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!"
Petition to Indiana Governor
Keep grass clippings off the roadways its a hazard to our motorcyclists
Blowing lawn clippings onto our road ways create a major potetntial for an accident. Driving over this on a motorcycle is like driving on ice and too many hoosiers have been injured already and i believe placing fines or in the event of an accident criminal charges will help bring the number of accidents each riding season.
Petition to Voters in Kentucky
Impeach Governor Matt Bevin
Matt Bevin has embarrassed our state long enough. Now he’s verbally attacking the hard working teachers of our state for being angry about reductions in their promised pensions. He’s shown he has no interest in the hard working citizens of our commonwealth. We call for his impeachment now.
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"
Petition to Missouri State House, Missouri State Senate
To change Missouri's capital from Jefferson City to Saint Louis.
I want to change the capital. You never hear about Jefferson City in the news (for good or bad.) If we were to change the state capital to St. Louis then our city would get recognized for more good than bad. Also Saint Louis is the Gateway to the West. We also hold many important monuments, such as The Arch, The Old Courthouse as well as the current Federal Courthouse, we also have a large and important airport. We also have a large and diverse community, a lot more diverse than Jefferson City. As well as a very diverse socio-political environment. It would make a lot of sense to make the capital where the federal courthouse is. It is also important to have the capital where important landmarks are and where it has one of the most diverse populations in the state. Children coming to visit the state capital would also be able to enjoy one of our many museums and educational buildings. Or if you want to go away from the education; we also have the City Museum and the Magic House. Both of which are very enriching experiences where you also learn a little without knowing it! Forest Park is also very important as an environmental experience and a cultural one. These are reasons why you should sign this petition to change Missouri’s state capital from Jefferson City to Saint Louis.
Petition to Texas Governor, City of Austin, Texas, Austin City Council
Affordable Childcare for Minority Families in Austin
In coming years, Austin’s projected growth is 2.7%. Families who currently reside in this city will be directly affected by this inevitable increase in population. Childcare is essential to families where both parents work and affordability is one thing that may not be accessible especially for Minority and (or) Low-Income Families. According to Audrey McGlinchy from KUT 90.5, “The federal government recommends a family spend no more than 7 percent of their annual income on child care, but according to the nonprofit Children at Risk, an average Austin family spends 25 percent of their income.” How has childcare become something which we can compare to the cost of tuition? These families are stuck between sacrificing high quality childcare at the expense of affordability. I am proposing that the city of Austin work with local daycares to reduce costs and create a program which will assist Low Income and Minority Families making them able to access high quality childcare for their children. In order for the next generations to excel, we must make sure they get the best experiences starting at a young age. I ask that everyone please sign this petition in effort to make change for the future of our society.
Petition to Long Island City Small Businesses, New Yorkers, LIC Residents, State and City Government Officials
Show Your Support of Amazon HQ2 in Long Island City | Sign This Petition.
When we first started this petition it was to show support for Amazon HQ2 in LIC. Now it's to show Amazon we want them back. Read the open letter in the New York Times signed by NYC community members, industry leaders, and political figures, all signing in support of Amazon, and an appeal to welcome the company and Jeff Bezos, back to New York City. It's now or never. If you have not signed yet, the time is now. If you have, please share with your family, friends, colleagues and communities. Let's tell Amazon we want them and 25,000 jobs in New York City. Join the voices of those who signed this letter of support: - Plinio Ayala President & CEO, Per Scholas, Inc. - Ajay Banga President & CEO, Mastercard - Rob Basch President, Hunters Point Parks Conservancy - Eric Benaim CEO, ModernSpaces - Neil Blumenthal Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Warby Parker - Seth Bornstein Executive Director, Queens Economic Development Corporation - Josh Bowen Owner, John Brown Smokehouse - Charles Boyce President and CEO, Boyce Technologies, Inc. - Mary Cunningham Boyce Dean of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University - Gianna P. Cerbone Owner & Chef, Manducatis Rustica VIG; President, Queens Council on the Arts and Board Member, LIC YMCA - Kenneth I. Chenault Chairman & Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners - Mark A.Christie President, Hunters Point Community Development Corporation - Mario Cilento President, NYS, AFL-CIO - Claudia Coger Tenant Association President, Astoria Houses - Michael L. Corbat Chief Executive Officer, CitigroupInc. Hon. - David Dinkins Former Mayor, City of New York - Danny Donohue President, Civil Service Employees Association - Donna Drimer President, Matted LIC Hazel Dukes President, NAACP New York State Conference - Catherine Engelbert Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte - Hector J. Figueroa President, 32BJ SEIU - William E. Ford Chief Executive Officer, General Atlantic LLC - James P. Gorman Chairman & CEO, Morgan Stanley - Thomas Grech President & CEO, Queens Chamber of Commerce - Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green Mount Neboh Baptist Church & President of MPAC (Mobilizing Pastors & Communities) - George Gresham President, 1199 SEIU - Andrew Hamilton President, New York University - Christopher Hanway Executive Director, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement - Robin Hayes President & CEO, JetBlue Airways Corporation - Jukay Hsu Founder & CEO, Pursuit - Hon. Hakeem Jeffries Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Dr. Angelo Ippolito, LIC Chiropractic - Marion Jeffries President , NAACPAstoria/ LIC Branch - Kristina Johnson Chancellor, State University of New York - Jelena Kovacevic Dean, Tandon Schoolof Engineering, New York University - Gary LaBarbera President, Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York - Mary Beth Labate President, Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities - Kevin S. Law President & CEO, Long Island Association - Joey Levin Chief Executive Officer, IAC - Anthony Lopez Executive Director, Zone 126 - Elizabeth Lusskin President, Long Island City Partnership - Hon. Carolyn Maloney Congresswoman, U.S. House of Representative - Rev. Corwin Mason Community Church of Astoria CAC - Felix Matos Rodriguez Chancellor Designee, The City University of New York - Bill McDermott Chief Executive Officer, SAP - Hon. Gregory Meeks Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Gail Mellow President, LaGuardia Community College - Heidi Messer Co-Founder & Chairman, Collective|[i] - Marc Morial Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League - Anne Cotton Morris Citywide President and Tenant Association President, Woodside Houses - Michael Mulgrew President, United Federation of Teachers - Deanna M.Mulligan President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America - Hon. Catherine Nolan Assemblywoman, New York State Assembly - Jon Oringer Founder & CEO, Shutterstock, Inc. - Charles E. Phillips, Jr. Chief Executive Officer, Infor - Rev. Gilbert Pickett Mount Horeb Baptist Church - Martha Pollack President, Cornell University - Miriam Porto Owner, Madera Cuban Grill & Steakhouse and R40 Argentinian Restaurant - Frank “Turtle” Raffaele Founder, COFFEED - Hon. Max Rose Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives - Steven Rubenstein Chairman, Association fora Better New York - Robert Rubin Former Secretary, U.S. Treasury - William C. Rudin Co-Chairman & CEO, Rudin Management Company, Inc. - Kevin P. Ryan Chairman & Founder, Zola, Workframe, Nomad Health, MongoDB, Inc. - Kris Schrey President, Long Island City Parents Group - Carlo Scissura President & CEO, NewYork Building Congress - April Simpson Tenant Association President, Queensbridge Houses - David M. Solomon Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs & Co. - Rob Speyer President & CEO, Tishman Speyer - Douglas C. Steiner Chairman, Steiner Studios - Alan Suna Chief Executive Officer, Silvercup Studios - Steven R. Swartz President & CEO, Hearst - Bishop Mitchell Taylor Senior Pastor, Center of Hope International & Co-Founder, Urban Upbound - Dennis Walcott President & CEO, Queens Library - George H. Walker Chairman & CEO, Neuberger Berman Group LLC - Peter T. Ward President, New York Hotel Trades Council - Carol Wilkins Tenant Association President, Ravenswood Houses - Fred Wilson Managing Partner & Chairman, CSNYC; Co-Chair, Tech:NYC; & Partner, Union Square Ventures - Tom Wright President, Regional Plan Association - Kathryn S. Wylde President & CEO, Partnership for New York City - Rev. Patrick Henry Young First Baptist Church of East Elmhurst CAC
Petition to North Dakota State House, North Dakota State Senate, North Dakota Governor
Revoke Aaron Knodel's Right to Teach
As evidenced by the book Three Women, Aaron Knodel had a statutory sexual relationship with Maggie Wilken when she was a minor (17 years old) in 2009. Despite evidence that overwhelmingly confirms the abuse, as well as physical evidence that corroborates the relationship, Mr. Knodel was partially acquitted in 2015 by a Cass County, North Dakota jury and the rest of the charges were dropped. Setting aside the manipulation and abuse Maggie Wilken suffered by both the justice system and her abuser, this petition addresses Aaron Knodel's right to teach minors. His teacher's license was reinstated shortly after the trial. In addition to being granted backpay, Mr. Knodel continues to teach and through his job as a teacher and coach, he has continual access to minors. While Ms. Wilken may have been the first victim to come forward, Mr. Knodel represents an existential threat to students in the WFPS school district and to students nationwide who could be under his "care." If you believe Mr. Knodel should never have been reinstated as a teacher, if you believe he should not continue to have the right to teach, please sign this petition.