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Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Kymberly Marcos Pine, Heidi Tsuneyoshi, Michael Formby, Ann Kobayashi, Carol Fukunaga, Joey Manahan, Brandon Belefante

SAVE SHERWOODS FOREST

(note- we were made aware that you may have received a request to donate, we are NOT collecting money, that money does not go to helping Sherwoods) SAVE SHERWOODS- REPAIR FIELDS AT WAIMĀNALO BEACH PARK AND GYM FIRST! The county started Phase I of the construction of a new park with playing fields, 22 camping sites, 4 large group camping areas, fitness station, walking trails restrooms, expanding to 400+ parking stalls in our Sherwood Forest. (See Report Here) To build such a massive project, our forest must be destroyed. Help us stop the further desecration of our 'āina, our home. It will not only cause MORE traffic in our community, but we would have forever lost one of the few treasured places we have left.  The Waimānalo Beach Park and the Waimānalo Gym should be fixed first. A community meeting was held this evening lead by Kalani Kalima and Kukana Kama-Toth with over 100 present and more on Facebook, followed by a Q &A with Council member Ikaika Anderson. Here are some of our community concerns:  TRAFFIC- If we think its bad now, how much worse will it get?  It will force us to widen our roads and create stop lights.  ENVIRONMENTAL: Our forest will be gone forever. What will happen to our seabirds? What will happen to our pristine 'āina? There will be an increase in trash, littering and consumption of our beach.  LACK OF TRUE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:  A 15 member committee in 2012 doesn't represent our entire community. Much has changed in our home, we need our concerns to be heard today.  FIX WHAT WE HAVE: We have two beautiful parks with fields and a gym- Waimānalo Park and Waimānalo Gym. They need to be repaired so that our community can enjoy them, we donʻt need a new one.  We need your kōkua to save our Sherwoods forest, to KEEP WAIMĀNALO... WAIMĀNALO.  As one community member put it "No more concrete in Waimānalo, KEEP THE MANA!"

M. Waiʻaleʻale Sarsona
35,155 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Village of La Grange,IL

#ChangeLaGrange, allow Breweries/Distilleries

Because of Village Code: 111.15 4.a brewery/distillery is prohibited in LG. * So lets change that!!! La Grange IL is an amazing town with an awesome downtown. The core has an incredible feel (theater, dining, +events) that visitors and community alike greatly enjoy. But we do have a missing element. A piece many couples/families +visitors have come to expect from every vibrant downtown… What do you do after a nice dinner (we have lots of restaurants to chose from) or fun event in LG? Nothing, because we have a outdated ordinance that would prevent the following desirable after-meal venues: A hip brewery/distillery A trendy martini/mixology bar A classy wine bar It is beginning to hurt our great town’s progress and image with residents that run away to more exciting towns. It’s not necessary kool  to be a dry city… Wheaton figured this out (dry city brewing) and so did Oak Park (oak park brewing) both of which were dry towns similar history to La Grange. Ok, so here is the part of the code that needs to be removed 111.15 4.a which basically institutes a 60% liquor ordinance (poison pill) for anything outside of a only restaurant operation. Reference to the code in the village books: http://www.villageoflagrange.com/DocumentCenter/View/1234 (page 16 of 42, paragraph 4) Let’s make our voices heard and refine this silly and outdated ordinance. EVERYONE (not just La Grange residents) Please sign this petition and share on all of your social media channels as #ChangeLaGrange!  

John Janowski
1,121 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate, Pennsylvania Governor, President of the United States, Joshua Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General, Daniel Laughlin, Pennsylvania

Begin impeachment proceedings against Governor Tom Wolf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvani

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently signed an executive order to "combat gun violence" without disclosing the details of said order. He followed up that "ceremony" with saying "this is just a start."  Update: When this petition was started, Govenor Wolf had not yet disclosed any details about his executive order. Details have now been released and you can find them in the following link.  https://www.governor.pa.gov/executive-order-2019-06-reducing-gun-violence/ Addendum: Prior to this current development in Wolfs consistent attacks on our rights to own firearms, Wolf pushed and was able to pass a gun registry bill in the house. This was a blatant violation of our constitutional rights and was rather alarming to say the least. It generated multiple and repetitive fees and fines, gave state police the right to deny ownership at any time for any reason, and placed unrealistic burdens and expectations on legal gun owners. Link below. https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2019&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0768&pn=0818&mobile_choice=suppress&fbclid=IwAR2TS-YpXZObLeAC2EOSyXKX7VLtATR1J4ZqrH_OaEy4mf-xZry-Dh6eRCk Refer to Pa constitution article 1, section 21. "The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned." "We, the People are the government in this country, sir. NOT you! WE rightfully DEMAND that YOU obey our Pennsylvania Constitution, in particular Article I. YOU, sir, are Usurping authority that you have NOT been given BY that Constitution, and THIS, SIR, is nothing less than an ACT OF WAR against the Free Citizens of this Commonwealth. ANY firearm law or infringement upon Art I Rights of our Constitution is an Act of Treason on your part against that Constitution."  - Concerned citizen.  The gentleman who stated the above shall not be named, unless he chooses to release his name. However, what he states is true. This IS nothing short of an act of war against the free people of our commonwealth and is a blatant act of treason against our commonwealth's constitution. As such we are well within our rights to demand impeachment proceedings begin IMMEDIATELY against Govenor Tom Wolf on the grounds of betraying Article 1, Section 21 of our constitution, misbehaving in office through deliberate use of an executive order which violates Article 1, section 21, and for being disloyal to the obligations of his office to uphold our laws and constitution.  Failure to act on this clear attack on our state and federal constitutional rights will reflect significantly upon state legislators in following elections.  Please share this petition as much and often as possible to get the word out and push it up to the Pennsylvania State Senate, the Pennsylvania House of representatives, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General (Joshua Shapiro), your local representatives, friends, family, President of the United States, and/or anyone who may feel that it is vital that we are not stripped of our state and federal right to bear arms.  Update: So apparently, another Avenue that wolf is pushing is unconstitutional "red flag law" legislation. Here is a link to an article with details, as well as a strong message as to why red flag laws are wrong and ineffective.  https://www.timesonline.com/opinion/20190825/guest-opinion-red-flag-law-is-not-solution-to-mass-shootings "The Wolf is approaching... We can simply join the flock and fall prey to the wolf, or we can take on the role of the shepherd and fend off the wolves." - Jeremy D. Bemis *Note: Significant and relevant portio ns of related definitions and articles were typed in bold to stand out in the following listed information.  https://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/LI/CT/HTM/00/00.001..HTM  Article 1. § 21.  Right to bear arms. The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned. 1966 Amendment.  Joint Resolution No.10 amended and renumbered former section 2 to present section 5. Article 4. § 6.  Officers liable to impeachment. The Governor and all other civil officers shall be liable to impeachment for any misbehavior in office, but judgment in such cases shall not extend further than to removal from office and disqualification to hold any office of trust or profit under this Commonwealth. The person accused, whether convicted or acquitted, shall nevertheless be liable to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment according to law. (May 17, 1966, 1965 P.L.1928, J.R.10)   Definitions: trea·son/ˈtrēzən/Learn to pronouncenoun- the crime of betraying one's country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.- the action of betraying someone or something.  be·tray·al/bəˈtrāəl,bēˈtrāəl/Learn to pronouncenounnoun: betrayal; plural noun: betrayals• the action of betraying one's country, a group, or a person; treachery."the betrayal by the king by his daughter"synonyms:disloyalty, treachery, perfidy, perfidiousness, bad faith, faithlessness, falseness; Moreduplicity, deception, double-dealing;breach of faith, breach of trust, stab in the back, Judas kiss;double-cross, sellout;trahison des clercs;rarefalse-heartedness, Punic faith"a cowardly act of betrayal" dis·loy·al/ˌdisˈloi(ə)l/Learn to pronounceadjectiveadjective: disloyal• failing to be loyal to a person, country, or body to which one has obligations."she felt that inquiring into her father's past would be disloyal to her mother"synonyms:unfaithful, faithless, false, false-hearted, untrue, inconstant, untrustworthy; Moretreacherous, perfidious, traitorous, subversive, seditious, unpatriotic, two-faced, Janus-faced, double-dealing, double-crossing, deceitful;dissident, renegade;adulterous;informalbackstabbing, two-timing;archaicrecreant;rarehollow-hearted, double-faced, Punic"many of her colleagues judged her disloyal"antonyms:loyal•(of an action, speech, or thought) demonstrating a lack of loyalty."disloyal mutterings about his leadership"

Jeremy Bemis
399 supporters
Started 3 months ago

Petition to Larry Hogan, Amazon.com, Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Angela Alsobrooks, Melony Griffith, Dereck E. Davis, Darryl Barnes, Nick Charles, Anthony G. Brown, Steny H. Hoyer, Benjamin L. Cardin, Chris Van Hollen, Todd M. Turner, Mel Franklin, Rodney C. Streeter, Deni Taveras, Sydney Harrison, Dannielle M. Glaros, Calvin S. Hawkins, Thomas E. Dernoga, Jolene Ivey

Stop the Amazon Warehouse Planned for Westphalia

Stop the development of a 4 million square foot Amazon warehouse in Westphalia Town, a residential neighborhood in Prince George's County, MD. Residents, neighbors and compassionate community leaders are raising funds for legal counsel to stop this project. You can contribute here.  "Rogue Zoning" has hit a predominately black neighborhood near D.C. At this time residents and incoming home buyers still have no information about how their quality of life, health, home values, and safety will be impacted by this development. Elected officials have remained silent, leaving the residents to scramble for information from local news and other non-legislative entities. The community development plans for Westphalia were amended by elected officials to allow for an Amazon warehouse. The County Council used text amendments to rezone a neighborhood instead of a public and transparent rezoning hearing process. Residents were shocked to discover that the land near their homes would house a warehouse. Before June, residents were anticipating shopping, dining, retail, and office use. Now, there is a proposed 5 story Amazon facility set to operate 24/7.  It is currently unclear if there will be any retail at all as residents have been largely excluded from a process that involves their feedback. The Conceptual Site Plan resolution no longer dictates retail development. The County Council of Prince George's County passed two county bills (CB-18-2019 and CB-19-2019) that allowed for the "merchandise logistics center" to be placed within hundreds of feet of newly constructed homes. This may be a pattern of ramping rezoning and opaque legislation that should leave county residents, existing and incoming, concerned. Other examples include:  1. Bowie: Rezoning residential agricultural land for dense residential development  2. South Lake: 600,000 square feet of office and retail and TIF designation Please sign this petition to receive updates and share with your community how you feel about this development. Please stay vigilant, using the MNCPPC website, about your own neighborhood. Anything could happen.  Find us on Facebook. Visit our website. Take Action. Reach us at onewestphalia@gmail.com.  

One Westphalia
907 supporters