón
642 supporters