Petition to Gina Raimondo, Patricia Morgan, Nicholas Mattiello, John DeSimone, Brian Newberry
Legalize aftermarket window tint in Rhode Island
Fellow Rhode Islanders, I welcome you to sign this petition. This petition is an attempt to get the state of Rhode Island to stop enforcing outdated and over reaching automotive window tint laws. The current laws state that an automobile is not to have any darker than 70 percent light transmittance. 70 percent is basically still clear. We live in a time where the average car costs well over 30,000 dollars. Car interiors cost a fortune to reupholster and fix cracked dashboards. Window tint can be used as a protective film to keep expensive interior components out of direct sunlight, which prolongs the life of dashboards and fabrics. Car break ins and theft have been on the rise in Rhode Island for the past few years. Having darker windows that cannot be easily seen through at night may help to deter a thief from breaking windows if they cannot see anything of value inside. It gets hot in Rhode Island in the summer months. On average, your car will be up to thirty degrees hotter than the outside temperature if you are parked in direct sunlight with clear windows. Having tinted windows on cars has been shown to bring down interior temperatures dramatically. Many of us have children in car seats. I have personally measured the metal buckles on car seat straps at 163 degrees Fahrenheit in Rhode Island. This is a danger that could be reduced dramatically with something as simple as window film. Please sign this petition with me, and try to make one small step towards a safer and more free Rhode Island.
Petition to Mitch Landrieu
MOVE BAYOU CLASSIC OUT OF NEW ORLEANS
Every year the Bayou Classic comes to our city and destroys the city and turns the streets into a war zone. WE, the citizens of New Orleans, demand that you stop allowing this event to take place in our city. Let these schools host this event in their own city's and in their own stadium. Let their tax payers fund the overtime for police and security.
Petition to Joanna McClinton
Draft Joanna McClinton to run for Philadelphia District Attorney.
On May 16, 2017, Democrats in Philadelphia will go to the polls to choose a Democratic Nominee for District Attorney. The incumbent is faced with serious ethical questions after being fined a historic $62,000 penalty for not reporting $175,000 in gifts including tickets to sporting events; $40,000 in home repairs, including a new roof; and expensive vacations to Caribbean resorts. He only reported those gifts after an FBI probe into his conduct. After years of watching Philadelphia officeholders prosecuted for various lapses in judgment, Philadelphia needs a competent, progressive District Attorney with integrity. Joanna McClinton is qualified for the job because she's dedicated her life to public service. As an attorney at the Defender Association, she represented individuals charged with a variety of crimes. As someone with a background in defense, she will know how to help rehabilitate the accused through drug treatment and work release instead of blindly warehousing them. And with resources set aside for rehabilitation for non-violent offenses, her DA's office can put extra energy and resources to fight gun violence. Joanna McClinton's impressive stances in Harrisburg focusing on keeping mandatory minimum sentences out of the system for first-time drug offenders and taking juveniles out of adult prisons while waiting for trial show a true advocate for the people. With Trump in the White House, we need McClinton's community advocacy in the courthouse!
Petition to Chris Christie, David Rible, Robert Singer, Sean Kean
Allow seasonal liquor licenses to participate in The Belmar St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
We, the residents of District 30 including (but not limited to) the towns of Belmar, Avon-by-the-sea, Bradley Beach, Asbury Park, Spring Lake, and Manasquan, as well as residents from other areas in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, are in favor of allowing the seasonal liquor licenses to open as of March 1. The extension will provide approximately 150 employees with eight extra weeks of work, rather than the abbreviating of the work year that they have been accustomed to for the past 3 years. It also allows those establishments to participate in Belmar’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Eight of the nine seasonal licenses are within a five mile radius of Belmar, and 4 are within Belmar. There are currently only two actively operating liquor licenses in town, and we believe that opening all seasonal licensed establishments, rather than two, will only assist with the estimated 60,000 attendees expected for this year. With so many people in town, Belmar and ALL of its’ establishments (restaurants, bars, retail stores, real estate agencies, etc.) have the opportunity to attract new business, engage it's residents and forge relationships that would allow Belmar to thrive. It would be doing the town in it’s entirety a disservice to not maximize such attractions
Petition to Cupertino City Council members
Say NO to re-zoning the commercial sites in Cupertino
Dear Cupertino City Council members, The existing 2005 General Plan is in effect until the year 2020. With 14,000 jobs to come from Apple Campus 2 and Main Street, we are already providing twice the ABAG projection of 7,000 jobs between 2010 and 2040. We don't need any more office allocation and we don't need Community Benefits program to promote any more development at this point. We would like to request the City Council to uphold the 2005 General Plan at this time. In a few years, properly revise the 2005 General Plan for a 2020-2040 General Plan with proper community input upfront as suggested by "California General Plan Guidelines." The draft GPA, proposed as Community Vision 2040, plans to do a blanket rezoning of many sites in Cupertino without any notification of the surrounding neighborhoods who are affected. Large areas are marked for additional height with no input from the immediately community. This abuses the intent of General Plan Amendment, which is allowed 4 times a year, to make project specific change to the General Plan with community input. There are many ongoing constructions, newly completed or to be completed in the next year: Rosebowl (Nineteen800), Biltmore 2, Main Street, Apple Campus 2. The traffic condition, air quality, noise level and school impact would all be impacted significantly by these projects still in the pipeline. What's the rush to build much much more at this time? We urge the council to NOT rezone any site without project specific plan or sufficient outreach meeting to solicit community input. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ We DO NOT agree with the proposal of rezoning of sites for conformance with General Plan and Housing Element. All the proposed sites are along Stevens Creek Blvd and De Anza Blvd. Cupertino's main arteries, Stevens Creek Blvd and De Anza Blvd, are already congested with heavy traffic. Parking near the Cupertino City Center has become worse because of the high density housing available in the area, especially along Stevens Creek Blvd between Wolfe and De Anza Blvd. There's no parking available for people coming to the library. Rodrigues Ave has become very crowded after recent lane restructuring. Though there are bike lanes on either sides of Rodrigues Ave, it is really unsafe for kids biking on this road, as cars are parked along on both sides of the road making it very narrow. Please note that this is the route that most of the middle school and high school kids go to and from the library. So, adding more residential units along these main roads will complicate the current Cupertino road scenario. We still do not know the impact of the projects, like Rose Bowl, Main Street and Apple Spaceship, that are still in progress. It is definitely not going to get any better. So, before we rezone more sites to include housing elements, we need to make sure we understand the full depth of impact on traffic, school, emergency response, parks and recreation, safety of kids, and of course, pollution with too many vehicles standing bumper to bumper for extended time. Also, the meetings related to adding more residential units or rezoning for more housing, need to have representatives from school, traffic and other important infrastructures. Sometimes, there is no accountability with the survey reports. It's the residents who send kids to school or drive day-in and day-out in these roads who face the brunt of it. Surveys and reports are just estimates and there's always an error margin to it. We hereby urge you to vote NO to rezoning for sites in Cupertino for conformance with General Plan and Housing Element.
Petition to City of Pharr
City of Pharr: Establish a Curbside Recycling Program
Currently, schools and businesses in the City of Pharr can request a blue recycling bin from Pharr Public Works. There are also three recycling centers throughout the city. However, the city still has not established a curbside recycling program in which all residential, school, and commercial buildings receive a blue bin(s) for paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, and glass. I have spoken to the mayor, several city commissioners, representatives from Pharr Public Works, and administrators from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. There is general support for the initiative, with funding and implementation being the primary concerns. My goal is threefold: (1) Enter a partnership with the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District to secure funds and grants, technology, resources, and physical space for the curbside recycling program. (2) Establish an awareness and education campaign aimed to teach Pharr residents proper recycling practices via Operation Clean Sweep, Pharr Public Works presentations, Pharr IT.MEDIA videos, and social media outreach. (3) Form an interlocal City of Pharr Green Commission composed of city officials, school leaders, and business representatives to oversee and improve the curbside recycling program’s implementation along with other sustainability efforts. In doing so, the City of Pharr can massively reduce waste and littering, save residents time and money, lead the lower Rio Grande Valley in sustainability efforts, demonstrate effective community partnership, provide service learning opportunities for students, improve the city's quality of life, and much more. As of May 6th, I have drafted a resolution that will urge the City of Pharr to begin establishing the program. This is the first step to future action and ordinances. Your signatures will show public support.
Petition to City of Doral Council
City of Doral, stop The Sanctuary project in 41st St and 97th Av.
Traffic in City of Doral can't be worse. Please help us to stop new developments! In this case this petition is to stop the construction of The Sanctuary, a 220 residential units project, located in front of Univision. This project was only 12 high end units, but now the developer is asking for 220 units on 7.7 acres. We, the City of Doral Residents, can sign the petition, and show the Council we will not tolerate this, and future developments, affecting our quality of life. Enough is enough! Thank you to sign this petition. _________________________________________________ El trafico en la Ciudad del Doral no puede ser peor. Por favor ayudenos a parar nuevos desarrollos! En este caso la peticion es para detener la construccion de The Sanctuary, un proyecto residencial de 220 unidades, frente a Univision. Este proyecto originalmente era de solo 12 viviendas, pero ahora el desarrollador pide construir 220 viviendas en los 7.7 acres. Nosotros, los Residentes de la Ciudad del Doral podemos firmar la peticion y mostrar al City Council que no vamos a tolerar este, y futuros desarrollos que afectan nuestra calidad de vida. Basta Ya! Gracias por firmar esta peticion
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!