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Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo, EZ Pass New York, Bill de Blasio, Richard A. Gerentine, New York State Senate

I want EZ Pass to waive their administrative fees to EZ Pass account holders !

Every single day EZ Pass is taking advantage of customers, either their machines at bridges, thruways and tunnels are not properly reading the device tags on customers cars or there are numerous fees of $50.00 for a toll that can be as low as $1.25 up to $15.00 and instead of resolving the issue with EZ Pass, they will send your violations into collections where you are forced to pay with your hard earned money or else non payment can result into suspension of your vehicle registration, which you need active to get to work and make a living. I traveled across the Outerbridge Crossing and my device was not read while crossing the toll lane; however, I had money in my EZ Pass account. They sent me a toll violation in the mail which I never received due to change of address but it was too late and the violation went into collections where they are forcing me to pay a $50 fee. I know some of you may say $50 is not a lot of money; however, it's the same money I need to replenish my account and with our economy, money isn't easy to make and I work hard for my money. The people in collections say they have no way of waiving the fee; however, that is a complete lie and these collection agencies and EZ Pass New York or taking advantage of people with these cash less toll lanes and hitting people with over thousands of dollars in toll fees which they won't waive which is unfair especially if your an EZ Pass account holder. This needs to stop and I need your help spreading awareness. How are customers held liable for scanners at the bridges, tunnels and thru-ways not properly reading customers vehicle tags? How are customers supposed to travel and get to work with a suspended registration because these EZ pass toll's are such a high amount to pay and it is not affordable to many people across the state? If you look at other states other states charge way less for tolls. I understand that New York City is a metropolitan area and a very busy and expensive area; however, there has to be A fair system where you can pay your toll's and avoid fees or have your fees waived if you are an EZ Pass account holder. I have one friend who is being charged over $15,000 of tolls and only $3,000 of that amount is the actual toll amount and the rest is all fees! I need help spreading this message. it is completely unfair for us hard-working New Yorkers that work eight hours a day or more trying to survive and taking care of our families being forced to pay these high tall amounts which is something that we are adjusted and used to doing but with these fees on top of that how are we supposed to get to work and how are we supposed to pay our bills when most of our money is going to EZ Pass ??

65 supporters
Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to All of Us! This is about basic and complete change in the way we think about giving.

Pledge to make near Universal Giving happen

Too many of us see ourselves as having little or nothing to give at the end of most of our days.  We want to help so many causes and people in need and we want to change the world--especially when we are young and full of dreams--but little by little too many start believing the only people who can make a difference are those with lots of money.  This way of thinking must end because it is a big, sad lie. One million pennies= 10,000.$ One million quarters= 250,000$ One million × .50 cents= 500,000$ One million × 1.00= ONE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!! Even those of us with very little have some spare change lying around. Millions and Millions of us actually have spare change lying around on a daily basis. We need to discover the value of a penny multiplied by millions of people. 10 million pennies = 100,000.$ (((What could a family in need do with 100,000??????))) 10 million quarters =   2,500,000.$ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are strongest, richest, and can do the most good when we join our small change together for a purpose.   #PowerToThePenny #ExtremeCrowdfunding #MoreOfUsGivingLess #SmallChangeForBigChange #MillionsGiving I am in the process of making a website that will act as a user- directed 'project manager' to help us all get 100% of our small change to wherever we decide to send it.  This website WILL NOT charge anything for the service of helping people give--NOT EVER!  It will solicit businesses interested in working on projects with all of us. It will solicit ONLY businesses who assure 100% of what we give reaches its destination.  They pay the website a small, fully-disclosed fee for being our partner (this money will run the site).  For example say an art supply company, ice cream maker, skating rink or movie theatre in a town in Ohio wanted to work with us so we could give 100,000 worth of art supplies away or 100,000 worth of ice cream away.  The site will also have a forum for giving money directly to people in need and other causes. Lets pledge to create a world together where we all feel as if we make a difference, every day of our lives. Lets pledge to risk our small change for the real dream of big, constant change. Lets pledge to discover together what can be done with millions of pennies.  

rikki colacurcio
27 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor, New York State House, New York State Senate

We Want Our Bridges Back!

Just 12 words.  1. Triborough Bridge  2. Queensboro Bridge 3. Tappan Zee Bridge  4. Brooklyn Battery Tunnel 5. Holland Tunnel Enough said. Why did I put a photo then of the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge as the 'digital mascot' for this petition?  Because if we don't stop this insanity now, soon those bridges will be renamed too.  Soon Central Park will be renamed.  What about the Statue of Liberty and the George Washington Bridge?  Are they next in the firing line?  This petition is designed to stop the insanity, and reverse the damage. To the uninformed, the names of these above-listed historically grounded landmarks in New York all have been changed to unrecognizable monuments honoring mere modern mortals: 1. RFK Bridge 2. Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge 3. Cuomo Bridge 4. Hugh Carey Tunnel 5. Clifford Milburn Holland Tunnel Um, who the heck is Clifford Milburn?  Who the heck are ANY of these people?  Governors? Mayors?   Why must the traditional and historical names of our infrastructure constantly change to honor modern politicians?  And with taxpayer money?  We all love the original names.  We don't need new names. We don't want them named after Republican Rudy Giuliani.  We don't want them named after Democrat Bill DeBlasio.  We don't even want them named after Mother Theresa.  These bridges and tunnels already HAD names!   For a while, when I was younger, I actually thought the government was doing so well, building all of these new wonderful bridges at new crossings and these new tunnels under new parts of the rivers.  What a shock and disappointment to discover that these politicians were not working hard, focused on building new infrastructure---nope!  Instead, they were working hard, focused on changing the names of our current infrastructure, wasting time on wasteful legislation and wasting money on sign changes that cost us millions.  Money that could have gone to: a) helping the homeless in New York; b) helping the unemployed find jobs; c) helping us build new infrastructure projects to make traffic less congested; d) and this list goes on and on. Please: Stop diluting and dishonoring our history! Why must Albany and NYC constantly change these names, confusing the citizens of New York, the visitors to New York, and the tourists to New York? If I went back to San Francisco and discovered that the CA legislature had changed the name of the Golden Gate Bridge, and to honor a politician (of either party) no less, I’d be horrified. (And yes, all of these bridges are just as important to the history of New York as the Golden Gate is to California).  What if Yellowstone National Park were renamed after some unremarkable modern bureaucrat?  Germany’s Rieperbahn? China’s Great Wall? How would you feel if you went to visit the Inca or Aztec Ruins and they put the name of some modern man (or woman) at the front of those heritage sites?  Or worse, totally changed them. Unthinkable. And yet... that is what is happening. Has happened.  Must be reversed. Must never happen again.  It is not “just a bridge”.  It is not “just a tunnel”.  It is not “just a highway”. It is not “just a park”. In fact, if it’s “just” something, then why change the name in the first place? Many point out that we still use the original names. But that’s not the point. The legislature’s intent was to irrevocably force new names into the history books while tossing aside the logical, traditional, and wholly apolitical original names. There was NOTHING wrong with the original names. Everyone LOVED (and still loves) the original names. The fact that we, the people, still use the original names is a testament to the power we wield in numbers in a free society.  On the flip side, the fact that these bridge names were changed in the first place without public consent or feedback is a testament to how much politicians’ heads have swelled in modern times. They are not your bridges to rename!  So we want them back. We don’t even want names appended to the front. Our public infrastructure is not for you to name. Our public infrastructure is for US to name. The citizens. And in this case, the citizens of New York.  Since we can’t currently vote on the names (and don't worry, that's our next battle), we are signing this petition. Cape Canaveral had its original name returned; so can all of the original names of these important bridges and tunnels in New York. The politician's job is to legislate on policy on our behalf; it is not to choose a name for our tax-payer funded infrastructure like parents do for their new baby. You are not the parents of our infrastructure. These bridges and tunnels are not your babies to name or rename. They belong to us, the people. We are the ones who gave birth to and built these beautiful structures through our taxes.   You? You are the doctors who delivered the baby.  Are we grateful for your services as doctors?  Yes, we are.  Thank you—truly—for delivering our babies. But--and it's a BIG but--do not for a moment presume to think you have the right to name them... or rename them. 1. You did not personally finance these bridges and tunnels. 2. You are being paid handsomely in your job as a legislator/government leader. Once you start working for us for free, and donating your own money to fund construction and renovation, then we can start talking about putting the names you want on our babies.  Maybe.  But no, even then, we won't rename a historic bridge after you, your family, or your heros.  Not without our consent.  Because, did you forget, with all due respect, you work for us. What we want is clear.  #WeWantOurBridgesBack#SaveTheTappanZee#SaveTheTriboro#StopRenamingThings#50YearReferendumLaw Thank you for joining this fight.  Fighting On Your Behalf, I am, -Dr. Monroe Mann, PhD, Esq, MBA Petitioner in Chief

Monroe Mann
773 supporters